The Austin College football team fell short in its comeback attempt at Occidental, falling 35-25 on Saturday night. The 'Roos are now 0-3 on the year.
Occidental jumped to a 35-12 lead late in the third quarter, and the 'Roos would add a pair of touchdowns to cut the lead to 10 but that is as close as things would get. Shane Hodge had a 30 yard interception return for a score and Noah Jesko found Kyle Crawford for a 44 yard touchdown for the final two scores for Austin College.
Jesko completed 26-of-48 passes for 307 yards with two touchdowns and an interception and Bryce Murphy carried 13 times for 100 yards to lead the 'Roos offensively. Mitch Trentman hauled in four passes for 91 yards and a score, and Crawford had six catches for 81 yards and a score. Brooks Ward made 12 tackles, including 2.0 for loss and a sack, and also forced a fumble to lead Austin College defensively. Hodge, Nathan Packard, and Jantzen Foster all had interceptions.