Foley sets Puget Sound record in Saturday's loss to Pacific

Foley sets Puget Sound record in Saturday's loss to Pacific

TACOMA, Washington – Senior quarterback Braden Foley became Puget Sound's all-time leader in total offense, but the Logger football team lost to Pacific, 44-17, at Baker Stadium during Homecoming and Family Weekend on Saturday afternoon.

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Foley entered Saturday's contest just 36 yards shy of Andy Carlson's career mark of 5,506 yards of total offense, and the Bothell, Washington, native set the new Puget Sound record early in the first quarter.

"I am thankful for the very talented receivers I've had around me, and the great offenses I've played with," said Foley. "It feels good, I'm honored."

Foley has accumulated 5,690 yards of total offense during his Puget Sound career.

The Loggers (2-2, 1-1 NWC) jumped out to a 17-0 lead as the scoring started with a 36-yard field goal by Sawyer Petre late in the first quarter. Puget Sound marched down the field to open the second quarter as a 21-yard catch by Dustin Harrison coupled with a personal foul penalty by Pacific (2-2, 2-0 NWC) placed the ball on the Boxers' six-yard line.

Following a one-yard rush by Max McGuinn, Foley connected with Parker Brisebois for a five-yard touchdown that gave the Loggers a 10-0 lead. The Boxers were limited to just 13 yards in their ensuing possession, and Kevin Miller returned a Pacific punt 51 yards down to the Boxers' 38-yard line.

Puget Sound quickly took advantage of the short field. Completions to Harrison and Miller led to Foley's 13-yard touchdown rush that gave the Loggers a 17-0 edge with 7:53 left in the first half. The Boxers were forced to punt yet again in its following possession, but the ball took a bad bounce and hit a Logger who was setting up a block for the return.

Pacific recovered the special teams fumble on the Puget Sound 45-yard line, which eventually led to Shaw Warner's 11-yard touchdown scamper to put the Boxers on the board, 17-7.

Following a Logger punt, Pacific gained possession with just 20 seconds left until halftime, but it took just one play to reach the end zone as Warner found Darin Kamealoha for a touchdown. Puget Sound held on to a narrow 17-14 lead entering the break.

Pacific claimed a 20-17 lead on Warner's second rushing touchdown of the game midway through the third quarter (the kick after was no good), and the Boxers never looked back. In all, Pacific scored 44 unanswered points.

Miller led the Loggers in receptions for the second-consecutive week with 13 catches for 94 yards. Harrison finished with 95 receiving yards on five catches.

The Loggers look to bounce back when they travel to George Fox on Saturday, Oct. 18. Kickoff is scheduled for  1:30 p.m.

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