Logger football hosts George Fox for Homecoming game

Photo by Kurt DeVoe.
Photo by Kurt DeVoe.

TACOMA, Washington – The 2019 Homecoming football game is set for Saturday, Oct. 5, when the Loggers host George Fox for a 1 p.m. kickoff. It is the first NWC game of the season.

 

 WHO 

 Puget Sound vs. George Fox 

 WHERE 

 Tacoma, Wash. | Baker Stadium 

 WHEN 

 Saturday, Oct. 5 | 1 p.m. 

 LIVE

 Stats | Video

 

Broadcast by Bates

Bates Technical College – Puget Sound's neighbors in Tacoma – is broadcasting a live production of Saturday's game. The broadcast includes four cameras, and the Loggers' familiar play-by-play voices. A live video window will appear on the Bates' YoutTube channel when the broadcast begins (approx. 12:45 p.m.). Click HERE for the link.

 

A Homecoming streak

Puget Sound has won its last four Homecoming games. The streak began with a 6-2 victory over Pacific Lutheran in 2015. The Loggers then defeated Lewis & Clark in consecutive Homecoming  games (2016-17). Last year Puget Sound edged out Pacific Lutheran in a thrilling 28-21 overtime victory during Homecoming Weekend.

 

Above .500

The 2-1 Loggers enter the weekend as the only NWC team with a winning record. Five NWC teams are 1-1. George Fox is 1-2, and Pacific is 0-3.

 

National leader

AJ Johnson leads all of NCAA D-III in receptions per game (min. 3 games), averaging 11.7 catches per contest. His 35 receptions are tied for the second most most in the nation. Johnson was a D3football.com All-American Honorable Mention following the 2018 season, and he was selected to the 2019 Preseason All-American Second Team.

 

That's good for another Loggers'…

Puget Sound's 62 first downs leads the NWC. The Loggers have achieved 23 first downs on the ground, and 37 through the air.

 

Take it away now

The Puget Sound defense leads the NWC in takeaways with seven forced turnovers. The Loggers have four interceptions and three fumble recoveries. Jason Clayton's two picks are tied for the conference lead.

 

Sack attack

Jordan Ubaldo and Peter Ciari rank among the NWC's leaders in sacks. Ubaldo's 2.0 sacks is the third-highest total, and Ciari follows closely with 1.5 sacks.

 

Scouting George Fox (1-2, 0-0 NWC)

The Bruins suffered losses against Redlands and Alfred, but they beat Pomona-Pitzer last week. George Fox's seven sacks ties Puget Sound for the NWC lead, and Daniel Campos has a conference-high 3.0 sacks. The Bruins and Loggers are also tops in the NWC for defensive interceptions (4). The Bruins' 243.7 yards of total offense per game is second-to-last in the NWC, but the team's 298 total rushing yards ranks third overall.