UD vs. BVU Football Game Notes

Oct 24, 2014

DUBUQUE, Iowa The Spartans oppose another offensive juggernaut as Buena Vista brings their four-game winning streak to town. After dropping their first two games (UW-Platteville and Concordia-Moorhead (Wis.) by the combined score of 93-12, the Beavers have executed their once-anemic offense swimmingly in their last four wins. The senior trio of QB Bobby Brown, RB Dylan Barrett, and WR Gunner Gilland lead the Iowa Conference in their respective disciplines along with total offense on the team side. 

The Spartan defense will have their hands full and boasts three of the top-six IIAC tacklers, Trevor Stauner, Vincent Whipple, and Blaine Snitker to aid in the effort. They will bring their A-game as they attempt to hold a Buena Vista attack that is 9-1 the last two seasons when they score at least 29 points1.

It has been an offensive tutorial during the Coach Zweifel era (2009-present) as the average point total of the winning team sits at 32.4 points. Expect a nail-biter after a game-winning field goal a year ago and an overtime affair in 2012.

Game Info
vs. Buena Vista Beavers
Chalmers Field – 1:00 PM
Dubuque, Iowa


Spartans - @UDubuqueSports
Beavers - @BVUAthletics

BUENA VISTA                                                                       UNIVERSITY OF DUBUQUE
Record: (4-2, 3-0 IIAC)                                                         Record: (2-4, 1-2 IIAC)
Head Coach: Jay Anderson                                                    Head Coach: Stan Zweifel (6th year, 30-27, .526)
Rankings: nr/nr (D3football.com/AFCA)                                  Rankings: nr/nr (D3football.com/AFCA)
Common opponents                                                              Common opponents
L vs No. 13 UW-Platteville, 3-63                                             L at No. 13 UW-Platteville, 21-26
W vs Luther, 48-41                                                               L at Luther, 14-28
W vs Simpson, 38-31                                                            W vs Simpson, 44-10      
Streak: W4                                                                          Streak: L1





Home Record



Road Record



Avg. Points



Avg. Points Allowed



Pass off. (IIAC rank)

302.0 (1)

207.8 (6)

Rush off.

171.7 (5)

136.2 (6)

Pass def.

231.8 (6)

169.5 (3)

Rush def.

235.5 (8)

215.5 (7)


Last game
Buena Vista | W vs Luther, 48-41

-BVU led after the 1st Q, 14-13, but broke the game open with a pair of TDs by RB Barrett and QB Brown to lead, 28-13, going into half
-Luther pulled to within eight points with 7:42 left in the 4th, but BVU K Stolen extended upon a lead, 48-34, they would never relinquish
-34 points combined were scored in the electric 4th Q as BVU won the total yardage battle, 537-536

University of Dubuque | L vs No. 6 Wartburg, 9-42
-WR Rutenbeck’s 38th career receiving TD and a team safety kept the score tight after the 1st half, 20-9, with Wartburg leading
-22 unanswered points by the high-octane Wartburg offense put the game away in the second half
-Wartburg was limited to 326 total yards but finished 8 of 13 on 3rd down and were 4-for-4 in the red zone
-Freshman UD RB Arvanitakis earned his 4th straight game of 85+ yards rushing

Statitude Adjustment

Season Stat Leaders




QB Brown
124-203 (61.1%), 1796 yds
19 TDs – 8 INT, 158.4 Eff

QB Fry
117-199 (58.8%), 1242 yds
9 TDs – 9 INT, 117.1 Eff


RB Barrett
135 car, 795 yds, 5.9 avg, 5 TD, Long - 58

RB Arvanitakis
101 car, 556 yds, 5.3 avg, 1 TD, Long - 31


WR Gilland
50 rec, 760 yds, 11 TDs, Long - 43

WR Rutenbeck
40 rec, 536 yds, 7 TDs, Long - 64


DB Gibbs
46 TKLs, 1 INT – 11 yds, 4 BU, 5 PD

LB Stauner
65 TKLs, 4.0 TFL, 1.0 Sack, 1 BU, 1 PD


K Stolen
7-10 FG, Long – 32 yds, 24-26 XP

K Prull
4-4 FG, Long – 37 yds, 12-13 XP


Last Meeting
FINAL SCORE: 29-28, Buena Vista
BVU RB Barrett: 30 car, 184 yds, 1 TD
UD QB Bradshaw: 26-43 (60.5%), 297 yds, 3 TDs – 2 INT

-A hotly contested match saw UD jump out to a 21-13 lead at half thanks to 3 TD connections from QB Bradshaw to WR Rutenbeck
-BVU QB Brown passed and threw for a TD to cut the UD advantage to 28-26
-The Beavers secured possession with just over a minute left as K Stolen snagged the victory with a 25-yard FG with 0:58 left
-UD racked up 505 yds to BVU’s 326 but lost the turnover battle, 2-1, and allowed BVU to go 5-for-5 in the Red Zone

History Books
Series record: Buena Vista, 51-25

Last 5

2013, Buena Vista 29-28

2012, UD 34-28 (OT)

2011, UD 47-17

2010, UD 21-14

2009, UD 31-21

-76th meeting between the two dating back to 1916
-BVU owns longest win streak at 15 between 1991-2005
-Coach Zweifel is the only UD coach with a winning record (4-1) against BVU since Moco Mercer (11-8) from 1939-1961

Streaking Beavers
-It’s been a tail of two Beavers after 0-2 start to the season

Offensive Production

4 Wins

2 Losses

Avg. Points Scored



Avg. Total Offense



Avg. Offensive Snaps



QB Bobby Brown TD-INT



Turnover Margin








Your Poison
-The Beavers are proud owners of the last three Iowa Conference Offensive Performers of the Week
10/18 | RB Barrett vs Luther, 42 car, 264 yds, 2 TDs
10/11 | QB Brown vs Loras, 30*-47, 432 yds*, 5 TDs*
10/4 | WR Gilland vs Simpson, 15 rec*, 236 yds*, 3 TDs
*BVU single-game records

“So You’re Tellin’ Me There’s a Chance?”
-Buena Vista has been outscored in the 4th quarter every game this year. The total margin: 86-37
-Lowest point total surrendered: 10, Simpson nearly completed a comeback if not for a game-winning BVU interception on BVU’s own 8-yd line

-First-year UD RB Alec Arvanitakis has carried the load in the running game after taking over the starting role in the 3rd game of the season vs. Pacific University (Ore.)
-Currently 7th in the IIAC with 535 yds rushing for an average of 89.5 yds a game
-Rushed for at least 85 yds in every game except season opener
-190 yds and 1 TD combined against No. 13 UW-Platteville and No. 6 Wartburg

Beaver Dam
-BVU OL has allowed a league-low 1 sack in Conference play
-Committed just eight penalties for a grand total of 58 yards in three IIAC games
-On the flip side, opponents have racked up a IIAC-high 18 penalties for 228 yds

On a Prull
-UD Senior K Curtis Prull is perfect on field goals, 4-for-4, on the year
-Connected from 22, 33, 22, and 37 yds with three of those coming against Pacific (Ore.)
-2nd in UD history in both FG made (10) and XP made (57)
-His streak of 55 XP made was snapped in the 4th Q against Simpson (October 11, 2014)

Seeing Red
-BVU nearly perfect in the red zone during Conference play after scoring 14 times in 16 trips
-The breakdown: Air – 7 TDs, Ground – 2 TDs, Boot – 5 FGs, 1 Turnover, 1 Missed FG

Legion of UDoom
-The UDefense is spearheaded by 3 of the top 6 tacklers in the IIAC and a pair of top-5 DBs as well:
LB Trevor Stauner – 63 TKLs | S Vincent Whipple – 57 TKLs | LB Blaine Snitker – 55 TKLs

Passes Defended (3rd in IIAC): DB Durrell Mitchell – 8 PD
Interceptions (5th in IIAC): DB Oscar White – 2 INT for 33 yds

Repeat Offenders
-Boasts multiple IIAC leaders during Conference play:
Passing | QB Brown - 359 ypg
Running | RB Barrett - 151 ypg
Catching | WR Gilland - 10.7 rec. pg, 168 ypg
Kicking  | K Stolen - 5 FGs, 17 XPs

Rack ‘Em Up
WR Tyler Rutenbeck
-His 3 catch, 38 yd, 1 TD performance last weekend vs. Wartburg moved him up in the UD record books
-8th in career receptions with 136
-4th in career receiving yards at 2,333
-4th in career scoring at 230 pts, 53 pts away from record held by QB Jermar Jackson ‘07
-3rd in career receiving TDs with 38, 5 away from record held by Plummer ’99 and Zweifel ‘11
                                                                                                              1-Buena Vista Sports Information Department