SU roundup: Hornets fall to Guilford in football

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College took advantage of a pair of Shenandoah University miscues in a 55-38 Old Dominion Athletic Conference football victory Saturday afternoon at Armfield Athletic Center.

After the two teams traded touchdowns on the opening four possessions of the contest, Shenandoah (3-2, 0-2 ODAC) appeared to take the upper hand by forcing a Guilford (4-1, 1-1) punt.

The 42-yard punt by Tyler Hunt pinned SU at its own 10, and three plays later a Robert Smith pick-six interception of a Hayden Bauserman pass gave Guilford a lead it would not relinquish.

Trailing 34-17 late in the second quarter, the Hornets appeared to get back in it as Bauserman threw a 7-yard TD pass to Michael Ashwell 36 seconds prior to halftime.

De’Eric Bell, who gained 153 yards rushing, ran the ensuing kick back 92 yards for a score to extend the Quakers advantage back to 17 points and give Guilford big momentum heading into halftime.

Shenandoah, which gained a season-high 603 yards on the day, had 173 of that total in the third quarter but only was able to produce seven points during the third.

Bauserman, who set school records for completions, attempts and passing yards, closed the book on the day’s scoring with a 5-yard TD pass to Qlyl Middelijn at the 4:21 mark of the fourth.

Led by Bauserman’s 450 yards passing on 37 completions in 65 attempts, Shenandoah gained the 603 yards to the Quakers’ 563.

Bauserman completed passes to nine different receivers with Michael Ashwell posting 162 yards receiving on a school-record-tying 12 catches.