Do Breaks SCIAC Career Rushing Yards Record

Do Breaks SCIAC Career Rushing Yards Record

LOS ANGELESKwame Do ran his way into the SCIAC record book.

But the Occidental football team didn't have enough juice in a 41-14 loss to Redlands in their season finale at Jack Kemp Stadium on Saturday.

Season Impact: The Tigers finish the season in third place at 5-4 overall and 4-3 in SCIAC for the third year in a row. 

Redlands finishes the year at 4-5 overall and 4-3 in SCIAC.

Do, already Oxy's single season rushing yards and career rushing yards record holder, broke Claremont-Mudd-Scripps' Ryan Gocong's previous SCIAC record of 4,044 career rushing yards with a 29-yard touchdown run on a direct snap in the second quarter. He finished with 130 yards on 29 carries, marking the 13 consecutive game that he's run for at least 100 yards. The senior from San Mario upped his career total and the new record to 4,133 yards. He also reset his Oxy single season rushing record with 1,571 yards during 2015.

But Do was one of only a few bright spots for the Tigers.

Redlands took control of the game in the first half after Colin Spencer took a punt 75-yards into the end zone for the game's first score. On the ensuing kickoff, Oxy's Cordell Harris fumbled and Redlands recovered. The Bulldogs scored five plays later when Jacob Guglielmana ran in a 5-yard score.

Zachary Hunter sparked Occidental with a pair of forced fumbles, one in each half. He also had a sack, recovered one of the fumbles he forced and led Oxy with nine tackles.

Marcus McDuffie chipped in seven tackles and Casey Dudley had an interception.

The Tigers were in it until Trevor Raras strip-sacked Oxy quarterback Bryan Scott in the third quarter. Josiah Alvia put Redlands up 28-7 with a rushing touchdown shortly after.

Oxy quarterback Bryan Scott was 33 of 53 for 281 yards. His lone touchdown was a 31-yarder to Isaiah Amaechi with 4:26 left in the third quarter, cutting the Bulldogs' lead to 28-14.

Harris had seven catches for 51 yards, Carlton O'Neal caught six for 42 and Kaleb Mitchell had four catches for 50 yards for the Tigers.

Redlands quarterback Kevin Russell was one of the game's best runners, evading Oxy tacklers when plays broke down. He finished with 11 carries for 68 yards. He was 8 of 16 for 120 yards and one touchdown through the air.

Yoshio Hasegawa made a handful of standout catches for the Bulldogs, ending the game with three for 82 yards.

Week 1: Tigers win shootout at Puget Sound, 46-41

Week 2: Pacific (OR) rallies to beat Tigers

Week 3: La Verne Rushes Past Oxy

Week 4: Tigers Crush Poets to Keep Shoes

Week 5: Do, Bullock Lead Tigers Past Defending Champion Chapman

Week 6: Stags Edge Tigers With Incredible Finish

Week 7: Do, Tigers Keep Drum for 12th Consecutive Year

Week 8: Bronken, Tigers Kick Cal Lu

Athlete of the Week: Kwame Do was named SCIAC Male Student-Athlete of the Week in back-to-back weeks after running for 417 yards with seven touchdowns in a pair of wins earlier this season.

Bryan Scott was named SCIAC Male Student-Athlete of the Week on Sept. 15 after throwing for 421 yards and five touchdowns in Oxy's season opener at Puget Sound. 

Getting Ink: Oxy head coach Doug Semones was featured in the Los Angeles Times in August.


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