The Austin College football team fell 45-12 at Texas Lutheran on Saturday, with the Bulldogs gaining 391 yards through the air to hand the 'Roos the loss. The 'Roos fall to 1-5 overall and 0-1 in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play with the defeat.
Texas Lutheran got on the board early with a 66 yard touchdown pass from Brent Peavy to his brother Cameron, but Austin College got a field goal from Andrew Klink to make it 7-3 with 5:31 left in the first. TLU would score once more in the first quarter to take a 14-3 lead, but early in the second Noah Jesko would dive in from a yard out to make it 14-9 after Klink's point after attempt was blocked.
However, the Bulldog lead grew to 28-9 after a pair of touchdown runs, and a season long 44 yard field goal from Klink would send the 'Roos into the locker room trailing 28-12.
That would be the final score for Austin College as the 'Roos were kept off the scoreboard in the second half, while TLU would add 17 points the rest of the way to make it a 45-12 final.
Jesko completed 22-of-46 passes for 242 yards and added a rushing touchdown, while James Nwankpah led the 'Roo rushing attack with 76 yards on 23 carries. Cooper Woodyard caught four passes for 70 yards to lead the Austin College receivers. Brooks Ward made eight tackles, including two for loss to lead the 'Roo defense.