STORY BY AUSTIN CANNON Earlier in the week, Hurricane Joaquin was supposed to be a major factor in Saturday’s Drake- Campbell game. Instead, it went out into the Atlantic. What remained, though, was a strong breeze that spent the evening batting down punts. Drake punter Cam Bohnert punted nine times […]
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Ray Giacoletti moved into the Knapp Center as the new men’s basketball coach in the spring of 2013. Now with a team built to his liking, he’s made the 7,152-seat house on Forest Avenue his home.
STORY BY AUSTIN CANNON When the offense racks up 251 rushing yards and the defense holds the opponent to zero rushing yards, it’s usually a good sign that the guys up front are doing their jobs. Drake head coach Rick Fox had particular praise for his banged-up offensive line, missing […]
The Bulldogs were held to a season-low 154 total yards — 2.3 yards per play — and fell victim to a pair of big plays in their 24-14 loss to Campbell. It marked the Camels’ first-ever victory over Drake in six tries.
Drake has an opportunity to reverse what has so far been a tough season on the road. The Bulldogs dropped both their road contests this season to a pair of FCS scholarship programs, North and South Dakota. Now in Pioneer Football League play, the away games become even more important.
After two straight losses on the road, the Bulldogs opened the Pioneer Football League season with a 41-3 demolition of the Stetson Hatters Saturday at Drake Stadium, where Drake is 36-7 since the end of the 2007 season.
The Bulldogs return home Saturday afternoon by hosting Stetson at Drake Stadium, the same opponent they played to finish last season, beating the Hatters in Deland, Florida, 27-15.
A week before Pioneer Football League play begins, Drake was shut out 52-0 at the DakotaDome. It was the first time the Bulldogs didn’t score since they were blanked by North Dakota in the 2011 season opener.
For head coach Rick Fox and his staff, the next-man-up mentality begins at the first team meeting of the season.
Trailing 21-3 after three quarters, the Bulldogs scored 15 points in the fourth, but they couldn’t recover either of its two onside kicks with fewer than four minutes to play. The Bulldogs lost 21-18, falling to 1-1.