WEEK 4: Bethany College Bison (1-3, 1-1 Presidents' Athletic Conference) vs. Westminster Titans (3-0, 2-0 Presidents' Athletic Conference)
• When: Saturday, September 28, 2019
• Where: Bethany, West Virginia
• Stadium: Bison Stadium
• Kickoff: 7:00 p.m.
• Series vs. Westminster: Westminster leads 41-12-2
• Series Streak: Westminster has won 4
• Last Meeting vs. Westminster: Titans 21, Bison 3 (2018)
LAST MEETING: The Bethany College football team was handed a 21-3 loss last season from the Westminster Titans. Both teams struggled to get the chains moving in the opening minutes as they were forced to exchange punts in the first quarter but Westminster held the lead for the rest of the game. The Bison defense was led by senior Joseph Fiasco who posted 10 tackles, six of which were solo. Junior running back Raekwon Wright rushed 50 yards on 19 carries, while junior Carlin Bason went 44 yards on eight.
HOF INDUCTEES: Former football standouts Ken McVay ('69), Robert Radakovich ('74), and Alexander Ciocca III ('76) will be inducted to the 2019 Bethany Athletics HOF this Saturday at 12pm. McVay was four-year letterman at linebacker for the Bethany College football team. Ken was a member of two firsts for the Bethany College football team, winning Bethany's first PAC Championship in 1965 and going undefeated in 1966 to win Bethany's second PAC Championship. Radakovich was a four-year letterman at offensive tackle in football. While a member of the football team, Bob earned All-PAC honors in 1972 and 1973 and earned All Eastern District in 1973. In 1973, Robert won the PAC Championship in the Shot Put. He still holds the Bethany College Shot Put Record at a distance of 49'5. Ciocca was a four-year starter letterman at offensive guard and was a captain on the 1975 PAC Championship team. He was selected All-PAC 1975 and was a member of the 1970's All-Decade Team.
125 YEARS OF BETHANY FOOTBALL: Each week Bethany Game notes will consist of a look back in Bison football history. Bethany will play its 125th season of football in 2019 and the Bison will celebrate the rich tradition and history of the program throughout the year by honoring the great games, moments, teams, players, coaches and staff from the past on November 9. Kickoff is set for 1:25 pm.
A LOOK BACK IN TIME: On September 18, 1982 head coach Wally Neel opened the 1982 season with a 19-2 victory over Oberlin College which continued Bethany's winning streak at home since 1979. On September 26, 1981 the Bison football team extended their winning streak to 17 with a 17-6 victory over John Carroll University. On September 27, 2014, the football team (3-1, 2-0 PAC) kept the good times rolling, as they won their third-straight contest, a 33-27 victory over Waynesburg University. The 3-1 start to open the season marks the Bison's best start since the 2001 campaign.
NEXT WEEK: The Bison will travel to Washington, Pa for a PAC matchup against the W&J Presidents' on October 5, at 2 pm.