Passing game returns in-tact for BC offensive unit
The biggest hole to fill will be on the offensive side of the football, where four starters on the offensive line and three-time HCAC rushing leader Tyson Goings have all graduated after helping the Beavers lead the HCAC in rushing last season. Goings ended his career ranked third on the BC all-time rushing list with 4,299 yards, and his BC record 1,487 yards rushing last season accounted for 79% of the Beaver ground game.
The BC passing game returns intact, however, as junior quarterback Brad Moore is back after passing for 2,007 yards and 18 touchdowns last season as a sophomore on his way to earning first team All-HCAC honors. His main targets are back, as well, including senior Jamie Stevens (41 rec. 455 yds, 3 TD), sophomore Jovan Johnson (28 rec. 449 yds, 4 TD) and senior Jon Spradling (5 rec. 84 yds). Guard Rick Orr, a second team all-league selection last season, and tight end Joel Mick return on the offensive line.
Fullback T.J. Phlipot (20 car., 59 yds, 7 rec. 69 yds, TD) returns and will be paving the way for a new tailback that for the first time since 1997 will be someone other than Goings. Quality depth at the wide receiver position, led by sophomore Ben Osterland (1 rec., 5 yds, TD), will need to produce if a lack of depth at the tailback position necessitates a move by Stevens or Johnson to the backfield.