Valparaiso beats Campbell 34-31, ends 29-game skidSaturday, Nov 12, 2011
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP)—Gabe Ali-El caught a 9-yard pass from Eric Hoffman with 3:09 left as Valparaiso broke a 29-game losing streak with its first victory of the season, a 34-31 decision over Campbell on Saturday.
The Crusaders’ last victory had come Sept. 12, 2009, at Concordia, Wis. The win also was the first under second-year coach Dale Carlson, who started 0-20.
Hoffman completed 30 of 40 passes for 317 yards and four touchdowns for the Crusaders (1-9, 1-6 Pioneer). He also connected for TD passes of 14 yards to Sean McCarty, 3 yards to Tanner Kuramata and 14 yards to Tim Bennett. In addition, Ali-El ran 22 yards for a touchdown.
The loss ended Campbell’s school-record five-game winning streak.