Dominant defensive effort leads Beacons
FB: Valparaiso holds SMSU scoreless in second half in comeback victory
VALPARAISO - Tyler Geiman sprinted directly for the Victory Bell on Saturday afternoon. Mohamed Kamara was too tired to run, but he got there eventually.
The fact that any members of the Valparaiso football team were able to ring the bell following Saturday’s 16-15 win over Southwest Minnesota State was the product of a dominant defensive performance as well as a pair of opportunistic offensive plays.
Geiman, a former Division III All-American defensive back at Dubuque, and Kamara, a former all-conference linebacker at Hope College, were part of a defensive unit that pitched a shutout in the second half after Valparaiso trailed 15-0 early in the second quarter.