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Beavers beat CSM 21-20

Bulldogs denied by American River

By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff

Photo credit: Terry Bernal/Daily Journal

Oct 2, 2017


The special teams giveth. And the special teams taketh away.

Three weeks after College of San Mateo football escaped with a 1-point win when Sierra College botched a snap on would-be game-ending field goal, the Bulldogs got bit by a similar mishap.

This time, it was No. 2-ranked CSM (4-1 overall) that came out on the short end as the Bulldogs' point-after try was blocked with one minute remaining in regulation, allowing No. 6 American River College (4-1) to avoid overtime and celebrate a 21-20 victory Saturday at College Heights Stadium.

"It's heartbreaking," CSM head coach Larry Owens said. "It's heartbreaking just because we've been talking about this for a while with the kids. Little things matter; and little things hurt us. … That's the takeaway. It hurts. And I hope the kids feel this way."


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