Bulldogs move up in football poll

Following a bye week, the University of Redlands football team moved up two spots to No. 21 on the D3Football.com poll.
 
The Bulldogs opened the season with back-to-back wins over non-conference opponents.  On Sept. 12, Redlands trounced visiting East Texas Baptist University, 36-3.  After allowing the Tigers to score on their first possession, the Maroon and Gray stymied any subsequent efforts and held ETBU to a mere 79 yards of total offense.
 
During its first road trip of the season, Redlands held off a fourth-quarter surge by the Pirates of Whitworth University (WA) en route to a 29-24 victory in Spokane on Sept. 19.  Redlands racked up 428 yards of total offense, compared to the Pirates’ 290.
 
Redlands also had earned preseason rankings of No. 22 for Sporting News magazine and No. 23 on the USA Today poll.
 
The Bulldogs host the University of La Verne (0-2) in Ted Runner Stadium on October 3 at 7 p.m. for their opening Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) game of the 2009 season.  Redlands celebrates Take a Kid to the Game Night with free prizes and activities for all children under 14.