The Bethel College football team continues to look for the first win of the season, hosting the University of Saint Mary at 7 p.m. Saturday for the annual Fall Fest celebrations.

Bethel fell to 0-5, 0-4 in KCAC play, after a 34-10 loss at Ottawa. Saint Mary improved to 2-4 overall, 1-3 in KCAC play after a 33-29 win at previously unbeaten Bethany.

The Spires opened the season with a 49-0 win over Trinity Bible College and then lost four games in a row.

The Spires are led by quarterback Drew Cortez, who has hit 139 of 248 passes for 2,017 yards with 11 touchdowns and seven interception. Cortez has used 19 different receivers with seven posting more than 100 yards this season. Cortez averages 39.4 yards a punt.

Tae Turner leads the Spire receiving corps with 27 catches for 473 yards and two touchdowns. Bryan Barnhart has 25 catches for 310 yards and two touchdowns. A.J. Barnett has 12 catches for 218 yards. Isai Fernandez had 14 catches for 185 yards and three touchdowns. Andre Long has six catches for 162 yards and two touchdowns.

Zach Hilliard is the Spires’ leading rusher with 37 carries for 116 yards and three touchdowns. Saint Mary averages just 99 yards a game rushing.

On defense, Chandler Cocklin has 41 total tackles, followed by Joseph Rodriguez with 31 and Joshua Green with 30. Elijah Crieghton has two interceptions.

Saint Mary has given up 15 turnovers and claimed just seven.

Kevin Garcia has hit three of eight field goal attempts, with a long made of 44 yards.

Right now, the Bethel offense has been in a state of flux. Zach Esau leads the team in passing, hitting 25 of 63 attempts for 287 yards with two touchdowns and seven interceptions. Esau missed last week with an injury. Dominic Webb has hit 31 of 70 passes for 281 yards with three interceptions. R.J. Rhiner can in late last week, hitting two of four attempts for 48 yards with a touchdown.

TyShawn Simon leads Bethel in rushing with 202 yards on 57 carries with three touchdowns. Fifteen other BC players have carried the ball, but none have more than 67 yards total this season (Webb).

Montero DuBose leads the receivers with 20 catches for 223 yards and a touchdown. Adrian Palmore has 11 catches for 154 yards and a score.

Bethel’s offense is averaging just 76.6 yards a game on the ground and 123.2 yards a game passing.

On defense, Jariah Booker has 51 total tackles, followed by Reggie Young with 39 and Jordan Bell with 37. Young and Charles Johnson each have three interceptions.

Bethel has forced 12 turnovers and given up 18.

Brett Mathis has hit two of five field goal attempts with a long of 38 yards.