With a playoff push on the line, Geneseo has decided to narrow their focus on the gridiron.

With a playoff push on the line, Geneseo has decided to narrow their focus on the gridiron.

“We let go of the first part of the season,” Geneseo running back Zac Olson said. “That means looking at a four-game season.”

Two weeks into their self imposed four-game season, Geneseo played like an undefeated team pummeling Ottawa 50-3 on the road on Oct. 5.

Geneseo scored on every possession in the first half showing potential on the ground and through the air.

Colton Pischke broke away from a pack of tacklers and raced his way to a 39-yard touchdown to hand Geneseo an early lead.

After Ottawa started to gain some traction and move the ball on offense, Geneseo’s Dominic DeBoef intercepted a pass to kill Ottawa’s momentum.

Olson turned the turnover into points walking into the end zone from 17 yards out.

The Green Machine has made progress upfront with improved blocking on offense.

A senior tackle, Jacob Winslow believes the guys up front have leaned into cultivating a new mentality for themselves.

“We are playing with a different kind of edge, and I feel like we have really embraced being a little nasty,” Winslow said. “Our backs are doing a great job too. All the holes that are there, and they are hitting them.”

Geneseo’s offense started taking to the air.

Green Machine quarterback Jaren Brucher threw a 31-yard touchdown strike to an uncovered PJ Moser for an easy score.

Moser and Brucher hooked up again in the second quarter finding each other for a 24-yard touchdown completion.

“Our confidence has grown, but we just have to keep working at practice and keep having good practices all week long and stay focused,” Brucher said.

Ottawa strung together a drive that reached the 10-yard line, but Geneseo forced the Pirates to settle for a 28-yard field goal.

A sophomore, Mason Jones showed his highlight reel speed racing in for a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter.

On Geneseo’s first possession of the second half, Olson busted the second play from scrimmage for a 67-yard touchdown run.

Geneseo finished the game with 388 yards rushing and 88 yards passing.

The Green Machine defense held Ottawa to 164 total yards, and Billy Cosgrave intercepted a pass.

Olson rushed for 144 yards, and Jones finished with six rushes for 48 yards.

Pischke rushed for 54 yards on three carries, and Mosser had a pair of catches for 55 yards.

Brucher finished the game 5-of-9 for 88 yards.