Football Falls at Mount St. Joseph

Football Falls at Mount St. Joseph

CINCINNATI, Ohio - The Earlham College football team fell to Mount St. Joseph University 66-7 in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) game played Schuler Sports Complex on Saturday.

Mount St. Joseph scored four touchdowns in the first quarter including two touchdown passes from Chaiten Tomlin and two punt returns from Troy Speakman. Earlham opened the second quarter with a 2-yard touchdown run from senior Wesley Hundley, but MSJ answered with a 2-yard run of its own from Darius Pearson and took the 35-7 lead into halftime.

The Lions outscored the Quakers 31-0 in the second half to seal the victory.

MSJ outgained Earlham 448-188 including a 321-84 advantage through the air. Hundley again provided the majority of the Quakers offense as he threw for 84 yards and rushed 27 times for 51 yards. The Gardnerville, Nevada, native accounted for 72 percent of the team's offense. Freshman Chancey Cothren caught seven passes for 68 yards to lead the receiving core.

Tomlin completed 18-of-23 passes for 284 yards and four scores. Five different Lions caught a touchdown pass including A.J. Glines who hauled in five receptions for 75 yards long with the touchdown reception.       

Defensively, sophomore Kobe Walker led Earlham with 10 tackles.

Earlham (0-6, 0-4 HCAC) hosts Hanover College as part of Homecoming Weekend next Saturday. Kickoff from Darrell Beane Stadium is slated for 2:30 p.m.