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Hobart improves to 4-0 with blowout win over Keystone

The Hobart College football put an exclamation mark of the HWS Homecoming and Family Weekend celebration, defeating Keystone College 58-14 under the lights of Boswell Field at Urick Stadium. The Statesmen produced a season-high 504 yards of offense to improve to 4-0.

Hobart’s total offense, including a season-high 246 passing yards. The Statesmen rushed for six touchdowns, the most since notching seven in a win over Shenandoah on Sept. 16, 2017. Hobart’s eight total touchdowns are the most since scoring eight on Sept. 5, 2018, at Shenandoah.

Running back Rayshawn Boswell scored three touchdowns today, two short runs and a 20-yard pass from quarterback David Krewson. Boswell finished the game with 29 yards rushing on just four carries and 33 yards receiving on two receptions. Krewson was 10-of-15 passing for 160 yards and two touchdowns. Tim Denham Jr. was Hobart’s leading rusher with 90 yards and a TD on 16 carries. Marcus Lenz caught a team-high four passes for 62 yards.

The Statesmen defense limited the Giants to 196 yards of offense, including 127 through the air. Linebacker Jay McCoy led a balanced and deep effort with a team-high seven tackles, including half a sack.

Keystone started with the ball and went three-and-out. Hobart answered with a 14-play, 59-yard drive that saw the Statesmen score two touchdowns. The first, a 21-yard run by Denham, was wiped out by a holding penalty. Instead, Hobart actually put the first points on the board when Krewson connected on fourth-and-two with tight end Luke Hescock.

On the ensuing kickoff, Keystone fumbled and Hobart recovered at the Giants 15-yard line. Two handoffs to Boswell, a 13-yard gain on first down and a two-yard plunge into the end zone, and the Statesmen were up 14-0.

The offense kicked into overdrive in the second quarter, putting up 27 points. Less than a minute into the frame, Denham officially reached the end zone on a 27-yard run. The extra point attempt hit the right upright, leaving Hobart a 20-0 lead.

Facing fourth-and-eight from their own 27, the Giants appeared to try a fake punt, but before they were able to find an open receiver, McCoy and linebacker Anthony Romano swarmed the passer for a sack at the 14. Three plays later, Boswell scored on a 4-yard run. The extra point made it 27-0 with 11:56 to go before halftime.

Hobart’s fifth scoring drive was all through the air. Krewson hit Rane Daramola on a 29-yard pass play to move across midfield and Krewson capped the four-play drive with a screen pass completed to Boswell with broke free on a 20-yard touchdown.

The Statesmen took a 41-0 lead into halftime following a nine-play, 52 yard drive that ended on a 2-yard scoring run by Krewson.

Quarterback Tom Roach directed the first of two Keystone scoring drives on the Giants’ first possession of the second half. He threw a 15-yard TD to Angel Rodriguez to break up the shutout.

Just over a minute later, Hobart running back Andres Duran scored the first of his two touchdowns in the game on a 2-yard push across the goal line. Quarterback Joe Pelletier completed a 44-yard pass to wide receiver Marcus Lenz for the big gain of the four-play drive. The Statesmen carried a 48-7 lead into the final 15 minutes.

Roach added a second TD pass early in the fourth quarter. Wide receiver Jorden Cook pulled in the 10-yard throw to make it a 48-14 game.

Duran scored the final touchdown of the game on a 3-yard run and kicker Tobias Wefering booted a 35-yard field goal to close out the scoring with 2:12 remaining.

Hobart completed the non-conference portion of its schedule tonight. The Statesmen begin Liberty League play Oct. 2 at Ithaca (3-0).

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