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Hobart falls to Ithaca, 31-7

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  • Kyle Evans 

The nationally-ranked Ithaca College football team took advantage of a pair of Hobart College turnovers in the second quarter to turn a 7-0 lead into a 21-0 advantage in the span of just 15 seconds on the way to a 31-7 victory over the Statesmen.

Turning Point

  • After a scoreless first quarter, Jalen Hines scored on a 1-yard dive on the first play of the second quarter for a 7-0 Ithaca lead. The touchdown capped a 15-play, 87-yard drive.
  • On its ensuing possession, Hobart moved into Bomber territory, but Derek Slywka’s interception and 35-yard return set Ithaca up at the Hobart 38. Three plays later, quarterback A.J. Wingfield threw a backward lateral to Billy Tedeschi, who then toss a 30-yard TD to Jalen Leonard-Osbourne down the left sideline.
  • On the Statesmen’s next play from scrimmage, the snap went over quarterback David Krewson’s head. Jason Haber scooped up the loose ball at the 21 and ran it in for a touchdown. Ithaca led 21-0 at halftime.

Key Stats

  • Ithaca outgained Hobart 329-220.
  • The Bombers were 10-of-18 on third down and 3-of-4 on fourth down. The Statesmen were 4-of-12 on third down and 1-of-4 on fourth down.

Hobart Notables

  • Tim Denham Jr. rushed for a team-high 54 yards, including a 19-yard touchdown run with five minutes left in the fourth quarter.
  • Rayshawn Boswell carried the ball five times for 24 yards and was Hobart’s leading receiver with six catches for 73 yards.
  • Linebacker Peterson Monexant had a game-high 11 tackles, including the game’s only sack.


  • Ithaca improved to 4-0 overall, and 1-0 in the Liberty League.
  • Hobart falls to 3-2, 0-1.

Up Next

  • Hobart will be idle next week. The Statesmen return to action on October 15 when they visit Rensselaer.