The Hobart College football team jumped out to a 28-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back as it knocked off Hilbert College 49-3 in a non-conference contest at Urick Stadium this afternoon. The Statesmen had three rushing touchdowns, three passing touchdowns and a special teams score in the victory.
FOR THE RECORD
- Hobart is 5-1 overall.
- The Hawks fall to 0-6 on the season.
- It was the first meeting between the two schools.
- Quarterback Johnny Colombi was 12-of-18 passing for 137 yards and three touchdowns.
- Rayshawn Boswell ran for a game-high 60 yards and two touchdowns. He added two catches for 44 yards.
- E.J. Taylor added 24 yards on the ground and a touchdown. He also had one receiving touchdown.
- Peyton Cayea caught a game-high four passes for 59 yards.
- Linebacker Alex Dalton led the defense with five tackles including one tackle for loss.
- Linebacker David Charles II had four tackles and recovered a blocked punt in the endzone for a touchdown.
LEADING THE HAWKS
- Brody Hopkins was 15-of-34 passing for 142 yards.
- Raymore Gillie had a team-high 28 yards rushing.
- Taivaughn Roach led Hilbert’s defense with a game-high 11 tackles.
- Matt Bertke, Clifford Zeigler and Scotty Winchell had two TFLs each.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Statesmen jumped out to a 7-0 lead just over two minutes into the game. Donjuan McGee broke through the offensive line and blocked a Lincoln Eagan punt. The ball rolled into the endzone, where David Charles II fell on the loose ball.
- Hobart forced a short punt on the Hawk’s next drive. The Statesmen made the most of the good field position and capped a five-play 35-yard drive with a 10-yard Boswell TD run.
- After another three-and-out from its defense, Hobart had the ball on the Hilbert 20. This time they needed only two plays to take a three-score lead, following Boswell’s 16-yard touchdown run.
- The Statesmen took a 28-0 lead on Colombi’s three-yard touchdown pass to Luke Stephens with 17 seconds left in the frame.
- Hobart started the second quarter with its longest-scoring drive of the game. Colombi marched the Statesmen 60 yards in seven plays, finding Taylor in the back of the endzone, to make it a five-score game.
- Colombi added his third passing TD with 6:23 left in the half when he found Ahmad Crowell for a 4-yard strike.
- Taylor scored on a one-yard run with 26 seconds remaining in the half to cap a five-play, 25-yard scoring drive.
- Hilbert broke up the shutout with 3:45 left in the regulation when Lincoln Eagan converted on a 35-yard field goal attempt.
“I thought it was a good solid win,” Head Coach Kevin DeWall ’00 said. “Our guys came out well having special teams block a punt for a touchdown. It’s always good to be able to start out being up when the offense takes the field for the first time. Overall, it was a good solid win and hopefully, we come out healthy and get ready to go for next week.”
Hobart will be back in action next Saturday, Oct. 21, when they head to Schenectady, New York, to take on Union College. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.