Entering Saturday’s GLIAC finale at winless Tiffin, Hillsdale controlled its own destiny for at least a share of the conference title. The Chargers took care of business and used a little luck along the way to sweeten the day.
Thanks to an upset 43-42 overtime win by Findlay over Wayne State and then Grand Valley’s win or Saginaw Valley, Hillsdale found itself owning the league title by itself for the first time since since 1988. The Chargers last shared a title in 1992. Those droughts are now over.
Posting its first shutout in 4 years, Hillsdale rolled 42-0 on a record setting day by Joe Glendening. Joe the Show’s 4 touchdown, 188 yard day gave him two of Hillsdale College’s longest standing records. The East Grand Rapids native finishes the year with 1604 yards, breaking Scott Schulte’s 1992 record by 22 yards. The four touchdowns gave Glendening 27 rushing touchdowns on the year breaking Nate Clark’s 1955 rushing TD record by 3.
Junior QB Anthony Mifsud capped a great first year under center with a 15 of 24 day of passing for 245 yards. He ran in Hillsdale’s 5th touchdown on a 14 yard carry.
The Charger defense got four take-aways on the game, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries. Add 5 sacks for -33 yards to those numbers and it’s easy to see that both sides of the Charger team were equally dominant. Tiffin finished with -14 yards rushing and 213 yards passing.
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