Hillsdale College Athletic Department Release – September 8, 2012 – Original Post
Charger football team notches first win of season in dominating fashion
September 8, 2012 – The start was the same, but the ending was quite different. And the Hillsdale College football team couldn’t have been happier.
Playing its home opener in front of more than 2,300 fans, the Charger football team raced out to a 38-0 lead over Ohio Dominican before wrapping up a 38-20 GLIAC victory Saturday night at Frank “Muddy” Waters Stadium.
Hillsdale, ranked 25th in the nation, is now 1-1 overall and 1-0 in the GLIAC on the season. The Chargers are back home next Saturday night for their first-ever meeting with Malone University at 7 p.m.
The post-game scene was much different than the last time Ohio Dominican came to Hillsdale, exactly 11 months ago. The Panthers rallied from a 21-point deficit to shock the Chargers in a 43-42 win. This time, the 21-point lead would only grow, once Hillsdale jumped out to it.
Using a methodically paced offense and some big plays on defense, Hillsdale put together a superb all-around effort in this contest. The Chargers generated 420 yards of offense compared to 244 for the Panthers, and Hillsdale intercepted four passes on the evening.