Hillsdale.edu: Charger football team pummels Pumas in season opener, 49-6

Charger football team pummels Pumas in season opener, 49-6

Hillsdale College release
(photo nabbed by Chargerblue.com from AJ Kegg’s Facebook page, thanks AJ in advance)

August 30, 2008 – After a 2007 season that saw the Hillsdale College football team set record after record, it was only fitting that the Chargers would open the 2008 season picking up where they left off.

The Hillsdale offense set a school record with 37 first downs in a dominant 49-6 opening-day victory over St. Joseph’s College at Frank “Muddy” Waters Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Chargers will hit the road for their GLIAC opener next week at Michigan Tech University.

Hillsdale scored on five of its first six possessions and operated its offense with near-flawless execution. In addition to its record 37 first downs, the Charger defense limited the Pumas to just two first downs for the entire game. St. Joseph’s first two plays of the first half went for negative yardage, and its first three plays of the second half resulted in an interception and two sacks.

In its past two home openers, including the 2007 game vs. Gannon, Hillsdale has outscored the opposition by a combined score of 108-9.

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