Hillsdale.edu: Chargers win home opener in offensive battle with Michigan Tech

Chargers win home opener in offensive battle with Michigan Tech
Head Coach Keith Otterbein earns 100th win
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Today’s GLIAC matchup featured two of the most powerful offenses in league as the Hillsdale College Chargers defeated the Huskies of Michigan Tech 37-35.

The win today was a milestone for head coach Keith Otterbein picking up his 100th career victory as a head coach.

The Chargers are now 1-0 in the GLIAC while the Huskies fall to 0-1.

Michigan Tech took advantage of their first possession, moving the ball 69 yards on 11 plays. Quarterback Steve Short found Bobby Slowik in the end zone on a 29-yard pass for the first score of the game.

The Charger offense, picking up where it left off last week, opened the day with a scoring drive of their own. Senior Vinnie Pannizi gave the Chargers good starting field position returning the Michigan Tech kick to the 40-yard line.

Weatherhead found Senior AJ Kegg on third down of the opening series for a 19-yard gain to extend the drive. After a seven yard rush by Panizzi and a 12 yard reception by Junior Mike Blanchard, Weatherhead found Andre Holmes in the end zone to tie the game at 7-7.

Hillsdale picked up a 20-yard field goal thanks to the leg of Mark Petro, before the Chargers and Huskies traded touchdowns to make the score 17-14.

Petro added a second field goal, this time from 24-yards, to close out the half.

Hillsdale and Michigan Tech would trade scores during the second half, but Hillsdale never relinquished the lead.

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