Hillsdale.edu: Northwood Upends Chargers 38-37

Northwood upends Chargers, 38-37
Hillsdale College Release

Sept. 12, 2009 – Any road trip in the GLIAC is a treacherous one, something the Hillsdale College football team learned Saturday afternoon.

In a back-and-forth affair, the Chargers came out on the losing end of a 38-37 contest vs. Northwood University in Midland. The loss drops Hillsdale to 2-1 on the season and 1-1 in GLIAC play. The Timberwolves are 2-0 this season.

A sack near midfield by Northwood’s Eric Southern ended the final drive of the game by the Chargers, who rallied from a nine-point first-half deficit to take the lead twice in a wild fourth quarter. The two teams combined to score 25 points in the fourth quarter, and punted a total of five times in the entire game.

Junior quarterback Troy Weatherhead, who had another news story image spectacular game, completed passes of 16 and 19 yards to Mike Blanchard to get Hillsdale to midfield on a drive that began with 32 seconds left on the clock and no timeouts remaining. But Southern’s sack with six seconds remaining clinched the win for the Timberwolves.

In a game dominated by the offenses, Weatherhead put together another sterling performance. He was 28-for-41 for 348 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for another score. His short passes to the team’s wide receivers gained yardage throughout the ballgame, and he directed the Hillsdale offense to 455 total yards on the afternoon.

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