So much for the optimistic theories that a week off would give Hillsdale time to heal and get completely focused on Findlay. The Oilers looked like anything but a 2-4 team in the first half as Findlay amassed more than 300 yards of offense and defensively help Hillsdale to just 88. It was Findlay 34 Hillsdale 0 at the break.
The Oilers spread out a six-man defensive Hillsdale box and found all of the space they needed in both the run and pass games. After intercepting Chance Stewart on Hillsdale’s first possession of the second half, Findlay made it 40-0 before the Chargers could get on the scoreboard. A beautiful play action pass from Stewart to Trey Brock went for 65 yards and provided a spark Hillsdale desperately needed.
Similar to the Wayne State game where Hillsdale dug itself a hole on the scoreboard, the Chargers rallied late but just couldn’t overcome the deficit. Stewart and Jack Wiseman would run for short touchdowns and Austin Adams would recover a fumble in the endzone for another score. Final score: Findlay 46 Hillsdale 26.
Hillsdale falls to 3-3 overall and 2-3 in the GLIAC. The Chargers take on Grand Valley for the last time as GLIAC members next Saturday at Muddy Waters Stadium.