GROVE CITY, Pa. — The Grove City College football team opened the 2022 season Saturday afternoon with a 63-6 victory over visiting Juniata in non-conference play at Robert E. Thorn Field.
The Grove City offense amassed 624 total yards and 30 first downs, posting over 300 yards rushing and passing. Meanwhile, the Grove City defense held Juniata to nine first downs and a 2-for-13 effort on third down. Grove City also intercepted a pair of passes.
WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON 35, JOHN CARROLL 26
WASHINGTON, Pa. — Junior quarterback Colton Jones (Louisville, Ohio/Louisville) tossed for a career-high 359 yards and two touchdowns while the Washington & Jefferson football defense forced four turnovers in a 35-26 season-opening win over visiting John Carroll Saturday afternoon at Cameron Stadium.
The win was W&J’s 12th straight in a season opener. The Presidents have won 21 of its last 23 openers overall.
MONTCLAIR STATE 27, THIEL 6
MONTCLAIR, N.J. – The Thiel Tomcats lost their season opener on the road Saturday to the Montclair State Red Hawks, 27-6.
Senior defensive back Raymond Jackson (Pittsburgh, Pa./Imani Christian Academy) gave the Tomcats early momentum when he picked off a pass at the Thiel 18-yard line and ran 82 yards down the near sideline to pay dirt to give his team a 6-0 lead with 6:13 remaining in the first quarter.
DELAWARE VALLEY 22, WESTMINSTER 8
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. – Dominant defense was on display during Westminster College football team’s Saturday season-opener at Delaware Valley University.
The host Aggies were just a little bit stingier.
Del-Val, ranked 15th in NCAA Division III in at least one poll, outgained the Titans, 267-157 in total yards and by a 36-15 to 21:54 time-of-possession margin, en route to a 22-8 win at Robert A. Lipinski Field at James Work Memorial Stadium.
UNION (N.Y.) 42, ALLEGHENY 27
MEADVILLE, Pa. — The Allegheny College football team kicked off the 2022 season with a tough 42-27 loss to Union College (N.Y.) on Saturday at Community Day 2022, presented by ERIEBANK at Frank B. Fuhrer Field.
The Dutchmen (1-0), who received votes in both the D3football.com and American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) preseason polls, brought an impressive run game with them across the New York-Pennsylvania border.
EDINBORO 10, FRANKLIN PIERCE 7
Rindge, N.H. – The Edinboro football team used all three phases to grind out a 10-7 victory over host Franklin Pierce in the 2022 season opener Saturday afternoon.
“We needed all three phases to come out with this win,” said head coach Jake Nulph. “The defense was stout, special teams set up the game-winning score and our offense made big plays when we needed them to close the game out.”
OHIO STATE 21, NOTRE DAME 10
COLUMBUS, Ohio –The fifth-ranked University of Notre Dame football team opened the 2022 season under the lights at Ohio Stadium Saturday night. The Fighting Irish dropped their first contest of the season for just the first time in five seasons as Notre Dame fell 21-10 to No. 2 Ohio State. The loss snaps a five-game winning streak in season-opening games for Notre Dame.
Tyler Buchner started the first game of his career at quarterback, finishing 10-for-18 with a career-best 177 yards and a touchdown.