Football team routs Finlandia, 63-6, in MIAA-opener

Football team routs Finlandia, 63-6, in MIAA-opener

HANCOCK, Mich. – The Olivet College football team had no trouble in defeating Finlandia University, 63-6, in its Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) opener at McAfee Field in Hancock.

Final score: Olivet 63, Finlandia 6
Location: McAfee Field; Hancock, Michigan
Records: Olivet 4-0 overall, 1-0 MIAA; Finlandia 0-4 overall, 0-1 MIAA

  • The Comets got on the scoreboard at the 12:01 mark of the first quarter when senior Miguel Manion stripped the ball from the Finlandia quarterback and junior Paris Trotter recovered the ball end zone for a touchdown.
  • There was no more scoring in the first quarter.
  • Olivet out-scored the Lions, 35-6, in the second quarter. Three of the touchdowns were five, 23 and 12-yard runs by sophomore Jake Trujillo. Another touchdown was a 43-yard pass from freshman quarterback Kaleb Jarrett to freshman Jalen Broussard. And the fifth touchdown was a six-yard run by junior David Coffey.
  • The Comets put 14 more points on the scoreboard in the third quarter. Freshman Christian Rogers rushed two yards for a touchdown, and Coffey scampered 13 yards for the second touchdown.
  • Olivet capped its scoring with 2:23 left in the game when sophomore Chad Enwright rumbled 20 yards for a touchdown.

  • Olivet ran 56 plays for 453 total yards.
  • Trujillo had 10 carries for 101 yards and three touchdowns.
  • Rogers rushed 14 times for 94 yards.
  • Jarrett completed two passes for 49 yards.
  • Junior Michael VanSumeran topped the defense with six tackles.

  • Finlandia had 67 plays for 190 total yards.
  • Darin Johnson accounted for 130 yards, rushing for 66 and throwing for 64.
  • Kenny Kujawa caught five passes for 52 yards.
  • Marvin Anthony and Christian Creten tallied 12 tackles apiece. Anthony had nine solo stops.

  • Olivet celebrates Homecoming next Saturday, Oct. 12, when Adrian College visits the Cutler Athletic Complex. Kick-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.