Senior quarterback Dexter Britt (Louisville, Ky.) threw for two scores and junior running back Spencer Corrao (New Albany, Ind.) rushed for a pair as Hanover College’s football squad defeated Earlham College, 28-14, to notch its fourth consecutive victory.
Hanover, now 4-4 overall and 4-2 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, trailed 14-7 after the first period, but ripped off 21 unanswered points to lock up its 10th straight win against the Quakers (2-6; 1-5 HCAC).
Sophomore defensive lineman Jake Stilwell (Pendleton, Ind.) had two sacks in the outing, setting a school single-season record. Stilwell’s effort raised his sack total to 15 for the season, eclipsing the mark of 14 set during the 1999 campaign by former all-American Jason Welty.
Corrao rumbled 38 yards to give Hanover a 7-0 lead midway through the opening frame.
Earlham countered with two touchdowns in the final seven minutes of the quarter to surge ahead 14-7.
Hanover used a 14-play, 94-yard drive to tie the contest in the closing minute for the first half. Corrao capped the drive with five-yard touchdown dash.
The Panthers claimed the lead late in the third period. Freshman receiver Dontre Woodruff (Radcliff, Ky.) pulled in his first collegiate touchdown, collecting a 28-yard pass from Britt for the go-ahead score.
Junior receiver Tanner Parker (Greencastle, Ind.) scored his first collegiate touchdown early in the fourth quarter. Parker, a converted quarterback, snagged a 34-yard scoring toss from Britt for the final margin.
Hanover totaled 377 yards of offense, with 192 coming on the ground. Corrao led the rushing effort with 121 yards on 21 carries. Britt, who also completed 16-of-23 passes for 185 yards, rushed 11 times for 31 yards .
The Panthers’ defense limited Earlham to 228 yards, including only 49 rushing yards.
Junior linebacker Vince Peiffer (Trafalgar, Ind.) led the unit with eight tackles. Junior linebacker Justin Magaw (West Palm Beach, Fla.) added five stops.
Published Saturday, November 2, 2013