FINLANDIA, Mich. - The Kalamazoo College football team remained undefeated with a 56-7 win at Finlandia University on Saturday.
Kalamazoo improved to 5-0 with the win, the team's best start since 1978. The Hornets also remain tied for first place in the MIAA with a 2-0 start.
Kalamazoo scored first on a safety as Finlandia snapped the ball over its punter's head and out of the end zone. Kalamazoo added a field goal midway through the first quarter and a touchdown with 3:53 remaining to take a 12-0 lead after the first quarter.
Another Hornet field goal early in the second made it 15-0, but Finlandia made it 15-7 with a touchdown at the 10:44 mark. Kalamazoo scored two touchdowns in the final eight minutes to take a 29-7 lead into halftime.
Kalamazoo scored three touchdowns in the third and another in the fourth leading to the 56-7 final.
The Hornets had 31 first downs in the game while limiting Finlandia to eight. The Hornets also put up 503 yards of total offense compared to 107 for the Lions.
September 29, 2018
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Kalamazoo College football team remained undefeated with a 31-30 win over Adrian College in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association opener at Angell Field on Saturday. The Hornets are 4-0 for the first time since 2003.
Jared Pittman scored on a 2-yard run to cap a 13-play, 67-yard drive on Kalamazoo's opening possession.
Adrian responded with a 79-yard touchdown pass on its first play from scrimmage.
The Bulldogs pulled ahead 14-7 early in the second quarter, but Kalamazoo evened the score on its next possession when VanFaussien connected with Ethan Kubikon a 9-yard score.
Adrian led 21-14 with 5:07 left in the second, but Kalamazoo tied it up again with six seconds remaining on a 2-yard touchdown pass from VanFaussien to Dylan Padget to make it a 21-21 game at halftime.
Adrian kicked a 24-yard field goal five minutes into the third quarter, but Kalamazoo again evened things up with Greg Kearns' 40-yard field goal with 4:10 left in the quarter.
Adrian made it 30-24 with a touchdown early in the fourth quarter, but missed the extra point.
September 15, 2018
ROCKFORD, Ill. - The Kalamazoo College football team improved to 3-0 with a 23-7 win at Rockford College Saturday afternoon.
After a scoreless first quarter, Greg Kearns kicked his first of three field goals four seconds into the second quarter.
Kalamazoo went up 10-0 four minutes later when Jared Pittman scored on a 9-yard run to cap a 65-yard drive.
Kearns kicked his second field goal with 35 seconds left in the third to give the Hornets a 20-0 lead. He kicked his third field goal with 10:28 left in the fourth to make it a 23-0 game.
Rockford avoided the shutout with a touchdown with 1:59 left in the game.
Kalamazoo put up 431 yards of total offense while limiting Rockford to just 159 yards. The Hornets rushed for 258 yards, the ninth-highest game total in school history.
Zach VanFaussien was 16-of-31 passing for 173 yards. The quarterback also rushed for 97 yards on 13 carries.
In addition to limiting Rockford to just 159 total yards, the Hornet defense allowed only 11 first downs in the game.