October 6, 2018
ADRIAN, Mich. -- The 23rd-ranked Siena Heights University football team cruised to a 40-13 win over Taylor on 2018 homecoming. The game delayed for a little over three hours due to thunderstorms. Nick Stalworth led the dominant Saints defense with 10 tackles and a 45-yard interception return for a touchdown.
Damon Wright Jr. put the Saints on the board with a one-yard run that capped an 11-play, 74-yard drive that put Siena up 6-0 with 10:16 remaining in the opening quarter.
Taylor cut the deficit to three points after a 23-yard field goal that finished a 12-play, 70-yard drive that put the score 6-3 with 4:37 remaining in the first quarter.
Siena scored in the first three seconds of the second quarter when Jared Jordan scored on a three-yard run. The score was 13-3 after Brady Tanguay made the point after touchdown. The Saints extended their lead to 16-3 with a 33-yard field goal with 10:03 left to play in the first half. Jorden would score his second touchdown of the game less than five minutes later with a one-yard scamper into the end zone. The PAT would give Sina the 23-3 lead with 5:25 left on the clock. Tyler Knechtconnected with Adam Glanders for a 19-yard touchdown in a three-play drive that only took 15 seconds off the clock. The Trojans scored the final points of the first half with a 35-yard field goal as time expired to put the score at 30-6.
The third quarter started at 8:50 p.m., after a 3:10 delay. The only score in the third quarter came off a fumble recovery by Taylor that cut the Saint lead to 30-13.
September 22, 2018
JOLIET, ILL. -- The Siena Heights football team became the first team in program history to start the season 4-0 after a 38-27 victory on the road versus St. Francis (Ill.) on Saturday afternoon. Jared Jordanhad a monster day on the ground racking up 125 rushing yards and a career-high three touchdowns.
Jared Jordan scored the first of his three touchdowns in Siena's second drive when he sprinted 77 yards to put Siena up 7-0.
The rush capped a three play, 86 yard drive. Brady Tanguay added three points on the next Saint drive to end the scoring in the first quarter.
The Fighting Saints responded on the next drive with an 18-yard pass of their own from Don Butkus to Brandon Ruffin to cut the deficit to 11 points (17-6). Izayah Newsom would block Josh Holberry's extra point attempt to keep the score 17-6.
Jordan struck again on the following drive when he barreled into the end zone with a three-yard run to finish a nine play, 92-yard drive to put the Saints on top, 24-6 at the half.
September 15, 2018
ADRIAN, Mich. -- The Siena Heights football team rolled in the team's home opener with a 40-0 win over the Eagles of Robert Morris University. The final score was the largest shutout victory at home in the short history of Saint football. D'aries Davis continues to lead the offense as he accumulated 113 rushing yards on 17 carries for an average of 6.6 yards.
The Saints got on the board early after the snap flew over the RMU punter's head and rolled into the end zone where Andrew McGaughy fell onto the ball to give SHU the 6-0 lead. Brady Tanguay tallied the point after to give Siena a 7-0 lead with 11:24 remaining in the first quarter.
The Saints exploded in the second quarter by scoring a total of 26 points to take a 33-0 lead into the locker room for halftime. Jared Jordan put SHU up 13-0 after a 2-yard touchdown run that capped a seven play, 75-yard drive. Less than two minutes later, Jeremiah Davis scored after returning an interception back for a 71-yard touchdown return. Tanguay's kick increased the Saint lead to 20-0. Deontae' Rush hauled a 20-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Knecht to finish a seven-play, 66-yard drive with 8:24 remaining in the first half. Tanguay made the score 27-0, Saints, following the extra point. Jordan scored his second touchdown of the afternoon with 2:19 left in the second quarter to put the score at 33-0.