Goodman’s 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown is one of the game’s highlights
Muskingum exploded for 21 first-half points, paced by senior wide receiver Ja’Lin Goodman’s 85-yard kickoff return for a score, but Heidelberg held on to defeat the Muskies, 42-21, on Saturday.
In the first minute of the game, Muskingum senior wide receiver Ja’Lin Goodman returned a kickoff 85 yards for a score. It was the Muskies’ first touchdown kickoff return since Alvin Taylor returned a kickoff 97 yards against Marietta in 2013.
- Muskingum (2-2 total, 1-2 OAC), Heidelberg (2-2). (4-1 overall, 3-1 OAC)
- Hoernemann Stadium is located in Tiffin, Ohio.
- 2.831 people attended.
- Weather: 68 degrees and overcast
Inside the Figures
Muskingum finished the game with 300 yards and 19 first downs.
The Muskies converted 7 of 16 third-down opportunities and 2 of 5 fourth-down opportunities.
Muskingum had 78 tackles, three tackles for loss for seven yards, and one sack for four yards.
Jordan Garrett, the offense’s senior quarterback, was 22-of-35 for 228 yards and one touchdown.
Zuri Edmondson, a senior receiver, led the team with six receptions for 86 yards and one score.
Travanti Keitt, a junior, has five receptions for 52 yards.
Noah Wellmeier, a freshman running back, carried for 40 yards and one touchdown on 15 attempts.
Donny Wilkinson, a senior running back, gained 35 yards on 12 carries.
Jeremiah Livingston, a freshman linebacker, led the team with 11 tackles.
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Toledo Malone, a sophomore defensive lineman, recorded seven hits and one sack for four yards.
Heidelberg finished with 455 yards of offense and 26 first downs.
The Student Princes had a 31:34-28:26 advantage in time of possession.
TJ Rhamy led Heidelberg in running with 166 yards and three touchdowns. He also gained 31 yards on the ground.
Bridger Cline and Chayne Trehard combined for 194 yards and three touchdowns on 16-of-26 passing.
With eight tackles and 3.5 sacks, Zachary Blackiston topped the Heidelberg defense.
Following freshman kicker Aaron Meyers’ extra point, Goodman’s 85-yard kickoff for a score knotted the game at 7-7 in the first minute.
Rhamy’s one-yard run gave Heidelberg the lead (14-7) at 7:57 of the first quarter.
Muskingum responded with a 10-play, 70-yard drive that ended with Garrett connecting with Edmondson for a 29-yard touchdown to tie the game at 14-14.
On Saturday, October 8, Muskingum will host Otterbein. The game will take place at the Bullock Health and Wellness Complex at 1:30 p.m.
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Muskingum teachers, employees, and their families, as well as Muskingum students and parents of Muskingum student-athletes, will be admitted free of charge to the game.
Early in the second quarter, Treharn’s 11-yard touchdown throw to Brandon Reed gave Heidelberg a 21-14 lead.
Muskingum tied the game before halftime on Wellmeier’s two-yard run, capping off a 16-play, 73-yard drive.
Heidelberg took control of the second half with two touchdowns in the third quarter.
The Student Princes completed the scoring.
Football prevails in a season-opening victory over Ferrum.
Muskingum dominated on both sides of the ball on way to a 31-3 victory over Ferrum in its season opener on a rainy Saturday afternoon.
- Muskingum has opened the season 1-0 for the fourth consecutive year under Head Coach Erik Ieuter.
- Muskingum conceded three points, the fewest since a 19-0 shutout over Waynesburg in 2017.
- Muskingum scored the game’s last 24 points.
- Muskingum finished the game 4-for-4 in the red zone.
- Muskingum converted 9 of 16 (56%) third-down opportunities.
- Muskingum had a 36:34-23:26 lead in possession time.
- Muskingum freshman running back Noah Wellmeier carried for 117 yards and one touchdown on 27 touches.
Senior quarterback Jordan Garrett of Muskingum passed for 181 yards and two touchdowns. He gained 10 yards on the ground as well.
Travis Roberson, a junior wideout for Muskingum, topped all receivers with five catches for 70 yards and two scores.
Muskingum freshman defensive back Nick Thomas scored on a 65-yard fumble return.
Tristan Howell, a senior linebacker, led the Muskie defense with seven tackles.
Muskingum (1-0), Ferrum (0-1). (0-2)
W.B. Adams Stadium in Ferrum, Virginia
Inside the Figures
Muskingum began its first drive on the Ferrum 30-yard line after a missed punt attempt on Ferrum’s first possession. The Muskies then covered 30 yards in four plays, concluding in a one-yard dash by Wellmeier to give Muskingum an early 7-0 lead after junior kicker Hunter Albers’ PAT.
Muskingum’s second touchdown came in the first quarter, following a 10-play, 75-yard drive that culminated with Garrett hitting Roberson for an eight-yard score.
At the half, the Muskies led 14-3.
At 10:40 in the third quarter, Thomas scooped up a fumble and returned it 65 yards for a score, extending the Muskies’ advantage to 21-3.
Garrett found Roberson for his second touchdown of the game.
Albers added a 20-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to round up the scoring.
Muskingum won the game with a 361-197 yard advantage on offense.
Ja’Lin Goodman, a junior receiver, made four grabs for 62 yards.
Donny Wilkinson, a senior running back, rushed for 50 yards on 14 attempts.
The Muskie defense gave up only 10 first downs while recording one interception, one fumble recovery, and one sack.
Five hits were recorded by sophomore linebacker Austin Willforth, junior defensive back Devin Roebuck, and freshman Antwan Murphy.
Collin Scozzafava, a junior punter, averaged 39.3 yards per punt and had a long of 47 yards.
On Saturday, September 17, Muskingum welcomes Ohio Athletic Conference adversary Capital for its home/league opening and 100th Homecoming. The game is set to begin at 7:00 p.m. at
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Football dominates Capital to win the 100th Homecoming game.
Muskingum’s football team defeated Capital 37-7 in front of a raucous crowd in the Bullock Health and Wellness Complex on Saturday night to celebrate Muskingum’s 100th Homecoming.
The contest commemorated the Bullock Health and Wellness Complex’s grand opening.
Muskingum triumphed in their 100th Homecoming game.
It was the first football game played on campus since 2019.
Muskingum performed in front of an audience of 2,900 people.
Wally’s Pizza Players of the Game were Muskingum senior quarterback Jordan Garrett and sophomore linebacker Austin Willforth.
Muskingum has opened the season 2-0 for the second year in a row.
Muskingum sophomore Liz Vascura and senior Jamar Hicks were crowned at halftime.
Capital (1-0 overall, 1-0 OAC), Muskingum (2-0 overall, 1-0 OAC) (0-3 overall, 0-2 OAC)
Bullock Health and Wellness Complex is located in New Concord, Ohio.
2900 people attended.
Inside the Figures
Jordan Garrett, a senior quarterback, led the Muskie attack, going 25-of-34 for 273 yards and three touchdowns. In addition, he gained 39 yards on the ground.
Zuri Edmondson, a senior wide receiver for Muskie, had a game-high 13 catches for 165 yards and one touchdown.
Travis Roberson, a junior wide receiver for Muskie, with five receptions for 52 yards and one score.
Travanti Keitt, a junior wideout for Muskingum, with four catches for 43 yards and one touchdown.
Ishmael Haamid, a sophomore running back, led the Muskie ground assault with 72 yards on five carries.
Donny Wilkinson, a senior running back, raced for two Muskie scores and finished with 35 yards on 12 runs.
Austin Willforth, a sophomore linebacker, led the Muskie defense with 10 stops and two tackles for loss.
Toleo Malone, a sophomore defensive lineman for Muskie, had six hits.
Cole Burch, a sophomore defensive back for Muskie, had two stops and one interception for 20 yards.
Collin Scozzafava, a junior kicker, had seven kickoffs for an average of 63 yards and three touchbacks. He also punted once for 60 yards.
Hunter Albers, a junior kicker, converted four of five extra-point tries.
Muskingum had 477 yards of offense (204 rushing/273 throwing) and 27 first downs.
Muskingum converted 9-of-14 third-down attempts and went a perfect 5-for-5 in the red zone, scoring four touchdowns and kicking one field goal.
Capital finished the game with 240 yards and 13 first downs.
Junior quarterback Ben Everson led the Comets with 128 yards passing and one interception. He also led the team in running with 57 yards on 13 carries.
Senior Sam Pickett led the Capital receivers with four catches for 36 yards.
Senior Nick Fisanick led the Comet defense with a game-high 15 tackles.
Muskingum scored the first 28 points of the game, leading 28-0 at the half.
The Muskies took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a seven-yard touchdown throw from Garrett to Roberson, capping off an incredible 17-play, 98-yard drive.
Muskingum took over the game in the second quarter with a 21-point explosion. Wilkinson scored on a two-yard run, Keitt received a 17-yard Garrett ball, and Edmondson snagged a 26-yard Garrett strike.
Muskingum ended the scoring in the fourth quarter with a Wilkinson one-yard touchdown and a 36-yard field goal by rookie kicker Aaron Meyers.
On Saturday, September 24, Muskingum will host third-ranked Mount Union. The game is set to begin at 1:30 p.m.