Another happy homecoming: Chargers top Findlay 31-3
Holmes sets career receiving yards recordBox score
November 6, 2010 – The wait for homecoming weekend turned out to be worth it.
Playing its annual homecoming game much later in the calendar than usual, the Hillsdale College football team made it a worthwhile day for its fans and alumni Saturday afternoon, defeating the University of Findlay 31-3 before more than 2,200 fans at Frank “Muddy” Waters Stadium. The 17th-ranked Chargers are no2 8-2 overall on the season, and 7-2 in the GLIAC while the Oilers fall to 1-9 with the loss.
Hillsdale will wrap up the 2010 regular season at home next Saturday against Tiffin University starting at 1 p.m.
Avenging a 42-17 loss at Findlay’s hands from last season, Hillsdale brought its defense in a big way in this game, holding the Oilers to just 208 total yards, and allowing a season-low 90 yards passing through the air. On the other side of the ball, one of the Chargers’ most explosive players wrote his name into the record book once again.
Senior WR Andre Holmes had nine catches for 91 yards and a touchdown in the game, and in the process, became Hillsdale’s all-time leader in pass receiving yardage. With at least one game left in his career, Holmes now has 2,756 receiving yards in his career, breaking the old record held by Ed House, and set during the 2001 season.
Holmes (pictured), hauled in a seven-yard touchdown pass from QB Troy Weatherhead with 7:49 left in the fourth quarter that gave Hillsdale a 21-point lead, 24-3. Holmes consistently found the soft spots in Findlay’s zone defense, and was able to provide Weatherhead with a reliable, and open target.