McDaniel came into the game with a 1-1 record. Muhlenburg had a 2-0 record. McDaniel lost in a crushing defeat, where the ball was slung around at will.
Sophomore quarterback Nick Palladino (Muhlenburg) had four touchdowns throughout the course of the game. His first two touchdowns came from rushing the ball with 12:19 and 5:06 left in the first quarter. The following touchdowns came in the second quarter on passes with 11:31 to go and a 70-yard bomb to Mike Harris (a junior receiver) with 8:56 to go.
Spencer Wiersberg, a freshman kicker for McDaniel, connected on a 27-yard field goal for McDaniel’s only score of the half.
A flurry of touchdowns came in the second half of the game. A 40-yard run came in the third quarter with 3:58 to go. Then, a pass was knocked into the air as an interception and returned for a touchdown, which put Muhlenburg up 42-3 after the extra point.
McDaniel allowed another rushing touchdown with 7:29 left in the game. Muhlenburg made a 38-yard field goal after that to go up 52-3. They ended the day with another touchdown by their backup quarterback, Anthony Schwab, to have 59 points.
However, the Green Terror scored a touchdown pass with 4:41 left in the game. After the play, sarcastic cheering could be heard from many students. In the end, McDaniel lost the game 59-10.
Now 1-2, the Green Terror are no longer a .500 football club going into their tough conference play. If this goes on, students may wonder what changes need to be made to correct these issues.
McDaniel plays against Ursinus at 1 PM in Westminster Sept. 27.