RICHMOND, Ind. – Junior Wesley Hundley tallied 284 of Earlham's 337 yards in a 59-28 Earlham College football loss to Defiance College in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) action at Darrell Beane Stadium on Saturday.
Hundley led the receiving core with ten receptions for 130 yards. The Las Vegas, Nev., native, who relieved sophomore quarterback Treylon Anderson after his sixth interception of the game, rushed for 67 yards and a touchdown as well as passing for 87 yards and a touchdown.
The Quakers' afternoon began strongly as senior James Johnson picked off Logan Scott and returned it for a touchdown on the second play from scrimmage. Leading 7-0, the Earlham defense could not hold as the Yellow Jackets scored on their next three possessions to take a 19-7 lead.
Another touchdown two possessions late put Defiance up 26-7, but Anderson found sophomore Elijah Bilal for a 21-yard touchdown with just over a minute to play in the first quarter.
Defiance (2-3, 1-2 HCAC) found the end zone twice more in the second quarter to lead 39-14 at the break. In the second half, the Yellow Jackets scored three touchdowns while Earlham had two, both from Hundley.
Defiance outgained Earlham 516-337 in the game including a 196-46 edge in rushing. Scott led Defiance with 239 yards through the air and six touchdowns. Demaria Washington added 93 yards on the ground and two scores.
Earlham (0-4, 0-2 HCAC) will face defending conference champion Franklin College at Faught Stadium next Saturday.