The Muskingum football team scored three touchdowns over the final 15 minutes of play, but Baldwin Wallace held off the late Muskie surge to escape New Concord with a 42-28 win. The contest marked Muskingum's 98th Homecoming.
- Records: Muskingum (2-4 overall, 1-4 OAC), Muskingum (5-1, 4-1 OAC)
- Location: New Concord, Ohio - McConagha Stadium
- Attendance: 2,475
- Temperature: 67 and partly sunny
- At halftime, Muskingum recognized three Ohio Athletic Conference championship teams - the 1979 Wrestling team, the 1989 Women's Basketball team, and the 1999 Volleyball team.
- Also, at halftime, Muskingum announced that junior men's golfer Brenton Franks and junior volleyball player Kamryn Smith were named Homecoming King and Queen.
- Muskingum senior defensive lineman Tim Ousley had one sack to push his Muskingum career sack record to 24.
- Muskingum senior receiver Darius Hayes-Carruth had 64 yards receiving to raise his career total to 1,194 yards, which ranks eighth all-time at Muskingum.
How It Happened
- Muskingum trailed 27-7 at the break and 34-7 late in the third quarter.
- Muskingum's surge started when freshman running back Jeffrey Curtis scored on a 45-yard touchdown run to cap off a quick four-play, 94-yard drive with one second left in the third quarter. The drive started after Muskingum senior defensive lineman Tim Ousley blocked a 28 yard Baldwin Wallace field-goal attempt, and the Muskies took possession at their own six-yard line. Curtis ended the game with 63 yards rushing on eight carries with one score.
- Muskingum struck again on sophomore quarterback Jordan Garrett's six-yard run to pull the Muskies to within 34-21. The touchdown ended an 11-play, 55-yard drive.
- Baldwin Wallace answered the Muskie challenge with a 70-yard touchdown pass from Kegan Armitage to Iyan Mitchell to push the Yellow Jacket lead to 42-21 with 9:11 on the clock following a successful two-point conversion.
- The Muskies quickly responded to the BW score when Garrett hit senior receiver Darius Hayes-Carruth for a 51-yard touchdown pass at the 8:30 mark of the final frame. Garrett ended the outing 6-of-13 for 135 yards with one score and one interception. Garrett also added 23 yards rushing with one score. Hayes-Carruth led the Muskie receivers with three grabs for 64 yards and one touchdown.
- Muskingum looked poised to trim its deficit further on Baldwin Wallace's ensuing possession when senior linebacker Trocon Keneah sacked Armitage and forced a fumble that junior linebacker Nehemiah Bowie recovered at the BW 22. After a BW sack, two incomplete passes and a false start penalty, Garrett's fourth and 19 pass was intercepted by Jack Bauer at the BW 10 and returned to the BW 23.
- Baldwin Wallace was able to complete three third-down conversions after taking possession to close out the final 6:31 on the clock to preserve the road win.
Inside The Numbers
- Muskingum ended the game with 340 yards of offense and 13 first downs. Baldwin Wallace had 438 yards of offense and 22 first downs.
- Junior quarterback Brody Hahn started the game for the Muskies and went 6-of-18 for 33 yards with one interception. He also added 64 yards rushing and one score on eight totes. Hahn's score came late in the first quarter on a 41-yard run.
- Freshman receiver Ja'Lin Goodman had two grabs for 48 yards and sophomore tight end Jacob Quinn registered three receptions for 15 yards.
- Senior defensive lineman Tim Ousley paced the Muskie defense with 14 stops and two tackles for loss, including one sack for seven yards.
- Senior linebacker Caleb Gaiters added 11 hits.
- Senior linebacker Trocone Keneah had four tackles and one sack for seven yards and one forced fumble.
- Junior defensive back Brian Brown had two stops and one interception.
- Armitage led BW going 15-of-31 for 273 yards with four touchdowns and one interception.
- Jon Murray Jr. rushed for 63 yards and one score, while Shaun Perry rumbled for 61 yards.
- Mitchell had a game-best 138 yards receiving on six receptions with three touchdowns.
- Josh Liberati led the Yellow Jacket defense with 11 stops.
- Muskingum next plays at Otterbein on Saturday, October 26. Game time is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.