GRANVILLE, Ohio – September 21, 2019 – The Hiram Terriers football team fell to the Denison University Big Red on Saturday at Piper Stadium, 66-7.
After the Terriers went three-and-out on their first possession, Denison got the scoring going early, taking a 7-0 lead on Alex Minton's four-yard touchdown run.
Denison added two touchdowns in the first quarter, and four more in the second quarter to extend their lead to 49-0, before Hiram got on the scoreboard with 57 seconds left in the first half.
Starting from their own 26-yard line, the Terriers drove 74-yards over 12 plays to cut the Big Red's lead to 49-7. Rodney Myers Jr. twice connected with Jaris Forman for 10+ yards in Foreman's first game back from injury, before hitting Foreman from two yards out for the score.
Denison added two more touchdowns and a field goal in the second half, as the Terriers struggled to get things going, offensively, till their final drive.
With just under five minutes to play, Hiram put together a promising drive of eight plays for 33-yards, but time expired before the Terriers could come up with another score.
With the loss, the Terriers fall to 0-3 (0-2 NCAC), while the Big Red move to 2-0 (1-0 NCAC).
Myers Jr. led the Terriers through the air, completing 10-of-20 pass attempts for 95 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Jacob Simmons led Hiram on the ground, rushing for 36 yards on seven carries, while Myers Jr. added 31 yards on 10 carriers.
On the receiving end, Foreman tallied a team-high seven receptions for 47 yards and a score.
The Terriers are back in action on Saturday, Sept. 28 when they face off with the Kenyon College Lords at 12:00 p.m. at McBride Field in Gambier, Ohio.