By Brian Willwerth
EASTON – There is a new, all-time passing leader at Stonehill College. His name is Logan Meyer.
Meyer shattered his way into the record books by accounting for six touchdowns Saturday night against St. Anselm College. The Skyhawks beat the Hawks, 52-24.
Stonehill got on the board first on its opening possession, as Meyer hit Corey White for an eight-yard touchdown pass. St. Anselm would tie the score after taking advantage of a botched punt deep in Skyhawks’ territory. Hawks’ quarterback Andrew Murphy scored from one yard out.
Meyer’s record-breaking throw came in the second quarter, when he hit White again over the middle, and White took it the rest of the way for a 67-yard catch-and-run to make it 14-7.
“He was really hard on himself after last week’s game,” said Stonehill head coach Robert Talley. “So this week, we put together a game plan that he felt a little more comfortable with.”
The key play of the game was the final play of the half. Stonehill’s Zaire Reiph got open down the right sideline, and Meyer found him for a 44-yard touchdown. The Skyhawks went into the locker room with a 14-point lead.
In the third quarter, after St. Anselm cut the lead to seven, Meyer connected with White for their third touchdown of the game, this time for 15 yards. Stonehill would lead by double-digits the rest of the way. Meyer also threw a four-yard scoring pass to Nate Robitaille, and also found the end zone himself on a two-yard run. Meyer finished 18-33 for 332 yards.
His record-breaking performance overshadowed an impressive effort on the ground by Jamal Johnson. He rushed for 170 yards, including a 66-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. On the night, the Skyhawks had 593 yards of total offense.
“(He) doesn’t say a word. He just comes to practice every day, and knows this is going to be his opportunity. And he’s taken advantage of it,” said Talley of Johnson’s performance.
For the Knights, Murphy was 27-of-45 for 280 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Keith Charles led the way on the ground with 97 yards and a score.
Stonehill is now 8-0 against St. Anselm in the “Battle For the ol’ Bronze Hawk.”
“It’s great to bounce back, especially after last week…kind of getting our butts kicked a little bit on both sides of the ball,” said Talley. “Being able to come back and put together to a game where you score 50 points. I don’t care who you score 50 points against, it still feels good.”