Four weeks into the season and Toledo has yet to lose. The Riverhawks (4-0) weren’t happy with their first quarter, especially defensively, but they ran away with yet another win over Wahkiakum, 44-17.
It didn’t always look like it was going to be easy, though. The Mules came out firing, scoring twice in the first quarter on two touchdowns from Gabe Moon, briefly taking a 14-7 lead. After a quick timeout for his defense, Mike Christensen made sure to get his team sorted out.
“We had a pretty good gameplan going in and they didn’t execute it the way we wanted them to,” he said. “Our guys played a lot better after that timeout, it just took us a few drives to wake up defensively.”
The Riverhawks put the hammer to the nail after that, keeping the Mules out of the end zone the rest of the night and racking up 412 yards of total offense. Geoffrey Glass rushed for 159 yards with a touchdown, and returned a pick six to the house.
Quarterback Wyatt Nef rushed for 86 yards and threw for 55, while throwing just one interception. Justin Filla rounded out Toledo’s premier ballcarriers with 101 yards rushing and three touchdowns.
“We played pretty well overall,” Christensen said. “They gave us some issues up front early, but we were able to push through that … we were able to move the ball pretty good.”
Toledo will face its biggest test of the season next Friday when they take on county rival Onalaska on the road.