Taylor Sets New AU Touchdown Standard, Just Achieves a Rarity

Taylor Sets New AU Touchdown Standard, Just Achieves a Rarity

Ashland University senior running back Anthony Taylor set a new program record for total touchdowns in Saturday afternoon's 38-20 loss to Ohio Dominican.

Later, Taylor accomplished a rarity among his 37 career touchdowns as an Eagle.

With 4:50 left in the third quarter, Taylor caught a five-yard touchdown on a shovel pass from redshirt freshman quarterback Travis Tarnowski. It was just his second career touchdown catch at Ashland – with the other coming in the 2012 home playoff game against West Texas A&M. 

PLAYING KEEPAWAY – Tarnowski is one of two Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference starting quarterbacks who hasn't thrown an interception through three weeks of play. Tarnowski has gone 79 straight passes to start the season without a pick, just shy of Michigan Tech quarterback Tyler Scarlett's 89 consecutive interception-free passes.

IMMEDIATE IMPACT – AU senior defensive end Chase Hoobler, a transfer from Indiana, has made plenty of plays so far in 2014. In three games, he has a team-high 4½ tackles for loss to go with 21 total tackles (fourth on the team).

GLIAC RANKS – Eagles sophomore running back Vance Settlemire (12.7 yards per carry) leads the GLIAC in yards per carry, minimum of 19 attempts…Taylor is tied for second in the league in scoring with 36 points (six touchdowns), and is tied for third in the conference in rushing touchdowns (five)…AU senior linebacker Cody Bloom is second in the GLIAC in total tackles (32) and tied for first in the league in assisted tackles (22)…

BUCKING THE TREND – Saturday's game was the first time in the five-game series between Ashland and Ohio Dominican that the home team won.