Washburn scored on their first nine possessions and defeat the Fort Hays State Tigers 54-17 Saturday night at Yager Stadium in Topeka. The victory improves the Ichabods to 2-0. The Tigers drop to 0-2.
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After Washburn scored on the games first possession, the Tigers answered with a 10 play drive but failed to score after a tipped field goal attempt.
After holding the Ichabods to a field goal on their second possession, the Tigers drove 68 yards in eight plays and scored on a 16-yard touchdown pass to Zack Gaughan. The sophomore tight end led the Tigers with five receptions for 69 yards.
Washburn would answer with two touchdowns in the final two and-a-half minutes of the second quarter to go up 31-7 at the half.
Sophomore quarterback Treveon Albert completed 15 of 32 passes for 217 yards and one touchdown. He also threw four interceptions, all in the second half. Washburn’s Mitch Buhler was 19 for 27 for 272 yards and five touchdowns to five different receivers.
Washburn converted 13 of their 18 third down attempts and finished with 520 yards of offense while the Tigers had 370 yards, 280 through the air and 90 on the ground.