Special to the Daily Journal
The 14th-ranked Franklin College football team gained 608 offensive yards during an 80-14 victory Saturday at Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference rival Earlham.
The Grizzlies (2-2, 2-0 HCAC) wasted no time in getting on the scoreboard, tallying 31 points in the first quarter. Senior quarterback Jonny West threw five touchdown passes in the first half.
West hooked up with junior Zach Cole on an 11-yard pass to start the scoring.
Senior Kyle split end Linville caught the first of his two touchdown receptions with 10:51 remaining in the first quarter. The score gave the Grizzlies a 14-0 advantage.
Leading 14-7, senior kicker Mike Wood, a Center Grove graduate, connected on a 34-yard field goal. West found senior Joey Pasquale for a 23-yard touchdown pass for a 24-7 lead at the 5:30 mark of the first quarter.
Linville later was on the receiving end of a 41-yard pass to close out the 31-point first quarter.
West ended the game 23 of 32 for 287 yards and five touchdowns.
Franklin returns to the field Oct. 12 when it hosts the College of Mount St. Joseph.