The Denison University Big Red dominated the visiting Quakers of Earlham College, jumping to a 21-0 first quarter lead and never looking back, notching a 51-28 win.
Brandon Sklenar, in his first career start at quarterback for Denison, completed 16 of 22 passes for 196 yards and tossed a pair of touchdowns. Sklenar completed a 49-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver DuShawn Brown on the Big Red’s second offensive play.
On the ensuing drive, Denison linebacker Joel Elliott intercepted Quakers’ quarterback Matt Couch on Earlham’s second play from scrimmage. It was the first of four Big Red interceptions on the day and set up a 20-yard Sklenar touchdown run.
Denison (1-0) plays Hiram College (1-0) in Granville this week. Earlham (0-1) plays at home in Richmond, Ind., against Kenyon College (1-0).