KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Kalamazoo College football team remained undefeated with a 17-10 win over Alma on Homecoming Saturday. The Hornets are 7-0 for just the fourth time in school history and the first time since 1962.
Lightning in the area delayed the kickoff one hour and 10 minutes. Once storms finished rolling through the area, the weather remained rainy, cold and windy.
Alma got on the board first with a field goal late in the first quarter.
Kalamazoo evened the score with Greg Kearns' 42-yard field goal less than a minute into the second quarter.
The defensive battle continued through the end of the half with the score tied 3-3.
The Hornet defense forced Alma to punt on the ensuing possession and Kalamazoo's Nick Lang blocked the punt while Jacob Chantres recovered in the end zone for a touchdown to put the Hornets up 17-3 with 8:00 remaining.
Alma finally scored a touchdown with 1:23 left, but the Scots' onside kick was recovered by Kalamazoo and the Hornets ran out the clock to secure the win.
Kalamazoo finished with 234 yards of total offense while holding Alma to 230.
Zach VanFaussien was 11-of-23 passing for 73 yards.
Kalamazoo returns to action next Saturday, Oct. 27 at Olivet.