By Josh Liddick
KU stayed at home on Oct. 8, as the Bloomsburg Huskies traveled to Andre Reed Stadium for a PSAC East clash. Coming off of an upset victory over West Chester the previous week, Jim Clements’ team looked for similar success on Saturday.
KU got the scoring going early in the first quarter with a 22-yard pass from redshirt-freshman QB Collin DiGalbo to Nathan Hollander to give the Golden Bears a 7-0 lead with 11:28 to play in the first quarter.
DiGalbo showcased his running abilities with an 82-yard scramble down the sideline and to the house for a touchdown giving KU a 13-0 lead to end out the first quarter of the game.
In the second quarter, touchdown runs from Craig Reynolds and DiGalbo again turned the contest into a 27-0 lead for KU, all before halftime for their largest lead of the game.
In the second half, Bloomsburg got some scoring in to make the game a little closer, but another touchdown pass from DiGalbo to Hollander in the fourth quarter allowed the Golden Bears to close out a 34-24 win over Bloomsburg to improve to 3-3 overall, 3-0 in the PSAC East Division.
DiGalbo shined for the Golden Bears with four touchdowns and 373 yards of total offense. His incredible performance in just his third career start was good enough to earn him PSAC Offensive Player of the Week honors.
Wide receiver Kellen Williams had another stellar day, despite not scoring a touchdown for KU. His 94 yards put him over 2,500 yards receiving for his career, 267 off of the school record. Williams is still only a touchdown away from breaking Kodi Reed’s all-time KU record for receiving touchdowns in a career with 30.
The win for head coach Jim Clements is his first against Bloomsburg, as he has now beaten all seven teams in the PSAC East as a coach. KU has now beaten Bloomsburg and West Chester in the same season at home, a first since 1983.