Ohio Dominican continues dominance over G-MAC Kingpin Findlay with 28-14 win; Garner sets single-game record with 4 sacks

Jaylin Garner had 4 of team’s 5 sacks

Sep 03, 2022

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Dominican football team opened the 2022 season with a 28-14 win over the preseason favorite and defending G-MAC champion Findlay Oilers on Saturday (Sept. 3) afternoon at Panther Stadium. 

In a battle of teams that were receiving votes in the AFCA Coaches Poll, Ohio Dominican defeated the Oilers for the ninth time in 12 tries. 


  • ODU won the total offense category with an 428-278 advantage.
  • The Panthers rushed the ball for 155 yards on 42 attempts while holding the Oilers to negative yardage (-3 yards) on the ground.
  • Jake Byrd (Fort Wayne, Indiana) made his first collegiate start and tallied 273 yards in the air on 27-of-43 passing with one touchdown. 
  • W.R. Sanders (Gary, Indiana) led the Panthers rushing attack with 56 yards on the ground. Jordan Pantaleo (Dresden, Ohio) (50 yards), Travis Whittaker (Gahanna, Ohio) (42 yards) and Leo Nixon (Hilliard, Ohio) (14 yards) all scored in the game. ODU averaged 3.7 yards per carry. 
  • Andrew Wolf (Ashland, Ohio) caught eight passes for 89 yards as the leading target with Austin Davis (Wooster, Ohio) catching five throws for 43 yards. 
  • Jayden Hill (Gahanna, Ohio) and Daishaun Hill (Rocky River, Ohio) each had eight tackles, while D. Hill forced a fumble and the pair totaled three pass breakups.
  • Ohio Dominican totaled five sacks and ten tackles for loss on defense. Jaylin Garner (Shaker Heights, Ohio) sacked the Oilers four times, breaking the ODU single game sack record and tying the conference mark. CeAyre Hall (Cincinnati, Ohio) has one sack with 2.5 tackles for loss. 
QB Jake Byrd was 27-43 passing for 273 yards