Pollard Sets TU’s Career Passing Touchdowns Mark in Loss
INDIANAPOLIS – Taylor’s junior quarterback, Everett Pollard, became the program’s all-time career leader in touchdown passes during the Trojans 56-14 loss at No. 13 Marian on Saturday. Pollard tossed a pair of touchdowns for the 53rd and 54th scoring strikes of his career.
Pollard entered his 25th career game with the Trojans in a tie with Kenny Locke (1992-1995) as Taylor’s all-time leader with 52 touchdown passes. Pollard took over sole-possession of the top mark with a four-yard pass to Tyler Bosse with 7:49 to play in the first half and added a 35-yard strike to Holden Hodge with 12:26 remaining in the game.
Pollard now sits as Taylor’s program record holder for touchdown passes in a career and in a single season with 29 in 2015 and 54 for his career. The Atlanta native is also fifth all-time in program history with 5,302 passing yards and remains on track to set TU’s program records for passing yards, attempts and completions in a career.
Saturday’s touchdown passes from Pollard to Bosse and Hodge were TU’s lone scores of the contest, as Marian (4-2, 1-1 MSFA) controlled the action throughout. The Knights scored the first 28 points of the game and never looked back.
Taylor managed only 2.5 yards per carry and ended with just 69 rushing yards in the contest, while MU ripped off 290 yards on the ground with 7.4 yards per touch. The Knights also outpaced TU through the air and ended the game with 578 total yards of offense to TU’s 308.
Pollard paced Taylor with 22 completions for 221 yards and the two scores, while leading eight different TU ball carriers with 23 yards on the ground.
Grant Hohlbein hauled in six catches for 84 yards, while Kyle Kempton caught three balls for 36 yards. Hodge and Bosses both caught two passes, with one touchdown each.
On the defensive side of the ball, Matt Nguyen posted 11 tackles, with TJ Swore recording seven stops and 1.5 tackles for lost yardage. Nate Phillips had TU’s lone takeaway of the contest with an interception.
Taylor (2-4, 0-2 MSFA) will host Lindenwood (0-6, 0-2 MSFA) at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 21.