Elmhurst football had a weak season-opening after losing 7–45 against the University of Wisconsin–River Falls Falcons on Sept. 4.
The first half started off rough for the Bluejays as the Falcons got 10 points by the end of the first quarter, making the score 0–10 going into the second quarter.
The second quarter was the only scoring moment for the Bluejays after linebacker Bryce Gable caught a pass and returned it for a touchdown, moving the score up to 7–17.
Going into the second half of the game, the Bluejays struggled with scoring again. The game was carried by the Falcons, who scored three touchdowns in the third quarter, getting the score up to 7–38 going into the fourth quarter.
The game ended when the Falcons scored a touchdown early in the fourth quarter, guaranteeing an obvious win with an ending score of 7–45.
Elmhurst Bluejays are set to head back to the field on Sept. 18, for a home game at Langhorst Field against Carthage College.