Local grads make college football debuts





By David Fong


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — One year ago, Wes Martin watched from the sidelines.

This season, he’s a starter.

Martin, a Milton-Union graduate, made his college debut for the Indiana University football team over the weekend, starting at left guard.

He helped clear the way for a Hoosier offense that racked up 595 yards in total offense in a thrilling 48-47 win over Southern Illinois University football team.

Indiana hosts Florida Atlantic Saturday.

Matt Barr

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — In his college football debut, Barr — a Troy High School graduate — faced off against a familiar foe.

Barr — a grayshirt last season who rocketed up the depth chart during spring drills — got the start at quarterback for Robert Morris University in its 27-24 loss to the University of Dayton over the weekend.

Barr completed 14 of 34 passes for 156 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in his first competitive football game since October of 2013. He also carried the ball 13 times for 29 yards and one touchdown.

Robert Morris travels to Youngstown State Saturday.

Alex Dalton

NORMAN, Okla. — Dalton, a Troy High School graduate, also made his college football debut over the weekend, seeing time as a back-up offensive lineman in the University of Oklahoma’s 41-3 victory over Akron.

Dalton, a redshirt last season, played the majority of the fourth quarter for the Sooners. Oklahoma recorded 539 yards in total offense.

Oklahoma travels to Tennessee Saturday in a battle of top 25 teams.

Miles Hibbler

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Hibbler, a Troy High School graduate and tailback for the Kent State University football team, finished with eight carries (tied for the team lead) for 15 yards in a 52-3 loss to Illinois Saturday.

Hibbler also had one catch for 5 yards.

Kent State hosts Delaware State University Saturday.

A.J. Ouellette

MOSCOW, Idaho — Ouellette, a Covington High School graduate and sophmore on the Ohio University football team, got the start in the Bobcats’ 45-28 win over the University of Idaho over the weekend.

He finished the game with nine carries for 48 yards and one reception for 2 yards.

Ohio University hosts Marshall Saturday.

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