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Westminster ties NCAA record with four pick-6 scores in season opener

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Westminster linebacker Paul Gonzalez led the PAC in tackles in 2018.

Westminster is off and running — with the other team’s footballs.

The Titans opened the season Thursday night with a 66-7 victory over Capital (Ohio) highlighted by a Division III record-tying four interception returns for touchdowns.

Senior cornerback Aaron Pierce took an interception 97 yards to the house early in the second quarter before he added a second pick-6, the next one covering 50 yards, as Westminster took a 42-0 lead into halftime.

Late in the third quarter, sophomore corner Vincent Giles stepped in front of an Andrew Ray pass and returned it 40 yards for a score.

Freshman linebacker Jarred Kohl got into the action as he had the final return for a score: a 54-yard jaunt in the fourth to cap the scoring.

Three quarterbacks combined to throw five interceptions for Capital.

Denny Dennison added to the explosive night for the Titans with an 81-yard punt return touchdown that made it 59-7.

The 66 points tied a school record.

Pierce’s efforts earned him some air time on ESPN SportsCenter’s Top Plays.

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