The first touchdown of the 2022 college football season goes to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.
Graduate-transfer quarterback Austin Reed connected with sophomore wide receiver Malachi Corley on a 17-yard touchdown strike — giving the Hilltoppers a 7-0 lead over Austin Peay.
Take a look at the play here:
This first touchdown of the 2022 season also marks Reed's first career Division I score. Reed transferred to Western Kentucky after a successful career with the Division II West Florida Argos.
Western Kentucky finished its 2021 season with a 9-5 record capped off by a Bacon Raton Bowl game win over Appalachian State.
Austin Peay responded to this opening touchdown with the first field goal of the 2022 season — bringing the game score to 7-3.