Jake Marwede was the best player on the field Saturday in Loyola’s 44-43 win over Maine South, according to Loyola head coach John Holecek, and it stands to reason the senior receiver might be the best player in the state.

He was someone the Hawks knew they had to stop, and they still couldn’t do it.

On the first play of the game, the 6-foot-5, 238-pound Marwede took a pitch from senior quarterback Tommy Herion and threw a 77-yard touchdown pass to senior receiver David Terrell Jr. When he was lined up as a receiver, Marwede often faced double teams and still caught seven passes for 129 yards and two TDs.

Marwede missed the season opener with a sore left hip flexor, but he looked to be in good health in Week 2. A Duke commit, Marwede had offers from Alabama, Georgia, Michigan State and Ohio State, to name a few of the country’s top programs.

“He’s dynamic, and we can do more things with Jake,” Loyola head coach John Holecek said. “We are going to evolve throughout the season and get him more and more looks in unusual spots.”

Photo credit: Melissa Krein/Loyola