October 21, 2012
ODAC Football Report: Week 8 --- October 21, 2012
Standings Crowded with Three Weeks Left in the Regular
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--- The ODAC football standings are
crowded after four weeks of action with three teams tied at 3-1 and
three more a game back at 2-2 in league action. Bridgewater
College handed Washington and Lee University its first ODAC loss,
31-14. Emory & Henry College returned to the win column
via a 15-14 come-from-behind triumph over Catholic University.
Guilford College won its third straight with a 38-35 comeback
win over Randolph-Macon College. Hampden-Sydney College
claimed its third straight with a 42-21 win at Shenandoah
On the way to victory, Bridgewater forced four turnovers and held
W&L to its fewest points since the Generals played Thomas More
College in the 2010 playoffs. The Eagles kept W&L off the
scoreboard on the way to a 10-0 halftime lead and tacked on three
more touchdowns surrounded a pair of W&L scores in the final 30
minutes. Quarterback Willie Logan threw for 280 yards and
three touchdowns on 21-of-26 passing. John Lezcano had an
85-yard catch and sprint, while Michael Collee had a 66-yard
scoring pass play. BC's final touchdown was a 55-yard
interception return for a touchdown by Anthony Moton, II.
Washington and Lee ran for 385 yards on the day as three
backs gained at least 80 yards. Nick Lombardo ran for 142
yards, while Luke Heinsohn churned out 123 yards and a score.
Brett Murray had 80 rushing and the remaining Generals'
touchdown. BC's Sammy Coleman led all tacklers with 15 stops,
while Daniel Brent intercepted a pass. W&L's Russell
Stewart picked off a pass for the second straight week, tying him
with teammate Jake Pelton for second in the ODAC with three
Catholic got a pair of touchdown runs from Mike Pitsenberger to
open up a 14-0 lead on Emory & Henry with six minutes left in
the first half, but the E&H defense pitched a second-half
shutout to aid the Wasps in their comeback victory. Kicker
Matt Turchin made three field goals on the day, including the
game-deciding kick with 10-seconds to play. That was setup by
an interception by Ross Ellis, this week’s ODAC Defensive
Player of the Week. Ellis, who finished with 10 tackles,
picked off a third down pass by Catholic to return possession to
E&H with 3:43 to play. Earlier in the contest, Ellis
recovered a muffed punt to setup Turchin’s first field goal
three minutes before halftime. The Wasps’ touchdown
came via an 11-yard pass from Kyle Boden to Lucas Kirby with 5:45
to go in the game. For CUA, Pitsenberger finished the day
with a game-best 80 yards rushing. Greg Cordivari threw for
254 yards. The Cardinals defense was spearheaded by 12
tackles from Conor Stueckler, who also intercepted a pass in the
first quarter. E&H’s offense was led by 116
all-purpose yards from Joe Vaughn (71 rushing, 45 receiving).
Guilford recovered twice from deficits, including a 35-21
disadvantage with 29 ticks left in the third quarter, to post its
third straight win. Both offenses had no problems gaining
yards as GC and Randolph-Macon combined for 1,025 yards from
scrimmage (565 for Guilford). Quakers quarterback Matt
Pawlowski, this week's ODAC Offensive Player of the Week, enjoyed
his fourth straight game without an interception as the freshman
signal-caller completed 24-of-37 passes for 354 yards and four
touchdowns, including a 12-yard score to Adam Smith with 2:02 to
play to put GC up for good. Defensive back Hunter English
helped preserve the win as he made his 10th tackle of
the game on a fourth-and-one pass for no gain 45-seconds left in
regulation. English earlier intercepted a pass.
R-MC’s offense got a career-high 158 yards rushing and a
touchdown from running back Will McGhee. Quarterback Zac
Naccarato threw for 278 yards and three touchdowns.
Defensively, Brandon Harrison blocked a field goal and also
returned a fumble 91 yards for a touchdown in the first
quarter. GC’s defense got eight tackles and two sacks
from Robert Smith.
Hampden-Sydney trailed early on the road at Shenandoah after Corey
Taylor ran in from 20 yards out late in the first quarter.
H-SC got a pair of second quarter touchdowns via a three-yard run
by Chris Shembo and a 16-yard passing play from Nash Nance to Evan
King to go into the locker room up 14-7. SU knotted the score
at 14-all with an Andrew Smith four-yard run, but rushing
touchdowns by Regis Craft and King put H-SC ahead, 28-14, going
into the fourth quarter. Paul Athey brought the Hornets seven
points closer with a two-yard effort with 11:43 to play. But
King powered his way to a pair of one-yard scoring runs to give him
four touchdowns on the day and seal the Tigers’ win.
King, who was held to just two yards rushing in the first half,
burst out for 113 on the ground in the final 30 minutes. He
also had 49 yards receiving. Nance finished with 287 yards
passing, while Holton Walker hauled in eight passes for 146
yards. Taylor finished with 168 yards passing and 68 yards
rushing for SU. David Bell caught two passes for 81
yards. Jajuan Johnson led all tacklers with 16 stops, while
Byron Mitchell and Michael Messick intercepted passes. H-SC
got 13 tackles and a forced fumble from Steven Fogleman. John
Moore and Martin Owens came away with interceptions.
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This Week's Results
|TEAM STATISTICS ||Washington & Lee||Bridgewater|
|Time of Poss.
|TEAM STATISTICS ||Catholic||Emory & Henry|
|Time of Poss.
|TEAM STATISTICS ||Guilford||Randolph-Macon|
|Time of Poss.
|TEAM STATISTICS ||Hampden-Sydney||Shenandoah|
|Time of Poss.