WASHINGTON AND LEE FOOTBALL ENDS SEASON WITH A 46-14 WIN OVER GREENSBORO

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee forced four turnovers and outgained Greensboro, 493-200, in defeating the Pride, 46-14, on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.

The Generals (5-5) were led by senior running back Marc Watson (Marietta, Ga./Walton), who rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns and caught five passes for 74 yards. Watson became W&L’s career rushing leader on a 41-yard touchdown run with 8:17 remaining in the game. His career total of 3,112 yards surpassed the record of 3,072 held by Stewart Atkinson since the 1979 season.

Watson was complimented by junior running back Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights), who rushed for 118 yards and three scores. Sullivan also returned a punt 71 yards to the Pride 2-yard line setting up senior fullback Kyle Overstreet’s (White Oak, Texas/White Oak) 1-yard touchdown run with 13:00 remaining in the game. Sullivan finishes the season with a W&L-record 2,024 all-purpose yards.

The Generals opened the scoring on a 13-yard touchdown run by Watson with 8:38 remaining in the first quarter. Sullivan then scored all three of his touchdowns in the second quarter, the last coming with 21 seconds left until the half.

Greensboro (5-5) returned the ensuing kickoff to the W&L 35-yard line and got on the board two plays later as senior wide receiver George Washington (Brooklyn, N.Y./Manhattan) hauled in a 20-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Tommy Waters (Pembroke Pines, Fla./Cooper City) as time expired in the first half.

For the Generals, sophomore quarterback Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison) completed 14-of-23 attempts for 177 yards, while junior tight end Jay Thomas (Houston, Texas/Kincaid) snared four passes for 68 yards. Senior linebacker Jeff Bahl (Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Country Day) amassed 11 tackles, blocked a punt and recovered a fumble. Senior cornerback Chris Shortall (San Anselmo, Calif./Marin Catholic) recorded four tackles, two interceptions and blocked a punt.

Greensboro was led by freshman slotback Quentin Caldwell (Raleigh, N.C./Millbrook), who rushed for 50 yards and one touchdown on eight carries. Waters completed 8-of-22 attempts for 105 yards and one touchdown, but was intercepted three times. Junior linebacker Josh Daniels (Wanchese, N.C./Manteo) led the Pride defense with 13 tackles and a fumble recovery.

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WASHINGTON AND LEE FOOTBALL FALLS TO EMORY & HENRY, 35-17

EMORY, Va. -- Washington and Lee outgained Emory & Henry, 385-259, but could not overcome several crucial errors on special teams in falling to the Wasps, 35-17.

Emory & Henry (5-4, 3-2) scored following two blocked punts and a fumbled kickoff return. The Wasps opened the scoring in the first quarter as sophomore punter Whit Whitfield’s (Tuscaloosa, Ala./Central) kick was blocked and returned to the Generals’ 11-yard line. Three plays later, quarterback Shannon Johnson scored on a 7-yard run to give the Wasps a 7-0 lead.

The Generals (4-5, 3-3) answered on the first play of the second quarter as sophomore quarterback Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison) found junior tight end Jay Thomas (Houston, Texas/Kincaid) with a 12-yard scoring strike to knot the score at 7-7.

W &L assumed a 14-7 lead with 7:19 remaining in the third quarter as senior running back Marc Watson (Marietta, Ga./Walton) scored on a 4-yard run. However, Emory & Henry would tie the game at 14-14 with 4:21 remaining in the third quarter as Willie Johnson returned another blocked Whitfield punt eight yards for a touchdown.

The Generals again responded as senior placekicker Brad Wiginton (Plano, Texas/Plano Senior) booted a 22-yard field goal 44 seconds into the fourth quarter to give W&L a 17-14 lead. The field goal was Wiginton’s 11th of the season, a new school record.

The Wasps assumed a 21-17 lead with 10:15 remaining in the contest as Johnson found wide receiver Brett Kickliter with a 14-yard touchdown pass. Dean was then intercepted on the Generals’ next possession and E&H running back Dan Hammonds scored on a 30-yard run on the next play to put the Wasps up 28-17. The Generals fumbled the ensuing kickoff and Johnson tossed his second touchdown pass to Kickliter, this time from 1-yard out to provide the final margin.

Washington and Lee was led by junior running back Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights), who rushed for 162 yards on 32 carries. He becomes just the fifth player in school history to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season (1,071). Watson carried 10 times for 103 yards and one touchdown, while Dean completed 11-of-27 attempts for 104 yards and one touchdown. Junior linebacker Matt Stavish (Sterling, Va./Park View) led the defense with seven tackles.

Emory & Henry was led by Johnson, who passed for 136 yards and two scores and rushed for 29 yards and another touchdown. Linebacker Phil Christian led the defense with 13 tackles and a sack.

The Generals will conclude their season by hosting Greensboro College on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 1:00 pm.

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WASHINGTON AND LEE FALLS TO NO. 4 BRIDGEWATER IN OVERTIME, 34-28

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior tight end Van Williams (Smithfield, Va./Isle of Wright Academy) caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Jason Lutz (Basye, Va./Stonewall Jackson) in overtime to lift fourth-ranked Bridgewater to a 34-28 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC football action at Wilson Field on Saturday afternoon.

The play was the Eagles’ first offensive play in overtime after stopping the Generals on their overtime possession. W&L senior placekicker Brad Wiginton’s (Plano, Texas/Plano Senior) 53-yard field goal attempt was blocked by junior wide receiver Brian Ratliff (Timberville, Va./Broadway) as the Generals failed to score on their possession.
Bridgewater (7-0, 4-0) had a chance to win the game with 16 seconds remaining in regulation, but freshman placekicker Joel Lemasters’ (Elkton, Va./Spotswood) 22-yard attempt was blocked by W&L senior linebacker Jeff Bahl (Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Country Day) setting up the overtime.

The Generals (4-4, 3-2) led the game 7-0 at the half after freshman wide receiver Allen DeBard (Dallas, Texas/Warren T. White) hauled in a nine-yard touchdown pass with 11:59 remaining in the second quarter.

The Eagles scored on their first possession of the second half as senior running back Davon Cruz (Glen Burnie, Md./Allegheny) found paydirt on a one-yard run with 9:12 left in the third quarter. The Generals responded on the ensuing kickoff as junior running back Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) returned the kick 89 yards for a touchdown to give W&L a 14-7 lead.

The Eagles again tied the score (14-14) as senior defensive end Jeremy Fox (New Kent, Va./Clover Hill) stripped the ball away from senior running back Marc Watson (Marietta, Ga./Walton) and returned it 82 yards for a touchdown with 3:07 remaining in the third quarter.

Washington and Lee responded on its next possession as Watson scored on a 28-yard run to give the Generals a 21-14 lead. However, the Eagles scored on the very next offensive play as senior wide receiver Marcus Richardson (South Boston, Va./Halifax) hauled in a 52-yard touchdown reception from Lutz to knot the score at 21-21. Watson fumbled the ensuing kickoff and Cruz scored on a six-yard run three plays later to give the Eagles a 28-21 lead with 14:02 remaining in the fourth quarter.

W&L tied the game at 28-28 with 4:58 remaining in regulation as Watson scored on a 31-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison).

Washington and Lee was led by Sullivan, who rushed 27 times for 109 yards. Watson carried the ball 18 times for 85 yards and caught four passes for 46 yards. Dean completed 13-of-27 attempts for 128 yards and two touchdowns. Bahl led the defense with 14 tackles and a sack.

Bridgewater was paced by Cruz, who rushed for 187 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries. Richardson caught four passes for 107 yards, while Lutz completed 9-of-21 attempts for 153 yards and two scores. Sophomore linebacker Jermaine Taylor (Miramar, Fla./Miramar) led the defense with 13 tackles and a sack.

The Generals will return to action next Saturday as they travel to Emory & Henry for a 1:00 pm contest.

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W&L DEFEATS SEWANEE IN DIVISION III FOOTBALL, 28-24

SEWANEE, Tenn.. -- Washington and Lee junior running back Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) scored on a 23 yard run with 5:50 to left to give the Generals a 28-24 come from behind victory at Sewanee on Saturday afternoon.

Sewanee jumped on the board with 4:24 to play in the first quarter as Dale Williams hauled in a 15 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Kirk Holtgurewe. The Tigers used a 33 yard field goal by Ben Tuck and a 10 yard blocked punt return for a touchdown by Nate Murphy to extend its lead to 17-0 with 8:28 to play in the first half.

The Generals cut the lead to 17-7 with 4:45 to play in the first half as Sullivan scored his first of three touchdowns on the afternoon on a 2-yard scamper. The score would stay 17-7 in favor of Sewanee at halftime.

W&L sliced the Tiger lead to 17-14 with 4:45 to play in the third quarter as senior running back Marc Watson (Marietta, Ga./Walton) plunged into the end zone from 1-yard out. The Generals went ahead for the first time in the game just seven seconds into the fourth quarter as Sullivan scored on a 6-yard run.

Sewanee regained a 24-21 lead as Holtgurewe found the end zone on a 1-yard quarterback keeper. That set the stage for Sullivan’s game-winning touchdown run.

Sullivan led the Generals with 147 rushing yards on 39 carries. Watson toted the ball 14 times and gained a season-high 120 yards. Sophomore quarterback Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison) completed 8-of-16 passes for 42 yards. He was intercepted two times. Senior linebacker Jeff Bahl (Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Country Day) led the W&L defense by recording 10 tackles. He also tallied one sack and recovered a fumble. For Bahl, it was his seventh career fumble recovery against Sewanee. The Tigers were led by Holtgurewe who completed 12-of-28 passes for 145 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Williams caught six passes for 100 yards. Charles McCauley led the Tiger defense with 12 stops.

The Generals return to action when they host Bridgewater at 1:00 pm next Saturday.

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W&L DEFEATS HAMPDEN-SYDNEY IN ODAC FOOTBALL, 39-12

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA.. -- Washington and Lee sophomore quarterback Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison) completed 16-of-31 passes for 236 yards and a career-high three touchdowns to lead Washington and Lee to a 39-12 victory at Hampden-Sydney on Saturday afternoon.

The Generals (3-3, 3-1 ODAC) went ahead early as Dean tossed a pair of touchdown passes to junior wide receiver Jay Thomas (Houston, Texas/Kinkaid) to open the scoring. The first came with with 8:12 left in the first quarter. The duo hooked up again with 13:21 left in the second quarter to give the Generals a 14-0 lead.

Hampden-Sydney scored two second quarter touchdowns, the first on an 86-yard punt return by Jonathan Meeks and the second on a 33-yard pass by Mac Russell to Conrad Singh. However, the Tigers were unsuccessful at two-point attempts both times.

W&L senior placekicker Brad Wiginton (Plano, Texas/Plano Senior) converted a 43-yard field goal with 35 seconds to play in the first half to give W&L a 17-12 lead at halftime.

The Generals came out and put the game away at the start of the third quarter as Dean again hooked up with Thomas on a 74 yard touchdown pass. Thomas’ third touchdown catch tied a W&L single-game record.

Senior running back Marc Watson (Marietta, Ga./Walton) scored on a 10-yard scamper with 21 seconds to play in the third quarter. For Watson, it was the 30th touchdown in his career, which set a W&L record. The touchdown also gave Watson the all-time career points record at W&L.

Wiginton added three second half field goals. His four field goals on the afternoon set a W&L record for field goals in a game. He now has 10 for the season, which also ties a school record.

W&L was led by junior running back Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights), who collected 187 yards on 26 carries and caught five passes for 53 yards. Thomas caught six passes for 135 yards and three touchdowns. Junior cornerback Brian Meehan (Westlake, Ohio/St. Ignatius) led the defense with 10 tackles and a sack. He also forced a fumble.

Russell finished 20-of-38 for 165 yards and one touchdown. He was intercepted three times. Singh caught nine passes for 93 yards. Running back CW Clemmons toted the ball 12 times for 54 yards. Daniel Park led the Tiger defense with 11 tackles.

The Generals will return to action next Saturday when they travel to Sewanee for a game at 1:30 pm CST.

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WASHINGTON AND LEE DEFEATS CATHOLIC, 18-12, IN ODAC FOOTBALL

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee held Catholic to just 19 yards rushing in defeating the Cardinals, 18-12, in ODAC football action at Wilson Field on Saturday afternoon.

The Generals trailed Catholic 12-7 in the fourth quarter before CUA junior Dennis Campbell (Silver Spring, Md./Paint Branch) fumbled a kick return on his own five yard line with 11:35 left to play. W&L senior linebacker Jeff Bahl (Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Country Day) forced the fumble and his brother, Andrew Bahl (Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Country Day) recovered the ball.

W&L (2-3, 2-1) took advantage two plays later as senior running back Marc Watson (Marietta, Ga./Walton) scored from one yard out. The touchdown was the 29th in Watson’s career, tying the school record for career touchdowns set by Kevin Weaver (1983-86). The Generals attempt at a two-point conversion was good and they led 15-12.

W&L upped its lead to 18-12 with 7:08 remaining as senior placekicker Brad Wiginton (Plano, Texas/Plano Senior) nailed a 31-yard field goal.

The Cardinals (1-4, 0-2) failed to convert on a 4th-and-10 play from the W&L 30 yard line with 2:17 remaining in the game. However, CUA got the ball back with 1:30 remaining and drove to the Generals’ 36 yard line before senior quarterback Derek McGee (Shamong, N.J./Cherokee) was picked off by W&L sophomore safety Ted Maffitt (Houtson, Texas/Episcopal). Maffitt returned the ball to the Catholic 11 yard line and the Generals ran out the clock for their second ODAC victory of the season.

The Generals were led by Watson, who caught 10 passes for 70 yards and rushed seven times for 31 yards and a touchdown. Junior running back Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) rushed 31 times for 80 yards and one touchdown, while sophomore quarterback Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison) completed 19-of-32 attempts for 154 yards. Jeff Bahl led the W&L defense with 10 tackles and two sacks.

Catholic was paced by McGee, who completed 22-of-53 attempts for 241 yards and one touchdown. He was intercepted twice. Freshman wide receiver Nick Bublavi (Norwood, Pa./Interboro) caught seven passes for 90 yards and one touchdown. Junior linebacker Jeff Tabery (Saylorsburg, Pa./Stroudsburg) recorded a game-high 12 tackles and assisted on a sack.

The Generals will return to action next Saturday when they travel to Hampden-Sydney for a 1:00 pm contest.

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WASHINGTON AND LEE FALLS TO RANDOLPH MACON, 28-24, IN FOOTBAL

ASHLAND, Va. -- Randolph Macon quarterback Hunter Price connected with wide receiver Derrick Jackson on a 19-yard touchdown pass with 15 seconds remaining to lift the Yellow Jackets to a 28-24 victory over Washington and Lee on Saturday afternoon on Day Field.

The Yellow Jackets (4-1, 2-0 ODAC) marched 95 yards in just 1:24 for the winning touchdown.

Washington and Lee (1-3, 1-1 ODAC) had a chance to put the game away after sophomore defensive back Ted Maffitt (Houston, Texas/Episcopal) intercepted a pass from Price and returned it 19 yards to the Yellow Jacket 23-yard line with 3:44 to play. But on fourth-and-three from the Yellow Jacket 5-yard line, sophomore quarterback Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison) threw an incomplete pass to junior wide receiver Jay Thomas (Houston, Texas/Kinkaid) in the back of the endzone.

After a scoreless first quarter, Randolph-Macon jumped on the board first as running back E.J. Bush scored on a 1-yard run. The extra point made it 7-0. W&L responded with 53 seconds to play in the first half when Dean connected with Thomas from four yards out. It was Dean’s first touchdown pass of his career. Senior Brad Wiginton’s (Plano, Texas/Plano Senior) extra point tied the score at 7-7 at halftime.

The teams traded touchdowns in the third quarter as W&L senior running back Marc Watson (Marietta, Ga./Walton) scored on a 3-yard run with 9:50 to play. The Yellow Jackets tied it at 14 as David Strong scored on a 5-yard run with 6:13 left in the third quarter.

Bush scored his second touchdown just 53 seconds into the fourth quarter on a 3-yard rush. Wiginton connected on a 29 yard field goal with 9:33 to play that sliced the Yellow Jacket lead to 21-17. Dean then connected with Sullivan on a 71 yard touchdown pass with 5:27 left that gave W&L a 24-21 lead.

W&L was led by Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights), who collected a career high 202 yards on 35 carries and caught two passes for 78 yards and one touchdown. Sullivan finished the day with a career high 300 all-purpose yards. Thomas caught four passes for 61 yards and one touchdown. Sophomore linebacker Ben Krasnoff (Towson, Md./Towson) led the defense with 12 tackles, including two for losses.

Price finished 23-of-32 for 356 yards and one touchdown. He was intercepted twice. Price also had 18 carries for 68 yards. Bush finished the day with 33 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. Justin Basdikis caught 12 passes for 167 yards. Jackson had two catches, both on the final drive, for 38 yards. Trey Henderson led the Yellow Jacket defense with 11 tackles.

The Generals will return to action next Saturday when host Catholic at 1:30 pm.

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CENTRE DEFEATS WASHINGTON AND LEE, 42-10, IN DIVISION III FOOTBALL

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Centre College scored 21 first quarter points en route to a 42-10 win over Washington and Lee in Division III football action on Saturday afternoon.

The Colonels (3-0) opened the scoring with 13:53 remaining in the opening quarter as sophomore running back Jeremy Britt (Danville, Ky./Danville) scored on a 44-yard touchdown run.

Washington and Lee (1-2) responded on its next possession as senior placekicker Brad Wiginton (Plano, Texas/Plano Senior) booted a 33-yard field goal with 10:50 left in the quarter. Centre answered right back as senior cornerback Brian Britt (Danville, Va./Warren East) returned a punt 57 yards for a touchdown to give the Colonels a 14-3 lead. Senior wide receiver Joe Guthrie (Cambellsburg, Ky./Henry County) rounded out the first quarter scoring as he scored on a 16-yard reception with 3:57 remaining in the quarter.

Jeremy Britt scored his second towndown of the day on a 6-yard run with 6:24 left in the third quarter and senior running back Travis Bell (Shelbyville, Ky./Eminence) extended the Centre lead to 35-3 with a 15-yard touchdown run with 1:40 remaining in the quarter.

Washington and Lee capped the scoring as junior tight end Jay Thomas (Houston, Texas/Kincaid) hauled in a 34-yard touchdown reception from sophomore quarterback Sean McGarvey (Lutherville, Md./Calvert Hall) with 12:12 remaining in the game.

Jeremy Britt led the Centre attack with 150 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries. Senior quarterback Drew Mildren (Oklahoma City, Okla./Casady) completed 15-of-23 attempts for 190 yards and two touchdowns, while Guthrie caught five passes for 109 yards and two scores. Sophomore defensive back John Ortega (Prestonburg, Ky./Prestonburg) led the Colonel defense with nine tackles.

Washington and Lee was led by junior running back Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights), who collected 74 yards on 15 carries, while Thomas caught two passes for 43 yards and one touchdown. Sophomore Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison) completed just 5-of-20 attempts for 52 yards. He was picked off once. Senior linebacker Jeff Bahl (Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Country Day) again led the defense with 11 tackles.

The Generals will return to action next Saturday when they travel to Randolph-Macon for a 1:00 pm contest.

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WASHINGTON AND LEE DEFEATS GUILFORD, 27-6, IN ODAC FOOTBALL

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore quarterback Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison) completed 20-of-34 attempts for 227 yards and junior running back Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) rushed for 100 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries to lead Washington and Lee past Guilford, 27-6, in ODAC football action on Saturday afternoon.

The Generals (1-1, 1-0) struck first as senior running back Marc Watson (Marietta, Ga./Walton) scored on a 6-yard touchdown run with 7:00 remaining in the first quarter. The Generals upped their lead to 10-0 with 2:13 remaining in the opening quarter as senior placekicker Brad Wiginton (Plano, Texas/Plano Senior) booted a 25-yard field goal. Wiginton added a 39-yard field goal with 9:02 remaining in the second quarter as W&L carried a 13-0 lead to the half.

Guilford (1-2, 0-1) notched the first points of the second half with 2:24 remaining in the third quarter as junior wide receiver Chris McKinney (Apex, N.C./Apex) scored on a 16-yard touchdown reception from junior quarterback Oren Robinson (Anderson, S.C./Westside).

However, Sullivan would score on an 8-yard touchdown run at the 10:27 mark of the fourth period and Watson added a 1-yard touchdown run with 6:15 remaining to give the Generals their first win of the season.
Watson rushed for 49 yards and two scores on 18 carries, while junior tight end Jay Thomas (Houston, Texas/Kincaid) caught eight passes for 125 yards for the W&L offense. Senior linebacker Jeff Bahl (Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Country Day) led the Generals’ defense with 13 tackles, an assisted sack and a fumble recovery.

Robinson led the Guilford offense by completing 6-of-14 passes for 72 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed 19 times for 65 yards. McKinney grabbed four passes for 57 yards including the one score. The Quakers’ defense was led by junior defensive back J.J. Edwards (Mims, Fla./Astronaut), who totaled 12 tackles.

The Generals will return to action next Saturday when they host Centre College for a 1:00 pm contest.

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W&L FOOTBALL LOSES SEASON OPENER AT JOHNS HOPKINS

BALTIMORE, Md. - The Johns Hopkins defense held Washington and Lee to 164 yards of total offense en route to a 34-3 victory on Saturday afternoon at Homewood Field.

Johns Hopkins jumped out to a 10-0 halftime lead behind a 28-yard field goal by Matthew Andrade and a 3-yard touchdown run by Adam Cook.

The Generals cut into the deficit with 9:40 left in the third quarter as senior Brad Wiginton (Plano, Texas/Plano Senior) kicked a 35-yard field goal. But after a costly W&L turnover, Johns Hopkins extended its lead to 13-3 on a 27-yard field goal by Andrade with 5:49 to play in the third quarter.

Johns Hopkins put the game away by scoring three touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

Sophomore Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison), who was playing his first game as the General’s quarterback, completed 14-of-26 passes for 137 yards. He also threw two interceptions.

Senior tailback Marc Watson (Marietta, Ga./Walton), the reigning ODAC Player of the Year, was held to just 19 yards rushing on 12 carries. Junior Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) rushed for 22 yards on eight carries and also caught two passes for a team-high 44 yards.

Junior defensive back Davis White (Birmingham, Ala./Episcopal (Va.))led the defense with eight tackles, while senior linebacker Jeff Bahl (Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Country Day) had seven stops.

The Generals will return to action next Saturday afternoon when they host Guilford in the 2001 home opener at Wilson Field.

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