Washburn comes back from deficit, uses field goal to defeat Lindenwood
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- The Washburn Ichabods used their four quarter final drive for a come-from-behind 19-16 win at Lindenwood, improving to 7-1 on the season.
With 3:08 remaining in the game, the Ichabods took over at their own 27 yard line after a missed field goal by the Lions. On the first play Mitch Buhler hit Jordan Hard for 21 yards and then Hayden Groves rushed for 11 more moving the ball to the Lindenwood 41. Buhler then connected with Brad Gourley for eight yards.
On fourth and seven from the Lion 18, Buhler hit Hart for 10 yards and the first down. Buhler then connected with Mertz for 7-yard to the Lions' 1-yard line. After spiking the ball, Buhler scored the winning touchdown, putting Washburn up 19-16 after the extra point.
On the ensuing kickoff, the Lions took over at their 39. After an incomplete pass, Dillon Miller's pass was intercepted by Calvin Kenney wrapping up the game and the win for the Ichabods.
Neither team scored in the first quarter and the Lions took the early lead on a 27-yard field goal by James Neal. The Ichabods responded with a 13-play, 63-yard drive capped by a 2-yard Groves' touchdown run, putting Washburn up 6-3 after the extra point was blocked.
However, the lead was short-lived as Denodus O'Bryant rushed for 88 yards, putting the Lions back up 10-6. The team then traded field goals going into the half with Jeremy Linn kicking a 29-yard field goal with 5:41 to play in the first half and then Neal kicking another field goal from 32 yards with 3:52 to play.
Linn kicked another field goal with 7:35 to play in the third quarter to cut the Lions' lead to 13-12. On Lindenwood's next drive, Neal kicked from 34 yards out to go up 16-12 with 3:45 to play in the third quarter.
Buhler led the Ichabods with 17 of 27 passing for 146 yards passing, including going 7 of 9 for 78 yards on the winning drive. Groves led the Ichabods on the ground with 109 yards on 19 carries and one score. Hart had five catches for 50 yards to lead Washburn.
Defensively, Washburn was led by Bryce Atagi who had nine tackles. Jaime Myers had three tackles for loss and Kenney had the one interception for Washburn.
O'Bryant had 228 yards rushing for the Lions on 30 carries averaging 7.6 yards per carry. Miller was 9 of 19 passing for 132 yards and one interception.