ASHLAND, Va. - Junior Tre Frederick (Angier, N.C./West Johnston) carried the ball 29 times for 139 yards and one touchdown as the Randolph-Macon football team suffered a 17-14 setback to Washington and Lee on Saturday afternoon in ODAC action at Day Field in front of a Homecoming crowd of 3,112.
The Yellow Jackets fell to 5-3 overall and 2-2 in the ODAC. The Generals moved to 6-2 overall, 3-1 in conference play.
W&L fumbled on fourth down of its first possession at the R-MC 41. The Yellow Jackets drove 59 yards in eight plays, as Frederick scored from three yards out to give the home team a 7-0 lead.
The Generals moved to the R-MC 11 on their next possession, settling for a 28-yard field goal to make it 7-3 with 3:17 left in the first period.
W&L tallied a touchdown with 9:55 left in the second quarter. Sophomore Alex Robinson (Richmond, Va./Manchester) blocked the extra point attempt as the Generals led 9-7.
Sophomore Burke Estes (Wilmington, N.C./New Hanover) hit sophomore tight end Sam Tanner (Richmond, Va./Lee-Davis) with a 50-yard TD pass with 3:32 left in the first half as R-MC took a 14-9 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Neither team found the end zone in the third quarter. W&L picked off a pass and took over on the R-MC 39 with 2:51 left in regulation. The Generals took 10 plays to reach the end zone with the go-ahead touchdown with 38 seconds left. A successful two-point conversion gave the visitors a 17-14 advantage.
W&L had another interception on R-MC's next play and ran out the clock to record the victory.
Tanner had two catches for 70 yards, while sophomore Deandre Gill (Roanoke, Va./William Fleming) had a pair of receptions for 60 yards.
W&L went 0 for 5 through the air.
Senior Jake Pinkston (Alexandria, Va./Robinson) led the R-MC defense with 14 tackles including 1.5 tackles for loss. Junior Michael Rawlins (Huntersville, N.C./Hough) had 13 tackles, sophomore Alex Robinson (Richmond, Va./Manchester) had 11 stops and junior Yonis Blanco (Silver Spring, Md./Montgomery Blair) added 10 tackles.
Randolph-Macon has its final road game of the season on Saturday, Nov. 4, with a 1 p.m. ODAC contest at Guilford.