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R-MC Football Rallies to Outlast BC 44-41 in Double Overtime

Robby Owens running his route
Robby Owens

ASHLAND, Va. - Junior Burke Estes (Wilmington, N.C./New Hanover) hit junior tight end Robby Owens (Gainesville, Va./Patriot) with a two-yard touchdown pass in the second overtime period as the first-place Randolph-Macon football team outscored Bridgewater 44-41 on Saturday afternoon in ODAC action in front of 3,416 fans at Day Field for Homecoming to extend its win streak to six games.

The Basics

Score: Randolph-Macon 44, Bridgewater 41 2OT

Location/Venue: Ashland, Va./Day Field

Records: R-MC 6-1, 4-0 ODAC; BC 2-4, 1-3 ODAC

How It Happened

  • The Yellow Jacket defense held the Eagles to 3-and-out on their first possession. R-MC drove to the BC18 and sophomore Chris Vidal (Wake, N.C./Wake Forest) nailed a 35-yard field goal to give the Yellow Jackets a 3-0 lead midway through the first period.
  • R-MC forced the Eagles to punt on their next three possessions. Senior Tre Frederick (Angier, N.C./West Johnston) ripped off a 65-yard TD run as the Yellow Jackets took a 10-0 advantage with 11:20 left in the second quarter.
  • After the Yellow Jackets forced another 3-and-out by the Eagles, Estes hit junior Sam Tanner (Mechanicsville, Va./Lee-Davis) with an eight-yard TD toss as the advantage grew to 17-0 with 3:40 left in the first half.
  • The Eagles next put together their best drive of the half, going 71 yards in 18 plays to reach the RMC 2. Logan Weis hit a 29-yard field goal as time ran out as R-MC led 17-3 at intermission.
  • BC scored a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter to level the score at 17-17.
  • The Eagles scored on the third play of the fourth quarter to take their first lead at 24-17. Estes hit senior Eric Hoy (Clayton, N.C./Clayton) on a 51-yard pass play, putting the ball at the BC2. Frederick ran it in from the 2 as R-MC tied the game at 24-24.
  • BC drove again and scored with five minutes left to reclaim the lead at 31-24. Frederick reached the end zone from 62 yards out to level the score at 31-31 with four minutes remaining. The Eagles drove to the RMC 46, but were stopped as time ran out in regulation, forcing overtime.
  • BC won the overtime toss and elected to start on defense. Hoy ran in from four yards out as the Yellow Jackets took a 38-31 advantage. The Eagles took six plays to reach the end zone and pull within one. BC lined up to go for two, but a delay penalty moved the ball back to the RMC8. The Eagles would kick the extra point, forcing a second overtime period.
  • The Eagles would start on offense in the second extra period BC picked up 14 yards on its first play, but gained just six yards on its next three plays. A 22-yard field goal gave the Eagles a 41-38 edge. R-MC ran the ball five times to move to the BC2. Estes looked for Owens on second down, but overthrew him. On third down, Estes rolled to the right and hit Owens with the game-winning score.

Inside the Numbers

  • Frederick rushed 31 times for 238 yards and three TDs. Estes hit 11 of 18 passes for 136 yards and two scores.
  • BC held the ball for 32:30, compared to 27:30 for R-MC. It was the first time this season that the Yellow Jackets did not win the time of possession.
  • The Eagles were whistled for 11 penalties for 105 yards. The Yellow Jackets committed two infractions for 20 yards.
  • BC converted 12 of 21 third-down plays and made first downs both times it went for it on fourth down.
  • This was R-MC's first overtime game since Sept. 13, 2008, when Johns Hopkins defeated the Yellow Jackets 39-31 in triple overtime in Ashland.

Up Next

Randolph-Macon hits the road to play at Emory & Henry on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. in ODAC action.