Hampden-Sydney Doubles Up Shenandoah
WINCHESTER, Va. - Hampden-Sydney scored two touchdowns in each of the final three quarters on its way to a 41-21 ODAC football victory over host Shenandoah Saturday afternoon on the Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium turf.
Shenandoah (1-6, 0-4 ODAC) took the early lead on a 20-yard Corey Taylor touchdown run, but H-SC (5-2, 3-1) quickly had an answer.
Chris Shembo tied it for the Tigers on a 3-yard run at the 13:40 mark of the second before Evan King would give the visitors a touchdown lead just more than 2:00 later.
King, who finished with four touchdowns on the day, hauled in a 16-yard TD pass from Nash Nance to cap a two-play, 32-yard drive and put the H-SC up 14-7.
The visitors had taken over at the SU 32 following a Taylor fumble.
The Hornets briefly made things interesting by driving 45 yards in eight plays to tie it at 14-14 with 9:33 remaining in the third, but Hampden-Sydney again had an answer.
The Tigers scored two touchdowns in a span of 3:01 late in the third, both on short runs, to take the lead for good.
Shenandoah cut the deficit in half, to 28-21, on a Paul Athey 2-yard run, but King scored on a pair of 1-yard runs to provide the final margin of victory.
Hampden-Sydney outgained SU 459-313 with 287 of those yards coming through the air. Nance was 21 of 32 for those 287 yards but threw two interceptions.
Shenandoah had 145 yards rushing, including 68 from Taylor.
Defensively, linebacker Jajuan Johnson just missed a school record with 16 tackles. He had five solo and one for loss.
SU completes its home slate next Saturday with a 1:00 game against Randolph-Macon.