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Red Devils Prevail over Bullets in 2OT

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CARLISLE, Pa.  – Dickinson College out-scored Gettysburg College 17-3 in the fourth quarter and then held the Bullets off the scoreboard in the second overtime session to pick up a 37-34 victory and claim the Little Brown Bucket at Biddle Field.

 

Gettysburg (3-6, 3-5 CC) led 24-10 entering the fourth quarter at Dickinson (1-8, 1-7 CC), but the hosts ran off 17 unanswered points to force a game-tying 29-yard field goal by sophomore Justin Geisel (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day School) with 22 seconds left. After exchanging touchdowns in the first overtime, the Bullets missed a field goal before a 27-yarder by Stephen Walker finished off the win.

 

The intensity was high from the outset of the 82nd meeting between the long-time rivals. After forcing a three-and-out on Gettysburg's first possession, the Red Devils struck first with quarterback Billy Burger breaking loose for a 58-yard run on third down and then adding three more yards on a pair of carries to get into the end zone.

 

The Bullets put points on the board later in the period as sophomore Matt McFadden (Morristown, N.J./Morristown Beard) secured good field position with a 37-yard punt return. Geisel connected on a 28-yard field goal to cut the lead to 7-3 with 6:11 left in the first quarter.

 

Dickinson's ensuing drive into Gettysburg territory stalled thanks to a big sack on third down by sophomore Luke Spahits (Ambler, Pa./Archbishop Wood). The Bullets came back with a 10-play, 80-yard drive to take the lead. Junior quarterback Justin Davidov (Ossining, N.Y./Ossining) picked up 34 yards on a third-down rush and polished off the drive with a three-yard plunge to lift Gettysburg in front 10-7.

 

Walker tied the game with a 45-yard field goal, but the Bullets seized momentum with a pair of scores heading into halftime. Senior quarterback Danny Thompson (Oakland, N.J./Indian Hills) hooked up with his brother Ryan Thompson (Oakland, N.J./Indian Hills) for a pair of touchdowns, the first going for 37 yards and the last for two yards as Gettysburg jumped in front 24-10 at the half.

 

The action slowed in the third quarter as the teams exchanged turnovers to start the frame. The two teams managed just 95 combined yards in the third quarter with Dickinson missing a chance to cut into the deficit with a missed field goal.

 

Burger put the Red Devils back in the game with a 22-yard run to pay-dirt at the start of the fourth quarter. After forcing a pair of three-and-outs by Gettysburg, Dickinson tied the game behind Burger, who followed up a 22-yard pass to Jake Walbert with a 20-yard scramble into the end zone.

 

The Red Devils took the lead on a 23-yard field goal by Walker after a 10-play, 64-yard drive that left just three minutes on the clock for the Bullets.

 

After totaling 214 yards receiving last week against Moravian College, junior Ty Abdul-Karim (Washington, D.C./Woodberry Forest (Va.)) stepped up in the clutch with two big catches totaling 45 yards on Gettysburg's next drive. Another big play was turned in by McFadden, who hauled in a 35-yard pass from Thompson on third-and-25 to set the Bullets up on the Dickinson 10-yard line. Dickinson held the Bullets out of the end zone and Geisel booted a career-long 29-yard field goal to tie the game.

 

The hosts had the opening possession of the first extra session. Burger dominated the drive, carrying the ball three times and completing a 19-yard pass to James Ward on third down. A one-yard rush by the Dickinson quarterback put the first points on the board in the extra session.

 

Facing fourth-and-goal on the next possession, Danny Thompson scrambled away from the defense and found Abdul-Karim near the sideline in the end zone to send the game to another extra period.

 

Gettysburg, which was playing its first double-overtime contest in six years, received the ball, but came up empty when Geisel's 42-yard try missed left. Dickinson took advantage with a first down before setting up Walker for the game-winning 27-yard kick.

 

Danny Thompson finished 12-of-21 for 171 yards and three touchdowns, while adding 36 yards on 16 carries. Davidov led the ground attack with 59 yards on nine carries. Abdul-Karim grabbed five receptions for 78 yards and Ryan Thompson added 44 yards on three catches. McFadden finished with a game-high 232 all-purpose yards.

 

Junior Frank Olmo (Eatontown, N.J./Red Bank Catholic) piled up a career-high 19 tackles, including 1.5 for a loss and one sack. Sophomore Mike McKnight (West Chester, Pa./Bayard Rustin) logged 11 tackles and classmate Jake Skinner (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) posted seven stops.

 

Burger went 17-of-28 for 220 yards and carried the ball 27 times for 121 yards and four touchdowns. Stephen Black added 93 yards rushing on 21 carries and Walbert grabbed six receptions for 103 yards. James Turner paced Dickinson's defense with 11 tackles and Kevin Sherry added eight tackles and three sacks.

 

Gettysburg closes the regular season against Franklin & Marshall College (6-3, 5-3 CC) next Saturday, Nov. 12, at 1 p.m. It is the 102nd meeting between the two schools and the winning squad will claim the Lincoln Trophy. 

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