W&L FOOTBALL FINISHES SEASON WITH 6-0 WIN OVER GREENSBORO

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Senior running back Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) ran for 96 yards on 29 carries and established a new Washington and Lee football career rushing record with 3,140 yards as the Generals defeated Greensboro, 6-0, on Saturday afternoon in rainy Greensboro, N.C.

Sullivan's 96 yards give him 1,123 for the season and moved him past Marc Watson's ('02) previous mark of 3,112 career rushing yards.

The W&L defense, which held Greensboro to 151 yards of total offense, shutout an opponent for the first time since Nov. 13, 1993, when it blanked Catholic (34-0).

The Generals punched in the game's lone score with just nine seconds remaining in the first half when Sullivan charged seven yards into the Pride endzone. When the ensuing extra point was blocked, W&L held a 6-0 lead at the half.

In the second half, Greensboro (4-6) was unable to find the end zone and finished with three turnovers for the afternoon.

The Generals were led by Sullivan's 96 yards on the ground. Junior quarterback Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison) added 67 yards through the air on 6-of-10 passing while also running for 30 yards on 13 carries. Junior linebacker Ben Krasnoff (Towson, Md./Towson) totaled 16 tackles while senior linebacker Matt Stavish (Sterling, Va./Park View) and freshman defensive back Joe Greenhill (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) both picked off Pride passes.

Greensboro quarterback Anthony Durham completed 7-of-16 passes for 73 yards and one interception while running back Marc Clapp totaled 49 yards rushing on 15 carries.

The Generals wrap up their season with their fourth straight 5-5 campaign.

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W&L FOOTBALL ENDS STREAK, 22-9, OVER EMORY & HENRY

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee football team ended a streak of 19 consecutive losses to Emory & Henry with a 22-9 victory over the Wasps on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.

The Generals (4-5, 3-3) had not beaten E&H since a 21-15 win on September 18, 1982.

W&L assumed a 7-0 lead just 3:04 into the game as senior running back Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) scored on a 7-yard touchdown run.

The Wasps (3-6, 1-4) responded with 7:20 remaining in the opening quarter as sophomore placekicker David Burks (Oak Ridge, Tenn./Oak Ridge) booted a 21-yard field goal to cut the W&L lead to 7-3.

The Generals went up 14-3 on a 1-yard touchdown run by Sullivan with 9:17 remaining in the half, but E&H junior running back Dan Hammonds (Newport, Tenn./Cocke County) scored on a 2-yard run with 2:23 remaining in the half to again cut the W&L lead to 14-9. The ensuing two-point conversion failed and the teams went to the half with W&L leading, 14-9.

Both teams played a scoreless third quarter before Sullivan galloped 19 yards to paydirt with 7:30 remaining in the game. The two-point conversion pass was successful and the Generals' defense held for the 22-9 win.

W&L was led by Sullivan, who rushed 44 times for 170 yards and three touchdowns. He needs just 68 yards next week to break Marc Watson's school career rushing record of 3,112 yards. Junior quarterback Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison) returned to the lineup, completing 11-of-28 passes for 109 yards and two interceptions.

Sophomore fullback Chris Caramore (East Greenbush, N.Y./LaSalle) rushed for 42 yards on nine carries and caught five passes for 46 yards. Sophomore linebacker Lloyd Wilson (Austin, Texas/Stephen F. Austin) led the W&L defense with nine tackles, while senior defensive end Brett Burns (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) recorded six tackles and two sacks.

Emory & Henry was led by junior quarterback Shannon Johnson (Iron Gate, Va./Alleghany), who completed 13-of-27 passes for 116 yards and rushed 13 times for 48 yards. Hammonds rushed for 86 yards and the one touchdown on 23 carries. Senior defensive end Jackie Akers (Abingdon, Va./Abingdon) led the Wasp defense with 12 tackles. The loss assures E&H of its first losing season since 1982.

Washington and Lee will return to action on Saturday as it travels to Greensboro College for a 1:00 pm contest.

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W&L FOOTBALL FALLS TO SECOND-RANKED BRIDGEWATER, 44-14

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee football team committed seven turnovers which led to 28 Bridgewater points in a 44-14 loss to the second-ranked Eagles on Saturday afternoon in Bridgewater, Va.

The Generals (3-5, 2-3) trailed just 24-14 entering the fourth quarter, but BC scored on each of its final three possessions, including a 65-yard interception return for a touchdown by Jared Brice with 1:47 remaining in the game.

The Eagles (8-0, 4-0) assumed a 17-0 lead with 11:14 remaining in the first half before the Generals struck with a pair of touchdowns to cut the deficit to 17-14 at the half. Senior running back Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) scored on a 1-yard run with 3:17 remaining in the half and again on a 36-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Sean McGarvey (Lutherville, Md./Calvert Hall) with 13 seconds remaining.

Sullivan led the W&L offense with 84 yards and one touchdown on 21 carries. He also caught three passes for 39 yards and a score. McGarvey completed 16-of-31 passes for 203 yards, but was intercepted five times.

The W&L defense held Bridgewater to a season-low 316 yards of total offense and was led by sophomore linebacker Lloyd Wilson (Austin, Texas/Stephen F. Austin), who posted 13 tackles and a sack.

Offensively, the Eagles were led by quarterback Robbie Jenkins' two touchdowns rushing and two more passing. Wide receiver Andre Jones caught five passes for 62 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, linebacker Jermaine Taylor totaled 16 tackles and a sack.

Washington and Lee will return to action on Saturday as it hosts Emory & Henry for a 1:00 pm contest.

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W&L FOOTBALL DOWNS SEWANEE FOR FIFTH STRAIGHT TIME, 26-14

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee junior quarterback Sean McGarvey (Lutherville, Md./Calvert Hall) completed 25-of-46 passes for 301 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Generals past Sewanee, 26-14, on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.

The Generals (3-4) assumed a 20-0 halftime lead as McGarvey found junior wide receiver Jonathan Brimer (Dandridge, Tenn./Jefferson County), senior tight end Jay Thomas (Houston, Texas/Kincaid) and senior wide receiver Dyllan Rankin (Statesville, N.C./Woodberry Forest) with scoring strikes of 20, 6 and 21 yards, respectively.

The Tigers (4-4) stormed back in the third quarter as senior quarterback Kirk Holtgrewe (Paris, Tenn./Henry County) scored on touchdown runs of 2 and 10 yards to cut the W&L lead to 20-14 with 8:27 remaining in the third quarter.

W&L senior running back Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) capped the scoring with a 45-yard touchdown run with 9:30 remaining in the fourth quarter to give the Generals their fifth straight win over Sewanee.

McGarvey's career day paced the Generals offense. His 301 yards were the most by a W&L quarterback since the 1999 season. Sullivan rushed for 126 yards and one touchdown on 29 carries, while Thomas caught seven passes for 51 yards and the one touchdown as W&L racked up a season-high 517 yards of total offense. Junior linebacker Ben Krasnoff (Towson, Md./Towson) led the Generals' defense with 14 tackles.

Holtgrewe paced the Sewanee offense with 25 yards rushing and 132 yards passing. Junior running back Justin Askew (Rome, Ga./Model) rushed for 136 yards on 23 carries, while sophomore wide receiver Don Rodgers (Bowling Green, Ky./Bowling Green) caught seven passes for 67 yards. Freshman defensive back Will Smith (Roswell, Ga./Pope) led the Tiger defense with 14 tackles.

Washington and Lee will be in action again on Saturday as it travels to second-ranked Bridgewater. Game time is set for 1:00 pm.

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W&L FOOTBALL FALLS TO HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, 44-13

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Hampden-Sydney sophomore running back CW Clemmons (Covington, Va./Alleghany) produced a 67-yard touchdown run on the team's second play from scrimmage and the Tigers never looked back in claiming a 44-13 win over Washington and Lee at Wilson Field on Saturday afternoon.

Leading 21-0 at the half, the Tigers (5-1, 3-1) scored two more touchdowns and a kicked a field goal in the third quarter for a 38-0 lead. The Generals (2-4, 2-2) scored two fourth quarter touchdowns as junior quarterback Sean McGarvey (Lutherville, Md./Calvert Hall) found senior tight end Jay Thomas (Houston, Texas/Kincaid) on scoring strikes of 30 and 10 yards.

Clemmons led the H-SC offense with 116 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. Senior quarterback Mac Russell (Selma, Ala./Morgan Academy) completed 16-of-24 passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns, while junior wide receiver Conrad Singh (Ft. Washington, Md./Gonzaga) caught seven balls for 76 yards and one touchdown. Senior defensive back Chris Scott (Virginia Beach, Va./Ocean Lakes) recorded two tackles and an interception. For Scott, the interception was the 18th of his career, tying the ODAC record.

Thomas led the Generals' offense with four catches for 80 yards and two touchdowns. McGarvey completed 12-of-26 passes for 183 yards and two touchdowns, while senior running back Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) rushed 19 times for 55 yards. He also caught five passes for 55 yards and returned two kickoffs for 37 yards. His 147 all-purpose yards give him 5,285 career all-purpose yards, breaking the W&L record of 5,184 set by Marc Watson last season. Sophomore linebacker Lloyd Wilson (Austin, Texas/Stephen F. Austin) led the W&L defense with 12 tackles and a half sack.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it hosts Sewanee for a 1:00 pm contest.

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W&L FOOTBALL FALLS TO CATHOLIC, 39-20

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Washington and Lee football team held a 7-0 lead after one quarter then saw Catholic University score 33 unaswered points in a 39-20 loss to the Cardinals on Saturday afternoon in Washington, D.C.

The Catholic run included three touchdown passes from senior quarterback Bill Sutton to sophomore wide receiver Nick Bublavi, the last of which was a 67-yarder to make the score 26-7 just 5:54 into the second half. Senior running back Tokollo Moffat added a 50-yard touchdown run and sophomore linebacker Dave Beety scored on a 37-yard interception return during the run.

W&L (2-3, 2-1) sophomore wide receiver Taylor Callaham (Owings Mills, Md./McDonogh) scored two fourth quarter touchdowns for the Generals. He paced the W&L offense with six catches for 86 yards and the two scores. Senior running back Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) rushed for 57 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries. Freshman quarterback Greg Tweardy (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) completed 11-of-23 passes for 177 yards and two touchdowns filling in for the injured starter, junior Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison). He was intercepted three times. Junior safety Ted Maffitt (Houston, Texas/Episcopal) led the defense with 14 tackles.

Bublavi led the Catholic (2-3, 1-1) offense with seven catches for 126 yards and three touchdowns, while Moffat rushed for 113 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries. Sutton completed 14-of-23 passes for 234 yards and three touchdowns. Senior linebacker Ryan Welsh led the Catholic defense with 11 tackles.

Washington and Lee returns to action next Saturday as it hosts Hampden-Sydney for a 1:00 pm contest.

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W&L FOOTBALL HOLDS OFF RANDOLPH-MACON, 7-3

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee football team upped its record to 2-2 overall, 2-0 in the ODAC with a 7-3 win over Randolph-Macon on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.

Randolph-Macon produced a 14-play, 64-yard drive and had a first and goal on the W&L 6-yard line with under a minute remaining; however, the W&L defense held on four plays and the Generals ran out the final 33 seconds for the win.

The Yellow Jackets (3-2, 1-1) assumed a 3-0 lead with 1:49 remaining in the first quarter as sophomore placekicker David Ping (Lynchburg, Va./E.C. Glass) booted a 42-yard field goal. The Generals answered with 7:55 remaining in the first half as junior quarterback Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison) found junior wide receiver Jonathan Brimer (Dandridge, Tenn./Jefferson County) with a 20-yard scoring strike.

Washington and Lee was led by Dean, who completed 16-of-33 attempts for 201 yards and one touchdown. He was intercepted twice. Senior running back Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) rushed for 89 yards on 27 carries, breaking a string of eight consecutive 100-yard rushing performances. Brimer caught three passes for 57 yards and one touchdown. The W&L defense was led by junior linebacker Ben Krasnoff (Towson, Md./Towson), who totaled 12 tackles and forced a fumble.

Randolph-Macon was led by senior quarterback Hunter Price (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle), who completed 26-of-45 passes for 204 yards. In the process, he became the R-MC all-time passing yards leader with 5,315 passing yards. Senior running back David Strong (Winter Park, Fla./Trinity Prep) hauled in nine passes for 66 yards, while senior safety Bobby Akers (Fairfax, Va./Chantilly) recorded eight tackles and an interception.

Washington and Lee returns to action next Saturday as it travels to Catholic for a 1:00 pm contest.

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W&L FOOTBALL FALLS TO CENTRE, 19-13

DANVILLE, Ky. -- Centre College generated 13 of its 19 points off Washington and Lee turnovers and hung on to defeat the Generals, 19-13, in a non-conference football game Saturday afternoon in Danville, Ky.

Centre (4-0) put its first points on the board after Matt Johnson hit W&L junior quarterback Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison), jarring the ball loose. The fumble was recovered by the Colonels at the W&L 5-yard line. One play later, Centre quarterback Brian Behrendt found Bryan Walker for the touchdown.

Nearing the end of the first half, the Colonels' Taylor Hoffer recovered a fumble by W&L sophomore wide receiver Taylor Callaham (Owings Mills, Md./McDonogh) at the Generals' 45-yard line. Centre's ensuing 11-play drive culminated with a 32-yard field goal by Nick Zilich, making it 10-0, Centre, at the half.

Following an interception of Behrendt by junior defensive back Ted Maffitt (Houston, Texas/Episcopal), the Generals marched twenty-nine yards to the Centre 11-yard line, from where Dean hooked up with Callaham for an 11-yard touchdown to cut the Colonels' lead to three.

Trailing 16-7, another W&L possession resulted in a fumble, this time by senior running back Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights). Following the turnover, Zilich capped the Colonels' drive by splitting the uprights with his fourth field goal of the day and a 19-7 advantage.

The Generals rallied to cut the lead to 19-13 on a 35-yard scoring toss from Dean to Callaham, but the Colonels held on and ran out the clock to secure the victory.

On the offensive side of the ball, W&L (1-2, 1-0) was led by Sullivan who racked up 100 yards on the ground (29 carries for 115 yards) for a school-record tying eighth straight time. Dean completed 7-of-18 passes for 126 yards and two touchdowns, while Callaham caught four balls for 67 yards and two touchdowns.

Maffitt was the Generals' defensive leader, tallying 15 tackles, intercepting a pass, recovering a fumble and registering a sack.

Washington and Lee is in action again next Saturday when they host Randolph-Macon at 1:30 pm.

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W&L FOOTBALL SLIPS PAST GUILFORD, 31-30, IN ODAC FOOTBALL

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Washington and Lee junior quarterback Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison) faked a spike and then connected with sophomore wide receiver Taylor Callaham (Owings Mills, Md./McDonogh) on a 17-yard touchdown pass with 10 seconds remaining to give the Generals a 31-30 victory over Guilford in ODAC football action Saturday afternoon in Greensboro, N.C.

W&L (1-1, 1-0) stopped the Quakers on a fourth-and-two play on the W&L 20-yard line with 1:30 remaining in the game as junior linebacker Ben Krasnoff (Towson, Md./Towson) corralled Guilford running back Brandon Lockhart for a two-yard loss. The Generals then drove 78 yards in seven plays for the game-winning score.

Guilford (1-2, 0-1) assumed a 30-18 lead with 11:18 remaining in the fourth quarter as defensive back Sherod Long intercepted Dean and rumbled 58 yards for a touchdown.

The Generals began their comeback as senior running back Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) scored on a 7-yard touchdown run to cut the GC lead to 30-25 with 7:26 remaining.

The Washington and Lee offense was led by Sullivan, who rushed for 181 yards and two touchdowns on 39 carries. He also tallied two catches for 33 yards and a touchdown, returned two kickoffs for 59 yards and two punts for 21 yards in amassing 294 all-purpose yards. Dean completed 10-of-23 attempts for 144 yards and two touchdowns, while Callaham caught four passes for 48 yards and one score. Krasnoff led the W&L defense with 13 tackles.

Guilford quarterback Josh Smith completed 13-of-22 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns. Wide receiver Chris McKinney grabbed seven passes for 99 yards and one score, while linebacker Wes Kidd led the Quakers' defense with 14 tackles and a sack.

Washington and Lee returns to action on next Saturday as it travels to Centre College for a 1:30 pm contest.

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W&L FOOTBALL FALLS TO JOHNS HOPKINS, 21-14, IN OVERTIME

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Johns Hopkins used an 84-yard touchdown drive in the final 1:20 of regulation and scored another touchdown in overtime to defeat Washington and Lee, 21-14, on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.

The Generals (0-1) went up 14-7 on a 10-yard touchdown run by Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) with 1:20 remaining in regulation.

However, Johns Hopkins senior quarterback Rob Fernand (Wayne, N.J./DePaul) led the Blue Jays on a 6-play, 84-yard drive capped by a 34-yard touchdown pass to sophomore wide receiver Brian Wolcott (Harding, Pa./Wyoming Area) with 15 seconds remaining to knot the game at 14-14.

In the overtime period, Fernand found Wolcott again for a 24-yard gain to the one-yard line then called his own number one play later to give Hopkins the 21-14 lead. The JHU defense then held on four plays to preserve the overtime victory.

Sullivan led the W&L offense with 152 yards and one touchdown on the ground. He also caught three passes for 28 yards and totaled 28 yards on returns for 208 all-purpose yards. Sophomore wide receiver Taylor Callaham (Owings Mills, Md./McDonogh) caught four passes for 52 yards and the game's opening touchdown with 9:43 remaining in the third period.

Junior quarterback Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison) completed 12-of-28 attempts for 146 yards, one touchdown and one interception, while senior linebacker Matt Stavish (Sterling, Va./Park View) paced the defense with 11 tackles, two sacks and one interception.

Fernand completed 19-of-34 attempts for 239 yards and one touchdown. He was picked off three times. Wolcott snared four passes for 75 yards, while sophomore running back Adam Cook (New Freedom, Pa./Susquehannock) rushed for 70 yards and a touchdown on eight carries. Junior defensive back Paul Longo (Kensington, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) led the JHU defense with seven tackles and one interception.

Washington and Lee will be in action again on Saturday as it travels to Guilford for a 1:00 pm contest.

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