Frenetic fourth quarter sinks Jimmies football 41-38
The Jimmies missed a field goal with six seconds left that would've sent it to overtime.
In a game that saw four touchdowns in the last six minutes, the University of Jamestown football team fell 41-38 to Briar Cliff University. The loss drops the Jimmies to 2-6 overall and 2-5 in conference play. The win improves the Mustangs record to 2-6 overall and 2-5 in conference play.
Jimmies quarterback Cade Torgerson found Marcus Giles on a crossing route with 13:19 to go in the first and took it 30 yards to the house making it 7-0 in favor of UJ. After a muffed punt, the Chargers got the ball back and QB Andres Perez kept it himself for 43 yards for the touchdown to make the game 7-6.
Late in the first, Torgerson saw nobody available downfield, improvised, and took it himself, leaping into the endzone to make the game 14-6.
In the aftermath of a big gain, the Chargers’ Stanton Lee ran it straight up the middle to make the game 14-12. There was a scary moment with 14:20 to go in the second quarter, as Jimmies running back Chris Sayler got blown up by Akil Muhamad who laid on the field motionless after the play and was immediately attended to by both team’s trainers, having to be stretchered off the field. As he was taken off the field his teammates came to greet him and both teams went into huddles on their respective sidelines and said a prayer for Muhammad’s recovery. Later in the game, Muhammad would be released from the hospital and come back to his team’s sideline.
After the delay, Torgerson aired it out to Isaiah Roebuck who fought through defensive pass interference moving the ball up to the Chargers 35 yard line. The Jimmies kept their offense on the field on a 4th and 28 and the pass was too long intended, keeping the game 14-12. WIth 4:55 to go in the second quarter, Torgerson handed it off to Sayler who fumbled the ball giving the ball to the Chargers on their own 39-yard line. On the very next play, Davies handed it off to Lee who ran to the left and coughed the ball up into the arms of Mitchell Schwartz to give the Jimmies the ball right back. After the turnover, the Chargers' defense stood tall, forcing the Jimmies to go for the field goal. Izaak Myles hit the field goal right down the middle, making the game 17-12 with 42 seconds to go in the second quarter.
The Jimmies forced a punt at the tail end of the second, where the Jimmies Brooks Canfield fumbled the punt to send the game into the half with the Jimmies up 17-12.
After a Jimmies punt to start the second half, Davies extended the play and sent it to Damarreon Nelson for the first down to the Jimmies four yard line. With 7:13 to go, Davies rolled to his left and found Tim Brown for the touchdown. The Chargers went for two and got it as Seth Maxey caught the ball to give the Chargers the 20-17 lead.
As a result of a UJ turnover on downs, the Chargers got the ball on the 49-yard line and Davies dropped back and completed his pass right into the waiting arms of Jimmies free safety Brooks Canfield.
WIth 1:47 to go in the third quarter, Torgerson found Bowie-Montiero in the end zone putting the Jimmies back in the lead, 24-20. Davies aired the ball out to Aaron Okoro down to the Jimmies 31 yard line with 33 seconds to go in the third quarter. On the first play of the fourth quarter, Lee ran it up the middle and in for the touchdown, making the game 27-24 with 14:54 to go.
With 5:29 to go Torgerson found Micah Madyun over the middle who ran it in for the touchdown, making the game 31-27. Briar Cliff was able to drive down the field and get a touchdown to go up 34-31. The Jimmies immediately responded as Torgerson found Bowie-Montiero from 49 yards out who scurried in to put the Jimmies up 38-34. After a return of 58 yards, the Chargers drove down the field and took the lead once again with the score 41-38 with 1:08 to go. The Jimmies responded by going on a lengthy drive of their own, which resulted in a field goal attempt with six seconds to go. Myles stepped up and hooked the field goal left as the Jimmies fell 41-38.
“It’s a team that is trying to find their way and trying to find some wins on the scoreboard and this is one that we definitely thought we had a chance at and we did,” Jimmies head coach Brian Mistro said. “When you have a chance to win the game in the fourth quarter you gotta find a way to win it. So that’s what is the most frustrating part but I love these guys to death.”
The Jimmies are back in action when they make the trip at 1 p.m. to No. 3 Morningside on Oct. 30. The Chargers are back in action at 1 p.m. when they host Dakota Wesleyan on Oct.30.
BC 41, UJ 38
BC: 6 6 8 21---41
UJ: 14 3 7 14---38
UJ: Marcus Giles 33 yard pass from Cade Torgerson (kick is good), 13:19, 7-0
BC: Andres Perez 44 yard run (kick is no good),10:42, 7-6
UJ: Torgerson 17 yard run (kick is good), 1:48, 14-6
BC: Staton Lee 1 yard run (kick is no good), 14:33, 14-12
UJ: Izaak Myles 22 yard field goal, 0:42, 17-12
BC: Tim Brown 4 yard pass from Luke Davies (2 pt conversion is good), 7:13, 20-17
UJ: Javon Bowie-Montiero 9 yard pass from Torgerson, 1:47, 24-20
BC: Stanton Lee 17 yard run, (Johnathan Branner kick is good), 14:54, 27-24
UJ: Micah Madyun 20 yard pass from Torgerson (kick is good), 5:22, 31-27
BC: Aaron Okoro 6 yard pass from Davies (kick is good), 2:41, 34-31
UJ: Bowie-Montiero 49 yard pass from Torgerson (kick is good), 1:36, 38-34
BC: Aaron Okoro 4 yard pass from Davies (kick is good), 1:08, 41-38
BC: Luke Davies, 330
UJ: Cade Torgerson 435