November 3, 2012

Jones Scores on 1-yard Run with 27 Seconds Left, as Bearcats Edge Boxers, 35-31

More news about: Willamette

FOREST GROVE, Ore. -- Sophomore running back Dylan Jones scored for Willamette University on a 1-yard run with 27 seconds remaining, as the Bearcats rallied past Pacific University for a 35-31 Northwest Conference win on Saturday, Nov. 3. The Bearcats drove 76 yards on 10 plays for the winning score on a drive that began with 2:26 left.

Willamette improved to 7-2 on the season, 3-2 in the Northwest Conference. Pacific fell to 3-5 on the season 2-3 in the NWC.

Pacific returned the ensuing kickoff to the 50-yard line and reached the Willamette 25 two plays later. On 1st-and-10 with five seconds left, Pacific quarterback P.J. Minaya was intercepted by Tyson Giza (Jr., CB) at the 10-yard line, as Willamette secured the win. It was Giza's second interception of the game.

Willamette's game-winning drive started simply enough with a 3-yard pass from quarterback Josh Dean (Jr.) to Terrell Malley (Jr., HB), who stepped out of bounds at the WU 27. Jake Turner (Sr., WR) followed with a 10-yard catch and went out of bounds, allowing WU to save its last timeout.

On 1st-and-10 at the WU 37, Dean rushed for six yards. After two incomplete passes, Dean ducked away from a pass rush on 4th-and-4 and completed a 22-yard pass to Malley to the Pacific 35.

A 6-yard pass from Dean to Jake Knecht (Sr., WR), plus a personal foul on the Boxers at the end of the play, moved the ball to the Pacific 14.

Dean scrambled for four yards on first down and then Willamette used its remaining timeout. Dean threw an incomplete pass, before hitting Turner on a 9-yard toss to the 1-yard line.

As WU set up to quickly snap the ball, the Boxers called timeout. When play resumed, Jones rushed the final yard for his third touchdown of the day. Kyle Derby (Jr., PK/P) kicked the extra point, giving Willamette a 35-31 lead.

Willamette gained 486 yards of total offense, while Pacific achieved 464 yards. The Bearcats rushed 36 times for 171 yards and four touchdowns. Pacific earned 110 rushing yards on 36 carries.

Dean was 22 of 43 passing for 315 yards and one touchdown. Minaya ended the game 25 of 46 in the air for the Boxers, as he threw for 354 yards and four touchdowns.

Malley had an outstanding game for the Bearcats. He carried the ball 12 times for 87 yards and one score, and also caught 7 passes for 104 yards and one TD. Dean added 52 rushing yards on 16 carries. Jones rushed six times for 24 yards and three short touchdowns covering 1 yard, 5 yards and 1 yard.

Joining Malley with over 100 yards receiving was Knecht, who hauled in 6 passes for 119 yards, including a 51-yard catch. Pacific receiver Caleb Roher caught a game-high 8 passes for 123 yards and Jacob Lawrence of Pacific brought in 5 passes for 112 yards.

The Bearcats scored first on the opening possession of the game, marching 67 yards on nine plays. Late in the drive, Willamette overcame 2nd-and-15 at the Pacific 21 when Dean rushed for 13 yards on second down, and then completed a 7-yard pass to Benny Weischedel (Sr., TE) on third down. Jones scored the first of his three touchdowns on the next play on a 1-yard run.

Pacific tallied the next 17 points. The Boxers tied the score at 7-7 when Minaya hit Roher with a 68-yard scoring strike at the 1:11 mark of th first quarter. Pacific added a 36-yard touchdown from Minaya to Lawrence on the Boxers' second possession of the second quarter. The drive lasted nine plays after Brandon Harms intercepted Dean at the Pacific 23.

Willamette reached the Pacific 28 on its next drive, but turned the ball over on downs with 1:58 left in the half. The Boxers advanced to the WU 6-yard line, before a sack by Ben Lyons (Sr., DE) backed up Pacific to the 14. An offensive holding penalty on the next play led to 3rd-and-goal at the 24. On fourth down, Moses Villareal-Gomez kicked a 41-yard field goal to end the half.

On the third play of the third quarter, Giza registered his first interception of the game on a long pass to give WU the ball at the Willamette 41. Nine plays later, Willamette had to punt, but Derby's 42-yarder pinned the Boxers at their own 1-yard line. Four plays later, Chad Pollard (Sr., HB) returned a punt 11 yards to the Pacific 36.

The possession led to a 19-yard touchdown pass from Dean to Malley with 6:43 left in the third quarter. Derby's extra point kick pulled WU within 17-14.

After holding Pacific without a first down, the Bearcats drove 72 yards on 10 plays to take a 21-17 lead. The drive included a 20-yard run by inside linebacker Wes Wenzel (Sr.) on 4th-and-16 at the Pacific 49. Dean threw a 27-yard pass to Weischedel two plays later and Jones tacked on a 5-yard run to reach the end zone.

Late in the third quarter, Willamette used a 14-yard pass to Knecht and a 17-yard run by Malley to set up the next score. Malley completed the drive with a 6-yard scoring jaunt with 14:26 remaining in the game. Following the PAT, Willamette led 28-17.

Pacific responded with a pair of lengthy touchdown drives to regain the lead. Minaya threw a 12-yard scoring pass to Kelson Kawai at the end of a 10-play, 80-yard drive with 10:08 left. The drive included a 12-yard run by punter Aaron Koford on 4th-and-8 at the Pacific 48. A two-point conversion attempt failed when Minaya threw an incomplete pass.

When Pacific got the ball back with 8:30 to go, the Boxers drove 63 yards on 15 plays, with Deven McKinney catching a 1-yard pass from Minaya for a touchdown with 2:32 remaining. Minaya passed to Jack Michels on the conversion for two points and a 31-28 Pacific lead.

Willamette answered with its game-winning drive.

The Bearcats will conclude the season on Saturday, Nov. 10 when they host the University of Puget Sound. Game time at McCulloch Stadium is scheduled for 4 p.m. (PDT).

comments powered by Disqus
Oct. 3: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
MIT at Curry
Live Stats Live Stats
10:00 PM
George Fox at Willamette
Live Stats Video
Oct. 4: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Hobart at WPI
Live Stats Video Audio
12:00 PM
Framingham State at Mass-Dartmouth
Video
12:00 PM
Southern Virginia at Kean
Live Stats Video
12:00 PM
Endicott at Maine Maritime
Video
12:00 PM
Juniata at Johns Hopkins
Audio
12:00 PM
Springfield at Union
Live Stats Video Audio
12:00 PM
Salisbury at St. John Fisher
Live Stats Audio Audio
12:00 PM
TCNJ at Morrisville State
Live Stats Audio
12:00 PM
Apprentice School at Newport News Apprentice
Live Stats
12:00 PM
St. Lawrence at Rochester
Live Stats Video Audio
12:30 PM
Mount Union at Capital
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
RPI at Merchant Marine
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Trinity (Conn.) at Hamilton
Preview Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Wesleyan at Colby
Video
1:00 PM
Plymouth State at Westfield State
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Norwich at Husson
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Williams at Bates
Preview Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley at King's
1:00 PM
Montclair State at William Paterson
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Gallaudet at Anna Maria
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Moravian at Ursinus
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Bridgewater State at Western Connecticut
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Stevenson at Lycoming
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Coast Guard at Western New England
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Franklin and Marshall at Dickinson
Video
1:00 PM
Hope at Albion
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Emory and Henry
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Guilford
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney at Catholic
Preview Video Audio
1:00 PM
Benedictine at Kalamazoo
Live Stats Video Audio Tickets
1:00 PM
Alma at Trine
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Wooster at Wabash
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Westminster (Pa.) at Carnegie Mellon
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Widener at Misericordia
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Nichols at Salve Regina
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Louisiana College at Wesley
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Averett at N.C. Wesleyan
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Muhlenberg at Susquehanna
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Alfred at Hartwick
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Rowan at Cortland State
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Buffalo State at Frostburg State
Live Stats
1:00 PM
McDaniel at Gettysburg
Preview Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan at Allegheny
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Albright at Delaware Valley
Live Stats Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Utica at Ithaca
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
FDU-Florham at Wilkes
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Rhodes at Chicago
Preview Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Westminster (Mo.) at Minnesota-Morris
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Grinnell at Lawrence
Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
Tufts at Bowdoin
Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
Amherst at Middlebury
Live Stats Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
Massachusetts Maritime at Fitchburg State
Preview Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
John Carroll at Ohio Northern
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:30 PM
Franklin at Manchester
Preview Live Stats Live Stats Audio Audio
1:30 PM
Heidelberg at Otterbein
Audio
1:30 PM
Mount St. Joseph at Earlham
Live Stats
1:30 PM
Hanover at Bluffton
Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
Denison at DePauw
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Castleton State at Becker
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
SUNY-Maritime at Mount Ida
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Hiram at Wittenberg
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
LaGrange at Maryville (Tenn.)
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Anderson at Rose-Hulman
Preview Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Waynesburg at Grove City
2:00 PM
Muskingum at Baldwin Wallace
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Millsaps at Hendrix
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Aurora at Rockford
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Greensboro at Huntingdon
Video
2:00 PM
Concordia-Chicago at Concordia (Wis.)
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Wisconsin Lutheran at Lakeland
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at Bethel
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Hamline at St. John's
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Carleton at Gustavus Adolphus
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Sewanee at Birmingham-Southern
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Trinity (Texas) at Hardin-Simmons
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Simpson at Buena Vista
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
St. Norbert at Cornell
2:00 PM
Knox at Macalester
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Texas Lutheran at Howard Payne
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Sul Ross State at Okla. Panhandle
2:00 PM
Augustana at Elmhurst
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
North Park at Wheaton (Ill.)
2:00 PM
Wartburg at Central
Audio
2:00 PM
Dubuque at Luther
Video
2:00 PM
Loras at Coe
2:00 PM
Martin Luther at Eureka
2:00 PM
MacMurray at Greenville
2:00 PM
Iowa Wesleyan at Crown
2:00 PM
Ripon at Illinois College
2:00 PM
Beloit at Monmouth
2:00 PM
UW-La Crosse at UW-Whitewater
Live Stats Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Trinity Bible at Maranatha Baptist
Video
2:10 PM
St. Thomas at St. Olaf
Live Stats Video Audio
3:00 PM
St. Vincent at Thiel
Video
3:00 PM
UW-Stout at UW-Oshkosh
Live Stats Video Audio
3:00 PM
UW-Stevens Point at UW-River Falls
Audio
3:30 PM
UW-Platteville at UW-Eau Claire
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio Tickets
4:00 PM
Austin at Southwestern
Preview Live Stats
4:00 PM
Lewis and Clark at Puget Sound
4:00 PM
Linfield at Pacific Lutheran
Live Stats Audio Audio
4:00 PM
Chapman at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Live Stats Video Audio
4:00 PM
Whitworth at Pacific
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
5:00 PM
Olivet at Adrian
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
5:30 PM
Northwestern (Minn.) at St. Scholastica
Live Stats Live Stats Video
6:00 PM
Bethany at Case Western Reserve
Preview Live Stats Video
6:00 PM
Wilmington at Marietta
Live Stats Video Audio
6:00 PM
Washington U. at Berry
Preview Preview Live Stats Video Audio Tickets
7:00 PM
Shenandoah at Bridgewater (Va.)
Preview Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
7:00 PM
Thomas More at Washington and Jefferson
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
7:00 PM
Ferrum at Christopher Newport
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Millikin at North Central (Ill.)
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
7:00 PM
Carthage at Illinois Wesleyan
Live Stats Video
8:00 PM
Cal Lutheran at Whittier
Live Stats Video
10:00 PM
Occidental at La Verne
Live Stats Video
10:00 PM
Redlands at Pomona-Pitzer
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
Oct. 4: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Thomas More at Washington and Jefferson
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
7:00 PM
Millikin at North Central (Ill.)
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Hiram at Wittenberg
Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
John Carroll at Ohio Northern
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:30 PM
Heidelberg at Otterbein
Audio
3:30 PM
UW-Platteville at UW-Eau Claire
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio Tickets
1:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney at Catholic
Preview Video Audio
1:00 PM
Wooster at Wabash
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Louisiana College at Wesley
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Utica at Ithaca
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Stevenson at Lycoming
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
3:00 PM
UW-Stout at UW-Oshkosh
Live Stats Video Audio
12:30 PM
Mount Union at Capital
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
2:10 PM
St. Thomas at St. Olaf
Live Stats Video Audio
12:00 PM
Juniata at Johns Hopkins
Audio
12:00 PM
Salisbury at St. John Fisher
Live Stats Audio Audio
12:00 PM
Hobart at WPI
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Wartburg at Central
Audio
2:00 PM
UW-La Crosse at UW-Whitewater
Live Stats Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at Bethel
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
North Park at Wheaton (Ill.)
4:00 PM
Linfield at Pacific Lutheran
Live Stats Audio Audio

What We're Reading