LEXINGTON, VA-Hampden-Sydney had a two-game win streak snapped, falling 52-7 to Washington & Lee in Lexington. With the loss, the Tigers fall to 2-5 overall and 2-2 in ODAC play. The Generals remain undefeated in conference at 4-0 while improving to 5-2 overall.
The Tigers were held to 216 yards and were hampered by turnovers with five giveaways. The Generals' offense, which leads the nation in rushing, ran to the tune of 566 yards on the day.
The Generals opened up the game with two touchdowns in the first quarter, and added one more in the second quarter before the Tigers struck back.
Washington & Lee added one more score, and almost scored a fifth time, but Bender Vaught (Ashland, VA/Patrick Henry) forced a fumble that Timmy Morris (Clupeper, VA/Eastern View) recovered inside the Hampden-Sydney ten-yard line.
The Generals tacked on one more score in the third quarter, but Kendall Blankenship (Appomattox, VA/Appomattox) helped end one drive, forcing a fumble that Lee Dilworth (North Chesterfield, VA/Highland Springs) recovered.
Washington & Lee added 17 more points in the fourth quarter with a 26-yard field goal, touchdown, and a pick-six.
On the day, the Tigers had 216 yards of offense on 169 passing and 47 rushing. Cobb was 25-of-38 for 169 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions. Johnson led all receivers with eight catches for 50 yards and a touchdown. Owen Costello (South Riding, VA/Paul VI) and Carter Cunningham (Farmville, VA/Fuqua) combined for 59 yards on nine receptions. On the ground, Mike DeMasi (Virginia Beach, VA/Frank W. Cox) led the way with 43 yards on 11 carries.
Defensively, the Tigers allowed 591 yards of offense with 566 coming on the ground. Blankenship and Ryan Mallory (Mechanicsville, VA/Hanover) each had a game-high 15 tackles. Blankenship also had a forced fumble and two tackles-for-loss. Vaught added ten tackles to go with a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
Hampden-Sydney will return home next Saturday, October 29 as the Tigers will host Emory & Henry on Hall of Fame Weekend. Kickoff is set for 1:00 PM.