Tribe Holds Off New Haven to Avoid Upset

Williamsburg, VA (WWBT)- Division II New Haven was no match for William and Mary on paper, but the Chargers showed they were in Williamsburg to play on Saturday night, pushing the Tribe to its limit.

Drake Kuhn's 28 yards field goal with 5:28 remaining served as the game winner in a 13-10 William and Mary victory.  New Haven took the first lead of the game in the first, a 3-0 lead on a field goal, before Kuhn tied things back up with a field goal as the first half expired.  Sophomore quarterback Michael Graham came onto play in the second half and led the Tribe on a scoring drive, which ended with an eleven yard touchdown pass to Jonathan Grimes to put William and Mary up 10-3.  The Chargers, however, would strike again, this time with an eight play 80 yard drive to tie things at ten and the score would remain that way until Kuhn's eventual game-winning kick.

New Haven would put together another legitimate scoring threat, but junior linebacker Jabrel Mines came away with a big interception on the goal line to halt that threat.

Grimes paced the Tribe with 128 rushing yards on 32 carries.  He also pulled down four catches for 34 yards and the touchdown to finish the night with 208 all-purpose yards.

William and Mary will welcome James Madison next Saturday in both teams' CAA opener.

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