ASHLAND, VA (WWBT) - Will McGhee ran for 186 yards on 24 carries to help propel Randolph-Macon to a 38-26 ODAC victory over Bridgewater on Saturday afternoon.
The win sends R-MC to a 6-3 overall record and a 4-2 mark in league play. The sixth win ensures the Jackets of their sixth consecutive winning season. R-MC will wrap up the regular season next weekend at Hampden-Sydney in the 118th edition of "The Game"
McGhee was part of an R-MC ground game that rolled up 248 yards on the day. The Jackets racked up 434 yards of total offense on the day. Quarterback Zac Naccarato was 13-of-20 for 174 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
A Josh Storm 31 yard field goal and a Vance Hendren touchdown catch from Greg Petrohovich gave R-MC a 10-0 lead early in the second quarter.
A Willie Logan 17 yard scamper got BC on the board, making the game 10-7 before Naccarato connected with Zach Midulla on an eight yard pass to give R-MC a 17-7 advantage with just under seven minutes to go in the first-half.
Things would stay that way until R-MC took over on its own six yard line with just under two minutes to go. On its second play of the drive, McGhee took the ball 92 yards to pay dirt, to extend the R-MC edge to 17-7.
A 33 yard return by Jordan Hartman on the ensuing kickoff gave BC good field position and led to a 47 yard field goal by Chandler DeHaven as time expired, making the score 17-10.
The Eagles forced a Randolph-Macon three and out to start the second half, before getting back on the scoreboard.
Bridgewater again drove deep into Randolph-Macon territory to set up a DeHaven kick. The freshman again split the uprights, this time from 34 yards to trim the Yellow Jackets' lead to 24-13 early in the third.
Randolph-Macon again answered a Bridgewater score with one of its own. The Yellow Jackets 14-play, 63-yard scoring drive was capped off by a nine-yard Terry Clark end around to push the lead to 31-13 with 4:09 to play in the third.
Bridgewater again answered a Randolph-Macon score to keep the game at a two-score difference. Logan hit Hanna on an 18-yard strike before bolting 37 yards on a designed keeper to get the Eagles deep into Randolph-Macon territory. Logan connected with Michael Colee from 13 yards out to chip the Randolph-Macon advantage to 31-20 as the game headed to the final stanza.
Randolph-Macon effectively put the game away in the fourth when Naccarato connected with Midulla on a seven-yard pitch and catch to build the lead to 38-20.