Vogelbach and Guilford Upend Randolph-Macon in ODAC Football Action, 14-6

ASHLAND, Va. (10/28/06) --  Guilford's Josh Vogelbach completed 25-of-43 passes for 261 yards and two touchdowns to lead Guilford College past Randolph-Macon College 14-6 in college football action Saturday afternoon in Ashland.

Vogelbach, who managed to lead GC (5-3, 2-2 ODAC) to the win despite throwing five interceptions on the day, broke the Quaker all-time passing record previously held by Danny Strelkauskas with 6,010 yards. Vogelbach now has 6,248 career passing yards in 18 games, which ranks fifth in ODAC history.

Chris Barnette and Vogelbach hooked up with 4:18 remaining in the first quarter to give GC the early 7-0 lead. Barnette's nine-yard touchdown grab capped off what proved to be an 11 play, 70-yard drive by the Quakers.

The score remained that way until the just under 12 minutes left in the third quarter when Micah Rushing snared a 22-yard pass from Vogelbach in the corner of the end zone to double GC's advantage at 14-0.

After RMC's Eric Dardozzi intercepted a pass and returned it to the Guilford 39 with 8:21 left in the third quarter, the Yellow Jackets (2-6, 0-4 ODAC) drove down to the Guilford one-yard line but did not score a touchdown. Instead, Reggie Moore connected on a 27-yard field goal to cut the RMC deficit to 14-3 with just over five minutes remaining in the third.

An interception by Kyle Wiggins on GC's ensuing possession put R-MC on the Guilford 10-yard line. The Yellow Jackets drive stalled at the Guilford seven yard line, with Moore booting a 24-yard field goal to make the score 14-6.

With 3:18 remaining the contest, Randolph-Macon took possession and drove down to the Guilford 26 yard line but threw four consecutive incompletions to turn the ball over on downs.

Guilford attempted to run out the clock with four consecutive runs inside its own 35-yard line. Randolph-Macon took possession on downs with three seconds left but Tyler Ball's last chance heave into the end zone fell incomplete, giving Guilford the win.

Brandon Braner started at quarterback for R-MC going 9-of-24 for 106-yards and one interception, before giving way to Ball late in fourth quarter. Khalil Shareef picked up 48-yards on the ground for R-MC while Steve Ahonen caught four passes for 59-yards.

The R-MC defense was led by Scott Ahonen with nine tackles. Joe Hanks, Gabe Jones and Elk Johnson joined Dardozzi and Wiggins with interceptions.

Guilford was led on the defensive side of the ball by Danny Langston who had nine tackles on the day. Bryan Cook had six tackles and an interception in the win.

Randolph-Macon will return to action next Saturday when it welcomes defending ODAC champion Bridgewater for a 1:00 p.m. kick off. Guilford will welcome ODAC foe Catholic for a 1:00 p.m. game next Saturday.

-Story courtesy of Randolph-Macon Sports Information.

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