SU roundup: Hornets fall short against Hampden-Sydney

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY – Hampden-Sydney survived a Shenandoah comeback to prevail, 38-33, in ODAC football action Saturday at Everett Stadium.

With 49 seconds left, Hampden-Sydney (5-2, 3-1 ODAC) picked off Shenandoah quarterback Hayden Bauserman for the third time to seal the win over the Hornets (4-3, 1-3).

SU, which was seeking its second straight victory at Hampden-Sydney, put itself in position to win it with a Bauserman to Leonard Scott 3-yard touchdown pass with 1:36 to play and then executing a perfect on-side kick to retain possession.

Bauserman, who threw for 333 yards and three touchdowns against three interceptions, drove the Hornets 39 yards and had a 1st-and-10 from the Tigers 28 when he threw the fateful pick.

Hampden-Sydney, which had 478 yards of its own, ran out the clock to clinch the victory.

The final exchange capped a game in which Shenandoah took the early lead thanks to a two-play, 79-yard drive to start the game only to see Hampden-Sydney score four of the game’s next five touchdowns to take a 28-13 advantage with 9:24 to play in the second quarter.

Shenandoah was able to respond with a 1-yard Kyree Koonce run, with a three-play, 80-yard drive that ended with a 17-yard Bauserman to Travis Barton, Jr. TD pass at the 4:57 mark of the second.

The pair switched roles for the Hornets next score, with Barton tossing a 2-yard touchdown pass to Bauserman on a fourth-and-goal play to open the fourth quarter.

Bauserman and Barton are now the first players in program history to have a touchdown pass and a touchdown reception in the same game.

The Tigers extended their eight-point lead to 11 on a 27-yard Liam Hodge field goal before Bauserman drove Shenandoah 69-yards in 12 plays to cut the lead to 38-33.

Cedrick Delaney, who keyed the first TD drive with an 80-yard run on the Hornets first play from scrimmage, finished his day with 150 yards rushing on 21 carries.