NCAA Football

Bryant Bulldogs (6-5)


Gardner-Webb comes from 14 down to top Bryant in OT, 45-44

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) Gardner-Webb came from 14-points down with just over four minutes left to tie the game and Jay Billingsley's extra point kick in overtime lifted the Runnin' Bulldogs to a 45-44 win over the Bryant Bulldogs on Saturday.

Bryant took a 38-24 lead with 10:28 left in regulation on a 25-yard pick-six by Robert Crockett III, but Gardner-Webb answered with an 18-play, 82-yard drive capped by Jaylen King's 3-yard run with 4:06 left and Gino English capped a nine-play, 40-yard drive with a 1-yard keeper with :18 left.

Zevi Eckhaus found Konor Lathrop with an 8-yard pass on Bryant's overtime possession, but a pass for a two-point conversion fell incomplete. English tied the game with a short pass to AJ Johnson and Billingsley kicked the game-winner.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: Z. Eckhaus2907
Passing TDs: Z. Eckhaus28
Rushing Yards: F. Mukendi393
Rushing TDs: R. Clark6
Receiving Yards: M. Prochaska801
Receiving TDs: A. Frederick6
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2023
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/2 at UNLV L 14 - 44
9/9 vs. LIU W 21 - 10
9/16 vs. Brown L 25 - 29
9/23 at Princeton W 16 - 13
9/30 at Rhode Island L 26 - 49
10/14 vs. Robert Morris W 43 - 24
10/21 at Eastern Illinois L 24 - 25
10/28 at Charleston Southern W 47 - 24
11/4 vs. Gardner-Webb L 44 - 45
11/11 at Lindenwood W 38 - 3
11/18 vs. Southeast Missouri State W 45 - 21
Big South
  Conference Overall
Gardner-Webb 3-0 7-5
Bryant 2-1 6-5
Robert Morris 1-2 4-7
Charleston Southern 0-3 4-7
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4224 (35)
Passing Yards: 2947 (16)
Rushing Yards: 1277 (89)
Points per game: 31.2 (21)
Yards per game: 384.0 (32)
Touchdowns: 43 (21)
Field Goals: 9 (60)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4173 (77)
Passing Yards: 2311 (64)
Rushing Yards: 1862 (79)
Points per game: 26.1 (60)
Yards per game: 379.4 (77)
Touchdowns: 37 (72)
Field Goals: 10 (74)