MAYVILLE (NewsDakota.com)- The Jimmies had struggled to put together a scoring drive when they needed it most, but today they did it in dominating style to beat Mayville State. Lance Johansen and Matt Mithaugen combined to carry the ball on every down late in the fourth quarter has they drove for the winning drive.
Trailing 20-14 late in the fourth quarter, Jamestown College put together a dominating go-ahead drive. Lance Johansen capped it off with a 23-yard touchdown run to tie the game. Craig Anderson’s PAT was deflected at the line and still managed to find its way through the uprights to give JC the decisive point.
Mayville St. made a statement on their opening drive. After an incompletion on the first play their hard-running tailback Dominque Bradley carried it three times for 62 yards and a score.
The Jimmies scored their first touchdown on fourth-and-one from the MSU 1-yard line, when Gus Ramasco plunged in on a quarterback sneak. Johansen scored on a 38-yard screen pass later in the half sending JC into the locker room leading 14-6.
Their defense needed to make a stand following a Ramasco interception set up MSU at the Jimmie 5-yard line. Tanner Carpenter was tacked short of the goal line to preserve the Jimmies lead into the break.
The Comets scored the first two touchdowns on the second-half. Starting quarterback Tanner Carpenter and back-up Trevor Poppe both punched it in on short scoring runs. Poppe’s touchdown run made it 20-14 with just 5:38 left.
Offensive coordinator Tim Belmore turned the ball over to his two horses and let Mithaugen and Johansen go to work. Three minutes later they scored the tying touchdown and added the decisive PAT.
Johansen finished with 148 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns.
Jamestown College is off next week before they return to Rollie Greeno Field on October 13th to play Dickinson State on Homecoming.
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