GOLDEN, Colo. – The Washburn defense forced the Colorado School of Mines
into five turnovers as the Ichabods turned a close game at the half
into a 27-7 win over the Colorado School of Mines to even its record at
1-1. Washburn will be back in action on Sept. 15 when they open the MIAA
schedule against Fort Hays State at 1 p.m. in Yager Stadium for Family Day.
After a scoreless first half, the Ichabods jumped on the board with 1:10
remaining in the half on a 6-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Brill to
Brandon Walker as the Ichabods took the 7-0 lead into the half.
The Orediggers knotted the score at 7-7 on their first drive of the
second half as Derek Dykstra recorded a 47-yard reception for a
touchdown with 8:56 remaining in the third quarter.
Washburn took the lead for good as Ra’Shawn Mosley scored the first of
his two touchdown rushes with 1:01 remaining in the third capping a
five-play, 36-yard drive in 90 seconds.
Mosley scored his second rushing touchdown of the game putting the
Ichabods up 20-7 wrapping up a 63-yard drive.
Washburn closed out the scoring as Adam Ewy returned a 32-yard
interception return finishing out the scoring 27-7.
However the story of the day many have been the Ichabod defense as they
were on the field for 81 plays and picked off four interceptions and
forced two fumbles, of of which was recovered by the Ichabods.
Zach Watkins recorded 19 tackles for the Ichabods to lead the defense.
His 19 tackles included eight solo stops and 11 assisted tackles, were
the most by an Ichabod since Joe Corcoran recorded 19 stops against
Northwest Missouri on Oct. 5, 2002. Watkins added a tackle for loss, a
fumble recovery and a 29-yard interception return.
Also in double-figure tackles was Michael Krajicek, who recorded 15
tackles with six solo stops.
Eric Lawrence had nine tackles with three tackles for loss and two sacks
for 18 yards. Cary Williams had his first interception of the season and
Michael Wilhoite also picked off a pass.
Mosley finished with 95 yards on 15 carries and the two touchdown
scores. Brill was 9 of 22 for 176 yards and was sacked two times.
Walker finished with three receptions for 53 yards and Jake Lebahn and
Brad Cole each had two receptions.
Ben Boswell averaged 45.8 yards per punt including a 53 yard attempt.
As a team, the Ichabod defense held the Orediggers to 55 yards rushing
on 34 attempts, while the Ichabods had 32 carries for 124 yards.