ESU wins 114th Turnpike Tussle 26-20

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EMPORIA, Kan. (WIBW) -- The Emporia State Hornets ended their season with a 26-20 win over Washburn in the 114th meeting of the second-longest series in NCAA Division II history Saturday in Emporia.

Both teams finished the season 6-5.

The Hornets scored five plays into the game on a Braxton Marstall pass to Justin Brown.

Washburn responded, scoring a six-play, 75-yard drive capped off by Blake Peterson's 12-yard touchdown run.

With the Ichabods leading 10-7, ESU punted and pinned Washburn inside the five. Washburn fumbled in the end zone and recovered it for a safety.

The Hornets used the free kick and scored on a 10-play drive to take a 16-10 lead in the second quarter.

ESU would add another touchdown before Washburn scored in the final 20 seconds of the first half. ESU led 23-17 at halftime.

Both teams added field goals in the second half.