1:00 PM ET, October 9, 2004
Richardson Stadium, DAVIDSON, NC
DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) -- Jacksonville's Mike Sturgill engineered a 12-play, 71-yard drive in the last 3 minutes and hit Eldin Ferguson with 31 seconds left to top Davidson 29-26 on Saturday.
The late drive overshadowed John Leverett's third rushing touchdown of the day, which put Davidson ahead 26-21 with 2:56 left. Leverett matched his career high with 259 yards rushing -- one yard short of the school record.
Davidson (1-4, 0-1 Pioneer Football League) fell short in part because of failed extra-point attempts after Leverett's last two scores. After Leverett punched into the end zone from 3 yards out at 10:39 of the fourth quarter, quarterback Damion White's drop-kick failed.
White again failed to convert on a pass for a 2-point conversion after Leverett put Davidson ahead 26-21.
White finished 10 for 26 with one touchdown, a 6-yarder to Jordan Sundheim, and two interceptions.
Davidson took a 7-0 lead on Leverett's 26-yard run in the first quarter.
Jacksonville (1-4, 1-0) pulled even 3:23 later when Omar Platt returned an interception 41 yards for a touchdown.
Sturgill completed 13 passes in 30 attempts for two touchdowns and one interception. He hit Julio Santiago with a 22-yard score in the third quarter. Sturgill also hit Santiago with a pass on the conversion after Ferguson's winning touchdown for the final margin.
|3rd Down Conversions||9-21||6-15|
|4th Down Conversions||3-3||0-0|
|TD||10:49||JOHN LEVERETT 26 YD RUN (BRAD SMITH KICK)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 80 yards.
|TD||7:26||OMAR PLATT 41 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN (RYAN FEELY KICK)||7||7|
|TD||8:35||JERRY BRANT 27 YD RUN (RYAN FEELY KICK)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 46 yards.
|TD||1:35||JORDAN SUNDHEIM 6 YD PASS FROM DAMION WHITE (BRAD SMITH KICK)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 80 yards.
|TD||11:02||JULIO SANTIAGO 22 YD PASS FROM MIKE STURGILL (RYAN FEELY KICK)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 68 yards.
|TD||10:39||JOHN LEVERETT 3 YD RUN (MISSED KICK)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 53 yards.
|TD||2:56||JOHN LEVERETT 56 YD RUN (FAILED 2PT PASS)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 64 yards.
|TD||0:31||ELDIN FERGUSON 15 YD PASS FROM MIKE STURGILL (JULIO SANTIAGO 2PT PASS FROM MIKE STURGILL)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 71 yards.