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Urbana ends season with a win over Charleston

D.J. MendenhallThough there was no post-season conference title on the line Saturday, the Urbana University Blue Knights football team went out with a win, narrowly beating the University of Charleston 24-21, in their last game of the season.

Urbana opened the scoring with a five yard quarterback draw by D.J. Mendenhall on the opening drive of the game.

After a pair of field goals, the lead grew to 12-0. Charleston closed the gap to 12-7 right before the half on a 16-yard touchdown pass.

The Golden Eagles grabbed their first lead of the game in the third quarter with another touchdown pass.

There were three more lead changes in the fourth quarter alone.

With 2:46 left on the clock, the Blue Knights had to make it 94 yards for the winning score.

Four plays later, Mendenhall found running back David Hill for the game-winning touchdown.

Defensively, Lamar Ross led Urbana, racking up 14 tackles and a sack in his final career game. Linebacker Kevin Chapple added 13 stops, including two sacks, and senior linebacker David McComas tallied ten tackles.

Urbana ends its year at 7-4 with a 7-2 mark good enough for second place in the Mountain East Covnerence.

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