Lock Haven University lost 31-28 this past Saturday, Nov. 7 in double over-time against an always top of the charts team, Bloomsburg University. Bloomsburg, with the tenth ranked offense and third ranked defense in the Pennsylvania State Athletics Conference (PSAC) looked to be comparable to Lock Haven’s thirteenth ranked offense and eleventh ranked defense. The Bald Eagles scored first in less than four minutes with a 1-yard pass from Caleb Walton to Dan Krupko. The Huskies rushing game seemed to be wearing down the Bald Eagles defense late into the first quarter and into the half. Bloomsburg led over Lock Haven 14-10 at halftime. The Bald Eagles came out strong to start the second half with a fumble recovery by defensive lineman, Jake Peck, on their own 27 yard line. LHU was forced to settle for a field goal shortly after the recovery. The next drive for the Bald Eagles was 67 yards and resulted in a 5-yard touchdown pass to Shawn Seif with 8:28 left in the third quarter, giving Lock Haven the lead 19-14. The Huskies drove down the field late in the fourth quarter, only to fumble on the 15 yard line which was recovered by LHU defensive back, Daniel Strawbridge. After moving 57 yards down the field, Caleb Walton completes an 18-yard pass to tight end, Del’Vaughn Dennis, for the Bald Eagle touchdown. With the failed extra point, LHU went up 25-22 with 10:13 left in the game. Bloomsburg’s Tyler Smith, made a 24-yard field goal with 2:18 left in the fourth to tie the game at 25-25, which sent the game into over-time. The Bald Eagle defense played strong to hold off the Husky offense, leaving it up to their offense to get the score. LHU kicker, Alex Boumerhi, missed the field goal to send it into double over-time.
The Lock Haven offense held long enough to score a 22-yard field goal to start off the double-OT. But the defense was not able to hold off the Bloomsburg offense for one more drive, letting up the walk-off touchdown. Final score, 31-28 Bloomsburg. Senior captain, Tony Ballon’s thought on the loss, “Anytime you lose it’s not a good time, especially when you know you should have won. There’s not much we can do now but look forward to our next game, our next possible win.” The Bald Eagles take on California University of Pennsylvania at Hubert Jack Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 14.