Jordan Dandridge scored with no time remaining on the clock, but California’s two-point conversion failed as the Vulcans lost at West Chester, 20-19, on Saturday.
California closes with an overall record of 7-4. West Chester improves to 9-2.
Trailing 3-0 after the first quarter, the Vulcans pulled into a 13-10 halftime lead on Nelson Brown’s 1-yard run and Dandridge’s 44-yard touchdown reception from Noah Mitchell.
West Chester regained the lead with a 17-point run, starting with Paul Dooley’s 12-yard touchdown pass to Dan Neuhaus with 22 seconds left in the first half. Dooley and Neuhaus connected for a 26-yard scored at 9:52 of the third quarter. Andrew Chegia’s second 29-yard field goal of the game extended the Rams’ lead to 20-13 with 4:08 remaining in the game.
Dandridge led the Vulcans with 121 receiving yards on six receptions. Tyson Hill caught five passes for 49 yards to finish with a team-leading 912 receiving yards.
Brown topped 100 yards rushing for the sixth time this season, finishing with 114 on 25 attempts. The senior ran for 1,063 yards to become the first Vulcan to run for back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons since Lamont Smith in 2010-11.
Washington & Jefferson 50, Waynesburg 14 — Joey Koroly returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown and the Presidents didn’t look back for a season-closing Presidents’ Athletic Conference victory over the visiting Yellow Jackets.
W&J finishes with a 6-3 record in the PAC and 7-3 overall mark, and awaits notification of a possible ECAC bowl bid. Waynesburg closes with an 1-8 conference record and 1-9 overall mark.
The Presidents’ Jordan West powered his way to 126 yards rushing on 14 carries, including 1-yard touchdown runs.
W&J’s Jacob Adams completed 13-of-18 passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns, and scored on a 29-yard run. Payton Skalos was Adams’ top receiver with catch eight catches for 126 yards.
Waynesburg avoided the shutout with two touchdowns in the final quarter. Kadin Roberts connected with Nick Moretti for a 17-yard scoring pass with 7:37 left in the game and Chad Walker scampered into the end zone from three yards out with 48 seconds remaining.