BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) Jarel Washington went untouched in to the end zone from the 2-yard line in the next overtime and Stonehill won its FCS debut 33-30 over Bloomsburg on Saturday.
Washington also caught a 49-yard touchdown pass from Ashur Carraha that pulled the Skyhawks to 27-24 with 4: 32 remaining. Perry Shelbred forced overtime by creating a 31-yard field goal with 13 seconds remaining in regulation.
It had been their fourth straight season-opening win against Bloomsburg. In April, Stonehill moved up from the Northeast-10 Conference in Division II and joined the Northeast Conference, beginning a four-year Division I transition.
Zane Janiszewski had one rushing touchdown for Bloomsburg. He also fumbled the ball in to the end zone nonetheless it was recovered by John Ayres for a score. Ayres added another touchdown rushing in the 3rd quarter. Brendan McGonigle kicked three field goals.
The Skyhawks host Post next Saturday and can have a three-week break before playing Duquesne in a conference opener.
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