“I was nervous. I remember smiling back at him, trying to pretend I wasn’t nervous.” — Travis Rearick
Oct. 16, 2010: Mercyhurst 22, Edinboro 21 (OT)
“The rest is history.” — Trevor Kennedy
EDINBORO — Two years after winning in dramatic fashion at Edinboro, Mercyhurst was back at Sox Harrison Stadium fresh off a 28-27 thriller at Indiana (Pa.).
On this day, the Lakers forced overtime on an Gerald Anderson 9-yard run with 59 seconds left in regulation.
“We were down like the whole second half,” said Travis Rearick, who was a starting junior quarterback at Mercyhurst in 2010. “So we were finally excited to get back into it.”
In overtime, Edinboro took first possession and scored on an Cody Harris 1-yard run to go up 21-14. The Lakers answered with Rearick finding Terrence Coon for an 11-yard scoring pass.
Mercyhurst lined up for a PAT to force a second overtime.
Then flags flew.
“They were going to kick an extra point,” Edinboro coach Scott Browning said. “We jumped offsides so it moved (the ball) up a yard and a half.”
A yard and a half closer, the Lakers decided to go for two — and the win.
“It was a momentum thing,” Lakers coach Marty Schaetzle. “It wasn’t a matter of that the play was going to be any better from 1-1/2 or three yards out. It just seemed like the right thing to do at the time.”