Denison holds on to defeat Ohio Wesleyan, 47-41

In Delaware, Ohio, trailing Ohio Wesleyan University by seven, Denison University (3-1) engineered a huge fourth quarter comeback to force overtime and eventually upset the Battling Bishops 47-41 in double overtime before a crowd of 4,800 at Selby Stadium.

Ohio Wesleyan (2-1) scored with 1:12 remaining in the fourth quarter and looked like they might squeeze out a hard-fought win. Denison’s Brandon Sklenar, however, directed a seven-play, 73-yard drive to tie the score at 34-34 with 24 seconds remaining.

Both teams scored on their first overtime possession, but Ohio Wesleyan missed a 35-yard field goal on its second possession. Denison’s Colin Morris then sealed the Big Red win with a 13-yard touchdown run.

Ohio Wesleyan’s Mason Espinosa completed 28 of 43 passes for 473 yards and three touchdowns.

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