Brian McGovern’s 28-yard field goal with no time left on the clock recently gave Hartwick College a 43-41 victory over host Morrisville State College. The game featured five lead changes and 977 yards of combined offense.
Hartwick’s final drive for 69-yards left them with a fourth and goal at the nine yard line. Hartwick let the clock run down to one second and took a time-out. McGovern came on to try the field goal for the win. Morrisville called a time-out in an attempt to rattle McGovern. When the teams lined up again, he pounded the ball through the uprights for the victory.
McGovern was recognized by the Empire 8 Conference last semester as a scholar/athlete for his Dean’s List achievements. He is the son of Warwick Town Police Chief Tom McGovern and Debbie McGovern of Warwick.