FootballScoop would like to pass along our congratulations to coach Elvin James, his staff and the team at D-II Livingstone College. On Saturday, the Blue Bears got a double OT win over Virginia University of Lynchburg breaking a 28 game losing streak.
The 28 game streak was the third longest active losing streak (D-II Lock Haven 35 games, and D-III Olivet 30 games).
Further, the win was Livingstone's first at home since 2004.
We wish we had video to bring you because the win didn't come easy. Livingstone had a field goal opportunity to win the game in regulation; but missed. Then in the first overtime, Lynchburg was driving; but the Blue Bears intercepted a pass in the end zone. Then, facing a 3rd down, James called a quarterback sneak to get the ball positioned for a game winning field goal...but they fumbled and Lynchburg picked it up and raced towards the end zone...only to be dragged down from behind around the 20. Finally, in the 2nd OT, Livingstone makes it's field goal and Lynchburg misses their attempt and the Blue Bears got the much needed breakthrough victory.
This was coach James' first victory as head coach (he was hired before the 2010 season).
Congratulations to the full staff:
Elvin James - Head Coach
John Thomas - Offensive coordinator / Quarterbacks
Malcolm Nelson - Running Backs
Reginal Smith - Wide Receivers
Greg Richardson - Defensive Coordinator
Gilbert Wiggins - Linebackers
Rodney Hughey - Defensive Backs