Deuce McGregor and Cameron Ford Combine to Lead Chapel Hill in Upset of Livingston

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Cameron Ford and the Bulldogs of Chapel Hill just keep rolling. A week after securing its first playoff berth in five years, Chapel Hill was not done when it took on Livingston. Livingston led 21-14 at the half, but it didn’t last long. Just seconds into the second half, Chapel Hill quarterback Cameron Ford threw a pass towards his receiver Deuce McGregor along the sideline. After nearly being intercepted by a diving Livingston defender, McGregor came down with the catch and slipped free, racing away for a 93-yard score to knot the game at 21. After the teams traded touchdowns, it was Ford again.

On a quarterback draw, he slipped through the initial line of Livingston defenders before turning on the jets and leaving the pursuing defenders in the dust for a 75-yard touchdown run to put Chapel Hill up 35-28. Livingston answered again as freshman running back Ja’Marri Green, who finished the night with 80 rushing yards, scored his second touchdown of the game to even the score at 35 apiece. Ford and McGregor took over from there.

First, after dropping the snap, Ford kept his cool and launched a ball over the Livingston defense for a 46-yard touchdown pass to McGregor with just under seven minutes to go. After a Livingston punt, Ford finished up proceedings by taking another direct snap to the house as he again raced away from the Livingston defense for a 55-yard touchdown run, giving Chapel Hill the cushion it needed to hold on to a 49-37 victory.

McGregor finished the night with 166 yards and two touchdowns on just three catches, while adding an interception on defense. Ford, meanwhile, rushed for 238 yards and three touchdowns, while adding 155 yards and two touchdowns on just four completed passes. With Ford and McGregor in sync, the Bulldogs will certainly not be an easy out. Their next challenge will come in round two on Saturday when they square off against Stafford in Porter.

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