Lexington - Washington and Lee needed FOUR overtimes to beat Hampden-Sydney Saturday. The hero for the Generals did his job...and then some.
Saturday's game was a big victory for Washington and Lee. Senior Luke Heinsohn ran for 192 yards and four touchdowns but that wasn't enough. The Generals needed him to kick the game-winning field goal in the 4th overtime to beat the Tigers 45-42.
Luke Heinsohn said "I did it in high school. I kicked off freshman year here. It's not that weird to me but I understand it's kind of strange to see a running back kick in college but it's fun for me, it's really fun."
What made that field goal even more meaningful, not only did it win them the game, it won 'em the ODAC Championship, meaning the Generals are headed to the Division 3 NCAA playoffs.
Heinsohn said "One of our goals, obviously, winning the ODAC championship and then make some noise in the playoffs and now we have the chance to do that."
His freshman year, W and L went 3-and-7 and he barely touched the ball. Four years later he's the program's all-time leading rusher with 3,397 yards.
Washington & Lee Head Coach Scott Abell said "There's probably few kids who have ever played here that will have made an impact like Luke's made on our program in so many different areas. It's unbelievable what he's done."
Abell says Heinsohn is a true combination of a tailback and a fullback.
"He's got those skills that are rare in a running back. He's strong and powerful and can run through arm tackles and run over people yet he's got quickness and elusiveness when he gets out in space."
Number 31 says the team has worked hard for everything that's it's gotten and now he wants to lead the team to more wins like the one they had Saturday.