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          On Sep. 18, 1992, at Milton Frank Stadium in Huntsville, Bob Jones pulled off an unlikely upset of the Huntsville Panthers. The Patriots won their second game of the season which doubled their win total from the previous year. They were not given much of a chance against Huntsville in the game but it matter little to them in the end.

          The Panthers got on the scoreboard first when Kevin Pearce booted a 47-yard field goal with just 38 seconds remaining in the first half. The teams went into intermission with Huntsville nursing a 3-0 lead.

          Huntsville opened the second half with a 63-yard, 13-play drive that ended with Paul Parker scoring on a 8-yard run with 5:34 remaining in the third. The drive consumed almost six and a half minutes off the clock and seemed to put the Panthers in control of their destiny. It also limited the Patriots to only two second half possessions. It would be all they needed.

          The unlikely comeback began following the ensuing kickoff. Bob Jones put together a 80-yard drive in 10 plays that culminated with Kevin Lewis scoring on a 3-yard run on a quarterback keeper.

           The touchdown came on a third-and-goal play. The point after was missed but the Patriots only trailed 10-6 with 1:05 left in the third quarter. The key play in the drive was a 39-yard run by McKinney to the Huntsville 7-yard line.

           The Panthers got a couple of first downs before being forced to punt. The Patriots took over on their own 22-yard line with 7:50 on the clock. Bob Jones ran 17 plays during the drive and consumed all but 52 seconds of the clock. Huntsville's defense almost got a stop near midfield but McKinney was able to pick up the first down to keep the drive alive.

           Lewis found Craig Smith on a 28-yard completion to the Panther six to set up a first and goal for the Patriots. Three plays later Bob Jones faced a fourth-and-goal from the one-yard line. McKinney got the call and dove into the end zone for the winning touchdown with 52 seconds remaining in the game.

           Following the kickoff, the Panthers took over at their own 38-yard line with 46 seconds left needing a field goal to tie the score. The Bob Jones defense held and the entire team could celebrate their first ever win over the Panthers after losing the past two seasons by a combine 50-0 score.           



Huntsville .......................................   0   3   7   0 -10
Bob Jones ......................................   0   0   6   7 -13
 
Huntsville - Kevin Pearce 47-yard field goal
Huntsville - Paul Parker 7-yard run (kick good)
Bob Jones - Kevin Lewis 3-yard (kick missed) 1:05
Bob Jones - Chad McKinney 1-yard run (Matt McGehee kick) 0:52


Bob Jones
1992

9/4 7 East Lawrence . . . . . 31
9/11 14 Sparkman . . . . . . . . . . 6
9/18 13 Huntsville . . . . . . . . 12
9/25 0 Buckhorn . . . . . . . . . . 40
10/2 13 Grissom . . . . . . . . . . . 7
10/9 7 Russellville . . . . . . 43
10/16 6 Guntersville . . . . . . 28
10/23 21 Athens . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
10/30 21 Bradshaw . . . . . . . . . . 42
11/6 34 Hazel Green . . . . . . . 29
11/13 0 Russellville * . . . . . 42

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Huntsville
1992

9/4 13 Austin . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
9/4 21 Coffee . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
9/4 10 Bob Jones . . . . . . . . . 13
9/4 27 Grissom . . . . . . . . . . . 14
9/4 13 Albertville . . . . . . . 28
9/4 14 J.O. Johnson . . . . . . 27
9/4 0 Decatur . . . . . . . . . . . 21
9/4 10 Lee Huntsville . . . . . 26
9/4 7 Butler . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
11/5 7 Athens . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

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