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Eagles' "Philly Special" Named ODAC Play of the Week

jay scroggins waits for the snap against washington and lee

FOREST, Va. - For the second time this season, Bridgewater College landed the majority of the ODAC Play of the Week vote thanks to its version of the "Philly Special" in its contest versus Washington & Lee on Saturday.

BC ran the play for a two-point conversion as part of a 14-0 third quarter run. Quarterback Jay Scroggins walked over the right side of the line, and the direct snap went to running back Demetreus Jalepes.

Jalepes pitched the ball to senior wide receiver Brendon Maturey- who happens to be a former BC quarterback- and Maturey hit Scroggins in the right side of the end zone to complete the two-point try. It was a version of the play that another Eagles squad- the Philadelphia Eagles- made famous in their Super Bowl victory last February. 

That play made it a two-score game at 30-14, but the Eagles ultimately lost 30-20 after missing a later two-point conversion that could have made it a one-score game. Bridgewater shut out W&L in the second half and also had two long special teams returns in the half called back due to penalty.

This week's four nominees were voted on by more than 100 ODAC football fans and garnered more than 3,400 impressions, views, and interactions on the ODAC website, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Bridgewater's trick play earned 48.7-percent of the vote.

Be sure to follow all the conference's participating schools and the ODAC on Twitter (@odacathletics), Instagram (odacathletics) and Facebook as we continue throughout the season.  And checkout the ODAC's YouTube channel (click or search odac1976) which will host all of the plays throughout the 2018 season.