Mercer beats Reinhardt 40-37

Josh Shutter kicked a 31-yard field goal in the game’s final

seconds to give Mercer a 40-37 win over Reinhardt in a shootout

Saturday night.

The Bears’ John Russ set up the game-winning kick with a 46-yard

pass to Jordan Marshall and a 2-yard run to put Mercer within

field-goal range. Shutter nailed it to give Mercer the win with

seven seconds left.

Scoring was back and forth, with Reinhardt amassing 406 total

yards compared with Mercer’s 410.

This was the debut game for Reinhardt and the first time in 72

years that Mercer has fielded a team.