ALBION, Mich. – Kyle Thomas' 1-yard run with 56 seconds left lifted Albion to a 31-28 Homecoming football victory over Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association rival Alma College.
The first-year quarterback who prepped at Walled Lake Western High School threw for 305 yards and two touchdowns, hooking up with Sean Koski for scoring plays of 51 and 7 yards. Thomas also scored on a 6-yard run in the third quarter.
Koski had his third 100-yard receiving day of the season, hauling in 13 passes for a season-high 160 yards.
Patrick Czarnecki led Albion on the ground with a season-high 175 yards as the Britons gained 529 yards on the day.
Albion trailed 28-21 going into the fourth quarter. The Britons moved the ball to a Alma 1-yard line, but settled for Andew Fabry's 19-yard field goal to cut the deficit to 28-24.
Joe Fullerton sacked Alma quarterback Dylan Zaborowski on second down on its ensuing possession, and the Scots were unable to convert on 3rd and 18.
The Britons responded with a 17-play drive for the winning score. Thomas produced the signature play, escaping pressure in the end zone and rolling out to find Kolby Canfield for 20 yards on 3rd and 16. Thomas also hooked up with Koski for 17 yards on 4th and 4 to move the ball to the Alma 3-yard line. Thomas scored on 4th and goal.
Albion (2-5 overall) travels to Wisconsin Lutheran College for a non-league game next Saturday.