VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Valdosta State fell to UNC Pembroke 24-21 at home in the first round of the Division II NCAA playoffs.
In front of the home crowd, the Blazers fell behind 17-0 in the 2nd quarter. Quarterback Adam Robles led a drive right before the break that ended in a 5-yard touchdown throw to Dallas Baldner to make it 17-7 at intermission.
VSU would claw back into the game through the air. Robles it 55 times in the game for 255 yards and three scores.
However on the final drive, the Blazers trailed the Braves 24-21 with under a minute in the game. Robles was picked off in UNCP territory, effectively ending the game and the Blazers season.
In Kerwin Bell's first year at head coach, the Blazers finished with an impressive 8-3 mark.