Three plays later, Hensley converted third-and-9 with his legs. Hensley dropped back to pass, but seeing no receivers open, pulled the ball down and made a sprint 16 yards to the Capital 42-yard line, finding the sideline with 2:55 remaining.
On the play, junior running back Zach Pate keyed the run by clearing a defender with a solid block. Between Pate, Hensley, Turner, the offensive line and others, the entire Hurricane offense put its stamp on the final drive.
"I'm proud of them," Taylor said. "They came together. This could be the turning point of our season - not that we were doing awful. We lost to George Washington and we lose to (Beckley), so we got a good team here."
Hensley eventually capped the drive on a 1-yard touchdown rush with 9 seconds remaining in the contest.
Taylor said he was proud to see Hensley, who led the team with 48 rushing yards, run so effectively considering the junior had not previously been asked to do so.
"I knew going into this game we couldn't hold anything back," Taylor said of the play calling. "You go into games thinking you don't want to show it all because you've got teams down the road, but I knew this game was a must-win for us, and I didn't tell the guys that, but deep down, I know. I'm not stupid and they're not dumb either."
The implications of a loss could have been devastating to a Hurricane team hopefully bound for the playoffs.
"(If we lose,) we're 2-3 and you've got Ripley, Greenbrier East," Taylor said. "You go down to Greenbrier East and you never know what'll happen. Ripley's going to bring everybody. And, then you got Spring Valley. You know how good they are. You got Cabell Midland and Logan."
The Redskins don't have to worry about being 2-3, though. With the win against then-rated No. 10 Capital, 19th-ranked Hurricane should expect to slide into the top 16.
The road doesn't get any easier for the Redskins, but halfway home to the playoffs, Hurricane's in the hunt. It'll be up to the Redskins' execution if they remain there.