Defense takes 30-21 win in annual Spring Game
April 14, 2012
NEWBERRY, S.C. - For the second straight year a defensive play on the final play of the game gave the defense a win in the annual Newberry College Spring Game, as the defense was a 30-21 victor at Setzler Field on Saturday afternoon.
A great crowd saw scintillating plays on both sides of the ball as the Wolves wrapped up spring practices. The defense operated under a modified scoring system which rewarded them for plays made, while the pffense scored in the traditional manner.
It was a clean game, as only four penalty flags were thrown all day and the passing game was fairly clean for both sides as the defense allowed no touchdown passes, while the quarterbacks threw no interceptions.
The defense shut the offense out in the first and third quarters, but a 9-yard touchdown carry by Terrence Wilson and a 57-yard touchdown carry by quarterback David Nidiffer had the offense only behind 17-14 at the half.
The defense extended its lead to 24-14 at the end of the third, but Dureal Elmore's 2-yard touchdown carry on the first play of the fourth quarter cut the lead to 24-21.
The final drive of the day started with the defense up 28-21 and the offense 80 yards from paydirt, just a touchdown and a two-point conversion away from a win. The offense drove down inside the 5-yardline, but the defense stopped a fourth-and-goal from the 2-yardline on the final play of the game to earn the 30-21 win with the fourth down stop.
Rushing: Dureal Elmore 10-49, Terrence Wilson 7-22, Wesley Brown 7-18, David Nidiffer 5-79, Ernest Wallace 5-9, WT Murden 3-15, Dylan Price 1-minus 1.
Receptions: Corey Washington 4-52, BJ Blanding 4-48, Treginald Wilson 3-31, Troy Thompson 2-45, Nick Amey 2-35, Shaq Young 2-22, Wesley Brown 2-10, Christian Gilchrist 2-5, Jason Livingston 1-11, Ryan Barnwell 1-9, Makendrix Thompson 1-9, Jackson Swindler 1-7, Dakota Priester 1-6, Byron Dickerson 1-3, Terrence Wilson 1-1, Dureal Elmore 1-minus 4.
Passing: WT Murden 13-of-21, 103 yards. David Nidiffer 17-of-25, 187 yards.