|October 11, 2003||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|NEW||TD||13:30||BROWN 5 Yd Pass From SHEALY (FREEMAN missed kick)|
|C-N||TD||05:44||J J. Chatmon 15 Yd Run (Angel Gonzalez kick)|
|C-N||TD||07:39||Alvin Sanders 48 Yd Pass From Shane Kelley (Angel Gonzalez kick)|
|C-N||TD||04:03||Shane Kelley 1 Yd Run (Angel Gonzalez kick)|
|C-N||TD||07:50||J J. Chatmon 24 Yd Run (Angel Gonzalez kick)|
|C-N||TD||01:27||J J. Chatmon 11 Yd Run (Angel Gonzalez kick)|
|NEW||TD||00:03||ZIMMERMAN 19 Yd Pass From DRUMMOND|
|NEW||TD||08:05||LaBARGE 2 Yd Pass From DRUMMOND|
|Stats at a Glance||C-N||NEW|
|3rd Down Conversions||6-13||7-19|
|4th Down Conversions||1-2||3-5|
|Passing (Comp-Att)||291 (12-23)||273 (22-51)|
|Rushing (Att)||261 (56)||197 (42)|
NEWBERRY - Carson-Newman College sophomore defensive back Deonte Bolden (Tampa, Fla.) intercepted a school-record four passes and helped the number-three Eagles defense hold off a surging Newberry College Indians club with a 35-18 road win at Setzler Field on Saturday afternoon in South Atlantic Conference football action.
Carson-Newman (6-0, 2-0 SAC) racked up 552 yards of offense, including 368 in the first half on their way to the victory. Sophomore running back J. J. Chatmon (Cartersville, Ga.) ran for three touchdowns in his 23 carry, 141-yard day.
Newberry (2-3, 1-1 SAC) scored all three times through the air, with touchdown passes to three different receivers in the game from two different quarterbacks.
The Newberry defense was opportunistic to start, forcing a three and out on the Eagles' first possession, and recovering a fumble on the second. Meanwhile, the offense scored on its first drive with a five-play, 45-yard drive starting with a 38-yard end around by wide receiver Derrick Higgins (Darlington, Fla.) on the first play from scrimmage that got Newberry to the Eagle seven yard line. The scoring drive took 24 seconds and culminated in a pass from quarterback Brian Shealy (Leesville, S.C.) to senior Kendal Brown (Cross, S.C.) for a five-yard score. The extra point was blocked, giving Newberry a 6-0 lead.
The Indians held the lead until the Eagles crafted a seven-play 95-yard drive midway through the first period, capped by Chatmon's first score of the day, a 15-yard scamper. The extra point was good, giving Carson-Newman a lead it would never relinquish.
The Eagles scored four more touchdowns over the next two quarters, while intercepting three passes and forcing Newberry to punt four times and miss a field goal until Newberry scored near the end of the third quarter on a pass from quarterback Mazi Drummond (Greer, S.C.) to receiver Tymere Zimmerman (Bennettsville, S.C.) for a 19-yard touchdown to make it 35-12.
Newberry put up the game's only fourth quarter touchdown on a two-yard pass from Drummond to junior transfer Junior LaBarge (Ellis, Kan.). Bolden's fourth and final interception of the day came two drives later, but he fumbled his own takeaway and Newberry retained possession, only to lose it on downs in its final possession of the afternoon.
Carson-Newman was led by quarterback Shane Kelley (Sevierville, Tenn.), who threw for 291 yards on 12-for-21 passing and one touchdown. Kelley also ran a touchdown in from one yard out in the second period. Senior Alvin Sanders (Sandersville, Ga.) was the leading receiver for the Eagles, with 108 yards on five catches and the lone touchdown through the air for Carson-Newman. Sophomore linebacker Eric Solomon (Ft. Valley, Ga.) had a game-high 13 tackles in the contest.
Newberry ended with its second-best offensive output of the season with 470 total yards of offense on 93 plays. Drummond was the leading rusher for the Indians with 103 yards on 23 carries. He also led the team in passing with 171 yards on a 13-for-32 day with two interceptions and a pair of touchdowns. Zimmerman had game-highs of eight catches and 113 yards receiving with one touchdown. The SAC's leading tackler, Newberry redshirt sophomore Terrance Leverett (Ware Shoals, S.C.) had right at his season average of 10 tackles in the game.
Carson-Newman hosts Presbyterian College for Homecoming, 2003 next Saturday at 3 p.m. The Indians play their first of two straight league road games next Saturday at Tusculum College. Kickoff is at 1:30 p.m. in Greenville, Tenn.