|October 18, 2003||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|TC||TD||13:28||Chris Mosley 4 Yd Run (Brice Stefanick kick)|
|TC||TD||04:34||Chris Mosley 1 Yd Run (Brice Stefanick missed kick)|
|NEW||FG||00:46||FREEMAN 20 Yd|
|TC||TD||13:22||Antwain Glenn 55 Yd Pass From Tony Colston (Brice Stefanick kick)|
|NEW||TD||09:21||LaBARGE 3 Yd Pass From DRUMMOND (FREEMAN missed kick)|
|TC||FG||04:48||Brice Stefanick 32 Yd|
|TC||TD||01:32||Marvin Kelly 41 Yd Pass From Tony Colston (Brice Stefanick kick)|
|TC||TD||08:19||Patrick King 4 Yd Run (Brice Stefanick kick)|
|Stats at a Glance||NEW||TC|
|3rd Down Conversions||2-14||11-18|
|4th Down Conversions||0-4||0-1|
|Passing (Comp-Att)||213 (22-43)||407 (26-37)|
|Rushing (Att)||8 (22)||165 (48)|
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - Junior Tony Colston passed for 290 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead No. 22 Tusculum College to a 39-9 South Atlantic Conference football win over visiting Newberry College, Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Field. The Pioneers (6-1, 3-0 SAC) tie a school-record with its sixth straight win and fourth in a row over the Indians (2-4, 1-2 SAC) in TC's homecoming game. TC also clinches its fourth straight winning season with Saturday's victory.
Tusculum's Kevin Wolcott (Crossville, Tenn.) established a pair of single-season records as he currently has 58 receptions for 700 yards. He added to his season tally with six catches for 81 yards against the Indians.
Senior kicker Brice Stefanick (Travelers Rest, S.C.) also set a school record with his 66th extra point as a Pioneer, a new all-time TC best.
Colston (Clinton, Tenn.) completed 15 of his 19 pass attempts, including touchdown strikes to seniors Antwain Glenn (Moore, S.C.) and Marvin Kelly (Bennettsville, S.C.). Tusculum sophomore running back Chris Mosley (Clarksville, Tenn.) scored on a pair of touchdown runs, while freshman Patrick King (Warner Robins, Ga.) added the final score of the game with a four-yard TD run.
The Pioneers amassed 572 yards offensively, including 407 passing yards by the quarterback trio of Colston, Carson Bradley (Paradise Valley, Ariz.) and Cody Baugh (Greeneville, Tenn.).
Junior quarterback Brian Shealy (Leesville, S.C.) went 17-for-33 for 193 yards for the Tribe, while Kendal Brown (Cross, S.C.) hauled in 10 catches for 91 yards. Newberry accounted for 221 total yards, but the Tusculum defense held the Indians to eight yards rushing. The Pioneers continue to lead the nation (NCAA all divisions) in rushing defense allowing just 20.3 yards per game.Defensively, Ricardo Colclough (Sumter, S.C.), Josh Campbell (Powell, Tenn.) and Daris Robinson (Birmingham, Ala.) each posted six tackles in the victory. Ray Cooper (Starr, S.C.) and Tony Ransom (Marion, S.C.) added 10 tackles apiece for Newberry, including four for loss, a sack and an interception by Ransom.
Following a scoreless opening quarter, TC drew first blood when Mosley scored on a four-yard run with 13:28 remaining in the first half. Stefanick's extra point gave Tusculum a 7-0 lead. Colston orchestrated a 13-play, 80-yard drive going 5-for-5 for 57 yards. Mosley added his second TD run of the day at the 4:34 mark of the quarter. The drive was set up when Newberry punter Jeff Williams bobbled the snap and was tackled at the NC 15. Mosley accounted for all the yardage in the drive, with four carries, including his dive into the end zone from a yard out. Mosley leads the team in scoring with nine touchdowns, including eight rushing scores.
Newberry answered with a 10-play, 62-yard drive capped off by Justin Freeman's 20-yard field goal with 46 seconds remaining before halftime. The Pioneers had a chance to score in the final moments of the half. Bradley completed a 15-yard pass to Jonathan Brewer (Sevierville, Tenn.) to the NC 41 with four seconds left. Bradley's desperation heave was tipped and caught by Brewer, but he could only get to the five-yard line as TC headed into the locker room with a 13-3 lead.
The opening moments of the second half saw both teams commit turnovers at midfield. TC took advantage of its chance when Colston completed a 55-yard pass to Glenn to move TC ahead 20-3, following Stefanick's record-breaking extra point.
Newberry added a touchdown when Mazi Drummond (Greer, S.C.) found Junior LaBarge (Ellis, Kan.) in the corner of the end zone. Freeman's kick was blocked by Lee Hughes, Jr. (Marion, S.C.), as TC led 20-9 with 9:21 remaining in the third quarter.
The Pioneers took the ensuing kickoff and drove to the NC 15 before settling for Stefanick 32-yard field goal at the 4:48 mark of the third period to make the score 23-9
Tusculum looked ready to add to that lead on the kickoff when senior Donny LaFleur (Milton, Vt.) forced a fumble and was recovered by Drew McClintock (Wellford, S.C.) at the NC 25. But Bradley was picked off by Ransom to end the drive. But three plays and back-to-back unsportsmanlike conduct penalties had the Indians pinned in their own end zone. For the second time on the afternoon, Williams bobbled the snap and covered for a safety.
On the ensuing drive, Colston found Kelly all alone in the end zone from 41 yards out with 1:32 left in the third for a 32-9 TC lead.
The Pioneer tallied its final score of the afternoon on King's four-yard run. That scoring play was set up by Colston's 68-yard completion to senior Donald Amaker (Bluefield, W.Va.).
Both teams combined for 24 penalties for 256 yards, including Tusculum who was flagged 14 times for a single-game record 161 yards.
Tusculum dominated time of possession owning the ball for almost 38 minutes and converted 11 of 18 third down conversions.
The Pioneers host No. 3 Carson-Newman College next week with kickoff set for 1:30 p.m. The Eagles (7-0, 3-0 SAC) were victorious 24-21 over visiting Presbyterian College on Saturday. Next Saturday's in-state battle will be the 34th meeting of the second oldest gridiron rivalry in Tennessee.
Newberry will face its third straight nationally ranked opponent when they travel to No. 10 Catawba College next week.
(Release courtesy of Tusculum College Sports Information)