|November 01, 2003||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|WU||TD||14:02||Hailstock 9 Yd Run (C. Brewer kick)|
|NEW||TD||11:35||RODDELL 14 Yd Run (MOSELEY kick)|
|NEW||TD||09:43||ZIMMERMAN 70 Yd Pass From DRUMMOND (MOSELEY missed kick)|
|WU||TD||04:56||Hailstock 10 Yd Run (C. Brewer kick)|
|NEW||TD||13:52||ZIMMERMAN 6 Yd Pass From DRUMMOND|
|WU||TD||09:54||Rip Smith 21 Yd Run (C. Brewer kick)|
|WU||TD||04:29||Hailstock 23 Yd Run (C. Brewer kick)|
|NEW||TD||13:05||DRUMMOND 15 Yd Run (MOSELEY kick)|
|WU||FG||00:13||C. Brewer 47 Yd|
|NEW||TD||00:07||DRUMMOND 1 Yd Run|
|Stats at a Glance||WU||NEW|
|3rd Down Conversions||3-15||6-17|
|4th Down Conversions||0-0||1-1|
|Passing (Comp-Att)||50 (8-22)||337 (18-33)|
|Rushing (Att)||237 (45)||195 (47)|
NEWBERRY - Newberry College lost to Coastal Carolina in their season opener on a rushing touchdown with seven seconds remaining in regulation, but turned the tables on visiting Wingate University as Indians quarterback Mazi Drummond (Greer, S.C.) ran it in from one yard out on fourth and goal with seven seconds remaining to cap a second half comeback 32-31 over the Bulldogs Saturday afternoon at Setzler Field in South Atlantic Conference action. Newberry improves to 3-5, with a 2-3 SAC mark, while Wingate drops to 4-5 and 1-4 in league play.
The Bulldogs still lead the all-time series 9-5 with all but one contest being within nine points. This is the ninth time a Newberry-Wingate game has been decided by six or fewer points.
Drummond was a one-man show, throwing for 337 yards and rushing for 142 yards on the day, setting the Newberry record for all-purpose offense in one game. His 479 yards broke the old mark of 435 yards in 1983 set by recent South Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame Inductee Jimmy Skipper. Drummond tossed a pair of touchdowns, helping Newberry eclipse the single-season touchdown mark for the team (now standing at 19), and he ran for two scores, including the game-winner in the closing seconds.
The game was close throughout, with both offenses having their way in the first half. Newberry came out throwing on a reverse pass from receiver Derrick Higgins (Darlington, S.C.) on the first play from scrimmage, which was intercepted by Wingate�s Jaquion Gholston (Syracuse, N.Y.) and returned to the Newberry nine. The Bulldogs scored two plays later on an Antonio Hailstock (Greenville, S.C.) nine-yard run with less than a minute gone by in the game.
The Indians then put together a six-play, 80-yard drive, including a 49-yard pass from Drummond to wideout Michael Bailey (Bennettsville, S.C.), capped by a 14-yard rushing touchdown by running back DeShon Rodell (Allendale, S.C.). It was the first rushing score for the Indians in their last six contests.
After a Wingate three-and-out, Newberry went deep to receiver Tymere Zimmerman (Bennettsville, S.C.) on a 70-yard touchdown play. The Indians missed the extra point, making it 13-7 Newberry. Newberry has a passing touchdown in all eight games this season.
After another Wingate three-and-out, Newberry fumbled the football and the Bulldogs recovered as defensive lineman Tee Overman (Graham, N.C.) made the force and recovered the ball on the Newberry 21. Three plays later Hailstock punched in his second rushing score of the day and the extra point was good to give Wingate a slim 14-13 lead.
In the second quarter, Newberry drove the ball 49 yards and tossed the second touchdown of the game to Zimmerman, who now has six touchdowns for the season. He finished with the game-high seven catches and 167 yards. The two point conversion failed giving Newberry a 19-14 lead.
Wingate answered right back with a 9-play, 66-yard drive finshed by a 21-yard touchdown run by sophomore tailback Rip Smith (Union, S.C.) who logged a career-best 105 yards on the ground in the contest as part of a 237-yard rushing day.
Several drives included incomplete passes, putting the league�s top two punters on display. Wingate�s Chris Brewer (Weddington, N.C.) averaged 43.0 yards on eight punts, getting another one blocked, while Newberry�s Jeff Williams (Pelion, S.C.) managed 41.6 yards on seven punts in the game. Brewer booted one punt 55 yards and landed four punts inside the 20, while Williams knocked down a 45-yard kick and pinned Wingate inside the 20-yardline once.
After three drives ending in punts, Wingate put together a four-play, 50 yard drive with Hailstock rushing for all 50 yards and finishing with his third touchdown of the day on a 23-yard score. After a pair of false start penalties, Brewer nailed the 30-yard PAT to put Wingate up 28-19.
The second half started as wacky as the first, with Wingate lasting five plays before Brewer�s punt attempt was blocked and recovered by freshman Donovan Fludd (James Island, S.C.), putting Newberry on the Wingate 26-yardline. The Indians needed two rushes by Drummond, the latter a 15-yard run to put Newberry within a pair at 28-26.
The next six drives included a pair of missed field goals by Brewer, from 51 and 43 yards, a missed field goal of 32 yards by Newberry kicker Brian Moseley (Rock Hill, S.C.), a Wingate interception by defensive back Tarryl Meeks (Hickory Grove, S.C.) and a punt by each team until Brewer nailed a career-best 47-yard field goal to put Wingate up 31-26.
Newberry failed to score on its next possession, while the Bulldogs chewed up 4:19 on their possession, which ended with a punt. Newberry again could not continue to move the chains thanks to a sack on first down by Wingate defensive end John Bowman (Rockingham, N.C.). Bowman had the game-high of 15 tackles and added 1.5 sacks. He leads all of Division II football with 14.5 sacks in nine games this season.
With 3:24 left in the fourth, Wingate started on their own 29-yardline. After an eight-yard rush, the Indians called timeout, allowed Wingate one more yard on second down, called timeout again, and stopped Smith on third and one to force the punt.
On their last possession of the game, the Indians completed all four pass attempts (with one spike of the ball to stop the clock) and made no negative runs in the series. Newberry failed to gain a yard on the first three plays of the first and goal after a 15-yard catch by senior Kendal Brown (Cross, S.C.). Brown is now just 52 yards from becoming Newberry�s first 2000-yard receiver.
Drummond bounced outside to the right after being stuffed twice up the middle to get the game-winning score.
Wingate could not score on their final play of the game.
Offensively, Newberry managed 532 yards despite three turnovers to Wingate�s none. The Bulldogs were held to just 50 yards passing for a 287-yard day on offense. Wingate quarterback Brad Hinson (Monroe, N.C.) was 8-for-22 passing on the day. Drummond was 18-for-31 with his one interception and two tosses.
Defensively, Wingate had three sacks of Drummond and a pair of interceptions. SAC tackles leader Demarkes Dogan (Spartanburg, S.C.) made 10 tackles on the day to go with Bowman�s 12.
Newberry was led defensively by linebacker James Breland (Hemingway, S.C.) and his 13 tackles. Defensive lineman Tony Ransom (Marion, S.C.) had a game-high four tackles for loss, including a pair of sacks.
The Bulldogs head home for the first time in three weeks with a 1 p.m. game versus Presbyterian College. Newberry heads to North Carolina to take on Mars Hill College in a 1:30 p.m. start at Meares Stadium.