|September 02, 2006||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|NEW||FG||06:41||R. Lukshis 35 Yd|
|NEW||TD||03:20||D. Rodell 12 Yd Run (R. Lukshis kick)|
|NEW||FG||13:06||R. Lukshis 37 Yd|
|NEW||FG||00:00||R. Lukshis 35 Yd|
|NEW||TD||09:23||T. Zimmerman 33 Yd Pass From J. Stepp (R. Lukshis kick)|
|NEW||TD||06:47||C. Seawell 27 Yd Pass From J. Stepp (R. Lukshis kick)|
|Stats at a Glance||EWC||NEW|
|3rd Down Conversions||3-15||4-11|
|4th Down Conversions||2-3||0-1|
|Passing (Comp-Att)||78 (16-29)||180 (14-20)|
|Rushing (Att)||24 (26)||262 (39)|
NEWBERRY – The Newberry defense held Edward Waters to just 24 yards rushing on the day as the Indians cruised to the 30-0 victory on Saturday afternoon in front of a crowd of 3,200.
The Indians (1-0) held Edward Waters (0-2) to only 102 yards of total offense and forced two turnovers on the day. Elvin Bussey and Jontae Sibert recovered two fumbles while Charlton Grant and Devin Robinson each recorded a sack on the afternoon.
The Indians got out to a 3-0 lead in the first quarter on Ryan Lukshis’ first of three field goals on the day, a 35-yarder, to give Newberry the lead.
Newberry moved out to a 10-0 when Deshon Rodell broke free around the right end for a 12-yard touchdown run with 3:20 left in the first.
Lukshis connected on a pair of field goals, a 37 and 35-yarder, in the second quarter to give the Indians a 16-0 lead going into the locker room at halftime.
The Indians scored on a two-play 43 yard drive in the third quarter when Josh Stepp found a diving Tymere Zimmerman in the back of the endzone for a 33-yard touchdown pass to make it a 23-0 game. Newberry finished off the scoring for the day when Stepp found a wide-open Corey Seawell, who snuck behind the defensive coverage, for a 27-yard touchdown to make the score 30-0.
Stepp finished the day 13-of-19 for 171 yards. His two touchdowns gives him 46 for his career, just two away from becoming the school’s all-time leader in touchdown passes.
Alex Haynes recorded his third 100-yard rushing game in his career, carrying the ball 10 times for 123 yards with a long run of 50 yards coming in the second quarter.
Zimmerman was the leading receiver, catching four passes for 61 yards. Seawell had three catches for 43 yards while Charles Brandon had the longest pass play of the day, a 61-yard reception.
Kamali Leitner was 16-of-28 for 78 yards for Edward Waters while Angel Moultair recorded 11 tackles for the Tigers.
Newberry will be back at Setzler Field next Saturday as the play host to Morehead State. Kickoff is set for 12 noon.