|September 30, 2006||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|NEW||TD||06:23||T. Zimmerman 28 Yd Pass From J. Stepp (R. Lukshis missed kick)|
|NEW||TD||09:54||C. Jones 1 Yd Pass From J. Stepp (R. Lukshis kick)|
|NEW||FG||03:51||R. Lukshis 26 Yd|
|C-N||TD||00:48||Matt Ward 54 Yd Pass From Alex Good|
|C-N||FG||06:33||William Ingham 23 Yd|
|NEW||TD||03:00||C. Seawell 5 Yd Pass From J. Stepp|
|NEW||FG||09:38||R. Lukshis 22 Yd|
|NEW||TD||04:13||A. Haynes 7 Yd Run (R. Lukshis kick)|
|C-N||TD||03:39||DeWayne Mims 55 Yd Run (William Ingham kick)|
|Stats at a Glance||C-N||NEW|
|3rd Down Conversions||3-8||8-12|
|4th Down Conversions||0-1||1-1|
|Passing (Comp-Att)||105 (5-10)||261 (21-25)|
|Rushing (Att)||204 (32)||239 (44)|
NEWBERRY - Newberry racked up 500 yards of total offense and caused a key Carson-Newman turnover in the second half to defeat the Eagles by a score of 32-18 in front of a crowd of 3,983 on Saturday afternoon. The win marks the first time since 1987 that an Indian football team has defeated Carson-Newman.
On offense, the Indians (5-0, 1-0 SAC) out-gained the Eagles (4-1, 0-1 SAC) on the ground 260 to 226 and had a plus-10 advantage in first downs 25-15. Josh Stepp finished with 261 yards on 21-of-25 passing and three touchdowns to become the school�s all-time passing leader.
The 24th-ranked Indians (5-0, 1-0 SAC) used a 10-play 86-yard drive on their first possession to take the lead at 6-0 when Josh Stepp found Tymere Zimmerman open on a 28-yard touchdown pass.
On Carson-Newman�s (4-1, 0-1 SAC) second drive, the Eagles drove down to the Newberry 18-yard line but failed to put points on the board when William Ingham�s 36-yard field goal missed wide left.
On Newberry�s first drive of the second quarter, Stepp capped off a 14-play, 80-yard drive when he found Craig Jones open in the end zone for a one-yard touchdown pass to push the lead to 13-0. The Indians put three more points on the board when Ryan Lukshis connected on a 26-yard field goal to make it a 16-0 game.
The Eagles would score just before halftime to cut the lead to 16-8. On a third-and-18 play, Carson-Newman quarterback Alex Good found Matt Ward open for a 54-yard touchdown pass. Good added the two-point conversion on a quarterback keeper to cut the lead in half just before intermission.
Carson-Newman came back in the third quarter and made a 16-11 game when Inhgam�s 23-yard field goal was good.
The Indians countered with a nine-play 67 yard drive to take the lead at 22-11. Stepp found Corey Seawell on a pass over the middle on a second and goal play to take an 11-point lead.
Newberry pulled away in the fourth quarter, scoring 10 points in the frame. Lukshis connected on his second field goal of the afternoon when his 22-yarder gave the Indians a 25-11 lead. The Indians cause a key turnover on the Eagles next drive when Emil Gibson forced a fumble which Derrell Mills fell on. From there, Newberry drove 78 yards down the field and was capped off when Alex Haynes found the end zone from seven yards out to make it a 32-11 game.
Haynes finished with a single-game high 141 rushing yards on 26 carries. Zimmerman led all receivers with eight catches for 103 yards. Will Newell led the defense with 10 total tackles. Mike Grase contributed eight tackles, five coming as solos while Tony Ransom totaled 4 tackles, three solos, one sack and one tackle-for-loss.
The Eagles were led offensively by by DeWayne Mims, who rushed for 55 yards. Denares Wauites finished with 12 tackles, eight coming as solos.
The Indians will entertain Catwaba next Saturday evening for homecoming. Kickoff is set for 7:00 pm.