|October 07, 2006||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|NEW||TD||11:47||C. Smalls 1 Yd Run (R. Lukshis kick)|
|CAT||TD||07:47||D.Granzyk 5 Yd Pass From B.Roach (DJ Gill kick)|
|NEW||TD||07:35||G. Mozeak 10 Yd Pass From J. Stepp (R. Lukshis kick)|
|CAT||TD||13:32||L.Johnson 23 Yd Pass From B.Roach (DJ Gill kick)|
|NEW||TD||01:49||A. Haynes 2 Yd Run (R. Lukshis kick)|
|Stats at a Glance||CAT||NEW|
|3rd Down Conversions||2-11||6-14|
|4th Down Conversions||1-1||1-1|
|Passing (Comp-Att)||172 (19-36)||123 (12-23)|
|Rushing (Att)||64 (24)||194 (43)|
NEWBERRY - Alex Haynes scored a touchdown from two yards out with 1:49 remaining in the game while the defense made a big defensive stand to give the 18th-ranked Newberry College Indians a 21-14 Homecoming victory over Catawba College in front of a crowd of 4,296 on Saturday evening at Setzler Field.
The Indians (6-0, 2-0) forced a Catawba quarterback Brad Roach to fumble which was picked up by Emil Gibson to set up Newberry�s first possession of the game. Newberry had a seven-play drive that was capped off by Cory Smalls one-yard plunge to give the Indians a 7-0 lead.
Catawba (3-2, 0-2) countered on their second drive of the game, tying the game at 7-7. Roach capped off an eight-play drive when he found fullback Daniel Granzyk in the flat for a five-yard touchdown pass.
Neither team could muster any points in the second quarter. The first half ended when Roach fired a pass that was intercepted by Derrell Mills to keep the game tied going into the lockeroom.
Newberry used a 12-play 89 yard drive to begin the third quarter to take a 14-7 lead. On a third and goal from the Catawba 10-yard line, Josh Stepp found tight end Gannon Mozeak open for a touchdown to give the Indians the lead.
Catawba would score on their first possession of the fourth quarter to tie the game at 14-14. On a fourth-down and four play, Roach completed a 23-yard touchdown pass to Lance Johnson to tie the score with 13:32 remaining in the contest.
The Indians started their game-winning drive with 3:52 remaining in the game. Haynes started the drive off with a 16-yard run and followed that up on the next play with a run of 13 yards to the Catawba 29 yard-line. Two plays later, Stepp delivered a pass to wide receiver Tymere Zimmerman in the endzone that was ruled incomplete. However, pass interference was called on Catawba, placing the ball at the two-yard line. It was time for Haynes heroics when he scored the game-winner with 1:49 remaining.
Catawba would put together a game-tying drive however. Roach completed passes of 13 and five yards to get into Newberry territory at the 45-yard line. After Roach completed a pass to move Catawba to the 29-yard line, Johnson was stuffed by Indian linebacker Stewart Good for a six-yard loss. On a fourth-and-15 play, Newberry was called for pass interference to put the ball on the 19-yard line. After an offside penalty, Newberry defensive back Levi Bennett broke up two game-tying passes to end the game, giving Newberry the victory.
Haynes finished the game with 21 carries for 162 yards. Stepp was 12-of-23 for 123 yards and a touchdown. Kelton Tindall led the receiving corps with four receptions for 53 yards.
Defensively, Will Newell tallied seven tackles, five solos, and one tackle-for-loss. Corky Howell had five solo tackles while Mills finished the game with two interceptions.
Kory Fisher led Catawba on the ground with 19 carries for 70 yards. Roach completed 18-of-35 passes for 157 yards and two touchdowns. Ron Ellington finished with 13 total tackles.
The Indians will hit the road for the first time this season as they play Mars Hill next Saturday. Kickoff is set for 2:30 pm