September 01, 20071st2nd3rd4thFinal
1st Quarter
NEWTD07:56A. Haynes 13 Yd Run (R. Lukshis kick)
NEWTD06:01A. Haynes 13 Yd Run (R. Lukshis kick)
NEWTD05:46T. Salley 26 Yd Run (R. Lukshis kick)
NEWTD01:48C. Brandon 9 Yd Pass From E. McCollom (R. Lukshis kick)
2nd Quarter
NEWTD14:39A. Haynes 37 Yd Run (R. Lukshis kick)
NEWTD11:30E. Huggins 24 Yd Pass From E. McCollom (R. Lukshis missed kick)
NEWTD03:22C. Smalls 1 Yd Run (R. Lukshis kick)
NEWTD02:03A. Patton (R. Lukshis missed kick)
3rd Quarter
NEWTD02:42D. Young 9 Yd Run (B. Blackmon missed kick)
4th Quarter
NEWTD06:25D. Young 49 Yd Run (B. Blackmon kick)
Stats at a GlanceCUFBNEW
1st Downs1023
3rd Down Conversions3-175-11
4th Down Conversions0-22-3
Passing (Comp-Att)48 (7-27) 128 (12-15)
Rushing (Att)79 (41) 357 (53)
Total Yards
Fumbles Lost23

No. 16 Indians shoot down Hawks, 67-0, in season opener
Saturday, September 1, 2007

NEWBERRY, S.C. - The No. 16 Newberry College Indians rolled up 485 yards of offense en route to a 67-0 win over the Chowan University Hawks in Newberry's season opener Saturday. The game marked Newberry's highest point output since a 69-0 win over Erskine in 1915.

The Newberry (1-0) defense never allowed Chowan to cross into Indian territory, with one Hawk drive ending on the 50-yard line in the fourth quarter. Chowan (0-2) only mustered 127 yards of offense, with 50 of those coming in the final quarter.

Temarcus Thompson (Greenville, S.C.) started the momentum in the Indians' favor, intercepting a Josh Floyd pass at midfield to give Newberry its' first possession. Newberry quickly drove to the Chowan 1-yard line, but an Alex Haynes fumble kept the Indians off the scoreboard.

The Indians' defense didn't take long to get the ball back to the scarlet and gray, as Chris Reed (Rock Hill, S.C.) intercepted a batted ball  and returned it to the Hawks 13. Alex Haynes (Summerville, S.C.) only needed one rush to put the Indians in the lead with a 13-yard touchdown carry.

Newberry forced a three-and-out on the next Chowan drive, and had excellent field position after the snap was bad and Kelton Tindal (Sumter, S.C.) tackled the punter inside the Chowan 30. Haynes capped off the ensuing drive with another 13-yard score.

Things went from bad to worse for the Hawks, as David Harris (Ninety Six, S.C.) forced Floyd to fumble on the first play of the next drive. Fullback Tharry Salley (Blackville, S.C.) immediately ran for a 26-yard touchdown to extend the Indian lead to 21-0.

Senior Eric McCollom (Camden, S.C.) made his mark on the game - his much anticipated Newberry debut - with a nine yard touchdown pass to Charles Brandon (Union, S.C.) to wrap up the first quarter scoring.

Haynes wrapped up his day on the Indians' first offensive play of the second quarter with a 37-yard scoring scamper. The senior first team all-SAC performer ended his day with 85 yards on eight carries and three touchdowns.

Another balleyhooed transfer etched his name onto the scoresheet when receiver Eric Huggins (Conway, S.C.) reeled in a 24-yard touchdown pass from McCollom wih 11:30 left till the halftime break.

The rushing game put together an extended drive laste in the second quarter. The 12-play, 51-yard drive was capped with a one-yard rushing touchdown by fullback Corey Smalls (Summerville, S.C.).

Newberry's final score in the first half came on a spectacular 61 yard punt return from Antonio Patton (Woodruff, S.C.), giving Newberry a 54-0 halftime advantage.

Derek Young (Wellford, S.C.) racked up plenty of rushing attempts throughout the second half, including rushing touchdowns of nine and 49 yards. Young ended the day as the only 100-yard offensive performer, with 110 yards on 14 carries and two touchdowns.

Corky Howell (Greer, S.C.), Brandon Clontz (Moncks Corner, S.C.) and Elvin Bussey (Edgefield, S.C.) tied for the team lead with five tackles apiece.

The Indians' next action comes on Saturday, September 8, when Newberry welcomes Bowie State University (0-1) to Setzler Field. Kickoff for the Military Appreciation Day game is scheduled for 1 p.m.