September 22, 20071st2nd3rd4thFinal
West Georgia00729
Newberry723201464
Scoring
1st Quarter
NEWTD08:41A. Haynes 2 Yd Run (R. Lukshis kick)
2nd Quarter
NEWTD14:54C. Brandon 7 Yd Run (R. Lukshis kick)
NEWTD11:23H. Sims 3 Yd Run (R. Lukshis kick)
NEWSAF01:14TEAM
NEWTD01:03A. Patton (R. Lukshis kick)
3rd Quarter
NEWTD14:48A. Moyd (R. Lukshis kick)
NEWTD09:48T. Salley 6 Yd Run (R. Lukshis missed kick)
WOLVESTD01:44Keats Baldwin 2 Yd Run (J. Guberman kick)
NEWTD00:42T. Salley 1 Yd Run (R. Lukshis kick)
4th Quarter
NEWTD13:20D. Young 1 Yd Run (B. Blackmon kick)
NEWTD05:04D. Young 8 Yd Run (B. Blackmon kick)
WOLVESSAF00:27TEAM
Stats at a GlanceWOLVESNEW
1st Downs1820
3rd Down Conversions4-154-8
4th Down Conversions1-10-1
Passing (Comp-Att)180 (17-38) 99 (9-12)
Rushing (Att)107 (35) 287 (48)
Total Yards
Penalties6-594-52
Turnovers50
Fumbles Lost30
Interceptions20
Possession30:5829:02


No. 11 Indians run past West Georgia, 64-9
Saturday, September 22, 2007 | by Defense forces five turnovers; Patton and Moyd each return a kickoff for a TD

NEWBERRY, S.C. - The offense and special teams of No. 11 Newberry College ran wild Saturday night, as the Indians defeated the visiting West Georgia Wolves, 64-9, in non-conference football action.

Newberry (4-0) was led offensively by senior running back Alex Haynes (Summerville, S.C.), who ran for 150 yards on 20 carries and one touchdown on the ground. Antonio Patton (Woodruff, S.C.) returned a free kick 73 yards for a touchdown, and Andre Moyd (Andrews, S.C.) returned the opening kickoff of the second half 78 yards for a score.

Sophomore quarterback Brandon Gantt (Columbia, S.C.) was 9-of-12 passing for 99 yards.

Newberry chewed up yardage on its opening drive of the game, going 80 yards in nine plays, capped by a Haynes two-yard score.

West Georgia was held to a punt in its own territory, and Patton appeared to have returned the punt 78 yards for a touchdown, but the score was called back for a roughing the kicker penalty. It was the second consecutive game that a Patton score was called back for an infraction. However, the Indians forced the Wolves to punt again later on in the drive.

Charles Brandon (Union, S.C.) rushed for a touchdown on the first play of the second quarter to cap a Newberry 8-play, 87-yard drive and make the score 14-0.

Haynes's legs put the Indians in position to score on their next drive and Hamilton Sims (Tucker, Ga.) scored from three yards out to put Newberry up 21-0.

Temarcus Thompson (Greenville, S.C.) intercepted a pass by UWG quarterback Keats Baldwin at the Newberry 2-yard line on the next drive. The Indians punched their way into West Georgia territory and were forced into a fourth-down situation from the 34-yard line. Gantt connected with Kelton Tindal in the end zone, but the score was called back due to offsetting penalties. The Indians elected to punt, with Bryant Blanton's punt pinning the Wolves deep in their own territory.

West Georgia started to drive, but Jeremy Grogan (Walhalla, S.C.) forced a fumble that was recovered by Chris Reed (Rock Hill, S.C.). After the Wolves were pinned inside their own 3-yard line, Devin Robinson (St. Helena, S.C.) sacked Baldwin in the end zone to give Newberry a 23-0 advantage. Patton returned the ensuing free kick 73 yards for a touchdown and a 30-0 Newberry lead.

Things went from bad to worse for UWG in the third quarter, as Moyd returned the opening kickoff of the half 78 yards to paydirt and a 37-0 Newberry lead.

Derrell Mills (Gray Court, S.C.) forced another Wolf fumble on the second play of the next drive which was recovered by Corky Howell (Greer, S.C.) near midfield.

Newberry put together a nine-play, 54 yard drive that ended on a 6-yard Tharry Salley (Blackville, S.C.) run for a touchdown.

The Wolves showed their offensive potential on the next drive, as they put together a grinding 18-play, 80 yard drive that took 8:04 off the clock and narrow the margin to 43-7. Salley added another short TD run to make the score 50-7 after three quarters.

The Newberry defense forced another turnover on the first drive of the fourth quarter as Stewart Good (Rock Hill, S.C.) laid a thunderous hit on UWG quarterback Ryan Poole, forcing the backup to fumble. Reed returned the fumble to the Wolf 25, with a facemask penalty allowing the Indians to start the drive with a very short field at the Wolf 10. Three plays later, Derek Young (Wellford, S.C.) went in for the score.

Newberry's final score was also set up by good defensive play as Randy Moore (Bennettsville, S.C.) returned an interception to the West Georgia 8. Young punched the ball in on the first offensive play to cap Newberry's scoring at 64 points.

West Georgia snagged two more points when a last minute Newberry punt attempt saw the snap sail through the back of the end zone.

All told, the Indians converted five turnovers into 28 points. The 64 points by Newberry is the second-highest point total this season, behind only the 67 points scored against Chowan.

The Indians racked up 386 yards of total offense on only 60 plays, including 287 yards on the ground.

The Indians look to take the momentum of the win into South Atlantic Conference play, as they visit Carson-Newman College next Saturday. Kickoff at Burke-Tarr Stadium in Jefferson City, Tenn., is slated for 1 p.m. The game will be available for viewing on the NCAA's Division II webstream at http://www.cstv.com/ncaa/divii/ .