|November 10, 2007||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|NEW||FG||05:06||R. Lukshis 20 Yd|
|NEW||TD||06:15||A. Haynes 2 Yd Run (R. Lukshis kick)|
|BC||FG||06:53||C. Henry 25 Yd|
|NEW||TD||03:04||A. Haynes 4 Yd Run (R. Lukshis kick)|
|BC||FG||09:58||C. Henry 27 Yd|
|Stats at a Glance||BC||NEW|
|3rd Down Conversions||7-14||8-12|
|4th Down Conversions||0-0||0-1|
|Passing (Comp-Att)||0 (0-3)||100 (11-16)|
|Rushing (Att)||222 (50)||293 (51)|
NEWBERRY, S.C. - The No. 22 Newberry College Indians followed a 224-yard, two touchdown rushing performance by Alex Haynes to defeat Brevard College, 17-6, at Setzler Field on Saturday in the regular season finale for both teams. Haynes finishes the regular season with 1,019 rushing yards this year and 2,697 career rushing yards. He is only the fifth Indian running back to break the 2,500 yard mark.
Newberry (9-2) held Brevard (2-9) to six first downs and no pass completions. The Tornados ran the ball on 50 of their 53 plays for 222 total yards. Will Newell (Irmo, S.C.) led the Indians with 15 tackles on the night.
The Indians got on the board first on a 20-yard field goal from Ryan Lukshis (Irmo, S.C.) with 5:06 left in the opening stanza. The senior's boot capped a 14-play, 78-yard drive that took 5:18 off the clock.
Newberry extended the lead to 10-0 with 6:15 to go until the half on a two-yard scoring run from Haynes to finish off a 12-play, 81-yard drive. Quarterback Brandon Gantt (Lexington, S.C.) completed all five of his passes on the drive. The sophomore finished the night 10-of-14 passing for 94 yards and gained 69 yards on the ground.
Brevard caught a break when Newberry fumbled the ball and the Tornados recovered the ball at the 50-yardline on the first drive of the second half. The Tornados methodically drove into the red zone and got on the board on a 25-yard field goal from Chase Henry with 6:53 left in the third. The drive ate up 42 yards on 11 plays over 5:32.
With 3:04 left in the third, Haynes earned his 11th rushing touchdown of the season on a 4-yard plunge that finished off a nine play, 62-yard drive.
Brevard quarterback Trey Wilborn got his team in position to score once again in the fourth quarter as he took off for a 62-yard run and was tripped up just short of paydirt. But the Indians' defense pushed the Tornados backwards on three consecutive plays, and Henry's 27-yard field goal capped off the night's scoring.
The Indians also celebrated Senior Night recognizing the seniors for their contributions prior to their final home game. Heath Benedict, Charles Brandon, Jonathan Breaux, Brandon Clontz, Clifford Crockett, Jeremy Grogan, Alex Haynes, Derrick Hines, Corky Howell, Brandon Jones, Craig Jones, Ryan Lukshis, John Newell, Tony Ransom, Devin Robinson, Corey Seawell, Brandon Vinson and Trey Wells were all honored in a pre-game ceremony.
The Indians await the announcement of the Division II playoff field tomorrow. The field of 24 will be announced Sunday at 11:30 a.m. on ESPNU.