|September 11, 2008||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|NEW||TD||11:58||B. Bostick 4 Yd Run (B. Blackmon kick)|
|NGU||FG||10:10||Michael Sears 26 Yd|
|NEW||TD||07:33||K. Tindal 4 Yd Run (B. Blackmon kick)|
|NEW||TD||04:04||K. Tindal 44 Yd Pass From J. Carnell (B. Blackmon kick)|
|NEW||TD||10:55||B. Bostick 23 Yd Pass From J. Carnell (B. Blackmon kick)|
|NEW||TD||01:59||D. Pressley 11 Yd Pass From J. Carnell (B. Blackmon kick)|
|NEW||TD||10:21||L. Ingram 3 Yd Run|
|Stats at a Glance||NGU||NEW|
|3rd Down Conversions||5-18||4-8|
|4th Down Conversions||0-3||0-2|
|Passing (Comp-Att)||162 (15-32)||237 (16-24)|
|Rushing (Att)||-8 (34)||199 (34)|
NEWBERRY, S.C. - The No. 22 Newberry College football team had an excellent all-around performance as the scarlet and gray throttled North Greenville, 41-3, in non-conference action at Setzler Field on Thursday night.
Newberry jumps to 1-1 on the season, while North Greenville drops to 0-3. Newberry travels to Wichita Falls, Texas, next week to take on Midwestern State University.
Several Newberry players stood out to push the scarlet and gray to victory, most notably linebacker Will Newell (Irmo, S.C.). Newell swtiched from his normal number 45 to don the 46 jersey in honor of his older brother John, who passed away last week. Newell recorded 15 tackles in the first three quarters of the game, including 12 in the first half and 14 that were recorded as solos. Newell now stands at 271 career total tackles, which is ninth in the Newberry records. He is also eighth in solo tackles at 161.
Another Newberry standout was true freshman quarterback John Carnell (Charleston, S.C.), who made his collegiate debut in the late stages of the first quarter. After throwing an incompletion on his first attempt, Carnell would settle down and complete 13-of-19 passes for 213 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. Starter Eric McCollom (Camden, S.C.) was 3-of-5 for 24 yards and a batted ball interception before Carnell was called upon.
Andre Moyd (Andrews, S.C.) got the night going in the right direction for Newberry, as he returned the opening kickoff 61 yards to the NGU 28. However, the batted ball interception on the second play of the game brought the drive to an abrupt halt.
However, Newberry never let the momentum seing back to the Crusaders, as Moyd intercepted a pass - which was called back on off-setting penalties - and Brett Gault (Ridgeville, S.C.) recovered the fumbled punt snap on the North Greenville 5-yardline.
It took only two plays for Newberry to find the end zone from there, as receiver Brandon Bostick (Florence, S.C.) took an end-around for a 4-yard score to give Newberry the early 7-0 edge after the PAT from Britt Blackmon (Kershaw, S.C.).
The two sides would trade possessions into the second quarter until the guests strung together a 10 play, 38 yard drive that ended with a 26-yard field goal from NGU's Michael Sears (Anderson, S.C.), making it a 7-3 game.
Carnell would lead the scarlet and gray down the field on the very next drive with a 17-yard completion to Eric Huggins (Bucksport, S.C.) and a 15-yard pass to David Pressley (Anderson, S.C.) putting Newberry inside the North Greenville 20. Kelton Tindal (Sumter, S.C.) would find paydirt on a 4-yard rush to put Newberry ahead 14-3.
The Newberry defense would set the team up for a score on the next NGU drive. After the Crusaders were called for holding on third-and-1, Kamaal McIlwain (Fort Mill, S.C.) intercepted a pass at the Newberry 49 on the third-and-11 play. Tharry Salley (Blackville, S.C.) rushed for five yards and Carnell connected with Tindal for a 44-yard touchdown strike with 4:04 left until halftime. Newberry would take the 21-3 lead to the locker room.
Newberry would extend the lead on its first drive of the third quarter as Carnell threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Bostick to put the hosts up 28-3. The reception was Bostick's only catch on the night.
With just less than two minutes remaining in the third quarter, Carnell threw his third touchdown pass of the night, as his 11-yard scoring strike to Pressley put Newberry ahead 35-3 going into the final period.
The tenacious running style of Lyndon Ingram (Sumter, S.C.) paid off for Newberry's final trip to the endzone. The redshirt freshman running back broke at least three tackles and dragged defenders along the sideline on a 29-yard reception that put NC on the Crusader 7. Ingram was rewarded with the next two carries, the second of which resulted in a 3-yard scoring run for the first points of his career.
Two players finished above the century mark on offense as Tindal recorded 101 receiving yards on four catches, and Salley ran for 100 yards on 11 carries. The team rushed for 199 yards on the ground and threw for 237 yards through the air for 436 yards of total offense.
The Newberry defense negated any Crusader rushing attack as the scarlet and gray held NGU to minus-8 yards on the ground on 34 carries. The pass rush and defense was also effective, as McIlwain and Isaac Johnson (Summerville, S.C.) snagged interceptions and the defense recorded six sacks. Behind Newell's 15 tackles, Devon Smalls (Hollywood, S.C.) recorded nine tackles and R.J. Reeder (Spartanburg, S.C.) made seven stops.
NGU quarterback Richard Harb (Knoxville, Tenn.) was 15-of-32 for 162 yards with two picks. He was also sacked six times for minus-36 yards.
Newberry will take advantage of the long weekend as the team prepares for the longest road trip in program history for the Sept. 20 game. For more information on the Midwestern State game, including how to listen to the game and accomodations for fans wishing to travel, stay tuned to www.NewberryAthleticSite.com.