|October 30, 2010||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|NEW||FG||08:11||Britt Blackmon 32 Yd|
|C-N||TD||09:48||Tyron Douglas 5 Yd Run (Matt Gossett kick)|
|C-N||TD||01:43||Tyron Douglas 15 Yd Run (Matt Gossett kick)|
|NEW||TD||00:49||Parker Hite 12 Yd Run (Britt Blackmon kick)|
|C-N||TD||09:19||Doug Belk 1 Yd Run (Matt Gossett kick)|
|NEW||FG||05:44||Britt Blackmon 28 Yd|
|C-N||TD||00:47||Tyron Douglas 34 Yd Run (Matt Gossett kick)|
|C-N||TD||10:13||Tyron Douglas 8 Yd Run (Matt Gossett kick)|
|Stats at a Glance||C-N||NEW|
|3rd Down Conversions||4-12||1-16|
|4th Down Conversions||0-1||1-3|
|Passing (Comp-Att)||21 (1-6)||182 (20-38)|
|Rushing (Att)||451 (63)||86 (27)|
NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Newberry College Wolves forced six Carson-Newman turnovers, but the offense could not get into gear as the visiting Eagles earned a 35-13 win at Setzler Field Saturday afternoon.
Newberry falls to 3-5 overall and 2-3 in South Atlantic Conference action, while Carson-Newman moves to 6-3 overall and 4-1 in the SAC.
Things started off well for the Wolves, as All-American safety Ron Parker (St. Helena Island, S.C.) ended Carson-Newman's opening drive with his fifth interception of the season. It was also his eighth takeaway of the year, as he has also recovered three fumbles on the season.
Newberry proceeded to march into field goal territory, where a 32-yarder by Britt Blackmon (Kershaw, S.C.) with 8:11 left in the first quarter gave Newberry an early 3-0 lead.
The Eagles drove into Newberry territory on their next drive, but a fumble by Nate Inman (Fitzgerald, Ga.) was recovered by Arterio Arnold (Greenville, S.C.) to get the ball back into the Wolves' hands. After a three-and-out, punter JoJo Morris (Lancaster, S.C.) helped Newberry's field position with a booming 66-yard punt.
Newberry limited Carson-Newman to a three-and-out as well, but a fumble on the punt return gave the Eagles' the ball in great field position at the Newberry 43. However, the Eagles could not find the end zone, as Kelton Hall (Kinards, S.C.) forced a fumble that was recovered by Apollo Stretch (Columbia, S.C.) inside the Newberry 10. After another Newberry three-and-out, the Eagles drove 43 yards for a score capped by a 15-yard Tyron Douglas (Clover, S.C.) touchdown carry to make it 7-3 with 9:48 left in the half.
The Wolves were forced to punt again on their next drive, but caught a break when Hall forced and a recovered a fumble on the punt return. Unfortunately for the hosts, they could not capitalize on the takeaway and the ensuing punt rolled for a touchback. Carson-Newman quarterback Doug Belk (Valdosta, Ga.) took the ball 70 yards on the first play of the drive, but the Eagles could not find the end zone. A 20-yard field goal attempt by Matt Gossett (White House, Tenn.) sailed wide left, leaving the score at 7-3.
The teams traded punts until C-N's Jaycob Coleman (Norton, Va.) intercepted a pass by Parker Hite (Ninety Six, S.C.) and returned it to the Newberry 15-yardline, where Douglas would carry for his second touchdown of the game on the next play to make it 14-3 with just 1:43 left in the half.
The Wolves stormed back on the next drive though, as a pair of completions from Hite to Brandon Bostick (Florence, S.C.) got Newberry in the red zone and a 12-yard Hite scoring scamper made it a 14-10 game at the half.
Newberry received the opening kickoff of the second half, but could not drive and score. The Eagles responded with a 10-play, 67-yard drive capped by a Belk 1-yard carry to make it a 21-10 lead.
Newberry went three-and-out again, but a 61-yard punt by Morris pinned the Eagles at their own 3-yardline. Belk felt the pressure of being in the shadow of his own goalposts on the first play and fumbled the ball away, where the Wolves' Eli Charles (Green Cove Springs, Fla.) recovered it at the 10-yardline. The Wolves could not gain ground though, and were held to a 28-yard Blackmon field goal to make it 21-13.
The Wolves then surprised everyone in the Setzler Field crowd with an onside kick that was recovered by Newberry's Harry Cabaniss (Greenville, S.C.). With newfound momentum, Newberry drove down to the Carson-Newman 33-yardline before the Eagles forced a fourth down chance. Hite took a big hit while completing a 19-yard pass to David Pressley (Anderson, S.C.) for the first down, but the play was wiped out on a holding penalty and Newberry was forced to punt the ball away.
Carson-Newman jumped on the gift of a chance to pull away and took only five plays to march 72 yards downfield and make it a 28-13 lead just before the fourth quarter on a 34-yard Douglas touchdown carry. An 8-yard Douglas touchdown carry on Carson-Newman's first drive of the fourth quarter put the final touches on the scoring as a Mario Russell (Columbus, Ohio) interception ended one drive and two failed fourth down conversions in the red zone ended Newberry's remaining drives.
The Eagles gained 472 yards of total offense compared to Newberry's 268 yards, with 451 yards on the ground. Carson-Newman earned 21 first downs, while limiting the Wolves to 11 first downs. Newberry only managed to convert 1-of-16 third down chances.
Hite completed 12-of-24 passes for 80 yards with two interceptions, while Taniel Massey (Lancaster, S.C.) completed 7-of-12 passes for 102 yards.
Pressley moved up Newberry's receiving charts with 10 catches for 62 yards. He now has 129 career receptions (third in school history) for 1,654 yards (fifth in school history). In 2010, he has 67 catches for 891 yards. He is just four catches short of the school's single season record and needs 87 yards to break the school's single season yardage record.
Max Elliott (Clover, S.C.) earned 160 kick return yards on six attempts, and has now shattered the school's single season record in that category with 890 return yards, over 130 yards past the previous record, which had stood for 11 years.
Morris boomed nine punts for an average of 43.1 yards per punt, with two punts over 60 yards. Blackmon was perfect on kicking attempts, making a PAT and field goals of 32 and 28 yards.
Defensively, Newberry recorded 102 tackles, with four players notching double digit totals in stops. Josh Williams (Duncan, S.C.) had a season-high 14 tackles, just a year after making 17 tackles against C-N in 2009. Arnold had 13 tackles and a fumble recovery, while Adim Obata (Atlanta, Ga.) and R.J. Reeder (Spartanburg, S.C.) each made 10 stops.
For Carson-Newman, Douglas carried the ball 21 times for 186 yards and four touchdowns, while Belk had 16 carries for 183 yards and a score.
The Wolves will take to the field again Saturday, Nov. 6, as they travel to Brevard for a 2 p.m. game at Asheville High School in Asheville, N.C.