|October 29, 2011||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|UNCP||TD||11:05||T.J. Johnson 65 Yd Pass From Luke Charles (Taylor Baskett kick)|
|NEW||TD||10:37||John Gadson 81 Yd Run (Nick Kinney kick)|
|UNCP||TD||06:13||Joe Burnett 34 Yd Pass From Luke Charles (Taylor Baskett kick)|
|UNCP||FG||13:41||Taylor Baskett 24 Yd|
|UNCP||FG||03:26||Taylor Baskett 22 Yd|
|UNCP||FG||12:27||Taylor Baskett 24 Yd|
|NEW||TD||03:39||Bryan Ehrlich 1 Yd Run (Nick Kinney missed kick)|
|NEW||TD||08:36||Dureal Elmore 6 Yd Run (Kyle Mackey kick)|
|Stats at a Glance||UNCP||NEW|
|3rd Down Conversions||5-15||7-16|
|4th Down Conversions||1-2||0-1|
|Passing (Comp-Att)||255 (14-24)||178 (22-32)|
|Rushing (Att)||211 (45)||274 (44)|
NEWBERRY, S.C. - Yet another close decision fell to the opposition as the Newberry College Wolves lost to the UNC Pembroke Braves 23-20 at Setzler Field on Saturday. Newberry's last four games have been decided by a total of eight points.
Newberry falls to 3-5 overall with the loss going into next weekend's battle for the Bishops Trophy with Lenoir-Rhyne. UNCP moves to 7-2 overall and hosts undefeated Winston-Salem State next weekend.
Both teams scored on the big play early in the game, as the Braves opened their account with a 65-yard touchdown pass from Luke Charles to T.J. Johnson to take a 7-0 lead with 11:05 left in the first quarter.
Just two plays later, John Gadson (North Charleston, S.C.) rattled off the sixth-longest rushing play in school history with an 81-yard touchdown run to tie the game at 7-all.
The teams traded punts and UNCP needed just two plays to retake the lead on a 34-yard touchdown pass from Charles to Joe Burnett, making it a 14-7 lead with 6:13 left in the opening stanza.
Newberry drove down the field on the next possession, but came up empty on a missed field goal attempt after a potential touchdown pass was ruled incomplete on third down. UNCP drove inside the Newberry red zone, but was limited to a 24-yard Taylor Baskett field goal to make it 17-7 with 13:41 left in the half.
David Davis (Columbia, S.C.) snuffed out a UNCP drive with his third interception of the season, but the Braves made another field goal on their next possession, this time from 22 yards out, to push the lead to 20-7. That lead would carry over into the second half.
UNCP received the opening kickoff of the second half and drove to the red zone once again, but were limited to Baskett's 24-yard field goal to make it a 23-7 lead. After the teams traded punts again, the Wolves strung together a 13-play, 60-yard drive that was capped off by a Bryan Ehrlich (San Antonio, Texas) quarterback keeper from one yard out. The PAT was missed to leave UNCP's lead at 23-13.
The Braves drove downfield once again, but linebacker Kelton Hall (Clinton, S.C.) came up big in the red zone, stripping Elliott Powell of the ball. B.J. Mazyck (Ridgeville, S.C.) recovered the fumble to give the Wolves some momentum.
While the ensuing drive didn't result in points, the next Newberry possession did, as Dureal Elmore (Abbeville, S.C.) punched it in from six yards out following a 36-yard completion from Ehrlich to Edward Gilliard (Summerville, S.C.). Kyle Mackey (New Ellenton, S.C.) nailed the PAT to put the deficit at 23-20 with 8:36 to play.
UNCP's Baskett missed a 35-yard field goal attempt on the next drive, giving the Wolves hopes of tying or taking the lead, but the drive fizzled out near midfield, and a fourth down conversion fell short. The Braves were able to hold onto the ball and run out the clock to earn the win.
For Newberry, Gadson carried the ball nine times for 111 yards and the 81-yard touchdown, while Terrence Wilson (Mayesville, S.C.) carried the ball 13 times for 67 yards. Ehrlich was 22-of-32 passing for 178 yards, with no interceptions and no touchdowns. The leading Wolves' receiver was Gilliard with two catches for 42 yards and Jason Livingston (Conway, S.C.) with five catches for 40 yards.
Charles was 14-of-42 passing for 255 yards with two touchdowns and an interception for UNCP, while Travis Daniels carried the ball 31 times for 169 yards.
Defensively, Hall was Newberry's leading tackler with 13 stops, two tackles for loss and the forced fumble, while Adim Obata (Atlanta, Ga.) had 11 stops and Apollo Stretch (Columbia, S.C.) had 10 tackles including a fourth quarter sack.