Defense takes 30-21 win in annual Spring Game

Defense takes 30-21 win in annual Spring Game
Saturday, April 14, 2012

NEWBERRY, S.C. - For the second straight year a defensive play on the final play of the game gave the defense a win in the annual Newberry College Spring Game, as the defense was a 30-21 victor at Setzler Field on Saturday afternoon.

A great crowd saw scintillating plays on both sides of the ball as the Wolves wrapped up spring practices. The defense operated under a modified scoring system which rewarded them for plays made, while the pffense scored in the traditional manner.

It was a clean game, as only four penalty flags were thrown all day and the passing game was fairly clean for both sides as the defense allowed no touchdown passes, while the quarterbacks threw no interceptions.

The defense shut the offense out in the first and third quarters, but a 9-yard touchdown carry by Terrence Wilson and a 57-yard touchdown carry by quarterback David Nidiffer had the offense only behind 17-14 at the half.

The defense extended its lead to 24-14 at the end of the third, but Dureal Elmore's 2-yard touchdown carry on the first play of the fourth quarter cut the lead to 24-21.

The final drive of the day started with the defense up 28-21 and the offense 80 yards from paydirt, just a touchdown and a two-point conversion away from a win. The offense drove down inside the 5-yardline, but the defense stopped a fourth-and-goal from the 2-yardline on the final play of the game to earn the 30-21 win with the fourth down stop.

Rushing: Dureal Elmore 10-49, Terrence Wilson 7-22, Wesley Brown 7-18, David Nidiffer 5-79, Ernest Wallace 5-9, WT Murden 3-15, Dylan Price 1-minus 1.

Receptions: Corey Washington 4-52, BJ Blanding 4-48, Treginald Wilson 3-31, Troy Thompson 2-45, Nick Amey 2-35, Shaq Young 2-22, Wesley Brown 2-10, Christian Gilchrist 2-5, Jason Livingston 1-11, Ryan Barnwell 1-9, Makendrix Thompson 1-9, Jackson Swindler 1-7, Dakota Priester 1-6, Byron Dickerson 1-3, Terrence Wilson 1-1, Dureal Elmore 1-minus 4.

Passing: WT Murden 13-of-21, 103 yards. David Nidiffer 17-of-25, 187 yards.

Scoring Summary:
Offense - 0 14 0 7 - 21
Defense - 8 9 7 6 - 30

First Quarter
D: Forced Punt 1-0
D: Missed FG attempt 4-0
D: Pass breakup 5-0
D: Forced three & out 8-0

Second Quarter
D: Ben Trotter pass breakup 9-0
O: Terrence Wilson 9 rush TD (Kyle Mackey PAT) 9-7
D: Trotter TFL 10-7
D: Edmond Robinson pass breakup 11-7
D: Forced three & out 14-7
O: David Nidiffer 57 rush TD (Seth Graham PAT) 14-14
D: Tackle for loss 15-14
D: Dominique Jacobs tackle for loss 16-14
D: Forced punt 17-14

Third Quarter
D: Brice Green pass breakup 18-14
D: Forced three & out 21-14
D: Jerry Sanders tackle for loss 22-14
D: Taylor McDonnell tackle for loss 23-14
D: Forced punt 24-14

Fourth Quarter
O: Dureal Elmore 2 rush TD (Mackey PAT) 24-21
D: Tackle for loss 25-21
D: Forced punt 26-21
D: Forced punt 27-21
D: Forced punt 28-21
D: Stopped fourth down attempt 30-21