|October 12, 2013||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|NBY||TD||13:03||WT Murden 46 Yd Run (Kyle Clark kick)|
|TC||FG||07:39||Logan Cornelius 26 Yd|
|NBY||TD||01:55||C. Washington 2 Yd Pass From WT Murden (Kyle Clark kick)|
|NBY||TD||14:50||Romelo Doctor 68 Yd Run (Kyle Clark missed kick)|
|NBY||TD||09:38||C. Washington 69 Yd Pass From WT Murden (Kyle Clark kick)|
|NBY||FG||07:11||Kyle Clark 20 Yd|
|NBY||TD||03:02||Jalen Cook 11 Yd Pass From Raleigh Yeldell (Ryan Janssen kick)|
|NBY||TD||01:01||Raleigh Yeldell 14 Yd Run (Seth Graham kick)|
|TC||TD||13:58||Isaac Robinson 6 Yd Run (Logan Cornelius missed kick)|
|Stats at a Glance||TC||NBY|
|3rd Down Conversions||3-14||7-13|
|4th Down Conversions||0-2||0-0|
|Passing (Comp-Att)||209 (19-33)||185 (15-23)|
|Rushing (Att)||105 (37)||397 (57)|
NEWBERRY - The Newberry Wolves racked up a season-high 582 yards of offense and rolled to a 44-9 Homecoming victory over the visiting Tusculum Pioneers in South Atlantic Conference action at Setzler Field on Saturday evening.
With the win, Newberry moves to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in SAC play. This is just the second time in school history the Wolves have started the season with six straight wins. Tusculum falls to 3-3 overall and 1-2 in the league. A strong position for the SAC championship is on the line for Newberry next week, as the Wolves travel to Hickory, N.C., for the annual battle for the Bishops Trophy at Lenoir-Rhyne (5-1, 3-0 SAC). Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.
The Wolves earned 29 first downs in a dominant offensive performance, which included a season-best 397 yards on the ground. The defense was also strong, limiting Tusculum to 314 yards of offense and 209 yards passing. The defensive total was 184 yards below the Pioneers' season average.
Quarterback W.T. Murden (West Columbia, S.C.) had his career long plays in both rushing and passing in the game. He completed 9-of-14 passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns to Corey Washington (North Charleston, S.C.). He also carried the ball 12 times for 87 yards and a 46-yard score.
Freshman running back Romelo Doctor (Summerville, S.C.) carried the ball nine times for 104 yards and a 68-yard touchdown. Wesley Brown (John's Island, S.C.) also had 13 carries for 91 yards.
Raleigh Yeldell (Johnston, S.C.) had nine carries for 27 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown carry. He also completed 4-of-6 passes for 51 yards with an 11-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Cook (Lexington, S.C.).
A.J. Booker (Spartanburg, S.C.) was Newberry's leading tackler with seven stops, a sack and a forced fumble. The Wolves had five sacks and 11 tackles for loss as a team. David Davis (Columbia, S.C.) and Alstevis Squirewell (Great Falls, S.C.) each had interceptions in the game, with Squirewell returning his 70 yards to set up a field goal. Daniel Foster (Lancaster, S.C.) had six tackles, a sack and three tackles for a loss. Brice Green (Irmo, S.C.) had five tackles and a forced fumble.
The Wolves used the big play early in the game to ease away from the guests. Murden carried the ball for a career-long 46-yard touchdown on the fourth play from scrimmage to give Newberry an early 7-0 lead. The Wolves then held TC to a turnover on downs inside the Newberry red zone and a 26-yard field goal from Logan Cornelius cut the lead to 7-3 on the Pioneers' second drive.
Newberry's ensuing possession saw the Wolves march 76 yards down the field in 11 plays, with a 2-yard Murden-to-Washington connection making it a 14-3 game with 1:55 left in the first quarter.
The Wolves limited the Pioneers to another failed fourth down attempt, then wasted no time converting the possession as Doctor burst through the middle of the line for a 68-yard touchdown to make it 20-3 on the first play of the second quarter.
After a Tusculum punt was downed at the Newberry 6-yardline, the Wolves needed only five plays to convert again. Murden found Washington in coverage, the senior snagged the ball and made one move to run 69 yards to the endzone and put Newberry up by a commanding 27-3 advantage.
The Pioneers were at the Newberry 25-yardline when Squirewell made his second career pick and sprinted down to the Tusculum 5-yardline. The offense could not score a touchdown, but Kyle Clark (Beaufort, S.C.) made a 20-yard field goal to give the Wolves a 30-3 lead they would carry into the half.
The second half saw Newberry rotate in new groups of young players, but the efficiency did not waver. In the third quarter, a nine-play, 52-yard drive ended in Yeldell's 11-yard touchdown pass to Cook to make it 37-3.
After a Tusculum punt, a Brown 22-yard carry got the Wolves into the redzone, where Yeldell called his own number and laid a hit on a defender to cross the goal line and put the Wolves up 44-3.
A long pass play for the Pioneers set up Isaac Robinson's 6-yard touchdown score, but Martinez Gallman (Edgefield, S.C.) blocked the extra point to leave the score at 44-9. Newberry would drive deep into Pioneer land once more, but a fumble on a handoff exchange would extinguish the drive.
Newberry controlled the game on the clock as well, with 34:33 of possession. Newberry held Tusculum to 3-of-14 on third down attempts and 0-for-2 on fourth down chances, both of which were in Newberry territory when the game was still in the balance.