|November 09, 2013||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|C-N||TD||08:09||De'Andre Thomas 9 Yd Run (Curt Duncan kick)|
|C-N||TD||05:50||Brandon Baker 33 Yd Run (Curt Duncan kick)|
|C-N||TD||01:52||Luther Walker 23 Yd Pass From De'Andre Thomas (Curt Duncan kick)|
|C-N||TD||01:39||Jaycob Coleman (Curt Duncan kick)|
|C-N||TD||11:23||Tyron Douglas 12 Yd Run (Curt Duncan kick)|
|NBY||TD||09:02||L. Williams (Kyle Clark kick)|
|NBY||TD||01:38||Raleigh Yeldell 8 Yd Run (Kyle Clark kick)|
|C-N||FG||00:00||Curt Duncan 41 Yd|
|C-N||TD||14:13||Brandon Baker 53 Yd Run (Curt Duncan kick)|
|NBY||FG||08:17||Kyle Clark 29 Yd|
|NBY||TD||04:53||J. Livingston 19 Yd Pass From WT Murden (Kyle Clark kick)|
|C-N||TD||03:14||Javaris Neal (Curt Duncan kick)|
|NBY||TD||02:15||Raleigh Yeldell 2 Yd Run (Kyle Clark kick)|
|Stats at a Glance||NBY||C-N|
|3rd Down Conversions||4-15||5-12|
|4th Down Conversions||2-5||1-1|
|Passing (Comp-Att)||239 (21-39)||200 (11-18)|
|Rushing (Att)||104 (37)||297 (52)|
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - The No. 21 Newberry Wolves were unable to recover from a rough first quarter, falling to the No. 25 Carson-Newman Eagles by a 52-31 score at Burke-Tarr Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Newberry wraps up its South Atlantic Conference schedule with an 8-2 overall mark and 5-2 SAC mark, finishing in second place in the league. The Wolves host North Greenville in the regular season finale at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 16. Carson-Newman is now 8-2 overall and 4-2 in the SAC.
Raleigh Yeldell (Johnston, S.C.) led Newberry with 101 yards rushing on 20 carries with touchdowns of eight and two yards, while also completing 13-of-26 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown.
Unfortunately for the Wolves, the Eagles sprinted out to an insurmountable lead, thanks in large part to three Newberry turnovers.
Carson-Newman took the opening kickoff and went on a 15-play, 80-yard drive capped by quarterback De'Andre Thomas' nine-yard touchdown. Newberry fumbled the ball away on its third offensive play and C-N needed only three plays to score on Brandon Baker's 33-yard touchdown run.
After a Newberry three-and-out, the Eagles went 61 yards in seven plays with a touchdown pass from Thomas to Luther Walker. On the Wolves' next play, the handoff exchange was blown up by C-N's Malachi Tullis at the 19-yardline. The ball rolled all the way into the endzone, where it was recovered by Jaycob Coleman to put the Eagles up by a stunning 28-0 margin with 1:39 left in the first quarter.
Newberry manufactured its first true drive going into the second quarter, but an offensive pass interference call pushed the Wolves back and Eien Jacob intercepted a pass. Just five plays later, the Eagles had covered 88 yards with a 12-yard Tyron Douglas touchdown carry pushing the lead to 35-0 with 11:23 left in the first half.
The scarlet and gray went three-and-out again, but the fortunes turned. A poor handoff exchange by the Eagles deep in their own territory was picked up at the 5-yardline by Letavious Williams (Ware Shoals, S.C.), who carried it into the endzone for Newberry's first score.
The teams traded punts and Yeldell engineered an eight-play, 62-yard drive which ended in his eight-yard touchdown carry to cut the lead to 35-14.
Newberry tried to get the ball back before halftime, but the Eagles converted a long third down and made it into field goal range, where Curt Duncan made a 41-yarder to give the hosts a 38-14 halftime lead.
The Wolves received the second half kickoff, but momentum quickly swung to the Eagles. W.T. Murden (West Columbia, S.C.) had a pass intercepted by Jacob on the second play of the half and Carson-Newman's Baker took a 53-yard carry to the house to put the Eagles up 45-14.
Yeldell moved the offense down the field well in the next drive, but the drive bogged down in the red zone, with Newberry settling for a Kyle Clark (Beaufort, S.C.) 29-yard field goal to cut the margin to 45-17.
Newberry forced a Carson-Newman three-and-out and Murden completed a 19-yard touchdown pass to Jason Livingston (Conway, S.C.) on the fourth play of the next drive to cut the lead down to 45-24.
On the third play of the next drive, Dominique Walker (Rock Hill, S.C.) forced and recovered a fumble in Newberry territory, setting up a potential to whittle the margin even more, but an interception return for a touchdown by Javaris Neal put the Eagles up 52-24 to end the third quarter.
Dontavia Reid (Goose Creek, S.C.) intercepted a pass in the fourth quarter, but Newberry saw two fourth-down conversion attempts fall short.
The Wolves did turn in one more scoring drive, with Yeldell scoring from two yards out after a 28-yard completion to Cole Watson (Conway, S.C.).
Newberry recorded 343 yards of offense on 76 plays, while Carson-Newman ran 70 plays for 497 yards, with 297 yards on the ground and 200 yards through the air. Newberry turned the ball over five times.
The Wolves committed only two penalties in the game, but converted only 4-of-15 third down chances.
Livingston was the Wolves' leading receiver with 56 yards on five receptions and recorded 202 yards in the return game, with 255 all-purpose yards.
Clark had four punts for an average of 38.0 yards with the 29-yard touchdown and four PATs.
Daniel Foster (Lancaster, S.C.) led Newberry with 10 tackles and a quarterback hurry, while Jalen Hunter (Seneca, S.C.) had nine stops. Reid had seven tackles with the interception and a pass breakup.