September 20, 20141st2nd3rd4th1OT 2OT Final
Catawba710707637
Newberry710707334
Scoring
1st Quarter
NBYTD12:42Dickerson 37 Yd Pass From Murden (Clark kick)
CATTD10:10Tarrats 20 Yd Pass From Sheehan (Hollandsworth kick)
2nd Quarter
NBYTD11:24Dickerson 17 Yd Pass From Murden (Clark kick)
CATTD09:28Mashore 35 Yd Run (Hollandsworth kick)
NBYFG05:10Clark 21 Yd
CATFG00:59Hollandsworth 41 Yd
3rd Quarter
CATTD07:47Sheehan 23 Yd Run (Hollandsworth kick)
NBYTD06:36Exume 5 Yd Pass From Murden (Clark kick)
1OT
CATTD15:00Burgess 1 Yd Run (Hollandsworth kick)
NBYTD15:00Cook 5 Yd Pass From Murden (Clark kick)
NBYFG15:00Clark 25 Yd
CATTD15:00Tarrats 11 Yd Pass From Sheehan
Stats at a GlanceCATNBY
1st Downs2327
3rd Down Conversions6-159-20
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Passing (Comp-Att)241 (15-26) 321 (26-39)
Rushing (Att)230 (47) 168 (52)
Total Yards471489
Penalties8-7016-143
Turnovers12
Fumbles Lost11
Interceptions01
Possession29:0031:00
Wolves and Catawba to face off at Setzler for SAC opener


Wolves and Catawba to face off at Setzler for SAC opener
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | by Josh Manck, Assistant AD for Athletic Communications

THE GAME

• Newberry hosts Catawba for a 6 p.m. kickoff on Saturday, September 20, at historic Setzler Field. The games is the South Atlantic Conference opener for both teams. Both teams have a 1-1 record coming into the game.

• Newberry College is in its 101st season of intercollegiate football.

• Today’s game marks the 983rd game in school history, with Newberry carrying an all-time record of 406-540-36 (.431)

• The Wolves are receiving votes in the AFCA poll. Catawba is not receiving votes in any polls.

 

COMMON OPPONENTS

• The teams share their South Atlantic Conference slate, North Greenville and UNC Pembroke as common opponents. Neither team has faced any of those eight opponents yet.

 

THE CATAWBA SERIES

• This is the 78th all-time meeting between Newberry and Catawba.

• It is one of Newberry’s most tightly matched long-time series, as Catawba holds a slim 38-36-3 lead in the series.

• As conference foes, Newberry has a 23-19-1 series lead.

• Newberry has won the last three meetings and five of the last six.

• Newberry’s shutout in the 2013 game was the Wolves’ first shutout of Catawba since 1992.

 

THE COACHES

NEWBERRY:  Todd Knight (Gardner-Webb, 1989) is in his sixth season as Newberry’s head coach. He has a 29-26 record and a record of 5-3 against teams ranked in the AFCA Divsion II Top 25. He has an 18-16 record against the South Atlantic Conference. In 2009, Knight led Newberry to a 6-4 record and became the first Newberry head coach to record a winning record in his inaugural season since Reed Charpia in 1978. In 2010, Knight led Newberry to a 4-6 record, as well as the 2011 season. The Wolves went 5-6 overall in the 2012 season and achieved a ranking as high as No. 25 nationally. In 2013, he led the Wolves to a 9-3 overall record, making the school’s second appearance in the NCAA Division II playoffs. Newberry finished the season ranked No. 23 nationally. Knight is 4-1 all-time against Catawba.

 

CATAWBA: Curtis Walker (Catawba, 1992) is in his secondseason as a collegiate head coach and is 7-6 overall. He returned to his alma mater last season after spending one season as the defensive coordinator and linebacker coach at Western Carolina University. Prior to his year in Cullowhee, Walker spent 10 years as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Coastal Carolina University. He is 0-1 all-time against Newberry.

 

TODAY’S PROMOTIONS                     

• Newberry celebrates Family Weekend this Friday-Sunday. The football game wraps up the busiest day of athletics on campus, as five home games will be played today.

 

Time           Sport                    Opponent                      Site

FRIDAY

7 p.m......... Volleyball............ Mars Hill.................. Eleazer

SATURDAY

Noon......... Field Hockey....... Virginia Wesleyan..... Setzler

1 p.m......... Men’s Soccer....... Lincoln Memorial. Smith Rd.

2 p.m......... Volleyball............ Tusculum................ Eleazer

3:30 p.m.... Women’s Soccer.. Lincoln Memorial. Smith Rd.

6 p.m......... Football............... Catawba.................. Setzler

SUNDAY

Noon......... Field Hockey....... Bellarmine................ Setzler

 

UP NEXT: MARS HILL

• Newberry travels to Mars Hill, N.C., to take on the Lions at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 27.

• The game will be the 44th all-time meeting between the two schools.

• The Wolves won against MHU at home last year, snapping a five-year losing skid.

 

ROLL OVER THE ODOMETER

• Newberry quarterback W.T. Murden became just the fourth trigger man in school history to pass for over 5,000 yards in a career with his 174 yards at CSU.

• He now has 5,235 yards passing.

• He ranks third in school history in completions and touchdowns and is fourth in attempts and yardage.

 

Career

Yardage

1.

Josh Stepp

(2004-06)

7,398

2.

Dustin Coats

(1997-2000)

5,678

3.

Jimmy Skipper

(1982-85)

5,390

4.

W.T. Murden

(2011-pres.)

5,235

5.

Brandon Gantt

(2007-09)

3,716

Attempts

1.

Josh Stepp

(2004-06)

975

2.

Dustin Coats

(1997-2000)

821

3.

Jimmy Skipper

(1982-85)

746

4.

W.T. Murden

(2011-pres.)

698

5.

Tim Singleton

(1989-90, 1992)

636

Completions

1.

Josh Stepp

(2004-06)

583

2.

W.T. Murden

(2011-pres.)

432

3.

Dustin Coats

(1997-2000)

412

4.

Jimmy Skipper

 (1982-85)

372

5.

Brandon Gantt

(2007-09)

321

Touchdowns

1.

Josh Stepp

(2004-06)

72

2.

Dustin Coats

(1997-2000)

47

3.

W.T. Murden

(2011-pres.)

44

4.

Jimmy Skipper

(1982-85)

34

5.

Bryan Ehrlich

(2009-11)

33

 

• Murden is also second in the career records in total offense, and has a chance to take over the all-time record. He would become one of just three QBs to rush for 1,000 yards in their career.

 

 

Career Total Offense Leaders

Rush

Pass

Total

1.

Josh Stepp, QB (2003-2006)

1,172

7,398

8,570

2.

W.T. Murden, QB (2011-pres.)

849

5,235

6,084

3.

Jimmy Skipper, QB (1982-1985)

514

5,390

5,904

4.

Dustin Coats, QB (1997-2000)

-87

5,678

5,591

5.

Tim Singleton, QB/WR (1989-1992)

1,413

3,665

5,078

 

HOMETOWN SCORER

• Jackson Swindler scored Newberry’s first touchdown of the season with his 62-yard score in the fourth quarter of the CSU game.

• He is the first player who is a native of Newberry to score a touchdown for Newberry College since Roderick Elkins returned an interception for the game winning touchdown at West Virginia Wesleyan on Sept. 23, 2000.

This is a span of 128 games

• The last Newberry local to score an offensive touchdown was Trokya Bates, who had a TD reception in the Nov. 14, 1998 Bronze Derby game, a 45-14 loss at Presbyterian.

This is a span of 143 games

• Newberry native Joseph Foster kicked four PATs in the blowout win over Limestone.

• Both players have an interesting Newberry connection, as Swindler is the son of recently retired City of Newberry police chief Jackie Swindler and Foster is the son of Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster.

 

ELMORE HITS A THOUSAND

• With three carries in the third quarter of the Limestone game, Newberry senior Dureal Elmore from Abbeville earned over 1,000 rushing yards for his career.

• With two more rushing touchdowns, Elmore would crack Newberry’s top 10 in career rushing scores. He currently has 11 touchdowns after his third quarter score against the Saints.

 

BOOKER PLAYER OF THE WEEK  

• Senior outside linebacker A.J. Booker from Spartanburg earned AstroTurf SAC Defensive Player of the Week honors Monday.

• Booker had a pair of interceptions to set up scores in the Wolves’ record-breaking 70-20 win over Limestone on Saturday/Sunday. He is now the only player in the conference with multiple interceptions.

• He totaled three tackles in the game, including a 14-yard sack which push Limestone out of easy field goal range. The Saints would attempt a 39-yarder which was blocked.

• Booker is a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree and was recently added to Newberry’s Order of the Gray Stripe.

 

NEWBERRY IN THE NFL

• Three former Newberry College football players are on NFL rosters

• As expected, Kansas City cornerback Ron Parker made the Chiefs’ roster for the second straight season opener. Parker ranks third on the Chiefs’ roster in tackles with 13. He led KC in tackles in thier loss at Denver.

• Despite an injury late in the preseason, Brandon Bostick remained on the active roster for the Green Bay Packers. He made his 2014 debut in last week’s win over the Jets, playing on nine special teams plays.

• The feel-good story of the NFL this preseason was wide receiver Corey Washington, who caught four touchdown passes late in games for the New York Giants. In the regular season, he has yet to catch a pass and only played on special teams in a 25-14 loss to Arizona.

• These players tie Newberry for the second-most NFL players of any Division II school, behind only Grand Valley State with five. A trio of other Division II schools also have three NFL players – Saginaw Valley State, Washburn and West Texas A&M.

• Newberry’s three NFL players is all the more impressive considering its relatively small student body. Only one player in the NFL hails from a college smaller than Newberry - Baltimore Ravens’ wide receiver Jacoby Jones, who attended Lane College in Tennessee. Lane lists its attendance as 1,000.

Newberry in the NFL Week Two
Sunday, September 21
1 p.m. - Green Bay at Detroit
1 p.m. - Houston at New York Giants
4:25 p.m. - Kansas City at Miami