October 04, 20141st2nd3rd4thFinal
Wingate703010
Newberry7147533
Scoring
1st Quarter
WUTD12:16Jimenez (Smith kick)
NBYTD09:15Murden 10 Yd Run (Clark kick)
2nd Quarter
NBYTD11:37Exume 5 Yd Pass From Murden (Clark kick)
NBYTD00:26Cook 3 Yd Pass From Murden (Clark kick)
3rd Quarter
WUFG11:31Smith 36 Yd
NBYTD08:18McDonnell (Clark kick)
4th Quarter
NBYSAF12:30TEAM
NBYFG01:43Clark 33 Yd
Stats at a GlanceWUNBY
1st Downs1723
3rd Down Conversions5-126-14
4th Down Conversions0-01-1
Passing (Comp-Att)115 (17-31) 168 (19-27)
Rushing (Att)25 (29) 174 (49)
Total Yards140342
Penalties5-4612-116
Turnovers31
Fumbles Lost20
Interceptions11
Possession28:0631:54
Newberry looks to get back on winning track with Oktoberfest game vs. Wingate


Newberry looks to get back on winning track with Oktoberfest game vs. Wingate
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | by Josh Manck, Assistant AD for Athletic Communications

NEWBERRY - As the calendar turns to October, the Newberry Wolves will look to recover from a rough September, as the Wolves welcome the Wingate Bulldogs to Setzler Field for a 6 p.m. kickoff on Saturday, October 4.

 

WHO: Newberry College vs. Wingate University
WHERE: Setzler Field on the campus of Newberry College in Newberry, S.C.
WHEN: 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 4
RECORDS: Newberry is 1-3 overall and 0-2 in South Atlantic Conference action. Wingate is 3-1 overall and 0-1 in SAC play.
LIVE VIDEO & AUDIO: http://www.NewberryWolves.tv
LIVE STATS: http://www.NewberryStats.com  

THE GAME
• Newberry College is in its 101st season of intercollegiate football.
• Today’s game marks the 985th game in school history, with Newberry carrying an all-time record of 406-542-36 (.431)
• Neither team is receiving votes or ranked in either the AFCA or D2Football polls.

COMMON OPPONENTS

• The teams share their South Atlantic Conference slate, Limestone, UNC Pembroke and North Greenville as common opponents. 

Opponent

Newberry

Wingate

Brevard

Nov. 1 - A

Oct. 18 - A

Carson-Newman

Nov. 8 - H

Nov. 15 - A

Catawba

L (2OT) 34-37 (H)

Oct. 11 - H

Lenoir-Rhyne

Oct. 18 - H

L 14-51 (H)

Limestone

W 70-20 (H)

W 38-10 (A)

Mars Hill

L 29-38 (A)

Nov. 8 - H

North Greenville

Nov. 15 - A

Nov. 1 - A

Tusculum

Oct. 11 - A

Oct. 25 - H

UNC Pembroke

Oct. 25 - A

W 21-3 (H)

THE WINGATE SERIES
• This game is the 15th meeting between the Wolves and the Bulldogs.
• Wingate holds a 13-11 advantage in the all-time series.
• Newberry is an even 6-6 against the ‘Dogs in games played at Setzler Field. Wingate has won the last two games here, snapping a five-game home winning streak for the scarlet and gray prior to that.
• Wingate had won three straight meetings before last year’s 42-28 Newberry win.
• Six of the last 11 meetings have been decided by a margin that could be made up with one score. 

THE COACHES
NEWBERRY:  Todd Knight (Gardner-Webb, 1989) is in his sixth season as Newberry’s head coach. He has a 29-28 record and a record of 5-3 against teams ranked in the AFCA Divsion II Top 25. He has an 18-18 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 2-3 all-time against Wingate.
WINGATE: Joe Reich (Gettysburg, 1987) is in his 14th season as a collegiate head coach and as the head coach of the Bulldogs. He has a 84-61 (.579) overall record. He has a 6-7 record against Newberry.

TODAY’S PROMOTIONS
• The City of Newberry is hosting it annual Oktoberfest this Saturday from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. Downtown. There will be live music, a biergarten, an 11:30 a.m. Liver Nips Cook-off, a food court, arts and crafts vendors, a Kindertown kid’s area, farmers market, puppet shows, free video games and classic cars.
• Tonight is also Take A Kid To The Game Night and Scout Night at Setzler Field. Kids and Scouts in uniform will be admitted free.

 

UP NEXT: TUSCULUM
• Newberry heads up to eastern Tennessee for its only trip outside of the Carolinas this season, taking on Tusculum at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 11.
• Tusculum is currently 1-3 overall with an 0-1 conference record. The Pioneers are at Catawba this Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
• Newberry and Tusculum are tied 8-8 in their all-time series, with Newberry winning the last four meetings. 

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 5,703 yards passing, moving up to second in school history.
• He ranks second in in TD passes, yardage and completions and third in attempts.

Career

Yardage

1.

Josh Stepp

(2004-06)

7,398

3.

W.T. Murden

(2011-pres.)

5,703

3.

Dustin Coats

(1997-2000)

5,678

4.

Jimmy Skipper

(1982-85)

5,390

5.

Brandon Gantt

(2007-09)

3,716

Attempts

1.

Josh Stepp

(2004-06)

975

2.

Dustin Coats

(1997-2000)

821

3.

W.T. Murden

(2011-pres.)

763

4.

Jimmy Skipper

(1982-85)

746

5.

Tim Singleton

(1989-90, 1992)

636

Completions

1.

Josh Stepp

(2004-06)

583

2.

W.T. Murden

(2011-pres.)

476

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.

W.T. Murden

(2011-pres.)

50

3.

Dustin Coats

(1997-2000)

47

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.)

921

5,703

6,624

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.

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. He started the Monday night game against New England at strong safety in the place of injured Pro Bowler Eric Berry, making four solo tackles.
• Parker ranks second on the Chiefs’ roster in tackles with 19. He led KC in tackles in their 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 GB’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, but has been fature in short field packages as well as special teams.
• 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.
• All three Newberry players will be available on TV in the Columbia market this weekend, with two primetime games.

Newberry in the NFL Week Five
Thursday, October 2
8:25 p.m. - Minnesota at Green Bay, CBS/NFLNet
Sunday, October 5
1 p.m. - Atlanta at New York Giants, Fox
4:25 p.m. - Kansas City at San Francisco, CBS

ELLIS JOINS PRO RANKS
• Former Newberry College All-American offensive lineman Jamal Ellis has been signed by the Arena Football League’s Arizona Rattlers, as announced by the team Thursday.
• Ellis was a D2Football.com second team All-American as a senior in 2013, starting every game at left guard for the Wolves in their 9-3 playoff season. He was also a first team all-South Atlantic Conference selection that season and participated in the Green Bay Packers’ rookie mini-camp.
• The Rattlers have won the last three ArenaBowls and had a 15-3 record in 2014 season. The AFL season will pick back up in the spring of 2015.

ALL-AROUND A.J.
• Senior outside linebacker A.J. Booker from Spartanburg has racked up a slew of varied awards in the last few weeks.
On Sept. 25, he was named a national semifinalist for the prestigious William V. Campbell Trophy presented by Fidelity Investments®
• Booker has excelled in his academic pursuits as well, currently holding a 3.66 grade point average in Newberry’s nursing program, with a minor in biology. He intends to go into the pediatric nursing field following his graduation from Newberry.
• He is a two-time Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree, and is eligible for that honor once again this season. He has been on the Dean’s List for every semester he has been enrolled at Newberry, was a resident advisor and is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
• Booker has also served the football team as a captain this season and was recently inducted into the Order of the Gray Stripe - the football team’s honor council.
Booker earned AstroTurf SAC Defensive Player of the Week honors Monday, September 15.
• 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.

SQUIREWELL IN THE BACKFIELD
• Junior defensive end Alstevis Squirewell has been a dominant defensive force this season, disrupting play in the backfield.
• He ranks third nationally and first in the South Atlantic Conference in tackles for a loss, with 9.5 through four games.
• His ranking of third nationally is based on a per game average, while his 9.5 total ranks second in the nation.

Rank

Player

TTFL

TFLPG

1

Devin Benton, Southwestern Okla.

12.0

3.0

2

Justin Shirk, Bloomsburg

8.0

2.7

3

Alstevis Squirewell, Newberry

9.5

2.4

4

Nores Fradi, Wayne St. (MI)

9.0

2.3

-

Morgan Fox, Colorado St.-Pueblo

9.0

2.3

-

Jared Koster, N.M. Highlands

9.0

2.3

7

Clayton Callicutt, Angelo St.

6.5

2.2

 

ON THIS DAY... : OCTOBER 4

... in Newberry Football (4-5-3):

• 1919 - The Indians head to Columbia and slog to a scoreless tie with Camp Jackson in unbearable heat.

• 1929 - This time is is a Lutheran battle against Lenoir-Rhyne ending in a scoreless tie at Setzler Field.

• 1930 - A trip to Savannah results in yet another scoreless tie, this one against South Georgia Teachers College (now Georgia Southern).

• 1947 - The scoreless drought of this date is finally snapped, as Newberry heads to Hickory and takes a 19-13 win over Lenoir-Rhyne for the Indians’ first win of the year.

• 1952 - Newberry scored a pair of first quarter touchdowns and held off an attack from Guilford in a 12-6 win over the Quakers in Greensboro, N.C.

• 1958 - A Vernon Prather-to-Carl Harris 5-yard touchdown pass was the Indians’ only score in a 28-6 home loss to Lenoir-Rhyne.

• 1969 - The Indians are handed their first loss of the season in a 42-7 rout at Lenoir-Rhyne.

• 1975 - Newberry’s struggles against the Bears continue, as Lenoir-Rhyne wins 31-6 in Hickory. Neal Smith returned a fumble for a touchdown for the Indians’ only score.

• 1980 - Newberry was held on a fourth-and-1 play at the Lenoir-Rhyne 12-yardline, preserving a 3-0 Bears’ win at Setzler Field.

• 1997 - The Indians drop their fifth straight game of the year in a 21-17 loss at Mars Hill.

• 2003 - Students tear down the Setzler Field goalposts as Newberry snapped an 18-game SAC losing streak with a 10-7 win over Lenoir-Rhyne on Justin Freeman’s 18-yard field goal with 5:37 remaining.

• 2008 - Newberry’s defense has a great night with three blocked kicks and four turnovers in a 33-14 homecoming win over No. 20 Catawba.