November 01, 20141st2nd3rd4thFinal
Newberry01461434
Brevard700714
Scoring
1st Quarter
BCTD07:11Ollis 1 Yd Run (Noboa kick)
2nd Quarter
NBYTD11:16Doctor 27 Yd Run (Clark kick)
NBYTD04:20Exume 54 Yd Pass From Yeldell (Clark kick)
3rd Quarter
NBYTD03:00Yeldell 1 Yd Run (Clark missed kick)
4th Quarter
NBYTD08:32Doctor 31 Yd Run (Clark kick)
NBYTD03:45Thompson 13 Yd Pass From Murden (Clark kick)
BCTD01:16Jeter 6 Yd Run (Noboa kick)
Stats at a GlanceNBYBC
1st Downs2116
3rd Down Conversions3-75-15
4th Down Conversions1-11-3
Passing (Comp-Att)185 (16-24) 0 (0-4)
Rushing (Att)274 (42) 246 (67)
Total Yards459246
Penalties8-864-35
Turnovers44
Fumbles Lost33
Interceptions11
Possession22:3937:21
Newberry heads to mountains with strong defense looking to stop Tornados' rush attack


Newberry heads to mountains with strong defense looking to stop Tornados' rush attack
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | by Josh Manck, Assistant AD for Athletic Communciations

NEWBERRY – The Newberry College Wolves’ football plays the second of two consecutive road contests this weekend, traveling to the mountains of Western North Carolina to face off with the Brevard College Tornados.

WHO: Newberry College at Brevard College
WHERE: Memorial Stadium on the campus of Brevard High School
WHEN: 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 1
RECORDS: Newberry is 3-5 overall and 1-4 in South Atlantic Conference action. Brevard is 0-8 overall and 0-5 in SAC play.
LIVE AUDIO: http://www.NewberryWolves.tv, WKDK-AM 1240 in Newberry County
IN-STADIUM AUDIO: For the first time, Newberry’s radio broadcast will be able to be heard in the stadium via FM radio for road games. The frequency will be determined on gameday and announced on the official Newberry College Athletics Twitter account - @NewberrySports.
LIVE STATS: http://www.BCTornados.com
WEATHER FORECAST: High of 46 degrees, with a low of 28 degrees. Partly cloudy, 20% chance of precipitation, very windy.

THE GAME
• Newberry College is in its 101st season of intercollegiate football.
• Today’s game marks the 989th game in school history, with Newberry carrying an all-time record of 408-544-36 (.431)
• Neither team is ranked or receiving votes in the AFCA Coaches Poll or the D2Football.com poll 

COMMON OPPONENTS

• The teams share their South Atlantic Conference schedule as well as North Greenville as common opponents.

Opponent

Newberry

Brevard

Carson-Newman

Nov. 8 (H)

L 42-55 (H)

Catawba

L (2OT) 34-37 (H)

L 37-42 (A)

Lenoir-Rhyne

L 10-23 (H)

L 17-48 (H)

Mars Hill

L 29-38 (A)

L 31-37 (A)

North Greenville

Nov. 15 (A)

L 31-41 (A)

Tusculum

L 14-16 (A)

Nov. 6 (A)

Wingate

W 33-10 (H)

L 21-43 (H)

 

THE BREVARD SERIES
• This game is the ninth meeting between Newberry and the Tornados.
• Newberry has a 7-1 lead in the all-time series.
• The Tornados did not score a touchdown in the first five meetings between the two schools.
• Newberry trailed 21-20 in the fourth quarter of last year’s game but won a 28-21 decision on the strength of three touchdown catches and a 2-point conversion by Corey Washington. 

THE COACHES

NEWBERRY:  Todd Knight (Gardner-Webb, 1989) is in his sixth season as Newberry’s head coach. He has a 31-30 record and a record of 5-4 against teams ranked in the AFCA Divsion II Top 25. He has a 19-20 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 Brevard.

BREVARD: Paul Hamilton (Appalachian State, 1981) is in his 16th season as a collegiate head coach and eighth as the head coach of the Tornados. He has a 67-119 (.361) overall record. He has a 1-6 record against Newberry.

UP NEXT: CARSON-NEWMAN

• Newberry returns home next weekend for its final home game of the 2014 campaign, hosting the nationally ranked Carson-Newman Eagles.
• Following last year’s two meetings in 15 days, Carson-Newman leads the all-time series 30-19. This will be the 50th all-time meeting.
• The Wolves have won three of the last four meetings in the series at Setzler Field.
• The day will see the seniors of the football and cheerleading teams and the Scarlet Poms honored prior to the game, as it is Senior Day.
• With the game being the Wolves’ closest home game to Veterans’ Day, it is also Military Appreciation Day.
• The final promotion of this game is Church Day, with Rev. Ernie Worman distributing information on that promotion to nearby churches. 

IN-STADIUM BROADCAST
• For the first time, Newberry’s radio broadcast will be able to be heard in the stadium via FM radio for road games.
• The frequency will be determined on gameday and announced on the official Newberry College Athletics Twitter account - @NewberrySports
• All games will still be broadcast in Newberry County on the long-time home of Newberry College Athletics - WKDK-AM 1240. 

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 6,026 yards passing, just the second Newberry quarterback to eclipse 6,000 yards in his career.
• He ranks second in in TD passes, yardage, completions and attempts. 

Career

Yardage

1.

Josh Stepp

(2004-06)

7,398

2.

W.T. Murden

(2011-pres.)

6,026

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.

W.T. Murden

(2011-pres.)

831

3.

Dustin Coats

(1997-2000)

821

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.)

514

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.)

53

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.)

959

6,026

6,985

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 one more rushing touchdown, Elmore would crack Newberry’s top 10 in career rushing scores. He currently has 12 touchdowns after his first quarter score against Tusculum. 

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 KC’s last three games at safety in the place of injured Pro Bowler Eric Berry.
• Parker was a standout in the Chiefs’ win over St. Louis last week, notching four tackles with a sack and an interception with a return of 10 yards.
• 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. He had a reception in the Pack’s win over Carolina.
• 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. 

Newberry in the NFL  - Week Nine
Sunday, November 2
1 p.m. - New York Jets at Kansas City, CBS

Monday, November 3
8:30 p.m. - Indianapolis at New York Giants, ESPN

Green Bay - idle 

IT’S MILLER TIME
Kevin Miller is standing out in his first season for the scarlet and gray, especially on punt returns.
• His efforts in the Wingate game were rewarded with SAC Player of the Week honors, and he currently ranks ninth in the nation and first in the SAC and Super Region II in punt return average. 

Rank

Player

PR

Yds

Avg

1

Etauj Allen, Ouachita Baptist

13

305

23.5

2

Stephan Dickens, Colorado St.-Pueblo

14

286

20.4

3

Lawrence Elliott Jr., Bloomsburg

11

209

19.0

4

Dion Futch, Virginia St.

11

206

18.7

5

Torie Wagner, Charleston (WV)

17

318

18.7

6

Austin Rieder, Minn. St. Mankato

15

267

17.8

7

Walt Pegues, Indiana (PA)

10

177

17.7

8

Elby Pope, Mary

12

211

17.6

9

Kevin Miller, Newberry

12

209

17.4

10

Gianni Olivas, Humboldt St.

9

151

16.8

STOP RIGHT THERE!

• Newberry ranks high nationally in total defense, currently sitting in 11th in Division II in yards allowed per game.
• Only Lenoir-Rhyne and Albany State have a better ranking in the Super Region II. 

Rk

Team

G

W-L

Plays

YDS

YPG

1

Shepherd

7

6-1

383

1,361

194.4

2

Albany St. (GA)

7

5-2

419

1,541

220.1

3

Northwest Mo. St.

8

7-1

476

1,784

223.0

4

Pittsburg St.

8

7-1

477

1,918

239.8

5

Harding

7

6-1

441

1,857

265.3

6

Lenoir-Rhyne

8

8-0

525

2,217

277.1

7

Indianapolis

8

7-1

522

2,225

278.1

8

Humboldt St.

7

6-1

466

1,979

282.7

9

Ohio Dominican

7

6-1

442

1,991

284.4

10

Henderson St.

8

7-1

611

2,278

284.8

11

Newberry

8

3-5

547

2,321

290.1

NO FLY ZONE
• The Newberry secondary has been limiting opposing offenses to a paltry 134.6 yards per the game passing.
• South Atlantic Conference teams tend to have their stats in the category skewed because of the rushing offense at Brevard, Carson-Newman and Lenoir-Rhyne - but Newberry has played only one of these teams. 

Rk

Team

Cmp-Att

Yds

TDs

Y/Att

Yds/Cmp

YPG

1

Mars Hill

59-109

885

11

8.12

15.00

126.4

2

Albany St. (GA)

79-178

919

6

5.16

11.63

131.3

3

Newberry

104-194

1,077

8

5.55

10.36

134.6

4

Pittsburg St.

101-213

1,096

4

5.15

10.85

137.0

5

Paine

100-199

1,129

8

5.67

11.29

141.1

6

Indianapolis

130-246

1,141

7

4.64

8.78

142.6

7

Wingate

116-224

1,155

7

5.16

9.96

144.4

8

Tusculum

93-165

1,174

9

7.12

12.62

146.8

9

Shepherd

89-202

1,069

7

5.29

12.01

152.7

10

Ark.-Monticello

82-162

1,092

6

6.74

13.32

156.0

• Newberry has a chance to improve on this number even further, as the Tornados rank dead last in the nation in passing yardage, averaging only 50.6 yards per game through the air.

ON THIS DAY IN NEWBERRY FOOTBALL (7-5)

• 1913 - Newberry plays its first true road game and is handed the first loss in program history in a 32-0 shutout at Davidson.
• 1924 - The Indians pick up thier fifth straight win with a 10-0 road win over the Blue Hose of Presbyterian in Clinton.
• 1929 - Newberry’s only touchdown on the day came on a pass from Hutchinson to Gates in a 40-6 loss to Erskine in Due West.
• 1947 - The Indians squeak by Wofford in Spartanburg with a 13-6 win.
• 1952 - Newberry can’t handle its Lutheran rivals, dropping a 40-7 contest to Lenoir-Rhyne at home.
• 1969 - Newberry loses at Guilford in Greensboro, BUT the game is later awarded to Newberry via forfeit.
• 1975 - The Indians put up 353 rushing yards, as Newberry defeats the Tigers of Savannah State on the road by a 26-13 count.
• 1980 - Newberry jumped out to a 21-0 first half lead and held off a Savannah State comeback for a 28-26 homecoming win, snapping a four-game losing streak.
• 1986 - The Indians concede a late touchdown to Catawba and lose a 16-13 game in Salisbury.
• 1997 - Newberry falls at Catawba by a 36-17 score in the Indians’ last home game of the season.
• 2003 - Mazzie Drummond goes off for a ridiculous 479 yards of offense (337 passing, 142 rushing), capping a 32-31 home win over Wingate with a 1-yard touchdown carry with 7 seconds remaining
• 2008 - Newberry scored 38 straight points with two Kelton Tindal touchdown receptions for a 38-14 home Bishops Trophy win over Lenoir-Rhyne.