November 08, 20141st2nd3rd4thFinal
Carson-Newman1470021
Newberry33001346
Scoring
1st Quarter
NBYTD13:51Dickerson 8 Yd Pass From Yeldell (Clark missed kick)
NBYTD09:59Jordan 17 Yd Pass From Yeldell (Foster missed kick)
NBYTD09:30Dickerson 7 Yd Pass From Yeldell
C-NTD03:26Thomas 5 Yd Run (Ogle kick)
NBYTD03:08Dickerson
C-NTD02:54Williams (Ogle kick)
NBYTD00:34Yeldell 8 Yd Run (Clark kick)
2nd Quarter
C-NTD11:21Hibbett 5 Yd Run (Ogle kick)
4th Quarter
NBYTD06:05Exume 2 Yd Pass From Murden (Clark missed kick)
NBYTD04:25Elmore 13 Yd Run (Foster kick)
Stats at a GlanceC-NNBY
1st Downs2120
3rd Down Conversions7-156-9
4th Down Conversions1-30-0
Passing (Comp-Att)51 (7-16) 95 (11-15)
Rushing (Att)301 (55) 210 (44)
Total Yards352305
Penalties9-663-35
Turnovers21
Fumbles Lost01
Interceptions20
Possession31:3628:24
Wolves welcome No. 24 Eagles for Senior Day contest


Wolves welcome No. 24 Eagles for Senior Day contest
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

NEWBERRY – The Newberry College Wolves’ football team plays its final home game of the 2014 campaign as the scarlet and gray host the 24th-ranked Carson-Newman Eagles at Setzler Field this Saturday.

WHO: Carson-Newman University at Newberry College
WHERE: Setzler Field on the campus of Newberry College
WHEN: 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 8
RECORDS: Newberry is 4-5 overall and 2-4 in South Atlantic Conference action. Carson-Newman is 6-2 overall and 4-1 in SAC play.
LIVE AUDIO: http://www.NewberryWolves.tv, WKDK-AM 1240 in Newberry County
LIVE VIDEO: http://www.NewberryWolves.tv
LIVE STATS:
http://www.NewberryStats.com
WEATHER FORECAST: High of 60 degrees. Partly cloudy.

THE GAME

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

• Today’s game marks the 990th game in school history, with Newberry carrying an all-time record of 408-544-36 (.431)

• Newberry is not ranked in either national poll, while Carson-Newman is ranked 24th in both the AFCA Coaches’ Poll and the D2Football.com poll.

 

COMMON OPPONENTS

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

 

Opponent

Newberry

Carson-Newman

Brevard

W 34-14 (A)

W 55-42 (A)

Catawba

L (2OT) 34-37 (H)

W 35-33 (A)

Lenoir-Rhyne

L 10-23 (H)

L 32-35 (H)

Mars Hill

L 29-38 (A)

W 48-20 (H)

North Greenville

Nov. 15 (A)

W 35-34 (H)

Tusculum

L 14-16 (A)

W 55-35 (A)

Wingate

W 33-10 (H)

Nov. 15 (A)

 

THE CARSON-NEWMAN SERIES

• This game is the 50th meeting between Newberry and the Eagles.

• Carson-Newman has a 30-19 lead in the all-time series, which began in 1940.

• Newberry has a 13-12 lead in games played at Setzler Field.

• The Eagles won both meetings last season, snapping a two-year Newberry winning streak.

• The Wolves have won three of the last four meetings in Newberry.

 

THE COACHES

NEWBERRY:  Todd Knight (Gardner-Webb, 1989) is in his sixth season as Newberry’s head coach. He has a 32-30 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 2-4 all-time against Carson-Newman.

 

CARSON-NEWMAN: Ken Sparks (Carson-Newman, 1968) is in his 35th season as a collegiate head coach and as the head coach of the Eagles. He has a 324-88-2 (.785) overall record, is the winningest coach in Division II and South Atlantic Conference history and was one of the first three coaches inducted into the Division II Football Hall of Fame. He has a 23-8 record against Newberry.

 

UP NEXT: NORTH GREENVILLE

• Newberry closes out the 2014 season on Saturday, November 15, in Tigerville against the Crusaders of North Greenville University.

• NGU is currently in the midst of a 5-4 season and is at Catawba today.

• Newberry has a 10-2 all-time record against their Upstate foe, snapping a two-year losing streak with last year’s 55-21 home victory.

• Kickoff next week is set for 1 p.m.

 

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.)

6,056

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.)

839

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.)

518

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.)

54

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. He could still 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

6,056

7,015

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

• After lighting up the NFL in the preseason, New York Giants and former Newberry College wide receiver Corey Washington likely knew it would take some time to get in the swing of things in the regular season.

• The North Charleston native was targeted on a pass in the end zone in a Giants’ loss to the Lions on the first week of the season, but playing time had been sparse since then.

• On Monday, Nov. 3, Washington got into the game as the Giants faced a large deficit against Indianapolis on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. He proceeded to make the most of his time on screen with a great drive.

• Washington caught four passes for 48 yards, wrapping up the drive with his first career regular season touchdown reception - a 1-yard grab from Eli Manning over Colts’ cornerback Josh Gordy.

• Washington becomes the second Newberry alumnus to catch a touchdown pass in the NFL, following in the footsteps of Green Bay tight end Brandon Bostick, who caught a touchdown pass last season.

• In other NFL action, former Newberry College safety Ron Parker has been a standout in the secondary for the Kansas City Chiefs this season. He ranks second on the Chiefs’ roster with 40 total tackles, including 35 solo stops.

• He also has a sack and is one of four Chiefs with an interception. Both of those plays came in Kansas City’s win over St. Louis two weeks ago. Following an injury to all-pro safety Eric Berry, Parker moved into the starting role for the Chiefs at strong safety.

• Parker was an All-American safety at Newberry, but had been converted to a cornerback in each of his stops in the NFL. He had 7 tackles against the Jets this week along with a pass breakup this week.

• Parker has started the last six Chiefs’ games at strong safety, playing nearly every defensive snap. As a starter he has notched 27 tackles, three passes defensed, an interception, a quarterback hurry and a sack.

• The aforementioned Brandon Bostick has always faced stiff competition at tight end in his three seasons as part of the Green Bay organization. A leg injury late in the preseason did him no favors this season.

• With that being said, Bostick has still forced his way into the lineup and had one reception for 2 yards against the Carolina Panthers two weeks ago. Despite not putting up big receiving numbers, Bostick has still played in seven games post-injury this season.

• 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 10

Sunday, November 9

1 p.m. - Kansas City at Buffalo, CBS

4:25 p.m. - New York Giants at Seattle, FOX

8:30 p.m. - Chicago at Green Bay, NBC

 

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.

• Booker added a fumble recovery for an 11-yard touchdown in the loss at Tusculum.

 

OCT. 6 PLAYER OF THE WEEK DUO

• Newberry College linebacker Taylor McDonnell and return specialist Kevin Miller were named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Players of the Week on defense and special teams, as announced by the conference office Monday, October 6.

McDonnell (Bluffton, S.C.) led a phenomenal defensive effort in the Wolves’ 33-10 win over Wingate. The Wolves allowed only 3 points to the Bulldogs’ offense on 140 yards of offense and only 25 rushing yards.

• McDonnell had six tackles in the game, including three tackles for loss, half a sack and two quarterback hurries. He also posted Newberry’s first defensive score of the season, recovering a Wingate fumble in the endzone for a touchdown in the third quarter.

McDonnell currently ranks second on the team and in the conference with 9.5 tackles for loss on the year, ranking 12th nationally in that category.

Miller (Lexington, S.C.) has been spectacular in the return game all season and was excellent again against Wingate. He averaged 21.5 yards per punt return on two returns, matching his season average and bumping him up to third in the national rankings in that category. Miller is far and away the punt return leader in the conference, over 13 yards per return better than the second placer at that category currently.

• He also had an average of 19.2 yards per kickoff return and two carries for seven yards in the Wingate game.

 

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

15

351

23.4

2

Stephan Dickens, Colorado St.-Pueblo

18

365

20.3

3

Walt Pegues, Indiana (PA)

11

213

19.4

4

Dion Futch, Virginia St.

11

206

18.7

5

Torie Wagner, Charleston (WV)

19

341

17.9

6

Lawrence Elliott Jr., Bloomsburg

13

233

17.9

7

Jermeil Douse, Concord

18

322

17.9

8

Austin Rieder, Minn. St. Mankato

15

267

17.8

9

Vershon Moore, Washburn

15

260

17.3

10

Austin Young, Northern Mich.

18

296

16.4

11

Elby Pope, Mary

14

230

16.4

12

Curtis Pumphrey, Bowie St.

13

212

16.3

13

Kevin Miller, Newberry

14

222

15.9

 

STOP RIGHT THERE!

• Newberry ranks high nationally in total defense, currently sitting in seventh in Division II in yards allowed per game.

• Only Albany State has a better ranking in the Super Region II.

 

Rk

Team

G

W-L

Plays

YDS

Yds/Play

Off TDs

Opp TDs

YPG

1

Northwest Mo. St.

9

8-1

518

1,862

3.59

15

16

206.9

2

Shepherd

8

7-1

453

1,685

3.72

10

13

210.6

3

Albany St. (GA)

8

6-2

481

1,740

3.62

13

14

217.5

4

Pittsburg St.

9

8-1

537

2,210

4.12

9

11

245.6

5

Harding

8

7-1

527

2,138

4.06

13

13

267.3

6

Henderson St.

9

8-1

680

2,539

3.73

14

15

282.1

7

Newberry

9

4-5

618

2,567

4.15

20

23

285.2

8

Bloomsburg

9

9-0

596

2,579

4.33

12

15

286.6

9

Winston-Salem

9

8-1

624

2,584

4.14

13

14

287.1

10

Stonehill

9

4-5

621

2,592

4.17

19

24

288.0

 

 

NO FLY ZONE

• The Newberry secondary has been limiting opposing offenses to a paltry 119.7 yards per the game passing.

• This number was boosted last week when the Wolves held Brevard without a pass completion.

 

Rk

Team

Cmp-Att

Yds

TDs

Y/Att

Yds/Cmp

YPG

1

Newberry

104-198

1,077

8

5.44

10.36

119.7

2

Tusculum

97-175

1,178

9

6.73

12.14

130.9

3

Paine

107-212

1,229

9

5.80

11.49

136.6

4

Mars Hill

72-141

1,093

12

7.75

15.18

136.6

5

Indianapolis

142-267

1,233

7

4.62

8.68

137.0

6

Albany St. (GA)

95-219

1,098

8

5.01

11.56

137.3

7

Pittsburg St.

111-231

1,307

5

5.66

11.77

145.2

8

Northwest Mo. St.

109-255

1,347

9

5.28

12.36

149.7

9

Wingate

132-255

1,350

7

5.29

10.23

150.0

10

West Chester

138-273

1,395

5

5.11

10.11

155.0