September 26, 20151st2nd3rd4thFinal
Tusculum3147731
Newberry31414738
Scoring
1st Quarter
NBYFG04:44Ryan Janssen 20 Yd
TCFG02:38Will Tommie 25 Yd
2nd Quarter
TCTD07:56Ken Funnye 74 Yd Pass From Luke Lancaster (Will Tommie kick)
NBYTD03:33Jalen Cook 17 Yd Pass From Zach Blair (Ryan Janssen kick)
TCTD02:03M. Thompkins (Will Tommie kick)
NBYTD00:00Romelo Doctor 24 Yd Pass From Braxton Ivery (Ryan Janssen kick)
3rd Quarter
TCTD14:47Ken Funnye 75 Yd Pass From Luke Lancaster (Will Tommie kick)
NBYTD09:19B. Staggers 8 Yd Run (Ryan Janssen kick)
NBYTD06:35A. Squirewell (Ryan Janssen kick)
4th Quarter
NBYTD07:32Braxton Ivery 8 Yd Run (Ryan Janssen kick)
TCTD04:52Justin Houston 4 Yd Pass From Luke Lancaster (Will Tommie kick)
Stats at a GlanceTCNBY
1st Downs1422
3rd Down Conversions5-166-20
4th Down Conversions1-12-2
Passing (Comp-Att)298 (18-44) 71 (7-18)
Rushing (Att)36 (20) 336 (66)
Total Yards334407
Penalties6-557-62
Turnovers22
Fumbles Lost10
Interceptions12
Possession19:1840:42
Wolves start SAC play against Tusculum


Wolves start SAC play against Tusculum
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 | by Josh Manck, Assistant AD for Athletic Communications

NEWBERRY – The Newberry College football team kicks off its South Atlantic Conference slate this Saturday, welcoming the Pioneers of Tusculum College to Setzler Field. Kickoff is at 4 p.m. Saturday for this year's Family Weekend contest. The football game is one of four home games for the Wolves on Saturday

WHO: Tusculum College at Newberry College
WHERE: Newberry's Setzler Field
WHEN: 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 26
RECORDS: Newberry is 2-1 overall and playing its first South Atlantic Conference game of the season. Tusculum is 1-2 overall and 0-1 in SAC action after a triple overtime loss to Lenoir-Rhyne last week.
LIVE VIDEO: http://www.NewberryWolves.tv
LIVE AUDIO: http://www.NewberryWolves.tv, WKDK-AM 1240 in Newberry County
LIVE STATS: http://www.NewberryStats.com 
FORECAST: High of 71 degrees, mostly cloudy with a 60 percent chance of storms. Winds up to 10 MPH.

NEWS AND NOTES
• The Newberry College Wolves kick off the South Atlantic Conference portion of the 2015 football season on Saturday, as the scarlet and gray host the Tusculum Pioneers.
• This is game number 994 for the scarlet and gray in season No. 102. Newberry has a 411-546-36 record.
• Newberry and Tusculum are meeting for the 18th time overall and the eighth time in Newberry. Tusculum won last year’s meeting in miserable rainy conditions by a 16-14 score, breaking a five-year winning streak for the Wolves in the series.
• The game should feature constrasting offensive styles, as the Wolves will look to strike a balance between the run and the pass, while the Pioneers have a pass-to-rush ratio of over 2-to-1 through three games.
• The Newberry secondary will be tested, as the Pioneers lead the nation in passing offense. Look for Arnez Gray, Corey Dover, Craig Steedley, Brice Green and Devine Kelly to step up in the defensive backfield. Also key in coverage will be outside linebackers Will Elm and Nate Sichali.
• On the flip side of the coin, the explosive running back combination of Kevin Miller and Romelo Doctor will hope for big games, as Tusculum has the second-worst  rushing defense in the nation at 356.7 yards allowed on the ground per contest.
• The Wolves will hope to force Tusculum off the field quickly, just as they did against North Greenville, when Newberry held NGU to three-and-outs on eight of their 12 drives. Tusculum leads the conference in scoring offense, but is last in the league in scoring defense.
• Tusculum has managed to only give up two sacks in its first two contests, so Newberry will look to the defensive line and inside linebackers for pressure. Alstevis Squirewell and Josh Parker will rush off the ends, with Jalen Hunter and Brett Borders coming up the middle. Taylor McDonnell, Chase Austin and Anfernee Moffett will be key inside linebackers.
• Newberry is the top team in the conference in tackles for loss at 7.7 TFLs per game, while the Wolves’ average of 2.67 sacks per game ranks second in the conference. The Wolves are in the top 50 nationally in both of those categories.

BLOCK PARTY
• Newberry ranks in a tie for second nationally in blocked kicks this season after blocking two punts and a field goal in the North Greenville game.
• Of the Wolves’ four blocked kicks, two were punts and two were field goal attempts.

Blocker

Game

Type

Alstevis Squirewell

JAX

FGA

Bobby Crawford

NGU

Punt

Baptiste Staggers

NGU

Punt

Brice Green

NGU

FGA

 

Rk

Team

Blocked Kicks

1

Fort Hays State

5

2

NEWBERRY

4

 

Northwest Missouri State

4

 

Clark Atlanta

4

 

Elizabeth City State

4

6

10 teams, incl. Lenoir-Rhyne

3

THE LEG
• Newberry College senior punter Kyle Clark ranks fifth amongst all current Division II punters in career punting average.
• His 39.8 average per punt also ranks 60th amongst all NCAA punters in career punt average.
• With a minimum of 100 punts, Clark is the active current leader for all South Carolina punters
• For the season, Clark averages 43.3 yards per punt, which ranks sixth in Division II

ACTIVE CAREER LEADERS (Min. 100 punts)

Rk

Punter

School

Avg

1

James Dugan

West Georgia

42.5

2

Dakota Swinehart

Western State

42.3

3

Matias Lambrecht

Johnson C. Smith

41.7

4

Sam Fowler

Angelo State

41.4

5

Kyle Clark

Newberry

39.8

 

Alexander Bradt

Western Oregon

39.8

2015 SEASON AVERAGE

Rk

Punter

School

Avg

1

Austin Bruns

Ashland

47.8

2

Cody Mills

Delta State

45.2

3

Aaron LeDeaux

Minot State

44.5

4

Tyler Ford

Bentley

43.8

5

Dakota Swinehart

Western State

43.7

6

Kyle Clark

Newberry

43.3

 

Will Wagner

Bloomsburg

43.3

THE SOUTH’S LONGEST-RUNNING BROADCAST
• Newberry College is extremely pleased to have one of the longest running media affiliations in the nation with hometown broadcaster WKDK-AM 1240.
• WKDK has broadcast the scarlet and gray since the station’s inception in October 1946, marking the 69th year of Newberry football on the airwaves
 Play-by-play man Jimmie Coggins is a 1974 graduate of Newberry College and is in his 33rd season of broadcasting the scarlet and gray
• Coggins is the longest tenured active broadcaster in the South Atlantic Conference, with 16 years more experience than his nearest competition (Brian Stayton, Tusculum, 17th season).
• Coggins was inducted into the Newberry College Athletic Hall of Fame in August 2013.

NEWBERRY IN THE NFL
• Newberry College is one of the most represented Division II schools in the NFL, with two former players currently on active rosters.
• Former Newberry receiver and NFL tight end Brandon Bostick is currently on the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad.

RON PARKER, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Last Week: 6 tackles (6 solo, 0 ast), L 24-31 at Denver
Season: 10 tackles (8 solo, 2 ast)
This Week: Mon, 8:30 p.m., at Green Bay, ESPN

EDMOND ROBINSON, MINNESOTA VIKINGS
Last Week: Gameday Inactive vs. Detroit
Season: No stats
This Week: Sun, 1 p.m., vs San Diego, CBS

 

TACKLING MACHINE
• Newberry senior linebacker Taylor McDonnell is currently the conference leader in solo tackles, with 20 of his 23 total tackles coming as solo stops.
• He ranks eighth in the league in total tackles, second in sacks and first in sack yardage.

THE DOCTOR IS IN
• During his 52-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter of the win over North Greenville, Newberry junior running back Romelo Doctor went over 1,000 yards rushing for his career.
• Going into the Tusculum contest, Doctor has 192 carries for 1,038 yards and 11 touchdowns. He averages 5.4 yards per carry.
• With his 116-yard game vs. NGU, he now ranks 10th in school history with four games of 100-plus rushing yards.

INDIVIDUAL GAME HONORS vs. NORTH GREENVILLE

OVERALL GAME MVP
Will Elm

OFFENSIVE GAME MVP  
Romelo Doctor

DEFENSIVE GAME MVP
Brett Borders

SPECIAL TEAMS GAME MVP
Bobby Crawford

THE LITTLE CAESAR’S BIG STICK
Corey Dover

BILL AND FRAN’S PANCAKE
Desmond Kearse

SONIC SACK OF THE GAME
Craig Steedley

COACH OF THE WEEK
Cedric Williams, Ass’t HC/OL

ON THIS DAY IN NEWBERRY FOOTBALL (2-9)
• 1914 - In the second season of varsity football, Newberry earns a 20-0 shutout at home over Porter Military Academy (now Porter-Gaud HS of Charleston).
• 1925 - Billy Rhiel kicks a field goal and scores a touchdown in the first half, but Furman comes back to beat Newberry, 10-27, in Greenville.
• 1936 - Newberry heads to the Sunshine State and is rolled at Tampa, 0-57.
• 1941 - The Indians host the Tars of Rollins, but are handed a 0-40 loss.
• 1959 - Richard Seastrunk scores a pair of touchdowns as the Indians defeat Catawba, 14-6 at home.
• 1964 - Future head coach Reed Charpia scores the Indians’ only touchdown in a 7-31 loss at Catawba.
• 1970 - Newberry Hall of Famer Don Garrick scored 1 of 3 Indians’ touchdowns, but Newberry loses to Catawba, 21-41, on the road
• 1981 - Jeff Cannon scored a touchdown, but a Catawba on an attempted flea flicker by Newberry ended in an interception in a 15-20 home loss.
• 1992 - Newberry fell behind early and could not recover in a 10-42 loss at Elon.
• 1998 - Newberry is edged at home by Gardner-Webb, 28-31.
• 2009 - A constant downpour affected ball security, as No. 16 Newberry couldn’t hold on to the ball or the lead in a 20-23 loss at Carson-Newman.