October 10, 20151st2nd3rd4thFinal
Mars Hill0143017
Newberry770014
Scoring
1st Quarter
NBYTD04:01Kevin Miller 6 Yd Run (Ryan Janssen kick)
2nd Quarter
MHUTD04:22S.Davis 12 Yd Run (Dylan Barnas kick)
NBYTD01:47Kevin Miller 25 Yd Run (Ryan Janssen kick)
MHUTD00:36S.Davis 5 Yd Run (Dylan Barnas kick)
3rd Quarter
MHUFG08:41Dylan Barnas 28 Yd
Stats at a GlanceMHUNBY
1st Downs1614
3rd Down Conversions4-165-18
4th Down Conversions1-32-4
Passing (Comp-Att)88 (10-21) 36 (6-21)
Rushing (Att)206 (53) 263 (51)
Total Yards294299
Penalties5-589-99
Turnovers32
Fumbles Lost21
Interceptions11
Possession29:5130:09
Newberry welcomes Mars Hill for annual Homecoming game


Newberry welcomes Mars Hill for annual Homecoming game
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | by Josh Manck, Assistant AD for Athletic Communications

NEWBERRY –The Newberry College Wolves welcome the Mars Hill University Lions to South Carolina for the annual Homecoming contest at 4 p.m. this Saturday.

WHO: Mars Hill University at Newberry College
WHERE: Newberry's historic Setzler Field
WHEN: 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 10
RECORDS: Newberry is 3-2 overall and 1-1 in the South Atlantic Conference. Mars Hill is 1-4 overall and 0-1 in SAC play.
LIVE VIDEO: http://www.NewberryWolves.tv
LIVE AUDIO: http://www.NewberryWolves.tv, WKDK-AM 1240 in Newberry County
LIVE STATS: http://www.NewberryStats.com
WEATHER FORECAST: Mostly cloudy with a high of 74 degrees. No rain.

NEWS AND NOTES
• The Newberry College Wolves return to the friendly confines of historic Setzler Field for the annual Homecoming game, welcoming the Mars Hill University Lions for a South Atlantic Conference battle.
• This is game number 996 for the scarlet and gray in season No. 102. Newberry has a 412-547-36 record.
• Newberry and Mars Hill are meeting for the 45th time, with Mars Hill holding a 29-15 advantage in the series. At Setzler Field, MHU leads the series by a slim 12-11 margin.
• Both teams will be looking to rebound from Week Five losses, as the Wolves were edged by Catawba and Mars Hill was trounced by North Greenville.
• Mars Hill has won six of the last seven meetings, but Newberry won the last meeting at Setzler.
• Newberry has found success rushing the ball this season, ranking 14th nationally at 264.6 yards per game. The Wolves’ experienced offensive line has paved the way for seven 100-yard rushing performances this year.
• While the Wolves have engaged in tight, grind-it-out games, the Lions seem to be  in a shootout every week. The winning team in Mars Hill’s five games has scored no fewer than 36 points. MHU is averaging 27.2 points and conceding 42.4 points per contest.
• Newberry has spread the ball around on offense and does not have a player with more than three touchdowns through five games.
• MHU has shown a tendency to throw the ball to Keshaun Taylor, who has eight scores through five games and is averaging 8.4 catches per game.
• The Lions have also relied on Shaikel Davis, who returns after a year off and leads the team in all-purpose yardage.
• A win would put the Wolves back over .500 in conference play, while this is only the second conference game for Mars Hill.

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

THE LEG
• Newberry College senior punter Kyle Clark ranks fifth amongst all current Division II punters in career punting average.
• His 40.2 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 44.1 yards per punt, which ranks sixth in Division II
• Clark has also been excellent in changing the field position of the game throughout his entire career.
• In his three years as the punter, Clark has placed 54 punts inside the opponents’ 20-yardline, including 30 such boots last year.
• Of punters with a career average over 38 yards in Division II (there are 14 of those guys), Clark is tied for second over the past three years. Western State Colorado’s Dakota Swinehart has 55, while Clark, Angelo State’s Sam Fowler and St. Joseph’s (Ind.)’s Marcin Gawlak each have 54.

TACKLING MACHINE
• Newberry senior linebacker Taylor McDonnell is currently the conference leader in solo tackles, with 26 of his 32 total tackles coming as solo stops.
• He ranks 15th in the league in total tackles and fourth in sacks and 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 Mars Hill contest, Doctor has 215 carries for 1,260 yards and 12 touchdowns. He averages 5.2 yards per carry.• With his 143-yard game at Catawba, he now ranks ninth in school history with five games of 100-plus rushing yards.

 

RUNNING WITH THE PACK
• The Newberry rushing offense has been fantastic so far this season, and is a standout in a league full of rushing attacks.
• The Wolves rank third in the conference and 14th nationally in rushing yardage per game after five contests.

TAKE OUR BALL AND GO HOME
• The Newberry offense is one of the top teams in terms of time of possession this season, currently ranking seventh in Division II.

ON PACE FOR SCHOOL RECORD
• The Newberry rushing attack has been fantastic this season, already producing seven 100-yard individual rushing games.
• The school record for 100-yard games in a season is nine, which was set in 1970.

WOLVES TO ASSIST IN FLOOD RECOVERY
• The Newberry College community and the Wolves’ athletic department have committed to helping out the South Carolina Midlands in the aftermath of the devastating flooding over the weekend. Here are some of the different ways the Wolves will be helping out over the next few weeks.
• At Saturday’s Homecoming football game, Newberry College Campus Ministries, the Muller Center and the Newberry College Student Government Association will be collecting canned goods and other needs and has set a goal of 5,000 cans to be donated. These will be donated to the Harvest Hope Food Bank.
• At all home events in October and the remaining three football games, the Athletic Department will collect monetary donations for the American Red Cross’ Central South Carolina Chapter.
• Other teams than those listed above will also be helping out in various ways, which will also be announced through the Wolves’ social media outlets.

ON OCTOBER 10 IN NEWBERRY FOOTBALL HISTORY (4-4)
• 1914 - Newberry is handed its first loss of the second season at Davidson, 20-6.
• 1947 - The Indians trek to Charleston and are narrowly beaten by The Citadel, 13-7.
• 1959 - Newberry travels to Jefferson City and whips up on Carson-Newman, 29-0.
• 1964 - Carson-Newman comes to Setzler and gives the Indians a 21-12 loss.
• 1970 - On a rainy day in Athens, W. Va., Newberry rips Concord, 41-6, on the strength of two touchdown passes and a touchdown carry by Tommy Williamson and a defense which limited the Mountain Lions to 105 yards of offense.
• 1981 - The Indians celebrate Homecoming with a 13-7 upset win over No. 17 Carson-Newman, with Jeff Cannon scoring one touchdown and the defense not allowing an Eagles’ first down until the second half.
• 1987 - Senior split end Joey Spigner caught nine passes for 184 yards and two second half touchdowns in Newberry’s 26-21 home win over No. 7 Carson-Newman. This would be Newberry’s last home win over C-N for 19 years.
• 2009 - Brandon Gantt completed 21-of-34 passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns and carried for another, but Mars Hill used a fake punt to keep the final drive alive for the last 5:52 of the game and hand Newberry a 34-28 loss to spoil Homecoming.