October 31, 20151st2nd3rd4thFinal
Newberry281014052
Lenoir-Rhyne0001414
Scoring
1st Quarter
NBYTD11:11Romelo Doctor 20 Yd Pass From Raleigh Yeldell (Ryan Janssen kick)
NBYTD06:39Jalen Hunter (Ryan Janssen kick)
NBYTD02:48Zach Edmunds 14 Yd Pass From Raleigh Yeldell (Ryan Janssen kick)
NBYTD02:05Braxton Ivery 21 Yd Pass From Raleigh Yeldell (Ryan Janssen kick)
2nd Quarter
NBYFG08:09Ryan Janssen 24 Yd
NBYTD00:12Ryan Barnwell 1 Yd Run (Ryan Janssen kick)
3rd Quarter
NBYTD08:26Braxton Ivery 31 Yd Pass From Raleigh Yeldell (Ryan Janssen kick)
NBYTD01:52Josh Parker (Ryan Janssen kick)
4th Quarter
L-RTD10:23Calvin Edwards 8 Yd Run (Walker Harrison kick)
L-RTD05:31Tyler Williams 1 Yd Run (Walker Harrison kick)
Stats at a GlanceNBYL-R
1st Downs2415
3rd Down Conversions9-135-14
4th Down Conversions0-02-4
Passing (Comp-Att)297 (20-27) 125 (8-16)
Rushing (Att)172 (40) 198 (56)
Total Yards469323
Penalties8-803-25
Turnovers24
Fumbles Lost14
Interceptions10
Possession30:3929:21
Wolves head to Hickory for Bishops Trophy Battle on Halloween


Wolves head to Hickory for Bishops Trophy Battle on Halloween
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | by Josh Manck, Assistant AD for Athletic Communications

NEWBERRY - The Newberry College Wolves look to bring home the Bishops Trophy for the first time since 2010 as they travel to Lutheran rivals Lenoir-Rhyne for the 85th meeting between the two schools. Kickoff at Lenoir-Rhyne's Moretz Stadium is set for 2 p.m. on Halloween Saturday.

WHO: Newberry College at Lenoir-Rhyne University
WHERE: Moretz Stadium on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C.
WHEN: 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 31
RECORDS: Newberry is 4-4 overall and 2-3 in the South Atlantic Conference. Lenoir-Rhyne is 4-3 overall and 2-2 in SAC play.
LIVE VIDEO: http://www.LRBears.com
LIVE AUDIO: http://www.NewberryWolves.tv, WKDK-AM 1240 in Newberry County
LIVE STATS: http://www.LRBears.com
WEATHER FORECAST: Partly cloudy with a high of 64 degrees. Low winds are anticipated. 

NEWS AND NOTES
• This is game number 999 for the scarlet and gray in season No. 102. Newberry has a 413-549-36 record.
• Newberry will look to slow down the most prominent rushing offense in the nation, as the Bears average a stunning 407.4 yards per game.
• The Wolves have seen run-oriented option attacks for the last two weeks against Carson-Newman and Brevard, but the No. 1 rushing defense in the South Atlantic Conference will be put to the test. Newberry currently allows only 156.9 rushing yards per game.
• Lenoir-Rhyne has lost its last two games to Wingate and Mars Hill, with the defense being gashed for big yardage. L-R ranks 138th nationally (of 169) in total defense and 118th in scoring defense, allowing 438.9 yards and 31.3 points per game.
• This could spell big things for the Wolves, who have been prolific on the ground all season, but exploded for over 300 passing yards against Brevard.
• Running back Romelo Doctor has a chance to go over 1,000 rushing yards for the season and move into the top 10 in career yardage today.
• Quarterback Raleigh Yeldell also has a chance to go over 1,000 passing yards for the season today.
• The defense will be key though, with leading tackler Taylor McDonnell keying on L-R quarterback Evin Sims. Sims averages 103.9 yards per game.
• Outside linebackers Nate Sichali and Will Elm will have an eye on Kristiaan Ivory, who leads the Bears with 113.4 yards per game.

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.
• Newberry’s Corey Washington rejoined the NFL ranks on Monday, October 26, when the wide receiver was added to the Washington Redskins’ practice squad.

RON PARKER - KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Last Week: 3 tackles vs PIT. Also had initial (uncredited) PBU on Eric Berry’s INT
Season: 32 tackles (25 solo, 7 ast), 1 INT
This Week: Sun, 9:30 a.m., vs. Detroit in London, FOX national broadcast

EDMOND ROBINSON - MINNESOTA VIKINGS
Last Week: Played on 12 special teams plays vs. Detroit
Season: No stats
This Week: Sun, 1 p.m., at Chicago, Fox

BLOCK PARTY

  • Newberry ranks in a tie for sixth nationally in blocked kicks this season after blocking two punts and a field goal in the North Greenville game.
  • Of the Wolves’ six blocked kicks, two were punts, one was an attempted PAT and three were field goal attempts.

 

Blocker

Game

Type

Alstevis Squirewell

JAX

FGA

Bobby Crawford

NGU

Punt

Baptiste Staggers

NGU

Punt

Brice Green

NGU

FGA

Brice Green/Jalen Hunter

CAT

FGA

Brice Green

C-N

PAT

 

Rk

Team

Blocked Kicks

1

Kentucky State

8

2

Fort Hays State

7

3

NEWBERRY, Lenoir-Rhyne

6

 

Northern St., W. Va. St., Elizabeth City St., Delta St.

6

10

11 schools tied

5

THE LEG

  • Newberry College senior punter Kyle Clark ranks fifth amongst all current Division II punters in career punting average.
  • His 40.3 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 43.5 yards per punt, which ranks fifth in Division II. He jumped 3 spots since last week.
  • Clark was also named the AstroTurf/South Atlantic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week on September 28 after averaging 45.8 yards per punt in the win over Tusculum.
  • Clark has also been excellent in changing the field position of the game throughout his entire career.

CAREER INSIDE THE 20 SINCE 2013

Rk

Punter

School

In 20

1

Marcin Gawlak

St. Joseph’s (Ind.)

63

2

Kyle Clark

Newberry

59

 

Dakota Swinehart

Western State Colo.

59

4

Sam Fowler

Angelo State

57

 

ACTIVE CAREER LEADERS (Min. 100 punts)

Rk

Punter

School

Avg

1

Dakota Swinehart

Western State

42.5

2

James Dugan

West Georgia

42.1

3

Jordan Ikner

West Alabama

41.0

4

Matias Lambrecht

Johnson C. Smith

40.9

5

Kyle Clark

Newberry

40.5

6

Sam Fowler

Angelo State

40.4

7

Robert Salani

Northern Michigan

40.2

 

2015 SEASON AVERAGE

Rk

Punter

School

Avg

1

Matt Klingler

Lindenwood

45.4

2

Cody Mills

Delta St.

44.1

3

Juan Serna

Fort Valley St.

43.8

4

Bret Benes

Charleston

43.4

5

Dakota Swinehart

Western St.

43.4

6

Felipe Parra

West Texas A&M

43.1

7

Marcin Gawlak

St. Joseph’s (Ind.)

43.1

8

Tyler Ford

Bentley

42.9

9

Zach Cimagli

Adams St.

42.8

10

Kyle Clark

Newberry

42.8 

THE DOCTOR IS IN

  • Romelo Doctor has had a fantastic season rushing the football, with 843 net yards on 166 carries.
  • He needs only 157 rushing yards in the final three games of the season to reach 1,000 yards for the season.

Single Season Net Rushing Yardage

1.

Keath Porterfield (1995)

1,307

2

Don Garrick (1970)

1,219

3

Chad Tackett (2001)

1,210

4

Keath Porterfield (1996)

1,156

5

Vic Gilmore (1997)

1,121

6

Mike Motley (1983)

1,078

7

Vic Gilmore (1999)

1,058

8

Alex Haynes (2007)

1,019

9

Alex Haynes (2006)

1,007

10

John Nesbitt (1983)

1,005

--

Romelo Doctor (2015)

843

  • He also needs only 38 yards to reach the top 10 in the school’s career records

Career Net Rushing Yardage

1.

Vic Gilmore (1997-2000)

3,860

2.

Keath Porterfield (1993-96)

3,462

3.

John Nesbitt (1982-85)

3,244

4.

Don Garrick (1969-72)

3,131

5.

Alex Haynes (2004-07)

2,698

6.

Pete Bember (1984-86)

2,450

7.

George Taylor (1965-68)

2,233

8.

Chad Tackett (1999-2001)

1,803

9.

Rufus Johnson (1973-76)

1,752

10.

Dwight Cummings (1988-91)

1,674

--

Romelo Doctor (2013-pres.)

1,636

  • He has five 100-yard rushing games this season, which gives him eight for his career.
  • This ties him with Pete Bember and Chad Tackett for the sixth-most in school history.

Career 100-Yard Rushing Games

1.

Keath Porterfield (1994-96)

19

2

Vic Gilmore (1997-2000)

17

3.

Don Garrick (1970-73)

11

 

Alex Haynes (2004-07)

11

 

John Nesbitt (1982-85)

11

6.

Pete Bember (1984-86)

8

 

Chad Tackett (2000-01)

8

 

Romelo Doctor (2013-pres.)

8 

  • On top of that, Doctor has become the fourth Newberry back (fifth overall time) to rush for 100 or more yards in four consecutive games.
  • With a 100-yard game against Lenoir-Rhyne, he would be the first Newberry player to ever rush for the century in five straight games

 

ERIC GREEN - 1993

116

vs. Presbyterian

Sept. 18

115

at Gardner-Webb

Sept. 25

103

at Catawba

Oct. 2

106

vs. Charleston Southern

Oct. 9

 

 

 

KEATH PORTERFIELD - 1995

206

at Wofford

Oct. 14

176

vs. Lenoir-Rhyne

Oct. 21

181

at Catawba

Oct. 28

139

vs. Carson-Newman

Nov. 4

 

 

 

KEATH PORTERFIELD - 1996

132

at Charleston Southern

Oct. 12

102

vs. Wofford

Oct. 19

103

at Lenoir-Rhyne

Oct. 26

137

vs. Catawba

Nov. 2

 

 

 

ALEX HAYNES - 2006

107

vs. Elizabeth City State

Sept. 23

141

vs. Carson-Newman

Sept. 30

162

vs. Catawba

Oct. 7

107

at Mars Hill

Oct. 14

 

 

 

ROMELO DOCTOR - 2015

143

at Catawba

Oct. 3

150

vs. Mars Hill

Oct. 10

108

at Carson-Newman

Oct. 17

118

vs. Brevard

Oct. 24

 

at Lenoir-Rhyne

Oct. 31

 KEEPING IT ONE HUNDO

  • The Newberry rushing attack has been fantastic this season, already producing 10 100-yard individual rushing games in the first eight games.
  • This establishes a newschool record for 100-yard games, breaking the record of nine, which was set in 1970.
  • Here are the 100-yard performances so far this year.

 

Game

Player

Carries

Yds

TDs

FIT

Kevin Miller

8

121

0

 

Raleigh Yeldell

15

113

2

JAX

-

 

 

 

NGU

Romelo Doctor

17

116

1

TC

Braxton Ivery

16

108

1

 

Kevin Miller

12

100

0

CAT

Romelo Doctor

17

143

1

 

Braxton Ivery

16

108

0

MHU

Romelo Doctor

29

150

0

C-N

Romelo Doctor

24

108

1

BC

Romelo Doctor

16

118

0

YELDELL’S BIG AIR DAY

  • Newberry quarterback Raleigh Yeldell had one of the nation’s most prolific days for a quarterback in Division II in the win over Brevard.
  • For his efforts in the game, Yeldell earned ECAC Division II Offensive Player of the Week honors.
  • Yeldell completed 24-of-28 passes for 279 yards and five touchdowns with a quarterback rating of 228.3.
  • He finished the game with 16 consecutive completions
  • His 5 touchdown passes ties him with Josh Stepp for the third-most in a single game in Newberry history.
  • His 85.7% completion percentage is the third best in a single game by a Division II quarterback this season and his 5 TD passes is tied for 10th most nationally this season.
  • His 279 yards is a career best and his second consecutive game over 250 passing yards. 

COOKING IT UP

  • Newbery wide receiver Jalen Cook was on the receiving end of a pair of Yeldell touchdowns.
  • He totaled 105 receiving yards on six catches.
  • This marked Newberry’s first 100-yard receiving game since Corey Washingto and Jason Livingston in the 2013 Brevard game.
  • This was also another first, as the Wolves had a quarterback pass for 250 yards, a back rush for 100 yards and a receiver have 100 receiving yards for the first time since Josh Stepp, Alex Haynes and Tymere Zimmerman did so in the 2006 game against Carson-Newman.

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND

  • Newberry quarterback Zach Blair was sacked and fumbled the ball in the fourth quarter vs. Brevard.
  • The play was not over though, as reserve offensive guard Austin Turner picked up the ball and advanced it eight yards.
  • By rule, Turner is given credit for the eight yards rushing, but Blair is given the initial carry.
  • This gives Turner zero carries for eight yards.
  • As professors in Newberry’s mathematics department will tell you, you cannot divide an integer by zero.
  • This gives Turner an inifinite yards per carry average.

ON THIS DAY IN NEWBERRY FOOTBALL HISTORY (10-3-1)
• 1914 - The Indians rout Wofford 36-0 at home.
• 1925 - Newberry heads to Due West and shuts out Erskine 42-0.
• 1930 - Newberry and Erskine battle to a 6-6 tie in Newberry.
• 1931 - The short trip down the road to Presbyterian ends in a 6-0 loss.
• 1935 - Newberry led in the second half, but utlimately fell to undefeated Tampa 12-7.
• 1953 - The Indians take down the Quakers of Guilford 19-7 at home.
• 1959 - Newberry takes a 28-8 win at Guilford.
• 1964 - Halfback (and eventual head coach) Reed Charpia scored three touchdowns as the Indians picked up their first win of the year over Guilford 20-3 at home.
• 1970 - Tommy Williamson (12) and Don Garrick (13) accounted for all of the Indians’ points in a 25-14 home win over Guilford.
• 1981 - Ed Pettus scored three touchdowns as the Indians won 50-22 at Savannah State.
• 1987 - Cornerback Drew Watson returned one of two interceptions for a touchdown, blocked a punt and recovered a fumble in Newberry’s 40-24 home win over Catawba.
• 1992 - Newberry recovered six Catawba turnovers including two interceptions by Lamar Thompson in a 20-0 win in Salisbury.
• 1998 - Newberry is edged at home by Catawba 25-20.
• 2009 - A muddy day ended in a Bishops Trophy celebration for Newberry, as a 73-yard touchdown rush by Gerald Legree with 12:02 remaining in the game gave the scarlet and gray a 24-21 win over Lenoir-Rhyne in Hickory. Future NFL starter Ron Parker grabbed his SAC-leading sixth interception of the season.