November 14, 20151st2nd3rd4thFinal
Newberry1207726
Wingate00000
Scoring
1st Quarter
NBYTD09:40Raleigh Yeldell 1 Yd Run (Ryan Janssen kick)
NBYFG04:03Ryan Janssen 29 Yd
NBYSAF02:00TEAM
3rd Quarter
NBYTD05:16Raleigh Yeldell 4 Yd Run (Ryan Janssen kick)
4th Quarter
NBYTD13:50Romelo Doctor 4 Yd Run (Ryan Janssen kick)
Stats at a GlanceNBYWU
1st Downs1713
3rd Down Conversions7-173-13
4th Down Conversions1-10-2
Passing (Comp-Att)212 (19-28) 66 (9-19)
Rushing (Att)214 (44) 95 (40)
Total Yards426161
Penalties4-353-25
Turnovers22
Fumbles Lost21
Interceptions01
Possession31:3528:25
Wolves head to Wingate with playoff berth on the line


Wolves head to Wingate with playoff berth on the line
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | by Josh Manck, Assistant AD for Athletic Communications

NEWBERRY - The Newberry Wolves hit the road for the 2015 regular season finale, traveling to the Wingate Bulldogs for a 1:30 p.m. kickoff this Saturday. The game is key for the Wolves, who could push their way into the Division II playoffs with a win.

WHO: Newberry College at Wingate University
WHERE: Irwin Belk Stadium in Wingate, N.C.
WHEN: 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 14
RECORDS: Newberry is 6-4 overall and 3-3 in the South Atlantic Conference. Wingate is also 6-4 overall and 3-3 in the SAC.
LIVE VIDEO: The game will be broadcast on ESPN distribution platform ESPN3. It will be available via direct link at http://es.pn/1Mm7HGy as well as through the WatchESPN app on mobile devices.
LIVE AUDIO: http://www.NewberryWolves.tv, WKDK-AM 1240 in Newberry County
LIVE STATS: http://www.WingateBulldogs.com 
WEATHER FORECAST: Sunny with a high temperature of 54 degrees. No precipitation is forecast for once.

NEWS AND NOTES

  • Two teams trending in opposite directions will meet up in a key battle this Saturday, as the Newberry Wolves close out the 2015 regular season at the Wingate Bulldogs.
  • This is game number 1,001 for the scarlet and gray in season No. 102. Newberry has a 415-549-36 record.
  • Newberry enters the game ranked eighth in the official NCAA Division II Super Region II rankings, which places the Wolves just one spot out of playoff qualification.
  • The Wolves are on a three-game winning streak after sitting a game below .500 less than a month ago.
  • Wingate was in the catbird seat less than a month ago and has now lost three straight. The Bulldogs will be looking to play spoiler to the Wolves’ playoff dreams. Wingate has also lost four of its last five after a 5-0 start to the season with three shutouts.
  • This game matches two of the top defenses in the South Atlantic Conference. Both Newberry and Wingate rank in the top 25 nationally in passing defense, total defense and scoring defense. Newberry is the conference leader in rushing defense and total defense.
  • The Wolves’ offense has been clicking since the return of quarterback Raleigh Yeldell, who has now passed for 12 touchdowns in the last three weeks with only one interception. Yeldell is approaching the top 10 in school history for career total offense, likely to break into that group in this game.
  • The Newberry defense has allowed only four touchdowns in the last three games, with two of those coming well after the game was out of reach at Lenoir-Rhyne.
  • The defensive line has stepped up at every opportunity, with the linebackers also holding strong. While the secondary has not truly been tested since the Carson-Newman contest, that group has also stepped up defending the run.
  • For only the second time since the advent of the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Poll in 2000, Newberry will go the entire regular season without facing a Top 25 team. The only other time this happened was in the 2012 season.
  • Newberry’s balanced attack will see 1,000-yard rusher Romelo Doctor look to continue his rise up the single season and career rushing record book.
  • Doctor reached the 1,000-yard mark for the season against Limestone, which was the program’s 1,000th game.
  • With the win over Limestone, Newberry locked up the third winning regular season record under head coach Todd Knight.

MOVIN’ ON UP...

  • With one win, Todd Knight will become the sixth Newberry coach with 40 wins as the boss.
  • He would be the first 40-game winner at Newberry with a winning record.

Coaching Records (sorted by wins)

1.

Harvey Kirkland

1952-67

72-77-11

 

2.

Mike Taylor

1992-2002

47-73

 

3.

Fred Herren

1968-77

46-54-4

 

4.

Billy Laval

1938-49

45-61-5

 

5.

Dutch McLean

1921-37

43-95-11

 

6.

TODD KNIGHT

2009-pres.

39-35

 

 

Zak Willis

2003-08

39-25

 

PLAYOFF PUSH

  • Thanks to a three-game winning streak, the Newberry Wolves are ranked No. 8 in the NCAA Super Region II football rankings, released Monday.
  • Headed into the final week of the regular season, Newberry sits just one spot out of playoff qualification with a Division II and in-region record of 6-3.
  • The Division II playoff field has been expanded this year to include the top seven teams. Newberry is ranked just behind No. 6 Florida Tech and No. 7 Valdosta State, who play each other this weekend. Newberry has a head-to-head win over FIT from the first week of the season.
  • West Georgia leads the region, followed by North Alabama, Catawba, Carson-Newman and Tuskegee. Following the crucial logjam of Florida Tech, Valdosta State and Newberry are North Greenville and West Alabama.
  • With the final week of the regular season to be played this Saturday, the Division II playoff field will be announced at 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 15.
  • Newberry has previously qualified for the NCAA Division II Playoffs twice, going two rounds deep in 2006 and playing in the first round in 2013.

SUPER REGION II RANKINGS

Rk

School

Div-II

Overall

1

West Georgia

9-1

9-1

2

North Alabama

7-1

7-2

3

Catawba

7-2

7-2

4

Carson-Newman

7-2

7-2

5

Tuskegee

8-2

8-2

6

Florida Tech

6-2

6-2

7

Valdosta State

6-2

6-2

8

Newberry

6-3

6-3

9

North Greenville

5-2

5-2

10

West Alabama

5-3

6-3

Regional Rankings Schedule

Shorter at No. 1 West Georgia - 2 p.m.
No. 10 West Alabama at No. 2 North Alabama - 1:30 p.m.
Lenoir-Rhyne at No. 3 Catawba - 1:30 p.m.
Tusculum at No. 4 Carson-Newman - 1 p.m.
No. 5 Tuskegee - idle
No. 6 Florida Tech at No. 7 Valdosta State - 3 p.m.
No. 8 Newberry at Wingate - 1:30 p.m.
Clark Atlanta at No. 9 North Greenville - 1 p.m.

HOT HANDS

  • Newberry has scored over 40 points in three consecutive games for only the third time in program history.
  • This is the first of those three streaks which resulted in a 3-0 record in those games.

10/6/1973

Concord

W

47-8

Newberry

10/13/1973

at Wofford

T

41-41

Spartanburg

10/20/1973

Saint Leo

W

56-13

Newberry

 

11/5/2011

at Lenoir-Rhyne *

L

42-54

Hickory, N.C.

11/12/2011

Brevard *

W

42-24

Newberry

9/1/2012

Elizabeth City State

W

46-20

Newberry

 

10/24/2015

Brevard *

W

41-7

Newberry

10/31/2015

at Lenoir-Rhyne *

W

52-14

Hickory, N.C.

11/7/2015

Limestone *

W

47-7

Newberry

11/14/2015

at Wingate *

-

-

Wingate, N.C.

YOU SHALL NOT PASS

  • Newberry has been strong on defense all year, and now ranks 11th nationally in Division II in scoring defense per game.
  • Today’s opponent - the Wingate Bulldogs - are also tough on defense, ranking 16th in the same category.

Rk

Team

Scoring Avg

1

Northwest Missouri State

11.8

2

Minnesota State

12.8

3

Henderson State

14.4

4

Catawba

14.9

5

Colorado State-Pueblo

15.2

6

West Georgia

15.5

7

Tuskegee

15.8

8

Shepherd

16.6

9

Albany State

16.7

10

Colorado Mesa

16.8

11

Newberry

17.1

12

Miles

17.4

13

Minnesota-Duluth

17.6

14

New Haven

17.7

15

Humboldt State

17.8

16

Wingate

17.8

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: Bye Week
Season: 36 tackles (29 solo, 7 ast), 1 INT, 2 sack
This Week: Sun., 4:25 p.m., at Denver, CBS

EDMOND ROBINSON
MINNESOTA VIKINGS
Last Week: Played on 22 special teams plays vs. St. Louis, made 1 tackle
Season: 1 tackle
This Week: Sun, 4:05 p.m., at Oakland, Fox 

BLOCK PARTY

  • Newberry ranks in a tie for 12th nationally in blocked kicks this season.
  • 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

9

2

Concord, Virginia State

8

4

9 teams tied

7

12

NEWBERRY and 11 others

6

THE LEG

  • Newberry College senior punter Kyle Clark ranks ninth amongst all current Division II punters in career punting average.
  • His 40.5 average per punt also ranks 70th 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 42.9 yards per punt, which ranks seventh in Division II. He jumped two 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.)

68

2

Dakota Swinehart

Western State Colo.

65

3

Kyle Clark

Newberry

62

4

Sam Fowler

Angelo State

60

 

ACTIVE CAREER LEADERS (Min. 100 punts)

Rk

Punter

School

Avg

1

Austin Pitchford

Colorado Mesa

43.9

2

Dakota Swinehart

Western State

42.2

3

James Dugan

West Georgia

42.1

4

Clayton Watson

Arkansas Tech

41.4

5

Avery Llewellyn

Colorado Mines

41.4

6

Matias Lambrecht

Johnson C. Smith

41.0

7

Jordan Ikner

West Alabama

40.6

8

Robert Salani

Northern Michigan

40.6

9

Kyle Clark

Newberry

40.5

10

Sam Fowler

Angelo State

40.3

 

2015 SEASON AVERAGE

Rk

Punter

School

Avg

1

Matt Klingler

Lindenwood

44.8

2

Zach Cimaglia

Adams State

43.8

3

Bret Benes

Charleston

43.6

4

Cody Mills

Delta State

43.1

5

Felipe Parra

West Texas A&M

43.1

6

Juan Serna

Fort Valley State

43.0

7

Kyle Clark

Newberry

42.9

8

Kevin Weber

Brevard

42.4

9

Marcin Gawlak

St. Joseph’s (Ind.)

42.3

10

Andrew Huska

Slippery Rock

42.3

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.

THE DOCTOR IS IN

  • Romelo Doctor has had a fantastic season rushing the football, becoming the 11th player in Newberry College history to go over 1,000 yards rushing in a single season and first since 2007.

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

Romelo Doctor (2015)

1,029

9

Alex Haynes (2007)

1,019

10

Alex Haynes (2006)

1,007

11

John Nesbitt (1983)

1,005

  • He has also reached the top 10 in career yardage at Newberry and will look to climb this chart for the rest of his career. He moved up two spots to eighth in this category with his performance against Limestone.

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

Romelo Doctor (2013-pres.)

1,822

9.

Chad Tackett (1999-2001)

1,803

10.

Rufus Johnson (1973-76)

1,752

11.

Dwight Cummings (1988-91)

1,674

  • He has six 100-yard rushing games this season, which gives him eight for his career.

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

Romelo Doctor (2013-pres.)

9

7

Pete Bember (1984-86)

8

 

Chad Tackett (2000-01)

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.

KEEPING IT ONE HUNDO

  • The Newberry rushing attack has been fantastic this season, already producing 11 100-yard individual rushing games in 10 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

L-R

-

 

 

 

LIME

Romelo Doctor

15

127

2

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.

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 Washington 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.

DOVER & SOBOCINSKI NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT

  • Newberry College football players Corey Dover and Evan Sobocinski have been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 2 team, as announced by CoSIDA Thursday.
  • Dover, a senior from York, is the campus vice president of Phi Mu Epsilon honorary mathematics society, is a math tutor for campus has been named to the Dean’s List in every semester eligible, is a two-time South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll member and has been named to D2ADA Academic Achievement Award. He also works with children’s ministry at Shandon Baptist Church in Columbia.
  • He has a 3.68 grade point average with a major in mathematics and minor in business administration. He has 29 tackles this season with a tackle for loss and five pass breakups. This is first CoSIDA Academic All-District honor.
  • Sobocinski, a May graduate from Lexington, has been a consistent starter on the offensive line and earns CoSIDA Academic All-District honors for the third time. He graduated with a 3.75 grade point average with double majors in business administration and accounting. He graduated from the Summerland Honors program, is a member Phi Beta Lambda (Future Business Leaders of America), has been on the Dean’s List in every semester eligible, two-time honoree on the D2ADA Academic Achievement Award list and three-time honoree on the South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll list.

YELDELL’S SUPER SEASON

  • 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.
  • Yeldell earned South Atlantic Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors after the 52-14 win at L-R.
  • He was masterful in the Wolves’ 52-14 rout of rival Lenoir-Rhyne. He completed 18-of-25 passes (72%) for 265 yards and four touchdowns with one interception.
  • It was his third straight game with over 250 yards passing. He also picked up 57 yards rushing and a reception for 27 yards as Newberry rolled to victory.
  • Yeldell was fantastic again against Limestone, completing 17-of-25 passes for 238 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.
  • The junior now has 12 touchdown passes in his last three games.
  • Yeldell’s late season surge has put him towards the top of the Newberry single season record book in terms of touchdown completions.

Single-Season Touchdowns

1.

Josh Stepp (2006)

28

2.

Josh Stepp (2004)

24

3.

Bryan Ehrlich (2010)

23

4.

Josh Stepp (2005)

20

 

W.T. Murden (2012)

20

6.

Dustin Coats (1998)

17

 

W.T. Murden (2013)

17

8.

W.T. Murden (2014)

14

9.

Brandon Gantt (2009)

13

 

Raleigh Yeldell (2015)

13

10.

Mazzie Drummond (2003)

12

 

Steve Peterson (1956)

12

ON NOVEMBER 14 IN NEWBERRY FOOTBALL HISTORY (7-4)

  • 1914 - Hall of Famer Ralph Baker scores two touchdowns in the Indians’ 13-6 win at Furman.
  • 1925 - Newberry whips up on visiting Stetson, 20-0.
  • 1941 - On Homecoming day, Newberry wallops Mercer, 32-13.
  • 1953 - Newberry whitewashes Troy State at home, 13-0.
  • 1959 - RIchard Seastrunk rushes for 4 touchdowns in a 35-0 touchdown party at Wofford.
  • 1964 - Bill Hammond scored Newberry’s only touchdown in a 14-6 home loss against Western Carolina.
  • 1970 - One of the most legendary statistical games in Newberry history took place at Setzler Field in a 35-21 win over Samford. Three players rushed for over 100 yards in the same game with Don Garrick (153), Jim Fulton (142) and Tommy Williamson (111) eclipsing the century mark.
  • 1981 - Two late field goals by the hosts doom the Indians in an 18-17 loss at Lenoir-Rhyne. QB Eddie Pettus scored on rushes of 5 and 85 yards.
  • 1987 - Three second quarter touchdowns by Lenoir-Rhyne spell defeat for Newberry in Hickory, 35-19.
  • 1992 - Cory Patton and Tim Adams each scored two touchdowns as the Indians roll to a 35-12 home win over Fayetteville State.
  • 1998 - Presbyterian takes the Bronze Derby with a 45-14 win in Clinton.