Football

Football earns second straight shutout

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba College, ranked sixth in the AFCA NCAA II coaches poll, moved to 2-0 on the season with a 37-0 victory over visiting NCAA I-AA Austin Peay on Saturday afternoon at Shuford Stadium. Catawba's defense surrendered just 87 yards on the day, caused five turnovers and recorded five sacks in the win. Austin Peay falls to 0-2. Catawba drove 63 yards in eight plays with the opening kickoff, scoring on freshman Rodney Wallace's (Bamberg, SC) one-yard run. The Governors would fumble on their second play from scrimmage and Wallace scored from 12 yards out, four plays later, to push the lead to 14-0 just over five minutes into the game. The only score of the second quarter came on a 16-yard pass from Scott Sensing (Thomasville, NC)to Cedric Squirewell (Ridgeway, SC). Squirewell would extend his school-record consecutive games with a catch streak to 24. The score was 21-0 at the half with the Tribe defense limiting Austin Peay to one first down and 43 yards in the opening 30 minutes. In the third quarter, Matt Gross (Hendersonville, NC) set a new Catawba career scoring record when he kicked a 20-yard field goal, ending the game with 243 points. The Tribe would put the game away late in the third quarter as Sensing connected with tight end Mark Sintich (Lawrenceville, GA) for a 75-yard score for a 31-0 lead with 1:37 remaining in the quarter. Tony Hawkins (Fayetteville NC) led the Catawba ground attack with 76 yards on eight carries, while Mark Melvin (Whiteville, NC) added 50 yards. Catawba totaled 233 yards on the ground and added 187 through the air. Sensing was 7-of-16 for 177 yards and two scores. For Austin Peay, Brian Baker (Loganville, GA) completed 14-of-22 passes for 77 yards and Brandon Garner (St. Louis, MO) rushed for 21 yards on six attempts. Box Score (Final) Austin Peay vs Catawba - Sept. 8, 2001 at Salisbury,NC Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score ----------------- -- -- -- -- ----- AustinPeay Governors 0 0 0 0 - 0 Record: (0-2) Catawba Indians..... 14 7 10 6 - 37 Record: (2-0) Scoring Summary: 1st 11:12 CAT - Rodney Wallace 1 run (Matt Gross kick) 9:23 CAT - Wallace 12 run (Gross kick) 2nd 9:15 CAT - Cedric Squirewell 16 pass from Scott Sensing (Gross kick) 3rd 10:06 CAT - Gross 20 FG 1:37 CAT - Mark Sintich 75 pass from Sensing (Gross kick) 4th 12:18 CAT - Gross 47 FG 8:22 CAT - Gross 25 FG APSU CAT FIRST DOWNS................... 6 23 RUSHES-YARDS (NET)............ 22-7 59-233 PASSING YDS (NET)............. 80 187 Passes Att-Comp-Int........... 23-15-2 17-8-0 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS..... 45-87 76-420 Fumble Returns-Yards.......... 0-0 0-0 Punt Returns-Yards............ 2-13 3-51 Kickoff Returns-Yards......... 5-121 1-12 Interception Returns-Yards.... 0-0 2-0 Punts (Number-Avg)............ 6-46.3 5-38.8 Fumbles-Lost.................. 4-3 0-0 Penalties-Yards............... 2-15 7-56 Possession Time............... 21:48 38:12 Sacks By: Number-Yards........ 4-22 5-41 RUSHING: AustinPeay Governors-GARNER, Brandon 6-21; BAILEY, Jay 7-15; SCHMITZ, Matt 1-4; SWEETLAND, D. 1-1; HENRY, Justin 1-minus 1; BAKER, Brian 6-minus 33. Catawba Indians-Tony Hawkins 8-76; Mark Melvin 14-50; Marcus Bland 5-31; Rodney Wallace 10-29; Devan Hedrick 4-20; Luke Samples 6-13; Isreal Gill 1-6; Scott Sensing 7-4; Anthony Coulson 1-4; J.W. Petty 1-0; Antwaun Hillary 2-0. PASSING: AustinPeay Governors-BAKER, Brian 14-22-2-77; SCHMITZ, Matt 1-1-0-3. Catawba Indians-Scott Sensing 7-16-0-177; Luke Samples 1-1-0-10. RECEIVING: AustinPeay Governors-HENRY, Justin 5-31; GARNER, Brandon 4-27; OGG, Mike 3-7; BAILEY, Jay 1-9; FARRELL, Mike 1-3; KING, Brock 1-3. Catawba Indians-Cedric Squirewell 4-77; Mark Sintich 2-83; O.J. Lennon 1-20; Nick Means 1-7. INTERCEPTIONS: AustinPeay Governors-None. Catawba Indians-Micah Merritt 1-0; Corey Reese 1-0. FUMBLES: AustinPeay Governors-BAILEY, Jay 1-0; OGG, Mike 1-1; GARNER, Brandon 1-1; BAKER, Brian 1-1. Catawba Indians-None. SACKS (UA-A): AustinPeay Governors-McCLINTOCK, M. 1-0; BELL, Joe 1-0; HARRIS, Bryan 1-0; LOMAX, Isaac 1-0. Catawba Indians-David Huey 0-2; Darris Morris 1-1; Todd McComb 0-1; Khanis Hubbard 1-0; Shawn Sanders 1-0. TACKLES (UA-A): AustinPeay Governors-WILSON, Dustin 2-8; RUEST, Ben 3-4; THERIOT, Josh 3-4; JOHNSON, Bryan 3-3; BRITTON, Bert 3-3; JACKSON, Darius 4-1; BACON, Jake 3-2; ZACHARIASON, A. 2-3; GARNER, Justin 3-1; HORTON, Wayne 2-2; HARRIS, Bryan 2-2; MEYERS, Justin 3-0; PHILLIPS, Corey 2-1; BELL, Joe 1-2; HENLEY, Ryan 0-3; BESLEY, Montrel 0-3; McCLINTOCK, M. 2-0; NOLL, Billy 1-1; SEXTON, Thomas 1-1; FORSYTHE, J. 0-2; HENRY, Justin 1-0; LOMAX, Isaac 1-0; TAYLOR, Ryan 1-0; SWEETLAND, D. 1-0; RIDLEY, Dave 0-1; MOORE, Matt 0-1. Catawba Indians-Shawn Sanders 3-2; Darris Morris 2-3; Shawn McBride 2-2; Todd McComb 1-3; Maurice Price 0-4; David Huey 0-4; Maurice Simpkins 0-4; Jemonte Battle 2-1; Marcus Hicks 0-3; Dustin Cox 0-3; Major Wilburn 0-3; Ryan Norman 2-0; Khanis Hubbard 2-0; Chris Bullers 1-1; Reggie Tucker 1-1; Kenny White 1-1; Bret Brown 1-1; Corey Reese 1-1; Chris Everett 0-2; Matt Gross 1-0; Devan Hedrick 0-1; Todd Sommerville 0-1; Bryant Harris 0-1; Grant Cain 0-1; Jamel Jackson 0-1; Richard Scott 0-1; David Hamilton 0-1. Stadium: Shuford Attendance: 2671 Kickoff time: 1:30 End of Game: 4:07 Total elapsed time: 2:37 Officials: Referee: Southerland; Umpire: Pearson; Linesman: Hudson; Line judge: Rogers; Back judge: Schunck; Field judge: Larrimore; Side judge: Guy Evans; Scorer: Barber; Temperature: 85 Wind: N 5-10 Weather: Partly Cloudy #######

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