Football falls to third-ranked Carson-Newman 34-9

   SALISBURY, NC – Carson-Newman, ranked third in the AFCA Division II poll, rolled up 548 yards of offense, including 450 the ground and defeated host and ninth-ranked Catawba 34-9 in South Atlantic Conference football action on Saturday afternoon at Ludwig Stadium at Salisbury High School.  With the win, the Eagles improve to 10-0 overall and 6-0 in the SAC and clinch at least a share of the SAC title.  Catawba falls to 7-2 and 5-1.
Carson-Newman entered with the nations top-ranking offense and did little to hurt those numbers.  Senior Randy Bell (Maben,MS) ran off 44 yards on Carson-Newman’s first play, which would lead to a 25-yard field goal by Kjell Lorentzen (Trondheim,NORWAY).  

     The Eagles missed on a 47-yard field goal on its next possession, then got a touchdown on its fourth try.  Bell ripped off another 44 yard run on the drive’s first play and quarterback Leonard Guyton (Thomasville,GA) took it in two plays later from 19 yards out for a 10-0 lead with 1:13 left in the opening quarter.  Carson-Newman marched to the Tribe one on its first possession of the second quarter, but penalties limited the Eagles to another Lorentzen field goal and a 13-0 advantage.

Catawba would get on the board later in the quarter after a fumble by Bell near midfield.  Rodney Wallace (Bamberg, SC) ran for 18 yards to help set up a 43-yard field goal by Allan Rohrbaugh (Lexington, NC) with 4:56 remaining in the half.  After forcing a punt, Luke Samples (Elkin, NC) tossed a 58-yard strike to Cedric Squirewell (Ridgeway, SC) to the Eagle nine and Samples ran in from the eight on third down to reduce the margin to 13-9, but the point after was missed.  

Carson-Newman began the second half with a 15-play, 75-yard march that ended with a one-yard plunge by Guyton.  After on interception inside their own 10-yard line, the Eagles used just seven plays to go 91 yards, the last 58 coming on a 3rd-and-13 run by Lydell Blue (Soddy Daisy,TN) to put the Eagles on top 27-9 with 4:08 remaining in the third quarter.

Catawba would fumble on its next two possessions, the second inside the Eagle 10.  Carson-Newman would drive 91 yards in eight plays after the turnover to ice the game on a 50-yard screen pass from Guyton to Bell with 9:03 remaining.  The Indians entered among the national leaders in turnover margin and had lost only one fumble on the year.  Catawba had three turnovers on the afternoon to just a pair for the Eagles.

Bell finished with 208 yards on 24 carries and caught two passes for 69 yards and a score.  Blue ran for 88 yards, while Guyton ran for 81 yards and two scores, while completing 4-of-16 passes for 98 yards and another score.  Wallace led the Tribe ground attack with 85 of the teams 108 yards, while Samples completed 13-of-29 passes for 183 yards.  Squirewell had 96 yards receiving on five catches.


Today's Events

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC),
Baseball @ Mount Olive, 9-4 WVideoStats
Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE, 11-10 WVideoStats


«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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