Football Set for SAC Opener Saturday at Carson-Newman


SALISBURY, N.C. -- One week after its shortest trip of the season to Davidson, Catawba's football team will hit the road for its longest trek of the year, a 220 mile journey to Carson-Newman.  Kickoff for Saturday's game at Burke-Tarr Stadium in Jefferson City, Tenn,. is set for 1 pm.

Catawba picked up its first win of the year last week against the Wildcats with a 35-21 victory.  Conference Player of the Week Cary Littlejohn ran for a career-high 192 yards and a touchdown in the victory.  Eamon Smart also scored on the ground and galloped for 86 yards.

The Indian defense forced a pair of turnovers on the day.  Michael Peppers caused a turnover and Case Woodard had an interception.  A Mike Sheehan 49-yard pass to Bruce Smith iced the game late in the third quarter, putting Catawba up 35-14.  Jamal Lackey recorded 10 tackles.

Carson-Newman improved to 2-0 with a 20-7 win over Shorter last week.  Damian Baker scored on a one-yard run, his second of the game, late in the second quarter to snap a 7-7 tie for the Eagles.  Carson Wise added two second-half field goals for the final margin.

The Eagles totaled just 296 yards on offense, but did not commit a turnover.  A week after giving up 56 points, the Carson-Newman defense limited Shorter to 242 yards and only seven points in the win.

Montravious Taylor led the C-N ground game with 82 yards, while Baker added 78 yards and his two scores.  TraShaun Ward caught five passes for 57 yards.  Sha'heem Stupart caused both turnovers with an interceptions and a forced fumble and a recovery.

The Eagles and Indians have met 48 previous times on the gridiron.  Carson-Newman holds a commanding 37-10-1 edge in the series.  The Indians won the last meeting in Jefferson City, 25-22 in 2013.  Carson-Newman held on for a 35-33 win last year in Salisbury.

Game Notes

Today's Events

No events scheduled until August 24


«November 2017»
November 1

Volleyball vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST. 1-3

November 3

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 1)

Volleyball @ Queens 3-1

November 4

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 2) W-3rd;M-3rd

Cross Country @ NCAA II Southeast Regional W-12th;M-16th

Football vs. NEWBERRY 17-13

Volleyball @ Wingate 0-3

November 7

Volleyball vs. COKER 3-0

November 10

Basketball (M) vs. Francis Marion 70-72

Basketball (W) vs. Mount Olive 94-81

November 11

Volleyball @ Newberry 3-0

Football vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 24-20

Basketball (W) vs. Barton 49-58

Basketball (M) @ UNC Pembroke 67-91

November 15

Basketball (W) @ Fayetteville St. 46-69

November 17

Basketball (M) @ Albany State 77-69

November 18

Basketball (W) @ Bowie St. 58-66

November 20

Basketball (W) vs. CHOWAN 75-72

November 21

Basketball (M) @ Winston-Salem St. 83-72

November 24

Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.) 59-74 L

November 29

Basketball (W) @ Queens 73-44

Basketball (M) @ Queens 65-83


Mouse over the red calendar dates to display events on those days. Click to open the full-size calendar.


Basketball (M) Team Photo