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Football Dominates Tusculum in 40-13 Victory

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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. -- Catawba scored 37 unanswered points after falling behind 6-0 to take a 40-13 victory over host Tusculum in South Atlantic Conference football action on Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Field. The Catawba Indians improve to 6-2 overall and 2-2 in the SAC, while the Pioneers fall to 4-4 and 2-3.

After spotting the Pioneers an early touchdown following an interception, the Catawba defense dominated the contest. Catawba posted five sacks, 11 stops for losses, broke up five passes, forced three fumbles and recorded nine quarterback pressures. Tusculum managed just 199 total yards and had a mere nine yards rushing.

On the first play after an interception by Martez Tompkins, Tusculum went ahead on a 36-yard pass from Alex Ogle to Evan Altizer. The Pioneers two-point attempt failed. Catawba marched down the field on its ensuing possession and took the lead after Patrick O’Brien’s 33-yard scoring pass to Sam Mobley and Lee Brackman’s point after.

The Indians took control in the second quarter, scoring on four straight possessions. Brackman connected on field goals of 37 and 28 yards to push the Catawba lead to 13-6 then Jourdan Osinskie had a 21-yard catch and run from O’Brien for a 20-6 edge with 3:26 left in the half. Eamon Smart cashed in a Tusculum fumble with a two-yard run to make it 27-6 at the break.

Brackman opened the second half with a 23-yard field then Kenyatta Greene punctuated the win with a 78-yard run and a 37-6 margin. Tusculum broke its scoring drought midway through the fourth quarter when Ogle threw an 18-yard pass to Rodney Cruell. Brackman added his fourth field goal of the day to close the scoring, connecting from 35 yards out.

Catawba put two backs over 100 yards as Greene finished with a career-high 146 yards on 10 carries. Smart totaled 107 yards on 25 attempts. Both scored a touchdown. O’Brien completed 19-of-29 passes for 218. He overcame his early interception with a pair of touchdown strikes. Keyon West led the receiving corps with seven catches for 77 yards.

Dijonne Williams recorded nine tackles, was in on a sack, two stops for losses and forced a fumble. Kyle Kitchens posted his league high 10th sack.

Ogle completed 11-of-26 passes for 190 yards for Tusculum with a pair of touchdowns. Cruell and Evan Gates each caught three balls.

Catawba travels to Gaffney, S.C., next Saturday to take on Limestone at 1 pm.

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Today's Events

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1),
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive, 2:00
Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive, 2:00
Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN, 27-12 WVideoStats
Baseball vs. COKER, 6:00Stats
Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS, 7:00VideoStats

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«February 2018»
1
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

2
February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

3
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

4
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.

56
February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

7
February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

89
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

10
February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

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February 12

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

13
February 13

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

14
February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

15
February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

16
February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

17
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

18
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

19
February 19

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

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

20
February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

21
February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

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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 27-12

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

24
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.

25
February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

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

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

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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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