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Eagles send Wolves packing

November 9th, 2013 7:37 pm by George Thwaites

Eagles send Wolves packing

JEFFERSON CITY — Carson-Newman improved its chances for an NCAA Division  II playoff bid while dimming Newberry’s prospects with a 52-21 South Atlantic Conference win over the Wolves at Burke-Tarr Stadium.

Eagles quarterback De’Andre Thomas passed for 200 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown pass to Luther Walker. Thomas initiated scoring with a 9-yard scoring run.

Brandon Baker rushed for 147 yards to lead Carson-Newman (8-2, 4-2), scoring on spectacular touchdown runs of 33 and 53 yards. Tyron Douglas rushed for 67 yards, including a 12-yard TD run that put C-N up 35-0 with 11:23 remaining in the second quarter.

Curt Duncan, who hit all seven of his point after touchdown kicks, added a 41-yard field goal for the Eagles.

The Carson-Newman defense contributed to the day’s scoring. Former J.I. Burton standout Jaycob Coleman recovered a fumble in the end zone for a score. Javaris Neal contributed a 41-yard interception return for a touchdown. Eien Jacob had two additional picks for the Eagles.

Newberry (8-2, 5-2) got 101 yards rushing and 161 yards passing from quarterback Raleigh Yeldell.  The Wolves signal caller had scoring runs of 8 and 2 yards.

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