August 19, 2018

UWG dominates Miles on the road

(Fairfield, AL) — Second-ranked West Georgia moved to 2-0 on the 2016 season with a dominating performance at Sloan-Alumni Stadium on Saturday evening, taking down the Miles Golden Bears, 29-0 in the first road contest of the year.

The West Georgia Wolves racked up 402 total yards of offense in the contest, with a balanced attack, as the Wolves had 204 yards rushing and 198 yards through the air.

On the opposite side, the UWG defense continued its dominance of opposing offenses, allowing just 140 total yards of offense in the game.

UWG opened the game in a very similar fashion to the 2016 opener against Catawba, taking a 6-0 lead late into the second quarter on the leg of kicker Hunter Heck, who end the game with four field goals for the Wolves, hitting from a long of 43 yards in the third quarter.

The Wolves scored just before halftime for the first score of the game, as junior quarterback Will Gardner connected with junior receiver DeNiko Carter for a 25-yard strike to give West Georgia a 13-0 lead headed into the locker room.

West Georgia scored again on the first drive of the second half and junior safety Zed Brown finished off the scoring late in the 4th quarter with a 62-yard interception return for a touchdown.

It was one of two interceptions and four turnovers forced by the UWG defense in the contest.

The Wolves have now allowed no touchdowns and just three points through eight quarters to open the 2016 season.

West Georgia’s defense has allowed just 385 yards of total offense through two games thus far this season. The shutout was the first since September 26, 2015 against Clark Atlanta, and the fourth shutout under head coach Will Hall.

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