January 22, 2019

West Georgia Wolves Clinch Share of GSC Title

(Carrollton, GA/uwgsports.com) — The West Georgia Wolves are Gulf South Conference Champions for the first time since the 2000 season, as the Wolves dismantled Shorter at University Stadium on Saturday afternoon, winning 35-9 on Senior Day and in the regular season finale.

UWG Wolves head coach Will Hall (Photo: West Georgia Wolves on Facebook)

UWG Wolves head coach Will Hall (Photo: West Georgia Wolves on Facebook)

The Wolves will receive a share of the Gulf South Conference championship with the North Alabama Lions, after the two teams won on Saturday.

The Lions beat West Alabama 52-14 in Florence on the day. The third team that entered the afternoon tied for the GSC lead, Florida Tech, lost at Valdosta State to create the two-way tie atop the GSC.

“We are very proud of this senior class and this team on reaching a goal of winning the conference title,” said head coach Will Hall. “But they also understand that this is just the beginning, and that there is much more to do in the postseason.”

Led by a pair of touchdown passes from Dallas Dickey to Qa Walker, the Wolves scored 28-straight points on four straight possessions in the first half en route to the victory.

Dickey finished the game 16-of-23 for 133 yards and two scores and the UWG defense allowed just 221 total yards on the day to secure the victory.

Freshman running back Devontae Jackson led the Wolves in rushing on the afternoon, as the Marietta native had 13 carries for 84 yards, his third-straight game leading West Georgia in the running game.

Walker, a sophomore receiver, had seven receptions for 67 yards and two touchdowns while senior receiver Shaq Hall had six catches for 48 yards.

The win clinches a share of the conference title, but also likely ensures a No. 1 ranking in Super Region 2 on Sunday evening when the final regional rankings come out.

At 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, the regional committee will release their final rankings and seeding for the 2015 NCAA Playoffs will be released. Should UWG be ranked No. 1 in that poll, the Wolves will have a bye in the first round of the playoffs and West Georgia will be a host site for an NCAA Football Playoff game for the first time in school history.

The title is the first for any UWG team since the 2007 volleyball season, when the Wolves won the Gulf South Conference tournament in Florence, Ala.

The men’s basketball team last season won a share of the regular season title, but lost in the semifinals of the GSC tournament.

For up to date news and information on all University of West Georgia athletics visit www.uwgsports.com.

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