August 20, 2018

Wolves Roll Over Broncos

(Carrollton, GA/uwgsports.com) — The second-ranked West Georgia Wolves used 593 yards of total offense as they rolled to their third straight win scoring a University Stadium record 57 points in a 57-27 win over the Fayetteville State Broncos on Saturday afternoon.

The 593 yards of total offense is the most by the Wolves since UWG rolled over Mississippi College in a 55-14 win over the Choctaws last season. The Wolves also scored a school record 29 points in one quarter, with those coming in the second quarter of today’s game.

Just over 300 of the total yards came on the ground, led by Devontae Jackson’s 85 yards and 79 from Wil Garrett.

Dallas Dickey was phenomenal through the air, completing 15-of-21 passes for 180 yards and four touchdowns to four different receivers. Late in the game, Wil Garrett came in and completed seven passes in seven attempts for 97 yards.

The Broncos got the ball to start the game and wasted no time as they struck for a five-play, 82 yard drive, capped off with a 37 yard touchdown pass to Chris Hubert, giving the Broncos an early seven point lead just minutes into the game.

After trading punts, UWG got their first big play of the game as Alex Armah forced Jonathon Porter to Fumble and West Georgia’s Quenton Brown scooped it up. The Wolves, however couldn’t get any offense and were forced to punt for the third time in the first quarter.

The UWG defense would hold strong and force another Fayetteville State punt, but the special teams of West Georgia would take over as Marcus Sayles blocked the Matthew Trau punt and UWG would take over at the FSU five yard line.

It took only two plays before redshirt freshman Wil Garrett took the snap from center and took it in for the first UWG score of the day. Garrett would then run in a two-point conversion, giving UWG their first lead of the game at 8-7 with 13:32 left in the first half.

Fayetteville State would then be forced to punt again after West Georgia’s fifth-ranked defense forced yet another three-and-out. Five plays later, Dallas Dickey found JaNardeon Jones for a 47 yard touchdown. After Hunter Heck’s PAT, the Wolves led 15-7 with 10:29 left in the second quarter.

West Georgia would engineer a 10-play, 72 yard drive that took 4:21 off the clock, to add another score in the second quarter. This touchdown was a 15-yard strike from Dallas Dickey to senior Shaq Hall. After the PAT, the Wolves would lead 22-7.

The Wolves would add one more touchdown before the half ended, this one set up by true freshman De’Rell Freeman’s 33-yard punt return that gave UWG the ball at the FSU 49-yard line. UWG would use a six-play, 49-yard drive that was capped with a nine-yard score from Dallas Dickey to Qa Walker. The Wolves would take a 29-7 lead into the locker room at halftime.

On the opening drive of the second half, UWG took the ball 90 yards in 10 plays and capped it off with Dallas Dickey’s fourth passing touchdown of the game, this one for 31 yards to redshirt freshman Aares McCall.

Another strong defensive effort from the Wolves would force another punt and Marcus Sayles would again get back to the punt, blocking his second punt of the game. It took just three plays for the UWG offense to capitalize, scoring on a three-yard run by Derick Seward, putting UWG up 43-7 with 8:42 left in the third quarter.

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The Broncos would strike back this time, however, on a 29-yard touchdown pass again from Porter to Chris Hubert.

Derick Seward would add another UWG score at the 12:12 mark in the fourth quarter. Seward scored from 10 yards out on the play, giving UWG a 50-14 lead.

On the next Bronco possession, true freshman Cam McGee would force a fumble that Delontae Amey would recover for the Wolves.

Derick Seward would add his third touchdown of the game on a 12-yard touchdown rush with 7:25 left in the game, finishing the game with 38 yards and the three touchdowns.

Fayetteville State would add two more scores before the final horn, making the final score 57-27.

Defensively, Marion Chapman led with six tackles, including one stop for a loss. Chris Harthone added five stops and a sack. Marcus Sayles finished the game with two tackles and the two blocked punts.

West Georgia returns to University Stadium next week for Homecoming against Clark Atlanta. The Wolves and Panthers kickoff at 2:00 p.m. from Ra-Lin Field.

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