Monday, September 26, 2011

Wolves beat Boll Weevils 21-5

Carrollton, GA - Some of the biggest programs in the nation have been on special teams and defense and that was on display for the West Georgia faithful on Saturday evening at University Stadium, as the Wolves took down Arkansas-Monticello 21-5 in non-conference action.

Sophomore punt returner Denarius Appling was the story of the night, as the speedster returned two punts for a touchdown in leading the Wolves to victory. That gives him four career punt return touchdowns, including three this season, which are all school records for the Wolves.

On the opening drive of the game, the Boll Weevils marched 74 yards in 10 plays and the West Georgia defense started a trend for the game, bowing their backs and holding UAM to a field goal. That was all the scoring that the two teams would have in the first quarter, as neither team could break through the opposing defense.

But at the 11:02 mark of the second quarter, Appling brought the West Georgia crowd to their feet after the UWG defense forced a UAM punt. The speedster hauled in the punt at the 17 on the UWG sideline. After making three defenders miss, he turned near midfield and headed for the far sideline. Appling side-stepped the Monticello punter just past midfield and raced into the endzone. Davis Brackett's extra point gave the Wolves a 7-3 advantage.

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