Monday, October 17, 2011
Wolves beat St. Augustine Falcons 23-21
Carrollton, GA - UWG sophomore kicker Davis Brackett kicked three field goals Saturday against Saint Augustine's, but none bigger than the 35-yarder as time expired, lifting the West Georgia Wolves to a 23-21 victory in the final non-conference matchup of the year.
After leading for much of the game, it all came down to Brackett's strong right leg after the Falcons went up 21-20 with just over two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.
The first drive of the game was a reminder of last week, as Saint Augustine's marched down the field, reaching the Wolves' seven yard line in seven plays. But on the seventh play, SAC running back Dennis Mathis fumbled and UWG corner Kelly Dawsey pounced, giving UWG the ball at the 12.
West Georgia mounted a drive in response, moving right down the field on the legs of running back Quatavius Jones. The sophomore back rushed four times for 32 yards in the march as the Wolves reached the SAC 19 before a pair of penalties forces UWG to attempt a 47-yard field goal. Brackett's attempt fell short, giving the ball back to the Falcons.
The Falcons moved into UWG territory when the Wolves' defense stepped up again. Drek Matthews batted a pass from SAC quarterback Teddy Bacote directly into the waiting arms of Jenoris Darby.
UWG quarterback Emmanuel Taylor took full advantage, moving his team quickly back down the field. The West Georgia signal-caller completed 2-of-2 passes for 51 yards on the drive that stalled inside the team, resulting in a 21-yard field goal from Brackett and a 3-0 lead for the Wolves.
Saint Augustine's responded with an immediate score, a 60-yard strike from Bacote to Ty Laughinghouse, putting the Falcons up 7-3.
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