Monday, November 14, 2011

Wolves Conquer No. 1 Delta State

The University of West Georgia football team not only shocked all of the Gulf South Conference, but the entire nation on Saturday afternoon.

The Wolves pulled off a dramatic, 39-35 upset of No. 1 Delta State at University Stadium, scoring the game-winning touchdown when senior tailback James Kennebrew dove over the pile on fourth-and-goal from the one-yard line with 1:32 left in the contest.

The UWG defense then forced three straight incompletions by DSU quarterback Micah Davis from the Wolves’ seven-yard line in the final seconds to hold on to the thrilling victory and send the West Georgia seniors out in grand fashion on Senior Day.

With the win, UWG finishes 6-4 overall and 2-2 in GSC action, giving the program its first winning season since 2005 — a long time coming for a senior class that endured some dark, winless days when they first arrived on campus.

“I’m happy that us seniors, we got what we worked hard for here for so long. It finally culminated with this victory,” Kennebrew said. “For West Georgia going forward, it’s just a chance to show everybody that we’re for real. There’s no pushover West Georgia at the bottom of the conference anymore. They’re in the dogfight just like every other team in the GSC.”

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