Greenville College Panthers vs. Westminster College Blue Jays Recap

           The Panthers had a dominating performance today, winning by a score of 42-14. The Panther offense got off the bat quickly with a 11 play, 78 yard drive in 4:32. The drive was capped off by a 1 yard Nathan Callaway touchdown run giving Greenville the 6-0 lead. After three and outs by both teams the Westminster offense were forced into a fourth down punting situation but a bad snap by the center forced the Blue Jay punter to fall on the ball in the end zone for a safety. The safety gave Greenville an 8-0 lead. Greenville fumbled the ensuing kickoff but the Westminster quarterback gave it right back to the Panthers after a fumble forced by Joey Silva. The fumble gave the potent Panther offense the ball on the Westminster 47. They wasted little time by scoring on 2 plays with Callaway, once again, finishing the drive off from 3 yards out. The Westminster offense then proceeded to go on a 12 play drive only to have it thwarted on a fourth and nine by Panther linebacker Johnny Uperesa. The Panther offense gave it back quickly thought with a fumble on the next drive. The Blue Jay offense didn't waist any time by scoring in 1 play to make the score 14-7 in favor of the Panthers. Three and outs by both teams gave the Panthers the ball with good field position. A quick first down run by Jacob Battaglia could not spakr the offense as they were forced to punt again. Two more unsuccessful drive by both teams and a three and out by Westminster gave the Panthers the ball with 7:26 left in the half. The Panther offense went on an explosive 7 play, 64 yard drive the was finished off by an impressive run by Jacob Stull. The score put the Panthers up 21-7. The Panther defense rose the occasion again by locking down the Westminster offense on fourth down yet again. Greenville's offense took the ball down to the 3 yard line but was unsuccessful on a field goal attempt leaving the score at 21-7 at the half.
         Westminster received the ball to start the half and the Panther defense forced a three and out. Greenville's offense went on a 6 play, 67 yard drive that took just under 2 minutes. The touch down was scored by receiver Andre Underwood from quarterback EA Northey from 35 yards out. Westminster responded with a 8 play drive of their own to put the score at 28-14 with 9 minutes left in the third quarter. Three and outs by both teams and a huge fourth down stop by the Panther defense once again gave the Panther offense the ball with 5 minutes left in the quarter. The offense went on a 15 play drive but was stopped on a fourth down inside the goal line. The defense once again forced a three and out giving the Panther offense the ball on the Westminster 33 yard line. Nathan Callaway scored the on the drive from 19 yards out to make the score 35-14 with 12:11 left in the game. The game then went in a lull as Westminster had 3 unsuccessful drives and Greenville had 2 unsuccessful drives. The game got back to the scoring when the Panther offense went on a 7 play, 69 yard drive  to make the score 42-14. The next 2 drives were unsuccessful for both teams make the final score 42-14.
        Greenville was led in rushing by Callaway with 159 yards on 32 carries. Stull also broke the century mark with 126 yards on 20 carries. EA Northey was 9 of 12 for 191 yards in the passing game and Battaglia led the team with 83 yards receiving on 4 catches. Nick Morrow had a tremendous game on the defensive side of the ball with 7 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, and a sack. Uperesa had a sack and 2 tackles for loss as well. Silva and Robert Deering each had a sack too. The win puts the Panthers record to 7-2 on the year and 7-1 in the UMAC. Next week, Greenville takes on the St. Scholastica Saints in a game for the conference championship and a birth in the DIII playoffs. The game in is Duluth, Minnesota. Hope to see you there!

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