Football Slams Guilford 91-61

It wasn’t a basketball score! Davidson football received national attention for their offensive performance this past weekend when they put up a whopping 91 points in their victory against Guilford. Illustration by Richard Farrell ‘22

 

Sam Thomas ‘20

Sports Editor 

Davidson Football had a field day against Guilford this past Saturday night. After putting up a whopping score of 91-61, the ‘Cats certainly put defenses around the entire nation on notice. A season ago, the men’s basketball team only put up 91 points a total of five times. It was a feat for the ages as the ‘Cats broke just about every offensive record in the program’s and many of the records in the Pioneer League’s history.

After throwing the ball just eight times, all of which were completed, the ‘Cats recorded three touchdowns. Each of these touchdowns went for over seventy yards, with the exclamation point being an eighty-four yard catch-and-run from Tyler Phelps ‘21 to Hunter Louthan ‘20 that stretched the lead to 30 in the first half.

After that, the ‘Cats had their way on the ground by putting up an FCS record 685 rushing yards on fifty-four carries, which is good for over twelve yards per carry. An astounding six different players recorded rushing touchdowns with Wesley Dugger ‘21 individually putting up 186 yards and three touchdowns on fourteen carries.

To cap it all off, defensive end Corey Coppola ‘19 was awarded with the Pioneer League special teams player of the week for blocking field goal and returning it 78 yards for his first career touchdown in his career as a Wildcat.

The ‘Cats play at Dayton this next week where they look to bring the same intensity that they’ve shown all year and to hopefully rival the already incredible performances that they’ve put up this season so far. They return home on October 6th  when they play Jacksonville at Richardson Stadium.

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