NEWBERRY, S.C.-The No.25 Newberry College Wolves (8-1, 5-1 SAC) used a 4th quarter touchdown to sneak past the Brevard College Tornados (2-7, 1-5 SAC)28-21 at Setzler Field on Saturday afternoon in South Atlantic Conference football action.
Newberry College quarterback Raleigh Yeldell connected with Corey Washington for a 29-yard game-winning touchdown pass with 5:27 remaining in the game. The Wolves took a 28-21 lead following a successful two-point conversion, also a pass from Yeldell to Washington.
The game-winning drive went 72 yards on eight plays. Washington finished with four catches, three of which were touchdowns receptions, and 125 yards.
The Tornados were unable to score on their final drive as BC quarterback Kevin Herbst’s tipped pass was intercepted at Brevard’s own 20-yard line with 3:54 remaining in the game. Newberry was able to move the chains twice to run out the rest of the clock and seal the victory.
Herbst had given BC a 21-20 lead earlier in the 4th when he found Tydrell Wright with a 90-yard touchdown pass with 9:36 left in the 4th quarter.
The freshman quarterback finished two-for-six in the air, both completions to Wright, for 125 passing yards. Herbst also led all rushers with 73 yards on the ground.
Newberry had taken a 20-14 lead midway through the 3rd quarter when WT Murden, who started the game under center, completed a three-yard touchdown pass to Ozzie Exume.
The Tornados were able to overcome an early 13-0 deficit and take the lead with just 30 seconds left in the first half.
The Wolves found the end zone on their second drive of the game, scoring on a six-yard touchdown pass from Murden to Washington midway through the 1st quarter.
Newberry then went ahead 13-0 on their first play from scrimmage in the 2nd quarter as Murden found Washington with a 67-yard touchdown pass after a Brevard punt. Newberry’s extra point failed on a busted scramble by holder Cole Watson after a high snap.
BC then posted 14 unanswered points in the 2nd quarter to charge into halftime with a 14-13 lead.
The Tornados answered Newberry’s second score with a 13-play, 75-yard touchdown drive to make it 13-7. Jordan Ollis crossed over the goal line on a one-yard plunge on first-and-goal to cap the drive.
Brevard defensive back Anthony Washington setup BC’s next scoring drive when he intercepted a Murden pass at Brevard’s 48 yard line on Newberry’s ensuing possession. Washington returned the pick five yards to put BC at Newberry’s 47.
The Tornados took 12 plays to get the score following the turnover, capped by another one-yard touchdown run from Ollis.
The Tornados defense helped to keep the Newberry on their heels with three forced turnovers on the afternoon.
The Tornados return to Brevard Memorial next Saturday as they host the Tusculum Piooners for their final home game of the 2013 season. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. The Wolves, meanwhile, will visit the No. 16/18 Carson-Newman Eagles.