College Sports

Davidson overcomes weather, Brevard in season opener

Wesley Dugger scored on a 67-yard touchdown run on the game’s third play and Davidson scored 34 first-half points and rolled to a 34-13 victory over Division III Brevard on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.

It was also coach Scott Abell’s first game as Davidson’s coach.

“Couldn’t be more excited getting win one for our program,” said Abell.

The game started late because of weather and was again delayed over an hour with 1 minute, 17 seconds remaining before halftime.

“We had to overcome some obstacles, you know, the weather delays, never good when you’re all excited for your first home game,” Abell said. “But the kids handled it well. ...Overall, really pleased with our guys and looking forward to next week.”

On the touchdown, Dugger ran up the middle, broke two tackles and ran untouched up the left sideline into the end zone on his first carry. He ran the ball 12 times for 110 yards in the first half and finished with 118 yards rushing on 17 carries. William Wicks added 88 yards rushing on five carries and a 57-yard touchdown run.

Tyler Phelps threw a touchdown pass to Wicks and ran for another score for the Wildcats.

Dalton Cole threw a touchdown pass and Jayveon Love had a touchdown run for Brevard.

Saturday, Davidson will play host ot Chowan. Kickoff is 7 p.m.