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Whew! On record-setting night, how unbeaten Davidson blitzed Guilford 91-61 in football

First-year Davidson football coach Scott Abell has his Wildcats 5-1 after a victory Saturday against Jacksonville.
First-year Davidson football coach Scott Abell has his Wildcats 5-1 after a victory Saturday against Jacksonville. TIM COWIE-DavidsonPhotos.com

Wesley Dugger scored three of Davidson’s 13 touchdowns, helping the Wildcats beat Division III Guilford 91-61 on Thursday night in a game moved up two days because of the threat of Hurricane Florence.

Davidson (3-0) set program records in the first half with 57 points and 524 yards and added two more in the second half for points and total yards (964). Eli Turner Jr.’s first career touchdown broke the Wildcats’ record for rushing scores in a game with eight midway through the third quarter.

Davidson trailed 6-0 before scoring 36 unanswered points. Will Wicks started it with a 60-yard run and added a 23-yarder with only one shoe. James Story scored from 40 yards out and Dugger added a run from midfield to make it 30-6 in the first quarter.

Davidson scored its next two touchdowns through the air – on Hunter Louthan’s 84-yarder and Wicks’ 76-yarder. Tyler Phelps added a 62-yard rushing touchdown and Dugger scored from 24 yards out.

The Wildcats had nine touchdowns of 40 yards or more. Alex Manley led Guilford with 364 yards passing and three touchdowns.

Davidson 91, Guilford 61

Guilford

6

20

13

22

61

Davidson

30

27

14

20

91

First Quarter

GUILF—Marshall 30 pass from Manley (kick blocked), 9:58.

DAV—Wicks 60 run (Matthews kick), 8:09.

DAV—Wicks 23 run (Matthews kick), 5:39.

DAV—Story 40 run (Matthews kick), 4:30.

GUILF—Team safety, 3:00.

DAV—Dugger 50 run (Matthews kick), 2:27.

Second Quarter

DAV—Louthan 84 pass from Phelps (kick blocked), 13:57.

GUILF—Bell 13 run (Algburi kick), 12:02.

DAV—Wicks 76 pass from Phelps (Matthews kick), 10:37.

GUILF—Johnson 15 pass from Manley (Algburi kick), 7:54.

DAV—Phelps 62 run (Matthews kick), 6:39.

DAV—Dugger 24 run (Matthews kick), 1:27.

GUILF—Smith 2 pass from Manley (kick blocked), 0:06.

Third Quarter

DAV—Dugger 38 run (Matthews kick), 12:14.

GUILF—Manley 1 run (kick blocked), 10:35.

DAV—Turner Jr. 32 run (Matthews kick), 7:57.

GUILF—Bell 2 run (Algburi kick), 0:21.

Fourth Quarter

GUILF—Bell 2 run (Lundy pass from Manley), 12:24.

DAV—Ross 74 pass from Leyendecker (kick failed), 11:01.

GUILF—Bell 2 run (Algburi kick), 7:09.

DAV—Williams 63 run (Williamson kick), 5:43.

GUILF—Reid 13 run (Algburi kick), 3:23.

DAV—Williams 58 run (Williamson kick), 1:10.

GUILF

DAV

First downs

41

26

Rushes-yards

51-320

54-685

Passing

378

279

Comp-Att-Int

25-49-0

8-8-0

Return Yards

307

19

Punts-Avg.

4-22.3

2-41.0

Fumbles-Lost

2-1

2-1

Penalty-Yards

4-35

10-142

Time of Possession

32:39

27:21

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Guilford, D. Bell 27-187, A. Manley 11-71, D. Reid 3-33, V. Glover 9-24, J. Houston 1-5. Davidson, W. Dugger 14-186, C. Williams 12-168, T. Phelps 4-91, W. Wicks 5-85, E. Turner Jr. 5-80, J. Story 3-43, G. Leyendecker 2-19, H. Byrnes 4-18, K. Ross 1-2, C. Clark 1-(minus 2), J. Bolden 1-(minus 3), L. Colosimo 1-(minus 3).

PASSING—Guilford, A. Manley 24-48-0-364, J. Ferrick 1-1-0-14. Davidson, T. Phelps 6-6-0-192, G. Leyendecker 1-1-0-74, H. Byrnes 1-1-0-13. RECEIVING—Guilford, M. Johnson 8-129, J. Smith 8-86, T. Alexander 1-45, G. Watts 2-36, D. Marshall 1-30, J. Houston 1-24, D. Bell 3-14, H. McKinnon 1-14. Davidson, H. Louthan 1-84, K. Ross 2-83, W. Wicks 1-76, J. Staples 3-30, C. Richey 1-6.

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