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Davidson Football Fends Off Stetson, 35-28

by | Oct 5, 2021

Wildcat senior Coy Williams dragging a defender with him in the San Diego game. He showed the same determination in the away game at Stetson.


DELAND, Fla. – Senior Coy Williams rushed for three scores and Davidson erased an early 14-point deficit to rally past Stetson, 35-28, in Pioneer Football League action Saturday afternoon at Spec Martin Stadium.

With their third straight win over the Hatters, the Wildcats move to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in PFL play, while Stetson falls to 2-2 and 0-1.

After the Hatters took a 7-0 lead on their first possession, Davidson responded immediately in typical Wildcat fashion with a 26-yard gain from quarterback Louis Colosimo before Williams’ 9-yard run into the end zone tied the game at 7-7.  

Stetson would find their way to a 21-7 advantage with just under five minutes left in the second quarter until Davidson once again made it a one-score game with another Williams’ touchdown. The senior capped off a 7-play, 84-yard drive with a 12-yard run of his own to notch his second score of the day.

For the second straight game, the Wildcats found their rhythm in the third quarter, outscoring the Hatters 14-0. Williams notched his third touchdown of the day and Colosimo connected with tight end Jackson Sherrard for a 14-yard pass that put Davidson up for good.

In addition to finding the endzone three times, Williams rushed for 71 yards, while backfield mate Dylan Sparks put up 83 rushing yards and a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Colosimo completed 5-of-7 passes for 96 yards and added 58 rushing yards on eight carries.

Midway through the fourth quarter, Stetson tied the game 28-28 on a 5-yard pass from Justin Agner to Nezeviah Burris. Then, it was Wildcats’ ball with 8:46 remaining in the game. 

Davidson rushed the ball nine times on the final scoring drive, featuring a 33-yard run from sophomore Mark McCurdy and a one-yard run into the end zone from Sparks allowing Davidson to go back in front.

The Wildcats’ defense came up big down the stretch, including Jonathan Hammond’s second sack of the afternoon to end the game.

In all, Davidson’s defense recorded six sacks, and 11 tackles for loss totaling 56 yards. Dreylan Hines led the way with eight tackles, with Miles Davis and Chibuike Odo behind him. 

Davidson goes into its second bye week but returns to action to Black Out Richardson against Presbyterian at home on Oct. 16. Kickoff is slated for 7 pm on Wildcat Weekend.

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