Wildcat Football Set for Showdown with Morehead State Saturday
DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson will complete its two-game road swing when they travel to Kentucky to face the Morehead State Eagles. Both teams are undefeated in conference play, sitting atop the PFL. This matchup will determine who takes the top spot in league play with three weeks remaining. Kickoff is set for 2 pm.
|GAME 7 – DAVIDSON AT PRESBYTERIAN|
|Date||Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021|
|Game Notes||Davidson | PFL | Morehead St.|
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|The Coach’s Corner||Week 9|
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The Wildcats have won their last two games against the Eagles, who own the all-time series advantage, 14-8. Davidson is on a five-game winning streak while Morehead State is on a four-game win streak, most recently defeating Marist, who was also undefeated until last week’s game.
SCOUTING THE WILDCATS
Davidson holds the PFL best 45.5 points per game in league play and in rushing yards per game with 320.8, which is almost 125 yards more than the No. 2 team in the league. As expected, the Wildcats lead the FCS in rushing offense with a total 1851 yards and 24 overall rushing touchdowns.
Davidson has outrushed its opponents 1855 yards to 921 this season.
Senior running back Coy Williams’ 10 rushing touchdowns still lead the PFL. He also sits tied for fifth in the overall FCS stats, just three behind Darius Hale of Central Arkansas and Dennis Merritt of Eastern Washington who have 13 rushing TDs each. Sophomore Jonathan Hammond leads the league in sacks with eight after recording two more against Butler. Those eight sacks put him sixth in the FCS.
LAST TIME OUT
Davidson defeated Butler 49-35 in Pioneer Football League action at the Bud and Jackie Sellick Bowl on Saturday afternoon. Davidson put forth a balanced scoring effort with five different Wildcats recording a touchdown, but it was a back-and-forth affair between the two teams throughout the first half.
Butler scored on its opening 20-play, 66-yard drive that lasted over nine minutes to take a 7-0 lead. However, Davidson responded 45 seconds later when Aris Hilliard broke away for a 59-yard scamper to quickly even the score. The Bulldogs followed in similar fashion with a 53-yard score of their own to take a 14-7 advantage after the first quarter. But Davidson answered yet again, this time with a touchdown from Bradyn Oakley.
Not long after the Wildcats took their first lead of the day off Coy Williams’ 10th touchdown of the season, Butler deadlocked the game at 21-21 with 1:06 remaining in the half. Davidson wouldn’t go into the locker room tied, though, thanks to slot Mark McCurdy’s 35-yard touchdown, putting the ‘Cats up, 28-21, and for good.
Hilliard recorded his second touchdown of the day and Oakley followed with his second, pushing the Davidson lead to 42-21. Eli Turner Jr. scored the Wildcats’ final touchdown of the day.
Davidson quarterback Louis Colosimo completed seven of 10 attempts for 183 yards and two touchdowns. Seniors Dreylan Hines, Jake Alexander and sophomore Jonathan Hammond led the way for the Wildcat defense with six tackles apiece.
Fans can connect directly with Davidson Football on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Davidson-Football), Twitter (@DavidsonFB) and Instagram (@DavidsonFootball). Head coach Scott Abell is on Twitter and can be found at @Scott_AbellFB.
THE COACH’S CORNER
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Davidson returns to Richardson Stadium to square off with St. Thomas in a 1 pm afternoon showdown. The Nov. 6 matchup features “Take a Kid to the Game Day and Youth Sports Day.”