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Undefeated Wildcats Welcome League Newcomer St. Thomas Saturday

by | Nov 4, 2021

The Wildcats are back in action at Richardson Stadium on Saturday afternoon.


DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson is looking for their seventh straight win when they welcome PFL newcomer St. Thomas on Saturday after taking sole possession of the league. Kickoff between the Wildcats (6-1, 5-0) and the Tommies (5-2, 4-1) is slated for 1 pm at Richardson Stadium.

With the win at Morehead State, Davidson football has begun to shatter records and reach new heights. The ‘Cats are now on their longest conference win streak in program history. And by defeating the Eagles, Head Coach Scott Abell moves into sixth in all-time wins (24), passing legendary Head Coach Homer Smith, with Coach Abell surpassing that threshold in just 37 games.

Saturday features Davidson’s annual “Take a Kid to the Game Day.” Kids who are in eighth grade and under get into the game free. This offer can be claimed at the gameday box office and online using promo code TAKG at checkout.

Additionally, kids are invited to visit the Kids Zone near the concessions stand for some fun activities, including an appearance by our Women’s Basketball team.   



Date   Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021
Kickoff   1:00 P.M. 
Location   Davidson, N.C.  
Stadium   Richardson Stadium
Capacity   4,741
Game Notes   Davidson | PFL | St. Thomas
#HashTag   #WE #TAC #CatsAreWild 
Live Stats
Live Audio
Live Video   Davidson All-Access
The Coach’s Corner    Week 10
Social Media   Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

This will be the first contest between Davidson and St. Thomas in program history.

Coming off their ninth road trip in their last 14 games, Davidson sits at the top of the FCS in rushing with 2250 yards. The ‘Cats are averaging 321.4 yards per game, an increase from the week before following their highest-rushing performance of the season at Morehead State. Davidson sits third in third down conversions and ninth in fourth down conversions.

Individually, the Wildcats are all over the board. Running back Coy Williams sits seventh overall in the FCS with his 11 rushing touchdowns. Defensive lineman Jonathan Hammond finds himself with the sixth most sacks in the FCS and sits tied for 16th in TFLs.

Amongst themselves, Williams’ 548 rushing yards are the most for the Wildcats. Dylan Sparks is about 100 yards behind him with 469. So far this season, QB Louis Colosimo has thrown for 580 yards and 8 touchdowns, completing 33 of 50 passing attempts. His longest was a 64-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jackson Sherrard, whose five catches mark the highest receiving yards for Davidson.

Running backs Sparks and Coy Williams had themselves a day against Morehead State, rushing over 100 yards on 19 carries apiece. Overall, the Wildcats rushed for a total 397 yards, compared to the Eagles’ 17 yards on 14 carries.

Morehead State’s first two scores came from a pair of field goals, giving the Eagles a 6-0 lead with just under 11 minutes to go in the second quarter.

With 4:48 remaining in the second quarter, Sparks burst through the line for a 61-yard touchdown run to give Davidson its first score and lead of the afternoon. The Wildcats found their groove, and quarterback Louis Colosimo led a 10-play, 64-yard drive, before connecting with tight end Lucas Raber on an 8-yard catch for another Davidson touchdown.

Morehead State blocked the PAT and ran it back 98 yards for two extra points, but the Wildcats still had the lead at halftime, 13-8. Halfway through the third quarter, the Eagles scored again and took their final lead of the game, 15-13, but not for long as Davidson kicker Caden Bonoffski notched a 35-yarder to give the Wildcats the lead for good.

Davidson kicked off the fourth quarter with two back-to-back interceptions by junior linebacker Chris Panko. Following his first pick on Morehead State’s opening fourth quarter drive, Williams scored his eleventh touchdown of the season to increase the Wildcats’ advantage to 22-15. While the ensuing two-point conversion was unsuccessful, the ‘Cats didn’t back down.

After Panko’s second grab, Davidson got the ball back and Sparks ran 14 yards to record his second touchdown with just under five minutes to go in the game. The Eagles chipped into the lead with a late fourth quarter touchdown, but an Eli Turner Jr. fourth-and-one conversion sealed the deal for the ‘Cats.

Fans can connect directly with Davidson Football on Facebook (, Twitter (@DavidsonFB) and Instagram (@DavidsonFootball). Head coach Scott Abell is on Twitter and can be found at @Scott_AbellFB.

Be sure to check out The Coach’s Corner with Scott Abell every Monday powered by Atrium Health. Coach Abell will discuss the previous week and look ahead to the upcoming opponent, giving fans an inside look at the Wildcat football program.

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.” 

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