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Football Rolls Past Drake 48-14 in PFL Action

by | Oct 24, 2022

This photo from the home game vs. Drake in Nov. ’21.


DES MOINES, Iowa — The Davidson offense was productive and efficient once again Saturday afternoon as the Wildcats rolled to a 48-14 Pioneer Football League win over Drake.

The Wildcats improved to 6-2 overall and 4-1 in the PFL with their first-ever win in Des Moines, while Drake fell to 0-8 and 0-5.

Davidson totaled 510 offensive yards Saturday, including 355 on the ground, and converted 80 percent (12-of-15) on third down.

Wildcat rushers ran for 6.2 yards per carry, and when Davidson took to the air, the quarterback duo of Luke Durkin and Coulter Cleland completed nine of 11 passes to eight different receivers for a season-high four touchdowns and 155 yards.

In all, five different players found the end zone for the ‘Cats, including two each from Mark McCurdy and Bernard Turner Jr.

The Wildcats were just as impressive on the defensive side of the ball limiting the Bulldogs to just 233 total yards

Davidson, which led 21-14 at the half, outscored Drake 27-0 in the second half capped off by a Christian Berry 52-yard touchdown reception from Cleland with 3:57 left in the game.

Dylan Sparks, who went over the 2,000-yard mark for his career in the Wildcats’ win last weekend, led the way with 80 yards on 15 carries. McCurdy and Turner, Jr. had 64 yards each on just seven runs total.

Defensively, Davidson was led by junior Jonathan Hammond, who had a career day recording three sacks, while tying a single-game school record with five tackles for a loss, totaling 25 yards.

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The Wildcats are idle next week and will host PFL foe Stetson Saturday, Nov. 5 at 1 p.m.

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