Guilford scores 61 points for the second consecutive week, but the Davidson Wildcats score 91 points:Davidson football over Guilford College, 91-61(Game Report from Guilford College SID Dave Walters)

Posted by Andy Durham on September 13, 2018 at 10:57 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

Guilford over Methodist in Week Two of the college football season, 61-35, but here in Week Three, Guilford posts 61 points again, but this time the Quakers are on the wrong end of the score and Guilford falls to Davidson, 91-61, and this is college football and not Guilford College basketball…

More on this game coming your way later on, from Dave Walters, the Guilford College SID, so check back tonight for the game story on this final:

Davidson 91
Guilford 61

*****The Quakers got out-scored by 30, but that was a high-level total for Davidson with 91 total points, and again, this was outdoor college football….*****

from David Walters, Guilford College SID:
DAVIDSON, N.C. – NCAA Division I-FCS member Davidson College posted a record-setting 91-61 football win over Guilford College Thursday night. The Wildcats (3-0) set school records for points, rushing yards (685), rushing touchdowns (10), total touchdowns (13), and total offensive yards (964) in the contest.

Davidson scored touchdowns on 13-of-18 drives and Guilford (1-1) converted on nine of 18 drives. The teams combined for 152 points and 1662 on 100 plays. All of the Wildcats’ touchdowns were of 20 or more yards, including eight of 50 or more yards.

The Wildcats’ Wesley Dugger ran 14 times for 186 yards. He scored on runs of 50, 24, and 38 yards. Will Wicks also scored three times, all in the first half. He had rushing scores of 60 and 23 yards, plus a 76-yard third-quarter touchdown catch from quarterback Tyler Phelps. Phelps, who ran four times for 91 yards and a score, completed all six pass attempts for 192 yards and two touchdowns. Backup running back Coy Williams carried 12 times for 168 yards and two long touchdowns, all in the second half.

Guilford senior D­e’Eric Bell (Jackson, Ga./Jackson) carried 27 times for 187 yards and four touchdowns, all game highs. He also added 14 receiving yards and 191 kickoff return yards on a school-record eight attempts. Bell’s 392 all-purpose yards stand second in Guilford history. He moved into second place among Old Dominion Athletic Conference career touchdown leaders (51) and into second place among Guilford’s career rushing leaders with 3,104 yards.

Quakers’ quarterback Alex Manley (Pfafftown, N.C./West Stokes (Emory & Henry)) overcame a sluggish start to complete 24-of-48 passes for 364 yards and three touchdowns. He also had 11 carries for 71 yards and a score. Montek Johnson (8 catches, 129 yards, 1 TD) and Jordan Smith (8 catches, 86 yards, 1 TD) were Manley’s favorite targets.

While Guilford opened the scoring with a 30-yard touchdown pass from Manley to Desmond Marshall, the Wildcats quickly recovered and raced to a 57-26 halftime lead. Davidson’s triple-option attack put up 525 total offensive yards and eight touchdowns in 31 first-half offensive plays. Phelps threw an 84-yard touchdown to tight end Hunter Louthan and ran for a 62-yard score in the second quarter. Six of the Wildcats’ eight first-half touchdowns went for 40 or more yards.

Following a bye week, Guilford returns to NCAA Division III competition September 29 versus visiting Bridgewater College in both teams’ Old Dominion Athletic Conference opener.

Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics

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