DANVILLE, Va. – Jerel Robinson had a 79-yard punt return for a touchdown
and Averett University forced four turnovers in a 45-9 football victory over
visiting Guilford College Saturday.
After Guilfordâ€™s DeShawn Lindsay scored on a 92-yard fumble return, Averett
(1-1) reeled off 45 unanswered points for its sixth win in seven games with
Guilford (0-3). In addition to Robinsonâ€™s punt return for a score, the
Cougars blocked a punt and scored off of three Quakersâ€™ miscues.
Averett freshman quarterback Kirkland Brown (Lexington, N.C./Central
Davidson) passed for 220 and two touchdowns. His 33-yard scoring strike to
Owen Hayden in the second quarter was set up by a Robslin Emmanuel
interception. Brown found Daniel Reed from 57 yards away for a
fourth-quarter score after Darrick Johnson recovered one of two Quakersâ€™
fumbles on the afternoon.
Averett outgained Guilford on the ground, 179-50, thanks in part to the
powerful running of 6-0, 245-pound back James Wilson, who picked up a
game-high 79 yards and a score on 13 carries. Backup Clayton Navarre added
56 rushing yards on eight carries, including a 21-yard scoring scamper in
the third quarter.
In addition to forcing turnovers, Averettâ€™s defense had two sacks and
prevented the Quakersâ€™ offense from getting on track. Guilford managed 264
total offensive yards on 72 plays, an average of 3.7 yards per play. By
contrast, Averett averaged 7.7 yards per play.
Following a bye week, Guilford opens Old Dominion Athletic Conference play
Oct. 2 against visiting Washington and Lee University.
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