Sunday, September 19, 2021

Four Takeaways From #16 Wingate's 25-3 Win Over Carson-Newman

JEFFERSON CITY, TN – The 16th-ranked Wingate University Bulldogs held Carson-Newman University to 137 yards of offense, blanking the Eagles over the final three quarters en route to a 25-3 victory in South Atlantic Conference football action at Burke-Tarr Stadium. Wingate improves to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the SAC, while Carson-Newman falls to 0-2 overall and 0-1 in league play. It's the first time the Eagles have been held to three points at home since the 2005 season. Wingate has held Carson-Newman to just three points over the last six quarters dating back to the 2019 meeting.

Photo Credit: Ashley Garcia

Four Takeaways From the Win

Series Momentum is With Wingate

Although Carson-Newman leads the overall series with Wingate 25-8, Wingate has won seven of the last eleven in the series. The Bulldogs are now 4-13 in Jefferson City with each of the four wins being in the last six games at Carson-Newman. The 22-point win is Wingate's biggest ever margin of victory against the Eagles.

Wingate is Leaning on McLean

Bulldogs kicker McLean Robertson tied a school record with four field goals made, all coming in the first half. Roberton was a national finalist for the Fred Mitchell Outstanding Place-Kicker Award in 2019 and is kicking in top form in 2021.

The Dogs' Defense is Stout

Saturday's game was the first time Carson-Newman has been held to three points since 2018 (at Newberry) and the first time the Eagles have been held to three points at home since 2005 (vs. Presbyterian). Dating back to the 2019 meeting, Carson-Newman has just three points against Wingate over the last six quarters of play. The vaunted Carson-Newman running attack has just been held to exactly 87 yards the last two against Wingate.

Crock Can Sling the Rock

With his 16 of 28 passing for 238 yards, Shaw Crocker now has sixteen career 200-yard passing games for Wingate. His touchdown pass to RJ Mobley in the third quarter was his 53rd career touchdown pass. Crocker also rushed for forty yards on the ground, the second-highest of his career.

Up Next

Wingate (3-0, 1-0)  is back home the next two weeks, hosting Catawba next Saturday and Tusculum on October 2nd for Homecoming. Both games are at 6pm.