Sunday, September 24, 2023

Wingate Bulldogs Dominate Emory & Henry College with Four Turnovers in 31-10 Victory

EMORY, VA – The Wingate University Bulldogs asserted their dominance on the football field, forcing four crucial turnovers on Saturday afternoon, resulting in a resounding 31-10 victory over Emory & Henry College in a South Atlantic Conference matchup. With this victory, Wingate's overall record rises to 2-2, including a 1-1 SAC standing, while the Emory & Henry Wasps drop to a 2-2 overall record and a 0-2 record in league play.

In a game marked by standout defensive plays and offensive efficiency, the Bulldogs showcased their prowess. Key stats from the game include Wingate accumulating 182 passing yards and 122 rushing yards, totaling 304 yards, while their defense held the Wasps to just 108 passing yards and 66 rushing yards, for a total of 174 yards. The Bulldogs exhibited their defensive prowess with six sacks, three interceptions, and a fumble recovery. The Bulldogs also maintained control of the game by holding a 14-12 advantage in first downs and dominating time of possession, keeping the ball for just over 31 minutes.

Wingate RB Corey Siemer ran for 64 yards and a TD
Photo Credit: Garrett Elder (Wingate Athletics)

The Bulldogs had several standout performances in this game. Quarterback Brooks Bentley was efficient, going 12-for-19 for 182 yards and throwing two touchdowns. Tremel Jones was a dynamic receiving threat, recording two catches for 80 yards and two touchdowns. On the ground, Corey Siemer ran for 64 yards and scored a touchdown, while O'Brian Barnett contributed with 59 rushing yards and 38 receiving yards. Defensively, Dequan Mosley returned an interception for a touchdown, and Jonathen Cross and Daniel Morrison both recorded multiple sacks, contributing to the Bulldogs' defensive dominance.

The Bulldogs' next challenge awaits them as they return to the field next Saturday, hosting Erskine at 6 p.m., aiming to build on their momentum from this impressive victory.