Football

Davidson Football Tames Lenoir-Rhyne, 28-10

Bears suffer their first setback of the year

Senior wide receiver Nick Stutts led Lenoir-Rhyne with seven receptions for 83 yards and a score in a 28-10 loss to Davidson Saturday evening in Davidson, N.C.Senior wide receiver Nick Stutts led Lenoir-Rhyne with seven receptions for 83 yards and a score in a 28-10 loss to Davidson Saturday evening in Davidson, N.C.

Box Score

Davidson, N.C. - The Davidson College Football Team (1-1) surprised Lenoir-Rhyne University (1-1) with a 28-10 victory Saturday night at Richardson Stadium.

Davidson quarterback Jonathan Carkhuff (Marietta, Ga.) passed for 324 yards and three scores while Jonathan Adams (King, N.C.) caught eight passes for 95 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Wildcats to the win.

The Wildcats opened the scoring in the first quarter when Chase Culbertson (Chicago, Ill.) ran it in from three yards out to complete a 10-play, 82-yard drive with 3:54 left in the frame.

Carkhuff's two touchdown passes to Adams in the second quarter of four and 29 yards, respectively, helped push the Wildcats' advantage to 21-3 at intermission.

Carkhuff's second touchdown toss to Adams came as time expired in the second quarter.

Davidson extended the margin to 28-3 when Carkhuff threw a seven-yard touchdown pass to Lanny Funsten (Raleigh, N.C.), his third and final score of the game, at the 3:23 mark of the third quarter.

L-R finally got into the end zone when junior quarterback Reuben Haynes (Commerce, Ga.) found senior wide receiver Nick Stutts (Statesville, N.C.) for a 13-yard touchdown reception with 58 seconds remaining in the game.

Stutts led the Bears with seven catches for 83 yards while junior wide receiver Artis Gilmore (Asheville, N.C.) added four receptions for 73 yards in the losing effort.

On defense, L-R senior cornerback LeBrandon Banner (Winston-Salem, N.C.) finished with a team-high 11 tackles and junior linebacker Demetrius Green (Cedartown, Ga.) added 10 takedowns but the Bears allowed 400 yards of offense to the Wildcats.

Patrick Moynahan (Sandwich, Mass.) finished with 11 tackles and a fumble recovery and Peter Kidwell (Marshall, Va.) picked off two passes to spearhead Davidson's defense.

Lenoir-Rhyne returns to Hickory, N.C., to face No. 20 Carson-Newman in its home and South Atlantic Conference opener at Moretz Stadium next Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. Davidson hosts Johnson C. Smith on Saturday, September 24, at 7 p.m.

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