The Newberry Wolves will take on Shorter University at home at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
In appreciation of those in the military, anyone going to the game and presenting a military identification card will get in free.
Shorter, which is in Rome, Ga., is 1-0 for the year, defeating Campbell (Division I-FCS, non-scholarship) 31-20 on the road last Thursday.
Newberry looks to move to 2-0 on the young 2012 season as the Wolves welcome the Shorter University Hawks to historic Setzler Field.
The Scarlet and Gray are coming off of a 46-20 thrashing of Elizabeth City State here last weekend. Brian Spencer started the game off with a bang for the Wolves, returning an interception on the second play from scrimmage for a 40-yard touchdown.
Newberry quarterback W. T. Murden leads the South Atlantic Conference in passing efficiency at 168.07 after completing 5-of-12 passes for 102 yards and two touchdowns. Those touchdown receptions went for 40 yards to Jason Livingston and 13 yards to Corey Washington. No Newberry receiver caught more than one pass last week.
The Wolves rushed for three touchdowns, with John Gadson, Dureal Elmore and Wesley Brown each notching 3-yard touchdown carries.
Lyndon Ingram was Newberry’s leading rusher in the game with four carries for 76 yards, including a 67-yard scamper which set up Brown’s TD.
The offensive numbers were diminished in the game, as the defense and special teams gave the Wolves excellent field position.
Newberry recovered three fumbles Saturday and an interception in the game, with Apollo Stretch, Lance Robertson and A. J. Booker picking up loose balls.
Stretch led the team with 12 tackles on the way to SAC Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Punter JoJo Morris leads the conference and is second in the nation with a 47.75 yard punting average, with only two return yards allowed on the way to SAC Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
The Wolves did not allow a sack to ECSU, and have now allowed only two sacks in the last 13 games dating back to 2010.
The Hawks defeated Campbell 31-21 last Thursday and have an extra two days of rest coming into their first matchup with a Division II team since starting the transition process from the NAIA.
Shorter collected five Campbell fumbles in the win, including one on each of the first four possessions of the game.
This is the first of three straight road games for the Hawks, who are in their first year of transition into Division II and the
Gulf South Conference, which counts this as an in-region team for the Wolves.
The Hawks took advantage of five fumble recoveries in the Campbell win. SU converted three of those fumbles into 17 points and outscored the Camels by 11 points in the second half after a 10-10 halftime tie.
Shorter Quarterback Eric Dodson completed 9-of-17 passes for 191 yards and one touchdown while also notching 15 carries for 37 yards and a touchdown.
Fullback Bradley Moon had 19 carries for 102 yards and two touchdowns with a long carry of 61 yards.
Last week’s top receiver was Brandon Morten with four catches for 107 yards and a touchdown.
Dominique Henfield tallied 11 tackles for Shorter with two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery, while Michael Peeples had eight tackles with a sack, two tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.