JEFFERSON CITY - Carson-Newman scored first and never relented as the Eagles defeated CIAA rival St. Augustine's 45-6 in front of 4,352 fans at Burke-Tarr Stadium.
After falling behind in their two previous games, C-N got off to a fast start. On their first offensive possession, quarterback Alex Good raced around left end for a 63-yard touchdown to put the Eagles up 7-0 with 12:50 left in the first half.
On St. Aug's next possession, Darius Wrentz forced a fumble by Falcon QB Kevin Williams that was recovered by Brandon Harmon at the St. Aug 13-yard line. Three plays later, Good found tight end Mo Whitten for a seven-yard TD pass and a 14-0 Eagle advantage.
After a 38-yard Aubrey Ingham field goal, Alex Rouse found Reggie Hubbard, who caught the ball at the five-yard line and dragged a defender into the end zone for a 41-yard TD reception to put Carson-Newman ahead 24-0. Otis Miller rounded out the first half scoring on a two-yard reverse for a 31-0 Eagle lead at halftime.
In the second half, Carson-Newman picked up where they left off. Tony Richardson took the handoff on C-N's first play from scrimmage in the third quarter and scampered 53 yards for the Eagle touchdown. Ricky Harris added a 12-yard touchdown with 9:42 remaining in the third quarter to put C-N up 45-0. St. Aug's finally dented the scoreboard late in the fourth quarter on a 14-yard TD pass from Brown to Richard Abney for the 45-6 final score.
Wrentz led the Eagles with four tackles for loss, including three sacks for 29 yards and a forced fumble. Revel Coffey had his third interception of the season while Allen Jackson and Will Moreland had four tackles apiece. The Eagle defense held St. Augustine's to -71 yards rushing on the afternoon and just 35 yards of total offense for the game.
Good led the Eagles in rushing with 65 yards and one TD while Rouse completed five-of-six passes for 95 yards and one score. Hubbard led the Eagle receiving corps with two catches for 74 yards and one touchdown. Chris Jones had three punts for 138 yards to average 46 yards per kick with a season best 60-yard kick in the fourth quarter.
The Eagles will now travel to St. George's, Utah to take on Dixie State for their final non-conference game of the 2007 season on Thursday, September 20 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
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