In-State College Football Recap: Week Ten

Alexis Pitchford
Staff Writer

Wake Forest (no. 23) versus N.C. State 44-10
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons gave every reason as to why they are ranked in the Top 25. Quarterback Jamie Newman put the team in good hands with both his passing and running abilities in the first quarter by scoring two rushing touchdowns then tossing another to Jack Freudenthal. The Wolfpack did not see the end zone until the nine-minute mark in the second quarter but were already trailing the game by 17 points. The entire game was a two-man game between Jamie Newman and Jack Freudenthal, as the combo recorded two more passing touchdowns in the second and third quarter. On the defensive end, defensive back Amari Henderson had himself a night with two interceptions and six tackles. 

Virginia beats North Carolina 38-31
With 353 passing yards and four passing touchdowns, you would think that would be enough to pull off a win, but the quarterback Sam Howell and the Tar Heels came up short to the Virginia Cavaliers. Quarterback Bryce Perkins,showed off Lamar Jackson type of numbers with 378 passing yards on 30/39, 112 rushing yards, three passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns. Tar Heel wideout Dyami Brown had himself a night with 202 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns. 

NCAT wins at South Carolina State, 22-20
A strong second quarter was just enough for the Aggies to pull off a win in Orangeburg, S.C.. Trailing 10-0 over halfway through the second, the Aggies came with an explosive six-minute stretch on the offensive and defensive side to pull together 16 points. A safety by the Aggies defense were the first points that the Aggies were able to pull off, which followed with a rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown by Korey Banks. 

Appalachian State loses to GA Southern on Halloween 24-21
Halloween was not as fun in Boone, NC. It was a surprise for the undefeated Mountaineers to have its first loss of the season, at home, against the Georgia Southern Eagles, who are now on a four-game win streak. For the entire game, App State was trailing the Eagles. Another shocking detail is that the Eagles only had 16 passing yards on four pass attempts, but 335 rushing yards on 56 attempts. It’s rare to see a defense not figure out how to stop a rushing game. 

Charlotte beats Middle Tennessee State at home 34-20
A strong rushing game between Aaron Mcallister and quarterback Chris Reynolds was just enough for the 49ers to send Middle Tennessee State back home with a loss. Mcallister put up 104 rushing yards with two rushing touchdowns. Reynolds put together 192 passing yards and 103 rushing yards, with one passing and rushing touchdown. 

Western Carolina Beats VMI 43-35
The Catamounts were able to get a road win in Lexington, VA against the VMI Keydets. Quarterback Tyrie Adams put up 322 passing yards with three passing touchdowns. Running back Donnavan Spencer put up 137 rushing yards, 110 receiving yards (led team), two rushing touchdowns and a receiving touchdown. Daquan Patten added 103 receiving yards with a receiving touchdown. 

Elon loses to William & Mary 31-29
This must have been the most disappointing game in college football this past week. For Elon’s homecoming game, they hosted the William & Mary Tribe. After five overtimes, Elon was not able to pull off the win, losing 31-29.

Campbell loses to North Alabama 25-24
The Campbell Camels traveled all the way to Florence, Alabama, just to fall short, 25-24. A safety in the second quarter helped the North Alabama Lions pull off the home win. 

Gardner Webb loses to Georgia Southern, 27-30
In a Big South matchup, the Gardner-Webb Bulldogs lost to Charleston Southern, 30-27. The Bulldogs were trailing the entire game, as they went into halftime down 24-0. Quarterback Kalen Whitlow threw for 316 yards with four passing touchdowns, with two of them going to wide receiver Jameson Turner. Wideout Izaiah Gathings put up 172 receiving yards with a receiving touchdown. 

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