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Wildcats Crush Copperheads, 47-3

July 22, 2007 - arenafootball2 (af2) - South Georgia Wildcats News Release

July 14, 2007, Albany, Georgia - The South Georgia Wildcats racked up 334 yards of total offense and held the Texas Copperheads to 10 yards of total offense, possibly breaking the af2 record of 36 yards in a game as they went on to win by a final of 47-3 in front of an announced home field crowd of 5,112. With the win, South Georgia improves to 10-4 overall, and the loss drops the Copperheads to 2-12.

The total absence of any kind of offense by the Copperheads made the job much easier for the Wildcats. QBs Tony Eckert and Kenton Evans combined to complete only 7 passes for a total of 33 yards and three interceptions. Their only real scoring opportunity came early in the ballgame with a first and goal at the 7:29 mark in the first period. The Copperheads went 4 and out and never threatened after that. The only score of the night came on a 25-yard field goal by Nick Gatto with 1:22 left in the third period to get the Copperheads on the board.

Wildcat QB D. Bryant was 23 of 49 passing for 300 yards and 6 TDs and he rushed 3 times for 19 yards. Tavaris Capers topped all South Georgia receivers with 12 catches for 143 yards and 2 TDs. Derrick Lloyd carried the ball 5 times for 12 yards and a score.

Cory Bailey, Daryon Brutley and Greg Golden all picked off Copperhead passes as the defense absolutely stifled the Texas offense from start to finish. Matt Jackson had 5 tackles on the night, and Ed Wangler, Jason Null and James Harris were credited with a total of 2 sacks for 11 yards. The defense was also credited with the break-up of 6 Copperhead passes.

Texas returns home to face Tulsa next week, while South Georgia welcomes division rival Alabama to Cooper Tire Field for their final regular season home game.

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