Lumberjacks Record Shutout
Oct. 11, 2008
NACOGDOCHES - The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack football team racked up more than 600 yards of total offense to defeat Kentucky Wesleyan, 49-0, Saturday night at Homer Bryce Stadium in the team's final non-conference game of the season. The win moves SFA to 3-3 (.500) on the season.
The `Jacks scored 28 points in the first half and cruised to their first shutout since the 1995 season. SFA's air assault offense was too much for an over-matched Panther team that surrendered 463 yards and five touchdowns through the air. Sophomore quarterback Jeremy Moses posted another strong outing, finishing the game 25-of-34 for 386 yards and five touchdowns.
Moses connected with 11 different receivers on the night, but all the scoring damage was done by senior Dominique Edison and junior Aaron Rhea. Edison hauled in four passes for 92 yards and three touchdowns, while Rhea finished the night with three catches for 41 yards and two scores. Freshman Roderick Warren led all receivers with eight catches for 87 yards.
The Lumberjack defense was equally impressive against the visitors from Owensboro, Ky. SFA held the Panthers to 147 yards of total offense, and only 83 on the ground. Freshman linebacker Derrick Choice led all `Jacks with nine tackles including two for losses. Sophomore Terrance Nurse added eight stops, while junior Tim Knicky recorded six tackles, including one sack. As a team the Lumberjacks finished the night with eight tackles for losses, and three sacks.
The Lumberjack special teams had another big night blocking a Brandon Hodnett 38-yard field goal to preserve the shutout. Sophomore linebacker Jabara Williams not only recorded the block, but picked up the loose ball and rambled 72 yards for the score.
SFA recorded their strongest night of the season on the ground. The Lumberjacks carried the ball 21 times for 154 yards and a touchdown. Sophomore Vincent Pervis had nine carries for 79 yards and a TD, while Cornell Tarrant added nine rushes for 71 yards.
The Lumberjacks return to Southland Conference action Saturday, Oct. 18, when they travel to Thibodaux, La., to face Nicholls. The game against the Colonels is slated to begin at 2 p.m.