By Adam Cavalier
Carson-Newman (4–2, 2–2 South Atlantic Conference) jumped out to an early 14–0 advantage and never looked back in a 45–14 lambasting of Brevard (0–6, 0–3 SAC).
The Eagles rolled up 593 yards of total offense and saw four different players find the end zone on the ground.
C-N has never lost to Brevard now in nine meetings. The Eagles are the only South Atlantic Conference team that the Tornados have never defeated all-time.
The Eagles rotated the first and second teams in and out of the game throughout the day. That resulted in second team quarterback Noah Suber leading the offense. Suber produced his first 100-yard day on the ground with two scores on 12 carries. He also completed all five of his passing attempts for 100 yards and a score.
Damian Baker had 86 yards on just six carries. Lonnie Williams led all receivers with 97 yards on four catches and a score.
Carson-Newman got the scoring started on its opening possession. A Damian Baker 69-yard run put the Eagles in scoring position and Antonio Wimbush punctuated the possession with a six-yard trap around the right side of the line.
After a Brevard three-and-out, the Eagles got the ball with a short field at their own 47. Just one play later, Suber hooked up with Lonnie Williams on a fly route along the boundary left side for a 53-yard score.
Brevard took the ensuing possession down into the redzone and finished off the drive with a TJ Lett 15-yard touchdown grab from Tyler Gregory.
Carson-Newman would then reel of 31 straight points to cement the game. The Eagles closed out the second quarter with a Jamal Jones 25-yard touchdown run on a draw.
The Eagles picked up where they left off in the third quarter. Brevard got the football to begin the half and promptly lost it. Phalen Booker forced Tyler Gregory to lose control of a pitch and Brandon Staton pounced on the bouncing pigskin. A Carson Wise 26-yard field goal capped off the brief possession for the Eagles.
After 31-straight Carson-Newman points, Brevard responded with a 16-play, 83-yard drive that evaporated 9:05 off the clock and ended in a Kevin Rucker 15-yard touchdown. That score set the final margin at 45-14 C-N.
The Eagles became the first Division II team to score 40 points on the Tornados this season. C-N’s 593 yards of total offense marks the third occasion this season where the Eagles have been on the plus side of 500 yards of offense.
Carson-Newman stays within the friendly confines of Burke-Tarr Stadium next weekend for homecoming. The Newberry Wolves come to town for a 3 p.m. kickoff in Burke-Tarr Stadium.