Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

September 23, 2012

Bluefield College unable to outscore Bethel

McKENZIE, Tenn. — Greg Hampton threw touchdown passes to Joel Calfee, Rodrell Smith and Pernell Whitehead, but the Bluefield College offense could not keep up with Bethel University on Saturday afternoon, as the Wildcats took a 56-28 home win from the BC Rams.

Hampton completed 16 of 33 passes for 201 yards. No Bluefield runner got more than 18 net yards on the day.

The Rams trailed 7-0 at the end of the first quarer. Bluefield’s first score came with 28 seconds left in the first half, on a 21-yard toss to Calfee, making the score 21-7 in favor of the Wildcats after Mikel Hawks’ extra point.

Bethel’s Cordarious Mann ran for 121 yards on 22 carries. Quarterback Will Masoud threw six touchdown passes and was 24 for 28 passing for 300 yards. Michael Newbern caught three of the touchdown throws as Bethel took a 35-7 lead in the third quarter.

The Rams put together back-to-back touchdowns in the third quarter. Josh Wells scored on a seven-yard run to end a 75-yard drive, and Smith caught a 9-yard touchdown pass, setting up a 35-21 tally.

Bethel got the next three touchdowns to put the game out of reach. Bluefield tacked on the game’s final points with 1:59 left in the game, on an 18-yard pass to Whitehead followed by Hawks’ extra point.

The Rams defense was led by Terrell Starckey and Anthony Herring, who each had eight solo tackles. Starckey had five assists; Herring and Zack Hudler each had a quarterback sack.

Bethel (2-2, 2-0 Mid-South) held a yardage advantage of 468 to 260, and obtained 28 first downs to BC’s 17. The Rams had to punt eight times and fumbled the ball away once.

Bluefield (0-5) plays next Saturday at noon at Union College in Kentucky.

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