The West Georgia Wolves improved their record to 4-1 on the season after beating Point University 49-3 on Homecoming. It is the first 4-1 start for West Georgia since 2001.
The Wolves handled the contest with little to no issues, racking up 612 yards of total offense and holding the Skyhawks of Point to only 186 yards of total offense.
“I think right now they’ll be over excited about our opportunity,” said West Georgia head coach Daryl Dickey. “We’ve got to stay focused and come to work.”
It only took the Wolves a little over three minutes to score their first touchdown when their dangerous returner Denarius Appling fielded a punt and reached the end zone for a 68-yard touchdown return.
For Appling it was his first return touchdown in two years after he was out for most of the season last year with an injury.
A big performer for West Georgia was once again senior running back Quan Jones. Jones scored the Wolves next two touchdowns before the end of the first quarter, bringing the lead to a dominating 21-0.
Jones was deadly from all ends of the field, racking up a cumulative of 181 yards of offense to go along with his two touchdowns.
He scored his first touchdown on a six yard run on the Wolves second offensive drive. He followed that one up with an 83-yard receiving touchdown that was thrown by Dallas Dickey.
“We proved that we are solid, there are things that we can look at and say that we wish we could have done better,” said Dickey. “We didn’t play sloppy, we didn’t lose concentration and we did what we should have done.”
Both Dickey and Austin Trainor had good games running the offense at quarterback. Dickey finished with 133 yards through the air with a touchdown and Trainor went 11-18 through the air with 118 yards and a touchdown.
Trainor’s touchdown came in the second quarter when he connected with senior Bobby Burum for a four yard score, bringing West Georgia’s lead to 28-0.
“We played pretty good, obviously there are still a lot of things that we are going to have to get better at, but it’s always good to get a win in front of the home crowd on homecoming,” said Trainor.
The Wolves racked up a collective 328 yards rushing, no one went over 100 yards but there was consistency throughout.
Juniors Seth Hinsley and Derrick Seward each scored a touchdown en route to the Wolves victory. Hinsley had six carries for 62 yards and Seward finished with 47 yards on five carries.
Defensively the Wolves were rarely challenged, although they did have some issues with Point’s running back Rufus Mason who finished the game with 100 yards rushing on 22 carries.
The Wolves defense had to prevent the Skyhawks from scoring a touchdown after Point claimed an interception and started their drive deep within West Georgia territory; the Wolves stopped them and forced Point to kick a field goal, giving them their only points of the game.
The Wolves picked up their last touchdown of the game at the beginning of the fourth quarter when quarterback Adam Holley scrambled and reached the end zone from 12 yards out, bringing the score to its final of 49-3.