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Turnovers set up Benedict win

September 21, 2008

Posted on Sun, Sep. 21, 2008

For first time, Tigers beat Lenoir-Rhyne

By Staff and Wire Reports

Host Benedict converted three turnovers into 14 points to defeat Lenoir-Rhyne, 17-13, in nonconference college football action at Charles W. Johnson Stadium on Saturday.

The victory was the Tigers' first in three games against the Bears (2-2).

After spotting Lenoir-Rhyne a 7-3 lead, Benedict scored on a 63-yard pass from Robert Reese to Corey Gardhigh with 5:57 left in the second quarter.

Lenoir-Rhyne tied the game on Colin Corpe's 44-yard field goal on the final play of the half.

Benedict took the lead for good when Anthony Porter's 50-yard fumble return set up an 11-yard scoring drive in the opening minutes of the third quarter.

Benedict 17, Lenoir-Rhyne 13

Lenoir-Rhyne 0 10 3 0 - 13
Benedict 0 10 7 0 - 17

Second quarter

LRU-James Pone 3 run (Colin Corpe kick), 10:37

B-Alper Keskin 25 field goal, 7:44

B-Corey Gardhigh 63 pass from Robert Reese (Keskin kick), 5:57

LRU-Corpe 44 field goal, 0:00

Third quarter

B-Max Martin 1 run (Keskin kick), 10:16

LRU-Corpe 37 field goal, 4:36

A-3,474

Firstdowns 19 9
Rushes-yards 66-250 39-209
Passing 61 63
Comp-Att-Int 9-9-0 1-11-0
Return Yards 139 108
Punts-Avg. 5-34.2 7-38.0
Fumbles-Lost 6-3 1-1
Penalties-Yards 2-28 4-42
Time of Possession 34:15 25:45

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING-Lenoir-Rhyne, Courman 23-70, Anderson 16-51, Thomas 9-48, Pone 7-31, Silvers 4-31, Robinson 4-13, Buchanan 2-3, Browning 1-3. Benedict, Reese 9-84, Rose 7-56, Reese 7-30, Siders 4-29, Cunningham 2-16, Martin 5-4.

PASSING-Lenoir-Rhyne, Daniel Anderson 4-7-0-45, Buchanan 1-2-0-16. Benedict, R. Reese 1-8-0-63, K. Reese 0-3-0-0.

RECEIVING- Lenoir-Rhyne, Tate 1-18, Robinson 1-16 Pone 1-14, Stutts 1-10, Goodman 1-3. Benedict, Gardhigh 1-63.

Source: The State Newspaper

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