October 17, 2013

Week 7 preview: at Hendrix

What: Berry College (1-5, 0-2 SAA) at Hendrix (2-3, 0-2 SAA)

When: Saturday, Oct. 19, 2 p.m. (EDT)/1 p.m. (CDT)

Where: Young-Wise Stadium (1500), Conway, Ark.

Berry Radio/Web Audio: WLAQ AM 1410, Ben Poplin, play-by-play Pre-game show begins at 12:30 p.m. EDT.

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Berry Last Week: Centre College defeated Berry College, 48-6, at the Darlington School last Saturday. BC, however, recorded the first two scores (field goals) of the game off the leg of Campbell Harrison. Thereafter, Centre did all the scoring. 

"The 48-6 score wasn't indicative of some of the good things we did on the field," said Berry Head Coach Tony Kunczewski. "But we need to put together four good quarters, not two or three. The guys are working hard and maintaining great attitudes, so we are looking forward to next week."

Despite the loss, Berry once again had many positives. The Vikings' 217 yards of total offense was a season-high against varsity competition. Christopher Lilly caught nine passes for 124 yards, a season-best for BC receivers. Lilly had 124 kick returns yards and finished with 236 all-purpose yards.

The silver and blue had strong moments in the running game, too. Trevor Price led the way with 55 yards on 14 carries. Quarterback Sandon Mims came off the bench to go 8-17 for 112 yards passing. Will Chomskis had the best chance to score. He caught a 27-yard pass from Mims but stumbled to the ground with a wide open path to the end zone in the third period.

Mitchell Blanchard punted nine times for 336 yards (37.6 yard average). He placed two kicks inside the 20-yard line and had a long boot of 49 yards. On defense, Anthony Batey had eight tackles, including two for losses. Malcholm Graham had an interception which he returned 19 yards.     

Defensive Prowess: The Berry College defense held high-flying Centre to season-lows in passing yards (254) and total yards (353). The 99 yards rushing was the second-lowest total for CC this season. Batey is third in the SAA in tackles-per-game at 9.6. Caleb Shannon of Hendrix had 16 tackles against Wash U. last week and is now second in the conference with 10.2 TPG.

Movin' on Up: The strong performances by Lilly and Price have bumped up their individual statistics. Price is leading the team rushing yards (181) and yards-per-carry (4.1). Lilly is averaging 116 all-purpose yards and 60 yards receiving each game.

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