Crusaders downed by Delta State

September 28, 20191st2nd3rd4thFinal
Delta State6721034
North Greenville72009
1st Quarter
DSUFG10:22Taylor Crabtree 29 Yd
NGUTD07:17D. Williams 31 Yd Pass From D. Baker (J. Klein kick)
DSUFG01:16Taylor Crabtree 24 Yd
2nd Quarter
DSUTD02:49Rico Owens II 1 Yd Run (Taylor Crabtree kick)
3rd Quarter
DSUTD14:40Breck Ruddick 2 Yd Run (Taylor Crabtree kick)
DSUTD13:08Rico Owens II 73 Yd Run (Taylor Crabtree kick)
DSUTD05:07L.J. Hawkins 9 Yd Pass From Breck Ruddick (Taylor Crabtree kick)
Stats at a GlanceDSUNGU
1st Downs2115
3rd Down Conversions5-142-14
4th Down Conversions1-11-2
Passing (Comp-Att)211 (25-33) 79 (9-26)
Rushing (Att)224 (39) 100 (37)
Total Yards435179
Fumbles Lost11
Crusaders downed by Delta State
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Crusaders downed by Delta State

Tigerville – North Greenville fell to 1-4 overall and 0-2 in league play on Saturday after a 34-9 to Delta State in Younts Stadium.

North Greenville answered a Delta State first-quarter field goal with the first touchdown of the game when Donny Baker hit Dre Williams from 31-yards out for his first career receiving touchdown. The point after made it 7-3 with 7:17 left in the first quarter.

The Statesmen added another field goal a few minutes later to cut NGU’s lead to one point at 7-6. North Greenville’s final score of the night came in the second quarter on a special team’s turnover. The Crusaders blocked a DSU punt on the two-yard line which resulted in a safety to make it 9-6 with a few minutes left in the first half.

The Statesmen added a score before halftime to make it 13-9 as the teams headed to intermission. Delta took control of the game in the second half, using an early third-quarter interception and resulting touchdown to take a two-score lead (20-9). Tim Irvin would pick off the pass and return it to the two-yard line where Breck Ruddick would capitalize on the opportunity and run it in.

A big play in the run game to the tune of a 73-yard touchdown and Breck Ruddick touchdown throw to extend the lead to 34-9. The Statesmen finished the night with 435-yards on 72-plays. 224 of those yards came on the ground with 211 yards through the air and a touchdown. Delta tacked on three rushing touchdowns including two from Rico Owens.

Offensively North Greenville got a boost from Dre Williams who returned to action. He ran for 94-yards on 13-carries and finished with three receptions for 46-yards and a score. He was the leading rusher and receiver for NGU.

Chauncy Haney had a big night for North Greenville with a game-high 12-tackles including three for a loss and a sack. Jacob Harper forced a fumble for North Greenville while Eddie Martin picked off a DSU pass. Johnny Worthy had 10-tackles on the night and blocked a punt.

North Greenville will hit the road for the third time in four games next weekend when they travel to West Alabama to take on the Tigers.