Football falls to D-I FCS Davidson in shootout

Davidson College sophomore running back Wesley Dugger runs past the Guilford College defense on Sept.13 at Davidson College. // Photo By: Andrew Walker/The Guilfordian

Guilford College lost to NCAA Division I-FCS Davidson College, 91-61, on Thursday, Sept. 13. Davidson’s offense put up 964 offensive yards, including 685 rushing yards and scored 13 touchdowns, all school records.

Guilford scored the first touchdown of the game on a 30-yard pass from sophomore quarterback Alex Manley to senior wide receiver Desmond Marshall. Davidson then put up 36 points to lead 36-6 after the first quarter.

Davidson only threw eight times in the game, and all eight passes were completed for 279 yards and three touchdowns. Tyler Phelps was 6-6 with 192 passing yards and rushed four times for 91 yards and a touchdown.

Wesley Dugger had 186 rushing yards and three touchdowns and Coy Williams had 168 rushing yards and two touchdowns to lead the Wildcat rushing offense.

The Quakers offense racked up 698 total yards of offense, 378 passing and 320 rushing. Redshirt senior running back De’Eric Bell ran for 187 yards and four touchdowns.

Manley threw for 364 yard and three touchdowns in the loss. Senior wide receiver Montek Johnson had eight receptions for 129 yards and a touchdown.

Senior linebacker Trevon Williams had six tackles, a extra-point block and a fumble recovery.

The Quakers return to action on September 29 when they face Bridgewater College in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference opener and homecoming game.