Fighting Falcons Spoil UVA Wise Homecoming 2018

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WISE – – Fairmont State posted 516 yards of offense, forced two UVa-Wise turnovers and claimed their fourth consecutive victory over the Cavaliers with a 24-6 triumph at Smith Stadium Saturday.

Things started well for UVa-Wise (1-4, 1-4 MEC) as Dane Damron‘s team took the opening kickoff and advanced to the Fairmont State (4-1, 3-1 MEC) 19-yard line before a botched snap on a field goal attempt led to a scoreless opening drive.

Later in the period, the Fighting Falcons missed a 46-yard field goal attempt to send the game to the second quarter without a score.

Fairmont State found its offense in the second quarter as Tawkan Crews-Naylor hooked up with Shawn Harris for a 60-yard completion to advance to the Cavs’ red zone. A play later, Tyree Randolph took a handoff and raced off left tackles for a 15-yard touchdown.

UVa-Wise would be unable to get much offense going throughout the remainder of the half but the defense kept the team in the game. Fairmont State would elect to go for a touchdown on a fourth and one play from the UVa-Wise 4-yard line before an incomplete pass gave the ball back to the Cavs with under two minutes to play before intermission.

After a 3-and-out, Trevor Owens punted the ball away and the Falcons took over on their own 39-yard line with less than a minute to play.

A 43-yard reception from Aaron Lewis would move the ball to the UVa-Wise 7-yard line before a Colin Harvath field goal made the score 10-0 heading to halftime.

A pair of touchdown passes from Crews-Naylor made it a 24-0 score after three quarters of play.

UVa-Wise would get on the board with 9:06 to play when Alonzo Brown hauled in the first touchdown reception of his collegiate career. The Cavs elected to go for two but, the attempt would prove to be unsuccessful.

Damron’s team would get inside the Fairmont 30-yard line on two other occasions in the fourth quarter but would come away with zero points to provide the final margin.

Marquis Hamilton registered his first interception of the season while adding five tackles and two pass break ups in the loss. Marcus Tarrer had a team-high eight stops while Tanner Bernard completed 22-of-39 passes for 232 yards and a touchdown, the signal caller added 18 rushing yards.

Fairmont State finished game 6-for-14 on third down conversion attempts while UVa-Wise was held to a 4-for-18 showing on third downs.

Crews-Naylor passed for 271 yards and Khalik Hamlin rushed for 109 yards on 16 carries in the victory. Jerry Iweh led all players with 10 tackles, including a sack as part of a three sack day for the Falcons.

The loss was the first on homecoming for UVa-Wise since 2015; next week, the team travels to Urbana University for a Saturday kickoff.

WISE – – Fairmont State posted 516 yards of offense, forced two UVa-Wise turnovers and claimed their fourth consecutive victory over the Cavaliers with a 24-6 triumph at Smith Stadium Saturday.

Things started well for UVa-Wise (1-4, 1-4 MEC) as Dane Damron‘s team took the opening kickoff and advanced to the Fairmont State (4-1, 3-1 MEC) 19-yard line before a botched snap on a field goal attempt led to a scoreless opening drive.

Later in the period, the Fighting Falcons missed a 46-yard field goal attempt to send the game to the second quarter without a score.

Fairmont State found its offense in the second quarter as Tawkan Crews-Naylor hooked up with Shawn Harris for a 60-yard completion to advance to the Cavs’ red zone. A play later, Tyree Randolph took a handoff and raced off left tackles for a 15-yard touchdown.

UVa-Wise would be unable to get much offense going throughout the remainder of the half but the defense kept the team in the game. Fairmont State would elect to go for a touchdown on a fourth and one play from the UVa-Wise 4-yard line before an incomplete pass gave the ball back to the Cavs with under two minutes to play before intermission.

After a 3-and-out, Trevor Owens punted the ball away and the Falcons took over on their own 39-yard line with less than a minute to play.

A 43-yard reception from Aaron Lewis would move the ball to the UVa-Wise 7-yard line before a Colin Harvath field goal made the score 10-0 heading to halftime.

A pair of touchdown passes from Crews-Naylor made it a 24-0 score after three quarters of play.

UVa-Wise would get on the board with 9:06 to play when Alonzo Brown hauled in the first touchdown reception of his collegiate career. The Cavs elected to go for two but, the attempt would prove to be unsuccessful.

Damron’s team would get inside the Fairmont 30-yard line on two other occasions in the fourth quarter but would come away with zero points to provide the final margin.

Marquis Hamilton registered his first interception of the season while adding five tackles and two pass break ups in the loss. Marcus Tarrer had a team-high eight stops while Tanner Bernard completed 22-of-39 passes for 232 yards and a touchdown, the signal caller added 18 rushing yards.

Fairmont State finished game 6-for-14 on third down conversion attempts while UVa-Wise was held to a 4-for-18 showing on third downs.

Crews-Naylor passed for 271 yards and Khalik Hamlin rushed for 109 yards on 16 carries in the victory. Jerry Iweh led all players with 10 tackles, including a sack as part of a three sack day for the Falcons.

The loss was the first on homecoming for UVa-Wise since 2015; next week, the team travels to Urbana University for a Saturday kickoff.

WISE – – Fairmont State posted 516 yards of offense, forced two UVa-Wise turnovers and claimed their fourth consecutive victory over the Cavaliers with a 24-6 triumph at Smith Stadium Saturday.

Things started well for UVa-Wise (1-4, 1-4 MEC) as Dane Damron‘s team took the opening kickoff and advanced to the Fairmont State (4-1, 3-1 MEC) 19-yard line before a botched snap on a field goal attempt led to a scoreless opening drive.

Later in the period, the Fighting Falcons missed a 46-yard field goal attempt to send the game to the second quarter without a score.

Fairmont State found its offense in the second quarter as Tawkan Crews-Naylor hooked up with Shawn Harris for a 60-yard completion to advance to the Cavs’ red zone. A play later, Tyree Randolph took a handoff and raced off left tackles for a 15-yard touchdown.

UVa-Wise would be unable to get much offense going throughout the remainder of the half but the defense kept the team in the game. Fairmont State would elect to go for a touchdown on a fourth and one play from the UVa-Wise 4-yard line before an incomplete pass gave the ball back to the Cavs with under two minutes to play before intermission.

After a 3-and-out, Trevor Owens punted the ball away and the Falcons took over on their own 39-yard line with less than a minute to play.

A 43-yard reception from Aaron Lewis would move the ball to the UVa-Wise 7-yard line before a Colin Harvath field goal made the score 10-0 heading to halftime.

A pair of touchdown passes from Crews-Naylor made it a 24-0 score after three quarters of play.

UVa-Wise would get on the board with 9:06 to play when Alonzo Brown hauled in the first touchdown reception of his collegiate career. The Cavs elected to go for two but, the attempt would prove to be unsuccessful.

Damron’s team would get inside the Fairmont 30-yard line on two other occasions in the fourth quarter but would come away with zero points to provide the final margin.

Marquis Hamilton registered his first interception of the season while adding five tackles and two pass break ups in the loss. Marcus Tarrer had a team-high eight stops while Tanner Bernard completed 22-of-39 passes for 232 yards and a touchdown, the signal caller added 18 rushing yards.

Fairmont State finished game 6-for-14 on third down conversion attempts while UVa-Wise was held to a 4-for-18 showing on third downs.

Crews-Naylor passed for 271 yards and Khalik Hamlin rushed for 109 yards on 16 carries in the victory. Jerry Iweh led all players with 10 tackles, including a sack as part of a three sack day for the Falcons.

The loss was the first on homecoming for UVa-Wise since 2015; next week, the team travels to Urbana University for a Saturday kickoff.

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