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Catawba Can’t Keep Up With Tusculum in Loss

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Mark Covert, Sports Editor
October 22, 2013
Filed under Sports

In a game that was still undecided at halftime, the Catawba Offense had three turnovers and the defense could never quite stop the high-powered offense of Tusculum, as the Indians lost, 43-25.

During the first half, Catawba seemed to come out with the same fiery spirit that had helped them upset then-#10 Carson-Newman the week before. The offense scored on their first possession of the game, mixing effective run and pass plays before runningback Cary Littlejohn plowed into the endzone from two yards out.

Catawba would score two more times in the half, a field goal and a 12-yard pass from quarterback Danny O’Brien to runningback David Burgess, to make the score 18-23 Tusculum at the half. From there, things did not get much better for the Indians.

The team came out flat in the third goal in all phases of the game and soon found themselves in a 37-18 hole, one they would never recover from.

Offensively, O’Brien threw for 306 yards and two TDs, and Littlejohn and Burgess had 64 and 62 yards on the ground, respectively. Defensively, cornerback Terrence Williams and linebacker Jason Taylor led the way with 8 tackles each.

After a two-weekend road trip, Catawba will be back home for two weeks, beginning against Wingate this Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30.

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