110919- CHS vs KHS

Carthage wide receiver Kelvontay Dixon tries to breakaway from the Kilgore defense.

GAME 1: Carthage 48, Jacksonville 0

JACKSONVILLE — It took awhile for the Carthage Bulldogs to get their passing game started in the historic Tomato Bowl.

Blame it on the lightning delay that made the game start 40 minutes late despite sunny skies.

Or blame it on the fact the Bulldogs were trying to replace an all-state quarterback with two guys who threw one pass between them last year in varsity competition.

The passing game did come around eventually, but not before the ground game had shown it was just reloading.

The Dawgs ran through the Jacksonville defense at will, rushing for 203 yards and three touchdowns in a 48-0 win over the Indians.

“The slow start was partly my fault,” Head Coach Scott Surratt sad. “We wanted to throw it around and they were doubling our receivers, forcing us to run. So we did. We could have run all night, but we didn’t want to have that physical kind of game.

“So we went back to throwing. But even with the slow start Kai (Horton) ended up completing 50 percent of his passes and Anthony Wilson completed all four of his.

The passing game actually out-gained the ground game with a strong second half — 283 to 203 — despite the fact the first five passes were incomplete along with an interception and they completed just two of the first 10;

But most of the success came after Mason Courtney had rushed for 117 yards and two scores and Jaden Thomas had 61 yards and a score.

Carthage wasted an early scoring opportunity as Kylon Lister intercepted a pass Quinton Owens tipped in the air and gave the Dawgs the ball at the 22.

However, three incomplete passes and an interception of a tipped pass and the ensuing return put the Indians back in business near midfield.

As it turned out, that was the lone big play for the home team in the first half as they had just 13 yards of total offense in the first 24 minutes.

Five runs by Courtney and a facemask penalty tacked on the end of a 20-yarder, put the Bulldogs up 7-0 midway through the opening period.

Thomas made it 14-0 midway through the second quarter from the 1.

Kelvontay Dixon got into the scoring column later in the period, taking a 12-yard pass from Kai Horton in the end zone.

Courtney would match it with a 12-yard TD run of his own in the closing seconds of the first half as the Bulldogs held a 28-0 advantage.

The Dawgs returned to the passing game in the third quarter and things worked a lot better.

Horton hit Craig McNew with a 39-yard touchdown in the third and then hooked up with Dixon from 12 yards out to make it 41-0.

Wilson got his turn from there and he was red-hot from the start, connecting on all four of his passes.

The second one was the biggest as he threw a short pass to Nathaniel Marry, who spun away from the defense and took off for a 38-yard touchdown.

The Carthage defense gave up just 16 yards rushing on the night and 47 yards passing, but the Indians didn’t have a completion longer than 13 yards and were 13-25-1.

GAME 2: Carthage 49, Liberty Eylau 7

CARTHAGE — It took a few plays for the Carthage passing game to get clicking in the home opener against Liberty-Eylau.

But once it started, there didn’t appear to be a button to turn it off — at least in the first half.

Kai Horton threw five first-half touchdown passes and Kelvontay Dixon was on the receiving end of two of them as the Bulldogs built a big halftime lead and never looked back cruising to a 49-7 win over the Leopards.

In all, Horton was 16 of 22 passing for 275 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions.

Carthage did score on its first possession, it just took almost eight minutes to get into the end zone. Mason Courtney did the honors, going in from the 1.

The second TD came a lot quicker after a 3-and-out by the defense — which played another exceptional ballgame.

Horton hooked up with Quinton Owens on a 3-yard touchdown, and the score was quickly 14-0.

The Leopards kept the Bulldogs from pitching a second shutout on the young season, scoring from long distance as Korbyn White went up for and caught a pass the defender misplayed, showing his speed on the way for a 50-yard touchdown.

That must have made the Bulldogs mad because they responded with a 35-point second quarter.

Dixon, who finished with four catches for 111 yards, hooked up with Horton on a short pass and took it 25 yards for the score, going the last five yards carrying at least two Leopards and running over a third at the goal line.

Montrell Smith caught a 3-yard touchdown from Horton to make it a 28-7 lead.

The defense set up the next score as Desmond Hicks picked off a screen pass deep in Leopard territory. Courtney took it in from the 10 to add to the lead.

Dixon showed why he is one of the top area players on the next drive as he and Horton hooked up for their second TD.

Faced with a second-and-31 after an intentional grounding call, Dixon ran a skinny post to get back all the yardage in one play. Actually, he got a little more as he caught the pass in stride and pulled away from the defenders for a 69-yard touchdown.

The Leopards gave Carthage the ball back at the 30 with time running out in the half and the Bulldogs were more than happy to take advantage of it.

Horton and Kel Williams hooked up on a 23-yard touchdown with 29.2 left to make it a 49-7 at the half.

Despite substituting freely in the second half, the Bulldogs didn’t allow a second touchdown. They didn’t score one either as they made two trips into the Red Zone but came away empty both times. They were stopped on a fourth-and-goal from the 1 and missed a 30-yard field goal.

They did get another interception from Mason Bobo and Jakeviyon Tuiel recovered a fumble. The Leopard managed just 48 yards rushing and 71 yards passing, with 50 of it coming on the TD.

GAME 3: Carthage 38, Marshall 6

CARTHAGE — The Marshall Mavericks forced the Carthage Bulldogs to do something they hadn’t done yet in 2019 and rarely did in 2018.

They forced a punt.

But it was the only time the Bulldogs failed to get points in the first half as they turned a couple of blocked punts in the second half into touchdowns on the way to a comfortable 38-6 win in Bulldog Stadium.

Apparently Carthage Coach Scott Surratt felt a fourth-and-23 from his own 37 was a little too far to try for.

So the Bulldogs lined up in the shotgun — quarterback Kai Horton was a little deeper than usual — and he pooch kicked it. It got a good roll and ended up a 51-yarder to put the Mavericks back at their own 12.

Carthage held a slim 7-6 lead at the time thanks to a 28-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open Craig McNew on the first possession of the game.

It was the first of a 5-TD night for Horton as he was 20-29-0 for 238 yards. It was the second straight week he has thrown for five touchdowns.

The Mavs came right back with DeMarcus Williams going up and over a Bulldog defensive back to make a catch and then raced the final 20 yards for a 65-yard touchdown. The bad snap and hold on the PAT kick may have been foreshadowing on the Marshall kicking game the rest of the night.

Carthage came back with Horton connecting with Kelvontay Dixon on a 9-yard touchdown pass where he went over two defensive backs to make the catch and the score.

The Dawgs went up 17-6 at the half on a 33-yard Brennan Phillips field goal.

Carthage probably could have blocked punts the whole night, but only went for it twice.

The first time occurred midway through the third period and the Bulldogs took over at the 31. A 16-yard run by Dixon and an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against the Mavs put the ball at the 7.

Horton hooked up with Kel Williams from there to put the Bulldogs up 24-6.

A second blocked punt helped make it 31-6.

After Carthage took over at the 33, Horton went for it all on the first play, but Dixon was interfered with in the end zone. Two play later Horton and Dixon connected from the 8.

The Mavs put together a drive that got them into the Red Zone, but a sack by Rayvon Ingram at the 20 ended the threat.

Two plays later, Horton threw it as far as he could and Dixon caught it in stride for a 69-yard touchdown pass and the ballgame.

Carthage finished with 440 yards of total offense — 202 rushing and 238 passing — while Marshall finished with 201 yards — 85 passing and 116 on the ground.

The Bulldogs did lose a fumble on the night, but Vontavious Gipson led the ground game with 62 yards on five carries, Mason Courtney had nine carries for 51 yards, Dixon had three for 33, Jaden Thomas had five for 31, Cartrell Fulton had 1 for 14 and tackle Ty’Kiest Crawford had eight yards when he picked up a fumble and went for eight yards.

Besides his three touchdowns, Dixon finished with five catches for 102 yards, Courtney had five catches for 27 yards, Montrell Smith had three for 32 yards, Williams had three for 24 and Braeden Wade caught two for 23.

GAME 4: Carthage 24, Gilmer 15

CARTHAGE — After three weeks of having its offense running like a fine-tuned engine, the Carthage Bulldogs were running a little rough at Bulldog Stadium.

Some of the problems were self-inflicted — dropped passes and penalties.

But the Gilmer Buckeyes made their presence felt as well, keeping the passing game in check and taking advantage when they had some opportunities.

As a result, it wasn’t until Miles Halton picked off a Gilmer pass and returned it deep into Buckeye territory in the closing moments that the Bulldogs were able to walk away with a 24-15 win.

It appeared the Bulldogs had the game wrapped up when Mason Courtney scored on a 3-yard run with 5:24 left and a 24-9 lead.

But the Buckeye passing game finally started to click as Mason Hurt connected with Brandon Tennison for 10 yards and Dylan Fluellen for 11 more. Then a 19-yarder to Fluellen and a 23-yarder to Tennison.

He went back to Fluellen one more time for an 11-yard touchdown pass. However, the middle of the Carthage line blocked the PAT to keep it 24-15.

However, the troubles in the kicking game continued — the Bulldogs had earlier had a field goal blocked — and the Buckeyes recovered the onside kick with 2:39 left.

The Carthage defense appeared to rise to the occasion and the Buckeyes faced a fourth-and-21, but the Bulldogs were called for pass interference to give the visitors new life.

This time it was the Buckeyes who had troubles as they were called for a dead-ball unsportsmanlike conduct to back them up, and then Halton came through with the pickoff to finish things off.

Both teams had troubles in the kicking game as Gilmer’s first mishap got the Bulldogs started.

After a 3-and-out, Cole Whitlock got a piece of the punt and Carthage took over at the 30.

The Bulldogs used what is becoming a tried-and-true formula as Kai Horton went up top and hit a wide-open Craig McNew for a 20-yard touchdown and the Bulldogs led 7-0.

Another 3-and-out and they got the ball back, only to see their drive stall at the 8. Brennan Phillips came on to kick a 25-yard field goal and Carthage led 10-0.

Thanks to a 15-yard Gilmer punt, the Dawgs had a a chance to add to the lead, but it took them 13 plays — one on fourth down — to finally score on a 1-yard run by Rayvon Ingram.

The Buckeyes finally put together an 11-play, 71-yard drive that culminated in a 15-yard pass to a wide-open Fluellen, who made a fingertip catch. A bad snap resulted in no kick and a 17-6 lead.

The Bulldogs troubles with catching passes had already been hurting the team, but things started to look up when Horton connected with Kelvontay Dixon on a 50-yard bomb. However, it was brought back by a holding penalty.

An interception and long return ruined the first drive of the second half and the Bulldogs went backwards on the second.

The Buckeyes would get a 35-yard field goal from Jose Hernandez to make it 17-9, and the visitors would block a 37-yard attempt by the Bulldogs.

A 9-yard Gilmer punt helped set up the Bulldogs for Courtney’s short score.

Courtney finished the night with 102 yards on 18 carries as the Bulldogs rushed for 125 yards. He also had six catches for 43 yards.

Horton was 20-31-1 for 159 yards and a score. Dixon caught seven for 32 yards and McNew caught four for 58, but Kel Williams and Braeden Wade — two of the Dawgs’ leading receivers — had just one catch each.

The Buckeyes finished with 29 yards rushing and Hurt was 13-28-1 for 149 yards. Fluellen caught seven for 109 and Tennison caught two for 33.

GAME 5: Carthage 35, Pleasant Grove 14

TEXARKANA — In a game between two quality teams, it’s often just a matter of who blinks first.

At Hawk Stadium, it was the hometown Hawks that made the key mistake.

A chop block late in the third quarter did something the Carthage Bulldogs were having a hard time doing — stopping the Pleasant Grove offense.

But once the Bulldogs got the stop, they scored 21 unanswered points to take a 35-14 in a battle of two of Class 4A’s best in front of a Homecoming crowd of close to 7,000.

Carthage ended up forcing a punt after the 15-yard penalty, but the Pleasant Grove punt had them backed up on their own 9.

They responded with a 13-play drive that lulled the Hawks to sleep. Kai Horton hooked up with Kel Williams on a 42-yard touchdown pass, and the Bulldogs had their first lead of the game with 11:21 left.

The defense came up with another stop and took over at their own 38 midway through the fourth.

The Bulldogs pounded their way to a 5-yard Rayvon Ingram touchdown to increase the lead to 28-14 with 3:34 left.

The Hawks would fumble the kickoff and the Bulldogs recovered at the 38. Two Jaden Thomas runs made the score 35-14 as he went over from the 3.

Carthage finished with 365 yards of total offense — 151 on the ground and 214 in the air.

They also got a touchdown from a usual combination — Horton and Kelvontay Dixon. But this time it was Dixon that did the passing and Horton the catching for a 12-yard touchdown.

Horton threw a backward pass to Dixon going to his right with several blockers in front of him. But he pulled up and threw back across the field to a wide-open Horton. He had to lower his shoulder to get into the end zone, but the Bulldogs had tied the game at 14-14 with 4:49 left in the third.

Dixon also opened the scoring on a 36-yard pass from Horton with 1:27 left in the first half.

The Hawks, known primarily as a running team, came out throwing the ball to start the game. They weren’t very successful, but they did get their first score on a 7-yard pass to Dylan Hopkins from Ben Harmon.

Bruce Garrett, who rushed for 107 yards against the Carthage defense, got the other Pleasant Grove score on a 34-yard run.

The Hawks finished with 243 yards rushing, but Harmon was just 3-12-0 for 33 yards passing.

GAME 6: Carthage 21, Van 7

VAN — Carthage Head Coach Scott Surratt had talked earlier in the week about how running back Mason Courtney brought a toughness to the Bulldogs.

That Friday night against the Van Vandals, the Bulldogs needed a big helping of the junior tailback.

Courtney accounted for 227 yards of offense and scored twice as the Bulldogs had their hands full in getting a 21-7 win over the Vandals at Van Memorial Stadium.

The Bulldogs had the ball four times in the first half, but only got the ball into the end zone on once.

The first ended in an interception as Kai Horton’s deep pass into the wind was picked off by Hunter Hutchins.

The Vandals didn’t move the ball, but did take advantage of the wind, with their punt rolling dead at the 5.

The Bulldogs seemed to be bogged down until Horton hit Courtney with a screen pass and several blockers, taking it 58 yards to the 5.

Courtney took it in from there on the next play to give Carthage the 7-0 lead, the only score in the first half.

The Vandals took advantage of a second interception of Horton by Hutchins, as he jumped a route near midfield and returned it to the 17.

Marcus Orozco would carry it three straight times, going over from the 2 to tie it with 5:43 left in the third.

A 56-yard pass to Kelvontay Dixon got the Bulldogs going late in the third as the senior was double-covered, but went up above the defenders to make the catch. Two plays later, Horton fired a bullet that found Craig McNew all alone for a 10-yard touchdown and a 14-7 lead.

With only a seven-point lead and heading into the final quarter, the Bulldogs got one more shot of Courtney.

First the defense stepped up and got a 3-and out. Then it got a shot of Courtney as he took the handoff from Horton and blasted up the middle, outrunning the secondary for a 52-yard touchdown.

Courtney finished with 135 yards rushing and caught three passes for 92 yards.

The Bulldogs had 377 yards of total offense — 166 rushing and 211 passing. The Vandals had just 177 yards of total offense with 54 on the ground and 123 through the air.

Horton finished the night 13-23-2 for 211 yards. Dixon caught five passes for 85 yards.

Van quarterback Grant Lloyd was 14-24-3 for 123 yards. He was picked off by Miles Halton, De’Aundrey Bowman and Rayvon Ingram.

GAME 7: Carthage 40, Chapel Hill 14

About the only thing Kelvontay Dixon hadn’t done this year is pass the ball for the Carthage Bulldogs — and that was still liable to happen before everything is said and done.

At Homecoming, he added to his list of accomplishments as he was the escort for Homecoming Queen Cami Hicks.

But that was before the game.

The senior speedster caught a pair of touchdown passes and accounted for 81 yards of total offense as the Bulldogs took out Chapel Hill 40-14 at Bulldog Stadium.

Dixon’s touchdown catches were two of four TD passes thrown by junior quarterback Kai Horton.

His first touchdown was a 13-yarder to Mason Courtney. He came back with a 67-yarder to Dixon and then a 4-yarder just before the half.

He closed out the scoring for the Bulldogs early in the second half when he hooked up with Montrell Smith on a 7-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter. It came one play after a 55-yard completion to Kel Williams.

The Bulldogs did a little bit of everything on the night, finishing with 441 yards of total offense with 158 on the ground and 283 through the air.

Carthage started with great field position thanks to a long kickoff return by Nick Stewart to start the game. A 19-yard pass to Williams put it at the 7 and Courtney scored from there.

A 46-yard run by the junior running back and a defensive pass interference penalty had the Bulldogs back in scoring position. Horton hit him on a swing pass out of the backfield and Courtney did the rest for the 13-yard score.

While he didn’t catch a TD on the night, Williams was a favorite target of Horton, catching five passes for 125 yards. A 36-yard catch set up a Jaden Thomas 11-yard touchdown as the Bulldogs went up 20-0.

It could have gotten worse, but a roughing the kicker penalty kept Chapel Hill going and the visitors made the most of it.

Quarterback Kobe Coker hooked up with Mar’Quise Dilworth for 39 yards, then came back and connected with Keyjun Thomas for a 32-yard score.

That set the stage for Dixon’s other moment to shine as he caught the deep pass from Horton at the 30, stepped back to avoid being shoved out of bounds, then cut back and tip-toed down the sideline for the score.

Three minutes later, he was back in the end zone as the defense forced a 3-and-out and Courtney picked up 27 yards to put the ball at the 4. Horton threw a fade to the right and Dixon caught it on his fingertips for the second score.

Smith’s TD catch made it 40-7 early in the third quarter and the Bulldogs threatened several more times. But penalties (8 for 75), an interception and a fumble that was returned 75 yards for a TD by Chapel Hill’s Ty Keys kept them from scoring again.

Horton finished the night 14-20-0 for 257 yards as he and most of the starters didn’t play much in the second half other than the opening series.

Courtney finished with 81 yards on four carries and caught two passes for 13 yards, while Thomas had 54 yards.

The Bulldogs also got a Jai Brazier interception as the defense gave up 222 yards of offense with 66 on the ground and 157 passing — with the two long passes on the second period scoring drive amounting to almost half of that.

GAME 8: Carthage 43, Palestine 0

PALESTINE — The conditions at Wildcat Stadium weren’t exactly the best for a football team that likes to pass, but the Carthage Bulldogs didn’t let it bother them too much.

Kai Horton threw for four touchdowns for a second straight game, Mason Courtney had another big night running the ball and the defense kept the Palestine Wildcats in negative yardage for most of the night.

That added up to a 43-0 win for the Bulldogs.

A heavy mist and a strong wind didn’t make things easy as Horton was just 15 of 34 on the night with several drops and a couple overthrows and underthrows.

But he finished with 217 yards and the four TDs. He has thrown for multiple touchdowns in six of the Bulldogs’ eight games.

His first was a 68-yard pass to Kelvontay Dixon to get things started.

The duo would connect from 16-yard out to put the Bulldogs up 14-0 after a quarter.

A short field after a fumble recovery made it 20-0 as Dixon caught a 9-yard touchdown pass.

Courtney, who did most of the running in the first half to the tune of 135 yards, got into the scoring act when he went 16 yards with a Horton pass for a score to make it 27-0 at the half.

Rayvon Ingram sacked Palestine’s Christian Hutchinson for a 13-yard loss and a safety to get the second half scoring started.

Jaden Thomas and Nick Stewart did the honors getting the ball into the end zone as Thomas scored on a 3-yard run and Stewart scored from the 9.

Courtney ended up with 152 yards rushing, while Stewart had 32 and Thomas had 29.

The Wildcats finished with 39 yards rushing on 31 carries and didn’t get a first down until late in the fourth quarter. Hutchinson finished 0 for 5 passing.

It was the second shutout of the season for the Bulldogs.

GAME 9: Carthage 34, Henderson 14

The Bulldogs followed a tried-and-true formula to honor their seniors at Bulldog Stadium

They built an early lead to take control in the first half and then tried a little bit of everything in the second half on the way to the win.

The Henderson Lions were the victims for Carthage this week and they also did something not many teams have done — outscore the Bulldogs in the second half.

It wasn’t close to enough, however, as the Bulldogs stayed perfect with the 34-14 win.

Actually, there were a lot of things different in this game.

The Bulldogs kicked two field goals for the first time all season, the defense also scored and quarterback Kai Horton only threw one touchdown pass — and it wasn’t to Kelvontay Dixon.

Horton went deep to Kel Williams on the opening drive for 49 yards, only to have the drive go backward from there. A 25-yard Brennan Phillips field goal put the Bulldogs up 3-0.

Mason Bobo was the man on the spot on the following possession as Henderson QB Caleb Medford lost the ball. After a mad scramble for it, Bobo scooped and scored from the 18 to make it 10-0.

Dixon made a few catches, but his one score of the night came early in the second quarter as he lined up behind Horton, took a pitch and was off to the races for a 7-yard TD.

The Lions took advantage of the scrambling of Medford and a couple runs by Kevin Fields to get it close and Fields covered the final 7 yards for a score to make it 17-7.

That perked things up a bit as Dixon caught a 38-yard pass from Horton to set up Williams’ 19-yard TD catch.

A fumble recovery by Desmund Hicks put the Bulldogs right back in the driver’s seat, and Mason Courtney caught an 8-yard pass, then came right back with a 21-yard run and the Bulldogs led 31-7 at the half.

The Bulldogs lost a TD early in the third quarter when Montrell Smith was upended at what would have been a 30-yard score. He fumbled when he landed several yards deep in the end zone and the officials gave the ball to the Lions.

Phillips would kick a 34-yarder early in the fourth to put the Bulldogs up 34-7.

Henderson finally got its passing game going late, and thanks to a defensive pass interference penalty in the end zone, Fields got another score from the 2.

A final try to make it close by the Lions gave another senior a chance to shine for Carthage as Ja’von King picked off a pass to end the last threat.

The Bulldogs finished the night with 368 total yards, 107 rushing and 261 passing.

Courtney finished with 97 yards on the ground and caught three passes for 20 yards.

Horton was 15-24-0 for 261 and the one touchdown. Williams caught five for 96 and Dixon caught five for 82.

Fields had 107 of the Lions 158 yards rushing, while Medford was 5-13-1 for 77 yards.

GAME 10: Carthage 49, Kilgore 11

KILGORE — They might not be in peak playoff form, but the Carthage Bulldogs showed they were very close.

The offense scored the first six times it had the ball — led by the four-TD performance of quarterback Kai Horton’s right arm — while the starting defense bent a few times but didn’t break in a 49-11 win over the Kilgore Bulldogs on a chilly night in R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium.

Getting Kai Horton going seemed to be the order of the day for the Bulldogs as he came out throwing and never looked back.

He completed six of his first seven passes, with the only miss a drop in the end zone. That only kept them out of the end zone for two plays, however, as Horton connected with Mason Courtney on a screen pass that covered 17 yards for the score.

The drop was forgiven on the next series as Kel Williams caught a 49-yard bomb in stride to make it 14-0.

The second quarter saw Horton hit Craig McNew for a 20-yard touchdown and Jaden Thomas burst up the middle for a 21-yard touchdown to make it 28-0.

The Dawgs would get the ball back late in the half after they got the ball back on a De’Aundrey Bowman interception.

Horton got things started with a 48-yard pass to Kelvontay Dixon, where the Carthage standout outjumped the defensive back for the ball. McNew would be on the receiving end of the TD pass from Horton’s from 17 yards out.

Tray Epps picked up 28 yards late in the first half to get Kilgore inside the Red Zone, but the Carthage defense kept them out of the end zone.

Courtney would score on a 3-yard run in the starters’ only series in the second half as the lead grew to 42-0.

Then things got a little exciting.

Forced to punt from deep in their own territory, Brennan Phillips was unable to handle a bouncing snap and was tackled for a safety.

One play after the free kick, Kennieth Lacy got outside and raced 37 yards for a touchdown to give them home crowd something to cheer about.

But the Carthage subs didn’t take the score laying down as Anthony Wilson connected with Cartrell Fulton behind the defense. Fulton was able to stay in bounds when a defensive back tried to shove him out of bounds, and he went 64 yards for the score.

Kilgore would get two more points complements of the Carthage special teams when the ball was snapped over Phillips’ head this time, resulting in a second safety.

Horton finished 16-21-0 for 250 yards and the four scores — his second four TD game of the season. Courtney finished with 70 yards on 13 carries and Thomas had five for 63. Williams caught five passes for 105 yards, Dixon caught four for 70, McNew caught three for 38, Montrell Smith caught three for 35, Fulton caught one for 64 and Courtney caught one for 17.

The Bulldogs ended up with 135 yards rushing, with the yardage cut down by the 49 yards on losses on the safeties. The two QBs combined to go 17-25-0 for 315 yards and five TDs.