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Fourth quarter explosion gives Valdosta State win at West Georgia

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By Robert Hydrick - bio | email

CARROLLTON, GA (WALB) -  Valdosta State and West Georgia slugged it out in a defensive battle you would expect between these two rivals for three quarters until the Blazers scored 21 points in the 4th quarter to win 31-17.

The Wolves got on the scoreboard first with a field goal but David Arnold's touchdown plunge early in the second quarter gave the Blazers a 7-3 lead.

West Georgia's V.J. Hunt put the Wolves back in front with a 30-yard touchdown run on a reverse but Daniel Anderson's field goal on the final play of the half sent the teams into the locker rooms tied 10-10.

Valdosta State broke the tie early in the 4th quarter when Kellen Lewis threw over the middle to Gerald Ford.  Ford did the rest for a 58-yard touchdown reception.

Cameo Holloway's 22-yard run with just over three minutes to play gave the Blazers some breathing room.

A late touchdown pass by the Wolves made it interesting but Kellen Lewis closed out the game with a 40-yard touchdown run in the final minute.

Valdosta State is 5-4 overall and 4-4 in the GSC.

Blazers close out the regular season next week at home against Edward Waters.

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