June 18, 2005
Little Rock, AR.--The Arkansas Twisters used a powerful running attack and a persistent defensive pressure to hand the South Georgia Wildcats their fifth straight loss Saturday night, 59-28.
The loss comes four days after head coach Chris Siegfried was fired and replaced by former Georgia Tech quarterback Donnie Davis. Davis' debut with the 'Cats is one he will want to forget.
The Twisters (2-9) pounded it right at the 'Cats all night, totaling 81 yards on the ground and six rushing touchdowns. Arkansas jumped out to an 18-0 lead in the second quarter before South Georgia (2-9) quarterback Brian Zbydniewski finally got the Wildcats on the board with a one yard touchdown plunge.
With four seconds remaining in the first half the Wildcats then cut the lead to four when Zbydniewski hit Antwone Savage on a 19 yard touchdown. But the momentum quickly shifted back toward the Twisters as Robert Kilow returned the ensuing kickoff 54 yards for a touchdown to give Arkansas a 25-14 halftime lead.
South Georgia was never able to recover and lost for the fifth straight time. Albany native Antwone Savage had a great game despite the loss, reeling in ten catches for 147 yards and two touchdowns.
South Georgia returns home next Saturday (June 25) against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m.