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Wildcats fumble their way to another loss

July 30, 2005

Albany - The snap from center to quarterback has never been given a second thought by most football fans.

Except for the South Georgia Wildcats.

Three fumbled snaps led to a 78-44 loss to the Green Bay Blizzard in the final game of the regular season for the Wildcats.

South Georgia quarterback Andrico Hines, making his first professional start, fumbled the first snap from center on the very first play from scrimmage and the Blizzard recovered on the Wildcats four-yard line.

Green Bay quarterback Johnny Turman scored on a one yard-run two plays later for the game's first touchdown.

Andrico Hines recovered from his initial turnover to direct the Wildcats on a six play, 30 yard drive that ended with a 15 yard touchdown pass to Kevin Beard.

It was the first of three touchdown receptions for Beard who was starting at offensive specialist in place of Antwone Savage who did not play due to a hip injury.

The Blizzard stretched their lead to 24-7 thanks to two touchdown runs by Matt Huebner.

An Andrico Hines touchdown pass to James White and a one yard sneak by the rookie quarterback cut the lead to 24-21.

The Blizzard led by six points at halftime and in the third quarter Johnny Turman threw two touchdown passes and Peter Lazare scored the fifth of six rushing touchdowns as Green Bay opened a 51-30 lead.

The Wildcats final game of the season was a complete sellout according to the team with 8,034 tickets sold.

South Georgia finishes their first season in Albany with a 3-13 record.

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