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Wildcats get defensive

July 15, 2007

Albany -- The South Georgia Wildcats defense re-wrote the record books in a 47-3 win over Texas Saturday night at the Civic Center.

The Cats allowed the Copperheads just ten yards of total offense, setting an AF2 record.

Texas ran thirty-four plays in the game, at an average of only 0.3 yards per play.

The Copperheads did pick up just two first downs, but both of those came on Wildcats penalties.

The South Georgia defensive players also dominated on the offensive side of the ball, as Matt Jackson, Daryon Brutley, and Roland Cola all caught passes as receivers.

Jackson had a 7-yard reception for a score in the fourth quarter.

With the perception of the franchise changing rapidly throughout the league, Brutley says he's looking forward to checking out the latest edition of the record book.

"Oh it's going to look good," says Brutley. "It's going to look real good. Especially for a South Georgia team that didn't do too well last year. They were a low-ranked team, but you can't give up on guys like that. You have to still come out and play your game, and that's what we did."

Head coach Derek Stingley adds, "It was one of those things where we actually played our type of game. As a coach, when you say, 'Just go out there and play our type of game, and the outcome will be in our favor.' It was one of those games where defensively, everything we did was right on point."

The Wildcats play their final regular-season home game next week, as they host Alabama at 7:30 p.m.

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