Guilford Downs Greensboro, 41-35, for Third Straight Gate City Soup Bowl Win

Greensboro, N.C. (9/29/07) -- Redshirt-junior quarterback Josh Vogelbach passed for 432 yards and five touchdowns in visiting Guilford College's 41-35 football victory over Greensboro College in Saturday's 11th annual Gate City Soup Bowl game. The Quakers' unprecedented third straight win in the city series makes them 4-1, their best start since 1997.

Vogelbach, Guilford's Soup Bowl Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the second time in three years, shattered school and Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) records by completing 48 passes in 79 attempts. His 48 completions stand fourth in NCAA Division III single-game history and his 79 attempts rank third in Division III history. Vogelbach, who has thrown for 2,212 yards and 30 touchdowns in five games, also set the ODAC standard for career pass attempts (1,283) Saturday night. He moved into 14th place among Division III career touchdown leaders (99).

The Quakers' defense held Greensboro (1-3) on downs at the Pride's 44-yard line midway through the third quarter, which set up Vogelbach's seven-yard scoring pass to senior Joe Joyner, his third touchdown catch of the game. Later in the third quarter, Guilford junior Danny Langston's first 2007 interception led to a five-play, 34-yard scoring drive capped by Vogelbach's second scoring strike of the game to redshirt-sophomore Hagen Miller. Sophomore Hunter Chappell's point-after-touchdown opened a 41-16 lead with 4:08 left in the third quarter.

Greensboro's Torrey Lowe caught his second touchdown pass of the game from sophomore quarterback Mike Caparaso on the Pride's ensuing possession. The junior receiver scored his fourth touchdown of the game on a five-yard run with 11:02 remaining in the game and also scored on a 79-yard kickoff return in the second quarter.

Guilford moved to the Pride 32-yard line midway through the fourth quarter, but a sack followed by a penalty forced the Quakers to punt the ball to Greensboro with 6:31 left.

Caparaso hooked up with Lowe on a 46-yard catch and run and three plays later found senior Tim Bagamary for a 31-yard touchdown that provided the game's final margin. Greensboro's point-after-touchdown failed.

Guilford took over needing some first downs to exhaust the clock and Vogelbach delivered. He directed a 14-play, 44-yard drive to Greensboro's 26-yard line that featured three third-down conversions and four of Guilford's school-record 39 first downs, which ranks second in NCAA history.

Sophomore Chad Kastor and Miller both made a career-best 14 catches, the third-highest total in school history. Kastor had 143 receiving yards and Miller finished with 124 yards and two touchdowns. Joyner caught a career-best 11 balls for 86 yards, including three touchdowns for the fourth time in five games. He has a personal-best 13 touchdown catches this year.

Guilford rolled up 557 total offensive yards on a school-record 107 plays, five shy of the Division III record. The Quakers enjoyed just under a 15-minute edge in possession time.

Lowe, who won his second Greensboro's Soup Bowl MVP honor, rolled up 244 all-purpose yards in addition to his four scores. He caught six passes for 75 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 40 yards and a touchdown. Caparaso completed 17-of-33 passes for 228 yards and three scores with two interceptions. Bagamary was his favorite target. The senior enjoyed a career night with 10 grabs for 145 yards and a score.

Sophomore linebacker Brick Crowder led Greensboro's defense with 16 tackles (6 solo). Senior cornerback J.R. Hair had 11 solo stops among his 14 tackles. Teammate Chris Harris added 11 tackles, an interception and three pass breakups.

Junior Nate Hummel led Guilford defenders with nine tackles (6 solo) and a fumble recovery. Langston had eight stops and recovered a fumble in addition to his interception.

Guilford returns to action Oct. 13 at ODAC-rival Bridgewater. The Pride hosts Christopher Newport Oct. 6 at 7:00 p.m. in a USA South Athletic Conference game.

Started in 1997, the Soup Bowl is the annual football meeting between Greensboro's two Division III teams. The winning team receives a soup bowl trophy. Each year both Guilford and Greensboro conduct on-campus canned-good drives in conjunction with the game for the benefit of local charities. Guilford leads the all-time series, 6-5.

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