EMORY, Va. (11/15/08) -- Caleb Jennings scored four touchdowns and amassed 316 all-purpose yards in Emory & Henry College's 44-7 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) victory over Guilford College in both teams' season finale.
Emory & Henry (6-4, 4-2 ODAC) finished the season in a four-way tie atop the ODAC standings with Hampden-Sydney College, Randolph-Macon College and the Catholic University of America. The Quakers finished with a 4-6 overall record (1-5 ODAC), their first losing season since 2004.
The Wasps jumped out to a 21-0 first-quarter lead thanks to three Jennings scores and three Quakers' turnovers. The first of two Joey Daniels' interceptions led to Jennings' two-yard scoring run 3:17 into the game. The sophomore returned a low punt into the wind 63 yards less than two minutes later for his second score and a 14-0 Wasps' edge.
Daniels picked off Guilford quarterback Josh Vogelbach for the second time of the quarter, which led to Jennings ' 19-yard touchdown catch from rookie quarterback Brent McDonald. McDonald's 19-yard touchdown pass to Jonathan Hawkins concluded the first-half scoring with 39 seconds before halftime and gave the Wasps' a 28-0 lead.
Emory & Henry's edge grew to 44-0 in the fourth quarter before Guilford got on the board with 3:33 left in the game. Vogelbach marched Guilford 83 yards in eight plays to set up senior defensive tackle Mike Six, who scored on a three-yard run for his first college score on his final college play. Hunter Chappell's extra point provided the final points.
Vogelbach concluded his college career with 16 NCAA Division III offensive records. Against the Wasps, he completed 14-of-34 passes for 152 yards and three interceptions. The senior completed 1,169-of-1,982 passes for 13,591 yards, all NCAA Division III records, in his 40-game career. He finished his career ranked seventh in career passing yards and 10th in total offense (13,890) among all NCAA divisions.
Jennings gained a game-high 136 rushing yards on 24 carries. He also returned six punts for 117 yards and had a second punt return for a touchdown negated by a penalty. McDonald completed 10-of-21 passes for 128 yards and three scores.
Andrew Giordani led Emory & Henry's defensive effort that held Guilford to its fewest points since a 41-7 season-opening loss at Ferrum College in 2005, Vogelbach's first college game. Giordani made eight tackles, including two of Emory & Henry's four sacks. Kevin Worley also had eight tackles as the Wasps limited Guilford to a season-low 217 total offensive yards and forced five turnovers.
Six made a game-high 12 stops (7 solo) for the Quakers, five behind the line of scrimmage. Kenneth Hyman had two tackles, his team-leading fifth interception of the year and three breakups.