Guilford Rolls Past Southern Virginia, 48-6

GREENSBORO, N.C. (10/2/09) – Guilford College's Jordan Nelson tied a school record with three interceptions and teammate Mike Williams rushed for 181 yards and two scores in the Quakers' 48-6 football win over Southern Virginia University Friday night.

The Quakers (1-4) forced six turnovers in the game, the most since a 32-23 road win over Catholic University Nov. 3, 2001. Nelson, a junior cornerback, recorded three second-half interceptions to tie the school record set by O.J. Batts '04 versus Randolph-Macon College Oct. 7, 2000. Two of Nelson's interceptions led to Quakers' touchdowns.

Williams, a freshman making his second college start, carried 21 times for 181 yards. He had 107 yards on 11 first-half carries, thanks largely to a 77-yard touchdown run that opened the game's scoring at 10:07 of the first quarter. He also scored on a one-yard run early in the third quarter, which boosted the Quakers' lead to 28-6.

Guilford junior quarterback Billy Watkins completed 15-of-24 passes for 229 yards and two touchdowns. He also scored on a one-yard keeper in the first quarter that made it a 14-0 game. Both scoring passes went to junior running back Justin Parker, who also had a short touchdown run to finish with a career-high three touchdowns in the game. Parker led all receivers with seven grabs while teammate Tyler Hasty made four catches for a career-high 118 yards.

Senior linebacker Richie Paul led the Quakers' tacklers for the fifth straight game with a game-high 13 stops. Trey Billian added 10 tackles and forced a fumble.

Quinton Garrus ran 17 times for a team-high 117 yards for the Knights (0-6). Sam Trulock completed nine-of-17 passes for 81 yards, including a four-yard touchdown toss to Daniel Bokinsky on a fourth-down and goal play in the second quarter that made the halftime score 21-6. Bokinsky finished with a team-best six catches for 55 yards.

Following a bye week, Guilford returns to action at Bridgewater College October 17 at 1:00 p.m. in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference game.

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