GREENSBORO, N.C.(9/4/10) - Quarterback Seth Adams ran for two second-half scores in Greensboro College's 17-15 win over Guilford College Saturday night in the 14th annual Gate City Soup Bowl.
The Pride (1-0) evened the series between Greensboro's two NCAA Division III football teams at seven wins apiece with its second straight victory.
On third and goal, Adams snuck the ball across from one yard out, capping a 10-play, 99-yard drive that gave Greensboro a 9-8 third-quarter lead. The Pride's game Most Valuable Player also scored on the Pride's next possession on a seven-yard keeper that opened a 15-8 edge. Two penalties moved the point-after-attempt to the Quakers' 23-yard line, but Adams hooked up with Antwan Thorpe for the conversion that ultimately provide the game-winning points.
Guilford scored on its opening drive of the fourth quarter on a 27-yard end-around run by wideout Ben King, the sophomore's second score of the day. He also tallied the game's first touchdown on an 11-yard pass from Luke Vandall and earned Guilford's game MVP honor.
Greensboro enjoyed an over 17-minute edge in time of possession, rolled up 335 total offensive yards and earned seven of its 23 first downs via Guilford penalties. Nick Bryant gained a game-high 73 rushing yards on 16 carries and Robert Byrd added 47 rushing yards on 11 carries. Thorpe finished with 172 all-purpose yards, including 77 receiving yards on a team-high five catches.
King made a game- and career-high six catches for 53 yards and a touchdown in his first Guilford game. Vandall completed 10-of-17 passes for 87 yards and a score in his first college start. Sophomore De'Shawn Lindsey made a game-high 11 tackles for Guilford.
The Quakers host Methodist University Saturday (9/11) at 7:00 p.m. The Pride host Emory & Henry College next Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
The annual canned-goods drive that accompanies the game yielded 7,101 non-perishable food items for the benefit of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina and the Greensboro Urban Ministry.
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June 6, 2011 Guilford Announces First Football Recruits for 2011
May 20, 2011 Guilford Gridders Earn Academic Honors
January 5, 2011 Guilford Introduces Chris Rusiewicz as Head Football Coach
December 10, 2010 Parker Ends College Career in All-Star Game
November 29, 2010 Guilford's Parker to Play in Division III All-Star Game
November 23, 2010 Guilford's Ben King Earns All-ODAC Honor
November 15, 2010 Guilford Makes Head Coaching Change
November 13, 2010 Guilford Ends Football Season With 27-3 Setback at Emory & Henry
November 8, 2010 Bailey Crego Wins Guilford Student-Athlete of the Week Award
November 6, 2010 Late Runback Lifts Catholic Past Guilford, 23-22
October 30, 2010 No. 18 Hampden-Sydney Downs Guilford, 49-14
October 23, 2010 Randolph-Macon Rumbles for 59-21 Win Over Guilford
October 16, 2010 Bridgewater Downs Guilford, 56-27
October 2, 2010 Generals Roll to 55-29 Win at Guilford
September 18, 2010 Quakers Suffer Football Setback at Averett in Road Opener
September 11, 2010 Methodist Prevails Over Guilford, 26-21
September 4, 2010 Guilford Drops Season Opener to Greensboro, 17-15
August 6, 2010 Guilford Tabbed Sixth in ODAC Football Coaches' Poll
July 27, 2010 2010 Football Schedule Announced
June 22, 2010 Guilford Adds Six More Football Recruits For 2010
June 15, 2010 Guilford's Nelson Tabbed For Preseason All-America Team
June 14, 2010 Incoming Football Class Rises to 25
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