Saturday, April 11, 2009

G Day 2009

A fourth-quarter field goal and touchdown lifted the Red team to a 13-3 win over the Black team in the annual G-Day Game at Sanford Stadium on Saturday.

A crowd of 42,458 and a national ESPN television audience viewed Saturday's game, which marked the end of the Dawgs' spring practices.

With the score tied at 3-3, kicker Andrew Jensen drilled a 48-yard field goal with 2:13 remaining for the go-ahead points. Tailback Carlton Thomas (#30 Red) sealed the victory with a 20-yard touchdown run with nine seconds remaining.

The rest of the scoring took place in the second quarter. Kicker Blair Walsh, who had the PAT after Thomas' touchdown, booted a 51-yard field goal for the Red team. Kicker Jamie Lindley hit from 24 yards for the Black's only points.

Thomas led the Red team with 59 yards on eight carries. Fullback Shaun Chapas had 25 yards and tailback Caleb King rushed for 22.

Quarterback Joe Cox went 9-of-16 passing for 105 yards, while tight end Aron White had three catches for 50 yards.

Tailback Kalvin Daniels paced the Black team with 20 yards on three attempts.

Quarterback Logan Gray went 9-of-13 for 91 yards. Receiver Israel Troupe had a game-best five catches for 38 yards.

Safety Baccari Rambo and linebacker Nick Williams each had five tackles for the Red team.

Linebacker Marcus Washington posted three sacks and linebacker Marcus Dowtin added two sacks.

Linebacker Christian Robinson had five tackles to lead the Black. Defensive end Justin Houston added four tackles for loss, including three sacks.

Safety Bryan Evans had an interception.

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