Tornados to Host Catawba in Regionally Televised Homecoming Game
BREVARD, N.C.-The Brevard College football team (2-5, 1-3 South Atlantic Conference) will host the Catawba College Indians (3-4, 1-3 South Atlantic Conference) for the 2013 Homecoming football game at Brevard Memorial Stadium on Saturday evening. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m., and the game will be televised regionally by WMYA 40.
The Tornados are looking to bounce back from a 43-24 loss to SAC foe Wingate University on Saturday afternoon. The Indians, losers of three straight games, are looking to rebound from a 34-31 loss to UNC Pembroke in nonconference action last week.
The BC option attack is headed by Kelvin Jeter and Jordan Ollis, who have combined for 946 yards on the ground through seven games this season. The Tornados are currently third in the SAC in rushing offense with 1,909 yards on the ground this season.
The Tornados offense is also bolstered by slot receiver Andre Overholt, who is averaging 11.6 yards per carry and 20.8 yard per reception in 2013.
The Tornados defense will look to slow down former ACC Rookie of the Year Danny O’Brien (Maryland, 2010), who is second in the league in passing yards (1,729) and completion percentage (68.6).
Brevard defensive back Jacob McCleery has intercepted a pass in three straight games, including an interception returned for a touchdown in BC’s win over Mars Hill on October 12th. The sophomore is tied for the conference lead with three interceptions this season.
The Tornados front seven features three of the league’s top 15 tacklers, paced by linebacker Michael Gruber’s 84 tackles (2nd). Fellow BC linebacker Muscatello ranks 11th, trailed closely by defensive lineman Landon Allen (13th).
The Indians hold a 5-1 advantage in six meeting between the programs. The Tornados lone win came as BC edged Catawba 7-6 in Brevard’s 2009 Homecoming game. The Tornados are 2-3 in Homecoming games since joining the South Atlantic Conference as full members in 2008.
The Indians edged BC with a go-ahead touchdown in the 4th quarter on their way to a 19-13 victory last November. The Tornados game-winning drive fell short when the Tornados failed to score on 4th-and-goal in the game’s final seconds.
The live broadcast will be the first-ever televised football game for Brevard College, and will feature Jason Patterson and James Thurn in the booth along with sideline reporter Tiffany Ervin.