CHARLOTTE, N.C.- The Brevard College Tornados collected 563 yards of total offense in a 69-0 rout of the College of Faith Saints at East Mecklenburg High School on Saturday afternoon.
Brevard picked up 469 yards on the ground as three different Tornados rushed for over 90 yards, paced by Kelvin Jeter’s 121 yards on eight carries. Jeter also scored a pair of touchdowns, including a 60-yard dash to put BC in front 41-0 late in the second quarter.
Jordan Ollis opened the flood gates with a three-yard rushing touchdown to give BC a 6-0 advantage at the 9:08 mark in the first quarter, and later made it 13-0 with an 11-yard score with 4:57 remaining in the opening quarter. The junior tallied 96 yards on 17 rushing attempts on the afternoon.
Quarterback Tanner Wright was responsible for a pair of BC touchdowns, first finding the end zone on a one-yard quarterback keeper early in the second quarter and connecting with Tydrell Wright for a 43-yard touchdown pass on Brevard’s next drive make it a 34-0 game.
Brevard held a comfortable 48-0 lead going into the break following Jeter’s 60-yard score and a 10-yard touchdown run by Juan Hicks.
Freshman quarterback Kevin Herbst scrambled for a four-yard touchdown run on BC’s first possession of the 3rd quarter, and Modzelle Atkins crossed the goal line on a three-yard run on BC’s ensuing possession to make it 62-0.
The Tornados pushed the College of Faith backwards all afternoon, and the Saints finished with -35 yards of total offense. BC completely smothered the Saints ground game, and with the help of numerous botched snaps by the COF offensive unit, the Saints finished with -81 rushing yards.
Junior Michael Gruber led the defense with six tackles, while Rufus Jenkins and Gus Dukuly both had five. Jenkins recorded the game’s only sack for a loss of seven yards.
The BC defense also provided some scoring before the afternoon was through as freshman Ray Ciervo recovered a fumble in the end zone with 9:41 left in the game to make it 69-0.
The Tornados look to keep their momentum going when they open South Atlantic Conference play next Saturday against the Carson-Newman Eagles in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Kickoff from Burke-Tarr Stadium is set for 1 p.m.