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N.C. Wesleyan Celebrates Senior Day with 32-21 Win over Averett

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Rocky Mount, N.C. - The Battling Bishop football team of North Carolina Wesleyan celebrated its 2012 Senior Day on Saturday afternoon with a 32-21 victory over Averett University. NCWC's defense pitched a shutout in the second half, outscoring the Cougars 20-0 in the third and fourth quarters en route to the victory.

Prior to kickoff, head coach Mark Henninger honored the 13 senior members of his squad: Dwayne Hollis, Ed Harrington, Timaine Moore, Sam Smith, DeAngelo Stewart, John Jackson, B.G. Howell, Taylor Revelle, Lorenzo Haden, Jamal Smith, Garrett Paschall, JaQuan Evans and Gerald Wells.

Hollis proceeded to get Wesleyan off to a good start with a 49-yard punt return early in the first quarter to give his team a quick 6-0 lead. The Cougars, however, reeled off the game's next 21 points with a trio of touchdowns, the last of which saw a blocked punt returned 41 yards for the score. Jackson later took the Bishops 60 yards in five plays, including a 3-yard TD strike to Moore, for for a 21-12 halftime score.

In the second half, sophomore Austin Arbuckle's 24-yard interception return for a touchdown brought the Bishops to within two at 21-19, and an 80-yard TD pass from Jackson to Greg Edwards less than three minutes later gave NCWC a 25-21 lead it would not relinquish. Jackson finished his day with a 44-yard rushing score late in the fourth quarter that essentially put the game out of reach.

Jackson finished with 104 yards on the ground and 153 yards through the air with a trio of scores (1 rushing, 2 passing). Jacques Alston racked up 61 rushing yards and Smith 60 on the day.

Wesleyan did the rest on defense, holding the Cougars to just 269 yards of total offense. Junior James Wallace paved the way with a game-high 11 tackles, while Harrington and Hollis finished with eight and seven, respectively.

The Bishops have now wrapped up their 2012 schedule with a 3-7 overall record and 2-5 mark in the USA South.

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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
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Wesley at Brockport
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Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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Husson at Delaware Valley
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1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
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North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Trine at Wartburg
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Nov. 19: All times Eastern
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at Alfred 29, Stevenson 16
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
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Wesley at Brockport
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Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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Husson at Delaware Valley
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1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
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1:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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1:00 PM
Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Trine at Wartburg
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