CARROLLTON, Ga. - Week two of the 2018 football season rolls into University Stadium this weekend, as the 13th-ranked West Georgia Wolves play host to the Limestone Saints on Ra-Lin Field in Carrollton, Ga.
JUNIOR WOLVES AT UNIVERSITY STADIUM
Junior Wolves will be back in action, as the Student Athlete Advisory Committee continues to spend time with our youngest Wolves in the lead-up to the game. This week, the Junior Wolves Fun Den will feature the women's basketball and women's golf teams along with the bounce houses and a snack. Make sure to note that the Junior Wolves Fun Den will open at noon and close at 1:45.
LAST WEEK WRAP
The Wolves opened the 2018 campaign with a resounding victory over visiting Catawba on Ra-Lin Field in University Stadium. West Georgia trailed early on an Indians field goal, but a touchdown pass from Willie Candler to Malik Henry put the Wolves up 7-3 at the half. In the second half, it was all West Georgia, as the Wolves put up 27 points en route to a 34-3 victory to open the season. Limestone traveled to Division I Gardner-Webb last week, falling by a 52-17 count.
RUNNING GAME OPENS STRONG
The West Georgia rushing attack, led by 2017 Harlon Hill finalist Devontae Jackson, was stellar against a tough Catawba defense in the season opener last week. Jackson rushed 19 times for 95 yards and a score, but the Wolves had 40 carries as a team for 208 yards and two scores. Sophomore Sam Ndem had four rushes for 42 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown run. Freshman Christian Royalston was impressive in his collegiate debut with 26 yards on six carries. Junior quarterback Willie Candler had 38 yards rushing on the day on seven carries.
For the eighth time since the 2014 season, the West Georgia defense allowed less than 200 yards of total offense in the opener. Catawba rushed for just 86 yards on the afternoon and completed 13 passes for 109 yards. The UWG defensive front was impressive on the day, collecting eight tackles for a loss, including three sacks. The Wolves created three turnovers on the afternoon, recovering a fumble and picking off two passes.
SPECIAL TEAMS STANDOUTS
For the eighth time since the 2014 season, West Georgia returned a punt for a touchdown, with K.J. Parmer crossing the goal line for his second career score. The punt was over Parmer’s head, but he used his quickness to escape the pack and get to the right sideline. Quan Howard delivered a vicious block that took out two players and paved the way for the score. Christian Ramierez was stellar in the punting game, averaging 47.5 yards per punt over six punts. His longest of the day was 61 yards, and he dropped five punts inside the 20.
ENHANCED GAMEDAY SECURITY
Why is UWG implementing metal detectors?
UWG is implementing the walk-through metal detectors to enhance our safety procedures. This is an effort to make sure that our fans can enjoy the games in a safe environment.
How much extra time should fans allow for entry into University Stadium?
The sufficient number of metal detectors set up at each entry point should keep wait times to less than five minutes. However, we are encouraging fans to arrive about 30 minutes prior to kickoff to help with smooth foot traffic flows.
What happens to individuals who cannot walk through a metal detector due to a medical condition?
According to the manufacturer, the walkthrough metal detector in use at University Stadium has been tested and approved by all appropriate authorities for human exposure of electromagnetic fields; this includes pregnant women, those having implantable medical devices and magnetic media. However, if a fan has a medical condition and doesn’t feel comfortable passing through the metal detector, they can identify their need to gate security personnel and will be offered alternative screening.