CARROLLTON, Ga. – The West Georgia Wolves fell short on Homecoming Saturday in what became a mud bowl between the West Georgia and West Florida as the Argos topped the Wolves 30-2 at Ra-Lin Field.
After the Wolves scored early on a safety, the Argonauts scored 30 unanswered points on their way to their fourth victory on the year while the Wolves fall to 4-3 overall and 2-2 in Gulf South Conference play.
West Georgia struggled in the rain, putting up just 147 yards of total offense while rushing for 78 and throwing for 69. Defensively, the Wolves gave up 227 yards to the Argos who did most of their damage on the ground with 214 rushing yards.
Latrell Gibbs picked off Austin Reed’s pass on the second play from scrimmage, setting up UWG deep in West Florida territory. The drive stalled however and the Wolves missed a 27-yard attempt, keeping the game scoreless early.
On the ensuing West Florida possession, the Wolves forced a three and out and a wet ball and a high snap turned into a fumble which went out of the back of the endzone for a safety, putting points on the board, making it 2-0 West Georgia at the 10-minute mark of the first quarter.
The first quarter would only see those two points as both teams battled the rain and wind.
West Florida got two touchdowns in the final five minutes of the second quarter, taking a 7-2 lead on a 17-yard Jaden Gardner jaunt and then with 1:10 left in the half, Kevin Grant hauled in a 23-yard pass from Reed to make it a 14-2 halftime advantage for UWF.
The second half was all West Florida as the Argos scored 16 points on a pair of Austin Reed touchdown runs and a safety.
West Georgia is back to the road next week, traveling to Livingston, Alabama to take on West Alabama in a 2 p.m. kickoff.