CARROLLTON, Ga. - The West Georgia Wolves are hoping the first Saturday in October signals a reversal in fortune for the 2019 season as the Shorter Hawks visit Ra-Lin Field.  Kickoff for Saturday's game is set for noon. 

GAME VITALS
Purchase Tickets Online: www.uwgsports.com/Tickets
Reserved Chairback: $20
General Admission: $10
Junior Wolves Price: $10 at the Junior Wolves Fun Den
Faculty/Staff/Student Price: Free with Valid UWG ID
Recreation Day: All kids 12-and-under wearing a Recreation Jersey will get in free

GAME TIMELINE
9:00 AM - UWG Athletics Complex Open
10:00 AM - Junior Wolves Fun Den Open
10:30 AM - Wolf Walk at Wolf Plaza / Ticket Booth Open / Gates Open
11:45 AM - Pregame Begins with the Sound that Lights the South
11:50 AM - National Anthem
11:55 AM - Coin Toss 
11:57 AM - Wolves take the Field
Noon - Kickoff

News And Notes
UWG brings a record of 2-2 into the contest, 0-1 in Gulf South Conference play. Shorter is 0-4 for 2019, including 0-2 in the GSC.
 
West Georgia is hoping to stop its two-game losing streak. The Wolves fell two weeks ago in a 26-14 decision to Albany State. A week ago saw UWG fall 44-10 to Florida Tech in Melbourne. 
Shorter enters the game looking for not only its first win of the season but its first victory since 2015. The Hawks have lost 43 straight games, including 30 consecutive in Gulf South Conference play. The Hawks’ last victory over a conference opponent came on October 3, 2015, in a 42-23 win over Mississippi College.
David Dean is in his third season as head coach at UWG. Dean, a two-time national champion as a head coach, is 21-8 at the helm of the Wolves. His career head coaching record is 100-35. Zach Morrison is in his second season as head coach at Shorter. A former standout lineman for the Hawks, Morrison is seeking his first victory as collegiate head coach.
This is the ninth meeting in the all-time series between West Georgia and Shorter. The Wolves hold a 7-1 series lead, having won the last seven games between the two. UWG is 2-1 vs. the Hawks on Ra-Lin Field, and a perfect 4-0 when playing at Rome’s venerable Barron Stadium. Shorter’s only win over UWG came in the series’ inaugural meeting in 2012. 
The 58 points scored by the Wolves vs. Shorter a year ago is the most ever in the short history of the series. West Georgia has scored a total of 144 points in three victories over the Hawks with Willie Candler starting at quarterback for the Wolves.
West Georgia’s last two home games with Shorter were both big victories. In 2014 the Wolves clinched the program’s first GSC title in 15 years with a 35-9 win. UWG was again dominant in 2017 as they handled the Hawks 42-6 in a Thursday night GSC-TV contest.
Saturday’s game will be broadcast live on KISS 102.7 in the Carrollton area. This will continue  Mitch Gray’s 39th season in the broadcast booth as the Voice of the Wolves. Outside of the Carrollton area, fans may listen to the game online through the Listen Live links on the Gradick Communications portal.  
West Georgia is a perfect 4-0 vs. the Hawks in games played in Rome. A year ago the Wolves ran away from Shorter with a 58-27 win. All-America Devontae Jackson ran 11 times for 151 yards and two touchdowns. That included a 72-yard, second-quarter scoring run that helped break open a still close game.
Saturday’s game marks the first time that West Georgia has kicked off a home game at 12 noon since the 2015 NCAA Division II Playoffs. That year the Wolves went at 12 p.m. on back-to-back Saturdays: in a regional quarterfinal win over Valdosta State, and in the Super Region 2 Championship Game vs. Tuskegee.
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