Miscues spoil season opener at Presbyteran
Carrollton, Ga. – August 24, 2005 – Turnovers can kill any team in the early season. The West Georgia Braves found that out Saturday at Bailey Stadium in Clinton, SC, as the Presbyterian Blue Hose took advantage of seven UWG turnovers en route to a 48-13 win in the 2005 season opener.
There were some bright spots on the afternoon, as junior quarterback Keats Baldwin was 23-30 in the game for 293 yards and two touchdowns. But the Braves were lacking in the running game, as Javari Taylor managed just 44 yards on the ground in the contest.
The Braves got down early in the game, as two of freshman quarterback Brett Yenser’s first three passes ended up in PC hands, giving the defense a short field to work with. The Blue Hose took full advantage, scoring quickly in both situations for an early 13-0 lead.
The Braves face Carson-Newman in a rare Thursday night contest next week. The game will be televised on CSS.