RALEIGH, N.C. (December 3, 2018) – A story that began four years ago ended on the highest of notes for NC State senior quarterback, Woody Cornwell. Cornwell played his high school football at Western North Carolina’s Tuscola High School and walked onto the NC State team in 2014. He redshirted that fall, and in December 2017 received a scholarship for his final season of eligibility.
Cornwell registered his first career statistic when he rushed for three yards on one attempt in a 47-28 win over Florida State on November 3. On Saturday, Cornwell’s second career rushing attempt was for an 11-yard touchdown in a 58-3 win over Eastern Carolina.
“To see Woody Cornell score a touchdown – awesome. We have such a special group of seniors,” said head coach Dave Doeren after the game.
The win helped the Wolfpack finish the season at 9-3 and earn a bid to the Gator Bowl on December 31 in Jacksonville, Florida. They’ll face the SEC’s Texas A&M (8-4).
College Basketball – This week saw all area men’s basketball teams compete. On Saturday, Western Carolina (2-7) took undefeated Furman (8-0) to double overtime before dropping a 90-88 decision to the Paladins. It was the first double overtime win for Furman since February 1991. Jordan Lyons (pictured) led all scorers with 29 points, including six three-pointers.
Updated records for area teams include:
- Furman (NCAA DI) (8-0)
- Western Carolina (NCAA DI) (2-7)
- UNC Asheville (NCAA DI) (1-6)
- Montreat (NAIA) (6-2)
- Mars Hill (NCAA DII) (4-3)
- Warren Wilson (USCAA) (4-7)
- Brevard (NCAA DIII) (3-4)
- Lees-McRae (NCAA DII) (3-6)
Indoor Track – Some members of area cross country teams turned their attention to the start of the indoor track season this week. UNC Asheville, Mars Hill, and Lees-McRae all competed in the Appalachian State Open in Boone. Click here for results from the event.
Mars Hill also sent athletes to the Montreat College Indoor Kickoff. Although staged outdoors, the event is considered the opener for the indoor season. Senior Noah Allison of Mars Hill won the men’s 5,000m run with a 15:10.74 time. Click here for full results.