Daily Staff Report
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Shenandoah University won its final regular season game for the first time in six years with a 44-16 USA South win at Greensboro College Saturday afternoon.
Shenandoah (4-6, 4-3 USA South) also finishes over .500 in league play for the first time since winning the 2004 USA South championship.
The 44 points scored is the third most in school history and the most since a 54-point performance against Chowan in 2003.
Greensboro (2-8, 1-7) actually led the game 3-0 as it drove 39 yards in nine plays on the opening possession of the game and converted a 41-yard Chad Adams field goal.
SU fumbled the ensuing kickoff, giving the ball back to the Pride on the Hornets 29, but the Shenandoah defense stepped up with a goalline stand to keep the contest a one-score affair.
The Hornets stuffed GC quarterback Kall Daniel on 4th and goal from the 1, and used the momentum shift to score 30 unanswered points.
Senior Blake Campbell, who fumbled that kickoff, got the comeback started by picking off Daniel on the Shenandoah 40. His 27-yard return put SU into Greensboro territory for the first time all day.
It took just three plays for the Hornets to take the lead for good, as senior Keone Kyle took it around left end for a 9-yard TD run with 78 seconds to play in the first.
Kyle scored touchdowns of 3, 2 and 2 yards at the 9:12, 8:14 and 5:15 marks of the second to turn the contest into a rout.