Baylor Tops McCallie, 38-14

Saturday, October 5, 2013 - by B.B. Branton

 

Baylor senior George Porter ran inside, outside, around and through the McCallie defense for three touchdowns Friday night to lead the host Red Raiders to a 38-14 win at Humpy Heywood Stadium.

Porter led all runners with 185 yards, scoring touchdowns in each of the last three quarters.

 

 “This was by far my best game at Baylor, I read my holes well and the guys on the offensive line did a great job of blocking,” Porter said.

With an overflow Reunion Weekend (for both schools) crowd watching, Porter’s most important run  of the night  - one of 61 yards on a 3rd and 1 early in the fourth quarter as he broke free at the line of scrimmage and sprinted to the McCallie end zone for a 24-14 lead.

“We might have had him at the line of scrimmage on a 3rd and one, but he was able to get away  from a couple of our defenders and he was gone,” said McCallie coach Ralph Potter.

“That play was the back breaker in the contest.”

While Porter had a career night, coach Phil Massey gave credit for the win to the ffensive line and a solid defense.

“Our defense did exactly what we needed them to do in playing good assignment football as we knew we couldn’t match their speed,” said Massey whose team improved to 5-1 and 3-0.

“We were able to contain their explosive offense and our O-Line kept grinding as we had good ball control.”

Stating it as “good ball control”, the Baylor offense used 9:32 of the second quarter to score 10 points

McCallie opened the scoring with a 12-play,  83-yard first quarter drive as sophomore Javaughn Craig scored from three yards out for a 7-0 lead before Peter Phillips connected on the first of two extra point attempts.

Baylor led 10-7 at intermission on a Porter 3 -yard run and Rafael Gaglianone's 47-yard field goal.

In the third quarter, the two teams exchanged touchdowns as Baylor led 17-14.

On a third and one early in the fourth quarter, Porter bounced off two McCallie defenders and won the foot race to the end zone.

Long and Short Drives: Baylor was able to sustain drives of 80 (8 plays, 3:05) and 57 yards (7 plays, 4:38) as well as the 3-play, 70 yard drive (61 from George Porter) in 54 seconds.

McCallie Momentum: With Baylor leading 17-7 in the third quarter and driving into the McCallie red zone, Tornado junior Alex Trotter intercepted a Nick Tiano pass in end zone.

McCallie then went 80 yards on nine plays to gain some momentum and pull within three points at 17-14.

But Porter’s 61 yard run made it 24-14 at 11:38 of the fourth to all but secure the win.

Baylor put an exclamation mark on the game with a Tiano 3-yard run and a Gage Upshaw 23 yard run for the final 24 point advantage.

Stats: First Downs … 20-20

Rushing: Baylor, 319 yards on 45 carries …. McCallie 228 on 42 careers)

Passing: Baylor, 77-71

Fumbles-Lost: McCallie 1—0  Baylor 0-0

Penalties: Baylor (8-82), McCallie 3-22)

Interceptions: McCallie, 2, Baylor,0

 

Baylor 48, McCallie 14

McC 7 – 0 – 0 – 7 = 14

Bay  0 – 10 – 7 – 21 = 38

McC - Javaughn Craig 3 run (Peter Phillips kick), 7-0 … 0:00 1st  st Q

Bay - Rafael Gaglianone 43 field goal, 7-3 … 6:28 2nd Q

Bay – George Porter 3 run (Gaglianone kick), 10-7 …  2nd Q

Bay - Porter 3 run (Gaglianone kick), 17-7 … 3rd Q

McC – Craig 3 run (Phillips kick), 17-14 …  :32 3rd Q

Bay – Porter 61 eun (Gaglianone kick), 24-14 … 4 th Q

Bay – Nick Tiano 3 run (Gaglianone kick), 31-14 … 4 th Q

Bay -  Gage Upshaw 23 run (Gaglianone kick), 38-14 …. 4th Q  

contact BB. Branton at William.branton@comcast.net


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