On a day when Davidson College was content to keep the ball on the ground against NCAA Division II Chowan, the Wildcats had 11 runners combine for 58 carries and more than 400 rushing yards to power Davidson to a 49-28 victory to start the season 2-0.
William Wicks, a 5-9, 172-pound versatile slot back for Davidson, was one of two Wildcats who cracked the 100-yard barrier against the Hawks.
Wicks carried only nine times, but three of those went for touchdowns before the 9-minute mark of the second quarter to earn the Davidson junior the Uplifting Athletes Rare Performance of the Week.
The native of Fayetteville, NC finished with 132 yards on the ground and averaged a staggering 14.7 yards per carry thanks to touchdowns runs covering 60 and 38 yards before his 5-yard dash at the 9:50 mark of the second quarter gave the Wildcats a 28-7 lead.
Wicks and Wildcats sophomore running back Wesley Dugger combined to rush for 285 of Davidson’s 426 yards on only 25 carries with four touchdowns.
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