BUENA VISTA, Va. – Over 230 lost yards on 19 penalties was not enough to slow the Webber International University attack Saturday afternoon, as the Southern Virginia University football team fell 34-20 in front of a home crowd on Senior Day. With the loss, Southern Virginia finishes its season at 4-7, which ties the second best finish in program history.
Despite penalty difficulties, Webber outgained Southern Virginia 453-184 in total offensive yardage. Big plays hurt the Knights throughout the afternoon as Webber's quarterback, Torrance Moise, went 19-31 for 272 yards and three touchdowns, including a 61-yard touchdown pass in the second half. Turnovers also plagued Southern Virginia, as two of the Knights' four turnovers led directly to Weber touchdowns.
Southern Virginia sophomore quarterback, Zach Garner, was involved in all three Knight touchdowns, throwing for two and running for another. Garner completed 15 of 32 passes for 68 yards on the afternoon, but also threw two interceptions. Freshman Derek Chapman caught Garner's first touchdown pass just before the half and Brick Wilce caught the second late in the fourth quarter, both from five yards out.
Five Knights completed their Southern Virginia careers on Saturday, including team captain and all-time Southern Virginia tackles leader, Matt Mellor, who had a fitting end to his decorated career as he led all players with 13 tackles. Mellor was honored at half-time along with fellow seniors Pres Crawford, Clint Kelley, Jared Malili and Joshua Pate.