Postgame NotesOctober 27, 2001 · MT Media Relations
NEWSON EQUALS SCHOOL MARK: Kendall Newson equaled the school record in receptions today with 12 catches. Newson, whose previous high was 11, also had a personal best 181 yards on receptions and one touchdown. Newson's 181-yard effort ranks as the third best in school history and is the 13th 100-yard game of his career.
GAME-WINNING DRIVE: Kendall Newson hauled in four catches for 38 yards on Middle Tennessee's game-winning drive. The senior had two third down catches for 18 yards on the game-winning drive and had five third down catches for 67 yards for the entire game. QB Wes Counts completed 5 of 7 passes for 60 yards to go along with four rushing yards.
ONE MORE 300 GAME: Senior quarterback Wes Counts tossed his school record seventh 300-yard passing game of his career when he registered 376 yards on 28 of 39 passing against the Aggies. Counts, who has accomplished the feat three times in 2001, threw for 300 yards on 18 of 22 passing in the second half alone.
YOUELL SETS PERSONAL MARK: Junior David Youell quietly reeled in a personal best 10 catches for a career-high 104 yards. Youell now has 32 catches for 337 yards and both totals are career season bests. Youell has 17 catches over the past three games.
LIMITED DUTY: Junior running back Dwone Hicks has seen limited action the past three weeks due to an aggravated hamstring injury. Hicks, however, has put up some impressive numbers during his brief action. During that span, Hicks has carried the ball just 24 times for 199 yards for an average of 8.3 yards a carry.
NEWSON GOES DEEP: Senior Kendall Newson hauled in a 64-yard pass reception for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. That marks the longest pass completion of his career. Newson now has 20 career TD receptions, which is only one shy of equalling the school mark of 21 set by Herbert Owenby from 1964-67.
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