West Georgia closes out football season with game at West Florida – Newnan Times-Herald
What can only be described as disappointing by recent University of West Georgia football standards comes to an end today on the road in Pensacola as the Wolves close out the regular season against West Florida in a Gulf South Conference game.
Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.
West Georgia began the season on a high note after earning back-to-back trips to the Final Four of the NCAA Division II playoffs in 2014 and 15, but it never could live up to its preseason hype this year.
The Wolves began the year ranked as high as second in preseason Division II national polls and even won their first four games before hitting a roadblock in their quest to return to the playoffs.
Since beating Albany State 27-24 to move to 4-0, the Wolves have gone just 2-4, dropping their record to 6-4 overall and 3-4 in the Gulf South Conference.
West Georgia’s last two wins came in a 31-23 decision to Mississippi College and a 44-0 victory over Shorter.
Last week in the final home game for the Wolves, they dropped a 45-21 decision to Florida Tech.
West Florida has also struggled at times this season and enters its last game of the year with a 5-5 overall record and a 3-4 record in the Gulf South Conference.
West Florida has lost two games in a row, including a 51-3 decision to North Alabama last week.
The Wolves are averaging just over 26 points per game, while giving up just over 21 points.
West Georgia has shown its ability to both run and pass the football this season. The Wolves come into the final game of the season averaging 197 yards through the air and 149 on the ground.
University of Louisville transfer Will Gardner started the season at quarterback for