CARROLLTON, Ga. (WTXL) – The Valdosta State University football team lost to Western Georgia University in the 54-17 peach basket battle Saturday inside the stadium university.
With the loss, the Blazers suffered their fourth straight loss, all of which were conference games.
Valdosta State (3-5, 1-4 Gulf South Conference) trailed the majority of the Gulf South Conference game.
West Georgia 5-2, 3-2 GSC), which entered the rivalry game ranked 25th in the American Football Coaches Association’s latest NCAA Division II football poll, led 27-17 at the halftime and beat the visiting Blazers 27-0 in the final two quarters.
It was another tough game for the VSU defense as West Georgia rushed for 259 yards and four touchdowns.
Jaxton Carson led the Wolves with 27 rushing attempts for 175 yards and three touchdowns, while Ashau Roberson added a touchdown.
Wolves added 337 passing yards and four passing touchdowns from quarterback Harrison Frost.
Two of the touchdown receptions were made by Terrill Cole, while Steve Peterson and Tre Williams each had a touchdown catch.
Ivory Durham led VSU with 227 passing yards with a touchdown pass to Ted Hurst as well as an interception and a touchdown run.
Jamar Thompkins led the Blazers with 74 rushing yards, while Hurst had two catches for 101 yards.
Terrell Dudley led the VSU defense with 12 total tackles.
Next, Valdosta State continues league play with an away game against North Greenville in Tigerville, South Carolina on Saturday, October 29 with a 3 p.m. kickoff.