Wilson records three sacks for East Carolina in win over Tulsa|Haywood, Daniels reach 1,000 yards; big night for Cox

Published 4:57 am Tuesday, November 17, 2009

By By KEVIN TRAVIS, Sports Editor
C.J. Wilson, the Conference USA Preseason Defensive Player of the Year, had his best game of the season in East Carolina’s 44-17 win over Tulsa on Sunday. Wilson came up with three sacks (13 yards in loss) and five tackles in the victory.
Wilson, a former star at Northside High School, has 45 tackles, including 9.5 tackles-for-loss (38 yards), 5.5 sacks (19 yards in loss), eight quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery this season.
In his career, Wilson has 27 sacks, 44.5 tackles-for-loss, 29 quarterback hurries and 180 tackles.
The Pirates (6-4, 5-1 C-USA) play host to UAB in a 3:30 p.m. game Saturday.
Bryan Haywood had a quiet day, for him anyway, in North Carolina Wesleyan’s USA South-championship clinching 49-27 win over Averett University on Saturday. Still, he eclipsed the 1,000-yard rushing plateau in the win.
Haywood, a former star at Southside High School, scored his 16th touchdown of the year, a 2-yard run in the third quarter. He finished with 29 yards rushing on eight carries, while adding two catches for 35 yards.
For the season, Haywood has a team-high 1,000 yards rushing on 146 carries (6.8 average) and 15 touchdowns. The senior also has 19 receptions for 254 yards and a touchdown, and one kickoff return for 24 yards.
Wesleyan (8-2, 7-0 USA South) will play at Wesley College (Delaware) at noon Saturday in the NCAA Division III playoffs.
Travis Daniels, a former Washington Pam Pack star, ran for a touchdown and broke the 1,000-yard plateau in UNC-Pembroke’s 41-13 loss to Arkansas Tech in Saturday’s first round of the NCAA Division II playoffs. He became the first player in UNC-Pembroke history to run for over 1,000 yards.
Daniels scored on a 19-yard run in the third quarter. The sophomore finished with 74 yards rushing on nine carries.
For the season, Daniels rushed for a team-best 1,042 yards and 11 scores on 147 carries (7.1 average). He also has 10 catches for 97 yards for the Braves (9-2).
Jerrail McCuller is the right tackle for the N.C. State Wolfpack, who lost 43-23 to No. 24 Clemson on Saturday.
McCuller, a 6-7, 325-pound senior, is a native of Jamesville and is one of three captains on the squad this year.
He made his 27th consecutive start against the Tigers, which is the longest streak on the team.
The Wolfpack (4-6, 1-5) plays at Virginia Tech Saturday.
Chase Tripp did not record any stats for the Winston-Salem Rams in Saturday’s 18-10 loss to Delaware State.
The freshman defensive lineman, a former standout with the Washington Pam Pack, has four tackles and one pass break-up this season.
The Rams (1-9) play at Norfolk State in a 1 p.m. game Saturday.
Kenneth Hyman, a former star at Roanoke High School, had two kickoff returns for 32 for the Guilford Quakers in Saturday’s 17-3 loss to Emory &Henry in the season finale.
Hyman also had two tackles and one pass break-up.
For the season, the sophomore cornerback has 23 tackles, seven pass breakups, two interceptions, four punt returns for 32 yards (8.0 average) and two kickoff returns for 32 yards (16.0 average) for the Quarters (3-7, 2-4).
William Hunt, a former star at Plymouth High School, did not record any statistics for the Fayetteville Broncos in Saturday’s 42-13 loss to California University of Pennsylvania in the first round of the NCAA Division II playoffs.
The freshman defensive tackle has five tackles on the season for the Broncos (8-4).
Terrance Copper, a former standout at Washington High School, is playing with the Kansas City Chiefs. He had one special teams tackle in Sunday’s 16-10 win over the Oakland Raiders.
Copper has two catches for 11 yards, and eight special teams tackles this season.
The Chiefs (2-7) play host to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
Cor-J Cox scored two points for Mississippi Valley State in a season-opening 94-66 loss to Washington State. The former Washington Pam Pack standout also had one steal in 10 minutes of action.
Cox followed that up with seven points (3 of 4 field goals, 1 of 1 at free throw line) and on steal in nine minutes of action in a 92-74 loss to Gonzaga.
Bradley Van Staalduinen, a former star at Terra Ceia, is playing at Wingate. The sophomore had nine points, two blocks and one assist in 16 minutes of action during Wingate’s 94-77 season-opening win over Armstrong Atlantic on Sunday.
Samantha Smith, a former star at Washington High School, is playing for Tallahassee Community College. She is averaging 1.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game.
Damien Wilkins, a Washington native, is playing with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Wilkins is averaging 2.8 points, 2.9 rebounds, 0.97 assists and 0.6 steals per game.
Elton Coffield, a former standout at Williamston High School, is playing for the BSW Sixers in Germany.
Coffield is averaging 20.6 points per game.
Joseph Barber, a former standout at Terra Ceia, is playing for CS Energia Rovinari in Romania.
Barber is averaging 10.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.0 assists per game. He had a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds in his last game.
Ralph Biggs, a former star at Washington High school, is playing for Krasnie Krilya Samara in Russia.
Biggs is averaging 4.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.6 assists per game.
Anna Pfeiffer, a former star at Washington High School, is swimming with the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Her best time in the 100 breaststroke is 1:10.10. Pfeiffer’s best time in the 200 breaststroke is 2:31.43.