While the Wildcats are plagued by penalties the Tigers stumbled with a few too many turnovers. With 10:26 left in the first half the Tigers trail 21-0.
Shaquille Russell with a huge defensive stop at the 14-yard line against the Wildcats stellar running back, David Arnold. On the next play the Tigers recovered a Wildcat fumble, with five minutes left before the half.
But the Tigers are unable to score and on the ensuing offensive drive by the Wildcats, David Arnold, carried the ball into the end zone giving the Wildcats a 28-0 lead with 2:47 before the half.
Magaw having troubles with the snap limps off the field, after throwing a pass to Alex Velasco. The pass was too high for Velasco. The Tigers were forced to punt.
With two minutes left before the half the Wildcats' quarterback connected on a 40-yard pass. The Tiger defense was able to hold strong and the half ended with the Tigers trailing 28-0.
In the third quarter the Tiger offense, deep in their own territory, found a little breathing room when Magaw connected on a pass bringing the ball out to the Tigers' 30 yard line. Magaw then connected to Velasco for a first down. Magaw followed with a completion to Mike McGirt for another first down. For the first time the Tigers were moving the ball into Wildcat territory.
However the Wildcat defense held the Tigers' offense who elected to go for a field goal attempt on fourth down. Joey Lliso lined up for a 41-yard field goal. But the Wildcats blocked the kick.
With 58 seconds left in the third quarter the Wildcats recovered an on sides kick. The Wildcats would score twice and have a 42-0 lead over the Tigers.
Ultimately the Wildcats would prove to be a tough opponent against the Tigers and as the clock ticked down to zero Valdosta advances to the second round as they beat the Tigers 42-0.