Cumberland Scores Early And Often In 51-14 Win Over KCU

Cumberland Scores Early And Often In 51-14 Win Over KCU

Cumberland University scored 21 unanswered points in the 1st Quarter en route to a 51-14 rout of Kentucky Christian University. The Knights found out quickly how the Bulldogs were able to score 37 or more points in 5 of their first 9 games.

The balanced Bulldog attack racked up 411 yards of total offense, including 249 yards in the air. So. Travis Carter rushed for 52 yards and 2 touchdowns on just 5 carries. And Fr. James McClain caught 4 balls for 107 yards and 2 touchdowns, including a 67-yard swing pass from Quarterback Matt Eads.

KCU (1-8) attempted an on-side kick on the game’s opening kick-off, but the ball was recovered by the Bulldogs. Cumberland University (5-5) capitalized on the short field, scoring on a 3-yard Travis Carter touchdown run at the 11:47 mark of the 1st Quarter. The Knights opening drive took them all the way down to the Bulldog 33-yard line where they turned the ball over on downs.

On the next play, Cumberland’s James McClain caught a screen pass and sprinted 67 yards for a touchdown to give the Bulldogs a 14-0 lead. After a three and out by KCU, the Bulldogs extended their lead to 21-0 on an 11-yard touchdown run by Dexter Elston. The Knights did finally get on the board with 11:10 left in the 2nd Quarter as Quarterback Beau Dailey connected with Andre Sherman for a 28-yard touchdown score. Dailey finished 33 of 52 for 223 yards and 2 touchdowns.

KCU’s offense, which has been so potent of late, was held to only 276 total yards. The Knights finished with only 50 yards rushing on 26 carries. KCU had 15 possessions in the football game—6 ended in punts, 5 ended on downs, and 2 ended with interceptions.

KCU concludes the 2008 campaign this Saturday, November 15th, against Trine University. Kick-off is set for 1:30pm in Morehead, Kentucky.


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