WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. - The University of the Cumberlands (UC) football team has high hopes coming into the 2013 season. They have so far lived up to the hype, as they have gone 2-0 and won both games by 2 touchdowns, or more. When you have had the success the Patriots have had, you walk around with a big target on your back, and every game you play has big game implications.
For the first time in school history the UC football team will be playing on Thursday night as the game against Pikeville has been moved from September 28th at 1:30 pm to September 26th at 7:00 pm. Thursday nights have become a big deal as of late in the college football landscape. Many teams from NCAA Division I to NAIA have played on Thursday night. Many colleges feel it is a way to play a primetime event, as well as draw a bigger fan base with it being on a weekday.
UC will have their hands full in this contest as they hope to draw a huge turnout as they take on one of their toughest opponents of the season in the Patriots. Pikeville has started their season out on a high note also, as they are currently 2-0 with one of those victories coming against NCAA D-IAA opponent Morehead State. Look for a great contest as it is scheduled to be broadcasted locally on WYMT-TV.
As for this week the Patriots turn their attention to Belhaven University. Revenge is on the mind of the Patriots as last time they took the 11 hour bus ride to Jackson. MS they left with a 24-21 loss. That game is set to kick off at 7 pm eastern standard time. If you are unable to attend the game, you can listen to the game locally on 104.3 EZ Country or on the web at www.cumberlandspatriots.com.