Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

October 9, 2013

KCU falls to Campbellsville


Journal-Times

Oct. 9, 2013 — The Kentucky Christian University football Knights traveled to Campbellsville University to do battle with the Tigers.

Campbellsville came into the game 2-2, fresh off a 54-22 home victory over Belhaven University. The Knights were 2-3 going into the contest.

The first quarter was a battle, with neither team scoring. The first score of the game came at the 12:57 mark of the second, when Campbellsville picked off a pass and returned it 33 yards for a score. The PAT was good.

At the 4:08 mark of the same quarter, Campbellsville scored again on a 44-yard pass play. KCU was able to block the PAT. The score at the half was 13-0, Tigers.

After the half, the Campbellsville managed a field goal, then the Knights made a nine-play, 59-yard drive, capped off by a touchdown throw from Isaac Brabson to Jalen Simmons, bringing the score to 16-6.

Justin Cragers run failed to find the end zone. Campbellsville managed another touchdown late in the game to put the final score at 23-6.

The Knights managed only 10 first downs on the day, compared to CU's 23. KCU was 6 of 26 with 1 interception, while Campbellsville managed only 9-of-25, but for seven yards per attempt, more than five yards per play better than the Knights. Jamuel Jones led the Knights with 64 rushing yards on eight carries, while Demone Belmarez had 61 yards.

The Knights had six receptions for 47 yards and one touchdown. The Tigers managed 273 yards on the ground and 176 in the air. KCU was only 1-of-13 on third down conversions, and this did not compare well with Campbellsville's 7 of 18.

Andrew Stewart led the KCU defense with 15 tackles, while Glen Rowell put in 10 and Justin Heard offered seven.

The Knights travel to Lindsey Wilson College next week for a 1:30 match up with the Blue Raiders, who are 5-1 on the season, and 1-1 in Mid-South Conference competition, after losing 45-52 to NAIA #2 University of the Cumberlands.