Kentucky Christian Football Falls to Campbellsville University
On Saturday, October 5, the 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 9-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 7 yards per attempt, more than 5 yards per play better than the Knights. Jamuel Jones led the Knights with 64 rushing yards on 8 carrys, while Demone Belmarez had 61 yards. The Knights had 6 receptions for 47 yards and 1 touchdown. The Tigers managed 273 yards on the ground and 176 in the air. KCU was only 1 of 13 on 3rd 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 7.
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 having fallen today 45-52 to NAIA #2 University of the Cumberlands.