Knight Fall to #2 University of the Cumberlands
On Saturday, the Knights traveled to Williamsburg to take on the National #2, the University of the Cumberlands Patriots. It was to be Senior Day and Homecoming for the the host school. The Patriot offense and their ground game would prove to be a challenge for the Knights.
The Patriots' D'Angelo Jordan put the first score on the board on a 64-yard TD run with a little over 2 minutes remaining in the first quarter. The scored three times in the second quarter, first on a field goal, then on a short run, and the third time after intercepting a Matt Ogle to Trey Strunk pass and returning it 37 yards for the score. The Knights were unable to put points on the board during the game, but they held the Patriots to one TD in the third and one in the forth. In the end, KCU fell 0-38.
The Knight offense made 13 first downs, compared to the Patriots' 21. But the big factor was the total offense; KCU had only 117 total yards, while Cumberlands tallied 380 yards of offense. Each team lost a fumble, while KCU gave up 3 interceptions.
The KCU defense was led by Andrew Stewart with 11 tackles, Josh Cobb with 10, and Darryl Jones and Ryan Whetzel with 9 each. Matt Ogle was 5 of 13 for 61 yards, and Cody Sabol was 1 of 4 for 9 yards. KCU is now 3-7, and they return home next Saturday for the final game of the regular season, taking on Faulkner University.