October 21, 20171st2nd3rd4thFinal
Cumberland Univ.7772041
Lindsey Wilson201410044
1st Quarter
LWCTD14:37Stallard 34 Yd Pass From Beasley
LWCTD07:14Ingleton 2 Yd Run (Dougherty kick)
CUTD03:28North 38 Yd Pass From Huntley (Travecedo kick)
LWCTD02:07Wyche 43 Yd Pass From Beasley (Dougherty kick)
2nd Quarter
LWCTD09:07Davis 8 Yd Pass From Beasley (Dougherty kick)
CUTD00:52Rushin 1 Yd Run (Travecedo kick)
LWCTD00:28Lovell 11 Yd Pass From Beasley (Dougherty kick)
3rd Quarter
LWCFG10:46Dougherty 31 Yd
CUTD04:28North 5 Yd Run (Travecedo kick)
LWCTD02:54Ingleton 45 Yd Run (Dougherty kick)
4th Quarter
CUTD12:20Hafner 13 Yd Pass From Huntley (Travecedo kick)
CUTD08:54Huntley 16 Yd Run
CUTD03:04North 1 Yd Run (Travecedo kick)
Stats at a GlanceCULWC
1st Downs2825
3rd Down Conversions7-167-12
4th Down Conversions3-31-1
Passing (Comp-Att)240 (20-32) 310 (17-30)
Rushing (Att)283 (54) 171 (35)
Total Yards523481
Fumbles Lost11
Frantic comeback falls short for CU
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Frantic comeback falls short for CU
Kimlee North rushed for 131 yards and two TDs and caught three passes for 51 yards and another TD in CU's 44-41 loss Saturday at Lindsey Wilson. (Credit Steve Wampler)

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Kimlee North rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns and added a 38-yard TD reception, but 22nd-ranked Cumberland could not dig out of an early hole and dropped a 44-41 decision to No. 5 Lindsey Wilson here Saturday in football action at Blue Raider Stadium.

Cumberland (6-3, 2-2 Mid-South Bluegrass) fell behind 27-7 early in the second quarter and trailed 34-14 at the half. The Blue Raiders (7-0, 3-0) took a 44-21 advantage with 2:54 remaining in the third quarter before the Phoenix put together a furious comeback that fell just short.

Ian Hafner’s 13-yard touchdown catch on fourth down capped a 12-play, 97-yard drive to pull CU within 44-28 and Shedrick Kirk intercepted LWC quarterback Dylan Beasley in the end zone on the ensuing drive, returning the INT 44 yards plus a 10-yard penalty on the Blue Raiders.

Cumberland moved 44 yards on seven plays, with Dezmon Huntley’s 16-yard quarterback draw for a touchdown. The two-point pass to Hafner was incomplete, keeping the deficit at 10 with 8:54 remaining.

The defense got the ball back near midfield after a sack by DeAnthony Patrick caused a fumble that was recovered by De’Anthone Morse. Twelve plays later North got the final yard for the TD, making it 44-41 with 3:04 to play.

Lindsey Wilson ran out of the clock with three first downs, including a very generous spot on a seven-yard completion from Beasley to Jay Gaudlock near midfield. Beasley’s eight-yard rush for the CU36 ended the comeback attempt by the Phoenix, who racked up 523 yards of offense in the contest.

Huntley completed 19-of-30 passes for 209 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, many of those throws swing passes to North, Kendall Johnson and Kris Parker, who combined for 12 catches in the contest.

Ingleton gained 117 yards on 15 rushes with two TDs and Beasley finished 16-of-29 passing for 289 yards and two TDs.

T.J. James returned the opening kickoff 44 yards to the CU34 and Beasley found Tyrone Stallard with a 34-yard TD pass on the first play from scrimmage for a quick 6-0 Blue Raiders lead.

Beasley completed three straight passes for 44 yards on the next LWC possession and Ingleton finished the drive with a two-yard run at the end of an 11-play, 71-yard drive for a 13-0 advantage.

Cumberland came back with an eight-play, 70-yard drive, including two nine-yard runs by North, who caught a swing pass to the left and beat everyone down the sideline for 38 yards and the score.

The Blue Raiders added another TD on the ensuing possession thanks a 14-yard completion to Allen Cooks and a 43-yard scoring toss to Cam Wyche for a 20-7 Lindsey Wilson lead.

LWC added another touchdown early in the second quarter on an eight-yard pass to Mikey Davis, completing a nine-play, 42-yard drive for a 27-7 advantage.

Late in the half Cumberland put together a nine-play, 74-yard drive that started with a 39-yard rush from North. Johnson’s 21-yard carry moved the ball to the LWC14 and Joseph Rushin rushed three straight times for the TD with 52 seconds left in the half, pulling CU within 27-14 and the Phoenix were to get the ball to start the second half.

Only Lindsey Wilson did not cooperate, throwing a 54-yard pass to Wyche after the kickoff and an 11-yard TD pass to Hunter Lovell for a TD with 28 seconds remaining before intermission.

North’s five-yard TD run with 4:28 left in the third quarter cut the deficit to 37-21, but Ingleton’s score pushed the Lindsey Wilson lead back to 23 before the frantic comeback by the Phoenix.

Cumberland has an open date next week before traveling to 25th-ranked Campbellsville University on November 4.