November 11, 20171st2nd3rd4thFinal
Kentucky Christian078823
Cumberland Univ.1421101762
1st Quarter
CUTD04:33Rushin 1 Yd Run (Travecedo kick)
CUTD00:23Johnson 77 Yd Pass From Huntley (Travecedo kick)
2nd Quarter
CUTD11:28Bodden 9 Yd Pass From Huntley (Travecedo kick)
CUTD10:41Tiller (Travecedo kick)
CUTD04:19Hafner 13 Yd Pass From Huntley (Travecedo kick)
KCUTD02:38Roberts 23 Yd Run (Hines kick)
3rd Quarter
CUTD10:14Brown Jr. 4 Yd Pass From Huntley (Travecedo kick)
CUFG06:35Travecedo 29 Yd
KCUTD02:50Strickland 1 Yd Pass From Roberts
4th Quarter
CUFG14:10Alter 19 Yd
CUTD09:59North 4 Yd Run (Travecedo kick)
CUTD07:26North 40 Yd Run (Travecedo kick)
KCUTD05:22Wheeler 11 Yd Pass From Roberts
Stats at a GlanceKCUCU
1st Downs2232
3rd Down Conversions4-157-11
4th Down Conversions2-40-0
Passing (Comp-Att)159 (27-45) 245 (16-20)
Rushing (Att)180 (38) 359 (56)
Total Yards339604
Fumbles Lost22
Phoenix record 62-23 Senior Day victory
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Phoenix record 62-23 Senior Day victory
Cumberland honored 18 seniors before Saturday's 62-23 win over Kentucky Christian. (Credit Bob Tamboli)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Dezmon Huntley passed for 234 yards and four touchdowns, Kimlee North rushed for two TDs and Cumberland piled up 604 yards of total offense, posting a 62-23 victory over Kentucky Christian on Senior Day here Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.

Cumberland (7-4, 3-3 Mid-South Bluegrass) scored three times on the ground, passed for four TDs (with one to offensive lineman Nick Bodden) and got another on an interception return by Terry Tiller. The Phoenix jumped ahead 35-0 in the second quarter and never looked back, ending the year 5-0 at home.

Huntley tossed scoring throws of 77, nine, 13 and four yards, his second straight game with four touchdown passes. He completed 14-of-18 passes in the contest and the junior accounted for 12 of his 15 TD passes this season over the last four games.

Telvin Rucker paced the rushing attack with 96 yards on nine carries and North had 91 yards on 14 attempts with scoring runs of four and 40 yards. Kris Parker added 86 yards on 15 carries for the Phoenix, who finished with 359 yards on the ground in the win.

Jakwon Roberts led the Knights (1-10, 1-5) with 159 passing yards on 27-of-45 and two touchdowns and also rushed for 41 yards and one TD. De’Anta Sipp added 121 rushing yards on 24 carries.

Cumberland got on the board late in the first quarter, with Parker rushing six consecutive plays for 41 yards to begin the drive. He carried again for 12 yards on the eighth play of the possession before a 19-yard completion to Ian Hafner moved to the ball to the KCU one-yard line. Joseph Rushin got the final yard, his 11th rushing touchdown of the year and eighth from a yard out, for 7-0 lead with 4:33 left in the opening quarter.

The Knights moved 51 yards on 11 plays on the ensuing possession, with Roberts completing four straight passes to Earl Stoudemire for 26 yards and tossing a 28-yard strike on fourth down to Brendon Matheson to the CU18. On third down Roberts fumbled and Toney Summerrow, Jr., recovered.

Three plays later Huntley hit a streaking Kendall Johnson down the left sideline for a 77-yard catch-and-run touchdown with 23.9 seconds left in the quarter, giving the Phoenix a 14-0 advantage.

Early in the second quarter Huntley completed a 17-yard pass to Hafner and Rucker rushed for gains of 25, seven and 12 yards on consecutive plays. Cumberland went into the bag of tricks on 1st-and-goal, pulling out a throwback screen to Bodden, who rumbled into the end zone for the score, giving CU a 21-0 lead 11:28 before halftime.

On the second play of the next Kentucky Christian drive, Roberts’ pass was tipped by Jeremy Williams right to Tiller, who avoided one tackler and took it 51 yards for the score, the sixth defensive touchdown of the season for the Phoenix, extending the lead to 28-0.

KCU put together another impressive drive after the ensuing kickoff, moving 40 yards on nine plays. Sipp rushed for 12 yards for a first down and gained two yards on a third down play to move the chains. Roberts rushed for 10 yards to the CU17, but he was strip-sacked by Donovan Norfleet two plays later and Kendrick Gibson recovered the fumble for CU.

Cumberland moved 82 yards on eight plays following the turnover, including a 15-yard run by Huntley and eight, 14-yard and seven-yard completions to Mark Brown, Jr. Hafner caught a 16-yard pass and then had a 13-yard TD reception over the middle, making it 35-0 with 4:19 left in the period.

The Knights got on the board late in the half, with Roberts hitting Kris Lewis for two passes for a combined 20 yards. The quarterback scrambled for 23 yards for a touchdown, cutting the Phoenix lead to 35-7 at intermission.

Cumberland drove 75 yards on 11 plays on the opening drive of the third quarter, with North gaining 37 yards on seven carries. Brown, Jr., rushed for six yards and then caught a four-yard pass at the front pylon for the touchdown, extending the advantage to 42-7.

Tiller’s second interception of the day led to a 29-yard field goal by Pablo Dongarra Travecedo midway through the third quarter. Kentucky Christian got a one-yard TD catch by Darius Strickland and a two-point conversion reception from Bill Nixon later in the period.

Matthew Alter booted a 19-yard field goal on the second play of the fourth quarter, making it 48-15 Phoenix, and North’s four-yard TD run came on the next CU possession. The sophomore burst through the middle for a 40-yard scoring run later in the period and KCU posted the final score with 5:22 left in the contest on an 11-yard pass to Anton Wheeler and a two-point catch from Matheson.