October 06, 20181st2nd3rd4thFinal
Georgetown College733013
Cumberland Univ.00077
1st Quarter
GEORTD06:00Barbour 15 Yd Pass From Krause (Nguyen kick)
2nd Quarter
GEORFG00:30Nguyen 26 Yd
3rd Quarter
GEORFG01:20Nguyen 43 Yd
4th Quarter
CUTD07:38Huntley 1 Yd Run (Kline kick)
Stats at a GlanceGEORCU
1st Downs238
3rd Down Conversions5-152-13
4th Down Conversions2-30-2
Passing (Comp-Att)269 (24-38) 140 (10-24)
Rushing (Att)128 (46) 75 (31)
Total Yards397215
Fumbles Lost32
Phoenix not able to convert turnovers, fall 13-7
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Phoenix not able to convert turnovers, fall 13-7
Jimmy Keys, Jr., intercepts a pass in the end zone, one of five turnovers caused by the CU defense, in CU's 13-7 loss Saturday to Georgetown. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s defense forced five turnovers, including two inside its own 20-yard line, but the offense was unable to capitalize, missing two field goals and turning the ball over on downs twice, as 15th-ranked Georgetown College escaped with a 13-7 win over the Phoenix here Saturday on Homecoming at Nokes-Lasater Field.

Cumberland (3-4, 1-1 Mid-South Bluegrass) managed just 215 yards of total offense and eight first downs in the game, but two drives in the first half ended with missed field goals and CU got the ball at the Georgetown 43 with 6:44 remaining down six.

On fourth down Dezmon Huntley carried to the right and cutback, but he fumbled as he tried to lead forward for a first down. Georgetown recovered and moved 29 yards before turning the ball over on downs at the CU31 with 1:08 remaining.

The Phoenix had no timeouts but moved to the Tigers’ 44-yard line before a fourth down incompletion to Kimlee North, who was knocked down by a defender before the ball arrived.

Kylan Washington forced a fumble and Terry Tiller recovered it, running eight yards to the Tigers’ one-yard line earlier in the fourth quarter. Huntley sneaked in for the touchdown on the next play, cutting the deficit to 13-7, but that was Cumberland’s only offensive highlight in the second half. CU managed just 90 yards of total offense in the second half and 65 before the final drive.

Georgetown (4-2, 1-1) posted 397 yards of offense on 84 plays, just 4.7 yards-per-play, and held the ball for more than 36 minutes in the contest. The Tigers had just 156 yards in the second half, though, and threw an interception in the end zone and fumbled at the CU one-yard line as well, missing chances to score.

Georgetown quarterback Hunter Krause finished 24-of-37 passing for 269 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Huntley completed 10-for-24 for 140 yards and was sacked twice. He also missed several open wide receivers down the field in both halves.

The Tigers got on the board first with a 13-play, 86-yard drive in the first quarter, including a 14-yard gain from Nick Conley. Ross Cox caught a 19-yard pass from Krause and Daric Pugh rushed for five yards to convert a third down.

Krause’s pass over the middle to Darius Barbour covered 15 yards for the touchdown and Georgetown led 7-0 with 6:00 to go in the opening period.

The Tigers drove inside the CU30 on their next possession, including a 26-yard completion to JJ Ogbogu, but two plays later, Tyler Tate stripped Conley and recovered the fumble at the CU25, ending the Georgetown drive.

Huntley hit Marcus Bryson for a 35-yard gain on the first play of the Phoenix possession and found Kimlee North for 30 yards, moving the ball to the Tigers’ nine-yard line. The drive stalled and Sean Kline missed a 28-yard field goal, wide right.

Krause was injured on a sack on the ensuing Georgetown possession and on the next play, Hayden Shelton’s pass went off the hands of Keagan Hinkle and Tony Bennett made the interception for CU, returning it 28 yards to the Tigers’ 24-yard line.

Cumberland was unable to move the ball and Kline missed from 39 yards this time, wide right and short.

Huntley was sacked and fumbled later in the period, setting up the Tigers at the CU42 with just under two minutes to play in the half. Krause completed a 12-yard pass to Ogbogu and found Cox for 15 yards for the CU15. Another completion to Cox set-up a 26-yard field goal by Jack Nguyen with 30 seconds remaining in the period for a 10-0 Georgetown lead at intermission.

Cumberland gained just 125 yards of offense and failed to score despite a pair of Tigers turnovers. Georgetown posted 241 yards of offense, including 169 through the air.

The Tigers’ best offensive possession of the second half came midway through the third period thanks to field position at its own 46. Krause hit Bart Bell for 12 yards and three plays later found Bell for 11 more to the CU9, but the QB tried to force a pass in the end zone and Jimmy Keys, Jr., intercepted it for a touchdown, the third INT of the year for Keys, Jr., in five games.

Another short punt set-up Georgetown at the CU38 late in the period and after one first down, Nguyen drilled a 43-yard field with 1:20 left in the quarter for a 13-0 Tigers advantage.

Malik Trollinger forced a fumble and Justin Brown recovered at the CU1 early in the final quarter and after a 56-yard punt by Helman Garcia, Georgetown fumbled deep in its own territory to set-up the only touchdown of the game for the Phoenix.

Cumberland continues a three-game homestand next Saturday, taking on Campbellsville University at 6 p.m.