September 27, 20191st2nd3rd4thFinal
Keiser0247738
Cumberland Univ.7001926
Scoring
1st Quarter
CUTD05:04Rushin 1 Yd Run (Brewington kick)
2nd Quarter
KUTD10:03Marques Burgess 2 Yd Run (Logan Robinson kick)
KUFG03:25Logan Robinson 43 Yd
KUTD01:58Marques Burgess 26 Yd Run (Logan Robinson kick)
KUTD01:41Asfunso Elam 49 Yd Run (Logan Robinson kick)
3rd Quarter
KUTD03:02Traionn Jones 11 Yd Pass From Eli Mathews (Logan Robinson kick)
4th Quarter
CUTD14:35Rushin 1 Yd Run (Brewington kick)
CUTD13:12Rushin 2 Yd Run (Brewington missed kick)
KUTD11:03Shavon Taylor 47 Yd Pass From Eli Mathews (Logan Robinson kick)
CUTD08:29Parker 3 Yd Run
Stats at a GlanceKUCU
1st Downs1412
3rd Down Conversions5-146-19
4th Down Conversions0-23-5
Passing (Comp-Att)161 (15-22) 106 (10-20)
Rushing (Att)191 (40) 153 (51)
Total Yards352259
Penalties10-1015-23
Turnovers21
Fumbles Lost20
Interceptions01
Possession25:2234:38
No. 24 Keiser beats No. 23 Cumberland, 38-26
Saturday, September 28, 2019
No. 24 Keiser beats No. 23 Cumberland, 38-26
Aaron White collected eight tackles including three tackles for a loss, one sack, and one fumble recovery in today's loss to No. 24 Keiser. (Credit: Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn.- Rushin ran for three touchdowns and Kris Parker added a rushing touchdown, but the No. 24 ranked Keiser Seahawks put up 38 points defeating No. 23 Cumberland, 38-26.

The Cumberland offense accumulated 259 yards of total offense, rushing for 153 yards and throwing for 106 yards on the day and won the time of possession battle for the third time this season.

Joseph Rushin was 10-18 passing with 106 yards and one interception on the game. Rushin also collected three rushing touchdown on six carries. Telvin Rucker registered 50 yards on 16 touches and freshman Treylon Sheppard had 42 yards on 12. Kris Parker added one rushing touchdown of three yards and finished with 16 yards on eight carries.

Kendall Johnson led the team in receiving with 61 yards and also picked up 30 yards on the ground.

The Cumberland defense allowed 38 points, the most they have allowed all year. The defense forced two fumbles for two takeaways on the game. The second fumble Damian Starks caused on a strip sack that he recovered himself at the one yard line. The team collected 10 tackles for a loss and two sacks on the game. Champ Leddon recorded nine tackles with six of them solo and Aaron White collected eight total tackles with three for a loss and one sack. Malik Trollinger and Starks each had four tackles and one forced fumble.

The Keiser offense was able to put together 352 yards of total offense on our usually stingy defense, as well as put up 31 unanswered points from the second quarter to third quarter. Seahawks quarterback Eli Mathews was very efficient in the game throwing for 162 yards and two touchdowns. Running backs Asfunso Elam was able to rush for 112 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries and Marques Burgees picked up two touchdowns on 17 carries and 88 yards.

Cumberland shot themselves in the foot this game allowing points off an interception, they allowed Keiser's Sage Chen-Young to eluade tacklers on a punt to pin Keiser deep and Chen-Young took it 63 yards to set up a field goal. Keiser caught the Phoenix kickoff receiving team by surprise and recovered an onside kick that led to points right before half. Cumberland miscues were the difference in this game.

Rushin started off the scoring on Cumberland’s second drive of the game when he pushed in a one-yard touchdown rush that capped off a 13 play 44-yard drive.

Two possessions later, Rushin threw an interception that lead to a Seahawks two-yard touchdown run by Marques Burgees.

Keiser held Cumberland to a three and out on our next go-around and Keiser’s punt returner Sage Chen-Young was able to take it from their own nine yard line all the way to Cumberland’s 27 for 64 yard return on a ball that he should have fair caught. Seahawk’s kicker Logan Robinson hit a 43-yard field to take the lead, 10-7.

Keiser forced yet another three and out on the Cumberland offense and Jamarquios Autry was able to get a piece of Cumberland punter Helman Garcia’s kick force a short punt. After an unsportsmanlike penalty to push Keiser 46-yard line, Mathews connected with Caleb Walls for a pickup of 26 yards. Next play, Marques Burgess slipped a tackle for a 26-yard touchdown run. Keiser then tried an onside kick that caught the Cumberland team off guard and the kicker recovered his own onside attempt. Two plays later Keiser’s Elam broke loose for a 49-yard touchdown rush.

Cumberland came out in the second half ready to play with Malik Trollinger forcing a fumble that Aaron White recovered on the third play of the Keiser drive, but the Phoenix could not come away with any points as Robbie Brewington missed a 45-yard field goal try to the right.

After a few short drives by the Phoenix and with a pooch punt from Mathews in between Mathews threw a slant in the red zone for a touchdown to Traionn Jones to extend the lead, 31-7.

The Phoenix were able to put together a nine play 75-yard drive on the ensuing possession capped off by a Rushin keeper to cut the game closer.

Keiser put in a new quarterback Alex Taylor who on third and long was fumbled on a sack by Damian Starks that Starks recovered on our one-yard line. Rushin pushed in his third touchdown rush on the game on the next play to bring it closer, 31-20.

The Seahawks went back to Mathews at quarterback and he found a wide open Shavon Taylor over the middle for a 47-yard touchdown pass to push it back out to a three score game.

Phoenix fighting to get back in this game went for it on 4th down and Rushin found Kendall Johnson over the middle on a crossing route for a 38 yard pick up and Kris Parker followed that up with a three-yard touchdown rush.

Cumberland attempted an onside kick of their own, but did not recover. Aaron White stepped up big on this drive with a tackle for a loss and sack on third and long forcing Keiser to punt with 6:22 remaining. The Cumberland offense could not take advantage and the Keiser defense forced Cumberland to turnover on downs.

The Phoenix have a bye week this upcoming week before traveling to Columbia, Kentucky to take on the No. 11 Lindsey Wilson Blue Raiders at 1:30 p.m.