|CU||TD||09:08||Telvin Rucker 41 Yd Run (Robbie Brewington kick)|
|CU||TD||07:25||Kendall Johnson 82 Yd Run (Robbie Brewington kick)|
|CU||TD||12:32||Jacob Croasmun 2 Yd Run (Robbie Brewington kick)|
|GC||TD||09:15||JJ Ogbogu 41 Yd Pass From Hunter Krause (Tyler Dummer kick)|
|CU||TD||06:48||Christopher Gatewood 9 Yd Run (Robbie Brewington kick)|
|CU||TD||10:29||Telvin Rucker 30 Yd Run (Robbie Brewington kick)|
|GC||TD||04:40||Jake Johnson 14 Yd Pass From Zach Dampier (Tyler Dummer kick)|
|GC||TD||00:06||Zach Babb 3 Yd Run (Tyler Dummer kick)|
|GC||TD||12:20||Jake Johnson 43 Yd Pass From Zach Dampier (Tyler Dummer kick)|
|GC||TD||10:00||Jake Johnson 10 Yd Pass From Zach Dampier (Tyler Dummer kick)|
|GC||TD||06:34||Jake Johnson 19 Yd Pass From Zach Dampier (Tyler Dummer kick)|
|Stats at a Glance||CU||GC|
|3rd Down Conversions||5-11||7-15|
|4th Down Conversions||0-1||0-2|
|Passing (Comp-Att)||83 (10-17)||347 (26-44)|
|Rushing (Att)||277 (42)||15 (29)|
GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Zach Dampier and Jake Johnson rally the Georgetown Tigers for 35 unanswered points to take the down the Phoenix, 42-35.
In a tale of two halves, the Phoenix (5-5, 3-4 MSC) had control of the game early into the third quarter up 35-7, but Georgetown (5-5, 4-3 MSC) never quit and rallied to overtake the Phoenix late in the game leaving Cumberland stunned.
Cumberland offense accumulated 360 yards of total offense, 277 yards coming off the ground. Senior Telvin Rucker ran for 119 yards on 14 carries and two touchdowns in his final game as a Phoenix. Kendall Johnson ran for 92 yards on three rushing attempts including an 82 yard touchdown rush. Quarterback Joseph Rushin completed 10-of-16 passes for 82 yards and threw two interceptions. Kevin McKenzie led Cumberland with seven tackles and three and half for a loss. Jace Capps collected two and a half sacks.
Georgetown’s air raid offense was led by quarterback Dampier and receiver Johnson. Dampier completed 18-of-32 passes for 247 yards and four touchdowns. Johnson hauled in 11 receptions for 176 yards and four touchdowns. Johnson saw a big increase in targets when Georgetown’s number one receiver JJ Ogbogu was ejected for his second unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after he picked a touchdown catch of his own. Freshman defensive back picked off Rushin twice with latter being an incredible one handed pick to lead the Tigers to their game winning drive.
Georgetown’s took the opening kick 42 yards to set up the Tigers well. Quarterback Zach Dampier completed a pass on third and long to extend the drive. Jace Capps picked up another sack leading to the Tigers going for it on fourth down and underthrew receiver JJ Ogbogu.
Telvin Rucker broke loose for a 41 yard rush right up the middle for the touchdown on the Cumberland opening drive. The Phoenix never looked back with the big momentum
On the first play of Cumberland’s second drive, Kendall Johnson took the jet sweep and was able to get outside of everyone and ran down the sideline past everyone for an 82 yard touchdown rush. Cumberland’s longest play from scrimmage on the season.
Cumberland defense held Georgetown to a 31 yard field goal attempt after the Tigers were driving down the field. Kicker Tyler Dummer missed it wide right and Cumberland took advantage driving all the way down the field and getting senior Jake Croasmun a touchdown on a sneak.
Chris Gatewood added another touchdown for the Phoenix on the toss sweep for 9 yards. The offensive line opened up a hole for Gatewood to walk through on his way to the endzone. Cumberland led at the half, 28-7.
Treylon Sheppard took the opening kickoff to the 50 yard line to give the Phoenix great field position. Georgetown gave Cumberland another opportunity with a pass interference call on third down and Rucker busted his second touchdown rush of the game for 30 yards.
Georgetown put together a 78 yard drive ending with Dampier finding Johnson in the end zone after scrambling around a bit. Cumberland was forced to punt on the next drive and the Phoenix helped out the Tigers with a pair of pass interference calls. Zach Babb capped it off with a three yard rush on the outside to bring it to a two score game, 35-21.
The Tigers carried momentum carried on to the defensive end of the ball as Anthony Welsh undercut Rushin throwing the deep ball for an interception. Three plays later, Zach Dampier threw up a deep ball to Jake Johnson who went over two Cumberland defenders for the grab and squeaked through the two for the touchdown, 35-28 with 12:20 remaining.
Cumberland could not move the ball and an unsportsmanlike penalty backed up to the 15 yard line for a 3rd and 27 attempt. Rushin dropped back and threw a deep fade intended for Niblett, but Welsh with an incredible one handed interception along the sideline and was able to keep one foot in bounds. The Tigers take advantage with Dampier throwing a fade to Johnson’s back shoulder in the endzone for their third touchdown connection.
Georgetown’s momentum has taken over this game as Georgetown forced back to back sacks and the Tiger’s Tyler Selby took the ball away from Rushin setting up Georgetown on the Cumberland 31 yard line. Dampier found Johnson in man to man on the outside on the post for another touchdown and Georgetown’s first lead of the game.
Cumberland forced a punt on and took over on their own nine yard line with two minutes remaining, but could not move the ball. The Phoenix tried to a trick play on fourth down, but failed to convert. Final score, 42-35.
The Phoenix end the season 5-5.