April 09, 20211st2nd3rd4thFinal
Cumberland Univ.007714
1st Quarter
CAMPFG09:06Devin Neally 30 Yd
3rd Quarter
CUTD11:06Sheppard 72 Yd Run (Nunley kick)
4th Quarter
CUTD12:17Robinson 3 Yd Run (Nunley kick)
CAMPTD01:16Patrick Oden 38 Yd Pass From Chase Elmore
Stats at a GlanceCAMPCU
1st Downs1416
3rd Down Conversions2-174-16
4th Down Conversions2-22-4
Passing (Comp-Att)162 (17-36) 69 (10-20)
Rushing (Att)49 (33) 250 (54)
Total Yards211319
Fumbles Lost04
Cumberland wins season finale 14-9 against Campbellsville
Friday, April 9, 2021
Cumberland wins season finale 14-9 against Campbellsville
Treylon Sheppard eclipsed the 1000 yard mark on Friday night against Campbellsville (Credit: Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn.-- The Cumberland Football team (2-5, 2-5 MSC) finished the season off with a big home win on Senior Day and Homecoming over Campbellsville (1-6, 1-6 MSC). The Phoenix pulled out the 14-9 win over the Tigers in a game where they ran the ball for 250 yards on the ground.

Cumberland had a rough start to the game, going three-and-out on their first two offensive possessions. Campbellsville marched down the field to get in field goal range for Devin Neally, who made a 30-yard field goal to lead 3-0 in the first quarter.

Cumberland moved the ball offensively in the first half against the Tigers but was held scoreless because of mistakes. The Phoenix fumbled the ball three times in the first half and were held scoreless by the Tigers heading into the intermission.

The game shifted in Cumberland's direction in the second half. The Phoenix got on the board with 11 minutes left to play in the third quarter on an electric 72-yard run by sophomore Treylon Sheppard to take a 7-3 lead.

At the beginning of the fourth quarter, Freshman running back Bret Robinson scored the first touchdown of his career to cap off a seven-play 46-yard drive and gave the Phoenix a 14-3 lead. With seven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Treylon Sheppard took off on a 17-yard rush that gave him 1013 yards on the seven-game condensed season.

The Tigers scored the last touchdown of the game on a 38 yard-TD pass from Chase Elmore to Patrick Oden. Campbellsville went for the two-point conversion but was unsuccessful, making the final score 14-9.

The Phoenix had a solid day on the ground with 250-yards on 54 carries compared to Campbellsville's 49-yards on 33 carries. Cumberland held the Campbellsville passing offense to only 162 yards through the air. The Phoenix held the Tigers to 211 yards of total offense in the game and nine points, which is the best the unit has played all season.

On offense, both Brandon Edmontson and Avery Harris appeared in the game at quarterback for the Phoenix. Both quarterbacks went 5-10 through the air for just under 40 yards, respectively.

Leading the way for the Phoenix on the ground was Treylon Sheppard with 166-yards on 25 carries and a TD. Bret Robinson also had a solid day notching eight carries for 53-yards and a TD. Ian Hafner led the Cumberland receivers with eight receptions for 51 yards in the game.

Cumberland ends the 2021 spring football season with a 2-5 record and a short turnaround before the fall season begins.