October 16, 20211st2nd3rd4thFinal
Cumberland20270754
Campbellsville60121432
Scoring
1st Quarter
CUMBERLATD06:39James Christian 10 Yd Run
CAMPBELLTD06:19Dequantay Shannon 77 Yd Run (Heath Carden missed kick)
CUMBERLATD03:12Kaleb Witherspoon 15 Yd Run (Hunter Mathis kick)
CUMBERLATD00:50Treylon Sheppard 4 Yd Run (Hunter Mathis kick)
2nd Quarter
CUMBERLATD13:13Ian Hafner 42 Yd Pass From Dylan Carpenter
CUMBERLATD10:59James Christian 45 Yd Run (Hunter Mathis kick)
CUMBERLATD05:58Dylan Carpenter 4 Yd Run (Hunter Mathis kick)
CUMBERLATD04:56Jaylen Taylor 16 Yd Pass From Dylan Carpenter (Hunter Mathis kick)
3rd Quarter
CAMPBELLTD04:16Dequantay Shannon 3 Yd Run
CAMPBELLTD00:01Tate Pringle 12 Yd Pass From Josh Meglis
4th Quarter
CAMPBELLTD07:32Patrick Oden 12 Yd Pass From Josh Meglis
CUMBERLATD04:09James Christian 65 Yd Run (Hunter Mathis kick)
CAMPBELLTD00:50Dequantay Shannon 5 Yd Run
Stats at a GlanceCUMBERLACAMPBELL
1st Downs2722
3rd Down Conversions4-104-14
4th Down Conversions0-12-3
Passing (Comp-Att)309 (12-17) 237 (18-37)
Rushing (Att)321 (54) 201 (35)
Total Yards630438
Penalties9-886-57
Turnovers22
Fumbles Lost21
Interceptions01
Possession37:1422:46
Big First Half leads Phoenix to win at Campbellsville
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Big First Half leads Phoenix to win at Campbellsville
James Christian stiff arming a Tigers defender on his way to the endzone. (Credit: Kyle Allen)

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.--The Phoenix rolls through Campbellsville on the road as the offense explodes for 630 yards of offense in a 54-32 win on the road.

Cumberland (3-3, 2-1 MSC) erupted out of the gates in the first half for 46 first-half points. James Christian toted the rock 20 times for 229 yards and three touchdowns. Quarterback Dylan Carpenter completed 12-of-17 passes for 309 yards and two touchdowns. Styles Corder caught four passes for 141 yards, Jaylen Taylor had four receptions for 93 yards and a score, and Ian Hafner caught one pass for a 42-yard score.

Campbellsville (1-4, 1-2 MSC) came storming back in the second half, but had too much to overcome. Dequontay Shannon rushed for 105 yards and three scores. Quarterback Josh Meglis completed 16-of-34 passes for 218 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. 

Cumberland scored on the opening drive after Campbellsville allowed the Phoenix to extend the drive on a punt by having too many players on the field. Christian ran in his first touchdown of the game from 10-yards out. The Phoenix went for two and failed for a 6-0 lead.

The first play from scrimmage for Campbellsville, Lebanon native Dequantay Shannon exploded for a 77-yard touchdown rush. The point-after try was no good and the game was tied at 6-6 after six minutes of play. 

The Phoenix took just six plays to get in the end zone capped by a 15-yard touchdown rush by Kaleb Witherspoon to give Cumberland a 13-6 lead. 

On the next drive, Campbellsville quarterback Josh Meglis tried to find a receiver in the slot and Trevor Griffin jumped the route perfectly to set up the Phoenix in Campbellsville territory. Four plays later Treylon Sheppard scored on a four-yard rush and Cumberland held a 20-6 lead after the first quarter. 

The Phoenix defense forced a three-and-out on the next possession allowing quarterback Dylan Carpenter to throw for a 42-yard touchdown to Ian Hafner. The point-after by Hunter Mathis was good and Cumberland led 26-6 one minute into the second quarter.

After another quick go for the Tigers offense, the Phoenix handed it to Christian for three-straight carries, and on the third carry Christian broke loosed for a 45-yard score to put Cumberland up 33-6. 

The next Cumberland possession, Carpenter threw a bomb to Jaylen Taylor for 44-yards and the Phoenix drove it to the goal line. On a second down play, Carpenter scrambled out of the pocket and found enough daylight to rush for a four-yard score. 

The Phoenix would add one more touchdown in the half after Jayden Jobe forced a fumble, recovered on the Tigers 17-yard line. Two plays later, Carpenter threw a fade to Taylor and Taylor made a circus catch while being interfered with for the score to take a 47-6 lead into the break. 

Campbellsville put up 26 points in the second half to make the score look closer than the game actually was. Christian got loose for a 65-yard touchdown rush to put the icing on the cake as the Phoenix defeated Campbellsville 54-32. 

Cumberland will be back at home next Saturday for homecoming against Bethel University.