Game Preview: Bulldogs look to tame Tigers
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – The Union College football team returns to the gridiron on Saturday, hosting longtime rival Campbellsville University (Ky.).
Both teams are seeking their first win of the season as Union is 0-3 and Campbellsville is 0-2.
Location – Barbourville, Ky.
Stadium – Williamson Stadium
Game time – 7 p.m.
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This is the 29th meeting between the two squads with Campbellsville holding a 16-12 edge. In the last eight meetings, the teams are 4-4.
The Bulldogs won the last meeting, a 47-40 shootout on Sept. 10, 2016, in Campbellsville. In fact, Union’s last two wins over the Tigers came on the road.
While it is winless, Campbellsville has faced stiff competition, losing to No. 12 Lindsey Wilson College (40-24) and No. 8 Reinhardt University (28-0).
Union is averaging 15 points and 338.7 yards per game, while Campbellsville is putting up 12 points and 315.0 yards per game.
Turnovers have been an issue for both squads. The Bulldogs have turned the ball over 10 times (eight interceptions, two fumbles), while the Tigers have five turnovers (three interceptions, two fumbles).
Both teams are averaging eight penalties per game with Union being penalized 61.3 yards per game and Campbellsville 71.5 yards per game.
David Richardson leads the Tiger ground game with 140 yards on 28 carries.
Three quarterbacks have combined for 297 yards passing and one touchdown. Kendon Young is the Tigers top receiver with 10 catches for 122 yards.
The Campbellsville defense has racked up 15.5 tackles for a loss and 3.5 sacks. Darius Moore leads the Tigers with 23 total stops with 3.0 tackles for a loss.
Jalen Echols leads the Union ground attack with 121 yards rushing.
Union is looking for its first rushing touchdown of the year.
The Bulldogs have six passing touchdowns with five of them going to Earl Wells. Wells has 17 catches on the year for 337 yards.
Defensively, Jay Brown and Cohen Perry lead the way with 25 and 18 tackles, respectively.