Union loses ‘Battle for the Brass Lantern’

Published 9:40 am Tuesday, October 1, 2019

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. — University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) found the end zone twice within the first three minutes of the game and never looked back as Union College fell 98-0 on Saturday.

The No. 13 Patriots (3-0 overall) keep the Brass Lantern for the third year in a row.

Union falls to 0-5 on the year.

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Cumberlands scored twice and was up 14-0 with 12:22 remaining in the first quarter. An interception set up the Patriots’ first score, a Martize Smith 2-yard run. Cumberlands then caught Union off guard with an onside kick, recovering the ball on its own 47. On the next play, the Patriots scored on a 53-yard pass play.

Cumberlands took a 42-0 lead into the half and continued to add to its lead the rest of the night.


Tramonte Gardner picked off two passes for the Bulldogs. This is the first time a Bulldog has multiple interceptions in a game since Seth Nichols had two against Faulkner University (Fla.) on Sept. 15, 2018.


Union opens Mid-South Conference (MSC) Appalachian Division play on Saturday when it visits Bluefield College (Va.). Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.