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Football: LWC travels to Thomas More on Saturday

The Lindsey Wilson football team is set to head north as they hit the road for a conference matchup with Thomas More (KY) on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at Griffin Plaza in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. Kickoff is at 6pmCT.

The Blue Raiders are 3-0 all-time against the Saints, including 2-0 all-time on the road. Last season, Lindsey Wilson beat Thomas More 47-0 in the first of three straight shutouts. Lindsey Wilson has outscored the Saints 154-41 in the three all-time meetings with wins of 55-21 at Thomas More in 2019 and 52-20 during the 2020 season.

Lindsey Wilson comes into the contest following a 21-12 win over Campbellsville (Ky.) during the Battle of Highway 55 last weekend. Thomas More was idle last week after winning at Campbellsville 44-36 in its Mid-South Conference opener on Sept. 17.

The LWC defense has surrendered just 22 rushing yards this season through the first four games. During the last two weeks, the Blue Raiders have held Cumberlands (Ky.) and Campbellsville (Ky.) to a combined -49 yards rushing.

Lindsey Wilson leads the NAIA in rushing defense, allowing just 5.5 rushing yards per game. Last week, the Blue Raiders set a program record holding Campbellsville (Ky.) to -28 rushing yards.

Noel Patterson has been electric on special teams this season, leading the NAIA with 322 punt return yards, including a return for a touchdown. He also leads the NAIA in all-purpose yards per with an average of 197-yards.

The Blue Raiders are one of 13 teams in the NAIA that are unbeaten this season. Lindsey Wilson has won 33 consecutive regular-season games and 25 straight against Mid-South Conference opponents.

Lindsey Wilson is a perfect 4-0, 2-0 MSC entering the contest while Thomas More is 2-2, 1-0 MSC.

Chris Wells and Bob Boon will be live with an audio broadcast for the contest at 5:25pmCT here and locally on WAIN 93.5 FM. Live stats and video will also be available.

This story was posted on 2022-09-30 17:28:40
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