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No. 5 Lindsey Wilson Football remains unbeaten; now 5-0
Blue Raiders defeat Kentucky Christian 64-23 - at Grayson
Upcoming: Lindsey Wilson Football hosts Cumberland (TN) at 2:30pmCT on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Blue Raider Stadium during Homecoming and Hall of Fame Weekend.
By Chris Wells
GRAYSON, KY - (Sat 14 Oct 2017) No. 5 Lindsey Wilson football racked up a season-high 585 yards of offense to beat host Kentucky Christian 64-23 today at KCU Stadium.
The Blue Raider offense looked sharp coming off last week's bye week, providing a balanced offensive attack -- 376 yards through the air and 209 on the ground. Lindsey Wilson (6-0, 2-0 in the MSC Bluegrass Division) scored on its first six drives and on nine of its 13 possessions in the game. Two of the 13 drives closed out halves.
Blake Ingleton scored the first of his three rushing touchdowns -- matching a single-game program record -- in Lindsey Wilson's first drive of the game for a 7-0 lead. Ingleton rushed for a team-high 67 yards on just 11 carries during the game.
After KCU's Dakota Hines hit a 23-yard field goal to trim the Lindsey Wilson lead to 7-3, Ingleton capped an eight-play, 59-yard drive with a three-yard score for a 13-3 lead.
The Knights pulled within four points on their next drive as Justin Smith connected with Robert King over the middle for a 37-yard touchdown.
That was as close as the Knights would come. Lindsey Wilson scored the next 37 points over the middle two quarters to sprint away from the Knights (0-7, 0-2).
Jayven Jones scored a pair of bookend touchdowns around Dylan Beasley's touchdown toss to Jay Gaudlock to give the Blue Raiders a 34-9 lead with 6:34 left in the first half.
Jones finished the game with 47 rushing yards and the two scores while Beasley ended 13-of-19 passing for 209 yards and the one touchdown in one half of action. Gaudlock ended as one of 15 receivers to finish with a catch in the game.
Ingleton capped the Blue Raiders first-half scoring in the final two minutes to give Lindsey Wilson a 41-9 halftime lead.
While the offense was clicking the Blue Raider defense held KCU scoreless in the second quarter, including recording their lone takeaway of the day in the waning seconds of the half.
Michael DeLeon intercepted Smith to thwart any Kentucky Christian momentum heading into the locker room. The pick is the first of DeLeon's career.
Peyton Veraldi started the second half for the Blue Raiders at quarterback and connected with Cam Wyche for a 34-yard score to extend the lead to 48-9. Wyche ended with a team-high five catches and 75 yards.
A snap over Hines' head and into the end zone on the next KCU possession -- when the Knights were attempting a punt -- resulted in a safety to make it 50-9.
Julian Johns and Xavier Abernathy each provided fourth-quarter rushing touchdowns to give the Blue Raiders seven scores on the ground during the game -- one off the program record.
Trent Mueller led the Blue Raider defense with 11 tackles -- his fourth double-digit tackle game of the season. Demani Jenkins added the lone sack for the Blue Raiders while finishing with 1-1/2 tackles for a loss. As a team, Lindsey Wilson ended with 6-1/2 tackles for a loss.
Kentucky Christian's De'Anta Sipp rushed for a game-high 122 yards and a touchdown. The Knights finished with 140 yards on the ground and 361 yards overall.
Chris Wells, the writer of this story, Chris Wells, is Sports Information Director at Lindsey Wilson College
This story was posted on 2017-10-15 12:10:53
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