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Battle of Hwy 55: It's today. CU Tigers v LW Blue Raider

Blue Raider Stadium expected to be filled to capacity today. In honor of Veteran's Day, Lindsey Wilson College extends Free Admission to Veterans. Senior Day activities take place at 1pmCT/2pmET, before 1:30pmCT/2:30pmET kickoff. It's Kentucky's most intense NAIA rivalry. Complete Story

By Christopher Coombs

COLUMBIA, KY - The No. 4-ranked Lindsey Wilson football teams hosts Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division rival No. 18-ranked Campbellsville (KY) at 1:30pmCT on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Blue Raider Stadium, 928 Russell Road, in the Battle of Highway 55.


In honor of Veteran's Day, Lindsey Wilson extends free admission to Saturday's game to all those currently serving or who have served our country in the military by presenting their military identification. Lindsey Wilson athletics proudly supports all those who serve our country in the United States Armed Forces.

Saturday will also serve as Senior Day for the Blue Raiders. Prior to kickoff Lindsey Wilson seniors will be honored for their contributions to the football program starting at 1pmCT.

The Blue Raiders (9-0, 5-0 MSC Bluegrass) defeated Georgetown (Ky.) 37-14 on Saturday. With the win Lindsey Wilson set a program record for consecutive wins with nine and earned at least a share of the divisional title. Dylan Beasley completed 19-of-31 passes for 239 yards and three touchdowns. Cam Wyche, Jayven Jones and Mikey Davis each caught a touchdown as Blake Ingleton ran for two touchdowns on 13 carries for 57 yards. Trent Mueller led the Blue Raiders defense with 12 tackles.

The Blue Raiders rank in the top-10 of the NAIA in 10 different statistical categories including second in pass efficiency (182.7), second in kickoff return yards per attempt (25.6) and third in third down conversion percentage (54.3). Lindsey Wilson also ranks fourth in field goal percentage (0.875), and seventh in scoring offense (48.3) and scoring defense per game (18.7).

Beasley is fourth in pass efficiency per game (176.5) and Trent Mueller is fifth in tackles per game with 10.7. Jared Dougherty ranks sixth in field Goal percentage (0.875) and eighth in scoring for kickers per game (7.2). Allen Cooks ranks ninth in total punt return yards (154.0).

Campbellsville (7-1, 4-1 MSC Bluegrass) defeated Cumberland (TN) 58-34 on Saturday. The Tigers set a program record for most total yards of offense in a game with 746. Campbellsville threw for 528 yards and racked up 218 on the ground. Hunter Brown completed 33-of-51 passes for 528 yards and six touchdowns. Keanau Young caught 10 passes for 185 yards and three touchdowns. Kendon Young caught two touchdowns on five receptions for 107 yards and Zerric Willis caught four passes for 98 yards and a touchdown.

The Tigers rank No. 1 in pass offense per game (395.6), No. 4 in sacks per game (3.8) and No. 7 in rush defense, allowing just 95.6 yards a game. Quarterback Hunter Brown ranks No. 1 in passing yards per game (380.1) as Justin Manning ranks No. 1 in tackles per game (11.3). BJ Pelt ranks second for interceptions on the season with six.

Saturday's matchup is the eighth meeting between the two programs. Campbellsville holds a slight 4-3 edge in the series but the Blue Raiders have won three of the last four meetings. Last season Lindsey Wilson picked up a 54-33 victory at Campbellsville. Beasley threw for 413 yards and three touchdowns.


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