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NCCAA VICTORY BOWL: CU Fighting Tigers host SAGU in Campbellsville, KY
Prior to kickoff, both teams are working in a Community Service project to help the Campbellsville and Taylor County Community. Click on headline for complete story
NCCAA Victory Bowl kicks off at 11amCT/12pmNoonCT, on Saturday, November 18, 2017, as No. 20 Campbellsville football hosts No. 18 Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) at Citizens Bank Field/Finley Stadium, 204 Tiger Way, Campbellsville, KY.
By David Gerhart, assistant sports information director
CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY - (Fri 17 Nov 2017) - Campbellsville's football team is set to host the NCCAA Victory Bowl for the second time in program history. The 20th-ranked Tigers host No. 18 Southwestern Assemblies of God University at Citizens Bank Field/Finley Stadium, 204 Tiger Way, on Saturday afternoon, November 18, 2017, at 11amCT/12pmNoonET.
Prior to the game on Saturday, both Campbellsville and SAGU are working together in a community service project on Friday to help out the local Campbellsville and Taylor County community.
The Tigers enter the week with a record of 7-2 after dropping its final game of the regular season to rival Lindsey Wilson College.
Campbellsville has gone 2-2 over its last four games and comes into the final game of the season as the top passing team in the nation. The Tigers have compiled 393.4 passing yards per game this season. Hunter Brown leads the Campbellsville offense with 379.7 passing yards a contest, which is the best in the NAIA. The Tigers' 3,541 passing yards are fourth best in the country.
Keanu Young leads the wide receiving core with 64 grabs for 805 yards and nine touchdowns. Kendon Young has nine touchdown catches in eight games this season and averages 21 yards per reception - which leads the team.
Wade Holtsclaw is the leading scorer for Campbellsville with 72 points all coming from his 12 rushing touchdowns.
On defense, BJ Pelt ranks fourth in the NAIA with six interceptions on the season and the team is fourth in the NAIA averaging 3.6 sacks per game. Darius Moore leads the way with 63 total tackles, while Jaceree Caldwell has recorded a team high 12 tackles for loss. Nine different players for the Tigers have recorded at least two sacks this season.
SAGU comes into the week with a record of 8-2 and won its regular-season finale over Bacone College, 29-8. The Lions have won seven of their last eight games entering the Victory Bowl on Saturday. SAGU is averaging 258.9 passing yards per game and 150.8 yards on the ground.
CJ Collins leads the passing game for SAGU with 2,500 passing yards in 10 appearances, while throwing for 23 touchdowns. The duo of JP Lowery and Ricky Bickham has balanced out the offensive attack with 787 and 683 rushing yards, respectively. Lowery has also scored 12 touchdowns this season.
Coby Roach anchors the Lion defense from the safety position with 72 total tackles and has chipped in with seven tackles for loss. Jordan Coleman, Darnell Martin and Matt Lighter have combined for 20 of the teams 25 sacks this season with Coleman pacing the trio with 8-1/2 sacks for the Lions.
Saturday is going set to Campbellsville's third appearance in the NCCAA Victory Bowl and first since 2011. The Tigers made their Victory Bowl debut in 2010 and then won the title the next season when it defeated Greenville College at home, 21-7.
SAGU is making their second appearance in the Victory Bowl after the Lions won the bowl during its first appearance in 2015. SAGU defeated University of Northwestern at home, 10-7.
This is set to be the first all-time meeting between the Lions and the Tigers. Campbellsville is 29-29 when playing an opponent for the first time.
Sponsored below: Kick off is set for noon ET on Saturday afternoon from Citizens Bank Field at Finley Stadium.Fans can tune into the game on WLCU-TV (Comcast Channel 10), the CU Sports Network and 88.7 FM The Tiger. Coverage beings at 11:30amET with The Tiger Tailgate Show.
This story was posted on 2017-11-18 05:54:18
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