ColumbiaMagazine.com
Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  
 
































 
LWC Football 2020 Rewind

By Kyle Jackson

The 2020-21 season for the Lindsey Wilson football team was certainly one for the history books. From having their entire schedule delayed to the spring, to reaching heights the likes of which had never been seen before in program history.

The Blue Raiders made their sixth appearance in the NAIA Football Championship Series, running the table en route to a visit to Grambling State University. In Louisiana, the eleven-year-old football program captured its first national championship by defeating No. 6 Northwestern (Iowa) 45-13.

Along the way, Lindsey Wilson secured its third Mid-South Conference division title, as well as the 50th all-time victory at Blue Raider Stadium. The team also maintained its bragging rights in the famed "Battle of Highway 55," defeating Campbellsville (KY) 49-21.


The 2020-21 season saw the Blue Raiders post their third-highest scoring average in program history at 46.3 points per game. Senior quarterback and Second Team All-American, Cameron Dukes led the way for Lindsey Wilson with 2,946 yards of total offense, including 2,555 yards through the air en route to 33 touchdowns. The Mid-South Bluegrass Division Offensive Player of the Year completed 66.0 percent of his passes during the season, a new Lindsey Wilson single-season record.

Dukes threw touchdown passes to ten different receivers, including Terrill Cole Jr., who hauled in 13 scores and 850 receiving yards. Additionally, Joshua Lewis tallied eight trips to the endzone, racking up 591 yards through the air in the process.

On the ground, Jaylen Boyd became the program's all-time leader in rushing yards, compiling 685 yards and eight touchdowns on the season to push him to the top of the list with 2,441 career rushing yards.

Lindsey Wilson finished the season with an NAIA second-best 51.1 percent efficiency on third-down conversions, while posting a third-best 80.6 percent proficiency on fourth downs.

On the other side of the ball, Lindsey Wilson held its opponents to 14.4 points per outing, the lowest scoring average allowed in program history. The Blue Raiders also tied an all-time high with 33.5 sacks, ranking number five in the country.

Defensively, the Blue Raiders limited their opposition to just 19.4 percent on fourth-down conversion attempts, the second-lowest mark in Division I.

Head coach Chris Oliver also received national attention for his efforts throughout the season, claiming his sixth AFCA regional coach of the year honor, as well as being named the AFCA-NAIA National Coach of the Year.

CoSIDA Academic All-America Team
  • Eli Cross
  • Cameron Dukes
  • Joe Gressette
  • Cameron Thurman

FootballScoop NAIA Coordinator of the Year
  • Phil Kleckler

CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team
  • Eli Cross
  • Cameron Dukes
  • Joe Gressette
  • Cameron Thurman

AFCA-NAIA National Coach of the Year
  • Chris Oliver

AFCA-NAIA Coaches' All-America Second Team
  • Cameron Dukes

AFCA-NAIA Coaches All-America Honorable Mention
  • Luke Bowman
  • Terrill Cole
  • Joshua Lewis

Community Trust Bank Kentucky Collegiate All-Commonwealth Team
  • Jaylen Boyd
  • Luke Bowman
  • Cameron Dukes
  • Joe Gressette

All Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division First Team
  • Jaylen Boyd
  • Luke Bowman
  • Robert Carter
  • Terrill Cole
  • Eli Cross
  • Cameron Dukes
  • Joe Gressette
  • Joshua Lewis
  • Ian Sauter
  • Cameron Thurman
  • Jaleel Warren

Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division Second Team
  • Cullen Cox
  • Peyton Doles
  • Joshua Lewis

Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division Second Team
  • Joshua Lewis

Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division Academic All-Conference
  • Michael Burdick
  • Cullen Cox
  • Eli Cross
  • Brandon Davis
  • Bryan Dickerson
  • Peyton Doles
  • Cameron Dukes
  • Gavin Foushee
  • Joe Gressette
  • Jerome Jones Jr.
  • Johnathan Lutz
  • Jeremiah Malone
  • Will Nalley
  • Dawson Oliver
  • Malachi Rogan
  • Blake Russell
  • Ian Sauter
  • Eli Sherrard
  • Cameron Thurman
  • Greg Tuggle

Mid-South Conference Champion of Character
  • Cameron Dukes

AFCA Region 1 Coach of the Year
  • Chris Oliver

NAIA Special Teams Player of the Week
  • Ian Sauter - Apr. 13

Mid-South Conference Offensive Player of the Week
  • Cameron Dukes - March 1, 22

Mid-South Conference Special Teams Player of the Week
  • Ian Sauter - March 1, 9, Apr. 12
  • Joshua Lewis - March 15, Apr. 5

Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week
  • Latrell Streater - March 9


This story was posted on 2021-07-28 16:01:22
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.



 






























 
 
Quick Links to Popular Features


Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on ColumbiaMagazine.com.

 

Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017


Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to webmaster@columbiamagazine.com. All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.