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Football: LWC Senior Day this weekend

By Kyle Jackson

The No. 1-ranked Lindsey Wilson football team will celebrate senior day this Saturday as they welcome rival Campbellsville University in the Battle of Highway 55. Kickoff is set for 1:30pmCT at Parnell Family Stadium.

Before the game, Lindsey Wilson coaches and family members will honor 12 seniors: Jaylen Boyd, Jordan Boyd, Darius Clark, Eddie Davis, Cameron Dukes, Joe Gressette, Michael Leslie, Daniel Coxhead Mantell, Shea Martin, Dawson Oliver, Dimitrius Patterson, and Cameron Thurman.

The Blue Raiders (8-0, 5-0 MSC) enter the game after defeating No. 22-ranked Bethel (TN) 41-30 away from home. On a career record-making day, Dukes recorded his 100th career passing touchdown in the game while Boyd recorded his 34th career rushing touchdown, a new program record.

As a team this season, the Blue Raiders are averaging 41.3 points per game, the 12th best average in the country, while also producing 420 yards of offense per game. The offense has gone 63-130 on third down, producing the 2nd best third-down conversion rate in the NAIA.

Defensively, the Blue Raiders rank 3rd in the nation in defensive interceptions with 17 and 4th in interception return yards with 297 on the season.

As for the Tigers (1-6, 1-4 MSC), they enter the match on a three-game losing streak and lost 42-3 to No. 8-ranked Georgetown (KY) at home on October 30th in their last outing.

Campbellsville is led offensively by Josh Meglis with 869 passing yards and seven touchdowns on the season. Running back D'Anta Sipp leads the team with 772 rushing yards and three touchdowns, while Luke Sheperson has been the primary target on the receiving end with a team-high 26 receptions for 301 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

On defense for the Tigers, Jacoby Miguel leads the team with 47 total tackles while Kale Hagan has a team-high 2.5 sacks this season. Anton Fant leads the Tigers with three interceptions.

As a team, the Tigers are averaging 20.9 points per game and 326 yards of offense per game.

This will be the 12th all-time meeting between these programs with Lindsey Wilson winning the last meeting 49-21 on April 1st. The Blue Raiders lead the all-time series 7-4 and will clinch the Bluegrass Division title with a victory.

Live video and stats will be available for the game.

This story was posted on 2021-11-06 09:54:44
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