This week the Tigers entered hostile territory and came away with another impressive victory over their first conference opponent of the year, Lindsey Wilson’s Blue Raiders, with a score of 33-7. Neal Pawsat and Van Isaac terrorized Lindsey Wilson’s defense with a strong passing game. The Tigers relied on the run to score a lot for the first two games, but Pawsat hit Madon for three touchdown passes. Overall, Madon caught eight passes for 110 yards. Pawsat was 22-of-37 for 237 yards and threw four touchdown passes with no interceptions. Senior quarterback Van Isaac entered the game in the fourth quarter and completed 100 percent of his passes. The running game was more relaxed, with 106 net yards by nine different carriers.
Though the offense shined, the defense was the star of the game, allowing Lindsey Wilson to score once. Lindsey Wilson had 207 yards in the air and only six on the ground, after a week where they ran for 309 against Pikeville. Lindsey Wilson quarterback Branden Cresap was picked off twice. The first of those interceptions, by Brandon Lawson at the end of the first half, allowed the Tigers to get one last drive and enter halftime up 17-0.
Junior Defensive Lineman Patrick Daugherty had an amazing game with six tackles, five for loss, including three sacks, and was named Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
Next week, the Tigers will be at home for homecoming week facing Kentucky Christian University. Coach Cronin expects a “tough ball game from a Kentucky Christian team that has made a lot of strides themselves in the past two years.” The game will be at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. (www.georgetowncollege athletics.com)