By CAMERON NIXON
On Saturday, Oct. 13, the No. 2 ranked Tigers faced their perceived biggest threat yet in the No. 9 ranked University of the Cumberlands, and came out smil- ing. One player said to me that it was just another game, but for those watching it was the most difficult game yet for the Tigers, and they responded with great poise. Through a great team effort on both sides of the field and some late game defensive heroics, the Tigers remain undefeated, winning the game 41-35.
The Tigers had 11 penalties which gave the Patriots 107 yards to go with their 476 total yards of offense, 343 of which were on the ground. Opposing running back Terrance Cobb rushed 25 times for an impressive 258 yards and 3 touchdowns, while their Quarterback Jay Bright completed 8 passes for 133 yards. Yet it wasn’t enough to stop a Tiger offense that has impressed each and every week without fail.
The game was as close as could be till the end, but with a little over two minutes left, linebacker Brock Messina forced a fumble which was carried back by Nick Seither for a touchdown, putting the tigers up 41-35, and keeping Cumberlands a touchdown and a PAT away from winning. On the following kickoff, the Tigers received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, which put
Cumberlands on the 50 yard line. The Patriots made it all the way to the red zone with 14 seconds left in position to score until DJ Lemons intercepted the ball, effectively ending the game.
Georgetown quarterback Neal Pawsat had another great game with 38 passing yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. Two of those touchdowns were thrown to junior wide receiver Branden Burdette, while Rob Madon and Chris Gohman grabbed one a piece. Zach Sowder had the sole running touchdown.