Campbellsville’s football team wraps up its regular season schedule on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. ET against Lindsey Wilson College in the Battle of Highway 55, which features both teams ranked inside the top 20. Kickoff on Saturday takes place at Blue Raider Stadium in Columbia, Ky.
Fans can tune into the CU Sports Network, 88.7 The Tiger, starting at 2 p.m. ET with The Tiger Tailgate Show. In addition, live video is being provided by Lindsey Wilson.
Campbellsville enters the week with an overall record of 7-1 and sits at No. 18 in the national ranking. The Tigers are a game back of the Blue Raiders in the Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division Standings as Lindsey Wilson enters the final week of the season at 5-0 in the division.
Last time out, Campbellsville had a record-setting day offensively with 746 yards of total offense, which set a new program record. Hunter Brown threw for 528 yards and six touchdowns – with five coming in the first half – to go along with 185 receiving yards from Keanu Young who caught three touchdown passes all coming in the first 30 minutes of action.
Defensively, Darius Moore paced the Tigers with 10 total tackles and his second forced fumble of the season.
Campbellsville has the best attack in the nation with 395.6 passing yards per game and Brown is tops in the NAIA with 380.1 passing yards per game. Wade Holtsclaw and Young lead the Tigers in scoring with 11 touchdowns apiece. All 11 of Holtsclaw’s touchdowns have come on the ground, while Young has nine receiving scores and two rushing touchdowns.
BJ Pelt has led the Campbellsville secondary with six interceptions to rank second in the NAIA, while Moore is the leading tackler on the Campbellsville roster with 60 tackles.
Lindsey Wilson enters the week as one of six undefeated team in the NAIA with a record of 9-0 and is atop of the MSC Bluegrass Division standings at 5-0. Dylan Beasley has led the Blue Raider offense with 259.1 passing yards per game and he ranks fourth in the NAIA with a passing efficiency of 176.5. He has 26 passing scores this season and has thrown just three interceptions.
The Blue Raiders have six receivers with over 200 yards receiving, while Mikey Davis and Cam Wyche have recorded six touchdowns apiece. Blake Ingleton has been the catalyst in the backfield with 110 carries for 705 yards and 11 touchdowns. Ingleton also recorded a 99-yard kickoff return for touchdown.
Trent Mueller leads the Lindsey Wilson defense with 10.7 tackles per game – which ranks fourth in the nation and second in the Mid-South. Damani Jenkins has a team-best four sacks on just 16 tackles for the Blue Raiders.
In the Battle of Highway 55, Campbellsville leads the series, 4-3, but after winning the first three games of series, the Tigers have won just one of the last four meetings. Last season, Lindsey Wilson beat Campbellsville, 54-33. The matchup at Finley Stadium last year was the first time that the the Tigers lost to the Blue Raiders by more than a score.
Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday afternoon from Blue Raider Stadium in Columbia, Ky., for the regular-season finale for both team.
by David Gerhart