6 pm Saturday kickoff -
Cumberland's football team will hit the road Saturday for a MSC West Division game against long-time rival Campbellsville University. Kickoff at Finley Stadium is set for 6 p.m. Central Time. Live radio coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. on WANT FM-98.9.
The Bulldogs and Tigers have played every season since CU revived the football program, with Campbellsville leading the all-time series 13-12.
The teams have alternated wins in each of the last seven seasons, with four of those seven outings decided by five points or less.
Cumberland enters Saturday's game 3-4 on the season after last week's 52-18 loss to No. 8-ranked Reinhardt.
"We've got to bounce back and have a good week of practice," said Bulldogs head coach Donnie Suber. "Our guys are fighters and as long as they continue to play hard we'll be OK."
Campbellsville stands 5-2 after blasting Bethel 69-21 a week ago.
In last season's 27-17 CU victory at Nokes-Lasater Field, the 'Dogs forced three turnovers, defensive lineman Donovan Norfleet ran 61 yards for a touchdown on a fumble and Brian Reynolds rushed 40 yards for a score on a fake punt.
Cumberland quarterback Justin Snyder paces the offense with 1,400 yards passing and 14 touchdowns. The junior has completed 104-of-197 passes (53 percent) and has thrown only four interceptions.
Wide receiver Michael Green is his top target with 28 receptions for 674 yards and six scores.
Tailback Austin Chaplin leads the Cumberland ground game with 600 yards on 115 carries (5.21 per attempt) and five touchdowns.
Campbellsville counters with QB Jacob Russell who has thrown for 2,338 yards in seven games with 25 scores. He has completed 167-of-268 attempts (62 percent) with six interceptions.
Russell's top receiver is Jarrod Harrington who has caught 49 passes for 676 yards and five touchdowns.
Homecoming set week of Oct. 31
Cumberland will celebrate "Haunted Homecoming" Saturday, Oct. 31 as the Bulldogs host Bethel University. Kickoff is set for 12 Noon, but the fun begins Tuesday, Oct. 27 . For more information, visit www.cumberland.edu.
CU welcomes students Nov. 7
If things go as planned, Cumberland's home game Saturday, Nov. 7 with Faulkner will be one to remember. The University is inviting students from Wilson County Schools to attend the final home game of the 2015 season free of charge.
Coca-Cola and Chick-fil-A are sponsoring the event and providing food and prizes for attendees. Students and families are encouraged to come out and enjoy the festivities that day and win some great prizes.
During the game students will have opportunities to win $1,000 scholarships to Cumberland University, Free Chick-fil-A for a year, a bicycle, a Tennessee Titans football weekend getaway and much more.
Kickoff is at 12 Noon at Nokes-Lasater Field.