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CU plays at UT Martin Thursday

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CU’s George Nwokoji / DALLUS WHITFIELD, The Wilson Post

Still flying-high from Saturday’s 34-27 season-opening win over No. 4-ranked University of the Cumberlands,  the Cumberland football team faces a quick turnaround they play the UT Martin  Skyhawks Thursday.
Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. at Hardy Graham Stadium. Live radio coverage begins at 6 p.m. on WANT FM-98.9.
UTM, a longtime member of the OVC, stands 0-2 on the season following a heart-breaking 26-24 loss at Central Arkansas Saturday, Sept. 6.
The Skyhawks opened the season with a lopsided 59-14 loss at Kentucky two weeks ago.
Two former Wilson County prep standouts will be seeing plenty of action for UT Martin.
Wilson Central product Jackson Redditt is a junior and has handled the kicking duties since last season.
Mt. Juliet High graduate Matt Stewart is a senior and starts at tightend for the Skyhawks.

Anthony Knight returned an interception 74 yards for a touchdown to put Cumberland ahead for good and Michael Green had a 59-yard catch-and-run that proved to be the game-winner as the 25th-ranked Bulldogs erased 10 years of frustration with a 34-27 victory over No. 4 University of the Cumberlands Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.

Cumberland (1-0) had not defeated the Patriots since 2002, losing nine straight in the series, most by lopsided margins, but the Bulldogs forced four turnovers by the visitors, which resulted in 17 points.

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