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'Dogs run for 410 yards
LEBANON -- Austin Chaplin rushed 31 times for 229 yards and three touchdowns while Moses Cornelius added 116 yards and two TDs off the bench as Cumberland rolled to a 54-21 victory over Kentucky Christian Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.

The Bulldogs (3-3) won their second straight contest and played at home for the first time in five weeks.

CU scored four times in the opening quarter and added two more touchdowns in the third and fourth periods.

A former Mt. Juliet High standout, Chaplin tallied on runs of three, two and four yards while Cornelius, a redshirt freshman who prepped at Antioch, added 45 and four-yard TD runs in the final period.

Chaplin gained 149 yards in the first half and Cornelius posted 104 of his 116 in the final period, including the 45-yard scoring run that put the Bulldogs ahead, 47-21, with 13:50 left in the game.

"Chaplin runs hard," said CU coach Donnie Suber. "We just moved him to running back this year and we're glad we did. He's made a huge difference."

Nathan Anderson blocked his third punt of the year on KCU's next possession and three plays later Cornelius barreled in from four yards out for the final score of the contest.

"Moses is a load, but he's a little out of shape," Suber said, "he's been running scout team for the past five weeks. But that's a pretty good 1-2 punch."

QB Justin Snyder passed for 185 yards and one touchdown on 16-of-28 and added 47 yards rushing and two touchdowns, including a 63-yard TD scamper late in the third quarter.

Brandon Mallory (Wilson Central) caught four passes for 44 yards with a five-yard TD catch as well.

Safety Tyler Burr was in on nine tackles and made an incredible diving interception in the second quarter.

Jeremy Williams and Cody Carr (Mt. Juliet) has seven tackles each while Donovan Norfleet had two and a half sacks for 16 yards in losses and forced a fumble.

Senior defensive back Anthony Knight suffered an injured leg in the early going and never returned to the game while sophomore center Chandler Peeples went out with a high ankle sprain.

Cumberland will be back in action 12 Noon Saturday, Oct. 17 as the Bulldogs host Reinhardt -- a 55-27 winner over Faulkner last week.

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