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CU's Lennox honored by MSC

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CU's Nick Lennox / STEVE WAMPLER photo

LEBANON -- Cumberland University’s Nick Lennox was voted the Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after registering 4.5 sacks with a forced fumble and eight total tackles in a 41-17 victory over NCAA Division II Alderson Broaddus.

The Watertown native accounted for a sack on the last play of the first quarter and added another in the third quarter. In the final period he had 2.5 sacks and forced a fumble to go along with seven solo tackles in the contest.

The senior defensive end surpassed his sack total for the year in just one game and now has 9.5 sacks on the season. Lennox finished the season second on the club with 62 total tackles and led CU with 14.0 tackles for loss. He added three forced fumbles and nine quarterback hurries in 11 contests.

Lennox was a two-time TSWA Class 2A All-Stater for Coach Gavin Webster at Watertown High School.

Cumberland held the Battlers to just 140 yards of total offense in the first half, building a 31-7 advantage.

The unit allowed just 293.0 yards per game over the last four contests of the season, as the Bulldogs won three games in a row to close the season. First-year head coach Donnie Suber led CU to a 7-4 record, the fourth straight year with at least seven victories.

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