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Football: LWC faces Reinhardt on Sat. in NAIA FCS 1st Round

The No. 8-ranked Lindsey Wilson football team will take on No. 9 Reinhardt (GA) on Saturday at Parnell Family Stadium, 928 Russell Road, Columbia, KY, in the NAIA Football Championship Series First Round. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:30pmCT.

Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis for $5. Tickets are $10 at the gate. Gates open at 11amCT with the parking lot opening at 9amCT. Chris Wells and Bob Boon will be live from the Lindsey Wilson Sports Network for the contest at 11:45amCT with the pregame show before guiding you through the contest.

Lindsey Wilson is making its eighth appearance in the FCS. The Blue Raiders are 11-6 all-time in the FCS, including winning the 2020 national championship. Reinhardt is making its eighth appearance in the FCS. The Eagles are 6-7 all-time in the FCS. Reinhardt's best-ever finish was a national runner-up finish in 2017.

The match up with be a battle of strengths as the Eagles are second in the NAIA in rushing averaging 258.1 yards per game. Conversely, Lindsey Wilson leads the nation in run defense, allowing just 21.1 yards per game. The Blue Raiders have held four of their opponents this season to negative rushing yards.

Lindsey Wilson leads the NAIA in total defense, allowing just 193.8 yards per game. LWC leads the NAIA this season with 46 sacks through 10 games. The 49 sacks are a new single season program record surpassing 39 in 2021.

Luke Bowman became the program's all-time leader in tackles against Bethel (Tenn.). He now has 350 career tackles. Bowman is also the program's all-time sacks leader (20.5) and all-time leader in tackles for a loss (56.5).

Ian Sauter matched Jared Dougherty's single season field goal mark last week against Georgetown (Ky.) with his 11th make of the season. Kobe Belcher is 22 yards away from moving into the program's top-five in rushing yards for his career. He currently has 1,553 rushing yards.

Cashawn Beasley is two tackles away from 100 for his career. Manny Scott's 125 receiving yards last week marked the 50th time a Blue Raider has eclipsed the 100-yard receiving plateau. It is Scott's first 100-yard receiving game.

This story was posted on 2022-11-18 16:49:17
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