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CAMPBELLSVILLE, Kentucky (October 6) – The No. 10 Bethel Wildcats won their sixth straight with a 49-13 win at Campbellsville University Saturday night in Campbellsville, Kentucky. …
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Kentucky (October 6) – The No. 10 Bethel Wildcats won their sixth straight with a 49-13 win at Campbellsville University Saturday night in Campbellsville, Kentucky. Bethel is 6-0 over and 2-0 in the MSC Bluegrass Division. Campbellsville fell to 2-4 and 1-1.
Bethel elected to defer after winning the opening toss and with good reason. Chris Beavers recovered Dalton McCann’s on-side kick giving Bethel possession at mid-field. Ten plays later Taye Davis scored on a 12-yard run to give Bethel a 6-0 lead. McCann’s point-after made it 7-0 at the 11:55 mark. Bethel struck again at the 5:04 mark on a Sam Castronova to Davius Prather 27-yard touchdown pass to make it 14-0. With three seconds left in the quarter Bethel scored again on a De’Ontay four-yard run to give the Cats a 21-0 margin at the end of one.
Campbellsville’s Noah Bicksler kicked a 29-yard field goal to make it 21-3 with 10:17 left in the second quarter. Four minutes later Castronova hit Antonio Wright on a seven-yard pass and the Cats led 28-3. With 36 seconds left in the quarter CU quarterback Josh Davis edged his way into the end zone and Bicksler’s point after cut Bethel’s lead to 28-10 at the half.
Both squads were scoreless in the third quarter.
Five seconds into the final stanza Bicksler’s 20-yard field goal made it 28-13 but Bethel would score three times in the last 14 minutes to secure the victory. Wright caught another scoring pass from Castronova. The 60-yard strike gave Bethel a 35-13 lead. Chris Witherspoon and Taye Davis had rushing touchdowns. The fifth best scoring team in the nation averaging 48.2 points per game exceeded that with the 49-13 victory.
Witherspoon led Bethel in rushing with 99 yards on 10 carries. Castronova was 15-of-28 in the air for 265 yards. Wright led Bethel with four catches. Prather had three receptions.
Jeremy Beaulieu and Jeremy Johnson led Bethel in tackles with six each. Beaulieu, Johnson, Jakobe Griffin and Delvin Spruills each had fumble recoveries for the Wildcats.
Bethel outgained the Tigers 527-343 to spoil the CU Homecoming.
Coach Brent Dearmon commented on the win. “This is another big road win for us. We knew this three game stretch would define our season. We did not play up to our standard tonight but as a whole we did enough to win over a tough Campbellsville squad. We are looking forward to finally be back home next week.”
The Wildcats return home for the first time since September 15 as they play host to the Kentucky Christian Knights Saturday at Wildcat Stadium. The Bluegrass Division match-up kicks off at 1:30 p.m. It will be Military and First Responders Appreciation Day.