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Point University Loses Nail-biter, Falling to 1-4

Point University Loses Nail-biter, Falling to 1-4

The Point University Skyhawk football team lost a tough one Saturday, blowing a fifteen point lead against Campbellsville in the fourth quarter to fall 30-29.

The Skyhawks hung close for three quarters and trailed just 7-6 at the end of the first.

A 78-yard rush by Ormoni Zanders of Campellsville put the Skyhawks down 7-0 on the third play of the game.

Point University responded with two back-to-back field goals to close the gap. The first sailed through from eighteen yards, and the second came in from twenty. Both were kicked by Skyhawk Wesley Rubiera.

Both defenses attempted to settle down early in the second quarter, but Campbellsville managed an 85-yard scoring drive with six minutes left in the half.

Down 14-6, the Skyhawks went sixty-eight yards in two plays for a touchdown. The score came off a seven yard rush by Melvin Smalls.

Another extra point by Wesley Rubiera closed the gap 14-13 for the Skyhawks before a final field goal in the first half gave Point University a 16-14 lead.

The Skyhawks capitalized on a special teams kick return to go up 23-14 early in the third quarter to extend their lead.

A 38-yard pick six by Isaiah McFarland for the Skyhawks with seventeen seconds to go in the third seemed to put the game away.

Leading 29-14, Point University lost their momentum and fell to a come-from-behind rally by Campbellsville in the fourth.

The Skyhawks’ opponent went eighty yards in five plays, capped off by a 62-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth to close the gap 29-23.

Unable to respond, the Skyhawks were forced off the field by the Campbellsvile defense.

With the game only one score away, Point University needed a defensive stop to maintain the lead, but a 71-yard drive by Campbellsville put the Skyhawks down 30-29.

Neither team would score again in the game, and Point University dropped to a disappointing 1-4 record on the season.

The Skyhawks managed a total of 249 yards of offense while allowing 421 to Campbellsville.

They will play their next game against the University of Pikeville on Saturday, September 29 at Ram Stadium in Valley, Alabama.

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