Tusculum tops Carson-Newman


GREENEVILLE, TN- Lor’renzo Pratt rushed for a career-high 151 yards and three fourth-quarter touchdowns, and added a 91-yard kickoff return for a score as Tusculum University defeated Carson-Newman University 41-28 in South Atlantic Conference action Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Field.

On Senior Day, Pratt scored on runs of 1, 47 and 1 yards in the final 12 minutes for the Pioneers (5-3, 4-2 SAC), who outgained the Eagles 285-279 on the ground in the game. Jordon Shippy added 104 yards on 11 carries and a score as Tusculum earned its largest victory against Carson-Newman since a 103-0 win on Oct. 11, 1919.

Antonio Wimbush rushed for 112 yards and a score for the Eagles (6-3, 4-2 SAC), who possessed the ball for 34 minutes and ran 16 more offensive plays than the Pioneers, but were plagued by miscues on special teams that contributed directly to four Tusculum touchdowns. Four of the Pioneers’ five offensive touchdowns came on drives that began on the Eagles’ side of midfield.

Courtesy: Tusculum Athletics

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