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Bulldogs slide in polls

Posted on 21 October 2014 by Allen

 Broc Loveless Cumberland

Cumberland dropped four spots to No. 15 in this week’s 2014 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday after a 34-16 loss to seventh-ranked Faulkner University.

The loss ended a four-game winning streak for the Bulldogs (5-2, 1-1 Mid-South West), who played the second half without quarterback Reed Gurchiek and a very limited Broc Loveless. Both players were injured late in the first half and their status for this week’s contest against No. 23 Campbellsville University will be determined late in the week.

Cumberland led 16-7 at the half against Faulkner, who moved up to No. 5 in this week’s poll, and limited the Eagles to just 145 yards of offense in the first two quarters. The Bulldogs managed just 29 yards of offense after intermission, with Faulkner scoring twice in the fourth quarter to put the game away.

Cumberland returns home this week to face Campbellsville for Homecoming at 1:30 p.m. at Nokes-Lasater Field, the first home contest for the club since September 20. CU plays three of its final four games at home, including November 8 against Reinhardt University and Nov. 15 versus Alderson Broaddus.

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