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Cumberland climbs to 11 in new poll

Posted on 14 October 2014 by Allen

 Broc Loveless Cumberland

After winning its fourth consecutive game on Saturday and second straight in come-from-behind fashion, Cumberland moved up one spot to No. 11 in the 2014 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday.

The Bulldogs, 5-1 overall and 1-0 in Mid-South Conference West Division play, take on No. 7 Faulkner University this Saturday in Montgomery, Ala. The Eagles have the same exact record as CU but are coming off a bye after a 27-10 loss to then fourth-ranked Georgetown College. Cumberland will be playing its fourth consecutive road game this week after picking up victories at Bluefield College, the University of Pikeville and Union College.

CU trailed 20-6 and 32-20 this past week at Union College before scoring three times in an 11-minute stretch in the second half on one and seven-yard TD runs by Broc Loveless and a 35-yard interception return for a touchdown from Donovan Norfleet. Even then Union tied the game once and nearly did again with 2:04 to play, but Cayman Russell’s second block extra point of the game preserved the 47-46 win, as Cumberland drove to the Union 15-yard line before kneeling three times to run out of the clock.

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