Late Turnovers Crush CUA as Football Falls 42-21 to Guilford College

Late Turnovers Crush CUA as Football Falls 42-21 to Guilford College

Late Turnovers Crush CUA as Football Falls 42-21 to Guilford College


CUA football (1-8, 0-5 ODAC) led Guilford College (3-6, 2-3 ODAC) at the break 21-20, but 22 second half points and six caused turnovers lifted the visiting Quakers to a 42-21 victory over the Cardinals on Saturday.

Dylan Knight led the Cardinals early with nine carries for 141 yards but his 66-yard rush late in the second quarter proved to be the end of his day, as he was injured on the play and did not return.  Knight finished with 141 yards on the ground and 64 through the air, completing 8-of-15 with one interception and one touch down.

Defensively for CUA, the team allowed 410 yards of total offense but was on the field for over 10 minutes more than the offensive unit.  Avatus Stone and Scotty Braswell led the defensive play with 17 and 10 tackles, respectively.  The Cardinal defense totaled four sacks and six tackles-for-loss recovering one fumble.

CUA opened the scoring with an eight-play, 80-yard drive to open the contest capped by Knight's 6-yard touchdown. Guilford quickly knotted the game at 7-7, before Knight hit Spencer Robinson for an 11-yard touchdown with 1:17 to go in the first quarter.

The Quakers added a field goal with 3:05 left on the clock in the second quarter before Knight began the charge down the field just before the half with a 66-yard run in the midst of a two-play, 78-yard drive that Rich Barry finished on a 12-yard touchdown.

Guilford struck again with 1:17 left after CUA lost the ball on its own 13 yard line to make the score 21-17.  The Quakers forced a 3-and-out on the next Cardinal drive and with 0:01 remaining in the half Brad Scott convert a 30-yard field goal to get the visitors within one going into the break.

In the second half it was all Guilford as the Quakers scored 22 unanswered points.  The CUA defense tried to keep the team in the game, but six back-to-back turnovers put the game out of reach for the Cardinals.

CUA will return to action on November 14, as the Cardinals will travel to Bridgewater to wrap up the 2009 season.  Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.