COLLEGE FOOTBALL: UPIKE holds off Faulkner

Photo Credit/UPIKE Athletics

The University of Pikeville kept Faulkner University out of the endzone over the final 14 minutes to escape with a 24-20 win at the Hambley Athletic Complex on Saturday.

UPIKE snapped a two-game losing streak and moved to 2-2 heading into the bye week.

Running back Alex Sanders rushed for 121 yards and the go-ahead touchdown early in the third quarter.

Quarterback Lee Kirkland passed for two, first-half touchdowns. He passed for 224 yards, completing 23-of-29.

Receiver Ben Henson caught four passes for 114 yards and a touchdown. Bralin Barton added a TD reception.

UPIKE ill next face Union College (1-2) on Sept. 30. Kickoff is set for 7 pm.

At Pikeville


FU (0-1)….7   10   0   3 – 20

UP (2-2)….0   17   7   0 – 24


First Quarter

FU – Malik Murray, 24-yard pass from Nehemiah Broussard (Caden Davis kick), 8:24

Second Quarter

UP – Jakob Headley, 22-0yard field goal, 14:56

UP – Ben Henson, 39-yad pass from Lee Kirkland (Jakob Headley kick), 11:47

UP – Bralin Barton, 4-yard pass from Lee Kirkland (Jakob Headley kick), 7:52

FU – Caden Davis, 38-yard field goal, 1:18

FU – Daimon Hitchcock, 26-yard pass from Nehemiah Broussard (Caden Davis kick), :08

Third Quarter

UP – Alex Sanders, 44-yard run (Jakob Headley kick), 13:24

Fourth Quarter

FU – Caden Davis, 20-yard field goal, 14-13

Next up: UPIKE (2-2) vs. Union College (1-2), 7 pm, Sept. 30.