Football - Wed, Sep. 12, 2012
Tiger Nation and the Blue Raider fans flexed their
muscles yesterday, voting 431 and erasing a 100-vote deficit to make the No. 3
Georgetown College at No. 24 Lindsey Wilson College the NAIA Game of the Week.
No. 23 Taylor at No. 9 St. Ambrose was second with 408 votes. The NAIA Facebook
poll received its highest vote total every with 847 votes cast. No. 19 Rocky
Mountain at No. 12 Carroll College received eight votes.
Kickoff is set for 8 pm Eastern Standard Time in
Columbia. Catch all the action at www.ihigh.com/georgetown
or get score and play updates through Twitter by following GCAthletics. LWC will be broadcasting the game through Stretch at http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/lwc.portal#.
This is the third meeting between GC and LWC, as it is
just the third season for the Blue Raiders to play football. The Tigers hold a
2-0 edge in the series, heading to Columbia for the second time. GC has outscored
the Blue Raiders by 38 points, but the youthful program has been coming along
"Coach (Chris) Oliver has been building this program
right," said GC coach Bill Cronin. "He has recruited well and developed that
team to be successful each year. They now have more experience with mostly
juniors and even a few seniors on the field."
The Blue Raiders finished just behind the Tigers a season
ago in the Mid-South Conference East Division. The two teams are no longer
divisional rivals, but Saturday's showdown will have rankings implications as well
as bragging rights on the line.
LWC opened with a tough overtime loss at Kentucky
Christian (2-0), another young program moving in the right direction in the
Mid-South Conference. It followed that up with solid wins against Union College
and University of Pikeville.
Georgetown opened with a lopsided win over Bluefield
College, starting its program back for the first time since 1941, and followed
it with a two-touchdown victory over Faulkner University (1-1) - which is now
receiving votes in the national poll.