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Georgetown College (Ky.) and Faulkner University (Ala.) play a highly touted game of football this weekend – being selected as the NAIA Game of the Week. Both teams come in ranked in the Top 10 of the most recent NAIA Coaches' Poll. While the No. 6 Tigers (3-0) and No. 4 Eagles (5-0) will battle on the field, they also have a mission off the field. October is National SIDS Awareness Month and the 1:30 p.m. EDT game at Toyota Stadium kicks off a month of Mid-South Conference teams looking to defend against Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
SIDS is the leading cause of death for children 1 to 12 months old and claims the lives of about 2,500 each year in the United States alone. The lack of answers heightens the fear involved with SIDS. Awareness and education are the keys in helping combat this mysterious occurrence.
The Mid-South Conference will partner with the Finley Foundation to host the inaugural conference-wide SIDS Awareness Day Saturday, Oct. 25. Ten teams will participate that day in five games all found below.
Georgetown College football forced four fumbles, three coming at very key moments, but none more important than a third quarter recovery that stopped No. 24 Kentucky Christian University's momentum.
Jake Blust forced the fumble deep in GC territory and recovered. The No. 6 Tigers (3-0, 1-0 MSC East) took over on their own two, drove 98 yards in 19 plays for almost nine minutes to break the Knights (3-2, 1-1) back in a 48-14 win Saturday at Toyota Stadium.
"Our defense had a great game," said GC coach Bill Cronin. "They scored two of our first three touchdowns and forced four turnovers."
The Tigers got on the board when Jaylen Bailey forced the first fumble. The ball continued to squirt down the field until it was in the endzone and Dylan Sims landed on it.
Build, tone and sculpt are three words most often associated with the human muscles. What if your biggest fear was not losing the fight to fatty tissue, but not being able to keep any muscle in your body.
It is what patients diagnosed with muscular dystrophy and their families face every day. The body stops producing dystrophin, the protein in the body that provides linkage to the extracellular matrix. The absence of which renders muscle cells susceptible to necrosis – the death of most or all of the cells in an organ or tissue.
"Our little boy has it, he is four," said Katie Burke. "Watching him go from being a two-year-old getting into everything to an almost five-year-old that can't walk upstairs breaks your heart."
Georgetown College rolled up another 63 points and remained undefeated in the 2014 season. The No. 8 Tigers (2-0) hit the road for a 63-14 win over Lindenwood University Belleville.
DeMonte Smith did the heavy lifting with three scores for five this season. Joe Ganci also had a multi-touchdown day with a rushing and receiving score. He had five catches for 95 yards, adding 17 yards on three carries. Smith went 73 yards on 11 carries and Zach Harris had another good game on the ground with a game-high 93 yards on 10 attempts.
|(4) Faulkner University at||1:30pm|
|(6) Georgetown at||2:00pm|
|(RV) Campbellsville University||EST|