(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) – The Thomas More University football team is back in action on Saturday (October 12, 2019) after a bye week. The Saints will travel to Campbellsville for a Bluegrass Division matchup at Finley Stadium at 7 p.m.
THE TEAMS: Thomas More (2-3, 0-1) is looking to win consecutive games for the first time this season after beating Cincinnati Christian, 35-19, two weeks ago. Two of the Saints' three losses have been by five points or less. Campbellsville (1-4, 0-2) will try to snap a two-game losing streak. All four of the Tigers' losses this season were against ranked opponents.
THE COACHES: Trevor Stellman is in his second season as the head coach at Thomas More. Prior to becoming head coach, Stellman graduated from TMU in 2010 and served as an assistant coach for eight seasons. Campbellsville is coached by Perry Thomas, who has led the Tigers to a 61-63 record and two NAIA Football Championship Series berths in his 12 seasons. Thomas previously coached at the high school level in Kentucky for 16 years.
THOMAS MORE: The Saints are averaging 27.8 points per game this season. They have generated 378.5 total yards of offense per game, with 256.3 passing yards and 122.3 rushing yards. Senior quarterback Justin Post (Macedonia, Ohio/Nordonia) ranks 9th nationally in NAIA with 1,266 passing yards. He has thrown for nine touchdowns with a .599 completion percentage, adding 62 rushing yards. Junior Monalo Caldwell (Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain) leads Saints rushers with 366 yards and five touchdowns. Senior receiver Mitchell Hogue (Harrison, Ohio/Harrison) set a school record with 12 receptions against Cincinnati Christian and leads the Saints with 34 catches and 357 receiving yards. Fellow senior Da'marco Canty (Bogart, Ga./North Oconee) has 18 receptions for 341 yards and three receiving touchdowns and ranks 6th nationally in punt return yards per attempt (15.7) with an additional score.
CAMPBELLSVILLE: The Tigers are averaging 23.4 points and 364.4 yards per game, with 173.4 yards per game on the ground and 191.0 passing yards per game. Talaileva Sufia and Chase Wilson have split time under center this season. Sufia has completed 56.4 percent of his passes for 590 yards and five touchdowns, and Wilson has completed 65.6 percent of his passes for 321 yards and three touchdowns. Sophomore David Richardson leads the Tigers with 369 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 62 attempts. Senior Kendon Young has a team-best 26 catches, 391 yards, and three receiving touchdowns.
THOMAS MORE: Thomas More is allowing 31.5 points and 426.5 yards per game this season, giving up 158.0 rushing yards and 268.5 passing yards per game. Sophomore linebacker Peyton Van Horn (Hebron, Ky./Conner) leads the team with 49 tackles. Sophomore defensive back Ky Jones (Chicago, Ill./Ravenna) has intercepted two passes for the Saints. Junior defensive lineman Jacob Steinmetz (St. Leon, Ind./East Central) leads the Saints with 4.5 tackles for loss and two sacks.
CAMPBELLSVILLE: The Tigers have surrendered 29.8 points and 346.8 total yards per game. Campbellsville allows 109.4 rushing yards and 237.4 passing yards per game. Senior linebacker Darius Moore leads the unit with 55 total tackles and 15.5 tackles for loss, including 2.5 sacks. Junior linebacker Andrew Bennett has a team-high three sacks. The Tigers have sacked opposing quarterbacks 12 times but have forced only three turnovers this season.
SERIES HISTORY: This will be the first meeting between the Saints and Tigers since 1998. Campbellsville is 2-0 all-time against Thomas More.
BROADCAST: Campbellsville will provide a LIVE broadcast of the game as well as LIVE stats updates, and links to each can be found at the top of this page or on Thomas More's football schedule page on www.thomasmoresaints.com
UP TO DATE INFORMATION: For all the up to date information on Thomas More athletics visit the Thomas More athletic webpage at www.thomasmoresaints.com and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @tmusaints.
UP NEXT: Thomas More will return to BB&T Field for its first home game in over a month on Saturday, October 19, at 1:30 p.m. The Saints will host Bluegrass Division opponent No. 10 Lindsey Wilson on Homecoming weekend.
HOME BROADCASTS: For each of the Saints' home games, Thomas More will provide a LIVE video webcast starting 10 minutes prior to kickoff. Nate Metz and Brady Laber will bring you all the action from BB&T Field at www.thomasmoresaints.com.