Game Preview: Union hosts St. Thomas in home opener
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. — The Union College football team makes its way back to Williamson Stadium to host St. Thomas University (Fla.) for its home opener on Saturday.
Both teams are seeking their first win of the season as Union is 0-2 and St. Thomas is 0-1.
Location – Barbourville, Ky.
Stadium – Williamson Stadium
Game time – noon
This is the first-ever meeting on the gridiron between the NAIA institutions. The Bobcats are in their inaugural season as a varsity program.
St. Thomas competes in the Mid-South Conference (MSC) Sun Division.
Union is looking to win back-to-back home openers since 2011, having defeated Cincinnati Christian University (Ohio) 46-7 in last year’s home opener.
The Bulldogs won four home openers in a row from 2008-11.
St. Thomas suffered a 38-14 loss to Thomas More University (Ky.) last week in its first-ever game in program history.
Union enters the game averaging 327.5 yards in total offense, while St. Thomas posted 282 in its lone contest.
Robert Armes leads the Bobcats in rushing with 93 yards, and Jordan Sepulveda is the team’s top passer with 181 yards and one touchdown on 26-of-35 passing.
The Bulldogs have thrown for 446 yards this season and three touchdowns. Ear Wells is the team’s top receiver with nine catches for 209 yards and two scores.
Jalen Echols leads the Union ground attack with 64 yards rushing.
Defensively, Jay Brown and Cohen Perry lead the way with 18 and 17 tackles, respectively.