Game Preview: Union hosts St. Andrews in MSC Appalachian play
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. — After two weeks on the road, Union College football returns to Williamson Stadium to host St. Andrews University (N.C.) in a Mid-South Conference (MSC) Appalachian Division contest on Saturday.
Union enters the contest 0-6 and 0-1 in division play, while St. Andrews is 1-3 overall and 1-0 in the MSC Appalachian.
Location – Barbourville, Ky.
Stadium – Williamson Stadium
Game time – 1:30 p.m.
This is the third meeting between Union and St. Andrews with the series tied 1-1. Each team won on their home field. The Bulldogs won 43-42 on Nov. 4, 2017, while the Knights collected a 47-30 win on Oct. 13, 2018.
St. Andrews is coming off a 55-7 MSC Appalachian when over Cincinnati Christian University (Ohio). The Knights had six rushing touchdowns in the win with Trevor McNeil leading the way with 114 yards rushing and two scores.
Turnovers could play a factor as the Knights have coughed the ball up seven times (five interceptions, two fumbles lost) in four games and the Bulldogs 17 times (12 interceptions, five fumbles lost).
St. Andrews averages 204.8 yards rushing per game, and the Knights have four players with over 100 yards rushing on the year. Dashaun Ferguson leads the way with 176 yards and three touchdowns, while McNeil has 168 yards and five scores.
The Knights have thrown for only 734 yards and five touchdowns with five interceptions.
Defensively, Andy Austin leads the way with 35 tackles and two interceptions. Monte Williams and Anthony Brooks each have 33 total stops with Williams collecting 3.5 tackles for a loss.
Jalen Echols leads Union in rushing with 246 yards, averaging 4.3 yards per carry.
Kendrick Furness has thrown for 862 yards and six touchdowns on 77-of-164 passing.
Earl Wells continues to be the team’s leading receiver with 27 catches for 410 yards and six scores.
Jay Brown is the Bulldogs’ top tackler with 48, while Cohen Perry is next with 36.