Playoff-bound Georgetown rallies to beat Lindsey Wilson

November 16, 2013 

Trailing 10-0 at the half, Georgetown opened the third quarter with an 18-play, 74-yard touchdown drive that lasted nearly nine minutes, and the Tigers went on to a 20-10 victory over visiting Lindsey Wilson on Saturday.

"It was a demoralizing drive (for Lindsey Wilson)," said Georgetown Coach Bill Cronin.

Junior quarterback Neal Pawsat, who missed the past two weeks with an injury, overcame two early interceptions to go 22-for-37 passing for 242 yards and two touchdowns.

The playoff-bound Tigers, ranked No. 14 in NAIA, improved to 7-4 overall and 5-1 in the Mid-South Conference. The NAIA selection show is Sunday at 4 p.m.

Lindsey Wilson (8-3, 3-3) entered the game with a No. 15 national ranking but will fall out of the top 16 and finish third in its division, endings its post-season hopes.

UT-Martin 16, Eastern Kentucky 7: Jackson Redditt kicked three field goals and DJ McNeil ran for a touchdown to lift UT-Martin (7-4, 5-2 Ohio Valley Conference) over host EKU (6-5, 4-3).

EKU pulled to within 13-7 on quarterback Kyle Romano's 1-yard TD run in the third quarter, but Redditt iced the game with a 45-yard field goal in the fourth. He also connected from 38 and 51 yards.

The UT-Martin defense held the Colonels to 80 yards rushing and picked off two Romano passes. Romano was 8-for-22 for 116 yards.

Butler 58, Morehead State 27: Trae Heeter rushed for 180 yards and accounted for five touchdowns as Butler (9-3, 7-1 Pioneer Football League) blasted host Morehead State (3-8, 3-5). Heeter also had five catches for 139 yards.

Rees Maschara ran for a 43-yard touchdown to pull the Eagles within 14 early in the third quarter before Butler pulled away.

Tennessee St. 17, Murray St. 10: Telvin Hooks ran for 129 yards and scored a touchdown with less than two minutes left to lead host Tennessee State (9-3, 6-2 OVC) over Murray State (5-6, 3-4). The Racers' only touchdown came on a Parks Frazier pass to Pokey Harris in the first quarter.

Centre 53, Birmingham Southern 19: Senior running back Harry Meisner scored six touchdowns in his last home game, and Andy Frye became the second football coach in Centre history to win 100 games.

Meisner scored the first five touchdowns for the Colonels (7-3, 4-2 SAA) and became the first Centre player to rush for 1,000 yards in a season since Kris Garrett in 1995. Meisner ran for 142 yards and four touchdowns and caught three passes for 72 yards and two scores.

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