The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Football program is looking ahead to preseason camp as it is just one week away. The Patriots are poised to enter the season with a large target on their backs as they come into the 2014 season as the favorite to win the Mid-South Conference (MSC) East Division yet again.
UC earned 4 of the 7 first place votes in the MSC East Division and 33 total voting points, making them the favorite for the upcoming season. The Patriots ran off a 13-1 record last year including an MSC East Division Championship going 6-0 in conference play and a runner-up finish in the NAIA National Championship game. The Patriots look to hold off the competition yet again and win their 7th MSC Championship.
Georgetown College follows the Patriots with 2 first place votes and 32 total voting points as they were picked 2nd. Lindsey Wilson comes in at 3rd with the final first place vote and 28 total voting points. Pikeville was picked 4th with 20 total voting points while Union was 5th with 15 total points. Kentucky Christian and Bluefield round out the MSC East Division rankings in 6th and 7th with 13 and 6 total points respectively.
The Patriots will begin their 2014 campaign on the road in Lebanon, Tennessee as they take on Cumberland University on September 6th. Kickoff is set for 2:30 pm EST.
For more information on the Patriot Football program along with other Patriot athletics, please visit www.cumberlandspatriots.com.