By TOMMY BRYAN
No. 14-ranked Cumberland can clinch at least a share of the Mid-South Conference West Division title Saturday with a win at Belhaven. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. at H.T. Newell Field in Jackson, MS. Live radio coverage begins at 1 p.m. on WANT FM-98.9.
Cumberland stands 7-1 overall and 4-0 in the MSC West after a wild and wooley 43-25 victory at Union College in Kentucky last week.
Belhaven enters Saturdays contest 4-5 overall / 2-3 in the West after a 58-0 loss at the University of the Cumberlands last week in Williamsburg, Ky.
Cumberland, 4-0 in the West, already has the tie-breaker over second place Bethel (4-1).
Sometimes a team will have a meltdown, and thats what happened to Belhaven last week, said CU coach Dewayne Alexander. As usual, theyre a talented bunch on offense, very dangerous with a really good quarterback.
Cumberland will have a couple of players back in action Saturday after recovering from injury.
Defensive end Collin Urenda is expected to be in the rotation while starting middle linebacker Stephon Ransom has recovered from a sprain in his mid-foot suffered back on Oct. 8 vs. Shorter.
Wingback Lemeco Miller took part in practice this week and is expected to play after suffering a sprained MCL in his left knee vs. Bethel Oct. 22.
However, offensive tackle Sam Greene will miss Saturdays contest with a sprained MCL, but is expected back in time for the home finale Nov. 12 vs. the University of the Cumberlands.
DOG BITES -- Soph JJ McClain has 1,337 all-purpose yards this season, which leads the MC and ranks sixth nationally.