CU 46, Belhaven 43
JACKSON, MS -- James McClain scored four touchdowns, two rushing and two receiving, and accounted for more than 300 all-purpose yards in Cumberland's 46-43 victory over Belhaven Saturday afternoon at Newell Field.
McClain, a freshman from Goodlettsville, caught 70 and 58 yard TD passes from Matt Eads and added touchdown runs of 18 and seven yards, helping the Bulldogs (4-4, 4-3 MSC) stay perfect (3-0) in the Western Division.
Travis Carter added 90 yards on the ground and Eads was 14-of-27 for 312 yards and the three scores, giving the senior 15 TD passes on the season. It was also his third 300-yard passing game of the season.
McClain and Eads hooked up from 58 yards late in the third period and McClain added his seven-yard score later in the quarter for a 33-28 advantage.
Eads hit Michael Moore with a 66-yard strike in the fourth quarter and Ervin Young added the final score for the Bulldogs, a five-yard rush with 7:23 to play that put CU ahead, 46-35.
"But we had a big day offensively with more than 300 yards passing and nearly 200 on the ground. Darius Johnson's interception in the last five minutes was big and Freddie Hall recovered a fumble after we punted at the very end of the game."
Quarterback Jerred Wallace completed 28 of 50 passes for 297 yards and three TDs with three interceptions for the Blazers (2-6, 1-2).