Reinhardt University Faces Georgetown College in Anticipated Saturday Showdown

College Football

The stage is set for a riveting face-off between the Reinhardt University Eagles and the Georgetown College Tigers this Saturday, 12:00 pm EST, at University Stadium. While the Eagles soar into this game with the backing of the home crowd, the undefeated Tigers are on the prowl to maintain their spotless record.

In spite of receiving votes, and being ranked just one spot outside of the top 25, Reinhardt has experienced a rocky beginning to their season. RU holds a 1-2 record after back-to-back defeats. However, they possess a balanced offensive attack, amassing 356.7 yards per game, split almost evenly between their air and ground games. Jerdavian Colbert, a sophomore running back, has been the standout, averaging 118.3 rushing yards per game and clinching two touchdowns so far. Their junior wide receiver, David Friedberg, also adds firepower, having chalked up 70.0 yards per game and two touchdowns.

NAIA GAME BROADCAST INFO:

2023 Regular Season, NAIA Non-Conference Game
Reinhardt Eagles vs Georgetown Tigers
Date
: September 23rd | Time: 12:00pm EST
Location: University Stadium – Waleska, Georgia 
TV: NAIA Telecast | Radio: N/A
Announcers: Gabriel Schray

Despite their offensive prowess, the Eagles have faced quarterbacking woes. Stephen Craig’s performance, marred by four interceptions in three games, stands out as a concern. Defensively, Reinhardt has proven to be a bulwark, limiting rivals to 15.3 points per game. Key players in this lineup include graduate linebacker Kendrick Hawkins, who leads with 19 total tackles and two interceptions, and senior defensive lineman Herve Aktolsoe, who has recorded 18 total tackles and 1.5 sacks.

On the flip side, Georgetown has had a roaring start, boasting a pristine 2-0 record. Their offensive machinery has been in top gear, churning out a staggering 55.5 points and 417.0 yards per game. Sophomore quarterback Gehrig Slunaker and junior running back Darius Neal stand out as offensive linchpins, with Neal exhibiting a remarkable 10.5 yards per carry average and five touchdowns. The Tiger defense, while allowing a mere 7.0 points per game, does have vulnerabilities in their red zone, where they’ve let opponents score on 77% of appearances. Senior linebacker Chad Holleran and junior defensive lineman Romarion Warner are the men to watch, with Warner showcasing two tackles for loss.

With both squads showing evident strengths and potential weaknesses, this game is more than just numbers. The Eagles have their home turf to their advantage, aiming to bring balance to their season record, while the Tigers are hungry to prolong their victorious streak. As fans eagerly await kickoff, anticipation fills the air in Waleska. With compelling players on each side and high stakes on the line, this Saturday’s clash is certain to captivate football enthusiasts.

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