Bears return home, crush KCU

Teddy Paynter

PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville ran out to a big halftime lead against Kentucky Christian University and cruised to a 70-28 win in a game played at W.C. Hambley Athletic Complex on Sept. 16.


UPIKE quarterback Sani Warren completed 19 of 28 passes for 228 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Bears won for the first time in three games.


Receiver Jordan Owens had four catches for 83 yards and two scores.


Running back Willie McCloud rushed 12 times for 93 yards and Xondre Willis added 12 carries for 82 yards and two rushing touchdowns.


The 70 points are the most scored in a game by the Bears since scoring 63 in a win over Southern Virginia in 2011.


Romon Morris tied a school record with three interceptions, including a 100-yard return for a touchdown and another of 30 yards.


UPIKE will host Ave Maria (Fla.) tonight in a 7 p.m. kickoff.


At Pikeville




KCU (0-4)….0 7 7 14 – 28


UP (1-2)……7 21 28 14 – 70




First Quarter


UP – Xondre Willis, 2-yard run (William Chandler kick), 8:45


Second Quarter


UP – Willie McCloud, 2-yard run (William Chandler kick), 15:00


KCU – Stephon Cross, 3-yard run (Bryan Vanderlyn kick), 8:43


UP – Romon Morris, 30-yard INT (William Chandler kick), 1:24


UP – Arites Clark, 4-yard pass from Sani Warren (William Chandler kick), :39


Third Quarter


KCU – Jakwon Roberts, 4-yard run (Bryan Vanderlyn kick), 10:58


UP – Jordan Owens, 16-yard pass from Sani Warren (William Chandler kick), 7:04


UP – Taeron Brown, 36-yard INT (William Chandler kick), 6:22


UP – Xondre Willis, 4-yard run (William Chandler kick), 4:50


UP – Romon Morris, 100-yard interception (William Chandler kick), 2:29


Fourth Quarter


KCU – Jeff Lee, 9-yard pass from Jakwon Roberts (Bryan Vanderlyn kick), 14:49


UP – Jordan Owens, 12-yard pass from Bowen Smith (William Chandler kick), 10:46


UP – Tellis Kennedy II, 7-yard run (William Chandler kick), 7:44


KCU – Jakwon Roberts, 14-yard run (Bryan Vanderlyn kick), 1;09


Next up: UPIKE (1-2) vs. Ave Maria, Fla. (1-1), 7 p.m., Sept. 22.