JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (4-2, 3-1 South Atlantic Conference) dominated offensively, defensively and in the kicking game to put together its most complete performance of the year in a 52-24 thrashing of Limestone (0-6, 0-3 SAC) Saturday afternoon at Burke-Tarr Stadium.
The Eagles tallied season highs for points, total offense and rushing yards while limiting Limestone to less than 300 yards of total offense in a wire-to-wire win.
“I’m not going to let (a handful of miscues) separate what those kids did today,” Carson-Newman head football coach Mike Turner said. “How hard they played defensively, offensively and the kicking game—that’s the best we’ve looked in the kicking game as well. I was very proud of their effort. We talked about one heart and one spirit, and that’s what united is, and we looked like a football team that played that way today.”
The Eagles put up 508 yards of total offense, their most since eclipsing the 500-yard barrier with a 565-yard day last year against Mars Hill. The 52 points are the most for Carson-Newman in the Mike Turner-era and the most since scoring 52 against the Lions in a 2016 win. Finally, the Eagles rushed for 468 yards and had 7.7 yards per carry. The 468 yards rushing are the high water mark for the Mike Turner-era and the most that Limestone has ever allowed in its brief five-year history as a program.