Union upsets Cumberland in thrilling, historic night game.

September 21, 2014

Domonique Jefferson finds the end zone on a 26 yard pass from Quarterback Chandler Whittlesey to give Union College an early 7-0 lead over The University of the Cumberlands on Saturday night. Photo by Dennis Mills.


Union College cheerleader Kirsten Smith cheers on the Bulldogs Saturday night. Union handed The University of the Cumberlands and upset loss 28-27 in the first night game at Union since 1931. Photo by Dennis Mills

The Union College football team christened the lights at Williamson Stadium at Burch/Nau Field with a 28-27 upset victory over No. 11 University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) on Saturday in Mid-South Conference East play.

Playing its first home night game since Sept. 25, 1931, the Bulldogs (1-2 overall, 1-0 MSC East) came up big late in the game to register the win and bring home the Brass Lantern, the traveling trophy for the Union-Cumberlands rivalry.

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