LCU currently holds longest college win streak in Louisiana
PINEVILLE, La. (KALB) - Louisiana Christian has carried over the momentum that was built in the second half of last year into 2023.
The Wildcats’ 34-14 win over ETBU last week extended a seven-game winning streak that dates back to October of last year. The win at Wildcat Field also extended a nine-game home winning streak. The last time Louisiana Christian lost at home was back on Sept. 25, 2021.
“We’ve all been here from the jump since Coach Drew Maddox got here, and we’ve seen the program here when it was down and we’ve seen what it took to get it to where it is now,” said senior quarterback Sal Palermo. “Finally seeing some success because it’s all about leaving it better than where you found it.”
LCU’s recent success has been on the backs of their running backs. In the 2023 season opener, all of LCU’s touchdowns came on the ground as two rushers finished the day with over 100 rushing yards. Junior back Daylon Charles led the way with 113 yards and former freshman All-American Devin Briscoe followed it up with 101 yards on the ground. Taevion Cunningham, a transfer from UT-Martin tied Palermo for the team lead in touchdowns with two.
In the game against ETBU. the Wildcats rushed for 284 yards and averaged nearly seven yards per carry.
“We have built that here,” said Coach Maddox on his running game. “Those guys have just done a great job at being a team.”
The Wildcats have the chance to extend both of their winning streaks when they take on Arkansas Baptist on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m.
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