RADIO Live: 1440/1470 WHIS/WTZE (Bluefield) Kes Blackwell and Bill Dudley INTERNET Live stream: BCRams.com Live stats: BCRams.com COACHING MATCH-UP BLUEFIELD HEAD COACH MIKE GRAVIER Alma Mater: Grand Valley State First Season at BC: 0-1 Sixth Season Overall: 30-13-1 GEORGETOWN HEAD COACH BILL CRONIN Alma Mater: Indiana University 16th Season at GC: 145-35 16th Season Overall: 145-35 NEXT GAME AT MITCHELL * The Rams return to Mitchell Stadium when BC hosts the Eagles of Faulkner University on Saturday, Sept. 15 (1 p.m.) -- this will follow the Ram’s first road trip on Sept. 8 when they head to Grayson, Ky., to face the Knights of Kentucky Christian. The Knights who finished 4-7 overall and fourth in the Mid-South East Division (2-3) a year ago opened the year with a 27-20 overtime win at home against Lindsey Wilson. The Blue Raders in just their third year of football received votes in the NAIA Pre-Season Coaches Poll. YOUTH FACES * Bluefield College’s week-two depth chart (as of Aug. 30) features 53 freshman (25 first-teamers and 28 back-ups). Overall, Bluefield’s varsity roster features 66 freshman players. GAME 2 September 1, 2012 Mitchell Stadium, Bluefield, W.Va. The Rams opened their first season after 71 years with a back-andforth opening half against the University of Pikeville (Ky.). Bluefield opened the scoring in the opening quarter when junior quarterback GREG HAMPTON found MATT HOLLANDSWORTH for a 10-yard touchdown reception with 3:03 left. After back-to-back scores by the Bears, Hampton found RODRELL SMITH for a 33-yard touchdown pass to level the score 14-14 with 9:49 remaining in the opening half. A Hampton miscue allowed Trey Bartlett to race 20 yards the other direction to give Pikeville a 21-14 lead with just under seven minutes left. JOSH WELLS carried the ball over the line knotting the game a 21s when he dashed through a gap on the left side with 1:40 remaining till the break. The second half belonged to the Bears as Trevor Hoskins started three consecutive UPike scores with a pass to Shawntez Johnson under three minutes into the second half. Behind a great line Hampton responded with his third TD pass and second to Smith when the 6-foot-1 Arrington, Va., native took the 16yard pass for pay dirt ending the game with a 42-28 loss to UPike. MEET THE TIGERS • Georgetown College is a private, liberal arts college founded in 1829 in Georgetown, Ky., just north of Lexington. The school offers 18 athletic teams to its 1,400 students and compete in the Mid-South Conference of the NAIA and are members of the NCCAA. • The Tigers, ranked fourth in the preseason NAIA Coaches Poll are under the direction of Bill Cronion who is entering his 16th season at GC where he has compiled a 145-35 record and led the Orange & Black to back-to-back national championships in 2000 and 2001. GEORGETOWN A YEAR AGO • Georgetown won its first 12 games in 2011 before falling to eventual national runner-up Carroll (Mont.) in the playoff semifinals with Neal Pawsat earning Mid-South East Division Offensive Freshman of the Year honors. • After throwing for 2,406 yards and 22 touchdowns to just five interceptions in his first year the MSC East Division Offensvie POY, Neal Pawsat returns for his second season with his top target, 6-foot-3 Chris Gohman ready to build on his 705 yards and six touchdowns from a year ago.