- Special Sections
The passing attack of Culver accounted for three second half touchdowns to lead the Cavaliers over Knox Friday night 25-24.
The Cavaliers trailed 17-10 heading into the fourth quarter.
Colin Stevens hit Micah Budzinski from nine yards out then on a 67-yard bomb with 2:22 left in the game to pull Culver to within two at 24-23.
Rather than go for the tie, Stevens hit Trent Elliott on a two-point conversion to give Culver its first lead of the game.
The Cavalier defense then held strong to seal the Northern State Conference win.
Knoxâ€™s Nevin Miller pulled his team ahead late with a two-yard run and just 2:33 left in the game.
Culver responded with the long pass from Stevens to Budzinski just 11 seconds later.
Stevens finished 8 of 18 for 137 yards and the three touchdowns for Culver. Preston Hansel was 2 of 2 for 63 yards for the Cavaliers as well. Hansel also had a touchdown pass.
Budzinski finished his night with six catches for 152 yards. Garrett Majchrzak led a balanced run game for Knox in its lose. Majchrzak finished with 101 yards on 19 carries. Mike Sustaita rushed 16 times for 81 yards.
Knox falls to 1-5 on the season and 1-3 in the NSC. The Redskins travel to Bremen Friday night.
Culver ups its record to 2-4 overall and 2-2 in the NSC. The Cavaliers host Jimtown Friday night at 7 p.m.
â€˘ CULVER 25, KNOX 24
Culver: 0 3 7 15 â€“ 25
Knox:0 10 7 7 â€“ 24
K â€“ Garret Majchrzak 18 run. Hernandez kick. 11:53
C â€“ Collin Stevens 25 field goal. 5:49
K â€“ Hernandez 27 field goal. 0:00
K â€“ Majchrzak 22 run. Hernandez kick. 2:06
C â€“ Micah Budzinski 30 pass from Preston Hansel. Stevens kick. 08:17
C â€“ Budzinski 9 pass from Stevens. Stevens kick. 8:17
K â€“ Nevin Miller 2 run. Hernandez kick. 2:33
C â€“ Budzinski 67 pass from Stevens. Trent Elliott pass from Stevens. 2:22
First downs 12 19
Plays/yds rushing. 25/64 55/251
Yards passing 200 57
Passing 10-20-0 5-8-0
Punting 0/0 2/30
Fumbles/lost 1/0 2/2
Penalties/Yds 5/55 2/10
Records: Culver 2-4, Knox 1-5