Turnovers doom Sewanee, Tigers fall to W&L 28-6
SEWANEE, Tenn. (Sept. 8, 2012) – Hampered by mistakes offensively, the Sewanee football team fell to long-time rival Washington & Lee 28-6, Saturday, at Harris Stadium.
With the loss, the Tigers dropped to 1-1 while the Generals improved to 1-1. Additionally, W&L has won the last eight games against the Tigers.
Under heavy rain and fog, the Tigers fumbled on its first play from scrimmage. Unfortunatley, that turnover would be a sign of things to come. W&L took advantage of the Tiger's early mistake as Luke Heinsohn scored six plays later from five yards out.
Sewanee would respond later in the half, as Curtis Johnson scored on a quarterback draw with 8:27 left in the second quarter. However, another Tiger mistake ensued after Sewanee missed its extra point.
The score remained at 7-6 until Heinsohn capped off a seven-play, 73-yard drive right before halftime.
After a quick third quarter, W&L opened its first possession of the fourth quarter with six straight runs. Just when it looked like the Generals would keep the ball on the ground, quarterback Nick Lombardo found tight end Alex Evans for a 32-yard gain. Three plays later, the W&L duo would connect again on a three-yard touchdown pass.
Any threat of a Sewanee comeback quickly faded, as Tiger quarterback Cody Daniel was intercepted on the next play from scrimmage.
Six plays later, Heinsohn would score again on a 26-yard run.
Overall, W&L outgained Sewanee 333-249. Both teams stayed true to their option offenses with a combined 472 rushing yards.
Individually, senior fullback Sergio Actosa led the Tiger ground game with 80 yards on 14 carries. On defense, junior linebacker Dave McKeithen led all players with a game-high 15 tackles.
W&L was led by Heinsohn, who finished with 113 yards and three touchdowns, and Lombardo, who closed with a 140 yards of total offense and a score.
Sewanee will look to get back on track, when the Tigers travel to Maryville College next Saturday. That game is scheduled to kickoff at 1:30 p.m., EST.
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