Late touchdown lifts Centre past Sewanee, 10-7
SEWANEE, Tenn. (Oct. 6, 2012) – On a chilly foggy day, a late touchdown by Southern Athletic Association (SAA) rival Centre lifted the Colonels to a 10-7 victory over the Sewanee football team, Saturday at Harris Stadium.
With the loss, the Tigers dropped to 2-4 overall and 0-1 in conference action.
Sewanee opened the 70th meeting between the two schools with the first touchdown. With 8:11 left in the first half, senior slotback Jase Brooks capped off a 15-play 68-yard drive with a three-yard touchdown run.
After the Colonels recovered a Sewanee fumble with 7:21 to play, Centre kicker Jordan Gay booted a 42-yard field goal with 5:57 left.
As second half play got underway, thick fog moved onto the field. With limited visibility and strong defensive play, both teams struggled to find their offense in the third quarter.
With 12:55 to play in the fourth, Centre broke through as Harry Meisner raced around the right side for a 13-yard touchdown run.
Despite three late possessions, Sewanee's offense failed to gain much traction. Sewanee moved the ball just 32 yards on 16 plays in the fourth quarter.
Overall, Sewanee, who averaged 326 rushing yards per game, finished with 210 yards on the ground.
Defensively, the Tigers limited Centre to 240 total yards. Additionally, Sewanee finished with one sack, four pass breakups, and five tackles for a loss.
After two straight losses, Sewanee will look to earn its first SAA win at Millsaps, October 13th. That game is scheduled to kickoff at 1:00 p.m., CST in Jackson, Miss.
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