Sewanee runs over Birmingham-Southern, 31-19
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Oct. 20, 2012) – Junior quarterback Curtis Johnson threw two touchdowns and ran for another, as Sewanee defeated Southern Athletic Association (SAA) rival Birmingham-Southern 31-19, Saturday, at Panther Stadium.
The victory improved the Tigers to 3-5 this season. Additionally, the Tigers earned their second-ever win over BSC. Sewanee's previous victory over the Panthers was all the way back in 1922.
Down 7-0 late in the first quarter, Johnson capped off a seven-play, 72-yard drive when the Atlanta, Ga., native tossed a 27-yard touchdown pass to senior slotback Jase Brooks.
Later in the second quarter, the Tigers continued to roll when Johnson connected an eight-yard touchdown pass to Stephen Jackson with :57 seconds left before halftime.
Up 21-12 to start the third quarter, the Tiger defense continued to do their part. After receiving the kickoff, BSC quickly went three-and-out after Trever McNeal sacked Jimmy Stainback for a nine-yard loss on third down.
On the ensuing drive, Sewanee stayed on the ground with eight rushing plays. With that, the Tigers were able to run a number of minutes off the clock. After junior Lee Schurlknight hauled in a 25-yard reception, Johnson finished the drive with a one-yard touchdown run.
In the fourth quarter, Sewanee pushed the lead to 31-12 thanks to a 32-yard field goal by senior Trey Knighton.
Overall, Sewanee racked up 399 total yards which included a season-high 132 passing yards.
Individually, Johnson finished 4-of-5 for 101 yards while sophomore Barrett Goodson led the running backs with 81 yards on just eight carries. Behind Goodson, Acosta also ran strong with 70 yards on eight touches.
Defensively, Sewanee had four sacks, forced two fumbles and had one interception. Senior J.D. Crabtree again led the Tigers with eight tackles and one tackle for a loss. Fellow defensive back Quentin Jones also played well with five tackles, one sack, one interception, and two pass break-ups.
After two straight weeks on the road, Sewanee returns home October 27th for Homecoming against long-time rival Rhodes. Kickoff is schedule for 1:30 p.m., at Harris Stadium.
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