Centre’s high-powered offense leads the Colonels to a 49-10 win

Centre’s high-powered offense leads the Colonels to a 49-10 win

DANVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 22, 2016)  Led by 461 yards of total offense, Southern Athletic Association (SAA) rival Centre defeated the Sewanee football team, 49-10, Saturday, at Farris Stadium.

The Tigers fell to 0-7 with the loss while Centre, who is still alive for the SAA title, is 6-1.

Overall, the Colonels scored on four of their first five possessions. With that Centre, led 28-0 with 11:12 left in the first half.

After Centre forced Sewanee to a three and out, the Colonels drove to the Sewanee 45. From there, Amoh Kumengisa took off for a 45-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter. The Colonels then scored with 3:01 left in the first as Cody Estep caught a 34-yard touchdown pass from Devin Hayes.

From there, Casey Bradley scored on an 18-yard run while Kumengisa found the end zone again from nine-yards out.

Sewanee finally got on the board when Sam Hearn found his older brother Steven Hearn for a 29-yard touchdown pass with 32 seconds left in the first half.

Unfortunately, the Colonels kept rolling in the second half. After a 17-yard pass from Hayes to Duncan Mercer and a 23-yard field goal by Michael Jacobs, Centre added two late touchdown runs.

Individually, Hayes finished the day 10-for-19 for 151 passing yards and two scores. His lone interception came from junior Glenn Ireland, who finished with four tackles for Sewanee.

Along with Hayes, Kumengisa had a great afternoon with 95 rushing yards on just eight attempts. As a team, Centre had three backs rush for at least 60 yards and a score.

Freshman Warren Holland led Sewanee on the ground with 91 yards on 24 carries. Hearn also played well at receiver with 79 yards on eight catches.

Defensively, Tony Dykes led Sewanee with seven tackles while Tristian Fuller added six stops.

Sewanee returns to action with a noon home game against Chicago next Saturday at historic Hardee-McGee Field at Harris Stadium.

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