SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee football team begins a three-game road swing this weekend with rival Washington and Lee Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field in Lexington, Va.
HELLO, OLD FRIEND: Sewanee snapped its 19-game losing streak on Saturday with a 45-20 win over Kenyon. Two other schools in Week 1 played Saturday with longer losing streaks, Earlham (Ind.) and Wilmington (Ohio). With Wilmington defeating Earlham, 49-20, Earlham has lost 34 in a row.
A LONG, HISTORIC RIVALRY: Saturday's meeting with W&L will be the 66th meeting all-time, with the Generals leading the series, 42-23.
FRESHMAN PHENOM: William Phillips earned two weekly awards last week for his efforts on the gridiron against Kenyon. He collected one of the two cornerback positions for D3Football.Com's Team of the Week and was named the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Football Defensive Player of the Week. He recorded the longest fumble recovery for a touchdown in school history with a 98-yard recovery. The Nashville, Tenn. native also picked off the quarterback twice.
INTERCEPTION CONNECTION: The Tigers recorded five defensive interceptions on Saturday, and forced six turnovers against Kenyon. In all of 2016, Sewanee's defense had six interceptions.
IT'S A QB LIFE FOR US: In Week 1, the Sewanee coaches split time on the field with quarterbacks Sam Hearn and Alex Darras. Hearn started the game for the Tigers and went 8-for-16 with 150 yards, while Darras finished 9-for-16 with 179 yards. Each QB recorded one touchdown in the 45-20 win.