WEEK 3 PREVIEW: Austin

WEEK 3 PREVIEW: Austin

Game Notes

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee football team continues its season-long, three-game homestand this Saturday when Austin College makes the trek from Sherman, Texas Saturday afternoon. 

THE BASICS
Austin (0-2, 0-0 SAA) vs. Sewanee (1-1, 0-0), Sept. 15 | 1 p.m.
Historic Hardee-McGee Field at Harris Stadium
All-Time Series: Austin leads series, 14-12 | Tigers have won last three meetings
Last win at home: Nov. 5, 2011 (as members of the SCAC)

THROW DA BALL: Coming into Week 3 of the season, the Tigers' passing game is second in the league with 649 passing yards, 140 yards behind leader Birmingham-Southern. Overall, the Tigers are third in the league in offensive yards per game with 462.5. 

SCORING SIX: When the Tigers have scored, they have found the end zone in seven straight scoring plays with all seven coming in a row. 

A LOOK AT THE 'ROOS: The Kangaroos of Austin College is currently 0-2 on the season after non-conference losses to Southwestern Assemblies of God, 37-28, and Wayland Baptist, 24-14. 

The team finished 3-7 last season in its first season in the Southern Athletic Association. Austin College is an affiliate member for football in the SAA, but the rest of their sports compete in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC). 

About half of the team's roster are freshmen. 

Austin averages 309.5 yards per game, which is last in the league out of nine teams. The team also struggles with the passing game with six interceptions, the most in the league. 

Colt Collins returns as the quarterback for the Roos. Against Sewanee last season, he threw for three interceptions and went 5-for-18 with 75 yards. 

Two key linebackers for Austin are seniors Morris Shell III and Jackson Townsend, who have 19 and 18 tackles, respectively. 

All-time, Sewanee trails Austin in the series, 14-12, but the Tigers have won the last three meetings. 

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