SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee football team's three-game homestand concludes Saturday afternoon on Family Weekend, as the Tigers host the Majors of Millsaps College for a 1 p.m. kickoff.
Millsaps (3-0, 1-0) vs. Sewanee (2-1, 1-0), Sept. 22 | 1 p.m.
Historic Hardee-McGee Field at Harris Stadium
All-Time Series: Millsaps leads series 43-25-3
Last win at home: Oct. 29, 2005 (as members of the SCAC)
OFFENSE STOPPER: William Phillips was a big help for the Sewanee defense in the fourth quarter of the Tigers' 28-20 win over the 'Roos of Austin College. He recorded two big interceptions, one that occurred on the final drive for Austin. The 2017 SAA Newcomer of the Year has seven interceptions in his career.
SAA PLAYER OF THE WEEK: The Southern Athletic Association has announced that quarterback Alex Darras was named the SAA Football Offensive Player of the Week. Darras completed 71 percent of his passes, going 17-of-24 for 212 yards and three touchdowns. His efforts helped the Tigers to a comeback effort against Austin not once, but twice. Darras is ranked second in the conference and 21st nationally with 789 passing yards. He is 33rd nationally with six receiving touchdowns.
MAJOR REALITY: The Majors are 3-0 for the first time since 2013 season with wins over rival Belhaven (Miss.), Westminster (Mo.) and Trinity. In the first three games of the season, the Majors have outscored their opponents, 63-10 and an average of 183.7 yards per game. Through the air, the Majors defense has allowed 259 yards and a 43.55 percent completion rate. Millsaps leads the all-time series 43-25-3, and they are on a 12-game winning streak over Sewanee.
A LOOK AT THE MAJORS: Millsaps is coming off a 10-7 win over Trinity in San Antonio to open Southern Athletic Association play. In the horrid weather conditions, each team scored a touchdown in the first half, but it was the leg of Hunter Sellen that won the game for the Majors. With the clock expiring, Sellen split the uprights on a 25-yard field goal to open the season 3-0.
Under center for the Majors is senior Chance Clowers. He has contributed 521 yards through the air with a score.
One key newcomer for the Majors offense is freshman tailback Quinton Oliver. Against Westminster, Oliver rushed for 127 yards on 10 carries and scored a touchdown. He leads the team with 245 yards on the ground and three touchdowns.
In last season's contest in Jackson, Miss., leading 7-3 at the half, the Tigers could not find the end zone after a first quarter score thanks to Warren Holland's five-yard touchdown run. Michael Jacobs' 37- and 41-yard field goals kept the Tigers in check, but could not finish the contest.