Football’s Second Half Rally Falls Short to Millsaps

Football’s Second Half Rally Falls Short to Millsaps

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee football team, trailing 14-0 at the half, rallied to get the contest to a one-score game, but could not record the game-tying score, as the Tigers fall to the Majors of Millsaps, 21-14, Saturday afternoon from Historic Hardee-McGee Field at Harris Stadium.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Millsaps (4-0, 2-0) 21, Sewanee (2-2, 1-1) 14
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-The Majors defense held in check for the first 30 minutes of the contest, allowing the Tigers to just 59 total yards of offense on 21 plays to the Majors' 276 on 45 plays.

-Millsaps opened the scoring with a 15-yard reception to Ty Durham with 5:22 left in the first quarter that capped a 14-play, 74-yard drive.

-In the second, the Majors struck again with a one-yard rush by Tyler Muse to complete a drive that started at their own five-yard-line.

-The Majors attempted to make it a 17-point lead late in the half, however, Hunter Sellen's 21-yard field goal was wide left, and the lead remained 14-0 in favor of the visitors from the Magnolia State.

-The Tigers finally broke the shut out with a 37-yard touchdown reception by Drew Maddox, and thanks to a Michael Jacobs successful point after attempt, the home team trailed by a touchdown.

-The Majors responded not only with another long drive but another score as well. Capping off a 15-play, 82-yard drive was Quinton Oliver's one-yard touchdown run to put the score to 21-7 in favor of the Majors.

-After the Majors offense scored, the defense held Sewanee to a three-and-out on the next drive. However, after Ben Brown's punt landed 36 yards from his foot, Tre' Blakes fumbled the ball, and Brinley Rhys was there to pick up the fumble to keep the possession going for the Purple and Gold.

-Thanks to Rhys' fumble recovery, the Tigers scored another touchdown thanks to Colin May's 10-yard pass completion from Alex Darras with 6:20 to go.

-Millsaps, trying to run the clock out, was forced to punt with two and a half minutes left in the contest, and the Tigers started at their own 32-yard-line. After achieving a first down on the first play from scrimmage, the Tigers could not advance the ball past the 45.

-With two timeouts left, the Tigers were able to get the ball back after a defensive stop. With 33 seconds left, the Tigers retained possession and got the ball to the Millsaps 29, but back-to-back incomplete passes by Darras that saw the clock expire sealed the win for the Majors.

-For the game, Millsaps kept the football for 37:42 to Sewanee's 22:18.

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Alex Darras finished the day 22-of-38 for 195 yards and two scores.

-Zach Milan ran for 48 yards on the ground on 10 carries.

-Drew Maddox caught four passes for 64 yards and a score.

-Wesley Porter recorded 11 solo tackles for the contest, while Conoly Koontz added eight, one for a five-yard loss.

MILLSAPS KEY STATISTICS
-Chance Clowers threw for 242 yards on 30-of-40 passing with only one touchdown.

-Andrew Warren rushed for 98 yards on 16 carries, while JD Cook caught 74 receiving yards.

-Christian Roberts recorded eight stops on defense, while Nick Gradnigo posted six solo tackles.

UP NEXT
Sewanee will hit the road for the next two weeks, as they make the trek to Hendrix for a 1 p.m. kickoff in Conway, Ark.

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