Football Falls Late to BSC in Second-Ever Night Game

Football Falls Late to BSC in Second-Ever Night Game

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee football team suffered a 13-10 defeat to the hands of Birmingham-Southern in the program's second-ever night game at Historic Hardee-McGee Field at Harris Stadium.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Birmingham-Southern (4-2, 2-2) 13, Sewanee (3-4, 2-3) 10
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-With the BSC offense starting off the game, the drove down for a 15-play, 80-yard drive, but the Sewanee defense held the Panthers to a 20-yard field goal by Ryder Andrews.

-Following that opening drive, the Tigers' Grayson Baker was picked off by Dylan Main to give the ball back to the visitors. However, the Sewanee defense responded with an interception of their own. On the first play of the drive, Trevor Oakes was picked off by Walker Weatherly in the end zone to give the ball back to the Purple and Gold.

-Following a Sewanee punt, Birmingham-Southern used another lengthy drive that went into the second quarter. After 7:05 went off the clock, BSC's Zach Seay carried the ball in for a one-yard score to make it 10-0.

-Later in the quarter, the Tigers used a late first half drive to dent the scoreboard. Starting from their own 16-yard-line, the Tigers went on a 10-play, 84-yard drive ending in a 23-yard touchdown catch by Daniel Armagh with 25 seconds left in the opening half.

-With Sewanee deferring to the second half, the Tigers had the momentum in their hands, as they capped another long drive. However, it would be for not, as Baker was intercepted for a second time on a third down and six play from the Panthers 11.

-After a Sewanee fourth down stop on BSC's next drive, the Tigers took advantage. They got the football down to the 17-yard line, where Michael Jacobs drained a 35-yard field goal to even the game at 10 apiece as the contest went to the fourth quarter.

-With the Panthers in possession of the ball, the visitors saw Andrews connect on a 33-yard field goal to give BSC the lead again, 13-10.

-The Tigers had many opportunities to tie the game late, including two fumble recoveries, but Jacobs' 52-yard field goal with seven seconds left went wide right as the game went to visitors.

-The teams played as even of football as you get when it comes to the statistics. Each team carded 20 first downs, while BSC edged Sewanee in total offense, 327-308.

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Malik Santiago carried the ball 20 times for a career-best 97 yards, while Zach Milan recorded 49 yards on 16 carries.

-Daniel Armagh caught three passes for 43 yards and a score.

-Grayson Baker, in his first start under center, went 13-of-25 for 161 yards.

-Lee Menefee recorded 14 tackles to lead all participating, and he also forced a fumble.

-Thomas Richardson and Conoly Koontz each had 10 tackles. Koontz added a forced fumble, two breakups and quarterback hurry.

-Jo Jo Matlock recorded a sack for 13 yards and 1.5 tackles for a loss, totaling 15 yards.

-Walker Weatherly collected the lone interception for Sewanee.

BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN KEY STATISTICS
-Trevor Oakes recorded 163 yards on 22-of-34 passing.

-Zach Seay led all rushers with 141 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown.

-Myles Myers record 10 tackles, four for a loss, totaling 16 yards.

UP NEXT
Sewanee will spend Fall Break in San Antonio, Texas, as they travel to Trinity. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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