October 5, 2013

Sewanee opens SAA play against Birmingham-Southern, Saturday

SEWANEE, Tenn. (Oct. 4, 2013) – After three straight losses, the Sewanee football team will open Southern Athletic Association (SAA) play with a 1:00 p.m. contest against rival Birmingham-Southern, Saturday, at historic Hardee-McGee Field at Harris Stadium.

The Tigers (1-3, 0-0 SAA) will meet the Panthers for only the eighth time. BSC currently holds a 5-2 advantage in the series.

After losing five straight games to the Panthers, Sewanee earned its second all-time victory against Birmingham-Southern (W,31-19) last season.

This fall, Sewanee opened its season with a 10-7 win against DePauw. Unfortunately, the Tigers have struggled the past three games with losses at Willamette, against Maryville, and at Washington & Lee.

As a team, the Tigers currently lead the conference in rushing offense (251.5 ypg), passing efficiency (171.78), and fewest interceptions (0).

Individually, leading rusher Curtis Johnson has played well the past two seasons against Birmingham-Southern. In those games, the senior quarterback from Atlanta has five total touchdowns.

BSC (3-1, 1-0 SAA) travels to Sewanee after losing for the first time in 2013. The Panthers, who currently lead the SAA in interceptions and turnovers gained, could not stop No. 11 Wesley last Saturday, falling to the Wolverines 46-12.

Previously, BSC earned wins at LaGrange, against Hendrix, at Stetson

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