SEWANEE, Tenn. (Oct. 16, 2015) – After a much needed bye week, the Sewanee football team returns to action Saturday for a 1:00 p.m. game against Washington on Family Weekend at historic Hardee-McGee Field at Harris Stadium.
This is the first meeting between the two historic schools since 1977. The Tigers lead the all-time series, 13-8. That includes a 9-1 advantage for Sewanee on the Domain.
The Tigers (1-4, 0-3 SAA) are 1-1 at home this fall. Sewanee's last contest was an Oct. 3rd road game at rival Rhodes. In that contest, the Lynx outscored Sewanee 14-3 in the third quarter en route to a 28-10 win.
This season the Tigers have been led by their defense. Sewanee leads the SAA in passing yards allowed (152.2) while ranking second in total defense (317.6 yards). Sewanee has allowed only one opponent to top the 200-yard mark though the air.
Individually, sophomore defensive back and punter John Cleveland has been a weapon for Sewanee. The two-time SAA Special Teams Player of the Week leads the country in punting average at 44.3 yards per kick.
Washington (3-2, 2-2 SAA) travels to Sewanee for the first time since late in the 1976 season. The Bears played well in their last contest against Rhodes. Hosting the Lynx a week ago, Wash. U held Rhodes scoreless through the first three quarters en route to a 37-7 win.
The Bears' defense played well limiting the Lynx to only 181 yards of total offense. On the other side of the ball, quarterback J.J. Tomlin completed 33-of-45 passes for 337 yards and three touchdowns.
For fans, alums, and parents that cannot make it to historic Hardee-McGee Field at Harris Stadium, you can watch and listen to the game online for free. Bill Stetson will have the call for the Tigers.
For a complete preview, please click the game notes above.