CHICAGO (Oct. 31, 2015) – In heavy rain, Southern Athletic Association (SAA) member Chicago rolled past the Sewanee football team, 31-0, Saturday, at historic Stagg Field.
Playing in a torrential downpour and strong wind gusts, Chicago had little trouble in the opening half. The Marroons marched 54-yards in five plays on their opening drive. On second and five from the Sewanee 33, quarterback Burke Moser found receiver Sam Coleman for a touchdown.
Sewanee opened its next drive with first down runs by quarterback Allan Parrott and Devante Jones. However, the drive eventually stalled at the Chicago 23. On third and five, Parrott was forced out of bounds two yards short of the first down mark. On the ensuing play, Parrott's pass fell incomplete giving the ball back to Chicago.
The Maroons then scored again when Moser completed a two-yard touchdown pass to Coleman with 1:26 left in the first quarter.
After Sewanee failed to pickup a first down on its next two drives, Chicago extended its lead with a 42-yard field goal by Mike Kurzydlowski.
Chicago added one final touchdown before the half. On third and 14 from the Tiger 32-yard line, Moser found Cole Thomas for his third TD pass with 4:18 remaining.
The Maroons capped off the scoring when Coleman raced 87 yards on the opening kickoff of the second half for a touchdown.
Overall, Chicago led in total offense with 213 yards. The Tigers managed 167 yards in their 32 minutes with the ball.
Individually, Moser finished 9-of-15 through the air for 148 yards and three scores. Coleman was also outstanding with 125 total yards and three scores.
Jones led Sewanee's offense with 55 rushing yards on 14 attempts. Tony Dykes led the Tiger defense with nine tackles.
Sewanee will stay on the road next weekend with a 1:00 p.m. game at Millsaps.