SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee football team is gearing up for its showdown at Hendrix College in Week 5 of the season, scheduled for 1 p.m. at Conway, Ark.
Sewanee (2-2, 1-1) at Hendrix (1-3, 0-2) | Sept. 29, 1 p.m.
Young-Wise Memorial Stadium | Conway, Ark.
All-Time Series: Hendrix leads 4-2
Last win: Nov. 16, 2013 | Final Score: 35-9 (at Hendrix)
LOOKING TO END SEPTEMBER ON A POSITIVE NOTE: The Tigers will look to end September 3-2 with a win Saturday against the Warriors. The last time the Tigers finished at .500 at the end of the first month of play was 2011, 2008, 2003 and 2002 (2-2). Sewanee finished better than .500 in the opening month in 2001 with a 4-1 record, including winning the first four of the season.
A TALE OF TWO FOOTBALL PROGRAMS: Sewanee is in its 124th year of college football at the University of the South, while Hendrix enters its 55th season. Hendrix started its football program in 1906 and ran continuously until 1960 (excluding 1941-45 for World War II). The Warriors returned to the gridiron in 2013.
SCORE FIRST FOR THE BEST RESULTS: Winning begins with getting the football into the endzone, but it's more important to score first. Sewanee has scored first in the contest one time in the 43-10 victory over Kenyon in Week 1. Since then, the opponents have scored first in a contest, and the Tigers have lost two of three.
A LOOK AT THE WARRIORS: After a 10-point win over Lyon (Ark.) in Week 1, Hendrix has lost its last three contests, including a five-point loss to Texas Lutheran and falling to Austin by a field goal. Last week, the Warriors dropped a 12-9 decision to the Roos to help end their six-game losing streak. Hendrix started the scoring with a 20-yard field goal in the first quarter, but it was all Austin from there with 12 unanswered points.
Expected to start under center for Hendrix is Mason Doeer, who has played in all four games in 2018. The junior is 35-of-81 with 246 yards and has yet to throw for a touchdown. In the loss to Centre, he threw for 125 yards on 13-of-35 passing. Kip Vanhoose is the leading tailback for the Warriors. He has recorded two 100-yard performances on the ground and has scored two touchdowns.
In last season's contest at Historic Hardee-McGee Field at Harris Stadium, the Tigers rallied from a 35-21 deficit in the second half but dropped the contest by a 48-42 score.