WEEK 2 PREVIEW: Washington & Lee

WEEK 2 PREVIEW: Washington & Lee

Game Notes

SEWANEE, Tenn. - Week 2 of the Sewanee Football season will see the Tigers at home for the first time in 2018, as the Tigers host rival Washington & Lee Saturday at 1 p.m. at Historic Hardee-McGee Field at Harris Stadium. 

Washington & Lee (1-0) vs. Sewanee (1-0), Sept. 8 | 1 p.m.
Historic Hardee-McGee Field at Harris Stadium
All-Time Series: W&L leads 42-24 | Generals have won last three meetings
Last win at home: Sept. 13, 2014 (21-19)

PICK UP THE FUMBLE:  The Tigers forced and picked up all three of the fumbles against Kenyon. Two of the three fumbles were led to touchdowns. Jackson Menefee and Walker Weatherly were there to collect the first fumble. Ty Mostella popped the second fumble out, and Warren Matthews recovered. The third fumble was forced by Brinley Rhys and recovered by Rocky Tips.

SILVER LINING: Despite falling 63-30 last season in Lexington, Va., the Tigers show some progress against a caliber team in W&L. Alex Darras threw for 215 yards and two touchdowns on 13-of-26 passing. Allan Puri finished with 127 passing yards and two scores. On special teams, Michael Jacobs made three field goals, with a long of 44 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Lee Menefee recorded a career-best 20 tackles, 11 solo, with 1.5 tackles for a loss.

A LOOK AT THE GENERALS: The Generals are coming off a 16-10 overtime victory at Dickinson last Saturday.

The Generals recorded 238 yards of total offense, 207 yards on the ground. On the defensive side of the ball, W&L allowed 140 yards of offense.

Passing was not the name of the game in Week 1. The teams combined for 86 passing yards and went a combined 11-of-34.

In last season's matchup with Sewanee, the Generals recorded 629 total yards of offense, including 554 on the ground.

Josh Breece, who rushed for 126 yards on 26 carries against Dickinson last week, was one of two W&L rushers who recorded 100+ yards on the ground in the contest against Sewanee. Breece, in 16 carries, ran the ball for 112 yards and three scores.

Don't expect much of a passing game for first-year head coach Garrett LeRose, who enters his first season as a head coach and his 11th season with the Generals coaching staff. In 2017, Washington & Lee threw for 642 passing yards en route to an 8-3 record and a 5-1 conference record with the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC).

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