WEEK 7 PREVIEW: Birmingham-Southern

WEEK 7 PREVIEW: Birmingham-Southern

Game Notes

SEWANEE, Tenn. - Week 7 of the season will see the Tigers football team host Birmingham-Southern in the second night football game ever at Historic Hardee-McGee Field at Harris Stadium. 

Sewanee (3-3, 2-2) vs. Birmingham-Southern (3-2, 1-2) | Oct. 13, 6 p.m.
Historic Hardee-McGee Field at Harris Stadium | Sewanee, Tenn.
All-Time Series: BSC leads 8-4
Last win: Oct. 14, 2017 (34-13) | Last home win: Oct. 5, 2013 (31-28)

UNDER THE LIGHTS: Sewanee will host its second night game in as many years on Saturday. The Tigers hosted Berry for the first-ever night football game in the history of Hardee-McGee Field at Harris Stadium.

A TALE OF TWO FOOTBALL PROGRAMS, PART III: The third part of our Tale of Two Football Programs story continues with Birmingham-Southern. After Sewanee and BSC met once during the 1922 season, the teams did not meet again until 2007, when the Panthers began their transition from NCAA Division I to Division III.

Joining the same conference the Tigers at the time, which was the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC), the Panthers did not count in the conference standings until the 2011 season. The Tigers and Panthers are founding members of the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) when it was formed in 2012-13.

ONE STEP CLOSER TO .500 AGAINST THE STATE OF ALABAMA: Against the State of Alabama, Sewanee is 35-38-7 all-time, playing seven different schools from the Yellowhammer State.

Most do not know that Sewanee has a .500 record or better against three current NCAA Division I institutions: Jacksonville State (2-0), Samford (7-7-2) and Auburn (7-4-1). 

A LOOK AT THE PANTHERS: Led under second-year head coach Tony Joe White, the Panthers of Birmingham-Southern make the trek to the Domain coming off a shootout win over Hendrix, 57-41, at Krulak Stadium in Birmingham.

There were a total of 1,203 yards of offense happened in last Saturday's affair. Hendrix totaled 569 yards, while BSC eclipsed the 600-yard mark with 634.

Trevor Oakes recorded a career-best 400 yards in the contest over the Warriors last week. Prior to the game, Oakes three for three touchdowns on the season, but in the contest against the Warriors he connected for three scores. Averaging 250.2 yards per game, he is third in the league in completions (95) and fourth in total yards (1,251).

Robert Shufford recorded his second 100-yard rushing game of the season with a 128-yard performance against the Warriors. For the season, he has carried the ball 66 times for 381 yards, fourth-best in the league.

Named to the D3football.Com Team of the Week last week, Reggie Norwood has recorded 5.5 tackles for a loss and three sacks on the season. Last week, he recorded five solo tackles, two for a loss of eight yards, sacked the quarterback once, and forced a fumble.

In last season's contest, the Tigers spoiled the Panthers' homecoming with a 34-13 win in Birmingham. Sewanee took advantage of four interceptions by Oakes, who threw for 216 yards on the day. Jackson Menefee and Pierce Johnson each tallied 10 tackles each in the win, while Jo Jo Matlock, recorded two sacks and four tackles for a loss.

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