The Sewanee Tigers tackle the Vikings. Photo courtesy of sewaneetigers.com.
By Harry Davis
On Saturday, October 5, the Sewanee Tigers lost to tenth ranked Berry Vikings 55-0 at home.
In Sewanee’s previous game, the offense struggled in a 14-3 loss to Rhodes College as they only totaled 182 yards of total offense. Berry entered the game with four wins and zero losses, and in Berry’s previous game they defeated Millsaps College 31-14 in a game in which Millsaps threw three interceptions. Sewanee will look to turn around their offensive woes against a tough defensive team in Berry, a team that has yet to allow more than 14 points in four games.
Berry started the game with a four-play, 60-yard touchdown drive. Sewanee answered with a series that drove to the Berry 33-yard line before a missed field goal. On the Vikings second drive, they continued where they left off and scored a touchdown to extend the lead to 14-0. The Tigers continued to struggle for the rest of the first half as Berry scored two more touchdowns and a field goal to expand the lead to 31-0.
As the second half began, Berry missed a field goal from the Sewanee 36-yard line on the first drive of the half, but scored a touchdown on their second drive to put the game all but out of reach at 38-0. The Vikings scored two more touchdowns and a field goal to make the final score 55-0. This was a tough game for the Tigers as the Vikings scored less than two minutes into the game and never let up for the rest of the contest. Berry averaged over 8.1 yards per play on their way to 577 yards of total offense to the Tigers 185.
The Tigers will go on the road to play at Centre on Saturday, October 12, before they return home to play Austin College on Saturday, October 19.