CONWAY, Ark. (Nov. 16, 2013) – Led by senior quarterback Curtis Johnson, the Sewanee football team rushed past Southern Athletic Association (SAA) foe Hendrix, 35-9, Saturday at Young-Wise Memorial Stadium.
Johnson capped off his outstanding career by rushing for a career-high 159 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries.
The victory closed out the 2013 season for the Tigers. Sewanee finished 4-6 overall and 3-3 in league play. Hendrix dropped to 3-7 overall and 1-5 in SAA competition.
On the first play from scrimmage, Johnson took off for a 28-yard gain. Five plays later, the Atlanta, Ga., native capped off the drive with a two-yard TD run.
After stopping Hendrix for the second time on a fourth down attempt, Sewanee looked to extend its lead.
The big play on the ensuing drive came on second and four, as Johnson completed a 31-yard pass toCody Daniel.
Two plays later senior fullback Andrew Keenan found the end zone from six-yards out, which pushed the lead to 13-0.
Sophomore kicker Callum Wishart had his extra point attempt blocked, which maintained the score.
On the Tigers' next drive, Wishart extended the lead to 16-0, with a 24-yard field goal.
Sewanee continued to play well when Grant Fuller stopped a fourth-and-three attempt by Hendrix on the Warrior 48-yard line.
On the ensuing drive, Sewanee scored again when junior Barrett Goodson rushed into the end zone from 11-yards out.
Unfortunately, the extra point attempt was again blocked. This time, Hendrix's Thomas Weissert picked up the block and raced 98-yards for a defensive PAT.
Hendrix finally scored its first offensive touchdown, when Dayton Winn scored from one-yard out with 12:50 left in the third quarter.
Sewanee would add one final touchdown, as Daniel capped off an 11-play, 63-yard drive with an 18-yard scamper late in the fourth quarter.
Overall, the Tigers dominated the ground game with a season-high 408 rushing yards. The Tigers limited Hendrix to 171 yards of total offense. Sewanee also held Hendrix to an 0-for-6 effort on fourth down.
Joining Johnson individually was Daniel, who finished with 181 yards of total offense and a touchdown. Additionally, five Tigers rushed for more than 20 yards.
Kops and McKeithen also finished with two tackles for a loss and a pass breakup.
Wishart closed out his first season as the Tigers' kicker by scoring 50 points and making 8-out-10 field goal attempts. Additionally, he was 26-for-28 in PAT attempts.
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