Sewanee took advantage of seven interceptions to post a 19-0 victory over Colorado College in the first Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference game of the season for both teams on Saturday afternoon in Sewanee, Tenn.
CC dropped to 0-2 overall and was shut out in back-to-back games for the first time since 1989.
Sewanee scored the only points it would need with 10:04 remaining in the first quarter on a 39-yard field goal by Andrew Gould. The four-play drive, which lost seven yards, was set up by Stuart Rast, who picked up a Jon McDonald pass at the Sewanee 40 yard line and returned it to the CC 15.
Sewanee extended its leads to 9-0 after Braxton Redneagle returned an interception to the Colorado College 13-yard line. Trey Reliford capped the four-play drive with a two-yard touchdown plunge.
Chalankis Brown’s interception on CC’s opening drive of the second half set up a 43-yard Gould field goal, but Colorado College responded with its best drive of the game.
Starting from its own 20-yard line, freshman quarterback Nick Goodspeed led Colorado College on an 11-play drive that put CC on the Sewanee three-yard line. But on a fourth-and-three play, freshman wide receiver Mike Box was pulled down from behind and Goodspeed’s pass sailed wide.
Sewanee put the game out of reach when Reliford scampered in from 10 yards with 8:47 left in the fourth quarter.
The loss spoiled a stellar defensive effort by Colorado College, which allowed only 149 yards of total offense, had three sacks and blocked two kicks. On its four scoring drives, Sewanee had only two first downs and accumulated a mere 34 net yards.
Josh Underwood had 11 tackles, while Brian Mulhern added nine.
McDonald completed five of 10 passes for 67 yards, but was picked off four times. Goodspeed connected on five of 13 passes for 65 yards and three picks.
Colorado College plays host to Trinity University next Saturday at Washburn Field.