5-0 , 2-0
1-4 , 0-2
Game Recap: Football |
CONWAY, Ark. – The Panthers dominated the Warriors start to finish to extend their winning streak to five games and stay perfect in the 2021 season. The rushing attack continued its success with 285 yards and four touchdowns in the 43-6 win.
After a three and out of their first drive, Birmingham-Southern retained possession after they recovered the fumble on the punt to set up a short field. Tavion Fleming ran in from 21-yards out to give the Panthers an early 7-0 lead. Fleming broke the run on a 4th and 1. The Panther defense forced the Warriors to a three and out to give the ball back to the offense.
BSC proceeded to go on a nine play, 79-yard drive to go up 14-0. Robert Shufford rushed in from one yard out to extend the Panther lead. The Panther defense kept the momentum with Birmingham-Southern as they forced another three and out to give the ball back to BSC. Hendrix would pin the Panthers deep to start their fourth drive.
Starting from their own two yard-line BSC went on a 17 play drive that ended in a touchdown. The Panthers converted on four third downs including a 3rd and 15 and a 3rd and 12. The drive was capped off by a seven-yard touchdown pass from Trey Patterson to Gentry Neese. Aidan Hood would miss the extra-point and the Panthers would lead 20-0. The Panthers scored twice more to take a 34-0 lead into halftime.
Coming out of halftime Hendrix would start with the ball. The Warriors scored on a 61-yard pass to cut into the Panther lead 34-6. The Warrior kicker missed the extra-point. Neither team would score the rest of the third quarter.
The Panthers scored to start the fourth quarter to extend their lead back to 35. A one-yard touchdown run by Jon Lewis gave the Panthers a 41-6 lead. Birmingham-Southern recorded a safety on the Warriors next possession and would win the game by a final score of 43-6.
Birmingham-Southern 5-0 Overall (2-0 SAA), Hendrix 1-4 Overall (0-2 SAA)
News and notes
> This is the first safety the Panthers have recorded since Sept. 10, 2011 against Huntingdon.
> Robert Shufford failed to reach 100 yards rushing for the first time this season.
> Trey Patterson has not thrown an interception in his last two games.
> The Panther defense has allowed a combined 41 rushing yards over the last 3 games.
The Panthers will take to the road next Saturday, Oct. 16 when they travel to Daneville, Ky. to take on Centre College. Kickoff is set for 12 p.m.