Slow Start Hinders Panthers at Huntingdon

Slow Start Hinders Panthers at Huntingdon

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern College football team could not recover from a slow start Saturday night against Huntingdon College for the Wesley Cup.  The Panthers fell 49-28 on the road.  BSC still leads the Wesley Cup series 4-3 all-time.


Kerrigan Pennington (Wagarville, Ala/Washington County HS) had a hand in all four Panther touchdowns.  He led the team in rushing and passing, picking up a game-high 171 yards on the ground.  This marked his second consecutive 100+ yard rushing game.


Pennington ran in the Panthers first touchdown.  His 30-yard run along with the extra point from Ryder Andrews (Homewood, Ala./Homewood HS) tied the game at 7-7 in the first quarter.  But Huntingdon then scored four straight touchdowns.


BSC answered with just 26 seconds left before the break on a 3-yard run by Pennington.


After Huntingdon put up another touchdown, Jamal Watkins (Hampton, Ga./Dodge City CC) crossed into the endzone for the first time this season on a 48-yard pass from Pennington with 7:01 left in the third quarter.  Pennington would then find Daniel Lopera (Kennesaw, Ga./Mount Paran Christian School) with 16 seconds left in the third for a 73-yard touchdown pass.


But the Hawks (2-0) tacked on another touchdown in the fourth to secure the win and the Wesley Cup.


Birmingham-Southern remains on the road.  The Panthers open Southern Athletic Association play at Sewanee on Saturday, Sept. 17.  Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.