Panthers Fall on Road at LaGrange

Panthers Fall on Road at LaGrange

LAGRANGE, Ga. – Birmingham-Southern football dropped its season opener 29-14 on the road at LaGrange College Saturday night. 

Trevor Oakes (Somerville, Ala./Hartselle HS) threw for a game-high 276 yards.  Robert Shufford (McKenzie, Ala./McKenzie HS) rushed 35 yards for the Panthers' first touchdown of the season in the second quarter.  And Mike Benning (Chattanooga, Tenn./Baylor School) caught a 22 yard pass from Oakes to cap off an 83 yard drive in the fourth quarter.

Defensively, Ivan Villageois (Montgomery, Ala/Saint James School) led with a team-high six tackles, five solo.  Four Panthers earned five tackles on the day. Mike O'Driscoll (Roswell, Ga./Centennial HS) earned five solo tackles, three for a loss of 12 yards, including a sack.

BSC opens at home on Saturday, Sept. 14 against Huntingdon College.  It will be the 10th annual Wesley Cup. BSC leads the series 5-4 all-time.  The Panthers brought the cup home last season after defeating Huntingdon on the road.  Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. in Krulak Stadium.


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