Updated Chick-fil-A Sports Report extra: Berry tops Sewanee, 44-3, for Mountain Day victory. Shorter falls to West Alabama, 48-17.

Updated Chick-fil-A Sports Report extra: Berry tops Sewanee, 44-3, for Mountain Day victory. Shorter falls to West Alabama, 48-17.

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Vikings take the field with the no. 14 flag in the lead in tribute to injured player Justus Edwards. Hometown photo.

COLLEGES/football:

Berry Football:  Vikings win 44-3 over Sewanee. Improves to 6-0 overall & 4-0 in the SAA. Game release: The No. 13 Berry College football team cruised to a 44-3 victory over the Sewanee Tigers in front of a record-setting, Mountain Day crowd of 4,611 on Saturday night.

The Vikings now sit at 6-0 overall and 4-0 in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA), remaining in first place in the league. The win pushed Berry’s winning streak to 21-straight regular-season contests and 14-straight games at Valhalla Stadium.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • On the Vikings’ second possession of the game, Tate Adcock found Mason Kinsey for a 43-yard touchdown pass on the first play of the drive. Berry led 6-0 after a failed point after.
  • Berry would score once more in the first quarter. Heath Burchfield found Michael Luckie on a 30-yard strike to give the Vikings a 13-0 advantage heading into the second period.
  • Isaiah Dawson then capped a six-play, 34-yard drive to give the Vikings a 20-0 lead.
  • Alex Kirkendoll then intercepted Alex Darras’ pass near midfield to set up Mason Kinsey‘s second touchdown catch of the night. Adcock found Kinsey on an 11-yard strike to give Berry a 27-0 lead.
  • Dawson scored once more before halftime, capping a six-play, 72-yard drive as the Vikings led 34-0 at the half.
  • Sewanee broke up the shutout on their first possession of the second half off a 49-yard field goal from Michael Jacobs.
  • The Vikings answered shortly after as Tate Adcock found Mason Kinsey for the third time on a 48-yard touchdown pass to give Berry the 41-3 lead.
  • Sage Costen added a 28-yard field goal to seal the 44-3 win.

BERRY STANDOUTS:

NOTABLES:

  • The Mountain Day crowd of 4,611 set a new Valhalla Stadium attendance record.
  • Prior to the Tigers’ field goal in the third quarter, Berry had gone on a 116-0 scoring run at Valhalla Stadium. On the year, Berry is outscoring opponents 143-6.
  • Berry also held Sewanee to just 90 yards of total offense, a program-record.
  • The Vikings’ seven quarterback sacks tonight ranks second-most for a single-game in program history.
  • Tate Adcock is just two touchdown passes short of tying the single-season record of 20.
  • Mason Kinsey is four receiving touchdowns short of tying his own single-season record of 17.

Next Saturday: Berry at Hendrix, 2 p.m. Schedule

Shorter Football: Hawks fall 48-17 to West Alabama. Next: Shorter at North Greenville, 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Schedule

Georgia Bulldogs: Georgia beats Vanderbilt, 41-13. Next: At LSU, Saturday at 3:30 p.m., CBS. Schedule / SEC Schedule

Georgia Tech: Tech over Louisville, 66-31 on Friday. Next up: At home vs. Duke, Oct. 13 at 12:20 p.m. Schedule  / ACC Schedule

 

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