GEORGETOWN – Tate Taylor ran his way to becoming the first Southwestern University football player to eclipse 100-yards on the ground this season as the Pirates fell to Trinity University 30-0 in non-conference action at Birkelbach Field Saturday afternoon.
Southwestern (0-7) got another outstanding defensive performance allowing only two offensive touchdowns while the offense worked to find its groove in the second half.
Trinity (4-3) was able to take advantage of several favorable bounces including an 85-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown, as Austin Lee raced to pay dirt just before the first half ended. The defensive touchdown pushed the Trinity lead to 24-0 with just eight second remaining before halftime.
The Pirates were able to manage just over 20 yards on the ground in the first half; however the offensive line took control of the line of scrimmage opening holes for Taylor as he finished the afternoon with 126 yards on 23 carries. The 126-yards rushing were the most by a Pirate this season and the first in 63-years to cross the century mark.
The Pirates and Tigers will meet again in three weeks in the scheduled conference meeting between the schools. Sandwiched between the second date with Trinity is a bye week for Southwestern, followed by the final regular season home game on Nov. 2 and Homecoming. The Homecoming contest will see the Pirates host Austin College with kickoff from Birkelbach Field set for 1 p.m.
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