DANVILLE, Ky. – Despite an early 3-0 lead, the Birmingham-Southern (1-6) football team fell to Centre College (4-3), Saturday, at Farris Stadium in Danville, Ky.
The Panthers' early 3-0 lead came on a field goal from Raymond Josof at the 11:54 mark of the first quarter. BSC hung onto that lead until the 3:21 mark of the second quarter, when Chase Porter caught a 26-yard pass from Tyler Osterman to put the Colonels up 6-3. Centre tried to go for the two-point conversion, but the ball was fumbled.
Less than 20 seconds into the third quarter, Osterman completed a 46-yard pass to Tyler Hinkel to put Centre up 12-3. The extra point attempt was blocked by the Panthers.
BSC put three more points on the board at the 5:06 mark of the third quarter on another Josof field goal, cutting the lead to 12-6, but Andre Wells returned the following kickoff for a touchdown, putting Centre up 18-6. The kick attempt by the Colonels was fumbled.
The Colonels scored once again for the final points of the game with 7:45 left to play in the fourth quarter, when Jonathan Pinque rushed two yards to the BSC end zone. John Starks made the extra point to put Centre up 25-6 for the victory.
BSC sophomore quarterback Joe Thigpen was 13-of-20 with one interception and 116 yards. Sophomore running back Walter Arrington led the Panthers with 63 yards on the ground.
For Centre, Osterman was 11-of-17 with 114 yards, and Pinque led with 80 yards rushing.
The Panthers are on the road again next weekend, traveling to Colorado Springs, Colo., to face Colorado College, Saturday, Nov. 1. Kick-off is scheduled for 12 p.m. MT/1 p.m. CT.