SAN ANTONIO, Texas – In its first road conference match-up, the Birmingham-Southern football team lost to Trinity University, 41-14, today in San Antonio, Texas. Trinity, playing its first home game of the season, moves to 4-1, while the Panthers fall to 2-2.
BSC got on the board first on an 18-yard run by junior David Langston with 10:18 left in the first quarter. Senior Raymond Josof made the extra point to give the Panthers a 7-0 lead. Trinity’s Garrett Biel then hit two field goals to close out the first quarter – a 28-yarder and a 48-yarder – to cut the lead to 7-6.
In the second quarter, Caleb Urban caught a 62-yard pass from Patrick Dickinson, and then made a 49-yard run, to put Trinity up 20-7.
In the third quarter, Dickinson made 12- and 10-yard touchdown runs to increase the lead to 34-7. Jeremy Staska then made a one-yard touchdown run to open the fourth quarter, putting the Tigers up 41-7.
BSC was finally able to find the end zone again with 9:21 left in the game as freshman Johnny Lawroski caught a 22-yard touchdown pass from freshman Jimmy Stainback. Josof’s kick was good, giving the Panthers 14 points for the final score of the game.
BSC junior quarterback Joe Thigpen was 5-of-11, while Stainback was 3-of-3 with one touchdown. Freshman Shawn Morris led the Panthers with 44 yards rushing on six carries, and Lawroski led with 41 yards on two catches and a touchdown. Junior Patrick Thomas led the BSC defense with seven tackles (four solo, three assisted) and a sack, and sophomore Mitch Swanson picked up a fumble recovery.
For Trinity, Dickinson was 10-of-13 for 150 yards and one touchdown, and Chris Baer led with 86 yards rushing on 13 carries. Urban led with 87 yards and a touchdown on three catches. Jeff Carapetyan led the Tiger defense with seven tackles, all assisted, while Garrett VanDyke had a sack.
Trinity nearly doubled BSC’s total offensive yards with 418 (268 rushing, 150 passing) to the Panthers’ 211 (125 rushing, 86 passing). The Tigers also recorded 20 first downs to BSC’s 13.
The Panthers return home for their next game, taking on Centre College next Saturday, Oct. 10, at noon at Panther Stadium.