BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern football team defeated Huntingdon College 45-13 in the 10th annual Wesley Cup Saturday night in Krulak Stadium. With the win, BSC (1-1) leads the all-time series 6-4 and holds onto the Wesley Cup for the second consecutive year. The defense shutout Huntingdon in the second half and allowed just one touchdown to secure the win.
The Panthers led Huntingdon on the ground and in the air, combining for 488 yards of total offense. Robert Shufford (McKenzie, Ala./McKenzie HS) rushed for a game-high 128 yards on seven carries with no lost yardage. He put the Panthers in line for the first touchdown and went 44 yards to the house to put BSC up 14-10 in the second quarter.
Trevor Oakes (Somerville, Ala./Hartselle HS) threw for a game-high 175 yards with two touchdowns, spreading the wealth between six receivers. Branden Rew (Fayetteville, Ga./Starrs Mill HS) led the pack with 59 yards on three catches. His longest was 41 yards.
Garrett Stevens (Social Circle, Ga./Eastside HS) led the Panthers on the other side of the ball. He earned 8.5 tackles, six solo, with one tackle for a loss. Myles Myers (Alpharetta, Ga./Johns Creek HS) finished right behind him with seven tackles, six solo, and two for a loss of eight yards.
The Panthers return to action Saturday, Sept. 21 when they travel to face the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. to open Southern Athletic Association play. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.
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