LEXINGTON, Va. - Centre College suffered its first loss of the season Saturday when Washington and Lee powered past the Colonels for a 23-17 win.
W&L (1-2) had been outscored 73-20 in its first two games, but it pulled away from a 10-10 tie with Centre (3-1) with a pair of second-half touchdowns.
"We didn't capitalize on our opportunities," Centre coach Andy Frye said.
The Colonels' defense allowed 206 yards rushing, and their offense generated barely half of the team's previous season average of 32.3 points.
"There was nothing they did that surprised us. I think they just played better than we did," Frye said. "I don't think our kids overlooked Washington and Lee; I just don't think we played as intensely as we had previously.