SEWANEE, Tenn. - Defense carried the day for Centre College as the Colonels held off Sewanee for a 21-16 victory Saturday.
Jacob Coleman had three interceptions and Kevin Tytus returned an interception for a touchdown as the Colonels (4-1, 2-0 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) bounced back from their first loss of the season.
"It's tough to win on the mountain (at Sewanee), but we played very well," Centre coach Andy Frye said. "Our defense played very well. There's no question that was our best game defensively."
Brian Behrendt threw two first-half touchdown passes to stake the Colonels to a 14-3 lead, and they led 21-3 after Tytus' 54-yard interception return in the third quarter before Sewanee (2-3, 0-2) started to rally.