MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Centre College jumped out to a 10-point lead Saturday, but let it slip away in a 42-19 loss to Rhodes in the Colonels' conference opener.
Centre (1-2, 0-1 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) led 10-0 after Brian Behrendt found Michael Swartzentruber for a 5-yard scoring pass with 5:52 to play in the first quarter. But Rhodes went on to score 35 unanswered points.
"I think we're a team that's trying to find who we are and what we are," Centre coach Andy Frye said. "My disappointment was I think we stepped back and relaxed, and then it got too late. They did a good job of executing their offense and we didn't."
Centre was held to just 55 yards rushing by the Lynx (2-1, 1-1).
Tyler Lake scored three times for Rhodes and rushed for 94 yards on 22 carries.
Rhodes quarterback Daniel Swanstrom earned Frye's praise after completing 16-of-26 passes for 207 yards.