"We've got to keep the competition open. Even though Jarrod is the starter, Grant will get a few series," Frye said. "I think the offense is certainly improving, and that's what you want to happen."
Williams has thrown for 503 yards with two scores and eight interceptions, and Conliffe has 164 yards passing. Josh Ware has 182 yards rushing with two touchdowns for the Colonels, and Chase Porter has run for 160 yards and a touchdown. Tyler Hinkel has 17 catches for 257 yards.
Centre is averaging 14.2 points and 248.8 yard of offense per game. But the Colonels could put up some points this weeks since they are facing a Sewanee defense which allows 23.7 points and 396 yards per game.
Sewanee's Mears 'a kid we've got to control'
Centre's defense will try and stop a Sewanee offense which averages 22 points and 348.2 yards per game.
"They're kind of a young offense, but their running back (Blake Mears) is as good as we're going to see," Frye said. "He's a kid we've got to control, and we can't give up the big play."
While Sewanee (1-2, 0-1 SCAC) has been more of a spread offense in the past, Frye said the Tigers have gone to a more traditional running attack, putting the quarterback under center.
"They force you to play smart," Frye said.
Mears leads the Sewanee ground game with 290 yards and four touchdowns. Quarterback Patrick Shelton has thrown for 240 yards and a score, and Brient Hobbs has 135 yards rushing and 147 passing.
To slow down the Tigers, Centre also needs more games from its defense like junior linebacker Adam Hay had last week. Hays had 25 tackles, including two for a loss, as well as a fumble recovery last week and was named to the D3football Team of the Week and was one of Football Gazette's National Players of the Week. Hay is tied for the national lead in tackles at 17.5 per game.
This is Centre's last home game for a month. The Colonels are at and SCAC newcomer Birmingham Southern, with an open date sandwiched in between. They host Rhodes on Oct. 27.
But Frye said it isn't any more important to get a win before the road stretch than any other game.
"It's more we need a big win because it's a conference game," Frye said. "Traditionally, Sewanee is a rivalry, and we're just trying to win and get better."