Millsaps and Centre were two closely matched teams today and statistically were very close as well. Shows you what a coupla breaks can do to the final score. Millsaps 33, Centre 16.
The major difference may have been in TOP (which I think Centre will dominate). Other differences - Centre's limited ability in the passing game and two-minute offense, creative Millsaps offense and Pinciotti's arm, Millsaps defense on critical downs (TFLs and 7 sacks).
Centre's QB Heath Haden had a really fine game rushing 34 times (112 yards, 2 fumbles lost) and passing 34 attempts (189 yards). Millsaps' Pinciotti was 17-27 for 232, throwing his first interceptions (2) of the year and one touchdown.
Nice 53-yard field goal by Centre's kicker Jordan Gay (school record). He's got a thunder foot!
As Pat said in the column this week, this conference will supply multiple tests for all of the top teams. Millsaps has #24 Huntingdon next week then Rhodes, Trinity and #16 Birmingham Southern further down the way.
Shout out to Millsaps RB Mike Barthelemy, injured in first half when involved in the tackle on an interception return. In the first half he had 57 yards on 17 carries and did not return to play in the 2nd half.
Maybe Millsaps is for real ... time will tell. My prediction? They'll pick up a few votes this week.