SAN ANTONIO – The Trinity Tigers used two 21-point quarters to crush the University of the South 51-12 at Tigers Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The win is the fourth straight for Trinity, who has not lost since a 14-10 loss to Berry on October 21. Following Saturday’s win, the Tigers will play two of their final three games on the road.
After three straight field goals to open the first quarter, the Tigers answered in the second quarter in a big way. Quarterback Wyatt Messex hooked up with Austin Bartness for an 83-yard touchdown pass, putting the Tigers up 16-0.
Trinity extended their lead with a Chris Stewart 65-yard touchdown return that made it a 23-3 game. Later, Messex connected with Tommy Levine for score, giving Trinity the 30-6 halftime lead.
The second half saw the Tigers extend their lead as Messex hit Stewart for a short touchdown completition, making it 44-6 after another punt return for a score. The visitors scored on their final play of the game, scoring on a fourth-down play.
The Trinity Tigers are now 5-2 (4-1, SCAA) on the season and will return to the field next Saturday against Hendrix College at 12:00 p.m.