April 10th, 2021 7:00pm
Photo from Tusculum sports information
HICKORY, N.C. --- Tusculum University won its first South Atlantic Conference football championship since 2008 with a 28-23 victory at Lenoir-Rhyne University in the 2021 SAC Spring Football Championship game Saturday afternoon at Moretz Stadium.
Rogan Wells threw for 438 yards and three touchdowns, including two to Derrick Wright, and the Tusculum defense stopped Lenoir-Rhyne on fourth down in Pioneer territory in the final minute to secure the win. Wells, who surpassed the 400-yard mark through the air for the fourth straight game, was 31-for-49 passing as the Pioneers (4-1) rolled up 545 yards of total offense to deny the Bears a third straight conference championship and win the third SAC title in program history, joining the 2003 and 2008 squads.