After winning their first Southern Athletic Association game last week on the road against Rhodes, the Hendrix College Warriors has a chance to add another notch in the win column Saturday against Millsaps.
Last week, ran all over the Lynx en route to a 30-20 win, Hendrix’s second win of the season.
The nightmare season is almost over for the Warriors, as the team hasn’t performed up to expectations or up to past season’s success.
Hendrix came into the season coming off the team’s best regular season record, going 8-2 and narrowly missing the playoffs.
However, an injury to junior quarterback Miles Thompson, which has kept him out all season, among several other injuries have caused the Warriors to tailspinning season.
Instead of looking like the high octane, high scoring offenses of past years, Hendrix has been a team that has struggled to get much consistency.
Because of this, the Warriors lost seven straight and will finish either 2-8 or 3-7, which will match the team’s first season back in 2013.
This week’s challenge is one where the Warriors have seen success, winning all but one game since Hendrix’s football program was revitalized in 2013.
That loss came in the Warriors first season back, when the Majors beat Hendrix 48-37.
Since then, the Warriors have won 35-30 (2014), 45-34 (2015), 42-14 (2016) and 35-21 (2017).
Not unlike last week’s matchup when Hendrix (2-7, 1-6 SAA) faced Rhodes on a three-game losing streak, the Warriors are catching the Majors (4-5, 2-5 SAA) at the right time.
Since a 21-14 win at Sewanee, Millsaps hasn’t won a game, going on a five-game losing streak.
That streak, however, does include a 24-21 loss to the Rhodes on Sept. 29, a 34-23 loss to Austin College on Oct. 13 and a 28-21 double overtime loss to then No. 12 ranked Berry College on Oct. 20.
The Majors have been blown out 49-13 to Centre College on Oct. 27 and 34-17 last week against Birmingham-Southern.
The Warriors will face a tough challenge in the Millsaps defense, giving up 21.4 points per game, which is fourth in the league, while the Hendrix defense is giving up a league-worst 32.3 points per game.
On the other side, the Warriors offense has a slight advantage in points scored per game, scoring 21.8, which is sixth, while Millsaps is averaging 19.9 points per game.
Hendrix faces the Majors at 1 p.m. Saturday in Jackson, Mississippi, for the season’s final game.