ADA, Okla. -- Ouachita Baptist wasted little time in taking control of the game against East Central as the Tigers from Arkansas cruised to a 31-3 victory over the Tigers from Oklahoma.
OBU (6-0) got on the board on its first drive as its 12-play, 68-yard drive was capped by a 26-yard field goal from freshman kicker Gabe Goodman to make it 3-0 with just 6:29 off the clock. The visiting Tigers then scored four straight touchdowns with Goodman going 4-for-4 on PATs to take a 31-0 lead with 5:31 left in the third quarter.
East Central (1-5) finally got on the board as kicker Harper Simmons nailed a 31-yard shot to cap a 10-play, 61-yard drive to set the final with 8:30 left in the game.
OBU's Brayden Brazeal was 14 of 20 passing for 207 yards and a touchdown with Hunter Swoboda (2-51, 1 TD) and Hayden Walker (3-47) picking up the lion's share of the receiving yardage. Brockton Brown led the ground game with nine carries for 85 yards and three touchdowns.
East Central quarterback Kenny Hrncir was limited to just 3-for-4 passing for 24 yards while Taye Gatewood finished 15-for-21 passing for 98 yards and on interception. Dilland Gardner (3-38) and JayQuan Lincoln (4-36) led the receivers corps, and Ontario Douglas had 18 touches for 46 yards to lead the team's rushers.
OBU returns home to take on Oklahoma Baptist (3-3) at 1 p.m. on Saturday while East Central visits on the other side of Highway 7 at Henderson State (5-1) at 2 p.m.
HSU 35, SWOSU 7
WEATHERFORD, Okla. -- Henderson State running back Logan Moragne needed just 2:18 to get the Reddies on the scoreboard as he ran 56 yards on the fifth play of the game en route to a rout of Southwestern Oklahoma State.
The Reddies scored three more times in the first half, all within the first 2:30 of the second half. Richard Stammetti found Chase Lodree on a 45-yard pass to make it 28-0 after Temo Martinez's kick with 12:30 left in the first half. The Bulldogs (2-4) scored on a 5-yard pass from Tyler Marr to Justin Bailey with 4:17 off the clock in the second half to cap a 13-play, 75-yard drive to break onto the scoreboard for the first time.
Stammetti was 14-for-29 passing for 151 yards and three touchdowns with one interception, finding L'liott Curry six times for 59 yards and a score and Lodree twice for 58. Querale Hall led the Reddies on the ground with 19 touches for 99 yards, Moragne had three for 69 with a score, and Darius Austin finished with 12 carries for 49 yards and a TD.
Marr was 22 for 39 in the air for 198 yards and a TD with one interception. Bailey led the team's receivers with five catches for 59 yards, and Donnell Hawkins led the Bulldogs' ground game with six rushes for 22 yards.
The Reddies host Oklahoma Baptist on Saturday, and the Bulldogs travel to Searcy for a 3 p.m. game against Harding (5-1).
Harding 50, Oklahoma Baptist 33
SHAWNEE, Okla. -- Harding rushed for 492 yards and seven touchdowns as it weathered a tough Oklahoma Baptist aerial attack.
The Bisons (5-1) never punted as they scored on seven of their nine possessions, led by fullback Cole Chancey's 19 rushes for a career-high 223 yards and two scores, including a 75-yard run in the fourth quarter. Harding scored midway through the first quarter, taking a 20-14 lead into the break.
The Bison (3-3) took the lead early in the second half as Preston Haire found Eli Paul on a 13-yard pass for the end zone with 13:46 off the clock with Luke Wendl's kick pushing the hosts ahead. Oklahoma Baptist then allowed five more scores by Harding while finding the end zone twice more in the loss.
Preston Paden was 2-for-2 passing for Harding for 56 yards while rushing 14 times for 119 yards and two touchdowns, and Taylor Bissell added a pair of scores on nine rushes for 50 yards. Haire was 23-for-33 passing for the Bisons for 282 yards and four touchdowns with eight catches for 150 yards by Joshua Cornell.
Harding hosts SWOSU on Saturday, and Oklahoma Baptist visits Ouachita Baptist.
SAU 40, NWOSU 7
ALVA, Okla. -- Southern Arkansas tallied 335 yards on 63 rushing attempts while controlling the clock for over 46 minutes as the Muleriders routed the Rangers.
The Muleriders (5-1) scored with 4:29 off the clock in the first quarter en route to a 16-0 lead at the break, but after allowing a touchdown by the Rangers 3:29 into the second half, SAU put up 24 unanswered points for the team's third-straight win of the season. The win tied head coach Bill Keopple with Raymond "Rip" Powell at second in the program's all-time wins list with 62.
Kor'Davion Washington led the Muleriders with 15 carries for 123 yards as well as with three catches for a team-leading 67 yards and a touchdown. SirCharles Perkins had 107 yards on 22 touches with one touchdown, and Hayden Mallory was 12 for 14 for 143 yards and two TDs.
Trent Easley was 12-for-20 passing for the Rangers for 185 yards and a touchdown with one interception. Gavin Garner pulled in four catches for 121 yards and the team's only score, and Jacob Peyton had eight rushes for 43 yards.
The Muleriders host Southeastern Oklahoma State (4-2) at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, and the Rangers visit Arkansas Tech (0-6) at 2 p.m.
UAM 9, SEOSU 7
DURANT, Okla. -- Defense may win championships, but Arkansas-Monticello proved that it was key for a win over SEOSU.
With the score tied at 7-7, the Boll Weevils (4-2) used its stout defense to push the Savage Storm (1-5) into its own end zone for a safety and the win. UAM forced five turnovers, recovering four of eight fumbles and picking off a pass.
The Weevils' were outgained by the Savage Storm, 307-202, after passing for just 43 yards, but UAM led on the ground with 159 yards. Quarterback Demilon Brown as 6-for-17 passing for 27 yards, but he also led the ground attack with 14 carries for 87 yards. Devontae Dean scored the team's only TD while carrying 14 times for 50 yards.
SEOSU quarterback Rollin Kinsaul was 13 for 23 in his passing attack for 100 yards while scrambling five times for 20 yards. Rashod Polk had 17 carries for 95 yards and the team's only score, and Katrell Blakely led the receivers corps with seven catches for 83 yards.
The Weevils will host Southern Nazarene (2-4) Saturday at 3 p.m. SEOSU travels to Magnolia to face SAU.
Southern Nazarene 41, Arkansas Tech 24
BETHANY, Okla. -- Southern Nazarene needed just 3:03 to score its first of six touchdowns as the Crimson Storm denied Arkansas Tech its first win of the season.
Kolbe Branch returned the Wonder Boys' initial punt for 31 yards for a touchdown after teammate Tyler Dunlop blocked the kick. The Crimson Storm pushed out to a 28-0 lead before allowing Arkansas Tech to find the end zone, taking a 28-7 lead into the break.
Southern Nazarene quarterback Gage Porter was 7-for-12 passing for 110 yards, a touchdown and one interception, and he led the team's ground game with 20 rushes for 270 yards and two touchdowns. Reid Roelofs had three catches for 73 yards and a score.
Tech quarterback Mason Cunningham was 12-for-29 passing for 92 yards and four interceptions with Trey Smith leading the receivers with a pair of catches for 34 yards. Caleb Batie led the Wonder Boys on the ground with 30 touches for 145 yards and two touchdowns.
The Crimson Storm will travel to Monticello to face the Weevils Saturday, and the Wonder Boys host NWOSU.
Sports on 10/13/2019
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