Weevils Fall At Home To No. 9 OBU

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MONTICELLO – Ninth-ranked Ouachita Baptist scored 44 points in the first half to set up a comfortable 47-10 victory over the University of Arkansas-Monticello’s football team Saturday at Convoy Leslie Cotton Boll Stadium.

The Tigers (9-0, 9-0 Great American Conference) scored 14 points in the first quarter and added 30 in the second quarter, including a 99-yard interception return for a touchdown by Ricardy Joseph as time expired in the first half to give OBU a 44-0 lead at the break.

tv Sports reflection 10dbOBU’s Brandon Marks scored three touchdowns in the first half, two rushing and one receiving. Steven Kehner opened the scoring for the Tigers with a five-yard touchdown run on OBU’s first offensive possession. Ke’Vontae Pope gave Ouachita a 28-0 lead with a seven-yard touchdown pass from Kiehl Frazier at the 6:14 of the second quarter. Other than Joseph’s long interception return for a score, the Tigers also scored in the first half via a team safety off a bad snap during a UAM punt that went out of the back of the end zone.

Ouachita scored its final points of the game at the 7:59 mark of the third quarter on a 22-yard field goal from Shelton Wooley.

The Weevils (2-7, 2-7 GAC) scored 10 fourth-quarter points to avoid the shutout. Junior quarterback Hunter Leppert linked up with senior Deadrien Terry for a nine-yard touchdown pass at the 13:11 mark of the fourth quarter to cap a nine-play, 46-yard drive that used 4:26. Sophomore kicker Jamie McGee finalized the game’s scoring with a 33-yard field goal with 2:18 remaining in the game to cap a 14-play, 74-yard drive.

Ouachita outgained UAM 345-282. The Tigers racked up 260 rushing yards on 49 carries and 85 passing yards on four completions. UAM totaled 194 passing yards on 17 completions and 88 rushing yards on 32 attempts.

UAM was led in rushing by sophomore quarterback Brett Courville with 56 yards on seven carries. Freshman Jeremy Jackson added 46 yards on 10 carries. Junior Cody Bordelon led UAM’s receivers with five receptions for 58 yards. Senior Ivory Washington added 33 yards on three catches, Terry finished with 31 yards on three catches and senior Steven Richmond had 29 yards on two receptions.

Senior Keith Reynolds paced the UAM defense with seven tackles, five of which were unassisted. Seniors Anthony Hughes and Louis Curry each had six tackles in the loss.

The Weevils conclude the 2014 season next Saturday, November 15 at home against Southern Arkansas for the 3rd annual Battle of the Timberlands in a rivalry that has been played 90 times since 1913. Next Saturday’s kickoff is set for 3 p.m. at Willis “Convoy” Leslie Cotton Boll Stadium. Senior Day festivities will begin approximately 30 minutes prior to kickoff.

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