UAM defeats Okla. Baptist, 64-21

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The University of Arkansas at Monticello defeated Oklahoma Baptist, 64-21, in a Saturday afternoon road game in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

The Weevils improve to 4-3 while Oklahoma Baptist falls to 0-7.

“All around team effort today,” said head football coach Hud Jackson. “Was worried coming off a big win over Tech, but maturity on this team showed today. Very proud of the effort, and lots of players got some quality reps today. Got to build on this.”

UAM freshman Logan Penn rushed for a 7-yard touchdown to give the Weevils the early 7-0 lead. UAM extended the lead on its next drive with an 80 yard passing touchdown from Cole Sears to Warren Leapheart, pushing the advantage to 14-0.
Following an OBU rushing touchdown, the Weevils answered with a 36-yard passing touchdown from Sears to Jalen Tolliver to take a 20-7 lead into the second quarter of play.

The Weevils continued the offensive attack in the second quarter with a 7-yard strike from Sears to Trevon Smith and another Sears passing touchdown, this time finding Ralph Singleton from 10 yards out to put the lead at 33-7.

Josh Marini added a 35-yard field goal to close out the first half, giving UAM the 36-7 lead heading into the locker room.

UAM began the third quarter right where they left off with a 42-yard touchdown through the air from Sears to Trevon Smith extending the lead to 43-7. UAM then found success on the ground as Deountario Brown rushed into the end-zone to increase the lead to 50-7. UAM ended the third quarter with Trey Fleming rushing for the score from 16 yards out and putting the score at 57-14.

UAM capped off its scoring midway through the final quarter of play with Nigel Dora grinding his way into the end-zone for seven yards and giving the Weevils the 64-14 lead. Oklahoma Baptist went on to score once more. The final score was 64-21.

Individual Stats
Cole Sears: 10-of-19, 241 passing yards, 5 passing touchdowns, 246.0 quarterback rating
Nigel Dora: 16 carries, 101 rushing yards, 1 rushing touchdown
Christian Jefferson: 10 total tackles, 1 interception, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery, 1 pass broken up
Warren Leapheart: 2 receptions, 91 receiving yards, 1 touchdown

UAM will take on the Crimson Storm of Southern Nazarene Saturday, October 21 in Monticello. Kick-off set for 3 p.m.

 

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