The University of Arkansas at Monticello defeated Southern Nazarene University, 35-23, Saturday at home.

UAM improved its record to 5-3 while while SNU drops to 3-5.

The Weevils struck first with a 26-yard touchdown through the air from Cole Sears to Trevon Smith for the early 7-0 lead. SNU answered with a short rushing touchdown to tie the game at 7-7 before Sears connected with tight-end Austin Harris for the 14 yard score, giving the Weevils the 14-7 advantage at the end of the first quarter.

The Crimson Storm punched in another touchdown on the ground from just two yards out to tie the game at 14-14.
A lightning delay would push the contest back, and as play finally resumed, the Weevils came out firing with an Imani Riley rushing touchdown to take the lead. UAM capped the scoring in the half with Sears’ third passing touchdown, this time finding Jamal Chevis from 21 yards out to push the home lead out to 28-14.

UAM scored the lone touchdown of the third quarter on a 42-yard rushing touchdown from Nigel Dora to see UAM on top, 35-21 with just 1:02 left in the quarter.

SNU went on to generate nine points in the fourth and final quarter, but it was not enough as the Weevils were able to seal the game for their third straight victory, a 35-23 win on homecoming night.

Individual Stats

Imani Riley: 15 carries, 107 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown
Jeremy Jackson: 5 tackles (0.5 TFL), 1 interception, 3 passes broke up
Cole Sears: 8-of-14, 127 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, 62 rushing yards
Hakim Gray: 7 tackles (4.0 TFL), 1.5 sacks
Tracy James: 4 tackles, 1 interception

UAM returns to action on Saturday when it faces Ouachita Baptist on the road in Arkadelphia. Kick-off is set for 1 p.m.


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