The University of Arkansas at Monticello football team dropped its first contest in four weeks Saturday when the Weevils fell at home to No. 11 Ouachita Baptist University.

The UAM defense struggled to stop the Tigers and ultimately lost the game 34-0.

Demilon Brown found himself searching for answers all day as he was just 8-for-22 for 93 yards.

Jonero Scott was the team’s top rusher with 28 yards gained for the Weevils.

Isaiah Cross led UAM receivers with three receptions for 20 yards. LaCedric Smith also contributed to the offense with two receptions for 53 yards.

Defensively, Kaytron Allen lead the Weevils in tackles with nine solo tackles and two assisted tackles. Justin Legier had a solid day as well recording five tackles and forcing a fumble.

In the first half, UAM struggled to get anything going offensively, totaling just 52 yards and six failed drives.

Ouachita Baptist kept UAM’s offense off the field for most of the second quarter, rushing the ball 14 times for 143 yards and eating up 8:23 of clock. The Tigers’ run game helped push across 17 points and OBU took the lead into the break, 31-0.

At the start of the second half, Ouachita Baptist started with the ball and UAM held them as they were forced to punt on fourth down in Ouachita Baptist territory on their first drive. However, UAM’s following drive amounted to just eight plays and 53 yards as the Boll Weevils punted.

That was the same story for both teams as they combined for just five drives in the third quarter, but were scoreless as we headed to the fourth with UAM still trailing, 31-0.

The fourth turned out to be more of the same with the final points of the game coming from a Ouachita Baptist field goal on their first run. UAM and OBU combined for six drives and OBU held on for the win, 34-0.

With the loss, Arkansas-Monticello falls to 4-3 overall and 4-3 in Great American Conference play. Ouachita Baptist improves to 6-1 and 6-1 in GAC Games.

UP NEXT

The Weevils hit the road to face Harding in Searcy on Saturday, Oct. 23. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m.