UAM’s Josh Marini kicked a 34-yard field goal as time expired Saturday to lift the University of Arkansas at Monticello over Southern Arkansas University, 20-17, in the 7th Annual Battle of the Timberlands at Leslie Convoy Cotton Boll Stadium in Monticello.
Marini’s 34-yard field goal represented his second successful kick in the fourth quarter. He kicked a 30-yard field goal in the opening minute of the fourth quarter.
For his efforts, Marini, a junior from Austin, Texas, was named the Great American Conference Special Teams Co-Player of the Week.
Though the rivalry between UAM and SAU dates back to 1913, it was dubbed in 2012 the “Battle of the Timberlands” and a traveling trophy was created for it. Saturday’s win snapped the Weevils’ seven-game losing streak to the Muleriders in the Battle of the Timberlands series.