The University of Arkansas at Monticello football team won a low-scoring game at Southeastern Oklahoma State University on Saturday in Durant, Oklahoma.
The Weevils forced the SEOSU offense to cough up the ball five times and had a pair of key plays en route to the win.
UAM’s lone touchdown came in the second quarter on a rushing play. Later, the Savage Storm scored a touchdown to tie the contest in the third quarter, but the Weevils recorded a timely safety to take the 9-7 lead.
With time ticking away, UAM forced another key turnover.
Following a scoreless first quarter, Devontae Dean concluded an 8-play, 61-yard drive when he ran the ball in for a 31-yard touchdown. It was his longest rushing touchdown of the season. Josh Marini hit the extra point to put UAM ahead, 7-0.
Toward the end of the third quarter, SEOSU recorded a touchdown capping a 6-play, 78-yard drive. The PAT tied the game, 7-7.
In the fourth quarter, after a 6-play 13-yard drive, Marini pinned the Savage Storm deep in their own territory on a 51-yard punt. On the first play of the drive, C.J. Everett got to quarterback Daulton Hatley for a 10-yard sack and a safety, putting UAM ahead, 9-7.
SEOSU got the ball back with 4:58 remaining in the contest. With the Savage Storm driving, they fumbled the snap allowing Stephen King to hop on the ball. UAM recovered with 2:16 on the clock.
The Weevils would then tally a big first down, and take a knee for the victory. With the win, the Weevils improve to 4-2 and win their first road game this year.
UAM will be at home for homecoming on October 19 when the Weevils take on Southern Nazarene at 2 p.m.