Here’s a look at Saturday’s football action in the NCAA Division II Great American Conference:
Arkansas-Monticello at Ouachita Baptist, 1 p.m.
The conference’s second- and third-best rushing attacks meet in Arkadelphia. Weevil quarterback Demilon Brown has run for 677 yards on 8.8 yards per attempt. For the second-straight week, Tiger running back Brockton Brown reached the 100-yard plateau and scored three touchdowns. The Tigers lead Division II and rank second in all of college football converting 61.5 percent of their third downs. Allie Freeman needs five receptions to set the GAC career record. Former Southeastern Oklahoma State receiver Kaymon Farmer caught 236 passes between 2013 and 2016.
Southwestern Oklahoma State at Oklahoma Baptist, 1 p.m.
The Bison seek to secure their first winning season in their five years in the GAC when they welcome in the Bulldogs. The Bison have won the last two in the series. Last season’s 47-39 Bison victory featured almost 750 passing yards. Bulldog wide receiver Jared Rayburn caught eight passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns. Bison quarterback Preston Haire tallied 345 yards of total offense and accounted for four touchdowns. He needs just 32 passing yards to become just third active Division II quarterback with 8,000 passing yards.
Harding at Southeastern Oklahoma State, 2 p.m.
Harding travels to Durant looking to lock down itsr seventh nine-win season in the last eight years. The Bisons have won five straight against the Savage Storm. The last Southeastern win in the series came in the opening game of the 2013 season. The Harding defense has intercepted 12 passes and returned four for touchdowns while the Harding offense has completed only nine passes and turned three into touchdowns. Last week, Savage Storm wide receiver Braxton Kincade caught 11 passes for 163 yards. In his four previous games, he had 10 receptions for 131 yards.
Southern Arkansas at Henderson State, 2 p.m.
The Muleriders and Reddies meet for the 81st time in the most-played series of week 10. The Reddies have won five straight home games against the Muleriders. SAU last won at Henderson State in 2004. SAU won last year’s meeting, 34-14, in El Dorado. They have not defeated the Reddies in consecutive seasons since winning three straight from 2003 through 2005. Reddie receiver L’Liott Curry has caught a touchdown pass in five-straight games and has consecutive multiple touchdown games. SAU running back KorDavion Washington ranks fourth among DII freshman with 825 rushing yards.
Arkansas Tech at East Central, 3 p.m.
The Wonder Boys go for their fourth-straight victory when they visit East Central. Tech quarterback Carter Burcham threw for 289 yards and three touchdowns in their win against Southeastern Oklahoma State. Both represented season highs for Tech quarterbacks. Additionally, Caleb Batie recorded his second 100-yard game. In last week’s contest against Harding, Tiger running back Ontario Douglas became the fifth running back in GAC history to register multiple 1,000-yard seasons. In his 2017 game against Arkansas Tech, he ran for 111 yards on 20 carries.
Northwestern Oklahoma State at Southern Nazarene, 3 p.m.
The Rangers and Crimson Storm square off with both squads seeking a third win on the season. Last week, the Rangers set the GAC single-game record with four blocked kicks - two punts, a field goal and an extra point. Aharon Barnes blocked the field goal and added 116 return yards to win the GAC Special Teams Player of the Week award. Last year, the Crimson Storm rallied from a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit en route to a 37-34 overtime victory. Gage Porter accounted for all five touchdowns in the win - three passing and two rushing. He totaled 307 of their 379 yards of offense.
Current Great American Conference standings. All games are conference games.
Ouachita Baptist 9-0
Henderson State 8-1
Southern Arkansas 7-2
Oklahoma Baptist 5-4
Arkansas Tech 3-6
Southwestern Oklahoma 3-6
Northwestern Oklahoma 2-7
Southern Nazarene 2-7
East Central 1-8
Southeastern Oklahoma 1-8
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