NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) -- Northwestern State tailback Byron
Lawrence outgained Arkansas-Monticello by himself, running for 151
yards, while the Demons' dominant defense helped lift the team to a
20-3 win over the Division II Boll Weevils on Saturday night.
The Division I-AA Demons (2-2) won despite failing to score on
five trips to the visitors' 15 yard line or closer, suffering two
blocked field goals, another missed 3-pointer and an interception
in the end zone before ending the game.
The Boll Weevils (1-4) were outgained 441-119, amassing only 50
yards on 37 plays after opening the game with an 11-play, 69-yard
drive that produced their only points -- a 28-yard field goal by
Ryan Guardia 3:39 into the contest. UAM netted just 10 yards in the
Safety Russ Washington and cornerback C.L. Grogan topped
Northwestern State's defense with five tackles each.
Northwestern State locked up the win with 7:19 remaining,
building a 17-point advantage on an 12-yard Adam Varnado touchdown
reception from Ricky Joe Meeks. The score capped a 63-yard,
six-play drive that made it 20-3.
Former Blinn College coach Brad Franchione describes Panthers star Cam Newton's transformation from playing at the junior college in 2009 to playing in Super Bowl 50.
North Carolina inked the No. 34-ranked recruiting class in the 2016 cycle with one ESPN 300 (Tomon Fox) and four more four-stars. The class of 2017 is well on the way to besting the 2016 class with four ESPN Jr300 verbals less than one week after signing day with the most recent being in state receiver Ryan Jones Friday.
Oregon running back Thomas Tyner has decided to take a medical retirement after sitting out all of last season because of a shoulder injury.
It hasn't been an easy road at USC for Pat Haden, the former Trojans quarterback turned athletic director, but at 63, he's earned the right to relax.
Readers want to know about all "downer" material, Iowa cutting ties with Stanford and an inherent southern bias in recruiting rankings.
What did we learn from the Big 12 conference sessions this week? Jake Trotter sorts it out in this edition of the mailbag.
|Northwestern Oklahoma State||3-8||3-8|
|Sam Houston State||7-2||11-4|
|Stephen F Austin||4-5||4-7|