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Northwestern State 20, Arkansas-Monticello 3

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
second half.

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.



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2015 Great American Conference Standings

Henderson State10-111-2
Arkansas Tech8-39-3
Southwestern Oklahoma8-38-4
Ouachita Baptist7-47-4
Southern Arkansas7-47-4
East Central6-56-5
Southeastern Oklahoma6-56-5
Northwestern Oklahoma State3-83-8
Oklahoma Baptist2-92-9
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2015 Southland Conference Standings

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Sam Houston State7-211-4
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Incarnate Word5-46-5
Northwestern State4-54-7
Stephen F Austin4-54-7
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