Tigers heartbroken in El Dorado

October 17, 2015

EL DORADO, ARK.—The Ouachita Tigers fell to the Southern Arkansas Muleriders 32-28 on Saturday in El Dorado Arkansas as a part of the Murphy Oil Classic.

Ke’voontae Pope was knocked down in the end zone on the final play as the Ouachita Tigers tried to take the lead. A pass interference call wasn’t given.

SAU scored the go-ahead touchdown with 37 seconds remaining in the game when Tanner Hudson caught a 16-yard pass from Barrett Renner and glided into the end zone for a 32-28 lead.

Ouachita scored twice in the second half, both runs by Kris Oliver from one and two yards, respectively.

Ouachita finished with 366 yards, with 271 coming on the ground. Warford completed 7 of 16 passes for 95 yards. He rushed 21 times for 96 yards and one touchdown. Kris Oliver led the Ouachita rushing attack with 23 attempts for 147 yards and three scores.

Ouachita allowed 485 yards of offense for Southern Arkansas, with 383 coming through the air.

Ouachita scored two first half touchdowns. The first came when Kris Oliver busted through the left side of the offensive line and broke free for a 65-yard score. With just under 10 minutes remaining in the first half, Warford punched another score in from one-yard out.

SAU also scored twice in the first half on passes from quarterback Barrett Renner to Michael Nunnery for a five-yard score and Tanner Hudson for a 62-yard score.

Ouachita recorded 191 first-half yards, 176 coming on the ground. Kris Oliver led the team in rushes in the first half with 12, gaining 109 yards and scoring once. Warford also added 11 rushes for 56 yards and a touchdown as well. Warford completed 2-5 completions in the first half for 15 yards.

Alex Myers led the Tigers in first half tackles with 6. Jahlon Mitchell added five.


Dixon Land

Dixon Land is a senior Mass Communications and Christian Studies double major from Little Rock, Ark. He currently serves as editor-in-chief of The Signal. Previous to that, he served as sports editor and assistant sports editor.

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