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Scott Goode (11/12/22)

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Field Rating SEARCY – Harding, ranked Seventeenth nationally, scored touchdowns in every of its first eight drives and trounced Arkansas Tech 55-10 in its last house recreation of the season. The Nice American Convention victory at First Safety Stadium gave the Bisons a 9-2 document.

It was Harding’s sixth straight win over Tech, matching its longest successful run of the sequence between the groups. The Bisons additionally gained six straight over the Surprise Boys from 1973-78.

Harding entered the weekend ranked No. 8 within the newest NCAA Tremendous Area 3 Rankings. The Bisons will discover out if their season continues within the NCAA Division II Playoff when the NCAA publicizes the postseason discipline of 28 on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. on

Harding scored dashing touchdowns on all 5 of its first half possessions and led Arkansas Tech 35-3 at halftime. The Bisons rolled up 315 complete yards within the first half-hour. Freshman Braden Jay scored Harding’s first landing from 38 yards out and later scored on a 1-yard run within the second quarter.

Sophomore Blake Delacruz scored on a 72-yard run on Harding’s second possession, the Bisons’s third dashing landing of longer than 70 yards this season.

Sophomore Chauncey Martin gave Harding a 21-0 lead with 3:36 left within the first with a 29-yard run up the center. It was his fifth landing of the season.

Jay’s second landing opened the scoring within the second quarter. After a Tech discipline purpose, sophomore Stone Sheffield scored for the primary time this season on a 7-yard run to finish the primary half scoring.

Harding rushed 29 instances for 272 yards within the half, and Roland Wallace had two receptions for 42 yards.

The offensive onslaught continued within the second half with Harding added three extra dashing touchdowns from Delacruz (39 yards), freshman quarterback Cole Keylon (2 yards) and sophomore Josh Jones (1 yard).

Harding’s dashing tally for the sport learn: 59 carries, 487 yards, 8 TD. The yardage and landing totals have been each season highs.

Delacruz rushed for 116 yards on solely 4 carries and scored two touchdowns. The one different Harding participant ever to hurry for greater than 100 yards on 4 carries was Eric Kelly, who had 4 rushes for 114 yards in opposition to Ouachita Baptist in 2015.

The Bisons had 530 complete yards and restricted Tech to solely 235 yards and three.9 yards per play.

Harding’s protection pressured three 3-and-outs, ended two drives on downs, and restricted Tech to fewer than 40 yards on 9 of its 11 drives. The Bisons had 10 cross breakups, with two every from Oric Walker, Jr. and Anthony Richard. Dre Corridor had two tackles for loss for the second straight week. Clark Griffin led the crew with seven tackles.


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