MONTICELLO, Ark. – The University of Arkansas at Monticello football team played their eleventh and final match-up of the 2022 season on Saturday afternoon. The Boll Weevils hosted rival and in-state, Great American Conference member Southern Arkansas University for 97th time in this year’s Battle of the Timberlands. UAM came out of the match with a 20-7 loss to close the season.
UAM went toe-toe-toe with the visiting Muleriders all afternoon on Saturday. SAU may have been the first team on the board, but it certainly didn’t effect the Boll Weevil offense, as they would put up 345 total offensive yards gained in the match-up. Although the match was close for a majority of the afternoon, unfortunately the Weevils would come out of it with a loss.
On offense, quarterback Edwin Kleinpeter went 17-of-27 on passing plays for 231 yards. Jordan Mansfield led UAM in receiving with six receptions for 142 total yards and a touchdown. His longest of the day being for a 43 yard touchdown run. On the ground, Hunter Watson led the Boll Weevils with seven carries for 34 yards.
Defensively, Brycen Leblanc led the way for the Boll Weevils with nine total tackles and seven solo stops.
Zachary Grisotti led the day in extra point attempts, going 1-1.
Boll Weevil Head Coach Hud Jackson had this to say after the game: “Played a good 1st half.. defense was outstanding! When you have a chance to put points on the board you have to do it. Our coaches and players want to be great, we will do what we have to to be great! No excuses, we have to commit to building with what we got! Focusing on the positive and moving forward with the positive is what will push us around the corner! UAM will do that. We will prove those who don’t believe, wrong!Can’t wait to move on to the off season! Eat’em Up!”
How it Happened
- 09:19 – SAU | Jariq Scales rushes one yard into the Weevil end zone following a 10 play, 84-yard drive.
- 01:35 – UAM | Jordan Mansfield pulled in a 28-yard pass from Edwin Kleinpeter to score after a six play, 74-yard series.
- 06:04 – SAU | OB Jones ran his way into the endzone to score a 20-yard touchdown, capping of a 12-play, 90-yard run.
- 01:32 – SAU | Kadyn Roach rushed 26 yards to score following a three play, 44-yard drive.
The Weevils will return to action at Convoy Leslie Cotton Boll Stadium come the 2023 season. Thank you to all the fans, faculty, students, and corporate sponsors for continuing to support the Boll Weevils throughout the entirety of the 2022 season.
We’d like to give a huge thank you to all of our corporate sponsors, especially tonight’s game day sponsors, BASF and Mid-South Seed. Thank you for your continued support of UAM Athletics!
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