UAM battles Ouachita Baptist University on Saturday
MONTICELLO, Ark. – Fresh off a victory last weekend, the University of Arkansas at Monticello football team hosts Ouachita Baptist University on Saturday. The contest will be homecoming day for the Weevils with kickoff set for 2 p.m. at Willis “Convoy” Leslie Cotton Boll Stadium. UAM looks to extend their win streak to four games, which would match UAM’s longest winning streak since the 2008 season.
Below you will find important information regarding tickets, game coverage, and game notes.
UAM Radio: 93.7 KHBM-FM
Ouachita Baptist Radio: 101.1 The Answer
The last time these two teams met was on November 9, 2019 at Cliff Harris Stadium. The Weevils fell to the Tigers by a score of 35-7. The hosts from Arkadelphia used four first-half touchdowns to give Ouachita Baptist a 28-0 lead at the half. UAM attempted to cut into the deficit in the second half, but were unsuccessful and fell to Ouachita Baptist University, 35-7.
About Last Week
The Weevils used a big second quarter to defeat Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) on Saturday by a score of 42-23. NWOSU had a 17-7 lead after one quarter of action on a pair of passing touchdowns by Tanner Clarkson. Demilon Brown, though, scampered 46 yards for the UAM first quarter touchdown. A pair of passing touchdowns from Demilon Brown to Isaiah Cross gave the Weevils their first lead of the game. A Jonero Scott rushing touchdown right before the half gave UAM a 28-17 lead after 30 minutes of action. NWOSU cut into the deficit with a passing touchdown by Tanner Clarkson. The Weevils, though, would seal the victory with a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter as Jonero Scott and DeAndre Washington each scampered across the goal line, giving UAM a 42-23 victory. Demilon Brown finished with 190 yards through the air and 66 years on the ground. Jonero Scott paced the Weevils on the ground as he racked up 114 yards, including two touchdowns. Isaiah Cross led the way in the receiving category as he tallied three catches for 81 yards and a pair of scores.
Winners of the One Possession Games
UAM has been masterful at winning close games this season as three of the four Weevils’ victories have been decided by one possession.
Four Game Win Streak?
UAM is looking to extend their win streak to four games with a victory over Ouachita Baptist University University on Saturday. If the Weevils are able to get the victory this weekend, UAM would match the longest winning streak since 2008.
Demilon Leads the Charge
Demilon Brown has been the catalyst for the UAM offense as he paces the team with 214 passing yards per game and has used his elusiveness in the pocket to scamper for 75 yards per contest.
The Weevils are led by a trio of receivers. Senior wide receiver C.J. Parham leads the way for UAM with 472 yards and four touchdowns on the season. Parham ranks fifth in the conference in receiving yards and total receptions (34) Fellow senior tight end DeAndre Washington has 21 receptions for 302 yards and three touchdowns, while sophomore wide receiver LaCedric Smith has posted 206 yards and one score on 16 catches.
Defensively, 15 different Weevils have registered double-digit total tackles this season with five UAM athletes already surpassing 20 tackles. Damarous White has tallied a team-leading 30 tackles.
Defending the Pass
Six players have collected an interception so far this season for UAM. DeQuan Street leads the secondary with two picks to go along with one pass breakup. Kaytron Allen and Greg Hooks each have one interception and combined for five pass breakups.
Scouting the Tigers
Ouachita Baptist University is 5-1 on the season. Offensively, the Tigers rank 2nd in the GAC in scoring and 6th in total yards averaging 38.7 points and 389 yards per game. On defense, OBU is surrendering the second least amount of points per contest in the conference at 20.5 points per game, while giving up 313 yards per contest.
OBU Ground Attack
The Tigers will rely heavily on the ground game as OBU ranks second in the conference in rushing yards per game with 293.7 yards. TJ Cole leads the way for the Tigers with 129.3 yards per game. Cole ranks first in the GAC for yards per game. Kendel Givens leads the GAC in rushing touchdowns with 15, while accumulating 485 yards so far this season.
UAM travels to Searcy to take on Harding University on Oct. 23. The showdown between the Weevils and the Bisons is scheduled for a 3:00 p.m. kickoff.