DURANT, Okla.- Solid play by the defense and special teams late in the game proved to be the difference in the No. 12 Ouachita Tigers' (4-0, 2-0 GAC) victory over the Savage Storm of Southeastern Oklahoma State (1-3, 0-3 GAC). The Tigers overcame a number of injuries, including the fact that Ty Towers<http://www.obutigers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=733>, who is listed as a wide receiver on the roster, was called upon to start at quarterback. The Tigers won the game by a final score of 27-24 after holding off a late drive from SOSU.
Towers finished the game with 13 completions for 187 yards and two touchdowns, as well as 11 carries for 103 yards on the ground. Chris Rycraw<http://www.obutigers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=723> handled almost the entire load out of the backfield, recording 26 carries for 94 yards and four catches for 49 yards and a touchdown. Brett Reece<http://www.obutigers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=720> recorded 63 yards and a touchdown on three receptions for the Tiger offense.
Jackson Guerra<http://www.obutigers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=697> again led the Tiger defense, recording 11 tackles in the game. Ricky Brown<http://www.obutigers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=687> finished the game with nine tackles and added two break ups and a quarterback hurry. Marquez Massey<http://www.obutigers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=711> and Dion Young<http://www.obutigers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=736> were able to register an assisted sack, marking just the fourth time this season that Southeastern has allowed a sack.
Ouachita stretches their win streak to four with the victory. The Tigers next match-up will come on next Saturday, October 6 at 1 p.m. when they host Southwestern Oklahoma State for Homecoming.
-Josh Fink<http://www.obutigers.com/staff.aspx?staff=29>, Sports Information Director
Ouachita Baptist University
Sports Information Director