The Arka Tech

Loss puts Tech in four-way tie

Despite having more first downs, total yards and almost ten more minutes of possession, the Wonder Boys suffered their first home loss of the season in a 28-14 loss against Southwestern Oklahoma.

Both teams came out of the gate slowly, resulting in a scoreless first quarter. However, Southwestern was able to break the silence with a 12-yard touchdown pass with 10:29 left in the second quarter.

On the ensuing Tech drive, senior quarterback Arsenio Favor was picked off at the Bulldogs 13-yard-line. This led to the second score of the game and put Southwestern up 14-0 with 7:46 left to play in the first half.

The Wonder Boys were finally able to get it rolling after a 12-play, 70- yard drive that resulted in the first Tech score of the game by way of Favor squeezing in for the 1-yard touchdown rush.

The score would remain uninterrupted until 2:44 left in the third quarter, when Southwestern connected on a huge 54-yard pass to pad the lead to 21-7.

Favor would reach the end zone on another 1-yard touchdown, which moves him to third in the GAC in scoring.

Southwestern would connect on another big touchdown pass to put the game out of reach for the Wonder Boys.

The loss drops Tech into a four way tie for second place in the GAC with Harding, Ouachita and Southwestern.

The Wonder Boys will wrap up their season this Saturday against Harding for Senior Day. Kickoff is at 2 p.m.