The Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys edged out a 24-17 victory against Arkansas-Monticello on Saturday to improve to 3-0 for the first time since 2007.
The Wonder Boys found themselves in a tougher matchup than in their first two blowout wins. The only score Tech got in the first half was a 67-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown by Logan Genz, a senior from West Fork. This is a far cry from the first two games of the season, during which they outscored opponents 112-21.
Tech manufactured 17 more points in the second half, and the defense maintained the pressure it has been applying all season, holding UAM to only 34 rushing yards.
Arsenio Favor, a senior from Montgomery, Alabama, didn’t have his best game but still scored both a rushing and passing touchdown. Genz led the defense with six tackles. Cua’ Rose, a freshman from McGehee, had five of his own.
The Wonder Boys, who lead the Great American Conference in total defense, will have their work cut out for them next week when they return home to face Southern Arkansas.
The Wonder Boys have kept opponents to an average of 13 points per game, while Southern Arkansas has scored an average of 40 points per game.
Kickoff is at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Thone Stadium.