Wonder Boys No. 2 in GAC

The Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys put a thrashing on Northwestern Oklahoma to win their final road game of the regular season 53-21 and improve to 7-2.

With Harding’s loss, this gives the Wonder Boys sole possession of second place in the Great American Conference behind Henderson State.

The Wonder Boys put up 22 points in the second quarter, which gave them a 32-7 lead at the half. They would not look back.

Tech’s offense was firing on all cylinders, accumulating 535 total yards. Senior quarterback Arsenio Favor went 11-for-16 through the air for 163 yards and six touchdowns, which is a season high.

The Wonder Boys running back tandem of sophomore Brayden Stringer and freshman Bryan Allen continued to be a dangerous weapon. The pair rushed for a total of 303 yards and two touchdowns.

Tech struck first and often, as it led 25-0 until 4:03 left to play in the first half. After half time, it was more of the same for the Wonder Boys.

Allen popped off his biggest rush of the game with 12:36 left in the third, a 49-yard run that resulted in a touchdown that put the Wonder Boys up 39-7.

With only 55 seconds left, Stringer put together his longest run of the day, a 48-yard rush.

The Wonder Boys defense continued to shine, this time led by freshman Cua’ Rose, who had nine tackles. Junior defensive back Trevon Gooden and freshman safety Kristen Trammell both recorded an interception.

The Wonder Boys will return home for the final two games of the regular season. This Saturday they will host Southwestern Oklahoma (6-3), who sits tied for third. Kickoff is at 2 p.m.