Arkansas Tech had a quick 14-0 lead in the first quarter after TD runs by Harmon and Owens, but Southern Nazarene countered with a seven-play, 77-yard drive capped by Dylan Terry's 20-yard touchdown pass to Jarod Martin. Even when Tech came back with a touchdown early in the second quarter, SNU was playing well enough that a 14-point deficit was close enough to overcome.
But two interceptions thrown by Terry, a Jakeil Everhart fumble and untimely penalties contributed to SNU's second-half failures.
Terry threw for a game-high 165 yards, but he was sacked three times. Chris Hunter led SNU rushers with 52 yards on 17 carries.