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Oklahoma state college football game of the week: Southern Nazarene at East Central

The two 0-1 teams meet in Ada at 6 p.m. Saturday. Southern Nazarene lost to Henderson State last week, while East Central lost to Northwest Missouri State.
by Scott Munn Published: September 7, 2012

Southern Nazarene at East Central

*When: 6 p.m. Saturday

*Where: Norris Field, Ada

*Records: Southern Nazarene is 0-1 after its 63-21 loss to Great American Conference favorite Henderson State (Ark.). East Central is 0-1, losing a 33-3 decision to Northwest Missouri State, the No. 3-ranked team in NCAA Division II.

*All-time series: East Central leads 1-0. The Tigers beat Southern Nazarene 37-30 in overtime during the 2008 season. East Central trailed 24-0 at halftime.

*Scouting report: Southern Nazarene was 9-3 and Central States Football League champion last season, but it has dropped two consecutive games, dating back to a first-round NAIA playoff loss to Mid-America Nazarene (Kan.). The SNU defense recovered two fumbles and intercepted two passes against Henderson State last week, one interception returned 35 yards for a touchdown by Stan West. East Central defensive back Norris Wrenn had 12 tackles — best among all GAC defenders — against Northwest Missouri State. Both teams are breaking in new quarterbacks, junior Dylan Terry for SNU and sophomore Cody Miller for East Central.

by Scott Munn
Sports Assistant Editor
Scott Munn joined The Oklahoman/Oklahoma City Times sports staffs in October 1982. He spent a year as a formcharter, three years on the desk and 16 as a reporter. Scott has spent the last nine years as an evening assistant sports editor. Scott's...
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