State college football game of the week: Southwestern State at Southern Arkansas

Quarterback Dustin Stenta has thrown for 409 yards and two touchdowns for 1-1 Southwestern State. Southern Arkansas is 2-0.
BY SCOTT MUNN, Assistant Sports Editor, smunn@opubco.com Published: September 21, 2012
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Southwestern State at Southern Arkansas

*When: 6 p.m. Saturday

*Where: Wilkins Stadium, Magnolia, Ark.

*Records: Southwestern State is 1-1 overall, 1-0 in the Great American Conference. Southern Arkansas is 2-0 and 1-0.

*All-time series: Southern Arkansas leads 1-0. The Muleriders defeated Southwestern State 31-22 in September 2011.

*Scouting report: Southern Arkansas defeated lowly Texas College 56-0 in the season opener, and then the Muleriders pulled off an impressive 31-24 victory at week ago at Southeastern State in Durant. Tyler Sykora, a 6-foot-6, 220-pound junior quarterback, has thrown for 449 yards and six touchdowns. Sykora's top receiver is Oklahoma State transfer Rafael Thomas, who has 212 yards and four TDs. ... Southwestern State quarterback Dustin Stenta has thrown for 409 yards and two touchdowns. The Bulldogs' rush attack has struggled thus far, managing just 133 yards through two games.