State college football: Harding tramples Southern Nazarene

Harding (Ark.) picked up 544 total yards out of its option offense and trampled the Crimson Storm 42-13 before 2,496 fans at SNU Stadium in Bethany.
Compiled by Scott Munn, Assistant Sports Editor, smunn@opubco.com Published: September 22, 2012
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Southern Nazarene played its first home game of the football season Saturday night, but there wasn't much else to celebrate.

Harding (Ark.) picked up 544 total yards out of its option offense and trampled the Crimson Storm 42-13 before 2,496 fans at SNU Stadium in Bethany.

D'Nico Jackson-Best and Kelvin Martin had two touchdowns apiece for Harding (3-0).

SNU linebacker Michael Hicks set a single-game record with 19 tackles, and defensive back Josh Daugherty returned a fumble 29 yards for a touchdown.

Southern Nazarene, which finished 9-3 and as Central States Football League champion in 2011, fell to 0-4. The Storm is playing a schedule heavy with NCAA Division II teams; Southern Nazarene has dropped out of the NAIA and is in its second year of NCAA candidacy.

FORMER OSU PLAYERS KEY LAMAR

Former Oklahoma State players Herschel Sims and Kevin Johnson accounted for all touchdowns scored Saturday as Lamar whipped Langston 31-0 before 12,383 fans at Provost Umphrey Stadium in Beaumont, Texas. Sims ran for 47 yards and a TD on 10 carries. Johnson caught touchdown passes of 34, 14, and 33 yards from Ry Mossakowski.

Langston fell to 1-3, while Lamar moved to 2-2.

HORNETS DROP RIVERHAWKS

Tyler Eckenrode's 11-yard touchdown pass to Shjuan Richardson with 3:49 left in the game iced Emporia State's 30-20 conference victory over Northeastern State before 2,163 fans at Doc Wadley Stadium in Tahlequah. The score came less than two minutes after Northeastern State drew within three points on Joel Rockmore's 2-yard touchdown run.

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