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State college football notebook: Southern Nazarene shuts out College of Faith

It's been a long season for first-year program College of Faith, which only had 13 players for Saturday's game.
by Scott Munn Published: November 10, 2012

A few Faith kids lacked football fundamentals. Others, such as Hunt, displayed some talent. He was applauded by SNU fans for a celebratory dance that followed a big stick on a Storm punt returner. Hunt also recovered a fumble that gave Faith its only possession of the game in Southern Nazarene territory.

Otherwise, Southern Nazarene dominated. The Crimson Storm totaled 296 yards to The Mighty Believers' minus-1.

SNU tailback Derick Perkins finished with 122 yards and four touchdowns.

This time last season, Southern Nazarene celebrated a Central States Football League championship and NAIA playoff berth. On Saturday, it finished a difficult schedule with a 2-9 record but a year closer to becoming a full-fledged member of the NCAA Division II-affiliated Great American Conference.

College of Faith wrapped up its abbreviated schedule with an 0-5 record but full of promise for the 2013 season.

“We've had a lot of hardships this season, but we're not going to give up,” Thomas said. “This is only the beginning.”


*East Central scored 31 unanswered points to beat Southeastern State 31-17 at Norris Field in Ada. Quarterback Spencer Bond accounted for three touchdowns for East Central.

*Bacone's six-game win streak was snapped with its 47-14 loss to McMurry in Abilene, Texas. Bacone (7-4) had only allowed 26 points during its winning run.

*Southwestern State managed just 217 total yards offense in a 38-7 loss to Harding in Searcy, Ark. Dustin Stenta led Southwestern State (3-7) with 136 yards and a touchdown passing.

*Javari Liggins ran for 221 yards and a TD, and Kyle Jech passed for 169 yards and two touchdowns as Northwestern State trimmed Arkansas-Monticello, 38-35. Northwestern State won its last-four games of the season to finish with a 4-7 record.

*Langston held off Panhandle State 27-20 in Goodwell, finishing 6-4.

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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