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Southern Arkansas University 2016 MULERIDER FOOTBALL GAME NOTES

Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

General

Coaching Staff

Name of School: .......................................................................Southern Arkansas University City/Zip:............................................................................................. Magnolia, AR 71753-5000 Founded:.................................................................................................................................... 1909 Enrollment:............................................................................................................................... 4,193 Nickname:...................................................................................................................... Muleriders School Colors:................................................................ Royal Blue (PMS 293)/Gold (PMS 110) Home field/capacity:........................................................................... Wilkins Stadium/6,000 Surface:................................................................................................................. RealGrass Turf Affiliation:.............................................................................................................. NCAA Division II Conference:.......................................................................................................... Great American President:............................................................................................................... Dr. Trey Berry Alma Mater, Yr.:............................................................................ Ouachita Baptist Univ./1984 Athletics Director:.............................................................................................. Steve Browning Alma Mater, Yr.:............................................................................... Southern Arkansas / 2001 Athletic Dept. Phone:.......................................................................................... (870) 235-4102 Ticket Office Phone:........................................................................................... (870) 235-4102

Head Coach.......................................................................................................... Bill Keopple Alma Mater, Year.............................................................................. Central Arkansas, 1982 Record at SAU................................................................................................42-41 (8th Year) College Career record..................................................................................................... Same Football office phone.......................................................................................(870) 235-4110

History First year of Football:................................................................................................................ 1911 All-time bowl/playoff record:................................................................................................ 2-4 No. yrs. in Post-season play:...................................................................................................... 6 Last post-season app.:.......................................................................2012 Heart of Texas Bowl Result:.......................................................................................................36-35 loss to McMurry All-Time Record:......................................................................................................... 464-431-30

Sports Information Sports Information Director:............................................................................Daniel Gallegos SID Email:...................................................................................................... sausid@saumag.edu SID Office Phone:................................................................................................. (870) 235-4104 SID Cell Phone:.....................................................................................................(501) 442-2930 SID Graduate Assistant:...................................................................................Jacob Pumphrey SID Fax:................................................................................................................. (870) 235-5362 Press Box Phone:.................................................................................................. (870) 235-4117 SID Mailing Address: P.O. Box 9420 Magnolia, AR 71754-9420 Overnight Address:............................................................................. 100 E. University Street Magnolia, AR 71753-5000 Athletics Website:...................................................................... www.muleriderathletics.com Athletics Twitter:............................................................................................ @MuleriderSports SAU Football Twitter:..............................................................................................@SAUFootball ***All media/interview requests must be made through the sports information office at Southern Arkansas.

Offensive Coordinator..............................................................................Landon Keopple Position.......................................................................................................Quarterbacks Alma Mater, Year.........................................................................................Tulsa, 2006 Defensive Coordinator...................................................................................Josh Lawson Position.............................................................................................................Secondary Alma Mater, Year.................................................................................. Alabama, 2003 Assistant Coach....................................................... Robert “Boomer� Cunningham Position..............................................................................DL/Recruiting Coordinator Alma Mater, Year..................................................................Central Arkansas, 2009 Assistant Coach...................................................................................... Wade Henderson Position..........................................................................................................Linebackers Alma Mater, Year..................................................................... Mississippi State, 1991 Assistant Coach..........................................................................................Benson Jordan Position.......................................................... Linebackers/Strength & Conditioning Alma Mater, Year.....................................................................Ouachita Baptist, 2013 Graduate Assistant.............................................................................. Nicholas Sanders Position..................................................................................................... Running Backs Alma Mater, Year.............................................................................Alcorn State, 2014 Graduate Assistant........................................................................................Beaux Gipson Position....................................................................................................Wide Receivers Alma Mater, Year................................................................ Mississippi College, 2015 Graduate Assistant.................................................................................. Maclin Chermak Position..................................................................................................Defensive Backs Alma Mater, Year............................................................Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2012 Football Athletic Trainer............................................................................Hannah Sutton Alma Mater, Year.............................................................. Southern Arkansas, 2009

Team Information 2015 Overall record .......................................................................................................................7-4 2015 Conference record/finish .......................................................................................7-4 / 5th Final ranking last year (poll).......................................................................................................N/A Basic Offense ...........................................................................................................................Spread Basic Defense...................................................................................................................................4-3 Lettermen Returning ........................................................................................................................41 Lettermen Lost ..................................................................................................................................22 Starters Returning ........................................................16........................(8 Offense, 8 Defense) Starters Lost ....................................................................6........................(3 Offense, 3 Defense)

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Southern Arkansas University 2016 MULERIDER FOOTBALL GAME NOTES

Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

2016 Schedule Sept. 1, 2016 | W, 21-17 (ATTN: 4,129) at Southwestern Oklahoma Weatherford, Okla. ASAP Energy Field | 9,000 Sept. 10, 2016 | W, 33-14 (ATTN: 5,973) vs. Northwestern Oklahoma (Family Day) Magnolia, Ark. Wilkins Stadium at Rip Powell Field | 6,000 Sept. 17, 2016 | L, 14-35 (ATTN: 2,300) at Harding Searcy, Ark. First Security Stadium | 5,000

Game 12 | Dec. 3, 2016 | Noon (RV) Southern Arkansas Muleriders (9-2, 9-2 GAC)

VS. Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelinas (8-3, 6-3 LSC)

Razorback Stadium (10,200)

Sept. 24, 2016 | W, 28-21 (ATTN: 4,159) vs. Arkansas Tech Magnolia, Ark. Wilkins Stadium at Rip Powell Field | 6,000

In its' fourth year of existence, the 2016 Agent Barry Live United Bowl will feature the Southern Arkansas Muleriders and the Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelinas. SAU, who finished second in the Great American Conference, enters the game at 9-2 on the season, while TAMUK, who finished third in the Lone Star Conference, enters play with

Oct. 1, 2016 | W, 37-20 (ATTN: 5,216) vs. Southern Nazarene (HC/HoF) Magnolia, Ark. Wilkins Stadium at Rip Powell Field | 6,000 Oct. 8, 2016 | W, 52-7 (ATTN: 3,190) at Oklahoma Baptist Bethany, Okla. Crain Family Stadium | 4,000 Oct. 15, 2016 | L, 37-40 (4 OT) (ATTN: 5,388) at Ouachita Arkadelphia, Ark. Cliff Harris Stadium | 6,550 Oct. 22, 2016 | W, 50-24 (ATTN: 5,011) vs. Henderson State (Murphy USA Classic) El Dorado, Ark. Memorial Stadium | 6,000 Oct. 29, 2016 | W, 38-24 (ATTN: 4,838) vs. Southeastern Oklahoma Magnolia, Ark. Wilkins Stadium at Rip Powell Field | 6,000 Nov. 5 2016 | W, 37-24 (ATTN: 1,710) at East Central Ada, Okla. Norris Field at Koi Ishto Stadium | 5,000 Nov. 12, 2016 | W, 56-43 (ATTN: 1,875) at Arkansas-Monticello (BoT) Monticello, Ark. Cotton Boll Stadium | 4,500

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an 8-3 overall record. This is the first post-season appearance for both teams since 2012 when SAU played in the C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl and A&M-Kingsville in the Kanza Bowl.

Gameday Coverage Radio | Southern Arkansas football games are broadcast on the Mulerider Sports Network and its flagship station Magnolia’s Country 99.1 KVMZ FM. Dan Gregory will provide the play-by-play and Ryan Phillips will provide color analysis. Live Video | Southern Arkansas’s sports information department will provide live video coverage of all home football games throughout the 2016 season. The video can be seen under the “Multimedia” tab of muleriderathletics.com. Audio will be taken from the radio broadcast. Live Stats | Southern Arkansas’ sports information department will provide live stats coverage of all home football games throughout the 2016 season. The stats can be found under the “Multimedia” tab of muleriderathletics.com. The stats are powered by SIDEARM Sports. Facebook | facebook.com/muleriderathletics Twitter | @MuleriderSports | @SAUFootball Instagram | @MuleriderSports

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Southern Arkansas University 2016 MULERIDER FOOTBALL GAME NOTES

Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

About Texas A&M-Kingsville

Texas A&M-Kingsville Facts

SCHEDULE The Texas A&M-Kingsville football team enters play this weekend with an 8-3 overall record and they finished third in the Lone Star Conference (LSC) with a 6-3 mark in league play. The Javelinas began the year 2-3 with all three losses coming by a combined five points. Two of those defeats were to the hands of nationally-ranked opponents that later qualified for the NCAA Division II Playoffs. Since then, the Javelinas have righted the ship and have won their last six games to earn the bid to this weekend's Agent Barry Live United Bowl. THE COACH The Javelinas are coached by Daren Wilkinson, who is in his second season at Texas A&MKingsville. In his first season, Wilkinson's Javelinas were just 2-9 overall and 0-6 in the Lone Star Conference. This year, however, Wilkinson has the Javelinas in the post-season for the first time since 2012 as he has orchestrated a six-win turnaround with his 2016 squad posting eight (8) wins on the season. Prior to his time at Kingsville, Wilkinson was the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Colorado State-Pueblo for two seasons. In his final season with the Thunder Wolves, Wilkinson helped lead the Thunder Wolves to the NCAA DII National Championship with a 13-0 win over #1-ranked Minnesota State-Mankato. SCOUTING THE OFFENSE Offensively, the Javelinas are averaging 39.6 points per game and 433.7 yards of total offense per game as well with 246.0 of the yards coming through the air and the remaining 187.7 yards being gained on the ground. Their points per game average ranks second in the LSC while their total offense ranks third in the league. Under center for the Javelinas is senior QB Myles Carr. On the year, Carr has completed 194-of291 passes for 2,606 yards and 29 touchdowns. His 236.9 passing yards per game average ranks fourth in the LSC and his 29 passing TDs ranks second. On the ground, the Javelinas are led by Greg Pitre as he has rushed for 622 yards on 140 carries and has found the endzone four times. Nick Pelrean and Luis Lopez have also been significant contributors in the backfield with each rushing for over 500 yards and at least seven touchdowns. Pelran leads the team in rushing TDs with nine followed by Lopez's seven. In terms of receiving, the Javelinas are led by Anthony Autry. On the year, Autry has 42 receptions for 686 yards and has scored seven times. Stehly Reden has the most receiving touchdowns on the team, however with eight. SCOUTING THE DEFENSE Defensively, the Javelinas are allowing 23.5 points per game and 333.3 yards of total offense per game with 237.0 of the yards coming through the air and the remaining 96.3 being gained on the ground. Their scoring defense ranks second in the LSC while their total defense is tops in the league. On the year, the Javelinas have made an incredible amount of tackles for lost yardage with 98 as a team for a total loss of 404 yards. Nearly half of those tackles for lost yardage have been a result of quarterback sacks as the Javelinas have recorded 45 as a team. In terms of stat rankings, the Javelinas lead the Lone Star and rank fifth in DII in sacks and 13th in tackles for lost yardage. Additionally as a team, the Javelinas have forced 23 turnovers with 12 being interceptions and 11 being fumble recoveries. THE SERIES This will be the first meeting all-time between the Muleriders and the Javelinas.

Javelinas

Kingsville, Texas Quick Facts

Head Coach Daren Wilkinson

Location..............................................................................................................................................Kingsville, Texas Enrollment............................................................................................................................................................ 9,256 Founded.....................................................................................................................................................................1917 President........................................................................................................................................Dr. Steven Tallant Director of Athletics................................................................................................................................Scott Gines Head Coach.......................................................................................................................................Daren Wilkinson SID..............................................................................................................................................................Kelvin Queliz Nickname....................................................................................................................................................... Javelinas Colors......................................................................................................................................................Blue and Gold Stadium (Capacity)...................................................................................................... Javelina Stadium (12,500) Affiliation.............................................................................................................................................NCAA Division II Conference....................................................................................................................................................Lone Star

Coaching Staff Head Coach:.........................................................................................................................................Daren Wilkinson Alma Mater:.................................................................................................................................Colorado State, 1997 Record at TAMKU:.............................................................................................................................. 10-12 (2nd Year) Career Record:..................................................................................................................................................... Same Offensive Line Coach/Run Game Coordinator...................................................................................Phil Serchia Running Backs/Full Backs Coach....................................................................................................Jamie Martinez Defensive Coordinator.........................................................................................................................David Brown II Defensive Line Coach/Special Teams Coordinator..................................................................... Ronnie Palmer Linebackers Coach........................................................................................................................................ Kevin May Tight Ends/Full Backs/Special Teams Assistant Coach............................................................. Parker Cundiff Wide Receivers Coach.........................................................................................................................Austin Gilmore Flex Linebackers Coach...........................................................................................................................Chris McKay Assistant Defensive Backs Coach..................................................................................................... James Allen II

Team Information

2015 Overall Record.................................................................................................................................................................................2-9 2015 LSC Record/Finish.................................................................................................................................................................0-6/7th 2015 Final Ranking..................................................................................................................................... NR (AFCA) / NR (D2Football) Offense ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. Defense ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. Returning Letterwinners...........................................................................................................................................................................49 Starters Returning.......................................................................................................................................................................................17 Starters Lost..................................................................................................................................................................................................5

2016 Texas A&M-Kingsville Schedule Date 9/3 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 12/3

Opponent at Incarnate Word Simon Fraser #12/10 Midwestern State at #6/10 A&M-Commerce Angelo State at West Texas A&M UT Permian Basin at Tarleton State Eastern New Mexico Western New Mexico at Okla. Panhandle State vs. (RV) Southern Arkansas

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H/A/N A H H A H A H A H H A N

Time / Result W 31-22 W 68-7 L 32-30 L 38-36 L 22-21 W 51-34 W 56-7 W 21-17 W 41-28 W, 28-13 W, 53-39 Noon

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Southern Arkansas University 2016 MULERIDER FOOTBALL GAME NOTES

Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

GAC Standings

How SAU Stacks Up in #theGAC

2016 Standings (As of 11-29-16) Team Harding Southern Arkansas Henderson State Ouachita Southeastern Oklahoma State Arkansas Tech Southwestern Oklahoma State Arkansas-Monticello Northwestern Oklahoma State Oklahoma Baptist Southern Nazarene East Central

GAC 11-0 9-2 8-3 7-4 7-4 6-5 5-6 4-7 4-7 2-9 2-9 1-10

Pct. 1.000 .818 .727 .636 .636 .545 .455 .364 .364 .182 .182 .091

Overall 13-0 9-2 8-3 7-4 7-4 6-5 5-6 4-7 4-7 2-9 2-9 1-10

Pct. Streak 1.000 W13 .818 W4 .727 L1 .636 W3 .636 W2 .545 L1 .455 W1 .364 L2 .364 L3 .182 L7 .182 W1 .091 L8

2015 GAC Standings (Final) Team Henderson State Southwestern Oklahoma State Arkansas Tech Southern Arkansas Harding Ouachita Southeastern Oklahoma State East Central Northwestern Oklahoma State Oklahoma Baptist Arkansas-Monticello Southern Nazarene

GAC Pct. 10-1 .909 8-3 .727 8-3 .727 7-4 .636 7-4 .636 7-4 .636 6-5 .545 6-5 .545 3-8 .273 2-9 .182 1-10 .091 1-10 .091

Overall 11-2 8-4 9-3 7-4 7-4 7-4 6-5 6-5 3-8 2-9 1-10 1-10

Pct. Streak .846 L1 .667 L1 .750 W2 .636 W2 .636 L1 .636 L1 .545 W3 .545 L2 .273 L3 .182 L4 .091 L5 .091 W1

Team Top-5 » 1st - » 1st - » 1st - » 1st - » 1st - » 2nd - » 2nd - » 2nd - » 2nd - » 2nd - » 2nd - » 2nd - » 3rd - » T3rd - » T3rd - » T3rd - » 4th - » 4th - » 5th -

Interceptions........................................................................................................................18 First Downs.................................................................................................. 295 (26.8/gm) Opponent 4th Down Conversions........................................................4-for-16 (25.0%) Opponent 3rd Down Conversions.................................................. 39-for-135 (28.9%) Total Offense...........................................................................................................479.7 ypg Scoring Offense...................................................................................................... 36.6 ppg Pass Defense.......................................................................................................... 183.9 ypg Pass Defense Efficiency............................................................................................... 110.2 Total Defense.......................................................................................................... 331.4 ypg Opponent 1st Downs......................................................................................192 (17.5/gm) Time of Possession......................................................................................................35:04 Passing Offense.................................................................................................... 302.7 ypg Pass Efficiency................................................................................................................147.6 Scoring Defense......................................................................................................24.5 ppg 4th Down Conversions.........................................................................15-for-27 (55.6%) Turnover Margin.................................................................................................................+5 Rushing Defense.....................................................................................................147.5 ypg 3rd Down Conversions.......................................................................77-for-173 (44.5%) Rushing Offense......................................................................................................177.0 ypg

Individual Top-5 » T1st - » 2nd - » 2nd - » 2nd - » 3rd - » 3rd - » 3rd - » 4th - » T4th - » 5th - » 5th -

Interceptions.......................................................................................Stacy Lawrence (5) Total Offense.........................................................................Barrett Renner (297.0 ypg) Pass Efficiency..............................................................................Barrett Renner (149.3) Passing/Game......................................................................Barrett Renner (287.9 ypg) Receptions/Game.............................................................. Jonathan Weisheit (5.3 rpg) Field Goals...................................................................Bradford Grems (11-for-15 | 73.3) Scoring (Kicking)....................................................................Bradford Grems (7.5 ppg) Punt Average.............................................................................Tanner Hudson (41.4 ypp) Passes Defended...............................................................................Stacy Lawrence (13) Rushing.................................................................................. Michael Nunnery (92.5 ypg) Forced Fumbles.................................................................................Davondrick Lison (2)

2016 GAC Players of the Week Week 1 Off: Def: ST:

Week 2 Off: Def: ST:

Week 3 Off: Def: ST:

Week 4 Off: Def: ST:

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(9/6/16) Week 5

(10/3/16)

Reid Miller (NWOSU) Off: Cam Sonnier (HSU) Ke'Vontae Pope (OUA) Def: ST:

(9/12/16) Kaymon Farmer (SE) Sam Johnson (HSU) Charles Taylor III (OKB) Bradford Grems (SAU)

Evan Lassiter (HSU) Park Parrish (HU) Connor Bays (SWOSU) Joel Carlos (SE)

Week 6

(10/10/16)

Off: Def: ST:

Devlon Wortham (SE) Scott Middleton (HU) Joel Carlos (SE)

(9/19/16) Week 7 Austin Warford (OUA) Off: Corey Bassett (HU) Def: Jarod Haynes (ECU) ST:

(10/17/16) Reid Miller (NWOSU) Maurice Wright Jr. (NWOSU)

Cole Antley (OUA)

(9/26/16) Week 8 Isaiah Mallory (OKB) Off: Kris Oliver (OUA) Def: Stacy Lawrence (SAU) ST: Tanner Hudson (SAU)

(10/24/16) Marc Evans (SWOSU) Deric Robertson (SWOSU) Jamal Chevis (UAM)

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Week 9 Off: Def: ST:

Week 10 Off: Def: ST:

Week 11 Off: Def: ST:

(10/31/16)

Tanner Hudson (SAU) Andrew Black (HSU) D'Vonta Derricot (ATU) Tanner Hudson (SAU)

(11/7/16) Andrew Black (HSU) Shun'cee Thomas (OUA) Raheem Wilson (SE)

Jonathan Weisheit (SAU) (11/14/16) Jacob Spady (SNU) Trevon Biglow (HU) Joel Carlos (SE)


Southern Arkansas University 2016 MULERIDER FOOTBALL GAME NOTES

Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

Muleriders Record When...

Quick Hits From Last Week

AT HOME..............................................................................................................4-0 ON THE ROAD...................................................................................................... 4-2 NEUTRAL SITE......................................................................................................1-0 On Grass.............................................................................................................. 2-1 Artificial Turf.......................................................................................................7-1 Day......................................................................................................................... 6-1 Night...................................................................................................................... 3-1 Muleriders Score First....................................................................................6-2 Opponents Score First....................................................................................3-0 Leading at Halftime............................................................................................7-1 Trailing at Halftime........................................................................................... 2-1 Tied at Halftime.................................................................................................. --Leading After 3 Quarters................................................................................8-1 Trailing After 3 Quarters...................................................................................1-1 Tied After 3 Quarters....................................................................................... --Outcomes of 7 points or less......................................................................... 2-1 Outcomes of more than 7 points....................................................................7-1 300 or more yards passing........................................................................... 5-1 200 or more yards rushing............................................................................ 4-1 500 or more yards total offense.................................................................. 5-1 More Total yards than opponent...................................................................8-1 Fewer Total yards than opponent...................................................................1-1 30 or more pass plays....................................................................................9-2 30 or more rushing attempts........................................................................ 9-1 More offensive plays than opponents.......................................................... 9-1 Fewer offensive plays than opponents........................................................0-1 Same offensive plays as opponents............................................................. --3 or more fumbles lost.................................................................................... --Less than 3 fumbles lost................................................................................9-2 2 or more interceptions thrown................................................................... 2-2 4 or more turnovers committed................................................................... 2-1 Less than 4 turnovers committed..................................................................7-1 Fewer Turnovers than opponents................................................................6-0 More Turnovers than opponents..................................................................3-2 Same Turnovers than opponents.................................................................. --Defense forces 3 fumbles lost....................................................................... --Defense has two interceptions..................................................................... 7-0 Opponents has more than 300 yds. pass..................................................2-0 Opponents have less than 300 yds. pass.................................................. 7-2 Opponents has more than 200 yds. rush.................................................... 1-2 Opponents have less than 200 yds. rush...................................................8-0 More Penalty yards than opponents............................................................6-0 Less Penalty yards than opponents.............................................................3-2 More Time of Possession................................................................................. 9-1 Less Time of Possession.................................................................................0-1 Record when score 30 or more points........................................................7-1 Record when score 40 or more points......................................................3-0 Record when score less than 30 points..................................................... 2-1 Record in August............................................................................................... --Record in September....................................................................................... 3-1 Record in October............................................................................................. 4-1 Record in November........................................................................................2-0 Record on Thursday..........................................................................................1-0 Record on Saturday.........................................................................................8-2

» The win for SAU over Arkansas-Monticello gave the Muleriders a 9-2 regular season record. Overall, it is the seventh time in program history that SAU has had at least nine wins in a season, and it is the first time to reach that mark since 2003 » Additionally, the win clinched the Muleriders a berth in the Agent Barry Live United Bowl as it cemented them alone in second place in the GAC. » SAU is now 5-0 all-time against UAM when the Battle of the Timberlands trophy is up for grabs. The long-standing rivalry gained the traveling trophy in 2012. » A pair of offensive milestones were hit in the game as Barrett Renner eclipsed the 3,000-yard passing mark for the second-straight year and junior running back Michael Nunnery became SAU's first 1,000-yard back since 2012 as he pushed his season total to 1,017 » Marking the conclusion of the regular season following the UAM game, SAU's offense led the league in Total Offense for the third-straight year, while the defense made a marked improvement upon last season as the 2016 defensive unit second-ranked Total Defense in the GAC after ranking seventh a year ago.

13 Muleriders Named All-GAC Southern Arkansas was well-represented among the 2016 Great American Conference post-season honors with a total of 13 All-GAC selections. Of SAU's 13 All-GAC selections, Tanner Hudson, Elgin Moore, Chris Paul, Barrett Renner, and Jonathan Weisheit were repeat honorees from a year ago. Additionally, 11 of those selections will return next season. Positionally, seven of the selections were defensive players, while six play on the offensive side of the ball. All-GAC First-Team All-GAC Second-Team » Travis Williams (DL) » Tanner Hudson (TE)

Jr. | Jackson, Miss.

All-GAC Honorable Mention » Darren Crawford (CB)

Jr. | Camden, Tenn.

Jr. | Ruston, La.

» Corey Jenkins (ILB)

» Kendrix McCann (DE)

» Mark Jenkins (OL)

» Elgin Moore (S)

» Stacy Lawrence (OLB)

» Jonathan Weisheit (WR)

Jr. | Newton, Texas

Sr. | Jacksonville, Texas So. | Irving, Texas

So. | Texarkana, Ark. Jr. | Minden, La.

Jr. | Frisco, Texas

» Michael Nunnery (RB) Jr. | Bossier City, La.

» Chris Paul (C)

Sr. | Texarkana, Texas

» Malik Preston (ILB) So. | Shreveport, La.

» Barrett Renner (QB) So. | Rowlett, Texas

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Holding Down Hudson Tanner Hudson has played numerous positions in his time at SAU from quarterback upon his transfer into the program, to rugby punter this past year, and with time spent at the wide receiver and tight end positions along the way. Of all of those positions, however, the versatile Hudson flourished as a pass-catching tight end. A two-time All-GAC Second-Team selection at the position, Hudson proved to be a match-up nightmare in the passing game as he hauled in 44 passes for a team-best 697 yards. Hudson was also on the receiving end of eight TD passes to lead the Muleriders. This year, Hudson remains a threat in the passing game as he leads the team in yards (694) and touchdowns (8) while also ranking third on the team in receptions (43).

Wise to Throw to Weisheit Junior wide receiver Jonathan Weisheit has been one of SAU's most consistent and reliable targets in the passing game since his redshirt freshman campaign. In each of his first two full seasons, Weisheit caught 30+ passess and averaged over 10 yards per reception. Last year, Weisheit earned All-GAC honors as he ranked sixth in the league in receptions per game while also ranking seventh in receiving yards per game. All told, Weisheit hauled in 49 passes for 658 yards and three TDs. Through 11 games this year, Weisheit has been the top target with a teambest 58 receptions for an average of 5.3 receptions per game ranks third in the GAC.

Record Watch New Records - Game » » »

Pass Completions - Individual Barrett Renner - 37 vs. Arkansas Tech (9-24-16) Pass Completions - Team 37 vs. Arkansas Tech (9-24-16) Offensive Plays - Team 104 vs. Ouachita Baptist (10-15-16)

New Records - Season

» Pass Completions - Individual Barrett Renner - 259 » Pass Completion Percentage* - Individual Barrett Renner - 65.9 (259-of-393) » Pass Completions - Team 276 » Offensive Plays - Team 911 » First Downs - Team 295 » Point After Touchdowns (PATs) - Team 48 » Consecutive GAC Wins - Team 4

New Records - Career

» Extra Points Made - Individual Bradford Grems - 125

Records Within Reach - Season (Individual)

» Pass Attempts - (Record: 405 - Barrett Renner, 2015) Current: Barrett Renner (393 | -12) » Passing Yards - (Record: 3,393 - Tyler Sykora, 2012) Current: Barrett Renner (3,167 | -226) » Total Offense - (Record: 3,713 - Barrett Renner, 2015) Current: Barrett Renner (3,267 | -446) » PAT Kicks Made - (Record: 46 - Thomas LaToof, 2003) Current: Bradford Grems (42 | -4)

Records Within Reach - Season (Team) » » » » »

Pass Attempts - (Record: 419 - 2015) Current: 418 (-1) Passing Yards - (Record: 3,418, 2012) Current: 3,330 (-88) Total Offense - (Record: 5,474, 2012) Current: 5,277 (-197) Points Scored - (Record: 408, 2012) Current: 403 (-5) Touchdowns Scored - (Record: 58, 2012) Current: 53 (-5)

» Defensive Interceptions - (Record: 21, 1990 & 1971) Current: 18 (-3) * - Would-Be Record

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Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

It's a Track Meet Out There Last year, sophomore wide receiver Karonce Higgins began to show flashes of what he could become as a wideout at SAU as he caught 22 passes for 499 yards (22.7 ypr) and five scores. Regarded as one of the fastest players in the GAC, Higgins also showed out last year on the track as he finished second in the 200-meter dash at the inaugural GAC Track Championships and later qualified for the NCAA Championships in the event. This year, Higgins is proving to be a big-play threat once more as he is currently averaging 15.1 yards per reception and against NWOSU, Higgins took a short shovel pass behind the line of scrimmage, caught the edge and sprinted down the sideline for an 87-yard touchdown.

Getting Defensive Through the 11 games of the season, the SAU defense has played exceptionally well and one of the fruits of their improved play has been their ability to force turnovers. Currently, the Mulerider defense has forced 26 turnovers with 18 INTs and eight fumble recoveries. Their 26 takeaways are third in the GAC.

Penny For Your Thoughts, Nickel For Your Defense Redshirt sophomore Stacy Lawrence has started all eight games at the Nickle position of the Mulerider Defense and the Irving, Texas native has played well beyond his experience. To date, Lawrence has the fifth-most tackles on the team with 54 and he also currently leads the team in Interceptions (5) and Passes Defended (13). His five INTs are tied for the most in the GAC. Against Arkansas Tech, Lawrence sealed the game for the Muleriders as he intercepted a pass in the endzone with under two minutes left in the game. Against Henderson, he returned a blocked punt 25 yards for a TD.

Methodical Marchers The Southern Arkansas offense has shown this season that field position, or lack there of, won't stop them from scoring touchdowns. On the year, SAU has scored 53 touchdowns. Of those TD drives, 27 have covered 70 or more yards. Against Arkansas Tech, all four of their TD drives were at least 75 yards with an average drive length being 75.3 yards. The Muleriders matched that single-game output against Henderson with four touchdown drives of at least 70 yards. Their most methodical scoring drive of the year was a 19-play, 94-yard drive that ate up over 10 minutes against UAM.

Last Time It Happened INDIVIDUAL

400+ YARDS PASSING: Barrett Renner | Nov. 12, 2016 409 yards at Arkansas-Monticello 200+ YARDS RUSH: Mark Johnson | Nov. 16, 2013 219 yards vs. Arkansas-Monticello 150+ YARDS RECEIVING: Karonce Higgins | Nov. 12, 2016 162 yards at Arkansas-Monticello 10+ RECEPTIONS: Chris Terry | Sept. 5, 2013 10 receptions vs. Southeastern Oklahoma TWO PLAYERS RUSH FOR 100 YARDS: Deandre Jenkins (129 yards) Deion Williams (108 yards) Oct. 18, 2014 vs. Southern Nazarene KICKOFF RETURN FOR A TD: Zikerious Ware | Nov. 15, 2014 88 yards at Arkansas-Monticello PUNT RETURN FOR A TD: Jonathan Weisheit | Nov. 5, 2016 47 yards at East Central INTERCEPTION RETURN FOR A TOUCHDOWN: Darren Crawford | Oct. 8, 2016 70 yards at Oklahoma Baptist FUMBLE RETURN FOR A TOUCHDOWN: Malik Preston | Nov. 7, 2015 20 yards vs. East Central PLAYER HAVING A SAFETY: Anthony Washington | Oct. 1, 2016 vs. Southern Nazarene PLAYER HAVING BLOCK PUNT: Malachi Pointer | Oct. 22, 2016 vs. Henderson State

TEAM

30+ FIRST DOWNS: Nov. 12, 2016 at Arkansas-Monticello (32) 400+ YARDS RUSHING: Nov. 5, 2005 vs. Henderson State (441 yards) 400+ YARDS PASSING: Nov. 12, 2016 at Arkansas-Monticello (409 yards) 600+ YARDS OF TOTAL OFFENSE: Nov. 12, 2016 at Arkansas-Monticello (668 yards) 700+ YARDS OF TOTAL OFFENSE: Nov. 10, 2012 vs. Arkansas Tech (727 yards) 80+ OFFENSIVE PLAYS: Nov. 12, 2016 at Arkansas-Monticello (83 plays) 55+ POINTS IN A GAME: Nov. 12, 2016 at Arkansas-Monticello (56-43) 50-54 POINTS IN A GAME: Oct. 22, 2016 vs. Henderson State (50-24) SHUTOUT AN OPPONENT: Oct. 13, 2012 vs. East Central (19-0) 4+ INTERCEPTIONS THROWN: Sept. 1, 2016 at Southwestern Oklahoma (4 INTs) 4+ INTERCEPTIONS (DEFENSE): Nov. 15, 2014 at Arkansas-Monticello (4 INTs) 100+ PENALTY YARDS: Nov. 12, 2016 at Arkansas-Monticello (8-for-110 yards)

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Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

Relying on Renner

Welcome to the O-Show

For the first time since the start of the 2013 season, the Muleriders will have the return services of their starting quarterback from the previous year as Barrett Renner is back for his sophomore season. Last year, Renner continued a line of highlevel quarterback play at SAU as he set five new school records and was named as the GAC's Freshman of the Year as well as being the league's first-team QB on the all-conference squad. This season, Renner will be the focal point of the Muleriders' offense once again while also being the man to stop for opposing defenses. Last year, Renner was an all-region selection and he led the league and ranked ninth in NCAA DII in Total Offense with over 3,700 yards gained.

Mulerider Football and offensive production/explosion have been synonymous with one another for the past five years since Landon Keopple became the offensive coordinator. In his first year in 2011, Keopple put together an offense that averaged 26.2 points per game and 376.4 yards of total offense per game. Those numbers were markedly better than the previous year where SAU averaged 16.3 ppg and 268.4 yards of total offense. In the four years since his first as OC, Keopple has developed one of the top offenses not only in the GAC, but in all of NCAA DII. Beginning in the 2012 season, the Muleriders average 36.8 points per game and 477.4 yards of total offense per game. In three of the last four years, SAU has gained over 5,000 yards and in those same years they have scored more than 385 points. All told under Keopple as the OC, the Muleriders score nearly 35 points per game and average over 450 yards of total offense as well.

Picked 5th in Wide-Open GAC The Southern Arkansas football team enters the 2016 season picked to finish fifth in the Great American Conference according to the league's head coaches in the annual preseason poll. Last year, the Muleriders were picked to finish sixth, but a 7-4 record tied SAU for fourth with Harding and Ouachita. Ahead of the Muleriders in the 2016 preseason poll are Henderson State, Harding, Ouachita, and Southwestern Oklahoma. SAU went 2-2 against those for team picked higher with wins coming against Ouachita and Southwestern Oklahoma.

Familiar Faces All Around Familiarity will be a strength of the 2016 Mulerider football team as a total of 41 lettermen and 16 starters are back with eight starters apiece coming on each side of the ball. Highlighted among the starters are All-GAC honorees Davondrick Lison, Calvin Lyons, Elgin Moore, Chris Paul, Barrett Renner, and Jonathan Weisheit.

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Southern Arkansas University 2016 MULERIDER FOOTBALL GAME NOTES

Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

AFCA Top-25 (As of 11-14-16) # School (1st-place votes) 1. Northwest Missouri St. (30) 2. Grand Valley St. (Mich.) 3. Shepherd (W.Va.) 4. Sioux Falls (S.D.) 5. Harding (Ark.) 6. California (Pa.) 7. North Alabama 8. Texas A&M-Commerce 9. Emporia St. (Kan.) 10. LIU-Post (N.Y.) 11. Indiana (Pa.) 12. North Carolina-Pembroke 13. Minnesota-Duluth 14. Newberry (S.C.) 15. Ferris St. (Mich.) 16. Ashland (Ohio) 17. Southwest Baptist (Mo.) 18. Fairmont St. (W.Va.) 19. Valdosta St. (Ga.) 20. Central Missouri 21. Colorado School of Mines 22. Midwestern St. (Texas) 23. Florida Tech 24t. Azusa Pacific (Calif.) 24t. Colorado Mesa 25. Assumption (Mass.)

Rec. 11-0 11-0 10-0 11-0 11-0 10-0 8-1 9-1 10-1 11-0 9-1 9-1 10-1 10-1 9-2 9-2 10-1 10-1 8-2 9-2 9-2 8-2 8-2 9-2 9-2 9-2

GAC Teams in the National Polls Prev. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 16 17 19 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 12 NR 13 NR 15

Dropped Out: Tuskegee (Ala.) (14). Others Receiving Votes: Tuskegee (Ala.), 26; Edinboro (Pa.), 15; Winston-Salem St. (N.C.), 8; Notre Dame (Ohio), 7; Virginia St., 2; Colorado St.-Pueblo, 1; Southern Arkansas, 1.

Pre W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 UAM - - - - - - - - - - - ATU - RV/- - - - - - - - - - ECU - - - - - - - - - - - HU RV/- RV/- RV/- 25/- 20/23 16/17 8/12 7/12 5/10 5/9 5/9 5/9 HSU T9/16 9/13 8/12 8/11 7/9 5/8 15/18 15/17 RV/- RV/- RV/- NW - - - - - - - - - - - OKB - - - - - - - - - - - OUA RV/- RV/- - - - - - - - - - SE - - - - - - - - - - - SAU - - - - - RV/- RV/- - RV/- RV/- RV/- RV/SNU - - - - - - - - - - - SW - - - - - - - - - - - Rankings are from: AFCA/D2Football.com

D2Football.com Top-25 (As of 11-15-16) Rk Team 1 Northwest Missouri 2 Grand Valley 3 North Alabama 4 Shepherd 5 Sioux Falls 6 Emporia State 7 Texas A&M-Commerce 8 California 9 Harding 10 IUP 11 Minnesota Duluth 12 Central Missouri 13 LIU-Post 14 Ferris State 15 Ashland 16 Valdosta State 17 UNC-Pembroke 18 Midwestern State 19 Southwest Baptist 20 Florida Tech 21 Colorado Mines 22 Azusa Pacific 23 Newberry 24 Fairmont State 25 Colorado Mesa

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2016 Rec 11-0 11-0 8-1 10-0 11-0 10-1 9-1 10-0 11-0 9-1 10-1 9-2 11-0 9-2 9-2 8-2 9-1 8-2 10-1 8-2 9-2 9-2 10-1 10-1 9-2

Prev. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 16 17 19 20 10 22 23 24 15 25 NR NR

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Southern Arkansas University 2016 MULERIDER FOOTBALL GAME NOTES

Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

2016 Southern Arkansas Roster #’s Name

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 64 65 66

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Pos Ht. Wt.

Jaylon Dews WR 6-0 Barrett Renner QB 6-3 Jonathan Weisheit WR 5-11 Kaylen Burks WR 5-10 Desmond Jones WR 5-9 Darrion Ardoin WR 6-3 Karonce Higgins WR 6-1 Keiandre Purifoy RB 5-8 Davondrick Lison DL 6-2 Marcus Mitchell QB 6-6 Tanner Hudson TE 6-5 Jayshon Williams DB 5-10 Kaseem Smith DB 6-0 Will Haines QB 6-0 Jared Lancaster WR 5-10 Jaylon Carey QB 6-1 Deonte Crawford WR 6-0 Jimmie Houston DB 6-1 Bradford Grems K 5-11 Dajunn Harris RB 5-9 Michael Nunnery RB 5-10 SirCharles Perkins RB 5-9 Antonio Bell DB 5-10 Elgin Moore DB 6-0 Lorenzo Watkins DB 5-11 Q'niko Thomas DB 5-10 Joe Bermudez RB 5-10 Darren Crawford DB 5-9 Dalton Parks RB 5-10 Marcus Brown DB 5-10 DeMarcus Pegue LB 5-10 Kendall Martin DB 5-11 Stacy Lawrence DB 5-9 Dominique Scott LB 5-10 Trebor Gainwell LB 5-10 Jaiden Parrish DS/FB 6-0 La'Montrick Turner RB 5-11 Dalton Wright RB 6-0 Alec Young LB 6-0 Bijan Mitchell LB 6-0 Kyler Means K/P 5-8 Corey Jenkins LB 6-0 Kendrix McCann DL 5-10 Jaylen Hill DL 6-1 Garrett Turnbull FB 6-2 Malik Preston LB 6-0 Keon Coleman LB 6-3 Braylon Waits LB 5-10 Cole Davis DL 5-10 Jaron Baker OL 6-0 Jaquel Owens DL 6-1 Fard Burnell OL 6-2 Anthony Jordan LB 5-10 Travis Williams DL 6-0 Troy Thomas DL 6-4 Malachi Pointer DL 6-1 Keandre Dawson OL 6-2 Brannon Rogers OL 6-0 Mark Jenkins OL 6-1 Roy Blalock OL 6-3 Mason Harding OL 6-6 Chris Paul OL 6-2 Steven Taylor OL 6-2 James Bourg OL 6-3

180 192 174 195 170 190 179 195 225 220 206 175 153 190 180 215 170 185 157 207 243 170 170 190 175 190 179 190 187 170 220 185 165 220 190 225 175 250 188 232 155 211 250 255 225 237 190 189 232 283 275 275 203 285 230 245 275 285 357 260 270 301 325 295

Cls.

R-So. R-So. R-Jr. R-So. Fr. So. R-So. Fr. R-So. Fr. R-Jr. R-Fr. R-So. R-Fr. R-Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. R-Fr. R-Jr. R-Fr. R-So. R-Jr. Fr. Sr. R-So. Jr. Fr. R-So. Fr. Fr. R-So. R-Fr. Sr. R-Fr. R-Fr. Fr. R-So. Fr. R-So. R-Jr. R-So. So. R-Jr. R-So. So. R-Fr. R-Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. R-Jr. Jr. Fr. So. R-Fr. Fr. R-Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr.

Hometown/Previous School

Whitehouse, Texas/Whitehouse HS Rowlett, Texas/Bishop Lynch HS Frisco, Texas/Wakeland HS Malvern, Ark./Malvern HS Monroe, La./Ouachita Parrish HS Missouri City, Texas/Stephen F. Austin Univ. Searcy, Ark./Searcy HS Calion, Ark./Smackover HS Arkansas City, Ark./McGehee HS Memphis, Tenn./Germantown HS Camden, Tenn./Univ. of Memphis Pine Bluff, Ark./Pine Bluff HS White Hall, Ark./White Hall HS Haughton, La./Haughton HS Bossier City, La./Parkway HS Shreveport, La./Green Oaks HS Shreveport, La./Green Oaks HS New Boston, Texas/Stephen F. Austin Univ. Denton, Texas/Denton HS Grady, Ark./Star City HS Bossier, La./Airline HS Pittsburg, Texas/Pittsburg HS Monroe, La./Ouachita HS Minden, La./Minden HS Hamburg, Ark./Hamburg HS Euless, Texas/Southern Illinois University New Orleans, La./McCain HS Ruston, La./Ruston HS Grant, Ala./DAR HS Monroe, La./Neville HS Texarkana, Texas/Liberty-Eylau HS LaPlace, La./Riverside Academy Irving, Texas/Irving HS Little Rock, Ark./Parkview HS Yazoo City, Miss./Louisiana Tech University Gilmer, Texas/Gilmer HS Ashdown, Ark./Ashdown HS Alba, Texas/Alba-Golden HS Pearcy, Ark./Lake Hamilton HS Plain Dealing, La./Plain Dealing HS Hope, Ark./Hope HS Newton, Texas/Newton HS Texarkana, Ark./Texarkana HS Abilene, Texas/Abiline Christian University Frisco, Texas/Liberty HS Shreveport, La./Southwood HS Benton, La./Benton HS Little Rock, Ark./Maumelle HS Queen City, Texas/Atlanta HS Foreman, Ark./Foreman HS Ruston, La./Ruston HS Shreveport, La./Huntington HS Texarkana, Texas/Liberty Eylau HS Jackson, Miss./Southwest Mississippi JC Nashville, Ark./Nashville HS Gould, Ark./Dumas HS Bossier City, La.//Airline HS Arkadelphia, Ark./Arkadelphia HS Jacksonville, Texas/Jacksonville, Texas Benton, Ark./Benton HS Mandeville, La./Fountainbleu HS Texarkana, Texas/Liberty Eylau HS Katy, Texas/Seven Lakes HS Thibodaux, La./Thibodaux HS

#’s Name

67 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 87 88 89 90 92 93 94 95 98 99

Michael Ryan Trey Thomas Jake Charpentier Chandler Nance Stephen Barrios Anthony Jordan Ray Drew Crawford Colby Geissen Brandon Toombs Marquon Edmond Dakota Sexton Ben Robertson Kile Pletcher Jared Brown David Terburgh Jordan Ruby Daven Reese Jordan White Wesley Franklin Kam Kelley Michael Ingram Calvin Lyons Michael Bell Eric Smallwood Anthony Washington Dusty Grier Jamarious Newton Antonio Washington

Pos Ht. Wt. OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL WR WR TE TE TE K WR WR TE DL DL DL DL DL DL DL

6-3 6-4 6-2 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-5 6-4 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-2 5-11 6-6 6-3 6-3 6-0 6-3 6-1 6-3 6-2 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-2 6-2 6-0

307 293 260 280 290 260 267 299 295 308 300 295 177 177 210 187 227 175 175 185 188 278 229 270 220 260 320 266

Pronunciation Guide

Cls.

R-So. R-Fr. Fr. R-So. Fr. Jr. R-Fr. R-Jr. R-So. R-Sr. Fr. Fr. R-So. Sr. Fr. R-Jr. R-Sr. R-Fr. Fr. R-Fr. R-Fr. R-Sr. Fr. Fr. So. R-Fr. So. Fr.

Hometown/Previous School

Farmington, Ark./Farmington HS Springhill, La./North Webster HS River Ridge, La./John Curtis HS Shreveport, La./Byrd HS Mandeville, La./Fountainbleu HS Aledo, Texas/Cisco JC Paragould, Ark./Paragould HS Danbury, Texas/Danbury HS Jacksonville, Ark./Jacksonville HS Texarkana, Texas/Liberty Eylau HS Huntsville, Tenn./Scott HS Leander, Texas/Rouse HS Magnolia, Ark./Magnolia HS Texarkana, Ark./Texarkana HS Boliver, Tenn./Bolivar Central HS Little Elm, Texas/Frisco Lone Star HS Tatum, Texas/Tatum HS Benton, La./Benton HS Springhill, La./North Webster HS Rayville, La./Rayville HS Fayetteville, Ark./Farmington HS Texarkana, Texas/Liberty Eylau HS Vicksburg, Miss./Delhi Charter HS Lufkin, Texas/Lufkin HS Marshall, Texas/Marshall HS Beebe, Ark./Beebe HS Many, La./Many HS Marshall, Texas/Marshall HS

#1 JAYLON Dews........................................................................................................Jay - Lin #3 Jonathan WEISHEIT................................................................................... Wise – Height #4 KAYLEN Burks......................................................................................................Kay - Len #6 DARRION ARDOIN..........................................................................Dairy-On (R-Dew-In) #7 KARONCE Higgins...........................................................................................Kuh - Ronce #9 DAVONDRICK Lison............................................................................ Duh – Von – Drick #12 JAYSHON Williams....................................................................................... Jay – Shawn #13 KASEEM Smith..................................................................................................Kuh - Seem #20 DAJUNN Harris................................................................................................Day - Zjunn #24 ELGIN Moore............................................................................................................. L – Gin #26 Q'NIKO Thomas.......................................................................................... Q - Knee - Koh #31 DeMarcus PEGUE...................................................................................................... Pig-EE #36 JAIDEN Parrish................................................................................................... Jay - Den #40 BIJAN Mitchell...................................................................Bee-Zjan (Like the Mustard) #46 MALIK Preston..................................................................................................Muh – Leak #51 JARON Baker......................................................................................................... Juh-Ron #52 JAQUEL Owens.................................................................................................Jock – Well #53 FARD Burnell........................................................................................................ Fuh - Rod #66 James BOURG..............................................................................................................Berg #70 Jake CHARPENTIER.................................................................................Sharp-En-Shay #75 Colby GEISSEN....................................................................................................GEE - Son #80 KILE Pletcher................................................................................................................. Kyle #82 David TERBURGH...............................................................................................Ter - Burg #84 DAVEN Reese...................................................................................................... Day – Ven #98 JAMARIOUS Newton....................................................................................Juh-Mary-Us

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Southern Arkansas University 2016 MULERIDER FOOTBALL GAME NOTES

Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

Southern Arkansas Projected Two-Deep RT RG C LG LT QB TB FB TE Slot WR Split WR WR

75 73 60 51 64 69 71 74 77 61 2 14 21 8 45 38 11 84 3 80 81 6 7 1

Colby Geissen | JR | 6-5 | 299 AJ Ray | SR | 6-3 | 260 Mark Jenkins | SR | 6-1 | 357 Jaron Baker | RsFR | 6-0 | 283 Chris Paul | SR | 6-2 | 301 Trey Thomas | RsFR | 6-4 | 293 Chandler Nance | SO | 6-3 | 280 Drew Crawford | RsFR | 6-3 | 267 Marquon Edmond | SR | 6-3 | 308 Roy Blalock | FR | 6-3 | 260 Barrett Renner | SO | 6-3 | 192 Will Haines | RsFR | 6-3 | 200 Michael Nunnery | JR | 5-10 | 243 Keiandre Purifoy | FR | 5-8 | 195 Garrett Turnbull | JR | 6-2 | 225 Dalton Wright | FR | 6-0 | 250 Tanner Hudson | JR | 6-5 | 206 Daven Reese | SR | 6-3 | 227 Jonathan Weisheit | JR | 5-11 | 174 Kile Pletcher | SO | 6-2 | 184 Jared Brown | SR | 5-11 | 177 Darrion Ardoin | SO | 6-3 | 190 Karonce Higgins | SO | 6-1 | 179 Jaylon Dews | SO | 6-0 | 180

CB 28 Darren Crawford | JR | 5-9 | 187 12 Jayshon Williams | RsFR | 5-10 | 175 CB 25 Lorenzo Watkins | FR | 5-11 | 175 33 Stacy Lawrence | RsFR | 5-9 | 165 FS 26 Q’Niko Thomas | SR | 5-10 | 190 18 Jimmie Houston | SO | 6-1 | 185 Rover 24 Elgin Moore | JR | 6-0 | 190 32 Kendall Martin | FR | 5-11 | 185 Nickle 33 Stacy Lawrence | RsFR | 5-9 | 165 13 Kaseem Smith | SO | 6-0 | 153 DE 9 Davondrick Lison | SO | 6-2 | 225 57 Malachi Pointer | SO | 6-1 | 245 NG 55 Travis Williams | JR | 6-0 | 285 98 Jamarious Newton | SO | 6-0 | 329 DT 52 Jaquel Owens | JR | 6-1 | 275 93 Eric Smallwood | FR | 6-2 | 270 DE 43 Kendrix McCann | SO | 5-10 | 250 94 Anthony Washington | SO | 6-1 | 220 MLB 46 Malik Preston | SO | 6-0 | 237 35 Trebor Gainwell | SR | 5-10 | 190 WLB 42 Corey Jenkins | JR | 6-0 | 211 47 Keon Coleman | SO | 6-3 | 185

K DS HLS P KR PR

19 41 36 45 81 80 11 41 7 3 3

Bradford Grems | JR | 5-11 | 157 Kyler Means | SO | 5-8 | 155 Jaiden Parrish | RsFR | 6-0 | 225 Garrett Turnbull | JR | 6-2 | 225 Jared Brown | SR | 5-11 | 177 Kile Pletcher | SO | 6-2 | 177 Tanner Hudson | JR | 6-5 | 206 Kyler Means | SO | 5-8 | 155 Karonce Higgins | SO | 6-1 | 179 Jonathan Weisheit | JR | 5-11 | 174 Jonathan Weisheit | JR | 5-11 | 174

Starters By Week 1. @Southwestern Okla. 2. Northwestern Okla. 3. @Harding 4. Arkansas Tech 5. Southern Nazarene 6. @ Oklahoma Baptist 7. @ Ouachita 8. vs. Henderson State 9. Southeastern Okla. 10. @ East Central 11. @ Arkansas-Monticello 12. Texas A&M-Kingsville

RT Geissen Geissen Geissen Geissen Geissen Geissen Geissen Geissen Geissen Geissen Geissen

RG M. Jenkins M. Jenkins M. Jenkins M. Jenkins M. Jenkins M. Jenkins M. Jenkins M. Jenkins M. Jenkins M. Jenkins M. Jenkins

C Paul Paul Paul Paul Paul Paul Paul Paul Paul Paul Paul

LG Nance Nance Nance Nance Nance Nance Nance Nance Nance Nance Nance

LT Edmond Edmond Edmond Edmond Ray Edmond Edmond Edmond Edmond Edmond Edmond

QB Renner Renner Renner Renner Renner Renner Renner Renner Renner Renner Renner

1. @ Southwestern Okla. 2. Northwestern Okla. 3. @ Harding 4. Arkansas Tech 5. Southern Nazarene 6. @ Oklahoma Baptist 7. @ Ouachita 8. vs. Henderson State 9. Southeastern Okla. 10. @ East Central 11. @ Arkansas-Monticello 12. Texas A&M-Kingsville

CB Crawford Crawford Crawford Crawford J. Williams Crawford Crawford Crawford Crawford Crawford Crawford

CB M. Brown Watkins Watkins Watkins Watkins Watkins J. Williams J. Williams Watkins J. Williams Watkins

FS Q. Thomas Q. Thomas Q. Thomas Q. Thomas Q. Thomas Q. Thomas Q. Thomas Q. Thomas Q. Thomas Q. Thomas Q. Thomas

ROV Moore Moore Moore Moore Moore Moore Moore Moore Moore Moore Moore

NICK Lawrence Lawrence Lawrence Lawrence Lawrence Lawrence Lawrence Lawrence Lawrence Lawrence Lawrence

DE Lison Lison Pointer Pointer Pointer Lison Pointer Pointer Pointer Pointer Pointer

TB FB/TE Nunnery --- Nunnery --- Nunnery Nunnery Turnbull Nunnery --- Nunnery Turnbull Nunnery --- Nunnery Hudson Nunnery --- Nunnery Turnbull Nunnery Turnbull NG T. Williams T. Williams T. Williams T. Williams T. Williams T. Williams T. Williams T. Williams T. Williams T. Williams T. Williams

DT Lyons Lyons Lyons Lyons Lyons Lyons Lyons Lyons Lyons Lyons Lyons

TE Reese Reese Reese Reese Reese Hudson Hudson Reese Reese Reese Hudson DE McCann McCann McCann McCann McCann McCann McCann McCann McCann McCann McCann

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Slot-R Weisheit Weisheit Weisheit Weisheit Weisheit Weisheit Weisheit --- Weisheit --- Weisheit

Split-R J. Brown J. Brown J. Brown --- J. Brown J. Brown J. Brown J. Brown J. Brown J. Brown ---

WR Higgins Higgins Higgins Higgins Higgins --Higgins Higgins Higgins Higgins Higgins

MIKE LB Preston Preston Preston Preston Preston Preston Preston Preston Preston Preston Preston

WILL LB C. Jenkins C. Jenkins C. Jenkins C. Jenkins C. Jenkins C. Jenkins C. Jenkins C. Jenkins C. Jenkins C. Jenkins C. Jenkins

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Southern Arkansas University 2016 MULERIDER FOOTBALL GAME NOTES

Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

2016 Texas A&M-Kingsville Roster #’s Name 1 Anthony Autry 2 Chaz Adams 3 ZeMarcus Green 4 DeMarcus Spurlock 5 Kyle Plum 6 Jordan Thomas 7 Braedon Robinson 8 Myles Carr 9 Luis Lopez 10 Quentin Parks 11 Chris Cooper 12 Wesley McCoy 13 Cade Dyal 14 Darrow Adams 15 Justin Guillory 16 Devin Milburn 17 Ty Chisum 18 Josh Wilson 19 Devonte Williams 21 Jarrod Sanders 22 Nico Brown 23 Forrest Jones 24 Josh Bowman 25 Joe Crowe 26 Ian Perry 27 Emond Hobbs 28 Kelechi Amushie 29 Peyton Tilley 30 Kuziah Ferebee 31 Trevor Moses 33 Greg Pitre 34 Nick Pelrean 35 Julio De la Garza 36 Tre Oliver 38 Caleb Valentine 39 Alejandro Pina 40 Torrey Boozer 41 Tommy Chavez 42 Sean Landez 43 Tristan Hernandez 44 William Petit 45 Kyle Williams 46 Alex Kuyinu 48 Zach Davis 50 Rodney Hubert 52 Troy Irby 55 Omar Wilkins 60 Ifey Ibik 61 Will Enriquez 63 Michael O'Neal 64 Jake Wallace 65 Justin Warren 68 George Rios 69 Mando Celedon 70 Dillon Scherer 72 Luke Spies 73 Christian McFerrin 74 Mando Castillo 76 Bo Villarreal 77 Ralph Rubalcaba

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Pos WR WR LB LB WR WR LB QB RB DL TE WR QB QB CB WR WR CB DB DB WR DB DB DB RB DB DB OLB DB LB RB RB K LB LB LB LB LB DB P DE FB DE LB LB Flex OL DL DT OL OL OL LS DL P OL OL OL OT OL

Ht. 6-2 5-10 5-10 5-10 5-11 6-0 5-10 6-2 5-7 6-4 6-3 5-9 5-11 6-2 6-0 5-10 6-4 5-8 6-0 6-0 6-4 6-0 6-1 5-11 5-9 5-10 6-0 6-2 6-1 6-0 5-9 5-9 5-10 5-10 6-1 6-0 6-3 5-11 5-8 6-0 6-3 5-11 5-11 6-0 5-10 5-10 6-1 6-2 6-2 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-0 5-11 6-5 6-5 6-5 6-2 6-6 6-1

Wt. Cls. Hometown/Previous School 190 Sr. Atlanta, Ga. / Hutchinson CC 205 Sr. Alexandria, La. / Bakersfield 195 Sr. Houston, Texas / McMurry 242 R-Jr. Houston, Texas / North Forest HS 185 R-Jr. San Diego, Calif. / Mission Bay HS 165 R-Jr. San Antonio, Texas / John Paul Stevens HS 215 R-Jr. San Antonio, Texas / East Central HS 210 Sr. Arcadia, Calif. / Fresno State 215 Jr. San Diego, Texas / Trinity Valley CC 245 Sr. Houston, Texas / Alabama A&M 265 R-Sr. San Antonio, Texas / Cisco JC 175 Jr. Terrell, Texas / Butte JC 195 Fr. Kerrville, Texas / Kerrville Tivy HS 200 R-Jr. Houston, Texas / Galena Park HS 180 So. Beaumont, Texas / Liberty 180 So. League City, Texas / Houston Baptist 206 So. Eagle Pass, Texas / Eagle Pass HS 170 Fr. Corpus Christi, Texas / Mary Carroll HS 177 R-So. Houston, Texas / Travis HS 175 Jr. Flomation, Ala. / Hutchinson CC 218 Jr. Topeka, Kan. / Wyoming 190 R-Sr. Houston, Texas / Manvel HS 190 Jr. Abilene, Texas / Colorado State 170 R-Sr. Houston, Texas / Aldine Nimitz HS 225 R-Fr. Houston, Texas / Hightower HS 180 Jr. Freeport, Texas / Brazosport HS 180 R-Sr. Richmond, Texas / Terry HS 210 R-Sr. Leander, Texas / Leander HS 170 R-So. San Diego, Calif. / Trinity International 200 Jr. Corpus Christi, Texas / Calallen HS 190 Sr. Hutto, Texas / Hutto HS 185 So. Houston, Texas / Chavez HS 200 So. Brownsville, Texas / Lopez HS 180 Sr. Pearland, Texas / Glenda Dawson HS 220 Fr. Fulshear, Texas / Abilene Christian 234 So. San Antonio, Texas / Oklahoma Panhandle State 230 Jr. Fort Worth, Texas / Cisco JC 225 R-So. Weslaco, Texas / Weslaco HS 170 So. Kingsville, Texas / Sharyland HS 200 R-Sr. Converse, Texas / Converse Judson HS 240 So. Lowell, Mass. / Houston Baptist 215 Fr. Katy, Texas / Katy HS 247 Sr. Missouri CIty, Texas / Dulles HS 180 R-Fr. Sugar Land, Texas / Stephen F. Austin HS 185 Jr. Washington, Texas / SMU 220 R-Fr. San Antonio, Texas / William J. Brennan HS 270 R-Fr. Houston, Texas / Elkins HS 290 R-Sr. Sugar Land, Texas / Travis HS 280 Jr. Corpus Christi, Texas / Del Mar College 290 R-Sr. Cibolo, Texas / Steele HS 250 Sr. Victoria, Texas / Victoria West HS 300 Jr. San Antonio, Texas / Rice 190 Fr. Corpus Christi, Texas / Mary Carroll HS 260 R-So. Edinburg, Texas / Edinburg HS 225 Fr. Spring, Texas / Klein Oak HS 290 So. Katy, Texas / Katy HS 275 R-Fr. Kingwood, Texas / Kingwood HS 295 R-Fr. Brownsville, Texas / Lopez HS 300 R-Sr. San Antonio, Texas / McCollum HS 290 R-Jr. Raymondville, Texas / Raymondville HS

#’s Name 78 Stuart Sanchez 79 Aundra Long 80 Jacob Armstrong 81 Christian Taylor 82 Brent Hertel 83 Torrey Thomas 84 Roe Posada 85 Wiktor Hudyka 88 Stehly Reden 90 Carlos Cuellar 92 Confidence Okpoko 95 Brandon Jones 96 Jovan Thomas 99 Jorge Rios

Pos OL OL WR WR TE TE TE DB TE NT DL DL DE NT

Ht. 6-5 6-4 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-4 6-3 5-11 6-5 6-0 6-1 6-3 6-3 6-4

Wt. 315 270 190 190 230 215 230 172 250 290 240 250 223 330

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Cls. Hometown/Previous School R-Jr. Corpus Christi, Texas / Carrol HS R-Sr. Huntsville, Texas / Huntsville HS R-So. Victoria, Texas / Victoria West HS R-Jr. Dallas, Texas / Trinity Valley Fr. Cypress, Texas / Cypress Falls HS So. Katy, Texas / Morton Ranch HS So. Katy, Texas / Seven Lakes HS Sr. Krakow, Poland / East Texas Baptist Jr. Valley Center, Calif. / Colorado State-Pueblo R-Jr. Weslaco, Texas / Mary Hardin-Baylor R-Fr. Sugar Land, Texas / Fort Bend Clements HS So. Houston, Texas / Nimitz HS R-So. San Antonio, Texas / John Paul Stevens HS Fr. Port Lavaca, Texas / Calhoun HS


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Texas A&M-Kingsville Projected Two-Deep RT RG C LG LT QB TB FB TE WR (Y) SWR (X) WR (Z)

79 Aundra Long | R-Sr. | 6-4 | 270 64 Jake Wallace | Sr. | 6-3 | 250 63 Michael O’Neal | R-Sr. | 6-3 | 290 65 Justin Warren | Jr. | 6-4 | 300 77 Ralph Rubalcaba | R-Jr. | 6-1 | 290 55 Omar Wilkins | R-Fr. | 6-1 | 270 78 Stuart Sanchez | R-Jr. | 6-5 | 315 72 Luke Spies | So. | 6-5 | 290 76 Bo Villarreal | R-Sr. | 6-6 | 300 74 Mando Castillo | R-Fr. | 6-2 | 295 8 Myles Carr | Sr. | 6-2 | 210 14 Darrow Adams | R-Jr. | 6-2 | 200 34 Nick Pelrean | So. | 5-9 | 185 33 Greg Pitre | Sr. | 5-9 | 190 45 Kyle Williams | Fr. | 5-11 | 215 88 Stehly Reden | Jr. | 6-5 | 250 83 Torrey Thomas | So. | 6-4 | 215 5 Kyle Plum | R-Jr. | 5-11 | 185 22 Nico Brown | Jr. | 6-4 | 218 1 Anthony Autry | Sr. | 6-2 | 190 17 Ty Chisum | So. | 6-4 | 206 6 Jordan Thomas | R-Jr. | 6-0 | 165 80 Jacob Armstrong | R-So. | 6-0 | 190

DE NG DE MLB Rover Bandit Whip CB SS FS CB

95 Brandon Jones | So. | 6-3 | 250 96 Jovan Thomas | R-So. | 6-3 | 223 60 Ifey Ibik | R-Sr. | 6-2 | 290 90 Carlos Cuellar | R-Jr. | 6-0 | 290 46 Alex Kuyinu | Sr. | 5-11 | 247 10 Quentin Parks | Sr. | 6-4 | 245 31 Trevor Moses | Jr. | 6-0 | 200 3 ZeMarcus Green | Sr. | 5-10 | 195 29 Peyton Tilley | R-Sr. | 6-2 | 210 36 Tre Oliver | Sr. | 5-10 | 180 4 DeMarcus Spurlock | R-Jr. | 5-10 | 242 38 Caleb Valentine | Fr. | 6-1 | 220 7 Braedon Robinson | R-Jr. | 5-10 | 215 41 Tommy Chavez | R-So. | 5-11 | 225 25 Joe Crowe | R-Sr. | 5-11 | 170 15 Justin Guillory | So. | 6-0 | 180 19 Devonte Williams | R-So. | 6-0 | 177 28 Kelechi Amushie | R-Sr. | 6-0 | 180 23 Forrest Jones | R-Sr. | 6-0 | 190 27 Emond Hobbs | Jr. | 5-10 | 180 30 Kuziah Ferebee | R-So. | 6-1 | 170 21 Jarrod Sanders | Jr. | 6-0 | 175

K DS HLD P KR PR

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35 64 99 8 43 43 70 1 34 42 1

Julio De la Garza | So. | 5-10 | 200 Jake Wallace | Sr. | 6-3 | 250 Jorge Rios | Fr. | 6-4 | 330 Myles Carr | Sr. | 6-2 | 210 Tristan Hernandez | R-Sr. | 6-0 | 200 Tristan Hernandez | R-Sr. | 6-0 | 200 Dillon Scherer | Fr. | 6-5 | 225 Anthony Autry | Sr. | 6-2 | 190 Nick Pelrean | So. | 5-9 | 185 Sean Landez | So. | 5-8 | 170 Anthony Autry | Sr. | 6-2 | 190

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#1 Jaylon Dews Wide Receiver Whitehouse, Texas

#10 Marcus Mitchell Quarterback Memphis, Tenn.

#19 Bradford Grems Kicker Denton, Texas

#28 Darren Crawford Defensive Back Ruston, La.

#37 La’Montrick Turner Running Back Ogden, Ark.

#46 Malik Preston Linebacker Shreveport, La.

#56 Troy Thomas Defensive Line Nashville, Ark.

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#2 Barrett Renner Quarterback Rowlett, Texas

#11 Tanner Hudson Tight End Camden, Tenn.

#20 Dajunn Harris Running Back Grady, Ark.

#29 Dalton Parks Running Back Grant, Ala.

#38 Dalton Wright Running Back Alba, Texas

#47 Keon Coleman Linebacker Benton, La.

#57 Malachi Pointer Defensive Line Dumas, Ark.

#3 Jonathan Weisheit Wide Receiver Frisco, Texas

#12 Jayshon Williams Defensive Back Pine Bluff, Ark.

#21 Michael Nunnery Running Back Bossier City, La.

#30 Marcus Brown Defensive Back Monroe, La.

#39 Alec Young Linebacker Pearcy, Ark.

#48 Braylon Waits Linebacker Little Rock, Ark.

#58 Keondre Dawson Defensive Line Bossier City, La.

#4 Kaylen Burks Wide Receiver Malvern, Ark.

#13 Kaseem Smith Defensive Back White Hall, Ark.

#22 SirCharles Perkins Running Back Cason, Texas

#31 DeMarcus Pegue Linebacker Texarkana, Texas

#40 Bijan Mitchell Linebacker Plain Dealing, La.

#49 Cole Davis Defensive Line Queen City, Texas

#59 Brannon Rogers Offensive Line Arkadelphia, Ark.

#5 Desmond Jones Wide Receiver Monroe, La.

#14 Will Haines Quarterback Haughton, La.

#23 Antonio Bell Defensive Back Monroe, La.

#32 Kendall Martin Defensive Back LaPlace, La.

#41 Kyler Means Kicker/Punter Hope, Ark.

#51 Jaron Baker Offensive Line Foreman, Ark.

#60 Mark Jenkins Offensive Line Jacksonville, Texas

#6 Darrion Ardoin Wide Receiver Missouri City, Texas

#15 Jared Lancaster Wide Receiver Bossier City, La.

#24 Elgin Moore Defensive Back Minden, La.

#33 Stacy Lawrence Defensive Back Irving, Texas

#42 Corey Jenkins Linebacker Newton, Texas

#52 Jaquel Owens Defensive Line Ruston, La.

#61 Roy Blaylock Offensive Line Benton, Ark.

#7 Karonce Higgins Wide Receiver Searcy, Ark.

#16 Jaylon Carey Quarterback Shreveport, La.

#25 Lorenzo Watkins Defensive Back Hamburg, Ark.

#34 Dominique Scott Linebacker Little Rock, Ark.

#43 Kendrix McCann Defensive Line Texarkana, Ark.

#53 Fard Burnell Offensive Line Shreveport, La.

#62 Mason Harding Offensive Line Mandeville, La.

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#8 Keiandre Purifoy Running Back Smackover, Ark.

#17 Deonte Crawford Wide Receiver Shreveport, La.

#26 Q’niko Thomas Defensive Back Euless, Texas

#35 Trebor Gainwell Linebacker Yazoo City, Miss.

#44 Jaylen Hill Defensive Line Abilene, Texas

#54 Anthony Jordan Linebacker Texarkana, Texas

#64 Chris Paul Offensive Line Texarkana, Texas

#9 Davondrick Lison Defensive Line Arkansas City, Ark.

#18 Jimmie Houston Defensive Back New Boston, Texas

#27 Joe Bermudez Defensive Back New Orleans, La.

#36 Jaiden Parrish Tight End Gilmer, Texas

#45 Garrett Turnbull Fullback Frisco, Texas

#55 Travis Williams Defensive Line Jackson, Miss.

#65 Steven Taylor Offensive Line Katy, Texas


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#66 James Bourg Offensive Line Thibodaux, La.

#76 Brandon Toombs Offensive Line Jacksonville, Ark.

#85 Jordan White Kicker Benton, La.

#67 Michael Ryan Offensive Line Farmington, Ark.

#77 Marquon Edmond Offensive Line Texarkana, Texas

#87 Wesley Franklin Wide Receiver Sarepta, La.

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#99

Jamarious Newton Defensive Line Many, La.

Antonio Washington Defensive Line Marshall, Texas

#69 Trey Thomas Offensive Line Springhill, La.

#78 Dakota Sexton Offensive Line Oneida, Tenn.

#88 Kam Kelley Wide Receiver Rayville, Ark.

#70 Jake Charpentier Offensive Line River Ridge, La.

#79 Ben Robertson Offensive Line Leander, Texas

#89 Michael Ingram Tight End Fayetteville, Ark.

#71 Chandler Nance Offensive Line Shreveport, La.

#80 Kile Pletcher Wide Receiver Magnolia, Ark.

#90 Calvin Lyons Defensive Line Texarkana, Texas

#72 Stephen Barrios Offensive Line Covington, La.

#81 Jared Brown Wide Receiver Texarkana, Ark.

#92 Michael Bell Defensive Line Vicksburg, Miss.

#73 AJ Ray Offensive Line Aledo, Texas

#82 David Terburgh Tight End Bolivar, Tenn.

#93 Eric Smallwood Defensive Line Lufkin, Texas

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#74 Drew Crawford Offensive Line Paragould, Ark.

#83 Jordan Ruby Tight End Little Elm, Texas

#94 Anthony Washington Defensive Line Marshall, Texas

#75 Colby Geissen Offensive Line Danbury, Texas

#84 Daven Reese Tight End Henderson, Texas

#95 Dusty Grier Defensive Line Beebe, Ark.

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Bill Keopple Head Coach

Eighth Season Central Arkansas (1982) Career Record: 42-41 At SAU: Same Bill Keopple enters into his eighth season as the head football coach at Southern Arkansas. In his time at SAU, Keopple has coached 39 all-conference players, 15 all-academic honorees, 12 all-region selections, and four All-Americans. In terms of record, Keopple has amassed a 33-39 overall record with 26 of those wins coming over the last four seasons. In that time, Keopple has guided the Mulerider football program to a .500 winning percentage or better each year, highlighted by an 8-3 year in 2012 which saw the Muleriders make their first post-season appearance since 2003. Additionally, in those last four years, the Muleriders have a .619 winning percentage and are an impressive 15-3 (.833) at home. Last season in 2015, Keopple led the Muleriders to a 7-4 overall record across their GAC-exclusive schedule. That year, the Muleriders remained one of the top overall offenses in the GAC and NCAA Division II as SAU led the league and ranked 20th in DII in Total Offense with 471.3 yards per game. It was the second-straight year that the Muleriders led the GAC in Total Offense as the year prior, SAU averaged 505.4 yards per game. That total offense average in 2014 ranked the Muleriders 10th in DII. Over the last four years under Keopple, offense has certainly been a strength of the program as the Muleriders have averaged 477.4 yards of total offense with 277.6 of the yards coming through the air and 176.0 yards coming on the ground. Along with the yardage gained, Keopple’s offense has been able to put points on the board at a high rate. Last year, the Muleriders aver16

aged 35.5 points per game; making it four-straight years in which the team would exceed 35.0 points per game. Over that time, the Muleriders have averaged 36.8 points per game. While Keopple’s high-powered offenses over the past four seasons have taken many of the headlines, his defensive unit has enjoyed outstanding success as well in his time at SAU. In 2012, Keopple’s defense led the GAC and ranked sixth nationally in rushing defense, allowing just 91.4 yards per game. In 2013, the Muleriders’ defense would force 26 turnovers, ranking them 44th in DII. Sixteen (16) of those forced turnovers came via the interception as SAU ranked 33rd nationally in passes intercepted on defense. Keopple’s recent success at SAU comes as no surprise as his previous coaching experience includes Division I assistant coaching stints at Arkansas, Boise State, and Central Arkansas. In addition to his extensive previous collegiate coaching experience, Keopple spent the six seasons prior to coming to SAU as the head coach at Arkansas High in Texarkana. While at Arkansas High, Keopple he led his teams to two consecutive state championships 2006 and 2007. Overall, Keopple amassed a 44-26-1 record during his six seasons. In 2006, Keopple was honored as the 6A State Farm Coach of the Year. That same year, he was also named as the 6A Outstanding Coach by the National Football Foundation, a feat he would repeat in 2007. Keopple was also selected to serve on the high school football All-Star coaching staffs in 2004 and 2007. Before taking over the reins at Texarkana, Keopple spent the 2002 season at the University of Tulsa on former Arkansas defensive coordinator Keith Burns’ staff. He spent that season coaching the defensive line and serving as recruiting coordinator for the Hurricanes. Keopple served as an assistant under Houston Nutt at Arkansas in 1998 and 1999 and was with Nutt at Boise State in 1997, coaching the defensive line at both schools. The Razorbacks were 1998 SEC Western Division champions and finished 9-3, playing Michigan in the Citrus Bowl. The 1999 Razorbacks went 8-4

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Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon and defeated Texas in the Cotton Bowl, finishing the season 12th in rushing defense and 17th in total defense. Keopple went to Boise State from Newport High School where he was head coach and athletic director in 1996. He guided the Greyhounds to the state playoffs with an 8-3 record, giving him an overall mark of 52-29-1 in his seven years as a head coach on the high school level. Graduating with a B.S.E. in 1982 and an M.S.E. in 1986 from Central Arkansas, Keopple began his coaching career there in 1982 as a graduate assistant working with the offensive line. He spent 14 years with the Bears, tutoring the offensive line the entire time and serving as offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator from 1990-95. During his tenure at UCA, the Bears won three NAIA national championships and 10 consecutive conference championships from 1983-92 in the former Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference (AIC). A native of Little Rock Arkansas, Keopple is the son of Hall of Fame high school coach C.W. Keopple. A 1976 graduate of Parkview High School, he played on the 1974 and 1976 state championship teams and was an all-state and super team selection his senior season. During his playing days at Central Arkansas, Keopple was a member of two conference championship teams and was an

honorable mention selection on both the All-NAIA District 17 and All-AIC teams. His senior season he was selected team captain by his teammates, and the Bears were the regular season No. 1 team in the country with an undefeated record, advancing to the national playoffs. Keopple has been a part of 18 championship teams as a player and coach. He is married to the former Marsha Lee Belew from Beebe and has two adult children.

The Keopple File Education:

Year-by-Year at SAU:

Central Arkansas B.S.E. (1982) Central Arkansas M.S.E (1986)

Coaching Experience: 1982 1983-95 1996 1997 1998-99 2002 2003-08 2009-

Graduate Assistant OL/OC/Recruiting Coor. Head Coach/AD DL/Pro Scout Liaison DL/HS Relations Liaison DL/Recruiting Coordinator Head Coach Head Coach

Head Coaching Record:

1996 Newport HS 2003-08 Arkansas HS 2009- Southern Arkansas 14 years

Central Arkansas Central Arkansas Newport High Boise State Univ. of Arkansas Tulsa Arkansas High Southern Arkansas

8-3-0 (State Playoffs) 44-26-1 42-41-0 94-70-1

2009 3-7 (2-6 GSC) 2010 1-9 (1-7 GSC) 2011 3-7 (3-4 GAC) 2012 8-3* (6-2 GAC) 2013 6-4 (6-4 GAC) 2014 5-5 (5-5 GAC) 2015 7-4 (7-4 GAC) 2016 9-2 (9-2 GAC) Total: 42-41 (39-34) *Appeared in Heart of Texas Bowl

Coach Bill Keopple, his wife Marsha Keopple and their family

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Southern Arkansas University 2016 MULERIDER FOOTBALL GAME NOTES

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Landon Keopple Offensive Coordinator Eighth Season Tulsa (2006)

Landon Keopple enters into his eighth season on the Southern Arkansas football staff, and enters into his sixth season as Offensive Coordinator. In his time as the offensive coordinator, Keopple has designed and developed one of the nation’s most prolific and balanced offenses. With Keopple in charge of the offense since 2011, the Muleriders have averaged 34.7 points per game, 458.0 yards of total offense per game (291.9 passing yards per game, and 166.1 rushing yards per game). Additionally, Keopple has coached 20 all-conference players, nine all-region recipients, and two all-Americans on the offensive side of the ball. In the past two seasons, Keopple’s offensive attack has led the Great American Conference (GAC) and ranked in the top-20 nationally in Total Offense with over 5,000 yards gained each season. Additionally, in three of the five years with Keopple as the OC, SAU has amassed over 5,000 yards of total offense. Last year, the Muleriders ranked 20th in total offense (471.3 ypg) in DII and the year prior, the Muleriders ranked 10th nationally (505.4 ypg). In 2013, SAU’s offense ranked in the top-50 nationally in passing offense (281.1 ypg | 35th), scoring offense (35.9 ppg | 39th), and in total offense (433.8 ypg | 47th). In 2012, the Muleriders ranked nationally in the top-25 in in total

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offense (497.6 ypg | 5th), passing offense (310.7 ypg | 12th), passing efficiency (151.28 | 22nd), sacks allowed (1.1 spg | 23rd), and scoring offense (37.1 ppg | 24th). The recent success of the Mulerider offense can be directly attributed to quarterback play; and under Keopple’s guidance as the quarterback’s coach, SAU has turned itself into “Quarterback U”. The last three starting QBs at SAU dating back to 2012 have broken numerous school records and have been lauded with all-conference, all-region and national acclaim. The first among the trio of standout QBs under Keopple was twotime All-GAC QB, Tyler Sykora. In his three years as a starter, Sykora steadily improved each season and ended his career at SAU holding 17 school records, many of which are career marks. Following Sykora was Si Blackshire, who was the Muleriders’ signal-caller for the 2014 season. In that year, Blackshire was named to the All-GAC Honorable Mention team as he led the league and ranked ninth individually in DII in Total Offense at 331.1 ypg. This past season, Keopple kept the successful QB trend going with redshirt freshman Barrett Renner taking over. In his first season as starting QB, Renner was an All-GAC First-Team selection, the GAC’s Freshman of the Year, as well as an all-region selection and regional finalist for the Harlon Hill Award (DII Player of the Year). He set SAU single-season records in Passing TDs (33), Completions (252), Attempts (405), Completion Percentage (62.2), and Total Offense (3,713). Prior to his position at SAU, Keopple was at Ouachita Baptist University where he spent the 2007 and 2008 season as a graduate assistant in charge of the wide receivers. While at OBU, he coached All-America receiver, Julius Pruitt, who most-recently played with the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League (AFL). Upon graduating from OBU, Pruitt was signed as undrafted free agent by the Miami Dolphins. In his time at OBU, Keopple also helped the Tigers to their first winning season in 25 years. Before OBU, Keopple spent the 2006 season at Arkansas High School in Texarkana, working as an assistant coach under his father, current Southern Arkansas Head Coach Bill Keopple. While there, (Landon) Keopple worked with the receivers at Arkansas High and helped guide the team to the 6A state championship. Keopple received his B.B.A. in accounting with a minor in economics from Tulsa in 2006 and a Masters in sports administration from Henderson State in 2009. Landon and his wife Dana have a daughter, Kinslee and a son, Knox.

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Josh Lawson Defensive Coordinator Eighth Season Alabama (2003)

Josh Lawson enters his eighth season on the Mulerider football staff and is in his fifth season as Defensive Coordinator. In addition to his duties as DC, Lawson will also serve as the defensive backs coach for the second year. This past season, Lawson’s defense was young with just three starters being seniors while five starters were sophomores or younger. Despite the youth, the defensive unit was talented and showed moments of dominance and brilliance. In stopping the running game, the Muleriders’ defense held their opponents under 120 yards rushing four times and in three of those games, SAU held their opponent under 50 yards. The highlight of the run defense in 2015 was a -26 yard dominating performance on the road against Northwestern Oklahoma. In pass coverage a year ago, the Muleriders had three games in which they held the opposition under 100 yards passing with a season-best, 21-yard limit held against Oklahoma Baptist. Lawson’s first year as the Defensive Coordinator was in 2012. That year SAU went 8-3 and appeared in the Heart of Texas Bowl against McMurray. One of the reasons for the Muleriders’ breakout year was Lawson engineering a significant turnaround in the Muleriders’ defensive efforts from the year prior. In that, his defensive unit improved upon its 2011 national rankings by 50 or more spots in Pass

Efficiency Defense (+50; 57th in D-II), Tackles for Loss (+71; 49th in D-II), Total Defense (+74; 57th in D-II), Scoring Defense (+102; 33rd in D-II), and Rushing Defense (+120; 6th D-II). The following year in 2013, Lawson’s defense continued to improve upon its national statistic ranking from the year prior in Pass Efficiency Defense (+23; 34th), Tackles for Loss (+9; 40th), and Total Defense (+3; 54th). Prior to being named as the Defensive Coordinator, Lawson spent four seasons as the linebackers coach. Still serving as the linebackers coach as the DC, Lawson will transition to being the secondary coach in 2015. Lawson has also served as the Special Teams Coordinator, travel coordinator, and financial aid coordinator since arriving in Magnolia. His primary recruiting responsibilities will be Dallas, East Texas, and National Junior Colleges. Lawson first arrived at SAU in 2009 after serving two seasons as a graduate assistant at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. During his time at UAB, Lawson worked with the linebackers and coached first team All-Conference USA member Joe Henderson. Beginning in 2001, Lawson served two years as a student assistant at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa before coaching as a graduate assistant the next two seasons. While in Tuscaloosa, he assisted in recruiting two top 20 classes as ranked by Rivals.com. Lawson was also part of the Crimson Tide’s 2001 Independence Bowl and 2005 Music City Bowl games. From Alabama, Lawson went to Jasper, Ala., and was co-offensive coordinator, special teams coordinator, and receivers coach in 2005 at Walker High School. Lawson then served as an assistant coach in 2006 at Idaho State University, working with the defensive line. A native of Berry, Ala., Lawson received his B.S.E in secondary education in 2003 and his M.A. in sport management in 2004, both from the University of Alabama. Lawson is married to the former Meredith Jones and the couple has two dogs, Lola and Rambo.

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Boomer Cunningham

Wade Henderson

Offensive Line

Linebackers

Second Season Mississippi State (1991)

First Season Central Arkansas (2009) Robert “Boomer” Cunningham enters into his first season as a member of the SAU Football coaching staff. Cunningham will serve as the offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator for the Muleriders. Cunningham comes to SAU from LaGrange College where he spent one season as the offensive line coach/run game coordinator. In that year with the Panthers, Cunningham helped shore up an offensive line that allowed 42 sacks the year prior, to just allowing 25 last season. The noticeable improvement in pass protection was bolstered by the fact that the line was very young as it featured four starting underclassmen. Prior to his time at LaGrange, Cunningham coached at Division I FCS-member, the University of Central Arkansas for six seasons. During his first three seasons, Cunningham served as an assistant offensive line and offensive quality control coach with the Bears. Following the 2011 season, Cunningham remained as an assistant offensive line coach, but added responsibilities as the recruiting coordinator and director of football operations. Cunningham would serve in those roles for three seasons from 2012-2014. In his time at UCA, Cunningham helped coach a pair of standout offensive linemen in Cole Caruthers (2014) and Corey Howard (2012). Both Caruthers and Howard were All-Southland Conference First-Team selections as well as being names as the Offensive Lineman of the Year in the SLC. Both also went on to earn All-America honors from various FCS Football media outlets. Prior to joining the coaching ranks, Cunningham began his collegiate playing career at Division II-member Missouri Southern State University. After one season with the Lions, Cunningham transferred to UCA where he played three seasons (two as a starter) along the offensive line. Cunningham also handled deep snapping duties for both the Lions and the Bears.

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Wade Henderson enters into his second season on the Mulerider football coaching staff. This season, Henderson will coach the defensive line after coaching the linebackers last season. Prior to coming to SAU, Henderson was the running backs coach at his alma mater Millsaps College (Division III) in Jackson, Miss. A veteran coach, Henderson has 24 years of coaching experience combined across Division III, Mississippi Junior College, and in the Mississippi and Alabama high school ranks. From 2007-2011, Henderson served as the recruiting coordinator/linebackers/ running backs coach at Holmes Community College in Goodman, Miss. In 2008, Henderson was a member of the Mississippi Junior College All-Star Game coaching staff. In the high school ranks, Henderson was the head coach and athletic director at 5A Brookhaven High (Brookhaven, Miss.) where he led the team to a #7 state ranking and a #1 class 5A ranking en route to a spot in the 2011 Mississippi State Playoffs. At Brookhaven, Henderson is the only coach in school history to start a season 6-0. Henderson also served as the head coach at 6A Terry High (Terry, Miss.) and 2A Loyd Star High (Wesson, Miss.). In addition to his head coaching experience, Henderson served as a defensive coordinator at 6A Ocean Springs High (Ocean Spring, Miss.), 6A Petal High (Petal, Miss.), 4A Florence High (Florence, Miss.), and 4A Richland High (Richland, Miss.) as well as assistant coaching stints at various schools in Mississippi and Alabama. As a player, Henderson was an All-State offensive lineman at Holmes Community College in 1986. After leaving Holmes, Henderson continued to play at Millsaps College from 1987-1989. Following his collegiate days, Henderson played two seasons for the Alabama Raiders of the Minor League Professional Football Alliance. While with the Raiders, Henderson helped lead the team to back-to-back league championships. Henderson holds a master’s degree in Sports Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Teaching/Coaching from Mississippi State University. Henderson, a native of Ackerman, Miss. has one son, Magnum, who is 10-years-old and currently in the fifth grade.

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Benson Jordan

Nicholas Sanders

Assistant Coach

Graduate Assistant

Benson Jordan enters into his first year as a full-time assistant coach for the Mulerider football team. Additionally, Jordan serves as SAU’s certified Strength

Nicholas Sanders enters into his second season as a graduate assistant football coach at Southern Arkansas University. This year, he will resume his

Linebackers/Strength & Cond. First Season Ouachita Baptist (2013)

and Conditioning coach. Jordan, who served as a graduate assistant for the Muleriders the past two seasons, will coach the linebackers after spending time as the running back and wide receiver coach. In his first year with the Muleriders in 2014, Jordan served as the running backs coach and helped the Muleriders rush for over 2,000 yards collectively for the second time in three years. This past season, Jordan moved to the outside of the offensive and coached the wide receivers. In his year with the wideouts, Jordan helped keep the Muleriders one of more productive and balanced receiving units in the GAC and NCAA DII as SAU collected over 3,300 yards through the air with a program record 33 passing touchdowns. Prior to coming to SAU as a GA, Jordan spent four years as a quarterback at GAC-rival Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, Ark.). After redshirting in 2010, Jordan saw action in two games in 2011 before becoming the Tigers’ starting signal-caller his final two seasons at OBU. As a redshirt sophomore in 2012, Benson threw for just under 1,500 yards and tossed 10 touchdowns as he helped guide the Tigers to a 6-4 record. In 2013, Benson guided the Tigers to a 7-3 record while throwing for over 2,200 yards and 14 touchdowns. A native of Hot Springs, Ark., Jordan completed his master’s degree in Kinesiology-Coaching at Southern Arkansas in August of 2016.

Running Backs Second Season Alcorn State (2015)

duties as the running backs coach. Last year, Sanders helped guide a stable of Mulerider running backs that gained over 1,300 yards with 17 touchdowns scored. Additionally, the running backs were factors in the passing game as they accounted for eight passing TDs out of the backfield. Prior to coming to SAU, Sanders was a four-year letterman at Alcorn State University (Lorman, Miss.). While at Alcorn, Sanders played defensive back as well as wide receiver. As a senior in 2014, Sanders helped lead the Braves to a SWAC Championship as well as the Black College National Championship later that year. Before his time at Alcorn, Sanders was a two-sport star in baseball and football at Crete-Monee High School in Crete, Ill. A 2015 graduate of Alcorn State with a bachelor’s degree in Biology-Pre Physical Therapy, Sanders is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Kinesiology-Coaching at Southern Arkansas.

Beaux Gipson

Macklin Chermak

Graduate Assistant

Graduate Assistant

Wide Receivers First Season Mississippi College (2015) Beaux Gipson enters into his first season as a graduate assistant coach at Southern Arkansas. In his first season, Gipson will work with wide receivers. Gipson comes to SAU after a collegiate playing career at Mississippi College (Jackson, Miss.). While at Mississippi College, Gipson spent time at quarterback and wide receiver. As a sophomore, Gipson played in nine games at QB and made three starts. As a junior, Gipson transitioned to wide receiver while also returning punts. Gipson also served as the team’s holder on field goals and extra points. As a senior, Gipson remained at wide receiver and continued his special teams duties as well. Academically, Gipson was a three-time academic all-conference honoree and graduated from Mississippi College in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in General Kinesiology. In terms of coaching experience, Gipson spent the 2015 season as an assistant coach at North Caddo High in Vivian, La. While at North Caddo HS, Gipson coached the quarterbacks, wide receivers, and defensive backs.

Defensive Backs First Season Wisconsin-Green Bay (2012) Macklin Chermak enters into his first season as a graduate assistant football coach at Southern Arkansas. In his first year, Chermak will coach the defensive backs. Chermak comes to SAU with a wealth of prior coaching experience in both the high school and college ranks. Most-recently, Chermak was the linebackers coach at Olive Branch High School in Olive Branch, Miss. Prior to that, Chermak spent the 2014 season at Coffeyville Community College where he was an assistant cornerback and special teams coach. In 2012, Chermak was the varsity running backs coach and assistant defensive backs coach for Kiel High School in Kiel, Wis. A 2012 undergraduate from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay where he earned his coaching certificate, Chermak went on to earn a master’s degree from Ohio University in Recreation and Sports Pedagogy with a focus in coaching.

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Southern Arkansas University 2016 MULERIDER FOOTBALL GAME NOTES

Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

Scoring Plays OPPONENT Southwestern Oklahoma Southwestern Oklahoma Southwestern Oklahoma Northwestern Oklahoma Northwestern Oklahoma Northwestern Oklahoma Northwestern Oklahoma Northwestern Oklahoma Northwestern Oklahoma Northwestern Oklahoma Harding Harding Arkansas Tech Arkansas Tech Arkansas Tech Arkansas Tech Southern Nazarene Southern Nazarene Southern Nazarene Southern Nazarene Southern Nazarene Southern Nazarene Oklahoma Baptist Oklahoma Baptist Oklahoma Baptist Oklahoma Baptist Oklahoma Baptist Oklahoma Baptist Oklahoma Baptist Oklahoma Baptist Ouachita Ouachita Ouachita Ouachita Ouachita Ouachita Ouachita Henderson State Henderson State Henderson State Henderson State Henderson State Henderson State Henderson State Henderson State Southeastern Oklahoma Southeastern Oklahoma Southeastern Oklahoma Southeastern Oklahoma Southeastern Oklahoma Southeastern Oklahoma East Central East Central East Central East Central East Central East Central Arkansas-Monticello Arkansas-Monticello Arkansas-Monticello

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TYPE TD TD TD FG TD TD FG FG TD FG TD TD TD TD TD TD SFTY TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD FG TD FG TD TD TD FG TD FG TD FG TD TD TD TD TD TD TD FG TD TD TD TD TD TD TD FG TD TD TD TD TD

PLAYS 9 9 3 4 6 2 8 8 9 11 13 7 6 3 9 12 -- 7 6 12 5 4 2 13 3 -- 6 9 8 9 11 10 6 12 13 4 6 16 9 8 8 3 12 3 -- 5 14 3 4 11 13 11 10 10 10 -- 12 6 4 4

YDS 51 74 31 5 79 91 55 34 57 28 72 38 76 75 75 75 -- 81 21 89 22 36 67 55 86 -- 41 71 10 56 63 67 56 94 70 25 9 75 66 71 75 30 75 26 -- 48 63 81 67 84 84 56 52 75 53 -- 75 75 30 80

TOP 4:24 3:41 1:16 1:25 2:11 0:56 0:58 3:03 4:28 6:00 4:18 2:21 2:28 1:15 3:48 5:37 --- 2:11 2:01 3:49 1:44 1:31 0:40 5:01 1:05 --- 2:27 3:49 4:27 4:31 5:31 4:33 1:44 4:14 4:15 0:00 0:00 8:45 2:32 3:36 2:11 0:29 5:59 1:01 -- 2:24 5:10 1:03 1:05 5:21 5:10 6:03 4:15 4:54 4:18 --- 5:45 2:21 1:15 0:48

QTR/TIME 2nd/10:55 3rd/8:29 4th/7:06 1st/12:53 2nd/13:39 2nd/10:53 2nd/0:49 3rd/7:38 4th/14:54 4th/7:14 2nd/11:40 4th/5:43 2nd/1:18 3rd/13:45 3rd/3:46 4th/7:24 1st/0:46 2nd/13:22 2nd/3:46 3rd/6:19 4th/7:55 4th/2:26 1st/0:00 2nd/9:07 2nd/4:07 2nd/0:18 3rd/10:33 3rd/5:16 3rd/0:42 4th/9:41 1st/8:08 2nd/13:52 2nd/7:12 2nd/0:48 4th/1:30 1st OT 3rd OT 1st/3:16 2nd/14:17 2nd/5:32 2nd/1:42 2nd/1:13 3rd/6:12 3rd/4:44 4th/12:44 1st/1:38 2nd/9:57 2nd/7:24 2nd/0:37 3rd/9:33 4th/11:00 1st/7:53 2nd/12:02 2nd/1:49 3rd/10:42 3rd/3:52 4th/7:00 1st/9:22 1st/6:56 1st/0:27

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PLAY 12-yard run (Nunnery | PAT GOOD) 12-yard pass (Renner to Turnbull | PAT GOOD) 26-yard pass (Renner to Higgins | PAT GOOD) 40-yard Field Goal (Grems) 13-yard pass (Renner to Burks | PAT GOOD) 87-yard pass (Renner to Higgins | PAT GOOD) 42-yard Filed Goal (Grems) 38-yard Field Goal (Grems) 29-yard pass (Haines to Hudson | PAT Good) 40-yard Field Goal (Grems) 1-yard run (Nunnery | PAT GOOD) 3-yard run (Haines | PAT GOOD) 27-yard pass (Renner to Higgins | PAT GOOD) 18-yard pass (Renner to Hudson | PAT GOOD) 14-yard pass (Renner to Hudson | PAT GOOD) 1-yard run (Haines | PAT GOOD) Anthony Washington 39-yard pass (Renner to Weisheit | PAT GOOD) 9-yard pass (Renner to Hudson | PAT GOOD) 3-yard run (Renner | PAT GOOD) 5-yard run (Nunnery | PAT GOOD) 4-yard run (Purifoy | PAT GOOD) 50-yard pass (Renner to Higgins | PAT GOOD) 5-yard run (Nunnery | PAT GOOD) 5-yard run (Purifoy | PAT GOOD) 70-yard INT Return (Crawford | PAT GOOD) 2-yard run (Purifoy | PAT GOOD) 16-yard run (Perkins | PAT GOOD) 40-yard Field Goal (Grems) 4-yard run (Harris | PAT GOOD) 21-yard Field Goal (Grems) 3-yard run (Higgins | PAT GOOD) 18-yard run (Perkins | PAT GOOD) 22-yard pass (Renner to Pletcher | PAT GOOD) 27-yard Field Goal (Grems) 12-yard pass (Renner to Brown | PAT GOOD) 33-yard Field Goal (Grems) 1-yard run (Nunnery | PAT FAILED) 35-yard Field Goal (Grems) 2-yard run (Nunnery | PAT GOOD) 18-yard pass (Renner to Dews | PAT GOOD) 17-yard pass (Renner to Ardoin | PAT GOOD) 1-yard run (Nunnery | PAT FAILED) 6-yard run (Purifoy | PAT GOOD) 25-yard Blocked Punt Return (Lawrence | PAT GOOD) 13-yard pass (Renner to Brown | PAT GOOD) 21-yard Field Goal (Grems) 61-yard pass (Renner to Hudson | PAT GOOD) 45-yard pass (Renner to Hudson | PAT GOOD) 17-yard pass (Renner to Hudson | PAT GOOD) 4-yard pass (Renner to Wright | PAT GOOD) 2-yard run (Nunnery | PAT GOOD) 1-yard run (Nunnery | PAT GOOD) 6-yard pass (Renner to Turnbull | PAT GOOD) 36-yard Field Goal (Grems) 47-yard Punt Return (Weisheit | PAT GOOD) 4-yard run (Purifoy | PAT GOOD) 34-yard pass (Renner to Hudson | PAT GOOD) 2-yard run (Nunnery | PAT GOOD) 49-yard run (Nunnery | PAT GOOD)


Southern Arkansas University 2016 MULERIDER FOOTBALL GAME NOTES

Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

Scoring Plays - Continued OPPONENT Arkansas-Monticello Arkansas-Monticello Arkansas-Monticello Arkansas-Monticello Arkansas-Monticello

TYPE TD TD TD TD TD

PLAYS 6 --- 9 1 19

YDS 75 --- 82 55 94

TOP 2:21 --- 3:26 0:09 9:58

QTR/TIME 10:28/2nd 10:16/2nd 3:09/2nd 5:49/3rd 1:04/4th

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PLAY 2-yard pass (Renner to Higgins | 2-PT GOOD 45-yard INT (Preston | PAT GOOD) 23-yard run (Purifoy | PAT GOOD) 55-yard pass (Renner to Higgins | PAT GOOD) 21-yard oass (Renner to Reese | PAT BLOCKED)

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Southern Arkansas University 2016 MULERIDER FOOTBALL GAME NOTES

Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

Long Plays Yds 87* 80 70* 61* 55* 50* 49* 47* 46 45 45* 45* 44 41 39 39* 38 38 38 36 35 34* 34 33 32 32 31 31 30 30 30 29* 28 28 27 27* 26 26* 26 26 26 25 25 25 25

Type Pass Rush INT Pass Pass Pass Rush PR Pass Pass INT Pass Pass KR Pass Pass KR KR KR FR Pass Pass Rush INT Pass INT Pass Pass Pass KR Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Rush Pass Pass Pass KR Pass Pass Pass INT

* touchdown scored on play

Player(s) Karonce Higgins from Barrett Renner Michael Nunnery Darren Crawford Tanner Hudson from Barrett Renner Karonce Higgins from Barrett Renner Karonce Higgins from Barrett Renner Michael Nunnery Jonathan Weisheit Karonce Higgins from Barrett Renner Tanner Hudson from Barrett Renner Malik Preston Tanner Hudson from Barrett Renner Michael Nunnery from Barrett Renner Karonce Higgins Karonce Higgins from Barrett Renner Jonathan Weisheit from Barrett Renner Jonathan Weisheit Karonce Higgins Jonathan Weisheit Elgin Moore SirCharles Perkins from Barrett Renner Tanner Hudson from Barrett Renner Michael Nunnery Q'Niko Thomas Michael Nunnery from Barrett Renner Stacy Lawrence Jared Brown from Barrett Renner Jared Brown from Barrett Renner Jonathan Weisheit from Barrett Renner Karonce Higgins Tanner Hudson from Barrett Renner Tanner Hudson from Will Haines Jaylon Dews from Barrett Renner Jonathan Weisheit from Barrett Renner Tanner Hudson from Barrett Renner Karonce Higgins from Barrett Renner Michael Nunnery Karonce Higgins from Barrett Renner Jared Brown from Will Haines Tanner Hudson from Barrett Renner Karonce Higgins Tanner Hudson from Barrett Renner Tanner Hudson from Barrett Renner Jaylon Dews from Barrett Renner Malachi Pointer

Opponent Northwestern Okla. Okla. Baptist Okla. Baptist Southeastern Okla. Arkansas-Monticello Okla. Baptist Arkansas-Monticello East Central Arkansas-Monticello Arkansas-Monticello Arkansas-Monticello Southeastern Okla. Northwestern Okla. Northwestern Okla. Henderson State Southern Nazarene East Central Southwestern Okla. Arkansas-Monticello Southwestern Okla. Henderson State Arkansas-Monticello Ouachita Baptist Henderson State Harding Arkansas-Monticello Arkansas Tech Arkansas-Monticello Arkansas-Monticello Harding Southwestern Okla. Northwestern Okla. Northwestern Okla. Arkansas Tech Henderson State Arkansas Tech Arkansas-Monticello Southwestern Okla. Harding Southern Nazarene Ouachita Baptist Arkansas-Monticello Arkansas-Monticello Okla. Baptist Southwestern Okla.

Long Plays by the Numbers Long Plays By Yards 100+ 90-99 80-89 70-79 60-69 50-59 40-49 30-39 20-29

No. 0 0 2 1 1 2 8 17 41

TD 0 0 1 1 1 2 4 2 6

Long Plays By Type Rushing Passing Punt returns Kick returns Interceptions Fumble returns Other TOTAL

No. 8 42 2 14 5 1 0 72

TD 2 12 1 0 2 0 0 17

Longest Plays of the Year Rushing 80 Michael Nunnery at Oklahoma Baptist (10/8/2016) Rushing Touchdown 49 Michael Nunnery at Arkansas-Monticello (11/12/2016) Passing 87 Karonce Higgins from Barrett Renner vs. Northwestern Oklahoma (9/10/2016) Passing Touchdown 87 Karonce Higgins from Barrett Renner vs. Northwestern Okla. (9/10/2016) Punt Return 47 Jonathan Weisheit at East Central (11/5/2016) Kick Return 41 Karonce Higgins vs. Northwestern Oklahoma (9/10/2016) Interception Return 70 Darren Crawford at Oklahoma Baptist (10/8/2016) Punt 75 Tanner Hudson vs. Arkansas Tech (9/24/2016) Field Goal 42 Bradford Grems vs. Northwestern Oklahoma (9/10/2016)

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Southern Arkansas University 2016 MULERIDER FOOTBALL GAME NOTES

Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

Week One | SAU 21 - SWOSU 17 | Weatherford, Okla. | Attn: 4,129 Scoring Summary (Final) Southern Arkansas Football Southern Arkansas vs Southwestern Okla. (Sep 01, 2016 at Weatherford, Okla.)

WEATHERFORD, Okla. – A multitude of miscues and turnovers early in the game put Southern Arkansas down 17-0 with 10:55 left in the second quarter, but a tremendously resilient defensive effort the remainder of the game kept the contest within reach and SAU went on to score 21 unanswered points to come-from-behind and upend Southwestern Oklahoma, 21-17, in the opening week of the 2016 season.

Southern Arkansas (1-0,1-0) vs. Southwestern Okla. (0-1,0-1) Date: Sep 01, 2016 • Site: Weatherford, Okla. • Stadium: ASAP Energy Field Attendance: 4129 Score by Quarters Southern Arkansas Southwestern Okla. Qtr Time 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

12:08 09:01 10:55 04:15 08:29 07:06

1

0 14

2

7 3

3

7 0

4

7 0

Total

21 17

Scoring Play

SWOSU - Garrett Luke 0 yd fumble recovery (Tyler Peterson kick), 6-39 1:52 SWOSU - D.J. Jones 86 yd pass from Marc Evans (Tyler Peterson kick), 2-88 0:46 SWOSU - Tyler Peterson 21 yd field goal, 13-61 5:05 Team Statistics (Final) SAU - Michael Nunnery 12 yd run (Bradford Grems kick), 9-51 4:24 Arkansas Football SAU - Garrett Turnbull 12 yd passSouthern from Barrett Renner (Bradford Grems kick), 9-74 3:41 SAU - Karonce Higgins 26 yd pass Barrett Renner (Bradford Grems 3-31 Southern Arkansas vsfrom Southwestern Okla. (Sep 01,kick), 2016 at1:16 Weatherford, Okla.)

SAUtime: SWOSU Kickoff time: 6:00 pm • End of Game: 9:15 pm • Total elapsed 3:15 FIRST DOWNS 17 Pat Smith; 22 Officials: Referee: Mac McDaniel; Umpire: Mike Martin; Linesman: R ushi ng 8 8 Line judge: Greg Parham; Back judge: Mark Huffman; Field judge: Kevin Holmes; P assi ng 8 7 Side judge: Kevin Hackett; P e nal t y 1 7 Temperature: • Wind: • Weather: NET YARDS RUSHING 146 146 Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING C omp l e t i ons- A t t e mp t s- Int Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total offense plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 50+ Yards Touchbacks Fair catch KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Touchbacks Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD Average Per Return Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD Average Per Return Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD Miscellaneous Yards Possession Time 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Touchdowns Field goals Sacks By: Number-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals Points off turnovers

40 3.7 1 175 29 187 17-34-4 5.5 11.0 2 333 74 4.5 2-2 12-98 5-164 32.8 30.4 3 0 0 1 4-246 61.5 44.8 2 0-0-0 0.0 1-38-0 38.0 3-25-0 1-36-0 0 30:30 8:50 5:59 6:44 8:57 4 of 16 3 of 4 2-3 2-3 0-3 0-0 3-3 0-0 0

38 3.8 1 151 5 234 18-41-3 5.7 13.0 1 380 79 4.8 2-1 10-74 4-126 31.5 31.5 0 1 0 1 4-232 58.0 36.0 2 1-12-0 12.0 1-17-0 17.0 4-14-0 1-27-0 0 29:30 6:10 9:01 8:16 6:03 3 of 12 0 of 4 2-3 1-3 1-3 1-7 2-2 1-1 10

V-H

0-7 0 - 14 0 - 17 7 - 17 14 - 17 21 - 17

HOW IT HAPPENED » After six unsuccessful offensive possessions in which SAU turned the ball over four times and punted twice, the Muleriders took advantage of a short field following a punt and a 12-yard run by Michael Nunnery capped off a 9-play, 51-yard drive that put the first points of the 2016 season on the board for SAU with 4:15 left in the second quarter. » From there, the Muleriders collectively settled in and the defense, in particular, sunk their teeth in as they did not allow the Bulldogs to score the rest of the game. In fact, the Muleriders' defense forced seven turnovers over the final two and a half quarters. Among those turnovers, SAU picked off a pair of passes, recovered a fumble, and stopped the Bulldogs on 4th-Down four times. TURNING POINT » With 8:22 left in the fourth quarter, the Muleriders forced a three-and-out of the Bulldogs. On the ensuing punt SAU found themselves with great field position after an eight-yard shank punt gave the Muleriders the ball at the SWOSU 31-yardline » After a pair of running plays with Dajunn Harris that made it 3rd-and-5, the Muleriders caught the Bulldogs by complete surprise on a backside pass play that saw Karonce Higgins on the receiving end of a wide-open 26-yard touchdown pass from Barrett Renner. » That TD pitch-and-catch from Renner to Higgins proved to be the game-winning score as the Muleriders' defense turned the Bulldogs over on their final two possessions of the game with the final TO being an interception by true freshman Lorenzo Watkins. OF NOTE » This was the sixth game all-time between SAU and SWOSU with the two teams having played nothing but close games. All six games have been decided by nine points or less with a combined margin of victory now standing at 24 points. SAU is now 5-1 all-time vs. SWOSU » With the win in the season-opener, the Muleriders are now 4-1 in such games since the start of the 2012 season. It was also the Muleriders' third road game to open a season during that stretch and SAU is now 2-1

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Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

Week Two | SAU 33 - NWOSU 14 | Magnolia, Ark. | Attn: 5,973 Scoring Summary (Final) Southern Arkansas Football Northwestern Okla. vs Southern Arkansas (Sep 10, 2016 at Magnolia, Ark.)

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – A standing room-only crowd of 5,973 were treated to a well-played 3314 win as the Southern Arkansas football team their home-opener against Northwestern Oklahoma on Saturday night at Wilkins Stadium at Rip Powell Field. It was the fifth-straight year as well that SAU has won their home opener.

Northwestern Okla. (1-1,1-1) vs. Southern Arkansas (2-0,2-0) Date: Sep 10, 2016 • Site: Magnolia, Ark. • Stadium: Wilkins Stadium Attendance: 5973 Score by Quarters Northwestern Okla. Southern Arkansas Qtr Time 1st 2nd

3rd 4th

12:53 10:00 13:39 10:53 00:49 07:38 14:54 07:14 06:58

1

7 3

2

0 17

3

0 3

4

7 10

Total

14 33

Scoring Play

SAU - Bradford Grems 40 yd field goal, 4-5 1:25 NWOSU - Riley Hess 17 yd pass from Reid Miller (Blayne Lankford kick), 7-68 2:47 SAU - Kaylen Burks 13 yd pass from Barrett Renner (Bradford Grems kick), 6-79 2:11 SAU - Karonce Higgins 87 yd pass from Barrett Renner (Bradford Grems kick), 2-91 0:56 SAU - Bradford Grems 42 yd field goal, 8-55 0:58 Statistics SAU - Bradford Grems 38 ydTeam field goal, 8-34 3:03 (Final) Arkansas Football SAU - Tanner Hudson 29 yd pass Southern from Will Haines (Bradford Grems kick), 9-57 4:28 SAU - Bradford GremsOkla. 40 yd goal, Arkansas 11-28 6:00 Northwestern vsfield Southern (Sep 10, 2016 at Magnolia, Ark.) NWOSU - Jarion Tudman 94 yd kickoff return (Blayne Lankford kick)

NWOSU

SAU

30 3.3 0 150 51 206 21-37-1 5.6 9.8 1 305 67 4.6 2-2 8-69 6-231 38.5 35.2 2 1 1 2 2-121 60.5 31.5 0 2-6-0 3.0 7-265-1 37.9 1-0-0 0-0-0 0 25:35 7:09 9:20 5:56 3:10 5 of 16 0 of 4 1-1 1-1 0-1 2-10 2-2 0-0 0

44 2.9 0 150 23 315 17-34-1 9.3 18.5 3 442 78 5.7 1-0 4-25 4-173 43.2 41.8 3 0 0 2 8-478 59.8 23.5 1 0-0-0 0.0 2-58-0 29.0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0 34:25 7:51 5:40 9:04 11:50 6 of 19 2 of 4 3-4 1-4 2-4 6-36 3-3 4-4 3

14 3:03 19 Kickoff time: 6 p.m. •FIRST End ofDOWNS Game: 9:03 pm • Total elapsed time: RushLittle; i ng 5 6 Officials: Referee: Tommy Umpire: Devon Dardon; Linesman: David Coleman; PasBack sing judge: Chris Heun; Field judge: Michael 8 12 Line judge: Russ Shows; Stevens; P e nal t y 1 1 Side judge: Danny Love; NET YARDS RUSHING 99 127 Temperature: 84 • Wind: NE @ 12 • Weather: Cloudy and Warm Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING C omp l e t i ons- A t t e mp t s- Int Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total offense plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 50+ Yards Touchbacks Fair catch KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Touchbacks Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD Average Per Return Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD Average Per Return Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD Miscellaneous Yards Possession Time 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Touchdowns Field goals Sacks By: Number-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals Points off turnovers

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V-H

0-3 7-3 7 - 10 7 - 17 7 - 20 7 - 23 7 - 30 7 - 33 14 - 33

HOW IT HAPPENED » Sophomore Davondrick Lison kept the stout defense played a week ago by the Muleriders going as on the third play of the game he came up with a strip-sack fumble. Last year, Lison led all of NCAA Division II in forced fumbles with seven (7); this was his first of the year » Lison's forced fumble and recovery gave the Muleriders great starting field position at the Northwestern 28. The first offensive series for SAU, however, stalled after just three plays making it fourth down and leaving junior kicker Bradford Grems with a 40-yard field goal attempt. » Grems split the uprights on the attempt to set a personal-long made field goal at SAU » The Rangers answered back with a methodical drive that ended in a 17-yard touchdown pass from reigning GAC Offensive Player of the Week, Reid Miller to Riley Hess » The Muleriders regained the lead early in the second quarter when Barrett Renner connected with Kaylen Burks from 13-yards out. SAU's defense forced a punt on NWOSU's ensuing drive and the biggest play of the game followed on the second play of SAU"s drive as Karonce Higgins went 87 yards to the house on a fly sweep pass play » The Muleriders continued to control the game from there and their next two scores were made field goals of 42 and 38 yards by Grems. The 42-yard make set a new personal-long at SAU which was 40 yards and done earlier in the game » After being thrust into his first collegiate action early in the third quarter, redshirt freshman Will Haines played extremely well and the Haughton, La. native tossed his first career touchdown on the first play of the fourth quarter. The score was a 29-yard strike to Tanner Hudson » About midway in the fourth quarter, Grems continued his career night as he made good on a 40-yard field goal to make it 33-7 SAU » Unfortunately, the ensuing kickoff was returned 94 yards for a touchdown, bringing the game to its final of 33-14 TURNING POINT » Karonce Higgins 87-yard touchdown with 10:53 in the second quarter gave SAU a 10-point lead, 17-7. The Muleriders went on to score 16 unanswered points to cruise to the win OF NOTE » Bradford Grems was a perfect 4-for-4 in kicking field goals against Northwestern Oklahoma. The four makes surpasses his total all season a year ago as he was just 3-for-5 in 2015. » Grems also tied his own single-game record with the four made field goals as matched the feat as a freshman in the 2014 season against Henderson State » Grems made three kicks from 40 or more yards with his longest coming from 42 yards. Prior to the game, Grems career-long field goal was 32 yards set in 2014.

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Southern Arkansas University 2016 MULERIDER FOOTBALL GAME NOTES

Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

Week Three | (RV) HU 35 - SAU 14 | Searcy, Ark. | Attn: 2,300 Scoring Summary (Final) Southern Arkansas Football Southern Arkansas vs Harding (Sep 17, 2016 at Searcy, Ark.)

SEARCY, Ark. – Southern Arkansas Football suffered its first setback of the 2016 season as they were defeated by Harding 35-14 after trailing by just seven points at the break in a Great American Conference road tilt inside First Security Stadium on Saturday night in Central Arkansas.

Southern Arkansas (2-1,2-1) vs. Harding (3-0,3-0) Date: Sep 17, 2016 • Site: Searcy, Ark. • Stadium: First Security Attendance: 2300 Score by Quarters Southern Arkansas Harding Qtr Time 2nd

3rd 4th

11:40 07:54 07:02 11:52 14:57 05:43 00:10

1

0 0

2

7 14

3

0 7

4

7 14

Total

14 35

Scoring Play

SAU - Michael Nunnery 1 yd run (Bradford Grems kick), 13-72 4:18 HU - Zach Shelley 34 yd run (Tristan Parsley kick), 7-71 3:48 HU - Michael Latu 10 yd run (Tristan Parsley kick), 2-18 0:45 HU - Park Parish 1 yd run (Tristan Parsley kick), 7-73 2:59 HU - Michael Latu 10 yd runTeam (TristanStatistics Parsley kick),(Final) 5-33 1:51 Southern Arkansas Football SAU - Will Haines 3 yd run (Bradford Grems kick), 7-38 2:21 HU - Michael Latu 3 yd run (Tristan 7-39 2:45 Southern Arkansas vs Parsley Hardingkick), (Sep 17, 2016 at Searcy, Ark.)

HU Kickoff time: 6:00 • End of Game: 8:51 • Total elapsed time:SAU 2:51 FIRST 18 Ben Stutson; 20 Officials: Referee: Rick Ford;DOWNS Umpire: Michael Hannon; Linesman: RushingBack judge: Jason Choate; Field judge: 3 17Faulkner; Line judge: James Stephens; Daniel P assi ng 14 2 Side judge: Scotty Allen; PenaNlty 1 1 Temperature: 84 • Wind: 2 • Weather: Sunny NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING C omp l e t i ons- A t t e mp t s- Int Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total offense plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 50+ Yards Touchbacks Fair catch KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Touchbacks Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD Average Per Return Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD Average Per Return Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD Miscellaneous Yards Possession Time 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Touchdowns Field goals Sacks By: Number-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals Points off turnovers

55 28 2.0 2 76 21 220 20-41-3 5.4 11.0 0 275 69 4.0 3-2 4-28 6-216 36.0 35.2 2 0 0 1 2-114 57.0 37.0 0 3-22-0 7.3 4-84-0 21.0 0-0-0 1-5-0 0 23:41 7:28 6:30 3:43 6:00 6 of 15 0 of 0 2-4 2-4 0-4 0-0 2-2 0-1 0

385 66 5.8 5 405 20 74 3-5-0 14.8 24.7 0 459 71 6.5 3-2 6-62 5-179 35.8 27.4 1 0 1 0 6-380 63.3 41.0 2 2-5-0 2.5 2-40-0 20.0 3-12-0 0-0-0 0 36:19 7:32 8:30 11:17 9:00 7 of 13 0 of 1 4-5 4-5 0-5 1-11 5-5 0-0 14

V-H

7-0 7-7 7 - 14 7 - 21 7 - 28 14 - 28 14 - 35

HOW IT HAPPENED » Southern Arkansas had a chance to break the scoreless tie with 4:14 to play in the opening quarter as a 38-yard field goal attempt from the reigning GAC Special Teams Player of the Week in Bradford Grems missed short and was no good. » The Muleriders opened scoring with 11:40 remaining in the first half as Michael Nunnery scored from one-yard out, his second rushing touchdown of the season, to cap a 13-play, 72-yard drive that took up 4:18. Nunnery was critical for Southern Arkansas on that scoring drive as he converted two third downs beginning with a five-yard carry on third-and-one, while hauling in a 13-yard pass from Barrett Renner on third-and-twelve. Renner connected with Daven Reese for nine yards on a third-and-five that put the Muleriders in the redzone. » Harding responded on their next drive as they took 3:48 off of the clock in a seven-play, 71-yard sequence resulting in Zach Shelley scoring from 34 yards out. Before finding the endzone, Harding totaled 33 yards on 14 plays through their first two drives of the game. » Momentum shifted in favor of the Bisons on the ensuing kickoff as Harding forced a fumble on a Karonce Higgins return setting up their offense inside the redzone at the SAU18. » Two plays later, Harding took a lead that they would not surrender as they rattled off 21 unanswered points. » With less than a minute remaining in the second quarter and the Bisons driving, Parish completed a pass to Grant Kimberlin for 25 yards, before SAU's Elgin Moore forced a fumble that was recovered by Q'Niko Thomas to end the HU threat in the first half. » Harding pushed their lead to two touchdowns as they scored the lone points of the third quarter just over three minutes into the second half on a one-yard tote from Park Parish. » The Bisons capped a 33-yard drive after forcing a Renner interception with a 10-yard touchdown run by Latu on the first play of the fourth quarter that put HU up 28-7. » The Muleriders fumbled on their second play from scrimmage in the fourth quarter, but Harding gave it right back by putting the football on the ground two plays later as Kendrix McCann forced a fumble that was recovered by Calvin Lyons. » SAU would cut their deficit to two scores late in the final quarter as Will Haines carried from threeyards out to pull SAU within 14. On that drive, Haines, who entered at QB for the second-consecutive week, accounted for all 38 yards as he completed a pair of passes for 12 yards and rushed four times for 26 yards. » The Muleriders attempted an onside kick following the Haines touchdown run and was unsuccessful, but with three timeouts remaining SAU looked to stop the Bisons and get the football back. Facing a 3rd & 8 from the SAU37, the Bisons called on Shelley who carried for 22 yards and a first down and in the process put the game out of reach for SAU, before Latu found the endzone for his third score of the night with ten seconds left giving Harding a 21-point lead and the final score of 35-14. TURNING POINT » A Mulerider fumble on the ensuing kickoff following Harding's first points of the game swung the momentum in favor of the Bisons who had a redzone opportunity that they would capitalize on in only 45 seconds as they took a 14-7 lead before increasing their advantage to 28-7 through three quarters of play. OF NOTE » It was the first scoreless opening quarter for both teams in the series since a 2009 matchup in Magnolia that resulted in a 26-16 Harding win. » The teams combined for seven turnovers with SAU committing five as the Bisons turned two of those turnovers into 14 points. » Harding was 4-of-5 in redzone opportunities, while SAU was 2-of-4 including an interception early in the fourth quarter. » Attempting just five passes, Harding's flexbone rushed 66 times resulting in a 12-plus minute margin in time of possession that favored the Bisons (36:19 to 23:41). » Jonathan Weisheit led Southern Arkansas in receiving with six catches for 58 yards; tying his game-high in receptions set in a season-opening win at Southeastern Oklahoma State. He is the third different Mulerider wideout to lead the team in receiving this season. » Moore led the defense with 11 total tackles, eight unassisted. McCann added ten stops with seven being solo.

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Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

Week Four | SAU 28 - ATU 21 | Magnolia, Ark. | Attn: 4,159 Scoring Summary (Final) Southern Arkansas Football Arkansas Tech vs Southern Arkansas (Sep 24, 2016 at Magnolia, Ark.)

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – The Southern Arkansas football team got back in the win column on Saturday night thanks to a thrilling 28-21 win over Arkansas Tech inside the friendly confines of Wilkins Stadium at Rip Powell Field.

Arkansas Tech (2-2,2-2) vs. Southern Arkansas (3-1,3-1) Date: Sep 24, 2016 • Site: Magnolia, Ark. • Stadium: Wilkins Stadium Attendance: 4159 Score by Quarters Arkansas Tech Southern Arkansas Qtr Time 1st 2nd 3rd

4th

11:50 01:18 00:15 13:45 10:45 03:46 13:01 07:24

1

3 0

2

7 7

3

3 14

4

8 7

Total

21 28

Scoring Play

ATU - Eric Perez 39 yd field goal, 8-21 3:10 SAU - Karonce Higgins 27 yd pass from Barrett Renner (Bradford Grems kick), 6-76 2:28 ATU - Bryan Allen 19 yd run (Eric Perez kick), 6-60 0:56 SAU - Tanner Hudson 18 yd pass from Barrett Renner (Bradford Grems kick), 3-75 1:15 ATU - Eric Perez 40 yd field goal, 9-42 2:59 Statistics (Final) SAU - Tanner Hudson 14 yd pass fromTeam Barrett Renner (Bradford Grems kick), 9-75 3:48 ATU - Kristian Thompson 1 yd runSouthern (Chris Eastburn pass from Jabyes Cross), 6-33 2:24 Arkansas Football SAU - WillArkansas Haines 1Tech yd run (BradfordArkansas Grems kick), 12-75 vs Southern (Sep 24, 20165:37 at Magnolia, Ark.)

ATU SAU Kickoff time: 6 p.m. • End of Game: 9:01 pm • Total elapsed time: 3:01 FIRST DOWNS 18 Kevin Schmidt; 32 Officials: Referee: Scott Meador; Umpire: Bill LaVeck; Linesman: Rushing Back judge: Kenneth Stabler; Field 13 judge: Jeff 7 Brixey; Line judge: Jeremy Goodrich; P a s s i n g 4 20 Side judge: Mark Tuggle; nalty SE @ 6 • Weather: HOT 1 5 Temperature: 96 deg P•eWind: NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING C omp l e t i ons- A t t e mp t s- Int Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total offense plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 50+ Yards Touchbacks Fair catch KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Touchbacks Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD Average Per Return Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD Average Per Return Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD Miscellaneous Yards Possession Time 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Touchdowns Field goals Sacks By: Number-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals Points off turnovers

260 49 5.3 2 272 12 85 9-20-2 4.2 9.4 0 345 69 5.0 0-0 10-115 5-210 42.0 37.8 2 0 1 2 5-304 60.8 39.8 2 0-0-0 0.0 4-106-0 26.5 2-15-0 0-0-0 0 26:10 7:23 5:59 7:10 5:38 3 of 15 1 of 2 3-5 2-5 1-5 1-10 1-1 2-4 8

46 30 1.5 1 91 45 399 37-48-2 8.3 10.8 3 445 78 5.7 2-2 6-56 3-148 49.3 42.7 1 1 1 1 5-239 47.8 26.6 0 1-1-0 1.0 3-55-0 18.3 2-0-0 0-0-0 0 33:50 7:37 9:01 7:50 9:22 1 of 8 0 of 1 3-4 3-4 0-4 0-0 4-4 0-1 0

V-H

3-0 3-7 10 - 7 10 - 14 13 - 14 13 - 21 21 - 21 21 - 28

HOW IT HAPPENED » Southern Arkansas and Arkansas Tech traded scores the entire game, but with the score tied at 21-all midway through the fourth quarter, SAU punched in the final score of the game on a 1-yard rush by backup redshirt freshman QB Will Haines. » That final scoring drive was SAU's longest of the game as it encapsulated 12 plays and 75 yards while chewing up 5:37 of game clock. » Following the SAU TD, Mulerider fans were not able to enjoy it long as the final 7:24 of the game featured several up and down moments » On the ensuing kickoff, Tech began their drive with great field position at their own 45-yardline following a 17-yard return. The next play was a big 30-yard pass completion with a great catch on the receiving end that put the Wonder Boys to SAU's 25-yardline. » Two plays later, Tech, who had only thrown for 30 yards total up to that drive, connected for another big pass play; this one for 19 yards, bringing the ball to the SAU 5-yardline. » On the next play, Tech QB Jabyes Cross escaped multiple Mulerider defenders, nearly scored, and eventually made his way to the SAU 1-yardline, but a holding call on a Wonder Boy wideout at the SAU 2-yardline put Tech back to the SAU 12. » Half of that yardage was gained on the next pass play, but a loss on a rush attempt and an incomplete pass made it fourth and goal from the SAU 7. » With the Mulerider faithful pounding their feet and shaking the Wilkins Stadium bleachers to its foundation, the SAU defense rose to the occasion and stopped Cross for a loss of six yards to force a turnover on downs with 2:45 left in the fourth quarter » While the emotions were high and positive following the big defensive stand, again the feeling did not last long as SAU fumbled the ball on an option rush and Tech recovered it at the SAU 7-yardline » After just making one huge stand, the Mulerider defense was back out on the field needing to make one more » On the first play, Anthony Washington stopped Cross behind the line of scrimmage for a oneyard loss and an incomplete pass followed to make it third and goal from the SAU 8. » The very next play, the SAU defense got the one more big stop as redshirt freshman Stacy Lawrence picked off Cross in the endzone to thwart a potential game-tying score by Tech » Following the INT, Tech had one timeout remaining and there was just over two minutes left on the clock, so SAU needed to gain one more first down to seal the game » A conservative two-yard rush by Michael Nunnery forced Tech's final timeout and on the next play, QB Barrett Renner scrambled for 15 yards to give SAU the first down they needed to put the game on ice TURNING POINT » SAU's Travis Williams making the fourth down (and goal to go) stop that turned the Wonder Boys over and preserved the 28-21 lead for the Muleriders. It was the first of two key defensive stands by the Muleriders over the final three minutes of the game OF NOTE » Since head coach Bill Keopple came to SAU in 2009, the Muleriders and Wonder Boys have met eight times. In all eight of those games, the home team has won the game » The SAU offense, which has led the GAC in total offense each of the last two years, started to find its groove once more after struggling the first three weeks. Over those first three games, SAU averaged just 350 yards of total offense with their best single-game effort being 333 yards against Southwestern Oklahoma to open the year. Against Tech, SAU totaled 445 yards of offense including 399 yards through the air » QB Barrett Renner tied a single-game career high in pass attempts (48) and set a single-game career high in pass completions (37) and yards (399). » This is the second game this year that a SAU interception late in the fourth quarter has preserved a one-possession win for the Muleriders. The first was against Southwestern Oklahoma, and it was true freshman Lorenzo Watkins that had the pick.

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Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

Week Five | SAU 37 - SNU 20 | Magnolia, Ark. | Attn: 5,216

Scoring Summary (Final) Southern Arkansas Football Southern Nazarene vs Southern Arkansas (Oct 01, 2016 at Magnolia, Ark.)

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – The Southern Arkansas football team moved to 4-1 on the season after they beat Southern Nazarene by a score of 37-20 on Saturday afternoon in front of a 101st Homecoming crowd of 5,216 at Wilkins Stadium at Rip Powell Field.

Southern Nazarene (0-5,0-5) vs. Southern Arkansas (4-1,4-1) Date: Oct 01, 2016 • Site: Magnolia, Ark. • Stadium: Wilkins Stadium Attendance: 5216 Score by Quarters Southern Nazarene Southern Arkansas Qtr Time 1st 2nd

3rd 4th

00:46 13:22 03:46 01:45 06:19 04:04 13:46 07:55 04:01 02:26

1

0 2

2

6 14

3

3 7

4

11 14

Total

20 37

Scoring Play

SAU - Anthony Washington safety SAU - Jonathan Weisheit 39 yd pass from Barrett Renner (Bradford Grems kick), 7-81 2:11 SAU - Tanner Hudson 9 yd pass from Barrett Renner (Bradford Grems kick), 6-21 2:01 SNU - Trevor Smith 38 yd pass from Jacob Spady (Zach Walker rush failed), 6-81 1:52 SAU - Barrett Renner 3 yd run (Bradford Grems kick), 12-89 3:49 SNU - Carlos Anguiano 30 yd field goal, 5-47 2:08 SNU - Carlos Anguiano 34 yd field goal, 9-70 2:03 Team Statistics (Final) SAU - Michael Nunnery Southern 5 yd run (Bradford Grems kick), 5-22 1:44 Arkansas Football SNU - Terence Olds 2 yd run (Jacob Spady rush), 4-31 1:31 Southern Nazarene vs Southern Arkansas (Oct 01, 2016 at Magnolia, Ark.) SAU - Keiandre Purifoy 4 yd run (Bradford Grems kick), 4-36 1:31

SNU

SAU

33 3.2 1 135 29 162 14-27-2 6.0 11.6 1 268 60 4.5 1-0 6-35 6-223 37.2 37.3 2 0 0 2 5-330 66.0 45.6 2 2-4-0 2.0 6-124-0 20.7 1-56-0 0-0-0 0 26:10 8:13 5:31 5:55 6:31 2 of 12 0 of 0 3-3 1-3 2-3 1-10 0-0 2-2 8

53 4.7 3 264 17 296 28-38-1 7.8 10.6 2 543 91 6.0 2-1 8-80 6-209 34.8 34.2 4 0 0 1 6-356 59.3 38.7 0 3--1-0 -0.3 3-52-0 17.3 2-18-0 0-0-0 0 33:50 6:47 9:29 9:05 8:29 8 of 15 0 of 1 4-5 4-5 0-5 2-13 5-5 0-0 14

Kickoff time: 2:30 pm • EndDOWNS of Game: 5:42 • Total elapsed time: FIRST 18 3:12 31 Officials: Referee: MacRuMcDaniel; Umpire: Mike Martin; Linesman: shing 7 Pat Smith; 16 Line judge: Greg Parham; judge: Mark Huffman; Field judge: Kevin15 Holmes; PassinBack g 7 P e nal t y 4 0 Side judge: Eric Looney; YARDS RUSHING 106 247 Temperature: 83 degNET • Wind: WSW @ 4 • Weather: B-E-A Utiful Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING C omp l e t i ons- A t t e mp t s- Int Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total offense plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 50+ Yards Touchbacks Fair catch KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Touchbacks Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD Average Per Return Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD Average Per Return Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD Miscellaneous Yards Possession Time 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Touchdowns Field goals Sacks By: Number-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals Points off turnovers

V-H

0-2 0-9 0 - 16 6 - 16 6 - 23 9 - 23 12 - 23 12 - 30 20 - 30 20 - 37

HOW IT HAPPENED » Southern Arkansas and Southern Nazarene were locked up in the equivalent of the pitcher's duel through the first quarter as the only points on the board came on a safety record by SAU' Anthony Washington with 46 seconds left in the opening period » Following the safety, SAU got the ball back and went on an 8-play 81-yard drive that culminated in a 39-yard touchdown pass from Barrett Renner to Jonathan Weisheit for the game's first touchdown. » Later in the second quarter, SAU went up 16-0 as Tanner Hudson skied in the air and pulled down a 9-yard touchdown grab near the back corner of the south endzone. » On SNU's ensuing drive, the Crimson Storm marched down the field 81 yards for their first points of the game on a 38-yard TD pass from Jacob Sprady to Trevor Smith » The Muleriders quickly made their way down the field themselves and looked to score before the half, but the final play of the half saw Renner fumble the ball into the endzone and SNU recovered for a touchback to end the half. » With 6:19 left in the third quarter, SAU extended their lead to 23-6 as Renner found the endzone from three yards out on a QB sweep » The Crimson Storm scored the next six points of the game thanks to a pair of field goals from Carlos Anguiano, making it 23-12 » Midway through the fourth, Michael Nunnery punched in a score from five-yards out to make it 30-12 SAU » A turnover on SAU's next possession led to a touchdown for Southern Nazarene as Terrence Olds scored from two yards out. The Crimson Storm then converted on a two-point conversion to make it just a 10-point game, 30-20 with 4:01 left in the game »An unsuccessful on-side kick gave SAU a short field to work with on what they hoped would be their final possession of the game » On the drive, SAU ran the ball four times with Nunnery and Keiandre Purifoy each getting two carries. Nunnery picked up the first 16 yards of the 36-yard drive and Purifoy tallied the final 20 yards on his two totes with the last of those being his first career touchdown as he scored from five-yards out, effectively ending the game TURNING POINT » With the score 23-12 with just over 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter, reigning GAC Defensive Player of the Week, Stacy Lawrence, picked off his second pass of the game at the SNU 40-yardline and returned it 18 yards to the SNU 22. Lawrence's INT set up SAU's scoring drive that made it a three-score game at 30-12, SAU OF NOTE » Anthony Washington's safety in the first quarter was SAU's first safety since 2009 against Ouachita Baptist. » SAU is now 5-0 against Southern Nazarene with three of the wins coming at home as SAU's Homecoming opponent » The Muleriders have also won their last nine Homecoming games dating back to 2008 with the last eight coming under head coach Bill Keopple » SAU came into the game averaging 93.5 yards per game on the ground, but against Southern Nazarene, the Muleriders racked up 248 yards rushing on a season-high 53 carries. » The Muleriders also went over 500 yards of total offense for the first time this season as they totaled 544 yards » For the game, the Muleriders ran an incredible 91 offensive plays against the Crimson Storm. It was the most plays run by SAU since the season finale a year ago against Arkansas-Monticello when the Muleriders ran 81 offensive plays

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Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

Week Six | SAU 52 - OKB 7 | Shawnee, Okla. | Attn: 3,190

Scoring Summary (Final) Southern Arkansas Football Southern Arkansas vs Okla. Baptist (Oct 08, 2016 at Shawnee, Okla.)

SHAWNEE, Okla. – The Southern Arkansas football team found themselves receiving votes in the latest AFCA Division II Coaches' Top-25 poll earlier this week after a 4-1 start to the season, and thanks to a thoroughly dominating 52-7 win on the road against Oklahoma Baptist on Saturday, the Muleriders figure to receive even more votes in next week's poll and likely inching closer to breaking the top-25.

Southern Arkansas (5-1,5-1) vs. Okla. Baptist (2-4,2-4) Date: Oct 08, 2016 • Site: Shawnee, Okla. • Stadium: Crain Family Stadium Attendance: 3190 Score by Quarters Southern Arkansas Okla. Baptist Qtr Time 1st 2nd

3rd

4th

00:00 09:07 04:07 00:18 10:33 05:16 00:42 09:41 05:23

1

7 0

2

21 0

3

17 0

4

7 7

Total

52 7

Scoring Play

SAU SAU SAU SAU SAU SAU SAU SAU OKBU

Karonce Higgins 50 yd pass from Barrett Renner (Bradford Grems kick) Michael Nunnery 5 yd run (Bradford Grems kick) Keiandre Purifoy 5 yd run (Bradford Grems kick) Darren Crawford 70 yd interception return (Bradford Grems kick) Keiandre Purifoy 2 yd run (Bradford Grems kick) SirCharles Perkins 16 yd runStatistics (Bradford Grems kick) Team (Final) Bradford Grems 40 yd field goal Southern Arkansas Football Dajunn Harris 4 yd run (Bradford Grems kick) Southern Arkansas vs (Trey Okla. Baptist (Oct 08, 2016 at Shawnee, Okla.) - Pierce Spead 2 yd run Tully kick) SAU OKBU time: 2:53 9 28 12 4 14 2 2 3 260 49 54 33 4.8 1.5 5 1 279 90 19 41 289 57 23-33-1 5-18-2 8.8 3.2 12.6 11.4 1 0 549 106 87 51 6.3 2.1 0-0 1-1 9-88 4-42 2-81 9-365 40.5 40.6 40.5 39.2 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 9-505 2-130 56.1 65.0 43.6 52.5 1 1 5-12-0 0-0-0 2.4 0.0 0-0-0 6-88-0 0.0 14.7 2-73-1 1-16-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0 0 40:05 19:55 9:51 5:09 8:31 6:29 11:49 3:11 9:54 5:06 8 of 17 3 of 13 3 of 5 0 of 0 6-7 1-1 5-7 1-1 1-7 0-1 3-25 2-12 7-7 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 0

Kickoff time: 2:00 PM • End of Game: 4:53 • Total elapsed FIRST DOWNS Officials: R ushing Temperature: 70 • Wind: ENE Passing 5MPH • Weather: Clear P e nal t y NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING C omp l e t i ons- A t t e mp t s- Int Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total offense plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 50+ Yards Touchbacks Fair catch KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Touchbacks Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD Average Per Return Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD Average Per Return Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD Miscellaneous Yards Possession Time 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Touchdowns Field goals Sacks By: Number-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals Points off turnovers

V-H

7-0 14 - 0 21 - 0 28 - 0 35 - 0 42 - 0 45 - 0 52 - 0 52 - 7

HOW IT HAPPENED » SAU established their defensive dominance on the very first possession of the game as they forced the Bison into a 3-and-out. » The Muleriders went on to limit the Bison to just 106 yards of total offense with 57 yards coming in the air and 49 yards coming on the ground. Both of those totals were game-lows put up by the SAU defense. » Entering the game, the Bison had the GAC's leading rusher in Isaiah Mallory as he was averaging 129.0 yards per game. The Mulerider defense stoned Mallory, however, and held him to just 35 yards on 14 carries (2.5 ypr) » Offensively, the Muleriders had a pair of lengthy drives going, but turned the ball over on downs each of their first two possessions before finding the endzone right at the end of the first quarter. » That initial score was a 50-yard TD pass from Barrett Renner to Karonce Higgins. » The Muleriders scored touchdowns on two of their next three possessions, with each score coming on the ground from five yards out. The first to find pay-dirt in that stretch was Michael Nunnery and the other was Keiandre Purifoy. » Late in the second quarter, the Mulerider defense contributed a score as Darren Crawford had a 70-yard pick-six to put SAU up 28-0 at the half. » In the second half, SAU kept the foot on the gas scoring 17 points in the third quarter and seven more in the fourth. » The TD in the fourth quarter pushed SAU over the half-century mark in points for the first time this season and for the first time since hanging 55 on Southern Nazarene » With 5:23 remaining in the game, Oklahoma Baptist spoiled SAU's chance at their first shutout since 2012 as the Bison scored a rushing TD from two-yards out. OF NOTE » The Muleriders rushing attack reached new season-highs in attempts (54), yards (260) and touchdowns (5). It was the second-straight game that SAU ran for over 200 yards and in the four games prior, the Muleriders averaged a GAC-low 93.5 yards per game on the ground. » SAU possessed the ball for just over 40 minutes in the game and ran 36 more plays than Oklahoma Baptist

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Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

Week Seven | OUA 40 - SAU 37 | Magnolia, Ark. | Attn: 5,216 Scoring Summary (Final) Southern Arkansas Football Southern Arkansas vs Ouachita Baptist (Oct 15, 2016 at Arkadelphia, Ark.)

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – A 49-yard field goal as time expired by Ouachita's Cole Antley tied the game at 27-all and sent a well-played game between Southern Arkansas and Ouachita to overtime on Saturday afternoon at Cliff Harris Stadium in Arkadelphia. After three emotion-filled overtimes, the Tigers came away with the win in the fourth as Antley made good on a 36-yard field goal.

Southern Arkansas (5-2,5-2) vs. Ouachita Baptist (4-3,4-3) Date: Oct 15, 2016 • Site: Arkadelphia, Ark. • Stadium: Cliff Harris Stadium Attendance: 5388 Score by Quarters Southern Arkansas Ouachita Baptist Qtr Time 1st 2nd

4th

OT

08:08 03:30 13:52 09:02 07:12 05:12 00:48 05:49 01:30 00:00 15:00 15:00 15:00 15:00 15:00

1

3 7

2

21 10

3

0 0

4

3 10

OT

10 13

O1 7 7

O2 0 0

O3 3 3

O4 0 3

Total

37 40

Scoring Play

SAU - Bradford Grems 21 yd field goal, 11-63 5:31 OUA - Kend. Henderson 74 yd missed FG return (Cole Antley kick) SAU - Karonce Higgins 3 yd run (Bradford Grems kick), 10-67 4:33 OUA - Cole Antley 21 yd field goal, 10-67 4:45 SAU - SirCharles Perkins 18 yd run (Bradford Grems kick), 6-56 1:44 OUA - Kris Oliver 56 yd run (Cole Antley kick), 4-75 2:00 SAU - Kile Pletcher 22 yd pass from Barrett Renner (Bradford Grems kick), 12-94 4:14 OUA - Allie Freeman 22 yd pass from Lucas Reed (Cole Antley kick), 5-39 2:20 SAU - Bradford Grems 27 yd field goal, 13-70 4:15 OUA - Cole Antley 49 yd field goal, 8-46 1:25 OUA - Shun'cee Thomas 10 yd run (Cole Antley kick), 2-25 0:00 Team Statistics SAU - Jared Brown 12 yd pass from Barrett Renner (Bradford Grems(Final) kick), 4-25 0:00 OUA - Cole Antley 34 ydSouthern field goal, 4-8 0:00 Arkansas Football SAU - Bradford Grems 33 yd field goal, 6-9 0:00 Southern Arkansas vs Ouachita Baptist (Oct 15, 2016 at Arkadelphia, Ark.) OUA - Cole Antley 36 yd field goal, 4-6 15:00

SAU

OUA

56 3.7 2 255 46 344 34-48-2 7.2 10.1 2 553 104 5.3 0-0 10-55 3-130 43.3 36.7 0 0 1 1 6-322 53.7 38.8 1 2-6-0 3.0 4-65-0 16.2 1-2-0 0-0-0 0 37:22 12:24 7:22 7:39 9:57 0:00 10 of 21 0 of 1 6-10 3-10 3-10 1-8 4-4 3-5 0

43 5.2 2 247 22 146 12-24-1 6.1 12.2 1 371 67 5.5 0-0 6-57 4-177 44.2 42.8 0 2 0 0 4-222 55.5 39.2 0 0-0-0 0.0 5-64-0 12.8 2-47-0 0-0-1 81 37:38 2:36 7:38 7:21 5:03 15:00 6 of 16 0 of 1 5-6 2-6 3-6 5-37 4-4 4-5 7

Kickoff time: 12:00 pm • End of Game: 3:15 pm • Total elapsed FIRST DOWNS 34 time: 3:15 16 Officials: Referee: Rick Ben Stutson; RuFord; shing Umpire: Richard Hammond; Linesman: 15 9 Passing Back judge: Jason Choate; Field18 6 Faulkner; Line judge: James Stephens; judge: Daniel PenaCenter lty 1 1 Side judge: Scotty Allen; judge: Scot Williams; NET YARDS RUSHING 209 225 Temperature: 75 • Wind: ESE 2MPH • Weather: Cloudy and humid Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING C omp l e t i ons- A t t e mp t s- Int Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total offense plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 50+ Yards Touchbacks Fair catch KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Touchbacks Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD Average Per Return Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD Average Per Return Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD Miscellaneous Yards Possession Time 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter OT Quarter Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Touchdowns Field goals Sacks By: Number-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals Points off turnovers

V-H

3-0 3-7 10 - 7 10 - 10 17 - 10 17 - 17 24 - 17 24 - 24 27 - 24 27 - 27 27 - 34 34 - 34 34 - 37 37 - 37 37 - 40

HOW IT HAPPENED - Regulation » A halftime score of 24-17 in favor of SAU remained the score in the game until just under six minutes left in the fourth quarter when Ouachita scored from 22 yards out to tie the game at 24-all with 5:49 left on the clock. » On the ensuing possession, the Muleriders methodically drove down the field, ate up the clock, and got the ball to the Ouachita 10-yardline before settling for a go-ahead 27-yard field goal by Bradford Grems with 1:30 left in the fourth quarter » That SAU drive encompassed 14 plays and 70 yards while taking up 4:15 off the clock. » Now with the ball and one timeout, the Tigers began to move the ball down the field themselves, but with obviously more urgency. » With time dwindling in regulation, Ouachita's Lucas Reed connected with La'Dar McElroy for a 16-yard completion that brought the ball to the SAU 32-yardline. Following that reception, the Tigers called timeout with just under three seconds left on the game; setting up a 49-yard field goal try to send the game to OT. » Antley's try from that distance split the uprights and the game was thrust into overtime HOW IT HAPPENED – Overtime » In the first overtime, SAU won the toss and elected to play defense first, giving the ball to the Tigers for the initial possession. » On just two plays, Ouachita ran the ball in for a touchdown, putting immense pressure on the Mulerider offense to match that score. » Three rushes by the Muleriders netted a first down on their first overtime possession and then Barrett Renner connected with Jared Brown from 12-yards out and a made extra point kept the game going into a second overtime » Now on offense first, the Muleriders looked to apply the pressure to the Ouachita offense with a touchdown, but the Tigers came away with an interception on that possession to give Ouachita the chance to win the game with just a field goal. » On that ensuing Ouachita possession, the Tigers went conservative going to the ground on all six plays and making it to the SAU 4-yard line to set a potential game-winning field goal by Antley from just 22 yards out. » Antley's attempt sailed left, however, keeping the game going and sending it into a third overtime period » Antley gained some redemption moments later as the SAU defense forced another field goal attempt, this one was good for Antley from 34 yards out. » Needing a touchdown to win outright, the Muleriders quickly got to the Ouachita 8-yardline, but three-straight lost yardage plays backed the Muleriders to the Ouachita 16-yardline to set up a 33yard attempt by Grems to keep the game going. » Grems nailed that try and the game made its way to a fourth overtime » SAU had the first possession in the fourth overtime and were forced to attempt a 35-yard field goal after just three plays. Grems attempt had the distance but it hit high up on the right upright and was no good. » Back to the similar situation as in the second overtime period, the Tigers would win on any kind of score, and from 36-yards away, Antley ended the game as his kick was good. TURNING POINT » In the third overtime, the Muleriders got to the Ouachita 8-yardline on just two plays and a touchdown would win it, but three-straight plays of lost yardage forced SAU to kick a field goal to keep the game going and force a fourth overtime. OF NOTE » This was the first overtime game for the Muleriders since October 30, 2010 when SAU beat West Georgia at home, 30-27 » The Muleriders had over 500 yards of total offense and over 200 yards gained on the ground for the third-straight game » SAU ran over 100 plays Ouachita, which is a season-high

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Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

Week Eight | SAU 50 - #15 HSU 24 | El Dorado, Ark. | Attn: 5,011 Scoring Summary (Final) Southern Arkansas Football #15 Henderson State vs Southern Arkansas (Oct 22, 2016 at El Dorado, Ark.)

SHAWNEE, Okla. – The Southern Arkansas football team found themselves receiving votes in the latest AFCA Division II Coaches' Top-25 poll earlier this week after a 4-1 start to the season, and thanks to a thoroughly dominating 52-7 win on the road against Oklahoma Baptist on Saturday, the Muleriders figure to receive even more votes in next week's poll and likely inching closer to breaking the top-25.

Henderson State (6-2,6-2) vs. Southern Arkansas (6-2,6-2) Date: Oct 22, 2016 • Site: El Dorado, Ark. • Stadium: Memorial Stadium Attendance: 5011 Score by Quarters Henderson State Southern Arkansas Qtr Time 1st 2nd

3rd

4th

03:16 01:55 14:17 13:13 05:32 03:53 01:42 01:13 12:11 06:12 04:44 12:44

1

7 6

2

10 24

3

7 13

4

0 7

Total

24 50

Scoring Play

SAU - Michael Nunnery 1 yd run (Bradford Grems kick failed), 16-75 8:45 HSU - Jaquan Cole 5 yd run (Houston Ray kick), 3-45 1:14 SAU - Bradford Grems 35 yd field goal, 9-66 2:32 HSU - Houston Ray 25 yd field goal, 5-62 0:58 SAU - Michael Nunnery 2 yd run (Bradford Grems kick), 8-71 3:36 HSU - Courtney Whitehead 13 yd pass from Andrew Black (Houston Ray kick), 4-54 1:31 SAU - Jaylon Dews 18 yd pass from Barrett Renner (Bradford Grems kick), 8-75 2:11 SAU - Darrion Ardoin 17 yd pass from Barrett Renner (Bradford Grems kick), 3-30 0:29 Statistics (Final)Ray kick), 4-46 1:01 HSU - Al Lasker 31 yd passTeam from Andrew Black (Houston SAU - Michael Nunnery Southern 1 yd run (Bradford Grems kick failed), 12-75 5:59 Arkansas Football SAU - #15 Keiandre Purifoy 6 yd run (Bradford Grems kick), 1:01 Henderson State vs Southern Arkansas (Oct 22, 3-26 2016 at El Dorado, Ark.) SAU - Stacy Lawrence 25 yd blocked punt return (Bradford Grems kick)

HSU

SAU

18 1.9 1 71 36 348 23-36-2 9.7 15.1 2 383 54 7.1 3-2 7-63 4-129 32.2 20.2 0 1 0 0 5-321 64.2 42.2 3 2-20-0 10.0 8-179-0 22.4 0-0-0 0-0-0 0 19:44 4:20 3:57 4:16 7:11 2 of 8 0 of 1 3-4 2-4 1-4 2-11 3-3 1-1 0

52 3.7 4 211 21 318 21-33-0 9.6 15.1 2 508 85 6.0 1-0 6-38 4-140 35.0 25.0 2 0 1 0 9-488 54.2 31.6 1 2-48-1 24.0 2-35-0 17.5 2-33-0 0-0-0 0 40:16 10:40 11:03 10:44 7:49 10 of 16 1 of 1 7-7 6-7 1-7 3-22 5-7 1-1 14

DOWNS 162:56 29 Kickoff time: 2 p.m. FIRST • End of Game: 4:56 • Total elapsed time: RusMeador; hing 2 13 Goodrich; Officials: Referee: Scott Umpire: Eddie Albritton; Linesman: Jeremy PassingBack judge: Kenneth Stabler; Field 13judge: Jeff 15Brixey; Line judge: Kevin Schmidt; P e nal t y 1 1 Side judge: Mark Tuggle; NET YARDS RUSHING 35 190 Temperature: 71 • Wind: S@5• Weather: Sunny and BEA-Utiful Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING C omp l e t i ons- A t t e mp t s- Int Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total offense plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 50+ Yards Touchbacks Fair catch KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Touchbacks Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD Average Per Return Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD Average Per Return Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD Miscellaneous Yards Possession Time 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Touchdowns Field goals Sacks By: Number-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals Points off turnovers

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V-H

0-6 7-6 7-9 10 - 9 10 - 16 17 - 16 17 - 23 17 - 30 24 - 30 24 - 36 24 - 43 24 - 50

HOW IT HAPPENED » SAU established their defensive dominance on the very first possession of the game as they forced the Bison into a 3-and-out. » The Muleriders went on to limit the Bison to just 106 yards of total offense with 57 yards coming in the air and 49 yards coming on the ground. Both of those totals were game-lows put up by the SAU defense. » Entering the game, the Bison had the GAC's leading rusher in Isaiah Mallory as he was averaging 129.0 yards per game. The Mulerider defense stoned Mallory, however, and held him to just 35 yards on 14 carries (2.5 ypr) » Offensively, the Muleriders had a pair of lengthy drives going, but turned the ball over on downs each of their first two possessions before finding the endzone right at the end of the first quarter. » That initial score was a 50-yard TD pass from Barrett Renner to Karonce Higgins. » The Muleriders scored touchdowns on two of their next three possessions, with each score coming on the ground from five yards out. The first to find pay-dirt in that stretch was Michael Nunnery and the other was Keiandre Purifoy. » Late in the second quarter, the Mulerider defense contributed a score as Darren Crawford had a 70-yard pick-six to put SAU up 28-0 at the half. » In the second half, SAU kept the foot on the gas scoring 17 points in the third quarter and seven more in the fourth. » The TD in the fourth quarter pushed SAU over the half-century mark in points for the first time this season and for the first time since hanging 55 on Southern Nazarene » With 5:23 remaining in the game, Oklahoma Baptist spoiled SAU's chance at their first shutout since 2012 as the Bison scored a rushing TD from two-yards out. OF NOTE » The Muleriders rushing attack reached new season-highs in attempts (54), yards (260) and touchdowns (5). It was the second-straight game that SAU ran for over 200 yards and in the four games prior, the Muleriders averaged a GAC-low 93.5 yards per game on the ground. » SAU possessed the ball for just over 40 minutes in the game and ran 36 more plays than Oklahoma Baptist

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Southern Arkansas University 2016 MULERIDER FOOTBALL GAME NOTES

Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

Week Nine | SAU 38 - SE 24 | Magnolia, Ark. | Attn: 4,838

Scoring Summary (Final) Southern Arkansas Football Southeastern Okla. vs Southern Arkansas (Oct 29, 2016 at Magnolia, Ark.) Southeastern Okla. (5-4,5-4) vs. Southern Arkansas (7-2,7-2) Date: Oct 29, 2016 • Site: Magnolia, Ark. • Stadium: WIlkins Stadium Attendance: 4838 Score by Quarters Southeastern Okla. Southern Arkansas Qtr Time 1st 2nd

3rd

4th

01:38 09:57 07:24 04:14 00:37 09:33 07:17 01:10 11:00 09:21

1

0 7

2

7 17

3

10 7

4

7 7

Total

24 38

Scoring Play

SAU - Jared Brown 13 yd pass from Barrett Renner (Bradford Grems kick), 5-48 2:24 SAU - Bradford Grems 21 yd field goal, 14-63 5:10 SAU - Tanner Hudson 61 yd pass from Barrett Renner (Bradford Grems kick), 3-81 1:03 SOSU - Kaymon Farmer 13 yd pass from CB Cantwell (Joel Carlos kick), 8-62 3:05 SAU - Tanner Hudson 45 yd pass from Barrett Renner (Bradford Grems kick), 4-67 1:05 SAU - Tanner Hudson 17 yd pass from Barrett Renner (Bradford Grems kick), 11-84 5:21 Team Statistics (Final) SOSU - Anterric Maxey 45 yd pass from CB Cantwell (Joel Carlos kick), 6-72 2:11 Southern Arkansas SOSU - Joel Carlos 20 yd field goal, 12-61 3:59 Football SAU - Dalton Wright 4 yd pass from Barrett Renner (Bradford Grems kick), 13-84 5:10at Magnolia, Ark.) Southeastern Okla. vs Southern Arkansas (Oct 29, 2016 SOSU - CB Cantwell 2 yd run (Joel Carlos kick), 7-67 1:32

SOSU

SAU

27 3.9 1 115 9 243 18-34-2 7.1 13.5 2 349 61 5.7 0-0 2-9 5-159 31.8 31.0 2 0 0 2 5-267 53.4 38.0 2 2--5-0 -2.5 7-136-0 19.4 0-0-0 0-0-0 0 23:07 8:37 6:19 6:15 1:56 2 of 11 1 of 1 3-3 2-3 1-3 2-12 3-3 1-1 0

43 4.4 0 207 17 338 28-36-0 9.4 12.1 5 528 79 6.7 1-0 8-100 5-259 51.8 44.8 1 2 2 1 7-349 49.9 30.4 0 1-4-0 4.0 2-27-0 13.5 2-7-0 0-0-0 0 36:53 6:23 8:41 8:45 13:04 8 of 15 1 of 1 4-5 3-5 1-5 0-0 5-5 1-1 7

DOWNS 202:49 28 Kickoff time: 2 p.m. FIRST • End of Game: 4:49 • Total elapsed time: shing 7 13 Officials: Referee: RonRuStandridge; Umpire: Jim Featherston; Linesman: Scott Speropolu; PassingBack judge: Bill Gregory; Field judge: 10 Rodney15Davis; Line judge: Landon Trusty; P e n a l t y 3 0 Side judge: Rett Cranford; NET YARDS RUSHING 106 190 Temperature: 82 deg • Wind: SSW @ 8 • Weather: Mostly Sunny, Warm Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING C omp l e t i ons- A t t e mp t s- Int Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total offense plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 50+ Yards Touchbacks Fair catch KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Touchbacks Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD Average Per Return Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD Average Per Return Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD Miscellaneous Yards Possession Time 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Touchdowns Field goals Sacks By: Number-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals Points off turnovers

V-H

0-7 0 - 10 0 - 17 7 - 17 7 - 24 7 - 31 14 - 31 17 - 31 17 - 38 24 - 38

HOW IT HAPPENED – First Half » Defense dictated much of the first quarter, but an interception by SAU's Lorenzo Watkins with 4:02 on the clock in the first set up the Muleriders' first score of the game; a 13-yard TD pass from Barrett Renner to senior wideout Jared Brown » A three-and-out followed on Southeastern's ensuing possession and the Muleriders' offense ate up the next five minutes of game clock before Bradford Grems capped a 15-play drive with a 21-yard field goal to make it 10-0 SAU » Moments later, following another three-and-out forced by the Muleriders' defense, SAU raced out to a 17-0 lead as Tanner Hudson turned a five-yard inside route into a 61-yard touchdown as he evaded numerous Savage Storm defenders and added a few shifty moves to break out into the open » The Savage Storm scored their first points of the game on their next possession to cut SAU's lead to 10 points at 17-7 » Both teams then traded three-and-outs to give SAU the ball back with 1:42 left before halftime » After three plays on that drive, Hudson broke out again for a long score, this one from 45 yards out, and the Muleriders went into the locker room up 24HOW IT HAPPENED – Second Half » Coming out of the break, SAU received the ball after winning the toss and deferring. The Muleriders made the most of that decision as they found themselves up 31-7 at the end of lengthy drive that covered 84 yards on 12 plays, while consuming 5:21 of game time. Accounting for that Mulerider score was Hudson as he hauled in his third touchdown reception of the game » Three plays later, it appeared as though the SAU defense forced another three-and-out, but faced with a 4thand-3 from their 35, the Savage Storm elected to go for a fake punt as punter Joel Carlos ran for the needed three yards to keep the drive going. » That 4th-down conversion on the fake punt sparked the Southeastern offense and two plays later, quarterback CB Cantwell found Anterric Maxey wide open from 45-yards out for the score » An unproductive SAU drive led to another score by Southeastern as Carlos made good on a 20-yard field goal to make it 31-17, SAU with 1:10 remaining in the third quarter » SAU's ensuing possession took the game into the fourth quarter and eventually, the Muleriders lit up the scoreboard once more as Renner found his fullback Dalton Wright from four-yards out to make it 38-17, Muleriders » The Savage Storm answered relatively quickly with a score of their own to make it a two-possession game at 38-24 with 9:21 left in the fourth quarter » SAU had another unproductive offensive drive and punted the ball away to the Savage Storm with just over seven minutes left in the game » As it has done in numerous games this year, the SAU defense came up with a game-saving turnover as Elgin Moore intercepted Cantwell, giving the Muleriders the ball back with 6:44 left on the clock » In no hurry, the Muleriders embarked on a methodical drive that had the primary goals of ball security and first downs » SAU got both on that drive as they held on to the ball and four first downs gained on the drive allowed the Muleriders to go in to victory formation on the game's final two plays TURNING POINT » Southeastern converting a 4th-down on a fake punt about midway in the third quarter and two plays later, the Savage Storm scored their second touchdown of the game to make it 31-14 SAU » Prior to that, SAU was firmly in control of the game and was perhaps looking to go up by five possessions if they were to have scored a TD » Southeastern went on to score 10 more points from there and had a lot of momentum going their way as they attempted to comeback on the Muleriders, but the SAU defense stood tall once more and Elgin Moore's INT essentially ended the game as Southeastern did not touch the football again OF NOTE » This game marked the final home game in the playing careers of SAU's nine seniors and with the victory, this senior class will end their careers 16-2 at home inside Wilkins Stadium at Rip Powell Field » SAU QB Barrett Renner tied a single-game best in touchdown passes as he threw for five in the game against Southeastern. Renner has accomplished that feat now three times in his career and the five TD tosses are tied for the second-most in a game at SAU » On the receiving end of three of Renner's TD passes was tight end Tanner Hudson. The three receiving TDs for Hudson are a single-game high for him and also are tied for the second-most in a game at SAU » A dual-threat player, Hudson also had a fine game as SAU's punter. Having to punt five times, Hudson averaged 51.8 yards per punt with two going over 50 yards including a long punt of 70 yards. Hudson now has two punts of 70 yards or longer on the season » The Mulerider defense had two interceptions against Southeastern, making it the sixth game this season that SAU has had at least two interceptions. Coming into play, the Muleriders were leading the GAC in interceptions with 13 » Also on defense, the Muleriders managed to stop the league's best 1-2 running combo in Devlon Wortham and Ronnie Green to just a combined 75 yards on 20 carries (3.8 yards/rush). Both backs were averaging over 100 yards per game and ranked in the top-three in the GAC in rushing. Additionally, Wortham had over 500 yards and nine touchdowns scored in his career against SAU coming into the game

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Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

Week 10 | SAU 37 - ECU 24 | Ada, Okla. | Attn: 1,710

Scoring Summary (Final) Southern Arkansas Football Southern Arkansas vs East Central (Nov 05, 2016 at Ada, Okla.)

ADA, Okla. – The Southern Arkansas football team improved to 8-2 on the season with one more regular season game left on the schedule by virtue of a 37-24 win on the road at East Central on Saturday afternoon inside Koi Ishto Stadium.

Southern Arkansas (8-2,8-2) vs. East Central (1-9,1-9) Date: Nov 05, 2016 • Site: Ada, Okla. • Stadium: Koi Ishto Stadium Attendance: 1710 Score by Quarters Southern Arkansas East Central Qtr Time 1st 2nd

3rd 4th

07:53 01:26 12:02 06:43 01:49 00:50 10:42 03:52 12:46 07:00

1

7 7

2

14 10

3

10 0

4

6 7

Total

37 24

Scoring Play

SAU - Michael Nunnery 2 yd run (Bradford Grems kick), 11-56 6:03 ECU - Dezmon Jackson 18 yd pass from Brooks Holder (Jarod Haynes kick), 11-84 6:22 SAU - Michael Nunnery 1 yd run (Bradford Grems kick), 10-52 4:15 ECU - Jarod Haynes 39 yd field goal, 10-39 5:19 SAU - Garrett Turnbull 6 yd pass from Barrett Renner (Bradford Grems kick), 10-75 4:54 ECU - Lexus Jackson 11 yd blocked punt return (Jarod Haynes kick) SAU - Bradford Grems 36 yd field goal, 10-53 4:18 Team Statistics (Final) SAU - Jonathan Weisheit 47 yd punt return (Bradford Grems kick) Southern Arkansas ECU - Xavier Scott 17 yd pass from Brooks Holder Football (Jarod Haynes kick), 5-70 2:34 Southern Arkansas East Central (Novkick 05, blockd), 2016 at Ada, Okla.) SAU - Keiandre Purifoy 4 yd runvs(Bradford Grems 12-75 5:45

SAU ECU Kickoff time: 2:00 pm • End of Game: 4:40 pm • Total elapsed time: 2:40 FIRST DOWNS 27 14 Officials: Referee: James Brookhart; Umpire: Matt Green; Linesman: StuartSlaughter; R ushing 16 2 Line judge: Mike Boles; Michael PasBack sing judge: Bryan Greenwood; Field judge: 11 7 Catton; Side judge: Trey Albritton; P e nal t y 0 5 Temperature: 70 • Wind: SE 5 mph • Weather: Partly Cloudy239 NET YARDS RUSHING 31 Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING C omp l e t i ons- A t t e mp t s- Int Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total offense plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 50+ Yards Touchbacks Fair catch KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Touchbacks Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD Average Per Return Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD Average Per Return Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD Miscellaneous Yards Possession Time 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Touchdowns Field goals Sacks By: Number-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals Points off turnovers

52 4.6 3 262 23 194 23-30-0 6.5 8.4 1 433 82 5.3 1-0 9-102 2-41 20.5 3.5 1 0 0 0 7-406 58.0 38.4 2 3-57-1 19.0 3-65-0 21.7 1-12-0 0-0-0 0 38:50 7:29 9:09 10:50 11:22 8 of 15 2 of 3 5-6 4-6 1-6 1-7 4-5 1-1 0

17 1.8 0 46 15 136 13-27-1 5.0 10.5 2 167 44 3.8 0-0 4-32 5-186 37.2 25.8 0 0 0 0 5-258 51.6 28.6 2 1-34-1 34.0 4-87-0 21.8 0-0-0 0-0-0 0 21:10 7:31 5:51 4:10 3:38 2 of 8 0 of 0 3-3 2-3 1-3 1-6 3-3 1-1 0

V-H

7-0 7-7 14 - 7 14 - 10 21 - 10 21 - 17 24 - 17 31 - 17 31 - 24 37 - 24

HOW IT HAPPENED – First Half » After forcing the Tigers to punt on their first possession of the game, SAU went on a methodical 12-play march that encompassed 56 yards and just over six minutes on their first crack on offense en route to putting up the game's first points as Michael Nunnery scored from two-yards out » ECU then went on a lengthy drive of their own and knotted the game at seven-all as Brooks Holder connected with Dezmond Jackson from 18 yards out for the score » The Muleriders ensuing possession leaked over into the second quarter and ended with Nunnery once more finding the endzone, this time from a yard out » The Tigers then drove down to the SAU15-yardline, but had to settle for a 39-yard field goal attempt by Jarod Haynes to make it a 14-10 game, SAU » Seemingly able to move the ball at will, the Muleriders punt points on the board on their next possession following the ECU field goal and this time it was Barrett Renner who found his fullback Garrett Turnbull from six yards out to make it 21-10 SAU. » SAU forced the Tigers into a three-and-out and got the ball back with 1:17 left in the first half, but the Muleriders' drive stalled after three plays and SAU was forced to punt for the first time in the game. The Tigers brought pressure and were able to block the attempt and subsequently return it 11 yards for a touchdown; suddenly making it 21-17, SAU heading into halftime HOW IT HAPPENED – Second Half » After winning the toss and deferring to the second half prior to the game, the Muleriders received the ball first coming out of the break. On that initial drive, SAU would work the ball into the Tigers' redzone, but elected to have Bradford Grems kick a 36-yard field goal on 4th-anf-3 from the ECU-19 to put the Muleriders up be a touchdown, 24-17 » The two teams traded punts and SAU forced an additional punt of ECU on their second drive of the third quarter. On this punt, the ball bounced to the ECU 47-yardline and it appeared as though the Tigers were going to be able to down the ball, but wisely punt returner Jonathan Weisheit saw an opening, picked up the ball on the ground and returned it for a momentum-shifting touchdown as the Muleriders went by two touchdowns, 31-17 » ECU made it a one-score game once more early in the fourth quarter as Holder threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Xavier Scott with 12:45 remaining » On the Muleriders' ensuing possession nearly six minutes of game clock were ate up by the offense as they drove 75 yards on 12 plays, capped by a Keiandre Purifoy touchdown from four-yards out. » Now with just under seven minutes left in the fourth quarter, ECU looked to bring the game back to a one-score contest, but a batted pass from Holder was picked off by the Muleriders' Q'Niko Thomas, essentially ending the game there. » The Muleriders still needed to work the clock down, however to seal the win, and three first downs later, SAU was able to get into victory formation for the game's final play TURNING POINT » A pair of special teams touchdowns served as turning points in the game for both sides. The first of which was a blocked punt that was returned for a touchdown by East Central right before the end of the half to make it a four-point game, 21-17, SAU. » The other was punt return touchdown by SAU's Jonathan Weisheit as he picked up a ball that looked like it was going to be downed by ECU and 47-yards later, Weisheit was in the endzone. That score made it a two-touchdown advantage for the Muleriders late in the third quarter OF NOTE » The win improves SAU to 8-2 on the season. The last time SAU won at least eight games in the regular season was 2012 when the team went 8-2 in a 10-game regular season slate SAU scored over 30 points in the game for the seventh time this season (sixth-straight) against East Central, and the Muleriders are now 6-1 on the year when they score at least 30 points » As a team, the Muleriders limited the Tigers to 31 yards rushing; a season-best effort by the Muleriders run defense. It was the third time that SAU has held an opponent under 50 yards rushing. » Running back Michael Nunnery rushed for over 100 yards for the fourth time this season (148 vs. ECU) and he is just 139 yards away from reaching 1,000 yards for the season. The last 1,000-yard back at SAU came in 2012 when Mark Johnson rushed for 1,124 yards. Additionally, Nunnery found the endzone twice to bring his season total to nine.

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Southern Arkansas University 2016 MULERIDER FOOTBALL GAME NOTES

Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

Week 11 | SAU 56 - UAM 43 | Monticello, Ark. | Attn: 1,875

Scoring Summary (Final) Southern Arkansas Football Southern Arkansas vs Arkansas-Monticello (Nov 12, 2016 at Monticello, Ark.) Southern Arkansas (9-2,9-2) vs. Arkansas-Monticello (4-7,4-7) Date: Nov 12, 2016 • Site: Monticello, Ark. • Stadium: Cotton Boll Stadium Attendance: 1875

MONTICELLO, Ark. – A wild, high-scoring football game that featured 1,180 yards of total offense and 99 combined points saw Southern Arkansas outlast Arkansas-Monticello by a score of 56-43 and in doing so; the Muleriders retained the Battle of the Timberlands trophy.

Score by Quarters Southern Arkansas Arkansas-Monticello

HOW IT HAPPENED – First Half » UAM notched the game's first points and needed just two plays on their opening possession to do so as Cole Sears connected with his top widout Jalen Tolliver from 25 yards out » SAU responded right back on the ensuing possession with 6-play, 75-yard drive that ended with Barrett Renner throwing a 34-yard touchdown pass to tight end Tanner Hudson. » The Muleriders went on to score a touchdown on each of their next four offensive possessions of the game as well as adding a pick-six by Malik Preston as SAU put up a staggering 43 points in the first half » Despite the incredible offensive success and defensive touchdown, the Muleriders couldn't get much separation from the Boll Weevils as UAM continued to find the endzone at a rapid rate as well in the first half and it was just a seven-point game at the break, 43-36

Qtr Time 1st

2nd

3rd 4th

11:47 09:22 06:56 01:22 00:27 12:49 10:28 10:16 06:39 03:09 00:42 05:49 05:29 01:04

1

21 14

2

22 22

3

7 7

4

6 0

Total

56 43

Scoring Play

UAM - Jalen Tolliver 25 yd pass from Cole Sears (Josh Marini kick), 2-97 0:28 SAU - Tanner Hudson 34 yd pass from Barrett Renner (Kyler Means kick), 6-75 2:21 SAU - Michael Nunnery 2 yd run (Kyler Means kick), 4-30 1:15 UAM - Cole Sears 1 yd run (Josh Marini kick), 12-75 5:34 SAU - Michael Nunnery 49 yd run (Kyler Means kick), 4-80 0:48 UAM - Imani Riley 8 yd run (Josh Marini kick), 9-71 2:33 SAU - Karonce Higgins 2 yd pass from Barrett Renner (Tanner Hudson rush), 6-75 2:21 SAU - Malik Preston 45 yd interception return (Kyler Means kick) UAM - Austin Harris 11 yd pass from Cole Sears (Imani Riley rush), 8-81 3:30 SAU - Keiandre Purifoy 23 yd run (Kyler Means kick), 9-82 3:26 Team Statistics (Final) UAM - Jalen Tolliver 20 yd pass from Cole Sears (Josh Marini kick), 9-70 2:20 SAU - Karonce Higgins 55 yd pass from Barrett Renner (Kyler Means kick), 1-55 0:09 Southern Arkansas Football UAM -Southern Trevon Smith 97 yd from Cole Sears(Nov (Josh 1-97 0:13 Arkansas vs pass Arkansas-Monticello 12,Marini 2016 atkick), Monticello, Ark.) SAU - Daven Reese 21 yd pass from Barrett Renner (Kyler Means kick blockd), 19-94 9:58

SAU

UAM

1 259 48 5.4 3 273 14 409 20-35-0 11.7 20.5 4 668 83 8.0 1-0 8-110 1-39 39.0 39.0 0 0 0 0 9-497 55.2 41.9 1 2-18-0 9.0 5-110-0 22.0 2-77-1 0-0-0 0 36:09 7:20 6:33 10:47 11:29 9 of 16 2 of 5 2-5 2-5 0-5 1-6 6-7 0-0 7

5 180 30 6.0 2 190 10 332 20-36-2 9.2 16.6 4 512 66 7.8 0-0 4-37 5-193 38.6 35.0 2 0 0 0 7-388 55.4 36.1 1 1-0-0 0.0 7-95-0 13.6 0-0-0 0-0-0 0 23:51 7:40 8:27 4:13 3:31 4 of 11 2 of 2 4-4 4-4 0-4 3-8 5-5 0-0 0

Kickoff time: 3:00 PM • EndDOWNS of Game: 6:20 PM • Total elapsed32time: 3:20 FIRST 25 Officials: R ushing 16 7 sing • Weather: Sunny, Clear 15 13 Temperature: 67 deg.P•asWind: P e nal t y NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING C omp l e t i ons- A t t e mp t s- Int Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total offense plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 50+ Yards Touchbacks Fair catch KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Touchbacks Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD Average Per Return Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD Average Per Return Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD Miscellaneous Yards Possession Time 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Touchdowns Field goals Sacks By: Number-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals Points off turnovers

V-H

0-7 7-7 14 - 7 14 - 14 21 - 14 21 - 21 29 - 21 36 - 21 36 - 29 43 - 29 43 - 36 50 - 36 50 - 43 56 - 43

HOW IT HAPPENED – Second Half » After 79 combined points, the explosive offensive fireworks in the first half gave way to defensive stops as neither team scored until late in their third quarter » That first score of the second half was a 55-yard touchdown pass from Renner to Karonce Higgins and it gave a 14-point lead, 50-36. That TD was the first play of SAU's second possession of the half UAM wasted little time in trimming the game back to a one touchdown margin as Sears connected with Trevon Smith for a 97-yard pitch and catch on their first play of the drive » Both teams traded punts afterward to send the game to the fourth quarter » In that final period, SAU drained the clock about as much as a team can with over 11 minutes of possession. The biggest chunk of that total came on a single drive that encompassed 94 yards on 19 plays and ate up 10:03 of game clock. » On that drive, the Muleriders ran the ball 18-straight times and on what was the final play, Renner, on 4th-and-7, threw a 21-yard TD pass to Daven Reese to essentially seal the game as UAM was without a timeout and the game clock under a minute » SAU's Stacy Lawrence delivered the nail in the coffin for UAM as he intercepted Sears, allowing the Muleriders to go into victory formation for the ninth time this year TURNING POINT » Back and forth scoring in the first half gave way to sounder defense in the second half, but it was SAU's ultramethodical, 19-play, 94-yard drive in the fourth quarter that proved to be game's defining sequence. OF NOTE » SAU is now 5-0 all-time against UAM when the Battle of the Timberlands trophy is up for grabs. The long-standing rivalry between the two teams gained a traveling trophy prior to the 2012 season, but each year it has resided in Magnolia » With the win, SAU ends its regular season 9-2. It is the seventh time in program history with at least nine wins in a season, and it is the first time since 2003 » A pair of offensive milestones were hit on Saturday as Barrett Renner eclipsed the 3,000-yard passing mark for the second-straight year and junior running back Michael Nunnery became SAU's first 1,000-yard back since 2012 as he pushed his season total to 1,017

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Southern Arkansas University 2016 MULERIDER FOOTBALL GAME NOTES

Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon Southern Arkansas Football Southern Arkansas Combined Team Statistics (as of Nov 29, 2016) All games Date Opponent * Sep 01, 2016 at Southwestern Okla. * Sep 10, 2016 NORTHWESTERN OKLA. * Sep 17, 2016 at Harding * Sep 24, 2016 ARKANSAS TECH * Oct 01, 2016 SOUTHERN NAZARENE * Oct 08, 2016 at Okla. Baptist * Oct 15, 2016 at Ouachita Baptist *%Oct 22, 2016 vs #15 Henderson State * Oct 29, 2016 SOUTHEASTERN OKLA. * Nov 05, 2016 at East Central * Nov 12, 2016 at Arkansas-Monticello * - Great American Conference Game % - Murphy USA Classic Rushing

Michael Nunnery Keiandre Purifoy SirCharles Perkins Dajunn Harris Barrett Renner Will Haines La'Montrick Turner Karonce Higgins Total Opponents Passing

Barrett Renner Will Haines Total Opponents Receiving

Jonathan Weisheit Karonce Higgins Tanner Hudson Jaylon Dews Jared Brown Kaylen Burks Darrion Ardoin Michael Nunnery Keiandre Purifoy Garrett Turnbull Daven Reese Desmond Jones Dajunn Harris SirCharles Perkins Jared Lancaster Total Opponents Field Goals

Bradford Grems Scoring

Bradford Grems Michael Nunnery Tanner Hudson Karonce Higgins Keiandre Purifoy Jared Brown Jonathan Weisheit SirCharles Perkins Will Haines Garrett Turnbull Jaylon Dews Kaylen Burks Darren Crawford Darrion Ardoin Dalton Wright Total Opponents Score by Quarters Southern Arkansas Opponents

36

gp

att

Score 21-17 33-14 14-35 28-21 37-20 52-7 37-40 50-24 38-24 37-24 56-43

W W L W W W L W W W W

gain loss

net avg

Att. 4129 5973 2300 4159 5216 3190 5388 5011 4838 1710 1875

td

gp

gp

effic comp-att-int

no.

yds

11 58 602 11 45 678 11 43 694 10 29 270 11 24 302 10 14 131 10 12 96 11 11 179 11 10 50 11 8 74 11 6 73 8 5 72 11 4 32 9 3 34 7 2 17 11 276 3330 11 156 2023 fg

avg

pct. 01-19

fg

- 11-15 11 8 7 6 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 53 11-15 33 12-15 1st

2nd

1 7 8 1 2 1 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 27 14

3-4

kick

56 171 59 89

td

20-29

42-45 48-52 29-29 3rd

85 37

yds

80 92.5 23 34.3 18 24.9 23 17.1 19 9.1 15 6.2 4 2.1 7 1.4 80 177.0 72 147.5 td

lg avg/g

65.9 3167 26 68.0 163 1 66.0 3330 27 51.1 2023 14

10.4 15.1 16.1 9.3 12.6 9.4 8.0 16.3 5.0 9.2 12.2 14.4 8.0 11.3 8.5 12.1 13.0

11-15 73.3 0-0 td

pct

149.32 259-393-12 119.97 17-25-2 147.56 276-418-14 110.21 156-305-18

87 287.9 29 32.6 87 302.7 97 183.9

lg avg/g

39 54.7 87 61.6 61 63.1 28 27.0 31 27.5 18 13.1 17 9.6 44 16.3 12 4.5 14 6.7 23 6.6 21 9.0 15 2.9 35 3.8 13 2.4 87 302.7 97 183.9

30-39

4-7

40-49

4-4

Interceptions

4th

81 71

OT

5 4 2 2 2 1 1 1

Punting

lg blk

50-99

0-0

42

Total 403 269

-

pts

- 75 - 66 - 50 - 42 - 36 - 12 - 12 - 12 - 12 - 12 6 6 6 6 6 1 403 - 269

Home 4-0 4-0 0-0

2

Away 4-2 4-2 0-0

SAU 295 124 158 13 1947 493 3.9 177.0 22 3330 276-418-14 8.0 12.1 302.7 27 5277 5.8 479.7 29-589 22-167 18-247 14-7 84-780 41-39.0 35:05 77/173 15/27 yds avg

50 47 70 7 0 25 45 3

10.0 11.8 35.0 3.5 0.0 25.0 45.0 3.0

no. yds avg

Tanner Hudson Kyler Means TEAM

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 1-1

10 13

no.

Stacy Lawrence Q'Niko Thomas Darren Crawford Lorenzo Watkins Elgin Moore Malachi Pointer Malik Preston Jayshon Williams

PAT rush rcv pass dxp saf

1-1 1-1 2-3

Overall 9-2 9-2 0-0

Team Statistics FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards INT RETURNS: #-Yards FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-Yards PUNTS-AVG TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN Conversions 4TH-DOWN Conversions

lg avg/g

11 193 1037 20 1017 5.3 11 11 93 394 17 377 4.1 5 9 40 233 9 224 5.6 2 11 59 206 18 188 3.2 1 11 64 252 152 100 1.6 1 5 14 54 23 31 2.2 2 9 13 23 4 19 1.5 0 11 3 15 0 15 5.0 0 11 493 2216 269 1947 3.9 22 11 384 1872 250 1622 4.2 16 11 5 11 11

Record: All games Conference Non-Conference

lg

36 1490 41.4 75 3 104 34.7 44 2 6 3.0 6

td

5 0 0

20 1 1 0 22 13

128 0 14 25 167 76

yds avg

td

Kick Returns

no.

yds avg

td

Karonce Higgins Jonathan Weisheit Desmond Jones Keiandre Purifoy Kaylen Burks Dalton Wright Jared Brown Total Opponents All Purpose

Michael Nunnery Karonce Higgins Jonathan Weishe Tanner Hudson Keiandre Purifoy Jared Brown Jaylon Dews SirCharles Perkin Dajunn Harris Kaylen Burks Total Opponents

12 254 9 212 4 72 1 16 1 17 1 6 1 12 29 589 57 1201

g

rush

rcv

6.4 0.0 14.0 0.0 7.6 5.8

21.2 23.6 18.0 16.0 17.0 6.0 12.0 20.3 21.1 pr

1 0 0 1 2 1

fc i20 50+ blk

8 18 0 0 0 0

3 0 0

2 0 0

lg

47 0 0 25 47 16 lg

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

41 38 23 16 17 6 12 41 94

kr

ir

total avg/g

11 1017 179 0 0 0 1196 108.7 11 15 678 0 254 0 947 86.1 11 -7 602 128 212 0 935 85.0 11 0 694 0 0 0 694 63.1 11 377 50 0 16 0 443 40.3 11 0 302 0 12 0 314 28.5 10 0 270 0 0 0 270 27.0 9 224 34 0 0 0 258 28.7 11 188 32 0 0 0 220 20.0 10 0 131 0 17 0 148 14.8 11 1947 3330 167 589 247 6280 570.9 11 1622 2023 76 1201 160 5082 462.0

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32 33 70 7 0 25 45 3

tb

no.

Jonathan Weisheit Desmond Jones Malachi Pointer Stacy Lawrence Total Opponents

OPP 192 81 79 32 1622 384 4.2 147.5 16 2023 156-305-18 6.6 13.0 183.9 14 3645 5.3 331.4 57-1201 13-76 14-160 12-8 67-595 58-37.6 24:55 39/135 4/16 lg

0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0

Punt Returns

Neutral 1-0 1-0 0-0

11 11 11

pass

total avg/g

457 100 3167 3267 297.0 193 1017 0 1017 92.5 93 377 0 377 34.3


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Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

Southern Arkansas Football Southern Arkansas Team Game-by-Game (as of Nov 29, 2016) All games TEAM STATISTICS Date

Opponent

no.

Sep 01 at Southwestern Okla. Sep 10 NORTHWESTERN OKLA. Sep 17 at Harding Sep 24 ARKANSAS TECH Oct 01 SOUTHERN NAZARENE Oct 08 at Okla. Baptist Oct 15 at Ouachita Baptist Oct 22 vs Henderson State Oct 29 SOUTHEASTERN OKLA. Nov 05 at East Central Nov 12 at Arkansas-Monticello Southern Arkansas Opponents

Rushing yds td

40 146 1 44 127 0 28 55 2 30 46 1 53 247 3 53 252 5 55 206 1 52 190 4 43 190 0 47 229 2 48 259 3 493 1947 22 384 1622 16

lg

no.

Receiving yds td

Passing cmp-att-int yds

lg

td

lg

21 17 187 2 30 17-34-4 187 2 30 21 17 315 3 87 17-34-1 315 3 87 10 20 220 0 32 20-41-3 220 0 32 16 37 399 3 31 37-48-2 399 3 31 19 28 296 2 39 28-38-1 296 2 39 80 25 297 1 50 25-35-1 297 1 50 34 35 347 3 23 35-49-2 347 3 23 23 21 318 2 39 21-33-0 318 2 39 18 28 338 5 61 28-36-0 338 5 61 19 28 204 2 18 28-35-0 204 2 18 49 20 409 4 55 20-35-0 409 4 55 80 276 3330 27 87 276-418-14 3330 27 87 72 156 2023 14 97 156-305-18 2023 14 97

Kick Returns no. yds td lg

1 38 2 58 4 84 3 55 3 52 0 0 4 65 2 35 2 27 3 65 5 110 29 589 57 1201

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

38 41 30 24 22 0 26 23 14 38 38 41 94

Punt Returns no. yds td lg

0 0 0 0 3 22 1 1 3 -1 5 12 2 6 2 48 1 4 3 57 2 18 22 167 13 76

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 1

tot off

0 333 0 442 23 275 1 445 3 543 5 549 5 553 25 508 4 528 47 433 18 668 47 5277 16 3645

Games: 11 • Avg/rush: 3.9 • Avg/catch: 12.1 • Pass effic: 147.56 • KR avg: 20.3 • PR avg: 7.6 • All purpose avg/game: 570.9 • Total offense avg/gm: 479.7 Date

Opponent

Date

Opponent

Sep 01 at Southwestern Okla. Sep 10 NORTHWESTERN OKLA Sep 17 at Harding Sep 24 ARKANSAS TECH Oct 01 SOUTHERN NAZARENE Oct 08 at Okla. Baptist Oct 15 at Ouachita Baptist Oct 22 vs Henderson State Oct 29 SOUTHEASTERN OKLA. Nov 05 at East Central Nov 12 at Arkansas-Monticello Southern Arkansas Opponents

Sep 01 at Southwestern Okla. Sep 10 NORTHWESTERN OKLA Sep 17 at Harding Sep 24 ARKANSAS TECH Oct 01 SOUTHERN NAZARENE Oct 08 at Okla. Baptist Oct 15 at Ouachita Baptist Oct 22 vs Henderson State Oct 29 SOUTHEASTERN OKLA. Nov 05 at East Central Nov 12 at Arkansas-Monticello Southern Arkansas Opponents

ua

44 31 57 49 37 28 46 35 38 12 37 414 524

no.

5 4 6 3 6 2 3 4 5 2 1 41 58

Tackles a total

30 38 24 24 24 30 22 14 20 38 26 290 412

yds

164 173 216 148 209 81 130 140 259 41 39 1600 2178

74 69 81 73 61 58 68 49 58 50 63 704 936 avg

32.8 43.2 36.0 49.3 34.8 40.5 43.3 35.0 51.8 20.5 39.0 39.0 37.6

tfl-yds

5.0-10 7.0-41 4.0-13 6.0-12 10.0-27 9.0-41 5.0-22 5.0-26 4.0-9 4.0-15 3.0-10 62.0-226 63.0-243

Sacks no-yds

0.0-0 6.0-38 0.0-0 0.0-0 2.0-13 3.0-25 1.0-8 3.0-22 0.0-0 1.0-7 1.0-6 17.0-119 21.0-134

Punting

long

46 47 47 75 40 43 49 45 70 41 39 75 62

Fumble ff fr-yds

blkd

1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2

2 1 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 8 7

tb

0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 5 3

Pass Defense blkd int-yds qbh brup kick

1-36 2-0 2-5 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 8-41 7-27

fc

1 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 8 10

3-25 1-0 0-0 2-0 2-18 2-73 1-2 2-33 2-7 1-12 2-77 18-247 14-160

50+

0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 6

i20

3 3 2 1 4 1 0 2 1 1 0 18 13

4 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 15 6

6 7 0 1 2 3 0 5 5 4 4 37 35

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 6

PAT Attempts kick rush rcv saf

3-3 3-3 2-2 4-4 5-5 7-7 4-4 5-7 5-5 4-5 6-7 48-52 29-29

Field Goals

md-att

0-0 4-4 0-1 0-1 0-0 1-1 3-5 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-0 11-15 12-15

long blkd

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0 42 0 0 0 40 33 35 21 36 0 42 49

0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0

no.

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Kickoffs

yds

4 246 8 478 2 114 5 239 6 356 9 505 6 322 9 488 7 349 7 406 9 497 72 4000 50 2953

avg

61.5 59.8 57.0 47.8 59.3 56.1 53.7 54.2 49.9 58.0 55.2 55.6 59.1

off t/o

pts

0 3 0 0 14 0 0 14 7 0 7 45 47

21 33 14 28 37 52 37 50 38 37 56 403 269

tb

2 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 9 17

37

ob

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Southern Arkansas University 2016 MULERIDER FOOTBALL GAME NOTES

Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

Southern Arkansas Football Southern Arkansas Opponent Game-by-Game (as of Nov 29, 2016) All games OPPONENT STATISTICS Date

Opponent

no.

Sep 01 at Southwestern Okla. Sep 10 NORTHWESTERN OKLA. Sep 17 at Harding Sep 24 ARKANSAS TECH Oct 01 SOUTHERN NAZARENE Oct 08 at Okla. Baptist Oct 15 at Ouachita Baptist Oct 22 vs Henderson State Oct 29 SOUTHEASTERN OKLA. Nov 05 at East Central Nov 12 at Arkansas-Monticello Opponents Southern Arkansas

Rushing yds td

38 146 1 30 99 0 66 385 5 49 260 2 33 106 1 33 49 1 43 225 2 18 35 1 27 106 1 17 31 0 30 180 2 384 1622 16 493 1947 22

lg

no.

Receiving yds td

Passing cmp-att-int yds

lg

td

lg

17 18 234 1 86 18-41-3 234 1 86 39 21 206 1 24 21-37-1 206 1 24 62 3 74 0 36 3-5-0 74 0 36 29 9 85 0 30 9-20-2 85 0 30 25 14 162 1 42 14-27-2 162 1 42 25 5 57 0 23 5-18-2 57 0 23 56 12 146 1 23 12-24-1 146 1 23 28 23 348 2 62 23-36-2 348 2 62 21 18 243 2 45 18-34-2 243 2 45 12 13 136 2 33 13-27-1 136 2 33 72 20 332 4 97 20-36-2 332 4 97 72 156 2023 14 97 156-305-18 2023 14 97 80 276 3330 27 87 276-418-14 3330 27 87

Kick Returns no. yds td lg

1 7 2 4 6 6 5 8 7 4 7 57 29

17 265 40 106 124 88 64 179 136 87 95 1201 589

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

17 94 25 49 30 26 24 53 33 37 28 94 41

Punt Returns no. yds td lg

1 12 2 6 2 5 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 20 2 -5 1 34 1 0 13 76 22 167

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2

tot off

12 380 5 305 4 459 0 345 3 268 0 106 0 371 16 383 0 349 11 167 0 512 16 3645 47 5277

Games: 11 • Avg/rush: 4.2 • Avg/catch: 13.0 • Pass effic: 110.21 • KR avg: 21.1 • PR avg: 5.8 • All purpose avg/game: 462.0 • Total offense avg/gm: 331.4 Date

Opponent

Date

Opponent

Sep 01 at Southwestern Okla. Sep 10 NORTHWESTERN OKLA Sep 17 at Harding Sep 24 ARKANSAS TECH Oct 01 SOUTHERN NAZARENE Oct 08 at Okla. Baptist Oct 15 at Ouachita Baptist Oct 22 vs Henderson State Oct 29 SOUTHEASTERN OKLA. Nov 05 at East Central Nov 12 at Arkansas-Monticello Opponents Southern Arkansas

Sep 01 at Southwestern Okla. Sep 10 NORTHWESTERN OKLA Sep 17 at Harding Sep 24 ARKANSAS TECH Oct 01 SOUTHERN NAZARENE Oct 08 at Okla. Baptist Oct 15 at Ouachita Baptist Oct 22 vs Henderson State Oct 29 SOUTHEASTERN OKLA. Nov 05 at East Central Nov 12 at Arkansas-Monticello Opponents Southern Arkansas

38

ua

30 46 41 45 68 48 52 54 48 38 54 524 414

no.

4 6 5 5 6 9 4 4 5 5 5 58 41

Tackles a total

40 24 18 24 23 53 72 30 32 66 30 412 290

yds

126 231 179 210 223 365 177 129 159 186 193 2178 1600

70 70 59 69 91 101 124 84 80 104 84 936 704 avg

31.5 38.5 35.8 42.0 37.2 40.6 44.2 32.2 31.8 37.2 38.6 37.6 39.0

tfl-yds

4.0-18 6.0-21 4.0-17 5.0-16 5.0-17 6.0-25 9.0-48 7.0-22 6.0-21 4.0-22 7.0-16 63.0-243 62.0-226

Sacks no-yds

1.0-7 2.0-10 1.0-11 1.0-10 1.0-10 2.0-12 5.0-37 2.0-11 2.0-12 1.0-6 3.0-8 21.0-134 17.0-119

Punting

long

51 58 39 45 48 62 53 56 38 46 45 62 75

Fumble ff fr-yds

blkd

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2

1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 8

tb

0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5

Pass Defense blkd int-yds qbh brup kick

2-27 0-0 2-0 2-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 7-27 8-41

fc

1 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 10 8

4-14 1-0 3-12 2-15 1-56 1-16 2-47 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 14-160 18-247

50+

1 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 6 3

i20

0 2 1 2 2 2 0 0 2 0 2 13 18

2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 15

3 4 9 3 4 1 4 0 1 3 3 35 37

1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 6 2

PAT Attempts kick rush rcv saf

2-2 2-2 5-5 1-1 0-0 1-1 4-4 3-3 3-3 3-3 5-5 29-29 48-52

Field Goals

md-att

1-1 0-0 0-0 2-4 2-2 0-0 4-5 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-0 12-15 11-15

long blkd

21 0 0 40 34 0 49 25 20 39 0 49 42

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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

no.

0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1

0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Kickoffs

yds

4 232 2 121 6 380 5 304 5 330 2 130 4 222 5 321 5 267 5 258 7 388 50 2953 72 4000

avg

58.0 60.5 63.3 60.8 66.0 65.0 55.5 64.2 53.4 51.6 55.4 59.1 55.6

off t/o

10 0 14 8 8 0 7 0 0 0 0 47 45 tb

2 0 2 2 2 1 0 3 2 2 1 17 9

pts

17 14 35 21 20 7 40 24 24 24 43 269 403 ob

1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3


Southern Arkansas University 2016 MULERIDER FOOTBALL GAME NOTES

Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

Southern Arkansas Football Southern Arkansas Game Superlatives (as of Nov 29, 2016) All games INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS Rushes Yards Rushing TD Rushes Long Rush Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing TD Passes Long Pass Receptions Yards Receiving TD Receptions Long Reception Field Goals Long Field Goal Punts Punting Avg Long Punt Punts inside 20 Long Punt Return Long Kickoff Return Tackles Sacks Tackles For Loss

Interceptions

24 156 3 80 49 37 409 5 87 9 162 3 87 4 42 5 5 51.8 75 4 47 41 11 11 2.0 2.5 2.5 2.5 2

Michael Nunnery at East Central (Nov 05, 2016) Michael Nunnery at Arkansas-Monticello (Nov 12, 2016) Michael Nunnery vs Henderson State (Oct 22, 2016) Michael Nunnery at Okla. Baptist (Oct 08, 2016) Barrett Renner at Ouachita Baptist (Oct 15, 2016) Barrett Renner vs Arkansas Tech (Sep 24, 2016) Barrett Renner at Arkansas-Monticello (Nov 12, 2016) Barrett Renner vs Southeastern Okla. (Oct 29, 2016) Barrett Renner vs Northwestern Okla. (Sep 10, 2016) Jonathan Weisheit at East Central (Nov 05, 2016) Karonce Higgins at Arkansas-Monticello (Nov 12, 2016) Tanner Hudson vs Southeastern Okla. (Oct 29, 2016) Karonce Higgins vs Northwestern Okla. (Sep 10, 2016) Bradford Grems vs Northwestern Okla. (Sep 10, 2016) Bradford Grems vs Northwestern Okla. (Sep 10, 2016) Tanner Hudson vs Southern Nazarene (Oct 01, 2016) Tanner Hudson vs Southeastern Okla. (Oct 29, 2016) Tanner Hudson vs Southeastern Okla. (Oct 29, 2016) Tanner Hudson vs Arkansas Tech (Sep 24, 2016) Tanner Hudson vs Southern Nazarene (Oct 01, 2016) Jonathan Weisheit at East Central (Nov 05, 2016) Karonce Higgins vs Northwestern Okla. (Sep 10, 2016) Elgin Moore at Harding (Sep 17, 2016) Elgin Moore at Arkansas-Monticello (Nov 12, 2016) Malachi Pointer at Okla. Baptist (Oct 08, 2016) Anthony Washington vs Southern Nazarene (Oct 01, 2016) Travis Williams at Okla. Baptist (Oct 08, 2016) Malachi Pointer at Okla. Baptist (Oct 08, 2016) Stacy Lawrence vs Southern Nazarene (Oct 01, 2016)

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Southern Arkansas University 2016 MULERIDER FOOTBALL GAME NOTES

Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

Southern Arkansas Football Southern Arkansas Game Superlatives (as of Nov 29, 2016) All games TEAM GAME HIGHS Rushes Yards Rushing Yards Per Rush TD Rushes Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing Yards Per Pass TD Passes Total Plays Total Offense Yards Per Play Points Sacks By First Downs Penalties Penalty Yards Turnovers Interceptions By Punts Punting Avg Long Punt Punts inside 20 Long Punt Return

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55 259 5.4 5 49 37 409 11.7 5 104 668 8.0 56 6 34 12 110 6 3 6 6 51.8 75 4 47

at Ouachita Baptist (Oct 15, 2016) at Arkansas-Monticello (Nov 12, 2016) at Arkansas-Monticello (Nov 12, 2016) at Okla. Baptist (Oct 08, 2016) at Ouachita Baptist (Oct 15, 2016) vs Arkansas Tech (Sep 24, 2016) at Arkansas-Monticello (Nov 12, 2016) at Arkansas-Monticello (Nov 12, 2016) vs Southeastern Okla. (Oct 29, 2016) at Ouachita Baptist (Oct 15, 2016) at Arkansas-Monticello (Nov 12, 2016) at Arkansas-Monticello (Nov 12, 2016) at Arkansas-Monticello (Nov 12, 2016) vs Northwestern Okla. (Sep 10, 2016) at Ouachita Baptist (Oct 15, 2016) at Southwestern Okla. (Sep 01, 2016) at Arkansas-Monticello (Nov 12, 2016) at Southwestern Okla. (Sep 01, 2016) at Southwestern Okla. (Sep 01, 2016) at Harding (Sep 17, 2016) vs Southern Nazarene (Oct 01, 2016) vs Southeastern Okla. (Oct 29, 2016) vs Arkansas Tech (Sep 24, 2016) vs Southern Nazarene (Oct 01, 2016) at East Central (Nov 05, 2016)

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Southern Arkansas University 2016 MULERIDER FOOTBALL GAME NOTES

Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

Southern Arkansas Football Southern Arkansas Game Superlatives (as of Nov 29, 2016) All games OPPONENT INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS Rushes Yards Rushing TD Rushes Long Rush Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing TD Passes Long Pass Receptions Yards Receiving TD Receptions Long Reception Field Goals Long Field Goal Punts Punting Avg Long Punt Punts inside 20

Long Punt Return Long Kickoff Return Tackles Sacks Tackles For Loss Interceptions

18 143 3 72 41 21 332 4 97 7 7 141 2 97 4 49 9 56.0 62 2 2 2 2 2 16 94 20 2.0 2.0 4.0 2

Michael Latu, at Harding (Sep 17, 2016) Kris Oliver, at Ouachita Baptist (Oct 15, 2016) Michael Latu, at Harding (Sep 17, 2016) Imani Riley, at Arkansas-Monticello (Nov 12, 2016) Marc Evans, at Southwestern Okla. (Sep 01, 2016) Reid Miller, vs Northwestern Okla. (Sep 10, 2016) Cole Sears, at Arkansas-Monticello (Nov 12, 2016) Cole Sears, at Arkansas-Monticello (Nov 12, 2016) Cole Sears, at Arkansas-Monticello (Nov 12, 2016) D.J. Jones, at Southwestern Okla. (Sep 01, 2016) Jamal Chevis, at Arkansas-Monticello (Nov 12, 2016) D.J. Jones, at Southwestern Okla. (Sep 01, 2016) Jalen Tolliver, at Arkansas-Monticello (Nov 12, 2016) Trevon Smith, at Arkansas-Monticello (Nov 12, 2016) Cole Antley, at Ouachita Baptist (Oct 15, 2016) Cole Antley, at Ouachita Baptist (Oct 15, 2016) Cooper Koons, at Okla. Baptist (Oct 08, 2016) Cody Mikell, vs Henderson State (Oct 22, 2016) Cooper Koons, at Okla. Baptist (Oct 08, 2016) Blake Humble, vs Northwestern Okla. (Sep 10, 2016) Clayton Watson, vs Arkansas Tech (Sep 24, 2016) Carlos Anguiano, vs Southern Nazarene (Oct 01, 2016) Cooper Koons, at Okla. Baptist (Oct 08, 2016) Chris Manser, at Arkansas-Monticello (Nov 12, 2016) Al Lasker, vs Henderson State (Oct 22, 2016) Jarion Tudman, vs Northwestern Okla. (Sep 10, 2016) Elijah Jones, at Ouachita Baptist (Oct 15, 2016) LaFoy Smith, at Ouachita Baptist (Oct 15, 2016) Dem. Bedford, at Arkansas-Monticello (Nov 12, 2016) Ja'lon Watts, at Arkansas-Monticello (Nov 12, 2016) Kevin Joseph, at Southwestern Okla. (Sep 01, 2016)

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Southern Arkansas University 2016 MULERIDER FOOTBALL GAME NOTES

Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

Southern Arkansas Football Southern Arkansas Game Superlatives (as of Nov 29, 2016) All games OPPONENT TEAM GAME HIGHS Rushes Yards Rushing Yards Per Rush TD Rushes Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing Yards Per Pass TD Passes Total Plays Total Offense Yards Per Play Points Sacks By First Downs Penalties Penalty Yards Turnovers Interceptions By Punts Punting Avg Long Punt Punts inside 20

Long Punt Return

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66 385 6.0 5 41 23 348 14.8 4 79 512 7.8 43 5 25 10 10 115 4 4 4 9 44.2 62 2 2 2 2 2 2 16

at Harding (Sep 17, 2016) at Harding (Sep 17, 2016) at Arkansas-Monticello (Nov 12, 2016) at Harding (Sep 17, 2016) at Southwestern Okla. (Sep 01, 2016) vs Henderson State (Oct 22, 2016) vs Henderson State (Oct 22, 2016) at Harding (Sep 17, 2016) at Arkansas-Monticello (Nov 12, 2016) at Southwestern Okla. (Sep 01, 2016) at Arkansas-Monticello (Nov 12, 2016) at Arkansas-Monticello (Nov 12, 2016) at Arkansas-Monticello (Nov 12, 2016) at Ouachita Baptist (Oct 15, 2016) at Arkansas-Monticello (Nov 12, 2016) at Southwestern Okla. (Sep 01, 2016) vs Arkansas Tech (Sep 24, 2016) vs Arkansas Tech (Sep 24, 2016) at Southwestern Okla. (Sep 01, 2016) vs Henderson State (Oct 22, 2016) at Southwestern Okla. (Sep 01, 2016) at Okla. Baptist (Oct 08, 2016) at Ouachita Baptist (Oct 15, 2016) at Okla. Baptist (Oct 08, 2016) vs Northwestern Okla. (Sep 10, 2016) vs Arkansas Tech (Sep 24, 2016) vs Southern Nazarene (Oct 01, 2016) at Okla. Baptist (Oct 08, 2016) vs Southeastern Okla. (Oct 29, 2016) at Arkansas-Monticello (Nov 12, 2016) vs Henderson State (Oct 22, 2016)

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Southern Arkansas University 2016 MULERIDER FOOTBALL GAME NOTES

Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

Southern Arkansas Football Southern Arkansas Games Played (as of Nov 29, 2016) All games ## 6 23 27 61 81 30 4 47 28 17 74 58 1 77 87 35 75 19 95 14 20 7 44 18 11 42 60 5 15 33 9 90 32 43 41 24 71 98 21 52 36 64 22 80 57 46 8

PLAYER Darrion Ardoin Antonio Bell Joe Bermudez Roy Blalock Jared Brown Marcus Brown Kaylen Burks Keon Coleman Darren Crawford Deonte Crawford Drew Crawford Keandre Dawson Jaylon Dews Marquon Edmond Wesley Franklin Trebor Gainwell Colby Geissen Bradford Grems Dusty Grier Will Haines Dajunn Harris Karonce Higgins Jaylen Hill Jimmie Houston Tanner Hudson Corey Jenkins Mark Jenkins Desmond Jones Jared Lancaster Stacy Lawrence D. Lison Calvin Lyons Kendall Martin Kendrix McCann Kyler Means Elgin Moore Chandler Nance J. Newton Michael Nunnery Jaquel Owens Jaiden Parrish Chris Paul S. Perkins Kile Pletcher Malachi Pointer Malik Preston K. Purifoy

GP-GS 10/11/1/3/11/9 1/1 10/8/10/10 1/7/1/10/10/10 1/10/11/11 10/1/5/11/11/9 10/11/11/5 11/11 11/11 8/7/11/11 9/4 11/11 11/11/11 4/11/11 11/11 11/11/11 9/9/11/11 9/10/11/7 11/11 11/-

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Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

Southern Arkansas Football Southern Arkansas Games Played (as of Nov 29, 2016) All games ## 73 84 2 34 78 93 13 26 69 45 37 94 25 3 12 55 38 39

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PLAYER A.J. Ray Daven Reese Barrett Renner Dominique Scott Dakota Sexton Eric Smallwood Kaseem Smith Q'Niko Thomas Trey Thomas G. Turnbull L. Turner Ant. Washington Lorenzo Watkins J. Weisheit J. Williams Travis Williams Dalton Wright Alec Young

GP-GS 8/1 11/7 11/11 8/1/10/9/11/11 4/11/4 9/11/9/6 11/10 11/4 11/11 10/2/-

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Southern Arkansas University 2016 MULERIDER FOOTBALL GAME NOTES

Agent Barry Live United Bowl | vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville | Dec. 3 | Noon

Southern Arkansas Football Southern Arkansas Total Tackles Game-by-Game (as of Nov 29, 2016) All games Total Tackles

Elgin Moore Corey Jenkins Malik Preston Q'Niko Thomas Stacy Lawrence Travis Williams Kendrix McCann Ant. Washington Darren Crawford J. Williams Malachi Pointer Calvin Lyons Lorenzo Watkins Jaquel Owens D. Lison Dominique Scott J. Newton Kendall Martin Trebor Gainwell Antonio Bell Jaylen Hill Dalton Wright Jimmie Houston Eric Smallwood Kaseem Smith Kile Pletcher Keon Coleman L. Turner Jared Lancaster TEAM Roy Blalock Michael Nunnery Jared Brown Marcus Brown Barrett Renner K. Purifoy Daven Reese G. Turnbull Jaiden Parrish S. Perkins Dajunn Harris Bradford Grems Kaylen Burks J. Weisheit Jaylon Dews

UA-A

48-28 32-27 30-25 38-17 32-22 21-20 21-14 13-21 28-6 19-8 16-11 9-10 13-6 8-10 8-5 6-7 6-7 6-7 3-10 5-4 5-4 6-1 3-4 4-3 2-4 5-0 2-2 2-2 3-1 3-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-0 1-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0

Total SWOSU NWOSU

76 59 55 55 54 41 35 34 34 27 27 19 19 18 13 13 13 13 13 9 9 7 7 7 6 5 4 4 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

4-4 3-4 5-3 6-3 2-3 1-4 0-2 2-3 3-1 0-1 1-0 2-0 3-1 1-1 3-0 2-0 DNP 1-0 DNP DNP 1-0 2-0 2-0 -

5-5 2-1 1-1 4-1 1-1 0-3 2-3 0-1 2-2 0-1 1-0 0-2 3-3 0-3 3-1 2-2 0-2 1-0 1-3 2-1 1-0 0-2 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP -

HU

8-3 3-3 6-1 6-1 3-1 6-2 7-3 0-3 4-0 1-1 2-0 1-2 1-0 DNP 0-1 0-1 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-1 1-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP -

ATU

7-3 2-1 7-2 5-2 2-5 3-1 3-0 2-2 8-0 1-1 1-0 2-1 0-2 1-0 1-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 1-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP 1-0 1-0 1-0 -

SNU

4-1 3-3 1-3 3-1 3-2 3-1 4-1 DNP 1-0 2-3 2-0 1-0 DNP DNP 1-0 0-1 0-2 0-2 1-0 0-3 2-0 1-0 2-0 1-1 1-0 DNP 1-0 -

OKBU

1-0 2-5 0-2 2-1 3-1 2-2 0-1 0-3 4-2 2-2 DNP 1-1 1-0 1-1 2-2 0-2 1-0 1-0 0-1 0-2 2-0 1-0 DNP 0-1 1-0 0-1 1-0 -

OUA

3-2 5-1 2-1 1-3 5-3 3-2 5-2 1-3 6-1 2-2 2-1 DNP 2-1 DNP 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 DNP 1-0 DNP 1-0 DNP 1-0 1-0 1-0

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HSU

6-0 3-2 1-0 4-1 2-1 2-0 1-0 3-0 2-0 1-2 0-1 2-0 0-1 2-0 0-1 0-1 1-0 1-2 1-0 2-0 0-1 1-0 DNP 0-1 -

SOSU

3-3 5-2 3-3 2-0 6-1 3-2 0-1 2-1 2-0 5-0 0-1 2-0 1-0 1-0 0-1 0-2 1-0 1-1 0-1 1-0 DNP 0-1 DNP DNP -

ECU

0-3 0-3 2-6 2-4 1-4 0-2 0-1 1-1 0-2 3-1 0-1 0-3 0-1 0-1 DNP 0-2 0-2 1-0 DNP DNP 2-0 DNP DNP 0-1 -

UAM

7-4 4-2 2-3 3-0 4-0 1-2 1-3 4-1 2-1 1-2 3-0 DNP 0-1 DNP 1-0 2-3 0-2 1-0 DNP DNP 0-1 DNP 0-1 DNP DNP DNP 1-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

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2016 SAU Football Game Notes (Live United Bowl - Texas A&M Kingsville)