On a calm Halloween night in Bethany, Northwestern Oklahoma State advanced to 4-0 in the Central States Football League after defeating Southern Nazarene 48-28. The Rangers racked up 589 yards while Nate Guillory rushed for over 200 yards and two scores. Korey Williams also scored twice picking up 164 yards receiving.
After a slow first quarter, Nate Guillory broke open the scoring with an 8-yard touchdown run with 3:06 remaining in the opening quarter. The Rangers responded with two more touchdowns as Kyle Jech hit Williams for a 33-yard and 80-yard strikes to take a commanding 19-0 lead.
With just 11 ticks of the clock before half, SNU scored to close the gap to 19-7.
The Crimson Storm added two more touchdowns in the third quarter, the first on a two-play drive and the later on a 12-play drive, allowing Southern Nazarene to take a 21-19 lead.
Williams scored his third touchdown of the game with a 5-yard run to close out the third quarter and give the Rangers back the lead, up 27-21.
Mike Hill broke loose for a 70-yard run on first down, while Guillory followed with a 63-yard run to extend the Ranger lead to 41-28, after SNU scored one more time.
Courtney Jones capped off the Rangers scoring with 1:43 to go in the game, giving the Rangers the 48-28 victory.
Northwestern had 243 more yards than SNU, tallying 589 yards. The Rangers rushed for 319 yards and passed for 270.
Guillory led the rushers with 201 yards on 27 carries and two scores, while Hill had a touchdown on his lone 70-yard run. Jech completed 20-of-31 passes for 271 yards and two touchdowns. Williams’ 164 yards on 10 catches led the receiving corp. Hill finished with four catches for 54 yards.
On the defensive side, Lantz Mathers came up with four solo stops and four assisted tackles, including 3.5 for loss and a sack for four yards. Rocky Lee chipped in eight tackles also with 3.5 yards for loss. Nate Barbee and Richard Gunnels each had seven stops, while Karlo Bantan picked off two SNU passes.
Northwestern (5-3, 4-0) will play its final home game at 2 p.m. on November 7 at Ranger Field against Texas College.
Sun, November 1, 2009
by Ryan Hintergardt