Rangers Take 62-42 Win Against Southern Nazarene in Bethany

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Rangers Take 62-42 Win Against Southern Nazarene in Bethany

Rangers Take 62-42 Win Against Southern Nazarene in BethanyBETHANY, Okla. – The Ranger football team picked up its second CSFL conference victory of the season on Saturday night after more than 100 points were scored, while Northwestern rolled up Southern Nazarene 62-42 in Bethany.

Northwestern scored without an offensive play to open the scoring, as Jared Jackson took the opening kickoff 92 yards to give the Rangers a 7-0 lead. After the Rangers next possession, Southern Nazarene muffed a punt return, setting up the Rangers next touchdown. Nate Guillory upped the scoring to 14-0 at the 6:48 mark after a 1-yard touchdown run.

Just after the start of the second quarter, Guillory used a 64-yard run to give the Rangers a 21-0 lead.

The Crimson Storm scored 5:47 before half, as Brady Wardlaw hit Jarod Martin for a 7-yard strike.

Northwestern turned it on late in the second quarter, scoring three times within three minutes. At the 3:01 mark, Guillory found the end zone for his third touchdown of the game, scoring on a 30-yard run. Korey Williams extended the score to 35-7 with 22 seconds left on a 51-yard pass from Kyle Jech. 

Seconds before intermission, Northwestern’s Richard Gunnels picked off an SNU pass, leading to a 39-yard field goal by Edgar Colmenares to put the Rangers up 38-7 at the half.

Northwestern picked up a safety to begin the third quarter, as SNU was called for intentional grounding in the end zone.

SNU scored its second touchdown of the game with 6:29 to go in the third quarter, using a 19 yard pass.

Guillory stuck for his fourth touchdown of the game, and second kickoff return for a touchdown, as he ran 90 yards on the ensuing kickoff, giving the Rangers a 47-14 lead.

Southern Nazarene followed with a pair of touchdowns with 9:08 left in the game, pulling them to a 47-28 deficit. 

After Guillory scored his fifth touchdown of the game on a 16-yard run, SNU answered with a passing touchdown making the score 54-35. Both teams went on to score again, with Williams scoring on an 8-yard reception.

Northwestern scored 30 points of off five Southern Nazarene miscues; giving up two kickoff returns for touchdowns, muffing two punts, and had a safety due to intentional grounding.

With more than a 1,000 yards of total offense combined between the two teams, the Rangers came away with 490 yards. 

The majority of Northwestern’s yards came on the ground, rushing for 309 yards. Guillory finished with 178 yards and four rushing touchdowns on 24 attempts, while Jackson had 88 yards on 14 rushes. 

Jech passed for 181 yards and completed 14-of-21 passes. Williams recorded six receptions for 108 yards and a score, while Guillory had 24 yards and Keith Barefield Jr. had a pair of catches for 28 yards.

The Ranger defense forced SNU to throw an interception and cough up two fumbles, while SNU’s Wardlaw passed for 507 yards. Richard Gunnels and Rocky Lee tied for the lead in tackles, both picking up eight. Jay Bray and Marcus Cooley had seven each. 

Northwestern (3-2, 2-0) hosts Bacone College on Saturday, Oct. 16 at Ranger Field in Alva. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.