Angelo State’s Josh Neiswander hit Tristan Carter for a three-yard touchdown with 44 second to play to put the Rams in front for good en route to handing Southeastern Oklahoma State a 40-33 loss in its final home contest of the season on Saturday afternoon.
Southeastern took its first lead of the afternoon 2:37 earlier when fullback Darrin Reeves scored his first touchdown of the year on a two-yard plunge, putting the Savage Storm up 33-32.
With the win, ASU moves to 4-5 on the year, while the Storm slip to 3-7. The Rams will be back in action on Nov. 13 when they host Central Oklahoma while SE will finish the season with a road contest at Texas A&M-Kingsville the same day.
Neiswander was effective through the air, completing 37-of-60 for 355 yards and four touchdowns, three of which went to Carter who had 55 receiving yards on five catches.
SE was led by Baylen Laury who finished the contest with 138 yards rushing and a touchdown, turning in SE’s first 1,000-yard season since 2002 and currently has 1,137 yards on the season which is the second best single season rushing mark in school history with one game to play.
ASU won the yardage battle with 423, doing 355 of that through the air, while SE was more balanced, but finished with 382, getting 164 on the ground and 218 through the air.