SOSU Wins Home Opener over ENMU

DURANT, Okla. - The Southeastern football team (1-2) scored 29 unanswered points in the second half en route to a 29-14 victory in its home opener over Eastern new Mexico (1-2) on Saturday afternoon at Paul Laird Field.

The offense and the defense took turns sharing the spotlight on the day.

The defense held the Greyhounds to just one offensive touchdown, while swiping five interceptions and holding ENMU to 238 yards of total offense, including just two yards on the ground.

Not to be outdone, the offense racked up 451 total yards, with 323 coming through the air.

Brandon McCain had his best outing of the season, completing 22-of-29 for 292 yards and two touchdowns. Daniel Nichols paced the receiving corps hauling in seven catches for 166 yards and two TD's. Michael Goodlow also added seven catches and a score.

On the ground, Baylen Laury had 59 yar ds on 22 carries, but as a team SOSU tallied 128 yards on 47 carries. McCain had the lone rushing score.

Individually on defense, Bernard Daniel recorded nine tackles, including 1.5 for a loss, as well as a pair of interceptions. Alex Moore added 1.5 sacks, while Cedric Robinson, Cameron Sparks and Drew Winsett each had an interception.

The Greyhounds scored first when Antwuan Pertile picked up a Southeastern fumble and returned it 32 yards for the score with 32 second remaining in the first quarter.

They added a second touchdown with 3:47 to go in the first half when Michael Carrasco scampered seven yards for the TD.

McCain's 20 yard run for a score was Southeastern's first points on the night, coming with 12:55 remaining in the third quarter.

Almost seven minutes later a 26 yard Cole Jones field goal made the score 14-9.

On their next drive the Storm got a 31 yard touchdown toss from Laury to Nichols to take the first lead of the game a t 15-14.

SOSU then added to its lead when, on the next offensive possession, McCain found Nichols breaking away down the middle of the field for a 73 yard strike, the longest of the season, and a 22-14 lead.

McCain then found Goodlow with 2:40 to play in the game to fashion the final score of 29-14.

Southeastern will next be in action on Sept. 20 when it hosts nationally-ranked Abilene Christian (Texas) at 6 p.m. at Paul Laird Field.

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