Southern Arkansas is in Shawnee, Oklahoma at this time for a GAC matchup with Oklahoma Baptist. Kick-off is scheduled for two p.m
The competitors options two groups hoping to start out the closing quarter of the schedule on a excessive be aware. Southern Arkansas, which is able to nonetheless be above .500, meets Oklahoma Baptist, who’re looking for their first residence win of the season and their first win since Week 3.
In the earlier six matches, the successful staff has scored greater than 38 factors 5 occasions, and in the earlier three matches the end result was determined by ten factors or much less.
SAU carries the league’s second-best offense in yards throughout state traces for the Muleriders’ third sport of all-time in Shawnee. Oklahoma Baptist protection has allowed opponents the second-most dashing yards this season at slightly below 260 ypg.
The Muleriders are eleventh nationally in first downs with 191 total at slightly below 24 per sport, which is the common per sport allowed by the Bison defensive position.
The OBU’s passing offense (237.3 ypg) ranks fifth in the GAC, whereas the unit’s 310 makes an attempt via the air this season is the most in the GAC.
The Muleriders go into Week 9 with the second-highest completion proportion of opponents in the GAC at 69.4%.
Redshirt scholar Jariq Scales is 303 dashing yards from changing into the second again in program historical past to submit two 1,000-yard dashing campaigns.
Junior quarterback OB Jones is in the midst of one in all the most spectacular two-threat offensive seasons in program historical past. Jones has performed his half in SAU’s racy assault as his 84 carries resulted in 559 yards and 4 touchdowns. Through the air, the southpaw has accomplished 109 passes for 1,385 yards and 13 touchdowns for a 148.41 QBR.
A dozen gamers have collected a cross this season. The 23 catches of junior Dekendrick Bender and sophomore Cole Williams lead the staff, whereas Bender leads the staff with 337 yards and three touchdowns. Redshirt junior Kamden Perry equals Bender in TD catches.
The bison common 22.6 ppg and permit 38.9 ppg.
For the first time in six conferences, Oklahoma Baptist defeated the Muleriders. Southern Arkansas led 24-21 at the halftime of the 2021 assembly and led 34-24 into the fourth quarter, however the Bison scored 20 of the sport’s final 26 factors, as an interception and turnover on downs the Muleriders of their final two thwarted drives of the afternoon.
If Southern Arkansas can win, the Muleriders would go 6-5, marking the forty seventh season since 1946 (post-WWII) by which an SAU staff completed .500 or higher. It could be the eighth season of not less than six GAC wins in the Muleriders’ 11 seasons in the convention.