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Team effort key to Tiger victory

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Ouachita’s offense goes off for 421 yards and six touchdowns as the Tiger defense holds Arkansas Tech scoreless in the second half to capture a 42-13 victory.
 
Brayden Brazeal led the Ouachita offense with 227 yards completing 12 of 15 passes. Brazeal threw for three touchdowns on the night. The Tigers’ leading receiver, Allie Freeman, had seven catches for 84 yards and a touchdown. Hunter Swoboda and Tucker Swoboda caught the other two touchdowns, 75 yards and 45 yards respectfully.
 
In the backfield, the two headed monster wreaked havoc again. Brockton Brown carried the ball nine times for 89 yards and two touchdowns while Shun’cee Thomas went for 79 yards on 19 attempts and a touchdown. TJ Cole also accounted for 24 yards while quarterback Brayden Brazeal had 15 yards on five attempts.  
 
Four Tigers put in eight tackles during the game. Keandre Evans and Hunter White led the team with five solo tackles and three assisted tackles. Jon Johnson and Austin Guymon also added eight tackles with a quarterback hurry. Rico Gonzalez and Dameyun McDonald both put in seven tackles for Ouachita. McDonald also had a sack on the night while LaFoy Smith and Alex Rowe combined for the other sack on the night.
 
In the first quarter Arkansas Tech struck first with a field goal with 6:36 left. On the next possession for the Tigers, it took Brockton Brown one play to score on a 54 yard touchdown run. After the defense forced a punt, Ouachita drove down the field into the second quarter scoring on an Allie Freeman 11 yard touchdown catch. ATU scored again making the game 14-10 with 6:33 left in the half. The Tigers immediately answered on two plays as Brazeal connected on a 15 yard pass to TJ Cole leading up to a 45 yard touchdown pass to Tucker Swoboda. Tech kicked a field goal leading into the half with the score 21-13.
 
The second half was all the Tigers as Ouachita outscored Tech 21-0. The third quarter saw Brazeal throw a 75 yard touchdown pass to Hunter Swoboda before Brockton Brown scored his second touchdown on a two yard rush. Shun’cee Thomas closed out the game in the fourth on a one yard touchdown rush.
 
The Tigers will be back in action against Northwestern Oklahoma State at Cliff Harris Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 6:00 p.m. For up to date information on Ouachita Tiger Football follow their Twitter, (OuachitaFB) , Facebook (OuachitaTigerFootball) and Instagram (OuachitaFB). Also follow Ouachita Athletics on social media at Twitter (OuachitaTigers), Facebook (Ouachita Athletics) and on Instagram (OuachitaTigers).

Article Written by Nick Bushart courtesy of obutigers.com

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