Weevils fall on the road 59-19 against #10 Harding University


The University of Arkansas at Monticello took to the road on Saturday, September 16, putting their 2-0 record on the line against #10 Harding University in Searcy.

Hardy won the coin toss and deferred to the second half.

UAM would be forced to punt on their opening drive with Hardy taking over at the UAM 45 but an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty advanced the ball to the UAM 30.

Harding would get on the board on their first possession on a 14-yard run by Braden Jay.

After the extra point, Harding led 7-0.

After Hardy increased the lead to 14-0, UAM would get on the scoreboard after Demauryon Holmes recovered a Harding fumble, advancing the ball 10 yards for the defensive touchdown with 3:40 remaining in the first quarter.

After the missed extra point, Harding led 14-6.

Harding increased the lead to 21-6 before the end of the first quarter on a two-yard run and an extra point with 41 seconds remaining in the quarter.

Harding would add to their lead with 5:30 remaining in the half after a 24-yard run by Jhalen Spicer and an extra point gave the Bison a 28-6 lead.

UAM cut the lead to 28-12 on their next possession after a 72 yard drive was capped off by a pass from Demilon Brown to Arlie Lee from 28 yards out. 

Harding negated the Weevil score on their next possession on a 39-yard pass from Cole Keyon to Braden Jay. After the extra point Harding led 35-12 at the half.

Harding added 14 points in the third quarter before UAM got their final score of the contest on a four-yard run by Lee.

Harding added 10 more points to set up the 59-19 final score. 

UAM could not get much momentum on the ground, rushing for a total of 34 yards compared to 424 for Harding.

Passing, the Weevils finished with 189 yards to Harding’s 39.

The Weevils will return home on Saturday, September 23, hosting East Central University. 

East Central defeated UAM last season 16-0 and enter Saturday’s game with a 1-2 record. Kickoff is at 6 pm.