Henderson State Reddies Put on Primetime Show


The Henderson State Reddies scored 28 fourth-quarter points and allowed just 80 yards in the second-half to beat Southeastern Oklahoma 60-17 on national television, Thursday at Carpenter-Haygood Stadium in Arkadelphia, Ark.

The No. 7 ranked Henderson State Reddies, 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the Great American Conference, totaled 627 yards offensively while allowing just 274 yards on defense with the help10 tackles for lost yardage.

Several Reddies shined in from of the CBS Sports Network audience including Kevin Rodgers who completed 29 of 41 passes for 382 yards and a pair of touchdown tosses.

Rodgers, who opened with a 62-yard touchdown strike to Joseph Snapp on the first play from scrimmage, set the Arkansas collegiate career passing record previously held by Ryan Aplin of Arkansas State. Aplin threw for 10,758 yards from 2009-12. Rodgers ran his career total to 11,035 yards in 34 games.

The senior from Rockwall, Texas also threw his 100th career touchdown pass which ties him with Nathan Brown of Central Arkansas. Rodgers is only the 21st player in Division II history to throw for 10,000 yards and 100 touchdowns in a career.

Snapp ended the game with a career-best seven catches for 120 yards, while Darius Davis totaled 108 yards on five receptions including a 46-yard touchdown catch.

Henderson State also had a solid ground game totaling 245 yards with Jaquan Cole leading the way with 89 yards and touchdown runs of 11 and 12 yards.

Rodney Bryson followed with nine rushes for 77 yards and a 10-yard score, while Ryan McDonald had seven carries for 76 yards and a career-long of 62 yards for a touchdown.

The Reddie defense came up big on several occasions beginning with a fumble recovery by Dijon Benton in the first quarter.
With Henderson leading 15-7, Southeastern was driving when Glennon Bobo forced Ryan Polite to lose the football on the Reddie 25 with Benton recovering.

The big play led to a Houston Ray 19-yard field goal to cap off a 16-play 73-yard drive to make the score 18-7.
With Henderson leading 32-17 to begin the fourth-quarter and the Savage Storm again deep in Reddie territory, Cameron Deveraux blocked a Jake Walters 31-yard field goal attempt to spark a 28-point fourth quarter.

The Reddies proceeded to go 87 yards in 10 plays with Bryson scoring from 10 yards out to increase Henderson’s lead to 39-17 with 9:28 left in the game.

After SOSU went three-and-out on its next series, Rodgers threw his 100th touchdown strike, connecting with Davis for a 46-yard score.

Again the defense stuffed SOSU which led to McDonald’s big touchdown jaunt.
Henderson scored its final touchdown when Trevon Del Rio picked up a mishandled punt and went into the end zone for a 3-yard score.

Wesley Brady led the defense with 10 tackles, including 1.5 stops for lost yardage and three big pass break-ups, while Bobo had seven stops, two tackles for lost yardage, a forced fumble and a pair of quarterback hurries.

Henderson State will hit the road for the third time in four weeks when the Reddies travel to Ada, Okla. on Saturday Sept. 18 to take on East Central with kickoff set for 6 p.m.

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