by Eric Brown
September 13, 2010 – The Arkansas Monticello Boll Weevil’s hit the Southern Jaguars in the mouth early and the Jags had a hard time recovering in a 31-7 UAM surprise victory on Saturday night from A.W Mumford stadium on the campus of Southern University. The Boll Weevils even their season record at 1-1 as the Jaguars fall to 1-1. UAM outgained Southern 371-117,and lead the Jags 21-0 at the end of the first quarter.
UAM struck quick after SU went three and out. John Polite ran 23 yards for a touchdown, on a drive that went 6 plays, 71 yards in 2:35 to go. Ahead 7-0 after the Jags offense was stopped they punted to Senior Jywin Ceasar, who would go 94 yards to put UAM ahead 14-0 with 8:12 to play in the 1st. Southern tried to get things going with Anthony Wells blocking Derek Jambon’s punt and recovering on the 23 of UAM. The Jags drive ended with a William Griswold field goal attempt of 24 yards,which would end up blocked, recovered,and returned to the 36 of SU by Eric Crocker. 2 plays later UAM Quarterback (former Rummel Radier Scott Buisson) rushes 37 yards to the 1 yard line. Nakita Myles scores on the next play to make it 21-0 UAM.
Senior quarterback Scott Buisson led the rushing attack with 13 carries for a net of 101 yards. Through the air, Buisson was 9-of-15 for 164 yards with no interceptions and no touchdowns. The Boll Weevils added three more points on a 30 yard field goal by Taylor Pontius making it a 24-0 game with 7:02 to play in the second, and that would be the halftime score .
Southern scored its lone touchdown with 6:11 left in the third quarter on a six-yard run by Gary Hollimon after UAM failed to execute a fake punt from its own end zone. Polite scored his 2nd touchdown on a 1 yard run in the third to cap an 11 play, 76-yard drive that used 4:40,which proved to be the knock out punch. This was a disappointing loss for SU. After the game several Jaguar players admited shock and that they weren’t ready for UAM. Coach Stump Mitchell was quoted as saying “we lost to a better team”, but Mitchell is confident his team will regroup and have a great season. Southern has a week off before starting SWAC play in Huntsville, AL to play Alabama A&M. Mitchell also said “they run a offense that is different than anyone in our league and we weren’t prepared for it and that’s my fault as head coach”.
UAM – Johnny Polite 2 yd run (Taylor Pontius kick)
UAM – Jywin Ceasar 94 yd punt return (Taylor Pontius kick)
UAM – Nakita Myles 1 yd run (Taylor Pontius kick)
UAM – Taylor Pontius 30 yd FG
SU – Gary Hollimon 6 yd run (William Griswold kick)
UAM – Johnny Polite 1 yd run (Taylor Pontius kick)
|Third Down Efficiency||4-13||2-16|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||0-1||0-2|
|Kick Return Yards||35||137|
|Punt Return Yards||149||40|
|Time of Possession||33:53||26:7|
RUSHING UAM: Scott Buisson 13-101, Johnny Polite 11-37, Greg Taylor 6-27, Nakita Myles 8-17, Joseph Lockwood 1-14, Joevall Hoseay 3-7, D.J. Stephens 1-6, Hosea Chatman 1-4, Damon Wicker 1-0, Team 3–6
RUSHING SU: Gary Hollimon 12-19, Sylvester Nzekwe 3–3, Jeremiah McGinty 4–4, Team 1–16, Dray Joseph 4–18 PASSING ARMONT: Scott Buisson 9-15-164-0, Derek Jambon 0-1-0-0 SU: Dray Joseph 9-21-104-1, Jeremiah McGinty 4-13-35-0
RECEIVING UAM: Joseph Lockwood 2-36, Damon Wicker 2-32, D.J. Stephens 1-46, Jywin Ceasar 1-21, Johnny Polite 1-12, Josh Green 1-11, Kendall Porter 1-6
RECEIVING SU: Sylvester Nzekwe 3-6, Jeremy Paul 2-43, Isiah Nelson 2-28, Curry Allen 2-27, Gary Hollimon 2-10, LaQuinton Evans 1-13, Charles Hawkins 1-12