Wonder Boys rally to top Southwestern

ATU Athletics 
Paul Smith, Associate Athletic Director

WEATHERFORD, Okla. Carter Burcham threw for 191 yards and a score while rushing for another touchdown, while Jesus Zizumbo kicked a trio of field goals, including the eventual game-winner with just over seven minutes to play as the Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys football team (2-6, 2-6 Great American Conference) rallied from a 15-point second-half deficit to claim a 36-35 win over Southwestern Oklahoma (2-6, 2-6) on Saturday night.

COMING UP NEXT
•vThe Wonder Boys return to the friendly confines of Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field for a 2 p.m. kickoff against Southeastern Oklahoma on Saturday, Nov. 2.

SCORING PLAYS
Tech 7, SWOSU 0 – 11:55 1st quarter – Caleb Batie 8 yard run (Zizumbo kick) 7 plays, 75 yards, 3:05
•Tech 7, SWOSU 7– 10:16 1stquarter – Tyler Marr 27 yard pass to DJ Hicks (Buchanan kick) 5 plays, 58 yards, 1:39
SWOSU 14, Tech 7 – 9:48 1stquarter – Jalen Carr 36 yard pick-six (Buchanan kick)
SWOSU 21, Tech 7 – 2:29 1stquarter – Justin Bailey 21 yard pass to DJ Hicks (Buchanan kick) 3 plays, 74 yards, 1:11
•SWOSU 21, Tech 10– 14:56 2ndquarter – Jesus Zizumbo 24 yard field goal –  7 plays, 68 yards, 2:33
•SWOSU 21, Tech 17 – 8:57 2ndquarter – Manny Harris 43 yard pass to Devin Olloway (Zizumbo kick) 8 plays, 80 yards, 3:35
•SWOSU 21, Tech 20– 5:42 2ndquarter – Jesus Zizumbo 38 yard field goal – 7 plays, 31 yards, 2:47
SWOSU 28, Tech 20 – 12:10 3rdquarter – Tyler Marr 25 yard pass to Justin Bailey (Buchanan kick) 5 plays, 53 yards, 2:45
SWOSU 35, Tech 20 – 7:31 3rdquarter – Tyler Marr 13 yard pass to Alex Ramirez (Buchanan kick) 7 plays, 61 yards, 3:10
•SWOSU 35, Tech 26– 4:04 3rdquarter – Carter Burcham 31 yard pass to Xavier Smith (2 point conversion failed)
•SWOSU 35, Tech 33– 14:56 4thquarter – Carter Burcham 10 yard run (Zizumbo kick) 6 plays, 67 yards, 1:50
Tech 36, SWOSU 35 – 7:03 4thquarter – Jesus Zizumbo 28 yard field goal – 11 plays, 42 yards, 6:04

NOTABLES
Tyrus Fort led the Wonder Boys with 11 stops.
•Burcham was 13-of-25 passing.
•Tech had 36 first downs to SWOSU’s 35.
•Tech had 25 first downs to SWOSU’s 18.
•The Wonder Boys outgained SWOSU 439 to 388 – the 439 yards of total offense represents the Wonder Boys’ highest output of the 2019 season to date.
•Tech’s 36 points are the highest point total for Arkansas Tech since November 4, 2017, when the Wonder Boys topped Southeastern Oklahoma 48-10.

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