LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Snapping a five-game losing streak, the Arkansas Baptist College Buffaloes rallied for a 12-7 non-conference victory last Saturday over Cisco (Texas) College at Verizon Field.
The Buffaloes visit Red Robertson Field at 2 p.m. Saturday for a contest with the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Golden Norsemen.
With the win Arkansas Baptist is 3-5 on the season while the Golden Norsemen are 3-4 on the year. Last weekend NEO suffered a 42-31 loss to Coffeyville, Kansas, at Red Robertson Field.
Freshman quarterback Stedman Lanigan tossed a 36-yard touchdown pass to sophomore wide out Jacoby Dix to give Arkansas Baptist a brief 6-0 lead in the first five minutes against the Cisco Wranglers.
Cisco responded seven minutes later on a 54-yard touchdown run by tailback Darrian Hammonds and an extra point by Oscar Muguia to build a 7-6 margin through the first two quarters.
Midway through the third quarter the Buffaloes relied on the duo of Lanigan-to-Dix for a 43-yard TD pass. Sophomore placekicker Nelson Ossius misfired on both extra point attempts for the Buffaloes.
Located in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas, the ABC program is under the direction of Richard Wilson. The Hope, Arkansas, native assumed the head coaching position for this non-scholarship program when it was formed on July 1, 2007.
Once a brief member of the Southwest Junior College Football Conference from 2010 to 2012, the Buffaloes resumed playing the seven conference schools in the 2014 season as a non-conference opponent.
Last season the Buffaloes floundered with an 0-9 record. Included in the dismal season was a 54-24 loss to the Golden Norsemen in Miami. NEO holds a 10-1 advantage in the series.
NEO amassed 634 total yards on 86 plays against ABC while constructing a 30-0 lead through the first two quarters. Jesse Gregory led the Norse ground game with 135 yards on 11 carries and two touchdowns. Cameron Booty contributed 112 yards on 14 carries with one TD.