Senior cornerback Deandre' Bonner and junior fullback Tyler Moon highlight a cast of nine Arkansas Tech football players who garnered all-conference honors, the Great American Conference office announced today.
Luke Halpin tossed for 127 yards on 13-of-23 passing, while Preston Conder also passed for 161 yards passing, while Thedford Rhodes picked up 12 tackles and Justin Martin added 11, but the Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys (5-6, 5-5 Great American Conference) were unable to stop the triple-option attack of the Harding Bisons, falling 28-17 on Saturday at Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field.
The Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys football team will wrap up its 2013 season this Saturday, Nov. 16, facing Harding University in a Senior Day showdown. Kickoff from Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field is set for 2 p.m.
After tying the Great American Conference single-game record with three field goals, including a 38-yard game-winning field goal in Arkansas Tech's 37-34 win over Southeastern Oklahoma, Wonder Boys kicker Randy Velazquez was named Great American Conference Co-Special Teams Player of the Week.
|Thurs||Sept||5||at Northwestern Oklahoma*
|W, 38-10 | Recap
||THONE STADIUM||L, 28-17 | Recap
|Sat||Sept||21||at Southern Nazarene*
(SNU Football Stadium)
|W, 49-7 | Recap|
|Sat||Sept||28||at Nicholls State
(John L. Guidry Stadium)
|L, 44-34 | Recap
(Convoy Leslie-Cotton Boll Stadium)
|L, 34-0 | Recap
|THONE STADIUM||W, 14-13 | Recap|
|Sat||Oct||19||vs. Henderson State*
||El Dorado, Ark.
|L, 45-14 | Recap
|THONE STADIUM||L, 34-24 | Recap
|Sat||Nov.||2||at East Central*
|W, 26-17 | Recap
|Sat||Nov||9||SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA*||THONE STADIUM||W, 37-34 (ot) | Recap
||L, 28-17 | Recap
* - Great American Conference games
All home games are indicated in BOLD/CAPS and are played in Tech's Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field
All times are Central and subject to change
Gulf South Conference Champions
NCAA National Playoff Participants
1999, 2004 & 2009
NAIA National Runners-Up
NAIA National Playoff Participants
1971 & 1994
Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference Champions
1931, 1935, 1939, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1954, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1968, 1970, 1971 & 1994
FIRST-EVER ARKANSAS PROGRAM TO EVER EARN THREE NCAA DIVISION II PLAYOFF BERTHS
FIRST-EVER ARKANSAS PROGRAM TO EVER HOST AN NCAA DIVISION II PLAYOFF GAME
FIRST-EVER ARKANSAS PROGRAM TO EVER WIN AN NCAA DIVISION II PLAYOFF GAME
FIRST-EVER ARKANSAS PROGRAM TO EVER WIN THE GULF SOUTH CONFERENCE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP OUTRIGHT
ONE OF ONLY 10 NCAA DIVISION II FOOTBALL PROGRAMS TO WIN
AT LEAST 520 ALL-TIME GAMES
Defensive back Deandre' Bonner led the team with 11 tackles and had two interceptions in the Wonder Boys 26-17 win over East Central.