ARKADELPHIA, Ark. - The University of West Alabama dropped its second straight game in Gulf South Conference action on Thursday night as the Tigers suffered a 38-6 setback to Henderson State in the GSC-TV Game of the Week.
UWA’s lone touchdown came by way of the defense. Jacobi Avery picked off an HSU pass at the Reddie 21-yard line and returned it for the only points for the Tigers. HSU scored 25 unanswered points in the second half to claim the win.
HSU quarterback Garett Manning rushed for two touchdowns, one by way of a fake punt run of 49 yards for the final touchdown of the night. He also threw for a touchdown in the victory. Manning finished with 135 yards passing and tallied 84 yards rushing.
The Tigers mustered up just 194 total yards on offense compared to HSU’s 405 total yards. Cole Mason led the UWA ground attack for the third-straight week with 69 yards on 18 carries. Quarterback Kurt Kennedy totaled 42 yards passing on eight attempts. Defensively, senior Alvin Garrett led all UWA defenders with eight tackles
UWA returns home next week, Sept. 29, as it welcomes Harding University to Tiger Stadium. Kick off is set for 7 p.m.