No. 9 Harding posts second straight shutout, improves to 6-0

ALVA, Okla. – Ninth-ranked Harding scored touchdowns on all seven of its offensive possessions and added two interception returns for touchdowns, cruising to a 62-0 victory over Northwestern Oklahoma on Saturday in Great American Conference action at Ranger Field.

With the victory, Harding extended its NCAA Division II-best winning streak to 10 games and improved to 6-0. Northwestern State lost its 11th straight and fell to 0-6.

Harding rushed for 377 yards and six TD, and starting quarterback Cole Keylon threw a 34-yard TD. The Bison defense limited Northwestern Oklahoma to only 107 total yards and Kyle McDonald, Kekoa Carroll, Oric Walker Jr., and Travis Greenawalt intercepted passes. Walker returned his pick 95 yards for a TD and Greenawalt took his back 50 yards for a score. Harding has six defensive TDs this season.

Keylon was Harding leading rusher with 90 yards on seven carries.

First half rushing touchdowns came from Keylon (11 yards), Braden Jay (37 yards), Blake Delacruz (1 yard), Chauncey Martin (23 yards) and Malik Young (2 yards). Josh Strickland, Jr. scored on a 6-yard TD run in the second half.

Harding’s next action is Saturday at home against nationally ranked Ouachita Baptist.