Boll Weevils set defensive record in opening win


The University of Arkansas at Monticello football team set a new school record for fewest yards allowed in a game in a 78-0 season-opening win over College of Faith at home on Saturday.

The Boll Weevils (1-0) allowed just 18 yards of total offense in the win. UAM limited College of Faith to 53 yards passing and negative 35 yards rushing. In the other column, the UAM offense racked up 498 yards of total offense – 276 through the air and 222 on the ground.

The UAM offense tied school records with 11 total touchdowns and 30 points in the second quarter, while sophomore Anthony Hughes tied the UAM individual record with three interceptions.

The Boll Weevils also set the new Great American Conference record with 78 points. The previous record of 75 points was held by Harding, who defeated what was then known as Shepherd Tech 75-0 during the 2011 season. Shepherd Tech became College of Faith before the start of the 2012 season.