The game was billed as a matchup of the top two running backs in the Great American Conference.  And although Harding’s Romo Westbrook and Southeastern’s Devlon Wortham each led their respective teams in rushing on the day, neither was the star of the day for his team.

Harding expanded a 14-7 lead at halftime by taking the opening possession of the second half in for a touchdown and never looked back.  The loss drops the Savage Storm to 2-7 on the season.

Wortham was limited just eight carries on the day and picked up 42 yards, well below his average of nearly 108 per game that is second in the GAC.

The league’s top rusher was also held in check.  Westbrook had 18 carries and picked up only 71 yards; he averaged 109.9 ypg coming in.  He had a touchdown as well, but it came late in the contest.

The Storm defense did well on the whole.  SOSU gave up 264 yards to the Bisons’ triple option offense, but even that number is 131 yards less than the conference’s leading ground attack had been picking up per game.

Southeastern, however, dug itself a 14-0 hole by the midpoint of the second quarter.  And the offense couldn’t get itself going, dropping two passes that would certainly have been scores.

Joey McWilliams lives in Durant. He founded and provides the bulk of the content for OklahomaSports.Net. He is a long-time sports journalist, having covered sports via radio, newspaper, television and the Internet since 2000. Joey was the color analyst for the Southeastern Savage Storm football and basketball teams from 2001-2011 and again for football in 2015. He also does play-by-play for Southeastern volleyball, basketball, softball and baseball on radio and streaming Internet video for Mix 96.1 in Durant. He can also be seen on the GAC Sports Network and as the play-by-play announcer on the Showcase Game of the Week high school football broadcast on KSBI in OKC. Joey is an alum of both Southeastern Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma State University. He completed his second bachelor's degree in 2012, a journalism/broadcasting degree at OSU in sports media. He earned first place in the television sports play-by-play category in the 2012 OAB/OBEA competition. Joey also broadcasts regularly on the NFHS Network and was on ESPN3 for the 2015 Live United Texarkana Bowl and on the call of the 2016 Great American Conference basketball tournaments. Additionally, he is a recurring guest on the Spano and Black Attack on the Sports Byline USA Network. He also coached high school girls' and boys' basketball for seven years and high school football for one season at Victory Life Academy.