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Northwestern State beats Arkansas-Monticello 31-24
Sunday, Sep 9, 2012

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP)—Daniel Taylor scored on his only carry of the game to help Northwestern State rally and beat Arkansas-Monticello 31-24 on Saturday.

Taylor, who is Northwestern State’s backup running back, took his lone carry 25-yards to give the Demons the lead for good with 5:41 left to play.

Starter Sidney Riley paced the Demon’s (1-1) rushing attack with 95 yards on 13 carries and his touchdown with 9:47 remaining in the first quarter gave the Demon’s a 14-0 lead.

Then Arkansas-Monticello (1-1) outscored the Demons’ 24-3—Damon Wicker’s 22-yard TD early in the third capped off the burst—but it was not enough.

Both offenses struggled with the passing game.

Northwestern State’s Brad Henderson was sacked five times and threw for just 113 yards. Arkansas-Monticello’s Hunter Leppert threw three interceptions. His errant toss in the third was returned 52-yards for a touchdown and tied the game at 24.

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