DURANT, Okla. — Southeastern will welcome No. 16 Harding to Paul Laird Field at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 for the final home game of the season which will serve as Senior Day for the Savage Storm graduating seniors.
Against the Bisons… Saturday marks 25th meeting all-time between Southeastern and Harding. The series with HU is unique in that since its beginning in 1978, it met 22-straight times up until 1999 when the Bisons departed the Lone Star Conference. The series was then on hiatus for 12 years before being renewed in 2011 when HU beat SE 16-9 as the rivalry renewed uned the GAC banner. SE won the first meeting 30-8 in 1979, but HU followed with seven-straight wins which is the most consectuvie wins int he series. SE did win the last of the 22-consecutive meetings, taking a 41-27 decision in 1999.
Southeastern celebrates 100th season of football… The 2012 season will mark the 100th season of competition for SE football which fielded its first team in 1909. Southeastern has fielded a team every year since then except for the span between 1943 and 1945 during World War II. SE has played 946 games over that span, posting a 452-450-44 record.
Notes from last time out… SE stretched its winning streak to three games, posting its first three-game winning streak since beating Northwestern Oklahoma State, Southwestern Oklahoma State and Central Oklahoma in consecutive weeks in 2009… The win was SE’s first int he abbreviated series versus UAM… SE was outrushed for the first time in three games, but outpassed its opponent for the first time since the third game of the season… SE still held the advantage in total offense 482-to-448 and has outgained its foes in seven of eight games… Nick Sioson got his first start at QB and went 14-for-17 for 249 yards and two touchdowns… his 89 yard pass to Keelen Green matches GAC record for longest pass… SE had a 100-yard rusher (Ladarius Abrams with 107) and a 100-yard receiver (Keelen Green with 111) for the first time in a game this season.