McGrew madness

East Cenral senior linebacker Tyler McGrew, above, was named the Great American Conference Defensive Player of the Week after his impressive showing in the Tigers' 37-27 upset win over No. 20 Ouachita Baptist last week at Norris Field. McGrew's big game included a team-high 12 tackles, an interception, a fumble recovery and a touchdown pass after executing a fake field goal atttempt. The Tigers will try to win their first road game of 2012 Saturay when they travel to Russellville, Ark. to take on the Southern Arkansas Muleriders.

Richard R. Barron
The Ada News


Things didn't look favorable for the East Central University football team heading into last week's home contest against 20th-ranked Ouachita Baptist.

The Tigers were coming off back-to-back losses — a 19-0 home loss to Southern Arkansas and a 49-14 setback to Great American Conference powerhouse Henderson State. The Tigers had rushed for a paltry 54 yards against the Muleriders and didn't fare much better at Henderson State, managing just 74 yards on the ground.

But ECU senior Titus Mobley rushed for 147 yards and a touchdown and the Tigers defense forced four turnovers en route to a convincing 37-27 win over the visiting Tigers. It was arguably the most complete game of the 2012 season for the Tigers.

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