Argos hold off Miners in season opener

Mike Beaudry made Missouri S&T pay for a turnover early in the fourth quarter, hitting Gage Krull on a 13-yard scoring strike that gave West Florida the lead for good in a 20-16 victory over Missouri S&T Saturday night in Missouri.

The Miners tried to rally, getting inside the 10 but were forced to settle for a 25-yard field goal, allowing the Argos to hold on for their second consecutive season-opening win. Here are some numbers worth checking out on the Argos’ first win of the 2017 campaign.

Notable Numbers

5: Sacks the Argos had on a night when they limited the Miners to 65 yards rushing.

41: Rushing yards West Florida had in its win over the Miners. Chris Schwarz rushed for 34 of those yards.

265: Number of yards West Florida finished with in the season opener. Mike Beaudry threw for 192 of those yards, completing 20 of his 31 passes. It was the first game of his collegiate career after redshirting last year.

357: Yards allowed by West Florida against Missouri S&T

7: The reception total for Antoine Griffin and Kevin Grant. Griffin racked up 65 receiving yards and Grant finished with 54.

8: Total of number of players with four or more tackles for the Argos. Martes Wheeler led the way with nine tackles. He also forced a fumble.

Read the full article in the Sept. 7 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

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