DURANT — Southeastern Oklahoma State played Southwestern Oklahoma State even through 30 minutes but the Bulldogs scored the final 17 points to defeat the Storm, 37-27, in Great American Conference play at Paul Laird Field on Friday night.

DURANT — Southeastern Oklahoma State played Southwestern Oklahoma State even through 30 minutes but the Bulldogs scored the final 17 points to defeat the Storm, 37-27, in Great American Conference play at Paul Laird Field on Friday night.


It was just the second loss to the Bulldogs (4-3, 4-3) by Southeastern (2-5, 2-4) in the last 12 meetings.


Dustin Stenta led Southwestern with a season-high 352 passing yards with four touchdowns. Ryan Corbin had 10 catches for 164 yards and three scores.


Nick Sioson was 21-of-39 for 233 with a pair of touchdowns and one interception, while hitting Anthony Gale, Anthony Foster and Kaymon Farmer each five times for SOSU. Foster turned in the biggest night with 87 total yards and both touchdowns, while Gale added 56 yards and Farmer 52.


Ladarius Abrams rushed for a team-best 76 yards on six carries with a touchdown while Nelson Akinwande added 64 yards on 18 carries and a score and Devlon Wortham chipped in 59 yards on eight carries


Clay Waters led the SE defense with nine stops on the night, while Greg Jackson and Chad Tucker each added eight. Logan Russell chipped in five tackles and a sack, while Raheem Wilson added three pass breakups.


Southeastern missed 23-yard field goal on the opening drive and Southeastern went the other way and got a 14-yard TD pass from Stenta to Corbin.


Akinwande had a five-yard touchdown plunge to tie the game, which went back and forth from that point.


Abrams scored on a 45-yard run to put the Storm in front before Stenta had a 20-yard touchdown pass.


Foster caught a TD pass as SOSU jumped back in front before Terrance Franklin took the ensuing kickoff 97 yards the other way for a 20-20 half-time tie.


With 5:36 to play in the third quarter Southeastern regained the lead when Sioson hit Foster for a 46-yard touchdown to put the Storm up 27-20.


SOSU held that lead heading into the fourth quarter, but SWOSU chipped into it with a Kevin Cantrell 26-yard field goal with 13:31 to play.


Stenta hit Corbin for an eight-yard TD pass with 8:39 to play to put the Bulldogs ahead for good and added another touchdown pass with 4:52 left to play.


Southeastern travels to Northwestern Oklahoma State at 3 p.m. on Saturday.