DURANT — Trailing Southeastern Oklahoma State by one with 16 seconds left to play, Ouachita Baptist’s Brandon Marks broke a 14-yard touchdown run to give the Tigers a 35-29 victory at Paul Laird Field on Saturday.

DURANT — Trailing Southeastern Oklahoma State by one with 16 seconds left to play, Ouachita Baptist’s Brandon Marks broke a 14-yard touchdown run to give the Tigers a 35-29 victory at Paul Laird Field on Saturday.


Senior quarterback Kiehl Frazier went 23-of-30 with three touchdown passes for OBU (3-0).


Neither team had trouble moving the ball in the first half. Of the eight first-half drives, only one ended without a score. Ouachita jumped out 14-3 lead early in the first quarter. Frazier found Drew White for a 13-yard touchdown pass and Steven Kehner scored on a one-yard run. Southeastern quarterback Ryan Polite answered with a TD pass of his own to make it a 14-10 at the end of the first quarter.


Southeastern added two more field goals from 38 and 27 yards by Jake Walters in the second quarter. The Tigers were limited to just two possessions in the quarter, their first ending with a turnover on downs and the second capped off by a 39-yard touchdown pass from Frazier to Ke’Vontae Pope as Ouachita Baptist led, 21-16, at half-time.


Southeastern opened the second half with a seven-play, 80-yard drive. Polite connected on two long pass plays of 39 and 20 yards to give the Savage Storm a 23-21 lead, the first time this season Ouachita had trailed in a game.


Turnovers and penalties would stall the next four drives of both teams. Ouachita took over on its 13-yard line with 4:20 left in the third. On a third-and-five, Frazier found his third different receiver for a touchdown, this time on a 14-yard pass to Jalen Jones.


Southeastern’s first drive in the fourth quarter reached the Ouachita 12-yard line but Walters missed a 27-yard field goal. After the teams traded a pair of punts, Etauj Allen had a return to the Southeastern 26. On third-and-17, Frazier hit White for a 29-yard reception to the four-yard line. On the ensuing play, Ouachita fumbled into the end zone and Southeastern recovered.


Ronnie Green gave the Savage Storm a 29-28 lead but a celebration penalty and the ensuing kickoff going out of bounds put OBU at the 50-yard line with 58 seconds remaining.


A pass interference call on a third-and-20 gave the Tigers new life and Marks eventually scored the game-winner.


Zack Mitchell intercepted a desperation pass from Southeastern as time expired to secure the victory.