DURANT, OKLA. -
Shamarr Prentice and Roderick Smith combined for 295 of Tarleton State’s 560 yards of total offense here Saturday, as the No. 22 ranked-Texans dominated No. 16 Southeastern Oklahoma State, 41-17.
Prentice, in his first game for Tarleton after nursing a hamstring injury during the first two weeks of the season, tallied eight receptions for 162 yards. Smith ran the ball 13 times for 133 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
The electric duo led a balanced attack for an offensive unit that gained 293 yards through the air, and another 267 on the ground.
“The line was picking up their blocks, the full backs were getting to the linebackers and the cut back play was there all night,” Smith said.
“The offense worked hard all week,” said starting lineman Devin Livingston. “The backs hit the holes, and we’re glad to come out of it with a big win.”
Smith’s first touchdown opened the scoring on the game’s first possession. He toted the ball across the goal line from four yards out after Prentice set up the score with a 41-yard reception from quarterback Scott Grantham.
Grantham went on to complete 17 of 25 pass attempts for 293 yards and one touchdown. His lone scoring strike was to Devin Guinn, who scored for the fourth time this season. Grantham did log his first turnovers of the season with a pair of interceptions.