MAGNOLIA, Ark. (ATU)- Senior Tanner Marsh passed for 275 yards and three touchdowns, while Logan Genz racked up 12 tackles to secure his fifth game with ten or more tackles, but the Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys football team (5-6, 3-5 Great American Conference) was unable to overcome a high-powered Southern Arkansas offense, falling 55-21 in the season finale on Saturday.
SAU got on the board first, running out to a 28-0 lead after one quarter of play. The Wonder Boys got on the board in the second quarter as Marsh connected with Jonathan Keener on a 10-yard strike, capping a seven-play, 75-yard drive; but the Muleriders struck back with a pair of rapid-fire touchdowns to push their lead to 42-6 going into the half.
Marsh connected with James Jackson on a 24-yard strike and converted a two-point conversion to pull the Wonder Boys to within 42-14, and after another SAU score the Wonder Boys pulled to within 48-21 as Marsh connected with Freeman on a 17-yard route.
Marsh finished the 2012 season with 3,316 yards of total offense, the second-highest total in Tech history; 2,874 passing yards, the third-highest total in school history; and 19 touchdown passes, fifth-most in Tech history. Genz finished a stellar freshman campaign with 105 tackles, becoming the first Tech player to rack up over 100 tackles in a season since Mike Houston picked up 113 in 2005.
The loss ends the 2012 season for the Wonder Boys, who finish the season with a 5-6 overall record and a 3-5 mark in Great American Conference play.