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ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (HSU) -- Henderson State will put its No. 9 national ranking on the line when the Reddies make their first road trip of the season on Saturday to play Southeastern Oklahoma in Durant, Okla. with kickoff slated for 6 p.m. at Paul Laird Field.
Henderson State is coming off an impressive 75-14 win over McKendree while Southeastern Oklahoma suffered a heart-breaking loss at Arkansas-Monticello 42-34 last week.
The Reddies will attempt to run their streak to 15 straight regular-season wins dating back to 2011. The Reddies bring the nation's top offense to Durant with Henderson averaging 765 yards and 78.5 points per game.
Kevin Rodgers is averaging 424 yards passing per game and has tossed 11 touchdown,s which leads the nation. Rodgers has a record of 16-2 as Henderson's starting quarterback.
Darius Davis totaled a career-best 142 yards on 10 catches last week against McKendree. The junior from Frisco, Texas leads the team with 233 yards on 12 catches and a pair of touchdowns.
Robert Jordan had seven receptions for 107 yards last week to run his total to 1680 career receiving yards.
Dustin Holland follows with 171 yards on six receptions for a team-best 28.5 yards per catch.
The Reddie ground game is averaging 257.5 yards per game and is led by sophomore Ryan McDonald who has had back-to-back 100-plus yard games. McDonald ranks second in the GAC averaging 128.5 yards per game, and leads the league in rushing touchdowns with four.
Henderson State leads the GAC and ranks eighth nationally in total defense allowing 226 yards per contest. Ricardo Mendez leads the team in tackles with 18, while linebacker Keaton Stigger has 14 stops. Glennon Bobo also is a force on defense having a team-best five tackles for lost yardage. Bobo had two tackles for lost yardage last week.
Southeastern Oklahoma is coming off a 42-34 loss to the hands of Arkansas-Monticello.
Offensively, the Savage Storm is fourth in the GAC in total offense averaging 491.0 yards per game. SEOSU is averaging 45.0 points per contest.
Quarterback Nick Sioson has completed 57-of-96 passes for 569 yards with five touchdowns this season. The sophomore from Georgetown, Texas threw for 298 yards last week against Arkansas-Monticello.
Anthony Foster is one of the premier receivers in the league. The junior from Tulsa, Okla. ranks third in the GAC averaging 110.5 yards per game. Foster had 113 yards receiving in the season opener against Southern Arkansas and 108 yards last week against Arkansas-Monticello.
Devlon Wortham is the top running back in the GAC averaging 156.0 yards per game. The redshirt-freshman from Wolfe City, Texas was named GAC Player of the Week after rushing for 220 yards against Southern Arkansas.
Southeastern ranks ninth in total defense in the GAC allowing 557.0 yards per game.
The unit is led by junior Eric Walker who has a team-best 15 tackles this season. Greg Jackson follows with 11 stops.
Henderson State and Southeastern Oklahoma meet for the 24th time in a series that dates back to 1922. The Reddies lead the all-time series with a 17-6 advantage including winning the last three games over the Storm. The Reddies won last year's game 56-20.
Robert Jordan ranks third in career-yardage at HSU with 1680. Jordan needs 80 yards to surpass Greg Williams for second. Williams totaled 1759 yards from 1982 to 1985. Garett Manning is the career leader in receiving yards with 1948 yards from 2005 to 2008.
In just 20 games, Rodgers is Henderson's all-time leader in career passing yards with 6117. Rodgers opened the season with a 468-yard performance against Southern Nazarene and had 380 yards last week. The junior from Rockwall, Texas threw for 4,002 yards in 2012. He has improved his career average to 305.9 yards per game and has gone over the 300-yard mark in 11 of 20 games played.
Henderson State has compiled 450 yards or more of total offense in nine straight games dating back to last year's game against Southeastern Oklahoma. The Reddies managed just 348 in 2012 against the Savage Storm.
Darius Davis has scored 15 receiving touchdowns which ranks second in HSU history. The record is 16 set by Garett Manning from 2005-2008.