This story is courtesy of Ouachita Baptist University.
ARKADELPHIA – The 10-0 Ouachita Baptist University football team seeks its sixth consecutive victory over rival Henderson State University on Saturday, November 12 when it crosses the street for the 95th edition of the Battle of the Ravine.
There is much more at stake for Saturday’s game other than Ouachita’s five-game winning streak in the series. A win for Ouachita would likely give the Tigers a home game next week in the first round of the NCAA Division II playoffs. Ouachita is also chasing after its fourth undefeated regular season in the past eight years. A win for HSU would put the Reddies into playoff consideration should other in-region games go their way.
Saturday’s kickoff is set for 2 p.m. at HSU’s Carpenter-Haygood Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on the Ouachita Football Radio Network on affiliate stations throughout the state of Arkansas. HSU will provide live video and live statistics. Links can be found at www.OBUtigers.com/coverage. Information for tailgating, parking, and tickets can be found at: https://bit.ly/3tj5lq8.
Ouachita, the No. 4 team in this week’s American Football Coaches Association top 25 poll and No. 3 by D2Football.com, clinched its sixth outright Great American Conference championship in the 11-year history of the league last Saturday in a 40-18 road win over Southeastern Oklahoma State. The victory also gave Ouachita its fourth season with at least 10 wins.
This Saturday’s game will be Ouachita’s second game of the 2022 season against a nationally-ranked opponent. HSU (8-2) is ranked No. 24 this week in the AFCA poll following a 51-24 win over Oklahoma Baptist at home last Saturday for the team’s fourth straight victory.
With its five-game winning streak in the series, Ouachita has regained the lead all-time at 45-43-6. The series began in 1895, and has been making national headlines ever since with nationally-televised games, prank wars, last-minute game-winning drives, goal-line stands, overtime thrillers, and standing room only crowds.