MONTICELLO — Henderson State got a career-night from star receiver L’liott Curry and rolled over Arkansas-Monticello 58-18 on Saturday night at Convoy Leslie Cotton Boll Stadium.
Curry, who was an All-American honoree in 2019, put together an epic performance and finished with 10 receptions for 228 yards and four touchdowns. The senior from Guthrie, Oklahoma pulled in scores of six, 46, 58 and 62 yards. It was the sixth 200-yard receiving game in program history.
Henderson quarterback Adam Morse also had a terrific game and was 26-for-31 for 398 yards and four scores. Morse also ran for a touchdown and directed the Reddies to 607 yards of total offense.
The No. 25 Reddies (3-0) were all over UAM from the get-go on Saturday and led 30-6 at the half after getting out to a 27-0 advantage. HSU racked up 350 yards in the first half alone — 271 yards of which came through the air.
Curry, Morse and the Henderson passing attack continued its onslaught in the third quarter, as 58-yard and 62-yard touchdown passes on back-to-back possessions ended any hopes of a Weevils’ rally and pushed the lead out to 30 points.
The outcome was never in jeopardy in the second half, as the Reddies tacked on late scores from Darius Austin and back-up quarterback Landon Ledbetter to finish off the road victory in style.
HSU’s offense, which is ranked first in the GAC, put up over 600 yards and 50-plus points for the second-straight week in the win. The Reddies punted just once and also rushed for 209 yards as a team.
Jayden Ford led the Henderson defense and finished with eight tackles and two tackles for loss. Dedric O’Bryant had his second interception in as many games and added seven tackles from his cornerback position.
The Reddies return home next Saturday and put their unbeaten record on the line when they host rival Southern Arkansas at 6 p.m.
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