Bisons host Henderson State on Homecoming

SEARCY - The Harding University football team will play its 51st Homecoming game Saturday as it meets Henderson State. Kickoff at First Security Stadium is at 2 p.m.

Game Information

  • Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 31, 2 p.m. at First Security Stadium in Searcy.
  • Television: TV 16 in Searcy (tape delayed)
  • Internet Coverage: Live audio, video and stats on
  • Radio: KVHU-95.3 FM in Searcy (Billy Morgan and Jerry Mote)
  • Series: Henderson State leads 27-16-1
  • Last Meeting: Henderson State won 33-32 in Arkadelphia, on Nov. 1, 2008

Game Notes

  • Harding is playing its 52nd Homecoming game ... the Bisons are 32-16-2 all-time on Homecoming.
  • Harding coaches are hoping that junior Josh Powell will be able to make his return at quarterback this week.
  • Harding has a +14 turnover margin this season in its wins and a -5 turnover margin in its losses.
  • Senior Zac Ross leads Harding in rushing and receiving, a feat accomplished only four times in program history.
  • Harding senior Josh Jones leads the GSC and is tied for second nationally with eight interceptions ... Jones needs two interceptions to tie the GSC single-season record and move into the D2 career top 10.
  • Senior Zac Ross needs nine yards to move into second in career all-purpose yards at Harding.
  • HU is under the direction of third-year head coach Ronnie Huckeba, who has an 11-17 overall record.

Series Notes

  • Harding and Henderson State are meeting for the 45th time overall and 21st time in Searcy.
  • HSU leads the series 27-16-1 overall but Harding leads 12-7-1 in games played in Searcy.
  • Harding has won the last five meetings in Searcy and has not lost at home to HSU since 1988.
  • The teams have not played in Searcy since 2006 when Harding won 34-28.
  • Last season, Henderson State scored the game-winning touchdown with only 18 seconds left.
  • In the game, David Knighton completed 39 passes for 384 yards. Jordan Watson had two TD catches.

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