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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2012 12:22 pm

Saturday night at Thone Stadium in Russellville, the Reddies moved up to 3-0 in the season.

Playing against Arkansas Tech, Henderson walked away with a 73-34 win.

Since 1981, this is the first time that Henderson state has started a season out at 3-0.

Kevin Rodgers, sophomore quarterback, made 381 yards and completed 21-of-32 passes.

He made six touchdowns and is statistically one of the nation’s top quarterbacks.

Henderson got on the board as soon as the game started when Isreal Valentin returned the opening kickoff 92 yards.

The Reddies did not back down.

They quickly brought the score up to a 29-0 lead when Kevin Nichols made a 4-yard rushing touchdown after recovering a fumbled handoff exchange. Jarvis Smith caught a 54-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter.

The second quarter began when Rodgers made a complete pass to Labroderick Barnett for a 17-yard touchdown.

Arkansas Tech began to make progress bringing the score to 42-20, the Reddies still in the lead.

Arkansas Tech’s Ketrich Harmon made a 51-yard run to put them on the board.

Rodgers answered with a 3-yard touchdown of his own.

Reddies Elliot Herbert and Dustin Holland both had 37-yard touchdown receptions to bring the score to 56-20.

Rodgers began the second half of the game with his fifth touchdown.

He made a complete pass to Barnett for 11-yards and brought the score to 63-27.

With 5:19 remaining in the third quarter, Charles Gonsalves made a 20-yard field goal brining the Reddies to a 66-27 lead.

The Reddies made their final score in the fourth quarter with 6:56 remaining in the game when Rodgers made a complete pass to Herbert for a 54-yard touchdown.

The game ended with a final score of 73-34, Reddies winning their third game in a row.

The Reddies completed 190 yards rushing.

Jarvis Smith totaled 155 yards and 18 carries.

Holland totaled 121 yards on seven receptions while Herbert had 105 yards on 3 catches.

Triston Crook had the highest number of tackles, making 11 for the Reddies.

Maxie Graham and Keaton Stigger also had nine tackles each.

Henderson is now averaging 61 points and 555 yards of offense per game.

73 points is the highest score in Scott Maxfield’s tenure at the university, and is the highest since a 73-3 win over Centenary in 1968.

Henderson will play host to Southeastern Oklahoma on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Carpenter-Haygood Stadium. Kick off is set for 6 p.m.

Additional reporting by Troy Mitchell.

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