This Day In Argo History: 2016 – UWF Defeats Missouri S&T In First Ever Home Football Game

first_img Print Friendly Version A week after crushing Ave Maria in the first football game in program history, UWF was able to return to Pensacola and play its first home game in history. The much anticipated game against Missouri S&T brought a standing-room only crowd to Blue Wahoos Stadium as Northwest Florida got its first taste of college football.The picture perfect day at Community Maritime Park turned into a great night at the best football setting in the Division 2 ranks as senior Kaleb Nobles threw for 503 yards and six touchdowns in the 45-28 victory.UWF got out to a fast start, scoring on its opening possession and building a 24-0 lead three minutes into the second quarter. But as established team tend to do, S&T battled back. The Miners got a 1-yard run, a 95-yard punt return and an 86-yard pass play to get within 31-20 at halftime.The Argos scored twice in the third quarter to extend the lead to a comfortable 45-20 margin.The Argos outgained the Miners, 491-315 in total offense, which included the UWF defense allowing just 36 rushing yards.Nobles finished with a phenomenal day, completing 27 passes to eight different receivers. The biggest beneficiaries were junior Ishmel Morrow, senior Anas Hasic and sophomore Antoine Griffin, who combined for 19 catches and 422 receiving yards. Morrow’s one-handed scoring grab in the first quarter set the tone for the game, and has shown that the UWF receiving corps in all four seasons of play has proved to be some of the best playmakers in the country.Nobles finished his career day with six touchdowns, which ranks seventh in GSC history and tied his single-game best. His 503 yards passing placed him ninth all-time in the Gulf South Conference record books.The Argonauts went on to have three sellouts at Blue Wahoos Stadium and drew more than 31,000 fans to the downtown venue over five home dates. The 6,328 average attendance currently puts the program at 19th in the country. Each home game drew more than 6,000 with a football capacity of 6,288.last_img

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