Northeastern Oklahoma A&M will receive the ball to start the 2nd half.
NEO turns the ball over on their opening drive however after a 3 and out by UCM NEO gets the ball right back. Both teams suffer heavy frustration due to neither offense being able to find momentum in the 3rd quarter. For the entire quarter the ball stays between both 30 yard lines. Mostly punts with no successful field goals.
End of 3rd Quarter, NEO 13; UCM 8
Early in the 4th quarter UCM finds themselves pinned deep in their own territory and unable to move the ball. A bad snap send the ball over the punters head giving NEO 2 points.
NEO 15; UCM 8
Late in the game UCM appears to be formulating a potential game changing drive. With only seconds left on the clock UCM’s quarterback throws a pass into the end zone that is intercepted by NEO. For the first time in 3 years NEO will be advancing to the Hammer Tournament Championship and will face the winner of tomorrow’s game between Oklahoma and Southwestern Oklahoma State. If Southwestern Oklahoma State upsets Oklahoma then we will see NEO Vs. SWOSU. Two teams that have only met once before in the Hammer Tournament. That was the 2010 Wild Card game that NEO squeaked by with a 2 to 0 victory. However if Oklahoma defeats SWOSU then we will see NEO Vs OU in the championship for the first time since 2009. NEO and OU and played each other 9 out of the 11 years of the Hammer Tournament and it is always a great game.
Final, NEO 15; UCM 8