Lambuth lost their first road trip of the season 34-19 to Arkansas Tech on Thursday night in Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field in Russellville, Arkansas.
Arkansas Tech opened the game's scoring with just a little over four minutes into the contest as sophomore receiver Roger Jackson caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Robert Sagerian. The ensuing extra point by kicker Matt Bahsoon gave Tech a 7-0 lead.
Following Lambuth's next possession, Antonio Charles blocked a punt by Nate O'Jibway that was scooped up and returned 38 yards for a score by defensive lineman Garret Ratcliff. The extra point attempt was missed to give the Wonder Boys a 13-0 lead.
The Eagles, who are ranked seventh in the Preseason NAIA Coaches' Poll got on the scoreboard in the second quarter as Rod Jefferson caught a 48-yard touchdown pass from David Ingram to drop Tech's lead to 13-7. Jefferson's score came six plays as Jarrod Martin fumbled the ball on the Eagles 20-yard line after catching a six-yard.
Tech took advantage of another Lambuth turnover to increase its lead to 20-7 midway through the second quarter as Sagerian connected with Draper Demouchet for a 13-yard touchdown.
Lambuth used another big play early in the third quarter to pull within 20-13 following an 83-yard touchdown pass from Ingram to Marquis Williams.
Tech opened the fourth quarter by pulling out to a 27-13 lead following a 1-yard touchdown run by Cody Burns.
On the ensuing possession, Lambuth came right back and drove 60 yards in six plays and pushed within 27-19 following a 13-yard touchdown pass from Ingram to Jefferson. The two-point conversion attempt by the Eagles failed to keep Tech's lead at eight points.
Tech's defense scored late in the fourth quarter as Frye forced a fumble by Williams that was recovered and returned five yards by Ron Derrick Jackson for a touchdown to increase Tech's lead to 33-19. The extra point attempt was good to increase Tech's lead to 34-19 with 3:27 left in the game.
Ingram was 13-for-20 passing for 201 yards for the Eagles and had three touchdown passes and one interception, while Jefferson caught five passes for 87 yards and Williams had two catches for 80 yards in the loss.
The Eagles will return to action next Saturday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, when they take on Georgia State at 12:00 p.m.