The Kansas HorrorZontals rallied from a five point second half deficit to stun Arkansas’ Ludicrous Speed, 13-10.
“We got down big and tried to do too much at once. Once we started focusing on one point, one cut and one catch at a time we started taking care of business,” said Kansas captain Joe Young.
Arkansas jumped out to a commanding 7-4 lead to take the first half on the back of several upwind breaks. After half Arkansas scored the first two points to make it 9-4, and then began to rest their starters.
Kansas kept up the intensity though, taking advantage of Arkansas’ second line and quickly scored three straight, 9-7. Arkansas’ starters reentered the game but Kansas’ Frank Plummer Jr. hustled down field to get a layout d that both shocked Ludicrous Speed and fired up the Zontals. Kansas used the layout as a catalyst to score several more points without a single turnover over a stunned Arkansas to take an 11-9 lead.
“Kansas is a good team,” said Arkansas captain Matt Jackson. “They really know how to take advantage of us when we get down on ourselves.”
After a timeout, Arkansas calmed down and appeared as if they were going to score but turned it over just shy of scoring. However, they got the disc back and caused Kansas to make its first turnover in seven points. However, with Arkansas finally moving the disc, Plummer Jr. got another layout d and finished it with a sliding layout for a bookend point and make the lead 12-9.
Arkansas would finally score on the next point to stop Kansas’ eight point run, but it was too-little too-late, as the Zontals answered to finish the game one point later.