ADA, Okla. – East Central University made easy work with a 31-10 victory over visiting Southeastern Oklahoma in a matchup with the longtime rivals. The win was ECU's third straight over the Savage Storm.

ECU improved to 8-3 with the win, while Southeastern finishes the season at 6-5. The eight wins for ECU are the most since the 2011 team finished with the same mark. The Tigers now await what they hope will be an invitation to a postseason bowl, which will be announced next week.

ECU's defense made life difficult for the Savage Storm all day. They held Southeastern to a season-low of 10 points and came up with two interceptions that led to scores.

The Tigers opened the scoring when Kenny Hrncir connected on a 19-yard pass with JayQuan Lincoln with 2:52 remaining in the first. The score came after a five-play, 69-yard drive.

Southeastern tied the game up moments later before the Tigers wrestled the momentum back when Keonte Lusk stepped in front of a Southeastern and gave ECU the ball at the Southwestern 22. Nemier Herod then scored on a three-yard quarterback keeper, moving ECU in front 14-7 with 3:16 left in the second quarter.

Hrncir had a somewhat quiet game but still managed to complete 12-of-23 passes for 157 yards and a touchdown. He was sacked four times but did not throw an interception.

Miles Davis led the Tigers in rushing with 52 yards on 11 carries, an average of 4.7 yards per attempt.

The Tigers began to pull away in the fourth after an 11-play, 83-yard drive. The finishing touch was a five-yard run by Hrncir that put ECU in front 21-10 with 10:03 left in the fourth.

The end for Southeastern came moments later when Jalen Baldwin intercepted a pass and returned it 22 yards for a touchdown. The pick-six put ECU ahead 28-10 with 8:47 remaining.

The Tigers added the game's final points when Alexis Lopez drilled a 38-yard field goal. The field goal was Lopez's 16th on the season, improving his already impressive school record for most in a season.

Cody Alexander earned defensive tackle honors with nine stops, and Devon Roush added eight, including a four-yard quarterback sack.

ECU had five quarterback sacks, including the one from Roush. Charmar CobbDamas GreenJalen Reynolds, and Oladotun Olanipekun each came up with one as well.