Mosley scores game-winning TD

Torrance Mosley scored a clutch touchdown in a marathon game on Friday.

Torrance Mosley scored a game-winning touchdown in the fifth overtime Friday against St. Amant to lead Geismar Dutchtown (La.) High School to a 53-50 win and capture a share of the District 5-5A title in Louisiana.

Mosley (5-foot-10, 180) plays mostly running back in for the Griffins, but is committed to play wide receiver at Arkansas. He scored a 10-yard touchdown to beat St. Amant and described the marathon game as "nerve-racking."

"It was a close game and I was so glad to score and help out my team and that we pulled through," Mosley said.

"When we threw an interception toward the end of the fourth quarter, with like 50 seconds on the clock, we started feeling like ‘there's no way we can win this game.' But our defense forced a three-and-out, we got the ball back in good field position and some young guys stepped up and made some big plays to get us to overtime so I could even have an opportunity at scoring the game-winning touchdown.

"It was an exciting game."

While Mosley said he is excited to finish out this season with his high school and hopes to win the state title, he is also looking forward to his days as a Razorback.

"I really love the town of Fayetteville, the people that are there and I love the coaches," he said. "I feel like Arkansas is the best place to be for the next couple of years. (Wide receivers) coach (Michael) Smith, (offensive coordinator) coach (Jim) Chaney and (head) coach (Bret) Bielema help make me feel like this is the place I need to be. But God led me there and we'll see what happens in the next few years."

In Sunday's primetime NFL game, New Orleans featured players that Chaney and Smith coached at the collegiate level as the Saints routed the Dallas Cowboys 49-17. Those type of players are part of the reason Mosley said he is so confident in his future offensive mentors.

"I know when I first went up to camp up there, (Smith) told me he coached Darren Sproles and said I kind of reminded him of Sproles," Mosley said. "And then Coach Chaney has a lot of experience, including coaching Drew Brees. Obviously, I'm going up there to play receiver and we'll have a good quarterback joining me in Rafe Peavey."

Peavey, who is committed to the Razorbacks and will join the team in January, has led Bolivar (Mo.) to an 11-0 record thus far and the Liberators will play in a playoff game Monday night.

"I met him and his dad at a camp and he is pretty cool," Mosley said. "And on the field, I know he is pretty good and his team is 11-0 and I am just hoping he can carry to that next level and we can get it going on offense.

"Hopefully we can make some big things happen in the next couple of years. I want to help get (Arkansas) on a winning track. Obviously, they have a few great running backs and then this recruiting class is near the top-25. I'm just going to come in and try to get onto the field to help out the team."

Having seen freshmen like Alex Collins, Korliss Marshall, Hunter Henry and even Dan Skipper and Denver Kirkland contribute heavily on offense in their first year on campus, Mosley is hoping to do the same.

"It pushes me and makes me want to work harder," he said. "When I get up there, I am just trying to get onto the field and help out the team anyway I can. I am excited. I'm just ready to get up there after this season."

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