Rams hurt by miscues in Kingsville - Paul Harris, San Angelo Standard Times
Lucky sevens - J. Scott Russell, Times Record News
MSU Highlight and quotes - J. Scott Russell, Times Record News
Late TD lifts ACU over Commerce - Abilene Reporter News
Buffs power past West Georgia - Mark Haslett,Amarillo Globe News
Fenske, Texans bomb Incarnate Word - Brad Keith, Stephenville Empire Tribune
West Texas A&M 52, West Georgia 28
No. 14 West Texas A&M scored 24 points in the second quarter and never looked back as it won 52-28 at West Georgia Saturday night. With the win, the Buffs improved to 8-1 on the year, while UWG fell to 3-5.
The Buffs were paced offensively by junior quarterback Dustin Vaughan who went 28 of 37 for 335 yards and tied his season and career-high with five touchdown passes. Senior running back Khiry Robinson led the way with 89 yards on the ground and had four receptions for 12 yards and a score. True freshman Word Hudson led the team receiving with five catches for a career-high 90 yards and a score, while redshirt freshman Jarrian Rhone had a career-high 10 catches for 77 yards and a score. For the game, WT amassed 463 yards of offense with 344 through the air and 119 on the ground.
UWG was led by running back David Bailey who had 70 yards and a score on the ground. Freshman quarterback Dallas Dickey had 56 yards rushing and a score, as well as going 7 for 10 for 112 yards and two touchdowns through the air. (Click here for complete release)
Midwestern State 51, Eastern New Mexico 28
Midwestern State's Chauncey Harris and Keidrick Jackson combined for 280 rushing yards to lead the 11th-ranked Mustangs to a 51-28 win over Eastern New Mexico Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.
MSU has won seven consecutive games since suffering a season opening setback at Tarleton State. The win sets up a showdown with West Texas A&M, which won its eighth straight game by a score of 52-28 Friday night at West Georgia.
Harris rushed for a career-high 155 yards on 15 carries including a pair of touchdown runs (21, 20) while Jackson delivered his fifth 100-yard performance of the season running for 125 yards on 16 carries with a pair of touchdowns. (Click here for complete release)
Tarleton State 45, Incarnate Word 20
Tarleton’s Jake Fenske completed his first 13 passes on the evening, tossed five touchdowns, ran for one score and passed for 280 yards while leading the Texans to a 45-20 Lone Star Conference win over Incarnate Word at Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium in San Antonio on Saturday night.
The Texans (4-4, 4-3 LSC) reached the 40-point mark for a second time this season and posted its largest score in a game since putting up 48 points against UIW in Stephenville last season.
Making his first-ever start for the Texans,Fenske found Clifton Rhodes III for a five-yard touchdown on Tarleton’s first play from scrimmage. The play came immediately following a punt block from Julius Hurndon which gave Tarleton the ball on Incarnate Word’s five-yard line. Blake Barnes was successful on the point-after-attempt and the Texans led 7-0 very early, with 13:01 left to play in the first quarter still. (Click here for complete release)
Abilene Christian 24, Texas A&M-Commerce 17
Mitchell Gale threw an 85-yard touchdown pass to Darian Hogg with 1:20 left in the fourth quarter Saturday as Abilene Christian escaped Memorial Stadium with a 24-17 win over Texas A&M-Commerce in Lone Star Conference football action.
The Wildcats trailed 14-3 at halftime and 17-3 in the third quarter before ACU scored two third-quarter touchdowns to knot the game at 17-17 going to the fourth quarter. Commerce missed a 21-yard field goal with 8:29 left in the game that would have given the Lions a 20-17 lead, and then the teams traded turnovers and then punts, giving the Wildcats the ball at their own 15-yard line with 1:31 to play in the game.
On first down, Hogg shook his defender at the line of scrimmage and got free and caught a perfectly thrown ball from Gale. Hogg would not be caught from behind as he sprinted into the end zone with the sixth-longest touchdown catch in ACU history. (Click here for complete release)
Texas A&M-Kingsville 34, Angelo State 21
Nate Poppell threw for three touchdown passes and rushed for another, while Matt Stoll connected on field goals of 44 and 45 yards as Texas A&M-Kingsville claimed a 34-21 Saturday night at Javelina Stadium.
With their fourth consecutive win of the season, the Javelinas move to 5-4 on the season and 4-3 in the Lone Star Conference. By downing the Rams (4-5, 3-3), Kingsville moves into a third-place tie with Tarleton in the standings but hold the tiebreaker on the strength of last week’s win in Stephenville.
Kingsville jumped out to a 3-0 lead by Stoll who converted a season-high 45-yard field goal at the 8:32 mark. After ASU’s Blake Smith completed an 8-play, 78-yard drive with an 8-yard run, Stoll kicked a 44-yard field goal to make it a 7-6 contest with 1:15 lead. (Click here for complete release)