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September 17, 2012

Lions humbled by Midwestern State

DALLAS — For the second year in a row, the Texas A&M University-Commerce football team played a game in Dallas Cowboys Stadium against Midwestern State they would rather forget.

The Lions (0-3, 0-1) were trounced 65-14 in the first game of the annual Lone Star Football Festival last Thursday night. The Mustangs (1-1, 1-0) scored 37 straight points and 35 in the second quarter to give the Lions their third loss of the season after A&M-Commerce showed promise against UT-San Antonio last week.

Midwestern forced seven turnovers and ran for 376 yards against the Lions, who actually held the ball longer than the Mustangs and recorded more passing yards. Midwestern’s sophomore running back Chauncey Harris rushed only four times, but he recorded 148 yards, including a 59 yard and a 55 yard sprint for touchdowns. Junior running backs Peter Smith (82 yards on 11 carries), junior Keidrick Jackson (60 yards on 10 carries) and sophomore Jimmy Pipkin (43 yards on eight carries) all recorded one touchdown. Junior kicker Greg Saladino made all three of his field goal attempts.

Junior defensive back Nelko Conway and sophomore defensive back Ricardo Riascos both returned interceptions for touchdowns for the Mustangs, who also managed four sacks against the Lions.

Junior transfer Deric Davis was the lone bright spot for A&M-Commerce, competing 14 of 21 passes for 129 yards, one touchdown and one interception while leading the team with 49 yards and one touchdown on the ground. Quarterbacks Justin Duncan and Keven Vye came in late in the game and combined to throw for only 53 yards against three interceptions.

For the third game in a row, the Lions could do nothing on the ground. Senior running back Jamar Mosley rushed seven times for 13 yards, while senior running back Wayne Chapman recorded 33 yards on seven carries.

Defensively, senior linebacker Danny Mason led the team with seven total tackles. Junior defensive back Shaquelle Massey recorded the Lions’ only takeaway, a 13-yard interception return. Junior defensive back Joel Wren recorded six tackles. The Lions only have three sacks on the year.

A&M-Commerce has a week off before hosting Texas A&M University-Kingsville on Sept. 29 at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. The Lions will be looking for their second win in two seasons. For live statistics, visit www.lionathletics.com. 88.9 FM KETR will be providing live radio coverage.

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