Top 25 matchup ends in loss

Rams come up short second week in a row

By Alana Edgin
On October 16, 2015

After mounting a comeback late in the fourth quarter, the No. 16 Rams fell to No. 15 Texas A&M-Commerce 3835.

The high-scoring first half started off with a 2-yard rushing touchdown by quarterback Kyle Washington. The Lions quickly responded with 14 unanswered offensive points, later after a scramble, Washington’s pass was picked off and returned for a touchdown putting the Lions up 21-7.

Both teams went blow for blow in the second quarter, but the Rams were unable to pull ahead despite wide receiver Mark Munson’s touchdown and defensive lineman Clayton Callicut’s fumble recovery in the end zone, his third touchdown of his career. The first half finished with a score of 31-21.

In the second half the Ram’s defense held strong, not allowing an offensive touchdown the rest of the game. Both teams were without an offensive touchdown in the third quarter, with the Lions scoring on a 1-yard punt return.

Mid-way through the fourth quarter the Ram’s offense came alive. With 7:40 left in the game the Rams were able to cut the lead down to 10 points. The Lions were held to three and out on their following drive allowing the Rams’ offense to go to work as Washington worked his magic and found wide receiver Donovan Thompson for a 30 yard touchdown. Nocking the lead down to 3. The Rams were unable to stop the Lion’s offense as they completed three first downs, icing the game.

Defensive lineman John Siliga led the defense while reaching a season high of ten tackles, one tackle for loss and a sack. The defensive line showed their talents in this game. Jeremy Johnson and Jonathan Shannon made nine stops each. Clallicutt, Ryan Clapsaddle and Dominique McCoy each recorded seven tackles.

Both teams combined for 834 total yards on offense, with the Ram outgaining the Lions 467-367.

Statistic leaders for this game were Washington, going 24-of-54, two interceptions and three touchdowns and John Siliga with ten tackles and a sack. Trevor Stafford scored his first career touchdown as well.

Rams will play Texas A&M Kingsville for homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at LeGrand Stadium at 1st Community Credit Union Field.

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