Football finishes season with win

Rams end year at 5-6 overall record

By Erika Walker
On November 17, 2016

Photo by Marsalis Mahome
Junior running back Josh Stevens completed a 99 yeard touchdown. Senior offensive lineman Reggie Harris holds Stevens up in celebration as freshman wide Lawson Ayo looks on.

The Rams’ football team beat the University of Texas Permian Basin Falcons, 70-21, Saturday at LeGrand Stadium at First Community Credit Union Field.

The Rams started the first half with 68 yards in four plays. Senior running back Trey Green brought the ball in the end zone on the drive, putting the first set of points on the scoreboard.

"It started off great with the big plays," Head Coach Will Wagner said. "It was such a good start to the end of the season."

The Falcons attempted a comeback with a four-play touchdown, but the Rams scored again when they took over on offense, using a short field after senior wide receiver Jeremiah Baines returned the kickoff 80 yards and scored on an 11-yard run from junior running back Josh Stevens. 

They went on to score three more times in the first quarter. The Rams scored two times in the second quarter, putting the score at 49-7 heading into halftime.

The Falcons scored at the start of the third quarter, but the Rams fought back using 10 plays to drive 61 yards and make it into the end zone for Munson’s second touchdown of the game.

Junior quarterback Jake Faber ran into the end zone in the fourth quarter to score the final touchdown of the game, finishing with a 70-21 win.

"It was a lot of enthusiasm and a lot of energy tonight." senior defensive back Richard Franklin said. "I’m just grateful and thankful the team came together in the end the way that they did."

Program history was made after the Rams scored 70 points in one game, breaking a 1993 record when the Rams beat Fort Lewis College, 69-0. They also recorded their longest passing play when junior quarterback Jake Faber hit senior wide receiver Mark Munson on the sideline, leading to Munson running for a 99-yard touchdown reception.

"It’s a blessing," senior defensive back Kevin Wharry said. "We as a team accomplished some goals. It was just fun to be out with my team for the last time, and just ball out with them."

The Rams gained 322 yards passing and 258 with the run, scoring six touchdowns passing and four rushing in the overall game.

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