Rams stomp their way to homecoming victory

Rams smash Mustangs in 44-7 victory

By Rosanna Aguilera
On November 2, 2017

Photo by Marsalis Mahome
Blake Harrison, sophomore offensive line, lifts Tyrese Nathan, freshman running back, dirty dancing style after Nathan scored a touchdown. Nathan had 15 carries for 82 yards.

Rams Football defeated the Western New Mexico University Mustangs on Oct. 28, 44-7 at the homecoming game.

The team is now 4-4 on the season and 2-4 in the Lone Star Conference play.

The Rams got a season high of 281 rushing yards.

The defense had one of its best games of the season, breaking up 10 passes, forcing 10 punts and creating 3 turnovers.

Junior linebacker Justin Jackson led the defense with 10 tackles including one for a loss.

Two redshirt freshmen, Isiah Clark and Garrett Sawyer, had a sack each.

Junior Markus Jones had two, leading him in the LSC with eight sacks on the season.

Senior quarterback Jake Faber had 27 completions on 40 attempts for 335 yards and three touchdowns.

"He does an unbelievable job for us," Head Coach Will Wagner said. "There’s still a couple reads that he missed tonight but we know those will get corrected for next week."

Faber said it feels good to be back on the field with his fellow players because it’s always fun to be on the field with them.

"They’re always having fun, smiling, enjoying the moment and we took advantage of it and we’re moving on," Faber said.

Wagner said that he is very proud of all of the players.

"They came out focused and ready to go," Wagner said. "We had a great week of practice and it carried over to today."

Wagner said on all sides of the ball, he is proud of their effort.

"It was good to see them limit a high powered offense like Western New Mexico to seven points and watch our offense perform at a high level," Wagner said.

Wagner said it was good to see them hold a team like WNMU who is over 300 yards passing.

"I thought our guys played lights out tonight," Wagner said.

Wagner said they did a great job not letting anything behind them and when a ball was caught, they made a tackle.

Wagner said the team’s running game keeps improving each week and they will continue to work on it.

"We got to build on this and be ready for next week," Wagner said.

Faber said they have to take advantage of these games.

"I’m looking forward to another opportunity to be out here for senior night," Faber said.

The Rams will be home this Saturday Nov. 4 to face West Texas A&M for Senior Night at 6 p.m. at the LeGrand Stadium.

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