Rams run wild against the WT Buffs

Rams demolish the Buffs on Senior Day

By Rosanna Aguilera
On November 9, 2017

Photo by Marsalis Mahome
Josh Stevens, senior running back, powers through a defense player for the end zone. Stevens rushed 68 yards and scored his first touchdown of the season.

The Rams Football team won their senior night game against West Texas A&M University 51-3 Nov. 4.

The team is now 5-4 on the season and 3-4 in the Lone Star Conference play.

The Rams limited the team to 103 total yards of offense; which was the fewest the team has been allowed since 1999.

Eight of ASU’s players finished with five or more tackles; there were 12 total tackles for loss from the Rams defense. They also picked off three passes and recovered two fumbles.

Junior Markus Jones ended the game with the second-most tackles on the team with nine total.

Senior Wesley Lewis was one of the eight wide receivers to catch a pass.

Three wide recievers hit career highs in yardage.

"Our guys on defense always take pride in what they do and also understand that our defense can put up a lot of points if they get a chance," Head Coach Will Wagner said. "They got the ball back a lot tonight with the picks and the fumble recoveries and that really helped us."

Wagner said they wanted to be the best in the conference and they showed that in Saturdays game.

Redshirt Freshman Keke Chism was the Rams’ leading receiver. He caught six passes for a career-high 88 yards and one touchdown.

Wagner said senior Jake Faber had great reads and had big throws in the game.

"That’s a great luxury he has, is the different receivers to throw to," Wagner said.

Wagner said the win was important for the team.

"We talked about our seniors and everything they’ve done for this program and we thought we wanted to honor them and send them out on a good note," Wagner said.

Wagner said this big win at home says a lot about the players and what they mean.

"Our guys know we have one more game; they know we can do one more and make one more win for our seniors," Wagner said.

Faber said it hasn’t quite set in that he is a senior.

"I’ve been getting really comfortable with the guys, it just sucks to have to leave right now," Faber said.

Faber said the other players love having fun and enjoying the moment.

"It would be fun going out with three straight win; I look forward and plan on doing that," Faber said. "I just want to enjoy one last time with these guys."

The team will be on the road to take on Texas Permian Basin in Odessa for their final game on Nov. 11.

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