Blackout game brings fans

Rams don’t let a loss get them down

By Erika Walker
On October 3, 2014

Photo by Summer Almaguer: Football players are greeted by fans in the spirit line after halftime at Saturday’s game against West Texas A&M Buffaloes.

After starting the season off strong, the Rams winning streak ended Sept. 27 in the game against the West Texas A&M Buffaloes.

This game was greatly anticipated because the two teams had not played one another in nine years.

“It was great to see the amount of support ASU has gotten over the years,” Linzi Pate, senior, said. “The outcome of the game, of course, wasn’t what we wanted, but the overwhelming atmosphere of the crowd and the winning season we have had so far will make my last semester that much more memorable.”

The Rams built a strong 35-21 lead on West Texas A&M with a phenomenal first half before the Buffaloes stepped up their game during the second half.

Even with the Rams trailing behind, the fans continued to have a great amount of support and a wild amount of energy for their team.

“The outcome of the game was disappointing, but the team really put up a fight against West Texas A&M, and I was proud to be a Ram either way,” Eina Karstens, junior, said.

The energy at the game was crazy. The team was united and everyone came out and supported the Rams, Karstens said.

The Rams lost with a final score of 58-41.

“The next step for the Rams is to stay mentally and physically focused on the next task at hand,” Allen Walker, graduate-student assistant coach, said. “This season has just begun and we cannot let one game set us back any.”

The Rams still lead the all-time series being up one, 14-13, with the Buffs.

However, West Texas A&M has dominated the series recently with wins in the last nine games against ASU.

“In regards to dealing with the loss I feel we must understand this season is still a long way from being over, and one loss cannot change our ultimate goals for this year,” Walker said.

The Rams will have their first away game of the season against Midwestern State on Oct. 4 in Wichita Falls, Texas.

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