Rams come together as a team to defeat ENMU

Last home game of the season leaves fans satisfied

By Erika Walker
On October 31, 2014

Photo by Summer Almaguer: Dakarai Pecikonis reaches for the goal line in
attempt to score a touchdown. Pecikonis did
not get the touchdown but brought the Rams
closer to the goal line.

The Rams blew the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds out of the water for their last home game on Oct. 25 after returning a fumble and a kickoff for touchdowns that led to an impressive 41-20 win.

Although the Rams were indeed limited to an all time season low of 252 offensive yards, the defense was able to crank out three turnovers that restricted the Greyhounds to 110 yards in the second half.

“Once the game started, Eastern New Mexico scored first so I thought the game was going to go sour from there,” Mikayla Taylor, freshman, said. “In fact, within 30 seconds Angelo State had come back to score so the audience had their heads back up and full support was behind the Rams.”

Rush Seaver, linebacker, was able to set up a career high of 23 tackles and lead three other Rams to double-digit stops during the game.

“We only had nine missed tackles, which is a drastic decrease from the week before where we had over 20,” Will Wagner, head football coach, said.

Wagner said his defense was able to figure out Eastern New Mexico University’s offensive game plan quickly.

“We started off a little slow,” Wagner said. “They had that first drive down there and scored, so our kids made some great adjustments.”

The Rams defense forced a punt and received a good field position after only a 29-yard punt at the Eastern New Mexico University’s 47-yard line.

Kyle Washington, quarterback, threw two-straight passes to Anthony Yancy, wide receiver, to put the ball at the Eastern New Mexico University’s 10-yard line.

“I first just got to give it to my guys for making good blocks for me,” Yancy said. “I just took advantage of it and returned it.”

Peter Marquez, kicker, added a 21-yard field goal and Washington hit Blair Smith, linebacker, for a 4-yard touchdown for the final two scores of the night.

“We talked about coming together as a team and playing in all phases, offense, defense and special teams,” Wagner said. “Defense was unbelievable.”

The Rams will play its finale to the regular season against Tarleton State in Stephenville, Texas at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1.

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