Rams make improvements, head to Arlington
Practices are ‘more crisp’ after 36-28 win
Published: Friday, September 13, 2013
Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013 16:09
ASU’s football team defeated Black Hills State, 38-26, in their first game of the season.
“For our first game, it was pretty good but we know that we still have room for improvement,” senior running back Jermie Calhoun. “We ran the ball really well and the offensive line did a great job blocking.
Calhoun scored two touchdowns and ran a career high of 140 yards. He was displayed across the nation for his touchdown leap. His play hit No. 1 on ESPN’s Top Plays of the night.
“It’s a good thing that I was on ESPN just to get Angelo State the recognition but I am more of a humble person so I am not boasting on the play,” he said. “It just puts a target on my back so I realize that I have to play harder next week.”
Head Coach Will Wagner said the team has been practicing more crisp than before after opening their season.
“We made a couple mistakes last game, but luckily we had a few extra days to get those things corrected and get ready for Pueblo,” Wagner said.
The team heads to Arlington to play Colorado-State Pueblo, Sept. 14, at AT&T (Cowboys’) Stadium as a part of the Lone Star Conference Football Festival.
“It was exciting to get our first win and after working on the little mistakes we are going to Arlington to show them that we can play with a national ranked team,” senior wide receiver Joey Knight said.
As long as the team stays focused they can earn their second win at the Cowboy stadium, Calhoun said.
“Playing at the Cowboys’ Stadium is going to be a great experience for us, like every year,” junior defensive back Paul Mason said. “We are playing a team that is pretty good, but they are right for the picking.”