Helmets went flying for Texas A&M –Kingsville Javelina football team as the For the second time in two seasons the Javelinas opened up its season with a victory over the University of Central Washington Wildcats. Thanks in part to a strong defensive showing forcing four turnovers the Javelinas were able to cruise to easy 35-7 win at Javelina Stadium.
The Javelinas got off to a slow start on offensive as they were unable to score on their first three possessions, it wasn’t until the Javelinas fourth possession that Kicker Matt Stoll nailed a 29 yard field to give the Javelinas a slim 3-0 lead over the Wildcats late in the first quarter.
The Javelinas would be able to increase their lead in the second quarter to 6-0 thanks in part to another Stoll field goal. Jonathan Woodson would score the first touchdown in the game with a nice 14 yard run late in the second quarter, but after the missed extra the Javelinas would only take a 12-0 lead. The Wildcats would put together a nice two minute drill on the following drive as the Javelina defense would give its only points of the game on a 15 yard touchdown pass from Wildcat Quarterback Ryan Robertson to Wide Receiver Tavoy Moore head in to halftime with the Javelinas holding to a slim 12-7 lead.
Coming out of halftime the Javelina offense would come to life as they were able to score touchdowns on their first two possessions of the third quarter as Woodson scored another 14 yard run, and Robert Armstrong would another touchdown on short two yard touchdown pass from Nate Poppell. Stoll would add another field goal later in the quarter to give the Hogs a comfortable 28-7 lead.
The Javelinas would tack on another touchdown in the fourth quarter on an long 48 yard touchdown pass from Poppell to tight end Jake Willingham.
The defense for the Hogs would up strong for the rest of the game as the Javelinas would walk off field with a 35-7 victory over the Wildcats.
Woodson would lead the Javelinas on offense with 92 total yards including two rushing touchdowns.
“I was to have such a good game, because my offensive line was able to give me the openings I needed to get in to the end zone,” said Woodson.
The Hogs defense was strong in the game as they were able to force four Wildcat turnovers on two fumbles and two interceptions one by Lone Star Conference Pre-Season defensive player of the year Jeremy Aguilar, the defense would also put up four sacks in the game.
“Our defense came out strong today and was able to perform the way we needed to win the game, and we need to have another strong showing next weekend against Abilene Christian, because they have a good offense, but I know we have a better defense,” said Aguilar.
The Hogs will be back in action next Sept 8, as they travel to Abilene to take on their LSC conference rival Abilene Christian Wildcats.