WICHITA FALLS- The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Javelinas suffered their second straight defeat, and second loss in Lone Star Conference play, to the Midwestern State University Mustangs 43-10.
The Javelinas started their fourth different quarterback; Caleb Bedford a freshman from Houston, TX led the Javelina offense.
The story of the night for the Hogs was four turnovers, including an opening kickoff return fumble that led to an MSU field goal.
The Javelina offense couldn’t get anything started in the ballgame. They finished the game with 186 yards of total offense, 121 of those yards came via the run game while the other remaining 65 yards came from the pass attack.
The Mustangs scored 23 unanswered points from that momentum swing en route to victory.
Things started to unravel for the Javelinas when the Mustangs put together a 12 play 75 yard drive which resulted in a Keidrick Jackson one yard touchdown run making the score 27-10 with 6:02 left in the third quarter.
Midwestern State tacked on two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Jackson’s three-yard run and Brandon Gordon’s 39-yard run put the game out of reach for the Javelinas.
Offensive Coordinator Roderick Taylor knows his offense still has improvements to make and is proud of Bedford.
“At time we were there, we are just not over the hump yet. We got to keep on improving. Bedford he played really hard. He made some plays for us. We are heading in the right direction as a program,” Taylor said. “I think Coach Calloway is doing a hell of a job. We are not quite as sharp as we need to be to win in a game like this, not yet we are getting closer.”
Coach David Calloway knows that his team needs to shake this loss off and get back to work to prepare for Homecoming week and he says he has found his quarterback.
“We got some tough breaks; we knew it was going to be a tough road to sled. Coming here is a tough place to play. Midwestern is a good ball club. We made some strides we saw some guys make some good plays,” Calloway said. “I think we found the guy who can play at quarterback. We just got to rally around him; he came out and played lights out. We can’t turn the ball over bottom line. The sun is going to come up we got to get ready to go home next week and make the corrections and move on.”