ARLINGTON, TX– The third time was the charm for the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Javelinas as they defeated Monterrey Tech 40-37 in a triple overtime victory at AT&T Stadium. This was the third appearance for the Javelinas at the Lone Star Conference Festival; they were previously 0-2 in the festival, losing both games to conference rival West Texas A&M in 2011 and 2012. The Javelinas caught fire early with a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown from running back and kick return specialist Anthony Washington making the score 6-0 after Matt Stoll missed the extra point. TAMUK’s offense did not let up in the first quarter. Starting quarterback Dean Brantley would connect on two touchdown passes, a 54-yard pass to Derek Tesch and 14-yard pass to wide receiver Robert Armstrong, making the score 20-0 for the Hogs. The Borregos cut into the deficit with 1:46 left in the first half a 28-yard field goal from Adolfo Lomeli. Monterrey Tech also responded in the second half, capitalizing on a Javelina fumble and a relaxed defense with a 24-point third quarter to take the lead, making the score 27-20. The Javelina offense, on the other hand, was stymied after halftime. Alex Rios replaced Dean Brantley at quarterback after Brantley suffered a hamstring strain in the first half. Zane Brown, defensive lineman and captain of the Javelinas, said he knows the team has some work to do to fix the mistakes that led to the Borregos’ comeback. “We had quite a few mistakes that we have to get on the film and correct as we head into conference play,” Brown said. The Javelinas mounted a fourth quarter drive that went for 13 plays for 70 yards before Alex Rios connected with Robert Armstrong on a 15-yard pass to tie the ballgame up 27 points apiece with 2:49 left in the game. With the score tied, the game went into overtime. During the first overtime the Borregos drove the ball to the 10 yard line, but Javelina cornerback Anthony Forker made the interception, giving the Hogs a chance to win. The Javelinas lined up for a game winning 38-yard field goal try from Matt Stoll, but the Borregos blocked the kick. In the second overtime, the Javelinas and the Borregos traded touchdowns, tying the game again at 34 points. In the third overtime, The Borregos settled for a 22 yard field goal from Lomeli making the score 37-34. The Javelinas, with their backs against the wall, only needed three plays to win the game. TAMUK Wide receiver Robert Armstong would take an end around off the left side of the line to score the game winning touchdown and give the Javelinas a 40-37 triple overtime victory over Monterrey Tech. TAMUK Head Coach David Calloway said he knows that the team has been preparing for moments like this. “We tried to lay a foundation in camp for times like this and today it paid off,” he said. It was a hard fought win for the Javelinas. Brown said he
knows the team must work harder to improve on areas within the team. “It was a hard fought game and we came together at the end of the game. Glad we were able to get the win. They definitely came ready to
play hard and gave us their A-game,” said Brown. “We just have to get back to work at practice and work harder.” The Javelinas return home next weekend for their season opener as they take on McMurray University in the home opener at Javelina Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.