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Javelinas blown out by Buffaloes

Javelinas blown out by Buffaloes

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Javelinas were defeated soundly by the fourth ranked team in NCAA Division II, the West Texas A&M Buffaloes 69-7.

This defeat for the Javelinas will go down in the history books as the worst loss in the history of Javelina Stadium.

It is also the second worst defeat in the history of the program; the worst defeat came back in the 2007 season by the hands of Midwestern State 73-6.

The Javelinas played tough in the first quarter only allowing one touchdown to the highly prolific offense of the Buffaloes. The Javelinas would tie the ballgame up at 7-7 with a Javelinas tight end Derek Tesch 10-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Aaron Bueno with 10:47 left in the second quarter.

Things went downhill from there for the Javelinas, as they proceeded to give up 62 unanswered points to the Buffaloes.

The Buffaloes dominated the Javelinas on both sides of the ball. Buffs quarterback Dustin Vaughan would connect with Trevor Hammargren for a seven yard touchdown pass which made the score 14-7. A three and out and a bad punt would give the Buffaloes the ball at the 50 yard line.

It wasn’t long after the Buffaloes would strike again on a Geremy Aldridge one yard run making the score 21-7 and virtually out of reach for a sputtering Javelina offense and a defense who had no answer for the Buffaloes.

The Buffaloes took advantage of every chance they had in the red zone, going 5-5 from within 25 yards. Four of those scores where touchdowns while the other was a field goal.

Leading the Buffaloes in passing was Vaughan, who went 25-33 for 277 yards and one touchdown pass.

The Javelinas couldn’t get anything going on offense with a combined total of 188 yards all-purpose for the ballgame.

Sophomore quarterback Aaron Bueno was sacked five times by a relentless pass rush from the Buffs. Bueno finished the game 13-23 for 92 yards with one touchdown.

Javelina linebacker Mark Savere said he knows that this team has to stay together after a tough loss.

“Obviously we need to come together as a team, after a big loss the team starts separating. The team needs to come together and we just need to practice harder and be focused throughout the whole week and just get prepared for each team each and every week like we need to,” Savare said. “This week I guess we didn’t show up like we should have. Things happen we just need to learn from this and clean it up for next week.”

Senior defensive lineman and team captain Zane Brown said he thinks the team needs to find its focus and execute the game plan in order to regain success.

“We just have to get our heads focused and come together. Don’t fall apart and just execute the game plan that’s the biggest thing. Tonight we didn’t execute the game plan. We had missed assignments, missed tackles, and missed coverage’s some defensive lineman not hitting their gaps so you know collectively we didn’t execute the game plan as a whole,” Brown said.

“When you don’t do that and you give a good team like that advantages and holes they are going to find them and make the big plays. Big plays with teams like that can’t happen,” Brown said.

With this being Head Coach David Calloway’s first defeat, he said the team must correct things from an execution stand point.

“The fact of the matter is we got to go and correct some stuff execution wise and go on from there,” Calloway said. “I saw that (their) guys out executed us offense, defense, and special teams. That was the bottom line that’s what it was. They came and played a good ballgame and did what they had to do.”

The Javelinas return to action next weekend when they head to Wichita Falls for another Lone Star Conference match up with the Midwestern State Mustangs. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.

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