Sports - Javelinas

Oct 13, 2013 3:58 PM by Texas A&M Kingsville

Javelinas Drop Homecoming Contest To Lions, 41-28

KINGSVILLE, Texas - The Texas A&M-Kingsville football team suffered its third consecutive loss on Saturday falling 41-28 to Texas A&M-Commerce on Kleberg Bank Homecoming night at Javelina Stadium.

The Javelinas drop to 2-3 and 0-3 in the Lone Star Conference with the loss, while Commerce moves to 3-2 overall and 1-2 in the LSC. Kingsville heads to North Alabama next Saturday.

Down 13-0 after two first quarter field goals and a Harrison Stewart 2-yard TD run, the Javelinas got on the board late in the first half. The Hoggies scored on a 23-yard pass play from Dean Brantley to Robert Armstrong with 2:37 left in the half to cut their deficit in half. Matt Stoll's point after was good to make it 13-7.

However, Commerce broke open the game with a pair of touchdowns in the final minute of the first half. Dionte Taylor blocked an Angel Millan punt and returned it 21 yards for a touchdown with 57 seconds left in the half.

The Lions struck again when Cameron Napoleon intercepted a pass by Brantley at the visitor 48 and returned it for a 52-yard touchdown with three seconds left in the half.

Commerce made it 34-7 on their first possession of the third quarter as Stewart capped a 5-play, 75-yard drive with a 2-yard run.

After a 46-yard TD pass from Stewart to Jordon Jenkins pushed the Lions lead to 41-7, the Javelinas scored three times in the final six minutes to pull within 13 points.

Caleb Bedford accounted for two of the late TDs. He scored on a 1-yard run for the second straight week and then connected with Musa Mahmud on the first TD pass of his career from 22-yards out. The scoring reception was also the first of Mahmud's Javelina career.

The Javelinas final touchdown came as Ricky Marshall recovered a Deric Davis fumble and returned it 43 yards for a score.

Kingsville finished the game with 212 yards receiving but was held to negative-14 yards rushing. The Hoggies had 15 first downs - one more than the Lions.

Commerce, which entered the game averaging 313 yards a game passing, finished with just 205 yards through the air and had 287 yards of offense.

Hoggie quarterbacks Brantley and Bedford finished a combined 21-of-35 with an interception for 212 yards. Armstrong had eight catches for 84 yards and a score, while Mahmud had four for 63 yards.

Tyrik Rollison was 13-of-19 with an interception for 129 yards before leaving in the third quarter with an injury. Stewart was 5-of-6 for 76 yards. Vernon Johnson had five catches for 64 yards. Ki-Janaven Garrett had 80 yards rushing to lead all players.

Robert Williams and Mark Savere led the Javelinas with 12 tackles apiece. Williams added two sacks and three tackles for a loss. Napoleon led the visitors with six tackles.

»Comments

More News

Top Videos

1 2 3 4

Submit News

Do you have a tip, information about a breaking news story, or a story idea for 6 Investigates? Contact the KRIS 6 News Desk at 361-884-6666 or send us an email.

Most Popular

KRISTV.COM is Social!


Click the icons above to receive News, Weather, and Sports alerts from KRISTV.COM!

Inside KRISTV.COM

Contact Us
Send us your feedback. We want to hear from you!
Photo Central
Look at photos and videos and share them!
KRISTV.COM Mobile Website
Get KRISTV.com on your mobile or PDA!
KRISTV.COM Mobile Apps
Get our mobile apps on your mobile or PDA!
Texas Lottery
See the latest winning numbers!
6 News Team
Read about your favorite KRIS-TV personalities!
FCC Online Public File
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and more