Sports - Javelinas

Sep 27, 2013 6:32 PM by Texas A&M Kingsville

Javelinas To Battle With Fourth-Ranked Buffs

KINGSVILLE, Texas -- The Texas A&M-Kingsville football team faces its next challenge Saturday when fourth-ranked West Texas A&M comes to town for a 7 p.m. contest at Javelina Stadium as part of Family Fiesta Weekend sponsored by New York Life Insurance.

The Javelinas, who enter the game with a 2-0 mark, are coming off a strong showing against versus McMurry in which they accumulated 529 yards of rushing in a 52-32 win. Kingsville will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak to the Buffaloes, who won the past two meetings at the Lone Star Football Festival at AT&T Stadium. The Hoggies hold the series advantage 16-10-1 over WT which is 3-0 on the year.

Fans can hear the game on the Macareno Signs and Graphics of Alice Javelina Radio Network on SportsRadio Corpus Christi at 1230 AM, 96.1 FM, and 103.3 FM, KOPY (92.1 FM) in Alice, 91.1 FM (KTAI) in Kingsville, and KGGB 103.3 FM and 96.3 FM in Yorktown. The game will be streamed live at http://www.southtexannews.com/live/.

The game will be broadcast live by KDF-TV out of Corpus Christi, which has purchased the broadcast from KAMR out of Amarillo.

The Javelinas will to continue rely its strong rushing attack, which is sixth in the nation in yards per game, to power the offense as they will start their third quarterback this season with Aaron Bueno getting the nod. Greg Pitre and Cornelius Shackelford had career outings against McMurry. Pitre - a walk-on - ran 10 times for 180 yards. He had TD runs of 89 and 46 yards. Shackelford ran for two TDs in his first game as a running back for Kingsville.

The defense also got into the act as Victor Castro returned an interception 20 yards for a score. The Hoggies are holding opponents to just 112 yards a game on a ground and under 200 passing.

West Texas boasts a prolific offense led by Dustin Vaughan. He leads the country in passing with 1,333 yards passing and 444 a game. He is tied for sixth with 11 touchdown passes this season. As a team, the Buffs are ninth in the country in total offense with 538 yards a game.

The Javelinas will visit Midwestern State next Saturday at 7 p.m.

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