Oct. 17—COMMERCE — Texas A&M College-Commerce set a brand new program file with 10 quarterback sacks within the first half on the way in which to a 58-0 homecoming soccer victory over the Western New Mexico Mustangs on a pleasing Saturday night.
The Lions bounced again from their extra time loss final week to Saginaw Valley State as they improved to 4-3 for the season and 2-1 within the Lone Star Convention.
Western New Mexico, held to 157 yards, fell to 1-6 general and 0-5 within the LSC.
“We had some nice particular person performances tonight,” stated Lions coach David Bailiff.
Quarterback Miklo Smalls, in his second recreation again from a knee harm, went 8-of-10 passing for 224 yards and two touchdowns. His landing passes went for 74 yards to Andrew Armstrong and 66 yards to Kevin LeDee. Smalls additionally capped scoring drives of 57 and 37 yards with two 1-yard sneaks for touchdowns.
Carandal Hale, the graduate scholar from Greenville, topped the 100-yard mark for the second time this season for the Lions with 102 yards on 13 carries.
The Lion operating recreation, held to solely 80 yards final week, racked up 283 yards in opposition to the Mustangs as J.T. Smith ran for 88 yards on 9 carries, Shane Gosson ran for 38 yards and a TD on two carries and Antonio Lealiee rushed for 36 yards on eight carries.
Jaiave Magalei spelled Smalls at quarterback within the second half and was 2-of-2 passing for 13 yards with each of them going for touchdowns of 8 and 5 yards to huge receiver Matt Childers.
Punt returner Dominque Ramsey additionally had an enormous recreation, returning punts 62 and 56 yards for touchdowns. The 56-yarder was referred to as again due to an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in opposition to the Lions.
Bailiff stated he was involved in regards to the Lions’ penalties. They had been flagged 13 occasions for 120 yards.
“We had three touchdowns erased off the board,” he stated about penalties.
Bailiff stated he wasn’t proud of the efficiency of the offensive line within the first half after the Lions rushed for less than 50 yards. Bailiff stated the Lions’ offensive line confirmed enchancment within the second half as A&M-Commerce ran for 233 yards.
Lion defensive finish Jaylon Hodge arrange one Lion rating when he intercepted a deflected go and returned it 16 yards to the Mustangs’ 43.
“We simply needed to return again and have the proper mindset,” stated Hodge.
Hodge, Elijah Earls, Justice Williams, Anthony Hayes, Celestin Haba, Ben Hutch and Clifford Funderburk all had sacks as Mustang quarterback Devin Larsen gained 47 yards however misplaced 81 for a minus 34 web yards speeding. Larsen was 10-of-19 passing for 80 yards.