no 11 lions repeat as lsc champions with 27 14 win vs no 10 mustangs

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No. 11 Lions Repeat as LSC Champions with 27-14 Win vs. No. 10 Mustangs

Texas A&M-Commerce players celebrate after victory on Saturday claiming the Lone Star Conference Championship. Photo courtesy of Texas A&M-Commerce Athletics

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Commerce, Texas – No. 11 A&M-Commerce finished its Lone Star Conference slate with a perfect 6-0 record after creating five turnovers in a 27-14 win over No. 10 ranked Midwestern State Saturday in Memorial Stadium to claim the program’s 22nd conference championship.

Turning Point

– The Lions defense stepped up in the biggest way creating three fourth quarter turnovers. Brucks Saathoff picked off a pass on the first play in the fourth frame to set up a Lions field goal.  The Mustangs fumbled a handoff only to see Tyree Barton pounce on the loose ball with 11:12 on the clock in the quarter, and Darian Lindsey sealed the game with an interception with 2:54 left.


– The Lions defense forced five turnovers in the game.

Harrison Stewart completed 11 of his 20 passes for 193 yards and a touchdown. Gabriel Rodriguez completed his only pass for a touchdown.

Richard Cooper ran for 100 yards on 21 carries with a long of 27, while running back mate Theo Wofford accounted for 73 yards on 21 carries.

Derrick Macon led the Lions with three catches for 28 yards, while Darby Smith caught two passes for 84 yards.  Lance Evans, two catches for 35 yards, and Buck Wilson, one catch for 11 yards, caught the two Lion touchdown passes.

Cole Pitts led the defense with nine tackles, a forced fumble, a pass break up and an interception.

Tyree Barton accounted for two tackles for loss, two quarterback hurries and a fumble recovery.

– Lindsey and Saathoff provided the Lions other two INTs.

– Lindsey and Demarlon also caused fumbles.

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