Abilene – The A&M-Commerce Lions could not make the comeback Saturday, as they fall to 1-3 this season after a loss to Abilene Christian 27-18. A punt return for a touchdown helped the Abilene Christian Wildcats jump to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, putting the Lions against the wall early in the game. At the half, the score was 17-5 Abilene Christian.
A&M-Commerce did try to mount a late comeback in the fourth as they recovered an onside kick with just over 2 minutes left in the game and trailing the Wildcats 27-18. The lions moved the ball to the 46 and quarterback Kyle Westerberg hit Cedric Patt on a crossing route that looked like it would go the distance. Abilene Christian standout Daniel Manning came from nowhere to knock the ball loose and through the back of the endzone for a touchback. The Wildcats then ran the clock off for a final score of 27-18 Abilene Christian.
The Lions come home this week to celebrate Family Day as they host Central Oklahoma for a 6pm contest Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Commerce.