The Texas A&M University-Commerce football team had to survive a would-be comeback attempt by the surging Angelo State Rams, but ultimately secured a 38-35 win Saturday night in Commerce in the ESPN Division II Game of the Week.
The game was a battle between the Lions’ (5-1, 4-0 Lone Star Conference) conference leading scoring offense against Angelo State’s (4-2, 1-2 LSC) top scoring defense. Both teams had no trouble putting points on the board in the first half, but A&M-Commerce seemed to hold an edge in intensity, and went into halftime with a 31-21 lead.
The scoring slowed dramatically in the third quarter, with the only points in the frame coming on a blocked punt by Davarus Shores which was picked up by Dionte Taylor in the end zone for a score. Rams receivers repeatedly dropping passes and quarterback Kyle Washington was under pressure all game by the Lions’ defensive front.