Sept. 12, 2009
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NACOGDOCHES, Texas -
The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack football team scored a school-record 92 points to defeat Texas College, 92-0, Saturday evening in Homer Bryce Stadium. The Lumberjacks (1-1) overpowered the Steers with four first quarter touchdowns and never looked back.
"I'm very proud of our execution and focus," said SFA head coach J.C. Harper "We've been preaching that since November. I thought our guys maintained their focus throughout the game. I was also happy with only having five penalties."
SFA racked up 603 yards of total offense, while the Lumberjack defense held Texas College to 92 yards. Texas College put together an impressive drive on the first series of the game only to see senior Cory Barlow make an impressive play to intercept the football at the three-yard line to thwart the drive. Four plays later sophomore Jeremy Moses found freshman Gralyn Crawford for a 65-yard scoring strike and the rout was on.
Moses finished the night a perfect 12-of-12 for 285 yards, and tied a career-high with six touchdown passes. Moses threw TD passes to five different receivers including Dustin Kempf, the team's deep snapper, who recorded his first-career touchdown reception. Sophomore Dalton Williams completed 6-of-7 passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns.
The Lumberjack defensive effort was led by freshman linebacker Ryan Epperson who posted 11 tackles, including 1.5 tackles for a loss. SFA defense, which held Texas College to -29 yards rushing, recorded nine sacks and 14 tackles for losses. Dwane Davis also added a career-high six tackles. Barlow, who recorded an interception in his second consecutive game, finished the night with five tackles.
SFA recorded 165 yards on the ground, led by freshman Romonte Hampton who carried the ball 10 times for 88 yards. He also added three TD runs. Seven different Lumberjacks caught touchdown passes on the night, including two athletes who caught their first career touchdown pass (Kempf and Cordell Roberson). Senior Duane Brooks caught four passes for 146 yards and two scores. His 74-yard reception from Moses was a career-long for both Moses and Brooks.
The Lumberjacks return to action Saturday, Sept. 19, when they travel to Macomb, Ill., to take on Western Illinois. The game against the Leathernecks is slated to begin at 6 p.m.