MSU, Commerce nab share of lead in LSC

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RICHARDSON, Texas — Midwestern State and Texas A&M-Commerce each won on the road Saturday and are tied for the early Lone Star Conference lead.

MSU (3-0, 2-0 LSC), the only remaining unbeaten in the conference, overcame a fumble in the red zone and an interception in the end zone to post a 27-23 win at Tarleton State (1-2, 1-1), its first win at TSU since 2000.

Meantime, Commerce (3-1, 2-0) scored its first win at Eastern New Mexico (2-2, 0-2) since 1995 by beating the Greyhounds 48-32 at Blackwater Draw.

In other conference games, McMurry (2-1, 1-1) captured a 27-21 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville (1-3, 0-2) and West Texas A&M (2-2, 1-1) won a 58-41 shootout over Angelo State (2-1, 1-1).

MSU 27, TSU 23 — At Stephenville, Texas, senior QB Jake Glover found Mark Strange for a 9-yard TD pass with 1:05 left to give the Mustangs their third consecutive come-from-behind win. They rallied from 14 points down to beat Missouri S&T and from 10 down to defeat ENMU.

Sophomore running back Dante Taylor had 105 yards on the ground and two touchdowns for the Mustangs, while Andy Alkhazshvilly kicked field goals of 32 and 33 yards.

McMurry 27, Kingsville 21 — At Abilene, Texas, the War Hawks broke into the LSC win column with the help of three interceptions. The first two were converted into points while the third came deep in McMurry territory late in the game to seal the win.

War Hawks QB Matthew McHugh was 17-of-30 for 202 yards and three touchdowns, with no interceptions.

WT 59, ASU 41 — At San Angelo, Texas, the Buffaloes compiled 495 yards rushing and 637 yards  overall and overcame a 14-point halftime deficit. They outscored the Rams 37-6 over the final two quarters to hand ASU its first loss of the season.

Junior Alex Tucci blocked an ASU punt and sophomore LaPear Willrich returned it 48 yards for a touchdown, giving WT a 45-41 lead with just under five minutes left in the third quarter. Junior QB Preston Rabb was 34-of-49 for career highs of 495 yards and three touchdowns.