Cowboys Win Second Straight
ALPINE, Texas — Hardin-Simmons' football team rolled up 613 yards of total offense en route to a 64-39 win over Sul Ross State in American Southwest Conference action at Jackson Field in Alpine.
HSU jumped to a 16-7 lead after three drives. Scott Newberry hit his 10th field goal of the season to cap the first drive, Rockwell capped a 10-play, 59-yard drive with a 3-yard touchdown and Grant scored from 13 yards out to make it 16-7 with 4:06 to play in the first quarter.
Sul Ross State received a 32-yard field goal from Lawrence Von Rumohr and J.P. Tillman answered for HSU with a 3-yard touchdown run in the Cowboys' first use of its Rhino package.
Former Cowboy player Scotty Walden then hit Thomas Sanders on a 26-yard touchdown pass to make it 22-17 at halftime.
HSU's defense opened the second half with a three and out and two plays later Stewart hit Tatsch on a 59-yard bomb. HSU then recovered an on-side kick and Rockwell converted it to a touchdown after 11 plays. Tatsch then later scored on a 17-yard touchdown run to make it 43-17 with 4:45 to play in the third quarter.
SRSU would not go away as Walden hit Lee Carothers on a 24-yard touchdown and then after a quick three and out by HSU, Dominique Carson scored on a 49-yard pass from Walden to make it 43-31 with 13:35 to play in the game.
Grant then broke off a 46-yard touchdown run and Carson answered with a 53-yard run. Grant had 12-yard touchdown run with 4:12 to play and Rockwell capped the scoring with a 38-yard run up the middle with 1:19 to play.
Carson had 168 yards on the ground and Walden hit 20-of-36 passes for 230 yards and three touchdowns. SRSU had 492 yards of offense, including 262 on the ground.
HSU is now 4-3 on the year and 2-3 in ASC play. Sul Ross State is 1-5 overall and 0-4 in ASC play. HSU returns home for homecoming next weekend against Texas Lutheran. That game time is set for 1:30, different from the usual 1 p.m. start.
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