Cowboys Rally For Exciting Win At No. 18 Texas Lutheran

Cowboys Rally For Exciting Win At No. 18 Texas Lutheran
SEGUIN, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' football team capped an exciting last minute drive with a 11-yard touchdown pass from Weston Garner to Reese Childress to top No. 18 Texas Lutheran 35-27 on Saturday evening at Bulldog Field in Seguin.

The win was the first on the road against a ranked team since a win at Mary Hardin-Baylor in 2004.

Texas Lutheran had taken its first lead since early in the second quarter when Marquis Barrollee scored on a 12-yard run with 5:51 to play to make it 27-26.

Garner then methodically drove the Cowboys down the field going 65 yards in 11 plays and killing 5:40 off the clock. The drive was extended when Garner found Garrett Martin on a fourth-down play and Garner was hit late to set the Cowboys up at the 9-yard line.

The Cowboys tried a couple of runs and then after a timeout hit the freshman Childress on a fade in the end zone and Garner delivered the perfect strike. HSU made the PAT to make it 33-27 and then HSU got a safety when TLU tried a lateral play at the end of the game.

TLU took the first lead when Jekovan Holmes got free over the middle for an 80-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Jessie Ramos answered two plays later with an 81-yard touchdown pass. TLU scored again on a Trenton White pass to J.B. Brown.

HSU scored the next three touchdowns to make it 26-14. Kerry Sloan scored on a 2-yard run, Alex Bell scored on a 31-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Breton and Nick Runkles scored early in the third quarter on a fade from Garner to make it 26-14.

TLU scored on a Caleb Oliver 18-yard pass from White with 3:17 to play in the third.

HSU had 423 yards of offense in the game and Texas Lutheran managed 509, but turned the ball over four times.

Sloan had his sixth straight 100-yard game with 120 yards on 27 carries. Garner was 20-of-28 for 294 yards and three scores and Ramos had 11 catches for a career-best 198 yards.

White had 323 yards passing for TLU and Barrolle had 126 yards on 25 carries.

Ryne Lewis, Conlan Aguirre and Cory Ward had nine tackles each for the Cowboys. Kylon Mills, James Place and Tyler Ryan each had interceptions for the defense.

HSU is 2-0 and will play Wayland Baptist at home next weekend in Abilene. TLU fell to 1-1 on the year.
 

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