LC vs. Sul Ross
Intern, Louisiana Gridiron Football
On Saturday, November 8, the Louisiana College Wildcats took on the Sul Ross State Lobos in Alpine, Texas. The Wildcats were able to squeak out a one point, 26-25 victory against a tough, resurgent Sul Ross team.
While the Lobos went into the game with only one victory, and 0-4 in the American Southwest Conference, they have played back-to-back competitive games against some of the conference’s top competition. Sul Ross has a 1st year head coach that is leading his program in the right direction; the Wildcats knew they would have their hands full with the Lobos.
The Wildcat offense, a spark in past weeks, struggled early against Sul Ross. After flying high the past few weeks, the LC offense would have to dig deep in order to give the Wildcats a late lead. After falling to a late 11 point deficit, senior Ira Jewitt made the big play the Wildcats needed returning a kick-off for 6. After a failed 2 point try, the Wildcats would put their stiff defense onto the field in order to give their team a shot at winning. The defense responded the way any stingy defense would and put their offense back onto the field. A fumbled snap on a punt, the Lobos turned the ball over in Louisiana College territory. Receiver Shed Davis would score his second touchdown of the day, this one on the ground, giving the Wildcats a one-point lead after another failed two-point conversion try. The Lobos were able to march down the field on the LC defense putting the team in a first and goal situation late in the game. Freshman nose tackle Jacob Rush would make a critical play forcing a fumble that was recovered by LC closing the game. The Wildcats’ 26-25 victory marks the 14th time in a row that LC has defeated Sul Ross.