Mustangs trample Missouri in season opener

Lakaylah Arthur

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Joel Onyia, nursing sophomore, picks up Jake Glover, accounting senior, after Glover scored a touchdown at the season opener against Missouri University of Science and Technology. Midwestern State University defeated Missouri S&T 40-23 Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts

Joel Onyia, nursing sophomore, picks up Jake Glover, accounting senior, after Glover scored a touchdown at the season opener against Missouri University of Science and Technology. Midwestern State University defeated Missouri S&T 40-23 Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts

The Midwestern State football team walked away from the season opener with a win against the Missouri S&T Miners, 40-23.

The Mustangs had the crowd in disbelief after allowing Missouri to score two touchdowns within the first four minutes on the play clock. The Mustangs would trail 0-14, but a big play by junior Dominique Williams who ran a 47- yard punt return all the way into the end zone put Midwestern on the board, sparking an offensive surge.

Impressive plays in the second quarter by senior quarterback Jake Glover who rushed 10- yards for a MSU TD, and sophomore Dante Taylor who rushed 58- yards for a Mustangs TD, a nail biting 65- yard pass from sophomore quarterback Quade Coward to Levy Wilson for a MSU TD all contributed to their 34- 20 lead over the Miners going into halftime.

Midwestern would close the second half with consecutive field goals a 30- yard field goal in the third quarter, and a 41- yard field goal in the fourth from sophomore kicker Dylan McLain to grant the Mustangs with a 40- 23 W this season opener.

As a reminder of the 27-10 loss against Tarleton State at AT&T Stadium last season QB Jake Glover says this year he ” hopes to make better decisions, execute better & be more accurate with his passes” as they prepare to travel back to Arlington, TX  to prevail in the LSC game over Eastern New Mexico next week.

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2014 Football season opener

Quaterback Jake Glover, accounting senior, runs while looking for an opening at the season opener against Missouri University of Science and Technology. Midwestern State University defeated Missouri S&T 40-23 Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Quaterback Jake Glover, accounting senior, runs while looking for an opening at the season opener against Missouri University of Science and Technology. Midwestern State University defeated Missouri S&T 40-23 Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Jake Glover, accounting senior, is pulled down near the endzone at the season opener against Missouri University of Science and Technology. Midwestern State University defeated Missouri S&T 40-23 Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Jake Glover, accounting senior, is pulled down near the endzone at the season opener against Missouri University of Science and Technology. Midwestern State University defeated Missouri S&T 40-23 Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Joel Onyia, nursing sophomore, picks up Jake Glover, accounting senior, after Glover scored a touchdown at the season opener against Missouri University of Science and Technology. Midwestern State University defeated Missouri S&T 40-23 Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Joel Onyia, nursing sophomore, picks up Jake Glover, accounting senior, after Glover scored a touchdown at the season opener against Missouri University of Science and Technology. Midwestern State University defeated Missouri S&T 40-23 Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Dominique Williams, criminal justice junior, breaks a tackle during a punt return at the season opener against Missouri University of Science and Technology. Midwestern State University defeated Missouri S&T 40-23 Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Dominique Williams, criminal justice junior, breaks a tackle during a punt return at the season opener against Missouri University of Science and Technology. Midwestern State University defeated Missouri S&T 40-23 Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
LaKeith Murray, business marketing senior, runs through smoke before the season opener against Missouri University of Science and Technology. Midwestern State University defeated Missouri S&T 40-23 Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
LaKeith Murray, business marketing senior, runs through smoke before the season opener against Missouri University of Science and Technology. Midwestern State University defeated Missouri S&T 40-23 Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Freshman Don Jerry shakes off a double tackle. Midwestern State University ends the season opener against Missouri University of Science and Technology with a win of 40-23 at Memorial Stadium Saturday night. Photo by Shairi Stanley
Freshman Don Jerry shakes off a double tackle. Midwestern State University ends the season opener against Missouri University of Science and Technology with a win of 40-23 at Memorial Stadium Saturday night. Photo by Shairi Stanley
Senior, Cameron Williams fights for a steal. Midwestern State University ends the season opener against Missouri University of Science and Technology with a win of 40-23 at Memorial Stadium Saturday night. Photo by Shairi Stanley
Senior, Cameron Williams fights for a steal. Midwestern State University ends the season opener against Missouri University of Science and Technology with a win of 40-23 at Memorial Stadium Saturday night. Photo by Shairi Stanley
Senior Jake Glover hands off a sneaky pass to Sophomore Kinesology major, Dante Taylor.Midwestern State University ends the season opener against Missouri University of Science and Technology with a win of 40-23 at Memorial Stadium Saturday night. Photo by Shairi Stanley
Senior Jake Glover hands off a sneaky pass to Sophomore Kinesology major, Dante Taylor.Midwestern State University ends the season opener against Missouri University of Science and Technology with a win of 40-23 at Memorial Stadium Saturday night. Photo by Shairi Stanley
Students live streaming the highlights of the game while showing some school spirit at the game Saturday night. Midwestern defeated Missouri Science and Technology 40-23 at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Students live streaming the highlights of the game while showing some school spirit at the game Saturday night. Midwestern defeated Missouri Science and Technology 40-23 at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Taylor Hibbs, radiology freshman, out at the football game hanging out with friends. She said her favorite thing about the game at that point was how the guy got pulled down by the hair. Midwestern defeated Missouri Science and Technology 40-23 at Memorial Stadium Photo by Rachel Johnson
Taylor Hibbs, radiology freshman, out at the football game hanging out with friends. She said her favorite thing about the game at that point was how the guy got pulled down by the hair. Midwestern defeated Missouri Science and Technology 40-23 at Memorial Stadium Photo by Rachel Johnson
The persussionists lined up and ready to go play across the field to open the half time show. They were at the home game against Missouri University Science and Techonology. MIdwestern defeated Missouri S&T 40-23 at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Rachel Johnson
The persussionists lined up and ready to go play across the field to open the half time show. They were at the home game against Missouri University Science and Techonology. MIdwestern defeated Missouri S&T 40-23 at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Rachel Johnson
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