Football team narrowly beats Eastern New Mexico in AT&T Stadium, 28-24

Jacklyn York

Head football coach Bill Maskill leads the football team onto the field of AT&T Stadium for the start of the game, Sept. 19. MSU defeated Eastern New Mexico University, 28-24. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Head football coach Bill Maskill leads the football team onto the field of AT&T Stadium for the start of the game, Sept. 19. MSU defeated Eastern New Mexico University, 28-24. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Midwestern State University quarterback Quade Coward scored a 2-yard touchdown run in the final seconds of the team’s Lone Star Football Festival victory over Eastern New Mexico, 28-24.

“I wasn’t expecting to get the ball, but in that type of situation you always want the ball to be in your hands, and for it to come down to that it does make it more special,” said Coward, exercise physiology junior.

Despite the close final score, Midwestern struggled offensively in the first half, only scoring one touchdown on a 9-yard run by running back Vincent Johnson, mechanical engineering freshman.

The second half was a nail biter with neither team able to take a substantial lead.

The team’s next game will be Sept. 27 against Tarleton State at Memorial Stadium.

 

2015 AT&T Stadium Game

Midwestern State's defense lines up against Eastern New Mexico University in the first half of the game in AT&T Stadium, Sept. 19. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Midwestern State's defense lines up against Eastern New Mexico University in the first half of the game in AT&T Stadium, Sept. 19. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Terrence Smith, education major, attempts to pass the ball in the game against Eastern New Mexico University at AT&T Stadium, Sept. 19. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Terrence Smith, education major, attempts to pass the ball in the game against Eastern New Mexico University at AT&T Stadium, Sept. 19. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Daniel Laudemilk, history, tackles an opponent from Eastern New Mexico University at AT&T Stadium, Sept. 19. MSU beat ENMU 28-24. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Daniel Laudemilk, history, tackles an opponent from Eastern New Mexico University at AT&T Stadium, Sept. 19. MSU beat ENMU 28-24. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Arsenio Phillips, marketing major, dodges a play from Eastern New Mexico University, while his teammate, Breion Evans, kinesiology major, blocks him during the game at AT&T Stadium, Sept. 19. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Arsenio Phillips, marketing major, dodges a play from Eastern New Mexico University, while his teammate, Breion Evans, kinesiology major, blocks him during the game at AT&T Stadium, Sept. 19. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Quade Coward, exercise physiology major, and Derek Lockhart, sport and leisure studies major, celebrate after Coward got the winning touchdown of the game at the At&T Stadium, Sept. 19. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Quade Coward, exercise physiology major, and Derek Lockhart, sport and leisure studies major, celebrate after Coward got the winning touchdown of the game at the At&T Stadium, Sept. 19. Photo by Francisco Martinez
The Golden Thunder Marching Band, Goldettes, and MSU Colorguard end the second performance of their half time show, moving onto the Fight Song as their last performance in the AT&T Stadium, Sept, 19. MSU played Eastern New Mexico University Photo by Rachel Johnson
The Golden Thunder Marching Band, Goldettes, and MSU Colorguard end the second performance of their half time show, moving onto the Fight Song as their last performance in the AT&T Stadium, Sept, 19. MSU played Eastern New Mexico University Photo by Rachel Johnson
Head football coach Bill Maskill leads the football team onto the field of AT&T Stadium for the start of the game, Sept. 19. MSU played Eastern New Mexico University at 11:30a.m. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Head football coach Bill Maskill leads the football team onto the field of AT&T Stadium for the start of the game, Sept. 19. MSU played Eastern New Mexico University at 11:30a.m. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Avery Stout, radiology sophomore, Kylie Goble, nursing junior, Hannah Schulte, radiology sophomore, Ashlee Hasten, radiology senior, Kourtnie Renfro, dental hygene junior, get their picture taken by a friend outside of the AT&T Stadium while tailgating during the game. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Avery Stout, radiology sophomore, Kylie Goble, nursing junior, Hannah Schulte, radiology sophomore, Ashlee Hasten, radiology senior, Kourtnie Renfro, dental hygene junior, get their picture taken by a friend outside of the AT&T Stadium while tailgating during the game. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Jovonte Clark, alumni, holds a sign advertising his Snapchat account while tailgating outside the AT&T Stadium with Terrah Piggee, marketing senior, Simeon Nwegbo, alumni, and Michelle Blount, geology graduate student, Sept. 19. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Jovonte Clark, alumni, holds a sign advertising his Snapchat account while tailgating outside the AT&T Stadium with Terrah Piggee, marketing senior, Simeon Nwegbo, alumni, and Michelle Blount, geology graduate student, Sept. 19. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Robert Luke, computer science junior, Melanie Ramos, biology sophomore, Tim Torres, biology sophomore, Estefani del Villar, dental hygene freshman, Juan Mercado, sociology junior, and Gabriel Mercado, family of MSU student, cheer as they realize they have been put on the big screen at the AT&T Stadium, Sept. 19. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Robert Luke, computer science junior, Melanie Ramos, biology sophomore, Tim Torres, biology sophomore, Estefani del Villar, dental hygene freshman, Juan Mercado, sociology junior, and Gabriel Mercado, family of MSU student, cheer as they realize they have been put on the big screen at the AT&T Stadium, Sept. 19. Photo by Rachel Johnson