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Vincent Johnson, mechanical engineering junior, continues moving forward after dodging a player during the MSU vs Texas A&M-Commerce game at Memorial Stadium, where MSU won 47-42, Oct. 7, 2017. Photo by Francisco Martinez

The No. 10 football team defeated the No. 2 Texas A&M-Commerce Lions on Saturday, Oct. 7 with a score of 47-42, bringing its overall record to 4-0. MSU has won three straight games against the Lions, and this win is the highest-ranked team the Mustangs have ever beaten.

The team will travel to San Angelo, Texas this weekend to play against Angelo State University at 6 p.m.

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Adrian Seales, criminal justice junior, dodges tackles made by three A&M Commerce players. Photo by Marissa Daley
Adrian Seales, criminal justice junior, dodges tackles made by three A&M Commerce players. Photo by Marissa Daley
Adrian Seales, criminal justice junior, dodges tackles made by three A&M Commerce players. Photo by Marissa Daley
Adrian Seales, criminal justice junior, dodges tackles made by three A&M Commerce players. Photo by Marissa Daley
Adrian Seales, criminal justice junior, attempts to run the ball during the MSU vs Texas A&M Commerce game at Memorial Stadium where MSU won 47-42, Oct. 7, 2017. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Adrian Seales, criminal justice junior, attempts to run the ball during the MSU vs Texas A&M Commerce game at Memorial Stadium where MSU won 47-42, Oct. 7, 2017. Photo by Francisco Martinez
The crowd goes crazy over another touchdown for MSU at the Texas A&M Commerce vs MSU football game held at the Memorial Stadium, Oct. 7. Photo by Marissa Daley
The crowd goes crazy over another touchdown for MSU at the Texas A&M Commerce vs MSU football game held at the Memorial Stadium, Oct. 7. Photo by Marissa Daley
Layton Rabb, accounting junior, hands off the ball to his running back Vincent Johnson, mechanical engineering junior, during the MSU vs. Texas A&M Commerce game at Memorial Stadium, where MSU won 47-42, Oct. 7, 2017. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Layton Rabb, accounting junior, hands off the ball to his running back Vincent Johnson, mechanical engineering junior, during the MSU vs. Texas A&M Commerce game at Memorial Stadium, where MSU won 47-42, Oct. 7, 2017. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Vincent Johnson, mechanical engineering junior, continues moving forward after dodging a player during the MSU vs Texas A&M Commerce game at Memorial Stadium, where MSU won 47-42, Oct. 7, 2017. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Vincent Johnson, mechanical engineering junior, continues moving forward after dodging a player during the MSU vs Texas A&M Commerce game at Memorial Stadium, where MSU won 47-42, Oct. 7, 2017. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Travon Ranson, criminal justice sophomore, attempts to block for Deandre Black, business manangement senior, during the MSU vs Texas A&M Commerce game at Memorial Stadium, where MSU won 47-42, Oct. 7, 2017. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Travon Ranson, criminal justice sophomore, attempts to block for Deandre Black, business manangement senior, during the MSU vs Texas A&M Commerce game at Memorial Stadium, where MSU won 47-42, Oct. 7, 2017. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Layton Rabb, accounting junior, throws the ball to a reciever during the MSU vs Texas A&M Commerce game at Memorial Stadium, where MSU won 47-42, Oct 7, 2017. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Layton Rabb, accounting junior, throws the ball to a reciever during the MSU vs Texas A&M Commerce game at Memorial Stadium, where MSU won 47-42, Oct 7, 2017. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Tyrique Edwards, criminal justice sophomore, kisses his two fingers and points them up to the sky after scoring the second touchdown for MSU during the game against Texas A&M-Commerce Oct. 7. Edwards' pointing was in reference to his teammate Robert Grays death. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Tyrique Edwards, criminal justice sophomore, kisses his two fingers and points them up to the sky after scoring the second touchdown for MSU during the game against Texas A&M-Commerce Oct. 7. Edwards' pointing was in reference to his teammate Robert Grays death. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Vincent Johnson, mechnical engineering junior, rushes the ball during the MSU vs Texas A&M Commerce game at Memorial Stadium, where MSU won 47-42, Oct 7, 2017. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Vincent Johnson, mechnical engineering junior, rushes the ball during the MSU vs Texas A&M Commerce game at Memorial Stadium, where MSU won 47-42, Oct 7, 2017. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Alec Divalerio, exercise physiology junior, attempts to recover the quackerback's fumble during the MSU vs. Texas A&M Commerce game at Memorial Stadium, where MSU won 47-42, Oct 7, 2017. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Alec Divalerio, exercise physiology junior, attempts to recover the quackerback's fumble during the MSU vs. Texas A&M Commerce game at Memorial Stadium, where MSU won 47-42, Oct 7, 2017. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Layton Rabb, accounting junior, does a hand off to Vincent Johnson, mechanical engineering junior, during the game against Texas A&M-Commerce at Memorial Stadium Oct. 7. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Layton Rabb, accounting junior, does a hand off to Vincent Johnson, mechanical engineering junior, during the game against Texas A&M-Commerce at Memorial Stadium Oct. 7. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Robert Luke, computer science senior, cheers the MSU football team on to victory against Texas A&M-Commerce with a final score of 47-42. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Robert Luke, computer science senior, cheers the MSU football team on to victory against Texas A&M-Commerce with a final score of 47-42. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Alexis Maggard, special education freshman, twirls her baton that is on fire around her shoulders as a part the Golden Thunder Marching Band's halftime performance titled 'Changing Channels' Oct. 7. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Alexis Maggard, special education freshman, twirls her baton that is on fire around her shoulders as a part the Golden Thunder Marching Band's halftime performance titled 'Changing Channels' Oct. 7. Photo by Rachel Johnson
The Golden Thunder band performs "Changing Channels" for the Texas A&M Commerce vs MSU football game held at the Memorial Stadium, Oct. 7. Photo by Marissa Daley
The Golden Thunder band performs "Changing Channels" for the Texas A&M Commerce vs MSU football game held at the Memorial Stadium, Oct. 7. Photo by Marissa Daley
Desire Graves, performance junior, leads the Golden Thunder Marching Band as one of the drum majors during the halftime. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Desire Graves, performance junior, leads the Golden Thunder Marching Band as one of the drum majors during the halftime. Photo by Rachel Johnson
The cheerleaders and crowd hold up the number 24 in replace of the Stang sign everytime the team does a kick return at every game since Robert Grays' passing on Sept. 19. Photo by Rachel Johnson
The cheerleaders and crowd hold up the number 24 in replace of the Stang sign everytime the team does a kick return at every game since Robert Grays' passing on Sept. 19. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Alexis Maggard, spech education freshman, performs her routine with her batons while the band performs "Changing Channels" for the Texas A&M Commerce vs MSU football game held at the Memorial Stadium, Oct. 7. Photo by Marissa Daley
Alexis Maggard, spech education freshman, performs her routine with her batons while the band performs "Changing Channels" for the Texas A&M Commerce vs MSU football game held at the Memorial Stadium, Oct. 7. Photo by Marissa Daley
Alexis Maggard, spech education freshman, shows off her hair ribbon while she tosses her lit batons in the air as the band performs "Changing Channels" for the Texas A&M Commerce vs MSU football game held at the Memorial Stadium, Oct. 7. Photo by Marissa Daley
Alexis Maggard, spech education freshman, shows off her hair ribbon while she tosses her lit batons in the air as the band performs "Changing Channels" for the Texas A&M Commerce vs MSU football game held at the Memorial Stadium, Oct. 7. Photo by Marissa Daley
The Golden Thunder Marching Band performs their halftime show called 'Changing Channels' during the halftime of the game against Texas A&M-Commerce Oct. 7. Photo by Rachel Johnson
The Golden Thunder Marching Band performs their halftime show called 'Changing Channels' during the halftime of the game against Texas A&M-Commerce Oct. 7. Photo by Rachel Johnson
The percussion section into formation, performing "Changing Channels." Photo by Marissa Daley
The percussion section into formation, performing "Changing Channels." Photo by Marissa Daley
Crowd reacts after MSU scores a towchdown during the MSU vs Texas A&M Commerce game at Memorial Stadium,where MSU won 47-42, Oct 7, 2017. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Crowd reacts after MSU scores a towchdown during the MSU vs Texas A&M Commerce game at Memorial Stadium,where MSU won 47-42, Oct 7, 2017. Photo by Francisco Martinez
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Rachel Johnson, Photo Journalist
Rachel Johnson is a photographer for The Wichitan. Rachel is in her fourth year in mass communication with a minor in broadcasting. She started getting into photography her freshman year of high school, then took a photojournalism class and a yearbook course where her passion for photography only grew. She has been working for The Wichitan on and...
Francisco Martinez, Photo Editor
Francisco Martinez is a photographer for The Wichitan. Francisco is in his fourth year majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. He was born in Long Island, New York and graduated from Hillcrest High School in Dallas, Texas. Throughout all of high school he played Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Football, Track, Cross Country, Wrestling,...
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