West Texas A&M has three video games left in the season. While the playoffs are a protracted shot at this level, do not inform them there’s nothing left to play.
The Buffs are 5-3 general with a 3-3 mark in the Lone Start Conference as they head into motion against Western New Mexico at 1 p.m. Saturday in Silver City, New Mexico.
WNMU is 4-4 general in LSC and has a 3-3 file, however WT head coach Hunter Hughes acknowledged that is one in every of the greatest Mustang groups he is seen in his six years at the helm.
“As far as I know, more than 40 transfers have come in,” he stated. “They are much more athletic than before.”
Hughes particularly highlighted the play of WNMU quarterback Devin Larsen. Outstanding are 157 of 272 passes for 1,687 yards, 17 touchdowns and 13 interceptions this yr. Hughes famous that WNMU throws the ball “probably 65-75% of the time” so slowing down this assault will probably be essential.
WT has some key figures in the secondary faculty who can just do that.
Ty Dillon is second on the workforce with 46 tackles whereas Sign Shuva is third with 40. Dillon fired three passes whereas Shuva had his first interception of the yr against Central Washington final week. They teamed for 14 cross breaks and Hughes commented on how stable they each have been all through the yr.
“Last week we had two newcomers including Sign Shuva,” he stated. “Ty Dillon is a sophomore who did not actually begin final yr. … Sign has been stable as a real newcomer the entire time. We knew what he was able to, we simply did not know it could occur so rapidly. His perspective, like Ty’s, is simply, ‘Keep going, I’m up for any problem.'”
On offense, the Buffs will look to match Larsen’s skills with their veteran quarterback, Nick Gerber. The sixth-year signal caller has three touchdowns and has thrown for 1,762 yards for the season while rushing for 397 yards. He has 11 total touchdowns and is hoping to build on his performance from last week.
The Buffs are 8-3 all-time against the Mustangs and have won their last three encounters. A win this week would set WT up well for next week’s home final against Eastern New Mexico. The season concludes the following week on the road at Simon Fraser’s.
WEST TEXAS A&M IN WESTERN NEW MEXICO
Lone Star Conference Football
When: Saturday 1 p.m
Where: Altamirano Field, Silver City, New Mexico
Records: WT 5-3, 3-3; WNMU 4-4, 3-3
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