Javs Head To Commerce Looking To Get Back On Winning Track
KINGSVILLE, Texas – The Texas A&M-Kingsville hits the road this weekend as it looks to snap a two-game losing streak when it visits Texas A&M-Commerce on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.
Fans unable to make the trip to Commerce can listen to the game on the Macareno Signs & Graphics of Alice Javelina Football Radio Network.
The Javelinas enter the contest 2-2 overall and 1-2 in the Lone Star Conference, while the Lions are 0-3 overall and 0-1 in the LSC.
The teams will be battling for the Lt. General. Claire Lee Chennault Cup. In 19 years vying for the trophy, the Javelinas have kept the trophy in their possession 16 of 19 times. Kingsville has won the last four meetings.
A quick start will be the key for the Javelinas. TAMUK has been outscored 20-6 in the first period and 58-32 in the opening half. In the second half, Kingsville has held a 57-47 advantage.
Offensively, the Javelinas are coming off one of the top passing games in school history. Quarterback Bryan Ehrlich threw for 415 yards a week ago, which tied for the second-highest passing total in school history. It was his first start as a member of the Javelinas. Sherman Batiste was a key target with 166 yards receiving on 8 catches and a pair of touchdowns.
Defensively, the Javelinas will be looking for a return to form. After giving up just 20 points in the first two games in jumping out to a 2-0 start, Kingsville has given up 30 points in each of the last two contests.
Commerce has struggled on each side of the ball. Offensively, the Lions are averaging just 12 points a game. Defensively, the team is allowing 41 points. Deric Davis, who is averaging 147 yards a game passing, leads the offense and receiver Tyler Rawlings, who is catching 4.7 passes a game.
Senior Danny Mason is the top tackler on the team averaging 10.7 a game. He is currently third in the league. Teammate. Joel Wren is tied with the Javelinas’ Jeremy Aguilar for seventh with nine takedowns a game.