Friday, November 10, 2017

HBU hosts Lamar in final home game of season

Photo by Darla Tamulitis, La Vita Loca Photography
Copyright 2017 All Rights Reserved

By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2017 All Rights Reserved

HOUSTON, TEXAS (November 10, 2017) The Houston Baptist University Huskies will host the Lamar Cardinals in their final home game of the 2017 season on Saturday, November 11 at Husky Stadium in Houston, Both teams post  identical records; 1-8 for the season and 0-7 in Southland Conference.  

The Huskies have outscored its opponents 50-30 in the first quarter this season. In addition, they have scored a touchdown on their opening drive three times and has led or been tied after the first quarter in seven of nine times. Senior wide receiver Ethan Fry had set new HBU records for receptions (36) and yards (451) with a pair of touchdowns and is the Huskies’ all-time leader with 96 catches for 1,343 yards. On Nov. 4, he posted the second 100-plus yard receiving performance in school history with 111 at #17 Nicholls.

Freshman running back James Brown recorded the sixth 100-plus-yard rushing performance, carrying 14 times for 118 yards and a touchdown in a 24-17 victory over Texas Southern. He opened the Huskies’ final drive with a 34-yard gain, then capped it with a 33-yard touchdown run that essentially put the game away. Brown earned STATS FCS National Freshman of the Week honorable mention for his performance.

Senior linebacker Garrett Dolan, who ranked second in the nation in tackles last year to earn AP and STATS FC All-America honors, has been named to the STATS FCS Preseason All-America Team, the Buck Buchanan Award Watch List for the nation’s top defensive player, the College Football Yearbook FCS Starting Lineup and was a Southland Preseason All-Conference First Team selection. Dolan has made 510 career tackles and is a three-time All-Southland pick.

HBU has 13 fifth-year seniors who have been with the program since it’s beginning: Terrell Brown III, Tyler Brown, Garrett Dolan, Ethan Fry, Danny Garza, Christian Guzman, Tyler Helaire, Austin Holley, B.J. Kelly, Kameron Lecoq, Cody Moncure, Eduardo Osegueda and Taylor Thompson

Senior linebacker Garrett Dolan ranks fourth all-time in FCS history with 510 career tackles. He leads the Southland and is ranked third nationally with 12.8 tackles per game.

Lamar leads the all-time series against HBU, 2-1, with the Huskies scoring their first-ever Southland Conference road win last year with a 24-17 victory over the Cardinals on Oct. 29 in Beaumont. HBU will hit the road to take on No. 4 Sam Houston State in the regular-season finale Saturday, November 18 at 1 p.m. at Bowers Stadium in Huntsville, Texas.

No comments: