Aggies Prepare to Battle War Hawks —By Daulton Perry on 09/28/2012 Goodwell, Okla.—Following an open week, the Oklahoma Panhandle State University Aggies will be facing the War Hawks of McMurry University on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. on Carl Wooten Field in Goodwell.
The Aggies have won two games in a row and McMurry comes into the game with a 1-2 record after losing their last two games. The Aggies, with a record of 2-1, look to have the upper hand in this match up, but each and every opponent presents new challenges that the Aggies will have to overcome.
McMurry's quarterback Jake Mullin is 91-136 for 862 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions on the young season and he averages 287.3 yards per game, so look for him to attack the Aggies secondary throughout the game. The leading rusher for the War Hawks is Paxton Grayer who has 20 carries for 150 yards on the season. Their main attack is through the air, but they can be a threat on the ground as well. The War Hawks have four receivers with over 100 yards receiving so no one receiver is a main focus for Mullin.
As for the Aggies, quarterback Caleb Holbrook is 25-50 for 443 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions. Running back Justice Patterson has 37 carries for 223 yards on the ground with two TDs on the season and leads the Aggies' rushing attack. Nick Collins and Timothy Hollingshed both have over 100 yards receiving on the season and with the large number of Aggies with receptions, there is not one particular Aggie receiver that can be considered the go-to guy. Each and every one contributes throughout the game and look for everyone to do the same is this game. The Aggie defense has been playing brilliantly over the past two games and is only getting better as each week goes on.
Having a bye week helps players recover from minor injuries and rejuvenate from the last game. However, sometimes the week off can negatively affect the team because it means a week off of playing together as one of the field. The Aggies can either turn their long rest into something positive or something negative. McMurry may seem like an easy match up, but the last thing the Aggies need to do is the underestimate their opponent.
Kickoff is at 2:00 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at any Epic Touch location as well as at the stadium the day of the game. Football tickets are $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children ages 5-12 and seniors.
For those unable to attend, KPSU radio will broadcast the game on 91.7 FM and will also stream live on the Internet—find the link at www.opsu.edu/Athletics