Adams State Defeats Aggies, 43-0
- by Scott Puryear of Aggie Sports on 10/23/05
Goodwell, OK - On the final leg of a four consecutive road
game trip, the Oklahoma Panhandle State football team traveled
to Alamosa, Colorado to face Adams State. Adams State jumped
out to a 24-0 halftime lead on the way to a 43-0 victory on
At an elevation of 7,500 feet, teams that visit Adams State
need to have a good deal of air in their lungs and gas in their
tanks and the Aggies worked very hard against the Grizzlies.
Adams State is now 5-4 on the year and all of their victories
have come on their home field.
The Aggies did not have the advantage
of good field position for most of Saturday’s contest and a good deal of that
had to do with Adams State’s punter, Jeff Williams. OPSU
fans may well remember Williams’ booming kicks last year
in Goodwell and he was up to his old tricks again on Saturday,
averaging 61.5 yards on four punts and pinning the Aggies deep
in their own territory three times.
OPSU’s junior running back, David
Daniels, fought his way for 86 yards in 17 tries to lead
the Aggies, and teammate Shane Black nabbed three passes
for 20 yards. On defense, Jeborric Evans (All-America last
season) was in on a dozen tackles and had a dandy 56-yard
return of a kick-off.
Talented Aggie linebacker Clifford Dean was also in on 12
tackles (two of them for losses). Hershel Alfred was in on
11 stops, including a quarterback sack. Rugged middle linebacker
Ranoaldo Davis, busy in pass coverage most of the day, managed
to pick one off and return it 21 yards. Orlando Vargas also
grabbed an interception for OPSU (now 1-8).
Next Saturday, and for the first time
in a month, the Aggies will be back in Goodwell at Carl Wooten
Field. It will be the third annual Panhandle Pork Bowl, and
this year’s foe
will be Western New Mexico. There will be plenty of fun and
excitement, and kick-off is slated for 1:00 p.m.