October 22, 2011

Cowboys Roll Over Texas Lutheran

ABILENE, Texas — Hardin-Simmons rolled up 680 yards of offense and rolled to a 67-17 Homecoming win over Texas Lutheran on Saturday afternoon at Shelton Stadium. 

The win was the Cowboys' third straight and HSU is 5-3 on the year and 3-3 in ASC play. Texas Lutheran fell to 3-2 in league play and 4-3 overall.

HSU had an all-around team effort as the defense allowed just 312.

Zach Stewart had his best day as a Cowboy as he went 25-of-36 for 421 yards and six touchdowns. His favorite target was Corey Jones, who hauled in nine catches for 207 yards and five touchdowns. Bryce Johnson also had five catches for 104 yards. 

The Cowboys finished the day with 454 yards through the air and tied a school record with seven passing touchdowns.

TLU took the early lead when Dominique Hardaway scored on a 6-yard run. Then Jones took over scoring on 13 and 5 yard touchdown passes from Stewart. Allen Cain kicked a 36-yard field goal to make it 14-10. 

Jones scored again on a 10-yard pass from Stewart and Steven Rockwell scored his eighth touchdown in the last three games on a 17-yard run to make it 27-10 at halftime.

Kyle McNally returned an interception 41 yards for a score on HSU's first drive of the second half to narrow it to 27-17. The Cowboys then scored the next 40 points to roll to the win. 

J.P. Tillman scored on a 5-yard run, Stewart hit Jones on a 59-yard touchdown to make it 47-17 after the third quarter.

Stewart hit Johnson on a 47-yard TD on his last throw of the game with 13:52 to play. Jay Wise intercepted a pass and returned it to 24 yards for a touchdown. 

HSU scored its final points from a 33-yard touchdown pass from Taylor Byrd to Logan Simpson.

Jonathan Petty led the Cowboy defense with 11 tackles.

HSU will play at crosstown rival McMurry for the final time next weekend, looking to extend its streak to 20 straight years with a winning season. HSU has won 23 in a row over McMurry.

 

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