With the Hammerheads clinging to a one-touchdown lead in the final minutes Saturday night, quarterback Dustin Almond called his own number.

He rambled through the line of scrimmage for a 4-yard touchdown run, and immediately celebrated by launching the ball across the field and into the stands. The excitement of breaking Corpus Christi's two-game losing streak got the best of the former Southern Mississippi star.

The Hammerheads broke their losing skid by beating the CenTex Barracudas, 70-54, in the Central Pavilion Arena Saturday night.

With one game left in the regular season Saturday night against Louisiana, the Hammerheads have clinched a first-round playoff bye and a home game in the second round.

Corpus Christi (10-3) pulled away from CenTex (8-6) in the second half when Almond threw touchdown passes of 20 and 29 yards to Nathaniel Dunn and then rushed for his second rushing TD of the night.

Almond, who was coming off two three-interception games, was 17 of 33 for 209 yards and four touchdowns.

Running back Fred Wallace kept the Hammerheads in the game early with four touchdown runs.

Corpus Christi's defense managed to hold CenTex to only 153 yards. Former University of Texas quarterback James Brown threw five touchdown passes for the Barracudas.