KINGSVILLE – Talk about making the most of your drives. Despite trailing heading into the second half, Texas A&M University-Kingsville (7-3, 5-3 LSC) scored on three of its four drives in the final 30 minutes en route to its fifth consecutive Lone Star Conference victory, 28-13, over Western New Mexico University (3-7, 3-5 LSC) on Senior Night Saturday evening at Javelina Stadium.
The victory marked the most wins in a single season since 2010 and the longest win streak since 2010. Myles Carr tossed three touchdowns in the victory, two to Stehly Reden. The duo set new single season program marks in passing touchdowns and touchdowns by a tight end with 26 and seven, respectively. The previous passing touchdown mark was 24 by Abel Gonzalez back in 2001. Carr finished 16-of-24 with 307 yards and Reden's two receptions for 74 yards were scores. Luis Lopez continued his torrid pace with 108 rushing yards and a score on 16 carries and three catches for 91 yards. Anthony Autry added seven catches for 96 yards and a touchdown, all in the second half. Senior Greg Pitre rushed for 76 yards.
Trevor Moses led the Hogs with eight tackles and Braedon Robinson followed with seven stops and 1.5 tackles for loss. Quentin Parks had 3.0 of his six tackles in the backfield and Joe Crowe finished with 2.0. The duo also forced fumbles in their final home games of the season. After the first quarter, the Javelina defense allowed just three points.
"I was disappointed with our offensive performance in the first half but we came out and executed in the second," said head coach Daren Wilkinson. "We only had four drives in the second half and scored on three of them and kneeled on the fourth. Our defense played well."