Football game

The Texas Wesleyan Rams proved to be no competition for UCA, as the Bears ended on a 60-point lead against the Texas team.

UCA kept steady pace with scoring while also holding back the Rams for nearly the entire game. 

The Bears racked up points in the first quarter, having 14 points against Texas Wesleyan’s zero with a comfortable 12 minutes and 21 seconds left in the quarter. End of the first quarter was 21-0. 

Beginning of the second quarter the ball was in UCA’s possession. Junior quarterback Breylin Smith’s pass to sophomore wide receiver Chris Richmond was good for the first touchdown of the quarter, leaving 14 minutes and 6 seconds on the clock. 

By the end of the second quarter UCA climbed to 49 points, Texas Wesleyan still zero.

The ball was in Wesleyan’s possession at the start of the third. The team gained a few yards after an incomplete pass, but were flagged for a false start with ten minutes and 17 seconds left on the clock.

UCA brought the score up to 63 by the end of the quarter, Texas Wesleyan still at zero.

The Rams maintained zero points until the first half of the fourth quarter when Wesleyan’s freshman kicker Daniel Trejo’s field goal from the 24-yard line was good for three points.

UCA came out of the third quarter with 63 points and held it through the fourth, leaving the final score 63-3.  

Sophomore wide receiver Tyler Hudson broke another University record for receiving yards in a career following a 25-yard touchdown pass from Smith. 

“He’s a big time player. I mean, I think that’s no secret,” Smith said. “He’s an awesome player and I’m just fortunate to get to play with him. He’s a great football player, but he’s a good dude too. That’s what makes it fun for me. And I’m so glad I got to throw it to him to break the record.”

Hudson said he came into the sport wanting to break every record he could. 

“I came in freshman year thinking I was going to break every record that I could whenever I finished here,” Hudson said. “So to be able to accomplish this one already, that’s kinda motivating for me to go and do some other records.”

Football coach Nathan Brown said his biggest takeaway of the night was that both teams played “clean football.”

“We were efficient when we had the football. Defensively, we didn’t give up any big points in that last fourth quarter play,” Brown said. “It was a total dominating effort, and that’s the way it should’ve been.”

The Bears will face Stephen F. Austin next at home Nov. 13 at 4 p.m. 

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