MSU Roundup: #24 Mustang FB Falls to West Texas A&M

FOOTBALL: Mustangs fall to West Texas A&M in regular season finale, 19-12

No. 25 West Texas A&M outlasted 24th-ranked Midwestern State 19-12 in a defensive slugfest Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.

The Buffaloes (9-2, 4-2) converted four field goals by Sergio Castillo then capped off the day with the lone touchdown of the game as Torrence Allen fell on a fumble in the end zone with 6:17 to play.

The Mustangs answered with a 1-yard run by Keidrick Jackson with 91 seconds to play and recovered the ensuing onside kick but were unable to move the ball down the field.

Midwestern State ends the season at 7-3 overall and 3-3 in Lone Star Conference play.

MSU senior running back Keidrick Jackson ran for a game-high 132 yards on 25 carries to close his sterling career as MSU's all time leading ball carrier at 4,003 yards.

Junior tight end Mark Strange added a career day with 117 yards on seven receptions as the Mustangs managed 284 total yards of offense.

The Mustangs were plagued by two interceptions -- both by John McSheffery -- with one coming on a jump pass thrown by Shavodrick Beaver in the second quarter after Jackson broke free on a 67-yard run to set MSU up at the 5-yard line.

MSU was unable to push the ball past the goal line on the first two down before Beaver's jump pass was read by McSheffery to thwart the drive. The second came on a 4th-and-10 attempt in the fourth quarter which set up the Buffs' lone touchdown drive.

The Midwestern defense led by Neiko Conway who finished with nine tackles, an interception and three pass breakups held the Buffs almost 200 yards off of the season average. West Texas A&M managed 315 yards on 74 offensive plays as Vaughan finished with 250 yards on 23-of-46 passing.

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VOLLEYBALL: Marzik, Mustangs take down Southwestern Oklahoma in finale

Sophomore outside hitter Nicole Marzik erupted for a season-high 15 kills to lead Midwestern State to a 25-22, 25-19, 25-17 win in the regular season finale Saturday afternoon at Rankin Williams Fieldhouse.

The Mustangs (17-12) open Lone Star Conference Postseason Tournament play against Angelo State Thursday at WTAMU Fieldhouse in Canyon, Texas. First serve is set for noon.

The Mustangs blistered the ball to the tune of a .320 team attack percentage committing just 15 errors as six different players finished with at least five kills.

Senior setter/outside hitter Marija Jovanovic put down eight kills while hitting .375. She completed a solid all-around performance with 19 assists, six digs and two total blocks.

Senior right-side hitter Michelle Blount hit .429 with seven kills and a single error to hit .429 to go along with four total blocks.

Senior middle blocker Caitlin Wallace needed 10 total attacks to put down six kills without an error (.600) to go along with five total blocks, while freshman middle blocker Sarah Garfield added six kills with a pair of blocks.

Senior outside hitter Beatriz Villalba added five kills with one miscue in 13 attacks (.308).

Junior libero Casey Fletcher had 15 digs to lead back row efforts.

Allison Cole had 11 kills to lead Southwestern Oklahoma State as the Bulldogs fell to 13-20.