Team OF The Week, September 26th, 2013: MSU Football
This past weekend the MSU football team made their longest road trip since the Mustangs resumed football in 1988. And after an 885 mile trip to Carrollton Georgia, the Mustangs walked into undefeated West Georgia's University Stadium and came out with a hard fought win..
In a three point loss to Tarleton State in the first game of the year, the Mustangs amassed just 79 rushing yards. Just one week later, MSU had two backs rush for over 100 yards. Keidrick Jackson who rushed for 184 yards and 2 touchdowns, and Dante Taylor. Taylor rushing for 123 yards and two touchdowns of his own, "it was a great one. Coach preached all week that we come out physical. We did that. It was a long trip to georgia but we just had to make sure we stayed focused and came out with the right mindset."
Coach Maskill says this one was all about the teams first year players getting a win under their belt. MSU with 37 new player that had yet to experience a win in a mustang uniform, "when we were counting points like we do after every win there was joy and energy and excitement. It was a hard fought win believe me. We had to do a lot to win that game. We made a ton of mistakes and yet we made a ton of good plays as well to overcome our mistakes."
One of those plays was a Dante Taylor 32 yard run that broke a 21-21 tie in the third quarter, "it was Peter Smith. He came and kicked the linebacker out, tried to cut it up and tried to make one guy miss. And kept my feet moving..."
Keidrick Jackson then put it all but out of reach for West Georgia with a three yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter. That run was then followed by a Lynn Williams interception with under two minutes to play. Cementing the win for the Mustangs, "it was a good feeling. I was glad i was able to make the play for my team. It was just a good feeling and then to get the win along with it was great."
With the win MSU improved to 1-and-1 on the season. The Mustangs finally coming home for a Saturday Matchup against Lone Star Conference for Texas A&M Commerce.