Texas College hands Pioneers 26-0 loss - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Texas College hands Pioneers 26-0 loss

Provided by Wayland Baptist University

TYLER - The Wayland Baptist Pioneers came away soaking wet and with a loss here Saturday, falling to the Texas College Steers, 26-0.

The afternoon game was played in a heavy drizzle, which in addition to a staunch Texas College defense helped shut down the Pioneers' offense as Wayland suffered its first shutout of the season.

Wayland fell to 1-3 while Texas College, a fellow NAIA school, ended a 15-game losing skid and improved to 1-4.

Pioneer coach Butch Henderson said he was proud of his team's defensive effort, but added that Wayland's offense simply couldn't manage any momentum.

"We didn't take advantage of opportunities," Henderson said. "We had a short field three or four times, but couldn't do much of anything with it."

In the game played at All-Saints Episcopal School, the Pioneers took possession of the ball inside Texas College territory after long kickoff and punt returns and again after an interception.

"We just didn't executive the game plan," Henderson said.

The coach said Wayland's defense "played an outstanding ballgame.

"The secondary cut out the big plays we've been giving up, and (Texas College) was going after some," Henderson said. "Our front seven kept them contained and played the most physical game they've played all year."

Henderson again praised the Pioneers' special teams, which in addition to turning in solid returns managed a blocked punt. Also, Zac Lopez came in as punter and "did an outstanding job. He kept them pinned back."

Statistics were not immediately available.

After back-to-back road games, Wayland returns home to play Langston, Okla., at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. The Lions (1-3) started the season in the NAIA's Top 25 in a tie for the 22nd spot, but fell out of the poll after losses to Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 17-14, St. Xavier (Ill.), 37-7, and Lamar University, 31-0. Langston's lone win came over Bacone (Okla.) 19-0, a team Wayland plays in Muskogee, Okla., on Oct. 27. Langston took on former Sooner Athletic Conference member Southern Nazarene on Saturday night.

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • Elite 8-bound: Kentucky beats UCLA 86-75 in South semifinal

    Elite 8-bound: Kentucky beats UCLA 86-75 in South semifinal

    Saturday, March 25 2017 1:38 AM EDT2017-03-25 05:38:07 GMT
    Saturday, March 25 2017 1:38 AM EDT2017-03-25 05:38:07 GMT
    De'Aaron Fox scored a career-high 39 points as the Kentucky Wildcats beat UCLA 86-75 in a showdown between two of college basketball's goliaths for a spot in the South Regional final.
    De'Aaron Fox scored a career-high 39 points as the Kentucky Wildcats beat UCLA 86-75 in a showdown between two of college basketball's goliaths for a spot in the South Regional final.
  • No. 3 Red Raiders top Wichita State

    No. 3 Red Raiders top Wichita State

    Saturday, March 25 2017 12:21 AM EDT2017-03-25 04:21:02 GMT
    (Source: KCBD Graphic)(Source: KCBD Graphic)

    After a two-hour weather delay, the 3rd-ranked Red Raiders went right to work, plating three in the first en route to a 10-5 win over Wichita State Friday night.

    After a two-hour weather delay, the 3rd-ranked Red Raiders went right to work, plating three in the first en route to a 10-5 win over Wichita State Friday night.

  • Extra Innings Scores: 3/24

    Extra Innings Scores: 3/24

    Friday, March 24 2017 11:38 PM EDT2017-03-25 03:38:11 GMT
    Source: KCBD GraphicSource: KCBD Graphic

    Area baseball and softball teams fought the winds on Friday. Here are your scores.

    Area baseball and softball teams fought the winds on Friday. Here are your scores.

Powered by Frankly