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March 2, 2014

White team outscores Blue in A&M-Commerce spring game

COMMERCe —   Texas A&M University-Commerce football fans got a good look at their 2014 Lions squad on a sunny Saturday afternoon during the annual Blue-White Spring Game at Memorial Stadium.

  Quarterback Deric Davis, who started several games for the Lions in 2012 and scored six touchdowns in one game in 2013, started for the White team. Harrison Stewart, who took over for Tyrik Rollison midseason last year after Rollison injured his leg, started under center for the Blue Team. Rollison, who was not at the game, is still recovering from his injury.

  The defenses held firm for the first quarter, after Stewart and Davis were unable to get their offenses in the end zone.

  In their first possession of the second quarter, defensive back Tarik Spencer intercepted a Stewart pass to give the White team the ball back. Davis hooked up with wide receiver Seth Smith on a 31-yard touchdown pass to turn the interception into points and give White the 7-0 lead.

  On his squad’s next possession, Davis connected on a 29-yard pass to wide receiver Hayden March for his second touchdown of the game. Later in the game, Davis hit sophomore Vernon Johnson for a 63-yard score to give the White team a 21-0 lead.

Stewart got the Blue team on the board with a 50-yard strike to Ricky Collins, which doubled Blue team’s first half yard total.

  Quarterback Joshua Brown completed an 11-yard pass to Smith, who had a great game, to give White the 28-7 victory.

  “This is a totally different ball club in terms of level of play, skill level,” said A&M-Commerce’s second-year head coach Colby Carthel. “We’re greatly improved from this time compared to last spring. We have to continue to build team chemistry. We will have a talented team this fall, and how many games we win will depend on our chemistry and our leadership.”

  The Lions’ 2014 schedule will be announced sometime later this month.

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