Sports Andy Morgan 9-2
College football season... game of the night, number one alabama taking on number 3 florida state... roll tide... alabama, not that they needed to make a statement, but they get a statement win over the noles, 24-7 the final.
I hope you enjoyed your saturday... nothing quite like waking up to college football... every season brings new optimism to programs around the country... the problem if you're utep is you scheduled the 7th ranked oklahoma sooners for week one... miners head coach sean kugler said coming into this game, he wanted to see his team compete and win some one- on-one battles... utep did just that on their opening drive... 17- yard toucdown run by walter dawn... that tied the game at 7... === it was all sooners after that... baker mayfield threw for 329 yards and 3 touchdowns in the first half... this one to mark andrews... oklahoma up 35-7 at the half... === the story coming out of this game isn't the loss for utep, but rather this play here... it's a touchdown for oklahoma, but check out the hit by senior linebacker alvin jones... you can't do that... jones was flagged for targeting and would be ejected from the game... === what's even worse is he'll be forced to miss the first half of next weeks game against rice as a result of the ejection... utep loses more than just a game... 56-7 the final.
Now most programs kicked off the season today... but the colorado buffaloes got a 24-hour head start on everyone, with former del valle standout, steven montez leading the buffs to a win over in-state rival, colorado state last night... montez saw extensive playing time last year in his redshirt freshman season, but he's the guy this season for the buffs... montez putting up pretty solid numbers in the win over the rams... 21 of 29 for 202 yards and a touchdown... it wasn't exactly pretty, but montez says a win is a win... and it was his old head coach at del valle that taught him the importance of that.
Steven montez: there's still a ton to learn for me and the offense.
My high school coach always used to tell me, coach perales, he always used to tell me it's tough to win.
Any win you get is a blessing and that's what i'm taking it as tonight.
It's a blessing that we ended up leaving with a victory.
Montez and the buffs will host texas state next week.
Week 2 of the high school football season in the books for the state of new mexico... las cruces in albuquerque today taking on cibola... 1st quarter, payton ball is on the loose... 52 yards for the touchdown... the bulldawgs would not look back from there... they get the win 56-19... las cruces will host rio rancho cleveland next week.
Centennial also making the trip up north today... matched up against manzano... first quarter, san diego state committ jordan byrd connects with andrew erickson for the touchdown... byrd and el dorado's cedarious barfield will be playing their college football together next year... monarchs up 7- nothing... === 2nd quarter, the hawks strike... noah bartlett to darren rodriguez for the score... but it wasn't enough... manzano rolls, 42-21... centennial will host la cueva next week.
The el paso chihuahuas have us all on the edge of our seats... entering play tonight... the chihuahuas are tied for 1st place with the salt lake bees with just 3 games remaining in the regular season... every pitch, every out, it all just seems magnified right now... el paso taking on sacramento tonight... and the dogs taking care of business... they lead it 8-1 in the 6th inning... and guess what... salt lake falls to fresno tonight, 4- 2... so the chihuahuas can take sole possession of 1st place if they can hang on to this lead.
All: all: a final look at your forecast...when we come back...