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Colonel football falls to Texas A&M in College Station, Texas

September 11, 2017

Despite rallying to tie the game up in the fourth quarter after trailing behind Texas A&M, the
Colonels fell 24-14 on Saturday night in College Station.

The Aggies managed two early touchdowns taking a 14-0 lead over the Colonels, but the Colonel
defense then crippled Texas A&M for forty minutes straight.

Before the half, junior kicker Lorran Fonseca was successful in kicking two field goals which
made the score 14-6 at halftime.

In the fourth quarter with only 12 minutes left on the clock, sophomore quarterback Chase
Fourcade connected with senior tight end Stephen Lebouef for a 5-yard touchdown. The
Colonels went for two points where Fourcade found junior wide receiver Mason Roberts on the
end of his lofted pass into the end zone.

On their next possession, the Aggies took the lead back with a game-winning drive lead by
sophomore running back Kendall Bussey who gained 41 yards before finishing the offensive
drive with a 2-yard touchdown.

With 18 seconds remaining in the game, the Aggies sealed the win with a field goal ending the
game 24-14, leaving the Colonels in defeat after battling closely with an SEC opponent for the
second straight season.

In his post-game comments, head coach Tim Rebowe said, “I told them before the game to walk
in that locker room and win, lose or draw, to have no regrets. We laid it out on the field, we
definitely did that. I think we’ve got something special here.”

Fourcade lead the offensive effort totaling 264 yards passing with his main target in junior wide
receiver Damion Jeanpiere, who went for 174 yards total on five receptions. Senior wide receiver
Jarrell Rogers contributed offensively with four receptions for 46 yards.

“We had great preparation for this team throughout the week and everything we saw on the field
tonight we were practicing for throughout the week,” said Fourcade in his post-game interview.
“It was fun to play in that crowd. I had dreams about this.”

The Colonels will transition from Kyle Stadium in College Station and the 100,276 fans who
packed it to the comfort of their home turf in John L. Guidry Stadium next Saturday, Sept. 16.
They will face Prairie View A&M for Family Day with kickoff scheduled for 6 p.m.

Statistics

Passing
Fourcade, Chase: 264 yds.

Rushing Yards Gained
Irvin, Kyran: 63
Fourcade, Chase: 29
Boudreaux, Mason: 3

Receiving
Jeanpiere, Damion: 5 receptions, 174 total yds.
Rogers, Jarrell: 4 receptions, 46 total yds.
Dixon, Dai’Jean: 1 reception, 23 total yds.
Roberts, Mason: 1 reception, 12 total yds.
LeBouef, Stephen: 1 reception, 5 total yds.
Booker, Christian: 1 reception, 4 total yds.

Defensive: Sacks
Adams, Darryl: 1
Dotson, Kenny: 1
Encalade, Terrell: 1
Veron, Evan: 0.5
Laiche, Sully: 0.5

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