An estimated 1,400 fans had already begun to trickle out of Provost Umphrey Stadium after the Lamar Cardinals' Spring game had finished its fourth quarter with a 0-0 tie Tuesday night. But "Crawfish Bowl* 2," a game that featured two missed field goals and neither team's offense crossing the opponent's 20-yard-line, simply DEMANDED A WINNER:
That's right. Overtime. In a spring game.
Junior college transfer quarterback Ryan Mossakowski floated a 13-yard pass to Little Cypress-Mauriceville graduate Zach Sonnier in the left corner of the end zone to snap a scoreless tie in overtime. And moments later, Jesse Dickson sealed Team White's 7-0 victory over Team Red when he recovered a fumble by Michael Venson.
Sounds like a "burner," no? Head coach Ray Woodard, dazzle us with coachspeak observations of the most painfully obvious!
"I would like to have seen us throw and catch the ball a little better tonight. I thought our three quarterbacks had productive springs but they weren't productive tonight. I think our defenses had more to do with that than anything."
Oh, you can bet your touchback there's a box score available online: 13 total punts for 537 yards, a combined 3 of 22 on third downs, 50 net yards rushing combined, and 284 total yards of offense for both squads. Of all of these stats, only one - 1,400 allegedly consenting citizens in attendance out of their own free will - proves how much Texas truly loves football.
(*does Louisiana-Lafayette know about this "Crawfish" branding? We don't want to be there when they find out on September 1)
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