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Lamar's Scoreless 'Crawfish Bowl' Spring Football Game Needed An Overtime

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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