Blinn Football Overpowers Louisiana Christian College
The Bucs committed four turnovers and a host of penalties in the first half but led 26-6 against the Huskies, then exploded for 48 second-half points to turn the non-conference game into a rout.
Blinn is 2-1 on the season and 1-1 in conference.
Head coach Ryan Mahon said the first half was an example of the team trying to do too much.
“We started out slowly, but then we settled in and started executing offensively and defensively,” Mahon said. “They started to settle in and make plays. That’s the product that I’m used to seeing.”
Blinn had a number of big plays offensively and defensively against the Huskies, hitting long runs and pass plays and limiting what Louisiana Christian was able to do offensively.
Blinn quarterback Terrance Gipson threw an interception and had a fumble – both near the Louisiana Christian goal line – on the Bucs’ first two possessions. On the first play after the fumble, Blinn defensive lineman Tarris Fields tackled Louisiana Christian running back Darnell Thompson in the end zone for a safety, giving the Bucs a lead they never gave up.
“We got a chance to get a lot of experience tonight,” Mahon said. “That’s very fortunate, because it’s a long season. A lot of kids got a lot of game reps.”
Blinn hosts New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) Saturday, Oct. 2, in a conference game at 7 p.m. at Cub Stadium. NMMI upset nationally ranked Kilgore College on Saturday, winning 37-26. Kilgore handed Blinn an opening game loss, winning 49-17 on Sept. 11.