Despite outgaining West Liberty in both passing yards, and total yards, the Yellow Jacket Football team’s win three game win streak came to an end at West Liberty, losing 36-24.
West Liberty raced out to a 16-0 lead early in the second quarter behind a 13 yard touchdown run from Charles Westbrook, a 23 yard field goal from Owen Rozanc, and a three yard touchdown pass from Zach Phillips to Shane Phillips.
Carl Garmon put State on the board with a 34-yard touchdown run with 12 minutes left in the second quarter.
West Liberty responded with another 23-yard field goal from Rozanc.
Kicker Aaron Ball connected with a 34-yard field goal as the first half expired, with the Yellow Jackets heading into halftime trailing 19-10.
Rozanc connected with a 27-yard field goal to extend the West Liberty lead too 22-10. Zach Phillips threw his second touchdown of the day for the Hilltoppers, this time too Ridge Durbin, extending the West Liberty lead even further, too 29-10.
Garmon started a late Yellow Jacket rally with four minutes left in the fourth quarter, scoring another touchdown run, this time from three yards out, and a Brooks Parsons two point conversion brought State within 11 points.
West Liberty put the game away with a seven yard touchdown run from D.J. Frisby, extending the lead too 36-18.
Garmon scored his third touchdown of the day, this time off a 57 reception from quarterback Faustino Saucedo.
The loss broke State’s three game win streak and drops them too 4-4 on the season. West Liberty moves too 3-5.
Quarterback Faustino Saucedo led the game with 299 passing yards, going 21 for 36 on his attempts, and a touchdown.
Carl Garmon led State with 82 rushing yards on just four carries, and two touchdowns. Calil Wilkins also had 42 rushing yards on 14 carries.
Tyrell Henderson led all receivers with six receptions for 80 yards. A.J. Barrette also had five receptions for 54 yards.
State returns home Saturday, October 27th, where they’ll host the Fairmont St. Falcons.