Langston University shut out visiting Texas Wesleyan 34-0 to hand the Rams their fifth straight loss in their first season of college football since 1941.
The victory improved 11th-ranked Langston to 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the Central States Football League. Texas Wesleyan (0-5, 0-2) has been outscored 190-41 this season.
Despite the lopsided score, the Rams defense showed marked improvement by forcing four fumbles and netting two sacks.
Looking for a spark, the Rams gave backup quarterback Colby Reed the starting nod, but Wesleyan managed just 144 yards on 66 plays from scrimmage for the game.
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Reed finished the first half 2-of-8 for 14 yards with an interception, paving the way for first-teamer Kane Hardin to take over in the second half. Hardin didn’t fare much better, completing 3 of 10 passes for 39 yards and an interception.
Wide receiver Anthony Caston led the Rams with three catches for 50 yards. Defensive end Dylan Briscoe finished with six tackles and a sack.
The Rams travel to Tyler next Saturday to square off with winless Texas College (0-5, 0-3) on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Gone since 1941, football is back at TWU with games starting in 2017. The Rams held their first practice at the school Tuesday.