KINGSVILLE (Kiii Sports) - It's been a rough eight day stretch for Texas A&M-Kingsville, one that continued Saturday night as the Javelinas were hammered at home 45-28 by 15th-ranked Midwestern State.
The loss was the second in which the Javelinas have given up 40+ points in just over a week. The troubles on the field pail in comparison to the chaos off it, as Athletic Director Brian DeAngelis resigned Wednesday after being arrested in San Antonio this past Sunday and charged with indecent photography.
As if those weren't enough, starting quarterback Nate Poppell missed Saturday's game with an undisclosed injury, forcing senior transfer Bryan Ehrlich into his first start with A&M-Kingsville. Ehrlich finished with 415 yards passing and three touchdowns, but completed just 28 of 55 attempts with one interception.
The Javelinas drop to 2-2 this season and just 1-2 in Lone Star Conference play. Texas A&M-Kingsville could now very well have to win out to earn playoff consideration. The Javelinas will hit the road at Texas A&M-Commerce next Saturday with kickoff set for 6 pm.