AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The West Texas A&M Buffs football team struggled this past weekend in their Lone Star Conference opener against the Tarleton State Texans 44 to 7. The loss drops the Buffs to 1-2 on the season.
The Buffs defense spent way too long on the field and when the offense did get on the field they didn't see much production but head coach Hunter Hughes takes some of the blame himself and admits that his team has yet to find their identity. Ultimately, if the Buffs have any chance of increasing their wins this season they have to become less predictable.
"I talked to our defensive guys last night and today and said we have to be mentally tough. We have to have the mentality as a defense that wherever they put the ball down and whatever the situation we have to go out there and stop them." said Coach Hughes. "I don't care if they put it on the asphalt out in the parking lot and say we're not going to come through this parking spot. I think that's the mentality we have to have and we don't have that yet. We can sit there and blame people and say the offense didn't do this but sometimes the defense isn't doing it. The defense played well, yes I will say that. The special teams played well other than the kickoff but our offense did not play very well. We don't get two wins for those two units playing well and our offense losing we get a lost. So we play as team, we win as a team, and we lose as a team. I don't want any fingers being pointed."
The Buffs will have a chance to even out there record to 2-2 this weekend on the road against Western New Mexico.