he Wolfpack made the 2 hour drive to Las Vegas, NM on Sunday through rainy and and even snowy mountains. They arrived to Perkins stadium to realize that natures elements would still be a factor. The field was wet the rain continued to come down as both teams struggled to throw the ball. The Outlaws did threaten on a deep pass early in the first quarter. Cornerback Dominic Hidalgo made the TD saving tackle on the 5 yard line. The next play Skyler Sargent busted through the middle and hit the Vegas running back for a 5 yard lost. The Wolfpack defense continued to push the Outlawz offense backwards, crushing any hopes for a score. The weather and two very tough defenses made for a hard-hitting but scoreless first half. The Outlawz opened the second half with a great kickoff return to the Wolfpack 46 yard line. Again the defense imposed their will causing a fumble and stalling their drive.
The offense started to really move the ball in the second half, mostly with the legs of QB Doug McDaniel and RB Isaac Landours. This would prove to be the difference in the game. Early in the fourth quarter, back to back long runs by both players put the Pack on the Vegas 16 yard line. Offensive Coordinator Rio Thompson decided it was time to take a shot. He called a fade pass to WR Andrew Shock. As McDaniel put the ball in the air Shock was battling for position. A battle he won as he scaled to the highest point and snatched the ball for the games only touchdown.
"The Outlaws are a very good team and deserves a lot of respect. The played a tough hard-hitting game." said head coach Sam Boughter "Vegas is a classy team and Perkins is a great facility. We want to thank them for having us up there to be part of such a great battle. That is what football is about. A bad weather hard-hitting dogfight. This is exactly what a young team like ours needs, a tough road win. I feel that we grew as a team today."
Next up for the Wolfpack is a home game with the Taylor Ranch Trojans at 3pm Sunday March 14th at Bernalillo High School. Last season it was a shootout. The game was close until caught a long touchdown off the foot of a Trojan cornerback to help the pack pull away.