Though the game didn't end like we wanted, this picture shows our coaching staff and players enjoying a first-quarter touchdown. And though there were opportunities to knock off No. 20 Trinity Saturday, there's plenty to celebrate. Remember that last year's team was throttled by Trinity 48-18 in the season opener. So the fact that McMurry held the lead going into the fourth quarter and had the NCAA Division III power scrambling to find a way to beat us is a very positive sign for the both the near and distant future under the new regime of Hal Mumme and his staff.
When I first got back on board at McMurry this past summer, one of the first articles I wrote is about how McMurry's passing records would immediately begin to fall. My crystal ball was right, or we could just credit the incredible offensive scheme that is the Air Raid. Sophomore quarterback Jake Mullin had some rough patches being that it was his first organized football game since 2006 when he was a senior in high school. However, his positives outweighed his negatives. He set the single-game passing record at McMurry for yards (479) and completions (35). Mullin passed Braxton Shaver in both cases; Shaver had 410 yards on 33 completions Oct. 3, 1998 vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor. More tomorrow, I'm tired.
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