The Texas Wesleyan Football team will host Bacone College on Homecoming at Farrington Field on Saturday, Oct. 14. The game is scheduled for a 2 p.m. kickoff, but festivities in the Ram Zone will begin at 12 p.m.
Texas Wesleyan has plenty of fun planned for students and alumni during homecoming week. TXWES student organizations have already "Decked Out Campus" on the campus mall with banners and letters, and the annual Ram Rally, a pep rally introducing the men's (reigning NAIA DI National Champions) and women's basketball teams was a success.
Thursday, Oct. 12, is the freshman class photo. All first-year students are welcome to stand together on the campus mall during free period for an aerial class photo. Free beanies will be given to the first 100 freshman students.
Friday, Oct. 13, is the Taste of Wesleyan block party. Grab some grub and get your dance on at 6 p.m. on the campus mall, sponsored by the Student Government Association.
On Saturday, Oct. 14, bring your friends and family to Farrington Field at noon to tailgate, chill in the Ram Zone and cheer on your Rams while enjoying the spectacular moves of the TXWES Gold Line Dancers, the Ram Band and homecoming court festivities, all while taking in a gorgeous view of the downtown Fort Worth skyline from your seat in the home side stands.
Be sure to arrive early and check out the Ram Zone pregame experience - presented by 92.1 Hank FM - from 12-2 p.m. in the east parking lot at Farrington Field. The Ram Zone features music, prizes, games, giveaways, and appearances by the Ram Band, Willie the Ram mascot and the TXWES Cheer & Gold Line Dance teams.
The Parking lot opens at 10:30 a.m. and stadium gates open at 1 p.m. As always, parking is free! Please remember that open flames and alcohol are prohibited at Farrington Field per FWISD rules. Fans may bring in water; however, coolers, backpacks and large bags are not allowed inside the stadium.
Haven't purchased your ticket yet? Visit RamSports.net/TICKETS to purchase your ticket online today. Tickets can also be purchased with cash at the gate on game day. General admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children (age 4-12) and $5 or TXWES faculty and staff (with ID). TXWES students DO NOT need a ticket, just show your current student ID at the gate for free admission.
Can't come to the game? We've got you covered. RamSports.net/LIVE will broadcast live streaming video as well as live stats from the game. Jimmy "The Saint" Christopher and Mark "Link" Warde will have the call from Farrington Field. You can hear their call and watch the live video for a cost of $7.95 per game or purchase a season pass (all home games) for $29.95. Live stats are available free of charge. Fans can also follow the Rams on Twitter (@RamSports) for highlights and up to the minute information.
The Rams fell short in a 21-11 loss to Texas College this past Saturday, but the Rams outscored the Steers 8-0 in the second half and had a two-point conversion try that would have made it a one-score game late in the fourth quarter.
The TXWES defense shut down the Steers after halftime, earning a safety as well as sacks by Matthew Shelby and Ja'Rod Bedford. Kane Hardin got into the end zone on a 6-yard quarterback run.
With 1:34 remaining in the game, the TXWES offense put together a 13-play, 69-yard drive, including two fourth down conversions before running out of clock at the Texas College 1-yard line.
Click here to see this week's episode of "1st&10 with Joe Prud'homme" as Coach Joe and Jimmy "The Saint" Christopher break down the TC game and look ahead to Homecoming.
Bacone is 1-5 overall and 1-3 in CSFL play this season. The Warriors have had two weeks to prepare for the Rams after losing five straight before taking a 31-26 win at home over Texas College on September 30. The Warriors average 286 yards of offense per game, while all 10 of their touchdowns this season have come via the pass. Texas Wesleyan averages 208 yards per game and has six touchdowns on the season (1-Rush, 5-Pass).