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Texas Wesleyan football claims co-conference championship

11.14.2022 | By: Athletic Department
Head football coach joe prud'homme and the texas wesleyan football team pose with the 2022 sooner athletic conference champions trophy

Only five years — that's all it took head coach Joe Prud'homme, his staff and the Rams football team to get back to their winning ways.

After defeating Lyons College in a 64-21 rout, the Rams cemented their first conference championship since 1941. The SAC co-championship caps off a historic season for the Rams — one that will stick in the record books for years to come. The offense, led by offensive coordinator Fran Johnson, was the best in the conference, racking up an average of 46 points per game, while a stingy defense led by defensive coordinator Paul Duckworth held opponents to just 14.2 points per game.

Individually, Ernie Ceasar III was one of the most consistent running backs in the conference. His average of 131.9 yards per game was the second-most among SAC RBs that played in eight or more games, and his 15 touchdowns on the ground were the most of any player in the SAC.

On the other side of the ball, Kobe Adams finished second in the SAC with 15 solo tackles for loss and added 5 sacks to the Rams' total of 27 — good for fourth in the SAC.

The Rams' 9-2 finish is the best season since football came back to Polytechnic Heights in 2018 and the 7-2 conference record ties for the best finish under Prud'homme.

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The Texas Wesleyan Rams represent Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, TX.