ABILENE, Texas -- Logan Turner tied the Hardin-Simmons football single-game passing touchdown record with seven to lead the Cowboys to a 57-21 win over Texas College on Saturday afternoon at Shelton Stadium on Saturday.
Turner completed 19-of-32 passes for 420 yards and seven touchdowns in just three quarters of action. He found sophomore slot back Jimmie Simpson for four touchdowns in the first half.
After both teams exchanged punts on each team's opening drive the Cowboys found the end zone on their second drive. Tevin Mitchell scored from four yards out, but the big play was when Turner hit Pat Flanagin on a 36-yard pass on fourth-and-six.
The Cowboy defense forced a punt on the next possession and Turner hit Simpson on a 67-yard touchdown pass to make it 14-0 with 4:38 to play in the first quarter. Texas College responded when Vincent McNeil hit Jamaal Johnson on a 24-yard touchdown pass on fourth-and-20.
Turner then connected with Simpson on a 24-yard touchdown pass over the middle to make it 21-7 and after forcing another punt the Cowboys went 70 yards in seven plays with Turner finding Simpson on a 39-yard touchdown pass.
Jay Wise intercepted McNeil on the next possession and HSU turned it into a 32-yard touchdown pass from Turner to Simpson. HSU forced another three-and-out and Turner hit freshman Jessie Ramos on a 41-yard touchdown pass to make it 42-7 with 2:11 to play in the first half.
The Cowboy defense forced five punts and picked off a pass in the first half, holding the Steers to 134 yards and just seven points.
TC again scored on fourth and long, as McNeil hit Johnson from 18 yards out to make it 42-14. HSU responded with a quick 64-yard touchdown pass from Turner to Garret Avalos to make it 48-14 after the PAT was blocked.
After a turnover on downs by the Steers, Turner hit Devin Carver on a six-yard touchdown pass to make it 55-14 with 1:30 to play in the third quarter. TC scored another touchdown on fourth down as McNeil eluded a would-be sack and scampered 38 yards for a touchdown.
The final points of the game came on a safety for the Cowboys when Steven Lugo and Jacob Pierson combined for a sack in the end zone.
HSU had 571 yards of offense and the defense had its best day of the year holding the Steers to 347 yards. Tevin Mitchell had 110 yards rushing and Simpson had five catches for 172 yards.
Jonathan Wilder had a huge day for the Cowboys in his first start of the season as he had 12 tackles (nine solos), 3.5 for loss and 2.5 sacks. HSU's defense recorded seven sacks and Undra Hendrix had 1.5 to give him 4.5 on the season. Jay Wise had an interception and broke up three passes. HSU had three interceptions in the game.
Demetrious Ward had 10 tackles for TC, and McNeil led the offense with 131 yards rushing and he completed 18-of-35 passes for 178 yards.
The Cowboys are 1-2 on the year and have next week off before a Sept. 29 American Southwest Conference opener against Mississippi College at home at 6 p.m. Texas College fell to 0-4 on the year.
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