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Matt Watkins is a sports writer for The Prairie. He is originally from Mesquite,Texas. He transferred from Alcorn State University during the Spring 2011 semester.

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Goodbye WTAMU
[ 0 ] December 3, 2013 |

Goodbye WTAMU

Back in Jan. 2011, I transferred from Alcorn State University here to West Texas A&M and it was the best thing that could have happened for me. While at ASU, I became the sports editor of the Campus Chronicle newspaper as only a sophomore. However, completing my degree there wouldn’t have near the prestige as […]

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WT Buffs advance by defeating ODU
[ 0 ] December 3, 2013 |

WT Buffs advance by defeating ODU

The No. 19 WTAMU Buffalo football team traveled to Columbus, OH on Nov. 30 to take on the No. 7 Ohio Dominican Panthers in the second round of the NCAA Division II football playoffs. The Buffs held on for a 34-27 victory to advance to the quarterfinals for the second straight season. The Panthers struck […]

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Buffs Defeat Indianapolis in D-II First Round
[ 0 ] November 25, 2013 |

Buffs Defeat Indianapolis in D-II First Round

The No. 19 WTAMU Buffaloes traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana to play the No. 10 Indianapolis Greyhounds at Key Stadium on Nov. 23 in the First Round of the 2013 NCAA Division II playoffs. The Buffs defeated the Greyhounds 27-14 in a solid victory to advance to the second round next week. U-Indy started the scoring […]

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Buffs defeat MSU
[ 0 ] November 19, 2013 |

Buffs defeat MSU

The No.25 WTAMU Buffalo football team closed out their regular season by traveling to Wichita Falls to play the No. 24 Midwestern State Mustangs as part of the inaugural year of the Highway 287 Challenge Cup. WT snapped a two-game losing streak against MSU and earned their first win at Memorial Stadium since Oct. 6, […]

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WT Seniors shine
[ 0 ] November 12, 2013 |

WT Seniors shine

The No. 21 WTAMU Buffalo football team hosted the West Georgia Wolves on Nov. 9 for Senior Night from Kimbrough Memorial Stadium. WT bounced back after a disappointing loss to Eastern New Mexico last week with a 63-23 rout of UWG. The Buffs accumulated 167 yards on the ground and another 379 through the air […]

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Buffs will battle Mustangs
[ 0 ] November 12, 2013 |

Buffs will battle Mustangs

Nov. 16 will mark the inaugural game for the Highway 287 Challenge Cup between the No. 21 WTAMU Buffalo football team and the Mustangs of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. The Buffs and Mustangs first played each other in 1947, with WT leading the all-time series 14-12. Despite having a winning record versus […]

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WT Buffs lose to ENMU
[ 0 ] November 5, 2013 |

WT Buffs lose to ENMU

The No. 8 ranked WTAMU Buffalo football team hosted the Greyhounds of Eastern New Mexico on Nov. 2 in the 2013 edition of the annual Wagon Wheel Game from Kimbrough Memorial Stadium. ENMU snapped a string of seven consecutive losses to WT with a 39-38 victory on a touchdown drive in the final minute of […]

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Buffs outgun McMurry, 90-57
[ 0 ] October 29, 2013 |

Buffs outgun McMurry, 90-57

The No. 9 WTAMU Buffalo football team traveled to Wilford Moore Stadium in Abilene, Texas on Oct. 26 to take on 2014 Lone Star Conference newcomer, the McMurry WarHawks, for the first time since Sept. 14, 1957. In a game that featured 147 combined points and 1,401 total yards, the Buffs were able to prevail […]

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Buffs escape physical Angelo State Rams
[ 0 ] October 22, 2013 |

Buffs escape physical Angelo State Rams

The No. 17 WTAMU Buffalo football team looked to rebound from their loss in Stephenville as they hosted the Angelo State Rams at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium on Oct. 19. The Buffs were able to rally from an 11-point third quarter deficit to pull out a 34-30 win. WT opened the scoring on their first drive […]

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Tarleton State rallies past Buffs, 31-27
[ 0 ] October 15, 2013 |

Tarleton State rallies past Buffs, 31-27

The No. 4 WTAMU Buffalo football team traveled to Stephenville, Texas on Oct. 12 to take on the undefeated No. 21 Tarleton State Texans in an important Lone Star Conference matchup. After building a 27-3 halftime lead, the Buffs were outscored 28-0 in the second half, including 21-0 in the fourth quarter. The loss snapped […]

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