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KINGSVILLE — The No. 21 Texas A&M University-Commerce football team defeated Texas A&M-Kingsville 33-6 on Saturday night.

After a tightly contested first half, the Lions broke the game open in the second half to get their eighth consecutive win over the Javelinas. With the win, the Lions retain the Chennault Cup for the eighth year in a row, the longest streak by either team in the series. 

The win brings the Lions to 4-1 on the season and 2-0 in the Lone Star Conference. A&M-Kingsville falls to 1-4 and 0-3 in conference play. 

Lions quarterback Miklo Smalls (Plano East senior) completed 14 of his 20 passes for 222 yards and three scores. He had five passes of at least 15 yards, including two 30-plus yard touchdown passes.

The Lions return home to face Midwestern State as part of Hall of Fame and Letterwinners' weekend.

The game will be played at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Ernest Hawkins Field at Memorial Stadium and will be televised nationally on ESPN3 as part of the NCAA Division II Football Showcase series.

Tickets for the game are available at the box office, online at WeAreLionsTix.com, or by calling (903) 468-8756.

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I am a native Tylerite and I grew up reading the Tyler Morning Telegraph and The Tyler Courier-Times. My parents took both the morning and afternoon papers. I came to work here 35 years ago at the age of 23, right after college.

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