Former Grandview Zebra standout Daniel Spencer led the University of Houston with 186 receiving yards and a touchdown on Saturday, but the Cougars lost for the first time this season, 47-46, against BYU.

No. 24 Midwestern State improved to 5-1 after beating No. 8 West Alabama, 45-21, on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls.

The win was the fifth consecutive for the Mustangs while sending West Alabama to its first Division II loss of the season.

Freshman Quade Coward, of Cleburne, saw action for the second consecutive week as he had three carries for nine yards and was 1-for-1 passing for 15 yards.

In Coward’s first drive of the game, he led the Mustangs on a 36-yard drive that ended with a 24-yard field goal.

MSU running back Keidrick Jackson, of Arlington, rushed for 136 yards and three touchdowns as he became the school’s all-time leading rusher, surpassing former All-American Daniel Polk.

Midwestern State returns to Lone Star Conference play at 6 p.m. Saturday at Angelo State.

BYU 47, Houston 46

The Houston Cougars and BYU Cougars combined for 1,164 total yards of offense in a 47-46 BYU win on Saturday.

It was Houston’s first loss of the season as the Cougars fell to 5-1.

Houston junior receiver Daniel Spencer, of Grandview, had a game-high 186 yards of total offense as he hauled in seven catches and had one touchdown.

Spencer’s score came on a 41-yard pass from John O’Korn with 1:31 left in the first half to give Houston a 38-31 lead.

Spencer provided Houston with a big-play outlet against BYU on Saturday as he had receptions of 76, 41 and 40 yards.

The former Zebra is second on the team with 25 catches for 426 yards and is tied for the team lead with five receiving touchdowns. Spencer leads the Cougars in yards per reception at 17 yards per catch.

Hardin-Simmons 55, ETBU 17

Since starting the season 2-0 for the first time in school history, East Texas Baptist University has lost four in a row. The Tigers lost to Hardin-Simmons University, 55-17, on Saturday.

ETBU freshman Drew Benge, of Godley, led the Tigers with 13 total tackles while senior Dylan Benge had five total tackles. Sophomore Tyler Bates, of Alvarado, led ETBU with eight receptions for 83 yards, to go along with three punt returns for 30 yards and a fumble lost.

After the Tigers tied the game at 7 early in the first quarter, Hardin-Simmons outscored ETBU, 48-3, before the Tigers added a touchdown with 2:23 left to play.

ETBU looks to end its four-game losing streak and win their first conference game of the season at 1 p.m. Saturday at Howard Payne University.

Austin College 27, SAGU 17

Southwest Assemblies of God University quarterback Reid Golson, of Grandview, had 15 carries for 78 yards and completed 20-of-39 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough as the Lions fell to Austin College, 27-17.

Golson has 449 rushing yards and a touchdown on 76 carries and 578 passing yards for six touchdowns and three interceptions on a 64 percent completion rate.

SAGU is 2-4 on the season and will host Oklahoma Panhandle State University at 2 p.m. Saturday.

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