Redshirt freshman quarterback David Garza (Laredo United) came into last week's game with Eastern New Mexico with five touchdown passes in 151 attempts. He equaled that total and set a new Texas AandM-Kingsville single game record with five touchdown passes in 31 attempts in the Javelinas' 38-35 win over the Greyhounds.
Garza also had a career-best 22 completions and 310 yards passing and had his most accurate game, completing 71 percent of his passes.
Garza also had his best quarterback efficiency rating of the season at 201.74.
He also completed at least one pass to eight different receivers and threw the last block that allowed J.R. Hausey to score on a 43-yard pass play as time expired at the end of the first half to give the Javelinas a 21-14 halftime advantage.
Garza's first touchdown pass, a 29-yard connection with tight end Rony Perard, came only after he escaped a near quarterback sack with impressive footwork and then got the ball over the defense into Perard's hands at the three yard line.
Garza had missed all but the final two series of the previous week's game with Midwestern State due to a sprained ankle, but went the distance against the Greyhounds. He now has 1,274 yards passing, 10 touchdowns and a quarterback efficiency rating of 123.09.
Perard Catching Fire: After struggling early on with nagging injuries, tight end Rony Perard (Houston Madison) has caught fire.
The 6-foot-3, 250-pound sophomore has caught 12 passes for 216 yards and three touchdowns in the last six games. He is averaging 18 yards per reception and caught a career-best two touchdown pass in last week's win over Eastern New Mexico. He had a 29-yard scoring grab in the first quarter and a 26-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter to break a 28-28 tie with 9:38 left in the game.
Last year Perard had 16 catches for just 168 yards and no touchdowns.
Hausey Has Spectacular Game: Junior running back/wide receiver J.R. Hausey (McKinney North) has been searching for his place in the Javelina offense all season. Last Saturday against Eastern New Mexico he may have found it. Hausey had a great all-around game, catching a short pass over the middle that he turned into a 43-yard touchdown on the last play of the first half and ran the ball three times for 24 yards including a season-best 17 yard run.