The Lamar Cardinals football team got their season off to a good start on August 31, 2013 by downing the Oklahoma Panhandle State University by the score of 75-0 at Provost Umphrey Stadium in Beaumont, Texas in the first game of the 2013 season for both teams.
They were led by two players who played their high school football in the Houston, Texas area.
Kevin Johnson, who played is prep ball at Cypress Ridge High School in Houston and Jordan Edwards, who played Madison High School in Houston, each scored two touchdowns on passes from quarterback Caleb Berry.
Both players caught two passes for 54 and 45 yards, respectively, while Mark Roberts caught two passes for 91 yards and one touchdown.
Kade Harrington carried the ball 11 times for 51 yards and two touchdowns while Caleb Harmon added a single touchdown on 10 carries for 42 yards.
Berry connected in 17 of 27 passes for 256 yards and six touchdowns.
The Cardinals tallied a total of 615 yards of offense while their defense held OPSU to 180 yards.
Lamar registered 28 points in both the first and second quarters; while adding nine points in the third and 10 points in the fourth.
Lamar lost their second game of the season on September 7, 2013 to Louisiana Tech by the score of 27-14 in Ruston, Louisiana.
Their next game will be against Oklahoma State on Sept. 14, 2013 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
The game will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest with a 6:30 p.m. CT kickoff.