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Midwestern State’s season didn’t start the way the players and coaches expected it when the team rolled into fall camp in early August. The Mustangs had their Week 2 game with West Florida cancelled due to Hurricane Irma and paired with a bye week, they played one game in a three-week span. The team is still dealing with the hardships of a traumatic experience, as they try and recover from the death of teammate Robert Grays.

RELATED: Midwestern State’s Robert Grays dies after injury during game

Despite the early season adversity, the Mustangs have fought on, and are now the No. 6 team in Division II football. On October 7th, Midwestern State made program history, taking down Lone Star Conference rival and then-No. 2 ranked Texas A&M-Commerce, the highest ranked team the Mustangs have ever defeated.

“It was a great team win,” quarterback Layton Rabb said. “Commerce is a highly-ranked team and it was awesome to finally get those guys at home. It seems like we’ve played on the road there the last couple of years. It was good for our team. Our coaching staff really wanted this game and so did the players.”