ELLENSBURG, Wash. – The fifth-seeded Texas A&M University-Commerce football team staged an epic comeback from a halftime deficit to defeat top-seeded Central Washington University, 34-31 in double overtime, at Tomlinson Stadium in the NCAA Division II Championship Super Region Four semifinals on Saturday.
The Lions trailed 28-7 at halftime and scored the game-tying touchdown with 3 seconds remaining in regulation. Kicker Kristov Martinez made 38-yard field goals in both overtime periods to win the game for the Lions.
A&M-Commerce advances to the Super Region Four final against Minnesota State University-Mankato on Saturday, December 2. The Lions will carry an 11-1 record into the regional final. CWU ends its season with an 11-1 record.
The 11 wins ties the school record, and the Lions will play a third postseason game for the first time in school history.