By HEATHER WILLIAMS
11:05 PM CDT, August 30, 2012
It was a tough start to the season for the Fort Hays State football team. The Tigers went on the road to Emporia State, and were blown out 41-18.
FHSU spotted the Hornets a 14-0 lead before they finaly got on the board with a 47-yard field goal from true freshman Drew O'Brien.
ESU would score two more touchdowns before Fort Hays got its first TD. It came on a 6 yard pass from backup quarterback Tarean Austin to Grant Brown. Austin would later score the Tigers other touchdown on a 2 yard rush. O'Brien also added another field goal, but had two extra points blocked.
Emporia State racked up 534 yards of total offense against FHSU's defense.
Austin and starting QB Anthony Sheppard combined for 183 yards through the air and A.J. Woodall recorded 11 tackles.
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