A strong defensive performance with two big interceptions and ten points off two UT Permian Basin miscues, sparked West Texas A&M to a 17-6 victory Saturday afternoon at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium.

Junior Isaiah Barnett had both of the Buffs' interceptions of Falcon's QB Kameron Mathis, who is a Bushland native.  Barnett and junior Lance Hyder paced the Buffs with eight tackles each, while Barnett had the two picks and Hyder had 1.5 sacks and one tackle for loss. Senior LSC Defensive Player of the Week Daelin Young had six tackles with two sacks and three tackles for loss for 22 yards.

WT was held to 222 yards of offense, with 140 through the air and only 82 on the ground.

The Buffaloes improved to 2-1 on the season and won their conference opener.

WT will play its first road game this Saturday at Tarleton State.

- Texas Tech won at home on Saturday.  The Red Raiders edged Arizona State 52-45 to improve to 2-0.

- The Amarillo Bulls are headed to the NAHL Showcase Tournament this week after starting the season with a 5-3 win over Odessa in the season opener on Saturday.

- Trevor Siemian tied a career high with four touchdown passes and the Denver Broncos held Ezekiel Elliott to the worst game of his career - 8 yards on nine carries - in a 42-17 blowout of the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday in a game that included an hour-long lightning delay.

The Cowboys looked nothing like the team that dominated the Giants in their opener. They were seeking their first win in Denver since 1992 and instead lost to the Broncos for the sixth straight time.

Siemian threw scoring strikes of 10 and 6 yards to Emmanuel Sanders as the Broncos built a 21-10 halftime lead.

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Final       Baltimore            24           Cleveland            10

Final       Pittsburgh           26           Minnesota          9

Final       New England      36           New Orleans      20

Final       Tampa Bay          29           Chicago                 7

Final       Tennessee          37           Jacksonville        16

Final       OT Arizona         16           Indianapolis        13

Final       Kansas City          27           Philadelphia       20

Final       Carolina                9              Buffalo                 3

Final       Oakland               45           N-Y Jets                 20

Final       Miami                   19           Los Angeles Chargers     17

Final       Seattle                  12           San Francisco     9

Final       Washington        27           Los Angeles Rams            20

Final       Atlanta 34           Green Bay           23

Tonight:  Detroit               at            N-Y Giants           8:30 p.m.

- Justin Verlander struck out 10 over seven innings in his first home start for Houston, Derek Fisher and Marwin Gonzalez homered in a big fifth inning and the Astros clinched the American League West with a 7-1 win over the Seattle Mariners. George Springer and Carlos Correa also homered for the Astros, who won their first division title since 2001 and seventh overall.

Final Texas 4 L.A. Angels 2