Vaughan and Slaughter Tabbed LSC Weekly Players of the Week
Mon, 23 Sep 2013 22:08:37 GMT — West Texas A&M senior quarterback Dustin Vaughan and senior wide receiver/return specialist Nathan Slaughter were honored by the Lone Star Conference as the leagueâ??s weekly Offensive and Special Teams Players of the Week, respectively Monday. Vaughan, a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, earned his second weekly honor of the season as he had another outstanding game in the Buffsâ?? 62-28, home-opening victory over Texas A&M-Commerce Saturday evening. Vaughan threw for a career-high 508 yards with four passing touchdowns and he ran for his first career rushing score. He went 36 of 62 passing in the game with no interceptions and the 62 attempts were a career-high. His 508 yards passing moved him into second all-time in school history in passing yards with 9,457 as he surpassed Keith Null (9,385) and Vaughan is just 342 passing yards from breaking Taylor Harrisâ?? record of 9,799. He is 103 of 161 for 1,333 yards this season with 11 touchdowns and no interceptions. He ranks first nationally in passing yards and passing yards per game at 444.3. Slaughter, a native of Lubbock, Texas, had a brilliant, 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to give WT a 38-21 lead immediately following a touchdown by the Lions cutting the deficit to 31-21. It was the fifth 100-yard kick return for a score in school history and the first since 2003 and also tied the Lone Star Conference record. Slaughter ranks third, nationally in kickoff returns at 46.5 per game. He had two kick returns for 133 yards and had five receptions for 52 yards and a receiving touchdown in the game. Slaughter has six kick returns on the year for 279 yards and has 12 receptions for 124 yards and a 41.3 per game average. The Buffs travel to South Texas for another matchup between undefeated teams as they face Texas A&M-Kingsville Saturday evening at 7 p.m.