Last Week (5-1)
Southwestern Oklahoma 31 at Northeastern State 24 (Prediction 24-17)
What a finish. Up 31-3 and at the NSU 13, the Bulldogs appear ready to strike again. Instead, the Riverhawks get an INT, and proceed to reel off 21 straight points and recover a second consecutive on-side kick with 46 seconds to go. They get to the Bulldog 38 yard line with 23 seconds to go, but then their luck runs out, with 3 consecutive incomplete passes. Steve Day threw for 316 yards and 3 TDs for the Bulldogs, while Josh Lewis ran for 139 yds and a TD for the Riverhawks.
Central Oklahoma 15 Southeastern Oklahoma 24 (Prediction 28-21)
The big play in this one was a Marcus High 46 yard TD run on fourth and 10 to put SEO up 24-9 with just over 2 minutes to go. UCO responded with a quick TD, but could not recover the onside kick. SEO held Ben Birmingham to 42 yds rushing in a defensive struggle that saw the teams combine for 423 yards of offense.
Angelo State 17 Texas A&M Commerce 20 (Prediction 24-17)
Daniel Thomas left the game after only 3 carries, but Jeremy Hill went over 100 yds rushing for the Rams, but fumbled the ball on the Lions 7 with a minute to play. Nabil El-Amin rushed for 129 yds and a TD for the Lions.
Tarleton State 40 Eastern New Mexico 10 (Prediction 31-17)
Eastern New Mexico passed for a season high 110 yards, but were limited to 139 on the ground. Tarleton ran for 234 and passed for 357 in handing Eastern New Mexico its fourth straight loss. Scott Grantham had 3 TD passes to go with 345 yds passing, and Sampson, Smith, and Evans split the running duties and combined for 197 yards rushing. Jeremy Hibbler led both teams with 16 tackles.
Texas A&M Kingsville 6 Midwestern State 73 (Prediction 37-17)
Instead of the near-perfect effort needed to upset Midwestern State, the Javelinas instead gave the Mustangs the ball deep in their territory 5 times (4 fumbles and and an onside kick almost run back for a TD) which the Mustangs converted into 35 points. Not that the Mustangs needed the help, they racked up 600 yards of offense, including 426 on the ground (4 rushers had over 70 yards). To top it off, Daniel Ramirez, the third freshman QB to start for the Javelinas this year, was knocked out of the game. The loss was the worst in Javelina history.
West Texas A&M 41 Abilene Christian 31 (Prediction ACU 31-24)
The Buffaloes used 31-7 run in the first half on their way to defeating the Wildcats. Keith Null won the battle of the QBs tossing 4 TD passes and 360 yds, while Billy Malone threw for 345 yds, 1 TD but 2 INTs. Keithon Flemming led WT with 113 yds and 1 TD, while Bernard Scott had 88 yds and 3 TDs. Four different WT receivers caught TD passes, led by Kolo Kapanui's 6 catches for 101 yds. Jerale Badon had 10 catches for 93 yds, and Johnny Knox had 8 for 183 and a TD. Cody Stutts had 18 tackles, and Tony Harp 16 to lead the defensive efforts.