Last Week (4-2)
Texas A&M-Commerce 30 Northeastern State 3 (Prediction 24-14) - Lions defense even more dominant than expected, holding the Riverhawks to 113 yds totl offense. Nabil El-Amin had 120 yds rushing, and Terry Mayo had 192 yds passing and 2 TDs in front of 1,190 fans in Commerce. Broderick Mondy was busy on defense for NSU with 15 tackles.
West Texas A&M 62 Eastern New Mexico 31 (Prediction 38-21) - No 14 pt deficit this time around, Buffalo defense holds Michael Benton to 45 yds rushing, while offense puts up 599. ENMU passing woes continue as they complete twice as many passes to WT as their own team. Flemming rushes for 144 yds and TDs, Null passes for 339 yds and 3 TDs, and BJ Vickers has 105 receiving yards.
Abilene Christian 52 Angelo State 28 (Prediction 35-17) - The Wildcats jumped out to a 31-7 halftime lead, and cruised to another comfortable victory. Billy Malone threw for 383 yds and 2 TDs, Jerale Badon had 9 catches for 149 yds and a TD, but the offensive star was Bernard Scott. Scott caught 6 passes for 63 yards and ran for 231 yards and had scoring runs of 14, 62, and 80 yards, all in the second half. Daniel Thomas once again led the Rams with 199 yds rushing and 111 receiving, to go with 2 TDs. The two teams combined for 1,234 yards of offense.
Southeastern Ok 40 Southwestern Ok 24 (Prediction SWO 28-21) - The Savage Storm rebound from last week's triple OT loss by scoring 34 straight points turning a 10-6 deficit into a 40-10 lead. Kolby Williams threw for 254 yds and 4 TDs. Jimmy Sangster struggled to a 7-18 day as SWO went 8 consecutive drives without scoring and moving the ball only 89 yards during that period.
East Central 21 Texas A&M-Kingsville 17 (Prediction TAMK 31-21) - Marcus Johnson and the Tigers got off to a 14-0 start in the first quarter and held on to beat the Javelinas. The Tigers were outgained 248-333 the rest of the way, and trailed 17-14 after a 3rd quarter FG, but responded with a TD on their only real drive of the second half. The Tigers still had to turn away 3 Javelina drives inside their 30 with under 10 minutes to go. Marcus Johnson was 36-59 for 308 yds and 2 TDs, while Ray Miller led the Javelinas with a career high 187 yds rushing.
Tarleton State 44 Midwestern State 32 (prediction 28-27) - The Mustangs outgained the Texans 479-413, did not turn the ball over, and Daniel Polk had a good game. 99% of the time, that means the Mustangs win. So what happened? Great field position for the Texans almost all night long, an 87 punt return for a TD right before halftime, a Mustang defense that could only force one punt, and a Tarleton offense that scored their last two TDs on drives totaling 179 yds and held the ball for 12 minutes in the fourth quarter. Scott Grantham bounces back with a good game, 21-32 225 yds 2 TDs ZERO INTs, and Travis Evans and Michael Sampson combine for 187 yds and 2 TDs. Joe Chatman for MSU also deserves kudos for 128 yds rushing and 2 TDs on only 13 carries.