Monday, October 20, 2008

Daily Football Roundup 10-20

For ACU, it was just another game

CANYON -- Abilene Christian University football coach Chris Thomsen and his players talked all last week about how Saturday's showdown against West Texas A&M was just another game.

Never mind that ACU came into the game ranked No. 3 in the nation in NCAA Division II, and West Texas A&M University was No. 4. Or that Saturday's winner would likely win the Lone Star Conference title, get a first-round bye in the playoffs and home-field advantage for the next two playoff games.

Go to the Reporter News for the rest of the story.
Too much to overcome
Early mistakes put Buffs in catch-up mode

Greg Jaklewicz

Maroon-out night was washed out by purple reign Saturday at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium

Bidding the previous two seasons to unseat West Texas A&M as king of the Lone Star Conference, Abilene Christian ascended to the throne with a convincing 52-35 victory that disappointed most of a record nonhomecoming crowd of 19,380.

ACU looked every bit a team that could play for the Division II national championship in two months. The Wildcats on offense piled up 641 yards, the most given up by WT since Angelo State ripped the Buffs for 748 in a 2006 win at Kimbrough. On defense, ACU kept WT's offense off the field in the first half - the Buffs had the ball less than nine minutes - and held the Buffs to one touchdown

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Loss to Mustangs hurts Javs

George Vondracek

KINGSVILLE -- The pangs Texas A&M-Kingsville's football players were feeling weren't quite as debilitating as they were following last year's record-setting loss to Midwestern State. But if Saturday night's 38-16 loss to the Mustangs were to be likened to a political race, analysts would deem it too close to call next to last season's 73-6 debacle.

The reason: Save for the second-half kickoff that was returned 61 yards by Clavens Charles, the Javelinas essentially vanished during the final 30 minutes. And that wasn't sitting well with the home faithful after the loss that snapped a two-game winning streak and ended any fairy-tale hopes of contending for a Lone Star Conference championship.

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Texans blast Hounds in homecoming

Brad Keith

Tarleton quarterback Scott Grantham tossed 26 completions on Saturday, 14 of which were hauled in by Eric Foreman, who had 127 receiving yards and a touchdown to lead the Texans to a 42-21 homecoming defeat of Eastern New Mexico in front of 5,348 at Memorial Stadium.

Grantham finished the afternoon 26-36 passing for 292 yards and two scores. Both the completions and attempts were season-highs for the sophomore from El Paso, who also added his first rushing score of the year. Foreman’s 14 receptions were the third most in school history.

Go to the Empire Tribune for the rest of the story.

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