Thursday, October 23, 2008

Daily Football Roundup 10-23

Tanner finally getting reconnected with Eskridge

J Scott Russell

Midwestern States Andy Tanner had every reason to believe that 2008 would be his breakout season.

After all, he was one of the top returning receivers for the Mustangs, and to make things even better, he would be hooking up with his former high school quarterback, Zack Eskridge.

But the MSU offense especially the passing game — struggled from the start, with a season-low 27 yards in a rain storm against Northeastern State and just 77 yards in near perfect conditions at home against Angelo State.

Go to the Times Record News for the rest of the story.
Hounds let young pups off the leash
ENM adjusting to shift in offense

George Vondracek

In a year's time, Eastern New Mexico has chunked the old for the new and young -- very young.

With a large cast of underclassmen on both sides of the ball, the Greyhounds have transitioned from a grind-it-out, triple-option football program to a more modern, wide-open type of offensive attack.

The change was the idea of fourth-year Mark Ribaudo, and he is sticking to it. But he and the rest of the Greyhounds have resigned themselves to the fact that adjusting is going to be a gradual process after running the option for 14 seasons.

Go to for the rest of the story.
Patient Knox comes up big for ACU in key contests

Joey Richards

Johnny Knox, coming off a sensational season last year, didn't get many chances to catch the ball earlier this season. The senior receiver had a total of 19 catches for 298 yards and two touchdowns in Abilene Christian University's first five games. Yet Knox wasn't getting anxious. He knew his time would come.

"It wasn't anything I was mad about," he said. "I knew it would pick up sooner or later."

Boy did it ever.

Go to the Reporter News for the rest of the story.
Related: College Notebook 10.23.08
Rams might be catching West Texas A&M at wrong time
Nathan Wright

This is the West Texas A&M University football team that Angelo State probably didn't want to see on Saturday.

Instead of a top-three team coming off a huge upset and possibly vulnerable to a letdown, the Buffs come in off a disappointing loss in a battle between the No. 3 and No. 4 teams in the country last Saturday against Abilene Christian.

The Buffs are no doubt angry, and the way that Angelo State has played the past couple of weeks - especially last week in a 35-0 loss to Southeastern Oklahoma - the Rams might be just the team for WTAM to take out its frustrations on.

Go to for the rest of the story.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Lone Star Conference

Angelo State University

Cameron University

Eastern New Mexico University

Texas A&M-Commerce

Tarleton State University

Texas A&M-Kingsville

Texas Woman's College

University of Texas of the Permian Basin

West Texas A&M University

Western New Mexico