Thursday, November 6, 2008

Daily Football Roundup 11-6

Ex-Chargers QB Leaf on leave for personal issue
West Texas A&M quarterbacks coach Ryan Leaf, the former San Diego Chargers quarterback, has been placed on indefinite leave at his request to deal with a personal issue, athletic director Michael McBroom said Wednesday.

QB Stewart answers call for No. 2 ACU
"I knew I'd have to be ready each and every week, in case something did happen to Billy," Stewart said. "But I think in any role as a backup, you're truly and honestly not expecting that to happen."

Related: College notebook 11.06.08
Related: Perfect finish for Wildcats?

Improving 'O' means less work for punter White
One casualty of the ever-improving numbers by the Midwestern State offense has been opportunities for senior punter Ben White to get to ply his trade.

But the 6-2, 195-pounder is more than willing to make that sacrifice if it means the Mustangs are getting into the end zone more often.

McElroy - We have to win to get in
“We’re in the same boat as we have been each of the last three years,” McElroy said. “We need to win to get in. Our kids understand that’s the position we’re in. If we were sitting at 9-1 right now, the brackets may be pretty much set, but that’s not the case.”

Related: Playoff hopes abound for No. 19 Tarleton

Angelo State aims to finish season strong
"It just seems like, I don't want to say we're snakebit, but we shoot ourselves in the foot. We're one of the least penalized teams in the conference," Carr said. "But it seems like our penalties come at a really bad time. We're not really strong enough on offense to overcome those things."

Related: Diversity plays major role in Roosevelt's football tradition

Rams facing Javelinas in battle for win to end season
"I think we match up well against them," ASU head coach Dale Carr said Monday on the heels of the Rams' near-upset of No. 20 Tarleton State last Thursday in Stephenville.

The Rams will be looking for some momentum of their own heading into the offseason. They have lost four straight games and would prefer not to end their season on a five-game losing skid. Three of those losses were to nationally ranked teams.

A&M-Commerce closes out season at home
COMMERCE — Texas A&M University-Commerce’s hopes of repeating as Lone Star Conference North Division champion has ended. But the 4-5 Lions can still close out the season with a .500 record if they can beat the 3-7 Southwestern Oklahoma State Bulldogs at 2 p.m. Saturday at A&M-Commerce’s Memorial Stadium in Commerce.

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