"I thought Kingsville did a great job. Billy's a great player like I said during the week. He kept drives alive for them," Thomsen said. "I think our defense did a nice job in the red zone most of the time to prevent scores.
"But I think they had over 400 yards, and that's a credit to their coaching staff and to Billy and the receivers and the O-line for Kingsville," Thomsen said. "I was proud of our guys. I thought they stepped up in a hard place to win against a really good team."
No. 2 ACU clinches share of LSC title
"This (co-championship) means a lot, and it'll mean a lot more next week if we can win it outright," ACU head coach Chris Thomsen said. "There are a lot of guys here with us who were here when I got here in 2005, and they all heard everyone saying we couldn't win here. But this team has believed and has been blessed, and we know where the credit belongs, and it doesn't belong to us."
WT victory didn't require drama
"Every year since I've been here, I've wanted the Tarleton game to be important, and it has been," fourth-year WT coach Don Carthel said after the game. "The playoffs are at stake for them and for us."
Eskridge throws school-record six TD passes in Mustangs' 59-16 win
“It felt like just one,” Eskridge said with a laugh as he talked about the six touchdowns. “I owe it all to the line for giving me time and the receivers for catching the ball. It’s hard to miss them when I have that much time and I have those guys to throw to.”
Wildcats spoil Javs' home finale
"Those were the two key plays in the game," ACU coach Chris Thomsen said. "The touchdown to Johnny right at the end of the half created a lot of momentum going into the locker room. And then getting the blocked punt, anytime you get a play on special teams like that and are able to capitalize with a score, that was just huge. That was a big turning point."
PV alum Martin hoarding records
When you ask Charly Martin who he patterns his game after, you hope — for the sake of savvy copy — he says Jerry Rice. Wouldn't it be perfect, you think, if Martin's role model is a fellow receiver who shed the perception that small-school success doesn't translate to NFL stardom?
A&M-Commerce loses homecoming heartbreaker
“We played hard and made some plays,” said Lion linebacker Andrew Gamboa, whose fumble recovery at the Savage Storm’s 35-yard line with 1:29 remaining set up the big finish. “But we also gave up some plays that ended up being the difference.”
Game Recaps from School Websites
No. 2 Wildcats claim share of LSC title with 42-17 win - ACU
#2 ACU Tops Javelinas, 42-17 - TAMK
#10-ranked West Texas A&M races past Northeastern State, 59-9 - WTAM
Buffaloes Run Past RiverHawks - NSU
Football: Eskridge sets school record with six TD passes as MSU rolls Greyhounds, 59-16 - MSU
Passing Records, Greyhounds Fall in LSC South Finale at Midwestern State - ENMU
Football: Southeastern Edges Out Lions in 28-24 Win - SOSU
Savage Storm Edge A&M-Commerce, 28-24 - TAMC
Tiger Tamers - UCO
Bronchos beat Tigers, 30-17 - ECU
Football Routs OPSU, 42-7 - SWO
Comeback Falls Short For Rams - ASU
No. 20 Tarleton defeats Angelo State, 31-24 - TSU