Monday, October 26, 2009

Regional Rankings, AFCA Poll and LSC Weekly Football Release

Super Region Four Rankings
1. Central Washington
2. Northwest Missouri
3. Missouri Western
4. Midwestern State
5. Texas A&M-Kingsville
6. Tarleton State
7. Abilene Christian
8. Washburn
9. Central Missouri
10. Angelo State

AFCA Coaches Poll
  1. North Alabama (LW 1)
  2. Central Washington (2)
  3. Northwest Missouri (4)
  4. Minnesota State (5)
  5. Grand Valley State (6)
  6. Minnesota Duluth (7)
  7. Tarleton State (11)
  8. Nebraska-Kearney (14)
  9. Texas A&M-Kingsville (14)
  10. Bloomsburg (3)
  11. North Carolina-Pembroke (15)
  12. West Liberty (18)
  13. Midwestern State (17)
  14. Albany State (8)
  15. Abilene Christian (9)
  16. Tuskegee (19)
  17. Charleston (10)
  18. Carson-Newman (20)
  19. Central Missouri (21)
  20. California PA (24)
  21. Edinboro (23)
  22. Hillsdale (25)
  23. Missouri Western (12)
  24. Saginaw Valley (NR)
  25. Bentley (NR)

Receiving Votes - Washburn

Lone Star Conference Football weekly release (10/26/09)

LSC Football Blitz
All 13 Lone Star Conference teams are in action during week 10 with five divisional, one crossover game and one non-conference game scheduled.

Divisional play continued last week with Southeastern Oklahoma and Southwestern Oklahoma recording wins in the North Division, while Texas A&M-Kingsville, Tarleton State and West Texas A&M prevailed in the South. Midwestern State won the only crossover game to improve the South’s record to 21-2 in crossover contests.

Now two teams - TSU and TAMUK - have one loss in both South Division and LSC play. Tarleton plays at ASU, while TAMUK is at ACU this week.

In week eight the LSC had four quarterbacks throw for 300-plus yards, seven receivers and two rushers over the century mark and 16 double-digit tacklers. Top performances included:
Passing: 414, Taylor Harris (30-39-0), WTAMU vs ASU
Rushing: 37-263, Fred Winborn, TAMUK vs ENMU
Receiving: 14-185, Daniel Nichols, SE vs NSU
Tackles: 17, Texavier Henry, ENMU vs TSU

Players of the Week
Justin Pitrucha, Southeastern Oklahoma, Jr., QB, Carrollton, Texas/Hebron HS

Pitrucha turned in a career and record breaking day in leading Southeastern to a 45-35 win over Northeastern State. He completed 29-of-38 passes for 362 yards and six touchdowns. The six scores set a school record for passing TD’s in a game and is one shy of the LSC mark. His 364 yards passing is the seventh best yardage total in SE history and also marks his third-straight 300-yard passing game.

Noe Lopez, Southeastern Oklahoma, Sr., LB, Dallas, Texas/Irving-Nimitz HS

Lopez led the Southeastern defense to a 45-35 win over Northeastern State. Lopez paced the squad with nine tackles, including one for a loss. He also added a fumble recovery on the first play after NSU recovered an onside kick, helping SE to hold off the Riverhawk rally.

Jerome Hewitt, Southeastern Oklahoma, Sr., KR, Gainesville, Texas/Gainesville HS

Hewitt continued to be a threat in the return game as he helped Southeastern to a 45-35 win over Northeastern State. He returned five punts on the day, racking up 113 yards, including a long return of 73 yards. He averaged 22.6 yards per punt return. NSU only kicked him the ball twice on kickoffs, but he still made the most of his opportunities. He totalled 78 yards on those returns, including one for 62, averaging 39 yards per return.

Fred Winborn, Texas A&M-Kingsville, Jr., RB, N. Hollywood, Calif./Grant HS

Winborn etched his name into the Javelina record books on Saturday night with one of the best individual performances in school history. He carried the ball 37 times for a school record 263 yards and three touchdowns. He passed three-time Harlon Hill award winner Johnny Bailey late in the fourth quarter on a 32-yard touchdown run that gave him 255 yards, one more than Bailey had against West Texas A&M on October 31, 1987.

Matt Knicky, Tarleton State, So., LB, Cedar Park, Texas/Cedar Park HS
Knicky led the Texan defense with 14 total tackles as No. 11 Tarleton downed No. 9 Abilene Christian Saturday, 13-6. Knicky had three solo and 11 assisted stops for the Texans. The sophomore recorded one sack for seven yards which helped to stall the final scoring attempt by the Wildcats in the waning moments of the game. Knicky had two and a half tackles for a loss of minus-nine yards. Knicky has led the Texan defense in tackles five times this season.

Devin Guinn, Tarleton State, Sr., WR/KR, Cedar Hill, Texas/Cedar Hill HS

Guinn helped to lead the No. 11 Tarleton Texans to a 13-6 win over No. 9 Abilene Christian Saturday thanks to a 57-yard punt return for a touchdown. The Texan put Tarleton on the board for its first time with 14:14 remaining in the fourth quarter. The return tied the score at six points apiece.

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