Mustangs make moves on QB's record game
Midwestern State quarterback Zack Eskridge didn’t just have a good game on Saturday night when he completed all but one of his 25 passes — it turns out he had a record-setting night. And his big night helped the Mustangs make an impressive move in the regional rankings as well as the AFCA Coaches Top 25 poll.
The 6-4, 215-pound junior from Rowlett set an NCAA Division II passing mark for highest percentage of passes completed in a game by completing 24-of-25 passes for 96 percent against the Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelinas in MSU’s 38-7 win.
ACU drops in polls with loss
A week after Abilene Christian University reached No. 1 in the American Football Coaches Association Division II national poll for the first time in school history, the Wildcats dropped to No. 9.
ACU also dropped to No. 4 in the all-important NCAA Super Regional Four poll that also was released Monday. The Wildcats had been No. 1 in each of the first two regional polls.
All comes in the wake of the Wildcats’ first loss of the season — a 32-21 decision to unranked West Texas A&M on Saturday at Shotwell Stadium.
Central Washington (8-0) moved up to No. 1 in the regional poll, while Northwest Missouri State (7-1) is No. 2. Missouri Western State (7-1) is No. 3. Washburn (6-2) follows ACU at No. 5, while the Wildcats’ Lone Star Conference rival, Midwestern State (6-2) is No. 6. LSC rival Texas A&M-Kingsville (7-1) is No. 7, followed by Central Missouri (6-2). Two other LSC teams — Angelo State (6-2) and Tarleton State (7-1) — are Nos. 9 and 10.
Alternative universe with UCO quarterback Brandon Noohi
If University of Central Oklahoma quarterback Brandon Noohi wasn’t playing football, he’d be attempting to carve out a career in the first sport he ever loved — baseball. The former Mount St. Mary standout talks about his sports alternative.
Training: "As a pitcher, baseball taught me how to follow through with my throws. It helps me now as a quarterback to see my target and hit it. Also, as a pitcher, you have to maintain your composure and stay calm.”
He’s still got it: "I haven’t pitched in a long time, but when I was at Southeastern, everyone wanted me to pitch. We had a radar gun, and I threw 91 mph without a warm-up. That was pretty good, especially since I hadn’t been working on mechanics in a while.”
Javelinas' Mission: Get Back To NCAA's with Video
The Javelina basketball team has a lot to prove while preparing for the upcoming season. There isn't a single double-digit scorer coming back from last year. Flavio Milam's 8.9 A-game tops the list of returners. However, they still have a big goal in mind.
'Belles home for makeup tourney
A rained-out tournament earlier this fall gave the Angelo State University women’s golf team an opportunity to compete at home as a team for the first time in the program’s history.
The Rambelles looked right at home.
Because their season-opening tournament Sept. 14-15 in Dallas was rained out, ASU coaches Jimmy Tidwell and Jason Hase organized this two-day event so that ASU and some of the teams involved didn’t lose a fall competition. ASU shot a first-round 300 Monday at the ASU Make-Up held at San Angelo Country Club. Complete team results were not available in time for this edition.
“It is a lot easier getting to stay home and sleep in your own bed,” Cisneroz said. “I think we did pretty good as a team today. I think (Tuesday) we will shoot even better than we did today.”