Thursday, October 29, 2009

LSC Roundup 10/29

ASU Midweek – Surging Texans arrive on a roll

SAN ANGELO, Texas — In the jumbled mess that the Lone Star Conference South Division has become, the No. 7 Tarleton State University football team finds itself right where it expected to be when the season began.

After opening divisional play with a loss to now-No. 9 Texas A&M-Kingsville, the Texans have won three straight including wins against ranked opponents Midwestern State three weeks ago and former No. 1 Abilene Christian last Saturday.

“ACU did a tremendous job,” TSU coach Sam McElroy said. “They got after us on the defensive side of the ball. We were fortunate to hit one big play. Sometimes in a game like this, that’s what it comes down to. A classic Tarleton-ACU game.”

Flemming leads WT's resurgence

A big chunk of the West Texas A&M offense was missing the first six games when senior running back Keithon Flemming went down with a dislocated left elbow in the team's final scrimmage in August.

The Buffs skidded to a 1-5 record, and could have finished the season with all the enthusiasm of a coaches' midweek film session. But rather than taking the rest of the season off, the Buffs have reeled off three straight wins - all coming since Flemming's return Oct. 10 - and could claim a share of the Lone Star Conference South Division title

A&M-Commerce heads into LSC North showdown

Texas A&M University-Commerce’s Lions have had an extra week to prepare for their Lone Star Conference North Division showdown with Southeastern Oklahoma State University.The battle for first place kicks off at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Paul Laird Field in Durant, Okla.

The two teams are tied for first place in the LSC North at 3-0.While the Lions were taking Saturday off with an open date, the Savage Storm was beating Northeastern State 45-36 at Tahlequah, Okla. Quarterback Justin Pitrucha had a big game for the Savage Storm, throwing for 362 yards and six touchdowns. Pitrucha, a 6-1, 195-pound junior from Hebron, was 29-of-38 with one interception.

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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