Monday, November 5, 2012

LSC Scoop Power Poll and Player Superlatives Week Ten

  1. Midwestern State - Played a great game and got the lucky break to win at the end
  2. West Texas A&M - It would be a shame if they got squeezed out of the playoffs
  3. Texas A&M-Kingsville - Should have beaten a playoff-bound Valdosta on the road
  4. Tarleton State - Texans with a great gutsy win over North Alabama
  5. Abilene Christian - Wildcats may have wrecked West Alabama's playoff chances
  6. Angelo State - Ram's overcome injuries to win comfortably; QB controversy in 2013?
  7. Eastern New Mexico - Greyhounds win ugly, but win.
  8. Incarnate Word - Cardinals not flying high in final LSC season
  9. Texas A&M-Commerce - Lions look ready for off-season

Week Ten Superlatives
Offense - Keidrick Jackson and Brandon Kelsey - Midwestern State, Khiry Robinson, Dustin Vaughn and Lance Ratliff - West Texas A&M - It would be a shame to leave out any of these guys.  Jackson rushed for 149 yards and 2 TDs, and Kelsey added 100 rushing yards and 3 TDs, as well as passing for 248 yards and another TD for the Mustangs.  On the West Texas A&M side, Robinson had 147 yards and 3 TDs rushing and 54 yards and another TD receiving, Vaughn threw for 391 and 3 TDs, while Ratliff had 11 catches for 180 yards and a TD.

Defense - Danny Mason, Texas A&M-Commerce - Mason was a one-man tackling machine in the Lion's 7-3 loss at Eastern New Mexico.  The senior racked up 17 tackles, with 1.5 for losses and half a sack.  The seven points were the fewest allowed since the season finale in 2008, and the 283 yards were the fewest since the season opener in 2011.

Special Teams - Marqui Christian, Midwestern State - with a minute to go and MSU trailing 48-45, Christian picked up the loose ball on a WT bad punt snap, and ran it in 18 yards for the game winning TD in the Mustang's improbable comeback win over West Texas A&M.

LSC Scoop Super Region Four Rankings (SOS rankings in red) and next week's opponents

  1. Colorado State-Pueblo (10-0) - 42 - Western State 
  2. Ashland (10-0) - 102 - Notre Dame
  3. Indianapolis (8-1) - 56 - Urbana
  4. Chadron State (8-1) - 56 - Colorado Mines
  5. Midwestern State (8-1) - 94 - West Georgia
  6. Grand Valley (8-2) - 38 - Saginaw Valley
  7. Missouri S&T (9-1) - 142 - South Dakota Mines
  8. West Texas A&M (8-2) - 99 - Texas A&M Commerce
  9. New Mexico Highlands (7-2) - 80 - Western New Mexico
  10. Saginaw Valley (7-3) - 20 -  Grand Valley
Game of the Week - Grand Valley at Saginaw Valley
Lakers need a win to clinch a playoff spot, while West Texas A&M fans will be pulling hard for Cardinals to win this GLIAC rivalry game.  If that were to happen and Missouri S&T makes the playoffs instead, it would be a shame considering their strength-of-schedule (or lack thereof) and several unimpressive wins along the way.

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