Monday, September 23, 2013

LSC Football Recap - Week 3

LSC Scoop Players of the Week
Offense - Clifton Rhodes, III, Tarleton State - Rhodes had two catches in the first half, both for TDs, but saved his best for last.  In the fourth quarter he caught three more passes including the game winning 35 yard tipped TD pass with 30 seconds remaining.  He finished the game with 5 receptions for 103 yards and 3 TDs.

Defense - Marquis Wadley, Tarleton State - Wadley led the Texans with 11 tackles and intercepted a pass in the first quarter.  His biggest play came in the fourth quarter with Tarleton holding a slim 24-20 lead.  He not only forced Talon Smith to fumble but also recovered, setting up a Tarleton TD four plays later.

Special Teams - Nathan Slaughter, WTAM - had two kickoff returns for 133 yards, including a 100 yard return for a TD after Texas A&-Commerce had pulled to within 31-21 late in the third quarter.  For the season, Slaughter is averaging a staggering 46.5 yards per kick return.

Honorable Mention
Dustin Vaughan, WTAM - 508 yards and 4 TDs passing with no interceptions
Kyle Washington, ASU - threw for 286 yards and 2 TDs
Tyrik Rollison, TAMC - 257 yards, 3 TDs passing
Greg Pitre, TAMK - 180 yards rushing on 10 carries, 2 TDs
Corneluis Shackelford, TAMK - 78 yards rushing on 10 carries, 2 TDs
Keidrick Jackson, MSU - 184 yards rushing, 2 TDs on 27 carries
Dante Taylor, MSU - 123 yards, 2 TDs on just 9 carries
Anthony Johnson, WTAM -  9 receptions for 181 yards, 1 TD
Torrence Allen, WTAM - 8 receptions for 103 yards
Vernon Johnson, TAMC - 3 receptions for 137 yards and 2 TDs
Quinn Reels, ASU - 6 receptions for 106 yds and a TD

Devin Figures, TSU - game saving interception at the TSU 2 yard line as time expired
Curtis Slater, WTAM - 12 tackles, 3.5 for loss, 2 sacks, 1 fumble recovery, 1 forced fumble
Jarred Ross, ASU - 11 tackles

Desmond Jackson, TSU - 2 punt returns for 69 yards, including a 37 yarder to Anglo's 29 to set up a TD on the next play


LSC Scoop Power Poll

  1. West Texas A&M - Solid win, but 238 penalty yards?
  2. Tarleton State - came from behind late to win back and forth battle in San Angelo
  3. Midwestern State - dominated second half to pull away from stubborn West Georgia squad
  4. Texas A&M-Kingsville - running game was unleashed against McMurry
  5. Texas A&M-Commerce - hung around for three quarters in Canyon
  6. Angelo State - not quite able to pull out the upset over Tarleton State.
  7. Eastern New Mexico - beat the Air Force JV 42-35 in an exhibition game


West Texas A&M 62,  Texas A&M-Commerce 28
Midwestern State 38, West Georgia 28
Tarleton State 38, Angelo State 34
Texas A&M-Kingsville 52, McMurry 32

LSC Game Boxscores and Stats


AFCA Poll 
West Texas A&M remains at #4, while Midwestern State moves up a couple of spots to #23 and Tarleton State enters the rankings at #25.  Texas A&M-Kingsville is just two spots out of the poll.

Other Super Region 4 teams include #5 Colorado State Pueblo, #9 Grand Valley State, #21 Chadron State, and #22 Indianapolis.  Receiving votes are Colorado School of Mines, Michigan Tech, Ohio Dominican and Ferris State.


LSC Weekly Football Release
Five games are on the schedule for this week including a pair of Lone Star Conference contests - Midwestern State at A&M-Commerce and West Texas A&M at Texas A&M-Kingsville.  Non-conference contests include Angelo State at Valdosta State as part of the GSC-LSC First and Ten Challenge, Tarleton State versus Abilene Christian at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, and Eastern New Mexico at Incarnate Word.
WT, TSU and TAMUK remain undefeated in 2013.
The LSC has a 2-0 advantage in the GSC-LSC First and Ten Challenge with MSU's win over West Georgia and A&M-C's triumph over Delta State.
LSC football teams are 12-5 overall this season.  The squads are 3-2 combined versus the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Great Lakes Valley Conference and Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference teams, which are also in NCAA Super Regional Four.

Dustin Vaughan, West Texas A&M University, SR, QB, Corpus Christi, Texas, Calallan HS

Vaughan had another career outing in the Buffs' 62-28 win over Texas A&M-Commerce in the home-opener Saturday. Vaughan threw for a career-high 508 yards with four touchdowns and ran for his first career rushing touchdown. Vaughan's 62 attempts set a career-high for him. He was 36 of 62 in the game with no interceptions. His 508 yards passing moved him into second all-time in school history in career passing yards with 9,457 surpassing Keith Null (9,385) and is just 342 from breaking Taylor Harris' record of 9,799. He

Lynn Williams, Midwestern State University, SR, S, Greenville, Miss., Desoto Central

Making his first start of the season, Williams helped lead Midwestern State to a 38-28 win at West Georgia in the Lone Star Conference-Gulf South Conference First and Ten Challenge. The 5-10, 180-pound senior rover helped key the Mustangs defense that limited West Georgia to 350 yards with only 74 rushing. Williams recorded four tackles, including a sack for a loss of six yards and he made the game clinching interception in the fourth quarter that sealed the win.

Nathan Slaughter, West Texas A&M University, SR, PR/KR, Lubbock, Texas, Lubbock HS

Slaughter had a career special team's day in the Buffs' 62-28 win over Texas A&M-Commerce Saturday. He returned two kickoffs for 133 yards, including an electrifying, coast-to-coast 100-yarder for a touchdown immediately following a touchdown by A&M-C that brought the Lions back to within 10 at 31-21 midway through the third quarter as the momentum looked to be shifting back to A&M-C.  It was the fifth 100-yard kick return for a score in school history and first since 2003, and also tied the Lone Star Conference record. Slaughter entered the game ranked first nationally in kick returns at 39.0 yards per return. He now is averaging 46.5 yards per return. Slaughter also had five receptions for 52 yards and a score in the game.

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