Monday, September 30, 2013

LSC Football Recap - Week 4


LSC Scoop Players of the Week
Offense - Jerome Regal, Tarleton State - Regal's 251 rushing yards were good for third all time in Texan history and played a major role in Tarleton's defeat of the FCS ACU Wildcats.  Regal scored 2 TDs - an 11 yard TD with under a minute to play in the first half and gave TSU a 21-10 lead, and a 10 yard run in the second overtime, which proved to be the winning score.

Defense - Taylor McCuller, West Texas A&M - led the Buffaloes with 14 tackles as the WT defense held Texas A&M Kingsville to 188 of offense, with just 57 coming over the final 40 minutes of the game.

Special Teams - Blake Barnes, Tarleton State - Barnes was a perfect 5-5 on PATs and converted two field goals in Tarleton's win over ACU.  His first field goal, a 29 yard effort came with just 4 seconds left in the fourth quarter and sent the game to overtime.  In the first overtime, he connected on a 34 yarder to tie the game once again.

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LSC Scoop Power Poll
  1. West Texas A&M - Nothing to say other than total domination.
  2. Tarleton State - Winning games that would have slipped away the last two years
  3. Midwestern State - Not the efficient machine of recent years, but a win is a win.
  4. Texas A&M-Commerce - another moral victory, next step is to close out games.
  5. Texas A&M-Kingsville - actually had a 142-84 edge in yards with game tied at 7.
  6. Angelo State - just two sustained drives at #1 Valdosta State.
  7. Eastern New Mexico - 3 Greyhound fumbles led to 17 UIW points.

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PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
OFFENSIVE
Jerome Regal, Tarleton State University, SO, RB, Dallas, Namaan Forest HS

Regal rushed for a career-high 251 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns - including the game's deciding score - to help the No. 25-ranked Texans defeat NCAA Division I FCS member Abilene Christian 41-34 in double overtime in Frisco on Saturday. The sophomore running back averaged 8.1 yards per carry with a long run of 47 yards and added 33 yards on three receptions as well. His 251 rushing yards are third-most in school history as he became the school's first 200-yard rusher since 2009.

DEFENSIVE
Taylor McCuller, West Texas A&M University, SR, LB, Red Oak, Texas, Red Oak HS

McCuller was all over the field Saturday in the Buffs' 69-7 win at Texas A&M-Kingsville. McCuller had a game-high 14 tackles, including five solo stops in the game as the Buff "D" held TAMUK to just 96 yards rushing and 188 total yards as the Javelinas were one of the top rushing teams in the country. McCuller is 25th nationally in tackles per game (10.8) and leads the conference.

SPECIAL TEAMS
Sergio Castillo, Jr., West Texas A&M University, SR, K, La Joya, Texas, La Joya HS

Castillo, Jr., had a record-setting outing at Texas A&M-Kingsville as he became WT's all-time leading career scorer with a 41-yard field goal with 16 seconds left in the first half giving the Buffs a 31-7 lead. He entered the game needing just four points to tie DeWayne Miles' record of 332 career points and the field goal gave Castillo seven for the game at that point. Castillo ended the game with 15 points and now has 343 during his career for a new Lone Star Conference record for kicking points, besting Abilene Christian's Matt Adams mark of 339. Castillo ranks seventh nationally in scoring this season at 13.8 points per game which leads the conference. He leads the nation in field goals per game at 2.5 and is 10 of 10 in field goals and 25 of 25 in extra-points for the season.




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WT stays at #4, Tarleton State moves up to #22, Midwestern State drops out of the poll, but is the highest team receiving votes and Texas A&M Kingsville is still receiving votes.

Colorado State Pueblo still #5, Chadron is #19, Indianapolis is #21, Ohio Dominican moves into the #23 spot after blowing out Grand Valley State, and GVSU drops from #9 to #25.  Receiving votes are Colorado Mines, Ferris State, Michigan Tech, and Saginaw Valley.

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