Sunday, September 4, 2016

LSC Scoop Power Poll and Pickems Week 1

No Lone Star Football Festival this year but it should return - J. Scott Russell, Times Record News
A&M-Commerce remains top LSC team in early going - Kale Steed, Amarillo Globe News
Outtakes: Defenders Burtscher, Jackson, Speed were among bright spots for Tarleton - Brad Keith, The Flash Today
LSC Scoop Power Poll Week One
  1. Texas A&M-Commerce - didn't learn much from week one
  2. Midwestern State - appear to be in midseason form
  3. Texas A&M-Kingsville - big win over an FCS team with 18 returning starters
  4. Angelo State - Rams led by 10 at the half, fell apart in last 30 minutes
  5. Eastern New Mexico - running game still solid, passing and D not so much
  6. West Texas A&M - defense played well, offense needs some work
  7. Oklahoma Panhandle State - kept it close for 15 minutes, had some offensive success
  8. Tarleton State - also kept it close for 15 minutes, but shut down after that
  9. UT Permian Basin - a nice program opening win has the Falcons moving up the charts
  10. Western New Mexico - Never really threatened FSC San Diego


Week Two Games
Angelo State at Northern Michigan
Oklahoma State at Arkansas Pine Bluff
Texas A&M Commerce at Delta State
Arizona Christian at UT Permian Basin
Simon Fraser at Texas A&M-Kingsville
West Texas A&M at Colorado State Pueblo
Southwest Baptist at Tarleton State
Western New Mexico at Eastern New Mexico
Midwestern State idle

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Week One Pickems Standings

J. Scott Russell - 7
Adam Ostrow - 7
Joe Price - 7
Charles Bryce - 5
LSC Scoop - 5
Lee Baker - 4
Mark Haslett - 4

Games the helped - Everyone picked McNeese State, Sam Houston State, San Diego and Midwestern State to win - and they did.

Games that hurt - Colorado State Pueblo, Eastern New Mexico and Incarnate Word were picked by six each - ouch.  WTAM and Angelo State each picked by five.

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AFCA Poll
Texas A&M-Commerce moves up a spot to 8th, Midwestern State stays at 14, Texas A&K-Kingsville receives 12 votes. Other SR 4 teams - GVSU 3rd, Ashland 5th, Ferris State 7th, Colorado Mines 11th, Colorado State Pueblo 19th, Colorado Mesa 25th.  Indianapolis, McKendree, Hillsdale, Michigan Tech receiving votes.


From the Newspapers
Texans overwhelmed by FCS No. 9 McNeese State  - Brad Keith, The Flash Today
WT loses third straight season opener - Kale Steed, Amarillo Globe News


From the LSC Website
LSC Weekly Release
LSC Stats
LSC Standings


14th-ranked Mustangs pound Truman State, 31-19, in season opener

Sophomore Vincent Johnson rushed for three touchdowns and Quade Coward passed for a career high 295 yards to lead 14th-ranked Midwestern State to a 31-19 win over Truman State Saturday night at Stokes Stadium.

The Mustangs took control of the game scoring on three of four possessions spanning the end of the first half and the start of the second to turn a 13-7 deficit into a 28-13 lead after Johnson scored his third touchdown of the game with 3:34 to play in the third quarter...Complete Release


Redemption One Year Later, Football Begins 2016 with W

A balanced effort by the Javelinas led to the team's first season opening victory in 2012 as #RV Texas A&M-Kingsville (1-0) knocked off Division I program Incarnate Word (0-1), 31-22, Saturday evening at Gayle & Tom Benson Stadium.

Myles Carr went 23-of-28 with 313 yards and three touchdowns, two to Jordan Thomas, who finished with 79 yards, and one to converted tight end Chris Cooper. Cooper made the switch from offensive line last season. Luis Lopez powered into the end zone once and Greg Pitre collected 88 total yards on the ground. The team proved to be clutch, converting on 7-of-13 third-down opportunities and combined with a great defense that tallied 5.0 sacks, 11.0 tackles for a loss and two forced fumbles and special teams, highlighted by punter's Dillon Scherer's sensational debut that featured two punts pinned inside the 20-yard line...Complete Release


What can Brown do for UTPB in 27-6 Inaugural Win

Kristian Brown caught a pair of touchdown passes and nearly broke a kickoff return to the house and Brandon Infiesto racked up 102 yards on 16 carries and scored the team's first ever touchdown as UT Permian Basin took a 27-6 win in its first ever game as a program Saturday night against Sul Ross at Ratliff Stadium.

UTPB held the Lobos to a three-and-out on the first drive of the night, and a trio of big gainers moved the ball down the field. Infiesto ran for 11 yards facing 2nd and 10, Kameron Mathis found Brown for a 13 yard catch on 2nd and 8, and Mathis busted off a 24 yard QB keeper to the Sul Ross 4-yard line. Infiesto needed a pair of carries to cross the goal line for a 1-yard score and put the Falcons ahead...Complete Release


Texans drop season opener at FCS No. 9 McNeese State

Tarleton stood toe-to-toe with the No. 9-ranked team in NCAA Division I FCS for the first quarter but offensive struggles ultimately hurt the Texans in a 33-3 loss to McNeese State.

Head coach Todd Whitten made his return debut in the game, and his experience against Southland Conference opponents showed in the first 12 minutes of action. Tarleton (0-1) forced McNeese State into two first-quarter punts and the Cowboys missed a 35-yard field goal that the Texans capitalized on that resulted in a 35-yard field goal by Sergio Sroka. The 9-play, 62-yard scoring drive was set up by quarterback Garrett Simpson finding Del'Michael High for a 17-yard completion and the following play connecting with senior Bubba Tandy for a 51-yard pass down the sideline...Complete Release


USD Shuts Down Mustangs in Season Opener

San Diego limited Western New Mexico to 217 yards of offense in taking the 27-0 victory in the season opener for both teams Saturday night.  

The Mustangs had a golden opportunity early to put points on the board. On the first play from scrimmage, San Diego quarterback Anthony Lawrence rushed for six yards, but on the play fumbled that was forced by senior Leo Marin and recovered by sophomore Collin Grady at the USD 38...Complete Release


Sam Houston State 59, Oklahoma Panhandle State 21..Complete Release


Rams Fall to McKendree 33-19

Angelo State had a 19-9 halftime lead disappear in the second half as McKendree scored 24 unanswered points to beat the Rams 33-19 on Thursday night in the season opener.  

The Rams (0-1) committed six turnovers in the game with four leading to all 24 points the Bearcats (1-0) scored in the second half. McKendree outgained ASU 397-276 overall and 226 to 111 yards on the ground.  It is the first season opening loss for Angelo State since 2008.

Josh Stevens led ASU offensively with 78 yards on the ground on 21 carries. Jake Faber and Jesse Drummer both played quarterback for the Rams. Faber was 10-for-19 for 95 yards but had three interceptions. Drummer finished the night going 6-for-11 for 70 yards passing. Casey Eyman had an impressive debut for ASU averaging 40.8 yards on nine punts. He pinned McKendree inside the 20-yard line six times on the night. Willie Brown led the defense with 12 stops on the night, 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack ...Complete Release


Cass and Tucker Top Century Mark as Gridiron Hounds Open 2016 at Southwest Baptist

Eastern New Mexico put together a furious second half rally behind a 149-yard, two-touchdown effort from junior running back Kamal Cass in Thursday night's season opener. Southwest Baptist capitalized on three touchdowns when stemmed from ENMU turnovers, and held on for a 49-35 win at Plaster Stadium ...Complete Release


Azusa Pacific Downs West Texas A&M 28-10 in Season-Opener

West Texas A&M dropped a 28-10 decision in its 2016 season-opener at Azusa Pacific Thursday evening.

WT was led by senior running back Devon Paye who had 62 yards on the ground on 16 carries with a touchdown.  Junior quarterback Ethan Brinkley went 29 of 46 for 233 yards and two interceptions, while senior Ja'Quarius Daniels caught 11 passes for 93 yards.  Juniors Daelin Young and Trevor Myklebust each had 10 tackles with Young having a game-high seven solo stops and the team with 2.5 tackles for loss for seven yards.

As a team, the Buffs led in first downs (20-17), passing yards (233-68) and total offense (273-242), but a miss handled punt for a safety and two interceptions proved costly, putting the Buffs in a hole which they were unable to recover ...Complete Release


No. 9 Lions roll to 62-0 win over Univ. of Faith in 2016 opener

From the first play of the exhibition contest, the No. 9 Texas A&M-Commerce Lions dominated the season opener, rolling to a 62-0 win over the Faith Glory Eagles in front of a crowd of 6,855 fans at Memorial Stadium on Thursday night ...Complete Release

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