Sunday, October 23, 2016

LSC Scoop Power Poll, Expert Pickem Standings, and Game Recaps

LSC Scoop Power Poll

  1. Texas A&M-Commerce - beat the Rams in every category
  2. Midwestern State - you can't count on last second heroics week after week
  3. Texas A&M-Kingsville - hard to go -3 in turnovers and win, but the Javs did and on the road
  4. West Texas A&M - big win for Arbuckle and the up and down Buffs
  5. Tarleton State - great first half, nothing after the break
  6. Eastern New Mexico - Bacone goes good with everything
  7. Angelo State - If it could wrong, it did against the Lions.
  8. Western New Mexico - see Angelo description
  9. Oklahoma Panhandle State - got an LSC win and a career game for Truelove
  10. UT Permian Basin - offense kept things close, defense couldn't get a stop

LSC Scoop Expert Pickem Standings

52 - J. Scott Russell - 7/11 on the games
48 - Joe Price - 9/11 on the games
48 - LSC Scoop - 9/11 on the games
43 - Adam Ostrow - 6/11 on the games
42 - Charles Bryce - 6/11 on the games
37 - Lee Baker - 7/11 on the games

No one got bonus.  No one got close.  WR is a hard one to pick on any given week, so we might have to do it again before the end of the season.

Everyone missed WNMU/Ft Lewis and MSU/WTAM.

From the NewsStands
No. 9 Lions maul Rams - Charles Bryce, San Angelo Standard Times
Mustangs finally let one slip away - J. Scott Russell, Times Record News
Buffs defeat MSU, 35-27 - Kale Steed, Amarillo Globe News
Buffs bounce No. 4 MSU, 35-27- Kale Steed, Amarillo Globe News
UTPB can't stop pass attack... - Joshua Perry, Odessa American
- Brad Keith

AFCA Coaches Poll
Texas A&M-Commrece moves up a spot to #8, while Midwestern State drops 9 places down to #13. No other LSC teams are receiving votes.

Other SR 4 teams include #2 Grand Valley State, #9 Ashland, #19 Wayne State, #22 Ferris State, #25 Southwest Baptist, and receiving votes Colorado Mines, Colorado Mesa and Truman State.

and the following for grins...
11 - TAMC 
15 - MSU
21 - WTAM
23 - TAMK
47 - ENMU
49 - TSU
58 - ASU
103 - WNMU
129 - OPSU
144 - UTPB

10 - MSU
12 - TAMC
27 - WTAM
39 - TAMK
48 - ENMU
58 - TSU
67 - ASU
100 - WNMU
107 - OPSU
126 - UTPB

Hero Sports
6 - TAMC
18 - MSU
25 - TAMK
31 - WTAM
39 - ENMU
51 - ASU
55 - TSU
85 - UTPB
94 - WNMU
124 - OPSU

NCAA Regional Rankings (10/24)

  1. Grand Valley
  2. Southwest Baptist
  3. Midwestern State
  4. Ashland
  5. Texas A&M-Commerce
  6. Wayne State
  7. Coloardo Mines
  8. Truman State
  9. Ferris State
  10. Colorado Mesa

LSC Scoop Regional Rankings

  1. Grand Valley - @ Wayne State in season finale
  2. Midwestern State - @ Tarleton, host ENMU
  3. Southwest Baptist - host Missouri S&T
  4. Texas A&M-Commerce - host WTAM, host Tarleton
  5. Ashland - @ Ohio Dominican in final week
  6. Colorado Mines - host Chadron, @ Black Hills
  7. Wayne State - @ Ferris State, @ Ohio Dominican, host Grand Valley
  8. Truman State - @ St. Josephs, @ McKendree
  9. Colorado Mesa - host South Dakota Mines, host Azusa Pacific
  10. Ferris State - host Wayne State
Other LSC Schools
13. West Texas A&M
17. Eastern New Mexico
22. Texas A&M-Kingsville (would move up to 15 if UIW game counted)
23. Tarleton State (26 if McNeese game counted)
27. Angelo State
36. Western New Mexico (No change if USD game counted)
39. Oklahoma Panhandle State (two spots higher if FCS games counted)
44. UT Permian Basin (38 if D3 and NAIA games counted)

Wayne State has a killer close to the season

LSC Recaps
Defense and special teams rule the night in No. 9 Lions' 62-14 rout of Angelo State

The No. 9 Texas A&M-Commerce Lions scored the game's final 55 points on the way to a 62-14 rout of Angelo State at LeGrand Stadium on Saturday night.

With the runaway victory, the Lions are now 6-1 overall and 5-1 in the Lone Star Conference, while ASU falls to 3-5 overall and 2-4 in the league.

The Lions return to Commerce next week for the annual Homecoming contest, hosting West Texas A&M for a 4 p.m. kickoff on Saturday, October 29...Complete Release  

Buffs Upset Fourth Ranked Midwestern State 35-27 in Highway 287 Challenge Thriller

A career-high 177 yards rushing and three total touchdowns from West Texas A&M senior running back Devon Paye helped the Buffs to a thrilling 35-27 victory over fourth-ranked Midwestern State Saturday evening at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium.  With the win, the Buffs improved to 5-3 on the year and 4-2 in Lone Star Conference play, while MSU suffered its first defeat of the season falling to 6-1 overall and 5-1 in Lone Star Conference play.

Paye had 30 carries for 177 yards and two scores on the ground, while he had a team-high six catches for 19 yards and a score.  Sophomore quarterback Ben Arbuckle made his second career start and improved to 2-0 as he went 22 of 29 for 178 yards and two scores.  

As a team, the Buffs tallied 396 yards of offense on a season-high 218 yards on the ground on 45 carries and 178 yards passing.  The Buffs were 8 of 15 on third down and 1 of 1 on fourth down.  MSU had 192 yards on the ground with 146 through the air as the Mustangs were 7 of 18 on third down and 2 of 4 on fourth down.  Both teams had one turnover in the game...Complete Release  

Hogs Complete Comeback, Win 21-17 at Tarleton State

It didn't come easy as they were on the wrong end of a 17-0 ballgame but the Texas A&M-Kingsville football (5-3, 3-3 LSC) won its third consecutive Lone Star Conference contest, blanking Tarleton State (4-4, 4-2 LSC) in the second half en route to a 21-17 come from behind victory Saturday evening at Memorial Stadium. With the win, the Javelinas improve to 3-3 in conference play.

The game-winning drive was the longest of the game as Tarleton pinned the ball inside the one. The Hogs drove the length of the field on eight plays.

Alex Kuyinu finished with a game-high 4.0 sacks for 16 yards and Caleb Valentine added 2.0 sacks for nine yards and 2.5 tackles for loss for 10 yards, as did ZeMarcus Green. All in all, the Hogs tallied 8.0 total sacks and 13.0 tackles for loss. Greg Pitre rushed for 95 yards on 19 carries and the play of the game late in the fourth quarter had to be a 42 yard rush by Luis Lopez after what looked to originally be a one yard gain. Lopez picked up 61 yards on the ground. Myles Carr tossed two touchdowns and finished 22-of-35. He connected with tight end Stehly Reden twice as Reden finished with three receptions for 56 yards and two scores. Kyle Plum added six catches for 59 yards...Complete Release

Falcons Unable to Rebound from Early Deficit in 54-44 Loss to OPSU

UT Permian Basin football found the end zone six different times Saturday night but were unable to hold off Oklahoma Panhandle State after the Aggies scores the first two TDs of the night in a 54-44 loss at Grande Communications Stadium in Midland.

Kameron Mathis ended the night throwing for 322 yards on 27-49 passing with four touchdowns, the first coming on 4th-and-8 from the OPSU 42-yard line as Jake Anglin made it to the end zone to cut a 14-0 deficit in half.

The Falcons got rushing touchdowns from Jason McAfee (nine yards) and Marquise Simmons (five yards), and held the Aggies scoreless in the second quarter to trail by a point at 21-20 heading into halftime...Complete Release

Gridiron Greyhounds Overpower Bacone in First Shutout at Home Since 2004

Eastern New Mexico quarterback Wyatt Strand registered 178 yards of total offense with two passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns, to lead the Greyhounds (5-4) to a 62-0 victory over visiting Bacone (2-6). Eastern allowed just three first downs in a first half which saw the Hounds race to a 49-0 lead, Saturday at Al Whitehead Field at Greyhound Stadium.

In its first home shutout win since the 2004 season, ENMU allowed just 129 yards of total offense. The Greyhound defense registered five quarterback sacks, with Tuisamo Magalei and Dakota Montoya contributing one each. Magalei finished with a team-high nine tackles, while Quavshaun Branch made an interception. Eastern allowed the Warriors into the red zone just once during the game...Complete Release

Skyhawks Fly Past Mustangs

Despite scoring first and being down just three at halftime, the second half was all Fort Lewis as they outscored the Western New Mexico football team 35-0 over the final 30 minutes of the game to take the 52-14 non-conference victory Saturday at Ray Dennison Memorial Field.

The former Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opponents met as non-conference foes and the Skyhawks made it three straight wins at home over the Mustangs.  

WNMU (2-6) started the game out strong after forcing an early punt by FLC (2-6), WNMU had the ball at their 26. Redshirt junior Tracy McNair  got loose on the first play from scrimmage for the Mustang offense and went 66 yards down to the FLC 8. The next snap, senior Javia Hall found fellow senior Xavier Ayers for the eight-yard TD to take the early 7-0 lead just over three minutes into the game...Complete Release

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