Saturday, November 12, 2016

11-12 Game Previews and LSC Scoop Expert Pickems

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From the News Stands

Mustangs face a new set of problems - J. Scott Russell, Times Record News
Javelinas eye possible postseason game - George Vondracek, Corpus Christi Caller Times
Javelina Game Day George Vondracek, Corpus Christi Caller Times
Rams look to finish season strong at home - Charles Bryce, San Angelo Standard Times
LSC Power Rankings - Kale Steed, Amarillo Globe News
WT's Carson leaves a legay of durability - Kale Steed, Amarillo Globe News
Three keys to a Buff win - Kale Steed, Amarillo Globe News
Mustangs looking to finish on a high note - C P Thompson, Silver City News
UTPB sees last chance for first LSC win - Joshua Perry, Odessa American
Three keys for Texans at TAMC - Brad Keith, The Flash today

Game Day Media

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Game Previews
Texas A&M-Kingsville at Oklahoma Panhandle State
The first and last meeting between these teams.  OPSU moves the ball well through the air, but it hasn't translated to points on the scoreboard, while the Javelinas are second in the LSC in scoring.  On the other side of the ball, TAMK is tops in the LSC defensively, and the Aggies are second to last.  The Hogs come into this game on a five game win streak, the longest in the LSC and should make it six.  TAMK 42-21

West Texas A&M at Western New Mexico
What a difference two weeks make.  Fresh off a 35-27 upset of Midwestern State, the 5-3 Buffalo offense has virtually not scoring a point for 119 minutes, gaining just 530 yards (435 before the garbage time TD drive last week), and committing 10 turnovers.  On the other hand, WNMU actually held the lead in Kingsville from the 13:20 mark of the first quarter until 3:42 in the third (39+ minutes), before getting run over by a pack of Hogs.  The Mustangs have consistently played LSC teams tough, and that consistency could carry them to their 4th win.  With that being said, I just have a hunch that WT will find a way to win.  WT 35-28

Eastern New Mexico at Midwestern State
This an interesting game.  You have the top two running teams in the LSC, the #3 and #4 in scoring, but MSU has a big edge in passing yards.  ENMU can make big plays with the pass, as witnessed by their 20 yards per completion and 11.8 yards per attempt, easily tops in the LSC.  The game could come down to run defense, and ENMU allows just 102 yards per game,  while MSU gives up 175.  Our preferred scenario (not b/c we like MSU more, but for excitement and LSC playoff participation), is for Quade Coward to lead the Mustangs on a game winning last minute drive - MSU 31-28

Tarleton State at Texas A&M Commerce
Usually ENMU is the overlooked team in the LSC, but this year it is Tarleton State.  The Texans four D2 losses have come to two likely NCAA playoff teams (SBU and MSU), likely bowl bound TAMK and WT when they were playing really well.  They were competitive in all of those games, losing three of them by a score.  They are in the middle of the LSC in scoring offense and defense, despite being lower on the charts in yardage, indicating that they are taking good advantage of their opportunities while blunting the opposition.  Zed Woerner has cooled off in recent weeks, and the Lions will pressure the QB all day.  We'll take a deeper look at the Lions next week as the prepare for the playoffs.  TAMC 42-21

UT-Permian Basin at Angelo State
There are several good games this weekend - this is not one of them.  UTPB is still looking for its first LSC and D2 win, while the Rams are looking to finish a disappointing season with a two game win streak. The offenses occupy the bottom of the LSC offensive charts, poor QB play for ASU, youth for the Falcons have been the culprits. The Rams defense has bee pretty good and that should carry them to a win today. Angelo State 24-14

#6 SR3 Azusa Pacific at #7 Colorado Mesa - defacto plaoff game, with loser almost certainly out of playoff selections.  APU 35-28

#1 Grand Valley State at Wayne State - SVSU gave GVSU all it could handle last week at home, and Wayne State is better than SVSU.  No matter, the Lakers will win and get the playoff bye next week. GV 35-21

#9 Ashland at Ohio Dominican -  AU still has a slim shot at the playoffs, but need several things to happen.  First they have to win and they will AU 28-24

Saginaw Valley State at #6 Ferris State - SVSU with a second straight chance to mess up someone's playoff plans.  They will come up short again.  FSU 35-24

#5 Truman State at McKendree - McKendree has been good, losing 2 D2 games (UIndy, SBU), but Truman has been better losing only to GVSU and Midwestern State. Truman 35-24

LSC Scoop Expert Pickems

J. Scott Russell
TAMK at OPSU -- TAMK 35-14
WTAM at WNMU -- WNMU 28-14
ENMU at MSU -- MSU 42-35
TSU at TAMC -- TAMC 42-14
UTPB at ASU -- ASU 21-7

Azusa Pacific at Colorado Mesa -- Azusa Pacific 24-21
Grand Valley State at Wayne State -- Grand Valley State 45-14
Ashland at Ohio Dominican -- Ashland 28-21
Saginaw Valley at Ferris State -- Ferris State 45-42
Truman State at McKendree -- Truman Stat 31-14

Adam Ostrow

Grand Valley State
Ferris State

Joe Price
TAMK at OPSU - Kingsville
WTAM at WNMU - Western NM
TSU at TAMC - Commerce
UTPB at ASU - Angelo

Azusa Pacific at Colorado Mesa - Azusa Pacific
Grand Valley State at Wayne State - GVSU
Ashland at Ohio Dominican - Ashland
Saginaw Valley at Ferris State - Ferris State
Truman State at McKendree - Truman State

Charles Bryce

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