Friday, November 18, 2016

LSC Volleball Championship & Football Playoff Previews

LSC Volleyball Championship
Quarterfinals Recap
Angelo 3-0 over Midwestern State
ENMU 3-0 over Texas A&M-Commerce
Tarleton State 3-0 over WNMU
Texas A&M-Kingsville 3-2 over West Texas A&M

Championship Central (courtesy of ASU)


From the News Stands
LSC Power Rankings - Kale Steed, Amarillo Globe News
Taylor glad Mustangs get another chance - J. Scott Russell, Times Record News
Javelinas headed to Live United Texarkana Bowl - George Vondracek, Corpus Christi Caller-Times



Game Day Media

ASULive Stats VideoAudio
CULive StatsVideo
ENMULive StatsVideoAudio
MSULive StatsVideoAudio
TAMCLive StatsVideoAudio
TAMKLive StatsVideoAudio
TSULive StatsVideoAudio
UTPBLive StatsVideoAudio
WNMULive StatsVideoAudio
WTAMLive StatsVideoAudio
OPSULive Stats



Game Previews
SR 1- IUP at Fairmont State - IUP 27-20
SR 1 - Assumption at Shepherd - Shepherd 38-17
SR 1 - Winston Salem at LIU Post - Post 21-17
SR 2 - UNC Pembroke at Valdosta State - VSU 35-14
SR 2 - North Greenville at Florida Tech - FTU 38-21
SR 2 - Tuskegee at Newberry - Newberry 28-21
SR 3 - Minn. Duluth at Emporia Stat - ESU 38-31
SR 3 - Central Missouri at Harding - HU 31-24
SR 3 - Azusa Pacific at Sioux Falls - USF 28-21
SR 4 - Colorado Mines at Southwest Baptist - Mines 41-38

We will focus on the opponents, since our readers know what to expect from the LSC teams.

Colorado Mesa at Texas A&M-Commerce
CMU Game Notes     TAMC Game Notes
Live Stats     CMU Audio     TAMC Audio    Video
In looking at the Mavericks schedule, you have to ask yourself - What the hell happened in weeks 6 and 7?  Not to take anything away from Black Hills State and Dixie State, but those are not games a playoff team is supposed to lose.  Especially after defeating Colorado Mines and Colorado State-Pueblo in the prior three weeks.  They did recover to win their final four games and make the playoffs for the fifth time and first time since 2007.  The Mavericks were second in the RMAC in scoring (42.7) and yards gained (506.9), rushing for 243.6 and passing for 263.3 per game.  Senior Sean Rubalcaba was the leading passer, throwing for 1,931 yards, but just a 10-8 TD/Int ratio.  RB David Tann led the team with 1,014 yards and 20 TDs rushing.  Backup QB Eystin Salum was second in both rushing (668 yards) and passing (851 yards 8 TDs, 1 Int).  The defensive numbers aren't as stellar - 30.7 points and 462.5 yards allowed, (204.9 rushing and 257.6 passing)

This could be a high scoring game, but look for the Lions to get a few more stops and move on to round 2.  TAMC 38-24


Midwestern State at Ferris State
FSU Game Notes     MSU Game Notes
Live Stats     FSU Audio     MSU Audio     Video
Ferris State (9-2) comes into the game on a roll, winning its last five games by a 44-18 margin.  The Bulldogs two losses were to unbeaten Grand Valley State (35-23) and 9-2 Ashland (39-31).  They are balanced on offense, rushing for 267 yards a game and throwing for 228 and scoring 35.7 points weekly.  QB Reggie Bell is a dual threat, throwing for 2,046 yards and an 11-6 TD/Int ratio and leading the team in rushing with 1,081 yards and 15 TDs.  The defense has allowed 21.4 points and 345 yards per game.  Against the run, they allowed just 106 yards.  They also had 33 sacks and 15 interceptions.

The Mustangs have been playing with fire much of the 2016 season and have gotten burned a couple of times.  Don't look for a fifth miracle finish this week.  Ferris State 35-21



LSC Scoop Expert Pickems
We will be out of pocket much of the time this weekend.  Check our twitter feed for the picks if you do not see them here.  Twitter Link

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