LSC week 4 rewind: It was a high-scoring week 4 across the LSC
Midwestern State Quinton Childs gets bottled up by the Angelo State defense during a Lone Star Conference game at LeGrand Stadium at 1st Community Credit Union Field on Saturday. [Provided photo]
Angelo State makes a statement
Angelo State proved they were for real stifling No. 14 MSU-Texas 28-6 on Saturday night at LeGrand Stadium at 1st Community Credit Union Field in San Angelo.
The Rams defense made the Mustangs run game irrelevant with (-)3 yards on the night. MSU-Texas mustered 214 total yards for the game. Offensively, ASU quarterback Payne Sullins threw for 257 yards with three TD passes. ASU (4-0, 2-0) is off to its first 4-0 start since the 2015 season.
Whitten becomes all-time wins leader
As expected the No. 4 ranked Tarleton Texans hammered UT Permian Basin 49-7 at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa on Saturday.
With the win, Tarleton coach Todd Whitten won his 72nd game at the school, surpassing W.J. Wisdom as the programs new wins leader. Whitten’s 97 wins as a collegiate head coach have him in the top 25 among active head coaches in NCAA Division II.
The Texans (4-0, 2-0) offense is a juggernaut, putting up over 600 yards for a fourth consecutive game. The nation’s top offense also scored over 40 points for a third time in four games.
Hounds pile up yards against Javelinas
Eastern New Mexico used its devastating ground game, chewing up 551 yards during a 48-34 victory against Texas A&M-Kingsville in Portales, N.M.
ENMU (3-1, 1-1) had three players go over the century mark led by quarterback Wyatt Strand. Strand destroyed the Javelinas with his legs rushing for 199 yards with two touchdowns.
ThunderWolves tame Lions
A week after being embarrassed at home by Colorado Mines, No. 20 Colorado State-Pueblo stepped up and knocked off No. 11 Texas A&M-Commerce 24–17 on Saturday.
The ThunderWolves have now beaten TAMC (3-1) in consecutive seasons. Both offenses had issues against very challenging defenses. With the game tied 17-17, CSUP was able to get the eventual game-winning score when QB Gunnar Lamphere found Nick Williams on a 15-yard pitch and catch with 11:20 to play.
Buffs bounce back
It wasn’t the prettiest of games, but West Texas A&M put up 17 first quarter points on its way to a 45-2 victory against Western New Mexico on Saturday night at J Ferg Field at Buffalo Stadium.
The Buffs ground game piled up 266 yards led by Duke Carter IV. Carter rushed for a season-high 108 yards on 17 carries with two touchdowns. WT bounces back from a rough loss at Tarleton last weekend, improving to 3-1 overall and 1-1 in league play.
Tarleton receiver Zimari Martin makes a catch against UT Permian Basin on Saturday night at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa. [Chet Martin/ For Press Pass Sports]
LSC STARS OF WEEK 4
Zimari Manning, Tarleton, Sr. WR
What a night it was for Zimari Manning. UTPB couldn’t cover the 6-foot-2, 200 pound physical receiver. Manning broke a 25-year old school-record with 257 yards in the win. Manning had 199 of those yards in the first quarter. He finished the game snagging seven balls, averaging a ridiculous 36.7 yards a catch with three touchdowns.
Paul Terry, ENMU, Sr. RB
Terry added to his LSC rushing lead on Saturday night against TAMK, carrying the ball 26 times for 184 yards with a score. Through four games Terry has a stronghold on the league’s rushing lead totaling 668 yards on the year.
Josh Quintin, Angelo State, Jr. LB
Quintin led the stout defensive effort against MSU-Texas with seven tackles, an interception, a forced fumble and recovery, and made two sacks.
Nick Gerber, West Texas A&M, So. QB
The redshirt sophomore had his best outing of his young career against Western New Mexico. The gunslinger was 20 of 34 for 233 yards with two touchdowns and ran for another. His biggest play was a 55-yard scoring strike to Juwan McCall.
Team LSC Overall
Tarleton 2-0 4-0
Angelo State 2-0 4-0
A&M-Commerce 1-0 3-1
MSU-Texas 1-1 3-1
E. New Mexico 1-1 3-1
West Texas A&M 1-1 3-1
W. New Mexico 0-1 0-4
UT Permian Basin 0-2 2-2
A&M-Kingsville 0-2 1-3
Week 4 games
W. Texas A&M 45, W. New Mexico 21
Angelo State 28, MSU-Texas 6
CSU-Pueblo 24, A&M-Commerce 17
Tarleton 49, UT Permian Basin 7
E. New Mexico 48, A&M-Kingsville 34