With only one conference game on the slate this past week, LSC football teams had a chance to make up for a tough opening week against non-conference foes. LSC teams won five of the six games that were played. Midwestern State was scheduled to travel to Pensacola, FL for a matchup against Western Florida but that game was cancelled due to Hurricane Irma.
The big win of the weekend came as West Texas A&M knocked off #7 Colorado State Pueblo 24-21 at home. Texas A&M Kingsville had the only road game and got a win at Simon Fraser 35-7.
There were also some pretty dominating wins at Texas A&M Commerce defeated William Jewell 59-6; Angelo State upended Northern Michigan 48-20, and Tarleton State beat Oklahoma Panhandle State by an identical score.
UT Permian Basin suffered the conference's lone non-conference loss at the hands of Lamar University 72-6.
Eastern New Mexico now sits atop the conference standings at 1-0 after holding off WNMU 37-34.
The conference schedule will heat up this week as everyone but WNMU will face conference opponents. UTPB will travel to West Texas A&M, Texas A&M Commerce will host the Greyhounds of ENMU, Tarleton State travels to Angelo State, and Midwestern hosts Texas A&M Kingsville.
WNMU hosts former Great Northwest Athletic Conference foe Western Oregon.
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Jordan Thomas, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, SR, WR, San Antonio, Texas, John Paul Stevens HS
Thomas saw the end zone on three different occasions in the 35-7 victory against Simon Frazier. His first touchdown was on the ground, a 15-yard scamper on fourth-and-2, capping off 21 unanswered points to end the first half. Thomas then logged his first receiving touchdown of the season from 39 yards out before touching pay dirt a third time on a 70-yard strike from freshman quarterback Cade Dyal.
Daelin Young, West Texas A&M University, SR, LB, Mesquite, Texas, Mesquite North HS
Young had nine solo tackles and a forced fumble in the Buffs' 24-21 upset win over No. 7 Colorado State-Pueblo Saturday evening. Young was all over the field as his forced fumble setup the Buffs' first touchdown in the second quarter beginning the 21-unanswered point comeback for the win. It was his third career forced fumble. Young leads the team with 15 total tackles and 14 solo stops with three tackles for loss (16) and two sacks (15).
Alex Schrag, West Texas A&M University, FR, K, The Colony, Texas, The Colony HS
Schrag went 3-for-3 in field goals and 10 points, including 1 for 1 in extra-points in a thrilling 24-21 upset win over No. 7 Colorado State-Pueblo. The freshman tallied the game-winning field goal with eight seconds left in regulation from 28 yards out for the win. He also had six kickoffs for a 59.2 average with three touchbacks in the game. For the season, Schrag is 5 of 6 in field goals and 2 for 2 in extra-points for 17 points to lead the team.