First, my apologies for the lack of writing the past week and a half. I recently moved from Dallas to Lewisville, and last weekend I was without cable and internet, so I had to listen to the Game on my IPhone, which was amazing to listen to. Anyway, lets get right to it.
We were very fortunate to get out of San Angelo with a win last week. We had made way too many mistakes and still played well enough to win. That is encouraging. There is also the deal with Joe Bergeron. That is the past. Tomorrow we have a huge game and we have to show up and play big time. WTAMU will be ready. We need to be to. Let’s go.
When: Saturday, October 17, 7 PM
Where: Texas A&M University-Commerce Memorial Stadium
Weather: 68 Degrees at Kickoff, North Wind at 6 MPH.
Storylines: This is a huge game. Bigger than any we have played so far. We need this do the following.
1. Win the Conference outright for the first time since 1990. (Not Including 1991, 2007, and 2009 when the Lions won the North Division)
2. Lock up a postseason birth, at least a bowl. We have to win to keep our playoff hopes alive.
3. Prove that we are an elite LSC team.
Offensively, we have to hit first and hit hard. Show WTAMU that our offense is not an aberration, and that we are not afraid to issue them a butt whipping. Defensively, I expect to see us blitzing a lot. HC Carthel knows what to expect against Mike Nesbitt, but this year is different. Special teams, I know that we will have a drive or two that will sputter and we need Saul Martinez for field goals and Chase Thrasher to punt well.
Really, this game is the biggest we have played since ASU last year, and we let down the biggest crowd of the year. I really feel that this group will be different than last year.
Lion O-Line vs. Buff D-Line
Vernon Johnson and Ricky Collins vs Buff Secondary
Buff REC’s vs Lion D-Backs
Texas A&M-Commerce Lions-37
West Texas A&M Buffaloes-24