# 8 Texas A&M-Commerce Lions @ # 2 Grand Valley State Lakers-Storylines, Starters, and Stuff you need to know.

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Grand Valley State Lakers

When: Saturday, November 26th, Noon.

Where: Lubbers Stadium, Allendale, Michigan

Weather: Mostly Sunny 40 Degrees, Win at 11 MPH

AUDIO: Lion Sports Network — KETR 88.9 FM, Commerce (http://www.ketr.org) | Thunder Country KRVA 101.7 FM, Sulphur Springs (http://www.mythundercountry.com/)
VIDEO: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/tamucommerce/
STATS: http://statb.us/

Likely Starters:

Offense-(Spread)

QB-Luis Perez, 6’3 220 LBS, RS-JR, San Diego, CA

RB-Richard Cooper, 5’9, 195 LBS, SR, Angleton, TX

WR(X)-D’Arthur Cowan, 6’3, 185 LBS, JR, Olive Branch, MS

WR(Z)-Lance Evans, 6’3, 200 LBS, SR, Midlothian, TX

WR(H)-Darby Smith, 5’10, 180 LBS, SR, Ennis, TX

WR(A/TE)-John Thomas, 6’6, 255 LBS, SR, Bossier City, LA

RT-Poet Thomas, 6’6, 325 LBS, SR, Beverly Hills, MI

RG-Avery Poats, 6’5, 300 LBS, SR, Los Angeles, CA

C- John Aguilar, 6’1, 280 LBS, JR, Lubbock, TX

LT-Jared Machorro, 6’7, 280 LBS, JR, Coldspring, TX

LG-Jason Osei, 6’5, 300 LBS, SR, London, England

 

Defense- (3-4 Defensive Set, Multiple)

DE-Peyton Searcy, 6’0, 275 LBS, SOPH, Killeen, TX

DE-Kieston Carter, 5’11 200 LBS, JR, Mexia, TX

NT-D.D. Fletcher, 6’1, 240 LBS, FR, Arlington, TX

LB-Cameron Rodgers, 6’1, 215 LBS, SR, San Antonio, TX

LB-Garrett Bluebaugh, 6’2, 220 LBS, FR, Keller, TX

LB-Tavita Faaiu, 6’3, 265 LBS, SR, San Francisco, CA

LB-Hatari Byrd, 6’1, 210 LBS, SR, Fresno, CA

CB-Yusef Sterling-Lowe, 6’2, 170 LBS, JR, Oakland, CA

CB-DJ White, Senior 

FS-Chris Smith, 6’1, 170 LBS, SOPH, Mansfield, TX

SS-Trey Porter, 5’10, 170 LBS, JR, Garland, TX

Specialists-

PK-Kris Martinez, 5’9, 135 LBS, SOPH, Edinburg, TX

Punter-Hector Dominguez, 5’10, 190 LBS, SR, Monterrey Park, CA

Punt Returner-Shawn Hooks, 5’8, 165, JR, Dangerfield, TX

Kickoff Returns-Buck Wilson, 5’11, 185 LBS, JR, Commerce, TX

This is a game that could really put Lion football back on the map permanently. This is a program that has done a lot in the past 4 seasons, but the belief that the second round is the furthest we can go is not really a popular thought. With every game that has been played this season, the thought of a serious run at a national title has become more real every single week. The senior group that is playing has come a long way from 5th best team in the conference to the class of the conference. That just has to do with outworking your competition. Former Lion greats Bob Bounds and Gary Compton will be in attendance, as the last time they visited GVSU together they took down the Lakers as a pass/catch tandem.

Side note: There will be a watch party at Lakewood’s first and ten in East Dallas. I PLAN on going, but that depends on how tired I am. This week was pretty exhausting, but I do hope to be there and catch up with some alums.

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