# 2 Texas A&M-Commerce Lions VS. # 10 Midwestern State Mustangs-Storylines, Starters, and Stuff You Need To Know.

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# 10 Midwestern State Mustangs

When: Saturday, October 7, 7 PM

Where: Wichita Falls Memorial Stadium, Wichita Falls, TX

Weather: 74 Degrees @ Kickoff, Wind @ 14 MPH

Where to Listen/Watch:

LIVE AUDIO: Lion Sports Network — KETR 88.9 FM, Commerce (http://www.ketr.org)
LIVE VIDEOhttps://portal.stretchinternet.com/msu/
LIVE STATS: http://statb.us/b/181300

Starters:

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Offense-Spread

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

RB-Carandal Hale, 5’11 190 LBS, R-FR, Greenville, TX

WR-D’Arthur Cowan, 6’3, 185 LBS, SR, Olive Branch, MS

WR-Buck Wilson, 5’11, 185 LBS, SR, Commerce, TX

WR-Darrion Landry, 6’0, 200 LBS, JR, Baytown, TX

TE-Vincent Hobbs, 6’3, 255 LBS, JR, Mesquite, TX

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

OL-Lane Hasse, 6’6, 315 LBS SOPH, Weimar, TX

OL- John Aguilar, 6’1, 280 LBS, SR, Lubbock, TX

OL-Jared Machorro, 6’7, 280 LBS, SR, Coldspring, TX

OL-Jordan Smith, 6’4, 315 LBS, JR, Mansfield, TX

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Defense-(3-4 Multiple)

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

DE-Michael Onuoha, 6’5 255 LBS, JR, Edmond, OK

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

LB-Brucks Saathoff, 6’0 195 LBS, JR, San Antonio, TX

LB-Garrett Blubaugh, 6’2, 220 LBS, SOPH, Keller, TX

LB-Mark Westbrook, 5’11, 195 LBS, SOPH, Schertz, TX

LB-Kieston Carter, 5’11 200 LBS, SR, Mexia, TX

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

CB-D.J. White, 6’1, 160 LBS, JR, Spring, TX

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

SS-Alex Shillow, 5’10 185 LBS, FR, Pflugerville, TX

PK-Kristov Martinez, 5’6, 135 LBS, JR, Edinburg, TX

PR-Shawn Hooks, 5’8, 165 LBS, SR, Dangerfield, TX

KR-Buck Wilson, 5’11, 185 LBS, SR, Commerce, TX

P- Tristan Perry, 6’1, 200 LBS, FR, Mineral Wells, TX

P- Jake Viquez, 5’10, 190 LBS, FR, Rockwall, TX

Storylines: It is always simple when it comes to playing Midwestern State, this game is for something big, and it always is. In my ask the opponent segment, our MSU fan friend Casual Observer brought up something that I believe is the key to beating MSU. I watched film from the games from 2014, 2015, and 2016, trying to figure out where it all started to go wrong for the Lions, and it was obvious it was when the leads had hit their peaks, the Lions started pulling off the pedal. This cannot happen. Most of the wins in the Carthel era have ranged from comfortable margin wins to complete blowouts, but with MSU, there has been a difference, and that is finishing the game. The one thing that I saw watching the Hudl films is this, MSU saw The Lions get conservative and they went for the throat. Commerce was the hare, and MSU was the tortoise. If that is not part of the game plan tomorrow, I believe the Lions will deliver a good win. On paper the Lions are the better team, and they must be the better team during the fourth quarter of tomorrow’s game.

After putting in a few hours in the office tomorrow morning I will be heading to Wichita Falls and probably get there a couple of hours before kickoff, hope to see some of you there.

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