# 7 Texas A&M-Commerce Lions VS. # 16 Tarleton State Texans-Storylines, Starters, and Stuff You Need To Know

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# 16 Tarleton State Texans

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# 7 Texas A&M-Commerce Lions

When: Saturday, October 13, 4 PM

Where: Ernest Hawkins Field at Memorial Stadium, Commerce, TX

Listen/Watch/Stats:

Radio: 88.9 KETR (Commerce) Charlie Chitwood (Play by Play), Brock Calloway, & (Color/Analysis), BJ Laudermilk (News) or Stream at KETR.org

Stream: Lion Sports Network Via Lionathletics.com

Projected Starters

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Offense (Spread)

QB-Kane Wilson, 6’4 225 LBS, Junior, Placentia, CA

RB-EJ Thompson, 5’9, 200 LBS, R-Soph, Cypress, TX

WR-Darrion Landry, 6’3 185 LBS, Senior, Baytown, TX

WR-Marquis Wimberly 6’2 205 LBS, Senior, Durate, CA

WR-Ryan Stokes, 6’3 185 LBS, Junior, Saint Louis, MO

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

OL-Malik Ellis, 6’6, 280 LBS, SR, Dangerfield, TX

OL-Christian Hernandez, 6’4, 265 LBS, R-SOPH, Frisco, TX

OL- Amon Simon, 6’5, 275 LBS, R-SOPH, Humble, TX

OL-Travis Dafft, 6’1, 255 LBS, R-FRESH, Prosper, TX

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

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Defense (Multiple)

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

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

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

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

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

LB-Josh Reynolds, 6’4, 210 LBS, SR, Paris, TX

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

FS-Alex Shillow, 5’10, 185 LBS, RS-SOPH, Pflugerville, TX

CB-LA Dawson, 6’0, 180 LBS, JR, Austin, TX

SS-Chris Smith, 6’1, 170 LBS, SR, Mansfield, TX

CB-Danny Huckaby, 6’1, 180 LBS, SR, Mexia, TX

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Special Teams:

PK-Kristov Martinez, 5’8, 165 LBS, Senior, Edinburg, TX

Punter-Tristan Perry, 6’1 200 LBS, SOPH, Mineral Wells, TX

Place Holder-Preston Wheeler, 6’3, 185, R-JR, Austin, TX

Storylines: I love the phrase “broken bottle, back alley brawl” because it emits two opponents going at it, any time, any place, and anywhere. It means a rivalry, and that is what this is. Tarleton State has gotten back to LSC power where they once were when Todd Whitten was head coach, and I assume it would be fitting he return to place the Texans back into the upper echelon of the LSC once again. This is a HUGE game, make no mistake about it. Winning would stand to rectify the early season loss to CSU-Pueblo, and it keeps the President’s Cup in Commerce for the 7th straight season, but the future of the season depends on this. The margin is already razor thin for error, the Lions will have to tolerate a tough opponent and bad weather once again to accomplish this brutal uphill climb that is not getting any easier. Rain or shine, See You at the Hawk.

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