# 20 Texas A&M-Commerce Lions @ # 4 Tarleton State Texans-Storylines, Starters, and Stuff You Need To Know.

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# 20 Texas A&M-Commerce Lions (5-1 Overall, 3-0 LSC)

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# 4 Tarleton State Texans (6-0 Overall, 4-0 LSC)

When: Saturday, October 19, 6 PM

Where: Tarleton Memorial Stadium, Stephenville, TX

Weather: Sunny and Clear, 74 Degrees at Kickoff, 42 % Humidity, Small Wind

Watch/Listen/Stats

Radio: Lion Sports Network via 88.9 KETR (Commerce) or stream http://www.ketr.org Charlie Chitwood (Play By Play), Brock Calloway (Color/Analysis)

Watch/Stream: https://tarletonsports.com/showcase?Live=1387

Live Stats: http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=275144

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Projected Starters:

Offense (Multiple)

QB- Miklo Smalls, RS-Soph, 6’2, 185 LBS, Plano, TX (Plano East)

RB-Antonio Lealilee, RS-Junior, 5’11, 210 LBS, Copperas Cove, TX (Copperas Cove)

WR- Ryan Stokes, Senior, 6’3, 185 LBS, St Louis, MO (McCluer North)

WR- Kelan Smith, RS-Junior, 6’1, 170 LBS, Dallas, TX (First Baptist Academy)

WR- Greg Craddick, Sophomore, 6’6, 185 LBS, Converse, TX (Judson)

TE- Tyler Guice, Senior, 6’3, 250 LBS, Atlanta, GA (Eagles Landing)

LG- Deion Malone, Senior, 6’3, 295 LBS, Batesville, MS (South Panola)

LT- Amon Simon, RS-Junior, 6’5, 275 LBS, Humble TX, (Atascocita)

C- Christian Hernandez, Sophomore 6’1, 265 LBS, Frisco, TX (Lone Star)

RT- Richard West, Sophomore, 6’6, 240 LBS, San Antonio, TX (East Central)

RG- Dixon Siuele, Junior, 6’2, 305 LBS, Pago Pago, American Samoa, (Samoana)

Defense-(4-2-5)

NT- Pierre Leonard, Senior, 5’10, 300 LBS, Tyler, TX (John Tyler)

DT- Chris Williams, Senior, 6’1, 285 LBS, Atlanta, GA (Sandy Creek)

DE- Elijah Earls, RS-Junior, 6’0, 240 LBS, San Antonio, TX (Stevens)

DE- Ronathon Elmore, Sophomore, 6’5, 255 LBS, Bellville, MI (Bellville)

LB- Dominique Ramsey, RS-Junior 5’9 180 LBS, Converse, TX (Judson)

LB- Terrell Collins, Senior, 6’0, 245 LBS, St. Louis, MO (Hazelwood Central)

LB- Jalon Edwards-Cooper, Senior, 5’11, 175 LBS, Spring, TX (DeKaney)

LB- Neema Behbahani, Senior, 6’1, 230 LBS, Plano, TX (Plano)

DB- Kader Kohou RS-Junior, 5’11, 190 LBS, Euless, TX (Trinity)

DB- LA Dawson, Senior, 6’0, 180 LBS, Austin, TX (Lyndon B. Johnson)

FS- Alex Shillow, RS-Junior, 5’10, 185 LBS, Pflugerville, TX (Pflugerville)

Specialists-

Placekicker-Jake Viquez, RS-Junior, 5’10, 190 LBS, Rockwall, TX (Rockwall)

Place Holder-Preston Wheeler, Senior, 6’3, 200 LBS, Austin, TX (Bowie)

Punter-Andrew Gomez, Junior, 6’2, 210 LBS, Richardson, TX (Richardson)

Long Snapper-Wyatt Leath, Junior, 6’4, 245 LBS, Rockwall, TX (Heath)

Return Specialist-Dominique Ramsey, RS-Junior 5’9 180 LBS, Converse, TX (Judson)

Return Specialist-Kader Kohou RS-Junior, 5’11, 190 LBS, Euless, TX (Trinity)

Storylines: In the past 5 seasons, Texas A&M-Commerce has not been an underdog in basically any regular season game. They certainly have not been underdogs to Tarleton. Things have changed as Tarleton has shot their way back up to the upper tier of the LSC, winning the Lone Star Conference last year and holding off a late Lion rally in the second round of the NCAA Division II playoffs last season.

This game is huge. If the Lions win, they control their own destiny and no doubt get into the playoffs as conference champions. If they lose, it could be just enough to knock the Lions out of playoff contention as that would give the Lions two in-region losses. Now last season, the Lions had two losses, but with having an extra Division II win helped get the Lions a 6th seed in the playoffs. The Lions have to win this game, and it hinges on a road game, a rivalry, a trophy game, and the last game against a team that has been a rival for the better part of 30 years. TSU is headed to Division I as they have been pining for years for, but this game is the final hurrah in a great rivalry series. So much to gain by winning and yet so much to lose not winning. This one is about 3 P’s……President’s Cup, Playoffs, and most importantly, PRIDE.

To the Fans: Get your rears to Stephenville and support this team. They will need us as they go to battle.

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