Texas A&M-Commerce Lions
Northwestern State Demons
When: Saturday November 5, 2 PM
Where: Ernest Hawkins Field at Memorial Stadium, Commerce, TX
Weather: 59 Degrees and Sunny at Kickoff, Wind Southeast at 8 MPH
Listen: Lion Sports Network – KETR 88.9 FM, Commerce (http://www.ketr.org) Charlie Chitwood (Play BY Play) Brock Callaway (Color/Analysis) BJ Laudermilk (Sidelines and Studio/Scores)
Watch: ESPN Plus
Live Stats-Check out Lion Athletics.com Game Capsule for Link.
- Quarterback Eric Rodriguez-The Lion QB1 looks to rebound from a tough game against Incarnate Word and put up some big numbers against a Northwestern Defense that gives up a lot of yards on defense.
- Wideout Andrew Armstrong-The Nation’s leading FCS Receiver looks to get back into a groove after last week’s tough loss. He will face a Demon Secondary that gives up a lot of yards.
- DB D’Ante Smith-After being one of the the few bright spots for last week’s defensive performance, he hopes to put the screws on a Northwestern State offense that has trouble moving the ball.
- LB Michal Noble-In his final conference home game of his career, Noble might be the key cog into stopping any hope of a good day on offense for Northwestern State.
Storylines-It is hard to believe that this is the home stretch, but it is. With just 3 games left in the first season of Division I, things are looking better than most expected. Just two games left in Southland Conference play, and if those two games are won, the Lions are Southland Conference Co-Champions in YEAR ONE. That is pretty remarkable. The best part is that if the Lions win their next three, that is 8-3 in year one with a Conference co-championship. With two home games left in the season, this matchup is step one, and move the Lions to 4-1 in conference play and leaving them with one more step to the first conference championship we have had since 2016, and David Bailiff’s first as head coach in Commerce, and his first since leading Rice to a 10-4 record and a Conference USA title in 2013. Chances look VERY good that this is going to happen, but this team MUST keep their eyes on the prize. Step 1 of the back 9 is tomorrow.