MSU Looking to Rebound vs Angelo State

After a close loss at #5 Abilene Christian, it's back to work for the #15 MSU Football team this week, getting ready for Angelo State.
The Mustangs are working on learning from any mistakes they made out in Abilene, while building on the many things they did right.

The Mustangs gained over 400 yards against a very good Wildcat defense, but they also allowed over 460 to Abilene's offense.

MSU Coach Bill Maskill says the Mustangs need to guard against a letdown Saturday, because Angelo is in many way just as good as Abilene.

"Every team that we play from this past week, on, is going to be a good football team," said Maskill.

"In some ways, Angelo does some things better than Abilene does, on both sides of the ball. So as we get ready to prepare for Angelo, we're going to have to be able to stop the run, like we do every week, and not give up the big plays."

One thing Angelo may do better than anyone in the Lone Star Conference is the Special Teams portion of the game.

"Yeah, they've got a good kickoff return, a good punt return unit," said Coach Maskill, who coaches the Special Teams for MSU.

"Good punt team, their punter is #1 in the league. They're sound and solid, very well-coached, and they've got a good football team."

Kickoff Saturday night at Memorial Stadium will be an hour later than normal, 8 PM, due to the UIL Regional Band Contest on Saturday, hosted by WFISD.