MSU Football Unveils 2011 Schedule

The changing landscape of football in the Lone Star Conference contributed to a very different schedule for Midwestern State in 2011.
The slate features four home games and much-heralded appearance in the LSC Football Festival on Sep. 17 at Cowboys Stadium.
The schedule was necessitated by the departure of the majority of the former LSC North Division as East Central (Okla.), Southeastern Oklahoma State and Southwestern Oklahoma State head to the newly founded Great American Conference in 2011 while Central Oklahoma and Northeastern State will serve a season as independents before entering the Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

"Scheduling has been very difficult in this transition year with the loss of the five Oklahoma schools," MSU Athletics Director Charlie Carr said. "We would prefer another game if possible and continue to explore any possibilities for Sep. 3."
The Mustangs open the season against Missouri S&T on Sep. 10 in Rolla. It marks MSU's first meeting on the gridiron against the defending Great Lakes Valley Conference co-champion Miners.
Midwestern State kicks off LSC play the following week when it takes on Texas A&M-Commerce as part of the LSC Football Festival and Fourth Annual Harvey Martin Classic at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. Kickoff is set for noon as the Mustangs and Lions meet for the first time since 2005.

Tickets for the festival are available in the MSU Athletics offices for $25 for adults and $10 for students with proper identification. Each admission is for all three games of the tripleheader which also features Abilene Christian against North Alabama at 4 p.m. and West Texas A&M versus Texas A&M-Kingsville at 8 p.m.
MSU makes its home debut the next week for Family Day against Texas A&M-Kingsville.
The Mustangs alternate home and away games the rest of the season with home dates against Tarleton State on Oct. 8, Abilene Christian for Homecoming on Oct. 22 and West Texas A&M for Military Appreciation Day on Nov. 5.
MSU hits the road for contests against Incarnate Word on Oct. 1, Angelo State on Oct. 15 and Eastern New Mexico on Oct. 29 before closing the regular season against Northeastern State (Okla.) in Tahlequah on Nov. 12.

Season tickets can be purchased through the Midwestern State Athletic Offices at 397-4779.
Midwestern State tops the Lone Star Conference with 11 consecutive winning seasons dating back to the 2000 season and is coming off of consecutive postseason appearances for the first time in program history.

2011 Midwestern State Football Schedule

 Date Opponent Location Time
Sep. 10 at Missouri S&T Rolla, Mo. 6:30 p.m.
Sep. 17 vs. Texas A&M-Commerce* Arlington, Texas Noon

LSC Football Festival at Cowboys Stadium

Sep. 24 Texas A&M-Kingsville* Memorial Stadium 7 p.m.

Family Day

Oct. 1 at incarnate Word* San Antonio, Texas 7 p.m.
Oct. 8 Tarleton State* Memorial Stadium 7 p.m.
Oct. 15 at Angelo State* San Angelo, Texas 6 p.m.
Oct. 22 Abilene Christian* Memorial Stadium 7 p.m.


Oct. 29 at Eastern New Mexico* Portales, N.M. 3 p.m.
Nov. 5 West Texas A&M* Memorial Stadium TBA

Military Appreciation/Senior Day

Nov. 12 at Northeastern State Tahlequah, Okla. TBA
Home Games in BOLD and played at Memorial Stadium
All times are Central Time and subject to change
* - Lone Star Conference Game