MSU Football not in 1st Super Regional Rankings

Midwestern State is on the outside looking in for the first NCAA Division II Super Region Four rankings released Monday afternoon.

The Mustangs rallied from 17 points down with 10 minutes to play to claim a 40-37 win over Texas A&M-Commerce Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.

Ferris State (Mich.) (8-0) tops the rankings followed by Colorado State-Pueblo (7-1), Ohio Dominican (6-1), Colorado Mines (7-1), Indianapolis (Ind.) (7-1), Michigan Tech (6-1), Ashland (Ohio) (7-1), Texas A&M-Commerce (6-2), Chadron State (Neb.) (5-3) and Angelo State (Texas) (5-2).

If the playoffs started today, Ferris State and Colorado State-Pueblo would receive first-round byes while Michigan Tech would travel to Ohio Dominican and Indianapolis would face Colorado Mines in Golden.

The CSM/Indy winner would move on to face Ferris State and the Michigan Tech/Ohio Dominican victor would advance to play Colorado State-Pueblo.

Regional rankings will continue through the remaining two weeks of the season while the championship field will be revealed on Sunday, Nov. 16.

Midwestern State's Chauncey Harris garnered Lone Star Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors Monday afternoon.

The senior running back from San Antonio rushed for a season-high 169 yards and three touchdowns including the game winner in overtime to help the Mustangs to a 40-37 win over No. 22-ranked Texas A&M-Commerce Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.

Harris ran for 162 yards in the second half scoring all three of his touchdowns after the start of the fourth quarter to help MSU overcome a 31-14 deficit with 10 minutes to play.

It was his fourth career 100-yard game and biggest rushing game since going for 232 yards against West Georgia in 2012.

Harris passed BeeJay Mathis (1,353 yards/2007-09) and Stephon Brockington (1,290 yards/1994-95) to move into a tie for 13th on MSU's all-time rushing list with Ulysses Odoms, who ran for 1,380 yards from 2005-06.

Angelo State senior linebacker Rush Seaver made an NCAA Division II season-best 23 tackles in the Rams' 41-20 win over Eastern New Mexico to earn defensive player of the week honors, while West Texas A&M sophomore kicker Conner Hollabaugh was tabbed the top special teamer connecting on a 55-yard field goal against Texas A&M-Kingsville.

Midwestern State takes on Texas A&M-Kingsville Saturday night at Javelina Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Midwestern State received votes in the latest American Football Coaches' Association Division II Poll released Monday morning.

The Mustangs rallied from a 17-point deficit early in the fourth quarter to claim a 40-37 win over 22nd-ranked Texas A&M-Commerce Saturday night at Memorial Stadium to improve to 5-2 on the season.

Midwestern remains one of 11 teams from Super Region Four to receive mention in the poll joining No. 5 Ferris State (Mich.), No. 9 Colorado State-Pueblo, No. 12 Ohio Dominican, No. 18 Colorado Mines, No. 21 Michigan Tech and No. 23 Ashland (Ohio) while Texas A&M-Commerce, Indianapolis (Ind.), Grand Valley State (Mich.) and Angelo State (Texas) are also receiving votes.

Minnesota State-Mankato remained at No. 1 for a second consecutive week after edging Augustana (S.D.) 34-28 just head of No. 2 Minnesota-Duluth and No. 3 North Alabama.

Henderson State (Ark.) dropped 10 spots to No. 14 suffering its first loss of the season to then-No. 23 Harding (Ark.), 28-24.

No. 4 Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.), No. 5 Ferris State, No. 6 Bloomsburg (Pa.), No. 7 Pittsburg State (Kan.), No. 8 Northwest Missouri State, No. 9 Colorado State-Pueblo and No. 10 Sioux Falls (S.D.) round out the Top 10.

Midwestern State hits the road to face Texas A&M-Kingsville Saturday night at Javelina Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

The Mustangs have received at least one vote in 104 of the last 105 polls dating back to the 2006 season with the lone exception coming in the final poll of the 2010 season.