MSU Football: Field Set for LSC Playoffs

The field is set for the first-ever Lone Star Conference football playoffs. Midwestern State is the third seed and will travel to #2 Angelo State Saturday night (November 8) with a 7 p.m. kickoff in the first round.

The other game Saturday will have #4 Tarleton State traveling to top-seeded Texas A&M-Commerce, with a 4 p.m. kickoff.

On November 15th, the winners of the two games will meet on the higher seed's home field for the first-ever LSC Championship game. The two losers will also play at the higher seed for third place.

The only way MSU can host that game is if they host Tarleton State.

Mustangs Receiving Votes in AFCA Top 25

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

The Mustangs scored the final 45 points of the game to roll to a 48-7 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville Saturday night to clinch their 15th consecutive winning season.

MSU opens Lone Star Conference Postseason Tournament play Saturday night as the No. 3 seed at Angelo State. Kickoff from LeGrand Stadium at 1st Community Credit Union Field is set for 7 p.m.

Midwestern remains one of 10 teams from Super Region Four to receive mention in the poll joining No. 4 Ferris State (Mich.), No. 8 Colorado State-Pueblo, No. 11 Ohio Dominican, No. 19 Colorado Mines, No. 20 Michigan Tech, No. 22 Ashland (Ohio) and No. 25 Indianapolis (Ind.).

Texas A&M-Commerce and Angelo State are also receiving votes.

Minnesota State-Mankato maintained the top spot carrying 28 of the 31 first-place votes after claiming a 27-14 win over then-No. 10 Sioux Falls (S.D.) last weekend.

Minnesota-Duluth remained at No. 2 with a first-place vote followed by No. 3 Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) (2 first-place votes), No. 4 Ferris State and No. 5 Bloomsburg (Pa.).

North Alabama fell from No. 3 to No. 15 after taking a 33-28 loss to Delta State (Miss.).

Midwestern State has received at least one vote in 105 of the last 106 polls dating back to the 2006 season with the lone exception coming in the final poll of the 2010 season.

Mustangs Still Not Ranked in South Central Region

Midwestern State remains unranked in the latest NCAA Division II Super Region Four rankings released Monday afternoon.

The Mustangs scored the final 45 points to roll to a 48-7 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville Saturday night at Javelina Stadium to improve to 6-2 on the season.

MSU takes on Angelo State in the opening round of the Lone Star Conference Postseason Tournament Saturday night at LeGrand Stadium at 1st Community Credit Union Field. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Ferris State (Mich.) (9-0) tops the rankings followed by Ohio Dominican (7-1), Colorado State-Pueblo (8-1), Colorado Mines (8-1), Indianapolis (Ind.) (8-1), Michigan Tech (7-1), Ashland (Ohio) (8-1), Texas A&M-Commerce (7-2), Chadron State (Neb.) (6-3) and Angelo State (Texas) (6-2).

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

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

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