Saturday, October 17, 2015

Lone Star Conference Projections in Leadup to Heart of Texas Bowl 2015

The Aggies of Oklahoma Panhandle State are 
affiliate members of the LSC starting this season.
Photo Courtesy of OPSU Sports Information
By Joshua Koch
Heart of Texas Bowl 
Director of Media Relations

COPPERAS COVE, TEXAS (October 17, 2015) The Lone Star Conference is going to have a fun next few weeks figuring out which teams will represent the conference in the NCAA Division II Playoffs and the Heart of Texas Bowl. 

Currently, through the first six games, Midwestern State and Texas A&M-Commerce have looked unstoppable, both posting 4-0 records in LSC play. 

It is expected right now that Midwestern State and Texas A&M-Commerce will clash for the LSC Championship on November 14, with the winner heading to the NCAA Division II Playoffs. 

Behind Midwestern State and Texas A&M-Commerce there are three teams in LSC that could make a late-season push into the playoff and bowl game picture - Angelo State, Eastern New Mexico and West Texas A&M. 

All three teams currently sit at 1-2 in LSC play and will be fighting to get the third and fourth seeds for the LSC Playoffs, which would slate them against top-seeded Midwestern State and Texas A&M-Commerce. 

Below are potential Heart of Texas Bowl teams. 

 W-L Overall
Midwestern State
Texas A&M-Commerce
Angelo State
Eastern New Mexico
West Texas A&M

In the next three weeks there will be some crucial games to determine seeding for the LSC PLayoffs, but some big games happen this weekend. 

On Saturday, West Texas A&M will get a shot at Texas A&M-Commerce, which is the game of the week and a chance for West Texas A&M to get a step closer to one of the top four seeds.
At the same time it is a big game for West Texas A&M considering, Angelo State and Eastern New Mexico both could walk away with wins of its own, putting some distance there between the fourth and fifth place slots. 

Eastern New Mexico will play Tarleton State, while Angelo State takes on Texas A&M-Kingsville and Midwestern State faces Humboldt State (Calif.). 

These are the teams to start watching as we get closer to a Heart of Texas Bowl Game bid being handed out. 

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