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2009 Tarleton Football

2009 Tarleton Football Guide - TABLE OF CONTENTS The Basics

2009 Schedule......................................................back cover Production Credits.............................................................. 1 President Dr. F. Dominic Dottavio.................................. 136 Tarleton Administration.................................................. 137 Tarleton State University................................................ 138 Tarleton State Traditions................................................. 139 New on Campus.............................................................. 140 Athletics Facilities.......................................................... 141 Texan Weight Room....................................................... 142 Tarleton Athletics Staff..............................................143-47 NCAA Compliance......................................................... 148 Media Information...................................................149-152

The 2009 Texans

2009 Team Quick Facts...................................................... 2 2009 Preseason Polls.......................................................... 2 2009 Season Outlook.......................................................4-9 2009 Preseason Two-Deep.................................................. 9 2009 Roster.................................................................. 10-11 2009 Roster Breakdown................................................... 12 2009 Pronunciation Guide................................................ 12 2009 Texan Spotlights.................................................26-32 2009 Senior Profiles.....................................................33-36 2009 Returner Profiles.................................................36-39 2009 Newcomer Profiles..............................................39-43 2009 Squad Members..................................................44-46

The Coaching Staff

Head Coach Sam McElroy..........................................14-15 The Assistant Coaches and Staff..................................16-24

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2008 Season Review

2008 Season Review......................................................... 90 2008 Final Results/Miscellaneous Stats........................... 90 2008 Final Individual Statistics...................................91-92 2008 Stats Per Game....................................................93-94 2008 Lone Star Conference Final Standings.................... 95 2008 LSC South Division Players of the Week................ 95 2008 All-LSC South Division Teams............................... 96 2008 LSC Yearly Award Winners..................................... 96 2008 LSC Statistical Leaders............................................ 97 Game-by-Game Reviews...........................................98-108 The Last Time................................................................... 88

THe Record Book

Tarleton Football History......................................... 110-112 Season-by-Season Records............................................. 111 Tarleton Athletics Hall of Fame...................................... 113 Tarleton Award Winners.......................................... 114-115 Tarleton Individual Records.................................... 116-118 100-Yard Rushing Games............................................... 119 200-Yard Passing Games................................................ 119 100-Yard Receiving Games............................................ 120 All-Time Homecoming Game Results........................... 120 Tarleton Team Records................................................... 121 Yearly Statistical Leaders........................................122-123 All-Time Scores.......................................................124-128 Tarleton Coaching Records............................................. 125

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The Excitement............................................................48-49 Strength and Conditioning...........................................50-51 Individual Development..............................................52-53 Home Field Advantage................................................54-55 Winning Percentage.......................................................... 56 Game Day Experience...................................................... 57 Playing Up a Level........................................................... 58 In the Playoffs................................................................... 59 Texans in the NFL........................................................60-61 Football Facilities........................................................62-63 Community Service.....................................................64-65 Media Coverage...........................................................66-67 In the Spotlight................................................................. 68

Arkansas-Monticello......................................................... 70 Northeastern State............................................................. 71 East Central....................................................................... 72 Central Oklahoma............................................................. 73 Southwestern Oklahoma................................................... 74 Texas A&M-Kingsville..................................................... 75 Midwestern State.............................................................. 76 Eastern New Mexico......................................................... 77 Abilene Christian.............................................................. 78 Angelo State...................................................................... 79 West Texas A&M.............................................................. 80 Series Records.............................................................81-87

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The Lone Star Conference

The Lone Star Conference.............................................. 130 Past LSC Champions...................................................... 131 LSC Individual Records............................................... 1132 LSC Team Records......................................................... 133 2007 LSC Composite Schedule...................................... 131 LSC Standings from 2000.......................................133-144

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The 2009 Tarleton State University Football Media Guide was written, edited and designed by Tarleton sports information director Joey Roberts and assistant SID Dameon Myres. Photos were provided by Tarleton’s university news and publications offices, Bud Jones, the Tarleton sports information archives, Reed Baize, Nathan Bural and Joey Roberts. The cover features Tarleton players Jimmy Fox, Michael Sampson, Shamarr Prentice, Scott Grantham, Tremaine Wright, Jamaal Steamer, Travis Evans and Roderick Smith.

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Location............................. Stephenville, Texas Founded...................................................1899 Enrollment...............................................9,450 President...................Dr. F. Dominic Dottavio Athletics Director..................... Lonn Reisman Office..................................... 254-968-9178 Faculty Athletics Rep.............Dr. Steve Crews National Affiliation................. NCAA Division II Conference................. Lone Star Conf. (South) Nickname..............................................Texans Colors.......................................Purple & White Stadium (Capacity)................Memorial (7,000)

Primary Offense.................................. Multiple Primary Defense..................................... 4-2-5 2008 Overall Record...................................8-3 2008 Conference Record (Finish)....6-3 (T3rd) 2008 Division Record (Finish)..........3-3 (T3rd) Lettermen Returning... 22 off., 20 def., 4 spec. Starters Returning............6 off., 6 def., 4 spec. All-Conference Picks Returning/Lost...........7/5 All-Region Pics Returning/Lost...................4/4 All-America Picks Returning/Lost................0/0

football history First Season as Senior College................1961 All-Time Record as Sr. College....... 230-257-3 Years in the Playoffs....................................Six (1978, 1987, 1989, 1990, 2001, 2003) All-Time Playoff Record...............................4-6 Last Playoff Appearance..........................2003 (Lost in First Round to A&M-Kingsville, 34-10)

Starters lost Defense (5) DT Bryant Waters LB Courtney Vincent S Keon Perry S O’Lindsey Brown DB Tramaine Wright

Offense (4) FB George Murray OL Devin Livingston OL Mike Hernandez WR Eric Foreman

Special Teams (1) R Travis Evans

football coaching staff Head Coach.............................. Sam McElroy Southwest Texas State/1985 • 254-968-9518 Years/Record at Tarleton...four years, 30-12 Years/Career Record........................... same Def. Coordinator........................ Carey Fowler Murray State/1994 • 254-968-9176 Defensive Assistant..................... Henry Cofer Sam Houston State/1997 • 254-968-9505 Defensive Assistant...................... Brad Evans Sam Houston State/1996 • 254-968-9505 Offensive Coordinator..................Scott Carey Tarleton/1998 • 254-968-9519 Offensive Assistant.......................Phil Mannie Texas State/2003 • 254-968-9517 Offensive Assistant..................Nick McBroom North Texas/2005 • 254-968-9517 Offensive Assistant......................John Harrell Tarleton/2007 • 254-968-9505 Offensive Assistant........................Kert Turner Tarleton/2004 • 254-968-9505 Travel/Sideline Coordinator...... Rusty Jergins Tarleton/1984 • 254-968-9080

sports information Sports Information Director....... Joey Roberts Office..................................... 254-968-9077 Home.................................... 254-965-3369 Mobile................................... 254-592-3285 Email.........................jroberts@tarleton.edu Assistant SID.......................... Dameon Myres Office..................................... 254-968-9077 Home.....................................................N/A Mobile................................... 254-413-5000 Email........................... myres@tarleton.edu Sports Information Fax.............. 254-968-1806 Memorial Stadium Press Box.... 254-968-9173 Athletics Website....... www.tarletonsports.com Athletics Blog........ TarletonTales.blogspot.com

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Lettermen returning Offense (22) OL Jonathan Arnold WR Arthur Buckingham QB Kelan Luker RB Keith Demby OL Nate Golden *QB Scott Grantham OL Josh Graves *WR Devin Guinn *WR Jahmeel Hobson RB Corey Lewis *TE Tanner Maher OL Josh Martin RB Robert Payne TE Bradley Peschke WR Shaun Rago WR Homar Saenz OL Jarrod Sheppard OL Brandon Slay *RB Roderick Smith OL Scott Streich RB Kenneth Travis *OL Dustin Washburn * denotes starter

Defense (20) Dl Bryant Bray DB Michael Cannings LB Ben Dambold LB Lonnie Hewitt *DE Alonza Horton *CB Vance Ibewuike *CB Brandon Johnson LB Levi Kirkland DB Matt Knicky LB Travis McKinney DB Monkarrio Murray LB Chris Oguayo S Isaiah Oputa *LB Marcus Phillips DE Jacob Rowe LB Antone Saulsberry DE Dominic Smith *DE Jamaal Steamer *DL Ben Taifane DB McNeal Uwajeh Special Teams (3) *K Garrett Lindholm *K Stephen Arnold *DS Kyle Piercefield

preseason polls The Tarleton Texans have narrowly missed the NCAA Division II playoffs in each of the last five seasons. However, the Texans are still receiving some recognition heading into the 2008 season. The Texans are coming off an 8-3 season which they started out 5-0 before finishing 3-3 to finish tied for third in the Lone Star Conference South Division with a 3-3 record. Among the preseason recognition, Tarleton has been picked to finish third in the highly-competitive LSC South Division by the league’s official preseason poll. Additionally, the Texans could be ranked among the Top 20 in the national polls which were expected to be announced near the start of the season. Tarleton collected 86 points and no first-place votes in the LSC’s annual poll. Abilene Christian was selected to finish first with 135 points and 16 first-place nods as it sets to defend its 2009 South Division title. Three-time conference champions West Texas A&M was second with 107 points and 3 first-place votes. Texas A&M-Kingsville was fourth in the voting with 84 points in the balloting that was done by head coaches, sports information directors and media representatives throughout the league. Midwestern State (82) – which received one first-place vote – Angelo State (42) and Eastern New Mexico (24) completed the poll. Tarleton’s running back Roderick Smith was named the LSC South Division Preseason Offensive Player of the Year while Abilene Christian lineman Aston Whiteside earned the division’s Preseason Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season. In the North Division, Central Oklahoma was picked to finish first with 90 points and 12 first-place votes while Southeastern Oklahoma had 70 points and one first-place nod and Texas A&M-Commerce had 70 points and three first-place votes to tie for second in the voting. Southwestern Oklahoma (39), East Central (37) and Northeastern State (30) round out the North Division poll. East Central’s quarterback Marcus Johnson and Texas A&M-Commerce’s lineman William Green and Central Oklahoma tackle Jermelle Cudjo were named the Preseason Offensive and Co-Defensive Players of the Year, respectively. The Texans open the 2009 football season on Thursday, Aug. 27 at home against Arkansas-Monticello at 7 p.m. Here’s a look at each of the preseason polls: LSC SOUTH

1st Place Total 1. Abilene Christian 16 135 2. West Texas A&M 3 107 3. Tarleton - 86 4. A&M-Kingsville - 84 5. Midwestern State 1 82 6. Angelo State - 42 7. Eastern N.M. - 24

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1st Place Total 1. Central Oklahoma 12 90 T2. A&M-Commerce 3 80 T2. Southeastern Okla. 1 70 4. Southwestern Okla. - 39 5. East Central - 37 6. Northeastern State - 30


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ootball is a tradition in the great state of Texas. Over 24 million people call the great Lone Star State home, and it is probably not too far fetch to say that at least half of those individuals cheer for a favorite high school, college or professional football team each weekend in the fall. Armed with their stadium seat, a healthy knowledge of their favorite team and decked out in colors supporting the “boys” on the gridiron, every fan is ready to back his or her football program, especially if there it is a winning program. And even more so if said program is packed with tradition.

Texans, the head coach hopes this year will be the year the Texans return to the playoff spotlight. For the last four years, the Texan football team has done exactly what every football program in the country wants to do – put itself in position to advance to the national playoffs by the end of the regular season schedule. And in those four seasons, the Texans have fallen just short of that postseason bid. This year, as McElroy readies for kickoff, he is preparing to see his first freshman class complete its eligibility in 2009. And the head coach believes he nucleus he has returning to the

“We have a number of guys that have been with us for a while and have played and proven themselves and that’s a great start for us,” McElroy said. Luckily for the Texans of Tarleton State University, winning has become a tradition, and so has an outpour of support. The Texans have the highest winning percentage in the Lone Star Conference since 2000 in both overall record and division record. Tarleton has put together nine straight winning seasons and two trips to the NCAA playoffs. However, for Sam McElroy, the satisfaction of a winning season is not enough, and in his fifth year at the helm of the

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field this season might be the one to send the Texan football program over the proverbial hump. “We have a number of guys that have been with us for a while and have played and proven themselves and that’s a great start for us,” McElroy said. “The key is going to be how many of the young kids can step up and play at a high enough level to give us a chance to be good. We have got some kids that I think are able to compete in this league at a high level, we just aren’t sure how many.”

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2009 Outlook competition. Led by running back Roderick Smith, wide receiver Devin Guinn, lineman Jarrod Sheppard and center Dustin Washburn, the Texan offense should be ready to move the ball down the field on gameday. On the opposite side of the ball, linebacker Marcus Phillips and defensive end Jamaal

“I believe these guys are going to lead in a very positive way...They know how it feels to come up short, and they don’t want that feeling again.”

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Winning begins with talent McElroy is excited about the 2009 roster, but as all fans know, what is on paper doesn’t always translate to what is on the field. The Texans welcome back 46 lettermen from last year’s squad, including 16 starters – six offensive, six defensive and four on special teams. Although, a strong nucleus does return, the coaching staff filled the holes with a strong group of talented individuals that transferred to Tarleton. Roderick Smith Running Back “We have some kids that can potentially do some things that will provide an immediate impact,” McElroy said. “Several of the guys were here this spring and we know they will do a good job for us and really help us. However, the ones we have added this summer and will add up to the beginning of the year, you just have to hope what you think is there is really there and that

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Winning begins with leadership As previously mentioned, six seniors have been with McElroy and his staff for the last four years and will be playing their final season of

Steamer anchor a defense that should be potent once again. McElroy believes the leadership this group will provide could offer that extra push. “I hope [having those six guys in leadership roles] puts us over the edge,” McElroy said. “Our kids have won a lot of games and done a lot of good things, but we haven’t made the playoffs, and we want to do that. These guys that were in our first recruiting class can put us in a position to get that done.” In fact, those six seniors have won 23 games in their three seasons in a purple and white uniform. They have contributed to the winning tradition, but are not satisfied. “I believe those guys are going to lead in a very positive way both on and off the field,” McElroy said. “They know how it feels to come up short, and they don’t want that feeling again. As seniors, they know what needs to be done, and I am sure they are going to help guide this team to another winnings season – and hopefully much more.”

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days and how quick they come along. If we can get the right kind of help with the people we have coming back, I think we will be in good shape.” The Texans are coming off an 8-3 season that saw Tarleton jump off to a quick 5-0 start. The Texans then came up short at home to Texas A&M-Kingsville to drop their first game of the season and the first LSC South Division contest. The Texans rebounded with wins over No. 22 Midwestern State and then Eastern New Mexico at Homecoming. However, the Texans lost two of the final three games of the season to No. 2 Abilene Christian and No. 9 West Texas A&M, both on the road. The win sandwiched between the losses was over Angelo State on national television. And while the victory in front of the nation was nice, McElroy and the Texans are left with a bitter taste in their mouths from the season ended. “I have no doubt the kids on the field at the end of the season are playing not to have that feeling again, but I think each year kids are motivated by wanting to do the best they can,” McElroy said. “We will have 20 or so guys that won’t even know who West Texas A&M is because they weren’t there last year. You can’t live in the past.” But is this the group that will help propel the Texans to the playoffs? “That is four years in a row where we have put ourselves in a good position through 10 weeks of football and just didn’t do what it took to get things done in the end,” McElroy said. “As a result we have missed out on some conference championships and some playoff opportunities. I believe this group is really, really determined to get over that hump.”

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McElory believes the 95 people on the roster for this year’s campaign could help the Texans keep that winning tradition alive. “I think we have the kids that can fit that bill. It will be crucial early to see how those guys respond through two-a-


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2009 Outlook they can come in and help us out. “A lot of time there are things that look good, but they just never equate to success on the field,” McElroy continued. “We’ve had them do really well, and we have had some that just didn’t live up to expectations, so hopefully, this group will pan out and successful for us.” The Texans also had a strong recruiting class from the high school ranks. “This is a really talented group of athletes,” said the Texan head football coach. “This is probably the most athletic group we have signed since I have been here. We have a lot of speed and a lot of talented skill players.” The list of all-district players is long, and the Texans have signed seven all-state players, four district most valuable players and the UIL 2A Defensive Player of the Year. “We have four players who played on state championship teams this year and several who have received all-district and all-state honors,” McElroy said. “The list includes good size on the offensive line and more defensive guys than offensive guys, but that is what we recruited more this year. These guys can really run and we believe we filled the holes we felt we needed to address.” Winning with offense The 2009 Tarleton Texan offense returns some fire power

in its starting quarterback Scott Grantham, its starting running back Smith and its starting wide receiver Guinn. Tight end Tanner Maher and linemen Washburn and Sheppard also return to lead the Texans. Last season, Tarleton averaged 375.5 yards per game, including 187.2 yards on the ground and 188.4 yards through the air. The Texans averaged 30.5 points per outing, fourth in the LSC, while ranking as the fourth overall offense in the conference. However, this year, Scott Carey takes over the play calling from the sideline for Tarleton, and McElroy believes the switch will be good for the program and its fans. “Scott has been around this program for along time,” the head coach said. “As a player, as a coach and now as a coordinator. He will do well and I believe he is ready for this move. I know he is excited about it and I believe he will do a really good job of leading our offense. We will be very productive.” Smith was the No. 2 in the league last season with 93.1 yards rushing per game after gaining 1,024 yards on 137 attempts with 13 touchdowns. He was the first Tarleton rusher to gain 1,000 yards since 2005 when Derrick Ross accumulated 1,512 yards. Guinn is already in the Tarleton history books after moving into third in receiving touchdowns in a career (18). He needs two touchdowns to tie Will Moody and seven to

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Lone Star Conference has agreed to annually send a representative to the Kanza Bowl, a newly formed postseason football game to be played at Hummer Sports Park in Topeka, Kan. The decision was announced Monday morning at a press conference in the Kansas capitol city. The Kanza (pronounced CANS-uh) Bowl, one of only four NCAA Division II bowl games, will be played the first Saturday in December each year, always featuring a match-up of teams from the LSC and MidAmerica Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA). Both the LSC and MIAA signed a one-year agreement with the bowl, with the option to renew the contract for up to two additional years. Participating teams will be expected to arrive Thursday before the game and stay at Topeka’s Ramada Hotel & Convention Center until Saturday. The bowl committee will provide various meals and entertainment for the participants, including a Friday night banquet. Also, both teams will participate in a community engagement activity while in Topeka. The bowl selection committee will be responsible for selecting the bowl participants, and they will do so after the NCAA Division II playoff teams have been determined. The committee has established several criteria to simplify its

selection process, including a commitment to selecting the team from each conference with the best conference record. Additionally, the committee has agreed to use head-to-head results as a tiebreaker if two teams under consideration have the same conference record. If no head-to-head competition exists, or if more than two teams have identical conference records, the bowl selection committee will use its own judgment to make the selection. Since the MIAA also sends a representative to the Missouri-based Mineral Water Bowl, the MIAA’s best non-playoff team will have the choice of playing in the Kanza Bowl or the Mineral Water Bowl, while the next best MIAA non-playoff team will have a choice of playing in the remaining bowl. The LSC has no other bowl commitments. In 2007, Tarleton would have been the LSC representative after a 9-2 season in which both losses came to the LSC’s playoff representatives. It also would have been Tarleton in 2006. The Texans were 6-4 that year but went 5-1 to finish as co-champs of the South Division, which featured three playoff teams. Hummer Sports Park seats 6,000 fans – 4,000 on the home side and 2,000 in the visitor bleachers – and has an AstroPlay synthetic grass field. The conferences agreed that the selected MIAA team will always be the home team, while the selected LSC team will be the visitor.

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tackles for a loss of minus-11 yards, half a sack for minusfive yards, four pass breakups and two interceptions which he returned for a total of 36 yards. Also returning to the defense are starters Alonzo Horton

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defense, which gave up an average of 319.3 yards per game last season, was ranked second overall in the league. “We had a very solid defense last year, but this year, we have some pretty big shoes to fill,” McElroy said. “We feel

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“If we can keep our front guys healthy, and have the right people fill in that will be aggressive and make plays, then we should be in good shape.”

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like we have the right guys on the roster to take care of those spots. I hope we will be as effective as we were last year. I think they are ready to do that there, but time will tell. Returning for his second season as the defensive coordinator is Cary Fowler. Fowler led the Texans to a strong presence on the field last season that was opposing to offenses. The Texans had 98 tackles for a loss of minus-338 yards, including 24 sacks for minus-170 yards. Tarleton also intercepted 10 passes and returned them for 144 yards while breaking up 42 throws. The Texans recovered 13 fumbles and forced six while blocking three kicks. Overall, if Tarleton can get numbers like that from the defensive side of the ball again, McElroy will be pleased. “We have our whole defensive staff back, so there ought to be a lot of continuity in what they did last year carried over into the fall,” McElroy said. “If we can keep our front guys healthy, and have the right people fill in that will be aggressive and make plays, then we should be in good shape.” Steamer returns to the defensive line for what might be his best season yet. He has improved each season Winning with defense in total tackles and tackles for loss. Last season, he recorded The Texan defense 53 total tackles, including 19 tackles for a was No. 1 in the LSC Jamaal Steamer loss of minus-63 yards. The Texan had six last season in scoring Defensive End and a half sacks for minus-43 yards while defense and passing also recovering two fumbles. defense. The Texans Phillips returns as the starting middle linebacker after allowed just 21.8 being named first team all-conference last season. He tied points per game in for the team lead in total tackles in 2008 66, including 23 2008 while opponents gained just solo and 38 assisted stops. He also recorded three and a half 196.9 yards through the air per outing. Tarleton’s overall tie Jeremy Madkins for first. The senior averages 51.4 yards receiving per game over his career, including a 68.5 average over the last two seasons. As a junior quarterback who has directed the offense in each of the previous two seasons, Grantham will have high expectations placed upon him – but probably not any higher than the ones he places on himself. Last year’s successful running game put somewhat of a damper on Grantham’s stats which fell from 262.0 yards per game as a freshman to 181.2 yards per game last season as a sophomore. The quarterback threw for 14 touchdowns last season and added one rushing score. However, the McElroy believes this year will be a breakout year for the field general. “Scott is back at quarterback this season, and he is a really good player,” McElroy said. “I believe he is even more comfortable with the way we will run the offense this year. We also have a great backup in Kelan Luker. Those guys are good to help each other out and compete hard. They have a really good relationship that just helps this football team. Either one of them can go in and make plays at any time and help us win. They work well together and support each other.” McElroy is excited about the rest of the offense as well. “Roderick is as good as a back as there is in this league, and I think he will have another very successful year,” the head coach said. “Devin and Maher should both do well and provide a lot of leadership for us. I feel we will have a great year on offense.”


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2009 Outlook and Ben Taifane, both on the line, and Brandon Johnson in the defensive backfield. Horton had 36 tackles last season, including 18 solo and 18 assisted stops. He had nine and a half tackles for minus57 yards and three and a half sacks for minus-27 yards. He was an honorable mention selection last year for the Texans. Taifane finished the season with 20 total tackles, including six and a half tackles for a loss of minus-15 yards and one sack for minus-six yards. Johnson had 23 solo and 14 assisted tackles for 37 total stops as a sophomore last season. He had five pass breakups and one tackle for minus-six yards in his second season with the Texan defense. “I’m pretty happy with what I see on paper for our defense,” McElroy said. “If we can stay healthy, I believe we can be pretty good there again.” Winning is special The Texan special teams returns a wealth of experience to the kicking game, but there is one big question – who will return the ball when the opponent kicks to Tarleton? Garrett Lindholm, who was named a First Team All-LSC South Division selection a year ago, returns to the Texans for his senior season. The kicker who was known for kickoffs prior to last season stepped in to kick field goals and extra points when Stephen Arnold, a second team allconference kicker from 2007, was injured prior to the season. Lindholm was a South Division

Texans in 2007. He was 10-15 in field goals in his nine games played. He led the conference with 1.11 field goals per game and was six-for-six from 30-39 yards. He hit a 37-yard field goal in overtime to defeat NCAA Division I-AA Stephen F. Austin. Arnold was also perfect in PATs, hitting all 41 attempted and was second on the team with 71 points scored. Kyle Hopf returns for his senior season as the punter from last year that booted the ball a total of 1,510 yards on 38 attempts. He had three touchbacks, three fair catches and put 11 balls inside the 20-yardline. He had a long punt of 69 yards in 2008. Also returning to the squad is senior Kyle Piercefield who was last year’s deep snapper for the Texans. “I think our two kickers will do well for us again,” McElroy said. “Garrett is a solid kicker and Stephen will probably punt for us a little bit as well. Having all four of these guys back makes you feel good about the kicking game. They have all been in the fight before and you know they have the ability to come in and contribute.” As far as the return game, McElroy said that remains to be seen. “The return game will be full of a new group,” the head coach said. “It will be interesting to see how it shakes out. I think there will be some candidates, but I can’t tell you who they will be right now.” No matter who will get the nod, McElroy and his Alonzo Horton staff know the Defensive End importance of a good special teams, and fans can

“We have a great staff here at Tarleton, and I believe that the continuity and the cohesiveness will be there this fall, and hopefully that will equal success.” Player of the Week twice and was named to the Don Hansen’s Football Magazine All-Super Region Four Third Team last season after going 42 of 43 in point-after-attempts and hitting 12 of 19 field goals, including a career-long 46 – twice. The kicker made his first 25 PATs in 2008. Lindholm also had 64 kickoffs for 4,023 yards, an average of 62.9 yards per kickoff. He had 25 touchbacks, far more than anyone else in the league, and he did not kick the ball out of bounds. Lindholm was second on the team with 78 ponts scored. Arnold was solid in his first season kicking for the

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be sure they will put the right people in the right place to be successful. Winning begins… in August When the Texans lineup for the first whistle of the season on Thursday, Aug. 27 against Arkansas-Monticello, Tarleton will have already been through three weeks of practices in the hot Texas sun. The group will have been under the direction of a strong coaching staff that has the experience to help the winning

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Left Tackle 75 Jessie Green (6-4, 300, jr, Mt. Pleasant) 67 Jonathan Arnold (6-1, 290, soph, McKinney)

Runningback 32 Roderick Smith (5-9, 192, jr, West Mesquite) 22 Evan Robertson (5-9, 185, soph, Pflugerville)

Right Guard 76 Scott Streich (6-3, 302, jr, Kingwood) 58 Josh Martin (6-0, 285, jr, Smithson Valley)

Tight End 44 Tanner Maher (6-2, 250, sr, Mount Claire, Calif.) 87 Bradley Peschke (6-3, 240, soph, Giddings)

Fullback 13 Keith Demby (6-1, 215, sr, Pflugerville) 41 Kenneth Travis (5-9, 210, jr, Rosebud Lott)

Center 65 Dustin Washburn (6-2, 305, sr, Abilene) 72 Brandon Slay (6-0, 286, jr, Georgetown)

Wide Receiver 80 Jahmeel Hobson (5-10, 180, sr, El Paso) 82 Arhur Buckingham (5-11, 180, soph, Pilot Point)

Wide Receiver 17 Devin Guinn (5-10, 186, sr, Cedar Hill) 88 Lance Clark (6-2, 210, jr, Celina)

Left Guard 50 Bubba Wagner (6-4, 300, jr, San Antonio) 77 Jason Billings (6-3, 290, soph, Nocona)

Wide Receiver 5 Devon Gray (5-9, 176, soph, Phoenix, Ariz.) 83 Shaun Ragon (5-11, 188, sr, Arlington)

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S 2 Jeremy Sifford 30 Vance Ibewuike

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MLB 8 Marcus Phillips 51 Ben Dambold

X

X

DE 98 Alonzo Horton 90 Jacob Rowe

R 24 Emeri Spence 26 Lonnie Hewitt

X

CB 1 Brandon Johnson 21 Jamarcus Ballard

S 7 Lonnie Buchanan 29 Travis McKinney

Conference

X

X

DT 99 Ben Taifane 95 Terrance Joyner

History

CB 11 McNeal Uwajeh 16 Roy Holmes

O

WR 5 Devon Gray 83 Shaun Ragon

RT 78 Adrian Campbell 58 Josh Martin

DE 46 Jamaal Steamer 48 Michael Cannings

X

QB 6 Scott Grantham 10 Kelan Luker

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WR 17 Devin Guinn 88 Lance Clark

FB 13 Keith Demby 41 Kenneth Travis

2009 Texan Defense - Preseason Two-Deep

Safety 2 Jeremy Sifford (6-0, 190, soph, Desoto) 30 Vance Ibewuike (5-10, 190, jr, Plano)

Tackle 94 Bryant Bray (6-0, 285, sr, Mesquite) 93 Dre Jones (6-4, 300, fr, El Paso)

Safety 7 Lonnie Buchanan (6-2, 210, jr, Greenville, Miss.) 29 Travis McKinney (6-1, 195, fr, Cibolo)

Tackle Rover 99 Ben Taifane (6-2, 295, sr, Pago Pago Am. Samoa) 24 Emeri Spence (6-0, 230, sr, North Garland) 95 Terrance Joyner (6-4, 285, jr, Bronx, N.Y.) 26 Lonnie Hewitt (6-0, 210, sr, Maypearl)

Defensive Back 1 Brandon Johnson (5-8, 178, soph, Giddings) 21 Jamarcus Ballard (6-0, 202, jr, Pompano Beach, Fla.)

Defensive End Defensive Back 98 Alonzo Horton (6-3, 252, sr, New Orleans, La.) 11 McNeal Uwajeh (6-0, 210, sr, Houston) 90 Jacob Rowe (6-3, 238, jr, Alvarado) 16 Roy Holmes (6-0, 190, jr, Oakland, Calif.)

Special Teams P - 43 Kyle Hopf (5-9, 170, sr, Llano) PK - 49 Garrett Lindholm (5-10, 190, sr, Pflugerville)

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Defensive End Linebacker 46 Jamaal Steamer (6-2, 252, sr, Temple) 37 Matt Knicky (6-1, 218, soph, Cedar Park) 48 Michael Cannings (6-2, 230, soph, Nacogdoches) 33 Bradley Bullitt (6-0, 220, jr, Naaman Forest) Middle Linebacker 8 Marcus Phillips (5-11, 230, sr, Humble) 51 Ben Dambold (6-0, 230, sr, Flower Mound)

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WR 80 Jahmeel Hobson 82 Arthur Buckingham

Opponents

Right Tackle 78 Adrian Campbell (6-6, 320,soph, Richardson) 58 Josh Martin (6-0, 285, jr, Smithson Valley)

Texan Football

Quarterback 6 Scott Grantham (6-1, 218, jr, El Paso) 10 Kelan Luker (6-0, 210, sr, Stephenville)

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lucky here and there, and that is what we hope we can do. “There is no easy game on our schedule,” McElroy continued. “We have several long road trips where we will definitely play some quality teams on the road. Though we get Midwestern State, Abilene Christian and West Texas A&M at home this season, those games will not be any easier. It is always nice to have six games at home because it gives our fans an extra chance to see our kids play, but we have to be ready to fight every time we step on the field. “We have to be ready to play our very best every time – that is what it takes to be successful in this league.” And around Tarleton, football, success and winning are all intertwined into one word: Tradition.

tradition continue. “We have a great staff here at Tarleton, and I believe that the continuity and the cohesiveness will be there this fall, and hopefully that will equal success,” McElroy said. When they hear that first whistle, McElroy believes the Texans will be ready, and he hopes the winning will last late into the fall semester, beyond the regular season schedule. “We have had a lot of guys around this summer that are dedicated to being ready for the start of the season,” McElroy said. “I think we will start off about as good as we have, it will just be a matter of whether or not we have the right combination of kids who can make big plays and stay healthy to get a break along the way and win games down the stretch. In this conference, you have to be healthy and have to get


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67 All-Americans

Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

Preseason Roster No. Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

1 Brandon Johnson

CB

5-9 186

2 Jeremy Sifford

DB

3 Deshon Daniels

Yr. Exp. Hometown (College)

67 Jonathan Arnold

6-0 190 soph Tr

Desoto (Hutchinson CC)

39 Stephen Arnold

RB

5-10 200

jr

Tr

Miami, Fla. (Coffeyville JC)

21 Jamarcus Ballard

4 Lester Hundley

WR

6-1 192

jr

Tr

Miami, Fla. (Yuba JC)

77 Jason Billings

5 Devon Gray

WR

5-9 176 soph Tr

Phoenix, Ariz. (Dodge City CC)

94 Bryant Bray

6 Scott Grantham

QB

6-2 218

jr

2L

El Paso (New Mexico State)

7 Lonnie Buchanan

7 Lonnie Buchanan

DB

6-2 210

jr

Tr

Greenville, Miss. (Miss. Delta CC)

82 Arthur Buckingham

8 Marcus Phillips

LB

5-11 230

sr

3L

Humble

33 Bradley Bullitt

9 Antone Saulsberry

LB

6-2 240

sr

1L

Bellflower, Calif. (Arizona State)

78 Adrian Campbell

10 Kelan Luker

QB

6-0 210

sr

1L

Stephenville (SMU)

48 Michael Cannings

11 McNeal Uwajeh

DB

6-0

210

sr

1L

Houston Dulles (N.M. Military)

88 Lance Clark

12 Casey Page

QB

5-11 185

jr

1L

Hereford

22 Sam Cole

13 Keith Demby

RB

6-1 215

sr

1L

Pflugerville

51 Ben Dambold

14 Aaron Doyle

QB

6-2 218

fr

HS

Evant

3 Deshon Daniels

16 Roy Holmes

DB

6-0 190

jr

Tr

Oakland, Calif. (Moorpark JC)

38 Trayveon Davis

17 Devin Guinn

WR

5-10 186

sr

3L

Cedar Hill

13 Keith Demby

18 Jake Fenske

QB

6-3 195

fr

RS

Round Rock McNeil

14 Aaron Doyle

19 Blair Johnson

QB

6-0 195

fr

RS

North Mesquite

18 Jake Fenske

20 J.D. Perkins

DB

5-10 205

jr

Tr

Grand Prairie (Tyler JC)

56 Nate Golden

21 Jamarcus Ballard

DB

6-0 202

jr

Tr

Pompano Beach, Fla. (Dodge City CC)

9 Scott Grantham

22 Evan Robertson

RB

5-9 185 soph Tr

Pflugerville (North Texas)

60 Joshua Graves

24 Chris Oguayo

LB

5-11 230

jr

RS

Pflugerville Connally (Blinn JC)

5 Devon Gray

25 Sam Cole

DB

5-9 180

jr

Tr

Folsom, Calif. (American River JC)

75 Jessie Green

26 Lonnie Hewitt

LB

6-0 210

sr

1L

Maypearl (Navarro JC)

17 Devin Guinn

27 Brandon Washington RB

5-9 190

sr

Tr

Baton Rouge, La. (Memphis)

26 Lonnie Hewitt

28 Corey Lewis

RB

5-7 185

jr

2L

Lexington

80 Jahmeel Hobson

29 Travis McKinney

LB

6-1 195

fr

RS

Cibolo Steele

16 Roy Holmes

30 Vance Ibewuike

CB

5-10 190

jr

1L

Plano East

47 Kyle Hopf

31 Emeri Spence

LB

6-0 230

sr

Tr

North Garland (Texas-El Paso)

98 Alonzo Horton

32 Roderick Smith

RB

5-9 192

sr

3L

West Mesquite

4 Lester Hundley

33 Bradley Bullitt

LB

6-0 220

jr

Tr

Naaman Forest (Tyler JC)

30 Vance Ibewuike

35 Nate Stringfellow

DB

5-11 195 soph Tr

San Antonio Taft (Midwestern State)

19 Blair Johnson

36 Corey White

LB

6-1 220

Dallas Madison (Trinity Valley)

1 Brandon Johnson

37 Matt Knicky

DB

6-1 218 soph 1L

Cedar Park

95 Terrance Joyner

38 Trayveon Davis

DB

5-11 188

fr

Arlington Seguin

93 Andre Jones

39 Stephen Arnold

K

5-10 176

jr 1L-RS McKinney (Arkansas)

59 Levi Kirkland

41 Kenneth Travis

RB

5-9 210

jr

2L

Rosebud Lott

37 Matt Knicky

42 Robert Payne

RB

5-9 195

sr

2L

San Angelo Lakeview

52 Shawn Lawson

44 Tanner Maher

TE

6-2 250

sr

1L

Mountclair, Calif. (Fullerton JC)

28 Corey Lewis

45 Thomas Puskarich

LB

6-0 220

fr

HS

Bishop Lynch

49 Garrett Lindholm

46 Jamaal Steamer

DE

6-2 252

sr

3L

Temple

10 Kelan Luker

P

5-9 170

sr

2L

Llano

44 Tanner Maher

Nacogdoches

58 Josh Martin

48 Michael Cannings

10

DB

jr

2L

Alphabetical Roster

Giddings

47 Kyle Hopf

jr

Tr RS

6-2 230 soph 1L

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Preseason Roster Pos.

49 Garrett Lindholm

Ht.

Wt.

Yr. Exp. Hometown (College)

81 Jamal Mays

K

5-10 190

sr

2L

Pflugerville

68 Casey McKenna

50 Bubba Wagner

OL

6-4 300

jr

Tr

San Antonio (Cisco JC)

29 Travis McKinney

51 Ben Dambold

LB

6-0 230

sr

2L

Flower Mound Marcus

84 Will McLane

52 Shawn Lawson

DS

6-0 240 soph Tr

Lake Travis (Blinn JC)

96 Zac Munro

55 Segun Olomojobi

LB/DE 6-2 240

sr Tr-RS Sugarland (Texas Southern)

24 Chris Oguayo

56 Nate Golden

OL

6-2 270 soph 1L

Houston Westfield

55 Segun Olomojobi

58 Josh Martin

OL

6-0 285

Smithson Valley

12 Casey Page

59 Levi Kirkland

LB

6-2 210 soph 1L

Robinson

42 Robert Payne

60 Joshua Graves

OL

6-2 295 soph 1L

Fort Worth Fossil Ridge

20 J.D. Perkins

61 Tyler Wade

OL

6-2 265

fr

RS

Paris

87 Bradley Peschke

65 Dustin Washburn

OL

6-2 305

sr

3L

Abilene Cooper

8 Marcus Phillips

jr

1L

OL

6-1 290 soph 1L

McKinney

86 Kyle Piercefield

68 Casey McKenna

OL

6-4 315

fr

HS

Vista Ridge

45 Thomas Pushkarich

72 Brandon Slay

OL

6-0 286

jr

2L

Georgetown

83 Shaun Ragon

75 Jessie Green

OL

6-4 300

jr

Tr

Mt. Pleasant (Tyler JC)

22 Evan Robertson

76 Scott Streich

OL

6-3 302

jr

2L

Kingwood

90 Jacob Rowe

77 Jason Billings

OL/DL 6-3 290 soph Sqd Nocona

85 Homar Saenz

Richardson Berkner (Butler JC)

9 Antone Saulsberry

80 Jahmeel Hobson

WR

5-10 180

El Paso Andress (Reedly JC)

2 Jeremy Sifford

81 Jamal Mays

WR

5-11 180 soph HS

Pflugerville

72 Brandon Slay

82 Arthur Buckingham WR

5-11 180 soph 1L

Pilot Point

91 Dominic Smith

83 Shaun Ragon

WR

5-11 188

sr 2L-RS Arlington Martin

32 Roderick Smith

84 Will McLane

TE

6-4 252

fr

HS

Smithson Valley

31 Emori Spence

85 Homar Saenz

TE

6-3 258

sr

1L

Mission (Sul Ross State)

46 Jamaal Steamer

86 Kyle Piercefield

DS

6-2 230

sr

1L

Big Spring (Cisco JC)

76 Scott Streich

87 Bradley Peschke

TE

6-3 240 soph 1L

Giddings

35 Nate Stringfellow

88 Lance Clark

WR

6-2 210

jr

Tr

Celina (Independence CC)

99 Ben Taifane

90 Jacob Rowe

DE

6-3 238

jr

2L

Alvarado

92 Jerry Tennell

91 Dominic Smith

DE

6-2

220

sr

1L

San Antonio (N.M. Military)

41 Kenneth Travis

92 Jerry Tennell

DL

5-11 280

fr

HS

Bryan

11 McNeal Uwajeh

93 Andre Jones

DL

6-4 300

fr

Tr

El Paso Andrews (Texas)

61 Tyler Wade

sr

1L

DL

6-0 285

sr

1L

Mesquite

50 Bubba Wagner

95 Terrance Joyner

DL

6-4 285

jr

Tr

Bronx, N.Y. (Grossmont JC)

65 Dustin Washburn

96 Zac Munro

DL

6-3 265 soph Sqd Crawford

98 Alonzo Horton

DE

6-3 252

sr

1L

New Orleans, La. (Northwest Miss. CC)

99 Ben Taifane

DL

6-2 295

sr

1L

Pago Pago, American Samoa (Delta JC)

27 Brandon Washington 36 Corey White

Conference

94 Bryant Bray

History

6-6 320 soph Tr

2008 Review

OL

Opponents

78 Adrian Campbell

Texan Football

67 Jonathan Arnold

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No. Name

University

2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 LSC Division Champions • 2001 LSC Co-Champion

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2001 LSC Champions

Preseason Roster 2009 Squad Members Name

Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Exp Hometown (College)

Kevin Adkins

Greg Brown Jerod Cochran Jackson Crawley Thomas Curry Kevin Diles Colton Duncan Emeka Ekwulugo Tarmaine Elliott Corey Graham Terrell Howard Julius Hurndon Regis Idemudia Cory Jackson Jerell Jones Matt McBride Gray Mowery Monkarrio Murray Isaiah Oputa Joshua Patti Dashaun Phillips Zack Shaver Raphael Sneed Dwayne Stewart Cole Vitolo Branden Wright Gary Young

DB DB RB/LB QB LB WR OL LB DE DB WR LB DE DE DL LB OL DB FS/WR OL DB DL RB RB OL DB LB

5-11 5-7 5-11 6-3 5-11 5-9 6-4 6-0 6-1 6-0 5-7 5-11 6-1 6-2 6-2 5-11 6-4 5-10 6-0 6-5 5-11 6-1 5-7 6-0 5-11 6-1 6-0

178 165 200 210 210 180 315 190 228 185 170 195 235 237 285 220 270 190 180 260 165 275 175 218 280 188 195

fr fr fr fr fr jr fr fr fr fr fr fr jr fr fr fr fr jr jr fr fr fr fr jr fr fr fr

HS HS HS HS HS Tr HS HS HS HS HS HS RS HS RS HS HS 2L 2L HS HS HS HS Tr HS HS HS

Garland Garland Grandview Woodrow Wilson Pflugerville Connally Marlin (Navarro JC) McKinney North Boswell Mount Pleasant Mesquite Poteet Mount Pleasant Daingerfield DeSoto Allen Everman Allen Garland South LaPorte DeSoto Richmond Foster Duncanville Wichita Falls Rider Fort Worth Western Hills Westfield (Cisco JC) Wichita Falls Rider Garland Garland

67 All-Americans

Three Academic All-Americans

Roster by Class Seniors (26) Bryant Bray Ben Dambold Keith Demby Devin Guinn Lonnie Hewitt Jamaal Hobson Alonzo Horton Garrett Lindholm Chad Lindsey Kelan Luker Tanner Maher Segun Olomojobi Robert Payne Kyle Piercefield Marcus Phillips Shaun Ragon Homar Saenz Antone Saulsberry Dominic Smith Roderick Smith Emeri Spence Jamaal Steamer Ben Taifane McNeal Uwajeh Dustin Washburn Brandon Washington Juniors (25) Stephen Arnold

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Jamarcus Ballard Lonnie Buchanan Bradley Bullitt Sam Cole Lance Clark Deshon Daniels Scott Grantham Jessie Green Roy Holmes Lester Hundley Vance Ibewuike Brandon Johnson Terrance Joyner Corey Lewis Josh Martin Chris Oguayo Casey Page J.D. Perkins Jacob Rowe Brandon Slay Scott Streich Kenneth Travis Bubba Wagner Corey White Sophomores (17) Jonathan Arnold Jason Billings Arthur Buckingham Adrian Campbell

Michael Cannings Nate Golden Joshua Graves Devon Gray Levi Kirkland Matt Knicky Shawn Lawson Jamal Mays Zac Munro Bradley Peschke Evan Robertson Jeremy Sifford Nate Stringfellow Freshman (11) Trayveon Davis Aaron Doyle Jake Fenske Blair Johnson Andre Jones Casey McKenna Travis McKinney Will McLane Thomas Pushkarich Jerry Tennell Tyler Wade

Pronunciation Guide Player..................................................... Pronunciation Ben Dambold................................... ben DAHM - bold Deshon Daniels...........................dah - SHAWN daniels Trayveon Davis........................ TRAY - vee - ohn davis Kevin Diles..............................................kevin DYLES Emeka Edwulugo...eh - MEEK - ah ed - WOO - loo - goh Jake Fenske................................................. jake FENCE - key Devin Guinn................................deh - VUHN GWYNN Jahmeel Hobson............................. jah - MEAL hobson Lester Hundley............................... lester HUHND - lee Vance Ibewuike.................... vance I - BOO - wick - ee Regis Idemudia.............regis ih - deh - MOO - dee - ah Matt Knicky...........................................matt NICK - ee Garrett Lindholm.......................... garrett lend - HOLM Kelan Luker........................... KEHL - ahn LUKE - uhr Tanner Maher.......................................... tanner MAHR Zac Munro........................................... zac MUHN - roh Monkarrio Murray.....mon - CAR - ee - oh MUHR - ee Chris Oguayo................................. chris oh - GUY - oh Segun Olomojobi.. say - GUHN ohl - oh - mo - JOH - bee Isaiah Oputa.....................................isaiah OH -put - ah Bradley Peschke............................bradley PEHSH - key Kyle Piercefield............................... kyle PIERCE - field Thomas Pushkarich.............. thomas puhs - CARE - ich Shaun Ragon.......................................shaun RAY - gun Jacob Rowe.................................................. jacob ROH Homar Saenz.................................. HOE - mahr SIGNS Antone Saulsberry...............ANT - own SAULS - berry Emori Spence.............................. EMM - or - ee spence Jeremy Sifford.................................jeremy SEHF - ford Jamaal Steamer............................... JAH - mall steamer Scott Streich.............................................scott STRIKE Ben Taifane................................... ben Tah - FAHN - ee Jerry Tennell........................................... jerry TEN - ehl McNeal Uwajeh............. mac - NEAL ooh - WAH - jah Cole Vitolo.................................... cole vee - TOH - loh

Texans by State

Texas (90) California (4) Florida (3) Louisiana (2)

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Arizona (1) Mississippi (1) New York (1) Amer. Samoa (1)


2009 Tarleton Football

Preview Staff Players Preview Staff Players

• Head Coach Sam McElroy - 14-15 • Cary Fowler - 16 • Scott Carey - 17 • Henry Cofer - 18 • Nic McBroom - 19 • Phil Mannie - 20 • Brad Evans - 21 • Kert Turner - 21 • Chris Mineo - 22 • John Harrell - 22 • Rusty Jergins - 23 • Cheryl Spellmeier - 23 • Student assistants - 24

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Sam

McElroy

Conference Conference University University

2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 LSC Division Champions • 2001 LSC Co-Champion

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2009 Texan Football

67 All-Americans

Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

Head Coach Sam McElroy

S

am McElroy begins his fifth season at the helm of the Texans after being announced as the new Tarleton head football coach on Feb. 16, 2005. The head coach has continued the winning tradition at Tarleton by bringing in both quality coaches and players to represent Tarleton in a positive manner. He has also continued to build on the traditions and ideals that have made Tarleton a winning program. Last year, Tarleton finished 8-3 after starting the season winning the first five games for the second straight season. Tarleton’s game with Angelo State – a 31-24 victory over the Rams – was broadcast on national television on CBS College Sports Network. Tarleton tied for third in the very competitive Lone Star Conference South Division. The 2007 Texans finished 9-2 and was denied the school’s third NCAA playoff appearance; however, the Texan head coach was named the Lone Star Conference South Division CoCoach of the Year.. The season included an overtime victory over NCAA Division I Football Subdivision member Stephen F. Austin. Tarleton finished the 2006 season 6-4 overall and claimed a share of the LSC South Division championship after going 5-1 in the division. The Texans were just short of the playoffs that season as well. In 2005, McElroy lead the Texans to a 7-3 overall record and was one win Sam McElroy short of a NCAA Division II playoff contest. Head Coach McElroy, 45, returned to Tarleton after spending two seasons as an assistant coach at North Texas, a NCAA Division I member of the Sun Belt Conference. Prior to his position at UNT, Tarleton’s head coach spent three seasons as the defensive coordinator for the Texans. In 2002, he also held the position of assistant head coach at Tarleton. “Tarleton has a great tradition, and I am proud to be a part of this program,” McElroy said. “We have found the key to continuing the success is to have a great staff and to recruit good student-athletes who will achieve on the field, in the classroom and in the community.” Tarleton athletics director Lonn Reisman believes McElroy’s leadership is one of the key reasons Tarleton continues to have a strong, successful program. “I don’t believe there is anyone better for the job of head football coach at Tarleton State University than Sam McElroy,” Reisman said. “Over the last three seasons, he continues to represent this University in a positive manner by producing a winning program. I believe with him at the helm we could win a national championship in the near future because he brings the total package of academics, coaching and character.” In his two seasons at UNT, McElroy coached three first-team allconference selections in safeties Craig Jones and Jonas Buckles (two-time honoree). He also helped in the development of Markeith Knowlton, who made the transition from safety to starting cornerback for the Mean Green. UNT made two consecutive appearances in the New Orleans Bowl, and the Mean Green went 9-4 in 2003 and 7-5 in 2004. While at Tarleton, McElroy guided a defense that improved each year under his direction. His last season with the Texans, his defense allowed opponents just 271 yards of offense and 17.1 points per game to rank second in the Lone Star Conference. Over his three seasons at Tarleton, McElroy helped 17 players earn all-conference recognition, including the league’s Defensive Lineman and Defensive Back of the Year in 2002. The Texans won the Lone Star’s North Division in 2002 with a 9-2 overall record, including a 4-1 record in conference games. In 2001, McElroy guided a strong defense that helped Tarleton State win its first-ever Lone Star Conference championship and advance to the NCAA Division II quarterfinals. McElroy also served as activity director for the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) summer camp, which is a monthlong sports and education program that Tarleton offers to area youths. McElroy, who has experience as a head coach at the high school level, came to Tarleton after working seven

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2009 Tarleton Football

Head Coach Sam McElroy McElroy Year-by-Year

University

15

Conference

2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 LSC Division Champions • 2001 LSC Co-Champion

History

• During his seven years on the Tarleton staff as both a head coach and a defensive coordinator, McElroy has seen 50 Texans earn First Team All-LSC honors, 27 second team honors and 23 honorable mention nods.

2008 Review

McElroy begins his fifth season at the helm of the Texans. The Texans will be looking for the program’s 10th straight winning season in 2009.

• There have been 31 Texans selected to the All-LSC First Team under McElroy as well as 14 second team honors and nine honorable mentions.

Opponents

• McElroy has led the Texans to a 25-11 record in Lone Star Conference action, including a 15-9 record in the South Division.

Texan Football

• As a member of the Texan staff as both an assistant and the head coach, McElroy’s overall Tarleton record is 55-22, a .714 winning percentage as well.

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seasons as a defensive coach at Sam Houston. During his seven years on the staff at SHSU, McElroy coached eight players who earned All-Southland Conference Four Seasons – 30-12 Overall honors. In addition, he tutored the punt and kickoff return special teams. McElroy started at SHSU after serving one season as head football coach and athletics director at Alto High School. That year he was named 1992 District 22-AA Coach of the Year after winning the district title and earning a state playoff berth. In 1991, as head football coach and athletics director at T.K. Gorman High School in Tyler, McElroy produced a 10-3 record, won the district crown and reached the TAPPS Class AA state finals. He also served as recruiting coordinator and secondary coach at Navarro Junior College in 1991 and was a graduate assistant coach at Baylor University in 1989 and 1990. McElroy, who assisted in the secondary, helped to direct a Baylor defensive unit that led the Southwest Conference in defense both seasons. A native of Corsicana, McElroy coached as defensive end and freshman coach at Corsicana High School from 1986 to 1988. McElroy’s freshman team won nine games in 1987. He was a student assistant and graduate assistant at Texas State University-San Marcos (then-Southwest Texas State University) from 1983 through 1985, with the Bobcats winning the Lone Star Conference title in 1983. McElroy earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Texas State in 1985 before receiving his master’s degree from Baylor in 1990. The 24th coach in Texan football history and the 11th since the school became a McElroy Statistics senior college. “Tarleton is a great institution in the middle of tremendous growth,” McElroy • Sam McElroy has the highest winning said. “This is a great time to be a part of the University.” percentage of a head coach in Tarleton McElroy and his wife, Valerie, have three children, Sarah, Ryan and Madison. football history. His 30-12 record makes his winning percentage .714. The next closest winning percentage belongs to Todd Whitten (1996, 2000-04), the head coach of the Texans prior to McElroy.


2009 Texan Football

Defensive Coordinator

67 All-Americans

Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

C

Cary Fowler Defensive Coord./ Secondary

ary Fowler is in his second season with the Texan football coaching staff as the defensive coordinator after spending the previous seven years at Midwestern State while holding the same title. Last season, the Texan defensive coordinator directed a defense that was No. 1 in the league in scoring defense, allowing just 21.8 points per game. The Texans were second overall in total defnese with 319.3 yards per outing while the pass defense topped the LSC after allowing just 196.9 yards through the air. In 2007 at MSU, Fowler led the No. 1 total defense in the LSC, allowing just 294.2 yards per game. The Mustangs had the top-ranked rushing defense, allowing just 93.9 yards rushing per outing, and the third-ranked passing defense, giving up just 200.3 yards per contest through the air. MSU was also the best scoring defense in the LSC, allowing just 18.6 points per game. “This program “Cary is a great guy that has been in this league for a is built long time, and he is a tremendous recruiter,” McElroy said. “We are excited about the different things he brings to this on tradition. program. He is full of energy and he does a great job with Our goal our defense.” is always to be The Texan defense has a tradition of being tough, and more offensive after last year’s showing, Fowler has proven he can help on the defensive

keep that tradition alive and well. side of the ball. “Cary has a successful background, and I believe he will help our defense continue to be one of the best in the conference,” McElroy said. Fowler completed his seventh season as the director of the Midwestern State defense in 2007 after spending nine years of association with the Murray State University football program. Fowler, who has made a name for himself by annually constructing one of the top defenses in the LSC, was selected as the NCAA Division II Assistant Coach of the Year in 2005. The award, which was first presented in 1997, honors assistant coaches that excel in community service, commitment to the student-athlete, on-field coaching success and AFCA professional organization involvement. Fowler has been in tune with each during his collegiate coaching career. In Wichita Falls, he directed the “Read Across America” program at Burgess Elementary, coordinated the Friday reading program at Crockett Elementary and developed a mentor and reading program at Houston Elementary. He also performed voluntary rehab for a multiple sclerosis patient weekly while working with a Special Olympics athlete. Fowler has also served as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and as a guest speaker at YMCA events. His accomplishments on the field have been just as noteworthy. As a prep, he earned all-state honors as a four-year letterwinner on the gridiron while also participating in track and baseball. After two seasons at Austin Peay State in Clarksville, Tenn., Fowler transferred to Murray (Ky.) State to begin what would be a nine-year relationship with the Racers’ football program. In 1992 and 1993, he was a standout safety and special teams performer before moving into a graduate assistant role from 1994-96. Fowler’s role would grow into his first full-time coaching job in 1997 when he was put in charge of the Murray State secondary. He became recruiting coordinator later that year before becoming the linebackers and free safety coach in 1999. During his four seasons as a full-time coach at Murray State, Fowler coached two All Americans in cornerback Willie Hampton (1998) and safety Beau Guest (2000). Fowler continued his coaching successes at Midwestern State as the defensive coordinator in 2001. He has coached a pair of All-Americans including linebacker Columbus Wooley and safety Germont Jackson. His defenses have also been instrumental in pushing the MSU football program to new heights as the Mustangs advanced to the NCAA Division II playoffs for the first time in 2004 and claimed their first NCAA postseason win in 2006 while advancing to the second round of the national playoffs. Fowler earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Murray State in 1994. Fowler married the former Shanan Dunn in June of 2002. The couple are the proud parents of two daughters: Sophi and Cari-Bella.

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Scott Carey Offensive Coord./ Offensive Line

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cott Carey was named the Texans’ offensive coordinator in January of 2009, and the Tarleton alumnus is in his fourth year as the offensive line coach for the Texans. Carey, a four-year letterman for the Texans who played from 1994-97 before graduating with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and sport studies, has coached the offensive line for his alma mater since the 2006 spring semester. “I am excited to be coaching for my alma mater,” Carey said. “There has been a great reputation built for the football program, and I am pleased to be a part of this great program again.” For the last three seasons, the Texan offensive line blocked for one of the best running back corps in the Lone Star Conference. Last year, the Texans averaged 187.2 yards rushing per game, a mark that was second int he Lone Star Conference. Tarleton averaged 375.5 yards per game in total offense last season as well, and the Texan line allowed just 13 sacks for 87 yards in 2008, also second in the league. Runningback Roderick Smith was second in the LSC in rushing yards per game with 93.1 yards per outing and was named a First Team All-LSC selection. Offensive guard “We are going to Devin Livingston was also selected to the first team. continue to win In 2007, the line helped average 452.2 yards per here at Tarleton. game, including 175.5 yards on the ground and 276.6 I am here yards through the air. Guard Mike Jones and tackle Jimmy Fox were named First Team All-Lone Star because I want to be a part of a Conference honorees while guard Devin Livingston was named a honorable mention selection. great football In 2006, the line helped the offense average 370.6 program.” yards per game, including 153.7 yards on the ground and 216.9 yards through the air. The line blocked for the LSC South Division Offensive Back of the Year in Michael Sampson and the South Division Co-Freshman of the Year in Roderick Smith. After graduating from Tarleton, Carey served as a graduate assistant at Northeastern State from 2000-02 while obtaining his master’s degree. He then became the offensive line coach at Colorado School of Mines from 2002-05 where he helped the team win the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in 2004. While there, he also coached a two-year all-american. Carey was the offensive line coach for the line that blocked for the 2004 Harlon Hill Trophy Winner, the award for the best NCAA Division II football player. He coached the RMAC Offensive Lineman of the Year while also mentoring several all-conference honorees. “Scott is not new to Tarleton,“ McElroy said. “(Former Tarleton head coach Todd) Whitten thought the world of him, and the more I researched him, the more I knew he would be a great fit here at Tarleton. The offensive line has gotten better each and every year, and they show a lot of respect for him. “Scott was a great player here, and I know he is going to continue to be an even better coach who will work hard and recruit well for us.” Carey is single and resides in Stephenville.

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enry Cofer enters his fourth season at Tarleton, but just his second season as a full-time coach where he will serve as the linebackers’ mentor. Prior to his full-time stint for the Texans, Cofer spent two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Tarleton. Cofer came to Tarleton with several years of high school experience. Last year, Cofer coached Marcus Phillips to an All- Lone Star Conference First Team pick in his second season as a full-time coach. In 2007, Cofer coached the All-LSC First Team selection Vernon Smith after mentoring 2006 LSC South Division Linebacker of the Year Erick Smith who led the team, and was second in the conference, in tackles with 99. The linebacking corps was a huge part of a strong defense that was No. 1 in rushing defense and No. 2 in total defense. “When I came to Tarleton, I really wanted to gain experience at the collegiate coaching level, and I had a “We are prior relationship with Coach McElroy from Sam Houston perfectionists, State,” Cofer said. “I have a passion for the game of and we look for football, and I jumped at the chance to work at a familyperfection every oriented institution. This was, and continues to be, a great Henry Cofer time we step out opportunity for me.” Linebackers After attending the University of Arizona for one year, on the field. We Pro Contact want nothing Cofer transferred to Sam Houston State where he lettered three seasons for the Bearkats and graduated in 1997 with a less.” degree in kinesiology. He received all-conference honors while at SHSU. Cofer served as the defensive coordinator at Austin Johnston High School for four years (1997-2000) before coaching at Pflugerville High School for the last five seasons. While at Pflugerville, he helped coached the 2004 and 2005 Bi-District Champions and area runner-ups. In his five years there, Pflugerville claimed three district championships and he worked with four Division I signees at the runningback position. They made the playoffs all five seasons. “Henry played linebacker for us at Sam Houston State, and I had personal knowledge of the kind of man he is,” McElroy said. “He had thought a lot about getting into the college coaching ranks, and I believe he has done and will continue to do a great job with our players. “Henry brings a lot of new ideas to our program, and he is a tireless worker,” McElroy said. “He will also do a great job recruiting with all of his contacts within the Texas high schools.” Cofer, who completed his master’s degree at Tarleton in December of 2007, also serves as the professional football contact for the Texan coaching staff. Cofer has a nine-year-old daughter, Krysilynne.

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Nick McBroom Receivers

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ick McBroom moves into his first season as a full-time coach with the Texans, after spending the previous two seasons as a graduate assistant. McBroom will continue to coach the wide receivers. Last year, the Texans averaged 188.4 yards passing per game, accumulating 2,072 yards through the air in 2008. Receiver Eric Foreman was sixth in the Lone Star Conference with 73.4 yards receiving per game. “I love coaching here at Tarleton,” McBroom said. “Coach McElroy has always been there for me for many years. I love the family atmosphere here. It is great to be a part of the winning tradition and to have a chance to compete for a championship every year.” In 2007, McBroom helped coach an offensive attack that averaged 276.6 yards passing, including two of the best receivers in the LSC last season. Devin Guinn had 57 receptions for 1,039 yards and 12 touchdowns while Shamarr Prentice had 44 catches for 819 yards and five touchdowns. Both receivers were LSC South Division Second Team “I love being a selections in 2007. part of a winning McBroom served for two seasons as a student tradition and at the University of North Texas during his last having the chance assistant two years at the University. to compete for Prior to coming to Tarleton, McBroom had spent a championship two seasons as the secondary coach at Coffeyville every year.” Community College. While at Coffeyville, McBroom helped the program finish in the Top 15 in the country both years. The team also played in the Golden Isle Bowl in Brunswick, Ga. and the Top of the Mountain Bowl in Salt Lake City, Utah. During those two seasons, McBroom coached eight all-conference performers along with two All-Americans. In 2005, the RedRavens won the Region III Championship. McBroom is a 2000 graduate of Electra High School.

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Phil Mannie Running Backs

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hil Mannie begins his first season with the Texan football program after coming to Tarleton from North Dakota. He will coach the talented and explosive group of running backs on the Texan roster. Prior to coming to Tarleton, Mannie spent the previous season at UND as the running backs coach. He served as the tight ends and half backs coach at the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D. in 2007. Before his one season at Mary, Mannie was the defensive backs coach at East Stroudsburg (Pa.) University in 2006 where he received a master’s degree in exercise sports science. Prior to his term at ESU, Mannie served as the wide receivers coach at Northeastern University in Boston in 2005 and at ESU in 2004. While at Northeastern, his pupil, Cory Parks, earned second team All-Atlantic 10 honors and graduated ranked second in school history in receptions, receiving yards and touchdown catches. During the 2004 season as a wide receivers coach at ESU, Mannie helped the Warriors lead the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) “I’m excited to in total offense, scoring offense, passing offense work with a and passing efficiency. He was instrumental in the great, Winning development of wideout Tim Strenfel, a first team allprogram here at conference selection Tarleton State who led the PSAC and University.” finished second in the nation in receiving yards per game (122.0). He was part of the staff that led ESU to an NCAA regional championship game appearance and a 10-2 record, the school’s first 10-win season in 26 years. Mannie worked as a student assistant at his alma mater, Texas State, from 2002-04, coordinating the Bobcats’ offensive and defensive scout teams. Mannie graduated from Texas State in 2003 with a degree in exercise sports science and a minor in business administration. Mannie is a native of Gidding High School in Giddings.

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rad Evans returns to the Texan coaching staff for the third season as a defensive assistant for the program. Last year, Evans helped coach the Texan defense which held opponents to a conference-low 21.8 points per game and recorded a Lone Star Conference-best 196.9 yards passing per game. The total defense was second overall in the league. Evans also helped direct a defense that allowed just 23.3 points per game in 2007. Evans played college football for Tarleton head coach Sam McElroy at Sam Houston State in 1992-95 as a linebacker. Evans lettered all three seasons in which he suited up for the Bearkats. After playing at SHSU, Evans spent two years serving overseas for the United States Army, including a stint in Bosnia as a member of the 82nd Airborne. “This is a great opportunity for me,” Evans said. “Coach McElroy is a great coach to work for, and I am honored to have this opportunity. “I love the game of football,” Evans said. “The one thing I have loved besides the military is football. I am excited to get the chance to continue to coach for this winning program.”

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ert Turner returns to the Texans for the third season as a member of the Tarleton coaching staff. Turner was a two-year letterwinner for the Texans on the offensvie line. He joined the Texan staff as a student-assistant in the spring and will continue in the role in 2007. In 2008, he helped direct Second Team All-Lone Star Conference South Division selection Jamaal Steamer and honorable mention selection Alonzo Horton - both of which will return to the Texans this season. In 2008, the Texan defensive line tallied 56.5 tackles for loss while the overall defense had 24 sacks. A quality offensive guard that started both seasons at Tarleton, Turner was a preseason All-American in 2003 by D2Football.com before being named an second team All-American honoree twice as a senior. He was a Third Team All-American as a junior by Don Hansen’s Football Gazette. His junior season, he was also honred as a Second Team All-West Region by the Gazette, a Second Team All-West Region member by D2Football.com and a First Team AllLone Star Conference North Division selection. As a senior in 2003, Turner helped lead the team to the NCAA Division II playoffs as the Kert Turner Texans finished the season 8-4, winning the LSC North Division. He helped an offense that Defensive Line gained 471.6 yards per game, including 333.0 yards through the air. He was a First Team AllLSC North Division selection and the North Division’s Offensive Lineman of the Year. In 2002, Turner played in all 11 games for the Texans on an offensive line that paved the way for an offense that ranked among league leaders with 394.6 yards per game. Turner spent two seasons at Trinity Valley Junior College and claimed first team all-conference accolades. He attended Hamshire Fannett High School and was a first team all-district selection while being named to the Super Team.

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hris Mineo enters his second season as a graduate assistant coach for the Texans. He will be in charge of the defensive line for the second straight year. Last year, he helped direct Second Team All-Lone Star Conference South Division selection Jamaal Steamer and honorable mention selection Alonzo Horton - both of which will return to the Texans this season. In 2008, the Texan defensive line tallied 56.5 tackles for loss while the overall defense had 24 sacks. A four-year defensive lineman at the University of Texas-El Paso, Mineo signed as a free agent with the Washington Redskins after college before returning to UTEP as a student assistant in 2006. He became a graduate assistant for the Miners in the spring of 2007 before coming to Tarleton in January of this year. While at UTEP, Mineo recorded 188 tackles for the Miners, including 84 solo stops. In 2005, Mineo tallied 20 tackles, including 13 solo stops. He had eight tackles for a loss of minus-48 yards, including six sacks for minus-42 yards for the Miners in only five games as a senior. As a junior, the Odessa native was named First Team All-Western Athletic Conference Chris Mineo as a defensive tackle after collecting 50 stops, including 39 solo tackles, leading the defensive line in total stops. He tied for the team lead with eight sacks (minus-34 yards), and he was Defensive Line named the WAC Defensive Player of the Year against San Jose State. In 2003, Mineo led all Miner defensive linemen with 70 tackles, including 20 solo tackles. As a redshirt freshman in 2002, he played in all 12 games while making three starts. He was named to the All-WAC Freshman Team chosen by The Sporting News. He was the sixth-leading tackler with 48 stops, including five tackles for a loss of minus-14 yards. Mineo was a First Team All-District 4-5A offensive tackle and second team all-district defensive end as a senior at Permian High School. The 2001 graduate of PHS was a three-year varsity letterwinner for the Panthers, and a four-year baseball letterman at pitcher and first base.

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ohn Harrell made the move from the jersey to the whistle in 2007 as his playing eligibility expired, but he hasn’t left the program. Harrell will again coach the tight ends after playing for the Texans in 2005 and 2006. Last season while coaching the tight ends, the Texan ends were very active in both the running game and the passing game. Overall, the Texan rushing offense was second in the Lone Star Conference. Harrell coached Second Team All-LSC South Division selection Tanner Maher. Harrell played all 10 games in 2005 at the center position after switching from the defensive side of the ball. Harrell helped to block for possibly the best running back combo in the Lone Star Conference his senior season. The offense gained 370.6 yards per game, including 153.7 yards on the ground and 216.9 yards through the air. Prior to playing on the offensive line, Harrell spent his junior season on the defensive line, recording six solo and 17 assisted tackls in nine games. Harrell transferred to Tarleton from the University of Houston where he spent his John Harrell freshman and sophomore seasons playing for the Cougars. In high school, Harrell was named first team all-district as a junior and senior. he was a Tight Ends first team all-state honoree as a junior and the 4A Defensive Player of the Year. Harrell was second team all-district in baseball as a sophomore and first team all-district as a junior. Harrell is a 2003 graduate of Stephenville High School, and he is an exercise and sports studies major.

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ntering his 14th season of assisting the football coaching staff is Rusty Jergins, Tarleton’s Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students. Jergins, who travels with the team to every game, is responsible for coordinating the Texans’ travel arrangements, and he also organizes the sideline during games. As Dean of Student Life, Rusty and his staff are responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing a variety of programs and services which are designed to provide students with the opportunity to reach their full potential academically and personally. Jergins was hired as a graduate assistant for the Division of Student Services in May of 1984 and was named the Peer Advisor Coordinator just one year later. He served in that capacity through June 1988, when his title was changed to Director of Student Activities. He was named Dean of Students in November 1989 and that title was changed again to Dean of Student Life in May 2000. Jergins earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Tarleton. Rusty and his wife, Rusty Jergins Deslys, were married November 2001, and the couple spent part of their honeymoon at the Texans’ Travel and Sideline playoff game in Davis, Calif. They have one daughter, Adyson.

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heryl Spellmeier is in her 12th year as secretary for the Texan football program, and the coaches would probably tell much of the success is due to the unending help of “Miss Cheryl.” In addition to her daily secretarial duties, Cheryl assists the coaching staff with the coordination of team travel and the organization of recruiting visits. Originally from Atchinson, Kan., she has been in Stephenville for 24 years and previously worked for the City Water Department. Spellmeier has two daughters, one of which is married to former Tarleton letterman Chris Evans. She also has one grandson, C.J.

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Student Assistants

Billy Jack Ray Student Assistant

Ryan May Student Assistant

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Three Academic All-Americans

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George Murray Student Assistant

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Roderick Smith Running Back 5-8 • 190 • SR • 3L West Mesquite

2008: Named First Team All-LSC South Division... Named to Don Hansen’s Football Gazette All-Super Region Four Second Team... Was second in the league with 93.1 yards rushing per game... Ran 137 times for 1,024 yards, an average of 7.5 yards per carry... Had 13 touchdowns and led the Texans in scoring with 90 points after receiving touchdown and a 93-yard kickoff return for a score... Was a LSC South Player of the Week twice, once for offense and once for special teams... 2007: Played in all 11 games for the Texans… Led the team with a total of 642 rushing yards on 100 attempts… Averaged 6.4 yards per carry and scored six touchdowns… Broke for a season long gain of 61 yards against Southeastern Oklahoma… Had seven receptions for 17 yards and one touchdown… Was fourth on the team with a total of seven touchdowns and 42 points scored… Ranked third on the team with 58.4 yards of total offense per game… 2006: Named Lone Star Conference South Division Co-Freshman of the Year… Selected as LSC South Division Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 10…Played in nine games at the running back position and was second on the team with nine touchdowns… Recorded 742 yards on 96 attempts and averaged 7.7 yards per carry and 82.4 yards per game… Also had 10 receptions for 64 total yards… High School: 2006 graduate of West Mesquite High... First team all-district during senior year... Recorded 148 yards on 9 carries and 1 touchdown his junior year and 1715 yards and 19 touchdowns his senior year... Regional finalist in track and field during junior and senior seasons... Personal: Parents are Roderick Smith Sr. and Melissa Brown... Has three brothers and one sister... Major is communications... Birthdate is April 19, 1988.

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Devin Guinn Wide Receiver 5-10 • 180 • SR • 3L Cedar Hill

2008: Started all 11 games for the Texans and was second with 36 catches for 458 yards, an average of 13.0 yards per catch... Scored five touchdowns to move into third all-time in school history... Needs two tie Will Moody at second and seven to tie Jeremy Madkins in first... 2007: Played in all 11 games as a wide receiver… Selected to Lone Star Conference South Division Second Team Offense… Named South Division Offensive Player of the Week on September 30 for his three-touchdown performance against Southwestern Oklahoma… Tied the Tarleton individual season record with 12 touchdowns… Led the team and the conference with 94.5 receiving yards per game… Recorded 57 receptions for 1,039 yards… Averaged 18.2 yards per catch and had a season long reception of 69 yards… Led the team with a total of 72 points scored…2006: Played in nine games as a wide receiver… Caught six passes for a total of 87 yards… Scored one touchdown… Averaged 14.5 yards per reception and 9.7 yards per game… High School: Graduated from Cedar Hill High School in 2006... Named all-district wide reciever during senior year... Named second team all-district wide reciever during junior year... Member of 7-5A district champion team...Selected as offensive MVP... Placed fifth is state power lifting during senior year and regional power lifter during junior year... Personal: Parents are Arthur and Michelle Williams... Has 2 sisters... Major is landscape... Birthdate is May 15, 1988.

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Scott Grantham Quarterback 6-1 • 215 • JR • 2L El Paso Franklin (New Mexico State)

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Tanner Maher Tight End 6-2 • 250 • SR • 1L Mountclair, Calif. (Fullerton JC)

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2008: Named Second Team All-LSC South Division... Played in nine games for the Texans after transferring to Tarleton from Fullerton Junior College... Grabbed eight receptions for 74 yards... Averaged 9.2 yards per catch... Recorded two touchdowns... Averaged 8.2 yards per game receiving and had a long of 15 yards... Scored a touchdown against Northeastern State (9/6/08) and Midwestern State (10/11/08)... Had best game against NSU with four catches for 41 yards... Previous Experience: Played at Compton College during the 2006 season and Fullerton College for the 2007 season… Two-time honorable mention All-American honoree… Named first team All-Mission Conference… Recorded 36 catches for 450 yards… Personal: Graduated from Montclair High School in 2004… Major is exercise and sports studies… Parents are Kyree and Thomas Maher… Has one sibling, Rylee… Father played for the Denver Broncos… Says his career goal is to someday coach at a Division I university… Birthday is August 23, 1985.

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Needs 810 yards passing to become schools third highest career passing yardage leader, 189 for third highest attempts, 45 completions for third highest and eight to have second most touchdown passes by a Tarleton quarterback, 14 to be the highest... 2008: Started all 11 games for the Texans as a sophomore... Completed 154 of 283 passes for 1,993 yards... Threw for 14 touchdowns... Also rushed for a touchdown... Averaged 181.2 yards passing per game and had a long pass of 64 yards to Eric Foreman with 13 seconds left to win the game at Southwestern Oklahoma (9/27/08)... Led the team in total offense with 185.6 yards per game with a total of 2,042 yards gained... 2007: Played and started in all 11 games at the quarterback position… Earned Lone Star Conference South Division Honorable Mention honors… Completed 191 of 316 pass attempts with just 12 interceptions… Was third in the conference with a total of 2,882 passing yards and an average of 262 yards per game… Passed for 24 touchdowns and rushed for three touchdowns… Had 51 rush attempts for 61 total yards… Averaged 5.5 rushing yards per game… Was second in the LSC with a 154.5 pass efficiency…Previous College: Transferred to Tarleton after attending New Mexico State University… High School: Selected to first team all-district and first team all-city as a quarterback in 2004… Named all-district and all-city offensive MVP as a senior… Earned honorable mention all-state honors in 2005… Recorded 3,344 passing yards, 28 touchdowns and just seven interceptions during his senior season… Personal: Graduated from Franklin High School in 2005… Major is business management… Parents are Debbie and Jim Grantham…Has two siblings… Birthdate is June 7, 1987.

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2001 LSC Champions

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Keith Demby Runningback 6-1 • 215 • SR • 1L Pflugerville

Should see improved amount of time on the field this season in the backfield for the Texans alongside Roderick Smith... 2008: Had 33 rushing attempts for a total of 144 yards... Averaged 4.4 yards per carry... Recorded two touchdowns... Had a long rush of 28 yards... Averaged 14.4 yards per game... Didn’t see the field as much with Smith and former Texan Travis Evans... Also caught nine passes for 113 yards, an average of 12.6 yards per catch... Averaged 11.3 yards per game receiving for a total of 15.7 yards per game total offense. 2007: Spent season on pracice squad... High School: Selected as team and district MVP… Earned All-American honorable mention honors… Led state in rushing with 2,134 yards and 34 touchdowns…Personal: Graduated from Pflugerville High School in 2005… Major is business… Father is Alexander Demby… Has four siblings… Says his best asset to the team is that he is a team player… Birthday is October 17, 1986…

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Dustin Washburn Offensive Lineman 6-2 • 295 • SR • 3L Abilene Cooper

Will again start at center for the Texans this season.... 2008: Started all 11 games for the Texans at center... Named Honorable Mention All-LSC South Division... Named to Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll... Member of offensive line that allowed just 13 sacks, second in the LSC... Line helped block for No. 2 rusher in the league and helped team average 187.2 yards rushing and run for 25 touchdowns... Also blocked for a passing game that averaged 188.4 yards per game and threw for 14 touchdowns... 2007: Started in nine of 11 games including the final eight games of the season… Member of offensive line that helped gain 175.5 yards on the ground and 276.6 yards through the air for a total of 452.1 yards per game… 2006: Saw action on the offensie line that blocked for two of the best runningbacks in the Lone Star Conference... 2005: Redshirted during the 2005 season... High School: Named all-district as a senior… Was fifth in the district as a sophomore in tackles for loss… Personal: Major is exercise and sports studies… Has two siblings… Parents are Jim and Pam Washburn… 2005 graduate of Cooper High School in Abilene… Birthdate is Feb. 6, 1987.

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Jamaal Steamer Defensive End 6-1 • 245 • SR • 3L Temple

Solo 19 21 40

Asst 21 32 53

Total 40 53 93

=== Defense === TFL-Yards Sacks-Yds 12.0-75 5.5-44 19.0-63 6.5-43 31.0-138 12.0-87

FR-Yards 0-0 2-0 2-0

Blks 0 0 0

INTs 0 0 0

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Alonzo Horton Defensive End 6-4 • 260 • SR • 1L New Orleans, La. (Auburn/NW Mississippi)

Solo 18

Asst 18

Total 36

=== Defense === TFL-Yards Sacks-Yds 9.5-57 3.5-27

PD 0

FR-Yards 0

Blks 0

INTs 0

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Season 2008

Conference

Will start on the defensive line for the Texans for the second straight season... 2008: Named Honorable Mention All-LSC South Division... Recorded 18 solo and 18 assisted tackles for 36 total stops... Had nine and a half tackles for a loss of minus-57 yards... Had three and a half tackles for minus-27 yards... Previous Experience: Transferred to Tarleton from Northwest Community College after spending two years at Auburn (redshirt in 2005).. Played nine games in 2006 totaling three tackles... Signed with Auburn as No. 9 overall player in Luisiana and the No. 22 outside linebacker in the country... Personal: Mother is Robin Horton... A 2005 graduate of Marion Abramson High School in New Orleans, La.... Major is criminal justice... Birthdate is September 20, 1986.

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Will start at defensive end for the Texans... 2008: Named Second Team All-LSC South Division.. Named Second Team All-Super Region Four by Daktronics.... Named to Don Hansen’s Football Magazine All-Super Region Four Third Team...Second on team with 53 total tackles, including 21 solo and 32 assisted stops... Recorded 6.5 sacks for minus43 yards... Had 19.0 tackles for a loss of minus-63 yards, tied for third in the conference... Recovered two fumbles and forced one... 2007: Selected to Lone Star Conference South Division First Team Defense… Played in all 11 games for the Texans as a defensive end… Named LSC South Division Defensive Player of the Week on October 14 for his efforts against Midwestern State… Led the team with 12 tackles for a loss of 75 yards… Was second on the team with 5.5 sacks for a loss of 44 yards… Recorded 19 solo and 21 assisted tackles for a total of 40… Also recorded three pass breakups and two quarterback hurries… 2006: Saw limited action in the 2006 season... 2005: Redshirted during the 2005 season... High School: Named all-district in football as junior and senior… Named all-district in basketball as a sophomore, junior and senior… Was all-academic in football as junior and senior… Named one of the Top 10 tight ends in the state… Personal: 2005 graduate of Temple High School… Major is business... Brother Dominique Steamer played football at Texas A&M… Parents are Wayne Steamer and Vicky Stallworth… Has two brothers… Birthdate is Oct. 29, 1986.

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67 All-Americans

Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

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Marcus Phillips Linebacker 5-11 • 220 • SR • 3L Humble

Will start for the Texans as a senior in the experience linebacking corps after starting there in 2008... 2008: Named First Team All-LSC South Division as inside linebacker... Named Second Team All-Super Region Four by Daktronics.... Was tied for the team lead with 66 total tackles, including 28 solo and 38 assisted stops... Had three and a half tackles for a loss of minus-11 yards, including half a sack for minus-five yards... Recorded one ineterception and returned it for 24 yards... Had four pass breakups... Recovered two fumbles and returned them for 36 yards... Had one forced fumble... 2007: Played in all 11 games as a defensive end… Recorded three tackles for a loss of nine yards and 0.5 sacks for a loss of three yards… Posted 16 solo and 15 assisted tackles… Also had two pass breakups… Returned 10 kickoffs for a total of 123 yards and an average of 12.3 yards per return… 2006: Played in eight games… Caught three passes for a total of 37 yards… Averaged 12.3 yards per reception and 4.6 yards per game… Also recorded three solo tackles throughout the season… High School: Three-time all-district honoree in football… Alldistrict selection for basketball as a junior…Personal: Graduated from Humble High School in 2006… Major is exercise and sport studies… Parents are LaTonya and Tony Briscoe… Is an only child… Birthdate is October 10, 1988. Season 2006 2007 2008 Totals

Solo 3 16 28 47

Asst 0 15 38 53

Total 3 31 66 100

=== Defense === TFL-Yards Sacks-Yds 0 0 3.0-9 0.5-3 3.5-11 0.5-5 6.5-20 1.0-8

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Blks 0 0 0 0

INTs 0 0 1-24 1-24

Ben Taifane Defensive Lineman 6-3 • 295 • SR • 1L Pago Pago, American Samoa (Delta JC)

Will again start on the defensive line for the Texans this season.... 2008: Started all 11 games for the Texans on the defensive line... Recorded 20 total tackles as a junior... Had nine solo and 11 assisted stops... Recorded six and a half tackles for a loss of minus-15 yards... Had one sack for minu-six yards... Recorded one pass breakup and had one recovered fumble for two years... Previous Experience: Transferred to Tarleton from Delta College... High School: Named Stockton, Calif. Defensive Player of the Year in 2006... Had 133 tackles as a senior with 14 sacks... Was invited to play in the 2006 Polynesian High School All-Star Football Game and in the Stockton (Calif.) NorthSouth High School all-star football... Personal: Parents are Ene and Nuutele Tiafane... A 2006 graduate of Franklin High School in Stockton, Calif.... Major is sports and exercise studies... Birthdate is August 8, 1988. Season 2008

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Solo 9

Asst 11

Total 20

=== Defense === TFL-Yards Sacks-Yds 6.5-15 1.0-6

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Brandon Johnson Defensive Back 5-8 • 178 • JR • 2L Giddings

Solo 1 23 24

Asst 8 14 22

Total 9 37 46

=== Defense === TFL-Yards Sacks-Yds 0 0 2.0-6 0 2.0-6 0

FR-Yards 1-28 0 1-28

Blks 0 0 0

INTs 0 0 0

Dominic Smith Defensive End 6-2 • 220 • SR • 1L San Antonio Jay (N.M. Military)

Asst 14

Total 23

=== Defense === TFL-Yards Sacks-Yds 4.0-13 2.0-8

University

Solo 9

Conference

Season 2008

History

Will share time at defensive end this season for the Texans after transferring prior to last year’s campaign from the New Mexico Military Institute... 2008: Played in seven games for the Texans after missing the first three games with an injury... Recorded 23 total tackles... Had nine solo and 14 asssisted stops... Recorded four tackles for a loss of minus-13 yards.... Had two sacks for minus-eight yards... Previous Experience: Played two years at New Mexico Military Institute... Recorded 28 tackles in 2007, including four and a half sacks... Had two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries... In 2006, tallied 12 tackles and one sack... High School: Was an all-district selection in 2005... Personal: Mother is Martha Smith... A 2006 graduate of John Jay High School in San Antonio... Has two siblings... Birthdate is April 21, 1988.

2008 Review

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Texan Football

Will start in the defensive backfield for the Texans in 2009 for the second straight season... 2008: Named to the Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll... Was a force in the LSC’s No. 1 pass defense, No. 1 scoring defense and No. 2 overall defense... Recorded 23 solo and 14 assisted tackles as a sophomore for 37 total stops... Had two tackles for a loss of minus-six yards... Had five pass breakups... Recorded one forced fumble... 2007: Saw action in 10 games... Recorded one solo and eight assisted tackles... Had one fumble recovery with a return of 28 yards... High School: Three-time all-district running back… Two-time all-district defensive back… Selected as an All-Centex defensive back for junior and senior seasons… Named to academic all-state team as a senior… Personal: 2007 graduate of Giddings High School… Major is Kinesiology… Parents are Janelle and Don Johnson… Has one sister, Brianna (13)… Father played at Blinn… Birthdate is August 17, 1989.

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PD 0

FR-Yards 0

Blks 0

INTs 0

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2009 Texan Football

67 All-Americans

Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

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Garrett Lindholm Kicker 5-10 • 190 • SR • 3L Pflugerville

Will share kicking responsibilities with Stephen Arnold... 2008: Named Frist Team All-LSC South Division... Was a South Division Player of the Week twice... Named to Don Hansen’s Football Magazine All-Super Region Four Third Team... Was 42 of 43 in point-after-attempts... Hit 12 of 19 field goal attempts, includng a career-long 46, twice – vs. Southeastern Oklahoma (8/28/08) and vs. Northeastern State (9/6/08)... Made his first 25 PATs... Had 64 kickoffs for 4,023 yards, and average of 62.9 yards per kickoff... Had 25 touchbacks, far more than anyone else in the LSC... 2007: Kicked off all 77 times for a total of 4,684 yards… Averaged 60.8 yards per kick… Recorded 18 touchbacks with only two out of bounds… Made five of seven field goals attempted including three against Southwestern Oklahoma… Also connected on nine of 11 extra points… 2006: Kicked off 57 times last season for 3,377 yards... Averaged 59.2 yards per kick with only six out of bounds... Recorded 22 touchbacks... Helped Tarleton have the highest net kickoff coverage in the Lone Star Conference... High School: 2006 graduate of Pflugerville High School...Named first team all-district kicker as a junior and senior... Named first all-district punter as a senior...2 time academic all-district as a sophomore and a junior... Named honorable mention academic all-state as a senior... Personal: Parents are Guy and Roxanne Lindholm... Has one sister, Whitley...Major is business administration...Birthdate is August 10, 1988. Season 2006 2007 2008 Total

No. 57 77 64 198

Yds 3377 4684 4023 12,084

Avg. 59.2 60.8 62.9 61.0

TB 22 18 25 65

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30-39 0-0 1-1 6-8 7-9

40-49 0-0 2-4 3-5 5-9

50-99 Long Blk 0-0 0 0 0-0 42 0 0-0 46 2 0-0 46 2

Stephen Arnold Kicker 5-10 • 176 • JR • 1L McKinney (Arkansas)

Will share kicking duties with Garrett Lindholm... Missed the 2008 season with an injury... 2007: Selected to Lone Star Conference South Division Second Team Offense… Played in nine games throughout the season… Connected on 10 of 15 field goals including six-for-six from 30-39 yards… Led the conference with 1.11 field goals per game… Hit a 37-yard field goal in overtime against NCAA Division I-AA Stephen F. Austin to give the Texans the win… Made all 41 extra points attempted and led the conference in PAT kicking percentage… Was second on the team with a total of 71 points scored… Arkansas: Transfers to Tarleton after playing two years at the University of Arkansas… Made four out of five extra point attempts and missed on one field goal attempt… Personal: Graduated from McKinney High School in 2005… Major is business marketing… Parents are Mary and Keith Arnold… Has three siblings, Melissa (23), James (22) and Jonathon (18)… Birthdate is March 20, 2007. Season 2007

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Pct 66.7

01-19 0-0

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Texan Seniors McNeal Uwajeh

Linebacker 6-2 • 240 • SR • 1L Bellflower, Calif. (Arizona State)

Defensive Back 6-0 • 210 • SR • 1L Houston Dulles (N.M. Military)

Transferred to Tarleton from Arizona State prior to last season... 2008: Played in 11 games and recorded nine solo and 13 assisted stops for 22 total tackles... Had three tackles for a loss of minusfour yards... Had one pass breakup... Personal: Graduated from Bellflower High School in 2004… Major is education… Mother is Annette Saulsberry… Says the best thing about being a studentathlete is that he gets to do what he loves… Birthday is April 8, 1986.

Quarterback 6-0 • 210 • SR • 1L Stephenville (Southern Methodist)

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Linebacker 6-0 • 210 • SR • 1L Maypearl (Navarro JC)

Conference University

“We have a group of leaders on this team that can help us claim another winning season. however, these guys – several of whom are in our first recruiting class – want and deserve more than that.” - Sam McElroy, head coach 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 LSC Division Champions • 2001 LSC Co-Champion

History

Will contend for starting spot in final year of eligibility… 2008: Played in all 11 games as a junior… Recorded eight solo and six assisted tackles for 14 total stops… Had one and a half sacks for minus-six yards… Had four pass breakups… Best game was two solo and one assisted tackle against East Central… Previous College: Transferred to Tarleton from Navarro Junior College… Also attended Midwestern State before transferring to NJC… High School: Named first team all-district at running back as a freshman… Was a first-team all-district selection at running back and free safety as a junior… Named the District’s Most Valuable Player as a senior and was named to the All-Centex Region team… Named all-district in basketball as a sophomore, junior and senior… Was a track and field regional qualifier in triple jump, the 4x100-meter relay and the 4x200-meter relay… Personal: 2005 graduate of Maypearl High School… Son of Diahanna Wynn… Has two siblings… Cousin is Terry Talton, a track and field standout at Tarleton (1984-88)… Major is interdisciplinary business… Birthdate is October 7, 1986.

2008 Review

Played two seasons for Southern Methodist before taking a sixyear layoff… Slated as the second team quarterback for the second straight season at Tarleton... 2008: Played in four games as a junior and completed 71.4 percent of passes... Was five of seven for 53 yards... Had a long of 25 yards and averaged 13.2 yards per game... Submersed: After his sophomore season, left school to play in band Submersed... The band had two CDs released: In Due Time (2004) and Immortal Verses (2007)... Song “Hollow” reached No. 19 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock Chart... Played bass in the band before it broke up... SMU: Played two seasons for the Mustangs with a redshirt year in 2000... Had a career-high 216 yards passing while completing 25 of 54 yards passing against Louisiana Tech... Threw for 151 yards and two touchdowns while connecting on 13 of 23 passes against North Carolina State... Finished the year 54 of 111 with four interceptions and two touchdowns for 516 yards... High School: Named 4A player of the year and quarterback of the decade… Was an honorable mention All-American… Member of 4A state championship team in 1998… Set national total offense record… Recorded 49 touchdown passes and 4,700 yards with only 10 interceptions during his senior year… Personal: Graduated from Stephenville High School in 1999… Major is physical education… Parents are Diane and Alan Luker… Has one brother, Seth and one sister, Scarlett… Father and brother also played collegiate football… Says his best asset to the team is his knowledge… Hopes to one day become a coach… Birthday is December 18, 1980.

Lonnie Hewitt

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Will compete for a starting job in the Texan secondary this season after seeing limited playing time there in 2008.. 2008: Played in two games for Tarleton with one solo and seven assisted tackles... Had half a sack for minus-one yard... Also had one fumble recovery... Registered four assisted tackles against Southeastern and one solo and three assisted stops against Southwestern Oklahoma... Previous Experience: Transferred to Tarleton from New Mexico Military Institute... Recorded nine tackles and one fumble recovery in 2007... High School: First team all-district selection as a junior... All-region football selection as a senior... Regional track meet qualifier... Personal: Son of Jerry and Felicia Uwajeh... 2005 graduate of Dulles High School in Houston... Has two siblings... Physical-Therapy major... Born July 9, 1987.

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Kelan Luker

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67 All-Americans

Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

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Brandon Washington

Robert Payne

Running Back 5-9 • 190 • SR • Tr Baton Rouge, La. (Memphis)

Running Back 5-9 • 195 • SR • 2L San Angelo Lakeview

Transferred to Tarleton from Memphis University. 2008: Played in 10 games at Memphis, gaining 204 yards on 35 carries for the Tigers... Had five carries for 51 yards against Southern Methodist (9/8/08)... Recorded 53 yards on 10 carries against Nicholls State (9/20/08)... Added one catch for 12 yards against SMU... Averaged 5.8 yards per touch and 20.4 yards per game... Junior College: Played two seasons at Los Medanos College...Worked as a running back and slot receiver... Totaled 905 yards rushing and 228 yards receiving as a sophomore... Also scored 14 touchdowns and was named the team’s offensive MVP... Received the Hank Gonzales Award which is presented to the player who is the hardest worker and most determined... Named first-team All-Golden Gate Conference... Had a career-high 228 yards and two touchdowns in a single game... Finished his two seasons with 1,900 yards rushing, 560 yards receiving and 17 touchdowns... Also tallied 168 return yards. High School: Lettered three seasons on the football team, working primarily as a slot back and return specialist... Helped his team to a District 6-4A championship in 2002...Named all-district as a junior and senior... As a two-year starter at slot back, totaled 1,800 yards and 18 touchdowns on the ground and 500 yards and two receiving touchdowns... Averaged 35 yards per kick return and 25 yards per punt return... Was named the squad’s offensive MVP...Also lettered four years in track and one year for the BHS basketball team...Was an all-region honoree in the 4x100 relay in 2004.. Personal: Graduate of Baker High School in Baton Roughe, La.... Son of Bobbie Profit... Birthdate is November 19, 1985.

Emori Spence

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Linebacker 6-0 • 230 • SR • TR Garland North (Texas-El Paso)

Previous College: Started at the sam linebacker position at TexasEl Paso in 2006... Played in 11 games and recorded 25 solo and 33 assisted stops for 58 total tackles... Had five tackles for a loss of minus-14 yards... Had one interception, three pass breakups, two recovered fumbles and a blocked kick... In 2005, recorded eight solo and eight assisted tackles... Had half a sack for minus-one yard... Had one hurry... Redshirted in 2003 as a freshman and did not see action in 2004 as a wide receiver.. High School: Named first team all-district at cornerback... Played football for the first time as a sophomore in high school... Personal: 2003 graduate of North Garland High School... Son of John and Sherrie Spence... Major is communications... Birthdate is January 3, 1985.

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Will play in the explosive offense again this season as one of several talented running backs and kick returners... 2008: Played in five games as a junior... Carried the ball twice for eight yards... Had a long of five yards... 2007: Saw action in five games for the Texans as a running back… Had 22 rushing attempts for a total of 104 yards… Averaged 20.8 yards per game and 4.7 yards per carry… High School: Selected as first team running back and All-West Texas running back… Was a leading rusher… Recorded 1,584 yards and 7.3 yards per carry as a junior… Had 1,878 yards and averaged 8.3 yards per carry as a senior… Personal: Graduated from Lake View High School in 2005… Major is business management… Parents are Watzene Reed and Robert Payne Sr… Birthdate is April 6, 1987.

Ben Dambold

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Linebacker 6-0 • 230 • SR • 2L Flower Mound Marcus

Will again challenge for a starting role at the linebacker position... 2008: Played in all 11 games... Recorded seven solo and 12 assisted tackles for 19 total stops... Had two tackles for a losss of minus-three yards... 2007: Played in all 11 games for the Texans... Posted a total of 39 tackles including 20 solo and 19 assisted... Had 6.5 tackles for a loss of 25 yards… Posted one interception with a return of 17 yards... Broke up one pass and had two quarterback hurries... Added two sacks for a loss of eight yards... 2006: Saw limited action for the Texans... High School: 2006 graduate of Marcus High School in Flower Mound... Named first team all-district... Named honorable mention all-state... Led team in tackles with 115... Personal: Parents are Greg and Jean Dambold of Flower Mound... Has one sister, Hayley... Major is business... Birthdate is September 28, 1987.

Segun Olomojobi

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Linebacker 6-2 • 240 • SR • TR Sugarland (Texas Southern)

Transferred last year to Tarleton from Texas Southern... Is working on graduate degree... Previous College: Received undergraduate

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Wide Receiver 5-10 • 180 • SR • 1L El Paso Andress (Reedly JC)

Will start as the deep snapper for the second straight season... Previous College: Transfers to Tarleton after playing two seasons at Cisco Junior College… High School: Selected to play in the Myrel Greyhouse FCA All-American Game… Unanimously selected as first team all-district tight end and defensive end… Named Honorable Mention Big Country tight end… Earned Honorable Mention Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year honors… Personal: Graduated from Big Spring High School in 2006… Major is manufacturing engineering technology… Parents are Lana and Gene Piercefield… Has two brothers, Michael and Matthew… Says he chose Tarleton because of the great team and great people… Birthday is January 15, 1988.

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Bryant Bray

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Defensive Line 6-0 • 275 • SR • 2L Mesquite

Will again contend for a starting role at defensive end... 2008: Recorded seven solo and 27 assisted tackles for 34 total stops in 11 games... Had four tackles for a loss of minus-12 yards... Had one and a half sacks for minus-six yards... Had one pass breakup and one forced fumble... 2007: Played in 11 games and recorded 26 tackles... Had nine solo stops and 17 assisted tackles...

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University

“Our returners have been through a lot, and there is a hunger for a championship.” - Sam McElroy, head coach

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Deep Snapper 6-2 • 2150 • SR • 1L Big Spring (Cisco JC)

History

Returns to the team looking for time at the wide receiver position after redshirting in 2008... 2007: Saw action in all 11 games as a wide receiver... Had 11 receptions for 167 yards... Averaged 15.2 yards per catch and 15.2 yards per games... Had season long reception of 29 yards against Southeastern Oklahoma...2006: Spent season on practice squad... High School: Earned first team all-district honors as a junior and senior... Named a first team alldistrict wide receiver... Personal: Graduated from Martin High School in 2005... Major is business... Parents are Liz Dillard and Mike Ragon... Has three sisters... Birthdate is August 19, 1986.

Kyle Piercefield

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Wide Receiver 5-11 • 185 • SR • 1L Arlington Martin

Will see time at tight end again this season... 2008: Played in nine games and caught three passes... Had 27 yards and a long of 11 yards... Previous Experience: Transfers to Tarleton after playing two seasons at Sul Ross State… Recorded 13 catches for 125 yards and six touchdowns… High School: Earned first team all-district honors… Named honorable mention All-Valley… Selected to second team all-region… Posted 10 catches for 198 yards and six touchdowns… Personal: Graduated from Sharyland high school in 2006… Major is sports medicine… Parents are Olga and Homar Saenz, Sr. … Has one sister, Lorena Andrea… Says his career goal is to be a physical therapist… His team goal for the season is to win conference… Birthday is July 17, 1988.

Opponents

Shaun Ragon

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Tight End 6-3 • 250 • SR • 1L Mission (Sul Ross State)

Texan Football

Will contend for starting spot at wide receiver for second straight season... 2008: Was third on team with 15 catches in 11 games played... Had 178 receiving yards, averaging 11.9 per catch... Had a long of 44 yards... Averaged 16.2 yards per game... Had best game against Angelo State with three catches for 62 yards... had three catches three times... Previous Experience... Transferred to Tarleton from Reedley Junior College... High School: Named district most valuable player... Earned second team all-state honors... Recorded 850 yards and 18 touchdowns... Personal: Graduated from Andress High School in 2005... Major is physical education... Parents are Kinna and James Hobson... Has one sister, Shyrell who participated in track and field at New Mexico State... Says the thing that has surprised him the most about Tarleton is how friendly everyone is... Birthday is February 13, 1987.

Homar Saenz

Preview Staff Players

degree from Texas Southern and is working on a graduate degree in education... Played for the Tigers while fighting through injuries... Played four games in 2007 and recorded one solo and one assisted tackle... Had one sack for minus-four yards and a pass breakup... High School: Named first team all-district... Named academic all-district... Personal: 2004 graduate of John Foster Dulles High School in Houston... Son of Alex and Wendy Olomojobi... Has a sister, Michelle... Birthdate is April 22, 1986.


2009 Texan Football

67 All-Americans

Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

Texan Lettermen Recorded 3.5 tackles for minus-19 yards, including one and a half sack for minus-15 yards... High School: Named first all-district as a junior and senior... Named the Best Defensive Lineman as a senior... Was honored as an academic all-district as a senior... Recorded 79 tackles, three sacks and three fumble recoveries as a senior... Personal: Graduated from Mesquite Poteet High School in 2005... Marjo is exercise and sports studies... Son of Roslyn and Bobby Bray... Has one sibling, Sesalee... Lists graduation as an important career goal... Birthdate is December 24, 1986.

Casey Page

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Quarterback 5-11 • 185 • JR • 1L Hereford

2008: Did not see action for Tarleton... 2007: Saw limited action for Tarleton... High School: Two-time first team all-district selection… Named MVP and player of the year as a senior… Selected as second team all-state quarterback for senior season… Team averaged 38 points on offense per game…Recorded over 9,000 yards of total offense… Personal: 2007 graduate of Hereford High School… Major is business management… Parents are Lori and Mike… Has three siblings, Cody (35), Derrell (37) and Jaclynn (16)… Father and brothers all played collegiate football… Birthdate is June 29, 1988…

Corey Lewis

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Running Back 5-7 • 185 • JR • 2L Lexington

2008: Saw limited action for the Texans... Had one interception for 42 yards... 2007: Saw limited action for the Texans... High School: Selected all-district as running back and strong safety as a sophomore, junior and senior… Named All-Brazos Valley at running back as a senior… Named First Team All-Texas in 2006… Awarded Most Valuable Eagle Award as a junior and senior… Rushed for 1,680 yards as a junior and 1,400 yards as a senior… Was on the 2A state championship track and field team in 2005… Qualified for state as a freshman, sophomore and junior in the 100-meter dash, 4x100-meter relay and 4x200-meter relay… Ran 10.45 as a junior in the 100-meter dash and 10.43 as a senior… Personal: 2007 graduate of Lexington High School… Relative Chris Winn played for Tarleton in 2003-06… Relative Dwayne Crawford plays for Baylor (2005-present)… parents are Elvis and Velma Lewis… Has two siblings, Justin (27) and Jackie (25)… Major is sports management… Birthdate is November 18, 1988.

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Vance Ibewuike

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Cornerback 5-10 • 190 • JR • 1L Plano East

2008: Recorded 14 solo and 19 assisted tackles in 11 games for 33 total stops... Had three and a half tackles for loss of minussix yards... Had three pass breakups... 2007: Redshirted during the 2007 season... High School: Two-time all-district selection… Recorded over 130 tackles, eight interceptions, nine forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries... Personal: Graduated from Plano East High School in 2007... Major is finance... Parents are Mabel and Victor Ibewuike... Has four siblings... Brother Victor also plays football for Tarleton... Birthdate is June 10, 1989.

Matt Knicky

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Defensive Back 6-1 • 218 • SOPH • 1L Cedar Park

2008: Played in 11 games as a freshman... Registered six solo and 10 assisted tackles for 16 total stops... Had half a tackle for loss for minus-one yard... Had one pass breakup... High School: Selected to all-district team as a junior and senior... Posted four interceptions, 80 tackles and three forced fumbles... Personal: 2008 graduate of Cedar Park High School... Parents are Terese and Paul Knicky... Has one brother, Tim... Family member played football for Nebraska... Says the person he admires most is his dad... His favorite place on campus is the pool... Birthday is September 12, 1989.

Kenneth Travis

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Running Back 5-9 • 210 • JR • 2L Rosebud Lott

Returns as a member of one of the deepest positions on the squad that is full of talent... 2008: Played in four games and had one carry for two yards... 2007: Saw limited action for the Texans... Caught one pass for four yards... 2006: Redshirted during the 2006 season... High School: 2006 graduate from Rosebud-Lott High School... Played on the 2002 state championship team... Named 2003 defensive newcomer... Named first team all-district offense and defense in 2004... Named 2005 Co-MVP for offense... Selected as third team all-state running back... Named Red Zone player of the year... Recorded 1856 yds and 18 touchdowns in

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Valley High School... Son of Joe and Peggy Martin... Has a brother, Ryan... Major is exercise and sports studies... Birthdate is June 14, 1988.

Kyle Hopf

Levi Kirkland

Punter 5-9 • 170 • JR • 1L Llano

Linebacker 6-2 • 205 • SOPH • 1L Robinson

2008: Played in 11 games as a freshman... Recorded one solo and four assisted tackles... High School: Two-time all district selection… Played in 3A state championship game… Recorded over 250 tackles during his two years on varsity… Personal: 2008 graduate of Robinson High School… Major is education… Parents are Sharon and Gary Hughes… Has three siblings, Cody, Wes and Sarah… Stepfather and uncle both played college football… Says the best things about being a student-athlete is meeting all the people… The person he admires most is his stepfather… Birthday is September 30, 1989.

Michael Cannings

Jonathon Arnold

Offensive Lineman 6-0 • 282 • JR • 1L Smithson Valley

Offensive Lineman 6-1 • 260 • SOPH • AL McKinney

2008: Saw action on the offensive line as a sophomore for the Texans... 2007: Saw limited playing time during the 2007 season... High School: Was a two-year All-District 26 5A selection... Helped team to a 2004 state championship game and a 2005 semifinal appearance... Was a two-year starter on the offensive line and a three-year letterman... Personal: 2007 graduate from Smithson

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2008: Played as a redshirt freshman in 2008 on the offensive line... 2007: Redshirted at Tarleton in 2007... High School: Was named academic all-district... Personal: Graduated from McKinney High School in 2007... Parents are Keith and Mary Arnold... Has thre siblings, Melissa, James and Stephen... Brother Stephen is the placekicker for the Texans... Father played at Southern Arkansas,

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University

Josh Martin

Conference

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Saw limited action for the Texans in 2008 as a freshman... High School: Honorable mention all-district selection as a junior... Unanimous first team all-district selection as a senior... Member of two-time district and bi-district championship team... Personal: 2008 graduate of Fossil Ridge High School... Major is history... Parents are Debbie and John Graves... Has two sisters, Julie and Jen Graves... His career goal is to become a history teacher and coach... Says his team goal for the season is to win a conference title... Birthday is January 2, 1990.

History

2008: Saw limited action as a freshman... High School: Earned second team all-district honors... Was selected as most valuable player... Recorded the second most tackles... Personal: 2008 graduate of Nacogdoches High School... Major is business management... Parents are Mable and John Cannings... Has two sisters, Shannon and Faith... Says his career goal is to make it to the NFL... Birthday is September 6, 1989.

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2008 Review

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Defensive Back 6-2 • 220 • SOPH • 1L Nacogdoches

Offensive Lineman 6-2 • 295 • SOPH • 1L Fort Worth Fossil Ridge

Opponents

Joshua Graves

Texan Football

Returns as the starting punter for the 2009 squad... 2008: Averaged 39.7 yards per punt after booting the ball 38 times... Kicked for 1,510 yards and had a long of 69... Had three touchbacks and put the ball inside the 20-yardline 11 times... 2007: Punted in all 11 games for the Texans... Had 38 punts for a total of 1, 534 yards... Was third in the Lone Star Conference with an average of 40.4 yards per punt... Posted four touchbacks and 15 punts inside the 20-yard line… High School: Named second team all-district receiver and corner... Earned honorable mention all-district honors as a punter... Averaged 44 yards per punt... Personal: Graduated from Llano High School in 2005... Major is agricultural services and development... Parents are Kristi and Jeff Hopf… Has one sibling... Birthdate is February 26, 1987.

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ten games during his senior year... Personal: Parents are Avis and Kenneth Travis Sr.... Has one brother, Josh... Major is computer information systems... Birthdate is March 21, 1988.


2009 Texan Football

2001 LSC Champions

Texan Lettermen brother James played at Hardin-Simmons and Melissa plays soccer at Texas A&M-Commerce... Major is agricultural engineering... Birthdate is August 8, 1988.

Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

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Brandon Slay

Arthur Buckingham

Offensive Lineman 6-0 • 280 • JR • 2L Georgetown

Wide Receiver 5-11 • 175 • SOPH • 1L Pilot Point

2008: Started on the offensive line while helping the Texans average 187.2 yards per game on the ground... Helped block for the second leading rusher in the LSC... 2007: Saw lots of action on the line in 2007... 2006: Redshirted during the 2006 season… High School: Named second team all-district his junior year... Named first team all-district, first team all-region, and third team all-state his senior year... Personal: Graduated from Georgetown High School in 2006... Parents are Doak and Denise Slay of Georgetown... Dad played for the San Diego Chargers... Has one sister, Brittany... Is an undecided major... Birthdate is April 26, 1988.

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one brother, Bryan and one sister, Elizabeth… Says the person he admires most is his father… Hobbies include hunting, fishing and cars… Birthday is December 22, 1988…

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2008: Played in 10 games and had one catch for 12 yards as a redshirt freshman... 2007: Redshirted during the 2007 season... High School: Selected as all-district quarterback as a junior and senior... Three-time academic all-district team selection... Recorded 14 touchdowns as a junior and 15 touchdowns as a senior... Personal: 2007 graduate of Pilot Point High School... Major is exercise and sport studies... Parents are Stephanie and Arte Buckingham... Has two siblings, Alyson and Aaron... Says the reason he chose Tarleton was because he liked the coaches and the atmosphere... Believes his best asset to the team is his work ethic… Birthday is May 20, 1989.

Scott Streich

Bradley Peschke

Offensive Lineman 6-2 • 300 • JR • 2L Kingwood

Tight End 6-3 • 240 • SOPH • 1L Giddings

Returns to the offensive line to challenge for the starting spot after playing a lot for the Texans in 2008... 2007: Played on the offensive line throughout the season... 2006: Redshirted in 2006 for the Texans... High School: 2006 graduate of Kingwood High School...Named second team all-district as a junior...Selected as most improved player during junior year...Named first team all-district as a senior...Named offensive lineman of the year his senior year... Personal: Parents are Dan and Holly Streich... Has one brother, Mike...Major is criminal justice...Birthdate is June 14, 1988.

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2008: Saw some playing time as a freshman in 2008... 2007: Redshirted during the 2007 season... High School: Named second team all-district tight end and defensive end in 2005... Earned second team all-district honors as a right tackle in 2006... Personal: 2007 graduate of Giddings High School... Major is business... Parents are Suzanne and Dwight Peschke... Has one brother, Eric... His hobbies include fishing and hunting... Believes his greatest asset to the team will be his leadership... Birthday is March 30, 1989.

Jacob Rowe

67 All-Americans

Jason Billings

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OL/DL 6-1 • 270 • SOPH • SQD Nocona

Spent the 2008 season on the squad.. 2007: Redshirted during the 2007 season... High School: Earned second team all-district honors on the defensive line as a sophomore… Two-time first team all-district defensive lineman… Three-time regional qualifier in the discus… Personal: 2007 graduate of Nocona High School… Major is undecided… Parents are Julie and John Billings… Has

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Defensive End 6-3 • 225 • JR • 2L Alvarado

Will contend for a starting spot for the second straight season... 2008: Missed five games due to injury... Recorded four solo and 10 assisted tackles for 14 total stops... Registered four tackles for a loss of minus-16 yards, incluidng one sack for minus-11 yards... Had one interception and one pass breaup as well... 2007: Played in all 11 games for the Texans… Recorded 41 total tackles including 11 solo and 30 assisted… Had five tackles for a loss of

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2009 Texans

Jeremy Sifford

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Defensive Back 6-0 • 190 • SOPH • TR Desoto (Hutchinson CC)

Previous College: Transferred to Tarleton from Coffeyville Community College... High School: Played football at Desert Vista High School... Personal: 2007 graduate of Desert Vista High School in Chandler, Ariz.... Son of Mel and Yvette Gray... Has four siblings, Melanie, Drew, Gavin and Greason... Father Mel Gray played in the NFL from 1984-98 (Detroit Lions, Houston Oilers, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles)... Major is criminal justice... Birthdate is April 26, 1989.

Aaron Doyle

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Quarterback 6-2 • 218 • FR • HS Evant

2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 LSC Division Champions • 2001 LSC Co-Champion

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University

High School: Named first team all-state as a senior at the quarterback position... Was named the district Most Valuable Player... Threw for 2,400 yards with 33 touchdowns... Rushed for 1,300 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior as well... Also recorded 178 tackles... Personal: 2009 graduate of Evant High School... Son of Tony Doyle and Sharon Nabors... Has two siblings, Tony and Chris... Likes to listen to Johnny Cash... Major is criminal justice... Birthdate is February 1, 1991.

Conference

“I feel good about the players we have on the roster this year. If we can find the right players to step up in the right places, I believe we can be successful on both sides of the ball.” – Sam McElroy, head coach

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Wide Receiver 5-9 • 176 • SOPH • TR Phoenix, Ariz. (Dodge City CC)

History

Previous College: Named first team all-state and all-conference for kick return as a freshman College of the Desert... Averaged 32.8 yards per kickoff return, returning the ball 16 times for 524 yards... Named all-conference return specialist at Coffeyville Community College as a sophomore in 2008... Gained 1,100 all-purpose yards with five touchdowns at Coffeyville... High School: Named all-state first team as a senior... Named first team all-district as a senior... Named offensive Most Valuable Player as a senior in 2006... Averaged eight yards per carry after gaining 1,542 yards... Had 29 touchdowns... Personal: 2007 graduate of Miami Southridge High School in Miami, Fla.... Son of Greg Barber and Carla Daniels... Has two brothers and seven sisters... Major is marketing... Birthdate is August 19, 1989.

Devon Gray

2008 Review

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Running Back 5-10 • 200 • JR • TR Miami, Fla. (Coffeyville CC)

Previous College: Played at Mississippi Delta Community College... Named second team all-state... High School: Named second team all-district... Named a member of the Fearsome 15 a list of top 15 players in the Mississippi Delta... Named Offensive Player of the Year... Personal: 2007 graduate of Greenville Weston High School... Son of Lonnie and Shelia Buchanan... Has two siblings, Brandon and Courtney... Major is sports medicine... Birthdate is September 21, 1987.

Opponents

Deshon Daniels

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Defensive Back 6-3 • 210 • JR • TR Greenville, Miss. (Mississippi Delta)

Texan Football

Previous College: Spent two years at Northeastern State before playing his sophomore season at Hutch Community College... High School: Named all-district as a wide receiver… Was a state finalist in the 4x100-meter relay and 4x200-meter relay... Personal: 2006 graduate of Desoto High School... Son of Michael and Sandra Sifford... Has one sister... Major is computer information systems... Birthdate is July 21, 1988.

Lonnie Buchanan

Preview Staff Players

20 yards… Posted 1.5 sacks for a total loss of 10 yards… Also forced on fumble… High School: Earned all-district and allcounty accolades as a defensive end… Selected as team MVP… Named to second team all-academic… Served as a team captain… Personal: 2006 graduate of Alvarado High School… Major is history… Parents are Eva and Eric Rowe… Has two siblings, Max and Hannah… Birthdate is March 31, 1988.


2009 Texan Football

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Lester Hundley

Jamarcus Ballard

Wide Receiver 6-1 • 192 • JR • TR Miami, Fla. (Yuba JC)

Defensive Back 6-0 • 202 • JR • TR Pompano Beach, Fla. (Dodge City JC)

Roy Holmes

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Defensive Back 6-0 • 190 • JR • TR Oakland, Calif. (Moorpark JC)

Previous College: Transferred to Tarleton from Moorepark College… Helped team to an American Bowl championship… Received the Hardest Hit Award… High School: Named an all-american… Selected to all-metro team and was named a Cream of the Crop award winner… Helped team to Silver Bowl championship… Selected as top defensive back in area… Personal: 2006 graduate of McClymonds High School in Oakland, Calif…. Major is business management… Son of Roy Holmes and Rhonda Campbell… Has one brother, Blake… Cousin is Marshawn Lynch… Major is business management… Birthdate is July 19, 1988.

Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

2009 Texans

Blair Johnson

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Quarterback 6-0 • 195 • FR • RS Mesquite North

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Previous College: Transferred to Tarleton from Dodge City Community College... Played in nine games in 2008 and recorded 49 tackles... Also had two interceptions and 11 pass breakups... Also blocked two kicks... High School: As a senior named Most Versatile Player... Helped team to a district championship... Named honorable mention... One of only a few players in school history to have a stat in categories: pass completion, pass reception, return a kick for touchdown, intercept a pass, deflect a pass and record a tackle... Personal: 2006 graduate of Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach, Fla... Major is criminal justice... Son of Joseph and Vatina Ballard... Has two siblings, Joe and Jene... Brother Joe played at Western Michigan… Birthdate is July 3, 1988.

Evan Robertson

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Previous College: Transferred to Tarleton from North Texas... Was second on the team in rushing in 2006 with 78 carries for 381 yards and two touchdowns... Averaged 4.9 yards per carry... Played in 12 games and averaged 31.8 yards per outing... High School: Named first team all-district... Selected as the Offensive Most Valuable Player... Named All-CenTex Region... Personal: 2005 graduate of Pflugerville High School... Son of Edward Robertson and Carla Wright... Has two siblings, Zackery and Nia... Major is business... Writes music... Birthdate is December 15, 1986.

Chris Oguayo

J.D. Perkins

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Defensive Back 5-10 • 205 • JR • TR Grand Prairie (Tyler JC)

Previous College: Transferred to Tarleton from Tyler Junior College... Recorded 62 tackles, seven pass breakups and six tackles for loss... High School: Was a two-time all-district selection in 2005 and 2006... Personal: 2007 graduate of Grand Prairie High School... Son of June Perkins... Has four siblings, Ursula, Regis, Quinn and Brianna... Mentor Daniel Prescott played at Rutgers... Major is kinesiology... Birthdate is October 17, 1986.

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Running Back 5-9 • 185 • SOPH • TR Pflugerville (North Texas)

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Linebacker 5-11 • 230 • JR • RS Pflugerville Connally (Blinn JC)

Redshirted the 2008 season... Previous Experience: Transfers to Tarleton from Blinn College... Recorded 48 tackles, six tackles for a loss, four sacks, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and one pass break-up.. High School: All-state selection... Threetime first team all-district honoree... Three-time all-academic selection... Personal: Graduated from John B. Connally High School in 2005... Major is biochemistry... Parents are Agnes and Gabe Oguayo... Has two brothers, Kevin and David... Birthday is December 1, 1987.

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2009 Texans

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Defensive Back 5-9 • 180 • JR • TR Folsom, Calif. (American River JC)

Previous College: Transferred to Tarleton from American River College... Named first team all-league as a defensive back as a sophomore in 2008... Played 2006 season and missed 2007 with injury... High School: Named First Team Delta League as a senior defensive back... Personal: 2005 graduate of Folsom High School in Folsom, Calif.... Son of Ron Cole... Has a brother, Matt, and a sister, Jenna... Major is kinesiology... Wants to coach football in high school or college... Birthdate is September 29, 1987.

Trayveon Davis

Linebacker 6-1 • 195 • FR • RS Cibolo Steele

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Linebacker 6-0 • 220 • FR • HS Bishop Lynch

High School: Named first team all-district as a senior... Personal: 2008 graduate of Bishop Lynch High School... Son of Frank and Lisa Puskarich... Has a brother, Frank... Major is business... Birthdate September 8, 1990.

“We are excited to have these guys enter our program. We feel really good about what they can do to help our team.” - Sam McElroy, head coach 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 LSC Division Champions • 2001 LSC Co-Champion

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University

Previous College: Transferred to Tarleton from Tyler Junior College... Recorded 47 tackles in 2007 with five tackles for a loss of minus-13 yards... Had two sacks for minus-seven yards... Was second on the team in tackles... High School: Named district most valuable player as a senior... Had best game of two interceptions, one touchdown and two sacks... Personal: 2004 graduate of Naaman Forest High School in Garland... Son of Jerry and Billie Bullitt... Has two brothers, Melvin and Terrance... Father Jerry

Thomas Puskarich

Conference

Linebacker 6-0 • 220 • JR • TR Naaman Forest (Tyler JC)

High School: Named the 2008 Cougar Pride Award winner... Helped team to a district and bi-district championship in both 2005 and 2006 as a sophomore and junior... Personal: 2008 graduate of Juan Seguin High School in Arlington... Son of Gregory and Deborah Lawrence... Has one sibling, Kennedi... Uncle, Deon Wordlaw, played basketball at Louisiana Tech... Loves art... Birthdate is May 9, 1990.

History

Bradley Bullitt

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Defensive Back 5-11 • 188 • FR • RS Arlington Seguin

2008 Review

Redshirted during the 2008 season... High School: Two-time academic all-district selection... Selected to first team all-district as a senior... Recorded 132 tackles, one interception and three forced fumbles during senior season... Personal: 2008 graduate of Steele High School: Major is education... Parents are Angelo Artiaga and Perry McKinney... Has two sisters, Amanda and Andrea… Says the person he admires most is his mother... Birthday is July 8, 1990.

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Previous College: Transferred to Tarleton from Midwestern State and Temple Junior College... Personal: 2006 graduate of William H. Taft High School in San Antonio... Son of Ron and Liz Stringfellow... Has a sister, Natasha... Major is exercise and sports studies... Birthdate is June 20, 1988.

Opponents

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Defensive Back 5-11 • 195 • SOPH • TR San Antonio Taft (Midwestern State)

Texan Football

Travis McKinney

Nate Stringfellow

Preview Staff Players

Sam Cole

played with the Washington Redskins for threee years and helped shape the Wrecking Crew... Brother Melvin played at Texas A&M and now plays for the Indianapolis Colts... Uncle was a member of the Cleveland Browns... Major is exercise and sports studies… Birthdate is April 4, 1986.


2009 Texan Football

67 All-Americans

Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

2009 Texans

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Bubba Wagner

Casey McKenna

Offensive Lineman 6-4 • 300 • JR • TR San Antonio Churchill (Cisco JC)

Offensive Lineman 6-4 • 315 • FR • HS Vista Ridge

Previous College: Played at Cisco Junior College in 2007 and 2008... Was a first team all-conference selection at center... Was an All-American at center... Blocked for NJCAA Offensive Player of the Year in 2007... High School: Named honorable mention alldistrict as a senior in his only year to play high school football... Personal: 2003 graduate of Winston Churchill High School in San Antonio... Son of Larry and Karyn Wagner.. Has five siblings... Brother, Ethan, currently plays baseball at Eastern New Mexico... Major is pred-medical... Birthdate is November 7, 1984.

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High School: Named first team all-district... Personal: 2009 graduate of Vista Ridge High School... Son of Paul and Mary McKenna... Has one sibling, Riley... Likes to bowl... Major is undecided... Birthdate is November 6, 1990.

Jessie Green

Shawn Lawson

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Deep Snapper 6-0 • 240 • SOPH • RS Lake Travis (Blinn JC)

Previous College: Transferred to Tarleton from Abilene Christian... High School: Named all-district as a senior... Personal: 2007 graduate of Lake Travis High School in Austin... Son of Charles and Lynette Lawson... Has one sibling, Shelby... Major is undecided... Birthdate is April 5, 1989.

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Previous College: Transferred to Tarleton from Tyler Junior College... High School: Was Defensive Player of the Year and Sophomore of the Year in basketball... Personal: 2006 graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School... Son of Jessie and Peggy Green... Father played for Green Bay Packers (1976) and Seattle Seahawks (1979-80... Major is small business management... Birthdate is January 29, 1988.

Adrian Campbell

Tyler Wade

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Offensive Lineman 6-2 • 265 • FR • RS Paris

Redshirted during the 2008 season... High School: Earned second team All-Red River Valley honors... Personal: 2008 graduate of Paris High School... Major is history... Parents are Debbie Burk and Randy Wade... Father played football for Texas A&M-Commerce... The reason he chose Tarleton was because of its tradition... His career goal is to become a successful coach... Birthday is August 31, 1989.

“This is probably the most athletic group we have signed since I have been here. We have a lot of speed and a lot of talented skill players.” - Sam McElroy, head coach 42

Offensive Lineman 6-4 • 300 • JR • TR Mt. Pleasant (Tyler JC)

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Offensive Lineman 6-6 • 320 • SOPH • TR Richardson Berkner (Butler JC)

Previous College: Transferred to Tarleton from Butler County Community College... High School: Played football while in high school... Personal: 2007 graduate of Richardson Berkner High School... Son of Jesse and Ruby Campbell... Major is kinesiology... Has two sisters, Kyndra and Tina... Birthdate is January 17, 1989...

Will McLane

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Tight End 6-4 • 252 • FR • HS Smithson Valley

High School: As a senior, named Second Team All-State… Was first team all-city and first team all-district... Was also a Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star... As a junior was named

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2009 Texans Terrance Joyner

Lance Clark

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Wide Receiver 6-2 • 210 • JR • TR Celina (Independence JC)

Previous College: Transferred to Tarleton from Grossmont Community College... Named Most Improved Player of the Year... Was in top five in sacks with nine sacks... Had 48 tackles and was fourth in tackles for loss... High School: named the Defensive Most Valuable Player as a senior... Had eight tackles a game with eight sacks... Ended season with 64 tackles... Personal: 2006 graduate of Pine Bush High School in Bronx, N.Y.... Son of Clinton and Delores Joyner... Major is criminal justice... Has four siblings... Birthdate is March 12, 1987.

Zac Munro

Dre Jones

Birthdate

Jonathan Arnold.............................................Aug. 8, 1988 Ben Taifane.....................................................Aug. 8, 1988 Garrett Lindholm.............................................Aug. 10, 1988 Brandon Johnson ..........................................Aug. 17, 1989 Shaun Ragon..................................................Aug. 19, 1986 Deshon Daniels..............................................Aug. 19, 1989 Tanner Maher.................................................Aug. 23, 1985 Tyler Wade......................................................Aug. 31, 1989 Michael Cannings...........................................Sept. 6, 1989 Thomas Pushkarich........................................Sept. 8, 1990 Bubba Wagner................................................Sept. 8, 1989 Matt Knicky.....................................................Sept. 12, 1989 Zac Munro......................................................Sept. 17, 1988 Alfonzo Horton................................................Sept. 20, 1986 Lonnie Buchanan............................................Sept. 21, 1987 Ben Dambold..................................................Sept. 28, 1987 Sam Cole........................................................Sept. 29, 1987 Levi Kirkland...................................................Sept. 30, 1989 McNeal Uwajeh..............................................Oct. 7, 1987 Marcus Phillips...............................................Oct. 10, 1988 J.D. Perkins.....................................................Oct. 17, 1986 Keith Demby...................................................Oct. 17, 1986 Jamaal Steamer.............................................Oct. 29, 1986 Casey McKenna.............................................Nov. 6, 1990

2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 LSC Division Champions • 2001 LSC Co-Champion

University

High School: Recorded 91 tackles and four sacks in 2004 as a sophomore before turning in 87 tackles as a junior... As a senior, had 68 tackles and two sacks... Named to the 2006 Texas Sports Writers All-State Team for Class 4A... Personal: 2006 graduate of Andrews High School in El Paso... Son of Carmen O’Neal... Major is business... Birthdate is August 3, 1989.

Name

Conference

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Defensive Lineman 6-4 • 300 • FR • TR El Paso Andrews (Texas)

In-Season Texan Birthdays

History

High School: Named second team all-district... Was the Defensive Player of the Year... Recorded 94 tackles... Had seven sacks... Personal: 2009 graduate of Bryan High School... Son of Jerry Tennell and Yolanda Nowlin... Has seven siblings... Cousin Tyrone Warren plays for the New England Patriots... Major is kinesiology... Wants to be a head coach... Likes to sing... Birthdate is April 30, 1991.

Previous College: Transferred to Tarleton from McLennan Community College after one year... High School: Named first team all-district as a senior... Was first team all-region selection as a senior as well... Helped team to Class 2A state championship in 2004... Personal: 2007 graduate of Crawford High School... Son of Dennis and Claressa Munro... Has a brother, Ty... Major is exercise and sports studies... Birthdate is September 17, 1988.

2008 Review

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Defensive Lineman 6-3 • 265 • SOPH • SQD Crawford

Opponents

Jerry Tennell Defensive Lineman 5-11 • 280 • FR • HS Bryan

Texan Football

Previous College: After a redshirt year at Texas Tech, transferred to Independence Community College… As a redshirt freshman, recorded 24 receptions for 400 yards… High School: Named Team Texas Football… Selected as all-region and All-Texoma… Also named All-State and all-district… Personal: 2007 graduate of Celina High School… Son of Dick and Rhonda Clark… Has a sister, Madison… Father played basketball at Michigan State… Dave Clark played football at Fort Hays State… Major is business… Birthdate October 7, 1988.

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Defensive Lineman 6-4 • 285 • JR • TR Bronx, N.Y. (Grossmont JC)

Preview Staff Players

first team all-district... Personal: 2009 graduate of Smithson Valley High School... Son of Michael and Brenda McLane... Has a sister, Stephanie... Major is undecided... Birthdate is December 22, 1990.

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2009 Texan Football

2009 Texans 2001 LSC Champions

Kevin Adkins • Garland DB • 5-11 • 178 • FR • HS

High School: Named second team all-district as a senior… Recorded 42 tackles and three interceptions as a senior... Had one touchdown scored as well... Personal: 2009 graduate of Garland High School... Son of Donna Pipkins... Has two brothers... Major is history... Birthdate is November 15, 1990.

Greg Brown • Garland DB • 5-7 • 165 • FR • HS

Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

Adkins

High School: Named first team all-state, all-area and all –district as a senior... Named the team Defensive Player of the Year... Named district’s Defensive Player of the Year... Was a Dallas Morning News Player of the Week... Recorded 147 tackles, four interceptions, three blocked kicks, five forced fumbles and had two fumble recoveries... Personal: 2009 graduate of Garland High School... Son of Timothy and Cassandra Brown... Has four siblings... Major is criminal justice... Brother, Oliver, plays football at Langston University... Birthdate is June 14, 1991.

Diles

Jerod Cochran • Grandview RB • 5-11 • 200 • FR • HS

High School: Selected as an All-State linebacker... Named all-county and all-district... Selected as the district’s Most Valuable Player... Was second in the state in scoring and ninth in the state in tackles... Personal: 2009 graduate of Grandview High School... Son of Mick and Shelly Cochran... Has a sibling, Cameron... Father played professional football, 1982-85... Major is undecided... Birthdate is July 28, 1991.

Jackson Crawley • Dallas Wilson QB • 6-3 • 210 • FR • HS Brown

High School: Named honorable mention all-district... As a sophomore, had 2,000 yards passing which was second highest in Dallas area... Personal: 2009 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas... Son of John Crawley and Donna Fellers... Major is business... Has two siblings, Chandler and Meredith... Is a twin to Meredith... Plays piano... Birthdate is September 25, 1990.

Duncan

Thomas Curry • Pflugerville Connally LB • 5-11 • 210 • FR • HS

High School: Named first team all-district as a senior, junior and sophomore... Selected as the Defensive Most Valuable Player as a senior... Named first team All-Academic... Was a two-year state qualifier in power lifting... Named Newcomer of the Year as a freshman after recording 55 tackles... As a sophomore added 109 tackles while turning in 122 tackles, one interception and one touchdown as a junior... Had 130 tackles as a senior... Personal: 2009 graduate of John B. Connally High School in Austin... Son of Tomes Beasley and Dallas Curry... Major is pre-law... Birthdate is September 8, 1990.

Cochran

Kevin Diles • Marlin (Navarro JC)

Ekwulugo

WR • 5-9 • 180 • JR • TR

Transferred to Tarleton from Navarro Junior College.

Colton Duncan • McKinney North OL • 6-4 • 315 • FR • HS

A 2009 graduate of McKinney North High School.

Emeka Ekwulugo • Boswell LB • 6-0 • 190 • FR • HS

Crawley

High School: Named first team all-district as a senior and junior.. Also named second team all-area as a junior... Was an honorable mention all-district selection as a sophomore... Led the team in tackles with 110 total stops and seven sacks as a junior... Led team in tackles with 105 including 14 sacks and on interception as a sophomore... Personal: 2009 graduate of Boswell High School in Saginaw... Son of Emeka and Violet Ekwulugo... Major is criminal justice… Birthdate is July 15, 2009.

Elliott

67 All-Americans

Tarmaine Elliott • Mount Pleasant DE • 6-1 • 228 • FR • HS

High School: Named first team all-district... Named all-state honorable mention... Personal: 2009 graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School... Major is sociology... Son of Delmas Roney and Sureka Elliott... Has two siblings, Tevine and Taryanna... Brother-in-law Sean Thomopson plays for Houston Texans... Wants to become a college professor... Birthdate is May 26, 1990.

Corey Graham • Mesquite Poteet DB • 5-11 • 178 • FR • HS Curry

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High School: Named first team all-district as a senior... Selected to second team all-district as a junior... Personal: 2009 graduate of Poteet High School... Son of Jim and Debbie Graham… Has three siblings, Brent, Jenna and Chase... Wants to be a coach after graduation... Major is kinesiology... Birthdate is June 29, 1990.

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Terrell Howard • Mount Pleasant WR • 5-7 • 170 • FR • HS

High School: Named District 13-4A Second Team All-District quarterback as a senior in 2008... Was a first team all-district selection in 11-4A as a junior quarterback... Personal: 2009 graduate of Mt. Pleasant... Son of Chanette Brown... Has two siblings... Major is finance... Birthdate is August 15, 1991.

Julius Hurndon • Daingerfield LB • 5-11 • 195 • FR • HS

Howard

High School: Named district defensive most valuable player in 2007 as a junior... Was a twotime All-State selection at linebacker in 2007 and 2008... Was a two-time first team all-district in 2007 and 2008... Personal: 2009 graduate of Daingerfield High School... Son of Johnie and Bridgette Hurndon… Major is undecided... Has three siblings... Birthdate is August 11, 1991.

McBride

Regis Idemudia • Mesquite Poteet DE • 6-1 • 235 • JR • Sqd

2008: Saw limited action in 2008 as redshirt freshman... Recorded two assisted tackles... 2007: Redshirted... High School: First team all-district... Team captain... Two year varsity player... Number two on team in sacks as a senior... Recorded 67 tackles senior year... Personal: Son of Alexander and Influence Idemudia... Has four siblings... Attended DeSoto High School... Birthdate is December 16, 1988.

Corey Jackson • Allen DE • 6-2 • 237 • FR • HS

Hurndon

Jerell Jones • Everman

Texan Football

High School: Played at Allen High School... Helped his team to a state championship... Personal: 2009 graduate of Allen High School... Major is kinesiology... Son of Dean and Cora Jackson... Birthdate is November 12, 1990.

Mowery

DL • 6-2 • 285 • FR • HS

Opponents

High School: Named defensive lineman of the year as a senior... Selected first team all-district in 2006 as a sophomore, 2007 as junior and in 2008 as a senior... Played defensive tackle... Personal: 2008 graduate of Everman High School... Son of Jerell Jones… Has two siblings, Jaleesa and Dimarques… Major is business… Birthdate is April 11, 1990.

Matt McBride • Allen LB • 5-11 • 220 • FR • HS

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Gray Mowery • Garland South OL • 6-4 • 270 • FR • HS

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High School: Selected first team all-district as an inside linebacker... Named Academic AllState honorable mention... Helped his team to a state championship... Personal: 2009 graduate of Allen High School... Son of Terry and Laura McBride... Has a brother, Travis... Major is kinesiology... Wants to be a high school football coach... Birthdate is May 10, 1991.

Murray

High School: Selected honorable mention all-district as a senior... Helped team to district championships in 2007 and 2008 – team was undefeated in district play... Personal: 2009 graduate of South Garland High School... Son of Bob and Melanie Mowery... Has two siblings, Tori and James... Major is theater... Builds theater sets.. Birthdate is October 18, 1990.

History

Monkarrio Murray • LaPorte DB • 5-10 • 190 • JR • 2L

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Isaiah Oputa • DeSoto

Conference

2008: Saw action in just three games... Recorded two solo tackles... 2007: Saw action in all 11 games for the Texans... Recorded 11 total tackles including six solo and five assisted... 2006: Redshirted the 2006 season at Tarleton... High School: 2006 graduate of La Porte High... First team all-district two years... MVP for 2006 team... Served as team captain... Led with five interceptions... Second in tackles... Personal: Mother is Nora Crawford... Has four sisters... Physical Education major... Birthdate is April 28, 1988.

Oputa

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University

2008: Played in three games and recorded two passes for a total of 16 yards with a long of 11 yards... 2007: Redshirted during the 2007 season... High School: Earned second team alldistrict honors in basketball and honorable mention all-district honors in football... Personal: 2007 graduate of DeSoto High School... Major is business finance... Mother is Leslie Oputa… Has two siblings... Birthdate is August 19, 1989.

Joshua Patti • Richmond Foster OL • 6-5 • 260 • FR • HS

High School: Named second team all-district as a junior in 2007... Named first team alldistrict as a senior... Also selected as academic all-district... Personal: 2009 graduate of Foster High School in Rosenberg... Son of Andrew and Tresa Patti... Has two sisters, Lindsey and Megan... Wants to coach football... Major is kinesiology... Birthdate is October 12, 1990.

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Dashaun Phillips • Duncanville DB • 5-11 • 165 • FR • HS

High School: Named high school’s Most Valuable Player as a defensive back... Led the team in interceptions as a junior with six... Was an academic all-district selection... Named first team all-district as a junior and senior... Personal: 2009 graduate of Duncanville High School... Son of Cassandra Phillips... Brother Jack Criss played football at Stephen F. Austin (2004-08)... Major is kinesiology... Birthdate is January 3, 1991.

Zack Shaver • Wichita Falls Rider DL • 275 • 195 • FR • HS Phillips

High School: Two-time all-district selection... Named 4A Honorable Mention All-State one year... Served team as a captain... Averaged 70 tackles a season... Personal: 2009 graduate of Rider High School in Wichita Falls... Son of Robbie and Jennifer Shaver... Has a sister, Emily... Major is undecided... Birthdate is May 27, 1991.

Vitolo

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

Raphael Sneed • Fort Worth Western Hills RB • 5-7 • 175 • FR • HS

High School: Named all-district as a junior and senior... Voted Most Improved Player... Scored 106 points to lead Class 4A... Scored a 105-yard touchdown... Personal: 2009 graduate of Western Hills High School... Son of Raphael Sneed and Cynthia Sneed... Has one brother, Marcus... Major is kinesiology... Wants to coach... Sings in the church choir... Birthdate is August 25, 1991.

Dewayne Stewart • Westfield (Cisco JC) RB • 6-0 • 218 • JR • TR Shaver

Previous College: Transferred to Tarleton from Cisco Junior College where he was named the Most Improved Player... High School: Named All-State and all-district... Was a high school All-American... Helped his team to a semi-final finish... Personal: 2007 graduate of Westfield High School in Houston... Son of Clayton and Freda Stewart... Major is kinesiology... Birthdate is June 2, 1988.

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Cole Vitolo • Wichita Falls Rider OL • 5-11 • 280 • FR • HS

High School: Named all-district honorable mention... Received a Marine Corps Honor Commitment... Received the Huffer-Landry Award... Personal: 2009 graduate of Rider High School in Wichita Falls... Son of Al and Tina Vitolo... Has a brother, Alex... Major is kinesiology... Birthdate is February 2, 1991.

Branden Wright • Garland Three Academic All-Americans

DB • 6-1 • 180 • FR • HS

Sneed

High School: Named most improved... Selected first team all-district as a defensive end... Was an honorable mention player of the week for the Dallas Morning News... Recorded 87 tackles, five forced fumbles and a touchdown... Did not play football his junior year... Personal: 2009 graduate of Garland High School... Son of Eric and Jeanie Wright... Has one sibling, Jorden... Major is criminal justice... Birthdate is October 31, 1990.

Gary Young • Garland LB • 6-0 • 195 • FR • HS

High School: Played football for Garland High School... Personal: 2009 graduate of Garland High School.. Son of Brian Hadnot... Has one sister, Jacqueline... Cousin Fred Naskins played cornerback at Johnson C. Smith... Major is liberal arts... Birthdate is April 1, 1991.

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• Football Excitement - 48-49 • Strength and Conditioning - 50-51 Opponents • Player Development - 52-53 • Home Field Advantage - 54-55 • Winning Percentage - 56 • Game Day at Texan Alley - 57 • Playing Up A Level - 58 • Playoff Time - 59 • Texans in the Pros - 60-61 • Facilities - 62-63 • Community Service - 64-65 • Media Coverage - 66-67 • Tarleton Spotlight - 68

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Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

The Excitement

The Tarleton Texan football team has recorded nine straight winning seasons, including four under head coach Sam McElroy. The Texans have claimed four division titles in that span while claiming one Lone Star Conference Championship which it shared with Texas A&M-Kingsville in 2001. Fans flock to the excitement in Memorial Stadium, averaging 5,392 fans at each contest last season. There were 6,314 fans at the Tarleton/Angelo State game last year alone. The Texans have a 32-11 record in Memorial Stadium since 2001, and the program has received national attention in the national polls over the last several seasons. Winning is no longer a phenomenon, it’s a tradition. And it’s something to get EXCITED about!

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“Wearing the purple and white jersey means everything. It means we are representing this whole university and all those fans that support us. The number on my jersey doesn’t matter. We don’t even need the names on the back of the jerseys because we are playing for Tarleton as one unit..” – Senior defensive back Will Hedrick

2008 Review

*won division title.

Opponents

“We have great fans, and we have a winning program. We know when we come out onto the field we come to win, and we come to play.” – Senior wide receiver Devin Guinn

Texan Football

The Texans have become a playoff contender and a winning force. Tarleton has won at least seven games in six of the last seven seasons. 2001 10-3, 8-1 in LSC (5-1 South*) 2002 9-2, 6-2 in LSC (4-1 North*) 2003 8-4, 6-2 in LSC (4-1 North*) 2004 8-4, 6-2 in LSC (3-2 North) 2005 7-3, 6-3 in LSC (3-3 North) 2006 6-4, 6-3 in LSC (5-1 South*) 2007 9-2, 7-2 in LSC (4-2 South) 2008 8-3, 6-3 in LSC (3-3 South)

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2001 LSC Champions

Strength and Conditioning

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Three Academic All-Americans

“I love the strength and conditioning program. It hasn’t gotten me a lot stronger than I have ever been. I am now both strong and in shape and ready to start the season.” – Senior defensive end Jamaal Steamer

“Having a strength and conditioning coach has had a big influence on our program. Micheal Harper is an expert in the area, and his ability to prepare our guys has improved our program and contributed to its succes. The strength and conditioning program benefits the student-athlete.” – Head Coach Sam McElroy

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Strength and Conditioning Preview Staff Players

In gaining the competitive edge, the Tarleton Strength and Conditioning program is much more than a weight room. The program encompasses all of the components of movement involved in speed, agility and quickness. Athletes are monitored and given specific exercises with instructions for movements needed to improve. The staff educates athletes regarding the importance of nutritionto-athletic performance, healthy eating habits, achieving a proper bodyweight and much more. Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Rod Cole, leads the way in providing his athletes with an intense workout specifically aimed at maximizing potential and gaining competitive edge. The focus and intensity in the weight room is targeted to be the same as in a game; thus, athletes attack the weights with high intensity, replicating movements of the sport.

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“The program works us hard. We get stronger both mentally and physically. Come game day, it helps me be prepared to break touchdowns and play hard.” – Former running back Michael Sampson

Texan Football

“I think it is a tremendous having a strength and conditioning coach here at Tarleton. I wish there would have been one here when I came through as a player, but we are definitely excited to have one now. He has the expertise in that area and allows us to focus on coaching football while he prepares our student-athletes physically..” – Graduate Assistant and former letterman John Harrell

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Rod Cole

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Individual Development

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

“I believe the coaches strive on making every player the best they can be. I think the new guys are developing very fast. I think the freshman will develop into great football players because we have a great football staff to teach them. Everyday we come out here and work at the start of practice on each specific thing that will put them in the right place on gameday. The more repitition we get the better we get. We don’t just go work on plays, we work on techniques, and that make us a better football team.” – Senior center Dustin Washburn

Three Academic All-Americans

“ They have us working on fundamentals every day so we can become better at our position. The coaches work very hard with us and the way Coach Cofer pushes us gets us ready to play up-tempo..” – Junior linebacker Ben Dambold

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“The coaches work with us individually. We have time at the beginning of practice to work on the little things. When you continue to do that it becomes a habit, and those things carry over onto the field, and it makes you a better player.” – Senior wide receiver Devin Guinn

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“The individual development part of the program is tough, very tough. But I think it proves how successful you could be in your training. I think most teams don’t take it to the extreme that we do, both through our strength program and our coaching, and it shows in the way we play and in our record how it helps..” – Junior quarterback Scott Grantham

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“The individual attention we receive from the coaches is tremendous. The one-on-one instruction helps us improve on a daily basis as strive to perfect the little things every day.” – Senior defensive end Jamaal Steamer

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“Every day our staff meets and discusses our players and how we see them progressing throughout the season. Working one-on-one with a studentathlete allows us an opportunity to improve the skills that player has in order for them to contribute more to the team. When we get better individually, we get better as a family.” – Head Coach Sam McElroy

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2001 LSC Champions

Home Field Advantage

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

The Texans are 232-11 at Memorial Stadium since 2001.

“Our students and fans always come out in full support of our football team. We play well at home, and having six home games this year is good for boosting our fan support and for our studentathletes as well. People in the comunity and within the university are very supportive of our program. We are very fortunate to have a great crowd that is always excited to see us play. We always do our best to put a good product on the field, put on a good show and be competitive in both the conference and in the nation.” – Head Coach Sam McElroy

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Three Academic All-Americans

“We can’t let anyone come up the other side of the ramp and beat us. Our fans, our band, our cheerleaders and the whole atmosphere is just different here. They are our family.” – Senior running back Roderick Smith

“I feel like anytime we get the chance to play in front of our fans, we have a great chance to win. Our fans is screaming like crazy when their offense is on the field and support us all year long.“ – Senior linebacker Marcus Phillips

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Home Field Advantage Preview Staff Players

Last season, the Texans had a total of 32,354 fans at six games.

Texan Football Opponents

In 2007, the Texans set a new school attendance record for home openers with 5,618 fans.

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“This is a good program. Everyone on the team gets along, we are a family. We are like five fingers that play together as a fist. This is the best D2 program that I know of and it is a winning program.” – Former defensive back Tremaine Wright 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 LSC Division Champions • 2001 LSC Co-Champion

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“There is nothing like the game day experience. Coach McElroy will get you fired up like you’ve never been fired up before. Then, you walk up the steps and the fans are going crazy. It’s one of the best feelings in the world. There is no other place I would rather playing.” – Former offensive tackle Jimmy Fox

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Winning Percentage

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

“The winning percentage makes you want to work harder because you know you have to keep up the winning tradition.” – Senior running back Roderick Smith

Three Academic All-Americans

The Texans have the best winning percentage in the Lone Star Conference since 2000. Tarleton is 69-29 for an overall winning percentage of .704.

Tarleton has won more Lone Star Conference games than anyone else from 2000-08. The Texans are 56-23 in division games, a .710 winning percentage.

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Overall Tarleton .704 Midwestern State .673 A&M-Kingsville .614 Abilene Christian .557 Southeastern Okla. .543 West Texas A&M .533 Central Oklahoma .510 Eastern New Mexico .490 A&M-Commerce .415 Southwestern Okla. .406 Angelo State .379 East Central .358 Northeastern State .337

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Game Day Experience/Texan Alley

Texan Football

“It’s exciting. With the music going from the band and the fans going crazy, it is an exciting place to play. I love the gameday experience. – Senior running back Roderick Smith

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“Game day at Tarleton is great. The fans go crazy. Even though it is not the biggest stage to play on, like at a Division I, it feels like it when we step out on our home field.” – Senior defensive end Jamaal Steamer

Opponents

“The fans come out and cheer us on. You can hear them throughout the whole game. It pumps us up.” - Junior guard Brandon Slay

2008 Review History

From the marching band to the full stands to the smell of the concession stand, the game day excitement is in the air every time the Texans line up and snap the ball.

Conference University

Join the fun at Texan Alley before the game where fans can eat with the campus clubs, fraternities and sororities in the tailgate area. Find a washer game to join or send the kids to the blowup games. See how good of an arm-chair quarterback you are. Listen to the live music, sing and dance. Most of all, just have lots of FUN! Then come inside the stadium and cheer on the Texans to another home victory.

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Playing Up A Level

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

“We always get ready to win no matter who we are playing. We go into every game knowing we can win the game. It’s pretty special to be able to go into bigger schools, play well and come away with a victory, both as a player and a coach.” – Graduate assistant and former letterwinner John Harrell

Three Academic All-Americans

The Texans have played NCAA Division I Championship Subdivision members (formerly NCAA I-AA) four times since 2003. Tarleton has won two of those contests, including 2007’s 27-24 overtime victory at Stephen F. Austin.

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“Coming away with a victory at Stephen F. Austin was a great thing for us that brought us together as a group. It helped our confidence and showed us what we were capable of when playing together as a team and a program. – Junior quarterback Scott Grantham

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Playoff Games

Playoffs - Nov. 17, 2001

Tarleton 28, Chadron State 24 Don Beebe Stadium (att. 5.400)

Quarterfinals - Nov. 24, 2001

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Playoffs - Nov. 22, 2003

KINGSVILLE - The Tarleton State football team offered too many chances to Texas A&MKingsville on Saturday and lost 34-10 in the first round of the NCAA Division II playoffs.   The No. 21 Texans’ Justin Parson fumbled the opening kickoff to put the Javelinas at the Texans’ 37-yard line.   The other problem with the ballgame for the Texans was the time of possession. The Javelinas won that stat 37:21 to 22:29.   The Texans (8-4) also lost the turnover battle, giving up the fumble and a 68-yard interception return by TAMUK’s Michael Bragg. Bragg intercepted Tarleton quarterback Cliff Watkins at the goaline and returned it to the Tarleton 32.   Problem No. 4 was the Kingsville defense. The Javelinas held the Texans 202 yards below their season offensive output, including 132 yards below the average passing game. TAMUK (10-1) got on the board first when Richard Hammond nailed a 44-yard field goal. A seven-yard Texan punt put A&M-Kingsville in good field position.   Larry Williams put the Javelinas on the scoreboard again when he punched it in from four yards out. That drive was set up after a 19yard punt.   Watkins scored his first rushing touchdown of the season when he ran a bootleg in from nine yards out. Jamie Guin added the kick with 11:50 left in the game to move the Texans within three, 10-7.   The Javelinas got on the board with 1:05 left in the first half when Brent Holmes caught a 15-yard pass from Daniel Taylor.   Guin added a 48-yard field goal for the last Texan score with 11:50 left in the third quarter.   A&M-Kingsville score three more times in the ballgame.

Scoring Summary Tarleton 0 14 7 7 -- 28 Chadron State 7 14 3 0 -- 24 CSC-Strand 1 run (Larson kick); TSU-Givens 4 pass from Kelly (Boren kick); CSC-Strand 12 run (Larson kick); CSC-Lopez 5 fumble return (Larson kick); TSU-Masters 3 pass from Kelly (Boren kick); CSC-Larson 24 FG; TSU-McCollister 5 run (Boren kick); TSU-Hopkins 4 run (Boren kick).

Scoring Summary Tarleton 7 7 3 8 -- 25 UC Davis 0 14 7 21 -- 42 TSU-McCollister 8 run (Boren kick); UCD-S. Holleman 1 run (kick failed); UCD-S. Holleman 4 run (Bandel pass); TSU-Kelly 1 run (Boren kick); TSU-Boren 39 field goal; UCDS. Holleman 5 run (Williams kick); UCD-Oliva 19 pass from O’Sullivan (Williams kick); TSU-B. Lucas 14 pass from Kelly (McCollister run); UCD-Adriatico 66 kick return (Williams kick); UCD-Adriatico 55 pass from O’Sullivan (Williams kick).

Scoring Summary Tarleton 0 7 3 0 -- 10 Texas A&M-Kingsville 10 7 0 17 -- 34 TAMUK-Hammond 44 FG; TAMUK-Williams 4 run

Individual Leaders Rushing: TSU-McCollister 7-51; CSC-Holak 21-121; Passing: TSU-Kelly 41-27-1, 185; CSC-Strand 34-21-1, 185; Receiving: TSU-Givens 6-27; CSC-Wahlstrom 8-70; Tackles: TSU-Young 18; CSC-Barry & Morris 10.

Team Statistics..................................... TSU..................UCD First Downs................................................ 24......................30 Rushes-Yards..................................... 26-157.............. 48-256 Passing Yards.......................................... 332....................252 Passes A-C-I.....................................50-26-0............. 29-20-1 Punts-Avg............................................ 3-41.3............... 2-34.0 Fumbles-Lost............................................ 3-2.................... 1-1 Penalties-Yards....................................... 8-62.................. 3-24 Individual Leaders Rushing: TSU-Givens 7-68; UCD-S. Holleman 27-153; Passing: TSU-Kelly 49-26-0, 332; UCD-O’Sullivan 29-20-1, 252; Receiving: TSU-Moody 7-78; UCD-Oliva 6-82; Tackles: TSU-Williams 13; UCD-K. Taylor 9.

Team Statistics..................................... TSU..............TAMUK First Downs................................................ 16......................14 Rushes-Yards....................................... 25-66.............. 45-129 Passing Yards.......................................... 212....................159 Passes A-C-I.....................................36-16-1............. 23-13-0 Punts-Avg............................................ 6-32.8............... 6-31.3 Fumbles-Lost............................................ 2-1.................... 0-0 Penalties-Yards......................................... 1-5.................. 7-59 Individual Leaders Rushing: TSU-Morrison 16-73; TAMUK-Williams 28-108; Passing: TSU-Watkins 16-36-1-222; TAMUK-Taylor 13-23-0158; Receiving: TSU-Tabor 7-97; TAMUK-Washington 4-21.

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Team Statistics..................................... TSU.................. CSC First Downs................................................ 23......................23 Rushes-Yards....................................... 32-82.............. 37-191 Passing Yards.......................................... 261....................194 Passes A-C-I.....................................43-29-1............. 35-22-1 Punts-Avg............................................ 4-47.0............... 3-32.3 Fumbles-Lost............................................ 1-1.................... 0-0 Penalties-Yards....................................... 4-26................ 11-68

(Hammond kick); TSU-Cliff Watkins 9 run ( Guin kick); TAMUK-Holmes 15 pass from Taylor (Hammond kick); TSU-Guin 48 FG; TAMUK-Hammond 23 FG; TAMUKHolmes 27 pass from Taylor (Hammond kick); TAMUKWilliams 2 run (Hammond kick).

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Davis, Calif. - Glenn Adriatico of UC Davis returned a fourth-quarter kickoff 66 yards for a TD and scored again less than two minutes later on a 55-yard reception as the Aggies pulled away from Tarleton State for a 42-25 victory in the NCAA Division II quarterfinals. UC Davis overcame Tarleton leads of 7-0 and 1714 to pick up the win. The Aggies took a 21-17 lead in the third quarter as RB Sean Holleman scored his third TD of the game, then Davis got the ball right back after a Tarleton punt and pushed its edge to 28-17 on the first play of the fourth with Mike Oliva’s 19-yard TD catch. The Texans answered as Tarleton QB Steve Kelly completed 5 of 7 passes on a 9-play drive that ended with Kelly hitting Aaron Lucas on a 14-yard TD pass. Chavis McCollister then scored on a 2-point conversion run, cutting the UC Davis lead to just 28-25 with 11:40 left in the game. Tarleton was flagged for an offsides penalty on the ensuing kickoff, and after being forced to kickoff again, Adriatico gathered the ball at his own 34-yard line and raced unscathed in front of the Tarleton bench for the game-breaking TD. The Texans picked up one first down on the next possession before turning the ball over on downs at the UC Davis 45-yard line. That’s where QB J.T. O’Sullivan delivered the knockout punch, hitting Adriatico in stride over the middle for a 55-yard TD toss at the 9:28 mark. The score was tied 14-14 at halftime, with Tarleton turning the ball over twice in UC Davis territory, including a D.T. Hopkins fumble at the Aggies 1-yard line. Tarleton gained 489 yards on 76 plays but was just 2 of 13 on 3rd-down conversions, compared to an 8 for 11 effort by the Aggies.

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Chadron, Neb. - Tarleton State’s defense limited a high-powered Chadron State offense to just three points in the second half as the Texans rallied past the Eagles 28-24 in first-round action of the NCAA Division II football playoffs. The Texans trailed 21-7 late in the first half after QB Steve Kelly fumbled and Chadron’s Aric Lopez returned it five yards for a TD. That play seemingly gave the Eagles all the momentum heading to halftime. Kelly and Texans came right back and managed to cut their deficit to 21-14 with a quick 11-play drive that culminated with a 3-yard TD catch by TE Kyle Masters, slicing the CSC lead to seven points with 30 seconds left in the half. Chadron upped its lead to 24-14 with Ryan Larson’s 24-yard field goal on the Eagles’ first secondhalf possession, but the Texans’ defense would dominate from there, allowing CSC only 77 yards in their final four drives. The Texans limited CSC to 0-for-4 on 3rd-down conversions and 0-for-2 on 4th-down tries in the final quarter. Tarleton squelched the Eagles’ fake punt attempt on 4th-and-1 at the Tarleton 44-yard line with 6:20 left, and the Texans stopped CSC on a 4th-and-3 at the CSC 26 with 2:12 to play. Tarleton’s offense managed two lengthy scoring drives to complete the rally, first going 72 yards in 12 plays to score on RB Chavis McCollister’s 5-yard run late in the third quarter. D.T. Hopkins plowed up the middle from four yards out with 9:46 left in the game to put the Texans ahead 28-24, with that short TD run being set up by a 42-yard halfback pass from McCollister to WR Damien Jackson.

2008 Review

Opponents

Texas A&M-Kingsville 34, Tarleton 10 Javelina Stadium (att. 9,500)

Texan Football

UC Davis 42, Tarleton 25 Toomey Field (att. 5,377)

Preview Staff Players

The Texans played in several games as a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics member before joining the National Collegiate Athletics Association Division II. Since joining the NCAA, the Texans have made it as far as the quarterfinals in 2001. Below are small recaps of the Division II playoff games.


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Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

Texans in the NFL

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arleton has three former lettermen who are currently playing in the National Football League – James Dearth of the New York Jets is the first. Dearth was a sixth-round draft choice of the Cleveland Browns in 1999 and appeared in two games for the Browns. He spent the 2000 season on the Tennessee Titans’ practice squad before signing a free agent contract with the Jets and playing in every game during the 2001 season. Dearth, who served the last seven seasons as the Jets’ starting deep snapper and backup tight end, has played in 128 consecutive regular season NFL games. He hauled in the first touchdown reception of his NFL career in 2001 in a 15-14 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Listed by the Jets as 6-foot-4 and 270 pounds, Dearth played at Tarleton from 1996-98, tallying 77 catches for 992 yards and nine TDs in three seasons. He actually started at quarterback in the Texans’ opening game in 1996 before moving to tight end, where he twice was named first team All-LSC South Division and second team NCAA Division II All-America. Dearth, a native of Scurry, Texas, was named the 1998 LSC DEARTH AT TARLETON South Offensive Lineman of the Year as he finished his 1996......3 catches, 0 TDs; 1 of 2 passing, 6 yards senior season with 19 catches for 333 yards in the final four 1997......43 catches,36528yards, yards, 6 TDs; 1st team All-LSC South; 1st team All-West Region; 2nd team All-America games. He also earned All-America honors in the shot put in 1998......31 catches, 428 yards, 3 TDs; LSC South Off. Line of Yr.; 1998 while competing for Tarleton’s track and field team. 1st All-LSC South; 1st All-West Region; 2nd All-America

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arleton’s Richard Bartel signed a free agent deal with the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League following a two-year stint with the Texans. The Cowboys invited Bartel to mini-camps and then took the free agent to the 2007 Preseason Camp in San Antonio afterwhich he quarterbacked the practice squad. He was one of four quarterbacks on the Cowboys roster prior to the 2008 season, but Bartel went to Cleveland Browns to quarterback practice squad in November of 2008. Bartel finished his career with a 59.4 passing percentage, which is No. 3 on the school’s all-time list.. He completed 314 of 529 passes thrown in 20 games as a Texan while throwing 128 touchdowns and for 3,906, an average of 195.3 yards per contest. In 2006, Bartel threw for 2,023 yards while completing 161 of 276 passes with just five interceptions. He threw for 16 touchdowns and averaged 202.3 yards passing per outing. He completed 58.3 percent of his passes thrown as a senior. He had one rushing touchdown. As a junior in 2005, Bartel completed 153 of 253 passes with 11 interceptions. He threw for 1,883 yards and 12 touchdowns while completing 60.5 percent of his passes which is third on the all-time single-season completion percentage list. He averaged Bartel AT TARLETON 188.3 yards per 2005...153-253-11, 1,883 yards, 12 touchdowns game passing 60.5 percent, 129.95 efficiency 2006...161-276-5, 2,023 yards, 16 touchdowns in his first year 58.3 percent, 135.41 efficiency at Tarleton.

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1946-49 Detroit Lions Wilson played in 44 games in his career, rushing 378 times for 1,453 yards and six touchdowns. He also

2006 Kansas City Chiefs Ross played in six games during the regular season for the Chiefs after staring in the preseason. He had three rushes for eight yards and one punt return. The following summer, Ross was named the NFL Europe Most Valuable Player. He is a native of Huntsville.

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Camp Wilson, FB*

Derrick Ross, RB

Conference

1955 Baltimore Colts Bryan played in 10 games and had two rushes for four yards with a long of eight yards. He had one interception for four yards. The Olney native went on to play for Texas Tech.

1967-68, 1971 Winkler played in eight games in Detroit in 1967, 12 games in Atlanta in 1968 and five games in Green Bay in 1971. He was from Belton.

History

Walter Bryan, HB*

Randy Winkler, G/OT

2008 Review

1957 Detroit Brown played in four games and rushed twice for total of six yards. He returned three punts for 16 yards, including a long of 15. Brown had six kickoff returns for 106 yards, an average of 17.7 yards per return. He had a long of 23 yards. Brown was a native of Waco and went on to play at Texas A&MCommerce.

recorded 20 receptions for 198 yards, an average of 9.9 yards per catch, and punted the ball 22 times as a rookie in 1946 for 868 yards, an average of 39.5 yards per kick. He had a long of 69 yards. He was from El Paso and went on to play at Hardin-Simmons and Tulsa.

Opponents

Marv Brown, HB*

Texan Football

Other NFL Players from Tarleton and Tarleton Junior College*

Preview Staff Players

T

ywain Myles played four years for the Texans before moving onto the National Football League. Myles originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 6, 2008. He was waived by the Jaguars after training camp. Myles then signed a contract with the Atlanta Falcons in January on a reserved/future contract agreement. The former Texan finished with a team-high six sacks and 11 tackles for loss. The Nacaogdoches native was the 2006 Lone Star Conference South Division Defensive Lineman of the Year. He played in the East Coast Bowl on Nov. 24 in Petersburg, Va. Myles finished this season with 20 solo and 27 assisted tackles for 47 total stops. He had 10 tackles for a loss of minus-43 yards, including a teamhigh six sacks for minus-36 yards. Myles also recorded one pass breakup, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery for five yards as a senior. He played in the Cactus Bowl and the East Coast Bowl. As a junior, he had 38 total tackles, including 20 solo stops. He recorded 34 assisted and 18 unassisted stops as a sophomore after registering 38 total tackles as a freshman in 2004. He was a first team selection Myles AT TARLETON in 2006 and a 2004: 12 solo and 26 assisted tackles, 6.5 TFL, 2 sacks second team 2005: 18 solo and 34 assisted tackles, 7 TFL, 2 sacks 2006: 20 solo and 18 assisted tackles, 4.5 TFL, 1 sack honoree as a 2007: 20 solo and 27 assisted tackles, 10 TFL, 6 sacks freshman.


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67 All-Americans

Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

Facilities

Memorial Stadium

Memorial Stadium on the campus of Tarleton State University was completed in 1977. Recent renovations to the west stands has increased seating capacity to 7,000 spectators for athletic events. The concrete bleachers rest against a dirt berm on the east (home) side of the field with a center section featuring 750 seats with back rests forming a purple “T”. The lower level features a concession stand with restrooms, while the press box resides on the upper level. The press box is heated and air-conditioned and is more than 100 feet long. It includes ample working space for press, scouts, sideline communications, film crews, statisticians, public address announcer, scoreboard operators, home and visitor radio stations, and a VIP room. The Memorial Stadium field surface got a new look in 2004 when artificial turf was added. The endzones are painted purple with white lettering: Tarleton in the south zone and Texans in the north zone. There is a block T in the middle of the field facing the home side. A jumbotron was also installed on the north end of the field with the old scoreboard being moved to the south end of the stadium. In 2006, a new restroom and concession area was built on the visitor’s side of the stadium. Oscar Frazier Memorial Track, an eight-lane, allweather track borders the artificial grass football field and is encircled by a chain link fence. The stadium is bordered east and west by hard-surfaced parking lots, north by the intramural complex, and south by the Physical Education Field Facility, completed in 1989. Memorial Stadium is easily accessible, as it is located north of Business 377 (West Washington Street) on Harbin Drive.

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Locker Room

The Texans’ locker room facility is located inside the Field House, which sits at the South end of Memorial Stadium. Officially known as the Physcial Education Field Facility, the Field House also houses offices for the football coaching staff, meeting rooms, the sports medicine office and the main training room. The varsity locker room got a facelift in the summer of 2009 wih new wooden lockers that were donated by former players and friends of the program. An auxilary training room also is available inside Wisdom Gym.

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Facilities Preview Staff Players Texan Football

Practice Facility

Opponents 2008 Review

The Texans practice on the northeast corner of the fields adjacent to Memorial Stadium. The Tarleton football program has two complete fields that offer plenty of room for the Texans to workout and prepare for competition. The fields are marked with lines and hash marks so that the Texans will have the best preparation for game day. Next to the two fields is a short field marked for individual and group workouts. The Texans are the only team practicing on the fields in the fall, though the south end of the fields is converted to a throwing area during track and field season, and the facility is locked when the Texans are not practicing.

History Conference

2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 LSC Division Champions • 2001 LSC Co-Champion

University

“We have excellent facilities here at Tarleton for football. We have a wonderful stadium that is full everytime we step onto the field. We are glad to have an on-campus facility that is a great place to play football.” – Head Coach Sam McElroy

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2001 LSC Champions

Community Service

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

The Tarleton football program participates in many Community Service projects throughout the year, and not just while during school. From serving dinner at the Ronald McDonald House at Cook’s Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth to delivering Meals on Wheels, the Texans are proud to be servants both on the Tarleton Campus and throughout Stephenville and the surrounding areas.

Foster’s Home for Children

Meals on Wheels

Three Academic All-Americans

“I like going out and helping people, especially if they can’t do things for themselves and we can help them get something done.” – Senior center Dustin Washburn

67 All-Americans

The Sam McElroy Coach’s Show airs during the season on the Tarleton Athletic Radio Network. The show, which is sponosred by local businesses and held at Texas Bank, is aired on Thursday’s at 11 a.m.

SAAC Blood Drive

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Community Service

Texan Football Opponents

“Anytime you can go and give it shows you how fortunate you are. A lot of times these guys are here on campus, going to class, working out, and they don’t realize how blessed they are. When they can go out and serve, it shows them the things they have been given, and hopefully, it makes them feel good about giving. Our guys are always very supportive about what we ask them to do, and they enjoy giving to anyone they can help.” – Head Coach Sam McElroy

Preview Staff Players

Angel League Softball

2008 Review History

Ronald McDonald House

University

2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 LSC Division Champions • 2001 LSC Co-Champion

Conference

“Being a football player, you are blessed. To be able to come out here and do what you do every day is a blessing, and to give back to people who need it makes you feel good about yourself. It’s the way you want to live your life. It’s positive, and I plan on continuing to do community service throughout my future, not just here at Tarleton, because it makes the world a better place.” – Senior wide receiver Devin Guinn

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Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

Media Coverage

On The Air

Three Academic All-Americans

The Texans can be heard on the radio in Stephenville and the surrounding area, and also online around the world via KSTV FM. The home games are also broadcast online via the Tarleton Sports homepage.

In The Community 67 All-Americans

Each year at the beginning of the season, the Texan Club – Tarleton athletics’ official booster club – has the Kickoff Luncheon where head coach Sam McElroy talks about the upcoming season as well as introduces his staff and a few key players.

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Media Coverage Preview Staff Players Texan Football Opponents

Tarleton’s football game against Angelo State in 2008 was broadcast nationally on CBS College Sports Television Network. The broadcast reached millions of homes and was one of just six NCAA Division II football games broadcast that year.

2008 Review History

The Lone Star Conference hosts an annual media day every year to kickoff the football season. Each head coach talks about their teams and the upcoming season. The preseason polls are released and media from around the conference talk to players and coaches.

Conference

2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 LSC Division Champions • 2001 LSC Co-Champion

University

The local newspaper, the Stephenville EmpireTribune, does a great job covering the Texans. The paper runs game previews, game stories and features that chronicle the season.

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Tarleton broadcasts all of its football games, as well as its men’s and women’s basketball games, on the radio and Internet. The Texans can be heard on KSTV FM (93.1 FM). The games can be heard on the KSTV web site and can be linked to off of the official Tarleton Athletics web site.

www.TarletonSports.com

Check out the all new Tarleton official athletics web site at www.tarletonsports.com for all updated information on Tarleton’s sports. The site is updated year round and is the main source of information for Texan and TexAnn athletics.

Watch Sports LIVE on Web

All home men’s and women’s basketball games and football games are broadcast LIVE via the Internet at www.tarletonsports.com. Fans can watch the Texans and TexAnns play at home for a nominal fee. Check out the Tarleton Ticket on the official Tarleton Athletics Web Site.

67 All-Americans

Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

In the Spotlight

The Sam McElroy Coach’s Show airs during the season on the Tarleton Athletic Radio Network. The show, which is sponosred by local businesses and held at Texas Bank, is aired on Thursday’s at 11 a.m.

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Opponents Division

Preview Staff Players

• Arkansas-Monticello - 70 • Northeastern State - 71 • East Central - 72 • Central Oklahoma - 73 • Southwestern Oklahoma - 74 • Texas A&M-Kingsville - 75 • Midwestern State - 76 • Eastern New Mexico - 77 • Abilene Christian - 78 • Angelo State - 79 • West Texas A&M - 80 • Series Records - 81-87 • The Last Time - 88

Texan Texan Football Opponents 2008 Review History

Alonzo

Horton

Conference University

2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 LSC Division Champions • 2001 LSC Co-Champion

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2001 LSC Champions

Arkansas-Monticello General Information

Location: Monticello, Ark. Founded: 1909 Enrollment: 3,300 Nickname: Boll Weevils Colors: Kelly Green and White Conference: Gulf South Affiliation: NCAA Division II Stadium (Surface): Leslie Cotton Bowl Stadium (Grass) Capacity: 4,500 Chancellor: Dr. Jack Lassiter Athletics Director: Chris Ratcliff

Head Coach Gwaine Mathews

Four-Time LSC Division Championships Three Academic All-Americans

2008 Record: 7-4, 5-3/4th GSC Winning Seasons: 36 First Year (Overall record): 1912 (358-450-25) Starters Returning: 12 (6 off, 5 def, 1 special) Lettermen Returning: 35 (17 off, 17 def, 1 special) Offensive Starters Returning: Scott Buisson, QB; Jywin Ceaser, WR; Johnny Polite, RB; LaQuinton Peterson, OL; Tripp Boatner, OL; Charles Spann, TE. Defensive Starters Returning: Jeremy Brown, LB; Vincent Jackson, DE; Quenton Arnett, DB; Lowen Baptiste, DB; Stephen Harris, DL.

Head Coach: Gwaine Mathews Alma Mater: Delta State, ‘88 Overall Record: 13-31, four years Record at UAM: same Office Phone: 870-460-1817 Assistant Coaches: Donald Dykes, Asst. HC/DB; Derek Warehime, OC/OL; Troy Stubbs, QB/RB; Jafar Williams, Passing Game Coord./WR.

SID Staff

SID Contact: Brian Ramsey Office Phone: 870-460-1574 Email: ramsey@uamont.edu SID Fax: 870-460-1174 Press Box Phone: 870-460-1939 Web Page: www.uamsports.com

Returning Stat Leaders

Avg. 6.6 4.2

TD 12 3

Avg./G 119.9 62.8

Att-Cmp-Int 356-209-9

Yds. 2700

TD 25

Avg./G 245.5

Receiving Jywin Ceaser

Rec. 30

Avg. 11.0

TD 0

Avg./G 33.0

Defense Quenton Arnett

UT 35

70

Yds. 1319 628

Yds. 330 AT 10

Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 9 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8

Sept. 23, 1978 Nov. 9, 1991 Nov. 7, 1992

Overall: Arkansas-Monticello, 2-1 Current win streak: Arkansas-Monticello, 2 In Stephenville: Arkansas-Monticello, 1-0 In Monticello, Ark.: Tied, 1-1 Last Meeting: Nov. 7, 1992, Ark.-Monticello won 39-32 in Monticello McElroy vs. Arkansas-Monticello: first meeting

Passing Scott Buisson

at Tarleton, Stephenville at Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff, Ark. Delta State Henderson State at Arkansas Tech, Russellville, Ark. Ouachita Baptist at West Georgia, Carrollton, Ga. at West Alabama, Livingston, Ala. Harding North Alabama at Southern Arkansas, El Dorado, Ark.

at Arkansas-Pine Bluff Missouri S&T at Delta State at Henderson State Arkansas Tech at Ouachita Baptist West Georgia West Alabama at Harding at North Alabama Southern Arkansas

7 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 3 p.m. 6 p.m. TBA

7-4 overall

W, 21-7 W, 42-24 L, 37-31 W, 51-48 L, 38-35 W, 44-24 W, 50-17 W, 27-14 W, 46-43 L, 45-14 L, 23-16

Tarleton vs. Arkansas-Monticello

Series Information

Att. 199 150

Aug. 27 Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 8 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7

2008 Schedule

Coaching Staff

Rushing Scott Buisson Johnny Polite

Quarterback Scott Buisson

2009 Schedule

Team Information

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Game 1 – Aug. 27, 2009

TT TFL Sack INT PBU FF FR 45 3.0-5 - 6-43 7 - -

Tarleton won, 10-7 Arkansas-Monticello won, 35-21 Arkansas-Monticello won, 39-32

Away Home Away

Series Notes • This is the first meeting between the two teams since 1992. • Tarleton head coach Sam McElroy is 2-1 against teams not in the Lone Star Conference with wins coming against Western New Mexico (45-21 in 2005) and Stephen F. Austin (27-24 in 2007). McElroy lost at Texas State in 2006 (27-23). • McElroy is 4-1 in games that do not count in the LSC overall standings. The head coach is 3-1 in season openers in his four years and 3-1 in home openers as well. • Outside of South Division play, McElory is 15-3, including back-toback 5-0 starts to the season. • Tarleton has claimed six of the last eight season openers, dating back to the 2001 season. The Texans are 6-2 in home openers in that time span as well.

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Northeastern State

Game 2 – Sept. 5, 2009

Head Coach Kenny Evans

2009 Schedule

Team Information

Coaching Staff

SID Contact: Scott Pettus Office Phone: 918-458-2071 Email: pettusr@nsuok.edu SID Fax: 918-458-2339 Press Box Phone: Web Page: www.nsuoksports.com

Rec. 26

Defense Terrance Gaston

UT 37

Away Away Home Away Home Home

Series Notes • The Texans have won the last four meetings; however, this is only the third time head coach Sam McElroy will coach against Northeastern State.

Avg. 3.0

TD 2

Avg./G 54.3

Yds. 1207

TD 7

Avg./G 109.7

• The only time the Texans have won a football game in Tahlequah, Okla. was the last trip to the most northeast school in the conference. • The RiverHawks have not defeated Tarleton since Oct. 26, 2002 in Tahlequah, Okla., 29-28, in overtime. The only other NSU victory was also Tahlequah in the first series meeting in 1993.

• NSU changed its mascot from Redmen to RiverHawks last year. RiverHawks was chosen among the following reasons: the connection to the Illinois River (a traditional recreation area for TT TFL Sack INT PBU FF FR NSU students since the school was founded in 1909). Along with the geographic reference, RiverHawks was popular because the 85 8.0-25 3.0-13 - 8 2 name represents a bird that is “swift and courageous,” “master of its surroundings,”

Yds. 253 AT 48

Northeastern State won, 38-16 Northeastern State won, 29-28 (OT) Tarleton won, 48-44 Tarleton won, 52-14 Tarleton won, 34-25 Tarleton won, 38-10

Avg. 9.7

TD 0

Avg./G 25.3

2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 LSC Division Champions • 2001 LSC Co-Champion

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University

Receiving Trey McVay

L, 22-3 L, 38-10 L, 7-3 L, 42-14 L, 55-49 OT L, 38-37 L, 17-16 W, 45-20 L, 28-3 L, 59-9 L, 24-13

Conference

Returning Stat Leaders Att-Cmp-Int 192-101-8

at Arkansas Tech at Tarleton Midwestern State Texas A&M-Kingsville *at East Central *Texas A&M-Commerce *at Southwestern Oklahoma Southwest Baptist *at Southeastern Oklahoma at West Texas A&M *Central Oklahoma

History

Sept. 11, 1993 Oct. 26, 2002 Oct. 25, 2003 Oct. 23, 2004 Sept. 17, 2005 Sept. 6, 2008

Series Information

Passing Kaelin Woods

Aug. 28 Sept. 06 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 04 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 01 Nov. 08

1-10 overall

Tarleton vs. Northeastern State

Overall: Tarleton, 4-2 Current win streak: Tarleton, 4 In Stephenville: Tarleton, 3-0 In Tahlequah: NSU, 2-1 Last Meeting: Sept. 16, 2008, Tarleton won at home, 38-10 McElroy vs. NSU: 2-0 Yds. 489

2008 Schedule

2008 Review

SID Staff

Arkansas Tech 7 p.m. Tarleton 7 p.m. at Midwestern State, Wichita Falls 7 p.m. at Texas A&M-Kingsville, Kingsville 7 p.m. *East Central 2 p.m. *at Texas A&M-Commerce, Commerce 6 p.m. *Southwestern Oklahoma 7 p.m. at Southwest Baptist, Bolivar, Mo. 1:30 p.m. *Southeastern Oklahoma 2 p.m. West Texas A&M 7 p.m. *at Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Okla. 2 p.m.

Opponents

Head Coach: Kenny Evans Alma Mater: Northeastern State (‘82) Overall Record: 1-10 (one year) Record at NSU: Same Office Phone: 918-444-3913 Assistant Coaches: Charlie Cooper, Asst. HC/RB; Brad Cornelsen, OC; David Morgan, OL; Matt Hodgson, DC; Beau Davidson, DL; John Murray, DB.

Aug. 27 Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7

Texan Football

2008 Record: 1-10, 0-5/6th LSC North, 0-9/13th LSC Overall Postseason: 12-10 First Year (Overall record): 1909 (448-368) Starters Returning: 14 (6 off, 5 def, 3 special) Lettermen Returning: 34 (17 off, 14 def, 3 special) Top Offensive Returners: Prince McKinney, RB; Trey McVay, WR; Joe Kok, P. Top Starters Returners: T.J. Raymond, DL; Terrance Gaston, LB; Johnny Evans, LB.

Rushing Att. Prince McKinney 161

Punter Joe Kok

Preview Staff Players

General Information

Location: Tahlequah, Oklahoma Founded: 1909 Enrollment: 9,000 Nickname: Riverhawks Colors: Green and White Conference: Lone Star (North Division) Affiliation: NCAA Division II Stadium (Surface): Doc Wadley Stadium (Poligrass) Capacity: 12,500 President: Dr. Don Betz Athletics Director: Jeffrey Konya


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Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

East Central

Game 3 – Sept. 12, 2009

General Information

Location: Ada, Okla. Founded: 1909 Enrollment: 4,500 Nickname: Tigers Colors: Orange and Black Conference: Lone Star (North Division) Affiliation: NCAA Division II Stadium (Surface): Norris Field (Natural Grass) Capacity: 5,000 President: Dr. John R. Hargrove Athletics Director: Brian DeAngelis

Head Coach Tim McCarty

2009 Schedule

Team Information

2008 Record: 3-8, 2-3/4th LSC North, 2-7/10th LSC Overall Postseason: 4-5 First Year (Overall record): 1909 (N/A) Starters Returning: 14 (7 off, 7 def) Lettermen Returning:37 Offensive Starters Returning: QB Marcus Johnson; Joshua Maldanado, TB; Jerold Loveless, WR; Justin Nail, OG; Adam Orendac, OG; Cody McDaniel, C; Thurman Sims, TE. Defensive Starters Returning: Kevin Avey, LB; Curtis Niccum, LB; Maurice Lanclos, DE; Darnell Barnes, DT; Floyd Wafer, DT; Trevor Carpenter, SS; Tyrone Gibbs, DB.

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Tim McCarty Alma Mater: Fort Hays State, ‘85 Overall Record: 29-32 Record at ECU: 9-11, two years (2004, 2005) Office Phone: 580-559-5362 Assistant Coaches: Todd Fugett, DC; Rashad Jackson, OC; Travis Reust, Operations; Kyle Wilson, TE; Matt Storm, DL; Mark Hodges, WR; Andrew O’Neil, LB; Lucas Peters, RB; Dionte’ Dean, DB.

SID Staff

Series Information

Returning Stat Leaders

L, 58-14 L, 44-14 L, 38-6 L, 34-24 W, 55-49 OT L, 66-7 W, 37-30 OT L, 27-15 W, 42-21 L, 30-17 L, 38-31

East Central won, 35-13 East Central won, 28-0 East Central won, 54-20 East Central won, 34-16 Tarleton won, 21-14 East Central won, 16-0 Tarleton won, 33-26 Tarleton won, 24-21 East Central won, 35-12 Tarleton won, 45-35 Tarleton won, 33-31 Tarleton won, 35-26 Tarleton won, 42-14 East Central won, 21-17 Tarleton won, 44-7 Tarleton won, 38-6

Away Home Away Home Away Home Away Home Home Away Away Home Away Home Home Away

TD 10

Avg./G 38.3

• The Texans won the season opener in 2007 over East Central in Stephenville and followed up with a rainy victory last season in Ada. • East Central last won against Tarleton in Stephenville on Nov. 16, 1968 when the Tigers downed the Texans, 54-20.

Yds. 3110

TD 20

Avg./G 282.7

Receiving Tyrone Gibbs

Rec. 42

Avg. 12.6

TD 52.8

Avg./G

Defense Curtis Niccum

UT 31

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at Sam Houston State Texas A&M-Kingsville Tarleton State at Angelo State *Northeastern State at Abilene Christian at Southern Nazarene *at Texas A&M-Commerce *Southwestern Oklahoma *at Central Oklahoma *at Southeastern Oklahoma

Avg. 4.0

Att-Cmp-Int 446-269-16

AT 17

Aug. 28 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8

3-8 overall

Series Notes

Passing Marcus Johnson

Yds. 528

at Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, Neb. 7 p.m. at Texas A&M-Kingsville, Kingsville 7 p.m. at Tarleton State, Stephenville 7 p.m. Angelo State 6 p.m. *at Northeastern State, Tahlequah, Okla. 2 p.m. Abilene Christian 2 p.m. at Incarnate Word, San Antonio 2 p.m. *Texas A&M-Commerce 2 p.m. *at Southwestern Oklahoma, Weatherford, Okla. 6 p.m. *Central Oklahoma 6 p.m. *Southeastern Oklahoma 2 p.m.

2008 Schedule

Nov. 5, 1966 Nov. 11, 1967 Nov. 16, 1968 1969 Sept. 1, 1990 Sept. 7, 1991 Sept. 5, 1992 Sept. 4, 1993 Sept. 2, 1995 Sept. 21, 1996 Sept. 25, 1999 Oct. 5, 2002 Oct. 4, 2003 Oct. 2, 2004 Aug. 25, 2007 Sept. 13, 2008

Overall: Tarleton, 9-7 Current win streak: Tarleton, 2 In Stephenville: ECU, 5-3 In Ada, Okla.: Tarleton, 6-2 Last Meeting: Sept. 13, 2008, Tarleton won 38-6 in Ada McElroy vs. ECU: 2-0 Yds. 383

Aug. 27 Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7

Tarleton vs. East Central

SID Contact: Brian Johnson Office Phone: 580-559-5258 Email: bjohnson@ecok.edu SID Fax: 580-332-8361 Press Box Phone: 580-332-7442 Web Page: www.ecutigersports.com

Rushing Att. Joshua Maldanado 96

Quarterback Marcus Johnson

TT TFL 48 6-32

• ECU starting quarterback Marcus Johnson spent some time at Tarleton while planning to play for the Texans. However, Johnson Sack INT PBU FF FR transferred to ECU when Tiger head coach Kurt Nichols took the job at ECU in 2007. Nichols coached Johnson at Cisco Junior College. 3-26 - 1 - -

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Central Oklahoma

Game 4 – Sept. 19, 2009

Head Coach Tracy Holland

2009 Schedule

Team Information

at Pittsburg State, Pittsburg, Kan. 7 p.m. at West Texas A&M, Canyon 6 p.m. at Texas A&M-Kingsville, Kingsville 7 p.m. Tarleton 6 p.m. *at Texas A&M-Commerce, Commerce 6 p.m. Southwest Baptist 2 p.m. *at Southeastern Okla., Durant, Okla. 2:30 p.m. *Southwestern Oklahoma 6 p.m. at Midwestern State, Wichita Falls 7 p.m. *at East Central, Ada, Okla. 6 p.m. *Northeastern State 2 p.m.

2008 Schedule

Coaching Staff

SID Contact: Mike Kirk Office Phone: 405-974-2142 Email: mkirk@ucok.edu SID Fax: 405-974-3820 Press Box Phone: 405-974-2505 Web Page: www.bronchosports.com

Tarleton vs. Central Oklahoma

Returning Stat Leaders

Avg. 3.7

TD 8

Avg./G 48.7

Att-Cmp-Int 316-172-3

Yds. 1990

TD 11

Avg./G 180.9

Receiving Ryan Gallimore

Rec. 51

Avg. 12.1

TD 7

Avg./G 56.1

Defense Terrence Hill

UT 39

Yds. 617

TT TFL 89 5-13

Home Away Away Home Away Home Away Home

Series Notes • This will be the first trip to Edmond, Okla. for head coach McElroy since taking over the helm of the Texans. • Tarleton is 1-3 in Edmond with the last win on Nov. 16, 2002. • The Bronchos have the series lead, 5-3. However, the Texans have taken three of the last four meetings, dating back to 2002. • UCO is under its second year with head coach Terry Holland, who has installed a wide-open spread offense.

• This will be the first time the Texans have played at the renovated Wantland Stadium. Tarleton has played on the new field turf that was Sack INT PBU FF FR installed in 2003, but a new three-level pressbox and new seating on - 1-12 1 1 0 both sides of the field were added to the stadium in 2005.

2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 LSC Division Champions • 2001 LSC Co-Champion

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Passing Brandon Noohi

Central Oklahoma won, 47-0 Central Oklahoma won, 17-14 Central Oklahoma won, 28-19 Central Oklahoma won, 31-17 Tarleton won, 34-27 Tarleton won, 38-23 Central Oklahoma won, 42-17 Tarleton won, 42-17

Conference

Overall: UCO, 5-3 Current win streak: Tarleton, 1 In Stephenville: Tied, 2-2 In Edmond: UCO, 3-1 Last Meeting: Sept. 20, 2008, Tarleton won 42-17 in Stephenville McElroy vs. UCO: 1-0

Nov. 4, 1995 Nov. 9, 1996 Sept. 27, 1997 Sept. 26, 1998 Nov. 16, 2002 Nov. 15, 2003 Sept. 25, 2004 Sept. 20, 2008

L, 16-12 L, 49-18 L, 41-6 L, 42-17 W, 21-13 W, 43-40 W, 41-7 W, 23-16 W, 38-33 W, 30-17 W, 24-13

History

Series Information

Yds. 536

Pittsburg State West Texas A&M Texas A&M-Kingsville at Tarleton *Texas A&M-Commerce at Southwest Baptist *Southeastern Oklahoma *at Southwestern Oklahoma Midwestern State *East Central *at Northeastern State

2008 Review

SID Staff

Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8

7-4 overall

Opponents

Head Coach: Tracy Holland Alma Mater: University of Northern Colorado (‘78) Overall Record: 7-4 (one year) Record at UCO: Same Office Phone: 405-974-2147 Assistant Coaches: Steve Patterson, Asst. HC/DC; Jay Wilkinson, OC; Calvin Miller, DL; Brandon Hall, LB; Steve Dunn, DB.

AT 50

Aug. 29 Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7

Texan Football

2008 Record: 7-4, 5-0/1st LSC North, 6-3/T3rd LSC Overall Postseason: 1-1 First Year (Overall record): 1902 (585-329-47) Starters Returning: 11 (6 off, 7 def, 0 special) Lettermen Returning: 31 (16 off, 15 def, 0 special) Offensive Starters Returning: Ryan Gallimore, WR; Kendall Hendricks, WR; Brandon Noohi, QB; Da’Marean Pullen, RB; Jeremy Palmoore, OL; Matt Jackson, WR. Defensive Starters Returning: Terry Hardeman, LB; Terrence Hill, LB; Freddie Harris, DE; Jermelle Cudjo, DL; Giorgio Durham, DB.

Rushing Att. Da’Marean Pullen 145

Quarterback Brandon Noohi

Preview Staff Players

General Information

Location: Edmond, Okla. Founded: 1890 Enrollment: 15,500 Nickname: Bronchos Colors: Bronze and Blue Conference: Lone Star (North Division) Affiliation: NCAA Division II Stadium (Surface): Wantland Stadium (Turf) Capacity: 10,000 President: Dr. W. Roger Webb Athletics Director: Joe Muller


2009 Texan Football

2001 LSC Champions

Southwestern Oklahoma Game 5 – Sept. 26, 2009 - Family Weekend General Information

Location: Weatherford, Okla. Founded: 1901 Enrollment: 5,000 Nickname: Bulldogs Colors: Navy Blue, White Conference: Lone Star Affiliation: NCAA Division II Stadium (Surface): Milam Stadium (grass) Capacity: 9,000 President: Dr. John Hays Athletics Director: Todd Thurman

Head Coach Dan Cocannouer

2009 Schedule

67 All-Americans

Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

Team Information

2008 Record: 3-8, 1-5/5th LSC North, 1-8/T11th LSC Overall Postseason: 3-2 First Year (Overall record): 1905 (426-435-5) Starters Returning: 15 (6 off, 7 def, 2 special) Lettermen Returning: 32 (2 special) Offensive Starters Returning: Steve Day, QB; Johnathan Haggerty, WR; Joe Sawyer, TE; Jake Olivarez, OL; Jordan Pettit, OL; Stephen Speer, OL. Defenive Starters Returning: Tim Stephenson, DE; Cory Summers, DT; Fred Leak, LB; Jaron Burgess, LB; Jeff Lemmon, CB; Sam Nwafor, SS; Carlos Bates, CB.

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Dan Cocannouer Alma Mater: Southwestern Oklahoma, ‘78 Overall Record: First year Record at SWOSU: Same Office Phone: 580-774-7144 Assistant Coaches: Todd Helton, DC; Toby Trotter, DB; Josh Musick, LB; Dustin Hada, OL.

SID Staff

SID Contact: Justin Tinder Office Phone: 580-774-7162 Email: justintinder@swosu.edu SID Fax: 580-774-7144 Press Box Phone: 580-774-7001 Web Page: www.swosu.edu/athletics Overall: Tarleton, 13-10 Current win streak: Tarleton, 5 In Stephenville: Tarleton, 8-2 (since 1964) In Weatherford, Okla. : SWOSU, 6-4 (since 1964) Last Meeting: Sept. 27, 2008, Tarleton won 24-21 in Weatherford McElroy vs. SWOSU: 4-0

Returning Stat Leaders Att. 6

Passing Steve Day

Att-Cmp-Int 448-225-17

Receiving Rec. Johnathan Haggerty 28 Defense Jaron Burgess

74

UT 44

Yds. 32

Yds. 392 AT 37

Aug. 27 Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7

at Emporia State, Emporia, Kan. Eastern New Mexico at Angelo State, San Angelo West Texas A&M at Tarleton, Stephenville *Southeastern Oklahoma *at Northeastern State, Tahlequah, Okla. *at Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Okla. *East Central Oklahoma Panhandle *Texas A&M-Commerce

2008 Schedule

Aug. 28 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8

7 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m.

3-8 overall

at Northwestern Oklahoma at Eastern New Mexico Angelo State at West Texas A&M Tarleton *at Southeastern Oklahoma *Northeastern State *Central Oklahoma *at East Central Oklahoma Panhandle *at Texas A&M-Commerce

W, 33-7 L, 37-24 L, 24-2 L, 42-20 L, 24-21 L, 29-21 W, 17-16 L, 23-16 L, 42-21 W, 42-7 L, 21-3

Tarleton vs. Southwestern Okla.

Series Information

Rushing Bruce Hatton

Quarterback Steve Day

Avg. 5.3

TD 0

Avg./G 2.9

Yds. 2561

TD 18

Avg./G 232.8

Avg. 14.0

TD 4

Avg./G 43.6

Sept. 16, 1961 1962 1963 Nov. 21, 1964 Nov. 20, 1965 Nov. 19, 1966 Nov. 18, 1967 Nov. 9, 1968 Nov. 8, 1969 Oct. 2, 1976 Oct. 1, 1977 Oct. 3, 1992 Oct. 2, 1993 Sept. 11, 1999 Sept. 16, 2000 Sept. 15, 2001 Nov. 9, 2002 Nov. 8, 2003 Nov. 6, 2004 Sept. 24, 2005 Sept. 30, 2006 Sept. 29, 2007 Sept. 27, 2008

Tarleton won, 20-14 Southwestern won, 20-13 Southwestern won, 14-7 Tarleton won, 31-0 Southwestern won, 43-7 Tarleton won, 42-7 Southwestern won, 24-16 Tarleton won, 42-28 Southwestern won, 52-7 Southwestern won, 10-0 Southwestern won, 17-14 Southwestern won, 27-0 Southwestern won, 12-7 Tarleton won, 7-3 Tarleton won, 27-22 Tarleton won, 21-20 Tarleton won, 33-30 Southwestern won, 21-17 Tarleton won, 46-12 Tarleton won, 19-6 Tarleton won, 21-19 Tarleton won, 43-19 Tarleton won, 24-21

Series Notes

Home Away Home Away Home Away Away Home Away Home Home Away Home Home Away Home Away Away Home Away

• The Texans have won nine of the last 10 meetings between the two teams, including the last four. The last Bulldog victory came on Nov. TT TFL Sack INT PBU FF FR 8, 2003. 81 12-44 1-12 1-20 3 1 • Tarleton has outscored SWOSU 153-77 in the last five contests between the two squads.

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2009 Tarleton Football

Texas A&M-Kingsville

Game 6 – Oct. 3, 2009

Head Coach Bo Atterberry

Quarterback Billy Garza

2008 Schedule

Team Information

Delta State East Central Central Oklahoma Northeastern State *at West Texas A&M, Canyon *Tarleton at Texas A&M-Commerce, Commerce *at Midwestern State, Wichita Falls *Eastern New Mexico *at Abilene Christian, Abilene *Angelo State

2008 Schedule

7-4 overall

Tarleton vs. Texas A&M Kingsville

Passing Billy Garza

Yds. 206

Avg. 5.7

TD 0

Avg./G 22.9

Att-Cmp-Int 370-209-12

Yds. 2787

TD 12

Avg./G 253.4

Receiving Ryan Lincoln

Rec. 48

Avg. 15.4

TD 4

Avg./G 67.3

Defense Derrick Thomas

UT 35

Yds. 740 AT 17

Series Notes

• The Texans’ only win in Kingsville against the Javelinas came on Oct. 6, 2007 – the last time the teams met in south Texas.

• Tarleton has won just four times against Texas A&M-Kingsville and TT TFL Sack INT PBU FF FR the Texans are 10-1 in Kingsville. 52 0.5-4 - 1 1 1 -

2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 LSC Division Champions • 2001 LSC Co-Champion

75

University

Att. 36

Away Home Away Home Away Home Away Home Away Home Away Home Away Home Away Home Away Away Home Away Home

Conference

Returning Stat Leaders

Rushing Joe Williams

A&M-Kingsville won, 37-20 A&M-Kingsville won, 13-7 A&M-Kingsville won, 33-7 Tarleton won, 34-33 A&M-Kingsville won, 51-7 A&M-Kinsgville won, 28-0 A&M-Kingsville won, 61-24 A&M-Kingsville won, 51-0 A&M-Kingsville won, 40-10 A&M-Kingsville won, 43-14 A&M-Kingsville won, 42-7 Tarleton won, 23-7 A&M-Kingsville won, 31-19 A&M-Kingsville won, 23-20 A&M-Kingsville won, 16-3 A&M-Kingsville won, 23-15 A&M-Kingsville won, 34-10 (Playoffs) A&M-Kingsville won, 24-21 Tarleton won, 23-0 Tarleton won, 31-21 A&M-Kingsville won, 27-16

History

Series Information

Overall: TAMUK, 17-4 Current win streak: TAMUK, 1 In Stephenville: TAMUK, 7-3 In Kingsville: TAMUK, 10-1 Last Meeting: Oct. 4, 2008, TAMUK won 27-16 in Stephenville McElroy vs. TAMUK: 2-2

Oct. 31, 1970 Oct. 30, 1971 Oct. 28, 1972 Oct. 27, 1973 Nov. 2, 1974 Nov. 1, 1975 Oct. 22, 1994 Sept. 30, 1995 Oct. 5, 1996 Oct. 4, 1997 Oct. 3, 1998 Oct. 2, 1999 Sept. 30, 2000 Sept. 29, 2001 Sept. 28, 2002 Sept. 27, 2003 Nov. 22, 2003 Oct. 1, 2005 Oct. 7, 2006 Oct. 6, 2007 Oct. 4, 2008

2008 Review

SID Staff

SID Contact: Shane Meling Office Phone: 361-593-2870 Email: shane.meling@tamuk.edu SID Fax: 361-593-3180 Press Box Phone: 361-522-2593 Web Page: http://www.javelinaathletics.com

L, 40-14 W, 44-14 W, 41-6 W, 42-14 L, 55-35 W, 27-16 W, 35-0 L, 38-16 W, 35-32 L, 42-17 W, 38-14

Opponents

Head Coach: Bo Atterberry Alma Mater: Southeastern Oklahoma (‘98) Overall Record: 10-12, two years Record at TAMUK: same Office Phone: 361-593-2411 Assistant Coaches: Clay Patterson, OC; David Calloway, DC; Jaime Martinez, OL; John Schroff, WR; Kyle Pool, LB; Ryan Beard, RB; Carlos Alvarado, DB; John Mannino, DL; Mike Martinez, Def. Asst.

Aug. 28 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8

Coaching Staff

at North Dakota at East Central at Central Oklahoma at Northeastern State *West Texas A&M *at Tarleton Texas A&M-Commerce *Midwestern State *at Eastern New Mexico *Abilene Christian *Angelo State

7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 8 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m.

Texan Football

2008 Record: 7-4, 3-3/T3rd LSC South, 6-3/T3rd LSC Overall Postseason: 34-12 First Year (Overall record): 1925 (558-256-16) Starters Returning: 19 (9 off, 8 def, 2 special) Lettermen Returning: 41 (19 off, 19 def, 3 special) Offensive Starters Returning: Damian Couthren, WR; Ryan Lincoln, WR; Jorge Guerra, LT; Marketih Wesley, LG; Timothy Byerly, C; Colby Lowrie, RG; Michael Mosmeyer, RT; Darryl Malone, WR; Billy Garza, QB; Christian Brom, PK. Defensive Starters Returning: Eric John, CB; Jimmy Lugo, DE; Jimmy Saddler-McQueen, DT; Dondi Cooks, DT; Derrick Thomas, CB; Arlen Childress, MB; John Reeves, RV; Stuart Moffitt, SS; Cody Smith, P.

Aug. 29 Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7

Preview Staff Players

General Information

Location: Kingsville, Texas Founded: 1925 Enrollment: 6,800 Nickname: Javelinas Colors: Blue, Gold Conference: Lone Star Affiliation: NCAA Division II Stadium (Surface): Javelina Stadium (Natural Grass) Capacity: 15,000 President: Dr. Steven Tallant Athletics Director: Scott Gines


2009 Texan Football

2001 LSC Champions

Midwestern State

Four-Time LSC Division Championships Three Academic All-Americans

Hall of Fame Weekend

General Information

Location: Wichita Falls, Texas Founded: 1922 Enrollment: 6,000 Nickname: Mustangs Colors: Maroon, Gold Conference: Lone Star Affiliation: NCAA Division II Stadium (Surface): Memorial Stadium (AstroPlay) Capacity: 14,362 President: Dr. Jesse W. Rogers Athletics Director: Charlie Carr

Head Coach Bill Maskill

2008 Record: 6-4, 3-3/T3rd LSC South, 5-4/6th LSC Overall Postseason: 3-3 First Year (Overall four-year record): 1926 (167-178-10) Starters Returning: 16 (9 off, 6 def, 2 special) Lettermen Returning: 51 (26 off, 23 def, 2 special) Offensive Starters Returning: Lance Calloway, C; Zack Eskridge, QB; Sasan Faradineh< TE; hank Gilley, OL; Matt Hanson, OL; Marcus Mathis, RB; Dillion Sullivan, OL; Andy Tanner, WR; Clifton Washington, OL; Jose Martinez, PK; Beejay Mathis, PR/KR. Defensive Starters Returning: Emmanuel Bagley, LB; Ryan Craven, S; Antoine Cumby, CB; Kennedy Ezimako, DT; Micah Hill, CB; Stephen Turner, DE;

Aug. 29 Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 03 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7

Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Head Coach: Bill Maskill Sept. 20 Alma Mater: Western Kentucky ('71) Sept. 27 Overall Record: 65-32, nine years Oct. 4 Record at MSU: 52-24, seven years Oct. 11 Office Phone: 940-397-4940 Oct. 18 Assistant Coaches: Rich Renner, DC; Dean Norsworthy, OC; Nathaniel Oct. 25 Jones, DB; Richard Lage, DL; Brian Natkin, OL; Justin Carrigan, SC. Nov. 1 Nov. 8

SID Staff

SID Contact: Trey Reed Office Phone: 940-397-4818 Email: trey.reed@mwsu.edu SID Fax: 940-691-8129 Press Box Phone: 940-720-3039 Web Page: athletics.mwsu.edu Overall: Tarleton, 13-4 Current win streak: Tarleton, 6 In Stephenville: Tarleton, 7-2 In Wichita Falls:Tarleton, 6-2 Last Meeting: Oct. 11, 2008, Tarleton won 37-16 in Wichita Falls McElroy vs. MSU: 4-0

Returning Stat Leaders

Passing Zack Eskridge Receiving Andy Tanner

Avg. 5.6

TD 5

Avg./G 62.5

Att-Cmp-Int 254-159-8

Yds. 1682

TD 18

Avg./G 186.9

Rec. 26

Avg. 11.0

TD 4

Avg./G 28.7

Defense UT AT Emmanuel Bagley 20 45

76

Yds. 625

Yds. 287

Nov. 5, 1988 Sept. 30, 1989 Nov. 3, 1990 Nov. 2, 1991 Sept. 10, 1994 Sept. 9, 1995 Sept. 5, 1996 Oct. 8, 1997 Oct. 7, 1998 Oct. 6, 1999 Oct. 4, 2000 Oct. 3, 2001 Sept. 11, 2004 Oct. 8, 2005 Oct. 14, 2006 Oct. 13, 2007 Oct. 11, 2008

7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. 1 p.m.

6-4 overall

Southeastern Oklahoma at Northeastern State Newberry (S.C.) *Angelo State *at West Texas A&M *Tarleton State *at Texas A&M-Kingsville *at Central Oklahoma *Eastern New Mexico *at Abilene Christian

Tarleton vs. Midwestern State

Series Information

Att. 112

all times CST

New Mexico Highlands at Southeastern Oklahoma, Durant, Okla. Northeastern State at Incarnate Word, San Antonio *at Angelo State, San Angelo *West Texas A&M *at Tarleton, Stephenville *Texas A&M-Kingsville *Central Oklahoma *at Eastern New Mexico, Portales, N.M. *Abilene Christian

2008 Schedule

Coaching Staff

Rushing Marcus Mathis

Quarterback Zack Eskridge

2009 Schedule

Team Information

67 All-Americans

Game 7 – Oct. 10, 2009 -

Tarleton won, 41-6 Tarleton won, 20-6 Tarleton won, 35-0 Midwestern State won, 41-14 Tarleton won, 45-21 Midwestern State won, 44-35 Tarleton won, 23-10 Tarleton won, 29-28 Tarleton won, 37-16 Midwestern State won, 21-3 Midwestern State won, 44-23 Tarleton won, 44-37 Tarleton won, 19-3 Tarleton won, 37-7 Tarleton won, 38-17 Tarleton won, 44-32 Tarleton won, 37-16

W, 27-20 W, 7-3 W, 24-10 W, 17-3 L, 42-14 L, 37-16 W, 38-16 L, 38-33 W, 59-16 L, 47-17 Away Home Home Away Home Away Home Home Away Home Home Away Away Home Away Home Away

Series Notes • Tarleton head coach Sam McElroy has defeated the Mustangs in each of his four seasons, helping Tarleton take the last six meetings between the two teams. • The last MSU victory came on Oct. 4, 2000 when the Mustangs, then the Indians, defeated the Texans 44-23 in Stephenville.

TT TFL Sack INT PBU FF FR 65 - - - 2 1 1 • Tarleton has won the last four Hall of Fame Weekend games, all of which have come under McElroy’s direction.

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2009 Tarleton Football

Eastern New Mexico

Game 8 – Oct. 19, 2009

Head Coach Mark Ribaudo

Team Information

Coaching Staff

SID Contact: Adam Pitterman Office Phone: 505-562-4309 Email: adam.pitterman@enmu.edu SID Fax: 505-562-4384 Press Box Phone: 505-562-2404 Web Page: www.enmu.edu/athletics

Avg. 4.8

TD 7

Avg./G 42.7

Att-Cmp-Int 395-216-7

Yds. 1852

TD 14

Avg./G 205.8

Receiving Darian Dale

Rec. 62

Avg. 11.4

TD 4

Avg./G 70.4

Defense Nathan Uland

UT 39

Yds. 704 AT 57

TT TFL 96 7-15

1961 1962 1963 Sept. 25, 1965 Oct. 29, 1983 Oct. 15, 1994 Oct. 14, 1995 Oct. 19, 1996 Oct. 18, 1997 Oct. 17, 1998 Oct. 16, 1999 Oct. 14, 2000 Oct. 13, 2001 Oct. 15, 2005 Oct. 21, 2006 Oct. 20, 2007 Oct. 18, 2008

Eastern New Mexico won, 42-20 Eastern New Mexico won, 13-7 Eastern New Mexico won, 33-6 Eastern New Mexico won, 20-12 Eastern New Mexico won, 21-6 Eastern New Mexico won, 10-7 Eastern New Mexico won, 28-7 Eastern New Mexico won, 24-17 Eastern New Mexico won, 26-20 Eastern New Mexico won, 42-7 Eastern New Mexico won, 27-13 Eastern New Mexico won, 34-27 Tarleton won, 55-14 Tarleton won, 34-27 Tarleton won, 48-0 Tarleton won, 40-10 Tarleton won, 42-21

Away Home Away Home Away Home Away Home Away Home Away Home Away Home

Series Notes • After winning the first 12 meetings between the two schools, Eastern New Mexico has dropped the last five contests by a combined score of 219-72.

Sack INT PBU FF FR • Tarleton has won the last two meetings between the two teams in 0.5-0 - - 1 - Blackwater Draw, N.M. - the site of Greyhound Stadium. • Head coach Sam McElroy is 4-0 against the Greyhounds.

2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 LSC Division Champions • 2001 LSC Co-Champion

77

University

Passing J.J. Harp

L, 16-9 W, 37-24 L, 29-14 L, 38-14 L, 56-11 L, 25-13 L, 51-27 L, 42-21 L, 35-32 L, 59-16 W, 59-13

Conference

Returning Stat Leaders Yds. 470

at Southern Nazarene Southwestern Oklahoma at Southeastern Oklahoma at Texas A&M-Commerce *Abilene Christian *at Angelo State *West Texas A&M *at Tarleton *Texas A&M-Kingsville *at Midwestern State at Okla. Panhandle State

8 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 3 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. 7 p.m.

History

Overall: ENMU 12-5 Current win streak: Tarleton, 5 In Stephenville: ENMU, 4-3 (since 1965) In Portales, N.M.: ENMU, 5-2 (since 1965) Last Meeting: Oct. 18, 2008, Tarleton won 42-21 in Stephenville McElroy vs. ENMU: 4-0 Att. 97

2-9 overall

Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8

at Colorado State-Pueblo, Pueblo, Colo. at Southwestern Okla., Weatherford, Okla. Southeastern Oklahoma Texas A&M-Commerce *at Abilene Christian, Abilene *Angelo State *at West Texas A&M, Canyon *Tarleton *at Texas A&M-Kingsville, Kingsville *Midwestern State Incarnate Word

Tarleton vs. Eastern New Mexico

Series Information

Rushing Joseph Banyard

2008 Schedule

Aug. 29 Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7

2008 Review

SID Staff

all times CST

Opponents

Head Coach: Mark Ribaudo Alma Mater: Arizona ('88) Overall Record: 15-28, four years Record at ENMU: same Office Phone: 505-562-2238 Assistant Coaches: Mike Howard, OC; Todd Wallis, DC/ILB; Draco Miller, OL; Larry Varnado, DL; Tim Ojeda, OLB; Jacob Ward, WR.

2008 Schedule

Texan Football

2008 Record: 2-9, 0-6/7th LSC South, 1-8/T11th LSC Overall Postseason: 0-1 First Year (Overall four-year record): 1940 (328-322-16) Starters Returning: 15 (8 off, 7 def, 0 special) Lettermen Returning: 31 (15 off, 16 def, 0 special) Top Offensive Starters Returning: Jessie Poku, WR; Darian Dale, WR; J.J. Harp, WR. Top Defensive Starters Returning: Nathan Uland, LB; Tillman Stevens, DB; Texavier Henry, LB.

Quarterback J.J. Harp

Preview Staff Players

General Information

Location: Portales, N.M. Founded: 1934 Enrollment: 4,135 Nickname: Greyhounds Colors: Green, Silver Conference: Lone Star Affiliation: NCAA Division II Stadium (Surface): Greyhound Stadium (Natural Grass) Capacity: 6,100 President: Dr. Steven G. Gamble Athletics Director: Dr. Jeff Geiser


2009 Texan Football

2001 LSC Champions

Abilene Christian

Four-Time LSC Division Championships Three Academic All-Americans

Homecoming

General Information

Location: Abilene, Texas Founded: 1906 Enrollment: 4,800 Nickname: Wildcats Colors: Purple and White Conference: Lone Star Affiliation: NCAA Division II Stadium (Surface): Shotwell Stadium (SafePlay Turf) Capacity: 15,000 President: Dr. Royce Money Athletics Director: Jared Mosley

Head Coach Chris Tomsen

2009 Schedule

Team Information

67 All-Americans

Game 9 – Oct. 24, 2009 -

2008 Record: 11-1, 6-0/1st LSC South, 9-0/1st LSC Overall Postseason: 8-3 First Year (Overall four-year record): 1919 (444-370-32) Starters Returning: 12 (5 off, 7 def, 4 special) Lettermen Returning: 42 Offensive Starters Returning: Emery Dudensing, FB; Tony Washington, LT; Royland Tubbs, LG; Trevis Turner, RT; Edmund Gates, WR; Cody Brown, DS; Zach Stewart, H; Marcus Franklin, KR. Defensive Starters Returning: Aston Whiteside, DE; Nick Jones, DE; Bryson Lewis, OLB; Eric Edwards, ILB; Fred Thompson, OLB; Alex Harbison, CB; Tony Harp, FS.

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Chris Thomsen Alma Mater: Texas Christian ('93) Overall Record: 33-13, four years Record at ACU: same Office Phone: 325-674-2042 Assistant Coaches: Ken Collums, OC/QB; Clayton Farrell, DB; Jason Johns, DC/LB; Brock Sherwood, WR; Keith Wagner, RB; Joe Walker, LB; Nathan Young, OL.

SID Staff

SID Contact: Lance Fleming Office Phone: 325-674-2693 Email: flemingl@acu.edu SID Fax: 325-674-2689 Press Box Phone: 325-671-4673 Web Page: www.acusports.com

Series Information

Overall: ACU, 11-7 Current win streak: ACU, 2 In Stephenville: ACU, 7-3 In Abilene: Tied, 4-4 Last Meeting: Oct. 25, 2008, ACU won 37-17 in Abilene McElroy vs. ACU: 1-3

Returning Stat Leaders

Rushing Edmund Gates

Att. 11

Passing Zach Stewart

Avg. 8.5

TD 1

Avg./G 8.5

Att-Cmp-Int 87-59-1

Yds. 666

TD 5

Avg./G 60.5

Receiving Edmund Gates

Rec. 31

Avg. 23.1

TD 8

Avg./G 65.1

Defense Fred Thompson

UT 34

78

Yds. 94

Yds. 716 AT 22

Aug. 27 Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 07

Northwest Missouri 7 p.m. Fort Lewis 6 p.m. at Texas A&M-Commerce, Dallas (Cotton Bowl) 5 p.m. Southeastern Oklahoma 6 p.m. 6 p.m. *Eastern New Mexico 2 p.m. at East Central, Ada, Okla. 6 p.m. *at Angelo State, San Angelo 2 p.m. *West Texas A&M 6 p.m. *at Tarleton, Stephenville *Texas A&M-Kingsville 2 p.m. 1 p.m. *at Midwestern State, Wichita Falls

2008 Schedule

Aug. 30 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 22 Nov. 29

Wide Receiver Edmund Gates

11-1 overall

at Northwest Missouri Texas A&M-Commerce at Southeastern Oklahoma *at Eastern New Mexico East Central *Angelo State *at West Texas A&M *Tarleton *at Texas A&M-Kiingsville *Midwestern State West Texas A&M (NCAA Playoffs) Northwest Missouri State (NCAA Playoffs)

Tarleton vs. Abilene Christian

Nov. 3, 1973 Nov. 9, 1974 Nov. 8, 1975 Oct. 23, 1993 Oct. 21, 1995 Oct. 26, 1996 Oct. 25, 1997 Oct. 24, 1998 Oct. 23, 1999 Oct. 21, 2000 Oct. 20, 2001 Sept. 21, 2002 Sept. 20, 2003 Sept. 18, 2004 Oct. 22, 2005 Oct. 28, 2006 Oct. 27, 2007 Oct. 25, 2008

Abilene Christian won, 49-7 Abilene Christian won, 56-14 Abilene Christian won, 35-21 Abilene Christian won, 57-15 Abilene Christian won, 38-18 Abilene Christian won, 20-10 Abilene Christian won, 23-17 Tarleton won, 33-31 Tarleton won, 14-9 Tarleton won, 15-13 Tarleton won, 52-7 Tarleton won, 12-8 Tarleton won, 41-7 Abilene Christian won, 31-14 Abilene Christian won, 18-7 Tarleton won, 37-36 Abilene Christian won, 70-63 Abilene Christian won, 37-17

W, 44-27 W, 45-14 W, 59-10 W, 56-11 W, 66-7 W, 51-7 W, 52-35 W, 37-17 W, 42-17 W, 47-17 W, 93-68 L, 45-36

Home Away Home Home Away Home Away Home Away Home Away Home Away Home Home Away Home Away

Series Notes

• Prior to last season, the visiting team has won the contest between the two teams the previous four seasons. • The Texans are 7-2 in Homecoming games this decade and 27-21 overall since the 1961 season.

• The Texans and the Wildcats have met for Tarleton’s Homecoming TT TFL Sack INT PBU FF FR five times previous to this season. ACU has won three of those 56 14-75 7.5-61 - 4 1 1 games.

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2009 Tarleton Football

Angelo State

Game 10 – Oct. 31, 2009 Location: San Angelo Founded: 1928 Enrollment: 6,250 Nickname: Rams Colors: Blue and Gold Conference: Lone Star Affiliation: NCAA Division II Stadium (Surface): San Angelo Stadium (Safe Play Plus turf) Capacity: 17,500 President: Dr. Joseph C. Rallo Athletics Director: Kathleen Brasfield

Team Information

Coaching Staff

SID Contact: Dave Wester Office Phone: 325-942-2378 Email: dwester@angelo.edu SID Fax: 325-942-2298 Press Box Phone: 325-947-3893 Web Page: www.angelosports.com

TD

Avg./G

Passing Att-Cmp-Int Josh Neiswander 290-156-8

Yds. 1901

TD 7

Avg./G 190.1 (2007)

Receiving Rec. Antwon Williams 21

Avg. 11.7

TD 1

Avg./G 24.5 (2007)

Defense Ian Ritchey

UT 27

AT 44

L, 21-14 L, 13-10 W, 24-2 W, 34-24 L, 17-3 W, 25-13 L, 51-7 L, 35-0 L, 27-0 L, 31-24 L, 38-14

Nov. 13, 1965 Nov. 12, 1966 Oct. 28, 1967 Nov. 2, 1968 Nov. 1, 1969 Oct. 3, 1970 Oct. 2, 1971 Sept. 30, 1972 Sept. 29, 1973 Oct. 5, 1974 Oct. 1, 1975 Oct. 1, 1994 Oct. 28, 1995 Nov. 2, 1996 Nov. 1, 1997 Oct. 31, 1998 Oct. 30, 1999 Oct. 28, 2000 Oct. 27, 2001 Sept. 14, 2002 Sept. 13, 2003 Oct. 29, 2005 Nov. 04, 2006 Nov. 03, 2007 Oct. 30, 2008

Tarleton won, 54-14 Tarleton won, 44-8 Angelo won, 34-20 Tarleton won, 24-10 Angelo won, 40-14 Angelo won, 43-0 Angelo won, 42-13 Angelo won, 28-7 Angelo won, 32-6 Angelo won, 55-7 Angelo won, 36-10 Angelo won, 52-42 Angelo won, 35-7 Tarleton won, 42-38 Angelo won, 47-13 Angelo won, 24-16 Angelo won, 27-17 Angelo won, 45-25 Tarleton won, 41-7 Tarleton won, 38-0 Tarleton won, 40-9 Tarleton won, 30-17 Tarleton won, 41-10 Tarleton won, 38-10 Tarleton won, 31-24

Away Home Away Home Away Home Away Home Away Home Away Away Away Home Away Home Away Away Home Away Home Away Home Away Home

Series Notes

• Tarleton has won the last seven games in this series, by a combined score of 259-76.

TT TFL Sack INT PBU FF FR 71 10-43 2-16 1-0 - - • Head Coach Sam McElroy is 4-0 against the Rams, including a 2-0 mark against ASU in San Angelo.

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79

University

Avg.

Yds. 245

at Texas State at Texas A&M-Commerce at Southwestern Oklahoma East Central *at Midwestern *Eastern New Mexico *at Abilene Christian Southeastern Oklahoma *West Texas A&M *at Tarleton *Texas A&M-Kingsville

Conference

Returning Stat Leaders Yds.

Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Oct. 30 Nov. 8

3-8 overall

History

Series Information

Att.

2008 Schedule

6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 3 p.m. 6 p.m. 2 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m.

Tarleton vs. Angelo State

Overall: ASU, 14-11 Current win streak: Tarleton, 7 In Stephenville: Tarleton, 7-4 In San Angelo: Angelo, 10-4 Last Meeting: Oct. 30, 2008, Tarleton won 31-24 in Stephenville McElroy vs. ASU: 4-0

Rushing None

Texas A&M-Commerce at Texas State, San Marcos Southwestern Oklahoma at East Central, Ada, Okla. *Midwestern State *at Eastern New Mexico, Portales, N.M. *Abilene Christian at Southeastern Oklahoma, Durant, Okla. *at West Texas A&M, Canyon *Tarleton *at Texas A&M-Kingsville, Kingsville

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SID Staff

2009 Schedule

Aug. 29 Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7

Opponents

Head Coach: Dale Carr Alma Mater: Colorado State ('87) Overall Record: 14-18, three years Record at ASU: same Office Phone: 325-942-2264 x222 Assistant Coaches: Scott Clough, Asst. HC/OC; Matt Fryar, Co-DC/ DB; Brandon Lacy, Co-DC/DL; Russell Gaskamp, OL.

Linebacker Ian Ritchey

Texan Football

2008 Record: 3-8, 1-5/6th LSC South, 3-6/9th LSC Overall Postseason: 7-8 First Year (Overall record): 1964 (270-204-5) Starters Returning: 14 (5 off, 7 def, 2 special) Letterwinners Returning: 43 Offensive Starters Returning: Josh Neiswander, QB; Bradan Ritchey, TE; Brian Dickey, OL; Zack Bradley, OL; Stephen Boyles, OL. Defenive Starters Returning: Dustin Arthur, DL; Zach Petitt, DL; Cody Smith, DL; Edward Cantrell, LB; Ian Ritchey, LB; Pete Parker, LB; Rickey McKinley, DB.

Head Coach Dale Carr

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General Information


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2001 LSC Champions

West Texas A&M

Game 11 – Nov. 7, 2008

General Information

Location: Canyon Founded: 1910 Enrollment: 7,550 Nickname: Buffaloes Colors: Maroon, White Conference: Lone Star Affiliation: NCAA Division II Stadium (Surface): Kimbrough Memorial Stadium (FieldTurf) Capacity: 20,000 President: Dr. Patrick O’Brien Athletics Director: Michael McBroom

Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

Team Information

2008 Record: 11-2, 5-1/2nd LSC South, 8--1/2nd LSC Overall Postseason: 7-4 First Year (Overall record): 1910 (442-467-22) Starters Returning: 8 (3 off, 4 def, 1 special) Lettermen Returning: 38 (18 off, 18 def, 2 special) Offensive Starters Returning: Keithon Flemming, RB; Daniel Sherwood, OL; J’Marcus Webb, OL; James Chandler, PK. Defenive Starters Returning: Mark Ford, OLB; Curtis Jefferson, DB; Broderick Marshall, DL; Anthony Scott, ILB.

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Don Carthel Alma Mater: Eastern New Mexico ('74) Overall Record: 77-33-1, ten years Record at WTAMU: 33-5 Office Phone: 806-651-4413 Assistant Coaches: Scott Parr, OC; Colby Carthel, DC; Nick Paremski, Asst. HC/DB; Justin Deason, LB; Bob King, DL; Billy Best, OL, Maurice Lane, DB; Jared May, WR; Jarrod Hinton, DB; Jake Willingham, RB; Joel Hinton, WR.

SID Staff

SID Contact: Kent Johnson Office Phone: 806-651-4406 Email: kjohnson@wtamu.edu SID Fax: 806-651-4409 Press Box Phone: 806-656-6139 Web Page: www.gobuffsgo.com Overall: Tarleton, 9-9 Current win streak: West Texas A&M, 4 In Stephenville: Tied, 4-4 In Canyon: Tied, 5-5 Last Meeting: Nov. 8, 2008, West Texas A&M won 51-0 in Canyon McElroy vs. WTAMU: 0-4

67 All-Americans

Returning Stat Leaders

Passing Taylor Harris

Defense Curtis Jefferson

80

Yds. 756

Att-Cmp-Int 55-33-0

Receiving Rec. Keithon Flemming 39 UT 30

Yds. 341 AT 20

Running Back Keithon Flemming

2009 Schedule Aug. 29 Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7

Grand Valley State Central Oklahoma at Central Washington, Ellensburg, Wash. at Southwestern Okla., Weatherford, Okla. *Texas A&M-Kingsville *at Midwestern State, Wichita Falls *Eastern New Mexico *at Abilene Christian, Abilene *Angelo State at Northeastern State, Tahlequah, Okla. *at Tarleton, Stephenville

2008 Schedule Aug. 28 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 16 Nov. 22

6 p.m. 6 p.m. 3 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 2 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m.

11-2 overall

at Mesa State at Central Oklahoma Azusa Pacific Southwestern Oklahoma *at Texas A&M-Kingsville *Midwestern State *at Eastern New Mexico *Abilene Christian *at Angelo State Northeastern State *Tarleton Central Washington (NCAA Playoffs) at Abilene Christian (NCAA Playoffs)

W, 23-20 W, 49-18 W, 75-13 W, 42-20 W, 55-35 W, 42-14 W, 51-27 L, 52-35 W, 27-0 W, 59-9 W, 51-0 W, 49-42 L, 93-68

Tarleton vs. West Texas A&M

Series Information

Rushing Att. Keithon Flemming 135

Head Coach Dan Carthel

Avg. 5.6

TD 13

Avg./G 63.0

Yds. 298

TD 3

Avg./G 37.2

Avg. 8.7

TD 1

Avg./G 28.4

TT TFL 50 1-5

Sept. 15, 1990 Oct. 31, 1992 Oct. 30, 1993 Oct. 29, 1994 Oct. 7, 1995 Oct. 12, 1996 Oct. 11, 1997 Oct. 10, 1998 Oct. 9, 1999 Oct. 7, 2000 Oct. 6, 2001 Nov. 2, 2002 Nov. 1, 2003 Oct. 30, 2004 Nov. 5, 2005 Nov. 11, 2006 Nov. 10, 2007 Nov. 8, 2008

Tarleton won, 16-15 Tarleton won, 36-7 Tarleton won, 28-27 West Texas A&M won, 59-33 West Texas A&M won, 46-23 Tarleton won, 27-17 West Texas A&M won, 31-17 West Texas A&M won, 35-6 West Texas A&M won, 7-6 Tarleton won, 43-19 Tarleton won, 62-3 Tarleton won, 42-17 Tarleton won, 42-27 Tarleton won, 34-14 West Texas A&M won, 30-26 West Texas A&M won, 21-16 West Texas A&M won, 39-14 West Texas A&M won, 51-0

Away Home Away Home Away Home Away Home Away Home Away Away Home Away Home Away Home Away

Series Notes

• West Texas A&M is the only Lone Star Conference team that Tarleton head coach Sam McElroy has not defeated. The head coach is 0-4 against the Buffs.

Sack INT PBU FF FR 0.5-4 1-21 6 1 1 • The Buffs have made the NCAA playoffs in each of the last four seasons.

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Series Records Series Started

Score

Att.

Series Started – 1977 11-16-0 Sherman W, 21-13 Stephenville W, 24-7 Sherman W, 3-0 Sherman L, 17-13 Stephenville L, 34-20 Stephenville L, 23-13 Sherman L, 23-7 Sherman L, 50-7 Stephenville L, 30-21 Sherman L, 28-18 Stephenville L, 10-7 Stephenville L, 17-3 200 Sherman L, 34-0 Sherman L, 24-0 1669 Stephenville L, 20-19 2000 Stephenville W, 24-21 1500 at L, 23-3 Sherman W, 27-10 14869 Stephenville W, 38-21 3300 Stephenville W, 42-0 4000 Sherman W, 35-17 Sherman L, 32-17 3596 Stephenville L, 33-15 4100 Stephenville W, 20-6 3218 Sherman W, 16-10 3500 Stephenville W, 20-17 4050 Sherman L, 10-7 2100

Baker (Kan.) Nov. 28, 1987

Series Started – 1987 Stephenville L, 13-12

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0-1-0

81

University

Austin College Oct. 8, 1977 Sept. 8, 1978 Oct. 14, 1978 Sept. 8, 1979 Oct. 13, 1979 Sept. 20, 1980 Oct. 25, 1980 Sept. 26, 1981 Oct. 31, 1981 Oct. 9, 1982 Nov. 13, 1982 Oct. 8, 1983 Nov. 12, 1983 Oct. 20, 1984 Nov. 10, 1984 Oct. 19, 1985 Nov. 9, 1985 Oct. 18, 1986 Nov. 8, 1986 Oct. 24, 1987 Nov. 14, 1987 Oct. 8, 1988 Nov. 12, 1988 Oct. 7, 1989 Nov. 11, 1989 Sept. 29, 1990 Sept. 28, 1991

Conference

2-4-0

Series Started – 1964 L, 16-7 L, 10-0 W, 21-7 L, 27-19 L, 17-14 W, 19-17

History

N/A N/A N/A N.A N/A N/A

2008 Review

Seires Started – 1965 11-14-0 San Angelo W, 54-14 Stephenville W, 44-8 San Angelo L, 34-20 Stephenville W, 24-10 San Angelo L, 40-14 Stephenville L, 43-0 San Angelo L, 42-13 Stephenville L, 28-7 San Angelo L, 32-6 Stephenville L, 55-7 San Angelo L, 36-10 San Angelo L, 52-42 6000 San Angelo L, 35-7 7850 Stephenville W, 42-38 1800 San Angelo L, 47-13 8000 Stephenville L, 24-16 1200 San Angelo L, 27-17 5000 San Angelo L, 45-25 2750 Stephenville W, 41-7 4000 San Angelo W, 38-0 6200 Stephenville W, 40-9 3284 San Angelo W, 30-17 8594 Stephenville W, 41-10 5763 San Angelo W, 38-10 6500 Stephenville W, 31-24 6,314

Arkansas Tech 1964 1965 Oct. 22, 1966 1967 1968 1969

3100 1750

Opponents

Angelo State Nov. 13, 1965 Nov. 12, 1966 Oct. 28, 1967 Nov. 2, 1968 Nov. 1, 1969 Oct. 3, 1970 Oct. 2, 1971 Sept. 30, 1972 Sept. 29, 1973 Oct. 5, 1974 Oct. 4, 1975 Oct. 1, 1994 Oct. 28, 1995 Nov. 2, 1996 Nov. 1, 1997 Oct. 31, 1998 Oct. 30, 1999 Nov. 18, 2000 Oct. 27, 2001 Sept. 14, 2002 Sept. 13, 2003 Oct. 29, 2005 Nov. 4, 2006 Nov. 3, 2007 Oct. 30, 2008

1-2-0

Texan Football

Abilene Christian Series Started – 1973 8-10-0 Nov. 3, 1973 Stephenville L, 49-7 Nov. 9, 1974 Abilene L, 56 Nov. 8, 1975 Stephenville L, 35-21 Oct. 23, 1993 Abilene L, 57-15 9500 Oct. 21, 1995 Abilene L, 38-18 8450 Oct. 26, 1996 Stephenville L, 20-10 5150 Oct. 15, 1997 Abilene L. 23-17 8000 Oct. 24, 1998 Stephenville W, 33-31 4800 Oct. 23, 1999 Abilene W, 14-9 8500 Oct. 21, 2000 Stephenville W, 15-13 3700 Oct. 20, 2001 Abilene W, 52-7 9672 Sept. 21, 2002 Stephenville W, 12-9 6200 Sept. 20, 2003 Abilene W, 41-7 6500 Sept. 18, 2004 Stephenville L, 31-14 6018 Oct. 22, 2005 Stephenville L, 18-7 4762 Oct. 21, 2006 Abilene W, 37-36 9000 Oct. 27, 2007 Stephenville L, 70-63 6412 Oct. 25, 2008 Abilene L, 37-17 10585

Arkansas-Monticello Series Started – 1978 Sept. 23, 1978 at Arkansas-Monticello W, 10-7 Nov. 9, 1991 Stephenville L, 35-21 Nov. 7, 1992 at Arkansas-Monticello L, 39-32

Preview Staff Players

Opponent


2009 Texan Football

67 All-Americans

Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

Series Records Baptist Christian (La.) Series Started - 1974 Sept. 14, 1974 Shreveport, La. W, 43-0

1-0-0

Chadron State (Neb.) Series Started – 2001 1-0-0 Nov. 17, 2001 Chadron, Neb. - NCAA Playoffs W, 28-24 5400

Benedictine (Kan.) Series Started – 1986 Nov. 22, 1986 Stephenville W, 40-38

1-0-0

Colorado Mines Series Started – 1984 Sept. 15, 1984 Golden, Colo. W, 21-14

1-0-0 1196

Bethany (Kan.) Series Started – 1987 Nov. 21, 1987 Stephenville W, 38-26

1-0-0

5-0-0

Benedictine (Kan.) Series Started – 1986 Nov. 22, 1986 Stephenville W, 40-38

1-0-0

Corpus Christi Series Started – 1961 1961 Stephenville W, 29-8 1962 N/A W, 20-0 1963 N/A W, 21-0 1964 N/A W, 7-0 Oct. 16, 1965 Stephenville W, 7-6

Bethany (Kan.) Series Started – 1987 Nov. 21, 1987 Stephenville W, 38-26

1-0-0

Bishop College Series Started – 1971 Sept. 18, 1971 Stephenville W, 33-6 Sept. 16, 1972 Dallas (Cotton Bowl) L, 19-14** Sept. 13, 1975 Stephenville L, 27-2 Sept. 11, 1976 Dallas L, 7-0 **Bishop later forfeited this game

2-2-0

California-Davis Series Started – 2001 0-1-0 Nov. 24, 2001 Davis, Calif. - NCAA Playoffs L, 42-25 Cameron (Okla.) Series Started – 1968 1968 N/A L, 44-21 Sept. 14, 1991 Stephenville L, 24-7 Sept. 12, 1992 Lawton, Okla. W, 17-6

1-2-0

Central Oklahoma Series Started – 1995 Nov. 4, 1995 Stephenville L, 47-0 Nov. 9, 1996 Edmond, Okla. L, 17-14 Sept. 27, 1997 Edmond, Okla. L, 28-19 Sept. 26, 1998 Stephenville L, 31-17 Nov. 16, 2002 Edmond, Okla. W, 34-27 Nov. 15, 2003 Stephenville W, 38-23 Sept. 25, 2004 Edmond, Okla. L, 42-17 Sept. 20, 2008 Stephenville W, 42-17

3-5-0 1200 1800 3800 4000 2300 3218 6648 5618

82

2750 2150

East Central 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 Nov. 5, 1966 Nov. 11, 1967 Nov. 16, 1968 1969 Sept. 1, 1990 Sept. 7, 1991 Sept. 5, 1992 Sept. 4, 1993 Sept. 2, 1995 Sept. 21, 1996 Sept. 25, 1999 Oct. 5, 2002 Oct. 4, 2003 Oct. 2, 2004 Aug. 25, 2007 Sept. 13, 2008

Series Started – 1961 8-12-0 Ada, Okla. L, 21-6 N/A L, 13-3 N/A L, 44-13 N/A L, 14-0 N/A L, 28-0 Ada, Okla. L, 35-13 Stephenville L, 28-0 Ada, Okla. L, 54-20 N/A L, 34-16 Stephenville W, 21-14 2250 Stephenville L, 16-0 2500 Ada, Okla. W, 33-26 2300 Stephenville W, 24-21 1800 Stephenville L, 35-12 3200 Ada, Okla. W, 45-35 2600 Ada, Okla. W, 33-31 2500 Stephenville W, 35-26 3100 Ada, Okla. W, 42-14 2800 Stephenville L, 21-17 3156 Stephenville W, 44-7 5618 Ada, Okla. W, 38-6 900

Eastern New Mexico Series Started – 1961 4-12-0 1961 N/A L, 42-20 1962 N/A L, 13-7 1963 N/A L, 33-6 Sept. 25, 1965 Portales, N.M. L, 20-12 Oct. 29, 1983 Stephenville L, 21-6 2800 Oct. 15, 1994 Portales, N.M. L, 10-7 750 Oct. 14, 1995 Stephenville L, 28-7 750 Oct. 19, 1996 Portales, N.M. L, 24-17 625 Oct. 18 1997 Stephenville L, 26-20 5200

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Series Records Portales, N.M. Stephenville Portales, N.M. Stephenville Portales, N.M. Stephenville Portales, N.M. Stephenville

L, 35-6 L, 27-13 L, 34-27 W, 55-14 W, 34-27 W, 48-0 W, 40-10 W, 42-21

Evangel (Mo.) Series Started – 1987 Oct. 3, 1987 Stephenville W, 35-22 Findlay (Ohio) Series Started – 1978 Nov. 18 1978 Stephenville L, 13-6

1-0-0 500

Lubbock Christian Series Started – 1979 Sept. 22, 1979 Lubbock W, 55-0 Oct. 27, 1979 Stephenville W, 36-6 Oct. 4, 1980 Stephenville W, 31-0 Nov. 8, 1980 Lubbock W, 28-7 Oct. 8, 1981 Lubbock W, 18-11 Nov. 14, 1981 Stephenville W, 26-0 3-3-0 Sept. 18 1982 Stephenville W, 31-0 Oct. 23, 1982 Lubbock W, 37-14

8-0-0

N/A N/A N/A N/A

Series Started – 1961 25-13-0 L, 42-8 L, 33-12 W, 29-13 L, 12-7

2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 LSC Division Champions • 2001 LSC Co-Champion

83

University

1000

McMurry 1961 1962 1963 1964

Conference

Henderson State Series Started – 1961 1961 N/A W, 21-14 1962 Stephenville W, 14-12 1963 N/A L, 3-0 1964 N/A W, 21-7 Sept. 22, 1984 Arkadelphia, Ark. L, 34-7 Sept. 21, 1985 Stephenville L, 26-6

Lindenwood (Mo.) Series Started – 1993 Nov. 6, 1993 Stephenville W, 31-14

History

Series Started – 1973 2-6-1 Stephenville L, 21-7 Oct. 30, 1976 Searcy, L, 24-7 Stephenville W, 12-7 Searcy, Ark. T, 17-17 Stephenville L, 21-14 5000 Stephenville W, 49-46 4850 Searcy, Ark. L, 28-21-OT 4800 Stephenville L, 44-16 3200 Searcy, Ark. L, 52-38 4700

2008 Review

Harding Sept. 8, 1973 Ark. Oct. 22, 1977 Sept. 20, 1986 Sept. 19, 1987 Sept. 20, 1997 Sept. 19, 1998 Sept. 4, 1999 Sept. 2, 2000

Opponents

Hardin-Simmons Series Started – 1990 Oct. 20, 1990 Stephenville W, 27-7 Oct. 19, 1991 Abilene W, 35-0 Oct. 17, 1992 Abilene L, 24-14 Oct. 16, 1993 Stephenville W, 44-37

Texan Football

Georgia Southwestern Series Started – 1983 Sept. 24, 1983 Americus, Ga. L, 9-7

Howard Payne Series Started – 1965 8-13-0 1965 N/A L, 6-0 Sept. 16, 1966 N/A L, 7-0 1967 N/A L, 35-13 1968 N/A L, 28-14 1969 N/A L, 30-10 1970 N/A L, 38-21 Oct. 23, 1971 Brownwood L, 29-14 Oct. 21, 1972 Stephenville L, 20-16 Oct. 20, 1973 Brownwood L, 31-0 1-0-0 Oct. 26, 1974 Stephenville L, 41-6 3300 Oct. 25, 1975 Brownwood L, 7-6 Oct. 23, 1976 Stephenville W, 38-21 Sept. 14, 1985 Brownwood L, 20-9 1200 0-1-0 Sept. 13, 1986 Stephenville W, 2-21 5000 Sept. 12, 1987 Brownwood W, 16-6 Sept. 17, 1988 Brownwood W, 21-3 1100 Oct. 22, 1988 Stephenville W, 31-14 5500 0-1-0 Sept. 16, 1989 Stephenville W, 21-3 4100 Oct. 21, 1989 Brownwood L, 44-7 6127 Sept. 22, 1990 Stephenville W, 36-22 3850 Oct. 27, 1990 Stephenville W, 40-19 4125 3-1-0 4800 2000 Langston (Okla.) Series Started – 1990 2-1-0 3750 Oct. 13, 1990 Stephenville W, 22-21 2500 9850 Nov. 14, 1992 Stephenville L, 43-16 1200 Sept. 1, 2001 Stephenville W, 47-13 3100 2000 5300 2000 4800 800 5787 3400 5348

Preview Staff Players

Oct. 17, 1998 Oct. 17, 1999 Oct. 14, 2000 Oct. 13, 2001 Oct. 15, 2005 Oct. 21, 2006 Oct. 20, 2007 Oct. 18, 2008


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67 All-Americans

Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

Series Records 1965 Sept. 24, 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 Nov. 6, 1971 Sept. 9, 1972 Nov. 12, 1977 Oct. 7, 1978 Nov. 11 1978 Oct. 6, 1979 Nov. 8, 1979 Sept. 13, 1980 Oct. 18 1980 Sept. 19, 1981 Oct. 24, 1981 Oct. 2, 1982 Nov. 6, 1982 Oct. 1, 1983 Nov. 5, 1983 Oct. 13, 1984 Nov. 3, 1984 Oct. 12, 1985 Nov. 2, 1985 Oct. 11, 1986 Nov. 1, 1986 Oct. 17, 1987 Nov. 7, 1987 Sept. 8, 1988 Oct. 15, 1988 Sept. 9,. 1989 Oct. 14, 1989 Oct. 6, 1990

N/A Stephenville N/A N/A N/A N/A Stephenville Abilene Abilene Abilene Stephenville Stephenville Abilene Abilene Stephenville Stephenville Abilene Abilene Stephenville Stephenville Abilene Stephenville Abilene Abilene Stephenville Stephenville Abilene Abilene Stephenville Stephenville Abilene Abilene Stephenville Stephenville

L, 3-0 W, 12-7 L, 36-0 L, 58-7 L, 38-15 L, 19-14 W, 24-21 W, 24-14 W, 27-14 W, 21-6 W, 29-6 W, 20-14 L, 14-10 L, 21-11 L, 28-0 W, 22-12 W, 21-10 W, 21-7 W, 12-3 L, 7-3 L, 17-0 W, 20-3 W, 7-0 W, 18-15 W, 44-19 W, 21-14 W, 21-14 W, 45-20 W, 37-6 W, 24-0 W, 35-7 W, 37-10 W, 28-10 W, 42-7

Sept. 11, 2004 Oct. 8, 2005 Oct. 14, 2006 Oct. 13, 2007 Oct. 11, 2008

2000 1500 1800 1500 2500 5100 5000 5000 2500 3200 3250 4382 1000

Wichita Falls Stephenville Wichita Falls Stephenville Wichita Falls

W, 19-3 W, 37-7 W, 38-17 W, 44-32 W, 37-16

9500 4136 6138 5712 7752

New Mexico Highlands Series Started – 1997 Sept. 4, 1997 Stephenville L, 34-29 Sept. 3, 1998 Stephenville L, 21-14 Sept. 5, 2002 Stephenville W, 53-7 Aug. 26, 2004 Stephenville W, 35-7

2-2-0 4000 4200 2400 2538

Northeastern State Series Started – 1993 Sept. 11, 1993 Tahlequah, Okla. L, 38-16 Oct. 26, 2002 Tahlequah, Okla. L, 29-28-OT Oct. 25, 2003 Stephenville W, 48-44-OT Oct. 23, 2004 Tahlequah, Okla. W, 52-14 Sept. 17, 2005 Stephenville W, 34-25 Sept. 6, 2008 Stephenville W, 38-10

4-2-0 6300 200 4382 1500 5352 4928

Northwestern Oklahoma State Series Started – 1976 2-2-0 Sept. 25, 1976 Stephenville W. 15-14 Sept. 24, 1977 Alva, Okla. L, 42-22 Sept. 21, 1991 Alva, Okla. L, 27-21 2850 Oct. 24, 1992 Stephenville W, 35-17 4800 Northwestern State (La.) Series Started – 1962 0-2-0 1962 Stephenville L, 31-6 Sept. 18, 1999 Natchitoches, La. L, 52-6 14450

Oklahoma Panhandle State Series Started – 1985 1-2-0 Midwestern State Series Started – 1988 13-5-0 Sept. 7, 1985 Stephenville L, 12-0 2000 Oct. 1, 1988 Stephenville W, 41-6 3800 Sept. 6, 1986 Goodwell, Okla. L, 27-12 Nov. 5, 1988 Wichita Falls L, 20-17 7500 Sept. 19, 1992 Stephenville W, 31-7 3200 Sept. 30, 1989 Wichita Falls W, 20-6 8707 Nov. 4, 1989 Stephenville W, 49-11 2200 Nov. 3, 1990 Stephenville W, 35-0 2100 Ouachita Baptist Series Started – 1992 1-2-0 Nov. 2, 1991 Wichita Falls L, 41-14 1000 Sept. 26, 1992 Stephenville W, 21-8 2600 Sept. 8, 1994 Stephenville W, 45-21 3300 Sept. 26, 1993 Arkadelphia, Ark. L, 49-23 100 Sept. 9, 1995 Wichita Falls L, 44-35 3800 Sept. 24, 1994 Stephenville L, 42-12 3500 Sept. 5, 1996 Stephenville W, 23-10 3850 Nov. 8 1997 Stephenville W, 29-28 1800 Nov. 7, 1998 Wichita Falls W, 37-16 900 Prairie View A&M Series Started – 1994 2-0-0 Nov. 6, 1999 Stephenville L, 21-3 2800 Nov. 5, 1994 Prairie View W, 70-20 11000 Nov. 4, 2000 Stephenville L, 44-23 2800 Sept. 23, 1995 Stephenville W, 44-6 3300 Nov. 3, 2001 Wichita Falls W, 44-37 4500 84 2009 Texan Football Media Guide • tarletonsports.com


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Series Records 2-0-0 4250 1400

2008 Review History Conference University

85

Opponents

2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 LSC Division Champions • 2001 LSC Co-Champion

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Sam Houston State Series Started – 1963 2-14-0 SW Assemblies of God Series Started – 2002 1-0-0 1963 N/A L, 21-0 Aug. 29, 2002 Stephenville W, 62-0 3000 1964 N/A L, 10-8 1965 N/A L, 14-3 Oct. 1, 1966 Huntsville W, 19-13 Southwestern Oklahoma St. Series Started – 1961 12-10-0 1967 N/A L, 23-6 Sept. 16, 1961 Stephenville W, 20-14 1968 N/A L, 28-7 1962 Stephenville L, 20-13 1969 N/A L, 29-7 1963 N/A L, 14-7 1970 N/A L, 48-7 Nov. 21, 1964 Stephenville W, 31-0 Oct. 16, 1971 Stephenville L, 16-0 Nov. 20, 1965 Weatherford, Okla. L, 43-7 Oct. 14, 1972 Huntsville L, 17-13 Nov. 19, 1966 Stephenville W, 42-7 Oct. 13, 1973 Stephenville L, 7-6 Nov. 18, 1967 Weatherford, Okla. L, 24-16 Oct. 19, 1974 Huntsville L, 35-0 Nov. 9, 1968 Stephenville W, 42-28 Oct. 18 1975 Stephenville L, 40-16 Nov. 8, 1969 Weatherford, Okla. L, 52-7 Sept. 8, 2001 Huntsville L, 61-10 7000 Oct. 2, 1976 Weatherford, Okla. L, 10-0 Oct. 9, 2003 Huntsville W, 39-20 1420 Oct. 1, 1977 Stephenville L, 17-14 Oct. 7, 2004 Huntsville L, 44-14 6144 Oct. 3, 1992 Weatherford, Okla. L, 27-0 6500 Oct. 2, 1993 Stephenville L, 12-7 1050 Sept. 11, 1999 Stephenville W, 7-3 1200 Southeastern Oklahoma State Series Started – 1976 8-5-0 Sept. 16, 2000 Weatherford, Okla. W, 27-22 5217 Oct. 16, 1976 Durant, Okla. L, 33-17 Sept. 15, 2001 Stephenville W, 21-20 2900 Oct. 15, 1977 Stephenville L, 19-10 Sept. 9, 2002 Stephenville W, 33-30 3000 Sept. 3, 1994 Stephenville L, 36-22 2300 Sept. 8, 2003 Weatherford, Okla. L, 21-17 763 Sept. 16, 1995 Durant, Okla. L, 47-0 3100 Nov. 6, 2004 Stephenville W, 46-12 2836 Sept. 14, 1996 Stephenville W, 31-25 3350 Sept. 24, 2005 Weatherford, Okla. W, 16-9 5000 Sept. 13, 1997 Durant, Okla. W, 31-22 4100 Sept. 30, 2006 Weatherford, Okla. W, 21-19 3500 Sept. 23, 2000 Stephenville W, 41-0 4100 Sept. 29, 2007 Stephenville W, 43-19 5862 Sept. 22, 2001 Durant, Okla. W, 39-32 2457 Sept. 27, 2008 Weatherford, Okla. W, 24-21 2000 Oct. 19, 2002 Stephenville W, 62-31 4000 Oct. 18 2003 Durant, Okla. W, 42-28 2100 Oct. 16, 2004 Stephenville W, 32-27 4318 Stephen F. Austin Series Started – 1963 2-8-0 Sept. 9, 2006 Stephenville L, 37-30 5326 1963 Stephenville L, 28-0 Sept. 8, 2007 Durant, Okla. W, 41-17 2067 1964 Nacogdoches L, 17-3 Aug. 28, 2008 Stephenville W, 51-10 5314 Oct. 4, 1969 Nacogdoches L, 28-19 Nov. 14, 1970 Stephenville W, 21-13 Nov. 13, 1971 Nacogdoches L, 42-7 Southern Arkansas Series Started – 1993 1-1-1 Nov. 11, 1972 Stephenville L, 40-18 Sept. 18 1993 Stephenville W, 34-31 1200 Nov. 10, 1973 Nacogdoches L, 49-28 Sept. 17, 1994 Magnolia, Ark. T, 21-21 4000 Nov. 16, 1974 Stephenville L, 35-7 Sept. 4, 2003 Stephenville L, 27-24 3853 Nov. 15, 1975 Nacogdoches W, 15-14 Sept. 12, 1998 Nacogdoches L, 28-3 6300 Sept. 1, 2007 Nacogdoches W, 27-24-OT 8192 Southwest Baptist (Mo.) Series Started – 1983 1-0-0 Oct. 22, 1983 Stephenville W, 42-7

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St. Mary’s of the Plains (Kan.) Series Started – 1989 2-0-0 Southwestern (Kan.) Series Started – 1991 Nov. 18 1989 Dodge City, Kan. - NAIAPlayoffs W, 16-6 2500 Oct. 5, 1991 Stephenville W, 18-7 Nov. 17, 1990 Stephenville - NAIA Playoffs W, 24-14 2393 Nov. 12, 1994 Stephenville W, 49-30


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Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

Series Records Sul Ross State 1969 1970 Sept. 25, 1971 Sept. 23, 1972 Sept. 22, 1973 Sept. 28, 1974 Sept. 27, 1975 Nov. 6, 1976 Sept. 10, 1977 Nov. 5, 1977 Sept. 16, 1978 Oct. 21, 1978 Sept. 15, 1979 Oct. 20, 1979 Sept. 27, 1980 Nov. 1, 1980 Oct. 3, 1981 Nov. 7, 1981 Sept. 11, 1982 Oct. 16, 1982 Sept. 17, 1983 Oct. 15, 1983 Oct. 6, 1984 Oct. 27, 1984 Oct. 5, 1985 Oct. 26, 1985 Oct. 4, 1986 Oct. 25, 1986 Oct. 8, 1987 Oct. 31, 1987 Sept. 24, 1988 Oct. 29, 1988 Sept. 23, 1989 Oct. 28, 1989 Nov. 10, 1990

Series Started – 1969 18-17-0 N/A L, 41-21 Alpine L, 21-6 Stephenville W, 24-21 Alpine L, 18-7 Stephenville L, 13-10 Alpine L, 33-22 Alpine L, 10-7 Stephenville L, 33-29 Alpine W, 32-20 Stephenville W, 32-8 Alpine W, 13-3 Stephenville W, 35-3 Stephenville W, 15-8 Alpine W, 18-15 Alpine L, 12-0 Stephenville L, 35-33 Stephenville L, 21-14 Alpine l, 30-17 Alpine L, 33-6 Stephenville L, 35-9 Stephenville W, 14-10 2500 Stephenville L, 34-10 Alpine W, 30-14 Stephenville W, 37-14 5000 Stephenville L, 13-10 2000 Alpine L, 48-7 Alpine W, 14-6 2500 Stephenville W, 27-14 2500 Stephenville W, 41-15 5000 Alpine W, 20-16 Stephenville W, 21-17-OT 3300 Alpine W, 30-0 n/a Alpine L, 24-22 2800 Stephenville W, 14-9 3200 Stephenville W, 35-7 2100

Tabor (Kan.) Series Started – 1984 Sept. 18, 1984 Stephenville W, 34-0

1-0-0 1500

Texas-Arlington Series Started – 1966 Oct. 29, 1966 N/A L, 46-15 Oct. 14, 1967 Stephenville L, 37-7

0-2-0 8500

Texas A&M-Commerce Series Started – 1970 6-10-0 Nov. 21, 1970 Stephenville L, 41-0 Nov. 20, 1971 Commerce L, 24-10 86

Nov. 18 1972 Nov. 17, 1973 Nov. 23, 1974 Nov. 22, 1975 Nov. 11 1995 Nov. 16, 1996 Nov. 15, 1997 Nov. 14, 1998 Nov. 13, 1999 Nov. 11 2000 Nov. 10, 2001 Sept. 4, 2004 Sept. 3, 2005 Sept. 23, 2006 Sept. 22, 2007 Sept. 23, 2006 Sept. 22, 2007

Stephenville Commerce Stephenville Commerce Commerce Stephenville Commerce Stephenville Commerce Stephenville Commerce Stephenville Commerce Commerce Stephenville Commerce Stephenville

L, 27-6 L, 42-13 L, 45-7 L, 49-13 L, 48-3 L, 56-17 W, 49-21 W, 35-30 W, 27-23 W, 9-7 W, 34-24 W, 42-16 W, 17-7 L, 14-13 W, 24-7 L, 14-13 W, 24-7

2200 1500 1150 500 4617 2400 7021 4216 2530 1,789 3112 1,789 3112

Texas A&M-Kingsville Series Started – 1970 3-17-0 Oct. 31, 1970 Kingsville L, 37-20 Oct. 30, 1971 Stephenville L, 13-7 Oct. 28, 1972 Kingsville L, 33-7 Oct. 27, 1973 Stephenville W, 34-33 Nov. 2, 1974 Kingsville L, 51-7 Nov. 1, 1975 Stephenville L, 28-0 Oct. 22, 1994 st Stephenville L, 61-24 10750 Sept. 30, 1995 Stephenville L, 51-0 1000 Oct. 5, 1996 Kingsville L, 40-10 4000 Oct. 4, 1997 Stephenville L, 43-14 3000 Oct. 3, 1998 Kingsville L, 42-7 8500 Oct. 2, 1999 Stephenville W, 23-7 3200 Sept. 30, 2000 Kingsville L, 31-19 6500 Sept. 29, 2001 Stephenville L, 23-20 4300 Sept. 28, 2002 Kingsville L, 16-3 13000 Sept. 27, 2003 Stephenville L, 23-15 4268 Nov. 22, 2003 Kingsville-NCAA Playoffs L, 34-10 9500 Oct. 1, 2005 Kingsville L, 24-21 7577 Oct. 7, 2006 Stephenville W, 23-0 5,287 Oct. 6, 2007 Kiingsville W, 31-21 5200 Oct. 4, 2008 Stephenville L, 27-16 4832 Texas Lutheran 1961 N/A 1962 Seguin 1963 N/A 1964 N/A 1965 N/A Oct. 8, 1966 N/A

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Series Started – 1961 6-11-0 L, 35-0 L, 34-14 W, 31-0 L, 24-8 W, 27-0 W, 28-6


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Series Records W, 28-26 L, 23-20 L, 24-6 L, 30-0 L, 42-6 L, 21-9 W, 17-7 L, 13-10 L, 21-3 W, 21-16 L, 27-6

Series Started – 1976 San Antonio L. 7-0 Stephenville W. 17-13 Stephenville W, 17-2 San Antonio T, 6-6 San Antonio W, 19-9 Stephenville L, 34-24 Stephenville W, 21-14 San Antonio L. 10-0 San Antonio W, 20-0 Stephenville W, 34-32

2-1-0 350 3200 3854

Westminster (Pa.) Series Started – 1989 0-2-0 Dec. 2, 1989 Stephenville - NAIA Playoffs L, 19-17 3650 Dec. 1, 1990 Stephenville - NAIA Playoffs L, 19-17 2401 Wilmington (Ohio) Series Started – 1991 Oct. 12, 1991 Wilmington, Ohio W, 44-14 Total (425 games):

1-0-0 1800

History

Trinity Sept. 18 1976 Sept. 17, 1977 Sept. 30, 1978 Nov. 4, 1978 Sept. 29, 1979 Nov. 3, 1979 Sept. 6, 1980 Oct. 11, 1980 Sept. 12, 1981 Oct. 17, 1981

Western New Mexico Series Started – 1991 Nov. 14, 1991 Silver City, N.M. L, 14-7 6-3-1 Sept. 9, 2000 Stephenville W, 45-7 Sept. 10, 2005 Stephenville W, 45-21

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Series Started – 1961 0-10-0 San Marcos L, 21-20 San Marcos L, 29-0 Stephenville L, 41-7 San Marcos L, 51-7 Stephenville L, 50-14 San Marcos L, 33-7 Stephenville L, 35-0 San Marcos L, 42-6 San Marcos L, 27-20 15,388

4500

Opponents

Texas State 1961 1962 Oct. 10, 1970 Oct. 9, 1971 Oct. 7, 1972 Oct. 6, 1973 Oct. 12, 1974 Oct. 11, 1975 Sept. 2, 2006

3000

Valdosta State (Ga.) Series Started – 1993 0-1-0 Oct. 9, 1993 Valdosta, Ga. L, 68-10 3215 West Texas A&M Series Started – 1990 9-8-0 Sept. 15, 1990 Stephenville W, 16-15 2850 Oct. 31, 1992 Stephenville W, 36-7 2000 Oct. 30, 1993 Canyon W, 28-27 1950 Oct. 29, 1994 Stephenville L, 59-44 5850 Oct. 7, 1995 Canyon L, 46-23 10201 Oct. 12, 1996 Stephenville W, 27-17 3650 Oct. 11, 1997 Canyon L, 31-17 9300 Oct. 8 1998 Stephenville L, 42-7 2400 Oct. 9, 1999 Canyon L, 7-6 11250 Oct. 7, 2000 Stephenville W, 42-19 1800 Oct. 6, 2001 Canyon W, 62-3 7200 Nov. 2, 2002 Canyon W, 42-17 775 Nov. 1, 2003 Stephenville W, 47-27 3728 Oct. 30, 2004 Canyon W, 34-14 2068 Nov. 6, 2005 Stephenville L, 30-26 4684 Nov. 11 2006 Canyon L, 21-16 10647 Nov. 10, 2007 Stephenville L, 39-14 6614 Nov. 8, 2008 Canyon L, 51-0 9416

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N/A N/A N/A Stephenville Stephenville Stephenville Seguin Stephenville Stephenville Stephenville Seguin

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1967 1968 1969 Sept. 7, 1974 Sept. 6, 1975 Sept. 4, 1976 Sept. 3, 1977 Sept. 29, 1984 Sept. 28, 1985 Sept. 27, 1986 Sept. 26, 1987

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Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

The Last Time... A player rushed for 200 yards: TSU - Oct. 15, 2005, Derrick Ross vs. Eastern New Mexico, 27-212 (TSU 34, ENMU 27). Opponent - Oct. 27, 2007, Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian, 29-284 (ACU 70, Tarleton 63). Two players had 100 yards rushing: TSU - Aug. 26, 2004, vs. N.M. Highlands, Derrick Ross (20-261) and Carl Steward (13161) (TSU 35, NMHU 7). Opponent - Nov. 8, 2008, Keith Flemming (128) and Wayne McKnight (103), West Texas A&M (WTAMU 51, TSU 0). A player rushed for 3 TDs: TSU - Oct. 28, 2006, Michael Sampson at Abilene Christian, 3 TDs (TSU 37, ACU 36). Opponent - Oct. 27, 2007, Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian, 6 TDs (ACU 70, TSU 63). A player passed for 300 yards: TSU - Nov. 3, 2007, Scott Grantham at Angelo State, 331 yards, 33-21-1 (TSU 38, ASU 10) Opponent - Nov. 10, 2007, Keith Null, WTAMU, 462 yards, 56-42-2 (WTAMU 38, TSU 17). A player passed for 3 TDs: TSU - Oct. 27, 2007, Scott Grantham vs. Abilene Christian, 6 TDs (ACU 70, TSU 63). Opponent - Nov. 10, 2007, Keith Null, WTAMU, 4 TDs (WTAMU 38, TSU 17). A player had 100 yards receiving: TSU - Nov. 10, 2007, Devin Guinn vs. WTAMU, 5-103 (WTAMU 38, TSU 17). Opponent - Nov. 10, 2007, Charly Martin, WTAMU, 13-147 (WTAMU 38, TSU 17). A player had 3 receiving TDs: TSU - Aug. 25, 2007, Devin Guinn vs. East Central, 3TDs (TSU 44, ECU 7). Opponent - Oct. 7, 2004, Jarrod Fuller, Sam Houston State, 3TDs (SHSU 44, TSU 14). Two players had 100 yards receiving: TSU - Oct. 27, 2007, Shamarr Prentice, 10-180, and Devin Guinn, 8-132, vs. Abilene Christian (ACU 70, TSU 63). Opponent - Sept. 25, 2004, Zach Edwards, 8-816, and Cedric Jones, 7-106, Central Oklahoma (UCO 42, TSU 17). A player scored 3 TDs: TSU - Sept. 29, 2007, Devin Guinn vs. Southwestern Oklahoma, 3TDs (TSU 43, SWOSU 19). Opponent - Oct. 27, 2007, Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian, 6 TDs (ACU 70, TSU 63).

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A player made 3 FGs: TSU - Oct. 13, 2007, Stephen Arnold vs. Midwestern State, 3-3 (TSU 44, MSU 32). Opponent - Oct. 22, 2005, Matt Adams, Abilene Christian, 3-3 (ACU 18, TSU 7).

A team had 500 yards total offense: TSU - Oct. 27, 2007, vs. Abilene Christian, 602 yards (ACU 70, TSU 63). Opponent - Nov. 8, 2008, West Texas A&M, 578 yards (WTAMU 51, TSU 0).

A punt was returned for a TD: TSU - Oct. 13, 2007, Nathan Robinson vs. Midwestern State, 87 yards (TSU 44, MSU 32). Opponent - Sept. 30, 2006, Patrick Weaver, 79 yards (TSU 21, SWOSU 19).

A team had less than 200 yards total offense: TSU - Oct. 22, 2005, vs. Abilene Christian, 167 yards (ACU 18, TSU 7). Opponent - Sept. 29, 2007, Southwestern Oklahoma, 481 yards (TSU 43, SWOSU 19).

A kickoff was returned for a TD: TSU - Sept. 22, 2001, Olan Coleman vs. Southeastern Okla., 99 yards (TSU 39, SOSU 32). Opponent - Nov. 23, 2001, Glen Adriatico, UC Davis, 66 yards (UCD 42, TSU 25). An interception was returned for a TD: TSU - Sept. 17, 2005, Tim Williams vs. Northeastern State, 35 yards (TSU 34, NSU 25). Opponent - Nov. 11, 2006, D. Hooks, West Texas A&M, 92 yards (WTAMU 21, TSU 16). A fumble was returned for a TD: TSU - Oct. 9, 2003, Ken Jones at Sam Houston State, 85 yards (TSU 39, SHSU 20). Opponent - Sept. 24, 2005, Tommy Musa, Southwestern Oklahoma, 50 yards (TSU 16, SWOSU 9). A punt was blocked: TSU - Oct. 28, 2006, Jeremy Madkins at Abilene Christian (TSU 37, ACU 36). Opponent - Oct. 22, 2005, Azzie Beagnyam, Abilene Christian (ACU 18, TSU 7).

A team passed for more than 300 yards: TSU - Nov. 3, 2007 at Angelo State, 331 yards (TSU 38, ASU 10). Opponent - Nov. 8, 2008, West Texas A&M, 325 yards (WTAMU 51, TSU 0). A team passed for less than 100 yards: TSU - Oct. 22, 2005, vs. Abilene Christian, 99 yards (ACU 18, TSU 7). Opponent - Oct. 21, 2006, Eastern New Mexico, 25 yards (TSU 48, ENMU 0). A team rushed for more than 300 yards: TSU - Sept. 10, 2005, vs. Western New Mexico, 342 yards (TSU 45, WNMU 21). Opponent - Oct. 27, 2007, Abilene Christian, 370 yards (ACU 70, TSU 63). A team rushed for less than 100 yards: TSU - Nov. 10, 2007, vs. West Texas A&M, 27-99 yards (WTAMU 38, TSU 17). Opponent - Nov. 3, 2007, Angelo State, 52 yards (TSU 38, ASU 10). A team had 50 rushing attempts: TSU - Oct. 20, 2007 at Eastern New Mexico, 50 attempts (TSU 40, ENMU 10). Opponent - Oct. 15, 2005, Eastern New Mexico, 55 attempts (TSU 34, ENMU 27).

An extra point was blocked: TSU - Oct. 13, 2007, Blake Bueltel vs. Midwestern State (TSU 44, MSU 32). Opponent - Sept. 23, 2006, at Texas A&M-Commerce (TAMUC 14, Tarleton 13).

A turnover-free game was played: TSU - Oct. 28, 2006, at Abilene Christian (TSU 37, ACU 36). Opponent - Nov. 8, 2008, West Texas A&M (WTAMU 51, Tarleton 0).

A field goal was blocked: TSU - Sept. 3, 2005, Erick Smith at Texas A&M-Commerce (TSU 17, TAMUC 7). Opponent - Sept. 4, 2003, West Texas A&M (SAU 27, TSU 24).

A team had 50 passing attempts: TSU - Oct. 27, 2007, vs. Abilene Christian, 50 attempts (ACU 70, TSU 63). Opponent - Nov. 10, 2007, West Texas A&M, 42-56 (WTAMU 38, TSU 17).

A safety was recorded: TSU - Oct. 20, 2007, Chris Bacak at Eastern New Mexico (TSU 40, ENMU 10). Opponent - Oct. 22, 2005, Abilene Christian (ACU 18, TSU 7).

A shutout occured: TSU -Oct. 21, 2006, Eastern New Mexico (TSU 48, ENMU 0) Opponent - Nov. 8, 2008, West Texas A&M (WTAMU 51, TSU 0).

A team scored 50 points: TSU - Oct. 27, 2007, vs. Abilene Christian, 63 points (ACU 70, TSU 63). Opponent - Nov. 8, 2008, West Texas A&M, 51 points (WTAMU 51, TSU 0).

A team won an overtime game: TSU - Sept. 1, 2007, at Stephen F. Austin (TSU 27, SFA 24). Opponent - Oct. 26, 2002, Northeastern State (NSU 29, TSU 28).

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Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

2008 Review/Results/Stats 2008 Season Review

For the fourth year in a row, the Tarleton Texan football team put itself in good condition to reach the program’s third straight NCAA Division II national playoffs, but the Texans – for the fourth straight year – came up just short of getting the nod from the national committee. The Texans finished the season 8-3 overall and 6-3 in the Lone Star Conference overall. In the South Division, the Texans finished tied for third with Texas A&M-Kingsville with a 3-3 record. At home, the Texans were spectacular once again, going 5-1 in Memorial Stadium, but Tarleton had its trouble on the road, going just 3-2 for the season, including a 1-2 mark in divisional play. However, there were many bright spots in the 2008 season. Roderick Smith was named a First Team All-LSC South Division runningback after a great season that saw the junior gain 1,024 yards on 137 carries. He scored 13 touchdowns and averaged 93.1 yards per game. The running back even caught two touchdown passes as helped the Texans to the No. 2 rushing offense in the league. Also helping the Texans rushing game was Travis Evans who carried the ball 133 times for 680 yards and six touchdowns. He averaged 5.1 yards per touch and 75.6 yards per game. Sophomore quarterback Scott Grantham threw for 1,993 yards in his second season starting for the Texans. Though not as prolific as his freshman campaign, the starter still threw for 14 touchdowns and averaged 181.2 yards passing per outing while completing 54.4 percent of his throws. In his first season with the Texans, Eric Foreman led the receiving corps with 40 catches for 661 yards, an average of 16.5 yards per catch. The junior had three touchdowns and averaged 73.4 yards per game. Perhaps one his most memorable was a 64-yard touchdown reception from Grantham with 13 seconds left at Southwestern Oklahoma which gave the Texans the 24-21 victory on Sept. 27. Devin Guinn was second in receiving with 36 catches for 468 yards and five touchdowns while Jahmeel Hobson caught 15 balls for 178 yards and Evans had 15 catches for 101 yards and a score. The team was also helped in scoring by First Team All-LSC South Division selection Garrett Lindholm. The junior connected on his first 25 extra point attempts and finished the season hitting 42-43 point after attempts after connecting on his final 17 attempts. Lindholm also was 12-19 in field goals with a career long of 46 yards - twice. The junior also kicked off for the Texans and did so 64 times for 4,023 yards, an average of 62.9 yards per kick. He recorded a league-high 25 touchbacks. Evans also helped the special teams with 23 kick returns for 598 yards, including a 96-yard touchdown return against Southeastern Oklahoma (8/28/08). He averaged 26.0 yards per kick return, a conference high. The Texan defense was the No. 1 scoring defense in the LSC and it was the No. 1 passing defense in the league. Tarleton was the second overall defense in the conference in 2008 thanks to a solid group of players that will return in 2009. The Texans were also No. 3 in red-zone defense. O’Lindsey Brown and Marcus Phillips tied for the team lead in tackles with 66 apiece. Brown had 33 solo and 33 assisted tackles, including one tackle for a loss of minus-five yards. He also recovered two fumbles, forced one and had a blocked kick. Phillips, a first team all-conference selection, had 28 solo and 38 assisted tackles. He had three and a half tackles for a loss of minus-11 yards, including half a sack for minus-five yard. Phillips also had one interception returned for 24 yards, four pass breakups, one forced fumble and two recovered fumbles returned for 36 yards. Jamaal Steamer led the team with 19 tackles for a loss of minus-63 yards, including six and a half sacks for minus-43 yards as part of his 53 total tackles, second on the team behind Brown and Phillips. Josh Douglas was second in tackles for loss with 10 for minus-53 yards, including four and a half sacks for minus-53 yards. The Texan defense as a whole had 98 tackles for a loss of minus338 yards, including 24 sacks for minus-170 yards. Tarleton also recorded 10 interceptions as well as recovering 13 fumbles and blocking three kicks.

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2008 Final Football Results RECORD: OVERALL HOME AWAY NEUT. ALL GAMES 8-3 5-1 3-2 0-0 SOUTH DIVISION 3-3 2-1 1-2 0-0 NON-CONFERENCE 5-0 3-0 2-0 0-0 DATE

Aug. 28 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Oct. 30 Nov. 8

OPPONENT

W/L SCORE ATT

SOUTHEASTERN OKLA. W NORTHEASTERN STATE W at East Central W CENTRAL OKLAHOMA W at Southwestern Oklahoma W *TEXAS A&M-KINGSVILLE L *at No. 22 Midwestern State W *EASTERN NEW MEXICO W *at No. 2 Abilene Christian L *ANGELO STATE W *at No. 9 West Texas A&M L

51-10 38-10 38-6 42-17 24-21 27-16 37-16 42-21 37-17 31-24 51-0

5,314 4,928 900 5,618 2,000 4,832 7,752 5,348 10,585 6,314 9,416

* – Lone Star Conference crossover game; ! – LSC South Division game; BOLD – home game TEAM STATISTICS SCORING

Points Per Game FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Yards gained rushing Yards lost rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Att-Comp-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards INT RETURNS: #-Yards KICK RETURN AVERAGE PUNT RETURN AVERAGE INT RETURN AVERAGE FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-Yards Average Per Game PUNTS-Yards Average Per Punt Net punt average TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN Conversions 3rd-Down Pct 4TH-DOWN Conversions 4th-Down Pct SACKS BY-Yards MISC YARDS TOUCHDOWNS SCORED FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS ON-SIDE KICKS RED-ZONE SCORES RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS PAT-ATTEMPTS ATTENDANCE

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336 30.5 201 100 88 13 2059 2345 286 398 5.2 187.2 25 2072 293-160-12 7.1 12.9 188.4 14 4131 691 6.0 375.5 39-935 22-152 10-144 24.0 6.9 14.4 22-9 89-877 79.7 38-1510 39.7 34.8 29:51 50/131 38% 7/18 39% 24-170 -20 43 12-19 0-0 34-47 72% 24-47 51% 42-43 98% 32354

OPP

240 21.8 201 78 95 28 1346 1786 440 388 3.5 122.4 12 2166 344-208-10 6.3 10.4 196.9 19 3512 732 4.8 319.3 36-831 20-126 12-93 23.1 6.3 7.8 24-13 61-537 48.8 54-287 40.5 36.6 30:09 53/157 34% 16/27 59% 13-87 5 32 7-13 2-3 27-39 69% 21-39 54% 27-29 93% 30653


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PASSING Scott Grantham Kelan Luker Keith Demby Eric Foreman Travis Evans Total.......... Opponents......

FIELD GOALS G. Lindholm

G 11 4 11 9 9 11 11

Gain 1076 729 178 158 180 8 8 6 2 0 0 0 2345 1786

Effic 122.12 106.46 0.00 0.00 318.40 121.59 125.77

Loss 52 49 3 14 131 0 2 1 0 4 4 26 286 440

Net 1024 680 175 144 49 8 6 5 2 -4 -4 -26 2059 1346

Att-Cmp-Int 154-283-11 5-7-1 0-1-0 0-1-0 1-1-0 160-293-12 208-344-10

Avg. 7.5 5.1 7.6 4.4 1.1 4.0 2.0 0.7 2.0 -4.0 -4.0 -2.4 5.2 3.5

Pct 54.4 71.4 0.0 0.0 100.0 54.6 60.5

Yds 1993 53 0 0 26 2072 2166

TD 13 6 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 25 12 TD 14 0 0 0 0 14 19

Long 68 50 25 28 26 5 5 2 2 0 0 0 68 57

Avg./G 93.1 75.6 17.5 13.1 4.5 1.3 0.5 0.5 0.5 -0.4 -1.0 -3.2 187.2 122.4

Eddie Brown O'Lindsey Brown Total.......... Opponents......

5 2 22 20

32 2 152 126

6.4 1.0 6.9 6.3

0 0 0 0

12 0 21 14

KICK RETURNS Travis Evans Keith Demby Roderick Smith Devin Guinn Marcus Phillips Will Hedrick TEAM Total.......... Opponents......

No. 23 6 4 3 1 1 1 39 36

Yds 598 60 201 58 18 0 0 935 831

Avg 26.0 10.0 50.2 19.3 18.0 0.0 0.0 24.0 23.1

TD 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0

Long 96 19 93 36 11 0 0 96 76

Lng 64 25 0 0 26 64 68

Avg/G 181.2 13.2 0.0 0.0 2.9 188.4 196.9

FUMBLE RETURNS Ben Taifane Marcus Phillips Dee Collins Total.......... Opponents......

No. 1 1 0 2 2

Yds 2 36 0 38 8

Avg 2.0 36.0 0.0 19.0 4.0

TD 0 0 1 1 0

Long 2 36 0 36 5

ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec Travis Evans 11 567 175 Devin Guinn 11 10 1039 G No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/ S. Prentice 10 0 819 9 40 661 16.5 3 64 73.4 Nathan Robinson 11 0 0 11 36 468 13.0 5 29 42.5 Michael Sampson 10 528 161 11 15 178 11.9 0 44 16.2 Roderick Smith 11 642 17 9 15 101 6.7 1 30 11.2 Jason Mathias 11 0 239 11 13 172 13.2 0 39 15.6 C. Egbuonu 10 0 172 8 10 149 14.9 2 34 18.6 Antonio Brown 3 14 30 11 9 113 12.6 0 42 10.3 Shaun Ragon 11 0 167 9 8 74 9.2 2 15 8.2 Marcus Phillips 11 0 0 11 6 66 11.0 1 22 6.0 Ross Roby 8 0 121 9 3 27 9.0 0 11 3.0 Robert Payne 5 104 0 3 2 16 8.0 0 11 5.3 Keaton Daniels 11 0 0 11 1 23 23.0 0 23 2.1 Scott Grantham 11 61 0 10 1 12 12.0 0 12 1.2 Hunter Storm 11 0 55 11 1 12 12.0 0 12 1.1 George Murray 11 4 44 11 160 2072 12.9 14 64 188.4 Blake Bueltel 11 0 0 11 208 2166 10.4 19 68 196.9 David Durell 9 21 0 Ben Dambold 11 0 0 FGM-FGA Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg Blk Trey Lewis 11 0 0 12-19 63.2 0-0 3-6 6-8 3-5 0-0 46 2 Kenneth Travis 5 0 4 R. Phillips 11 0 0 |——— PATs ———| Keion Perry 9 0 0 TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP Saf TEAM 7 -20 0 Total.......... 11 1931 3043 15 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 90 Opponents...... 11 1508 2503 0 12-19 42-43 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 78 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 48 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 30 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 18 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 TEAM 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 Total Offense...51st, 378.8 yards per game 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Total Defense...37th, 313.2 yards per game 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Rushing Offense...25th, 189.9 yards per game 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Rushing Defense...45th, 121.1 yards per game 43 12-19 42-43 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 336 Passing Offense...93rd, 189.9 yards per game 32 7-13 27-29 0-1 0 0-2 0 0 240

PR 0 0 0 340 0 0 0 0 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 366 105

KOR 475 0 0 372 0 0 42 0 98 0 123 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1112 1367

IR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 64 0 0 0 34 0 17 16 0 0 1 0 132 132

Tot 1217 1049 819 712 689 659 281 172 168 167 123 121 104 64 61 55 48 34 21 17 16 4 2 1 -20 6584 5615

Avg/G 110.6 95.4 81.9 64.7 68.9 59.9 25.5 17.2 56.0 15.2 11.2 15.1 20.8 5.8 5.5 5.0 4.4 3.1 2.3 1.5 1.5 0.8 0.2 0.1 -2.9 598.5 510.5

2008 National Stat Rankings

INTERCEPTIONS Tramaine Wright Keon Perry Dee Collins Jacob Rowe Corey Lewis Marcus Phillips S. Monsegue Total.......... Opponents......

No. 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 10 12

PUNTING Kyle Hopf Total.......... Opponents......

No. 38 38 54

Yds 1510 1510 2187

Avg 39.7 39.7 40.5

Long 69 69 71

TB 3 3 3

FC 3 3 2

KICKOFFS G. Lindholm Total.......... Opponents......

No. 64 64 46

Yds 4023 4023 2556

Avg 62.9 62.9 55.6

TB 25 25 4

OB 0 0 1

Retn

Net YdLn

831 935

42.1 33.5

PUNT RETURNS Devin Guinn

No. 15

Yds 118

Avg 22.0 0.0 13.0 0.0 42.0 24.0 8.0 14.4 7.8

Avg 7.9

Total 2042 1024 706 175 144 49 8 6 5 2 -4 -26 4131 3512

Avg/G 185.6 93.1 78.4 17.5 13.1 12.2 1.3 0.5 0.5 0.5 -0.4 -3.2 375.5 319.3

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1

TD 0

INDIVIDUAL

Long 31 0 16 0 42 24 8 42 37 I20 11 11 13

Blkd 0 0 1

27 36

Rushing...Roderick Smith, 37th, 90.0 yards per game Travis Evans, 54th, 80.9 yards per game Passing Efficiency...Scott Grantham, 68th, 125.0 Total Offense...Scott Grantham, 73rd, 186.5 yards per game Receiving Yards Per Game... Eric Foreman, 61st, 69.6 yards per game Receptions Per Game... Eric Foreman, 78th, 4.75 Punt Returns... Devin Guinn, T53rd, 8.5 yards per return Kickoff Returns...Travis Evans, 26th, 25.3 yards per return All-Purpose Yards... Travis Evans, 8th, 156.6 yards per game Roderick Smith, 63rd, 116.7 yards per game Tackles for Loss... Jamaal Steamer, T15th, 1.6 TFL per game Field Goals Per Game...Garrett Lindholm, T18th, 1.10 per game Scoring...Roderick Smith, 22nd, 8.4 points per game Garrett Lindholm, T47th, 7.2 points per game

University

Yds 44 0 26 0 42 24 8 144 93

Pass 1993 0 26 0 0 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 2072 2166

Conference

G 11 11 9 10 11 4 6 11 11 4 9 8 11 11

History

Rush 49 1024 680 175 144 -4 8 6 5 2 -4 -26 2059 1346

2008 Review

Plays 329 137 134 23 34 8 2 3 7 1 2 11 691 732

Passing Efficiency Defense...88th, 127.02 Scoring Offense...41st, 31.2 points per game Scoring Defense...43rd, 21.9 points per game Turnover Margin...35th, .50 Team Passing Efficiency...64th, 125.49 Team Kickoff Returns...19th, 23.39 yards per return Team Punt Returns...111th, 7.45 yards per return Team Net Punting...32nd, 34.12 yards per punt Team Pass Sacks... 70th, 2.10 sacks per game Tackles For Loss... 7th, 8.90 tackles for loss per game Pass Sacks Allowed...20th, 1.20 sacks per game

TOTAL OFFENSE Scott Grantham Roderick Smith Travis Evans Eddie Brown Keith Demby Kelan Luker Robert Payne Devin Guinn George Murray Kenneth Travis Eric Foreman TEAM Total.......... Opponents......

Long 21

2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 LSC Division Champions • 2001 LSC Co-Champion

Opponents

SCORING Points Roderick Smith G. Lindholm Travis Evans Devin Guinn Eric Foreman George Murray Tanner Maher Keith Demby S. Prentice S. Monsegue Eddie Brown Dee Collins Scott Grantham Total.......... Opponents......

ATT 137 133 23 33 46 2 3 7 1 1 1 11 398 388

Texan Football

RECEIVING Eric Foreman Devin Guinn Jahmeel Hobson Travis Evans Dorian Williams S. Prentice Keith Demby Tanner Maher Roderick Smith Homar Saenz Isaiah Oputa Tramaine Wright Eddie Brown A. Buckingham Total.......... Opponents......

GP 11 9 10 11 11 6 11 11 4 9 4 8 11 11

Preview Staff Players

RUSHING Roderick Smith Travis Evans Eddie Brown Keith Demby Scott Grantham Robert Payne Devin Guinn George Murray Kenneth Travis Eric Foreman Kelan Luker TEAM Total.......... Opponents......

91


2009 Texan Football

Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

2008 Statistics a2008 Texans by Situation

All Games............................................................8-3 Home Games......................................................5-1 Away Games.......................................................3-2 Neutral Games....................................................0-0 LSC Conference Games.....................................6-3 LSC South Division Games.................................3-3 Non-Conference Games.....................................2-0 Day Games.........................................................2-1 Night Games.......................................................6-2 August Games.....................................................1-0 September Games..............................................4-0 October Games...................................................3-2 November Games...............................................0-1 Playing on Natural Grass....................................2-0 Playing on Artificial Surface.................................6-3 Tarleton wins Coin Toss.......................................6-3 Tarleton loses Coin Toss.....................................2-0 Tarleton led after First Quarter............................5-0 Tarleton led at Halftime.......................................7-0 Tarleton led after Three Quarters........................7-0 Tarleton scores First............................................5-0 Tarleton scores on First Possession....................6-0 Opponent scores on First Possession.................3-1 Tarleton has more Total Yards.............................7-0 Tarleton has more Rushing Yards........................8-0 Tarleton has more Passing Yards........................6-0 Tarleton has less Turnovers than Opponent........4-1 Tarleton has less Penalties than Opponent.........1-1 Tarleton has more Time of Possession...............5-1 Tarleton has 100-yard Rusher.............................6-0 Opponent has 100-yard Rusher..........................1-3 Tarleton has 100-yard Receiver..........................4-0 Opponent has 100-yard Receiver.......................0-0 Tarleton has 200-yard Passer.............................4-0 Opponent has 200-yard Passer..........................3-2 Tarleton scores 20 or more points.......................8-0 Opponent scores 20 or more points....................3-3 Tarleton Defense or Special Teams scores.........8-2 Opponent Defense or Special Teams scores......5-2

2008 Tarleton Defensive Stats |————Tackles———— |-Sacks-| DEFENSIVE LEADERS GP Solo Ast Total TFL/Yds No-Yards Int-Yds BrUP QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf —————————————————————————————————————————–-———–-———–———–———–——— 15 O'Lindsey Brown 11 33 33 66 1.0-5 . . 2 . 2-0 1 1 . 8 Marcus Phillips 11 28 38 66 3.5-11 0.5-5 1-24 4 . 2-36 1 . . 46 Jamaal Steamer 11 21 32 53 19.0-63 6.5-43 . . 2 2-0 1 . . 16 Keon Perry 10 20 24 44 . . 2-0 2 . . 1 . . 22 Dee Collins 11 29 10 39 1.5-3 . 2-26 1 . 2-0 . . . 1 Brandon Johnson 10 23 14 37 2.0-6 . . 5 . . 1 . . 98 Alonzo Horton 11 18 18 36 9.5-57 3.5-27 . . . . . . . 94 Bryant Bray 11 7 27 34 4.0-12 1.5-6 . 1 . . 1 . . 27 Tramaine Wright 11 16 17 33 2.5-7 . 2-44 4 . . . . . 30 Vance Ibewuike 11 14 19 33 3.5-6 . . 3 . . . . . 97 Josh Douglas 11 17 9 26 10.0-53 4.5-42 . . . . . . . 96 Jerry Bell 11 9 17 26 6.0-27 2.5-18 . . 2 . . . . 93 Bryant Waters 10 5 20 25 1.5-2 . . . . . . . . 5 Cortney Vincent 8 6 17 23 3.0-6 . . 1 . . . 1 . 38 Will Hedrick 11 7 16 23 1.5-2 . . 5 . . . . . 20 Dominic Smith 8 9 14 23 4.0-13 2.0-8 . . 1 . . . . 7 A. Saulsberry 11 9 13 22 3.0-4 . . 1 . . . . . 99 Ben Taifane 11 9 11 20 6.5-15 1.0-6 . 1 1 1-2 . . . 51 Ben Dambold 11 7 12 19 2.0-3 . . . . . . . . 33 Brock Hesse 7 7 11 18 2.0-5 . . 2 . . . . . 95 Cameron Epple 10 4 13 17 3.0-10 1.0-4 . 1 . 1-0 . 1 . 37 Matt Knicky 11 6 10 16 0.5-0 . . 1 . . . . . 26 Chris Goodson 5 7 9 16 1.0-2 . . . . . . . . 90 Jacob Rowe 7 4 10 14 4.0-16 1.0-11 1-0 1 . . . . . 35 Lonnie Hewitt 11 8 6 14 1.5-6 . . 4 . . . . . 2 D. Wrighter 11 6 5 11 1.0-2 . . . . 1-0 . . . 11 McNeal Uwajeh 2 1 7 8 0.5-1 . . . . 1-0 . . . 21 S. Monsegue 11 4 4 8 0.5-1 . 1-8 3 . . . . . 59 Levi Kirkland 11 1 4 5 . . . . 1 . . . . 49 G. Lindholm 11 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . 25 Eddie Brown 10 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . 13 Keith Demby 11 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . 28 Corey Lewis 9 1 2 3 . . 1-42 . . . . . . 86 K. Piercefield 11 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . 4 Torian Williams 1 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . 24 M. Murray 3 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . 6 Scott Grantham 11 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . 50 Justin Else 2 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . 42 Robert Payne 6 . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . 91 Regis Idemudia 2 . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . 17 Devin Guinn 11 2 . 2 . . . . . 1-0 . . . 53 Tom Feild 7 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . 65 Dustin Washburn 11 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . 53 Tom Field 4 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . 23 Dorian Williams 11 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 14 Eric Foreman 9 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 9 Travis Evans 9 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Total.......... 11 352 458 810 98-338 24-170 10-144 42 7 13-38 6 3 . Opponents...... 11 352 386 738 73.0-253 13-87 12-93 26 16 8-8 9 2 .

‘08 Texans in the Red Zone

Game Tarleton • Opponent Southeastern Okla........6-6 (3TD,3FG) • 1-2 (1FG) Northeastern State................4-4 (4TD) • 1-1 (1TD) East Central.................. 2-4 (1TD,1FG) • 1-3 (1TD) Central Oklahoma......... 2-5 (2TD) • 3-3 (2TD,1FG) Southwestern Okla........ 2-2 (1TD,1FG) • 2-3 (2TD) A&M-Kingsville.............. 2-4 (1TD,1FG) • 2-3 (2TD) Midwestern State.. 6-6 (3TD,3FG) • 3-7 (2TD,1FG) Eastern N.M..........................4-6 (4TD) • 2-4 (2TD) Abilene Christian........... 2-3 (2TD) • 3-3 (2TD,1FG) Angelo State.......... 4-5 (3TD,1FG) • 3-4 (2TD,1FG) West Texas A&M..................... 0-2 • 6-6 (5TD,1FG) Total.............34-47 (24TD,10FG) • 27-39 (21TD,6FG)

TARLETON TEXANS 2008 STATISTICS Total Offense.................. 375.5 yards per game ................................... (188.4 pass, 187.2 rush) Total Defense................. 319.3 yards per game ................................... (196.9 pass, 122.4 rush) Rushing Leader.........................Roderick Smith .........................137 carries, 1024 yards, 13 TD Passing Leader........................Scott Grantham ............. 154-283, 1993 yards, 14 TDs, 11 INTs Receiving Leader........................ Eric Foreman ............................. 40 catches, 661 yards, 3 TD Punter................ Kyle Hopf (39.7 yard average) Kicker Garrett Lindholm (12-19 FG,42-43 PAT)

2008 Scoring by Quarters 67 All-Americans

92

1 10 3 17 7 7 6 6 7 0 14 0 77

======TARLETON====== 2 3 4 OT 14 17 10 - 21 0 14 - 14 7 0 - 21 7 7 - 0 7 10 - 3 7 0 - 7 21 3 - 14 7 14 - 10 0 7 - 3 7 7 - 0 0 0 - 107 80 72 -

Total 51 38 38 42 24 16 37 42 17 31 0 294

Game Southeastern Oklahoma Northeastern State at East Central CENTRAL OKLAHOMA at Southwestern Oklahoma Texas A&M-Kingsville at Midwestern State Eastern New Mexico at Abilene Christian Angelo State at West Texas A&M TOTALS

1 7 0 0 14 7 7 10 0 7 0 10 62

2009 Texan Football Media Guide • tarletonsports.com

========Opponents======== 2 3 4 OT 3 0 0 - 0 3 7 - 0 6 0 - 3 0 0 - 7 0 7 - 7 6 7 - 0 0 6 - 7 0 14 - 7 16 7 - 3 7 14 - 14 20 7 - 51 58 69 -

Total 10 10 6 17 21 27 16 21 37 24 51 230


2009 Tarleton Football

2008 Stats Per Game Passing

Receiving

Punting

FG’s (Good)

Defense

Hopf, 44.0 3 for 132 yards

Lindholm, 3-3 (46, 30, 34)

O. Brown, 3-2-5 Steamer, 3-2-5 Collins, 3-1-4 B. Johnson, 3-1-4

Sept. 6 Northeastern State W, 38-10

R. Smith, 15-187, 2TDs T. Evans, 20-115

Grantham, 18-27-1 143 yards, 2TDs

Guinn, 7-52, 1TD Maher, 4-41, 1TD Prentice, 3-23

Hopf, 35.5 2 for 71 yards

Lindholm, 1-2 (46) missed 47

Steamer, 2-5-7 Bell, 1-5-6 Phillips, 2-3-5 Collins, 3-1-4

Sept. 13 at East Central W, 38-6

R. Smith, 13-144, 3TDs K. Demby, 9-62 E. Brown, 7-36

Grantham, 6-11 101 yards, 1TD

Guinn, 3-56, 1TD Prentice, 2-33 E. Brown, 1-12

Hopf, 36.5 2 for 73 yards

Lindholm, 1-1 (27)

Horton, 6-1-7 Collins, 4-2-6 Waters, 1-3-4

Sept. 20 Central Oklahoma W, 42-17

R. Smith, 15-92, 2TDs E. Brown, 7-36 K. Demby, 11-46

Grantham, 17-27-1 236 yards, 2TDs Luker, 2-3 16 yards

D. Williams, 7-100 Guinn, 5-55, 1TD R. Smith, 2-27, 1TD

Hopf, 32.0 3 for 96 yards

Lindholm, 0-1 missed 28

O. Brown, 6-1-7 Bray, 1-6-7 Steamer, 2-4-6 Douglas, 3-3-6

Sept. 27 R. Smith, 13-124, 1TD at Southwestern Okla. T. Evans, 9-33 W, 24-21

Grantham, 7-22-3 178, 1TD Luker, 1-2-1 5 yards

Foreman, 2-104, 1TD Guinn, 3-34

Hopf, 41.0 4 for 164 yards

Lindholm, 1-1 (39)

Phillips, 2-9-11 O. Brown, 2-7-9 B. Johnson, 4-3-7 Bray, 1-6-7

Oct. 4 A&M-Kingsville L, 27-16

R. Smith, 13-78, 1TD T. Evans, 14-61

Grantham, 15-24 176 yards, 1TD

Guinn, 5-90, 1TD Foreman, 5-45 T. Evans, 2-18 D. Williams, 2-17

Hopf, 45.8 5 for 229 yards

Lindholm, 1-2 (35) missed 34

Vincent, 2-7-9 O. Brown, 5-2-7 Phillips, 5-2-7 Perry, 2-5-7

Oct. 11 at Midwestern State W, 37-16

T. Evans, 20-107, 2TDs R. Smith, 12-47 K. Demby, 2-8, 1 TD S. Grantham, 6-0, 1 TD

Grantham, 13-27 209 yards, 2TDs

Foreman, 4-91, 1TD Guinn, 2-45 J. Hobson, 2-22 T. Evans, 2-18

Hopf, 37.3 3 for 112 yards

Lindholm, 3-3 (35, 20, 38)

O. Brown, 2-7-9 Perry, 6-1-7 Phillips, 4-3-7 B. Johnson, 2-4-6

Oct. 18 Eastern New Mexico W, 42-21

R. Smith, 10-114, 1TD T. Evans, 17-58, 1TD

Grantham, 26-36 292 yards, 2TDs

Foreman, 14-127, 1TD J. Hobson, 3-41 T. Evans, 3-40

Hopf, 38.0 2 for 76 yards

Lindholm, 0-2 missed 44, 32

D. Smith, 3-4-7 Phillips, 3-1-4 Steamer, 3-1-4 Collins, 3-1-4

Oct. 25 at Abilene Christian L, 37-17

T. Evans, 15-56 R. Smith, 10-26

Grantham, 18-37-1 164 yards, 2TDs T. Evans, 1-1 26 yards

Foreman, 3-57 Guinn, 3-41, 1TD Hobson, 3-29

Hopf, 40.8 5 for 204 yards

Lindholm, 1-1 (45)

Perry, 5-5-10 Phillips, 6-3-9 Ibewuike, 6-2-8 Collins, 7-0-7

Oct. 30 Angelo State W, 31-24

R. Smith, 9-111, 2TDs T. Evans, 17-92, 2TDs

Grantham, 16-26-3 212 yards

Foreman, 7-121 Hobson, 3-62 T. Evans, 2-19 Guinn, 2-11

Hopf, 40.2 5 for 201 yards

Lindholm, 1-1 (27)

Steamer, 3-6-9 Ibewuike, 2-4-6 O. Brown, 2-3-5 Phillips, 2-3-5

Nov. 8 at West Texas A&M L, 51-0

T. Evans, 6-92 R. Smith, 16-63

Grantham, 12-29-2 134 yards

Foreman, 2-62 Guinn, 3-46 K. Demby, 2-12

Hopf, 40.0 3 for 120 yards

Lindholm, 0-2 missed 28, 27

O. Brown, 5-7-12 Phillips, 2-9-11 Knicky, 3-7-10 D. Smith, 2-4-6

Conference

K. Demby, 2-67 Prentice, 2-44, 1TD Foreman, 2-39 Guinn, 2-23

History

Grantham, 7-17 148 yards, 1TD Luker, 2-2 26 yards

2008 Review

T. Evans, 15-66, 1TD R. Smith, 11-38, 1TD E. Brown, 5-53, 1TD

Opponents

Aug. 28 Southeastern Okla. W, 51-10

Texan Football

Rushing

Preview Staff Players

Game/Result

University

2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 LSC Division Champions • 2001 LSC Co-Champion

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2009 Texan Football

67 All-Americans

Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

2008 Stats Per Game Team Game-By-Game Comparison Note: Game totals are displayed in the format TEAM/OPPONENT for each category Opponent

SOUTHEASTERN OKLA. NORTHEASTERN STATE East Central CENTRAL OKLAHOMA Southwestern Okla. TEXAS A&M-KINGSVILLE Midwestern State EASTERN NEW MEXICO Abilene Christian ANGELO STATE WTAMU Totals

Opponent SOUTHEASTERN OKLA. NORTHEASTERN STATE East Central CENTRAL OKLAHOMA Southwestern Okla. TEXAS A&M-KINGSVILLE Midwestern State EASTERN NEW MEXICO Abilene Christian ANGELO STATE WTAMU Totals

Score

1st Downs

336-240

201/201

51-10 38-10 38-6 42-17 24-21 16-27 37-16 42-21 17-37 31-24 0-51

20/14 22/7 16/11 24/20 13/23 14/24 17/19 26/16 18/24 18/13 13/30

3rd Down 4-12/1-11 5-14/2-12 2-8/3-12 5-12/7-16 2-9/11-22 4-13/8-17 5-13/3-13 9-15/2-14 7-15/3-8 3-8/4-18 4-12/9-14

50-131/53-157

Rushing

48-193/32-46 45-334/30-59 35-221/39-32 38-232/32-70 27-160/41-135 35-136/41-188 39-176/31-130 39-186/28-24 30-75/38-283 32-188/35-126 30-158/41-253

94

20 187 3 68 37 26 292 2 64 14 127 1 64 3 46 5 45.8 69 21 96 12 2.0 3.5 2

Pass Yds 180/142 143/73 101/137 252/185 183/245 176/226 209/247 292/258 190/197 212/131 134/325

Plays

67-373 72-477 46-322 69-484 51-343 59-312 66-385 75-478 69-265 58-400 59-292

398-2059/388-1346 160-293-12/208-344-10 2072/2166 691-4131 4th Down 2-2/1-1 2-3/0-0 0-2/1-3 1-3/1-1 0-1/1-2 1-3/2-3 1-1/3-4 0-0/2-6 0-2/1-1 0-0/2-4 0-1/2-2

7-18/16-27

Time Poss 32:48/27:12 35:28/24:32 26:01/33:59 33:37/26:23 20:34/39:26 28:18/31:42 31:11/28:49 36:26/23:34 31:02/28:58 27:29/32:31 25:22/34:38

328:16/331:44

Individual Superlatives

Rushes Yards Rushing TD Rushes Long Rush Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing TD Passes Long Pass Receptions Yards Receiving TD Receptions Long Reception Field Goals Long Field Goal Punts Punting Avg Long Punt Long Punt Return Long Kickoff Return Tackles Sacks Tackles For Loss Interceptions

Passing

9-19-0/10-22-0 18-27-1/7-14-0 6-11-0/9-17-0 19-31-1/25-36-1 8-24-4/29-47-2 15-24-0/16-33-1 13-27-0/22-36-1 26-36-0/24-42-1 19-39-1/21-27-1 15-26-3/17-35-3 12-29-2/28-35-0

Travis Evans vs Northeastern State (Sep 06, 2008) Travis Evans at Midwestern State (Oct 11, 2008) Roderick Smith vs Northeastern State (Sep 06, 2008) Roderick Smith at East Central (Sep 13, 2008) Roderick Smith at East Central (Sep 13, 2008) Roderick Smith vs Eastern New Mexico (Oct 18, 2008) Scott Grantham at Abilene Christian (Oct 25, 2008) Scott Grantham vs Eastern New Mexico (Oct 18, 2008) Scott Grantham vs Eastern New Mexico (Oct 18, 2008) Scott Grantham vs Northeastern State (Sep 06, 2008) Scott Grantham vs Central Oklahoma (Sep 20, 2008) Scott Grantham at Midwestern State (Oct 11, 2008) Scott Grantham vs Eastern New Mexico (Oct 18, 2008) Scott Grantham at Abilene Christian (Oct 25, 2008) Scott Grantham at Southwestern Okla. (Sep 27, 2008) Eric Foreman vs Eastern New Mexico (Oct 18, 2008) Eric Foreman vs Eastern New Mexico (Oct 18, 2008) S. Prentice vs Southeastern Okla. (Aug 28, 2008) Devin Guinn vs Northeastern State (Sep 06, 2008) Tanner Maher vs Northeastern State (Sep 06, 2008) Devin Guinn at East Central (Sep 13, 2008) Devin Guinn vs Central Oklahoma (Sep 20, 2008) Roderick Smith vs Central Oklahoma (Sep 20, 2008) Eric Foreman at Southwestern Okla. (Sep 27, 2008) Devin Guinn vs Texas A&M-Kingsville (Oct 04, 2008) Eric Foreman at Midwestern State (Oct 11, 2008) Tanner Maher at Midwestern State (Oct 11, 2008) Eric Foreman vs Eastern New Mexico (Oct 18, 2008) S. Prentice vs Eastern New Mexico (Oct 18, 2008) Travis Evans at Abilene Christian (Oct 25, 2008) Devin Guinn at Abilene Christian (Oct 25, 2008) Eric Foreman at Southwestern Okla. (Sep 27, 2008) G. Lindholm vs Southeastern Okla. (Aug 28, 2008) G. Lindholm at Midwestern State (Oct 11, 2008) G. Lindholm vs Southeastern Okla. (Aug 28, 2008) G. Lindholm vs Northeastern State (Sep 06, 2008) Kyle Hopf vs Texas A&M-Kingsville (Oct 04, 2008) Kyle Hopf at Abilene Christian (Oct 25, 2008) Kyle Hopf vs Angelo State (Oct 30, 2008) Kyle Hopf vs Texas A&M-Kingsville (Oct 04, 2008) Kyle Hopf vs Texas A&M-Kingsville (Oct 04, 2008) Devin Guinn vs Texas A&M-Kingsville (Oct 04, 2008) Travis Evans vs Southeastern Okla. (Aug 28, 2008) O’Lindsey Brown at WTAMU (Nov 08, 2008) Jamaal Steamer vs Southeastern Okla. (Aug 28, 2008) Josh Douglas vs Northeastern State (Sep 06, 2008) Jamaal Steamer vs Eastern New Mexico (Oct 18, 2008) Jamaal Steamer vs Southeastern Okla. (Aug 28, 2008) Dee Collins at Southwestern Okla. (Sep 27, 2008) Keon Perry vs Angelo State (Oct 30, 2008)

Margin 5:36 10:56 -7:58 7:14 -18:52 -3:24 2:22 12:52 2:04 -5:02 -9:16 -3:28

Yds/Rush 4.0/1.4 7.4/2.0 6.3/0.8 6.1/2.2 5.9/3.3 3.9/4.6 4.5/4.2 4.8/0.9 2.5/7.4 5.9/3.6 5.3/6.2 5.2/3.5

Tot Yds

Ret Yds

732-3512

1269/1058

54-188 44-132 56-169 68-255 88-380 74-414 67-377 70-282 65-480 70-257 76-578

Yds/Pass 9.5/6.5 5.3/5.2 9.2/8.1 8.1/5.1 7.6/5.2 7.3/6.8 7.7/6.9 8.1/6.1 4.9/7.3 8.2/3.7 4.6/9.3 7.1/6.3

187/182 35/27 26/46 187/72 122/64 147/86 77/153 199/123 65/48 42/248 182/9

Yds/Play 5.6/3.5 6.6/3.0 7.0/3.0 7.0/3.8 6.7/4.3 5.3/5.6 5.8/5.6 6.4/4.0 3.8/7.4 6.9/3.7 4.9/7.6 6.0/4.8

Pen Yds

T/O

89-877/61-537

21/23

10-65/5-36 9-86/6-41 9-78/6-53 9-118/1-15 3-45/3-20 7-70/6-58 7-94/5-35 12-129/6-71 11-79/13-114 4-31/6-49 8-82/4-45

Punting 3-44.0/6-39.8 2-35.5/8-47.1 3-35.0/7-36.6 3-32.0/6-33.2 4-41.0/7-36.3 5-45.8/3-46.0 3-37.3/3-39.0 2-38.0/5-43.0 5-40.8/2-38.0 5-40.2/5-45.8 3-40.0/2-43.5

38-39.7/54-40.5

Texan Team Superlatives

Rushes Yards Rushing Yards Per Rush TD Rushes Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing Yards Per Pass TD Passes Total Plays Total Offense Yards Per Play Points Sacks By First Downs Penalties Penalty Yards Turnovers Interceptions By

48 334 7.4 4 39 26 292 9.5 2 75 484 7.0 51 6 26 12 129 5 3

vs Southeastern Okla. (Aug 28, 2008) vs Northeastern State (Sep 06, 2008) vs Northeastern State (Sep 06, 2008) vs Southeastern Okla. (Aug 28, 2008) vs Eastern New Mexico (Oct 18, 2008) vs Angelo State (Oct 30, 2008) at Abilene Christian (Oct 25, 2008) vs Eastern New Mexico (Oct 18, 2008) vs Eastern New Mexico (Oct 18, 2008) vs Southeastern Okla. (Aug 28, 2008) vs Northeastern State (Sep 06, 2008) vs Central Oklahoma (Sep 20, 2008) at Midwestern State (Oct 11, 2008) vs Eastern New Mexico (Oct 18, 2008) at Abilene Christian (Oct 25, 2008) vs Eastern New Mexico (Oct 18, 2008) vs Central Oklahoma (Sep 20, 2008) vs Central Oklahoma (Sep 20, 2008) vs Southeastern Okla. (Aug 28, 2008) vs Eastern New Mexico (Oct 18, 2008) vs Eastern New Mexico (Oct 18, 2008) vs Eastern New Mexico (Oct 18, 2008) vs Eastern New Mexico (Oct 18, 2008) at Southwestern Okla. (Sep 27, 2008) vs Angelo State (Oct 30, 2008)

Opponent Team Superlatives

Rushes Yards Rushing Yards Per Rush TD Rushes Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing Yards Per Pass TD Passes Total Plays Total Offense Yards Per Play Points Sacks By First Downs Penalties Penalty Yards Turnovers Interceptions By

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41 283 7.4 4 47 29 325 9.3 3 88 578 7.6 51 3 30 13 114 4 4

0/3 1/1 1/3 1/2 5/2 0/2 0/2 2/1 3/4 4/3 4/0

at Southwestern Okla. (Sep 27, 2008) vs Texas A&M-Kingsville (Oct 04, 2008) at WTAMU (Nov 08, 2008) at Abilene Christian (Oct 25, 2008) at Abilene Christian (Oct 25, 2008) at WTAMU (Nov 08, 2008) at Southwestern Okla. (Sep 27, 2008) at Southwestern Okla. (Sep 27, 2008) at WTAMU (Nov 08, 2008) at WTAMU (Nov 08, 2008) at Southwestern Okla. (Sep 27, 2008) vs Texas A&M-Kingsville (Oct 04, 2008) at WTAMU (Nov 08, 2008) at Southwestern Okla. (Sep 27, 2008) at WTAMU (Nov 08, 2008) at WTAMU (Nov 08, 2008) at WTAMU (Nov 08, 2008) at Abilene Christian (Oct 25, 2008) at WTAMU (Nov 08, 2008) at Abilene Christian (Oct 25, 2008) at Abilene Christian (Oct 25, 2008) at Abilene Christian (Oct 25, 2008) at Southwestern Okla. (Sep 27, 2008)


2009 Tarleton Football

LSC Standings/Honors THURSDAY, AUGUST 28 at Sam Houston State 58, East Central 14 at Arkansas Tech 22, Northeastern State 3 at Tarleton 51, Southeastern Oklahoma 10 Southwestern Oklahoma 29, at Northwestern Okla. 15 at North Dakota 40, Texas A&M-Kingsville 14 West Texas A&M 23, at Mesa State 20 SATURDAY, AUGUST 30 Abilene Christian 44, at Northwest Missouri State 27 at Texas State 21, Angelo State 14 at Northwestern St. (La.) 30, Texas A&M-Commerce 14 Pittsburg State 16, at Central Oklahoma 12 at Southern Nazarene 16, Eastern New Mexico 9 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 #West Texas A&M 49, at Central Oklahoma 18 Texas A&M-Kingsville 44, at East Central 14 #at Texas A&M-Commerce 13, Angelo State 10 #at Midwestern State 27, Southeastern Oklahoma 20 #at Tarleton State 38, Northeastern State 10 #at Eastern New Mexico 37, Southwestern Oklahoma 24

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 #at Abilene Christian Texas 45, A&M-Commerce 14 #Angelo State 24, at Southwestern Oklahoma 2 #at Southeastern Oklahoma 29, Eastern New Mexico 14 #Tarleton State 38, at East Central 6 at West Texas A&M 75, Azusa Pacific 13 # Texas A&M-Kingsville 41, at Central Oklahoma 6 #Midwestern State 7, at Northeastern State 3

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 *at East Central 55, Northeastern State 49 (OT) *at Central Oklahoma 21, Texas A&M-Commerce 13 * at Midwestern State 17, Angelo State 3 * at Northwestern State 63, Southeastern Oklahoma 12 #Tarleton State 24, at Southwestern Oklahoma 21 *Abilene Christian 56, at Eastern New Mexico 11 *West Texas A&M 55, at Texas A&M-Kingsville 35

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4 Central Oklahoma 43, at Southwest Baptist 40 *Texas A&M-Commerce 38, at Northeastern State 37 # at Abilene Christian 66, East Central 7 *at Angelo State 25, Eastern New Mexico 13 *at West Texas A&M 42, Midwestern State 14 *at Southeastern Okla. 29, Southwestern Okla. 21 *Texas A&M-Kingsville 27, at Tarleton State 16

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18 *at Tarleton State 42, Eastern New Mexico 21 at Northeastern State 45, Southwest Baptist20 *at Texas A&M-Commerce 27, East Central 15 *Abilene Christian 52, at West Texas A&M 35 *Central Oklahoma 23, at Southwestern Oklahoma 16 #Southeastern Oklahoma 35, at Angelo State 0 *Midwestern State 38, at Texas A&M-Kingsville 16

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25 *at Abilene Christian 37, Tarleton State 17 #at Central Oklahoma 38, Midwestern State 33 *at Southeastern Oklahoma 28, Northeastern State 3 *Texas A&M-Kingsville 35, at Eastern New Mexico 32 *West Texas A&M 27, at Angelo State 0 *at East Central 42, Southwestern Oklahoma 21 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30 *at Tarleton State 31, Angelo State 24

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1 *at Central Oklahoma 30, East Central 17 *Southeastern Okla. 28, at Texas A&M-Commerce 24 *at Midwestern State 59, Eastern New Mexico 16 #at West Texas A&M 59, Northeastern State 9 at Southwestern Okla. 42, Oklahoma Panhandle State 7 *Abilene Christian 42, at Texas A&M-Kingsville 17

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8 Eastern New Mexico 59, at Oklahoma Panhandle State 13 *Central Oklahoma 24, at Northeastern State 13 *at Abilene Christian 47, Midwestern State 17 *at Southeastern Oklahoma 38, East Central 31 *at Texas A&M-Commerce 21, Southwestern Okla. 3 *Texas A&M-Kingsville 38, at Angelo State 14 *at West Texas A&M 51, Tarleton State 0 NCAA PLAYOFFS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15 at West Texas A&M 49, Central Washington 42 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22 at Abilene Christian 93, West Texas A&M 68 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29 Northwest Missouri State 45, at Abilene Christian 36 ^ LSC Crossover Game for North team only # LSC Crossover Game for both teams * LSC Division Game for both teams

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11 East Central 37 at Southern Nazarene 30 (OT)

Overall W-L Pct. 7-4 .636 6-5 .545 5-5 .500 3-8 .273 3-8 .273 1-10 .091

Division South Division W-L Pct. 1. Abilene Christian 6-0 1.000 2. West Texas A&M 5-1 .833 T3. Tarleton 3-3 .500 T3. Texas A&M-Kingsville 3-3 .500 5. Midwestern State 3-3 .500 6. Angelo State 1-5 .167 7. Eastern New Mexico 0-6 .000

Overall W-L Pct. 11-1 .917 11-2 .846 8-3 .727 7-4 .636 6-4 .600 3-8 .273 2-9 .182

Conference Lone Star Conference W-L Pct. 1. Abilene Christian 9-0 1.000 2. West Texas A&M 8-1 .889 T3. TARLETON 6-3 .667 T3. Central Oklahoma 6-3 .667 T3. Texas A&M-Kingsville 6-3 .667 T3. Southeastern Oklahoma 6-3 .667 T7. Midwestern State 5-4 .556 T7. Texas A&M-Commerce 5-4 .556 9. Angelo State 3-6 .333 10. East Central 2-7 .222 T11. Southwestern Oklahoma 1-8 .111 T11. Eastern New Mexico 1-8 .111 12. Northeastern State 0-9 .000

2008 Review

Division North Division W-L Pct. 1. Central Oklahoma 5-0 1.000 2. Southeastern Okla. 4-1 .800 3. Texas A&M-Commerce 3-2 .600 4. East Central 2-3 .400 5. Southwestern Okla. 1-4 .200 6. Northeastern State 0-5 .000

Opponents

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 # at Angelo State 34, East Central 24 #Abilene Christian 59, at Southeastern Oklahoma 10 # at West Texas A&M 42, Southwestern Oklahoma 20 # at Tarleton State 42, Central Oklahoma 17 #at Texas A&M-Commerce 38, Eastern New Mexico 14 #Texas A&M-Kingsville 42, at Northeastern State 14 at Midwestern State 24, Newberry 10

*at Central Oklahoma 41, Southeastern Oklahoma 7 *Tarleton State 37, at Midwestern State 16 *at Southwestern Oklahoma 17, Northeastern State 16 *at Abilene Christian 51, Angelo State 7 *West Texas A&M 51, at Eastern New Mexico 27 #at Texas A&M-Kingsville 35,Texas A&M-Commerce 0

Texan Football

Lone Star Conference Football Standings

2008 players of the week

Billy Malone, ACU Roderick Smith, Tarleton Bernard Scott, ACU Billy Garza, TAMUK Marcus Mathis, MSU Billy Malone, ACU Keith Null, WTAMU Billy Martin, TAMUK Johnny Knox, ACU Bernard Scott, ACU Charly Martin, WTAMU Bernard Scott, ACU Zack Eskridge, MSU Zach Stewart, ACU Bernard Scott, ACU Keithon Flemming, WTAMU

LSC South Defense

LSC South Special Teams

Jabir Perkins, TAMUK Mike Kern, ACU Aston Whiteside, ACU Tyrrell Herndon, TAMUK Mike Martinez, TAMUK Craig Harris, ACU Fred Thompson, ACU

Roderick Smith, Tarleton Matt Adams, ACU Jabir Perkins, TAMUK Cody Smith, TAMUK Garrett Lindholm, Tarleton Nick Williams, ACU Jabir Perkins, TAMUK

Quinton Butler, ASU

Nick Williams, ASU

Jared Brock, WTAMU

Matt Adams, ACU

Curtis Jefferson, WTAMU Arlen Childress, TAMUK Darius Bortters, MSU

Garrett Lindholm, Tarleton Eric John, TAMUK James Chandler, WTAMU

Conference

Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10

LSC South Offense

History

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2008 All-Lone Star Conference South Division Teams First Team

Offense: Billy Malone, QB, Abilene Christian; Bernard Scott, RB, Abilene Christian; Roderick Smith, RB, Tarleton; Emery Dudensing, FB, Abilene Christian; Charly Martin, WR, West Texas A&M; Johnny Knox, WR, Abilene Christian; Jareko Taylor, WR, Texas A&M-Kingsville; Edmund Gates, WR, Abilene Christian; Trey Simeone, TE, Abilene Christian; Kendrick Holloway, TE, Abilene Christian; Jason Watson, TE, Angelo State; Joseph Thompson, OG, Abilene Christian; Devin Livingston, OL, Tarleton; Marketih Wesley, OG, Texas A&M-Kingsville; Tony Washington, OT, Abilene Christian; J’Marcus Webb, OT, West Texas A&M; Sam Collins, C, Abilene Christian; Matt Adams, PK, Abilene Christian; Garrett Lindholm, PK, Tarleton; BeeJay Mathis, RS, Midwestern State. Defense: Broderick Marshall, DT, West Texas A&M; Todd Zoglmann, DT, Midwestern State; Aston Whiteside, Devin Livingston DE, Abilene Christian; Vantrise Studivant, DE, Abilene Christian; Mike Kern, ILB, Abilene Christian; Marcus Phillips, ILB, Tarleton; Jared Brock, OLB, West Texas A&M; Fred Thompson, OLB, Abilene Christian; Tramaine Wright, CB, Tarleton; Bralon Davis, CB, West Texas A&M; Tony Harp, S, Abilene Christian; Jabir Perkins, S, Texas A&MKingsville; Darnell Johnson, S, West Texas A&M; Cody Smith, P, Texas A&M-Kingsville.

Second Team

Offense: Keith Null, QB, West Texas A&M; Daniel Thomas, RB, Angelo State; Keithon Flemming, RB, West Texas A&M; George Murray, FB, Tarleton; Seth Hayden, WR, West Texas A&M; Ryan Lincoln, WR, Texas A&MKingsville; Jonathan Ferguson, WR, Abilene Christian; Damian Couthren, WR, Texas A&M-Kingsville; Tanner Maher, TE, Tarleton; Devo Dorsey, OG, West Texas A&M; Royland Tubbs, OG, Abilene Christian; Trevis Turner, OT, Abilene Christian; Eldridge Sims, OT, Midwestern State; Tommy Crowley, C, West Texas A&M; James Chandler, Garrett Lindholm PK, West Texas A&M; Wayne McKnight, RS, West Texas A&M. Defense: Ron Green, DT, Eastern New Mexico; Jimmy Saddler-McQueen, DT, Texas A&M-Kingsville; Eugene Sims, DE, West Texas A&M; Jamaal Steamer, DE, Tarleton; Mike Martinez, ILB, Texas A&M-Kingsville; Eldon Grimslid, ILB, West Texas A&M; Bryson Lewis, OLB, Abilene Christian; John Reeves, OLB, Texas A&M-Kingsville; Alex Harbison, CB, Abilene Christian; Craig Harris, CB, Abilene Christian; Jeremy Hibbler, S, Eastern New Mexico; Nick Fellows, S, Abilene Christian; Curtis Jefferson, S, West Texas A&M; Cort Johnson, P, West Texas A&M.

Honorable Mention

Abilene Christian – Eric Edwards, ILB; Drew Coffee, CB; Angelo State – Cody Smith, DT; Jordan Cortez, ILB; Edward Cantrell, OLB; Eastern New Mexico – Jesse Poku, WR; Darian Dale, WR; Nathan uland, ILB; Texavier Henry, OLB; Midwestern State – Dillion Sullivan, OG; Lance Calloway, C; James Davis, WR; Andy Tanner, WR; Marcus Phillips Marcus Mathis, RB; Kellen Belcher, DT; Jarrell Warren, DE; Jacob Martin, ILB; Darius Borrtters, OLB; Antoine Cumby, CB; Micah Hill, CB; Herman Walker, S; Ben White, P; Tarleton – Dustin Washburn, C; Travis Evans, RS; Alonzo Horton, DE; Kyle Hopf, P; Texas A&M-Kingsville – Jorge Guerra, OT; Billy Garza, QB; Billy Martin, RB; Jabir Perkins, RS; Clavens Charles, RS; Jimmy Lugo, DE; Tyrrell Herndon, DE; Derrick Thomas, CB; Eric John, CB; West Texas A&M – Carl Johnson, TE; T.J. Nickelberry, DT; Brandon Swain, DE.

All-Academic Team

South – Charly Martin, WR, West Texas A&M; Keith Null, QB, West Texas A&M; Jared Brock, LB, West Texas A&M; Matt Adams, PK, Abilene Christian; Nathan Uland, LB, Eastern New Mexico; Ian Ritchey, LB, Angelo State; Karlton Graves, OT, Eastern New Mexico; Sam Collins, C, Abilene Christian; Michael Mejia, DB, Midwestern State; Marcus Mathis, RB, Midwestern State; Michael Carrasco, WR, Eastern New Mexico. South Division Academic Player of the Year - Charly Martin, West Texas A&M. Tramaine Wright

Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Tarleton Only: CB Brandon Johnson, OL Dustin Washburn.

2008 LSC YEARLY AWARD WINNERS South

67 All-Americans

Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

2008 LSC Honors

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Offensive Lineman of the Year: Tony Washington, Abilene Christian Offensive Back of the Year: Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian Receiver of the Year: Charly Martin, West Texas A&M Co-Defensive Lineman of the Year: Whiteside, ACU; Sims, WTAMU; Saddler-McQueen, TAMUK Linebacker of the Year: Jared Brock, West Texas A&M Defensive Back of the Year: Jabir Perkins, Texas A&M-Kingsville Freshman of the Year: Aston Whiteside, Abilene Christian Coach of the Year: Chris Thomsen, Abilene Christian

North

Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year: Dustin Finn, UCO; R.J. Brisbon, TAMUC Offensive Back of the Year: Marcus Johnson, East Central Receiver of the Year: Willie Thornton, Texas A&M-Commerce Defensive Lineman of the Year: Ricky Hope, Texas A&M-Commerce Co-Linebacker of the Year: K.C. Asiodu, UCO; Ruzell McCoy, SWOSU Defensive Back of the Year: Broderick Mondy, Northeastern State Freshman of the Year: Luke Lundy, Southwestern Oklahoma Coach of the Year: Tracy Holland, Central Oklahoma

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2009 Tarleton Football

2008 LSC Stats

Passing Offense 1. West Texas A&M 2. Abilene Christian 3. East Central 4. Texas A&M-Kingsville 11. Tarleton Rushing Offense 1. Abilene Christian 2. Tarleton 3. Midwestern State 4. Texas A&M-Kingsville 5. Angelo State

Plays 798 992 805 691 835

Rush 2826 1514 1442 2059 768

Pass 3879 5565 3286 2072 3303

Total 6705 7079 4728 4131 4071

Avg. 558.8 544.5 429.8 375.5 370.1

G Comp.-Att.-Int. Pct. TDs Yards Avg. 13 428-634-15 67.5 52 5565 428.1 12 242-383-9 63.2 41 3879 323.2 11 283-480-21 59.0 20 3303 300.3 11 239-430-14 55.6 27 3286 298.7 11 160-293-12 54.6 14 2072 188.4 G 12 11 10 11 11

Plays 415 398 353 375 397

Yards 2826 2059 1438 1442 1357

YPC 6.8 5.2 4.1 3.8 3.4

TDs 36 25 12 16 7

YPG 235.5 187.2 143.8 131.1 123.4

G TDs 1PAT 2PAT FGs Saf. Pts. Avg. 12 84 79 2 13 1 628 52.3 13 86 78 2 8 1 626 48.2 11 46 42 1 8 0 344 31.3 11 43 42 0 12 0 336 30.5 10 32 28 1 10 0 252 25.2

Passing Defense 1. Tarleton 2. Southwestern Oklahoma 3. Texas A&M-Commerce 4. West Texas A&M 5. East Central

G Comp.-Att.-Int. Pct. TDs Yards Avg. 11 208-344-10 60.5 19 2166 196.9 11 219-372-15 58.9 24 2309 209.9 10 176-352-17 50.0 15 2178 217.8 13 235-463-14 50.8 26 2927 225.2 11 176-320-5 55.0 27 2568 233.5

Rushing Defense 1. Texas A&m-Kingsville 2. Abilene Christian 3. Midwestern State 4. Central Oklahoma 9. Tarleton

G 11 12 10 11 11

Plays 332 377 321 394 388

Rush 110 1346 862 1048 1019

Yards 877 1019 862 1092 1346

Pass 2309 2166 2362 2178 3060

YPC 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.8 3.5

Total 3409 3512 3224 3226 4079

Avg. 309.9 319.3 322.4 322.6 339.9

TDs YPG 13 79.7 13 84.9 12 86.2 6 99.3 12 122.4

G TDs 1PAT 2PAT FGs Saf. Pts. Avg. 11 32 27 0 7 0 240 21.8 12 36 33 1 8 0 275 22.9 10 28 23 1 13 0 232 23.2 10 31 28 0 8 0 238 23.8 11 35 30 2 9 0 271 24.6

Passing G Comp.-Att.-Int. Pct. TDs Yards Avg. 1. Keith Null, WTAM 13 385-562-15 68.5 48 5097 382.1 2. Billy Malone, ACU 10 183-293-8 62.5 36 3213 321.3 3. Marcus Johnson, ECU 11 269-446-16 60.3 20 3110 282.7 9. Scott Grantham, Tarleton 11 154-283-11 54.4 14 1993 181.2 Total Offense G 1. Keith Null, WTAMU 13 2. Billy Malone, ACU 10 3. Marcus Johnson, ECU 11 4. Billy Garza, TAMUK 11 10. Scott Grantham, Tarleton 11

Plays 584 312 539 438 329

Receiving 1. Charly Martin, WTAMU 2. Jareko Taylor, TAMUK 3. Willie Thornton, TAMUC 4. Johnny Knox, ACU 6. Eric Foreman, Tarleton

G 13 11 10 12 9

All-Purpose 1. Bernard Scott, ACU 2. Travis Evans, Tarleton 3. Charly Martin, WTAMU 4. Nabil El-Amin, TAMUC 5. Roderick Smith, Tarleton

G 12 9 13 8 11

Rush -121 49 -6 132 49

Rec. 95 66 48 56 40

Rush 2156 680 0 641 1024

Pass 5097 3213 3110 2787 1993

Total 4976 3262 3104 2919 2042

Avg. 382.8 326.2 282.2 265.4 185.6

Yards TD Avg./C Avg. 1867 22 19.7 143.6 1090 11 16.5 99.1 923 10 19.2 92.3 1069 13 19.1 89.1 661 3 16.5 73.4

Rec. Returns 826 0 101 598 1867 0 91 261 66 201

Total Avg. 2982 248.5 1379 153.2 1867 143.6 993 124.1 1291 117.4

Kick Returns 1. Travis Evans, Tarleton 2. Garrett Tidwell, ASU

G 9 11

Ret. 23 29

Yards 598 740

TDs 1 0

Avg. 26.0 25.5

Punt Returns 1. BeeJay Mathis, MSU 2. Jerome Hewitt, SOSU

G 9 10

Ret. 18 26

Yards 281 308

TDs 0 1

Avg. 15.6 11.8

Yards 1859 1892 1733 1510

Avg. 43.2 43.0 42.3 39.7

Punting 1. Cort Johnson, WTAMU 2. Cody Smith, TAMUK 3. Juan Velasco, TAMUC 6. Kyle Hopf, Tarleton

G 13 11 10 11

Scoring 1. Bernard Scott, ACU 2. Charly Martin, WTAMU 3. Matt Adams, ACU 4. Roderick Smith, Tarleton 7. Garrett Lindholm, Tarletn

G 12 13 12 11 11

Field Goals 1. Jared Homer, NSU 2. Garrett Lindholm, Tarleton 3. Matt Adams, ACU 4. Chad Susman, UCO Jose Martinez, MSU

G 11 11 12 10 10

TDs 34 23 0 15 0 FG 14 12 13 9 9

Punts 43 44 41 38

PATs FGs Points PPG 0 0 204 17.0 0 0 138 10.6 78 13 117 9.8 0 0 90 8.2 42 12 78 7.1 FGA 30 19 16 11 13

Pct. 46.7 63.2 81.2 81.8 69.2

FG/G 1.27 1.09 1.08 0.90 0.90

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University

PAT Kicking: 1. Garrett Lindholm, Tarleton, 42-43, 97.7; 2. James Chandler, WTAMU, 77-79, 97.5; 3. Christian Brom, TAMUK, 37-38, 97.4. Interceptions: 1. Curtis Mayfield, NSU, 0.60 per game; 2. Cameron Sparks, SOSU, 0.55 per game; 3. Darnell Johnson, WTAMU, 0.46 per game. Tackles: 1. Jeremy Hibbler, ENMU, 11.5 per game; 2. Andrew Gamboa, TAMUC, 10.4 per game; 3. Ruzell McCoy, SWOSU, 9.7 per game; T27. Marcus Phillips, Tarleton, 6.0 per game; T27. O’Lindsey Brown, 6.0 per game. Tackles for Loss: 1. Ruzell mcCoy, SWOSU, 1.86 per game; 2. Ricky Hope, TAMUC, 1.95 per game; T3. Jamaal Steamer, Tarleton, 1.65 per game; T3. Nick Jones, NSU, 1.64 per game. Sacks: 1. Ricky Hope, TAMUC, 1.05 per game; 2. Eugene Sims, WTAMU, 0.77 per game; 3. Aston Whiteside, ACU, 0.75 per game; 16. Josh Douglas, Tarleton, 0.45 per game; T17. Jamaal Steamer, Tarleton, 0.41 per game. Passes Defended: 1. Curtis Mayfield, NSU, 1.70 per game; 2. Cameron Sparks, SOSU, 1.64 per game; 3. Kurt Rossum, TAMUC, 1.30 per game.

Conference

Kick Returns: 1. Texas A&M-Kingsville, 25.8 yards per return; 2. Angelo State, 25.1 yards per return; 3. Tarleton, 24.0 yards per return. Punt Returns: 1. Midwestern State, 15.5 yards per return; 2. Southeastern Oklahoma, 11.2 yards per return; Northeastern State, 9.5 yards per return; 12. Tarleton, 6.9 yards per return. Punting: 1. West Texas A&M, 37.8 yards per punt; 2. Midwestern State, 35.7 yards per punt; 3. Texas A&M-Commerce, 35.3 yards per punt; 4. Tarleton, 34.8 yards per punt. Turnover Margin: 1. Abilene Christian, 1.75; 2. Central Oklahoma, 1.09; 3. Texas A&M-Commerce, 0.70; 5. Tarleton, 0.18. Pass Efficiency: 1. Abilene Christian, 178.9; 2. West Texas A&M, 163.6; 3. Southeastern Oklahoma, 136.2; 7. Tarleton, 121.6. Pass Defense Efficiency: 1, Texas A&M-Commerce, 106.4; 2. West Texas A&M, 116.3; 3. Abilene Christian, 118.6; 10. Tarleton, 125.8. Sacks By: T1. Texas A&M-Commerce, 38-261; T1. Abilene Christian, 38-301; 3. West Texas A&M, 36-230; T8. Tarleton, 22-162. Sacks Allowed: 1. Abilene Christian, 8-62; 2. Tarleton, 13-87; 3. Southwestern Oklahoma, 15-111. Field Goals: 1. Abilene Christian, 13-16, .812; 2. Central Oklahoma, 10-13, .769; 3. Midwestern State, 10-14, .714; 5. Tarleton, 12-19, .632. Time of Possession: 1. East Central, 32:01; 2. Angelo State, 31:47; 3. Southwestern Oklahoma, 31:23; 7. Tarleton, 29:50. PAT Kicking: 1. Tarleton, 42-43, .977; 2. Midwestern State, 28-29, .966.

Yards YPC TD Avg. 2156 8.1 28 179.7 1024 7.5 13 93.1 1020 4.9 5 92.7 641 4.6 4 80.1 680 5.1 6 75.6

History

Scoring Defense 1. Tarleton 2. Abilene Christian 3. Midwestern State 4. Texas A&M-Commerce 5. Texas A&M-Kingsville

Plays 706 732 690 689 871

Att. 266 137 208 138 133

2008 Review

G 11 11 10 10 12

G 12 11 11 8 9

Opponents

Total Defense 1. Southwestern Oklahoma 2. Tarleton 3. Midwestern State 4. Texas A&M-Commerce 5. Abilene Christian

Rushing 1. Bernard Scott, ACU 2. Roderick Smith, Tarleton 3. Daniel Thomas, ASU 4. Nabil El-Amin, TAMUC 5. Travis Evans, Tarleton

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Scoring Offense 1. Abilene Christian 2. West Texas A&M 3. Texas A&M-Kingsville 4. Tarleton 5. Midwestern State

G 12 13 11 11 11

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Individual Stat Leaders

Team Stat Leaders Total Offense 1. Abilene Christian 2. West Texas A&M 3. Texas A&M-Kingsville 4. Tarleton 5. East Central


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Texans Cruise Past Savage Storm in Opener STEPHENVILLE – The Tarleton Texans scored the final 41 points of the season opener Thursday to take a 51-10 victory from Southeastern Oklahoma in Stephenville. The Texans scored 27 unanswered points in the second half to improve to 7-2 in home openers since 2000. “I thought we started out a little sluggish at first, but I was pleased with our effort in the first game of the season,” said Tarleton head coach Sam McElroy. The Texans got on the board first when Garrett Lindholm connected on the first of three field goals, this one from 46 yards. The kick ended a six-play, nine-yard drive that started when Jamaal Steamer recovered a SOSU fumble on the Savage Storm 38yardline. SOSU quickly fought back, taking a 7-3 lead when Michael Goodlow caught a 27-yard pass from starting quarterback Brandon McCain. Cole Jones added the extra point to give the visitors the lead after closing a nine-play, 64-yard drive. With 47 seconds left in the first quarter, George Murray punched the ball in from two yards out to end an 11-play, 64-yard attack. Lindholm’s kick gave Tarleton a 10-7 lead. A 34-yard Cole Jones field goal with 7:41 remaining in the first half ended a nine-play, 39-yard drive by Southeastern and tied the game at 10 points apiece. However, the Texans’ Travis Evans took the ensuing kickoff 96 yards for a special teams touchdown. Lindholm’s kick put the Texans up for good, 17-10. Two possessions later, Scott Grantham found Shamarr Prentice for a 28-yard touchdown pass that closed a five-play, 50-yard drive. The extra point gave the Texans a 24-10 lead heading into halftime, and Tarleton was to get the ball to open the third quarter. The first six plays in the second half led to six first downs for the home team before the offense stalled and Lindholm hit a 30yard field goal. The drive took nine-plays and 59 yards to give Tarleton a 27-10 lead. Evans then ran the ball in from four yards away with 7:30 remaining in the third period, giving the Texans a 34-10 lead after a seven-play, 28-yard attack after McNeal Uwajeh recovered a SOSU fumble. Running back Roderick Smith got in on the scoring as well when he recorded a six-yard carry into the endzone for the Texans. Lindholm’s kick made it 41-10 in favor of the purple and white who drove the field in five plays over 69 yards. Lindholm then connected on his third field goal of the contest, ending an eight-play, 33-yard drive. The three-point kick put the Texans ahead 44-10 with 10:49 remaining in the game. The last score came with six minutes on the clock when true freshman Eddie Brown carried the ball two times in three plays for a total of 49 yards, including a 24-yard touchdown run that saw the running back break through several would-be tacklers. The drive, which took four plays on 48 yards, was completed when Lindholm scored the game’s last point with a chip shot after the score to put Tarleton ahead, 51-10. McElroy was pleased with what he saw overall, but he, his coaching staff and the players know there is much work to be done. “This was a good win for us to open the schedule, but there are several things we saw tonight we are going to have to improve upon in order to stay successful this year,” McElroy said. “The win is nice, but we have a lot of work to do.” The Texans gained 373 yards while holding SOSU to 188 yards, including 46 yards on the ground. Tarleton threw the ball for 180 yards while SOSU had 142 yards passing. The Texans gained 193 yards on the ground. Nine different people carried the ball for the Texans while four different runners crossed the goal line for the purple and white. Evans led the team with 15 carries for 66 yards and a score while Brown had five carries for 53 yards and a touchdown and Smith had 11 crries for 38 yards and a score. Scott Grantham was seven of 17 passing for 148 yards and one touchdown to lead Tarleton to the victory. Keith Demby led the team in catches with two for 67 yards while Prentice was two for 44, Eric Foreman was two for 39 and Devin Guinn, two for 23.

Scoring Summary Team TARLETON SOSU TARLETON SOSU TARLETON TARLETON TARLETON TARLETON TARLETON TARLETON TARLETON

Qtr 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 4th

Time 09:38 05:54 00:47 07:41 07:27 00:39 11:15 07:30 03:28 10:49 06:00

Scoring play Conversion Plays-Yards TOP G. Lindholm 46 yd field goal 6-9 2:32 M. Goodlow 27 yd pass from B. McCain Cole Jones kick 9-64 3:36 George Murray 2 yd run G. Lindholm kick 11-64 5:01 Cole Jones 34 yd field goal 9-39 4:53 Travis Evans 96 yd kickoff return G. Lindholm kick S. Prentice 28 yd pass from S. Grantham G. Lindholm kick 5-50 1:44 G. Lindholm 30 yd field goal 9-59 3:38 Travis Evans 4 yd run G. Lindholm kick 7-28 3:07 Roderick Smith 6 yd run G. Lindholm kick 5-69 2:24 G. Lindholm 34 yd field goal 8-33 4:11 Eddie Brown 24 yd run G. Lindholm kick 4-48 1:40

TEAM STATS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

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Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

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SOSU 14 32-46 142 22-10-0 54-188 0-0 2-10 7-92 0-0 6-239 5-3 5-36 27:12 1 of 11 1 of 1 1 of 2 1-4

SOSU TARLETON 0 3 7 3 7 10 10 10 10 17 10 24 10 27 10 34 10 41 10 44 10 51

Tarleton 20 48-193 180 19-9-0 67-373 0-0 5-49 3-138 0-0 3-132 1-0 10-65 32:48 4 of 12 2 of 2 6 of 6 5-30

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Rushing No Baylen Laury 15 Daryl Carey 3 Bo White 7 Marcus High 2 B. Covington 1 Daniel Nichols 1 Brandon McCain 3 Totals... 32

Gain Loss 66 4 13 2 17 15 2 0 0 5 0 6 0 20 98 52

Net TD 62 0 11 0 2 0 2 0 -5 0 -6 0 -20 0 46 0

Lg Avg 13 4.1 13 3.7 10 0.3 2 1.0 0 -5.0 0 -6.0 0 -6.7 13 1.4

Passing Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sack Brandon McCain 19-8-0 139 1 68 2 Bo White 3-2-0 3 0 3 3 Totals... 22-10-0 142 1 68 5 Receiving No. Baylen Laury 3 Daniel Nichols 2 Michael Goodlow 2 Jerrod Temple 1 Jay Rose 1 J. Stephenson 1 Totals... 10 Punting Will White TEAM Totals...

Yds 15 74 36 8 6 3 142

No. Yds 5 239 1 0 6 239

Field goal attempts Cole Jones 2nd 07:41 Cole Jones 3rd 05:52

TD 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

Long 18 68 27 8 6 3 68

Avg Long In20 47.8 54 0 0.0 0 0 39.8 54 0 34 yds 48 yds

Good Missed

FUMBLES: Brandon McCain 2-1; Daniel Nichols 1-1; Bo White 1-1; Baylen Laury 1-0.

Tarleton

Rushing No Travis Evans 15 Eddie Brown 5 Roderick Smith 11 Keith Demby 7 Robert Payne 2 Scott Grantham 3 Kenneth Travis 1 George Murray 1 Kelan Luker 1 TEAM 2 Totals... 48 Passing Scott Grantham Kelan Luker Totals... Receiving Keith Demby S. Prentice Eric Foreman Devin Guinn Jahmeel Hobson Totals...

Gain Loss 74 8 53 0 46 8 28 3 8 0 11 4 2 0 2 0 0 4 0 4 224 31

Net TD 66 1 53 1 38 1 25 0 8 0 7 0 2 0 2 1 -4 0 -4 0 193 4

Lg Avg 14 4.4 25 10.6 13 3.5 17 3.6 5 4.0 11 2.3 2 2.0 2 2.0 0 -4.0 0 -2.0 25 4.0

Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sack 17-7-0 148 1 42 1 2-2-0 32 0 25 0 19-9-0 180 1 42 1 No. 2 2 2 2 1 9

Punting No. Kyle Hopf 3 Totals... 3 Field goal attempts G. Lindholm 1st G. Lindholm 3rd G. Lindholm 4th

Yds TD Long 67 0 42 44 1 28 39 0 21 23 0 16 7 0 7 180 1 42 Yds 132 132 09:38 11:15 10:49

FUMBLES: Kelan Luker 1-0.

Avg Long In20 44.0 51 1 44.0 51 1 46 yds 30 yds 34 yds

Good Good Good


2009 Tarleton Football Game 2 | September 6, 2008 Memorial Stadium | 4,928 | Stephenville

Game-By-Game Review Northeastern State

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Rushing No John Kelly 16 Josh Lewis 6 Tristan Thomas 1 Kaelin Woods 2 Kenny Davis 5 Totals... 30

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TOP 4:30 2:21 1:28 2:32 2:52 5:52 2:25 2:54

NSU 7 30-59 73 14-7-0 44-132 0-0 1-0 1-27 1-0 8-377 2-1 6-41 24:32 2 of 12 0 of 0 1-1 2-5

NSU TARLETON 0 3 0 10 0 17 0 24 3 24 3 31 10 31 10 38

Tarleton 22 45-334 143 27-18-1 72-477 0-0 3-17 3-18 0-0 2-71 0-0 9-86 35:28 5 of 14 2 of 3 4-4 3-25

Yds 19 28 26 73

Punting Joe Kok Totals...

No. Yds 8 377 8 377

Field goal attempts Jared Homer 2nd 00:27 Jared Homer 3rd 03:56

TD 1 0 0 1

Long 8 24 19 24

Avg Long In20 47.1 71 2 47.1 71 2 46 yds 55 yds

Missed Good

FUMBLES: Kenny Davis 1-0; John Kelly 1-1.

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Rushing No Roderick Smith 15 Travis Evans 20 Scott Grantham 5 George Murray 2 Devin Guinn 2 TEAM 1 Totals... 45

Gain Loss 187 0 122 7 33 5 3 0 5 2 0 2 350 16

Net TD 187 2 115 0 28 0 3 1 3 0 -2 0 334 3

Lg Avg 66 12.5 46 5.8 20 5.6 2 1.5 5 1.5 0 -2.0 66 7.4

Passing Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sack Scott Grantham 27-18-1 143 2 20 2 Totals... 27-18-1 143 2 20 2 Receiving Devin Guinn Tanner Maher S. Prentice Eric Foreman Dorian Williams Keith Demby Travis Evans Totals...

No. 7 4 3 1 1 1 1 18

Yds TD Long 52 1 20 41 1 15 23 0 10 15 0 15 7 0 7 4 0 4 1 0 1 143 2 20

Punting Kyle Hopf Totals...

No. Yds 2 71 2 71

Field goal attempts G. Lindholm 1st 07:23 G. Lindholm 3rd 09:43

Avg Long In20 35.5 39 1 35.5 39 1 46 yds 47 yds

Good Missed

FUMBLES: None.

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TEAM STATS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

Plays-Yards 10-36 6-47 4-79 5-64 4--4 12-75 6-71 5-23

No. 3 2 2 7

Conference

Scoring play Conversion G. Lindholm 46 yd field goal Roderick Smith 3 yd run G. Lindholm kick Roderick Smith 66 yd run G. Lindholm kick D. Guinn 10 yd pass from S. Grantham G. Lindholm kick Jared Homer 55 yd field goal T. Maher 9 yd pass from S. Grantham G. Lindholm kick J. Byers 8 yd pass from Kenny Davis Jared Homer kick George Murray 1 yd run G. Lindholm kick

Receiving Jarrett Byers D. Henderson Warren Kirk Totals...

History

Time 07:23 11:49 08:05 03:24 03:56 13:00 10:28 03:27

Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sack 11-7-0 73 1 24 2 3-0-0 0 0 0 1 14-7-0 73 1 24 3

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Qtr 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 4th 4th 4th

Lg Avg 41 3.8 11 4.5 0 -2.0 6 -4.0 0 -3.8 41 2.0

Opponents

Scoring Summary Team TARLETON TARLETON TARLETON TARLETON NSU TARLETON NSU TARLETON

Passing Kenny Davis Kaelin Woods Totals...

Net TD 61 0 27 0 -2 0 -8 0 -19 0 59 0

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STEPHENVILLE – The No. 19 Tarleton Texans had two running backs rush for over 100 yards apiece as the Texans ran past Northeastern State Saturday, 38-10. Roderick Smith gained 187 yards on 15 carries while Travis Evans had 115 yards on 20 attempts to help Tarleton gain 334 yards on the ground to help the Texans improve to 2-0. The Texan defense had a strong game as well, holding NSU to 132 yards of total offense, including 59 yards on the ground and 73 yards through the air. Saturday’s game was the second straight contest for the Texans to hold their opponents below 100 rushing yards. With 7:23 on the first period clock, Garrett Lindholm, last week’s Lone Star Conference South Division Special Teams Player of the Week, hit a 46-yard field goal to cap a 10-play, 36-yard drive that took 4:30 off the clock and gave Tarleton a 3-0 lead. The Texans scored again, this time when Roderick Smith punched the ball in from three yards out with 11:49 on the second quarter clock. Lindholm’s kick made it 10-0 Texans after the six-play, 47-yard drive. Smith then took a Scott Grantham handoff 66 yards down the field for his second rushing touchdown of the contest, ending a four-play, 79-yard drive. The extra point put Tarleton ahead, 17-0. The Texans then took a 24-0 lead into halftime when Devin Guinn caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Grantham to close a five-play, 64-yard drive. In the first half, the Texan defense held NSU to 61 yards of total offense, including just five yards passing and 56 yards rushing on 22 attempts. Tarleton forced five punts by the RiverHawks to start the game while the visitors missed a 46-yard field goal on their last possession of the first half. Tarleton would allow NSU on the board for the first time when the RiverHawks’ Jared Homer had a 55-yard field goal to set a new school record for the longest field goal at the 3:56-mark in the third quarter. The score ended a four-play, minus-four yard drive after NSU got the ball on Grantham’s first thrown interception of the season. The Texans then had a tackle for loss before John Kelly had a rush for one yard to the original line of scrimmage. Back-to-Back fall starts made it fourth-and-14 before Homer nailed the kick. Tarleton returned to the board when Tanner Maher caught a nine-yard scoring pass from Grantham to cap a 12-play, 75-yard drive that took just 2:25 off the clock. After Lindholm’s kick, the Texans led 31-3 with 13:00 left in the contest. NSU’s Jarrett Byers caught an eight-yard pass from Kenny Davis to close a six-play, 71-yard drive to cut into the Texan lead at the 10:28-mark. Homer’s kick made it 31-10 Texans. Tarleton scored the last points of the contest when George Murray crossed the goal line with 3:27 remaining in the contest. Lindholm’s kick made it 38-10 and ended a five-play, 23-yard drive. The Texans gained 477 yards of total offense, including 334 yards on the ground and 143 yards through the air. Tarleton’s quarterback Scott Grantham was 18 of 27 for 143 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. Devin Guinn led the team with 52 yards receiving on seven receptions while Maher had four catches for 41 yards. Both scored touchdowns for the Texans. Jamaal Steamer recorded seven total tackles, including two solo and five assisted stops. He had three tackles for a loss of minus-11 yards, including one sack for eight yards. Josh Douglas had three tackles for a loss of minus-19 yards, including two sacks for 17 yards. The Texan defense combined for 14 total tackles for a loss of minus-47 yards. NSU was led on the ground by Kelly with 61 yards on 16 carries and in receiving by Byers with three catches for 19 yards. Davis was seven-of-11 for 73 yards and a touchdown. Terrance Gaston and Broderick Mondy led the team with 10 total tackles apiece for the RiverHawks.

Gain Loss 72 11 28 1 0 2 6 14 0 19 106 47

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Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

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Texans Slosh Past Tigers to Improve to 3-0 ADA, Okla. – The No. l 9 Tarleton Texan football team (3-0) wasted no time jumping on top of the home team Saturday, recovering an East Central fumble on the second play of the game and scoring on the first Tarleton play to take the early lead, and the win, 38-6. The Texans didn’t stop there, scoring 31 points in the first half and blanking the Tigers (0-3) in the first 30 minutes of the contest. Tarleton held ECU to just 68 yards of total offense in the first half, including minus-three yards rushing. Overall, the Texan defense held the Tigers to just 169 yards of total offense Saturday, including 32 yards on the ground and 137 yards through the air. The Texans gained 322 yards in the victory, including 221 yards on the ground and 101 yards through the air. The Texans scored the first touchdown when quarterback Scott Grantham found Devin Guinn from 26 yards away just 43 seconds into the contest. Garrett Lindholm hit the extra point to put the visitors up early, 7-0. Roderick Smith then used a 15-yard touchdown run after the Texans recovered another ECU fumble at the Tigers’ 11-yardline. The drive took just two plays and Lindholm’s kick made it 14-0 Tarleton. Tarleton the ball and drove 37 yards on eight plays and scored on a Lindholm 27-yard field goal at the 2:58 mark that put the Texans ahead, 17-0. The purple and white defense stormed all over the field on Saturday, causing another Tiger fumble that was recovered by Daniel Collins in the endzone for a defensive touchdown. Lindholm’s kick put the Texans up 24-0. The last score of the first half came on a 28-yard touchdown run with six minutes left on the clock to cap a four-play, 32-yard drive. The point after attempt made it 31-0 Texans at the break. ECU scored their first touchdown of the game with 9:19 on the clock when the Tigers drove 63 yards on eight plays and crossed the line on a 12-yard pass completion from Marcus Johnson to Keewan King. The Corey Dozier kick was no good, and the home team trailed, 31-6. Smith then hit a whole while rushing the ball and broke for a 68-yard touchdown run that put the Texans ahead 38-6 after the PAT with 8:11 on the clock. The Texans were twice stopped inside the 10 yardline as they tried to help run out the clock on fourth and short. It was the first time all season the Texans hadn’t scored when getting into the redzone. The Tigers were driving in the fourth quarter, but the Texan defense held strong and forced a turnover, though this one was a turnover on downs. Smith led the team with 144 yards on 13 carries while scoring three touchdowns and averaging 11.1 yards per touch. Scott Grantham was six of 11 for 101 yards and a score while Devin Guinn had three receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown. Alonzo Horton had seven tackles to lead the team, including a sack for minus-three yards. ECU was led by Larry Carter with eight carries for 33 yards while Johnson had 122 yards passing and was eight of 13.

Scoring Summary Team TARLETON TARLETON TARLETON TARLETON TARLETON ECU TARLETON

Qtr 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd

Time 14:17 09:22 02:58 11:40 06:00 09:19 08:11

Scoring play Conversion Plays-Yards TOP TARLETON ECU D Guinn 26 yd pass from S Grantham G. Lindholm kick 1-26 0:08 7 0 Roderick Smith 15 yd run G. Lindholm kick 2-11 0:58 14 0 G. Lindholm 27 yd field goal 8-37 3:15 17 0 Daniel Collins 0 yd fumble recovery G. Lindholm kick 24 0 Roderick Smith 28 yd run G. Lindholm kick 4-32 2:27 31 0 K King 12 yd pass from M Johnson Corey Dozier kick failed 8-63 5:25 31 6 Roderick Smith 68 yd run G. Lindholm kick 2-65 0:52 38 6

TEAM STATS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

ECU 7 30-59 73 14-7-0 44-132 0-0 1-0 1-27 1-0 8-377 2-1 6-41 24:32 2 of 12 0 of 0 1-1 2-5

Tarleton 22 45-334 143 27-18-1 72-477 0-0 3-17 3-18 0-0 2-71 0-0 9-86 35:28 5 of 14 2 of 3 4-4 3-25

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Rushing No Roderick Smith 13 Keith Demby 9 Eddie Brown 7 George Murray 1 TEAM 1 Scott Grantham 4 Totals... 35

Gain Loss 152 8 62 0 36 0 0 1 0 6 2 16 252 31

Net TD 144 3 62 0 36 0 -1 0 -6 0 -14 0 221 3

Lg Avg 68 11.1 17 6.9 12 5.1 0 -1.0 0 -6.0 2 -3.5 68 6.3

Passing Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sack Scott Grantham 11-6-0 101 1 27 1 Totals... 11-6-0 101 1 27 1 Receiving Devin Guinn S. Prentice Eddie Brown Totals...

No. 3 2 1 6

Yds 56 33 12 101

Punting Kyle Hopf Keith Demby Totals...

No. Yds 2 73 1 32 3 105

Field goal attempts G. Lindholm 1st 02:58

TD 1 0 0 1

Long 26 27 12 27

Avg Long In20 36.5 50 2 32.0 32 0 35.0 50 2 27 yds

Good

FUMBLES: Scott Grantham 2-0; TEAM 1-1.

East Central Rushing No Larry Carter 8 J. Maldanado 3 Collin Avery 9 L. Blankenship 3 Josh Dutton 4 Marcus Johnson 8 TEAM 3 Tyrone Gibbs 1 Totals... 39

Gain Loss 34 1 14 0 26 13 7 0 4 2 20 27 0 15 0 15 105 73

Net TD 33 0 14 0 13 0 7 0 2 0 -7 0 -15 0 -15 0 32 0

Lg Avg 12 4.1 9 4.7 15 1.4 4 2.3 3 0.5 9 -0.9 0 -5.0 0 -15.0 15 0.8

Passing Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sack Marcus Johnson 13-8-0 122 1 34 4 L. Blankenship 4-1-0 15 0 15 0 Totals... 17-9-0 137 1 34 4 Receiving J. Maldanado Justin Goolsby Keewan King Collin Avery Sterling Headen Totals...

No. 2 2 2 2 1 9

Yds TD Long 49 0 34 30 0 24 27 1 15 24 0 19 7 0 7 137 1 34

Punting Justin Freshour Totals...

No. Yds 7 256 7 256

Avg Long In20 36.6 45 1 36.6 45 1

Field goal attempts None FUMBLES: TEAM 2-1; Collin Avery 1-0; Marcus Johnson 1-0; Tyrone Gibbs 1-1; Justin Goolsby 1-1


2009 Tarleton Football Game 4 | September 20, 2008 Memorial Stadium | 5,618 | Stephenville

Game-By-Game Review Central Oklahoma

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Rushing No D. Pullen 12 Jason Palmer 15 Brandon Noohi 3 Alex Gibson 2 Totals... 32

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UCO 20 32-70 185 25-36-1 68-255 0-0 2-7 2-42 1-23 6-199 4-1 1-15 26:23 7 of 16 1 of 1 3-3 0-0

Tarleton 24 38-232 252 19-31-1 69-484 1-36 2-20 4-123 1-8 3-96 1-0 9-118 33:37 5 of 12 1 of 3 2-5 0-0

Yds 68 37 36 31 6 6 1 185

Punting Brandon Noohi Totals...

No. Yds 6 199 6 199

Field goal attempts Chad Susman 2nd 00:03

TD 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

Long 23 13 14 16 6 6 1 23

Avg Long In20 33.2 42 2 33.2 42 2 37 yds

Good

FUMBLES: Alex Gibson 2-0; Brandon Noohi 1-1; Ryan Gallimore 1-0.

Tarleton

Rushing No Roderick Smith 15 Eddie Brown 7 Keith Demby 11 Scott Grantham 1 George Murray 2 TEAM 2 Totals... 38 Passing Scott Grantham Kelan Luker Keith Demby Totals...

Gain Loss 94 2 75 3 55 9 26 0 0 0 0 4 250 18

Net TD 92 2 72 0 46 0 26 0 0 0 -4 0 232 2

Lg Avg 27 6.1 24 10.3 28 4.2 26 26.0 0 0.0 0 -2.0 28 6.1

Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sack 27-17-1 236 2 39 0 3-2-0 16 0 11 0 1-0-0 0 0 0 0 31-19-1 252 2 39 0

Receiving Dorian Williams Devin Guinn Roderick Smith Isaiah Oputa Tramaine Wright Keith Demby A. Buckingham Totals...

No. 7 5 2 2 1 1 1 19

Yds TD Long 100 0 39 55 1 28 27 1 22 16 0 11 23 0 23 19 0 19 12 0 12 252 2 39

Punting Kyle Hopf Totals...

No. Yds 3 96 3 96

Field goal attempts G. Lindholm 3rd 04:38

Avg Long In20 32.0 36 0 32.0 36 0 28 yds

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TEAM STATS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

UCO TARLETON 7 0 7 7 14 7 14 14 14 21 17 21 17 28 17 35 17 42

No. 8 6 5 3 1 1 1 25

Conference

Scoring play Conversion Plays-Yards TOP D. Pullen 11 yd run Chad Susman kick 9-80 3:29 Roderick Smith 5 yd run G. Lindholm kick 8-70 3:47 J Palmer 4 yd pass from Alex Gibson Chad Susman kick 17-76 6:36 Roderick Smith 1 yd run G. Lindholm kick 8-73 4:03 D Guinn 28 yd pass from S Grantham G. Lindholm kick 5-69 1:59 Chad Susman 37 yd field goal 6-27 0:52 Roderick Smith 93 yd kickoff return G. Lindholm kick R Smith 22 yd pass from S Grantham G. Lindholm kick 3-25 0:52 S. Monsegue 8 yd interception return G. Lindholm kick

Receiving Lee VonTungeln Ryan Gallimore Jason Palmer D. Pullen K. Hendricks Marqus Stutson Rick Montgomery Totals...

History

Time 11:31 07:38 00:57 11:51 06:09 00:03 00:00 01:13 06:52

Passing Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sack Alex Gibson 35-24-1 175 1 23 0 Brandon Noohi 1-1-0 10 0 10 0 Totals... 36-25-1 185 1 23 0

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Qtr 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 4th

Lg Avg 29 4.8 8 1.7 5 1.7 0 -9.0 29 2.2

Opponents

Scoring Summary

Team UCO TARLETON UCO TARLETON TARLETON UCO TARLETON TARLETON TARLETON

Net TD 58 1 25 0 5 0 -18 0 70 1

Texan Football

STEPHENVILLE – The No. 16 Tarleton Texans outscored the Central Oklahoma Bronchos 35-3 in the final three quarters Saturday to remain undefeated and take a 42-17 victory in Stephenville. The Texans’ Roderick Smith racked up 212 yards and scored four touchdowns to help the Texans improve to 4-0 on the season. UCO (0-3) became the first team to get an early lead on the Texans, scoring first on an 11-yard run by Da’Marean Mullen. The visitors drove 80 yards on nine plays to score. The Texans tied the score when Smith punched the ball in from five yards out as Tarleton took the ensuing drive 70 yards on eight plays. Garrett Lindholm added the kick to tie the game at seven points apiece. Jason Palmer then caught a four-yard pass from Alex Gibson to return the lead to UCO to cap a 76-yard, 17-play drive that took 6:36 off the clock. The extra point made it 14-7 Bronchos with 57 seconds left in the first quarter. Tarleton again answered, this time on a one-yard run by Smith that concluded an eight-play, 73-yard drive that took 4:03 and tied the score at 14 with Lindholm’s extra point. Both of Tarleton’s touchdowns were scored with 11:51 left in their respective quarters. The Texans took the lead when Scott Grantham, who was 17-of-27 for 236 yards and two touchdowns, connected with Devin Guinn for a 28-yard score. Tarleton scored after the purple and white defense held the Bronchos for the first time before driving 69 yards on five plays. Lindholm’s kick put the Texans up for good, 2114. With the Texans driving, UCO got an interception prior to taking six plays to eat up 27 yards. Chad Susman nailed a 37-yard field goal with three seconds left on the clock to cut the lead to 21-17. However, Smith took the ensuing kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown to put Tarleton ahead 28-17 at the half after the extra point. Neither team scored until late in the third quarter when UCO was driving and quarterback Brandon Noohi fumbled the ball on the Tarleton end of the field. Tarleton’s Marcus Phillips recovered the fumble and tried to scoop and score, but he was pushed out of bounds at the UCO 25-yardline. Three plays latter, Grantham found Smith on a left side screen pass, and the running back scored from 22 yards out. Lindholm’s kick made it 35-17 Texans. The Texans drove within the UCO five, but the Broncho defense stopped Tarleton on four straight running plays. However, Alex Gibson, the other UCO quarterback, was picked off when Sheldon Monsegue stepped in front of a receiver and had an eight-yard interception return for a touchdown. The PAT made it 42-17. Tarleton tallied 484 yards of total offense, including 232 yards on the ground and 252 yards through the air. UCO ran for just 70 yards and passed for another 185 to finish with 255 yards offense in the loss. The Texan defense, which was No. 2 in the nation heading into Saturday’s game, allowed minus-14 rushing yards in the final three periods and a total of 99 yards of Broncho offense in the closing 45 minutes of the contest. The Texans were No. 1 in tackles for loss in the nation coming into the contest, and Tarleton recorded 11 for minus-29 yards. Smith had 15 carries for 92 yards and two rushing touchdowns, while adding two receptions for 27 yards and a score along with the kickoff return for a touchdown. Dorian Williams had seven receptions for 100 yards while Devin Guinn had five catches for 55 yards and a touchdown. UCO had 255 yards of total offense, including 70 yards rushing and 185 yards passing.

Gain Loss 67 9 34 9 7 2 0 18 108 38

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67 All-Americans

Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

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Game 5 | September 27, 2008 Milam Stadium | 2,000 | Weatherford, Okla.

Individual Statistics Tarleton

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Rushing No Roderick Smith 13 Travis Evans 9 Devin Guinn 1 Keith Demby 1 Scott Grantham 3 Totals... 27

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Sixty-Four Yard Pass Puts Texans On Top WEATHERFORD, Okla. – The No. 16 Tarleton Texan football team needed a 64-yard from Scott Grantham to Eric Foreman with 13 seconds left to improve to 5-0 with a 24-21 win in Weatheford, Okla. “We did not play very well tonight, and we are lucky to get this win,” said Tarleton head coach Sam McElroy. “I am proud that our guys never gave up, and I knew when he threw that ball Eric had a chance. We got a win, but we have a lot of things to work on.” The Texans remained unblemished despite turning the ball over on five occasions, including a fumble and four interceptions. Saturday’s contest was also the first time this season the Texans were outgained in total yardage. Tarleton tallied 343 yards, including 160 yards on the ground and 183 yards through the air. SWOSU became the first team all season to rush for more than 100 yards with 135 on the ground and 245 in passing for 380 yards. The Texans needed the last-second effort because the Bulldogs took a 21-17 lead with 2:17 remaining in the contest. The four-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Steve Day to Brandon Dixon was set up when Tarleton’s Kelan Luker, who had come into the game for a couple of plays for shook-up quarterback Grantham, was intercepted when the ball bounced off the back shoulder pads into the hands of SWOSU’s Brandon Wicks. On the Texans next drive, Grantham threw his third interception of the night on second down, but the Tarleton defense, which was on the field for 39:26 of the game, held tight and stopped Day on a fourth and inches. Tarleton won the toss and deferred to the second half, kicking off to the home team and the Texan defense forced a punt on the first possession of the game. Tarleton took its first drive 59 yards on seven plays to score first when Keith Demby punched the ball in from one yard away to put the visitors ahead 7-0 when Garrett Lindholm put the ball in for the point after attempt. However, the Bulldogs took the ensuing drive 18 plays and 80 yards over 8:24 to tie the game at seven points apiece after the PAT after Steve Day found John Haggerty for a 27-yard touchdown. The Texans turned the ball over with a Roderick Smith fumble and a Scott Grantham interception, but SWOSU only scored once when Joe Sawyer caught a 23-yard pass from Day with 4:48 remaining in the second quarter. Spencer Daniel’s kick made it 14-7 SWOSU. Daniels’ missed a 32-yard field goal with four seconds left on the clock to run out the first half as the Texans headed into the locker room down by seven. In its first possession of the second half, Tarleton’s Scott Grantham was hit hard and the ball was popped loose, however, Smith picked up the ball for the Texans and advanced it into SWOSU territory, though Tarleton failed to score. After the ball switched hands a couple of times, the Texans took possession of the ball with 5:34 remaining in the third quarter. On the first play of the drive, Smith carried the ball 54 yards for a score that accompanied Lindholm’s extra point to tie the game at 14. Dee Collins intercepted a pass from SWOSU’s Day, and the Texans drove seven yards on four plays, taking the lead on a 39-yard field goal by Lindholm with 12:48 left in the quarter. Neither team scored until the Bulldogs got the touchdown with just over two minutes left. Smith led the Texans with 13 carries for 124 yards and one touchdown while Grantham was seven-of-22 for 178 yards and a touchdown with three interceptions. Devin Guinn had three catches for 34 yards and Eric Foreman had 104 yards receiving on two catches with the game-winning touchdown grab. The Texan defense was led by Marcus Phillips with 11 tackles, including seven solo and four assisted tackles and one pass breakup.

Scoring Summary Team TARLETON SWOSU SWOSU TARLETON TARLETON SWOSU TARLETON

Qtr 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 4th 4th

Time 10:23 01:59 04:48 05:25 12:48 02:17 00:13

Scoring play Conversion Plays-Yards TOP TARLETON SWOSU Keith Demby 1 yd run G. Lindholm kick 7-59 2:34 7 0 J. Haggerty 27 yd pass from S. Day Spenser Daniel kick 18-80 8:24 7 7 Joe Sawyer 23 yd pass from S. Day Spenser Daniel kick 10-63 5:21 7 14 Roderick Smith 54 yd run G. Lindholm kick 1-54 0:09 14 14 G. Lindholm 39 yd field goal 4-7 1:33 17 14 B. Dixon 4 yd pass from Steve Day Spenser Daniel kick 6-27 1:19 17 21 E. Foreman 64 yd pass from S. Grantham G. Lindholm kick 1-64 0:12 24 21

TEAM STATS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

Tarleton 13 27-160 183 8-24-4 51-343 0-0 2-3 3-93 2-26 4-164 2-1 3-45 20:34 2 of 9 0 of 1 2-2 1-11

SWOSU 23 41-135 245 29-47-2 88-380 0-0 2-0 3-57 4-7 7-254 0-0 3-20 39:26 11 of 22 1 of 2 2-3 1-11

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Gain Loss 129 5 36 3 3 0 1 0 16 17 185 25

Net TD 124 1 33 0 3 0 1 1 -1 0 160 2

Lg Avg 54 9.5 8 3.7 3 3.0 1 1.0 16 -0.3 54 5.9

Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sack 22-7-3 178 1 64 1 2-1-1 5 0 5 0 24-8-4 183 1 64 1

Receiving Devin Guinn Eric Foreman Dorian Williams Jahmeel Hobson Homar Saenz Totals...

No. 3 2 1 1 1 8

Yds 34 104 26 14 5 183

Punting Kyle Hopf Totals...

No. Yds 4 164 4 164

Field goal attempts G. Lindholm 4th 12:48

TD 0 1 0 0 0 1

Long 18 64 26 14 5 64

Avg Long In20 41.0 47 1 41.0 47 1 39 yds

Good

FUMBLES: Scott Grantham 1-0; Roderick Smith 1-1.

Southwestern Oklahoma Rushing Luke Lundy Ovie Esalomi Brandon Cobb Steve Ihekona Steve Day Totals...

No 21 11 4 2 3 41

Gain Loss 74 7 55 6 23 0 2 0 5 11 159 24

Net TD 67 0 49 0 23 0 2 0 -6 0 135 0

Lg Avg 15 3.2 22 4.5 10 5.8 1 1.0 5 -2.0 22 3.3

Passing Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sack Steve Day 45-27-2 229 3 27 1 Brandon Cobb 2-2-0 16 0 8 0 Totals... 47-29-2 245 3 27 1 Receiving Joe Sawyer John Haggerty Erik Sykes Kyle Wimberly Brandon Dixon Ovie Esalomi Luke Lundy Steve Ihekona Bruce Hatton Totals...

No. 6 6 4 3 3 3 2 1 1 29

Yds TD Long 80 1 24 73 1 27 26 0 10 20 0 8 13 1 7 8 0 6 9 0 9 8 0 8 8 0 8 245 3 27

Punting Chad McIntosh Totals...

No. Yds 7 254 7 254

Field goal attempts Spenser Daniel 2nd 00:00 FUMBLES: None. .

Avg Long In20 36.3 45 2 36.3 45 2 32 yds

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Game-By-Game Review

Game 6 | October 4, 2008 Memorial Stadium | 4,832 | Stephenville

Texas A&M-Kingsville

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No. 13 Texans fall to Javelinas, 27-16

TAMUK 24 41-188 226 16-33-1 74-414 0-0 4-44 2-42 0-0 3-138 2-1 6-58 31:42 8 of 17 2 of 3 2-3 1-3

Tarleton 14 35-136 176 15-24-0 312-59 0-0 1-21 4-95 1-31 5-229 2-0 7-70 28:18 4 of 13 1 of 3 2-4 0-0

Avg Long In20 46.0 57 2 46.0 57 2

Field goal attempts None FUMBLES: Christian Brom 1-0; TEAM 1-1.

Tarleton

Rushing No Roderick Smith 13 Travis Evans 14 Scott Grantham 6 Keith Demby 1 Eric Foreman 1 Totals... 35

Gain Loss 85 7 74 13 10 7 0 2 0 4 169 33

Net TD 78 1 61 0 3 0 -2 0 -4 0 136 1

Lg Avg 55 6.0 21 4.4 6 0.5 0 -2.0 0 -4.0 55 3.9

Passing Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sack Scott Grantham 24-15-0 176 1 29 1 Totals... 24-15-0 176 1 29 1 Receiving Devin Guinn Eric Foreman Travis Evans Dorian Williams Roderick Smith Totals...

No. 5 5 2 2 1 15

Yds TD Long 90 1 29 45 0 21 18 0 11 17 0 9 6 0 6 176 1 29

Punting Kyle Hopf Totals...

No. Yds 5 229 5 229

Avg Long In20 45.8 69 3 45.8 69 3

Field goal attempts G. Lindholm 2nd 00:00 G. Lindholm 3rd 05:22

35 yds 34 yds

Good Missed

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FUMBLES: Scott Grantham 2-0.

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TEAM STATS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

TOP TAMUK TARLETON 1:02 7 0 0:18 7 6 7:54 14 6 4:01 14 9 0:30 14 16 3:09 20 16 2:31 27 16

Long 17 67 12 2 24 18 14 67

Conference

Scoring play Conversion Plays-Yards B. Martin 18 yd pass from B. Garza Christian Brom kick 3-84 Roderick Smith 55 yd run G. Lindholm kick failed 1-55 D. Higgins 14 yd pass from B. Garza Christian Brom kick 13-63 G. Lindholm 35 yd field goal 11-62 D. Guinn 9 yd pass from S. Grantham G. Lindholm kick 2-5 D. Couthren 24 yd pass from B. Garza Billy Martin rush failed 8-60 Billy Martin 55 yd run Christian Brom kick 7-86

No. Yds 3 138 3 138

TD 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3

History

Time 03:22 03:04 04:01 00:00 11:15 08:00 08:45

Yds 55 87 29 -1 24 18 14 226

2008 Review

Qtr 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 4th

Lg Avg 55 7.7 18 15.5 9 3.4 9 3.5 9 9.0 0 -3.0 0 -24.0 0 -8.5 55 4.6

Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sack 33-16-1 226 3 67 0 33-16-1 226 3 67 0

Receiving No. Ryan Lincoln 5 Jareko Taylor 3 Darryl Malone 3 Joe Williams 2 Damian Couthren 1 Billy Martin 1 Dante Higgins 1 Totals... 16 Punting Cody Smith Totals...

Net TD 178 1 31 0 17 0 14 0 9 0 -3 0 -24 0 -34 0 188 1

Opponents

Scoring Summary Team TAMUK TARLETON TAMUK TARLETON TARLETON TAMUK TAMUK

Passing Billy Garza Totals...

Gain Loss 182 4 31 0 18 1 18 4 9 0 0 3 0 24 0 34 258 70

Texan Football

STEPHENVILLE – For the second straight week, the No. 13 Tarleton offense sputtered and was outgained in total yardage, but for the first time this season, the Texans suffered a loss, falling to Texas A&M-Kingsville in a Lone Star Conference South Division game Saturday at home, 27-16. The Javelinas (4-2, 1-1) gained 414 total yards, including 188 yards rushing and 226 yards passing while the Texans tallied 312 yards, including 136 rushing and 176 through the air. The Texans (5-1, 0-1) committed seven penalties for 70 yards, and two led to Javelina scores. In the second quarter, a personal foul called after an incomplete pass on third down gave TAMUK new life and later a touchdown that put the Javelinas ahead 14-6. On the ensuing drive, the Texans had a Keith Demby touchdown from three yards away was nullified when a chop blocking foul was called on Tarleton. Tarleton settled for a field goal to cut the score to 14-9. Both teams scored on their second possessions. Billy Martin’s 49-yard rush on the frist play from the Kingsville 16-yardline set up back-to-back passes by Billy Garza, including a 18-yard touchdown strike to Martin to put the visitors ahead 7-0 with 3:22 remaining in the first period. The Texans’ Devin Guinn returned the ensuing kickoff 36 yards to the Tarleton 45-yardline, and Roderick Smith took the first snap of the drive 55 yards to the endzone. Garrett Lindholm then missed his first point after attempt of the season after connecting on the first 25 attempts in 2008. Tarleton trailed 7-6 with 3:04 left in the opening period. With 4:01 remaining in the first half, Garza found Dante Higgins in the endzone from 14 yards away to make it 14-6 after Christian Brom had the extra point. The drive took 13 plays over 63 yards in 7:54. This was the touchdown mentioned earlier. The Texans then added a 35-yard field goal by Lindholm as time expired in the second half to make it 14-9 at the break. The field goal came after the touchdown that was called back because of the chop block. At halftime, the Texans had 202 total yards to the Javelinas’ 189. Tarleton got the ball to open the third quarter, but neither team scored on its first possession of the second half. However, Garza’s pass on third and six was intercepted by Tramaine Wright at the TAMUK 36-yardline and returned 31 yards. After a loss of four on a rushing attempt, Grantham found Guinn in the endzone for a nine-yard score. Lindholm added the extra point to make it 16-14 Tarleton with 11:15 left in the third. With the touchdown catch, Guinn became the school’s No. 3 leader in career touchdowns with 16. Garza connected with Damian Couthren from 24 yards out with 8:00 remaining in the third quarter to put the Javelinas on top 20-16. TAMUK went for the two-point conversion, but the run attempt failed. On TAMUK’s second possession of the fourth quarter, the Texans had pinned them deep into their own territory with help from an illegal block. Starting at their own 14-yardline, the Javelinas drove 86 yards on seven plays to take the 27-16 lead after the PAT. Martin scored the touchdown from 55 yards away with 8:45 left in the contest. The Texans got inside the redzone and faced a first and goal at the two, but two runs for no gains and a rush for a loss of minus-eight yards set up a fourth and goal from the 10. Grantham threw it short and bounced it to Guinn for an incomplete pass with 3:14 left in the period. The Javelinas then ran out the clock after gaining one first down. Billy Martin had 23 carries for 178 yards and one touchdown to lead the visitors while Billy Garza was 16-of33 for 226 yards and three touchdowns. Tarleton’s Roderick Smith had 13 carries for 78 yards and a score – a 55-yard touchdown rumble in the first quarter. Scott Grantham was 15-of-24 for 176 yards and a touchdown. Cortney Vincent led the Texans with nine tackles, including two solo and seven assisted stops. He had two tackles for a loss of minus-four yards.

Rushing No Billy Martin 23 Cody Smith 2 Billy Garza 5 Joe Williams 4 Daniel Ramirez 1 Logan Morris 1 Christian Brom 1 TEAM 4 Totals... 41

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Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

Game-By-Game Review

Game 7 | October 11, 2008 memorial Stadium | 7,752 | Wichita Falls

Individual Statistics Tarleton

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No. 19 Texans down No. 22 Mustangs on road

Rushing No Travis Evans 20 Roderick Smith 12 Scott Grantham 3 Eddie Brown 1 TEAM 3 Totals... 39

Gain Loss 113 6 60 13 25 0 3 0 0 6 201 25

Net TD 107 2 47 0 25 0 3 0 -6 0 176 2

Lg Avg 19 5.3 18 3.9 19 8.3 3 3.0 0 -2.0 19 4.5

WICHITA FALLS – The No. 19 Tarleton Texans used a strong second half performance to take a 37-16 victory Saturday, spoiling No. 22 Midwestern State’s Homecoming in Wichita Falls. Tarleton outscored the home team 24-6 in the final 30 minutes of the contest to improve to 6-1 and 1-1 in the Lone Star Conference South Division. The Texans scored 21 points in the third frame to blow the game open and secure the Texans ninth-straight winning season and sixth straight victory over MSU. “I was proud of the way our guys rebounded this week and stayed focus on our goals,” said Tarleton head coach Sam McElroy. “I felt good about the way things went tonight. Other than the penalties, I thought we played a solid football game, which is exactly what we wanted to come in here and do to get our first South Division win.” Tarleton controlled every facet of the second half. The Texans led the final portion of the game in total yardage and time of possession, despite trailing in the category in the first half. However, Tarleton held onto the ball for almost 10 minutes of the third quarter to finish with 31:11. Travis Evans led the rushing attack with 20 carries for 107 yards and two touchdowns while Scott Grantham had perhaps his most complete game of the season, throwing for 209 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. He tossed the ball for 209 yards through the air. Midwestern State got on the board first when BeeJay Mathis ran the ball into the endzone form eight yards out to cap a nine-play, 80-yard opening drive and give the home team the early lead. Tarleton answered with a nine-play, 56-yard drive when Garrett Lindholm hit a 35-yard field goal at the 6:53mark to cut the lead to 7-3. MSU added to its lead on a 24-yard field goal with 3:44 left in the first quarter to close a six-play, 47-yard drive. The Texans recovered an MSU fumble in Mustang territory, but Tarleton could only muster a 20-yard field goal with 1:57 remaining the opening quarter to pull the score within four, 10-6. The Texans took the lead early in the second period when Eric Foreman was on the receiving end of a pass from Gratham. He caught the pass about 20 yards down field, and he ran it the rest of the way to make it a 59yard touchdown score with 13:25 on the clock. Lindholm’s kick gave the Texans a 13-10 lead. Neither team scored for the rest of the half as the defenses showed up and forced punts, three for each team to close out the first half. The Texans then took over in the second half, scoring 21 points the third quarter to put the game out of reach. Tarleton took the opening drive of the second session 55 yards on 13 plays, scoring on a three-yard touchdown rush by Evans. The short drive was set up by a offsides call on the kickoff then, on the second attempt, the MSU kicker put it out of bounds at the one-yardline. Tarleton started the drive at their own 45yardline, and the score put Tarleton ahead 20-10. The Texans took a 27-10 lead with 1:30 on the clock when Tanner Maher caught a nine-yard pass from Grantham to cap a nine-play, 80-yard drive that took 3:37 off the clock. Lindholm’s kick was good and gave Tarleton its 17-point advantage. On the next MSU drive that started at its own 15-yardline, Mustang quarterback Zack Eskridge’s pass was intercepted by Jacob Rowe at the nine-yardline. Two plays later, Evans punched the ball in from three yards out again. Tarleton’s lead was extended to 34-10 with Lindholms’ kick. The Mustangs’ Lester Bush scored on a five-yard run, and the two-point conversion failed to draw the score to 34-16. The touchdown closed a 14-play, 71-yard drive that took 5:18. Tarleton scored the final points of the game after Lindholm connected on a 38-yard field goal with 3:46 remaining the contest. The drive was 12 plays and took 44 yards in 6:22, winning 37-16.

Passing Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sack Scott Grantham 27-13-0 209 2 59 0 Totals... 27-13-0 209 2 59 0

Scoring Summary

Passing Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sack Zack Eskridge 36-22-1 247 0 55 3 Totals... 36-22-1 247 0 55 3

Team MSU TARLETON MSU TARLETON TARLETON TARLETON TARLETON TARLETON MSU TARLETON

Qtr 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 4th

Time 10:21 06:53 03:44 01:57 13:25 09:28 01:30 00:33 10:08 03:46

Scoring play Conversion Plays-Yards TOP TARLETON MSU BeeJay Mathis 8 yd run Jose Martinez kick 9-80 4:39 0 7 G. Lindholm 35 yd field goal 9-56 3:22 3 7 Jose Martinez 24 yd field goal 6-47 3:01 3 10 G. Lindholm 20 yd field goal 6-17 1:35 6 10 E. Foreman 59 yd pass from S. Grantham G. Lindholm kick 4-80 1:31 13 10 Travis Evans 3 yd run G. Lindholm kick 13-55 5:32 20 10 T. Maher 9 yd pass from S. Grantham G. Lindholm kick 9-80 3:37 27 10 Travis Evans 3 yd run G. Lindholm kick 2-9 0:42 34 10 Lester Bush 5 yd run Eskridge pass failed 14-71 5:18 34 16 G. Lindholm 38 yd field goal 12-44 6:22 37 16

TEAM STATS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

Tarleton 17 39-176 209 13-27-0 385 1-2 1--2 2-77 1-0 3-112 1-0 7-94 31:11 5 of 13 1 of 1 6-6 3-18

MSU 19 31-130 247 22-36-1 377 0-0 2-22 6-131 0-0 3-117 1-1 5-35 28:49 3 of 13 3 of 4 3-7 0-0

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Receiving Eric Foreman Devin Guinn Jahmeel Hobson Travis Evans Roderick Smith Keith Demby Tanner Maher Totals...

No. 4 2 2 2 1 1 1 13

Yds 91 45 22 18 14 10 9 209

Punting Kyle Hopf Totals...

No. Yds 3 112 3 112

Field goal attempts G. Lindholm 1st 06:53 G. Lindholm 1st 01:57 G. Lindholm 4th 03:46

TD 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2

Long 59 24 20 21 14 10 9 59

Avg Long In20 37.3 38 0 37.3 38 0 35 yds 20 yds 38 yds

Good Good Good

Net TD 90 0 23 1 8 0 5 1 -2 0 6 0 130 2

Lg Avg 25 8.2 20 2.6 12 1.0 5 5.0 0 -1.0 0 0.0 25 4.2

FUMBLES: Travis Evans 1-0.

Midwestern State Rushing No Marcus Mathis 11 BeeJay Mathis 9 Zack Eskridge 8 Lester Bush 1 Bobby Ransom 2 Marlon Haynes 0 Totals... 31

Receiving Marlon Haynes Mookie Davis Andy Tanner Tyron Morrison Marcus Mathis J.J. Ford Bobby Ransom Brandon Frazier Totals...

Gain Loss 90 0 38 15 27 19 5 0 0 2 6 0 166 36

No. 4 4 4 4 3 1 1 1 22

Punting No. Ben White 3 Totals... 3 Field goal attempts Jose Martinez 1st Jose Martinez 2nd Jose Martinez 3rd

Yds TD Long 64 0 35 45 0 20 31 0 15 17 0 7 25 0 14 55 0 55 7 0 7 3 0 3 247 0 55 Yds 117 117 03:44 14:56 05:07

FUMBLES: BeeJay Mathis 1-1. .

Avg Long In20 39.0 57 0 39.0 57 0 24 yds 33 yds 37 yds

Good Blkd Missed

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2009 Tarleton Football Game 8 | October 18, 2008 Memorial Stadium | 5,348 | Stephenville

Game-By-Game Review Eastern New Mexico

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No. 17 Texans enjoy Homecoming with 42-21 win

Receiving No. Matt Handler 6 Joseph Banyard 5 Jessie Poku 4 Darian Dale 3 Juston Campos 2 Michael Beach 2 T. Griffin 1 MichaelCarrasco 1 Totals... 24 Punting Tim Hall Totals...

Yds 74 70 36 42 10 7 10 9 258

No. Yds 5 215 5 215

TD 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2

Long 39 50 17 22 6 4 10 9 50

Avg Long In20 43.0 55 2 43.0 55 2

Field goal attempts Adam Richards 3rd 03:05

36 yds

Missed

Net TD 114 1 58 1 10 0 8 1 0 1 -4 0 186 4

Lg Avg 68 11.4 13 3.4 6 5.0 5 4.0 9 0.0 0 -2.0 68 4.8

FUMBLES: Joseph Banyard 1-0.

Tarleton

Rushing No Roderick Smith 10 Travis Evans 17 Eddie Brown 2 Keith Demby 2 Scott Grantham 6 TEAM 2 Totals... 39

Gain Loss 114 0 64 6 10 0 8 0 12 12 0 4 208 22

ENMU 16 28-24 258 24-42-1 70-282 0-0 2-22 6-101 0-0 5-215 1-0 6-71 23:34 2 of 14 2 of 6 2-4 1-9

ENMU TARLETON 0 7 0 14 0 21 7 21 7 28 14 28 14 35 21 35 21 42

Tarleton 26 39-186 292 26-36-0 75-478 0-0 4-14 4-143 1-42 2-76 3-2 12-129 36:26 9 of 15 0 of 0 4-6 6-46

Receiving Eric Foreman Jahmeel Hobson Travis Evans S. Prentice Devin Guinn Tanner Maher Homar Saenz Keith Demby Totals...

No. 14 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 26

Yds TD Long 127 1 23 41 0 33 40 0 30 44 1 34 15 0 15 12 0 12 11 0 11 2 0 2 292 2 34

Punting No. Yds Avg Long In20 Kyle Hopf 2 76 38.0 40 0 Totals... 2 76 38.0 40 0 Field goal attempts G. Lindholm 1st 03:10 44 yds Missed G. Lindholm 4th 10:15 32 yds Blkd FUMBLES: Eddie Brown 1-1; Eric Foreman 1-1; TEAM 1-0.

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TEAM STATS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

TOP 2:39 4:44 2:00 2:31 4:47 1:26 4:33 1:26 2:11

Conference

Conversion Plays-Yards G. Lindholm kick 7-96 G. Lindholm kick 13-65 G. Lindholm kick 5-35 Adam Richards kick 10-46 G. Lindholm kick 10-89 Adam Richards kick 6-41 G. Lindholm kick 8-53 Adam Richards kick 5-80 G. Lindholm kick 5-19

History

Scoring play Roderick Smith 68 yd run E. Foreman 6 yd pass from S. Grantham Scott Grantham 9 yd run Jessie Poku 5 yd pass from JJ Harp S. Prentice 34 yd pass from S. Grantham T. Griffin 4 yd run Travis Evans 5 yd run M. Handler 39 yd pass from JJ Harp Keith Demby 5 yd run

Passing Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sack JJ Harp 41-24-1 258 2 50 6 MichaelCarrasco 1-0-0 0 0 0 0 Totals... 42-24-1 258 2 50 6

2008 Review

Time 07:02 12:20 10:02 00:18 08:10 14:04 04:50 03:21 01:04

Lg Avg 17 4.1 4 1.8 0 -1.0 11 -4.0 17 0.9

Opponents

Qtr 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 4th 4th 4th 4th

Net TD 41 0 16 1 -1 0 -32 0 24 1

Passing Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sack Scott Grantham 36-26-0 292 2 34 1 Totals... 36-26-0 292 2 34 1

Scoring Summary Team TARLETON TARLETON TARLETON ENMU TARLETON ENMU TARLETON ENMU TARLETON

Gain Loss 42 1 17 1 0 1 14 46 73 49

Texan Football

STEPHENVILLE – The No. 17 Tarleton Texans have now won seven of their last nine Homecoming contests after downing Eastern New Mexico Saturday, 42-21. Tarleton gained 478 yards of total offense, including 186 yards rushing and 292 yards passing as it improved to 7-1 overall and 2-1 in the Lone Star Conference South Division. ENMU garnered just 74 yards rushing and 208 yards passing for a total of 282 yards as it fell to 1-7 and 0-4. Tarleton held ENMU in check in the first quarter, keeping the Greyhounds off the scoreboard. However, the Texans scored when Roderick Smith rumbled 68 yards for the first points of the game. Garrett Lindholm, who missed a 44-yard field goal earlier in the game, kicked the extra point to make it 7-0 Tarleton. The drive took up 2:39 and covered 96 plays on seven plays. The Texans added to their lead when Scott Grantham found Eric Foreman for a six-yard touchdown strike. Lindholm’s kick made it 14-0 with 12:20 left in the first half, capping a 13-play, 65-yard drive that took 4:44 off the clock. Tarleton then intercepted the ball around midfield and Grantham ran in from nine yards out to score. The drive took five plays and 35 yards in exactly 120 seconds. Lindholm’s kick put the home team ahead 21-0 with 10:02 remaining in the first session. The Texans fumbled the ball at midfield, and ENMU took the drive 46 yards on 10 plays and scored when J.J. Harp found Jesse Poku from five yards out. Adam Richards added the extra point to make it 21-7. On the ensuing kickoff, Travis Evans returned the ball 47 yards to the ENMU 48-yardline with nine seconds left. Tarleton had time for one play, a 30-yard pass from Grantham to Evans, but the running back failed to get out of bounds in time, and the first half clock ran out with the Texans leading 21-7. Shamarr Prentice’s first catch of the game was a 34-yard touchdown toss from Grantham with 8:10 left on the third quarter clock to close a 10-play, 89-yard drive. Lindholm’s kick made it 28-7 Texans. ENMU got deep into the Texan territory but missed a field goal, but Tarleton couldn’t move the ball and had to punt. ENMU took the drive 41 yards on six plays when Terrence Griffin scored on a two-yard touchdown run. The kick was good, and the Greyhounds trailed, 28-14. Evan took a five-yard handoff into the endzone with 4:50 remaining in the game, and Tarleton took a 35-14 lead with Grantham’ kick. The drive took eight plays and 53 yards in 4:33. The Greyhound’s Harp found Matt Handler for 39-yard touchdown pass with 3:21 on the clock. The point after attempt by Richards made it 35-21. ENMU then tried an on-side kick, but Tarleton’s Devin Guinn jumped up to catch the ball and returned it to the Greyhounds’ 19-yardline. Keith Demby then scored on a three-yard punch five plays later. Lindholm’s kick put the home team up 42-21. Roderick Smith tallied 10 carries for 114 yards and a touchdown while Travis Evans had 17 touches for 58 yards and a score. Scott Grantham was 26-of-36 for 292 yards and two touchdowns while Eric Foreman led the receiving corps with 14 catches for 127 yards and a touchdown. The Texan defense recorded 10 tackles for a loss of minus-41 yards, including sacking Harp six times for minus-46 yards.

Rushing No Joseph Banyard 10 T. Griffin 9 Darian Dale 1 JJ Harp 8 Totals... 28

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Game 9 | October 25, 2008 Shotwell Stadium | 10,585 | Abilene

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Rushing No Travis Evans 15 Roderick Smith 10 Scott Grantham 5 Totals... 30

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No. 16 Texans fall to No. 2 Wildcats, 37-17 ABILENE – The No. 16 Tarleton Texans couldn’t take advantage of early turnovers against the second-ranked team in the nation, falling to Abilene Christian 37-17 in Abilene as the Wildcats’ big second half propelled the home team to victory. The Texans, who fell to 7-2 overall and 2-2 in the Lone Star Conference South Division, forced three first half turnovers, but Tarleton scored on just one of those take-aways. The Wildcats outscored the Texans 23-7 in the last 30 minutes of the contest to remain undefeated, improving to 8-0 overall and 4-0 in the South Division. ACU took the first drive of the game 75 yards on nine plays and scored when Kendrick Holloway caught a three-yard pass from starter Zach Stewart. Matt Adams’ kick put the Wildcats ahead 7-0. Stewart started the contest under center because regular starter Billy Malone sat out for an undisclosed injury. Tarleton threw the ball away on its first possession of the game and then force back-to-back fumbles by the Wildcats, but the Texans failed to convert those fumbles into points. ACU scored again on a 22-yard run by Bernard Scott on the first play in the second quarter. Adams’ kick put the home team up 14-0, and the drive took six plays and ate up 77 yards. The Texans then took the ball, driving 46 yards on 12 plays and putting their first points on the board when Garrett Lindholm nailed a 45-yard field goal with 8:44 on the clock, cutting the lead to 14-3. The Texans’ Marcus Phillips intercepted a Stewart pass at the Tarleton 49-yardline and returned it 24 yards to the ACU 27. Six plays later, Scott Grantham found Devin Guinn for a 12-yard touchdown strike to cut the lead to four after Lindholm’s kick. ACU led at the break, 14-10. The third quarter was controlled by ACU. The Texans got the ball first but were forced to punt, leading the Texans to only have 11 offensive plays in the quarter. ACU scored with 12:37 remaining in the third quarter when Adams connected on a 30-yard field goal to close a 10-play, 67-yard drive that took 4:28 off the clock. On the ensuing kickoff, Eric Edwards forced Travis Evans to fumble at the Tarleton 37-yardline, which was recovered by Derek Odelusi. ACU took that drive seven plays for 52 yards and scored when Scott took the ball in from four yards away. Adams’ kick made it 24-10 Wildcats. Three plays later, the Tarleton’s Grantham was sacked and lost the ball on the Tarleton 33-yardline. On the next play, Scott rushed 30 yards for his third score of the game. Adams’ kick put the Wildcats ahead by 20, 30-10. In the fourth quarter, the Texans drove to the ACU 12-yardline, but failed to convert on a fourth and two and turned the ball over on downs. The Wildcats’ Stewart found Chris Morris on a 34-yard touchdown toss, and after Adams’ kick, ACU led 37-10. Tarleton drove to the ACU 28-yardline but tried on four plays to sustain the drive, but it turned the ball over on downs. The Texans then recovered a fumble on the next play thanks to a muffed snap. Tarleton finally scored in the second half with 1:10 left in the contest when Grantham found Evans for a three-yard score. The drive took five plays and 22 yards. The Texans, who then trailed 37-17, tried an onside kick, but ACU recovered the ball and kneeled twice to claim the victory. The Texans were held under 100 yards on the ground for the first time all season with just 75 yards rushing. Tarleton had 190 yards passing for 265 total yards. Evans led the team with 15 rushes for 56 yards while Grantham was 18-of-37 for 164 yards and two touchdowns. He had one interception and was sacked three times. Eric Foreman had three receptions for 57 yards while Guinn had three catches for 41 yards and a score. Keon Perry led the team with 10 total tackles, including five solo and five assisted tackles with one forced fumble. Phillips had nine tackles, including six solo stops, with one interception and a pass breakup. ACU gained 283 yards on the ground and 197 yards through the air for 480 total yards. Scott had 27 carries for 259 yards and three touchdowns while Stewart was 21-of-27 for 197 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. The Texans did hold ACU below their points average of 53.3 points per game.

Scoring Summary Team ACU ACU TARLETON TARLETON ACU ACU ACU ACU TARLETON

Qtr 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 4th

Time 10:43 14:54 08:44 00:21 08:09 04:41 03:03 04:51 01:10

Scoring play Conversion Plays-Yards K. Holloway 3 yd pass from Z. Stewart Matt Adams kick 9-75 Bernard Scott 22 yd run Matt Adams kick 6-77 G. Lindholm 45 yd field goal 12-46 D. Guinn 12 yd pass from S. Grantham G. Lindholm kick 6-27 Matt Adams 30 yd field goal 10-67 Bernard Scott 4 yd run Matt Adams kick 7-52 Bernard Scott 30 yd run Matt Adams kick blockd 1-30 C. Morris 34 yd pass from Z. Stewart Matt Adams kick 10-88 T. Evans 3 yd pass from S. Grantham G. Lindholm kick 5-22

TEAM STATS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

TOP TARLETON ACU 4:17 0 7 1:44 0 14 6:10 3 14 2:18 10 14 4:28 10 17 3:28 10 24 0:08 10 30 6:13 10 37 1:27 17 37

Tarleton 18 30-75 190 19-39-1 69-265 0-0 1-0 4-41 1-24 5-204 3-2 11-79 31:02 7 of 15 0 of 2 2-3 1-8

ACU 24 38-283 197 21-27-1 65-480 1-3 1-8 1-19 1-18 2-76 3-3 13-114 28:58 3 of 8 1 of 1 3-3 3-20

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Gain Loss 59 3 35 9 16 23 110 35

Net TD 56 0 26 0 -7 0 75 0

Lg Avg 19 3.7 7 2.6 16 -1.4 19 2.5

Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sack 37-18-1 164 2 22 3 1-0-0 0 0 0 0 1-1-0 26 0 26 0 39-19-1 190 2 26 3

Receiving Travis Evans Eric Foreman Devin Guinn Jahmeel Hobson Dorian Williams Tanner Maher Roderick Smith Homar Saenz Totals...

No. 4 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 19

Yds 4 57 41 29 22 12 14 11 190

Punting Kyle Hopf Totals...

No. Yds 5 204 5 204

Field goal attempts G. Lindholm 2nd 08:44

TD 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2

Long 4 26 20 15 16 7 14 11 26

Avg Long In20 40.8 50 0 40.8 50 0 45 yds

Good

FUMBLES: Scott Grantham 2-1; Travis Evans 1-1.

Abilene Christian Rushing No Bernard Scott 27 Chancy Campbell 7 TEAM 3 Zach Stewart 1 Totals... 38 Passing Zach Stewart Totals...

Gain Loss 260 1 37 0 0 5 0 8 297 14

Net TD 259 3 37 0 -5 0 -8 0 283 3

Lg Avg 41 9.6 9 5.3 0 -1.7 0 -8.0 41 7.4

Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sack 27-21-1 197 2 34 1 27-21-1 197 2 34 1

Receiving No. Bernard Scott 4 Chris Morris 3 Emery Dudensing 3 Tyjuan Manning 3 Edmund Gates 2 Kend. Holloway 2 Johnny Knox 2 Jon. Ferguson 2 Totals... 21

Yds TD Long 32 0 28 57 1 34 23 0 11 21 0 13 22 0 16 16 1 13 14 0 14 12 0 11 197 2 34

Punting No. Yds Sean McGlothlin 2 76 Totals... 2 76 Field goal attempts Matt Adams 3rd 08:09

Avg Long In20 38.0 45 1 38.0 45 1 30 yds

Good

FUMBLES: Johnny Knox 1-1; Bernard Scott 1-1; TEAM 1-1. .


2009 Tarleton Football Game 10 | October 30, 2008 Memorial Stadium | 6,314 | Stephenville

Game-By-Game Review Angelo State

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Texans down Rams on National Television, 31-24

ASU 13 35-126 131 17-35-3 70-257 0-0 1-9 5-193 3-46 5-229 0-0 6-49 32:31 4 of 18 2 of 4 3-4 2-20

Tarleton 18 32-188 212 15-26-3 58-400 0-0 0-0 4-29 3-13 5-201 2-1 4-31 27:29 3 of 8 0 of 0 4-5 0-0

No. 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 17

Yds 28 16 28 18 15 10 7 5 2 2 131

Punting Dylan Wiggs Totals...

No. Yds 5 229 5 229

Field goal attempts Ryan Smith 2nd 14:05

TD 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2

Long 19 13 24 11 10 10 7 5 2 2 24

Avg Long In20 45.8 65 1 45.8 65 1 34 yds

Good

Net TD 111 2 92 2 4 0 1 0 -20 0 188 4

Lg Avg 31 12.3 32 5.4 3 2.0 1 1.0 0 -6.7 32 5.9

FUMBLES: None.

Tarleton

Rushing No Roderick Smith 9 Travis Evans 17 Keith Demby 2 Eddie Brown 1 Scott Grantham 3 Totals... 32

Gain Loss 111 0 94 2 4 0 1 0 0 20 210 22

Passing Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sack Scott Grantham 26-15-3 212 0 44 2 Totals... 26-15-3 212 0 44 2 Receiving Eric Foreman Jahmeel Hobson Travis Evans Devin Guinn Keith Demby Totals...

No. 7 3 2 2 1 15

Punting No. Kyle Hopf 5 Totals... 5 Field goal attempts G. Lindholm 2nd

Yds TD Long 121 0 30 62 0 44 19 0 14 11 0 7 -1 0 0 212 0 44 Yds 201 201 00:00

Avg Long In20 40.2 55 3 40.2 55 3 27 yds

Good

FUMBLES: Scott Grantham 1-0; TEAM 1-1.

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TEAM STATS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

ENMU TARLETON 0 7 0 14 3 14 3 17 3 24 10 24 17 24 17 31 24 31

Receiving Sam Tindol Daniel Thomas Drew Peterson Nate Bayless Garrett Tidwell Kobey Lewis Trey Anderson Robert Boone Chas Freeman Damien McCradic Totals...

Conference

Scoring play Conversion Plays-Yards TOP Roderick Smith 11 yd run G. Lindholm kick 8-65 2:55 Travis Evans 1 yd run G. Lindholm kick 6-63 2:16 Ryan Smith 34 yd field goal 11-33 5:20 G. Lindholm 27 yd field goal 9-61 1:18 Roderick Smith 27 yd run G. Lindholm kick 5-68 2:47 K. Lewis 10 yd pass from M. Cochran Ryan Smith kick 6-55 3:11 Quinton Butler 37 yd int return Ryan Smith kick Travis Evans 3 yd run G. Lindholm kick 2-3 0:38 D. Peterson 24 yd pass from M. Cochran Ryan Smith kick 4-20 2:09

Passing Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sack Michael Cochran 34-17-3 131 2 24 0 TEAM 1-0-0 0 0 0 0 Totals... 35-17-3 131 2 24 0

History

Time 09:08 04:36 14:05 00:00 12:06 08:48 10:58 04:25 02:00

Lg Avg 18 4.7 5 3.0 4 4.0 5 0.4 1 0.0 18 3.6

2008 Review

Qtr 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 4th 4th 4th

Net TD 108 0 12 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 126 0

Opponents

Scoring Summary Team TARLETON TARLETON ASU TARLETON TARLETON ASU ASU TARLETON ASU

Gain Loss 116 8 12 0 4 0 6 4 1 1 139 13

Texan Football

STEPHENVILLE – The No. 20 Tarleton Texan football team needed an interception by senior Keon Perry as time expired to keep Angelo State from tying the game as the Texans claimed a 31-24 victory at home in front of a national television audience. Tarleton, who improved to 8-2 overall and 3-2 in Lone Star Conference South Division play, tallied 400 total yards on offense, including 188 yards on the ground and 212 yards passing. ASU dropped to 3-7 overall and 1-4 in the LSC South. The game, which was seen by 6,314 fans in attendance, was also seen across the nation on CBS College Sports Network. The Rams scored with 2:09 remaining in the contest and tried an onside kick – their second of the game. ASU recovered the ball at its own 42-yardline and drove to the Tarleton five, facing third and goal with three seconds on the clock when Michael Cochran threw the interception to Perry. The Texans gained just 70 yards of offense in the fourth quarter and gave the ball away on two interceptions and a fumble. In fact, in three straight drives from the end of the third quarter and the beginning of the fourth, the Texans’ drive chart went interception, punt, interception and interception. However, the Rams only capitalized once off the turnovers, while giving the Texans back the ball on an interception and on downs. For the first time in his 21-game career, Tarleton quarterback Scott Grantham failed to throw for a touchdown Thursday while going 15-for-26 for 212 yards with three interceptions. ASU’s Daniel Thomas became the school’s fourth 3,000-yard career rusher Thursday, gaining 108 yards on 23 carries. The Texans turned the ball over four times to the Rams’ three times, all of which were interceptions thrown by true freshman quarterback Michael Cochran who threw for the first touchdown of his career Thursday. Tarleton started the scoring with an eight-play, 65-yard drive on its opening possession of the game. Roderick Smith ran the ball in from 11 yards away, and Garrett Lindholm’s kick put the Texans up 7-0 with 9:08 on the clock. The Texans added to their lead with a one-yard touchdown run by Travis Evans with 4:36 remaining in the first quarter. Lindholm’s kick put the home team up 14-0 after the six-play, 63-yard drive. ASU ended a 175-minute scoreless streak with a 34-yard field goal by Ryan Smith to cap an 11-play, 33-yard drive that was set up by a 46-yard kickoff return by Garrett Tidwell at the close of the first quarter. The kick came with 14:05 remaining in the first half. The Texan defense forced two punts and a turnover on downs in the second quarter after the field goal, but Tarleton was forced to punt the first three times the purple and white got the ball in the quarter. However, Tarleton was handed the ball on the Tarleton 29-yardline with 1:18 on the clock, and the Texans drove 61 yards on nine plays to set up a 27-yard field goal by Lindholm to put the home team ahead 17-3 at the half. Tarleton received the ball first in the second half and drove 68 yards on five snaps and added to its lead when Smith crossed the goal line on a 27-yard rumble. Lindholm’s point after attempt was good, and the Texans led 24-3 with 12:06 remaining in the third quarter. From there, though, the Texan offense stalled and Tarleton was outscored 21-7. On the drive following Smith’s score, Kobey Lewis caught a 10-yard pass from Cochran that ended a six-play, 55-yard drive that was set up by a 23-yard kickoff return by Tidwell. The extra point was good and the Rams trailed 24-10 with 8:48 on the third quarter clock. The Rams turned the ball over on downs at the Tarleton 35-yardline when Grantham threw an interception on the first play from the line of scrimmage and Quinton Butler picked the ball off for a 37-yard touchdown return. The Ryan Smith kick cut the lead in half, 24-17, with 10:58 remaining in the contest. Tarleton’s Tramaine Wright returned the favor two series later when he intercepted a Cochran pass at the Angelo 16-yardline and returned it 13 yards to the Rams’ three. Two plays later, Evans punched it in for the Texans, and the Lindholm kick increased the lead to 31-17. ASU’s Nick Williams took the ensuing kickoff 76 yards to the Tarleton 20-yardline to set the Rams up with short field position. After four plays, Cochran found Drew Peterson in the endzone for a 24-yard touchdown pass that cut the lead to seven after the PAT. That score setup the onside kick that was recovered by the Rams which they moved to the Texan five-yardline before Cochran threw the interception to end the game. Tarleton’s Smith had nine carries for 111 yards and two touchdowns while Evans added two touchdowns and 92 yards on 17 carries. Eric Foreman had seven receptions for 121 yards while Jahmeel Hobson had three catches for 62 yards for the Texans. Tarleton’s defense was led by Jamaal Steamer with nine tackles, including three solo stops and two tackles for a loss of minusthree yards. The Texans recorded eight tackles for a loss of minus-14 yards Thursday. Perry had two interceptions on the evening. The Rams gained 257 yards in the loss, including 126 on the ground and 131 through the air.

Rushing No Daniel Thomas 23 Kobey Lewis 4 Michael Cochran 1 Terrell Lee 5 Chas Freeman 2 Totals... 35

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Game 11 | November 8, 2008 Kimbrough Memorial Stadium | 9,416 |

Canyon

Individual Statistics Tarleton

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Rushing No Travis Evans 6 Roderick Smith 16 Scott Grantham 7 George Murray 1 Totals... 30

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Texans Fall on the Road to WTAMU CANYON – Despite junior running back Roderick Smith breaking the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the season Saturday at West Texas A&M, the No. 19 Tarleton Texans failed to capitalize on first half opportunities, and never recovered to lose the last regular season game to the Buffaloes, 51-0. The Texans, who fell to 8-3 overall and 6-3 in Lone Star Conference action, got inside the West Texas A&M 40yardline five times in the contest but for the first time since Nov. 11, 1995, Tarleton was shutout. The loss was also the worst since 2001 when Tarleton fell to Sam Houston, 61-10. Smith now has 1,024 yards and became the first 1,000-yard rusher since 2005 when Derrick Ross accomplished the feat. The Texans won the toss and kicked to the Buffs to open the game, and the home team took the ball 80 yards on 10 plays and scored when Keith Flemming punched it in from two yards away. James Chandler’s kick put WTAMU ahead 7-0. Tarleton’s first drive took the Texans to the WTAMU 25-yardline, but what looked like a forward pass was ruled a fumble, and the Buffs recovered the ball. Chandler added three points with an 18-yard field goal eight plays and 59 yards after the fumble to put the home team ahead 10-0. The Texans then returned to the redzone, but Garrett Lindholm’s 20-yard kick that seemed to look good was called wide right as Tarleton was kept off the scoreboard. With 9:46 left in the first half, the Buffs scored on a 15-yard pass from Keith Null to Carl Johnson to close and 80play drive on 11 plays that came off the missed kick. WTAMU led 17-0. The Buffs took a 24-0 lead with 2:31 remaining in the first half when Wayne McKnight punched it in from two yards out. The score capped a six-play, 54-yard drive and Chandler’s kick put the Buffs ahead 24-0 at the break. On the first drive of the second half, the Texans again returned to the redzone after getting the opening kickoff. Travis Evans had a 49-yard rush inside the 10, but Tarleton failed to put the ball in the endzone, and a bad snap on a 27-yard field goal hurt Lindholm’s kick that sailed wide right again. The Buffs then took the drive 80 yards on 13 plays, scoring when Johnson caught an eight-yard pass from Null. Chandler’s kick made it 31-0. Tarleton was forced to punt on its next possession and the maroon and white drove the 64 yards on four plays to score again on a Flemming run, this one from 50 yards out. The kick put the Buffs ahead 38-0. On the ensuing kickoff, WTAMU tried an on-side kick, but Tarleton recovered at their own 35-yardline, however, the Scott Grantham threw an interception to WTAMU’s Darnel Johnson. Two plays later, McKnight broke several tackles at the line of scrimmage and ran for 57 yards and a Buff touchdown. The snap on the point after attempt was bad and Matt Manley’s pass failed. In the fourth quarter, the Texans turned the ball over on downs and WTAMU drove 73 yards on 12 plays, scoring on a 13-yard pass from Taylor Harris to A.J. Ruffins. Miguel Ruiz added the extra point to give the game its final total, 51-0. The Texans did have the ball late in the fourth quarter and got to the Buffs’ 37-yardline, but a fumble gave WTAMU the ball with 1:13 remaining in the game. Smith had 63 yards on 16 carries for the Texans while Evans had six carries for 92 yards as Tarleton gained just 158 yards on the ground. Grantham was 12-for-29 for 134 yards and two interceptions and for the second straight game, the sophomore was held without a passing touchdown. The Buffs gained 578 yards of total offense, including 253 yards on the ground and 325 yards through the air. Null was 21-of-26 for 227 yards and two scores while Johnson had seven receptions for 84 yards and two touchdowns. Flemming finished the contest with 18 carries for 128 yards and two touchdowns while McKnight had nine carries for 103 yards and two scores.

Scoring Summary Team WTAMU WTAMU WTAMU WTAMU WTAMU WTAMU WTAMU WTAMU

Qtr 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th

Time 09:49 02:37 09:46 02:31 06:16 02:30 00:48 06:18

Scoring play Conversion Plays-Yards Keith Flemming 2 yd run James Chandler kick 10-80 James Chandler 18 yd field goal 8-59 C. Johnson 15 yd pass from Keith Null James Chandler kick 11-80 Wayne McKnight 2 yd run James Chandler kick 6-54 Carl Johnson 8 yd pass from Keith Null James Chandler kick 13-80 Keith Flemming 50 yd run James Chandler kick 4-64 Wayne McKnight 57 yd run Matt Manley pass failed 2-51 A J. Ruffins 13 yd pass from T. Harris Miguel Ruiz kick 12-73

TEAM STATS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

TOP TARLETON WTAMU 5:11 0 7 4:23 0 10 5:00 0 17 2:06 0 24 5:05 0 31 1:36 0 38 0:46 0 44 5:28 0 51

Tarleton 13 30-158 134 12-29-2 59-292 0-0 1-15 7-167 0-0 3-120 4-2 8-82 25:22 4 of 12 0 of 1 0-2 1-6

WTAMU 30 41-253 325 28-35-0 76-578 1-5 1-5 0-0 2- -1 2-87 0-0 4-45 34:38 9 of 14 2 of 2 6-6 1-5

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Gain Loss 93 1 63 0 29 27 1 0 186 28

Net TD 92 0 63 0 2 0 1 0 158 0

Lg Avg 50 15.3 17 3.9 17 0.3 1 1.0 50 5.3

Passing Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sack Scott Grantham 29-12-2 134 0 34 1 Totals... 29-12-2 134 0 34 1 Receiving Devin Guinn Eric Foreman Keith Demby Jahmeel Hobson Roderick Smith S. Prentice Travis Evans Totals...

No. 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 12

Yds 46 62 12 3 5 5 1 134

Punting Kyle Hopf Totals...

No. Yds 3 120 3 120

Field goal attempts G. Lindholm 2nd 14:46 G. Lindholm 3rd 11:21

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Long 18 34 7 2 5 5 1 34

Avg Long In20 40.0 51 1 40.0 51 1 28 yds 27 yds

Missed Missed

FUMBLES: Tarleton-Scott Grantham 4-2.

West Texas A&M Rushing No Keith Flemming 18 Wayne McKnight 9 Seth Hayden 2 Jay Tillman 3 Keith Null 1 Kelvi Thompson 5 TEAM 2 Taylor Harris 1 Totals... 41

Gain Loss 134 6 103 0 14 0 11 1 4 0 11 8 0 3 0 6 277 24

Net TD 128 2 103 2 14 0 10 0 4 0 3 0 -3 0 -6 0 253 4

Lg Avg 50 7.1 57 11.4 12 7.0 10 3.3 4 4.0 6 0.6 0 -1.5 0 -6.0 57 6.2

Passing Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sack Keith Null 26-21-0 227 2 33 0 Taylor Harris 7-6-0 68 1 24 1 Matt McIntyre 1-0-0 0 0 0 0 Ray Johnson 1-1-0 30 0 30 0 Totals... 35-28-0 325 3 33 1 Receiving Carl Johnson Seth Hayden Keith Flemming Charly Martin Wade Langley A J. Ruffins Anthony Clark Brittan Golden Ray Johnson Totals...

No. 7 5 5 4 3 1 1 1 1 28

Yds TD Long 84 2 22 59 0 25 27 0 12 79 0 33 47 0 24 13 1 13 8 0 8 5 0 5 3 0 3 325 3 33

Punting No. Yds Avg Long In20 Cort Johnson 2 87 43.5 50 1 Totals... 2 87 43.5 50 1 Field goal attempts James Chandler 1st 02:37 18 yds Good FUMBLES: None.


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67 All-Americans

Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

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Texan Football History The football program has long played an important role on the campus of Tarleton State University, with records showing that Tarleton fielded a football team as early as 1904. The following story will take you on the journey of football at Tarleton, starting with the early days of junior college competition and continuing with the move to senior college level in 1961. It recaps the Texans’ dominance on the NAIA Division II scene and tells of TSU’s recent accomplishments as a member of NCAA Division II. Finally, this story ends by assuring you that Tarleton’s best days on the football field are still ahead.

50’s, led by stars Webb Bishop, Leon Blakeney and Jerry Flemmons, Tarleton would field strong teams, including a 7-1-1 record in 1956. Tarleton made its difficult transition from two-year to four-year competition in 1961 and also changed its team nickname from the “Plowboys” to the ootball began at Tarleton almost from the start of “Texans” by student vote. the college. Records indicate that Tarleton fielded Though the team suffered a team as early as 1904. However, scores of through seven straight John Riggs (1960-63) Tarleton’s games are available only starting in 1915. losing seasons, that When Tarleton first began collegiate play, it was did not keep John Riggs from becoming one of the most known as John Tarleton College but it became a junior heralded defensive players in school history. The linebacker college in 1906 and affiliated with the Texas A&M is one of just two players to have had his jersey (No. 63) University System in 1917. It was know as retired. John Tarleton Agricultural College (JTAC) In 1966, Tarleton posted a 7-3 record behind a team that until 1949 when it became Tarleton State also boasts Hall of Famers. That squad defeated a team of College. In 1961, Tarleton began fourMexico All-Stars in the Aztec Bowl. Giant defensive tackle year competition and in 1973 became Randy Winkler would later play professional football. Tarleton State University. Between 1966 and 1968 Tarleton was entertained by Tarleton enjoyed great success on magical quarterback J.D. McMahon throwing to receivers the gridiron after World War I, Pat Ballow, Harlan Wunsch and Jody Worsham. going 52-16-6 over an eight Between 1968 and 1975, Tarleton competed as a year span under the direction of member of the Lone Star Conference. Over that eight-year W.J. Wisdom, who would later span, the team recorded just 12 wins while losing 68. One gain greater fame as a basketball of the few highlights in that span was the opening in 1974 Al Jennings (1922-26) coach. Included in the span of Memorial Stadium as the football team’s new playing was an 8-0-1 record in 1925 when Tarleton outscored site. its opponents 276 to 25 and was tied only by Baylor In 1976, the University University’s freshman team. Wisdom also coached the left the LSC and helped 1935 team to a 9-2 mark, losing the last two games of the form the non-scholarship season after shutting out eight of the first nine opponents Texas Intercollegiate Athletic and outscoring opponents 235 to 6. Association. Over the next 15 Among the early luminaries of the game were Tarleton years, Tarleton would win six Hall of Famers Leslie “Al” Jennings, Max Menzies, Paul TIAA titles, with back-to-back “Duck” Marr, Jess “Ironhead” Davis, Hugh Wolfe, Henry crowns in 1977 and 1978, Todd, and Clifford Funderburk. 1986 and 1987, and 1989 and During World War II, Tarleton did not field a team in 1990. 1942 or 1943 and played mostly military and academy The 1978 team was the teams in 1944 and 1945. In 1950, Tarleton posted a 7-3 first to go to postseason play, record with what many consider its best team. Seven finishing with an 8-0-1 record players from that team are Hall of Fame members, during the regular season. That J.D. McMahon (left) ranks as one including quarterback Pence Dacus, rushing champion of the top Texan quarterbacks of all- team was led by All-America Marvin Brown, and receiver Jack Jones. Brown would time, having completed 389 passes linebacker and Hall of Famer for 5,684 yards and 38 TDs. later play professionally for the Detroit Lions. In the midTally Neal, the only other

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Date Sept. 16, 1961 Nov. 11, 1978 Sept. 17, 1988 Sept. 20, 1997 Nov. 10, 2001 Nov. 6, 2004

Result Won, 20-14 Lost, 42-7 Lost, 30-21 Lost, 10-7 Won, 9-7 Result Won, 20-14 Won, 29-6 Won, 21-3 Won, 49-46 Won, 34-24 Won, 46-12

1980....... Buddy Fornes.............. 3-7-0 1981....... Buddy Fornes.............. 6-4-0 1982....... Buddy Fornes.............. 4-4-0 1983....... Bobby Fox................... 2-7-0 1984....... Bobby Fox................... 6-4-0 1985....... Bill Pringle................... 3-7-0 1986....... Bill Pringle................... 9-1-1 1987....... Bill Pringle................... 9-3-0 1988....... Hal McAfee................. 7-3-0 1989....... Hal McAfee................. 9-3-0 Overall record in the ‘80s.... 58-43-1

1990....... Hal McAfee............... 11-1-0 1991....... Hal McAfee................. 3-7-0 1992....... Hal McAfee................. 6-4-0 1993....... Ronnie Roemisch........ 5-5-0 1994....... Ronnie Roemisch........ 3-6-1 1995....... Ronnie Roemisch...... 1-10-0 1996....... Todd Whitten............... 5-5-0 1997....... Craig Wederquist........ 4-7-0 1998....... Craig Wederquist........ 3-8-0 1999....... Craig Wederquist........ 5-6-0 Overall record in the ‘90s.... 46-59-1

2000....... Todd Whitten............... 6-5-0 2001....... Todd Whitten............. 10-3-0 2002....... Todd Whitten............... 9-2-0 2003....... Todd Whitten............... 8-4-0 2004....... Todd Whitten............... 7-4-0 2005....... Sam McElroy............... 7-3-0 2006....... Sam McElroy............... 6-4-0 2007....... Sam McElroy............... 9-2-0 2008....... Sam McElroy............... 8-3-0 Overall record in the ‘00s.... 70-30-0 Total record (479 games) 230-257-3

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1970....... Lloyd Taylor................. 1-8-0 1971....... Lloyd Taylor................. 3-7-0 1972....... Lloyd Taylor................. 2-8-0 1973....... Buddy Fornes.............. 1-9-0 1974....... Buddy Fornes............ 1-10-0 1975....... Buddy Fornes............ 1-10-0 1976....... Buddy Fornes.............. 2-7-0 1977....... Buddy Fornes.............. 7-3-0 1978....... Buddy Fornes.............. 8-1-1 1979....... Buddy Fornes.............. 6-4-0 Overall record in the ‘70s.... 32-67-1

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Year....... Coach......................Record 1961....... Johnny Dunn............... 3-5-0 1962....... Johnny Dunn............... 2-7-0 1963....... Johnny Dunn............... 3-6-0 1964....... Johnny Dunn............... 3-6-0 1965....... Johnny Dunn............... 3-7-0 1966....... Johnny Dunn............... 6-3-0 1967....... Hobart Lytal................ 1-8-0 1968....... Hobart Lytal................ 2-7-0 1969....... Hobart Lytal................ 1-9-0 Overall record in the ‘60s.... 24-58-0

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Tarleton player to have his jersey (No. 34) retired. Gaylon Bowser (1984-87) scored From 1979 to 1982, Tarleton was thrilled by Ricky 33 TDs in Bush, career rushing champion and the only Tarleton 33 career player ever to be selected to four consecutive allgames. America teams. During a five-year span from 1986 to 1990, Tarleton went 45-11-1, won the Sunflower Bowl in 1986, and advanced to the NAIA quarterfinals in 1987, 1989 and 1990. The 1990 team is the only Tarleton team to have an undefeated and untied regular season, going 10-0, before losing in the quarterfinals to eventual national champion Westminster College. That playoff loss to Westminster is remembered as one of the most thrilling games ever to be played at Memorial Stadium. Because of its domination of the league, Tarleton was requested to leave the TIAA and played as an independent from 1991 to 1994. In 1994 the school was accepted for membership to NCAA Division II, and rejoined the Lone Star Conference, first competing for a league title in 1995. The Texans have posted at least five victories in five of the past seven seasons, which easily ranks as Tarleton’s best extended span as a scholarship football school. Tarleton’s 103 record in 2001 is by far the top single season mark during the scholarship era. In 2002, the Texans finished 9-2 for the second best mark since beginning scholarships. Chad Cole Former head coach Todd Whitten played a key role in (1994-97) Tarleton’s recent success, averaging seven wins per season in his five years at the helm. He and his staff set out to make Texan football a consistent winner, and it appears they are well on their way to doing just that. In 2001, Tarleton earned a share of both the LSC overall championship and LSC South Division crown for the first time in school history. The Texans, who closed the regular season with six straight wins, made their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division II playoffs and advanced to the national quarterfinals. Tarleton placed 17 players on the All-LSC teams in 2002, including an amazing eight first team selections.


2009 Texan Football The Texans returned to the playoffs for the second time in three years in 2003 and finished the season 8-4 overall. Tarleton won its third straight LSC division title by taking the North trophy after going 4-1 in North Division play. Seventeen Texan players made the All-LSC teams in 2003, including an astounding 11 players Derrick Ross (2004-05) gained as first team selections. The 3,072 yards in two seasons with Texans now have totaled 34 first the Texans, including a school team All-LSC players since 1996. record 269 yards in a single The 2004 season was another game (Western N.M., 9-10-05). strong year, despite a four-game losing skid in the middle of the season. However, the Texans put together four straight wins to end the season. The Texans missed a share of the Lone Star Conference Championship and the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fourth LSC division title with a loss to end the 2005 season. The Texans could have been ranked No. 1 in the South Central Region, but the loss knocked the Texans out of the playoffs for the second straight season. Tarleton finished the 2005 campaign under new head coach Sam McElroy with a 7-3 overall record. In 2006, the Texans shared the LSC South Division crown with West Texas A&M after losing to the Buffaloes in the final game. The defeat kept Tarleton out of the playoffs for the third straight season. The Texans opened

the season 0-3 before rattling through the South Division 6-0 before the loss at WTAMU, ending the year 6-4 overall. In 2007, the Texans had a great season, finishing 9-2 overall, including a 27-24 overtime victory at NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision member Stephen F. Austin. However, the Texans were left out of the playoffs Ranardrick Phillips once again after (2005-07) dropping two of the last three contests. Senior defensive back Ranardrick Phillips became the first player in the LSC South Division to earn the Defensive Back of the Year Award three consecutive times (2005, 2006 and 2007). The Texans won the first five games of the 2008 season before dropping a close game at home to resurgent Texas A&M-Kingsville. The Texans finished 8-3 after dropping two of their last three games. Tarleton was featured on national television on CBS College Sports Network on Thursday, Oct. 30 when the Texans hosted Angelo State, winning 31-24. After nearly 100 years of Tarleton football action, including 44 as a senior college, the Texans have never been stronger over a longer period of time. Clearly, the best is yet to come for the Proud Defenders of the Purple and White.

The 1977 Tarleton football team had a reunion during the 2008 season, reminiscing their Sunflower Bowl victory.

67 All-Americans

Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

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Pat Ballow....................1963-66 Inducted 1980 Ed Pettit........................1964-65 Inducted 1982

Randy Winkler Tarleton’s first senior college player to be taken in the NFL draft (1965)

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Inducted 1997 Steve Fieszel................1975-78 Inducted 1997 Ricky Bush...................1979-82 Inducted 1986 Terry Gambill...............1980-83 Inducted 1998 Dennis Estelle..............1983-84 Inducted 2006 Mike Baskin.................1983-86 Inducted 2002 Gaylon Bowser.............1984-87 Inducted 1999 Danny David................1986-87 Inducted 2001 Robert Ivey...................1986-88 Inducted 2007 Rodney Webb...............1986-89 Inducted 2007 Eric Lugo.....................1987-90 Inducted 2004 Kevin Vickers...............1995-97 Inducted 2008

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Walter Moegelin...........1964-67 Inducted 1985 Richard Dale Smith......1965-68 Inducted 1980 Harlan Wunsch.............1965-69 Inducted 1982 J.D. McMahon.............1966-68 Inducted 1980 Joe Worsham................1967-70 Inducted 1996 Coach Joe Gillespie......1973-82 Inducted 2000 Johnny Gann................1974-77 Inducted 1994 Taylor Virdell...............1974-77 Inducted 1987

Tally Neal Two-time first team All-America pick who had school-record 613 tackles

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Clifford Funderburk.....1935-36 Inducted 1981 Ernie Pannell................1935-36 Inducted 1983 Jude Smith....................1934-37 Inducted 1980 Tommy Tinker..............1936-38 Inducted 1990 Bobby Cavazos............1949-50 Inducted 1981

James Coble.................1949-50 Inducted 1983 Jack Jones.....................1949-50 Inducted 1980 Lloyd Corder................1949-50 Inducted 1981 Marvin Brown..............1948-50 Inducted 1980 Pence Dacus.................1949-50 Inducted 1980 Carleton “Gene” Hardin....1950-51 Inducted 1993 Webb Bishop................1953-55 Inducted 1980 Gene Ward....................1953-55 Inducted 1987 Jerry Flemmons............1954-56 Inducted 1980 Leon Blakeney.............1955-56 Inducted 1980 Theon Thetford............1955-56 Inducted 1983 Clyde Noonkester.........1956-58 Inducted 1984 Robert Barnett..............1958-59 Inducted 1984 John Riggs....................1960-63 Inducted 1980 Randy Winkler.............1962-66 Inducted 1981

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Henry Todd Served as co-captain of 1934 team that suffered only one defeat

a sophomore and had 127 kills and was second on the team with 314 assists. As a junior, Markin recorded 93 kills and led the team with 597 assists before leading the team with 723 asssists as a senior with 161 kills. Allen coached the Texans to a 565-309-3 (a .573 winning percentage) during his years at the helm of the program. The team won two LSC South Division titles and two outright conference championships under his direction. Allen’s teams also won one TIAA champinoship and NAIA District 8 crown.

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Inducted 1981 Al Jennings..................1922-26 Inducted 1980 Max Menzies................1923-26 Inducted 1981 Duck Marr....................1925-26 Inducted 1980 Jess Davis.....................1925-29 Inducted 1980 Hugh Wolfe..................1931-33 Inducted 1981 Henry Todd..................1933-35 Inducted 1982

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The football program is well represented in Tarleton’s Athletics Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame, which was debuted in 1980, currently consists of 123 former Tarleton athletic greats, including 59 former football players and two former football coaches. Here’s a listing (sorted by years played) of the inductees with ties to the football program: Player Years Charles Grooms...........1975-78 2009 CLASS READY TO ENTER HALL T-Bone Winters............1913-15 Inducted 1985 Three former Tarleton student-athletes and a former coach will be inducted Inducted 1980 Charles High................1974-78 into the Tarleton Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 10. Former men’s basketball players Stanley Haedge (1960-64) and Barry Knott (1993-95) will Monty Montgomery.....1917-21 Inducted 1985 be joined by from volleyball standout Gina Markin (1988-91) and former Texan baseball head coach Jack Allen (1990-2002) in the newest class of inductees. Inducted 1982 Tally Neal.....................1975-78 Heaedge was a four-year starter for the Texans and served as co-captain Bunt Adams..................1917-21 Inducted 1983 for three years. He was awarded the Co-MVP Award after his senior season and was named the MVP of the Cow-Town Tournament in 1964. He scored Inducted 1981 Dan Smalley.................1975-78 44 points in a single game to set a school record at the time. He is Tarleton’s Inducted 2005 Roy Hudspeth..............1917-22 10th all-time leading scorer. Knott played 31 games as a sophomore and averaged 7.7 points and 5.3 Wayne Schumacher......1975-78 Inducted 1980 rebounds per game while averaging .579 from the field. As a junior, he averaged 14.3 points and 5.6 rebounds per outing in 27 games. He averaged .549 from the Inducted 1990 Zelna Compton.............1919-23 field. In his senior season, Knott led the tam with 21.9 points and 8.1 rebounds Billy Joe Easter............1975-78 Inducted 1983 per game. He is No. 9 in the career scoring and rebounding categories. Markin played sparingly as a freshman, but she played in 27 matches as Coach W.J. Wisdom.....1920-35


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Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

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Richard Smith

Steve Fieszel

Floyd Beasley

James Dearth

J. W. Boren

Derrick Ross

John Harrell

Year 1963 1965 1966 1967 1968 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1993 1994 1997 1998 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

Player John Riggs Randy Winkler J.D. McMahon Pat Ballow Richard Smith Richard Smith Tally Neal Tally Neal Steve Fieszel Wayne Schumacher Garry Wright Tony Tuck Ricky Bush Ricky Bush Ricky Bush Tony Martinez Ricky Bush Floyd Beasley Lary Fowler Craig Wright Mike Dolloff Terry Gambill Dennis Estelle C.W. Adkins Mark Baskin Mark Baskin Scott Smith Gaylon Bowser Mike Myers Gaylon Bowser Jeffrey Edwards Perry Bukowski Craig Hancock Todd Sells Robert Ivey Rodney Webb Todd Sells Eddie Washington James Bodine Eddie Washington James Bodine Clint Jentsch Trampas Wilson Kevin Vickers Kevin Moseley Ryland Bailey James Dearth James Dearth J.W. Boren Charles Davis Derrick Watson Steve Kelly Ryan Seward J.W. Boren J.W. Boren Kert Turner Derek Thomas Brandon Young Kert Turner Derek Thomas Kyle Masters Derrick Ross Derrick Ross Paul Williams Paul Williams John Harrell Ranardrick Phillips

Pos. G T QB TE OT OT LB LB DT LB DE LB RB RB RB OT RB TE LB DB DT DE DB OT OG OG P RB PK RB DE OT DB P LB OG P DE OG DE OG LB PK QB DE WR TE TE PK CB OL QB OL PK PK OL LB DB OG LB TE RB RB K K C DB

Team A.P. Little All-America Honorable Mention (NAIA) Honorable Mention (NAIA) Honorable Mention (NAIA) 2nd Team (NAIA) A.P. Little All-America 1st Team (NAIA) 1st Team (NAIA) 2nd Team (NAIA) 2nd Team (NAIA) Honorable Mention (NAIA) Honorable Mention (NAIA) Honorable Mention (NAIA) Honorable Mention (NAIA) 2nd Team (NAIA) Honorable Mention (NAIA) Honorable Mention (NAIA) Honorable Mention (NAIA) Honorable Mention (NAIA) Honorable Mention (NAIA) Honorable Mention (NAIA) Honorable Mention (NAIA) 1st Team (NAIA) Honorable Mention (NAIA) Honorable Mention (NAIA) 2nd Team (NAIA) Honorable Mention (NAIA) Honorable Mention (NAIA) 2nd Team (NAIA) Honorable Mention (NAIA) Honorable Mention (NAIA) Honorable Mention (NAIA) Honorable Mention (NAIA) 2nd Team (NAIA) Honorable Mention (NAIA) 2nd Team (NAIA) Honorable Mention (NAIA) 2nd Team (NAIA) Honorable Mention (NAIA) 2nd Team (NAIA) Honorable Mention (NAIA) 2nd Team (NAIA) Honorable Mention (NAIA) Honorable Mention (NAIA) Honorable Mention (NAIA) Honorable Mention (NAIA) 2nd Team (NCAA II) 2nd Team (NCAA II) 2nd Team (NCAA II) 2nd Team (NCAA II) 3rd Team (NCAA II) Honorable Mention (NCAA II) Honorable Mention (NCAA II) 2nd Team (NCAA II) 3rd Team (NCAA II) Honorable Mention (NCAA II) (2x) Honorable Mention (NCAA II) Honorable Mention (NCAA II) (2x) 2nd Team (NCAA II) (twice) 2nd Team (NCAA II) (twice) Honorable Mention (NCAA II) Honorable Mention (NCAA II) 2nd Team (NCAA II) 2nd Team (NCAA II) (2x) 1st Team, 2nd Team (NCAA II) Honorable Mention (NCAA II) 1st Team (NCAA II) (2x)

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Derek Thomas

Steve Kelly

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Cliff Watkins

Kert Turner

Olan Coleman

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BUDDY FORNES MEMORIAL AWARD

The Buddy Fornes Memorial Award was established after the 1997 season in memory of the late Tarleton coach (1973-82). The award goes annually to the player who embodies the spirit of the type of player that Fornes loved to teach -- a hard-working, dedicated, blue-collar studentathlete. Year Player Pos. Hometown 1997 Ryan Seward C Goldthwaite 1998 Wade Tanner DE Morton 1999 Chris Chambers WR Hitchcock 2000 Scott Rawlings DT Boyd 2001 Alester Givens RB Los Angeles, Calif. 2002 Derek Thomas DB Jewett 2003 Joe Morrison RB San Francisco, Calif. 2004 Kelby Ledbetter DL Wheeler 2005 Jeff Parker OL Belton 2006 Jeremy Madkins WR Stephenville 2007 Mike Jones OL Houston 2008 Devin Livingston OL San Antonio

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Mrs. Higgs as a memorial to their son, Lt. John Fielding Higgs. Lt. Higgs, a former Tarleton student, was co-pilot on a B-17 shot down over Stuttgart, Germany, on May 29, 1944. Year Player Pos. Hometown 1980 Ricky Bush RB Waco 1981 Ricky Bush RB Waco 1982 Lary Fowler LB Killeen 1983 Terry Gambill DE Garland 1984 Dennis Estelle DB Waco 1985 Vic Routh WR Frisco 1986 Melvin Modesty TE Abilene 1987 Robert “Boo” Jones WR Cleburne 1988 Robert Ivey LB Haskell 1989 Rodney Webb OG Garland 1990 Mike Loveless C Milford 1991 Robert Simpson, Jr. FB Texas City 1992 Jimmy Hering QB McGregor 1993 Clint Jentsch LB New Braunfels 1994 Kevin Vickers QB Liberty Hill 1995 Chad Martinka DB Pflugerville 1996 Chad Martinka DB Pflugerville 1997 Chad Cole QB Pilot Point 1998 Justin McDaniel RB Forney 1999 Trenzio Turner LB Austin 2000 Kevin Wilson DB Edgewood 2001 Micheal Jackson LB Chappel Hill 2002 Olan Coleman RB Waco 2003 Cliff Watkins QB Breckenridge 2004 Courtenay Sanders DB Sweeny 2005 Ranardrick Phillips DB Madison, Fla. 2006 Erick Smith LB Waco 2007 Ranardrick Phillips DB Madison, Fla. 2008 George Murray FB Stephenville

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The John Fielding Higgs Award for Most Valuable Player on the Tarleton football team was established in 1950 by Rufus Higgs, owner-publisher of the Stephenville Daily-Empire, and Year Player Pos. Hometown 1950 Jack Jones E Breckenridge 1951 Charles Goff T McAllen 1952 Franklin Earney HB Breckenridge 1953 Laudie Bitner G Waco 1954 Webb Bishop C Hearne 1955 Jerry Flemmons QB Stephenville 1956 Leon Blakeney G Kermit 1957 Bobby Walls RB Big Lake 1958 Jerry Massingill G Hamilton 1959 Bob Barnett E Hico 1960 Dee Stokes C Austin 1961 Jimmy Eden G San Saba 1962 Dick Rogers RB Breckenridge 1963 John Riggs G Galena Park 1964 Irling Smith G Hurst 1965 Randy Winkler T Belton 1966 J.D. McMahon QB Fort Worth 1967 James Medley C Odessa 1968 J.D. McMahon QB Fort Worth 1969 Harlan Wunsch WR Rosebud 1970 Dan Garrett QB Fort Worth 1971 Johnny Weaver TB Gatesville 1972 Willie Stafford OT Olney 1973 Nickey Miller C Grand Prairie 1974 Blake Edwards LB Vanderbilt 1975 Tally Neal LB San Antonio 1976 Tally Neal LB San Antonio 1977 Taylor Virdell DE Llano 1978 Tally Neal LB San Antonio 1979 Tony Tuck LB Stephenville

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2001 LSC Champions

Individual Records TOTAL OFFENSE Yards Gained Game: 477, Kevin Vickers vs. Ouachita Baptist, 9-24-94 Top 5 Seasons: 1. 3,577, Steve Kelly, 2001 [13 games] 2. 3,335, Cliff Watkins, 2003 [11 games] 3. 3,232, Kevin Vickers, 1994 [10 games] 4. 2,943, Scott Grantham, 2007 [11 games] 5. 2,782, Steve Kelly, 2000 [11 games] Top 3 Careers: 1. 8,621, Steve Kelly, 1999-2001 [35 games] 2. 7,026, Chad Cole, 1995-98 [37 games] 3. 5,288, J.D. McMahon, 1966-68 Total Plays Game: 71, J.D. McMahon vs. Angelo State, 10-28-67 Top 5 Seasons: 1. 495, Steve Kelly, 2001 [13 games] 2. 487, Kevin Vickers, 1994 [10 games] 3. 442, Steve Kelly, 1999 [11 games] 4. 430, Steve Kelly, 2000 [11 games] 5. 402, Chad Cole, 1997 [11 games] Top 2 Careers: 1. 1,367, Steve Kelly, 1999-01 [35 games] 2. 1,156, Chad Cole, 1995-98 [37 games] RUSHING Yards Gained Top 5 Games: 1. 269, Derrick Ross vs. Western N.M., 9-10-05 2. 260, Derrick Ross vs. N.M. Highlands, 8-26-04 3. 223, Gaylon Bowser vs. Bethany, 11-21-87 4. 210, Gaylon Bowser vs. Benedictine, 11-22-86 5. 206, Ricky Bush vs. Sul Ross State, 11-1-80 Top 5 Seasons: 1. 1,560, Derrick Ross, 2004 [10 games] 2. 1,512, Derrick Ross, 2005 [9 games] 3. 1,221, Ricky Bush, 1981 [10 games] 4. 1,085, Lamont Randle, 1996 [10 games] 5. 1,078, Gaylon Bowser, 1987 [12 games] Top 2 Careers: 1. 3,389, Ricky Bush, 1979-82 [36 games] 2. 3,072, Derrick Ross, 2004-05 [19 games]

Attempts Yards Per Game Season: 156.0, Derrick Ross, 2004 [10 Game: 60, J.D. McMahon vs. Angelo State, 10-28-67; and 60, Dan Garrett vs. Texas games] A&M-Kingsville, 10-31-70 Career: 94.1, Ricky Bush, 1979-82 Top 4 Seasons: [36 games] 1. 437, Cliff Watkins, 2003 [12 games] 2-YR Career: 161.8, Derrick Ross, 2. 416, Steve Kelly, 2001 [13 games] 2004-05 [19 games] 3. 381, Steve Kelly, 2000 [11 games] 4. 371, Kevin Vickers, 1994 [10 games] Attempts Game: 40, Ricky Bush vs. Lubbock Top 3 Careers: 1. 1,136, Steve Kelly, 1999-2001 [35 games] Christian, 11-8-80 2. 1,039, Chad Cole, 1995-98 [37 games] Top 5 Seasons: 3. 787, J.D. McMahon, 1966-68 1. 254, Derrick Ross, 2004 [10 games] 2. 249, Ricky Bush, 1981 [10 games] 3. 243, Justin McDaniel, 1998 [11 games] Completions Game: 33, Chase Sugarek vs. Northeastern 4. 236, Derrick Ross, 2005 [9 games] State, 10-26-02 5. 232, Jerome Smith, 1999 [11 games] Top 5 Seasons: Career: 720, Ricky Bush, 1979-82 1. 265, Cliff Watkins, 2003 [12 games] [36 games] 2. 249, Steve Kelly, 2001 [13 games] 3. 220, Steve Kelly, 2000 [11 games] PASSING 4. 205, Chad Cole, 1996 [10 games] Yards Gained 5. 191, Scott Grantham, 2007 [11 games] Top 5 Games: 1. 448, Cliff Watkins vs. Northeastern State, Top 3 Careers: 1. 622, Steve Kelly, 1999-2001 [35 games] 10-25-03 2. 546, Chad Cole, 1995-98 [37 games] 2. 435, Kevin Vickers vs. Ouachita 3. 389, J.D. McMahon, 1966-68 Baptist, 9-24-94 3. 420, Chad Cole vs. A&M-Commerce, Completion Percentage 11-15-97 4. 417, Chase Sugarek vs. Northeastern St., Game: 83.3, Steve Kelly vs. Abilene Christian, 10-20-01 [20-24] 10-26-02 5. 412, Kevin Vickers vs. Southwestern KS, Top 3 Seasons: 1. 63.3, Chase Sugarek, 2002 [176-278 in 11-12-94 11 games] Top 5 Seasons: 2. 60.6, Cliff Watkins, 2003 [265-437 in 1. 3,547, Cliff Watkins, 2003 [12 games] 12 games] 2. 3,411, Steve Kelly, 2001 [13 games] 3. 3,008, Kevin Vickers, 1994 [10 games] 3. 60.5, Richard Bartel, 2005 [153-253 in 10 games] 4. 2,882, Scott Grantham, 2007 [11 games] Top 3 Careers: 5. 2,675, Chad Cole, 1997 [11 games] 1. 63.9, Chase Sugarek, 2000-02 [191-299 in Top 3 Careers: 20 games] 1. 8,203, Steve Kelly, 1999-2001 2. 60.2, Cliff Watkins, 2002-03 [281-467 in 17 [35 games] 2. 7,267, Chad Cole, 1995-98 [37 games] games] 3. 59.4, Richard Bartel, 2005-06 [314-529 in 20 3. 5,684, J.D. McMahon, 1966-68 games] Yards Per Game Season: 300.8, Kevin Vickers, 1994 [10 Touchdown Passes Game: 7, Kevin Vickers vs. Southwestern games] Career: 234.4, Steve Kelly, 1999-2001 [35 Kan.), 11-12-94 Top 4 Seasons: games] 1. 29, Cliff Watkins, 2003 [12 games] 2. 27, Steve Kelly, 2001 [13 games]

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Individual Records T-2. 5, Gale Grant vs. Trinity, 9-30-78 [made 1] T-2. 5, Trampas Wilson vs. East Central, 9-4-93 [made 5] Top 5 Seasons: 1. 25, J.W. Boren, 2002 [made 17 in 11 games] 2. 20, J.W. Boren, 2000 [made 16 in 11 games] T-3. 19, Gale Grant, 1978 [made 8] T-3. 19, J.W. Boren, 1999 [made 12 in 11 games] T-3. 19, J.W. Boren, 2001 [made 14 in 13 games] Top 2 Careers: 1. 83, J.W. Boren, 1999-02 [made 59 in 46 games] 2. 47, Paul Williams, 2004-06 [made 40]

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2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 LSC Division Champions â&#x20AC;˘ 2001 LSC Co-Champion

History

PATs Attempted Top 4 Games: T-1. 8, Trampas Wilson vs. Prairie View A&M, 11-5-94 [made 8] T-1. 8, J.W. Boren vs. West Texas A&M, 10-6-01

2008 Review

Consecutive Field Goals Made 1. 26, Paul Williams, beginning Oct. 16, 2004 to Sept. 2, 2006 [13 games]

Opponents

Field Goals Made Top 2 Games: T-1. 5, Trampas Wilson vs. East Central, 9-4-93 [att. 5] T-1. 5, J.W. Boren vs. Abilene Christian, 10-21-00 [att. 6] Top 4 Seasons: 1. 17, J.W. Boren, 2002 [att. 25 in 11 games] 2. 16, J.W. Boren, 2000 [att. 20 in 11 games] 3. 15, Paul Williams, 2005 [att. 15 in 8 games] T4. 14, J.W. Boren, 2001 [att. 19 in 13 games] T4. 14, Paul Williams, 2006 [att. 18 in 10 games] Top 2 Careers: 1. 59, J.W. Boren, 1999-02 [att. 83 in 46 games] 2. 40, Paul Williams, 2004-06 [att. 47 in 29 games]

Texan Football

Touchdown Receptions Game: 4, Dustin Pleasant vs. Midwestern State, 10-14-06 Top 5 Seasons: T1. 12, Devin Guinn, 2007 [11 games] T1. 12, Ryland Bailey, 1994 [10 games] T2. 10, Will Moody, 2003 [12 games] T2. 10, Damien Jackson, 2001 [13 games] Interceptions Thrown T2. 10, Jeremy Madkins, 2006 [10 games] Game: 7, J.D. McMahon vs. Sam Houston Top 4 Careers: State, 9-28-68 1. 25, Jeremy Madkins, 2003-06 Season: 21, J.D. McMahon, 1968 [35 games] Career: 52, J.D. McMahon, 1966-68 2. 20, Will Moody, 2000-03 3. 18, Devin Guinn, 2006-pres [31 games] RECEIVING 4. 15, Loften Swint, 1995-98 [41 games] Yards Gained Top 5 Games: SCORING 1. 234, Colin Yocom vs. Ouachita Baptist, Points 9-24-94 Game: 24, Gaylon Bowser vs. Austin 2. 229, Will Moody vs. Southern Arkansas, College, 11-14-87 [4 TDs] 9-6-03 24, Derrick Ross vs. Northeastern 3. 227, Ryland Bailey vs. West Texas A&M, State, 10-23-04 [4 TDs] 10-29-94 24, Dustin Pleasant vs. Midwestern 4. 208, Jeremy Madkins vs. NE Oklahoma, State, 10-14-06 [4 TDs] 10-25-03 Season: 134, Derrick Ross, 2004 [10 5. 187, Colin Yocum vs. Prairie View games] A&M, 11-5-94 Top 2 Careers: Top 5 Seasons: 1. 313, J.W. Boren, 1999-02 [46 games] 1. 1,140, Will Moody, 2003 [12 games] 3. 218, Derrick Ross, 2004-05 [19 games] 2. 1,039, Devin Guinn, 2007 [11 games] 3. 996, Ryland Bailey, 1994 [10 games] Touchdowns 4. 954, Colin Yocom, 1994 [10 games] Quarter: 3, Pat Ballow vs. Sam Houston 5. 952, Jeremy Madkins, 2003 [11 games] State, 10-1-66 Top 3 Careers: Top 3 Games: 1. 2,582, Harlan Wunsch, 1967-69 T-1. 4, Gaylon Bowser vs. Austin College, 2. 2,566, Will Moody, 2000-03 11-14-87 3. 2,441, Jeremy Madkins, 2003-06 [35 T-1. 4, Steve Kelly vs. Eastern N.M., games] 10-13-01 Receptions T-1. 4, Derrick Ross vs. Northeastern State, Top 3 Games: 11-23-04 1. 16, Ryland Bailey vs. West Texas A&M, T-1. 4, Dustin Pleasant vs. Midwestern State, 10-29-94 10-14-06 T-2. 15, Harlan Wunsch vs. Ark. Tech, 10- Season: 22, Derrick Ross, 2004 [10 20-67 games] T-2. 15, Alester Givens vs. Midwestern Career: 33, Gaylon Bowser,1984-87 [33 St., 11-3-01 games] Top 3 Seasons: 1. 69, Will Moody, 2003 [12 games] PLACEKICKING 2. 64, Harlan Wunsch, 1968 Field Goals Attempted T-3. 61, Chris Chambers, 2000 [11 games] Top 3 Games: T-3. 61,Will Moody, 2002 [11 games] 1. 6, J.W. Boren vs. Abilene Christian, Career: 188, Harlan Wunsch, 1967-69 10-21-00 [made 5]

Preview Staff Players

T3. 24, Kevin Vickers, 1994 [10 games] T3. 24, Scott Grantham, 2007 [11 games] Top 3 Careers: 1. 51, Steve Kelly, 1999-2001 [35 games] 2. 45, Chad Cole, 1995-98 [37 games] 3. 38, J.D. McMahon, 1966-68 38, Scott Grantham, 2007-pres. [22 games]


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67 All-Americans

Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

Individual Records T-1. 8, J.W. Boren vs. SW Assemblies of God, 8-29-02 [made 8] T-1. 8, J.W. Boren vs. Southeastern Oklahoma, 10-29-02 [made 8] Top 3 Seasons: 1. 57, J.W. Boren, 2001 [made 52] 2. 48, Jamie Guin, 2003 [made 43] 3. 43, J.W. Boren, 2002 [made 39] 43, Garrett Lindholm, 2008 [43] Top 2 Careers: 1. 148, J.W. Boren, 1999-02 [made 136 in 46 games] 2. 94, Paul Williams, 2004-06 [made 89 in 29 games] PATs Made Top 4 Games: T-1. 8, Trampas Wilson vs. Prairie View A&M, 11-5-94 [att. 8] T-1. 8, J.W. Boren vs. West Texas A&M, 10-6-01 [att. 8] T-1. 8, J.W. Boren vs. SW Assemblies of God, 8-29-02 [att. 8] T-1. 8, J.W. Boren vs. Southeastern Oklahoma, 8-29-02 [att. 8] Top 3 Seasons: 1. 52, J.W. Boren, 2001 [att. 57 in 13 games] 2. 42, Jamie Guin, 2003 [att. 47 in 11 games] 42, Garrett Lindholm, 2008 [att. 43 in 11 games] 3. 39, J.W. Boren, 2002 [att. 43 in 11 games] Top 2 Careers: 1. 136, J.W. Boren, 1999-02 [att. 148 in 46 games] 2. 89, Paul Williams, 2004-06 [att. 94 in 29 games]

Kick Returns Game: 7, Bobby Sutton vs. Austin College, 10-8-88; and 7, Alester Givens vs. Angelo State, 11-18-00 [127 yards] Season: 29, Alester Givens, 2000 [556 yards in 10 games] Average Career: 66, Chad Martinka, 1992-96 Season: 42.0, Todd Sells, 1988 [43-1809 in 9 [1607 yards in 38 games] games] Career: 39.4, Scott Smith, 1983-86 [240- DEFENSE Interceptions By 9460 in 41 games] Top 3 Games: PUNT RETURNS T-1. 3, Craig Wright vs. Sul Ross State, Yards Returned 9-11-82 Game: 117, Sam Scott vs. Trinity, 11-3-79 T-1. 3, Michael Dube vs. East Central, [4 ret.] 9-1-90 Top 3 Seasons: T-1. 3, Chad Martinka vs. West Texas 1. 290, Devon Dorris, 1998 [26 ret. in A&M, 10-12-96 11 games] Top 2 Seasons: 2. 282, Aaron Lucas, 1999 [32 ret. in T-1. 8, Walter Moeglin, 1966 11 games] T-1. 8, Craig Wright, 1982 3. 267, Treeo Gibson, 2005 [20 ret. in Top 2 Careers: 10 games] T-1. 14, Lance Trinque, 1979-82 Top 4 Careers: [29 games] 1. 858, Aaron Lucas, 1999-02 [111 ret. in T-1. 14, Michael Dube, 1989-92 46 games] [41 games] 2. 550, Bobby Sutton, 1988-90 [71 ret. in 34 games] Total Tackles 3. 415, Devon Dorris, 1997-98 [44 ret. in Game: 29, Tally Neal vs. Texas A&M21 games] Kingsville, 11-1-75 4. 391, Robt. ‘Boo’ Jones, 1986-87 [30 ret. in Season: 170, Tally Neal, 1978 20 games] Career: 613, Tally Neal, 1975-1978 9-16-78 [12 attempts] Season: 2,975, Gale Grant, 1978 [78 attempts] Career: 9,460, Scott Smith, 1983-86 [240 attempts in 41 games]

Punt Returns Game: 9, Aaron Lucas vs. Abilene Christian, 10-23-99 [66 yards] Season: 32, Aaron Lucas, 1999 [282 yards in 11 games] Top 2 Careers: 1. 111, Aaron Lucas, 1999-02 [858 yds in 46 games] PUNTING 2. 71, Bobby Sutton, 1988-90 [550 yards in Punts 34 games] Game: 12, Gale Grant vs. Sul Ross State, 9-16-78 [523 yards]; and 12, Andy Bell vs. KICKOFF RETURNS McMurry, 9-19-81 Season: 78, Gale Grant, 1978 [2975 Yards Returned Game: 195, Ricky Bush vs. Austin yards] Career: 240, Scott Smith, 1983-86 [9460 College, 10-13-79 [5 returns] Season: 730, Mike Schuelke, 1973 yards in 41 games] Career: 1,607, Chad Martinka, 1992-96 [66 returns in 38 games] Yards Game: 523, Gale Grant vs. Sul Ross State,

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Quarterback Sacks Game: 6, Jeff Edwards vs. Howard Payne, 9-12-87 Season: 23, Eddie Washington, 1990 [10 games] Career: 36, Eddie Washington, 1990-91 [22 games] Blocked Kicks Season: 5, Steven Sikes, 1992 [10 games] Career: 14, Steven Sikes, 1991-94 [40 games]


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Individual Game Highs

143 143 141 141 141 140 139 136 133 133 133 132 131 129 129 128 127 127 126 125 124 122 120 120 119 119 118 118 117 117 116 116 115 115 115

Roderick Smith vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, 9-23-06 Lamont Randle vs. Abilene Christian, 10-26-96 Michael Sampson at Texas A&M-Kingsville, 10-6-07 Jerome Smith vs. West Texas A&M, 10-9-99 Ricky Bush vs. Austin College, 10-31-81 Ricky Bush vs. McMurry, 9-19-81 Henry Mills vs. Trinity, 9-6-80 Michael Sampson vs. Eastern N.M., 11-21-06 Roderick Smith at Southeastern Oklahoma, 9-8-07 Derrick Ross vs. Southeastern Okla., 10-16-04 Tyrone Foster vs. Sul Ross State, 9-17-83 Justin McDaniel vs. Abilene Christian, 10-24-98 Henry Mills vs. Trinity, 9-29-79 Michael Sampson vs. Angelo State, 11-4-06 Ricky Bush vs. Sul Ross State, 11-7-81 Robert Simpson vs. Austin College, 9-29-90 Gaylon Bowser vs. Austin College, 11-14-87 Gaylon Bowser vs. Austin College, 10-24-87 Ricky Bush vs. McMurry, 10-6-79 Travis Evans vs. West Texas A&M, 11-10-07 Roderick Smith at Southwestern Oklahoma, 9-27-08 Lamont Randle vs. Angelo State, 11-1-97 Olan Coleman vs. East Central, 10-5-02 Kevin Haynes vs. McMurry, 9-10-88 Robert Simpson vs. Langston, 10-13-90 Kenneth Bush vs. Austin College, 10-24-87 Jimmy Hering vs. Hardin-Simmons, 10-19-91 Robert Simpson vs. Austin College, 11-11-89 Alester Givens vs. Angelo State, 10-27-01 Eric Shine vs. East Central, 9-25-99 Chuck High vs. Austin College, 10-14-78 Shelby Wright vs. Austin College, 9-9-78 Travis Evans vs. Northeastern State, 9-6-08 Gaylon Bowser vs. Austin College, 11-8-86 Ricky Bush vs. Trinity, 9-6-80

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Roderick Smith vs. Eastern New Mexico, 10-18-08 Roderick Smith vs. East Central, 8-25-07 Jerome Smith vs. Abilene Christian, 10-23-99 Roderick Smith vs. Southwestern Okla., 9-30-06 Tyrone Wall vs. Prairie View A&M, 9-23-95 Roderick Smith vs. Angelo State, 10-30-08 Jerome Smith vs. Northwestern St. (La.), 9-18-99 Tyrone Wall vs. West Texas A&M, 10-7-95 Gaylon Bowser vs. Austin College, 10-18-86 Gaylon Bowser vs. McMurry, 10-11-86 Roderick Smith at Stephen F. Austin, 9-1-07 Jerome Smith vs. Southwestern Okla., 9-11-99 Robert Simpson vs. Sul Ross State, 9-23-89 Chuck High vs. McMurry, 10-7-78 Derrick Ross vs. East Central, 10-2-04 Robert Simpson vs. McMurry, 9-9-89 Gaylon Bowser vs. Sul Ross State, 10-31-87 Gaylon Bowser vs. McMurry, 11-1-86 Stacy Gilliam vs. McMurry, 11-6-82 Travis Evans at Midwestern State, 10-11-08 Olan Coleman vs. SW Assemblies, 8-29-02 Craig West vs. Prairie View A&M, 9-23-95 Roderick Smith vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville, 10-7-06 Derrick Ross vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, 9-3-05 Travis Evans vs. Midwestern State, 8-13-07 Justin McDaniel vs. Southeastern Okla., 9-13-97 Justin McDaniel vs. Stephen F. Austin, 9-12-98 Deral Henderson vs. Sul Ross State, 10-25-86 Tyrone Foster vs. Tabor, 9-8-84 Olan Coleman vs. Central Oklahoma, 11-16-02 Tyrone Foster vs. Colorado Mines, 9-15-84 Derrick Ross vs. Central Oklahooma, 9-25-04 Jimmy Hering vs. Cameron, 9-12-92 Gaylon Bowser vs. McMurry, 11-7-87

200-yard passing games 307 306 303 303 300 298 295 294 293 292 292 287 287 286 282 280 280 278 277 275 270 268 267 263 255 255 255 253 253 251 249 244 243 243 240 237

Jimmy Hering vs. Ark.-Monticello, 11-7-92 Eric Lugo vs. Howard Payne, 10-27-90 Chase Sugarek vs. East Central, 10-5-02 Kevin Vickers vs. Midwestern State, 9-10-94 Kevin Vickers vs. Southeastern Okla., 9-3-94 Steve Kelly vs. A&M-Commerce, 11-13-99 Cliff Watkins vs. SW Oklahoma, 11-8-03 Kevin Vickers vs. West Texas A&M, 10-29-94 Scott Grantham at Southeastern Oklahoma, 9-8-07 Scott Grantham vs. Eastern New Mexico, 10-18-08 Chase Sugarek vs. West Texas A&M, 11-2-02 Chad Cole vs. Eastern N.M., 10-19-96 Eric Lugo vs. West Texas A&M, 9-15-90 Chad Cole vs. Southeastern Okla., 9-14-96 Scott Grantham vs. Southwestern Oklahoma, 9-29-07 Chad Cole vs. Harding, 9-19-98 Chad Cole vs. East Central, 9-21-96 Steve Kelly vs. Southeastern Okla., 9-23-00 Steve Kelly vs. Abilene Christian, 10-20-01 Chad Cole vs. Midwestern State, 11-7-98 Steve Kelly vs. Midwestern State, 11-6-99 Richard Bartel vs. Midwestern State, 10-14-06 Steve Kelly vs. Langston, 9-1-01 Eric Lugo vs. Sul Ross State, 9-23-89 Chad Cole vs. Central Okla., 9-26-98 Chad Cole vs. Abilene Christian, 10-25-97 Eric Lugo vs. Midwestern State, 11-4-89 Scott Grantham vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, 9-22-07 David Durell vs. Northeastern State, 10-23-04 Steve Kelly vs. Abilene Christian, 10-21-00 Chase Sugarek vs.Southwestern Okla., 11-9-02 Chad Cole vs. Angelo State, 10-31-98 Steve Kelly vs. Angelo State, 10-27-01 Eric Lugo vs. St. Mary’s, 11-17-90 Steve Kelly vs. Eastern N.M., 10-14-00 David Druell vs. West Texas A&M, 10-30-04

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Scott Grantham vs. Central Oklahoma, 9-20-08 Chad Cole vs. Eastern N.M., 10-18-97 Scott Grantham vs. West Texas A&M, 11-10-07 Richard Bartel vs. Midwestern State, 10-8-05 Steve Kelly vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, 11-10-01 Jimmy Hering vs. East Central, 9-5-92 Eric Lugo vs. Sul Ross State, 11-10-90 David Durell vs. Southwestern Oklahoma, 11-6-04 Steve Kelly vs. A&M-Kingsville, 9-30-00 Steve Kelly vs. Angelo State, 10-30-99 Scott Grantham vs. Midwestern State, 10-13-07 Chad Cole vs. Midwestern State, 9-5-96 Cliff Watkins vs. Southern Arkansas, 9-6-03 Nick Lucero vs. Prairie View A&M, 9-23-95 David Zunker vs. East Central, 9-4-93 Scott Grantham at Stephen F. Austin, 9-1-07 Chad Cole vs. Southeastern Okla., 9-13-97 Kevin Vickers vs. Hardin-Simmons, 10-18-93 Steve Bean vs. Lubbock Christian, 9-18-82 Steve Kelly vs. Southwestern Okla., 9-16-00 Scott Grantham vs. Angelo State, 10-30-08 Cliff Watkins vs. Abilene Christian, 9-20-03 Cliff Watkins vs. A&M-Kingsville, 11-22-03 Steve Kelly vs. West Texas A&M, 10-9-99 Kevin Dorn vs. Austin College, 11-9-85 Scott Grantham at Midwestern State, 10-11-08 Richard Bartel vs. Angelo State, 10-29-05 Eric Lugo vs. East Central, 9-1-90 Chad Cole vs. N.M. Highlands, 9-3-98 Greg Edwards vs. Lubbock Christian, 9-22-79 Kevin Talley vs. Austin College, 10-8-88 Kevin Dorn vs. Sul Ross State, 10-27-84 Bill Bayless vs. Austin College, 10-31-81 Chase Sugarek vs. Angelo State, 9-14-02 Richard Bartel vs. Eastern New Mexico, 10-15-05 David Zunker vs. Abilene Christian, 10-23-93

2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 LSC Division Champions • 2001 LSC Co-Champion

University

Conference

Player, Opponent, Date (Since 1978) Cliff Watkins vs. Northeastern State, 10-25-03 Kevin Vickers vs. Ouachita Baptist, 9-24-94 Chad Cole vs. A&M-Commerce, 11-15-97 Chase Sugarek vs. Northeastern State,10-26-02 Kevin Vickers vs. Southwestern Okla., 11-12-94 Steve Kelly vs. Harding, 9-2-00 Cliff Watkins vs. West Texas A&M, 11-1-03 Scott Grantham vs. Abilene Christian, 10-27-07 Cliff Watkins vs. SE Oklahoma, 10-18-03 Cliff Watkins vs. East Central, 10-4-03 Kevin Vickers vs. Angelo State, 10-1-94 Richard Bartel vs. West Texas A&M, 11-11-06 Steve Kelly vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville, 9-29-01 Steve Kelly vs. Southeastern Oklahoma, 9-22-01 Chad Cole vs. Central Okla., 11-9-96 Cliff Watkins vs. Sam Houston State, 10-9-03 Steve Kelly vs. Western N.M., 9-9-00 Richard Bartel vs. Texas State, 9-2-06 Scott Grantham at Eastern New Mexico, 10-20-07 Steve Kelly vs. Midwestern State, 11-3-01 Chad Cole vs. Angelo State, 11-2-96 Steve Kelly vs. Eastern New Mexico, 10-13-01 Steve Kelly vs. Angelo State, 11-18-00 Steve Kelly vs. UC Davis, 11-23-01 Chad Cole vs. Harding, 9-20-97 Scott Grantham at Angelo State, 11-3-07 Steve Kelly vs. East Central, 9-25-99 Chad Cole vs. Central Okla., 9-27-97 Chad Cole vs. A&M-Commerce, 11-14-98 Kevin Vickers vs. Prairie View A&M, 11-5-94 Chad Cole vs. West Texas A&M, 10-12-96 Chad Cole vs. Midwestern State, 11-8-97 Kevin Vickers vs. Southern Arkansas, 9-17-94 Richard Bartel vs. Northeastern State, 9-17-05 Cliff Watkins vs. A&M-Kingsville, 9-27-03

History

Yds 448 435 420 417 412 394 393 384 382 380 374 370 370 365 358 356 353 348 345 345 342 341 336 332 332 331 330 324 323 320 316 313 312 308 307

2008 Review

Opponents

Player, Opponent, Date (Since 1978) Derrick Ross vs. Western New Mexico, 9-10-05 Derrick Ross vs. N.M. Highlands, 8-26-04 Gaylon Bowser vs. Bethany, 11-21-87 Derrick Ross vs. Eastern New Mexico, 10-15-05 Gaylon Bowser vs. Benedictine, 11-22-86 Derrick Ross vs. Northeastern State, 9-17-05 Ricky Bush vs. Sul Ross State, 11-1-80 Ricky Bush vs. Lubbock Christian, 11-8-80 Ricky Bush vs. McMurry, 10-24-81 Justin McDaniel vs. A&M-Commerce,11-14-98 Ricky Bush vs. Lubbock Christian, 11-14-81 Derrick Ross vs. Abilene Christian, 9-18-04 Lamont Randle vs. Angelo State, 11-2-96 Roderick Smith vs. Northeastern State, 9-6-08 Ricky Bush vs. Lubbock Christian, 10-4-80 Roderick Smith vs. Southeastern Oklahoma, 9-9-06 Derrick Ross vs. Northeastern State, 10-23-04 Derrick Ross vs. Southwestern Okla., 11-6-04 Derrick Ross vs. A&M-Commerce, 9-4-04 Ricky Bush vs. Lubbock Christian, 10-27-79 Lamont Randle vs. East Central, 9-21-96 Olan Coleman vs. N.M.Highlands, 9-5-02 Will Rogers vs. West Texas A&M, 10-7-00 Chuck High vs. Austin College, 9-9-78 Michael Sampson vs. Midwestern State, 10-14-06 Lamont Randle vs. West Texas A&M, 10-12-96 Ricky Bush vs. Trinity, 11-3-79 Derrick Ross vs. West Texas A&M, 10-30-04 Michael Sampson vs. Abliene Christian, 10-28-06 Olan Coleman vs. Angelo State, 9-14-02 Lamont Randle vs. Midwestern State, 11-8-97 Tyrone Wall vs. Abilene Christian, 10-24-98 Roderick Smith at East Central, 9-13-08 Lamont Randle vs. Midwestern State, 9-5-96

Texan Football

Yds 269 260 223 212 210 206 206 201 199 195 193 190 188 187 185 182 182 179 177 175 171 170 169 168 167 165 165 159 157 154 153 148 144 144

Preview Staff Players

100-yard rushing games

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Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

Individual Game Highs/Homecoming 100-yard receiving games

Yds 234 229 227 208 187 180 179 178 162 162 158 152 150 149 147 146 146 145 145 143 141 141 139 137 135 133 133 132 131 131 131 131 130 128 127 125 124

Player, Opponent, Date (Since 1978) Colin Yocom vs. Ouachita Baptist, 9-24-94 Will Moody vs. Southern Arkansas, 9-6-03 Ryland Bailey vs. West Texas A&M, 10-29-94 Jeremy Madkins vs. NE Oklahoma, 10-25-03 Colin Yocom vs. Prairie View A&M, 11-5-94 Shamarr Pretnice vs. Abilene Christian, 10-27-07 Dana Holcomb vs. Austin College, 10-8-88 Colin Yocom vs. Central Okla., 11-9-96 Shamarr Prentice at Southeastern Okla., 9-8-07 Colin Yocom vs. Angelo State, 10-1-94 Bobby Sutton vs. Howard Payne, 10-27-90 Ryland Bailey vs. Southwestern, 11-12-94 Chris Chambers vs. Harding, 9-2-00 Loften Swint vs. A&M-Commerce, 11-15-97 Jeremy Madkins vs. Northeastern State, 9-17-05 Devin Guinn vs. Southwestern Oklahoma, 9-29-07 Will Moody vs. Sam Houston State, 10-9-03 Colin Yocom vs. Southeastern Okla., 9-14-96 Boo Jones vs. McMurry, 11-1-86 Blake Bryant vs. Austin College, 10-8-88 Devin Guinn vs. East Central, 8-25-07 Bobby Sutton vs. East Central, 9-1-90 Colin Yocom vs. Prairie View A&M, 9-23-95 Jamie Martin vs. Southwestern Okla., 11-12-94 Will Moody vs. Southeastern Okla., 10-19-02 Shamarr Prentice vs. Southwestern Okla., 9-29-07 Jeremy Madkins vs. Abilene Christian, 10-28-06 Devin Guinn vs. Abilene Christian, 10-27-07 Devin Guinn vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, 9-22-07 Jeremy Madkins vs. West Texas A&M, 11-1-03 K.J. Kennard vs. Harding, 9-2-00 Melvin Modesty vs. Sul Ross State, 10-27-84 Will Moody vs. West Texas A&M, 11-2-02 Jeremy Madkins vs. SE Oklahoma, 10-18-03 Eric Foreman vs. Eastern New Mexico, 10-18-08 Will Moody vs. Northeastern State, 10-26-02 Chris Chambers vs. Midwestern State, 11-6-99

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James Dearth vs. Angelo State, 10-31-98 Jason Poston vs. Northwestern Okla., 10-24-92 Jeremy Madkins vs. West Texas A&M, 11-5-05 Boo Jones vs. Evangel, 10-3-87 Eric Foreman vs. Angelo State, 10-30-08 Steven Kendall vs. Abilene Christian, 10-25-97 Jamie Martin vs. East Central, 9-21-96 Bobby Sutton vs. Midwestern State, 11-4-89 Alester Givens vs. Midwestern State, 11-3-01 K.J. Kennard vs. Abilene Christian, 10-21-00 Dustin Pleasant vs. Midwestern State, 11-14-06 Bobby Sutton vs. Langston, 10-13-90 James Dearth vs. Midwestern State, 11-7-98 Steven Kendall vs. Harding, 9-20-97 Rush Shirley vs. Howard Payne, 10-27-90 Damien Jackson vs. West Texas A&M, 10-6-01 Dayne Albright vs. Harding, 9-19-98 Kevin Vickers vs. Ark.-Monticello, 11-7-92 Will Moody vs. Central Oklahoma, 11-15-03 Shamarr Prentice at Eastern N.M., 10-20-07 K.J. Kennard vs. Western N.M., 9-9-00 Derek Grimes vs. East Central, 9-25-99 Loften Swint vs. Midwestern State, 11-8-97 Melvin Modesty vs. Austin College, 11-9-85 Dustin Pleasant vs. Texas State, 9-2-06 Derek Grimes vs. Angelo State, 10-30-99 Lattrell Davis, vs. A&M-Kingsville, 9-27-03 Chris Chambers vs. A&M-Commerce, 11-13-99 Ryland Bailey vs. Eastern N.M., 10-15-94 Devin Guinn vs. West Texas A&M, 11-10-07 Loften Swint vs. Eastern N.M., 10-17-98 Bobby Sutton vs. Midwestern State,11-3-90 Chris Daniels vs. Midwestern State, 9-11-04 Loften Swint vs. East Central, 9-21-96 Dorian Williams vs. 9-20-08 Will Moody vs. West Texas A&M, 11-1-03 Loften Swint vs. Angelo State, 11-2-96 Kevin Benjamin vs. Northeastern State, 9-11-93

all-time longest plays Run: 85 yards, Ricky Bush vs. Lubbock Christian, 1981 Pass: 95 yards, Chad Cole to Colin Yocom vs. Central Oklahoma, 11-9-96 Field Goal: 54 yards, Vince Oldag vs. Eastern New Mexico, 10-29-83

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Kickoff Return: 99 yards, Ricky Bush vs. Austin College, 10-13-79; and Olan Coleman vs. Southeastern Oklahoma, 9-22-01 Punt Return: 100 yards, Justin Parson vs. Central Oklahoma, 11-15-03 Interception Return: 88 yards, Charles Davis vs. Central Oklahoma, 11-16-02 Fumble Return: 85 yards, Ken Jones vs. Sam Houston State, 10-9-03 Punt: 76 yards, Scott Smith vs. Austin College, 11-12-83

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homecoming game results

Date Team Result 11-11-61 Corpus Christi.............................Won, 29-8 10-20-62 Henderson State.......................Won, 14-12 11-9-63 McMurry College.......................Won, 29-13 11-21-64 Southwestern Okla......................Won, 31-0 10-30-65 McMurry College........................... Lost, 3-0 11-12-66 Angelo State................................Won, 44-8 11-11-67 East Central................................ Lost, 28-0 10-26-68 Arkansas Tech........................... Lost, 17-14 10-11-69 Sul Ross State.......................... Lost, 41-21 10-24-70 Howard Payne........................... Lost, 38-21 11-6-71 McMurry College.......................Won, 24-21 10-21-72 Howard Payne........................... Lost, 20-16 10-13-73 Sam Houston State....................... Lost, 7-6 10-26-74 Howard Payne............................. Lost, 41-6 10-18-75 Sam Houston State................... Lost, 40-16 11-6-76 Sul Ross State.......................... Lost, 33-29 10-15-77 Southeastern Okla..................... Lost, 19-10 10-21-78 Sul Ross State............................Won, 35-3 10-27-79 Lubbock Christian.......................Won, 36-6 10-18-80 McMurry...................................... Lost, 28-0 10-31-81 Austin College........................... Lost, 30-21 11-6-82 McMurry......................................Won, 12-3 10-29-83 Eastern New Mexico................... Lost, 21-6 10-27-84 Sul Ross State..........................Won, 37-14 11-2-85 McMurry....................................Won, 44-19 10-11-86 McMurry....................................Won, 21-14 10-10-87 Sul Ross State..........................Won, 20-16 10-22-88 Howard Payne...........................Won, 31-14 10-14-89 McMurry....................................Won, 28-10 10-20-90 Hardin-Simmons.........................Won, 27-7 10-5-91 Southwestern (Kan.)...................Won, 18-7 10-24-92 Northwestern State...................Won, 35-17 10-16-93 Hardin-Simmons.......................Won, 44-37 10-29-94 West Texas A&M....................... Lost, 59-33 11-4-95 Central Oklahoma....................... Lost, 47-0 10-26-96 Abilene Christian....................... Lost, 20-10 10-18-97 Eastern New Mexico................. Lost, 26-20 10-24-98 Abilene Christian.......................Won, 33-31 10-16-99 Eastern New Mexico................. Lost, 27-13 10-21-00 Abilene Christian.......................Won, 15-13 10-13-01 Eastern New Mexico.................Won, 55-14 10-19-02 Southeastern Oklahoma...........Won, 62-31 10-25-03 Northeastern Oklahoma............Won, 48-44 10-16-04 Southeastern Oklahoma...........Won, 32-27 10-22-05 Abilene Christian......................... Lost, 18-7 10-21-06 Eastern New Mexico...................Won, 48-0 10-27-07 Abilene Christian....................... Lost, 70-63 10-18-08 Eastern New Mexico.................Won, 42-21 Homecoming Record in 1960s...................... 5-4 Homecoming Record in 1970s...................... 3-7 Homecoming Record in 1980s...................... 7-3 Homecoming Record in 1990s...................... 5-5 Homecoming Record in 2000s...................... 7-2 Overall Homecoming Record since 1961.... 27-21


2009 Tarleton Football

Team Records Yards Game: 469, vs. Eastern N.M., 10-15-94 [12 punts] Season: 2814, 1998 [11 games, 84 punts]

Total Plays Game: 102, vs. West Texas A&M, 10-12-96 Top 2 Seasons: T1. 901, 2001 [13 games] T1. 901, 2003 [12 games] 3. 785, 2004 [11 games]

Touchdowns Game: 10, vs. Prairie View A&M, 11-5-94 Top 3 Seasons: 1. 63, 2001 [13 games] 2. 51, 2003 [12 games] 3. 50, 2002 [11 games] 4. 45, 1994 [10 games]

RUSHING Yards Gained Game: 406, vs. N.M. Highlands, 8-26-04 Season: 2190, 2004 [11 games]

PLACEKICKING Field Goals Made Game: 5, vs. East Central, 9-4-93 [att. 5]; and 5, vs. Abilene Christian, 10-21-00 [att. 6] Season: 17, 2002 [att. 25 in 11 games] 17, 2005 [att. 18 in 10 games]

FIRST DOWNS First Downs Game: 33, vs. West Texas A&M, 10-12-96 [14 rush, 16 pass, 3 penalty] 33, vs. Northeastern State, 10-23-04 [16 rush, 15 pass, 2 penalty] Top 2 Seasons: 1. 283, 2003 [12 games] 2. 278, 2001 [13 games]

Attempts Game: 74, vs. Austin College, 9-9-78 Season: 493, 1979 [10 games]

PUNTING Punts Game: 12, vs. Eastern N.M., 10-15-94 [469 yds] Season: 84, 1998 [11 games, 2814 yards]

Blocked Punts Season: 8, 2001 [13 games] RUSHING DEFENSE Fewest Yards Allowed Game: minus-75, vs. West Texas A&M, 10-31-92 Season: 158, 1978 [10 games] PASSING DEFENSE Fewest Yards Allowed Game: 19, vs. SW Assemblies of God, 8-29-02 Season: 830, 1978 [10 games] Interceptions By Top 2 Games: 1. 7, vs. West Texas A&M, 10-6-01 2. 6, vs. Sul Ross State, 10-6-84 Season: 23, 1987 [12 games]

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SCORING Points Game: 70, vs. Prairie View A&M, 11-5-94 [Won 70-20]

Most Points Allowed Game: 68, vs. Valdosta State, 10-9-93 [Lost 68-10] Season: 425, 1995 [11 games]

Conference

MOST PENALTIES Game: 18, vs. Sul Ross St., 11-10-90 [187 yards] Season: 97, 1994 [857 yards in 10 games]

PATs Attempted Game: 9, vs. Prairie View A&M, 11-5-94 [md. 8] Top 2 Seasons: 1. 57, 2001 [13 games] 2. 48, 2003 [12 games]

Most Yards Allowed in a Game By Rush: 466, vs. Sam Houston State, 1019-74 By Pass: 473, vs. West Texas A&M, 10-2994 Total: 674, vs. Abilene Christian, 11-8-75

History

Completions Game: 34, vs. Northeastern State, 10-26-02 Top 3 Seasons: 1. 290, 2003 [12 games] 2. 264, 2001 [13 games] 3. 225, 2000 [11 games] 4. 214, 1994 [10 games]

Fewest Points Allowed Per Game: 4.4, 1978 Season: 40, 1978

2008 Review

Attempts Game: 61, vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville, 10-31-70 Season: 463, 1969 [10 games]

PATs Made Top 4 Games: T-1. 8, vs. Prairie View A&M, 11-5-94 [att. 9] T-1. 8, vs. West Texas A&M, 10-6-01 [att. 8] T-1. 8, vs. SW Assemblies of God, 8-29-02 [att. 8] T-1. 8, vs. Southeastern Oklahoma, 10-19-02 [att. 8] Top 3 Seasons: 1. 52, 2001 [13 games] 2. 43, 2003 [12 games] 3. 42, 2008 [11 games]

TOTAL DEFENSE Fewest Total Yards Allowed Game: minus-38, vs. Baptist Christian, 914-74 Season: 988, 1978

Opponents

PASSING Yards Gained Game: 475, vs. Ouachita Baptist, 9-24-94 Top 4 Seasons: 1. 3,996, 2003 [12 games] 2. 3,659, 2001 [13 games] 3. 3,424, 1994 [10 games] 4. 2,723, 2000 [11 games] 5. 2,570, 1996 [10 games]

Field Goals Attempted Game: 6 vs. Abilene Christian, 10-21-00 [made 5] Top 3 Seasons: 1. 25, 2002 [made 17 in 11 games] T-2. 20, 1999 [made 12 in 11 games] T-2. 20, 2000 [made 16 in 11 games]

Average Game: 50.2, vs. McMurry, 10-12-85 [5-251] Season: 40.9, 1986 [11 games, 58-2370]

Texan Football

Top 2 Seasons: 1. 478, 2001 [13 games] 2. 403, 2003 [12 games] 3. 402, 2002 [11 games] Both Teams: 123, vs. Abilene Christian, 10-27-07 [Lost 70-63] Margin of Victory: 62, vs. SW Assemblies of God, 8-29-02 [Won 62-0]

Preview Staff Players

TOTAL OFFENSE Total Yards Game: 648, vs. Angelo State, 11-2-96 Top 3 Seasons: 1. 5,659, 2003 [12 games] 2. 5,432, 2001 [13 games] 3. 4,416, 2000 [11 games] 4. 4,364, 1994 [10 games]


2009 Texan Football

67 All-Americans

Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

Yearly Stat Leaders Rushing

Receiving

Passing

Scoring

2008 – Roderick Smith, 1,024 yards (137 carries, 13 TDs, 7.5 YPC) 2007 – Roderick Smith, 642 yards (100 carries, 6 TDs, 6.4 YPC) 2006 – Michael Sampson, 789 yards (146 carries, 10 TDs, 5.4 YPC) 2005 – Derrick Ross, 1,512 yards (236 carries, 13 TDs, 6.4 YPC) 2004 – Derrick Ross, 1,560 yards (254 carries, 22 TDs, 6.1 YPC) 2003 – Joe Morrison, 644 yards (122 carries, 8 TDs, 5.3 YPC) 2002 – Olan Coleman, 883 yards (148 carries, 8 TDs, 6.0 YPC) 2001 – Alester Givens, 492 yards (107 carries, 3 TDs, 4.6 YPC) 2000 – Will Rogers, 598 yards (127 carries, 5 TDs, 4.7 YPC) 1999 – Jerome Smith, 878 yards (232 carries, 1 TD, 3.8 YPC) 1998 – Justin McDaniel, 902 yards (243 carries, 6 TDs, 3.7 YPC) 1997 – Lamont Randle, 741 yards (174 carries, 4 TDs, 4.3 YPC) 1996 – Lamont Randle, 1,085 yards (218 carries, 8 TDs, 5.0 YPC) 1995 – Craig West, 367 yards (98 carries, 2 TDs, 3.7 YPC) 1994 – Craig West, 282 yards (65 carries, 4 TDs, 4.3 YPC) 1993 – Lonzo Anderson, 387 yards (99 carries, 3 TDs, 3.9 YPC) 1992 – Jimmy Hering, 585 yards (143 carries, 1 TD, 4.1 YPC) 1991 – Robert Simpson, 416 yards (102 carries, 6 TDs, 4.1 YPC) 1990 – Robert Simpson, 920 yards (213 carries, 13 TDs, 4.3 YPC) 1989 – Robert Simpson, 790 yards (149 carries, 4 TDs, 5.3 YPC) 1988 – Kelvin Haynes, 583 yards (102 carries, 5 TDs, 5.7 YPC) 1987 – Gaylon Bowser, 1,078 yards (217 carries, 16 TDs, 4.9 YPC) 1986 – Gayon Bowser, 1,028 yards (172 carries, 13 TDs, 5.9 YPC) 1985 – Deral Henderson, 402 yards (79 carries, 1 TD, 5.0 YPC) 1984 – Tyrone Foster, 664 yards (143 carries, 3 TDs, 4.6 YPC) 1983 – Tyrone Foster, 361 yards (95 carries, 1 TD, 3.7 YPC) 1982 – Ricky Bush, 374 yards (100 carries, 5 TDs, 3.7 YPC) 1981 – Ricky Bush, 1,221 yards (249 carries, 9 TDs, 4.9 YPC) 1980 – Ricky Bush, 984 yards (201 carries, 7 TDs, 4.9 YPC) 1979 – Ricky Bush, 810 yards (172 carries, 7 TDs, 4.7 YPC) 1978 – Chuck High, 746 yards (205 carries, 3 TDs, 3.6 YPC) 1977 – Mark Elam, 674 yards (172 carries, 3 TDs, 3.9 YPC) 1976 – Chuck High, 722 yards (142 carries, 5.0 YPC) 2008 – Scott Grantham, 1,993 yards (154 of 283, 11 INTs, 14 TDs) 2007 – Scott Grantham, 2,882 yards (191 of 316, 12 INTs, 24 TDs) 2006 – Richard Bartel, 2,023 yards (161 of 276, 5 INTs, 16 TDs) 2005 – Richard Bartel, 1,883 yards (153 of 253, 11 INTs, 12 TDs) 2004 – David Durell, 1,257 yards (107 of 184, 4 INTs, 6 TDs) 2003 – Cliff Watkins, 3,547 yards (265 of 437, 11 INTs, 29 TDs) 2002 – Chase Sugarek, 2,232 yards (176 of 278, 7 INTs, 13 TDs) 2001 – Steve Kelly, 3,411 yards (249 of 416, 10 INTs, 27 TDs) 2000 – Steve Kelly, 2,638 yards (220 of 381, 12 INTs, 18 TDs) 1999 – Steve Kelly, 2,154 yards (153 of 339, 13 INTs, 6 TDs) 1998 – Chad Cole, 1,779 yards (131 of 263, 14 INTs, 9 TDs) 1997 – Chad Cole, 2,675 yards (189 of 367, 16 INTs, 16 TDs) 1996 – Chad Cole, 2,503 yards (205 of 355, 16 INTs, 18 TDs) 1995 – Nick Lucero, 767 yards (53 of 142, 10 INTs, 1 TD) 1994 – Kevin Vickers, 3,008 yards (189 of 371, 18 INTs, 24 TDs) 1993 – David Zunker, 906 yards (67 of 154, 8 INTs, 3 TDs) 1992 – Jimmy Hering, 1,651 yards (118 of 255, 9 INTs, 16 TDs) 1991 – Jimmy Hering, 981 yards (84 of 186, 8 INTs, 8 TDs) 1990 – Eric Lugo, 2,399 yards (174 of 313, 10 INTs, 20 TDs) 1989 – Eric Lugo, 1,472 yards (114 of 221, 11 INTs, 8 TDs) 1988 – Kevin Talley, 733 yards (57 of 104, 9 INTs, 5 TDs) 1987 – Danny David, 1,251 yards (85 of 167, 8 INTs, 9 TDs) 1986 – Danny David, 1,357 yards (78 of 168, 11 INTs, 11 TDs) 1985 – Kevin Dorn, 938 yards (60 of 151, 11 INTs, 4 TDs) 1984 – Kevin Dorn, 779 yards (50 of 107, 6 INTs, 4 TDs) 1983 – Kevin Petty, 999 yards (73 of 160, 15 INTs, 3 TDs) 1982 – Kevin Petty, 1,140 yards (88 of 180, 8 INTs, 8 TDs) 1981 – Bill Bayless, 960 yards (60 of 167, 11 INTs, 9 TDs) 1980 – Shelby Wright, 646 yards (62 of 172, 17 INTs, 2 TDs) 1979 – Greg Edwards, 939 yards (60 of 136, 15 INTs, 7 TDs) 1978 – Shelby Wright, 867 yards (57 of 174, 14 INTs, 10 TDs) 1977 – Johnny Gann, 1,112 yards (76 of 174, 10 INTs, 14 TDs) 1976 – Johnny Gann, 538 yards (39 of 91, 8 INTs, 6 TDs)

2008 – Eric Foreman, 661 yards (40 catches, 3 TDs, 16.5 YPC) 2007 – Devin Guinn, 1039 yards (57 catches, 12 TDs, 18.2 YPC) 2006 – Jeremy Madkins, 720 yards (49 catches, 5 TDs, 14.7 YPC) 2005 – Jeremy Madkins, 693 yards (51 catches, 7 TDs, 13.6 YPC) 2004 – Derrick Ross, 210 yards (27 catches, 0 TDs, 7.8 YPC) 2003 – Will Moody, 1,140 yards (69 catches, 10 TDs, 16.5 YPC) 2002 – Will Moody, 759 yards (61 catches, 7 TDs, 12.4 YPC) 2001 – Damien Jackson, 758 yards (31 catches, 10 TDs, 24.5 YPC) 2000 – Chris Chambers, 729 yards (61 catches, 5 TDs, 12.0 YPC) 1999 – Derek Grimes, 640 yards (41 catches, 3 TDs, 15.6 YPC) 1998 – Steven Kendall, 533 yards (35 catches, 3 TDs, 15.2 YPC) 1997 – Steven Kendall, 717 yards (44 catches, 6 TDs, 16.3 YPC) 1996 – Colin Yocom, 686 yards (40 catches, 5 TDs, 17.1 YPC) 1995 – Colin Yocom, 386 yards (30 catches, 2 TDs, 12.9 YPC) 1994 – Ryland Bailey, 996 yards (60 catches, 12 TDs, 16.6 YPC) 1993 – Kevin Benjamin, 517 yards (39 catches, 4 TDs, 13.3 YPC) 1992 – Kevin Vickers, 487 yards (32 catches, 3 TDs, 15.2 YPC) 1991 – Walter Favors, 341 yards (29 catches, 2 TDs, 11.8 YPC) 1990 – Bobby Sutton, 921 yards (51 catches, 8 TDs, 18.1 YPC) 1989 – Bobby Sutton, 504 yards (33 catches, 3 TDs, 15.3 YPC) 1988 – Paul Allison, 289 yards, (18 catches, 3 TDs, 16.0 YPC) 1987 – Boo Jones, 515 yards (33 catches, 4 TDs, 15.6 YPC) 1986 – Melvin Modesty, 528 yards (25 catches, 3 TDs, 21.1 YPC) 1985 – Vic Routh, 259 yards (15 catches, 2 TDs, 17.2 YPC) 1984 – Vic Routh, 274 yards (12 catches, 1 TD, 22.8 YPC) 1983 – Darrell Piske, 424 yards (27 catches, 1 TD, 15.7 YPC) 1982 – Wade Wilson, 495 yards (24 catches, 7 TDs, 20.6 YPC) 1981 – Darrell Piske, 383 yards (23 catches, 2 TDs, 16.6 YPC) 1980 – Dave Riegel, 268 yards (15 catches, 2 TDs, 17.8 YPC) 1979 – Sam Scott, 512 yards (33 catches, 1 TD, 15.5 YPC) 1978 – Joseph Gossett, 349 yards (15 catches, 6 TDs, 23.2 YPC) 1977 – Carl Pleasant, 336 yards (15 catches, 5 TDs, 22.4 YPC) 1976 – Russ Crawford, 340 yards (24 catches, 3 TDs, 14.2 YPC) 2008 – Roderick Smith, 90 points (15 TDs) 2007 – Devin Guinn, 72 points (12 TDs) 2006 – Paul Williams, 69 points (30 PATs, 13 FGs) 2005 – Derrick Ross, 84 points (14 TDs) 2004 – Derrick Ross, 134 points (22 TDs, 1 two-point conversion) 2003 – Jamie Guin, 73 points (43 PATs, 10 FGs) 2002 – J.W. Boren, 90 points (39 PATs, 17 FGs) 2001 – J.W. Boren, 94 points (52 PATs, 14 FGs) 2000 – J.W. Boren, 78 points (30 PATs, 16 FGs) 1999 – Steve Kelly, 54 points (9 TDs) 1998 – Brad Couch, 40 points (19 PATs, 7 FGs) 1997 – Bryan Jones, 56 points (29 PATs, 9 FGs) 1996 – Lamont Randle, 60 points (10 TDs) 1995 – Brad Couch, 26 points (11 PATs, 5 FGs) 1994 – Ryland Bailey, 74 points (12 TDs, 1 two–point conversion) 1993 – Trampas Wilson, 58 points (22 PATs, 12 FGs) 1992 – Steve Pinnell, 38 points (6 TDs, 1 two–point conversion) 1991 – Robert Simpson, 36 points (6 TDs) 1990 – Robert Simpson, 86 points (14 TDs, 1 two–point conversion) 1989 – Robert Simpson, 36 points (6 TDs) 1988 – Shawn Minor, 48 points (24 PATs, 8 FGs) 1987 – Gaylon Bowser, 108 points (18 TDs) 1986 – Gaylon Bowser, 84 points (14 TDs) 1985 – Mike Myers, 29 points (11 PATs, 6 FGs) 1984 – Vince Oldag, 46 points (22 PATs, 8 FGs) 1983 – Vince Oldag, 22 points (10 PATs, 4 FGs) 1982 – Wade Wilson, 42 points (7 TDs) 1981 – Ricky Bush, 68 points (11 TDs, 1 two–point conversion) 1980 – Ricky Bush, 54 points (8 TDs, 3 two–point conversions) 1979 – Ricky Bush, 48 points (8 TDs) 1978 – Gale Grant, 48 points (18 PATs, 10 FGs) 1977 – Gale Grant, 50 points (20 PATs, 10 FGs)

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Yearly Stat Leaders Team Total Offense

Tackles

Team Total Defense

Opponents

2008 – 3,512 (1346 rushing, 2,166 passing, 319.3 YPG) 2007 – 4,011 (1,508 rushing, 2,503 passing, 364.6 YPG) 2006 – 2,637 (905 rushing, 1,732 passing, 263.7 YPG) 2005 – 3,665 (1,766 rushing, 1,899 passing, 366.5 YPG) 2004 – 3,249 (1,065 rushing, 2,184 passing, 295.4 YPG) 2003 – 3,872 (1,607 rushing, 2,265 passing, 322.7 YPG) 2002 –2,982 (1,430 rushing, 1,553 passing, 271.2 YPG) 2001 – 4,477 (2,028 rushing, 2,449 passing, 344.4 YPG) 2000 – 3,467 (1,550 rushing, 1,917 passing, 315.2 YPG) 1999 – 3,092 (1,539 rushing, 1,553 passing, 281.1 YPG) 1998 – 3,840 (1,464 rushing, 2,376 passing, 349.1 YPG) 1997 – 4,403 (2,173 rushing, 2,230 passing, 400.3 YPG) 1996 – 3,638 (1,671 rushing, 1,967 passing, 363.8 YPG) 1995 – 4,179 (2,385 rushing, 1,794 passing, 379.9 YPG) 1994 – 4,132(2,101 rushing, 2,031 passing, 413.2 YPG) 1993 – 4,166 (2,310 rushing, 1,856 passing, 416.6 YPG) 1992 – 3,346 (1,536 rushing, 1,810 passing, 334.6 YPG) 1991 – 3,014 (1,750 rushing, 1,264 passing, 301.4 YPG) 1990 – 3,015 (1,184 rushing, 1,831 passing, 251.3 YPG) 1989 – 3,655 (2,163 rushing, 1,492 passing, 304.6 YPG) 1988 – 2,445 (950 rushing, 1,495 passing, 244.5 YPG) 1987 – 3,242 (1,194 rushing, 2,048 passing, 324.2 YPG) 1986 – 3,303 (1,284 rushing, 2,019 passing, 330.3 YPG) 1985 – 3,749 (1,881 rushing, 1,868 passing, 374.9 YPG) 1984 – 2,771 (1,309 rushing, 1,462 passing, 277.1 YPG) 1983 – 2,474 (1,137 rushing, 1,337 passing, 274.9 YPG) 1982 – 2,101 (705 rushing, 1,396 passing, 262.6 YPG) 1981 – 2,503 (1,137 rushing, 1,366 passing, 250.3 YPG) 1980 – 2,599 (1,648 rushing, 948 passing, 259.6 YPG) 1979 – 2,812 (1,458 rushing, 1,141 passing, 259.9 YPG)

History Conference University

2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 LSC Division Champions • 2001 LSC Co-Champion

2008 Review

2008 – O’Lindsey Brown, 66 tackles (33 solo, 33 assisted) – Marcus Phillips, 66 tackles (28 solo, 38 assisted) 2007 – Ranardrick Phillips, 91 tackles (47 solo, 44 assisted) 2006 – Erick Smith, 99 tackles (42 solo, 57 assisted) 2005 – Erick Smith, 98 tackles (42 solo, 56 assisted) 2004 – Ken Jones, 95 tackles (33 solo, 62 assisted) 2003 – Ken Jones, 111 tackles (42 unassisted, 69 assisted) 2002 – Brandon Young, 85 tackles (34 unassisted, 51 assisted) 2001 – Michael Jackson, 100 tackles (46 unassisted, 54 assisted) 2000 – Michael Jackson, 69 tackles (36 unassisted, 33 assisted) 1999 – Trenzio Turner, 68 tackles (28 unassisted, 40 assisted) 1998 – Dusty Hafer, 104 tackles (55 unassisted, 49 assisted) 1997 – Dusty Hafer, 111 tackles (38 unassisted, 73 assisted) 1996 – Chad Hierholzer, 105 tackles (38 unassisted, 67 assisted) 1995 – David Hutyra, 105 tackles (38 unassisted, 67 assisted) 1994 – Stephen Moseley, 103 tackles (75 unassisted, 28 assisted) 1993 – Clint Jentsch, 138 tackles (107 unassisted, 31 assisted) 1992 – Pat Pitman, 16 tackles (10 unassisted, 6 assisted) 1991 – Roy Graham, 93 tackles (59 unassisted, 34 assisted) 1990 – Randy Read, 33 tackles (25 unassisted, 8 assisted) 1989 – Dusty Baker, 110 tackles (84 unassisted, 26 assisted) 1988 – Tony Montgomery, 96 tackles (64 unassisted, 32 assisted) 1987 – Robert Ivey, 109 tackles (69 unassisted, 40 assisted) 1986 – Robert Ivey, 99 tackles (58 unassisted, 41 assisted) 1985 – Craig Hancock, 92 tackles (66 unassisted, 26 assisted) 1984 – Eddy Stiggers, 128 tackles (86 unassisted, 42 assisted) 1983 – Eddy Stiggers, 104 tackles (64 unassisted, 40 assisted) 1982 – Lary Fowler, 112 tackles (67 unassisted, 45 assisted) 1981 – Lary Fowler, 127 tackles (65 unassisted, 62 assisted) 1980 – Jim Ryan, 111 tackles (61 unassisted, 50 assisted) 1979 – Tony Tuck, 113 tackles (64 unassisted, 49 assisted) 1978 – Tally Neal, 192 tackles (136 unassisted, 56 assisted) 1977 ‑ Tally Neal, 33 tackles (19 unassisted, 14 assisted)

2008 – 4,131 (2,059 rushing, 2,072 passing, 375.5 YPG) 2007 – 4,974 (1,931 rushing, 3,043 passing, 452.2 YPG) 2006 – 3,706 (1,537 rushing, 2,169 passing, 370.6 YPG) 2005 – 3,834 (1,921 rushing, 1,913 passing, 383.4 YPG) 2004 – 4,186 (2,190 rushing, 1,996 passing, 380.5 YPG) 2003 – 5,659 (1,663 rushing, 3,996 passing, 471.6 YPG) 2002 – 4,341 (1,974 rushing, 2,547 passing, 394.6 YPG) 2001 – 5,432 (1,773 rushing, 3,659 passing, 417.8 YPG) 2000 – 4,416 (1,693 rushing, 2,723 passing, 401.5 YPG) 1999 – 3,650 (1,496 rushing, 2,154 passing, 331.8 YPG) 1998 – 3,495 (1,235 rushing, 2,260 passing, 317.7 YPG) 1997 – 4,220 (1,418 rushing, 2,802 passing, 383.6 YPG) 1996 – 4,073 (1,503 rushing, 2,570 passing, 407.3 YPG) 1995 – 2,678 (913 rushing, 1,765 passing, 243.5 YPG) 1994 – 4,364 (940 rushing, 3,424 passing, 436.4 YPG) 1993 – 3,155 (1,308 rushing, 1,847 passing, 315.5 YPG) 1992 – 3,277 (1,398 rushing, 1,879 passing, 327.7 YPG) 1991 – 2,620 (1,212 rushing, 1,408 passing, 262.0 YPG) 1990 – 4,634 (2,010 rushing, 2,624 passing, 386.2 YPG) 1989 – 4,011 (2,045 rushing, 1,966 passing, 334.3 YPG) 1988 – 3,390 (1,831 rushing, 1,559 passing, 339.0 YPG) 1987 – 3,400 (2,153 rushing, 1,247 passing, 340.0 YPG) 1986 – 3,521 (2,182 rushing, 1,339 passing, 352.1 YPG) 1985 – 2,462 (1,351 rushing, 1,111 passing, 246.2 YPG) 1984 – 2,360 (1,294 rushing, 1,066 passing, 236.0 YPG) 1983 – 2,178 (947 rushing, 1,231 passing, 242.0 YPG) 1982 – 2,343 (950 rushing, 1,393 passing, 292.9 YPG) 1981 – 3,063 (1,675 rushing, 1,388 passing, 306.3 YPG) 1980 – 2,596 (1,648 rushing, 948 passing, 259.6 YPG) 1979 – 2,812 (1,692 rushing, 1,120 passing, 281.2 YPG)

Texan Football

2008 – Kyle Hopf, 39.7 average (38 punts–1,510 yards) 2007 – Kyle Hopf, 40.4 average (38 punts–1,534 yards) 2006 – Paul Williams, 38.7 average (39 punts–1,508 yards) 2005 – Drew Womble, 37.5 average (48 punts–1,799 yards) 2004 – Paul Williams, 37.5 average (60 punts–2,251 yards) 2003 – Chris Peterson, 36.4 average (38 punts–1,383 yards) 2002 – Chris Evatt, 40.2 average (49 punts–1,971 yards) 2001 – Chris Evatt, 35.2 average (50 punts–1,762) 2000 – Bryan Camp, 34.0 average (54–1,837) 1999 – Bryan Camp, 35.6 average (46–1,639) 1998 – Brian Cox, 34.2 average (50–1,709) 1997 – Brad Couch, 33.8 average (63–2,132) 1996 – Brad Couch, 36.2 average (48–1,738) 1995 – Brad Couch, 34.2 average (69–2,363) 1994 – Brad Couch, 39.0 average (48–1,873) 1993 – Kyle Allred, 36.0 average (49–1,763) 1992 – Kyle Allred, 39.8 average (57–2,268) 1991 – Kyle Allred, 36.3 average (63–2,288) 1990 – Lee Neef, 36.9 average (56–2,067) 1989 – Todd Sells, 39.6 average (65–2,574) 1988 – Todd Sells, 42.0 average (43–1,809) 1987 – Todd Sells, 37.5 average (49–1,839) 1986 – Scott Smith, 40.9 average (58–2,370) 1985 – Scott Smith, 40.2 average (64–2,575) 1984 – Scott Smith, 38.8 average (61–2,370) 1983 – Scott Smith, 37.6 average (57–2,145) 1982 – Steve Bean, 35.3 average (51–1,800) 1981 – Clyde Steelman, 37.1 average (33–1,224) 1980 – Ronnie Heller, 38.0 average (75–2,855) 1979 – Ronnie Heller, 36.6 average (49–1,797) 1978 – Gale Grant, 38.1 average (78–2,975) 1977 – Mark Elam, 36.1 average (41–1,480) 1976 – Mark Elam, 34.5 average (49–1,695)

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67 All-Americans

Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

All-Time Scores as a Junior College (1915 to 1960) Although records indicate Tarleton began playing football as early as 1904, no scores for games exist until 1915. 6 0 0 39 7 20 0 16

1915 (3-4-1) Coach A.B. Hayes Comanche.............................. 12 Daniel Baker............................ 6 Britton (Cisco)......................... 0 Thorp Springs.......................... 7 Meridian College................... 13 Comanche................................ 0 Howard Payne . ....................... 2 Fort Worth YMCA................... 0

0 0 25 0 51 0 0

1916 (2-3-2) Coach A.B. Hayes Trinity...................................... 0 Britton (Cisco)......................... 0 Stamford.................................. 0 Daniel Baker.......................... 35 Fort Worth YMCA................... 0 Thorp Springs.......................... 7 Meridian College................... 14

0 3 0 13 * 4 20 38 12

1917 (5-4) Coach A.B. Hayes Howard Payne........................ 13 Carlisle..................................... 0 Howard Payne.......................... 6 Granbury H.S........................... 6 Weatherford............................... Thorp Springs........................ 13 Meridian College..................... 6 DeLeon H.S............................. 7 Simmons.................................. 7 *No Score Available 1918 DID NOT PLAY

19 * 65 55 65 19 6

1919 (6-1) Coach A.B. Hayes Meridian College .................... 0 Taliaferro.................................... Daniel Baker............................ 0 Dallas University..................... 0 Thorp Springs.......................... 0 Simmons................................ 13 Simmons................................ 32 *No Score Available

38 0 98 106 13 0 20 26 0 6 48

1920 (7-3-1) Coach W.J. Wisdom Comanche................................ 0 Howard Payne........................ 37 Baylor Ineligibles..................... 0 Meridian College..................... 0 Simmons.................................. 0 Abilene Christian..................... 0 Denton Normal........................ 7 Decatur..................................... 7 Abilene Christian................... 13 Baylor Freshman.................... 14 N.T.A.C.................................... 0

1921 (8-1-1) Coach W.J. Wisdom Weatherford............................. 6 Baylor Freshmen.................... 35 Daniel Baker............................ 7 Clifton...................................... 0 Denton Normal........................ 0 Meridian College..................... 0 Decatur..................................... 0 Baylor Freshmen...................... 6 Clarendon................................. 3 N.T.A.C.................................... 7

49 0 13 47 13 21 38 20 34 7

0 0 0 13 6 0 6 0 0

1929 (1-6-2) Coach W.A. Hall Daniel Baker.......................... 20 Abilene Christian................... 19 S.M.U. Freshmen................... 31 Gainesville............................... 0 Randolph (Cisco)..................... 7 Wichita Falls............................ 0 Hillsboro.................................. 6 T.C.U. Freshmen.................... 27 Howard Payne........................ 33

21 0 6 0 6 7 6 0

1923 (3-5) Coach Davis R. Pena Clifton...................................... 0 N.T.A.C.................................. 14 Weatherford........................... 27 S.M.U. Freshmen................... 18 Decatur..................................... 0 Abilene Christian..................... 3 UT Freshmen......................... 39 Meridian College .................... 1

0 0 6 0 0 7 43 43

1930 (2-6) Coach W.J. Wisdom Simmons................................ 30 Abilene Christian................... 18 Hillsboro.................................. 7 Stephen F. Austin................... 14 T.C.U. Freshmen.................... 12 Marshall................................. 25 Jefferson Law School............... 0 Westminster............................. 0

47 0 0 7 27 33 6 21 3

1924 (4-3-2) Coach W.J. Wisdom Randolph (Cisco)..................... 0 UT Freshmen......................... 33 A&M Freshmen....................... 6 Decatur..................................... 7 Weatherford............................. 0 Clifton...................................... 0 N.T.A.C.................................... 6 Meridian College..................... 6 Wesley College...................... 14

7 0 13 7 13 45 13 34 0

1931 (5-3-1) Coach W.J. Wisdom A&M “B” Team..................... 21 Abilene Christian................... 13 Hillsboro.................................. 0 Marshall................................... 7 Daniel Baker............................ 7 Westminster............................. 0 T.C.U. Freshmen...................... 0 Jefferson Law School............... 0 Amarillo................................. 12

81 13 21 27 55 14 7 44 14

1925 (8-0-1) Coach W.J. Wisdom Clifton...................................... 0 McMurry College.................... 0 Randolph (Cisco)..................... 0 Weatherford............................. 0 Wichita Falls............................ 0 Westminster............................. 0 Baylor Freshmen...................... 7 N.T.A.C.................................... 6 Burleson................................. 12

6 7 9 19 6 2 6 39 7 40

1932 (4-4-2) Coach W.J. Wisdom Abilene Christian..................... 6 Weatherford........................... 13 Daniel Baker.......................... 10 Marshall................................. 10 Ranger...................................... 0 Schreiner Institute.................... 7 T.C.U. Freshmen...................... 7 Hillsboro................................ 14 Decatur Baptist........................ 7 Warner Memorial U................. 0

6 0 12 34 26 23 13 19

1926 (6-2) Coach W.J. Wisdom Baylor Freshmen.................... 12 Meridian College..................... 3 Hillsboro.................................. 0 Wichita Falls............................ 0 McMurry College.................... 7 Wesley College........................ 0 N.T.A.C.................................... 0 Clifton...................................... 0

6 0 20 33 39 26 18 38

1927 (6-1-1) Coach W.J. Wisdom Abilene Christian..................... 6 McMurry College.................. 14 Hillsboro.................................. 0 Wesley College........................ 0 Gainesville............................... 0 Ranger...................................... 6 N.T.A.C.................................... 7 Clifton...................................... 0

18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1933 (1-6-3) Coach W.J. Wisdom Cox’s of Waco.......................... 0 Howard Payne........................ 20 Decatur Baptist........................ 7 Abilene Christian..................... 7 T.C.U. Freshmen...................... 7 Schreiner Institute.................... 0 Weatherford........................... 19 Texas Military Institute.......... 13 Ranger...................................... 0 N.T.A.C.................................... 0

12 7 70 14 29 13 0 7 13 21

1928 (6-3) Coach W.J. Wisdom Abilene Christian..................... 6 Decatur................................... 19 Clifton...................................... 0 Wesley College........................ 7 Hillsboro.................................. 0 Gainesville............................. 12 McMurry College.................. 32 Sul Ross State........................ 27 Randolph (Cisco)..................... 6 Ranger...................................... 0

6 51 6 21 46 0 13 6 26 0

1934 (5-1-4) Coach W.J. Wisdom Abilene Christian..................... 6 Clifton...................................... 6 Daniel Baker............................ 6 Decatur Baptist........................ 7 Dixie University....................... 0 T.C.U. Freshmen...................... 0 Weatherford........................... 27 Texas Military Institute............ 0 Ranger...................................... 0 N.T.A.C.................................... 0

24 19 3 19 40 7 14 14

1935 (9-2) Coach W.J. Wisdom Westmoreland.......................... 0 Clifton...................................... 0 Daniel Baker............................ 0 Decatur Baptist........................ 0 Hillsboro.................................. 0 Texas Wesleyan........................ 6 Weatherford............................. 0 Texas Military Institute............ 0

28 24 25 2 0 10 47 0 13 6

1922 (7-3) Coach W.J. Wisdom Cisco Christian......................... 8 Clifton...................................... 6 S.M.U. Freshmen..................... 0 Dallas University..................... 0 So’western Texas Normal...... 22 Meridian College..................... 0 Decatur..................................... 0 Baylor Freshmen.................... 21 Alexander College................. 19 N.T.A.C.................................... 0

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92 Ranger...................................... 0 3 N.T.A.C.................................. 16 0 Hillsboro.................................. 7 0 14 35 0 11 7 6 0

1936 (3-5) Coach H.J. Sanders Altus (Okla.).......................... 20 Cameron (Okla.)...................... 6 Decatur Baptist........................ 0 A&M “B” Team..................... 13 Texas Military Institute............ 7 Texas Wesleyan...................... 13 Weatherford........................... 13 N.T.A.C.................................. 25

7 6 7 7 48 14 7 7 12 2

1937 (6-2-2) Coach H.J. Sanders Abilene Christian..................... 6 Cameron (Okla.)...................... 6 H.S.U. Freshmen...................... 6 Decatur Baptist........................ 6 H.P.U. “B” Team.................... 20 Hillsboro.................................. 0 Schreiner Institute.................. 13 Weatherford............................. 7 N.T.A.C.................................... 0 Weatherford............................. 7

6 0 13 38 25 7 7 38 0

1938 (4-4-1) Coach Earl Rudder Abilene Christian................... 21 Cameron (Okla.)...................... 6 Sul Ross State........................ 32 Decatur Baptist........................ 7 Hillsboro.................................. 0 Schreiner Institute.................... 7 Weatherford............................. 0 Clifton...................................... 6 N.T.A.C.................................... 7

7 7 13 26 14 7 13 13 25 6

1939 (6-4) Coach Earl Rudder Paris....................................... 12 Cameron (Okla.).................... 20 Kilgore................................... 21 Decatur Baptist........................ 0 San Angelo............................... 6 Schreiner Institute.................. 13 Weatherford............................. 6 Hillsboro.................................. 6 Murray State.......................... 14 N.T.A.C.................................... 0

32 14 6 14 6 14 7 10 7 13

1940 (8-2) Coach Earl Rudder H.S.U. Freshmen...................... 0 San Angelo............................. 12 Kilgore................................... 24 Decatur Baptist...................... 13 Schreiner Institute.................. 12 Lamar....................................... 9 Weatherford............................. 0 Hillsboro.................................. 7 Paris......................................... 6 N.T.A.C.................................... 7

6 14 7 0 0 27 34 14 9

1941 (5-2-2) Coach T.J. Fields Cameron (Okla.)...................... 6 San Angelo............................... 0 Kilgore................................... 33 Decatur Baptist........................ 0 Schreiner Institute.................... 9 Weatherford............................. 6 Hillsboro................................ 14 H.S.U. Freshmen...................... 0 N.T.A.C.................................... 0


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13 7 7 12 7 19 0 13 0

1948 (2-7) Coach C.M. Flory Clifton...................................... 0 Tyler....................................... 19 A&M Freshmen..................... 12 Kilgore................................... 33 Schreiner Institute.................... 0 Lamar..................................... 26 San Angelo............................. 25 Paris....................................... 27 N.T.A.C.................................... 6

27 12 26 34 0 0 14 12 12 14

1949 (4-6) Coach Willie Zapalac Ranger...................................... 0 Paris....................................... 28 Arlington State......................... 0 Clifton...................................... 0 Lamar....................................... 7 Tyler....................................... 41 Kilgore................................... 20 Schreiner Institute.................... 0 San Angelo . .......................... 37 McNeese State....................... 20

0 0 0 6 0 20 7 19

1945 (2-5-1) Coach Marshall Hughes Camp Hood............................ 12 Camp Hood............................ 20 N.T.A.C.................................. 19 Allen Academy........................ 6 A&M “B” Team..................... 53 Allen Academy........................ 0 S.M.U. “B” Team................... 40 Abilene Christian..................... 0

7 20 0 0 0 7 0 0 20 6

1946 (3-7) Coach C.M. Flory Clifton...................................... 0 Decatur Baptist........................ 0 Hardin College....................... 19 Kilgore................................... 20 Schreiner Institute.................... 6 Lamar..................................... 19 San Angelo............................. 18 Paris......................................... 7 Hillsboro.................................. 0 N.T.A.C.................................... 7

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1952 (6-3) Coach H.A. Sanford Cisco........................................ 6 Paris....................................... 20 Little Rock (Ark.).................... 7 East Texas State “B” Team.... 20 Kilgore..................................... 7 Ranger...................................... 6 Schreiner Institute.................... 6 San Angelo............................. 26 Arlington State....................... 27

20 13 0 0 7 7 7 14 0

1953 (3-6) Coach H.A. Sanford Cisco...................................... 12 Paris....................................... 33 A&M Freshmen..................... 34 T.C.U. Freshmen.................... 40 Kilgore................................... 40 Ranger.................................... 12 Schreiner Institute.................... 6 San Angelo............................. 12 Arlington State....................... 14

38 6 29 13 27 14 26 0 27

1954 (5-3-1) Coach H.A. Sanford Cisco........................................ 6 Paris....................................... 33 Allen Academy........................ 0 Kilgore................................... 21 H.S.U. Freshmen.................... 34 Ranger.................................... 13 Schreiner Institute.................. 13 San Angelo............................... 0 Arlington State....................... 20

21 20 14 20 28 6 26 6 7

1955 (5-4) Coach H.A. Sanford Allen Academy........................ 7 Paris....................................... 13 Kilgore................................... 20 Texarkana............................... 13 H.S.U. Freshmen.................... 26 Ranger . ................................. 13 Schreiner Institute.................... 6 San Angelo............................... 7 Arlington State....................... 26

20 13 40 27 45 32 27 28 30

1956 (7-1-1) Coach H.A. Sanford Allen Academy...................... 12 Paris....................................... 13 Kilgore................................... 13 Texarkana................................. 0 H.S.U. Freshmen.................... 26 Ranger...................................... 0 Schreiner Institute.................... 0 San Angelo............................. 48 Arlington State......................... 7

6 32 6 0 12 14 6 13 15 0 0 41 13 6 19 7 0 27 12

1959 (1-8) Coach H.A. Sanford Henderson County................. 22 H.S.U. Freshmen.................... 14 Kilgore................................... 14 Del Mar.................................. 46 Wharton................................. 30 San Angelo . .......................... 19 Victoria................................... 14 Cameron (Okla.).................... 34 Navarro.................................. 13

15 18 28 27 7 18 8 17 33

1960 (5-4) Coach Johnny Dunn Henderson County................. 22 Navarro.................................... 7 Blinn........................................ 8 McMurry “B” Team................. 6 Del Mar ................................. 34 Wharton................................. 34 San Angelo............................. 21 Victoria................................... 12 H.S.U. Freshmen...................... 7

20 20 0 20 21 8 29 6

1961 (3-5) Coach Johnny Dunn Southwestern Okla................. 14 Southwest Texas..................... 21 Texas Lutheran . .................... 35 Eastern New Mexico.............. 42 Henderson State (Ark.).......... 14 McMurry................................ 42 Corpus Christi.......................... 8 East Central (Okla.)............... 21

13 14 7 0 6 14 3 12 20

1962 (2-7) Coach Johnny Dunn Southwestern Okla................. 20 Texas Lutheran . .................... 34 Eastern New Mexico.............. 13 Southwest Texas..................... 29 Northwestern State (La.)........ 31 Henderson State (Ark.).......... 12 East Central (Okla.)............... 13 McMurry................................ 33 Corpus Christi.......................... 0

7 0 0 6 31 0 21 29 13

1963 (3-6) Coach Johnny Dunn Southwestern Okla................. 14 Sam Houston State................. 21 Stephen F. Austin................... 28 Eastern New Mexico.............. 33 Texas Lutheran......................... 0 Henderson State (Ark.)............ 3 Corpus Christi.......................... 0 McMurry................................ 13 East Central (Okla.)............... 44

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1958 (1-9) Coach H.A. Sanford Henderson County................. 13 H.S.U. Freshmen.................... 19 Texarkana................................. 8 Kilgore..................................... 8 Del Mar.................................. 48 Wharton................................. 24 San Angelo............................. 20 Victoria................................... 24 Cameron (Okla.).................... 26 Arlington State....................... 34

Conference

Pct. .370 .142 .206 .399 .421 .651 .667 .306 .671 .364 .714 .473 .495

13 12 0 7 14 12 8 6 20

1951 (3-5-1) Coach H.A. Sanford Cisco........................................ 0 Blinn........................................ 6 Paris....................................... 28 Cameron (Okla.).................... 33 Kilgore................................... 47 Ranger...................................... 6 Schreiner Institute.................. 14 San Angelo............................. 28 Arlington State....................... 20

7 0 6 13 19 32 39 26 0

History

Pct. .613 .648 .375 .222 .555 .637 .667 .111 .312 .241 .550 .420 .555 .522

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as a Junior College Coach (Years) W-L-T A. B. Hays (1913-20)................................................. 25-15-4 W. J. Wisdom (1920-22, 24-28, 30-35).................... 71-35-15 Davis R. Pena (1923).................................................... 3-5-0 W. A. Hall (1929)............................................................ 1-6-2 H. J. “Choc” Sanders (1936-37)..................................... 9-7-2 Earl Rudder (1938-40).............................................. 18-10-1 T. G. Fields (1941)......................................................... 5-2-2 Jimmie Marshall (1944)................................................. 1-8-0 Marshall Hughes (1945)................................................ 2-5-1 C. M. “Dutch” Flory (1946-48)...................................... 7-22-0 Willie Zapalac (1949-50)............................................. 11-9-0 H. A. “Sandy” Sanford (1951-59)............................... 33-46-3 Johnny Dunn (1960)...................................................... 5-4-0 Record as a Junior College.............................. 191-174-30 as a Senior College Coach (Years) W-L-T Johnny Dunn (1961-66)............................................ 20-34-0 Hobart Lytal (1967-69)................................................ 4-24-0 Lloyd Taylor (1970-72)................................................. 6-23-0 Buddy Fornes (1973-82)........................................... 39-59-1 Bobby Fox (1983-84)................................................... 8-11-0 Bill Pringle (1985-87)................................................. 21-11-1 Hal McAfee (1988-92)............................................... 36-18-0 Ronnie Roemisch (1993-95)....................................... 9-21-1 Todd Whitten (1996, 2000-2004)............................... 45-22-0 Craig Wederquist (1997-99)...................................... 12-21-0 Sam McElroy (2005-present).................................... 30-12-0 Record as a Senior College................................ 230-256-3 Overall Record................................................... 421-430-33

54 40 6 22 28 20 6 26 14 31

1957 (2-7) Coach H.A. Sanford Abilene Christian................... 20 Kilgore................................... 14 Texarkana............................... 64 H.S.U. Freshmen.................... 14 Cameron (Okla.).................... 27 Ranger...................................... 6 Henderson County................. 13 San Angelo............................. 27 Arlington State....................... 32

Opponents

0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 6

1944 (1-8) Coach Jimmie Marshall Blackland AFB....................... 24 Bergstrom AFB...................... 33 Southwestern.......................... 19 Eagle Mountain Marines.......... 7 N.T.A.C.................................. 12 Abilene Collegians................... 0 Blackland AFB....................... 27 Galveston AFB....................... 40 Hondo AFB............................ 47

1950 (7-3) Coach Willie Zapalac Cisco........................................ 6 Blinn........................................ 0 Ranger...................................... 7 H.S.U. Freshmen...................... 0 Cameron (Okla.).................... 13 Midwestern “B” Team............. 0 Kilgore................................... 32 Schreiner Institute.................. 13 San Angelo............................. 33 Arlington State......................... 7

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13 0 25 0 6 0 0 7 0 0

1947 (2-8) Coach C.M. Flory Clifton...................................... 6 Tyler....................................... 26 Weatherford............................. 0 Kilgore................................... 44 Schreiner Institute.................. 19 Lamar..................................... 14 San Angelo............................. 35 Paris....................................... 13 Hillsboro................................ 19 N.T.A.C.................................... 7

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Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

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All-Time Scores 0 8 3 8 21 7 7 31 7

1964 (3-6) Coach Johnny Dunn East Central (Okla.)............... 14 Sam Houston State................. 10 Stephen F. Austin................... 17 Texas Lutheran....................... 24 Henderson State (Ark.)............ 7 Arkansas Tech........................ 16 McMurry................................ 12 Southwestern Okla................... 0 Corpus Christi.......................... 0

0 12 3 7 0 0 0 54 7 27

1965 (3-7) Coach Johnny Dunn Howard Payne.......................... 7 Eastern New Mexico.............. 20 Sam Houston State................. 14 Corpus Christi.......................... 6 Arkansas Tech........................ 10 McMurry.................................. 3 East Central (Okla.)............... 28 Angelo State........................... 14 Southwestern Okla................. 43 Texas Lutheran . ...................... 0

0 12 19 28 21 15 13 44 42 42

1966 (6-3) Coach Johnny Dunn Howard Payne.......................... 7 McMurry.................................. 7 Sam Houston State................. 13 Texas Lutheran......................... 6 Arkansas Tech.......................... 7 UT-Arlington.......................... 46 East Central (Okla.)............... 35 Angelo State............................. 8 Southwestern Okla................... 7 *Mexico All-Stars.................... 8 *exhibition

13 0 6 28 7 19 20 0 16

1967 (1-8) Coach Hobart Lytal Howard Payne........................ 35 McMurry................................ 36 Sam Houston State................. 23 Texas Lutheran . .................... 26 UT-Arlington.......................... 37 Arkansas Tech........................ 27 Angelo State........................... 34 East Central (Okla.)............... 28 Southwestern Okla................. 24

7 14 7 20 21 14 24 42 20

1968 (2-7) Coach Hobart Lytal McMurry................................ 58 Howard Payne........................ 28 Sam Houston State................. 28 Texas Lutheran....................... 23 Cameron (Okla.).................... 44 Arkansas Tech........................ 17 Angelo State........................... 10 Southwestern Okla................. 28 East Central (Okla.)............... 54

6 19 7 14 16 10 15 7 19 21

1969 (1-9) Coach Hobart Lytal Texas Lutheran....................... 24 Arkansas Tech........................ 17 Southwestern Okla................. 52 Angelo State........................... 40 East Central (Okla.)............... 34 Howard Payne........................ 30 McMurry................................ 38 Sam Houston State................. 29 Stephen F. Austin................... 28 Sul Ross State........................ 41

6 0 7 7 21 20 14 21 0

1970 (1-8, 1-8 in LSC) Coach Lloyd Taylor Sul Ross State........................ 21 Angelo State........................... 43 Southwest Texas..................... 41 Sam Houston State................. 48 Howard Payne........................ 38 Texas A&M-Kingsville.......... 37 McMurry................................ 19 Stephen F. Austin................... 13 Texas A&M-Commerce......... 41

33 24 13 7 0 14 7 24 7 10

1971 (3-7, 2-7 in LSC) Coach Lloyd Taylor Bishop...................................... 6 Sul Ross State ....................... 21 Angelo State........................... 42 Southwest Texas..................... 51 Sam Houston State................. 16 Howard Payne........................ 29 Texas A&M-Kingsville.......... 13 McMurry................................ 21 Stephen F. Austin................... 42 Texas A&M-Commerce......... 24

24 *14 7 7 14 13 16 7 18 6

1972 (2-8, 1-8 in LSC) Coach Lloyd Taylor McMurry................................ 14 Bishop.................................... 19 Sul Ross State........................ 18 Angelo State........................... 28 Southwest Texas..................... 50 Sam Houston State................. 17 Howard Payne........................ 20 Texas A&M-Kingsville.......... 33 Stephen F. Austin .................. 40 Texas A&M-Commerce......... 27 *Bishop later forfeited this game

1973 (1-9, 1-8 in LSC) Coach Buddy Fornes Harding (Ark.)....................... 21 Sul Ross State........................ 13 Angelo State........................... 32 Southwest Texas..................... 33 Sam Houston State................... 7 Howard Payne........................ 31 Texas A&M-Kingsville.......... 33 Abilene Christian................... 49 Stephen F. Austin................... 49 Texas A&M-Commerce......... 42

7 10 6 7 6 0 34 7 28 13

0 43 22 7 0 0 6 7 14 7 7

1974 (1-10, 0-9 in LSC) Coach Buddy Fornes Texas Lutheran....................... 30 Baptist Christian (La.)............. 0 Sul Ross State........................ 33 Angelo State........................... 55 Southwest Texas ................... 35 Sam Houston State................. 35 Howard Payne........................ 41 Texas A&M-Kingsville.......... 51 Abilene Christian................... 56 Stephen F. Austin................... 35 Texas A&M-Commerce......... 45 game site records begin

6 2 7 10 6 16 6 0 21 15 13

1975 (1-10, 1-8 in LSC) Coach Buddy Fornes Texas Lutheran....................... 42 Bishop.................................... 27 at Sul Ross State.................... 10 at Angelo State....................... 36 at Southwest Texas................. 42 Sam Houston State................. 40 at Howard Payne . ................... 7 Texas A&M-Kingsville.......... 28 Abilene Christian................... 35 at Stephen F. Austin............... 14 at Texas A&M-Commerce..... 49

9 0 0 15 0 17 38 7 29

1976 (2-7) Coach Buddy Fornes Texas Lutheran . .................... 21 at Bishop.................................. 7 at Trinity................................... 7 Northwestern Okla................. 14 at Southwestern Okla............. 10 at Southeastern Okla.............. 33 Howard Payne........................ 21 at Harding (Ark.)................... 24 Sul Ross State........................ 33

17 32 17 22 14 21 10 12 32 27

1977 (7-3) TIAA Champions: 4-0 Coach Buddy Fornes at Texas Lutheran . .................. 7 at Sul Ross State.................... 20 Trinity.................................... 13 at Northwestern Okla............. 42 Southwestern Okla................. 17 at Austin College.................... 13 Southeastern Okla.................. 19 Harding (Ark.)......................... 7 Sul Ross State.......................... 8 at McMurry............................ 14

24 13 10 17 21 3 35

1978 (8-1-1) TIAA Champions: 7-0-1 Coach Buddy Fornes Austin College......................... 7 at Sul Ross State...................... 3 at Arkansas-Monticello............ 7 Trinity...................................... 2 at McMurry.............................. 6 at Austin College...................... 0 Sul Ross State.......................... 3

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6 at Trinity................................... 6 29 McMurry.................................. 6 NAIA QUARTERFINALS 6 (N) Findlay (Ohio)................. 13

13 15 55 19 20 20 18 36 24 10

1979 (6-4) Coach Buddy Fornes at Austin College.................... 17 Sul Ross State.......................... 8 at Lubbock Christian................ 0 at Trinity................................... 9 McMurry................................ 14 Austin College....................... 34 at Sul Ross State.................... 15 Lubbock Christian................... 6 Trinity.................................... 34 at McMurry............................ 14

21 11 13 0 31 0 0 7 33 28

1980 (3-7) Coach Buddy Fornes Trinity ................................... 14 at McMurry............................ 21 Austin College....................... 23 at Sul Ross State.................... 12 Lubbock Christian................... 0 at Trinity................................. 10 McMurry . ............................. 28 at Austin College.................... 23 Sul Ross State........................ 35 at Lubbock Christian................ 7

20 22 7 14 18 34 21 21 17 26

1981 (6-4) Coach Buddy Fornes at Trinity................................... 0 McMurry . ............................. 12 at Austin College.................... 50 Sul Ross State........................ 21 at Lubbock Christian...............11 Trinity.................................... 32 at McMurry............................ 10 Austin College....................... 30 at Sul Ross State.................... 30 Lubbock Christian................... 0

6 31 16 21 18 9 37 12 7

1982 (4-4) Coach Buddy Fornes at Sul Ross State.................... 33 Lubbock Christian................... 0 *Nuevo Leon (Mexico)............ 3 at McMurry.............................. 7 at Austin College.................... 28 Sul Ross State ....................... 35 at Lubbock Christian.............. 14 McMurry.................................. 3 Austin College ...................... 10 *exhibition

14 7 3 3 10 42 6

1983 (2-7) Coach Bobby Fox Sul Ross State........................ 10 at Georgia Southwestern.......... 9 McMurry.................................. 7 Austin College....................... 17 at Sul Ross State.................... 34 Southwest Baptist.................... 7 Eastern New Mexico.............. 21


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All-Time Scores 0 at McMurry............................ 17 0 at Austin College .................. 34

12 22 17 21 14 38 27

1986 (9-1-1) TIAA Champions: 6-0 Coach Bill Pringle at Okla. Panhandle State........ 27 Howard Payne........................ 21 at Harding (Ark.)................... 17 Texas Lutheran....................... 16 at Sul Ross State...................... 6 McMurry................................ 22 at Austin College .................. 10

24 21 20 41 17 35 31 30 17 15

1988 (7-3) Coach Hal McAfee McMurry................................. 0 at Howard Payne . ................... 3 Sul Ross State..................17-OT Midwestern State.................... 6 at Austin College .................. 23 at McMurry.............................. 7 Howard Payne....................... 14 at Sul Ross State..................... 0 at Midwestern State.............. 20 Austin College ...................... 33

37 26 22 20

1989 (9-3) TIAA Co-Champs: 8-2 Coach Hal McAfee at McMurry............................ 10 Howard Payne........................ 20 at Sul Ross State.................... 24 at Midwestern State................. 6

12 35 0 44 0 23 7 18 7 0 3

1995 (1-10, 0-7 in LSC) Coach Ronnie Roemisch East Central (Okla.)............... 35 at Midwestern State............... 44 at Southeastern Okla.............. 47 Prairie View A&M................... 6 Texas A&M-Kingsville.......... 51 at West Texas A&M............... 46 Eastern New Mexico.............. 28 at Abilene Christian............... 38 at Angelo State....................... 35 Central Oklahoma.................. 47 at Texas A&M-Commerce..... 48

0 7 21 7 18 44 35 14 21 7

23 31 45 10 27 17 10 42 14 17

33 17 31 21 0 14 35 36 32 16

1992 (6-4) Coach Hal McAfee at East Central (Okla.)........... 26 at Cameron (Okla.).................. 6 Okla. Panhandle State.............. 7 Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)............ 8 at Southwestern Okla............. 27 at Hardin-Simmons................ 24 Northwestern Okla................. 17 West Texas A&M..................... 7 at Arkansas-Monticello.......... 39 Langston (Okla.).................... 43

29 31 49 19 14 17 20 17 13 29 49

1996 (5-5, 2-5 in LSC) Coach Todd Whitten Midwestern State................... 10 Southeastern Okla.................. 25 at East Central (Okla.)........... 35 at Texas A&M-Kingsville...... 40 West Texas A&M................... 17 at Eastern New Mexico.......... 24 Abilene Christian................... 20 Angelo State........................... 38 at Central Oklahoma.............. 17 Texas A&M-Commerce......... 56 1997 (4-7, 2-5 in LSC) Coach Craig Wederquist New Mexico Highlands......... 34 at Southeastern Okla.............. 22 Harding (Ark.)....................... 46 at Central Oklahoma.............. 28 Texas A&M-Kingsville.......... 43 at West Texas A&M............... 31 Eastern New Mexico.............. 26 at Abilene Christian............... 23 at Angelo State....................... 47 Midwestern State................... 28 at Texas A&M-Commerce..... 21

31 24 16 34 23 7 10 44 15 28 31

1993 (5-5) Coach Ronnie Roemisch *Coahuila (Mexico)................. 6 East Central (Okla.)............... 21 at Northeastern State (Okla.) 38 Southern Arkansas................. 31 at Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)...... 49 Southwestern Okla................. 12 at Valdosta State (Ga.)........... 68 Hardin-Simmons.................... 37 at Abilene Christian............... 57 at West Texas A&M............... 27 Lindenwood (Mo.)................. 14 *exhibition

14 3 21 17 7 6 7 33 16 37 35

1998 (3-8, 3-6 in LSC) Coach Craig Wederquist New Mexico Highlands......... 21 at Stephen F. Austin............... 28 at Harding (Ark.).............28-OT Central Oklahoma.................. 31 at Texas A&M-Kingsville...... 42 West Texas A&M................... 35 at Eastern New Mexico.......... 42 Abilene Christian................... 31 Angelo State........................... 24 at Midwestern State............... 16 Texas A&M-Commerce......... 30

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1991 (3-7) Coach Hal McAfee East Central (Okla.)............... 16 Cameron (Okla.).................... 24 at Northwestern Okla............. 27 at Austin College.................... 10 Southwestern (Kan.)................ 7 at Wilmington (Ohio)............. 14 at Hardin-Simmons ................. 0 at Midwestern State............... 41 Arkansas-Monticello.............. 35 at Western New Mexico......... 14

Conference

21 16 36 20 42 22 27 40 35 35 24 17

1990 (11-1) TIAA Champions: 6-0 Coach Hal McAfee at East Central (Okla.)........... 14 at West Texas A&M............... 15 Howard Payne . ..................... 22 Austin College....................... 17 at McMurry.............................. 7 Langston (Okla.).................... 21 Hardin-Simmons...................... 7 at Howard Payne.................... 19 Midwestern State..................... 0 at Sul Ross State...................... 7 NAIA PLAYOFFS at St. Mary’s (Kan.)............... 14 at Westminster (Pa.)............... 19

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The Sound and Fury Marching Band entertains crowds and supports the Texans at each home game.

22 45 21 12 42 7 24 33 70 49

1994 (3-6-1) Coach Ronnie Roemisch Southeastern Okla.................. 36 Midwestern State................... 21 at Southern Arkansas............. 21 Ouachita Baptist (Ark.).......... 42 at Angelo State....................... 52 at Eastern New Mexico.......... 10 at Texas A&M-Kingsville...... 61 West Texas A&M................... 59 at Prairie View A&M............. 20 Southwestern (Kan.).............. 30

Austin College......................... 6 McMurry................................ 10 at Howard Payne . ................. 44 Sul Ross State.......................... 9 Midwestern State....................11 at Austin College.................... 10 NAIA PLAYOFFS at St. Mary’s (Kan.)................. 6 Westminster (Pa.)................... 34

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0 9 6 3 10 18 24 7 44 3

16 14 6 35 41 45 42 20 37 35 38 12

1987 (9-3) TIAA Champions: 6-0 Coach Bill Pringle at Howard Payne...................... 6 Harding (Ark.)....................... 21 at Texas Lutheran................... 27 Evangel (Mo.)........................ 22 Sul Ross State........................ 15 at McMurry............................ 20 Austin College......................... 0 at Sul Ross State.................... 16 McMurry.................................. 6 at Austin College.................... 17 NAIA PLAYOFFS Bethany (Kan.)....................... 26 Baker (Kan.).......................... 13

20 28 7 14 49 16 16 0

Opponents

1985 (3-7) Coach Bill Pringle Okla. Panhandle State............ 12 at Howard Payne.................... 20 Henderson State..................... 26 at Texas Lutheran................... 21 Sul Ross State........................ 13 at McMurry............................ 15 Austin College....................... 21 at Sul Ross State.................... 48 McMurry................................ 19 Austin College....................... 23

Sul Ross State........................ 14 at McMurry ........................... 14 Austin College....................... 21 SUNFLOWER BOWL Benedictine (Kan.)................. 38

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1984 (6-4) Coach Bobby Fox Tabor (Kan.)............................. 0 at Colorado Mines.................. 14 at Henderson State (Ark.)...... 34 Texas Lutheran....................... 13 at Sul Ross State.................... 14 McMurry.................................. 3 at Austin College.................... 24 Sul Ross State........................ 14 at McMurry.............................. 0 Austin College....................... 20 AZTEC BOWL *Mexico All-Stars.................. 22 *exhibition

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1999 (5-6, 5-4 in LSC) Coach Craig Wederquist Harding (Ark.)....................... 44 Southwestern Okla................... 3 at Northwestern State (La.).... 52 at East Central (Okla.)........... 31 Texas A&M-Kingsville............ 7 at West Texas A&M................. 7 Eastern New Mexico.............. 27 at Abilene Christian................. 9 at Angelo State....................... 27 Midwestern State................... 21 at Texas A&M-Commerce..... 23

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2000 (6-5, 5-4 in LSC) Coach Todd Whitten at Harding (Ark.)................... 52 Western New Mexico............... 7 at Southwestern Okla............. 22 Southeastern Okla.................... 0 at Texas A&M-Kingsville...... 31 West Texas A&M................... 19 at Eastern New Mexico.......... 34 Abilene Christian................... 13 Midwestern State................... 44 Texas A&M-Commerce........... 7 at Angelo State....................... 45

2001 (10-3, 8-1 in LSC) LSC and LSC South Champions Coach Todd Whitten 47 Langston................................ 13 10 at Sam Houston State............. 61 21 Southwestern Oklahoma........ 20 39 at Southeastern Oklahoma..... 32 20 Texas A&M-Kingsville.......... 23 62 at West Texas A&M................. 3 55 Eastern New Mexico.............. 14

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at Abilene Christian................. 7 Angelo State............................. 7 at Midwestern State............... 37 at Texas A&M-Commerce..... 24 NCAA PLAYOFFS 28 at Chadron State (Neb.)......... 24 25 at UC Davis............................ 42

2002 (9-2, 6-2 in LSC) LSC North Division Champions Coach Todd Whitten 62 SW Assemblies of God............ 0 53 New Mexico Highlands........... 7 38 at Angelo State......................... 0 12 Abilene Christian..................... 9 3 at Texas A&M-Kingsville...... 16 35 East Central............................ 26 62 Southeastern Oklahoma......... 31 28 at Northeastern State (OT)..... 29 42 at West Texas A&M............... 17 33 Southwestern Oklahoma........ 30 34 at Central Oklahoma.............. 27

2003 (8-4, 6-2 in LSC) LSC North Division Champions Coach Todd Whitten 24 Southern Arkansas................. 27 40 Angelo State............................. 9 41 at Abilene Christian................. 7 15 Texas A&M-Kingsville.......... 23 42 at East Central........................ 14 39 at Sam Houston State............. 20 42 at Southeastern Oklahoma..... 28 48 Northeastern State (OT)......... 44 47 West Texas A&M................... 27 17 at Southwestern Oklahoma.... 21 38 Central Oklahoma.................. 23 NCAA PLAYOFFS 10 at Texas A&M-Kingsville...... 34

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2004 (7-4, 6-3 in LSC) Coach Todd Whitten (N) New Mexico Highlands..... 7 Texas A&M-Commerce......... 16 at Midwestern State................. 3 Abilene Christian................... 31 at Central Oklahoma.............. 42 East Central............................ 21 at Sam Houston State............. 44 Southeastern Oklahoma......... 27 at Northeastern State.............. 14 at West Texas A&M............... 14 Southwestern Oklahoma........ 12 2005 (7-3, 6-3 in LSC) Coach Sam McElroy at Texas A&M-Commerce....... 7 Western New Mexico............. 21 Northeastern State.................. 25 at Southwestern Oklahoma...... 9 at Texas A&M-Kingsville...... 24 Midwestern State..................... 7 at Eastern New Mexico.......... 27 Abilene Christian .................. 18 at Angelo State....................... 17 West Texas A&M................... 30

2006 (6-4, 6-3 in LSC) LSC South Divison Co-Champions Coach Sam McElroy 23 at Texas State......................... 27 30 Southeastern Oklahoma......... 37 13 at Texas A&M-Commerce..... 14 21 at Southwestern Oklahoma.... 19 23 Texas A&M-Kingsville............ 0 38 at Midwestern State............... 17 48 Eastern New Mexico................ 0 37 at Abilene Christian............... 36 41 Angelo State........................... 10 16 at West Texas A&M............... 21

The 2006 Texans finished the season 6-4 overall led by quarterback Richard Bartel and running back Michael Sampson, both seen here as Sampson rumbles for 32-yard touchdown to help defeat No. 14 Abilene Christian on the road, 37-36.

67 All-Americans

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Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

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2007 (9-2, 7-2 in LSC) Coach Sam McElroy East Central.............................. 7 at Stephen F. Austin............... 24 at Southeastern Oklahoma..... 17 Texas A&M-Commerce........... 7 Southwestern Oklahoma........ 19 at Texas A&M-Kingsville...... 21 Midwestern State................... 32 at Eastern New Mexico.......... 10 Abilene Christian................... 70 at Angelo State....................... 10 West Texas A&M................... 39

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2008 (8-3, 6-3 in LSC) Coach Sam McElroy Southeastern Oklahoma......... 10 Northeastern State.................. 10 at East Central.......................... 6 Central Oklahoma.................. 17 at Southwestern Oklahoma.... 21 Texas A&M-Kingsville.......... 27 at Midwestern State............... 16 Eastern New Mexico.............. 21 at Abilene Christian............... 37 Angelo State........................... 24 at West Texas A&M............... 51

Records Since 1975 All Games.....................198-157-3 Home Games.......................108-64 Road Games...................... 84-83-3 Neutral Games..........................6-6 Season Openers.....................19-15 Home Openers......................22-12


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L

ong known as a leader in intercollegiate athletics, the Lone Star Conference (LSC) is an innovative athletics conference which aims to provide a superior competitive experience for member institutions and to allow for comprehensive development of student-athletes through academic services and life skills programming. The LSC continues to build upon its proud history while developing into one of NCAA Division II’s most successful conferences. The league’s mission is to foster student participation and success among member institutions in Division II intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of each institution’s total educational program. The LSC pursues student-athlete development with highest regard to the principles of academic excellence, sportsmanship, ethical conduct, resourcefulness, community service, gender equity, and diversity. The LSC - founded on April 25, 1931 - has grown from a Lone Star Conference Map five-team conference of Texas-based schools to a 15-member league that spans three states (Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico). The conference will expand in July 2010 with the addition of the University of Incarnate Word. The league continues to assist its member institutions in the maintenance of intercollegiate athletic programs that are compatible with the highest standards of education and competitive sports. Throughout the league’s 78-year history, various institutions have competed under the LSC banner. Today, only Texas A&M University-Commerce (then East Texas State) remains from the original group Stan Wagnon that was formed in 1931 when North Texas Commissioner State, Southwest Texas State, Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin withdrew from the old Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association. The membership alignment has changed over the years, with current members having been added in each of the past five decades. Texas A&M-Kingsville (formerly Texas A&I) joined in 1954, followed by Angelo State in 1968 and Abilene Christian in 1973. Conference membership remained within the Texas borders until 1984 when Eastern New Mexico was Jay Poerner admitted. Since then, the LSC has grown to include members from Arkansas and Oklahoma. Compliance Central Oklahoma (1987) and Cameron (1988, 1996) were the next additions in the LSC’s expansion phase, while Texas Woman’s (1989) and previous members West Texas A&M (1986, 1993) and Tarleton State (1968, 1994) joined the league soon after. Midwestern State was admitted early in 1995, and the league grew again later that year with the acceptance of four more Oklahoma schools - East Central, Northeastern State, Southeastern Oklahoma and Southwestern Oklahoma - along with Harding and Ouachita Baptist from Arkansas. That brought the league membership to 17, but Harding and OBU departed the conference after the 1999-2000 academic year to bring about the LSC’s current look. Other past members of the LSC include Trinity, Houston, Lamar, Howard Payne, Sul Ross State and McMurry. Beginning with the 1997-98 academic year, the league was formed into two divisions - North and South - in football, volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball. Divisional champions are crowned according to results among Melanie Robotham division teams, with an overall league champion also being decided either by crossover games or a postseason Media Relations championship tournament. For the third straight season, volleyball and baseball will play without divisions, utilizing a single conference standing to determine the regular-season champion and postseason seedings. While the LSC has maintained a long-standing tradition of competitive athletic programs for its members, many teams and individuals have gone on to distinguish themselves on the national stage. Entering 2009-10, LSC member institutions had collected more than 100 team national championships, including 71 in NCAA Division II. The LSC conducts conference championships in 16 sports (eight men and eight women). Men’s championships include football, soccer, cross country, basketball, baseball, track and field, tennis and golf. Women’s titles are determined in volleyball, soccer, cross country, basketball, softball, track and field, tennis and golf. The conference office is located in Richardson, Texas, a northern suburb of Dallas. Stan Wagnon serves as Commissioner, with assistance from Jay Poerner (Compliance) and Melanie Robotham (Media Relations).

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1221 West Campbell Road, Suite 245 • Richardson, TX 75080 Phone (972) 234-0033 • Fax (972) 234-4110 www.lonestarconference.org

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2008 LSC Composite schedule

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1 *East Central at Central Oklahoma 2 p.m. *Southeastern Oklahoma at Texas A&M-Commerce 2 p.m. *Eastern New Mexico at Midwestern State 6 p.m. #Northeastern State at West Texas A&M 6 p.m. Oklahoma Panhandle State at Southwestern Okla. 6 p.m. *Abilene Christian at Texas A&M-Kingsville 7 p.m. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8 Eastern New Mexico at Oklahoma Panhandle State 1 p.m. *Central Oklahoma at Northeastern State 2 p.m. *Midwestern State at Abilene Christian 2 p.m. *East Central at Southeastern Oklahoma 2 p.m. *Southwestern Okla. at Texas A&M-Commerce 2 p.m. *Texas A&M-Kingsville at Angelo State 6 p.m. *Tarleton State at West Texas A&M 6 p.m. *LSC Division game. #LSC Crossover game.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18 *Eastern New Mexico at Tarleton State 2 p.m. Southwest Baptist at Northeastern State 2 p.m. *East Central at Texas A&M-Commerce 2 p.m. *Abilene Christian at West Texas A&M 6 p.m. *Central Oklahoma at Southwestern Oklahoma 6 p.m. #Southeastern Oklahoma at Angelo State 6 p.m. *Midwestern State at Texas A&M-Kingsville 7 p.m.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11 East Central at Southern Nazarene 2 p.m. *Southeastern Oklahoma at Central Oklahoma 6 p.m. *Tarleton State at Midwestern State 6 p.m. *Northeastern State at Southwestern Oklahoma 6 p.m. *Angelo State at Abilene Christian 7 p.m. *West Texas A&M at Eastern New Mexico 7 p.m. #Texas A&M-Commerce at Texas A&M-Kingsville 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 #Texas A&M-Commerce at Abilene Christian 6 p.m #Angelo State at Southwestern Oklahoma 6 p.m. #Eastern New Mexico at Southeastern Oklahoma 6 p.m. #Tarleton State at East Central 6 p.m. Azusa Pacific at West Texas A&M 6 p.m. #Central Oklahoma at Texas A&M-Kingsville 7 p.m. #Midwestern State at Northeastern State 7 p.m. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 #East Central at Angelo State 6 p.m. #Abilene Christian at Southeastern Oklahoma 6 p.m. #Southwestern Oklahoma at West Texas A&M 6 p.m. #Central Oklahoma at Tarleton State 7 p.m. #Eastern New Mexico at Texas A&M-Commerce 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4 Central Oklahoma at Southwest Baptist 1:30 p.m. *Texas A&M-Commerce at Northeastern State 2 p.m. #East Central at Abilene Christian 6 p.m. *Eastern New Mexico at Angelo State 6 p.m. *Midwestern State at West Texas A&M 6 p.m. *Southwestern Okla. at Southeastern Okla. 6 p.m. *Texas A&M-Kingsville at Tarleton State 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30 *Angelo State at Tarleton State 7 p.m. CBS College Sports Network

Conference

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 #West Texas A&M at Central Oklahoma 6 p.m. Texas A&M-Kingsville at East Central 6 p.m. Angelo State at Texas A&M-Commerce 7 p.m. #Southeastern Oklahoma at Midwestern State 7 p.m. Northeastern State at Tarleton State 7 p.m. #Southwestern Oklahoma at Eastern New Mexico 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 *Northeastern State at East Central 2 p.m. *Texas A&M-Commerce at Central Oklahoma 6 p.m. *Angelo State at Midwestern State 6 p.m. *Southeastern Oklahoma at Northwestern State 6 p.m. #Tarleton State at Southwestern Oklahoma 6 p.m. *Abilene Christian at Eastern New Mexico 7 p.m. *West Texas A&M at Texas A&M-Kingsville 7 p.m.

History

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30 Abilene Christian at Northwest Missouri State 6 p.m.. Angelo State at Texas State 6 p.m. Texas A&M-Commerce at Northwestern State (La.) 6 p.m. Pittsburg State at Central Oklahoma 6 p.m. Eastern New Mexico at Southern Nazarene 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25 *Tarleton State at Abilene Christian 2 p.m. #Midwestern State at Central Oklahoma 2 p.m. *Northeastern State at Southeastern Oklahoma 2:30 p.m. *Texas A&M-Kingsville at Eastern New Mexico 3 p.m. *West Texas A&M at Angelo State 6 p.m. *Southwestern Oklahoma at East Central 6 p.m.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 28 East Central at Sam Houston State 6 p.m. Northeastern State at Arkansas Tech 7 p.m. Southeastern Oklahoma at Tarleton State 7 p.m. Southwestern Oklahoma at Northwestern Oklahoma 7 p.m. Texas A&M-Kingsville at North Dakota 7 p.m. West Texas A&M at Mesa State 8 p.m.

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67 All-Americans

Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

LSC Individual Records RUSHING ATTEMPTS Game: 49, Kenneth Parks, East Texas State vs. Carson-Newman, 1972 Season: 317, Gerome Castleberry, East Central, 2002 Career: 885, Johnny Bailey, Texas A&I, 1986-89 RUSHING YARDS Game: 342, Carlton Booe, Northeastern State vs. Southeastern Okla., 1998 Season: 2,165, Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian, 2007 Season Average per Carry: 10.4, Clem Franks, Texas A&I, 1976 Season Average per Game: 182.8, Johnny Bailey, Texas A&I, 1986 Career: 6,320, Johnny Bailey, Texas A&I, 1986-89 Career Average per Carry: 8.4, Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian, 2007-08 Career Average per Game: 172.8, Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian, 2007-08 MOST 100-YD GAMES RUSHING Season: 12, Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian, 2008 Career: 36, Johnny Bailey, Texas A&I, 1986-89 MOST 200-YD GAMES RUSHING Season: 5, Johnny Bailey, Texas A&I, 1986 Career: 13, Johnny Bailey, Texas A&I, 1986-89 RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS Season: 35, Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian, 2007 PASSES ATTEMPTED Game: 70, J.J. Harp, Eastern New Mexico at Midwestern State, 2008 Season: 583, Dalton Bell, West Texas A&M, 2006 Career: 1,320, Billy Martin, Abilene Christian, 2005-08 PASSES COMPLETED Game: 44, Dalton Bell, West Texas A&M vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, 2006 Season: 386, Dalton Bell, West Texas A&M, 2006 Season Average per Game: 32.9, Derek Maupin, West Texas A&M, 2004 Career: 818, Billy Malone, Abilene Christian, 2005-08 PASSING COMPLETION PERCENTAGE Season: .685 (311-454), Dalton Bell, West Texas A&M, 2005 Career: .675, Keith Null, West Texas A&M, 2005-08 PASSING YARDS Game: 595, Keith Null, West Texas A&M at Abilene Christian, 2008 Season: 5,097, Keith Null, West Texas A&M, 2008 Season Average per Game: 392.1, Keith Null, West Texas A&M, 2008 Career: 12,012, Billy Malone, Abilene Christian, 2005-08 Career Average per Game: 305.3, Keith Null, West Texas A&M, 2005-08 TOUCHDOWN PASSES Game: 7, Keith Null, West Texas A&M at Abilene Christian, 2008 Season: 41, Keith Null, West Texas A&M, 2007 Career: 114, Billy Malone, Abilene Christian, 2005-08 MOST 200-YD GAMES PASSING -- Season: 13, Billy Malone, Abilene Christian, 2007 TOTAL PLAYS Game: 80, J.J. Harp, Eastern New Mexico at Midwestern State, 2008 Season: 594, Derek Maupin, West Texas A&M, 2003 Career: 1,821, Ned Cox, Angelo State, 1983-86 TOTAL YARDS Game: 582, Keith Null, West Texas A&M at Abilene Christian, 2008 Season: 4,9796, Keith Null, West Texas A&M, 2008 Season Average per Game: 382.8, Keith Null, West Texas A&M, 2008 Career: 12,080, Billy Malone, Abilene Christian, 2005-08 Career Average per Game: 298.5, Keith Null, West Texas A&M, 2005-08 RECEPTIONS Game: 15, Alester Givens, Tarleton State vs. Midwestern State, 2001; Cory Sims, Texas A&M-Commerce vs. Midwestern State, 2002 Season: 95, Charly Martin, West Texas A&M, 2008 Career: 244, Charly Martin, West Texas A&M, 2004-08 RECEIVING YARDS Game: 323, Charly Martin, West Texas A&M at Abilene Christian, 2008 Season: 1,469, Dee Dee Carter, Central Oklahoma, 2001 Season Average per Game: 143.6, Charly Martin, West Texas A&M, 2008 Career: 3,357, Dee Dee Carter, Central Oklahoma, 2000-03 Career Average per Game: 97.8, Charly Martin, West Texas A&M, 2004-08 Career Yards per Catch: 23.2, Romar Crenshaw, Southeastern Oklahoma, 200-03 TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS Game: 5, Charly Martin, West Texas A&M at Abilene Christian, 2008 Season: 22, Charly Martin, West Texas A&M, 2008 Career: 45, Charly Martin, West Texas A&M, 2004-05 PUNTS Game: 32, Jan Jones, Sam Houston vs. East Texas State, 1946 Season: 89, Rick Kinsey, Stephen F. Austin, 1978 PUNTING YARDS Game: 1,203, Jan Jones, Sam Houston vs. East Texas State, 1946 Season: 3,509, Dan Roberson, East Texas State, 1986 PUNTING AVERAGE Season: 46.8, Bill Huffman, Sul Ross, 1960 Career: 43.2, Bill Dement, Angelo State, 1968-71 PUNT RETURNS Game: 9, Gary Peoples, SW Texas vs. Howard Payne, 1981; Pinkey Hurley, Central Okla. vs.Cal State-Northridge, 1990; Aaron Lucas, Tarleton State vs. Abilene Christian, 1999; Brandon Smith, Central Oklahoma vs. Emporia State, 2007 Season: 35, Johnnie Jones, Central Oklahoma, 1998 PUNT RETURN YARDS Game: 224, Bobby Menchaca, Angelo State vs. McMurry, 1969

Season: 526, Byron Shaw, Texas A&I, 1973 Career: 1,212, Larry Pullin, Texas A&I, 1965-68 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE Season: 22.1, Curtis Guyton, East Texas State, 1965 Career: 18.5, Curtis Guyton, East Texas St, 1965-66 KICKOFF RETURN YARDS Game: 214, Steve Hinson, Eastern New Mexico vs. Central Oklahoma, 2001 Season: 852, Jerry Clement, Stephen F. Austin, 1962 Career: 1,517, Jerry Clement, S. F. Austin, 1962-65 KICKOFF RETURN AVERAGE Season: 38.0, David Hurst, East Texas State, 1949 Career: 25.3, Jerry Clement, S. F. Austin, 1962-65 KICKOFF RETURNS Game: 8, Sam Tarrant, East Texas State vs.SW Texas, 1979; Brandon Williams, Midwestern State at Abilene Christian, 2008 Season: 34, T.J. Jones, Eastern New Mexico, 1996 ALL-PURPOSE YARDS Game: 409, Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian vs. West Texas A&M, 2008 Season: 2,982, Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian, 2008 Career: 7,803, Johnny Bailey, Texas A&I, 1986-89 INTERCEPTIONS Game: 5, Alfredo Avila, Sul Ross vs. East Texas State, 1966 Season: 14, Alfredo Avila, Sul Ross, 1966 Career: 36, Alfredo Avila, Sul Ross, 1963-66 INTERCEPTION RETURN YARDS Game: 122, Autry Beamon, East Texas State vs. East Central, 1972 Season: 318, Autry Beamon, East Texas State, 1972 Career: 535, Autry Beamon, East Texas State 1971-74 POINTS SCORED Game: 42, Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian, 2008 Season: 234, Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian, 2007 Career: 438, Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian, 2008 TOUCHDOWNS Game: 7, Bernard Scott vs. West Texas A&M, 2008 Season: 39, Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian, 2007 Career: 73, Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian, 2008 KICKING POINTS SCORED Game: 17, Milan Smado, Southeastern vs. Abilene Christian, 1999 Season: 117, Matt Adams, Abilene Christian, 2008 Career: 339, Matt Adams, Abilene Christian, 2005-08 PATs MADE Game: 11, Matt Adams, Abilene Christian, 2008 Season: 82, Matt Adams, Abilene Christian, 2007 Career: 213, Matt Adams, Abilene Christian, 2005-08 PATs ATTEMPTED Game: 11, Jack Kyle, Sam Houston vs. Brooke Army, 1949; Matt Adams, Abilene Christian vs. West Texas A&M, 2008 Season: 86, Matt Adams, Abilene Christian, 2007 Career: 222, Matt Adams, Abilene Christian, 2005-08 CONSECUTIVE PATs MADE Season: 46, Pete Cuva, Southeastern Oklahoma, 2004 Career: 76, Bryan Thompson, Angelo State, 1987-90 FIELD GOALS MADE Game: 5, Phil Harmening, Sam Houston vs. Howard Payne, 1981; Walter Rule, Texas A&I vs.East Texas St., 1985; Milan Smado, Southeastern vs. Abilene Christian; J.W. Boren, Tarleton State vs. Abilene Christian, 2000; A.J. Haglund, Central Oklahoma vs. Tarleton, 2004 Season: 18, Ha’a Bento, Texas A&M-Commerce, 2004 Career: 59, J.W. Boren, Tarleton State, 1999-02 (att. 83) FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED Game: 6, Bob Herrington, Sam Houston vs. East Texas State, 1977; Mike Thomas, Angelo State vs. Abilene Christian, 1983; Walter Rule, Texas A&I vs. East Texas State, 1985; Kyle Bengs, SW Oklahoma vs. Ouachita, 1997; Jeremy Thompson, Harding vs. Angelo State, 1999; 6 J. W. Boren, Tarleton State vs. Abilene Christian, 2000; Eben Nelson, Abilene Christian vs. Midwestern State, 2003 Season: 30, Jared Homer, Northeastern State, 2008 Career: 84, Billy Watkins, E. Texas St, 1990-93 CONSECUTIVE FGs MADE -- Season: 15, Paul Williams, Tarleton, 2005 Career: 26, Paul Williams, Tarleton, 2004-06 FIELD GOAL ACCURACY -- Season:100% (15-15), Paul Williams, Tarleton, 2005 SINGLE-GAME SUPERLATIVES Longest Run: 99, JT Thompson, Eastern New Mexico vs. East Central, 2007; Keithon Flemming, West Texas A&M vs. Angelo State, 2007. Longest Pass: 99, Binky Ford to Frankie Reescano, Sam Houston State vs. Howard Payne, 1980; Matt Morris to Casey Cowan, A&M-Commerce vs. Midwestern St., 1997 Longest Punt Return: 100, three times. Longest Kickoff Return: 100, 18 times. Longest INT Return: 100, nine times. Longest Punt: 89, Mark Bounds, West Texas State vs. Central State (Okla.), 1990 Longest Field Goal: 69, Ove Johansson, Abilene Christian vs. East Texas State, 1976

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LSC Football Standings (2000-2007)

North W-L 5-0 4-1 3-2 1-4 0-5

LSC W-L 9-0 8-1 7-2 6-3 5-4 4-5 4-5 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 2-7 2-7

Overall W-L 3-2 3-2 3-2 3-2 3-2 0-5

North W-L 6-5 5-6 4-6 4-6 3-7 2-9

Overall W-L 6-0 5-1 4-2 3-3 2-4 1-5 0-6

South W-L 12-1 10-3 9-2 8-3 3-8 2-8 5-6

2006-Lone Star Conference Rank, Team 1. West Texas A&M T2. Midwestern State T2. Abilene Christian 4. Tarleton State 5. Southeastern Oklahoma T6. Central Oklahoma T6. Southwestern Oklahoma

LSC W-L 8-1 7-2 7-2 6-3 5-4 4-5 4-5

T6. Northeastern State T6. Texas A&M-Commerce T10. Texas A&M-Kingsville T10. East Central T10. Eastern New Mexico T10. Angelo State

4-5 4-5 2-7 2-7 2-7 2-7

2006-LSC North Rank, Team Southeastern Oklahoma Southwestern Oklahoma Northeastern State Texas A&M-Commerce Central Oklahoma East Central

Overall W-L 6-4 6-5 4-6 5-5 5-6 2-8

North W-L 4-1 3-2 3-2 2-3 2-3 1-4

2006-LSC South Rank, Team West Texas A&M Tarleton State Midwestern State Abilene Christian Angelo State Eastern New Mexico Texas A&M-Kingsville

Overall W-L 11-2 6-4 10-3 8-3 3-7 3-7 3-8

South W-L 5-1 5-1 4-2 4-2 2-4 1-5 0-6

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2008-LSC North Overall Rank, Team W-L 1. Central Oklahoma 7-4 2. Southeastern Oklahoma 6-5 3. Texas A&M-Commerce 5-5 4. Southwestern Oklahoma 3-8 5. Northeastern State 1-10

2007-Lone Star Conference Rank, Team 1. West Texas A&M 2. Abilene Christian 3. Tarleton State 4. Midwestern State 5. Texas A&M-Commerce 6. Southwestern Oklahoma 7. Central Oklahoma 8. Eastern New Mexico 9. Southeastern Oklahoma 10. Northeastern State 11. Texas A&M-Kingsville 12. Angelo State 13. East Central

2007-LSC North Rank, Team T-1.Southwestern Okla. T-1. A&M-Commerce T-1. Southeastern Okla. T-1. Central Oklahoma T-1. Northeastern State 6. East Central 2007-LSC South Rank, Team 1. West Texas A&M 2. Abilene Christian 3. Tarleton State 4. Midwestern State 5. Texas A&M-Kingsville 6. Angelo State 7. Eastern New Mexico

Conference

LSC W-L 9-0 8-1 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-3 5-4 5-4 3-6 2-7 1-8 1-8 0-9

South W-L 6-0 5-1 3-3 3-3 3-3 1-5 0-6

History

2008-Lone Star Conference Rank, Team 1. Abilene Christian 2. West Texas A&M T3. Tarleton T3. Central Oklahoma T3. Texas A&M-Kingsville T3. Southeastern Oklahoma T7. Midwestern State T7. Texas A&M-Commerce 9. Angelo State 10. East Central T11. Southwestern Oklahoma T11. Eastern New Mexico 13. Northeastern State

2008-LSC South Overall Rank, Team W-L 1. Abilene Christian 11-1 2. West Texas A&M 11-2 T3. Tarleton 8-3 T3. Texas A&M-Kingsville 7-4 T3. Midwestern State 6-4 6. Angelo State 3-8 7. Eastern New Mexico 2-9

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State vs. West Texas A&M, 2006 Season: 289, Texas A&M-Commerce, 2006 FEWEST RUSHING YARDS ALLOWED Game: Minus-77, McMurry vs. Abilene Christian, 1968 Season: 485, East Texas State, 1952 Season Average per Game: 48.5, East Texas State, 1952 FEWEST PASS COMPLETIONS ALLOWED Game: 0, East Texas State vs. Sam Houston St, 1946; Sam Houston vs. East Texas State, 1946; Howard Payne vs. East Central, 1959; Southwest Texas vs. Texas Lutheran, 1965; Howard Payne vs. Texas A&I, 1959; Southwest Texas vs. Howard Payne, 1965; Stephen F. Austin vs. NW Louisiana, 1971; East Texas State vs. Angelo State, 1971; Texas A&I vs. Southwest Texas, 1974; Texas A&I vs. Livingston, 1978; Sam Houston St. vs. Stephen F. Austin, 1980; Texas A&I vs. Howard Payne, 1986; Cameron vs. Central Oklahoma, 1988; Cameron vs. Texas A&I, 1990; East Texas State vs. Henderson, 1993; Eastern New Mexico vs. Texas A&M Kingsville, 1999; Southwestern Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, 2006; Angelo State vs. Eastern New Mexico, 2007; Abilene Christian vs. Eastern New Mexico, 2007; Northeastern State at Eastern New Mexico, 2007 Season: 35, Sam Houston State, 1956 FEWEST PASSING YARDS ALLOWED Game: 0, All games above and Angelo State vs. Central Oklahoma, 1973; Southwestern Oklahoma vs. Panhandle State, 2001; Midwestern State vs. Western New Mexico, 2001; Southwestern Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, 2006; Angelo State vs. Eastern New Mexico, 2007; Abilene Christian vs. Eastern New Mexico, 2007; Northeastern State at Eastern New Mexico, 2007 Season: 443, Sam Houston State, 1956 Season Average per Game: 49.2, Sam Houston State, 1956 FEWEST POINTS ALLOWED Season: 34, Southwest Texas, 1948 TURNOVERS Season: 52, East Texas State, 1990 Season Average per Game: 4.7, East Texas State, 1970 WINS Season: 14, Angelo State, 1978; Southwest Texas, 1982 LONGEST WIN STREAK 42, Texas A&I, 1973-77 (also 46 undefeated) ATTENDANCE Game: 23,276, Eastern New Mexico at West Texas A&M, 2007

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Season: 3,630, East Texas State, 1986 PUNTS (both teams) Game: 63, Sam Houston vs. East Texas State, 1946 PUNTING YARDS (both teams) Game: 2,390, Sam Houston vs. East Texas State 1946 POINTS Game: 93, Abilene Christian vs. West Texas A&M, 2008 Season: 639, Abilene Christian, 2007 Season Average per Game: 52.3, Abilene Christian, 2008 KICKING POINTS Game: 18, Central Oklahoma vs. Tarleton, 2004 Season: 118, Abilene Christian, 2008 TOUCHDOWNS Game: 13, Abilene Christian vs. West Texas A&M, 2008 PATs MADE Game: 11. West Texas A&M vs. N.M. Highlands, 2005; Abilene Christian vs. West Texas A&M, 2008 PATs ATTEMPTED Game: 12, East Texas State vs. NW Oklahoma, 1953; West Texas A&M vs. New Mexico Highlands, 2005 FIELD GOALS MADE Game: 5, Sam Houston State vs. Howard Payne, 1974; Texas A&I vs. East Texas State, 1985; Tarleton State vs. Abilene Christian, 2000; Central Oklahoma vs. Tarleton, 2004 FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED Game: 6, Sam Houston State vs. East Texas State 1977; Texas A&I vs. East Texas St., 1985; Southwestern Oklahoma vs. Ouachita, 1997, Harding vs. Angelo State, 1999, Southeastern Okla. vs. Abilene Christian, 1999; Tarleton State vs. Abilene Christian, 2000; Abilene Christian vs. Midwestern State, 2003 INTERCEPTIONS Game: 9, Stephen F. Austin vs. Sam Houston, 1949 Season: 37, Texas A&I, 1970 INTERCEPTION RETURN YARDS Game: 188, Abilene Christian vs. S.F. Austin, 1982 FEWEST TOTAL PLAYS ALLOWED Game: 30, Howard Payne vs. Stephen F. Austin (1959) Season: 427, Lamar, 1958 FEWEST TOTAL YARDS ALLOWED Game: Minus-38, Tarleton vs. Baptist Christian, 1974 Season: 1,329, Sam Houston State, 1956, 1964 Season Average per Game: 147.7, Sam Houston, 1956 FEWEST CARRIES ALLOWED Game: 12, Texas A&I vs. Tarleton, 1970; Texas A&M- Commerce vs. West Texas A&M, 2005; Northeastern

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RUSHING ATTEMPTS Game: 96, Texas A&I vs. Angelo State, 1982 Season: 689, Texas A&I, 1986 RUSHING YARDS Game: 586, Southwest Texas vs. Prairie View, 1978 Season: 4,342, Texas A&I, 1986 Season Average per Game: 395.2, Texas A&I, 1986 PASSES ATTEMPTED Game: 70, West Texas State vs. Stephen F. Austin, 1986; Eastern New Mexico at Midwestern State, 2008 Season: 670 West Texas A&M, 2007 PASSES COMPLETED Game: 44, West Texas A&M vs. Angelo State, 2006; West Texas A&M at Northeastern State, 2007 Season: 446, West Texas A&M, 2007 Season Average per Game: 34.3 West Texas A&M, 2007 PASSING YARDS Game: 595, West Texas A&M at Abilene Christian, 2008 Season: 5,155, West Texas A&M, 2007 Season Average per Game: 396.5, West Texas A&M, 2007 TD PASSES Game: 7, West Texas State vs. Texas A&I, 1986; West Texas A&M at Adams State, 2007; East Central at Angelo, State 2007; West Texas A&M at Abilene Christian, 2008 Season: 51, West Texas A&M, 2007 PASSING COMPLETION PERCENTAGE Season: .669 (361 of 540), West Texas A&M, 2005 TOTAL PLAYS Game: 117, Texas A&I vs. Angelo State, 1982 Season: 1,024, West Texas A&M, 2007 TOTAL YARDS Game: 810, Abilene Christian vs. West Texas A&M, 2008 Season: 7,082, Abilene Christian, 2007 Season Average per Game: 569.9, Texas A&I, 1976 PUNT RETURNS Game: 12, East Texas State vs. North Texas, 1933 PUNT RETURN YARDS Game: 224, Angelo State vs. McMurry, 1969 KICKOFF RETURNS Game: 13, East Texas State vs.Arkansas State, 1987 KICKOFF RETURN YARDS Game: 248, Southeastern Okla. vs. Midwestern , 2000 PUNTS Game: 32, Sam Houston vs. East Texas State, 1946 Season: 92, Stephen F. Austin, 1978 PUNTING YARDS Game: 1,203, Sam Houston vs. East Texas State, 1946


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67 All-Americans

Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

LSC Standings Since 2000 2005-Lone Star Conference Rank, Team 1. West Texas A&M T2. Southeastern Oklahoma T2. Angelo State 4. Tarleton State T5. Midwestern State T5. Texas A&M-Commerce T5. Texas A&M-Kingsville T8. Abilene Christian T8. Eastern New Mexico 10. Central Oklahoma T11. East Central T11. Northeastern State 13. Southwestern Oklahoma

LSC W-L 8-1 7-2 7-2 6-3 5-4 5-4 5-4 4-5 4-5 3-6 2-7 2-7 0-9

2003-Lone Star Conference Rank, Team 1. Texas A&M-Kingsville T2. Southeastern Oklahoma T2. Central Oklahoma T2. Midwestern State T2. Tarleton State 6. Abilene Christian T7. Angelo State T7. East Central T7. Eastern New Mexico T10. Northeastern State T10. Southwestern Oklahoma T10. West Texas A&M 13. Texas A&M-Commerce

LSC W-L 8-0 6-2 6-2 6-2 6-2 5-3 3-5 3-5 3-5 2-6 2-6 2-6 0-8

2001-Lone Star Conference Rank, Team T1. Tarleton State T1. Texas A&M-Kingsville 3. Angelo State 4. East Central 5. Midwestern State 6. Texas A&M-Commerce T7. Eastern New Mexico T7. Northeastern State 9. Abilene Christian T10. Southeastern Oklahoma T10. Southwestern Oklahoma 12. Central Oklahoma 13. West Texas A&M

LSC W-L 8-1 8-1 6-2 6-3 5-3 5-4 4-4 4-4 3-6 2-6 2-6 1-7 0-8

2005-LSC North Rank, Team Southeastern Oklahoma Texas A&M-Commerce Central Oklahoma East Central Northeastern State Southwestern Oklahoma

Overall W-L 8-2 5-5 3-7 3-7 2-8 1-10

North W-L 5-0 4-2 2-3 12-3 2-3 0-5

2003-LSC North Rank, Team Tarleton State Southeastern Oklahoma Central Oklahoma Northeastern State East Central Southwestern Oklahoma

Overall W-L 8-4 7-3 9-3 3-7 3-8 5-6

North W-L 4-1 3-2 3-2 2-3 2-3 1-4

2001-LSC North Rank, Team Midwestern State East Central Northeastern State Southeastern Oklahoma Southwestern Oklahoma Central Oklahoma

Overall W-L 7-4 6-4 5-5 3-7 4-6 3-8

North W-L 4-1 3-2 3-2 2-3 2-3 1-4

2005-LSC South Rank, Team West Texas A&M Angelo State Tarleton State Midwestern State Texas A&M-Kingsville Eastern New Mexico Abilene Christian

Overall W-L 10-2 9-3 7-3 6-4 6-4 5-6 4-6

South W-L 6-1 4-2 3-3 3-3 2-4 2-4 2-4

2003-LSC South Rank, Team Texas A&M-Kingsville Abilene Christian Midwestern State Eastern New Mexico West Texas A&M Angelo State Texas A&M-Commerce

Overall W-L 11-2 6-4 7-3 6-5 3-8 3-8 1-10

South W-L 6-0 5-1 4-2 2-4 2-4 2-4 0-6

2001-LSC South Rank, Team Texas A&M-Kingsville Tarleton State Angelo State Texas A&M-Commerce Eastern New Mexico Abilene Christian West Texas A&M

Overall W-L 9-1 9-2 6-4 7-4 6-4 3-8 2-9

South W-L 5-1 5-1 4-2 3-3 2-4 2-4 0-6

2004-Lone Star Conference Rank, Team 1. Texas A&M-Kingsville T2. Southeastern Oklahoma T2. Central Oklahoma T2. Midwestern State 5. Tarleton State T6. Abilene Christian T6. East Central T6. Eastern New Mexico 9. Texas A&M-Commerce T10. Angelo State T10. West Texas A&M 12. Southwestern Oklahoma 13. Northeastern State

LSC W-L 8-1 7-2 7-2 7-2 6-3 5-4 5-4 5-4 4-5 2-7 2-7 1-8 0-9

2002-Lone Star Conference Rank, Team 1. Texas A&M-Kingsville T2. Tarleton State T2. Abilene Christian T2. Midwestern State T5. Eastern New Mexico T5. Southeastern Oklahoma T5. Southwestern Oklahoma 8. Central Oklahoma 9. East Central T10. Northeastern State T10. Angelo State T10. Texas A&M-Commerce 13. West Texas A&M

LSC W-L 7-1 6-2 6-2 6-2 5-3 5-3 5-3 4-4 3-5 2-6 2-6 2-6 0-8

2000-Lone Star Conference Rank, Team 1. Northeastern State T2. Central Oklahoma T2. Midwestern State T2. Eastern New Mexico T2. East Central 6. Tarleton State T7. Southwestern Oklahoma T7. West Texas A&M T7. Angelo State T10. Texas A&M-Commerce T10. Texas A&M-Kingsville 12. Abilene Christian 13. Southeastern Oklahoma

LSC W-L 7-1 5-3 5-3 5-3 5-3 5-4 4-4 4-4 4-4 4-5 4-5 1-7 0-7

2004-LSC North Rank, Team Southeastern Oklahoma Central Oklahoma Tarleton State East Central Southwestern Oklahoma Northeastern State

Overall W-L 8-3 8-2 7-4 6-4 1-9 0-10

North W-L 4-1 4-1 3-2 3-2 1-4 0-5

2002-LSC North Rank, Team Tarleton State Southeastern Oklahoma Southwestern Oklahoma Central Oklahoma Northeastern State East Central

Overall W-L 9-2 7-3 7-4 5-6 4-7 3-8

North W-L 4-1 3-2 3-2 2-3 2-3 1-4

2000-LSC North Rank, Team Northeastern State Midwestern State Central Oklahoma Southwestern Oklahoma East Central Southeastern Oklahoma

Overall W-L 9-1 7-4 5-5 6-4 6-5 1-9

North W-L 5-0 3-2 3-2 2-3 2-3 0-5

2004-LSC South Rank, Team Texas A&M-Kingsville Midwestern State Eastern New Mexico Abilene Christian Texas A&M-Commerce West Texas A&M Angelo State

Overall W-L 9-2 8-3 6-5 5-5 4-6 2-8 2-9

South W-L 5-1 5-1 4-2 3-3 2-4 1-5 1-5

2002-LSC South Rank, Team Texas A&M-Kingsville Abilene Christian Eastern New Mexico Midwestern State Angelo State Texas A&M-Commerce West Texas A&M

Overall W-L 10-3 6-4 8-3 7-4 2-8 2-8 0-11

South W-L 5-1 5-1 4-2 4-2 2-4 1-5 0-6

2000-LSC South Rank, Team Eastern New Mexico Angelo State Tarleton State West Texas A&M Texas A&M-Commerce Texas A&M-Kingsville Abilene Christian

Overall W-L 6-4 6-4 6-5 5-6 5-6 4-7 1-9

South W-L 4-2 4-2 3-3 3-3 3-3 3-3 1-5

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2001 LSC Champions

President Dr. Dominic F. Dottavio

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r. F. Dominic Dottavio became the fifteenth president of Tarleton State University on August 1, 2008. He provides strategic direction for the campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Granbury and Thurber. Dr. Dottavio can be seen all around campus, greeting everyone with a cheerful “It’s a great day to be a Texan!” He serves as Tarleton’s ambassador to students, parents, alumni and friends. Dr. Dottavio came to Tarleton from the presidency of Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio. At Heidelberg, he increased student enrollment, expanded the curriculum and initiated student engagement strategies and programs. Prior to his tenure at Heidelberg, he served as the chief executive officer of The Ohio State University at Marion. His accomplishments there included opening a university center in nearby Delaware, Ohio, and receiving a $10 million gift, which was one of the largest ever given to the Ohio State system. When named to head Ohio State-Marion, Dr. Dottavio was working for the United States Department

of the Interior as chief scientist for the National Parks Service in Atlanta. Research programs he led there included endangered species reintroduction, ecosystem restoration and conservation biology. Dr. Dottavio earned a bachelor’s degree in natural resource management from The Ohio State University, a master’s degree from Yale University and a Ph.D. from Purdue University. In 2001, The Ohio State University selected Dr. Dottavio from among 350,000 alumni to receive its Distinguished Citizenship Award. In 2007, he was honored by Purdue University as a distinguished alumnus of the College of Agriculture. President Dottavio and his wife, Dr. C. Lisette Dottavio, CPA and senior tax accountant, have two grown children, Aaron and Adrea, who live in Montgomery and College Station.

67 All-Americans

Three Academic All-Americans

Dr. Dottavio on Tarleton Athletics “I’m extraordinarily proud to be president of Tarleton State University.” “Student-athletes can be assured that they have a president who loves sports and views them as important to the university.” “Athletics add immeasurably to the life of the campus and create opportunities for educating our students. Many of the lessons of life are learned outside the classroom.” “Tarleton is very fortunate to have strong community support for its athletic programs. There are few if any other Division II universities in the country that have such a comprehensive list of businesses and individuals supporting their athletic programs.”

“What has impressed me most about Tarleton is the spirit and pride of our alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and students. Tarleton spirit and pride can be felt in the passion for our traditions and comes alive through our student-athletes when they are on the field, court and track. A successful athletic program like we have at Tarleton lifts the spirit of the entire Stephenville community.” - Dr. Dottavio

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Tarleton Administration

Chilton

Dr. Brad Chilton

Graham

Mercer

Vice President Enrollment and Information Management

State University, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators (TACUSPA). TACUSPA is an association of administrators, staff, students and others interested in the professional administration of student affairs programs in higher education. The Distinguished Service Award is presented in recognition of high quality leadership performance in

Vice President Institutional Advancement Dr. Rick Richardson is in his first full year as the Vice President for

Institutional Advancement. Dr. Richardson came to Tarleton while running Richardson Philanthropy Consulting where he provided specialized startegic services in the areas of advancement management, annual giving, major gifts, capital campaigns and more. Richardson received his associate’s degree from Del Mar College, bachelor’s and Juris doctorate degree from Baylor University, master’s from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and doctorate from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va. He previously served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement at McMurry in Abilene, and as Executive Director of Development, Planned Giving and Foundation Relations at TAMUCorpus Christi. Richardson has also taught on the university level and served as an attorney for the Internal Revenue Service.

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Vice President Student Services Dr. Wanda Mercer, Vice President for Student Services at Tarleton

Dr. Rick Richardson

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Dr. Wanda Mercer

for Academic Affairs at Tarleton State University after A native of Kansas, Peer previously held the same position at Tarleton for six years before retiring in August 2007. After leaving, he served as a consultant to the president of Minnesota State UniversityMankato to provide services for campus expansion. He also served as Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Texas A&M University-Commerce prior to returning to Tarleton. Peer has spent more than 40 years in education with experiences ranging from tenured professor to interim president at public and private universities, including Central Michigan University, Adams State College and the University of Tulsa. At Tarleton, he helped initiate the expansion of the university into new territories, including increasing the number of degree programs at Tarleton’s Fort Worth facilities and at McLennan County Community College in Waco, Texas. Peer has a bachelor’s degree from Washburn University, a master’s degree from Emporia State University and a doctororal degree from Indiana University-Bloomington. He received the Outstanding Achievement Certificate and Governor’s Official Recognition for his efforts on behalf of the TAMUS Regent’s Initiative for Excellence in Education in 2004.

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Jerry Graham, Vice President for Finance and Administration, has the unique ability to say his first responsibility at Tarleton State University was “student.” Returning to Tarleton in 1970 – one year after his graduation – Graham has run the gamut of experience, beginning as student, continuing on as the university’s assistant business manager and now a longtime Tarleton vice president, under several titles, including business manager. Today he is vice president for finance and administration. His current charge has been in guiding Tarleton’s division of finance and administration in the pursuit of many broad responsibilities that vary from budgetary control, employee training and benefits, to the management of utilities, facilities and maintenance, campus parking, and the university’s computing environment – things vital to day-to-day operations.

Vice President Academic Affairs/Provost Dr. Gary Peer returns to Tarleton as the Provost and Vice President

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Dr. Gary Peer

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jerry Graham

Richardson

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Dr. Chilton joined the Tarleton faculty in 1982. He is a tenured, full-professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems. Dr. Chilton served in the CIS Department until 2001 and as head of the Department of Computer Information Systems for three years. Also in 2001, The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents selected Dr. Chilton as a Regents’ Professor, a distinction awarded to those faculty members who have made exemplary contributions to their university and the people of the State of Texas. Dr. Chilton has served in many roles at Tarleton over the last 25 years. He was Associate Vice President for Student Services for 3 years, during which time he supervised the offices of Admissions, Registrar, and Financial Aid. He served as an associate dean for operations in the Office of the Registrar and Admissions, and a programmer/analyst in Data Processing. Since January 2004, Dr. Chilton has served as executive director for the Office for Planning, Evaluation and Institutional Research. In August 2007, he began service as the Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. He was named the vice president for enrollment and information management in July of 2009. Dr. Chilton received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoratoral degrees from Texas A&M University-Commerce.

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student affairs at the state, regional and national level. Dr. Mercer has been a member of TACUSPA for over 25 years and has served the association in a wide variety of capacities. She served two terms as president, served as vice president and was editor of the newsletter. Dr. Mercer’s selection for the award is particularly significant since the nomination and selection process comes from her peers. Before joining the administration at Tarleton in 1992, Dr. Mercer was with the University of Houston-Clear Lake for 16 years. She holds a Bachelors and Masters degree from Sam Houston State University and an Ed.D. from Vanderbilt University.

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67 All-Americans

Three Academic All-Americans

Four-Time LSC Division Championships

2001 LSC Champions

Tarleton State University Founded in 1899 as a private, liberal arts college known then as John Tarleton College, the institution became a member of The Texas A&M University System in 1917, a four-year degree-granting institution in 1959 and gained status as a university in 1973. Tarleton State University is now one of the state’s fastest growing institutions with an enrollment of 9,633 for fall 2008. Located one hour from Fort Worth in Stephenville, Texas, Tarleton serves as the educational and cultural flagship of the Cross Timbers Region. With a population of 17,000, Stephenville is known as one of the country’s most desirable places to live and is included in Norman Crampton’s The 100 Best Small Towns in America published by Prentice Hall. Upgraded campus facilities and affordable tuition combined with Stephenville’s economical cost of living, make Tarleton one of the best university values in Texas. A new 70,000-square-foot sports recreation center, complete with weight rooms, track and gym, opened in fall 2007. The two-story building holds four racquetball courts, a weight room, cardio equipment as well as multi-purpose rooms, classroom and office space. The new facility is also home to a climbing wall and an “outdoor pursuit” area, allowing students the opportunity to sign up for such outdoor items as kayyaks, tents, and camping equipment. Tarleton Quick Facts Other recent additions include a new $30.8 • 2008 Fall Enrollment: 9,633 million science building complete with a 64-seat planetarium, and a new observatory at Tarleton’s Hunewell Ranch, which houses a fully robotic, • Student/Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1 32-inch diameter, research-grade telescope. Students come from around the world–26 • Undergraduate Degree Programs: 68 countries and 49 states in the United States–to attend Tarleton. Students have the opportunity • Graduate Degree Programs: 22 to choose from 64 undergraduate, 21 graduate, two associate degree programs and one doctoral • Doctorate Degree Programs: 1 program. The largest non-land grant agriculture • Associate Degree Programs: 2 university in the United States, Tarleton is a leader in teacher education. It has one of the largest and oldest public school improvement partnerships in the United States, benefiting more than 50 area school districts. The university also is a national leader in educating agricultural education teachers. Data Mining and data warehousing research at Tarleton is improving crop insurance for farmers. At the Center for Agribusiness Excellence (CAE), researchers seek to improve the integrity of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency’s delivery of services to farmers. Data mining research has identified patterns, and schemes for cheating the system that are then reported to the Compliance Branch of the agency. In addition, systematic mistakes causing farmers’ claims to be underpaid are reported for corrective action. To date, more than $300 million in cost savings has been attributed to CAE research. Bachelor’s degrees in nursing, environmental engineering, engineering physics, international agriculture, interdisciplinary business, communications, as well as a master’s degree in environmental science and a doctoral degree in educational administration have been added to the curriculum. Tarleton also offers an innovative horticulture/landscaping program in golf course management. A doctoral degree in educational administration and online master’s degrees programs are offered. Tarleton was recognized for its Tarleton Model for Accelerated Teacher Education (TMATE), which received special notice from the Association of Teacher Education for program excellence. Through the TMATE program, Tarleton is the provider of alternate teacher certification for Fort Worth ISD. The Computer Information Systems Department was selected by the International Data Processing Management Association as the outstanding four-year program in North America in 1989, 1996 and 2003 making Tarleton the first university to be a three-time award recipient. Tarleton’s Laboratory for Wellness and Motor Behavior houses a unique training machine called “The Psycle™” for individuals with quadriplegia, paraplegia, hemiplegia, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, or other mobility impairments that require special training. Research showing the importance of moving paralyzed body parts is ongoing. The Department of Animal Sciences oversees the Tarleton Equine-Assisted Therapy (TREAT) program that is designed to utilize horseback riding as a form of physical, emotional and recreational therapy. Hippotherapy (physical therapy on horseback using the horse as a therapist) has developed as a medical field recognized by most major countries. The Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research on the Tarleton campus plays a national leadership role in environmental issues related to water quality. This program provides the university, the dairy and beef industries, environmental control agencies and governmental policy groups with water pollution data for the 230,000-acre Upper North Bosque River watershed. In fall 2002 the W.K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas opened at a site located near Thurber, approximately 30 miles northwest of Stephenville. The Center is located on 4.1 acres near the site of Texas’ first coal mine and adjacent to New York Hill and is dedicated to the preservation, research and recording of Texas industrial history including coal mining, brick making and oil and gas exploration. Most university activities take place on Tarleton’s centrally located, 150-acre main campus. A 700-acre university farm and the 1,170-acre Hunewell Ranch provide additional educational facilities. Tarleton also offers specialized programs at its Dora Lee Langdon Cultural and Educational Center in Granbury and select programs and courses at McLennan Community College in Waco, Weatherford Community College in Weatherford, and in Fort Worth. Upperlevel courses are offered at Tarleton-Central Texas in Killeen.

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• Combined Endowment Funds FY 2008: $38.5 million • 2008-2009 Operating Budget: $118.6 million • Erath County Economic Impact: $170 million • State of Texas Economic Impact: $311 million • Founded in 1899 • Ranks among the most affordable public four-year universities in Texas • Offers one of only four hydrology programs in the United States, and one of only two engineering physics programs in Texas • Psycle™ programs creates health-related fitness for individuals with spinal cord injuries and other neurological impairment • National leader in certification of agricultural science teachers • $30.8 million science building houses the first planetarium in The Texas A&M University System with a research grade observatory housing a 32-inch telescope connecting Tarleton to an international network of observatories around the world • Tarleton’s Equine Assisted Therapy (TREAT) program utilizes horseback riding as a form of physical, emotional and recreational therapy • Tarleton has been approved to build a new dairy and a state-of-the-art nursing school


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TTS and TTP

Formed when Tarleton was a junior college, the Ten Tarleton Peppers (TTP) and Ten Tarleton Sisters (TTS) are the two oldest organizations on campus. These spirit organizations for men and women were formed in 1921 and 1923 respectively. New members of these secret organizations are selected by current members. When first organized, the two groups met late at night and prepared signs for upcoming athletic events. The basic signs at this time were made of canvas and were stretched between trees on campus. The clubs met in the attic of the old recreation hall which is now the Administration Annex. The identities of the senior members were disclosed in group photos when the yearbooks were distributed. Senior members stood facing the camera while others faced away from the camera with various and sundry items placed over their heads. The groups are sponsored by faculty and staff members.

Purple Poo

The TTS and TTP were precursors of the modern Purple Poo. The still-secret organization makes Poo signs each Monday night, which appear on campus every Tuesday morning. The signs occasionally comment on campus political life and student life, but most promote school spirit. These signs are nailed to trees on campus. Members appear in public dressed in costumes and identity is closely guarded.

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Upon joining the Texas A&M System in 1917, the Tarleton athletic teams became known as the “Junior Aggies.” In 1924, Coach W.J. Wisdom became disenchanted with the name and held a contest to select a new mascot. The winner would receive $5 and Wisdom would be the sole judge. One day, Wisdom was walking across campus and contemplating the fact that Tarleton was primarily an agricultural school when the name “Plowboys” popped into his head. He immediately adopted the new mascot and kept the $5. The symbol of the Plowboys, was a muscular young man in overalls pushing a hand plow. In 1950, the mascot withstood a challenge when four additional names were suggested for a student vote. Plowboys won by a 2-1 margin. With the University’s changing image, however, another election was held in 1961 and students approved the name “Texans.” The horse and rider became the new athletic mascot of the University.

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The Plowboys

In 1984, a group of interested students established a spirit organization on campus and readopted the name “Plowboys,” which was the former mascot of the athletic teams. The Plowboys attend athletic events and other campus activities and are familiar to students because of their white shirts, hats and purple chaps. Legend has it that John Tarleton, founder of the University, had a pet duck named Oscar P who went everywhere with him. The two were so close that Oscar P is said to be buried with Tarleton. At various student activities, the Purple Poo rally Tarleton students by raising the spirit of Oscar P. This is done by kneeling and pounding the ground while calling out “Hey, Oscar P.” Although this has become one of the favorite traditions, there is no evidence to verify the story.

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At the height of the Tarleton-North Texas Agriculture College rivalry, frequent raids by opposing students were common. Bonfires were the primary objectives, and as described in the J-TAC newspaper (Tarleton’s school paper), the students were driven by “the desire to cause premature conflagration of the accumulated rubbish.” On Nov. 29, two days before the traditional football game, and in retaliation for the burning of the NTAC bonfire by Tarleton students the night before, an NTAC student and accomplice flew over the Tarleton campus and attempted to bomb the bonfire. In their efforts to repel the air attack, Tarleton students on guard threw various objects at the plane. L.V. Risinger hurled a 2x4 into the air which struck the propeller and disabled the aircraft. The pilot glided over what is now the Hall of Presidents and crash-landed in a clump of trees. While the NTAC student and his buddy were launching the air attack, three truck loads of NTAC students were attempting to invade campus by land. Both the land and air attacks were repulsed. The NTAC students were captured, given a block-T haircut and sent on their way. The Homecoming bonfire has been dedicated to L.V. Risinger, defender of the bonfire, who died in 1994.

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arleton State University recently completed its new, state-of-the-art student recreational sports center. The 76,000-square-foot facility was voted for and approved by students and houses a multi-purpose gymnasium, including three basketball courts, four racquetball courts, a track on the second floor, a large weight lifting area, rooms for martial arts and aerobics, and a cardio area. The facility will incorporate such amenities as a cardio theater, conference rooms, a climbing wall and rentable camping equipment. The facility is located adjacent to the home side of Memorial Stadium.

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2001 LSC Champions

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arleton State University has completed its newest building project, a state-of-the-art dining facility. The building opened this summer, ending 80 years of service for the old facility. The 42,000-square foot facility will accommodate 700 students and will be an extension of the Barry B. Thompson Student Center. The almost $13-million facility will have two floors, a convenience store, executive meeting rooms and a cafe with Internet capabilities. The new facility sits between the Student Center and the Tarleton Control Center on Vanderbilt Street in the center of campus.

67 All-Americans

Three Academic All-Americans

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Wisdom Gymnasium is located in the Health and Physical Education Building on the northwest corner of the campus, adjacent to Memorial Stadium. The facility serves as home for both the Texans and the TexAnns basketball teams. The gymnasium, named for long-time Tarleton athletics director and coach W.J. Wisdom, was built in 1970 at a cost of $1.3 million. A $1.7 million expansion project was completed in 1977. The total physical education complex covers 114,343 square feet of floor space. The Texan and TexAnn basketball teams play in the main gym that seats 3,000 spectators in both the upper and lower seating arrangements combined. Seating on the lower south side has chair backs, which were installed in 1999. The new hardwood floor has been refinished and has an updated paint job with the 3D T logo in center court. The men’s and women’s basketball locker rooms have received several updates over the last couple of years, including new carpeting, new lockers and new technology for watching film. A four-way viewing scoreboard, installed in 1987 and upgraded in 1996, is located above the center of the basketball court with four new public address speakers mounted on top of the board. The TexAnn volleyball team plays in its own gym, known as the “South Gym” or the “Volleyball Gym.” The extra gymnasium was completed in 1977 as part of a $1.7 million expansion project to the existing building and quickly became the home court for the TexAnn volleyball team. The court is a hardwood floor which can be viewed by a capacity crowd of 700 spectators.

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