Week 7 of the Non-FBS season noticed Houston Christian submit its first shutout in opposition to an FCS opponent in program historical past and Angelo State safe a key win. On the identical time, Lamar introduced itself as a menace to win the Southland Convention, and Hardin-Simmons continues to win regardless of a number of accidents.

First Down: Houston Christian protection shines in win

To say Braxton Harris has been profitable in his first season on the helm of Houston Christian could be an understatement. The Huskies earned their third win of the season with a 30-0 victory over Prairie View A&M on Saturday. The three wins are the third most in a season since HCU started soccer in 2014, and 6 wins isn’t out of the query for the Huskies this yr.

HCU hosts an enhancing Texas A&M-Commerce squad following a bye week and has two winnable street video games at Northwestern State and McNeese remaining. Probably the most spectacular stats from the Huskies win over the Panthers got here from a protection that held PVAMU to 110 complete yards of offense, together with solely 20 yards dashing. The shutout was the primary in opposition to an FCS opponent in program historical past.

Second Down: Angelo State secures key win over Texas A&M-Kingsville

As anticipated, yards weren’t simple for both crew by means of the air or on the bottom Saturday. Nevertheless, the Rams protection pressured 4 interceptions and scored 35 factors within the center two quarters for a 38-16 victory over the Javelinas. Regardless of the loss, Texas A&M-Kingsville might nonetheless attain the playoffs however might want to win all 4 remaining video games, together with three video games on the street.

The victory arrange an important matchup for Angelo State subsequent week once they host UTPB. A Rams win subsequent week would preserve their hopes of a minimum of a share of the Lone Star Convention title alive, whereas a Falcons win would preserve them undefeated within the LSC with three video games remaining within the common season.

Third Down: Lamar is a menace to win the Southland Convention

You are possible curious concerning the headline should you didn’t learn final week’s version of 4 Downs. Make no mistake, Lamar is without doubt one of the hottest groups in Texas school soccer proper now after securing its fourth straight win on Saturday. The Cardinals took benefit of two interceptions and one fumble to defeat Southeastern Louisiana 30-24 in Hammond, La.

The Cardinals are a menace to win the Southland Convention this season and have three of their subsequent 4 video games at residence following the bye week. Lamar opens the ultimate stretch of the common season by internet hosting UIW, with the Cardinals lone street recreation throughout that stretch coming in opposition to Nicholls in Week 11

Fourth Down: Cowboy Up

You gained’t hear Hardin-Simmons coach Jesse Burleson use accidents as an excuse for the Cowboys seemingly latest struggles. The phrase ‘struggles’ won’t apply, contemplating HSU is 5-1 this season. Nevertheless, I think about the phrases ‘Cowboy up ’ are sometimes used across the program. HSU has been ravaged by accidents this yr.

The Cowboys protection has misplaced three defensive starters this season that earned All-American Southwest Convention honors final yr. Jordan Hammonds was injured throughout fall camp and can miss the season. Davonte Nephew suffered a season-ending harm in Week 2, and Matt Mitchell has but to return following an appendectomy earlier than HSU’s Week 4 contest at Endicott. The Cowboys are additionally with out Cade Michna, who was among the many nation’s leaders in tackles earlier than struggling an harm in opposition to Endicott.

The offense hasn’t been immune from the harm bug, with beginning heart Michael Callahan at present out and quarterback Gaylon Glynn returning this week for his first motion because the journey to Endicott.


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