The Lions are coming off a close 38-35 win over pesky Abilene Christian. The Lions powerful offense is averaging just over 45 points a game including a 63-0 thrashing of the hapless Tarleton Texans two weeks ago. Led by Junior running back Richard Cooper from Angleton, the Lions are averaging almost 250 yards per game on the ground. Complimented by a balanced corps of receivers, Senior quarterback Harrison Stewart from Yucaipa, CA might just be getting noticed by some pro scouts as he is averaging over 250 yards and 3 touchdowns per game with only 2 picks on the season.
The 2-3 West Texas A&M Buffaloes have played a brutal schedule having faced four top 20 teams so far this season. They come into this game having lost a close one at 12th ranked Midwestern State last week. Feature back Geremy Aldridge-Mitchell from Dallas simply knows how to find the end zone having scored all 9 of the Buffaloes rushing touchdowns this season. His production is down a bit from his outstanding 2014 season when he was ranked 4th nationally in all-purpose yards at 203.73 per game, 9th nationally in kick returns at 29.9 yards per return, 4th in rushing touchdowns with 21, and 19th in rushing yards with 1,342. As goes Geremy, so go the Buffaloes.
It’s hard to go against the high-flying Lions in this one, but expect the Buffaloes to go down hard with plenty of action on Saturday. Red wishes he could be there. A&M Commerce 54 West Texas A&M 45.
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