The Javelina football team, fresh off their 17-14 victory over Colorado Mesa University is set to take on LSC rivals Texas A&M Commerce at AT&T Stadium, Saturday Sept. 20.
This is the LSC opener for both teams as well as the opening game for the LSC festival.
Last season the Lions defeated TAMUK at Javelina Stadium 41-28 winning the Chennault Cup in the process.
Head Coach David Calloway said the team is going to have to be fundamentally sound to build off last week’s win.
“We got to play assignment football, we got to tackle really well. They got a lot of explosive players,” he said. “Probably the best core of receivers we have seen thus far. We just got to play assignment football and make sure we rally to the football.”
The Lions bring to the game one of the top offenses in the LSC averaging a staggering 57.5 points per game to go along with their impressive 656.5 yards per game.
The Lions average 214 yards per game on the ground with former Texas Longhorns running back Joe Bergeron.
Bergeron joined the Lions this offseason after being kicked off the Longhorns by current Head Coach Charlie Strong.
He leads the stable of running backs with 195 yards and two touchdowns with 97.5 yards per game. Richard Cooper joins Bergeron in the backfield with 119 yards with two touchdowns and 59.5 per game.
The leader of the Lions offense is quarterback Tyrik Rollinson. Rollinson has 838 yards passing with six touchdowns through the air. He is completing 64.2 percent of his passes averaging 419 yards per game.
The defense of the Lions averages 29 points per game given up, with 115 yards rushing given up per game and 409.5 passing yards given up per game.
The defense of the Lions gives up 524.5 yards per game.
Linebacker Charles Woods leads the Lions in total tackles with 26. Woods has 15 solo tackles and one quarterback sack.
Cameron Napolean and Izzy Eziakor lead the secondary with a combined 21 tackles and one interception by Eziakor.
Kickoff for the game is set for 10 a.m. at AT&T Stadium and can be seen on TAMUK TV 2 and heard on the radio on KTAIFM 91.1.