After suffering a 38-24 defeat at the hands of FCS opponent Sam Houston State last weekend, the Texas A&M University-Commerce football team now sets its sights on a game with NCAA Playoff implications when they face Angelo State for the second time this season in round one of the Lone Star Conference Playoff at 3 p.m. on Saturday in Commerce.
The no. 12-ranked Lions (7-2, 6-0 LSC) come into the first round as the no. 1 seed after winning the 22nd Conference Championship in program history, and their second in as many years. The Rams (6-3, 3-3 LSC) come in as the no. 4 seed after a coin flip was used to decide the 3-4-5 seeds, as all three teams had identical conference records, as well as a victory over each other. Head Coach Colby Carthel says that even though it came down to a coin flip, any opponent they would’ve faced would be a challenge.
“It doesn’t matter who we could play,” Carthel said. “Our boys are excited, we know that if we win the ballgame, we could be in the NCAA Playoffs.”