Game #1: Midwestern St. at Abilene Christian (October 20, 2012): This game features two of the best teams in Division II. Both of these teams lead the LSC in scoring and total offense last season and with playmakers returning on the offensive side of the ball except the same results. Midwestern St. is the favorite to win the conference this season with runningback duo of Jackson and Pipkin along with battle tested Quarterback Brandon Kelsey.
The offense will score points at will this season.
As for Abilene Christian, they are no slouches on offense either. Abilene Christian returns the duo of QB Mitchell Gale and WR Taylor Gabriel. Defense is the ultimate trump card here and I think Midwestern State has the better defense. Look for this game to be entertaining and one of the best in D2 this season.
Game #2: West Alabama at Abilene Christian (November 11, 2012): This huge non-conference game pits the favorite of the GSC versus a favorite in the LCS. Look for the West Alabama LB duo of Deon Lacey and Gabe Poe to control the middle of the field on defense. Can Matt Willis have a giant game carrying the ball for UWA and allow them to control the clock and field position? Abilene Christian ranked 5th in the LSC for their rush defense and will need a huge game in order to stop Willis. Abilene Christian might be able to counterpunch UWA with their quick strike ability through the passing game. Either way this monstrous non-conference game will be a dandy to watch.
Game #3: Incarnate Word at Texas A&M-Kingsville (October 13, 2012): This game might not be close on the score board, but the offense-defense battle between the secondary of Incarnate Word and the WR’s of Texas A&M-Kingsville. The combination of Armstrong and Batiste should be entertaining as they are skilled WR who combined for 14 touchdowns and over 1200 yards. Well, they’ll be matched up against the secondary of Pavliska and Haywood. This secondary duo accounted for over 120 tackles, 9 int’s, and 25 pass deflects. It will be interesting to see which side of the ball is able to exploit the other team and ultimately win this game.
Game #4: Midwestern St at West Texas A&M (November 3, 2012): Another giant matchup that will once again put the conference favorites to the test. Midwestern State has a few road games this season that will cause them problems. West Texas A&M is a talented team with playmakers on both sides of the ball. They lead the LSC in Pass Defense and Total Defense last season. Can this be a trap again for Midwestern State if they run the gauntlet up to this point?
LSC Champion: Midwestern St.
Sleeper: Texas A&M-Kingsville
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