Texans will face Cardinals in the Conference Matchup on Saturday
The Tarleton Texans will seek to recover from last week’s loss to Sam Houston with a conference game against Lamar, who has had a five-game losing streak.
The game, scheduled for 6pm on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, will be televised on ESPN + with John Liddle and Richard Bartel. The game will be broadcast on Tarleton Sports Network at 90.5 FM in the Stephenville area, with Byron Anderson, Kyle Masters, Cody Vannoy and Keltin Wiens directing the broadcast.
Tarleton is holding its 4th annual Legends Game to celebrate the Texas baseball team’s 30th anniversary in 1991. There will also be post-game fireworks for fans to enjoy.
The Texans honor the great head of the school with a teacher and staff recognition game where all teachers and staff have access to free tickets to the West Side. Fans can join the game for as little as $ 5 by using the coupon code “LEGENDS” during the checkout process. The offer is only available online, tickets are valid for the East Side standing room or the end zone.
The tailgate of Texan Alley opens at 9:00 a.m. in Lot A. For maps of the area and complete tailgate guidelines, visit TarletonSports.com/TexanAlley. Non-tailgating lots open at 2:00 p.m. while the stadium gates open at 4:00 p.m. At 4:30 p.m. on Texan Alley, the Tarleton Game Day Radio Show begins live on site.
About the matchup
This is the first time these two teams have met. If you play a brand new opponent at home, the Texans are 27-12 in games like this.
This is the second of three games in a row for Tarleton against another WAC opponent. With wins in the next two, Texans will finish their first year in the conference 3-2 over .500.
Lamar has an active losing streak of five games. The Cardinals lost three on the road. This is their last street game of the season.
Lamar averages 17.0 points (105th place), which enables 34.9 PPG (107th place) with a sales margin of -5 (5 INT, 2 FR to 5 INT, 7 FR).
This is Tarleton’s 4th annual Legends Game, honoring the 1991 Texas baseball team and celebrating its 30th birthday. The team was the first in program history to win 40 games in one season and deliver the first TIAA championship under Hall of Fame head coach Jack Allen.
Tarleton celebrates its fifth win of the season with a win against Lamar. That would be the sixth season in a row that the Texans have won at least five games, the 10th time in the last 11 seasons, the 21st time in the last 23.
In his last three games, Steven Duncan has racked up nine touchdowns and 842 pass yards (282.7 pro).
In the last game, Benjie Franklin had 10 tackles and one interception. He broke his previous career high of six tackles, which he had made three times before. He’s also the first Texan with an interception and 10+ tackles in the same game since EJ Speed picked up and 17 tackles in the playoffs against # 1 Minnesota State Mankato on December 1, 2018. Speed currently plays for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL.
In the red zone on either side of the ball, Tarleton has had year-round success. On the offensive, the Texans scored a .857 clip on 30 out of 35 trips. Her 30 results would be the 14th best in the FCS if it weren’t for the transition from the leaderboard. In the meantime, the defense has allowed 20 hits in the red area, a would-be top 40 mark of the FCS.
Next up for Tarleton
Tarleton will play their last street game and conference game of the year on Saturday, November 13th at 1pm CT at Abilene Christian. ACU has the same record as the Texans with 4-4.