Week 11 Previews for Texas Programs

When or: 11am; Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida.


EMS update: The Mustangs are coming off a record 77-63 win over Houston at home. SMU set a program record and tied the AAC record for first-half points (56), set the AAC record for most combined points in a game, and set the NCAA FBS record for combined points in the regulations.

USF update: Special teams coordinator Daniel Da Prato is the interim head coach for the remainder of the season, replacing Jeff Scott, who was fired last Sunday. The Bulls fell to Temple 58-24 in their last outing. The series with SMU is tied 3-3.

Abilene Christian (6-3, 3-0) at Sam Houston (5-2)

When or: Midday; Bowers Stadium, Huntsville.

UCA Update: The series is tied 13-13-1. The Wildcats tied their best win total in the NCAA Division I era and can take a step toward an automatic playoff berth with a win over the Bearkats. The ACU closes out a three-game road swing.

SHSU update: Ineligible for a WAC Championship, Sam Houston, who won a 13th straight season, is entering his final homestand as an FCS program. He will face Southern Utah on November 19. On a five-game winning streak, the Bearkats have won their last eight games after an open week dating back to 2015.

Lamar (1-8) at New Mexico State (3-5)

When or: 1 p.m.; Aggie Memorial Stadium, Las Cruces, New Mexico

LU update: Prior to the non-conference game, the Cardinals lost to SLU 47-31 in their previous game. Freshman Mike Chandler threw for 251 yards and three scores against SLU.

NMSU update: The Aggies are averaging 16.0 points per game and have a two-game winning streak.

McNeese (2-7, 0-4) at Houston Christian (2-7, 1-4)

When or: 2 p.m., Husky Stadium.

McNeese update: McNeese leads the series 4-0. Cowboys spark plug Deonta McMahon rushed for 966 yards and 10 touchdowns and caught 20 passes for 201 yards and a pair of scores. Kordell Williams recorded 96 tackles.

HCU Update: The Huskies play their final home game and final Southland contest of the year before wrapping up their season next week at Tarleton. Senior linebacker Brennan Young has 402 career tackles. Junior linebacker Jalyx Hunt leads the SLC with seven sacks.

Prairie View A&M (5-4, 4-2) at Arkansas-pine Bluff (2-7, 0-6)

When or: 2 p.m.; Simmons Bank Field, Pine Bluff, Ark.

PV update: Despite losing 23-16 in overtime to Alcorn State, Prairie View remains atop the SWAC West Division, one game ahead of TSU, Southern and Alcorn State. Keyshawn Johnson compiled 62 tackles, 9.5 for a loss with five sacks.

UAPB update: After opening the season with back-to-back wins, both at home, the Golden Lions have lost seven games in a row and are last in the West Division. Kayvon Britten leads the team with 816 rushing yards.

Tarleton (5-4, 1-2) at Utah Tech (3-6, 1-2)

When or: 2 p.m.; Greater Zion Stadium, St. George, Utah.

TSU update: Tarleton is 2-1 against Utah Tech, with the visiting team winning every game. Saturday’s winner takes sole possession of third place in the WAC standings.

Update from Utah Tech: The Trailblazers racked up an FCS-era record 603 yards by beating Southern Utah 48-36. Victor Gabalis has thrown for 840 yards and 10 touchdowns in his last two starts.

Louisiana Tech (3-6, 2-3) at UTSA (7-2, 5-0)

When or: 2:30 p.m.; Alamodome, San Antonio.

Update from LA Tech: Myles Brooks had a pair of interceptions, part of the team’s five takeaways, in the Bulldogs’ 40-24 win over Middle Tennessee. The Bulldogs must win to become eligible for bowling.

Update from UTSA: League leader UTSA can earn a spot in the Conference USA title game and welcome it with two more wins. Jared Sackett was 3 of 3 on field goal attempts plus extra points in the Roadrunners’ 44-38 double-overtime win over UAB.

North Texas (6-4, 5-1) at UAB (4-5, 2-4)

When or: 2:30 p.m.; Protective Stadium, Birmingham, Ala.

TV: Stadium.

UNT update: North Texas can clinch a spot in the American Conference title game with a victory Saturday coupled with a Western Kentucky win over Rice. Behind Austin Aune’s 414 passing yards and five touchdowns in the first half, FIU outshot Mean Green for a 52-14 victory in the return.

UAB Update: UAB fell for a third straight week with the Blazers losing five by one point. DeWayne McBride continues to lead the nation in rushing yards per game (160.9). Saturday is UAB’s final home game. Three of the 21 seniors are completing their sixth year and have been with the program since its return in 2017.

Texas State (3-6, 1-4) at South Alabama (7-2, 4-1)

When or: 4:00 p.m.; Whitney Stadium, Mobile, Alabama.

TSU update: Lincoln Pare rushed for 100 yards even and Layne Hatcher passed for 237 yards and a pair of touchdowns while missing 31-30 at UL Monroe, losing consecutive games on the road by a combined four points. The Bobcats beat the United States 33-31 in four overtime last year in San Marcos.

USA update: La’Damian Webb rushed for 247 yards in South Alabama’s 38-31 win over Georgia Southern. The Jaguars are half a game behind Troy for first place in the Western Division.

Arkansas Center (4-5, 3-1) vs. Stephen F. Austin (5-4, 2-1)

When or: 4:00 p.m.; Homer Bryce Stadium, Nacogdoches.

UCA Update: It’s the 15th time the programs have met, starting in 2006, with the Bears leading the series 10-4. The Bears are coming off a 42-14 loss to Eastern Kentucky a week after racking up 733 yards in the 64-29 North Alabama blitz.

SFA update: In his previous game, a 47-44 loss to Utah Tech, Xavier Gipson totaled 270 all-purpose yards on just 11 touches. Trae Self needs 115 passing yards to reach 10,000. Next week, the Lumberjacks will face Abilene Christian for the WAC Championship.

Kansas State (6-3, 4-2) at Baylor (6-3, 4-2)

When or: 6 p.m.; McLane Stadium, Waco.

TV/Radio: FS1, 1070 AM.

KSU update: Kansas State trails the series 10-9, losing the last four games with Baylor. The 19th-ranked Wildcats followed a 48-0 loss to Oklahoma State with a 34-27 loss to Texas. All three losses came to currently ranked teams. Deuce Vaughn rushed for 975 yards and had 216 receiving yards. Nebraska transfer quarterback Adrian Martinez rushed for 617 yards and 10 scores. Josh Hayes leads the team with 48 tackles and Felix Anudike-Uzomah has a team-leading 7.5 sacks.

Baylor update: Baylor won its third straight game with a 38-35 win at Oklahoma, marking the Bears’ second all-time victory at Norman and the second straight victory over the Sooners. In its last two games, the Bears defense has had eight interceptions. Third-year coach Dave Aranda (20-12) is off to Baylor’s best head coaching career start in 32 games since George Sauer won 20 of his first 32 games (1950-52). The Bears are second nationally in fourth conversions (21).

Kansas (6-3, 3-3) at Texas Tech (4-5, 2-4)

When or: 6 p.m., Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock.

TV/Radio: ESPN+. 100.7 FM

CPU Update: Bowl eligible for the first time since 2008, Kansas is looking to clinch its first winning record since that year. The Jayhawks racked up a season-high 554 yards as they beat Oklahoma State 37-16, ending a three-game losing streak.

Technical update: The Red Raiders, who lead the series 21-2 and are 4-1 at home this season, need to win two of their last three games to become eligible for bowling for a second consecutive year. Texas Tech has used three different quarterbacks in 2022 and leads the Big 12 with 318.6 passing yards per game. The Red Raiders also threw 16 interceptions, six more than any other team in the league. Tech leads the nation with 25 fourth conversions.

Grambling State (3-6, 2-4) at Texas Southern (4-5, 3-3)

When or: 6 p.m., PNC Stadium.

Radio: 90.9 FM.

GSU update: Behind Maurice Washington’s 201 rushing yards and a pair of scores, Grambling outscored Arkansas Pine-Bluff 36-10 on their homecoming, giving the Tigers back-to-back wins for the first time since 2019. Grambling has a record of 0-5 in real road games.

TSU update: Texas Southern’s three-game winning streak ended with last week’s 41-14 home loss to Jackson State. As part of Football Alumni Night, all former TSU players will receive a complimentary ticket to the game.