1. Texas A&M-Commerce (5-1, 3-0): The No. 7-ranked Lions survived a two-day, two-stadium thriller to beat MSU Texas 20-19 in one of the wackiest Lone Star Conference games in recent memory. The game was called at half Saturday night, tied 10-10 due to weather. After negotiating, play resumed Sunday afternoon at Apogee Stadium in Denton. The Lions defense held LSC Preseason Player of the Year, Layton Rabb, without a touchdown pass while forcing an interception.
2. Tarleton (5-0, 4-0): The No. 16-ranked Texans continued to dominate, opening up a 31-0 lead on Eastern New Mexico, on their way to a 48-28 victory. Unbeaten Tarleton has been the most impressive team so far in the LSC, but will face its biggest test to date when traveling to face Texas A&M-Commerce in a conference showdown at 4 p.m. Saturday.
3. MSU Texas (5-1, 3-1): MSU Texas kicker Jaron Imbriana missed a 30-yard field goal at the end of the game against Texas A&M-Commerce in a 20-19 loss. The Mustangs offense struggled in both halves, being held scoreless during the final 20 minutes of play.
4. West Texas A&M (4-2, 2-1): The Buffs played a complete second half of football in all three phases of the game, pulling away from UT Permian Basin with a 42-21 win. WT now has three straight wins for the first time since 2016, while Duke Carter became the first WT running back to rush for four touchdowns in a game since Khiry Robinson in 2012. Carter also leads the LSC in rushing with 714 yards this year.
5. Angelo State (3-3, 2-2): The Rams have snapped a two-game losing skid with a 52-0 rout at Western New Mexico. The Rams offense piled up 583 offensive yards behind quarterback Payne Sullins, who threw for 229 yards with three scores. ASU welcomes WT to San Angelo on Saturday for a big LSC matchup.
6. Eastern New Mexico (1-5, 1-3): ENMU fell in a 31-0 hole before scoring 28 second half points in a loss to Tarleton. The Greyhounds hope to turn the tides when they host in-state rival Western New Mexico for Homecoming on Saturday.
7. Texas A&M-Kingsville (2-4, 0-3): Western Oregon made a 2,293 mile trip well worth it, beating Texas A&M-Kingsville in a 13-7 slugfest. The Javelinas' road doesn't get any easier, hosting No. 12-ranked MSU Texas on Saturday.
8. UT Permian Basin (1-5, 1-3): Head Coach Justin Carrigan's team saw WT score 21 unanswered points in Saturday's 42-21 loss to the Buffs. The Falcons offense was grounded in the second half, mustering only 42 yards and three first downs.
9. Western New Mexico (0-5, 0-3): The Mustangs suffered a crushing 52-0 home loss to Angelo State. Both sides of the ball have a lot to work on for WNM. In the loss to the Rams, the Mustangs turned it over four times and allowed 583 yards on defense.
Lone Star Conference Standings
Texas A&M-Commerce 3-0;5-1
West Texas A&M;2-1;4-2
Eastern New Mexico;1-3;1-5
UT Permian Basin;1-5;1-5
Western New Mexico;0-3;0-5
West Texas A&M at Angelo State, 4 p.m.
Tarleton at Texas A&M-Commerce, 4 p.m.
Humboldt State at UT Permian Basin, 6 p.m.
Midwestern State at Texas A&M-Kingsville, 7 p.m.
Western New Mexico at Eastern New Mexico, 8 p.m.