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Oct 4, 2013 6:34 PM by Texas A&M Kingsville

Javelinas Look To Rebound With Trip To Midwestern State

KINGSVILLE, Texas - The Texas A&M-Kingsville football team heads to Midwestern State for a key Lone Star Conference game on Saturday at Memorial Stadium at 7 p.m.

The contest is the Lone Star Conference game of the week and will be televised on the Comcast Sports Network. There will be no video stream of the game available per the LSC agreement with CSN. Click www.csnhouston.com/channel-finder for a list of markets that will carry the live broadcast.

Fans will be able to listen to the broadcast of the game on the Macareno Signs & Graphics of Alice Javelina Radio Network. The network stations are SportsRadio Corpus Christi at 1230 AM, 96.1 FM and 103.3 FM, KTAI 91.1 FM in Kingsville, KOPY 92.1 FM in Alice and KGGB 96.3 FM and 105.9 FM Yorktown/Victoria. The audio broadcast will be streamed at sportsradiocc.com. Live stats of the game will be available at http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=22878.

The Javelinas are coming off a 69-7 loss to fourth-ranked West Texas A&M in the LSC opener last Saturday at Javelina Stadium. The loss was the first of the season for Kingsville after two regular-season wins.

Midwestern State enters the contest ranked No. 22 in the D2Football.com poll and is 2-1 on the season. The Mustangs lone loss was in their season opener to Tarleton State at the Lone Star Football Festival.

The game will feature two of the league's top two rushing teams and two of the top three in total defense. Kingsville is tied for second with Eastern New Mexico with 257.3 yards a game on the ground. MSU is fourth with 246.7 yards a contest. Defensively, Kingsville is second allowing 345 yards a game and Midwestern State is third at 351.7.

Greg Pitre leads the Javelina rushers. The freshman is sixth in the LSC with an average of 75 yards a game. He is joined in the backfield by Cornelius Shackelford, who returned from injury with two TDs against McMurry two weeks ago, and Anthony Washington. Washington is also working his way back from injury and had two carries for 36 yards last week.

Four Javelina defenders are averaging over five tackles a game. Mark Savere and Anthony Forker lead the way with 5.7 tackles a game. Robert Williams and Zane Brown are averaging 5.3 a game.

The MSU attack is led by Keiderick Jackson. The senior leads the LSC in rushing with 117 yards a game. Defensively, defensive backs Marqui Christian and Taiyon Jackson rank amongst the top four tacklers in the LSC. Christian is averaging 10.7 tackles a game and Jackson 8.7.

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