Sep 6, 2013 3:29 PM by Texas A&M Kingsville
KINGSVILLE, Texas - The Texas A&M-Kingsville football team travels to the northwest to open the 2013 season and the David Calloway era when it faces Central Washington at 3 p.m. central on Saturday at Tomlinson Stadium in Ellensburg, Wash.
Calloway is the ninth head coach in Javelina history and will look to lead the Javelinas to their third-straight win in as many years over Central Washington. The Javelinas won in Kingsville 35-7 last year and 21-10 in Ellensburg in 2011. Kingsville was won its last four openers with first game wins over Delta State and Northwest Missouri State in 2009 and 2010 respectively.
The Javelinas are coming off a 6-6 season including a 5-3 mark in the Lone Star Conference. Kingsville played in the Kanza Bowl as the LSC's third-place team. Entering 2013, the Javelinas have been picked to finish fourth in the LSC preseason poll.
Calloway's squad has had a trio of players receive preseason honors prior to the season. Robert Armstrong and Angel Millan each received second-team All-America honors on the 25th Annual USA College Football Division II Preseason team. Fellow senior Zane Brown was named to the third team. Armstrong, who was the LSC co-Receiver of the Year last season, has been named one of the top 100 players in NCAA Division II by D2football.com. Millan was also named a second-team All-America punter by the Collegiate Development Football League.
CWU is the defending Great Northwest Athletic Conference Champion finishing 7-4 overall and 7-3 in the conference and also has a first-year coach in John Picha, who took over just before preseason camp. The Wildcats were selected to finish second in the league in the preseason poll.
A pair of Wildcats has been named to preseason All-America teams. Stan Langlow, the reigning GNAC Defensive Player of the Year, has been selected to the BSN first team and the CDFL second team as a safety. Mike Nelson, an offensive lineman, was named to the CDFL first team and D2Football.com second team. He was a BSN third-team choice.
The game will be broadcast on the Macrareno Signs and Graphics of Alice Javelina Sports Network across South Texas. The flagship station is SportsRadio Corpus Christi at 1230 AM, 96.1 FM and 103.3 FM. The game can also be heard on KOPY 92.1 in Alice, KGGB 96.3 FM in Yorktown and Victoria, and KTAI 91.1 in Kingsville. The audio will also be streamed on sportsradiocc.com.
Fans can also follow the game live on via video streaming on the Central Washington website. The link for liv video and live stats is www.wildcatsports.com/stretchinternet.