There's one sure thing in the Super Region IV puzzle as teams from the Lone Star Conference and MIAA anxiously await the unveiling of the Division II playoff bracket.
The Region IV title is going through Wichita Falls, Tex. For all Midwestern State did wrong Saturday, the Mustangs did one thing very, very right - win.
So the Mustangs will be No. 1 in the region and behind them it's all a math game with perhaps a little human input at the end.
Why not Midwestern?
In this topsy-turvy year in Division II football, why can't it be the season an LSC school finally breaks through in the national title chase?
Last weekend was certainly a good start, as everything worked out perfectly for the Stangs. They finally got a test, and still won. Then, they moved up to No. 1 thanks to Pitt State's loss, and are in the driver's seat to have home field advantage throughout the region.
Ridiculous, isn't it,
So this Saturday should spell it all out at the top of the Lone Star.
West Texas A&M has a chance to throw a cork in things and create a possible three-way split of the conference crown, but it would take quite an upset for anyone to take down unbeaten and now no longer a secret around the nation Midwestern State.
The game is also huge across Super Region 4, which currently has WT holding on for its playoff life at No. 6. Midwestern, meanwhile, could use an opponent
Midwestern State put up some mind-boggling offensive numbers in its rout of Abilene Christian Saturday night.
The Mustangs had 740 total yards, averaging better than 9 per rush and 10 per snap.
They had 10 possessions - 8 touchdowns and 2 punts.
They faced just nine third downs and converted six.
They reached the red zone 8 times. They scored all 8. Touchdowns, not field goals.
In short, they executed to near perfection and
Midwestern State has averaged 50.8 points and is 6-0 for the first time since 1947.
And in the eyes of most, the Mustangs are an underdog this week.
That's the parity of the LSC - and the strength of Abilene Christian - on display at its best.
The Midwestern-ACU game should be a barnburner that will will continue to spell out how the Lone Star Conference championship race will shape up this year. In all likelihood, the winner will be the conference champ,