Lumberjack Game Notes: at Texas State
Jan. 3, 2012
Dec. 16, 2011
GAME TIME: With non-conference action finally in the books, with the exception of February’s ESPN Bracket Buster game, SFA can now turn its attention to the Southland Conference as it opens up league play this week with a pair of games, beginning Wednesday at Texas State. It will be a contrast of styles with the ‘Jacks ranking fifth in the country in scoring defense while the Bobcats rank eighth in the nation in scoring offense.
SOUTHLAND OPENERS: In Danny Kaspar’s first 11 seasons at SFA, the ‘Jacks are 5-6 in Southland Conference openers. The ’Jacks have dropped three of their last four league-opening games and have lost five straight times when opening Southland play on the road. SFA is 2-5 under Kaspar in Southland openers away from home. The last time a Lumberjack team won a league-opening road game was a 2002-03 verdict at former Southland member ULM.