No. 9 Angelo State Look to Right the Ship Against Central Washington


ELLENSBURG, WA — The No. 9 Angelo State Rams (1-1, 0-0 LSC) open up Lone Star Conference play against the Central Washington Wildcats (0-2, 0-0 LSC) on Saturday, September 16 on the road in Ellensburg at Tomlinson Stadium. After the Rams fell to the No. 2 Colorado School of Mines late in the 4th quarter, 31-21, Angelo State looks to get back on track this weekend. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m.

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  • The Rams suffered their first regular-season loss in 18 weeks last Saturday, falling to No. 2 Colorado School of Mines 31-21. ASU held a 21-17 early in the fourth quarter but were unable to hang on. The Rams finished with 354 total yards of offense, with 278 yards coming through the air.

SERIES HISTORY: Angelo State vs. Central Washington

  • All-Time Series: 2-0, ASU
  • Last Meeting: Nov. 5, 2022 – ASU 22-12
  • The Rams are 2-0 against the Wildcats since Central Washington joined the LSC in football. ASU earned a 22-12 win at home last season to clinch the Lone Star Conference Championship title. Last time in Ellensburg, the Rams came back late to win 14-9 after a touchdown with less than a minute to go.


  • The Wildcats are 0-2 to start the season after playing a tough nonconference schedule, falling to Weber State, who is 10th in the FCS rankings, before dropping a game to Montana Tech, who was ranked 16th in the NAIA.
  • Central Washington was selected to finish second overall in the LSC Preseason poll after earning a 6-3 conference record a season ago.
  • Running back Tre'jon Henderson was selected as the LSC Preseason Offensive Player of the Year.
  • The Wildcats are averaging 209.5 rushing yards in their first two games, with Henderson ranking fifth in the LSC with 170 yards.
  • CWU has the lowest-ranked defense in the LSC, allowing 379 yards of offense per game.
Angelo State Football LeGrand Stadium at 1st Community Credit Union Field

Angelo State Football LeGrand Stadium at 1st Community Credit Union Field

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  • Despite the loss, the Rams remain in the top 10 in both the AFCA and NCAA Division II Top 25 Coaches' polls. 


  • The Rams hold the third-highest offense in the LSC with 418 yards per game.
  • ASU has allowed the fourth fewest points in the conference at 22.5 per game.
  • Gerald Gardner ranks third in the LSC in passing yards and touchdowns.
  • Kyle Bradford is averaging 96 receiving yards per game which is the second-highest average in the LSC.
  • Eric Rascoe is averaging six tackles per game which ranks 11th in the conference.
  • The Rams rank second in the conference in total sacks with five.


  • The Rams scored 28 unanswered points against West Alabama to open the season with a 38-14 win over the Tigers.

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