After having three straight high emotion games against New Mexico, UTEP and Auburn, the Aggies return home to Aggie Memorial Stadium this weekend for a game against FCS (Div I-AA) opponent Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Pine Bluff is 1-3 on the season with two close losses to Mississippi Valley State (16-9) and Alabama State (12-10), a win over Alcorn State (21-3) and a loss to sixth ranked (FCS rankings) Southern Illinois (58-3).
This weekend's game is part of the "Aggies Are Tough Enough To Wear Pink" campaign put together by Coach Mumme's wife June. For more information on the Tough Enough To Wear Pink program, click here.
Aggie volleyball continues their three game home stand on Thursday night against Boise State at 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. against the other potato state school, the Vandals. Boise State 0-4 in WAC play, losing to Utah State and Hawai'i on the road and Fresno State and Nevada in Boise. Idaho is 2-1 in league play having lost to Hawai'i on the road and beating Nevada and Fresno State at home. Idaho will take on Louisiana Tech on Thursday before heading to Las Cruces for Saturday's match.
While we're on the topic of volleyball, if you're like me and weren't able to make it to Las Cruces for the showdown in the Pan Am between #13 Hawai'i and #25 NMSU, our volleyball expert Mel wrote about the experience in her blog. Go check it out.
Don't forget to vote for Chase Holbrook in the Davey O'Brien Awards fan voting. Fan voting continues through October 29th and the top three vote recipients are automatically placed on the semifinal list. Chase is currently 250 votes behind Paul Smith from Tulsa for seventh place. V-O-T-E!!!
On to today's links...
Since Arkansas-Pine Bluff isn't exactly a football powerhouse like Auburn, there's not a lot of coverage so there may be times this week where the Daily Aggie links are small in number.
Beck Cross of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette Northwest Edition (note the "Northwest Edition") writes that Arkansas-Pine Bluff which had the top-ranked defense in the Southwestern Athletic Conference couldn't stop No. 6 Southern Illinois (Div I-AA rankings).
Robert Crow of The Southern writes, when Southern Illinois' offense is on, it can't be stopped. Just ask Arkansas Pine-Bluff.
You've heard them called money games, paycheck games and body bag games but a Fort Lewis College trustee has a new name for a football game scheduled against a bigger school (where you get a paycheck to show up and lose), Pigskin Prostitution. From here on out, we decree that all paycheck games be called Pigskin Prostitution games. (Link courtesy of The Wizard of Odds)
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