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  • 2005 OPPONENTS

    Opponent Media Relations Information 76 2005 Opponents 77 Opponent Series Records 88All-Time Series Records 88 Season & SLC Opener Records 90

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    Texas State Opponent InformationTexas State Road Hotels

    Texas A&MSeptember 24, 2005 Del Lago Waterfront Conference Center and Resort600 Del Lago BoulevardMontgomery, TX 77356(800) 335-5246 or (936) 582-6100(936) 582-4919 fax

    Southeastern LouisianaOctober 8, 2005 Holiday Inn Baton Rouge - South9940 AirlineBaton Rouge, LA 70816(225) 924-7021(225) 924-9816 fax

    Nicholls StateOctober 29, 2005 Howard Johnsons - Thibodaux201 Canal BoulevardThibodaux, LA 70301(985) 447-9071(985) 447-5752 fax

    Stephen F. AustinNovember 12, 2005 Fredonia Hotel200 North FredoniaNacogdoches, TX 75961(800) 594-5323 or (936) 564-1234(936) 564-1234 fax

    Editors Note: While hotel accommedations have been fi nalized, transportation for Texas State Universitys four road games was not completed by press time. Additional travel information will be available through the Texas State athletic media relations offi ce.

    2005 TEXAS STATE OPPONENT INFORMATIONGame 1 Delta State UniversityMedia Relations Contact: Matt JonesOffi ce Phone: (662) 846-4284 Press Box Phone: (662) 846-Email Address: mjones@deltastate.edu

    Game 2 Southern UtahMedia Relations Contact: Neil GardnerOffi ce Phone: (435) 586-7753 Press Box Phone: (435) 586-5447Email Address: gardner@suu.edu

    Game 3 Texas A&MMedia Relations Contact: Alan CannonOffi ce Phone: (979) 845-5725 Press Box Phone: (979) 845-4526Email Address: acannon@athletics.tamu.edu

    Game 4 South Dakota StateMedia Relations Contact: Ron LenzOffi ce Phone: (605) 688-4623 Press Box Phone: (605) 688-4623Email Address: Ronald_Lenz@sdstate.edu

    Game 5 Southeastern LouisianaMedia Relations Contact: Dart VolzOffi ce Phone: (985) 549-2142 Press Box Phone: (985) 549-2443Email Address: dvolz@selu.edu

    Game 6 Oklahoma Panhandle StateMedia Relations Contact: Scott PuryearOffi ce Phone: (580) 349-1340 Press Box Phone: TBAEmail Address: scottp@opsu.edu

    Game 7 Northwestern StateMedia Relations Contact: Doug IrelandOffi ce Phone: (318) 357-6467 Press Box Phone: (318) 357-4529Email Address: ireland@nsula.edu

    Game 8 Nicholls StateMedia Relations Contact: TBAOffi ce Phone: (985) 448-4281 Press Box Phone: (985) 448-4845Email Address: TBA

    Game 9 McNeese StateMedia Relations Contact: Louis BonnetteOffi ce Phone: (337) 475-5207 Press Box Phone: (337) 475-5225Email Address: lbonnette@strucerex.net

    Game 10 Stephen F. AustinMedia Relations Contact: Rob MeyersOffi ce Phone: (936) 468-2606 Press Box Phone: (936) 564-3910Email Address: rmeyers@sfasu.edu

    Game 11 Sam Houston StateMedia Relations Contact: Paul RidingsOffi ce Phone: (936) 294-1764 Press Box Phone: (936) 294-3538Email Address: ridings@shsu.edu

    The Southland ConferenceMedia Relations Contact: Bruce LudlowOffi ce Phone: (972) 422-5900Email Address: bludlow@southland.org

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    COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Rick Rhodes

    Alma Mater: Central Missouri St., 1970Record at DSU: 19-13 (3 seasons)Career Record: 59-41-1 (9 seasons)

    Football Phone: (662) 846-4300

    Assistant Coaches:Ron Roberts (Tennessee-Martin, 1988)

    Defensive Coordinator/LinebackerMike Bloomgren (Florida State, 1999)

    Off ensive Coordinator/Off ensive LineMike Kershaw (Delta State, 2000)

    Wide ReceiversJ.D. Davis (Catawba, 2000)

    SecondaryRandy Grierson (Delta State, 2000)

    Defensive LineJerry Mack (Arkansas State, 2003)

    LinebackersBilly Knight (Delta State, 2005)

    Off ensive LineBenny McNeil (Delta State, 1991)

    Director of Football Operations

    MEDIA INFORMATION Media Relations Contact: Matt Jones

    Offi ce Phone: (662) 846-4284Home Phone: (662) 719-9160Email Address: mjones@deltastate.edu

    Press Box Number: TBASID Fax Number: (662) 846-4297SID Mailing Address: DSU Box A3 Cleveland, MS 38733Web Address: www.gostatesmen.com

    GAME 1 DELTA STATE AT TEXAS STATESept. 3, 2005 Bobcat Stadium San Marcos, Texas 6:00 p.m.

    DELTA STATE FACTS Location: Cleveland, Miss.Founded: 1924Enrollment: 4,125President: Dr. John M. HilpertAthletics Director: Dr. Brad B. TeagueConference: Gulf SouthNickname: StatesmanColors: Forest Green & WhiteStadium: Travis E. Parker FieldPlaying Surface: GrassCapacity: 8,125

    TEAM INFORMATION 2004 Record: 6-4Gulf South Record/Finish: 6-3/T-3rdTXST Series Record: Texas State leads, 1-0Off ensive System: MultipleDefensive System: 4-3Lettermen Returning: 67 (31 off ense, 34 defense, 2 specialists)Lettermen Lost: 18 (5 off ense, 12 defense, 1 specialists)Starters Returning: 18 (8 off ense, 8 defense, 1 specialist)

    Rick RhodesHead Coach

    Scott EysterPosition

    DELTA STATE SERIES NOTES Texas State will play Delta State for the fi rst

    time since defeating the Statesman 17-10 in the 1998 season opener.

    Texas State is 51-37-2 (.579) in season-open-ing games including a 45-10 win over Angelo State in 2004. The Bobcats have won seven of their last nine openers.

    Texas States only other meeting against a Gulf South Conference opponent was a 52-7 win over Arkansas-Monticello in 2001.

    Delta State won the NCAA Division II national championship in 2000. Current Delta State head coach Rick Rhodes won a Division II na-tional title in 1987 while serving as the head coach at Troy State.

    Rhodes is quite familiar with the Southland Conference having served two seasons as the head coach at Nicholls State (1993-94) and later as the linebackers coach at Stephen F. Austin.

    2005 SCHEDULE Aug. 27 at Pittsburg StateSept. 3 at Texas StateSept. 10 WEST ALABAMASept. 17 at North AlabamaSept. 24 at Henderson StateOct. 1 VALDOSTA STATEOct. 8 ARKANSAS TECHOct. 15 at Central ArkansasOct. 22 HARDINGOct. 29 OUACHITA BAPTISTNov. 5 at Arkansas-Monticello

    2004 RESULTS at North Dakota 19-28 Lat West Alabama 59-7 WNORTH ALABAMA 28-21 WHENDERSON STATE 56-34 Wat Valdosta State 48-51 Lat Arkansas Tech 29-35 LCENTRAL ARKANSAS 52-55 Lat Harding 48-14 Wat Ouachita 42-10 WARKANSAS-MONTICELLO 62-41 W

    TRAVIS E. PARKER FIELD

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    COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Wes Meier Alma Mater: Utah, 1991 Record at SUU: 6-5 (1 season) Career Record: 6-5 (1 season)Football Phone: (435) 865-8362

    Assistant Coaches:Cole Wilson (Idaho, 1996)

    Assistant Head Coach/ Defensive Coordinator/SecondaryKevin McGiven (Utah Valley State, 2001)

    Off ensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks/ ReceiversJared Martin (Utah, 2000)

    Special Teams Coordinator/ Running BacksDustin Pearce (Southern Utah, 2002)

    LinebackersVincent Tauanuu (Utah, 2002)

    Off ensive LineRyan Hunt (Southern Utah, 2004)

    Defensive Line

    MEDIA INFORMATION Media Relations Contact: Neil Gardner

    Offi ce Phone: (435) 586-7753Home Phone: (435) 586-1127Email Address: gardner@suu.edu

    Assistant SID: Steve JohnsonHome Phone: (435) 986-9466Email Address: johnsons@suu.edu

    Press Box Number: (435) 586-5447SID Fax Number: (435) 865-8037SID Mailing Address:

    351 West Center Cedar City, UT 84720Web Address: www.suu.edu/athletics/football

    GAME 2 SOUTHERN UTAH AT TEXAS STATESept. 10, 2005 Bobcat Stadium San Marcos, Texas 6:00 p.m.

    SOUTHERN UTAH FACTS Location: Cedar City, UtahFounded: 1897Enrollment: 6,672President: Dr. Steven D. BennionAthletics Director: Tom DoupleConference: Great West Football ConferenceNickname: ThunderbirdsColors: Scarlet & WhiteStadium: Eccles ColiseumPlaying Surface: GrassCapacity: 8,500

    TEAM INFORMATION 2004 Record: 6-5GWC Record/Finish: 2-3/T-2ndTXST Series Record: Series tied, 3-3Lettermen Returning: 30 (10 off ense 20 defense, 0 specialists)Lettermen Lost: 25Starters Returning: 10 (4 off ense, 6 defense, 0 specialist)

    Wes MeierHead Coach

    Jerome EasonWide Receiver

    SOUTHERN UTAH SERIES NOTES In six previous games against the Great

    West Conference school, Texas State is 3-3 in games played against Southern Utah. Texas State last played the Thunderbirds during the 2003 season, losing on the road in Cedar City, 31-28.

    The Southern Utah series dates back to the 1995 season. Texas State is 3-1 in games played in Bobcat Stadium, the last home con-test being a 49-19 victory during the 2002 season.

    Texas State is slated to return to Cedar City during the 2006 season.

    Southern Utah is one of two Great West Con-ference teams Texas State will play during the season. The Bobcats also play host to South Dakota State later in the year.

    Since 2002, Texas State has played four games against Great West Conference teams. The Cats suff ered a 38-21 loss at league cham-pion Cal Poly last year.

    The Southern Utah game will mark the sec-ond straight home game to open the Bobcats season. The last time the Cats opened with back-to-back games at home was in 2000.

    2005 SCHEDULE Sept. 4 at Idaho StateSept. 10 at Texas StateSept. 17 at Northern ArizonaSept. 24 STEPHEN F. AUSTINOct. 1 at McNeese StateOct. 15 at California-DavisOct. 22 NORTHERN COLORADOOct. 29 NORTH DAKOTA STATENov. 5 at South Dakota StateNov. 12 at Cal PolyNov. 19 WEBER STATE

    2004 RESULTS at Weber State 34-31 Wat Sacramento State 17-23 Lat Stephen F. Austin 21-24 Lat McNeese State 56-14 WCAL POLY 17-24 Lat North Dakota State 21-27 LCALIFORNIA-DAVIS 19-15 WMONTANA WESTERN 34-0 Wat Northern Colorado 7-42 LSOUTH DAKOTA STATE (2 OT) 23-17 WIDAHO STATE 45-31 W

    ECCLES COLISEUM

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    COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Dennis Franchione

    Alma Mater: Pittsburg State, 1973Record at A&a

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