The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

October 4, 2013

Rangers host Reddies


Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Northwestern Oklahoma State will try to avoid an 0-5 start when the Rangers (0-4) host Great American Conference co-leader Henderson State (4-0, 3-0) at 1 p.m. today at Ranger Field.

A loss would put the Rangers at 0-5 for only the fifth time in school history. NWOSU hasn’t lost three straight at home since 1995.

Henderson State is coming off a 63-31 win over East Central. NWOSU is coming off a 47-14 loss to Southern Arkansas.

The Reddies, the defendig GAC champion, are averaging a nation-leading 66 points-per-game and almost 700 yards of total offense. Henderson State currently is No. 8 in both the AFCA Coaches Poll and the D2Football.com polls.

HSU quarterback Kevin Rodgers is the nation’s leading passer averaging 456.8 yards per game.

L.T. Pfaff and Reid Miller split quarterback duties last week for the Rangers.

For the second straight year, the Rangers will sport their red “battle camo’’ jerseys as part of Military Appreciation Day. There will be a halftime tribute to Jerry Bennett, a NWOSU alumnus who was killed in the Vietnam War.

The game can be heard on KALV (1430 AM).