The Lions will play host to the first nationally broadcast game in Memorial Stadium history on Saturday.

Head football coach Colby Carthel called Texas A&M University-Commerce’s huge 63-0 win over rival Tarleton State “the most complete game we’ve played”. This Saturday’s game may be much harder as the no. 15 Lions host the no. 16 Angelo State Rams in a game drawing national attention from ESPN.

A&M-Commerce (4-1, 3-0 Lone Star Conference) notched their first shutout since 2004 with 604 yards of total offense and 5 takeaways. Running backs Richard Cooper and Theo Wofford both gained over 100 yards rushing for the third straight game. Quarterback Harrison Stewart ‘s efficiency was on display yet again as he was 14-20 for 196 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions.

Carthel was very pleased with the way his team played, noting how everything seemed to go right for the team in the outing.

“It was a real team effort on our part.” Carthel said. “A lot of things have to go well for you to get a shutout in today’s college football world.”

Lions Dominate Texans 63-0

Oct 3, 2015
The Lions rushed for a combined 368 yards en route to the 63-0 victory

The Texas A&M University-Commerce football team flexed its muscles Saturday night in Stephenville to grab a 63-0 victory over winless Tarleton State University. The win was also the first shutout for a blue and gold squad since 2004.

The Lions (4-1, 3-0 Lone Star Conference) did not score less than 14 points in any quarter and took advantage of five turnovers by the Texans (0-4, 0-3 LSC) to get the win. A&M-Commerce was also very efficient on the night, going 9-13 on third down as well as possessing the ball for more than 34 minutes of game time.

Lions outrun Greyhounds 42-31

Sep 26, 2015
Lions running backs once again dominated the game, ending with 280 total rushing yards.

The Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions Football Team continued their winning ways with a 42-31 defeat of the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds Saturday night in Commerce.

In a game that saw 1,097 yards of combined total offense, A&M-Commerce (3-1, 2-0 LSC) utilized its running game early and often to surpass the powerful ground attack of the Greyhounds. The Lions offense was also helped by two fumbles dropped by Eastern (2-2, 0-2 LSC), which led to 14 points off of turnovers.

A&M-Commerce also wore special East Texas State throwback jerseys during the game, which helped commemorate the 1995 team which was the last Lions team to reach the NCAA Division II Playoffs.

The first quarter was reminiscent of the Delta State game, as scoring was done early and often by both teams, with A&M-Commerce leading at the half 28-24. Scoring slowed down in the second half, with the only points being scored by the greyhounds with a late touchdown to put them ahead.

The Lions swiftly regained the lead in the fourth just a few minutes later, and then added some insurance later in the quarter. A&M-Commerce stopped any hopes of a Greyhound comeback when a fourth and goal pass was batted away by Dionte Taylor with 1:48 remaining in the game, which sealed the win for the home team.

Nate Newton, left, stopped by KETR before a speaking engagement at A&M-Commerce. At right is Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, who organized the event.
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Former Dallas Cowboys All-Pro Guard Nate Newton has some words for parents who have casually allowed their child to play football until high school, at which point they become concerned about head injuries.

“If you’re not going to teach kids how to tackle properly in Pop Warner and you’re not going to teach them how to tackle properly in middle school – and then you start worrying about it in high school, it’s a little bit too late,” Newton said.

A&M-Commerce got off to a slow start, but were able to finally put points on the board with a Theo Wofford touchdown reception and a Michael Wallace pick-six which put them ahead 14-0 after one quarter of play

The Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions football team had to stifle a would-be comeback attempt by the Texas A&M University-Javelinas, but ultimately were able to put the game out of reach in the final quarter to secure a 37-17 victory at Javelina Stadium in Kingsville on Saturday night.

A&M-Commerce (2-1, 1-0 LSC) got off to a slow start, but were able to finally put points on the board with a Theo Wofford touchdown reception and a Michael Wallace pick-six which put them ahead 14-0 after one quarter of play.

Texas A&M-Kingsville (1-2, 0-1 LSC) made things interesting with a 48-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown just before halftime, and another score in the third from Myles Carr to Torrey Thomas to tie the game. The Lions silenced all doubters with two touchdowns of their own in the third quarter to go up 31-17, and any potential momentum for the Javelinas was stripped from them with a key interception on 4th and Goal with about six minutes remaining in the contest.

The Javelinas hold a 13-5 record in Chennault Cup games, and a 36-25-1 edge in the all-time series between the two teams.

After a heartbreaking 51-44 loss to Delta State University on Sept. 12, the no. 22 Texas A&M University-Commerce football team now seeks to get back to winning form with its first Lone Star Conference contest against the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Javelinas this Saturday.

No. 18 Lions to host no. 10 Delta State

Sep 10, 2015
The Lions defeated Delta State 45-37 in 2013 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.

After opening the season with 200th victory at Memorial Stadium, the 18th-ranked Texas A&M University-Commerce football team hopes to grab another home win in its Sept. 12 game against No. 10 Delta State University.

Joe Bergeron (24), a football player at Texas A&M University-Commerce, was described in an Oct. 9 University Police Dept.  incident report as striking fellow student Sarah Beasley.

An incident report filed with the Texas A&M University-Commerce University Police Department includes testimony that Joe Bergeron, 21, of Mesquite, a running back for the school’s football team, struck fellow student Sarah Beasley, 20, of Commerce, during a party at the Kappa Alpha fraternity house at 2208 Bryan St. in Commerce during the early morning hours of Oct. 9.

Bergeron was suspended for an unspecified violation of team policy on Oct. 10. A statement released by head football coach Colby Carthel on Oct. 10 said the suspension was the result of an off-campus incident.

Joe Bergeron (24), a football player at Texas A&M University-Commerce, was described in an Oct. 9 University Police Dept.  incident report as striking fellow student Sarah Beasley.

Texas A&M University-Commerce running back Joe Bergeron has been suspended for an unspecified violation of team policy, according to a report by the Greenville Herald-Banner. A statement from the university's athletics department said the suspension resulted from an off-campus incident.


Welcome to the 2014 Lone Star Football Festival from AT&T Stadium in Arlington!

Final score   Lions 55, Javelinas 20. #wearelions

4q 1:24  Javs get a TD in garbage big deal.

4q 7:04   By the way, Brock Callaway said that Martinez 43-yard field goal had another 10 yards in it. Nice to have a good kicker in the mix. Lions lead 55-13.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It is another new school year and another new football season for the Cooper Bulldog team. This year’s team has some big shoes to fill and with 20 seniors stepping up to replace the 14 that graduated, the task doesn’t seem quite as daunting.

The Texas A&M University-Commerce 2014 football season begins with a couple of non-conference games against old-time foes and ends with a big question mark. The Lone Star Conference will begin a four-team playoff system this fall, so the Lions' season will end early on Nov. 1 unless they qualify for the postseason.

Mark Haslett

Go west, Commerce Tigers fans.

The Commerce football and basketball teams, along with their neighbors from Caddo Mills, will be heading west to face new district opponents Dallas Life Oak Cliff, Red Oak Life, Scurry-Rosser and Sunnyvale.

Greenville, meanwhile, will enjoy a more East Texas theme, with the Lions joining Hallsville, Longview, Longview Pine Tree, Marshall, Mount Pleasant, Sulphur Springs and Texarkana Texas High.

Here are the districts including schools in the KETR service area. Complete list here.

Cindy Roller

Cindy Roller, editor of the Cooper Review and KETR contributor, braved temperatures in the upper 30s and constant rainfall to get these photos of the Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions compete against Harding University in the Live United Texarkana Bowl at Razorback Stadium in Texarkana, Ark., on Dec. 13. The Lions lost, 44-3. 

Cindy Roller

The Harding Bison rushed for 297 yards and scored three times in the third quarter and rolled to a 44-3 win over Texas A&M University-Commerce in the inaugural Live United Texarkana Bowl on Friday at Razorback Stadium.
The game was the first postseason appearance for the Lions since 1995, but cold temperatures and a steady rain did not help the Lion (7-5) offense, who completed just seven of its 37 passes and finished with just 100 total yards on the night. Meanwhile, the Bison (9-2) showed little ill effects from the weather, racking up 504 total yards.