The Lumberjack football team will take on Texas Tech University this Saturday night as the Lumberjacks will try to take their second win of the season.
The Lumberjacks won their last game 20-10 against the Tarleton State Texans, opening their season with a win. Senior quarterback Trae Self passing with 235 yards with one touchdown. The Lumberjacks ended with two touchdowns, while the Texans only had one. Tarleton was winning 10-7 at halftime, but the Lumberjacks finished with a strong win, holding them at 10 points.
So far, both the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks and the Texas Tech Raiders are both 1-0 in the season. This will make this game unpredictable on a winner, but the Lumberjacks have a record of coming back.
The starting quarterbacks for the game are No. 1 Trae Self for the Lumberjacks and No. 12 Tyler Slough for the Raiders. In Tech’s last game Slough passing with 231 yards and one touchdown, making the two players neck and neck for numbers.
The head coaches for the teams are Colby Carthel for SFA and Matt Wells for Tech. Wells has yet to take a conference title with Tech, as he started coaching in 2019. Although, he did coach at Utah State University before, and took the MWC championship game in 2013.
Carthel, previously coached at Texas A&M-Commerce for five years. While coaching at Commerce he took the 2017 NCAA Division II Football Championship in his fifth year with the Lions. Carthel joined the Lumberjacks in 2019 as the 20th head coach.
The game against the Raiders will kick off at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock.