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Tiger Football Returns “Home” Saturday Afternoon

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• Texas Southern football returns to the campus for the first time since 2008 as the Tigers will host Missouri S&T for homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m.

• Missouri S&T is a NCAA Division II program and plays in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The Miners finished 10-2 in 2018 and are 4-1 in 2019 under first-year head coach Todd Drury.

• Saturday’s contest will feature live audio on KTSU 90.9 FM and televised on A&T SportsNet SW.

• The Tigers feature a new head coach in Clarence McKinney. A Houston native, McKinney attended high school across the street at Jack Yates High School and played collegiately at Montana State and the University of Mary. He also served as head coach at Yates before joining the staffs at Houston, Texas A&M and Arizona.

• Clarence McKinney is the 17th head coach in the history of Texas Southern Football. McKinney has a task ahead as the program has only had 28 winning seasons in 73 years of existence and hasn’t recorded a winning season since 2000. 

• McKinney won as a student at Yates High School and helped the University of Mary post three winning seasons as a student-athlete in college which made school history. As head coach at Yates, McKinney posted a mark of 30-8 over three years before moving on to the collegiate ranks as an assistant. As an assistant at Houston, Texas A&M and Arizona, McKinney has only experienced two losing seasons in his 11 years of collegiate coaching. 

• This is the final non-conference contest of the year for the Tigers as their final five games are in SWAC play.

• Saturday’s game is a homecoming of sorts for several Missouri S&T athletes as they feature 11 players from the state of Texas.

• TSU has scored 132 points in its first five games this season. It took six games last season for the Tigers to score 100-plus points.

• TSU is ranked No.4 in the SWAC with 439 yards of total offense per game. The Tigers are the No. 2 passing team and No. 9 in rushing.

• Freshman Richard Garcia III is 9-of-10 on field goal attempts with a long of 44 yards. He is tied for second nationally in made field goals and 11th in field goal percentage.

Courtesy: TSUSports.com

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