WACO, Texas - The Texas Lutheran Bulldogs (7-0, 3-0) jumped two spots to No. 23 in the latest American Football Coaches Association Division III Coaches' Poll for week seven. TLU also received votes for D3football.com Top 25 poll.
The Bulldogs continued their march to a potential NCAA playoff berth with a key home victory Saturday over Louisiana College, a 2012 NCAA DIII playoff participant. The Bulldogs won 37-27 despite playing a good portion of the game without starting QB Brent Peavy, who left Saturday's game with an injury in the middle of the second quarter. Back-up QB Trenton White came off the bench to engineer five scoring drives (three field goals, two touchdowns).
The Bulldogs also received a big lift from senior Dominique
Hardaway, who rushed for 108 yards on 16 carries, averaging 6.8 per
carry. Hardaway had been limited by injuries, but he came through
in the big game when TLU needed him most. Hardaway gave fellow
running back A.J. Saucedo a complimentary back in the absence of
Marquis Barrolle, who is out with an injury.
TLU is on the road to take on Hardin-Simmons University (3-5, 2-3) at Shelton Stadium this Saturday. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.
To view the entire AFCA national top 25 poll, click here.