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**For Immediate Release**
Aggies Travel to Minnesota State for Thursday Contest
- Aggie Sports on 08/26/05
by Scott Puryear

Goodwell, OK – Beginning Tuesday, the Oklahoma Panhandle State Aggie football team will be taking a bus tour of the Midwest as they cut across the Oklahoma Panhandle, drive across a good deal of Kansas, then spend a bit of time in the northwest portion of Missouri before seeing a good deal of Iowa. They will eventually cross the Minnesota border and after nearly 700 miles of road, they will prepare to bang heads with Minnesota State University (in Mankato) on Thursday night.

Both teams played the first college football games in their respective states last Thursday, and both teams lost heartbreakers – the Aggies falling to Southwestern Oklahoma 13-10 on a field goal with two seconds left, and the Mavericks in overtime against Northwest Missouri, 24-21.

The two teams met last year in Goodwell, and Minnesota State won a wild and hard fought 49-35 victory. Both teams had 6-5 records last season.

A pair of 2004 All-Americans will be on the field at the same time (Minnesota State’s Sean Treasure and Jeborric Evans of OPSU), and there will definitely be a collision when the two meet up with each other. Treasure (6’1, 195) gained over 1,200 yards on the ground last season and is one of the finest kick return men in the country.

Evans, a tremendous athlete standing six feet and weighing a rock solid 200 pounds, earned All-America honors as a defensive back in 2004 and is one of the hardest hitters in the country.

Against Southwestern, the Aggies played some very hard hitting defense and limited their opponents to just 15 yards total offense in the first half.

As for Minnesota State, their loss came at the hands of nationally ranked Northwest Missouri State.

Kyle Davis is in his first year as head coach for the Aggies and Minnesota State’s Jeff Jamrog is in his second. It is expected to be a close and hard hitting contest and be sure that the members of both teams will have their helmets strapped tight.

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