McCuller Named LSC Co-Defensive Player of the Week

West Texas A&M senior linebacker Taylor McCuller had a record-setting game Saturday as he was honored by the Lone Star Conference as the leagueâ??s Co-Defensive Player of the Week.

McCuller, a native of Red Oak, Texas, set the NCAA Division II record for 22 assisted tackles in the Buffsâ?? 34-30, come-from-behind win over Angelo State Saturday night. McCuller tallied a career-high 27 total tackles in the game. The 22 assisted tackles tops the previous mark of 20 set by Alan Slaughter of Tusculum versus Lenoir-Rhyne on Sept. 30, 2000.

Itâ??s McCullerâ??s third weekly honor of the season and the eighth for WT. McCullerâ??s previous best in total tackles was 20 at West Georgia last season. He ranks ninth nationally in total tackles through seven games this season, which is tops in the league, averaging 11.9 tackles per game.

He shares the honor this week with Marqui Christian of Midwestern State who helped lead the Mustangs to an upset win over West Alabama holding UWA to just 293 yards which was 276 yards below its fourth-best offensive output per game. Christian had 10 tackles with four unassisted stops.

The No. 16-ranked Buffs head to McMurry University for a non-conference game at 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon in Abilene.

The game will be broadcast on KAMR TV which is the NBC affiliate in the Texas Panhandle and on the radio on KGNC 710 AM. Fans can access live stats, streaming and audio and ticket information of the game by logging on to and clicking on the football schedule page.