WT Buffs set for prime time at Cowboys Stadium

Following its historic run to the NCAA Division II National Semifinals in 2012, the West Texas A&M football team learned Monday that its football game against Chadron State will be televised live on CBS Sports Network as the marquee game in the 2013 Lone Star Conference Football Festival. The game is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. CT, in Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
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Itâ??ll be a rematch of the NCAA Super Region Four first round matchup from a season ago in which the Buffs, who were seeded sixth in Super Region Four, upset third-seeded Chadron State on the road, 38-30, en route to a 12-3 record and a 3-1 run in the postseason. The 12 wins tied the school-record for wins in a season. WT bounced back from an early 14-0 deficit for the thrilling win and went on for wins on the road at No. 4 Ashland University (33-28) and No. 1 Colorado State-Pueblo (34-13).

The NCAA Division II and CBS Sports Network have agreed on six games to be broadcast this season starting with NCAA runner-up Winston-Salem State at UNC-Pembroke Sept. 5. The Buffs lost at Winston-Salem State in the national semifinals last season.

The WT vs. Chadron State game is set for Sept. 12 and WT is the only Lone Star Conference team to be featured among the six games. The Sept. 19 matchup pits West Alabama at Florida Tech, followed by Harding at Southern Arkansas on Oct. 3.

Findlay at Ohio Dominican is slated for Oct. 17, and the package concludes Oct. 31 with Shippensburg at Bloomsburg. All times are 7 p.m. CT. Check your local cable listings for channels of the CBS Sports Network.

WT opens the 2013 schedule on Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. CT at Western State in Gunnison, Colo. The Buffs then travel to Arlington for the Sept. 12 matchup with the Eagles, followed by the 2013 home opener Sept. 21 versus Texas A&M-Commerce at 6 p.m. at Kimbrough Stadium.