Football playoffs: what are the chances?

Levy Wilson, junior wide receiver, runs after the catch before being pushed out of bounds in the game between Midwestern State University and Texas A&M-Commerce, Oct. 25, 2014 at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts

Levy Wilson, junior wide receiver, runs after the catch before being pushed out of bounds in the game between Midwestern State University and Texas A&M-Commerce, Oct. 25, 2014 at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts

Running back Chauncey Harris took a four yard pass into the back edge of the end zone for the game winning touchdown after the defensive line held Texas A&M-Commerce to a field goal in overtime. Harris was named the Lone Star Conference Offensive Player of the Week.

After defeating the number one team in the LSC, a playoff berth could be in the team’s future.

“The division playoffs are based on the record and strength of schedule of a team,” Kristopher Bryant, student assistant coach, said, “The top six in each of the four regions get into the playoff.”

Though the MWSU football team is tied for second place with West Texas A&M, Angelo State, and Tarleton State, MWSU has a chance to be in the top six for the NCAA Playoffs. There are two sets of playoffs. The first is the LSC playoffs between our conference. The second is the NCAA Playoffs.

Michael Brodnex, student assistant coach, said the game on Saturday could be the deciding factor between being in the top six for the NCAA playoffs and four spots in the Lone Star Conference.

There are only six teams taken from each region. Right now the problem is that there the four-way tie for second place has to be broken up via the Lone Star Conference multiple-tie policy.

According to the policy, “the team with the most games won against other tied teams collectively will be awarded the highest seeded position,” meaning MSU needs to win against A&M-Kingsville to earn the highest seed possible.

The football team will travel to Texas A&M-Kingsville this Saturday for a start time of 7 p.m.

Homecoming - Oct. 25, 2014

Associate Professor of Chemistry Chris Hansen receives his recognition as the Annual Letterman's Award from the student athletes at the homecoming game, Oct. 25, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Associate Professor of Chemistry Chris Hansen receives his recognition as the Annual Letterman's Award from the student athletes at the homecoming game, Oct. 25, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Sabina Marroquin gets her crown as the 2014 homecoming queen from the 2013 recipient Kayla Gray. Photo by Bradley Wilsonat the homecoming game, Oct. 25, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Sabina Marroquin gets her crown as the 2014 homecoming queen from the 2013 recipient Kayla Gray. Photo by Bradley Wilsonat the homecoming game, Oct. 25, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Elijah Mire and Sabina Marroquin, 2014 homecoming king and queen. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Elijah Mire and Sabina Marroquin, 2014 homecoming king and queen. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Athletic Director Charlie Carr and University President Jesse Rogers recognized Marie Morgan for Meritorius Service as the namesake of the outstanding student athlete and a lifetime contributor of the MWSU athletic program at the homecoming game, Oct. 25, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Athletic Director Charlie Carr and University President Jesse Rogers recognized Marie Morgan for Meritorius Service as the namesake of the outstanding student athlete and a lifetime contributor of the MWSU athletic program at the homecoming game, Oct. 25, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Retiring university President Jesse Rogers listens as the band plays a series of songs in recongition of his retirement at the homecoming game, Oct. 25, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Retiring university President Jesse Rogers listens as the band plays a series of songs in recongition of his retirement at the homecoming game, Oct. 25, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
University President Jesse Rogers thanks band members after halftime during which the band played a series of songs recognizing Rogers who is retiring at the end of the year at the homecoming game, Oct. 25, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
University President Jesse Rogers thanks band members after halftime during which the band played a series of songs recognizing Rogers who is retiring at the end of the year at the homecoming game, Oct. 25, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
University President Jesse Rogers thanks band members after halftime during which the band played a series of songs recognizing Rogers who is retiring at the end of the year at the homecoming game, Oct. 25, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
University President Jesse Rogers thanks band members after halftime during which the band played a series of songs recognizing Rogers who is retiring at the end of the year at the homecoming game, Oct. 25, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
University President Jesse Rogers thanks band members after halftime during which the band played a series of songs recognizing Rogers who is retiring at the end of the year at the homecoming game, Oct. 25, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
University President Jesse Rogers thanks band members after halftime during which the band played a series of songs recognizing Rogers who is retiring at the end of the year at the homecoming game, Oct. 25, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
at the homecoming game, Oct. 25, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
at the homecoming game, Oct. 25, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Members of the 'Stang Gang cheer on the team at the homecoming game, Oct. 25, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Members of the 'Stang Gang cheer on the team at the homecoming game, Oct. 25, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Members of the 'Stang Gang cheer on the team at the homecoming game, Oct. 25, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Members of the 'Stang Gang cheer on the team at the homecoming game, Oct. 25, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
JakeGlover, accounting senior, hugs Adam Austin, Assistant Football Coach and Offensive Coordinator, as he walks down the line of his teammates for his last College football game. It was the 2014 Homecoming game Saturday night at Memorial Stadium, Sabina Marroquin, history education senior, won 2014 Homecoming Queen and Elijah wire, sport and leisure studies senior, won 2014 Homecoming King. Photo by Rachel Johnson
JakeGlover, accounting senior, hugs Adam Austin, Assistant Football Coach and Offensive Coordinator, as he walks down the line of his teammates for his last College football game. It was the 2014 Homecoming game Saturday night at Memorial Stadium, Sabina Marroquin, history education senior, won 2014 Homecoming Queen and Elijah wire, sport and leisure studies senior, won 2014 Homecoming King. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Midwestern State University's President Jesse Rodgers congradulates Marquette Wilkins, MSU alumni, for being inducted into the Midwestern State Hall of Honor, Saturday night at the Memorial Stadium during Homecoming Halftime. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Midwestern State University's President Jesse Rodgers congradulates Marquette Wilkins, MSU alumni, for being inducted into the Midwestern State Hall of Honor, Saturday night at the Memorial Stadium during Homecoming Halftime. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Sabina Marroquin, history education senior, won 2014 Homecoming Queen and Elijah wire, sport and leisure studies senior, hug with excitement when they find out the won 2014 Homecoming Queen and King, Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Sabina Marroquin, history education senior, won 2014 Homecoming Queen and Elijah wire, sport and leisure studies senior, hug with excitement when they find out the won 2014 Homecoming Queen and King, Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Sabina Marroquin, history education senior, won 2014 Homecoming Queen and Elijah wire, sport and leisure studies senior, hug with excitement when they find out the won 2014 Homecoming Queen and King, Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Sabina Marroquin, history education senior, won 2014 Homecoming Queen and Elijah wire, sport and leisure studies senior, hug with excitement when they find out the won 2014 Homecoming Queen and King, Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Midwestern State University's President Jesse Rodgers watches the special performance that the band puts on for his last football game as the MSU President. It was the 2014 Homecoming game Satuday night at memorial stadium, Sabina Marroquin, history education senior, won 2014 Homecoming Queen and Elijah wire, sport and leisure studies senior, won 2014 Homecoming King. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Midwestern State University's President Jesse Rodgers watches the special performance that the band puts on for his last football game as the MSU President. It was the 2014 Homecoming game Satuday night at memorial stadium, Sabina Marroquin, history education senior, won 2014 Homecoming Queen and Elijah wire, sport and leisure studies senior, won 2014 Homecoming King. Photo by Rachel Johnson
The Marching Band does a special performance to honor that being Midwestern State University's President Jesse Rodger's last game as President. It was the 2014 Homecoming game Satuday night at memorial stadium, Sabina Marroquin, history education senior, won 2014 Homecoming Queen and Elijah wire, sport and leisure studies senior, won 2014 Homecoming King. Photo by Rachel Johnson
The Marching Band does a special performance to honor that being Midwestern State University's President Jesse Rodger's last game as President. It was the 2014 Homecoming game Satuday night at memorial stadium, Sabina Marroquin, history education senior, won 2014 Homecoming Queen and Elijah wire, sport and leisure studies senior, won 2014 Homecoming King. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Bill Maskill, head football coach, yells at a n offical about a flag thrown after punt at the game between Midwestern State University and Texas A&M-Commerce, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Bill Maskill, head football coach, yells at a n offical about a flag thrown after punt at the game between Midwestern State University and Texas A&M-Commerce, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Bill Maskill, head football coach, yells at a n offical about a flag thrown after punt at the game between Midwestern State University and Texas A&M-Commerce, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Bill Maskill, head football coach, yells at a n offical about a flag thrown after punt at the game between Midwestern State University and Texas A&M-Commerce, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Bill Maskill, head football coach, yells at a n offical about a flag thrown after punt at the game between Midwestern State University and Texas A&M-Commerce, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Bill Maskill, head football coach, yells at a n offical about a flag thrown after punt at the game between Midwestern State University and Texas A&M-Commerce, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Ricardo Riascos, criminal justice senior, hits Commerce's freshman wide-reciever Shawn Hooks as he tries to catch a punt in the game between Midwestern State University and Texas A&M-Commerce, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Ricardo Riascos, criminal justice senior, hits Commerce's freshman wide-reciever Shawn Hooks as he tries to catch a punt in the game between Midwestern State University and Texas A&M-Commerce, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Ricardo Riascos, criminal justice senior, hits Commerce's freshman wide-reciever Shawn Hooks as he tries to catch a punt in the game between Midwestern State University and Texas A&M-Commerce, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Ricardo Riascos, criminal justice senior, hits Commerce's freshman wide-reciever Shawn Hooks as he tries to catch a punt in the game between Midwestern State University and Texas A&M-Commerce, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Hagen Hutchinson, kinesiology freshman, is tackled in the game between Midwestern State University and Texas A&M-Commerce, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Hagen Hutchinson, kinesiology freshman, is tackled in the game between Midwestern State University and Texas A&M-Commerce, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Members of the stanggang raise their hands and cheer at the game between Midwestern State University and Texas A&M-Commerce, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Members of the stanggang raise their hands and cheer at the game between Midwestern State University and Texas A&M-Commerce, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Derek Lockhart, sport and leisure studies junior, runs up field in the game between Midwestern State University and Texas A&M-Commerce, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Derek Lockhart, sport and leisure studies junior, runs up field in the game between Midwestern State University and Texas A&M-Commerce, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Adam Hill, history sophomre, tackles Commerce's Vernon Johnson, senior wide reciever, in the game between Midwestern State University and Texas A&M-Commerce, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Adam Hill, history sophomre, tackles Commerce's Vernon Johnson, senior wide reciever, in the game between Midwestern State University and Texas A&M-Commerce, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Quade Coward, exercise physiology sophomore, attempts a pass in the game between Midwestern State University and Texas A&M-Commerce, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Quade Coward, exercise physiology sophomore, attempts a pass in the game between Midwestern State University and Texas A&M-Commerce, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Quade Coward, exercise physiology sophomore, is sacked in the game between Midwestern State University and Texas A&M-Commerce, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Quade Coward, exercise physiology sophomore, is sacked in the game between Midwestern State University and Texas A&M-Commerce, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Quade Coward, exercise physiology sophomore, is sacked in the game between Midwestern State University and Texas A&M-Commerce, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Quade Coward, exercise physiology sophomore, is sacked in the game between Midwestern State University and Texas A&M-Commerce, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts
The "Stang Gang" leads the student section at the 2014 Homecoming game, also being the last game of season, on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Sabina Marroquin, history education senior, won 2014 Homecoming Queen and Elijah wire, sport and leisure studies senior, won 2014 Homecoming King. Photo by Rachel Johnson
The "Stang Gang" leads the student section at the 2014 Homecoming game, also being the last game of season, on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Sabina Marroquin, history education senior, won 2014 Homecoming Queen and Elijah wire, sport and leisure studies senior, won 2014 Homecoming King. Photo by Rachel Johnson
The "Stang Gang" leads the student section at the 2014 Homecoming game, also being the last game of season, on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Sabina Marroquin, history education senior, won 2014 Homecoming Queen and Elijah wire, sport and leisure studies senior, won 2014 Homecoming King. Photo by Rachel Johnson
The "Stang Gang" leads the student section at the 2014 Homecoming game, also being the last game of season, on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Sabina Marroquin, history education senior, won 2014 Homecoming Queen and Elijah wire, sport and leisure studies senior, won 2014 Homecoming King. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Rodrigo Mireles, marketing freshman, cheers at the 2014 Homecoming game, as the MSU football team tackles Texas A&M Commerce, Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Sabina Marroquin, history education senior, won 2014 Homecoming Queen and Elijah wire, sport and leisure studies senior, won 2014 Homecoming King. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Rodrigo Mireles, marketing freshman, cheers at the 2014 Homecoming game, as the MSU football team tackles Texas A&M Commerce, Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Sabina Marroquin, history education senior, won 2014 Homecoming Queen and Elijah wire, sport and leisure studies senior, won 2014 Homecoming King. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Sabina Marroquin, history education senior, hugs her bandmates as they congratualte her on being Midwestern State University's 2014 Homecoming Queen, Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Elijah Mire, senior, won 2014 Homecoming King. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Sabina Marroquin, history education senior, hugs her bandmates as they congratualte her on being Midwestern State University's 2014 Homecoming Queen, Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Elijah Mire, senior, won 2014 Homecoming King. Photo by Rachel Johnson
The Golden Thunder march with their MSU flags behing the marching band at the annual Midwestern State Homecoming Parade which went around the whole campus, starting from the parking lot by the football practice field and ending by the quad, on Saturday morning. They announce the winners for best float at the Homecoming football game Saturday night.Photo by Rachel Johnson
The Golden Thunder march with their MSU flags behing the marching band at the annual Midwestern State Homecoming Parade which went around the whole campus, starting from the parking lot by the football practice field and ending by the quad, on Saturday morning. They announce the winners for best float at the Homecoming football game Saturday night.Photo by Rachel Johnson
The cheerleaders yell cheers and chants to the crowd as they parade around in their float at the annual Midwestern State Homecoming Parade which went around the whole campus, starting from the parking lot by the football practice field and ending by the quad, on Saturday morning. They announce the winners for best float at the Homecoming football game Saturday night. Photo by Rachel Johnson
The cheerleaders yell cheers and chants to the crowd as they parade around in their float at the annual Midwestern State Homecoming Parade which went around the whole campus, starting from the parking lot by the football practice field and ending by the quad, on Saturday morning. They announce the winners for best float at the Homecoming football game Saturday night. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Alpha Phi and Tau Kappa Epsilon joined together to make their Homecoming float for the annual Midwestern State Homecoming Parade which went around the whole campus, starting from the parking lot by the football practice field and ending by the quad, on Saturday morning. They announce the winners for best float at the Homecoming football game Saturday night. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Alpha Phi and Tau Kappa Epsilon joined together to make their Homecoming float for the annual Midwestern State Homecoming Parade which went around the whole campus, starting from the parking lot by the football practice field and ending by the quad, on Saturday morning. They announce the winners for best float at the Homecoming football game Saturday night. Photo by Rachel Johnson
The Residant Hall Assoctiation's float in the annual Homecoming Parade which went around the whole campus and started from the parking lot by the football practice field and ended by the quad on Saturday morning. They will announce the winners for best float at the Homecoming football game Saturday night. Photo by Rachel Johnson
The Residant Hall Assoctiation's float in the annual Homecoming Parade which went around the whole campus and started from the parking lot by the football practice field and ended by the quad on Saturday morning. They will announce the winners for best float at the Homecoming football game Saturday night. Photo by Rachel Johnson
The Homecoming Parade and the people who came out see and support Midwestern State University, which went around the whole campus starting from the parking lot by the football practice field and ending at the same place. They will announce the winners for best float at the Homecoming football game Saturday night. Photo by Rachel Johnson
The Homecoming Parade and the people who came out see and support Midwestern State University, which went around the whole campus starting from the parking lot by the football practice field and ending at the same place. They will announce the winners for best float at the Homecoming football game Saturday night. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Hunter Porter, mass communication junior, spikes the ball back to the other side at the D.L Ligon Coliseum on Saturday afternoon against Texas Women's University. Photo by Rachel Johsnon
Hunter Porter, mass communication junior, spikes the ball back to the other side at the D.L Ligon Coliseum on Saturday afternoon against Texas Women's University. Photo by Rachel Johsnon
Morgan Haire, mass communication freshman, serves the ball at the D.L. Ligon Coliseum on Satruday afternoon against Texas Women's University. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Morgan Haire, mass communication freshman, serves the ball at the D.L. Ligon Coliseum on Satruday afternoon against Texas Women's University. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Sarah Rosinke, pre-medicine sophomore, sets the ball up for Sarah Garfield, education and business sophomore to spike to the other side at the D.L Ligon Coliseum on Saturday afternoon against Texas Women's University. Photo by Rachel Johsnon
Sarah Rosinke, pre-medicine sophomore, sets the ball up for Sarah Garfield, education and business sophomore to spike to the other side at the D.L Ligon Coliseum on Saturday afternoon against Texas Women's University. Photo by Rachel Johsnon