West Texas A&M Buffaloes football

The West Texas A&M Buffaloes football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the West Texas A&M University located in the U.S. state of Texas. The team competes in Division II and are members of the Lone Star Conference. The school's first football team was fielded in 1910.[2] Since 2019, the Buffaloes have played their home games at the 8,500 seat on-campus Buffalo Stadium. The team formerly played at the 20,000 seat Kimbrough Memorial Stadium. They are coached by Hunter Hughes.

West Texas A&M Buffaloes
2018 West Texas A&M Buffaloes football team
West Texas A&M Athletics logo.svg
First season1910
Head coachHunter Hughes
3rd season, 17–16 (.515)
StadiumBuffalo Stadium
(Capacity: 8,500-12,000)
LocationCanyon, Texas
NCAA divisionDivision II
ConferenceLone Star Conference
Bowl record6–0 (1.000)
Conference titles11 (5 Lone Star Conference 3 Missouri Valley Conference, 2 Alamo Conference, 1 Border)
Division titles4
ColorsMaroon and White[1]
         
Websitegobuffsgo.com

Notable former playersEdit

Notable alumni include:

Conference championshipsEdit

Season Coach Conference Record
1939 Alfred Baggett Alamo Conference (co-champions) 5–3–1
1940 Jack Curtice Alamo Conference 7–3
1950 Frank Kimbrough Border Conference 10–1
1972 Gene Mayfield Missouri Valley Conference (co-champions) 5–5
1977 Bill Yung Missouri Valley Conference 6–4–1
1979 Bill Yung Missouri Valley Conference 5–5–1
1986 Bill Kelly Lone Star Conference 7–4
2005 Don Carthel Lone Star Conference 10–2
2006 Don Carthel Lone Star Conference 11–2
2007 Don Carthel Lone Star Conference 12–1
2012 Don Carthel Lone Star Conference 12–3

Classification historyEdit

  • 1910–1955 – NCAA
  • 1956–1972 – NCAA University Division (Major College)
  • 1973–1977 – NCAA Division I
  • 1978–1981 – NCAA Division I-A
  • 1982–1985 – NCAA Division I-AA
  • 1986–present – NCAA Division II

Conference historyEdit

Postseason PerformanceEdit

Bowl AppearancesEdit

West Texas A&M participated in four bowl games, all while during known as West Texas State. They went 4–0.

Season Coach Bowl Opponent Result
1950 Frank Kimbrough Sun Bowl Cincinnati W 14–13
1957 Frank Kimbrough Tangerine Bowl Mississippi Southern W 20–13
1962 Joe Kerbel Sun Bowl Ohio W 15–14
1967 Joe Kerbel Pasadena Bowl San Fernando Valley State W 35–13

They have also competed in the Kanza Bowl, a Division II bowl between the Lone Star Conference and the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association from 2009–2012, going 2–0.

Season Coach Bowl Opponent Result
2009 Don Carthel Kanza Bowl Omaha W 31–25
2011 Don Carthel Kanza Bowl Central Missouri W 26–7

NCAA DII PlayoffsEdit

Semifinals
2012
Quarterfinals
2012, 2013
Second Round
2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013
First Round
2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013

Head coachesEdit

Don Carthel has the most all-time wins for the Buffaloes, who have gone 521–516–23 as of 2019. [3][4]

Coach Record Tenure
Hunter Hughes 17-16 2017–present
Mike Nesbitt 25-17 2013–2016
Don Carthel 72-22 2005–2012
Ronnie Jones 5-27 2002–2004
Stan McGarvey 25-30 1997–2001
Morris Stone 15-17 1994–1996
Ron Steele 4-15 1992–1993
Football Not Fielded N/A 1991
Steve Graf 6-26 1988–1990
Bill Kelly 18-13-1 1985–1987
Don Davis 6-26-1 1982–1984
Bill Yung 26-27-2 1977–1981
Gene Mayfield 24-39-2 1971–1976
Joe Kerbel 68-42-1 1960–1970
Clark Jarnagin 2-18 1958–1959
Frank Kimbrough 54-52-2 1947–1957
Windy Nicklaus 2-1 1946
Gus Miller 9-13 1944–1946
World War II N/A 1943
Gus Miller 7-2 1942
Jack Curtice 15-5 1940–1941
Alfred Baggett 36-28-5 1933–1939
Samuel D. Burton 10-5-2 1931–1932
Claude Reeds 12-6-1 1929–1930
W. Mitchell Jones 3-6 1928
Ox Eckhardt 12-13-1 1925–1927
Samuel D. Burton 13–21–2 1921–1924
Wayne McCorkle 1-5-1 1920
Walter Willy 4-2 1919
Lt. Alonzo P. George 3-0 1918
Douglas A. Shirley 14-16-1 1913–1917
Jim G. Miller 8-6 1910–1911

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "West Texas A&M University Graphic Standards". Retrieved April 19, 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/w/west_texas_a&m/index.php
  3. ^ http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/w/west_texas_a&m/coaching_records.php
  4. ^ https://issuu.com/wtathletics/docs/2019_fb_media_guide__full_

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