In the heart of Texas, where football is more than just a sport, the anticipation is building for a showdown of epic proportions. The Midland Bulldogs and Byron Nelson Bobcats are set to face off in the second round of the 2023 UIL 6A D2 Texas State Football Championships on Friday, November 17, 2023, at 7 pm ET. The battleground is Midland, TX, and football enthusiasts across the state are gearing up for a thrilling playoff encounter.
What it is: Texas High School Football
Matchup: Midland Bulldogs vs. Byron Nelson Bobcat
Time: Friday Nov 17, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 UIL 6A D2 Texas State Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: Midland – Midland, TX
Live Stream: Watch here
The Midland Bulldogs, the home team, boast a record of 9-2 and carry a national ranking of 64, a division ranking of 39, and a state ranking of 64. Their scoring average is an impressive 39.5 points per game. On the other side, the Byron Nelson Bobcats, the away team, remain undefeated with an 11-0 record, earning a national ranking of 55, a division ranking of 4, and a state ranking of 4. They lead in scoring with an average of 50.5 points per game.
Breaking down the offensive statistics, Midland dominates in rushing yards per game with 299.4 compared to Byron Nelson’s 106.0. However, Byron Nelson shines in passing yards per game, boasting 128.5 against Midland’s 42.1. In total yards per game, Midland maintains the lead with 341.5, while Byron Nelson trails with 234.5. The points per game statistics reveal Midland’s average of 31.2 against Byron Nelson’s 24.5.
On the defensive side, Midland displays robust numbers with 76.6 tackles per game and 1.7 sacks per game. Byron Nelson trails with 18.2 tackles per game and 0.7 sacks per game.
Key players for Midland include #5 Elijah McCoy, #12 Stroman Bridges, and Athen Dominguez, while Byron Nelson relies on #26 Tucker James, #12 Tom Von grote, and Jacoven Julian.
For those unable to attend the clash in Midland, there are various ways to catch every exhilarating moment. The NFHS Network app provides live and on-demand coverage on smartphones, tablets, and web browsers. Additionally, online streaming on NFHSnetwork.com and compatibility with various connected devices ensure fans can experience the game from the comfort of their homes.
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