The road toward a first victory gets even rockier for Texas College.
The winless Steers face a stern challenge against conference-leading and nationally ranked Langston in Langston, Okla.
Scoring points proved an uphill climb in TC’s most-recent game, a shutout loss to Bacone (Okla.) last week on homecoming.
Langston leads the Central States Football League with a spotless 3-0 conference mark, the lone unbeaten left in the conference. The 19th-ranked Lions make only their third appearance at home, where it sports a 2-0 mark.
The Lions played their first five games away, starting the season with a 19-12 win at NCAA Division I FBS member Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
A win over Texas College sets up a showdown for Langston next week against 18th-ranked Southern Nazarene to end the regular season, with a postseason berth to the 16-team national field likely on the line.
If TC fails to crack the win column against Langston, the Steers receive a final crack in the season finale next week at home against Southwestern Assemblies of God.
TC beat Southwestern Assemblies of God in last year’s regular season finale, the Steers’ lone win in their last 30 contests.