Austin College (0-1) at Hendrix (1-0): The Matchup, Players to Watch, Keys to Victory, Prediction

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Austin College (0-1) at Hendrix (1-0)

When: Noon Saturday at Young-Wise Memorial Stadium in Conway, Ark.

Broadcast: Hendrix Athletics

The Matchup: The could end up being one of the best games of the weekend. Austin College opened against one of the top teams in the Southern Athletic Association on the road against rival Trinity.

Hendrix defeated Millsaps 37-27 to open the season before having its game against Trinity postponed. This is the lone home game on the Warriors schedule this spring. This game could provide a big springboard to the fall for the winning team.

Players to Watch: 

AC - Tyler James, QB, Jr, Wills Point, Texas (Wills Point HS)

Aaron Rideaux, WR, Jr, Beaumont, Texas (Forney HS)

Jarrett Pleasant, DB, Fr, Magnolia, Texas (Magnolia HS)

Hendrix - Jacob Wood, QB, So, Bee Branch, Ark. (Conway Christian)

Blake Hinton, WR, Sr, Dallas, Texas (Trinity Christian Academy)

Tanner Barrett, LB, Jr, Little Rock, Ark. (Little Rock Central HS)

Key to Victory: The ‘Roos will need to have production from its rushing attack this week after finishing with minus three yards rushing against Trintiy. Tyler James and Aaron Rideaux are a dangerous combination in the passing game.

The ‘Roos defense was solid against Trinity before wearing down in the fourth quarter. Austin College will need to contain dual-threat quarterback Jacob Wood who torched Millsaps for 218 yards passing and 146 yards rushing with three total touchdowns.

Prediction: Austin College by 2

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