Bill Maskill returns to Midwestern State for his 24th season in charge of the Mustangs. Maskill begins the year 16 wins short of matching former A&M-Kingsville legend Ron Harms for most wins in the LSC. MSU struggled with consistency last year, which led to a 6-5 finish. A big reason for the inconsistency was turnovers; the Mustangs were minus six in turnover margin in 2022.
The Mustangs are expected to have a solid defense this year. Offensively, MSU seeks to add depth to the running back room through the portal. The Mustangs are expected to add one or two quarterbacks from the portal before fall camp begins to battle Zach Bohannon for the starting nod. MSU will host six football games at Memorial Stadium for the second consecutive season, including five of its final seven. The Mustangs could make a push for the playoffs if they defend their home turf and split their four challenging road contests.