West Texas A&M Buffaloes football

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West Texas A&M Buffaloes
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First season 1910
Head coach Mike Nesbitt
3rd year, 17–8 (.680)
Home stadium Kimbrough Memorial Stadium
Stadium capacity 20,000
Location Canyon, Texas
League NCAA Division II
Conference Lone Star Conference
Postseason bowl record 2–0 (1.000)
Conference titles 11 (5 Lone Star Conference 3 Missouri Valley Conference, 2 Alamo Conference, 1 BIAA)
Division titles 4
Colors

Maroon and White

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Website gobuffsgo.com
For information on all West Texas A&M University sports, see West Texas A&M Buffaloes

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 the Division II and are members of the Lone Star Conference. The school's first football team was fielded in 1910. [1] The team plays its home games at the 20,000 seat Kimbrough Memorial Stadium. They are coached by Mike Nesbitt.

Notable former players[edit]

Notable alumni include:

Conference championships[edit]

Year Conference Record
1939 Alamo Conference (co-champions) 5-3-1
1940 Alamo Conference 7-3
1950 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association 10-1
1972 Missouri Valley Conference (co-champions) 5-5
1977 Missouri Valley Conference 6-4-1
1979 Missouri Valley Conference 5-5-1
1986 Lone Star Conference 7-4
2005 Lone Star Conference 10-2
2006 Lone Star Conference 11-2
2007 Lone Star Conference 12-1
2012 Lone Star Conference 12-3

Classification History[edit]

  • 1941-1945 - NCAA College Division (Small College)
  • 1946-1947 - NCAA University Division (Major College)
  • 1948-1950 - NCAA College Division (Small College)
  • 1951-1953 - NCAA University Division (Major College)
  • 1952-1957 - NAIA
  • 1954-1957 - NCAA College Division (Small College)
  • 1958-1972 - NCAA University Division (Major College)
  • 1973-1977 - NCAA Division I
  • 1978-1980 - NCAA Division I-A
  • 1981-1981 - No Classification
  • 1982-1985 - NCAA Division I-AA
  • 1986-present - NCAA Division II

Conference History[edit]

Bowl game appearances[edit]

Season Date Bowl W/L Opponent PF PA Coach Notes
1950 January 1, 1951 Sun Bowl W Cincinnati 14 13 Frank H. Kimbrough notes
1957 January 1, 1957 Tangerine Bowl W Southern Mississippi 20 13 Frank H. Kimbrough notes
1962 December 31, 1962 Sun Bowl W Ohio 15 14 Joe Kerbel notes
1962 December 2, 1967 Pasadena Bowl W San Fernando Valley State 35 13 Joe Kerbel notes
Total 4 bowl games 4–0 84 53

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.

Season Date Bowl W/L Opponent PF PA Coach Notes
2009 December 5, 2009 Kanza Bowl W Omaha 31 25 Don Carthel notes
2011 November 27, 2011 Kanza Bowl W Central Missouri 26 7 Don Carthel notes
Total 2 bowl games 2–0 57 33

Coaches[edit]

Joe Kerbel has the most all-time wins for the Buffaloes, who have gone 496-491-23 as of 2014. [2]

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