Weevils open season Thursday at Tarleton St.
The Arkansas-Monticello football team is scheduled to open the 2009 season Thursday, August 27, at Tarleton State in Stephenville, Texas.
The Boll Weevils are coming off their best season under fifth-year head coach Gwaine Mathews, finishing 7-4 overall and 5-3 in Gulf South Conference play in 2008. They feature a prolific offense led by junior quarterback Scott Buisson, the reigning GSC offensive player of the year.
The Texans finished 8-3 last season and are picked to finish third in the Lone Star Conference.
UAM leads the all-time series 2-1, including a 39-32 win in 1992, the last meeting between the teams.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. The game can be heard on KHBM-FM 93.7 in Monticello.