The Angelo State Rams kickoff their season and will play in the Beaver State for the first time, Oregon, against a NCAA Division II program, Western Oregon, at 3pm on September 1st. The Rams finished 6-5 last year, 4th place in the LSC and made the Heart of Texas bowl game. The Rams face a Western Oregon team who was 3-8 last year. Last season, Western Oregon lost to Tarleton State but beat Western New Mexico. The Rams had the #1 ranked offense in yards per game and their defense was #2 in the LSC in yards allowed per game. ASU's defense is led by senior defensive end Markus Jones who was named the Lone Star Conference Preseason Defensive Player and a Lindy's Sports Preseason All-American. The Rams will play their first home game on Saturday, Sept. 15 against Texas A&M-Kingsville.