The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks face high expectations as they set to open their season Thursday. They host Division II Henderson State, sporting a #16 national ranking and look to challenge for the Southland Conference title. They are led by pre-season all-americans fullback Eric Chapman and linebacker Jeremy Davis, who will be key in helping stop the Reddies triple option offense.
"We don't care that Henderson State is a divsion II squad," said Davis. "They're coming in here, they're pumped up, they're ready. We just got to come out and perform at our level and not drop our game."