June 23, 2003
ABILENE, Texas - After finishing an uncharacteristic third-place in the American Southwest Conference last year, national prognosticators think that the veteran Cowboys will rebound this season.
Lindy's magazine has the Cowboys as the No. 13 team in its preseason poll and leads a list of three ASC teams that are in the ranking. Mary Hardin-Baylor ranks No. 16 and Howard Payne comes in at No. 22. Four-time defending national champion Mount Union is favored to repeat.
Lindy's also tabbed three Cowboys as preseason All-Americans. Junior cornerback Alex Hansen, who had a school-record nine interceptions in 2002, was named first-team All-American. Matt Moskosky, a junior tight end and Adam Hernandez a junior offensive lineman were named second-team All-Americans.
In the Street & Smith preview the Cowboys were the only ASC team in the poll at No. 21. Moskosky was named first-team All-American.
The Cowboys open the season on Sept. 13 at Wisconsin-Stout, which was ranked No. 11 by Lindy's and No. 16 by Street and Smith's.