Houston Baptist player's tackle total lowered by NCAA

(STATS) – Houston Baptist linebacker Garrett Dolan surpassed 500 tackles in his career last weekend, but it no longer appears in the NCAA record books that way.

Considering Dolan’s total has been compiled over five seasons instead of the usual four, NCAA officials decided Friday not to count his 58 tackles gained over six games in 2013. That year, Houston Baptist played a seven-game start-up schedule prior to joining the Southland Conference a year later. While the NCAA will recognize the seven games as exhibitions for Houston Baptist, it will continue to count the statistics of the opponents, spokesman J.D. Hamilton said.Article continues below ......