Saturday, November 21, 2009

Halftime Thoughts: NWMo 14, ACU 3

Each team has 9 first downs. The Bearcats lead in total yards, 215 to 157, with Bolles' TD run accounting for half of their offense. NWMo has committed two turnovers, but ACU hasn't been able to capitalize on them with a big play. Bolles' 71-yard TD run makes him the game's leading rusher, followed by teammate LaRon Council with 48 and ACU's Reggie Brown with 30. Bolles is 10 of 13 for 109 yards passing; Gale is 13 of 19 for 100 yards. Edmund Gates has four catches for 33 yards to lead ACU, while Jake Soy 4 has catches for 59 yards.

ACU is just a couple of big plays short of evening the score. Gale showed off his strong arm twice, barely overthrowing Raymond Radway and Terrell Woodall on two deep pass plays that may give the Bearcats a reason to not overplay the running game. 

Overall, it's been an evenly played game. The Wildcats are not out of it, and have held the Bearcats in check, other than Bolles' long TD run. NWMo averages 44.8 points a game, second-best in the nation. Bolles is ranked second in the nation in passing efficiency, behind Midwestern State's Zack Eskridge. The Wildcat defense is doing its job again against the powerful offense of a nationally ranked opponent, and has two sacks already (by Casey Carr and Courtney Lane).

ACU gets the ball to start the second half.

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