Saturday, September 4, 2010

End of Q2: ACU 17, Washburn 12

Now that's more like it. Daryl Richardson, who ran for 961 yards and 16 TDs last season for the Wildcats, scored his first of 2010 when he dashed 27 yards to the end zone with 3:44 left in the first half.

Down 10-6, the Ichabods moved the ball to the ACU 43 before a big hit by ACU linebacker Kevin Washington caused WU quarterback Dane Simoneau to fumble. Wildcat defensive tackle Mike Jones recovered, and on ACU's first play after the turnover, quarterback Mitchell Gale hit wide receiver Edmund Gates on a 51-yard TD pass with 1:18 left in the quarter.

The Ichabods answered when Simoneau threw a 6-yard TD pass to Joe Hastings with 11 seconds remaining. WU missed the two-point conversion but had cut the ACU lead to 17-12 as the first half ended.

WU leads in total yards, 228-166, with 166 yards of passing to ACU's 94 (more than half of which came on a scoring pass to Gates), although Gale has completed eight of 10 attempts throwing the ball. Richardson has rushed 14 times for 57 yards and a TD. DBs Drew Cuffee and James Williams, and Washington lead the Wildcats with five tackles each.

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