Saturday, October 2, 2010

End of Q2: ACU 14, A&M-Kingsville 0

Two ACU drives early and late in the first half were things of beauty, each resulting in a TD.

What happened in between was not so pretty.

QB Mitchell Gale drove the Wildcats 81 yards late in the second quarter, with WR Edmund Gates catching a 26-yard TD pass and Morgan Lineberry's PAT making the ACU lead 14-0 with 1:44 left.

In between, the Javelinas and Wildcats played smash-mouth defense against each other when they weren't watching the officiating crew step off 15 penalties (and 130 yards) against the two teams.

Neither team could move the ball on the ground against each other's nationally ranked defense: ACU had 17 yards rushing and A&M-Kingsville managed 14. But the Wildcats did become the first team to surpass the 200-yard mark in total offense against the Javelinas this year. Mitchell Gale completed 18 of 26 passes for 226 yards and one TD. Two WRs had five catches apiece: Kendrick Johnson (96 yards) and Edmund Gates (70 yards and one score).

ACU RB Darrell Cantu-Harkless has 19 yards of rushing, and has scored the only rushing TD given up by A&M-Kingsville this season.

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