Thus far, the Big Country-Concho Valley Shootout is more of a standoff. Defenses rule the day.
ACU's two TDs in the game came on the opening and closing drives of this quarter.
On the first play of the second quarter, ACU FB Emery Dudensing caught a 4-yard scoring pass from Mitchell Gale. The PAT by Morgan Lineberry was blocked, but the Wildcats had regained the lead, 9-7, with 14:55 left.
Gale threw a 9-yard TD pass to WR Raymond Radway with 59 seconds left, and Lineberry's PAT made the score 16-7.
At the half, ACU leads in score (16-7), first downs (12 to 7), total yards (259 to 112), passing yards (222 to 124), rushing yards (37 to -12) and tackles for loss (10 to 2).
Mitchell Gale has completed 18 of 28 passes for 222 yards and 2 touchdowns. His leading receiver is Edmund Gates (3 catches for 46 yards), Radway (4 catches for 30 yards and 1 TD) and Taylor Gabriel (3 catches for 30 yards). Gale also is the leading rusher for his team with 21 yards on 7 carries.