Saturday, October 23, 2010

End of Q2: ACU 33, ENMU 0

ACU's scoring string ended on its first drive of the second quarter, directed into the 35-mph west breeze here in Greyhound Stadium. Maybe that wind thing is a factor.  :-)

Wildcat defensive back Brent Schroeder recovered a Greyhound fumble at the ACU 35 with 5:40 left.

How can the wind blow this hard and there not be a hurricane in the ZIP code?

Regardless, the Greyhounds had its advantage for the entire second quarter, and could not score on ACU, while the Wildcats figured out how to do that when Gale found Edmund Gates with a 26-yard TD pass with 35 seconds left. Owens' PAT failed, but ACU's lead had grown to 33-0.

At the half, ACU led in score (33-0), total offense (352 yards to 190), passing (291 yards to 87), first downs (16 to 11), third-down conversions (5 of 10 to 1 of 10) and time of possession (17:14 to 12:46).

Gale is 16 of 31 for 296 yards, 0 INTs and 3 TDs. Edmund Gates (89 yards and 2 TDs) and Taylor Gabriel (44 yards) have four catches each, while Daryl Richardson has 3 catches for 44 yards. Charcandrick West is ACU's leading rusher with 19 yards on 3 carries. The Wildcats have rushed the ball 17 times for 61 yards and 1 TD. DT Marvin Jones and LB Kevin Washington lead the defense with six tackles each. 

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