Saturday, November 6, 2010

End of Q1: West Texas A&M 7, ACU 3

WT struck on the game's opening drive when QB Taylor Harris threw a 25-yard TD pass over the middle to WR Brittan Golden. Sergio Castillo's PAT made the score 7-0 with 9:56 to play in the first quarter.

ACU stormed right back when DB Caleb Withrow returned the ensuing kickoff 77 yards to the WT 10-yard line. However, WT's defense stiffened, and ACU's QB Morgan Lineberry booted a 28-yard field goal at the 8:20 mark, cutting WT's lead to 7-3.

ACU DB James Williams intercepted a tipped pass at the WT 49-yard line and returned it to the 22 with 7:38 left in the quarter. ACU advanced as close as the Buffs' 1-yard line, but the WT defense stopped ACU RB Daryl Richardson on three straight runs near the goal line, taking over on downs. 

Williams intercepted another WT pass at the :35 mark when he caught a deep ball thrown by Taylor Harris and stepped out of bounds at the ACU 7-yard line. 

After one quarter of play, WT leads in total yards, 133-24. Mitchell Gale has completed 2 of 5 passes for 18 yards, and is under heavy pressure by the Buffs' defense.

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