Saturday, November 6, 2010

End of Q3: West Texas A&M 27, ACU 20

ACU QB Mitchell Gale engineered an impressive 10-play, 80-yard drive to open the second half. He ran for 30 yards on two quarterback-keepers, hit big first-down-generating plays to WRs Edmund Gates (12 yards) and Taylor Gabriel (14 yards), and FB Emery Dudensing (11 yards), then ran in the TD himself from 2 yards out with 10:29 remaining. Morgan Lineberry's PAT closed the WT lead to 14-13. 

The Buffs bounced back with a 6-play, 78-yard drive, capped by a 20-yard pass from Taylor Harris to Brittan Golden. ACU DB Darien Williams blocked WT's PAT kick, making the new score 20-13 with 7:41 left.

Gale threw just his second interception of the season at the 4:37 mark, but it was returned 76 yards for a touchdown by WT CB Caleb Randolph. Castillo's PAT increased the Buffs' lead to 27-13.

WT QB Harris fumbled on his 3-yard line with 2:20 left, and NG Mike Jones recovered at the Buffs' 2-yard line.  ACU RB Daryl Richardson ran the ball into the end zone on the next play, and Lineberry's PAT pulled ACU to within one touchdown, 27-20.

James Williams intercepted his third pass of the game with 2:05 left, giving ACU possession at its 39-yard line.

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