Saturday, November 19, 2011

Final: Washburn 52, ACU 49

Daryl Richardson scored for ACU on a 34-yard TD pass from Mitchell Gale with 11:51 left. Justin Andrews caught the 2-point conversion pass from Gale to draw ACU to within 3 points, 45-42.

Simoneau rallied his team with a 61-yard scoring pass to Ronnell Garner with 4:10 remaining. Linn's PAT gave his team a 10-point lead, 52-42.

With 37 seconds to play, Charcandrick West ran 28 yards for another TD. Lineberry's PAT drew the Wildcats to within a field goal, 52-49.

Washburn recovered ACU's onside kick and ran out the clock.

End of Q3: Washburn 45, ACU 34

Justin Cooper went 5 yards for his fourth TD of the afternoon, running untouched around the left end. Linn's PAT made the new score 45-21 with 9:54 left in the third quarter. The drive was started when ACU quarterback Mitchell Gale was intercepted at the WU 33-yard line and the ball returned to the 49-yard-line.

Gale was intercepted again on ACU's next possession, with Adebayo OLadapo picking off the errant pass and returning it to midfield. The Wildcat defense forced the Icabods' first punt of the day at the 6:47 mark.

Four plays later, Gale connected on his second TD pass of the afternoon, completing a pass to Taylor Gabriel on the right sideline that the fleet wide receiver converted into a 71-yard scoring play. Lineberry's PAT was good, cutting the WU lead to 45-28 with 5:31 left.

Darrell Cantu-Harkless caught a 58-yard pass from Gale to put his team in scoring possession. Gabriel caught his second TD pass of the third quarter on the next play – a 10-yarder that drew the Wildcats to within 11 points with 2:18 remaining. Lineberry's PAT missed. The drive took four plays and covered 82 yards.

As the quarter ended, ACU had the ball 70 yards away from a score that would draw them back into a game that looked essentially over at one point.

Halftime Stats for ACU-Washburn

  • Score: WU 38, ACU 21
  • First Downs: WU 19, ACU 10
  • Rushing: ACU 14 for 63 yards, WU 21 for 98 yards
  • Passing: ACU 10 of 20 for 190 yards and 1 TD, WU 14 of 21 for 252 yards and 1 TD
  • Total Offense: ACU 253 yards, WU 350 yards
  • Time of Possession: ACU 13:22, WU 16:38
  • Third-Down Conversions: ACU 3 of 8, WU 5 of 6
  • Penalties: ACU 2 for 10 yards, 1 for 5 yards
  • Passing: Mitchell Gale, 10 of 20 for 190 yards and 1 INT
  • Rushing: Daryl Richardson, 8 for 46 yards and 1 TD; and Mitchell Gale, 6 for 17 yards
  • Receiving: Daryl Richardson, 5 for 48 yards; Taylor Gabriel, 1 for 15 yards; Justin Andrews, 2 for 13 yards; Darrell Cantu-Harkless, 1 for 41 yards; and Demarcus Thompson, 1 for 73 yards and 1 TD
  • Defense: Richard Havins and Nate Bailey, 4 tackles; Thor Woerner and Darien Williams, 3 tackles
  • End of Q2: Washburn 38, ACU 21

    On the second play from scrimmage in Washburn's ensuing drive, and the first play of the second quarter, Ichabod quarterback Dane Simoneau threw a 67-yard TD pass to Matt Kobbeman. The PAT by Linn put Washburn on top again, 21-14.

    Three plays into ACU's next drive, Mitchell Gale threw a 73-yard TD pass to freshman Demarcus Thompson. Morgan Lineberry's PAT evened the score at 21-21. There have been more than 400 yards of offense, combined, by these two teams with a little more than a quarter played in this game.

    With 9:04 left, a 35-yard field goal by Linn represented ACU's first stop on defense today. New score: 24-21.

    Washburn comes up with its first defensive stop on ACU's next drive. However, Morgan Lineberry's punt was blocked by the Ichabods and recovered by Willie Williams. Washburn took over on the Wildcat 41-yard line with 7:39 left.

    The Ichabods took advantage of the ACU mistake when Cooper scored his third touchdown of the day, a 9-yard run with 5:27 remaining. Linn's PAT gave his team a 31-21 lead.

    After ACU punted on its next possession, Washburn went on an 8-play 50-yard drive, capped by a 4-yard TD run by Sean McPherson. Linn's fifth PAT of the day was good, and the new score became 38-21 with 1:07 left in the first half.

    End of Q1: ACU 14, Washburn 14

    The Ichabods marched down the field on their first possession, with running back Justin Cooper dashing untouched around left end for 14 yards and a touchdown to open the scoring. Jeremy Linn's successful PAT gave Washburn a 7-0 lead with 11:24 left in the first quarter.

    ACU's first play from scrimmage was a huge one – a 41-yard pass from quarterback Mitchell Gale to wide receiver Darrell Cantu-Harkless. Four plays later, running back Daryl Richardson scored the Wildcats' first TD on a 12-yard run after a pitchout to the right side. Morgan Lineberry's successful PAT evened the score at 7-7 with 8:57 left.

    Washburn answered back with a 12-yard TD run of its own, this one another score from Cooper with 6:39 remaining. Linn's PAT made the new score 14-7.

    Neither team seems to have an answer for the other on defense.

    ACU responded with an 80-yard drive, with Gale's 2-yard quarterback sneak landing him in the end zone with 29 seconds left. Lineberry's PAT drew the Wildcats into another tie with the Ichabods, 14-14.

    Saturday, November 12, 2011

    Final Stats: ACU 61, Incarnate Word 16

  • Score: ACU 61, UIW 16
  • First Downs: ACU 27, UIW 11
  • Rushing: ACU 42 for 252 yards, UIW 43 for 164 yards
  • Passing: ACU 21 of 34 for 342 yards and 2 TDs, UIW 5 of 24 for 61 yards, 4 INT and 0 TDs
  • Total Offense: ACU 5947 yards, UIW 225 yards
  • Time of Possession: ACU 32:13, UIW 27;47
  • Third-Down Conversions: ACU 5 of 13, UIW 5 of 16
  • Red-Zone Scores-Chances: ACU 5 of 8, UIW 3 of 3
  • Penalties: UIW 4 for 38 yards, ACU 6 for 50 yards
  • Passing: Mitchell Gale, 16 of 29 for 327 yards and 2 TDs; and John David Baker, 2 of 5 for 15 yards and 1 INT
  • Rushing: Charcandrick West, 12 for 130 yards and 2 TDs; Reggie Brown, 15 for 94 yards; Daryl Richardson, 8 for 51 yards and 1 TD
  • Receiving: Taylor Gabriel, 5 for 111 yards and 1 TD; Darian Hogg, 5 for 92 yards; Reggie Brown, 5 for 32 yards; Charcandrick West, 2 for 51 yards; Andrew Richards, 1 for 35 years and 1 TD; Samuel Ewalefo, 1 for 13 yards; Demarcus Thompson, 1 for 12 yards; and Daryl Richardson, 1 for -4 yards
  • Defense: Thor Woerner, 8 tackles and 1 INT for a TD; Justin Stewart, 6 tackles, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery; Chris Summers, 6 tackles; Nick Richardson, 5 tackles; Nate Bailey, 5 tackles and 1 INT for for a TD; and Mike Wallace, 4 tackles and 1 INT
  • NOTES: ACU got four field goals from Morgan Lineberry (22, 25 and 54 yards) and Ryan Owens (29 yards). Lineberry kicked off 11 times, 10 of them signaled for touchbacks. Charcandrick West had 218 all-purpose yards (130 rushing, 51 receiving, 37 on kickoff returns). Morgan Lineberry only punted once. UIW leaders were Trent Rios (85 yards rushing on 27 carries), Eric Massoni (5 of 24 for 61 yards and 4 INTs passing) and Jacob Love (2 catches for 43 yards). Cardinal tackle leader was Juan Asencio, who had 10 and returned an interception 62 yards. Dakota Mawyer had 8 tackles and 1 fumble return. ACU scored 41 straight points after taking an early 7-3 lead, 31 of them in the third quarter. At one point, ACU scored on seven consecutive possessions. The Wildcats played keep-away in the the fourth quarter after building a 58-16 lead, holding the ball for nearly 12 of the final 15 minutes. ACU’s Aston Whiteside blocked a PAT on UIW’s final TD of the afternoon. ACU averaged 7.8 yards per play while limiting UIW to a 3.4-yard average.
  • Final: ACU 61, Incarnate Word 16

    Ryan Owen's 29-yard field goal accounted for the Wildcats' only scoring of the fourth quarter, putting ACU comfortably ahead, 61-16.

    End of Q3: ACU 58, Incarnate Word 16

    ACU recovered a fumble when Justin Stewart took the ball away from UIW's Tahje Canyon, giving the Wildcats the ball at the Cardinals' 35-yard line.

    Charcandrick West scored his first TD of the game with 12:42 left, running around left end for 3 yards. Morgan Lineberry's PAT gave the Wildcats a 34-3 lead.

    Lineberry kicked his third field goal of the game, a 54-yarder with 9:36 remaining to up ACU's lead to 37-3.

    Cornerback Nate Bailey intercepted UIW quarterback Eric Massoni's pass with 8:17 left and returned it 53 yards for a TD. Lineberry's PAT made the new score 44-3.

    Because ACU has scored 44 points, for the next 2 hours, fans with a ticket stub from today's game or an ACU I.D. can buy an extra-large pizza for $4.44 from the Little Caesar's on North 12th Street and Mockingbird.

    IWU scored on a 10-yard run by Trent Rios with 4:24 left in the quarter. A successful PAT by Tomas Rebold cut ACU's lead to 44-10. The TD was set up by a 62-yard interception return by Juan Asencio of a pass by new Wildcat quarterback John David Baker.

    On ACU's second play of the ensuring drive, a fumble by West gave the Cardinals the ball at the Wildcat 35-yard line. Four plays later, Rios ran in from 2 yards to give UIW another TD. With 2:23 left in the quarter, ACU's lead was cut to 44-16. Wildcat defensive end Aston Whiteside blocked the PAT.

    Thirteen seconds later, West accounted for his fumble on the first play after the ensuing kickoff, bouncing off a logjam of would-be tacklers and sprinting 71 yards for a TD. Lineberry's PAT gave ACU a new lead, 51-6.

    On UIW's second play of the next drive, linebacker Thor Woerner intercepted a pass by Massoni and returned it 26 yards for another ACU TD. A successful PAT by Ryan Owens gave the Wildcats a 58-16 lead with 1:22 left in the quarter.

    Halftime Stats for ACU-Incarnate Word

  • Score: ACU 27, UIW 3
  • First Downs: ACU 16, UIW 7
  • Rushing: ACU 16 for 44 yards, UIW 24 for 71 yards
  • Passing: ACU 16 of 23 for 293 yards and 2 TDs, UIW 2 of 101 for 11 yards, 1 INT and 0 TDs
  • Total Offense: ACU 337 yards, UIW 82 yards
  • Time of Possession: ACU 14:43, UIW 15:17
  • Third-Down Conversions: ACU 3 of 7, UIW 2 of 8
  • Red-Zone Scores-Chances: ACU 3 of 4, UIW 1 of 1
  • Penalties: UIW 1 for 13 yards, ACU 4 for 32 yards
  • Passing: Mitchell Gale, 16 of 23 for 293 yards and 2 TDs
  • Rushing: Daryl Richardson, 8 for 50 yards and 1 TD; and Charcandrick West, 4 for 11 yards
  • Receiving: Darian Hogg, 5 for 92 yards; Taylor Gabriel, 4 for 94 yards and 1 TD; Charcandrick West, 2 for 51 yards; and Reggie Brown, 2 for 13 yards
  • Defense: Thor Woerner, 6 tackles; Chris Summer, 5 tackles, Nathan Bags, 4 tackles; and L.B. Suggs, 1 interception
  • End of Q2: ACU 27, Incarnate Word 3

    ACU continued its drive from the end of the first quarter, but it stalled on the Cardinal 5-yard line. Morgan Lineberry preceded to kick a 22-yard field goal to give his team a 10-3 lead with 13:03 remaining in the quarter.

    Lineberry kicked his second field goal of the game, a 25-yarder with 6:07 remaining to grow ACU's lead to 13-3.

    Wildcat quarterback Mitchell Gale connected with wide-open wide receiver Andrew Richards on a 35-yard TD pass with 3:27 left. Lineberry's PAT made the new score 20-3 with 3:27 left.

    Gale threw a 31-yard pass over the middle to wide receiver Taylor Gabriel with 30 seconds remaining, and Lineberry's PAT gave ACU a 27-3 advantage on the scoreboard. The big play in the five-play, 65-yard drive took place when running back Charcandrick West caught a screen pass from Gale and ran 38 yards to put the Wildcats in scoring position once more.

    At the half, ACU is just as dominating in the stats as on the scoreboard, leading in first downs (16-7), passing yards (293-11), total yards (337-82), and average yards per play (8.6-2.4). Gale has completed 16 of 23 passes for 293 yards and two TDs; Daryl Richardson has 50 yards on 8 carries (6.3-yard average); and two wide receivers are having big days (Darian Hogg, 5 catches for 92 yards, and Tony Gabriel, 4 catches for 94 yards and 1 TD).

    End of Q1: ACU 7, Incarnate Word 3

    Daryl Richardson got the scoring started with a 12-yard run off right tackle with 11:54 left in the first quarter. The Wildcats' second drive of the game took 1:18 and only four plays, and consumed 80 yards. Morgan Lineberry's successful PAT put ACU on top, 7-0. Key play in the drive was a Mitchell Gale pass that Taylor Gabriel caught in the right flat and ran with for 42 yards.

    Tomas Rebold of Incarnate Word kicked a 20-yard field goal with 5:53 left in the quarter to pull the Cardinals within four points, 7-3.

    ACU's next drive advanced to the UIW 14-yard line. Gale's pass on fourth down and 4 was batted down, and the Cardinals took over. Three plays later, Wildcat linebacker L.B. Suggs intercepted Eric Massoni's pass at the UIW 24-yard line with just 34 seconds remaining in the quarter.

    Saturday, November 5, 2011

    Final: ACU 42, A&M-Kingsville 34

    Daryl Richardson ran 2 yards for a TD with 13:12 left, and Morgan Lineberry's PAT put ACU back on top, 35-34, ending a 14-play, 80-yard drive.

    ACU pushed further ahead on its next drive, a four-play, 68-yard drive topped off by a 39-yard TD pass from Mitchell Gale to Tony Gabriel at the 9:42 mark. New score: ACU 42-34.

    The Javelinas went on a 13-play, 89-yard march to the ACU 2-yard line, but a pass from Daniel Ramirez to Jack Willingham on fourth down and goal was dropped in the end zone, giving the ball back to the Wildcats on downs.

    Daryl Richardson came up with a clutch 9-yard run on third and 6 from the Wildcat 6-yard line, giving ACU the opportunity to keep A&M-Kingsville on defense. Gabriel ran for 12 yards on an end-around for another first down, and Charcandrick West picked up another on the subsequent play, allowing the Wildcats to watch the clock wind down for the win.

    End of Q2: ACU 21, A&M-Kingsville 14

    Charcandrick West ran 6 yards for a TD with 9:34 remaining on the second quarter. Morgan Lineberry’s PAT gave ACU the lead, 21-14.

    NOTES: The Wildcats lead the Javelinas in first downs (13-8), passing yards (230-111) and total offense (268-265). A&M-Kingsville’s three turnovers have led to ACU's 21 points. Mitchell Gale is 19 of 26 for 230 yards and 1 TD. Daryl Richardson has rushed 7 times for 40 yards and 1 TD. Darian Hogg has 5 catches for 71 yards, Taylor Gabriel has 45 for 52 yards and Ben Gibbs, 1 for 53 yards. For the Javelinas, Jonathan Woodson has rushed for 126 yards on 10 carries and 2 TDs, and Daniel Ramirez has completed 7 passes for 12 yards and 111 yards.

    End of Q1: ACU 14, A&M-Kingsville 14

    Texas A&M-Kingsville fumbled on its first drive of the game, turning the ball over to ACU on the Wildcat 46-yard line.

    After ACU’s first drive resulted in a punt, Kingsville’s Jonathan Woodson ran 86 yards almost untouched to score a touchdown. Matt Stoll's successful PAT give the Javelinas a 7-0 lead with 11:53 remaining.

    On the ensuing play, the Javelinas recovered an onside kick at their 43-yard line. ACU got the ball back when Wildcat defensive back Nathan Baggs intercepted a pass by Daniel Ramirez at the ACU 25-yard line and returned it 16 yards with 10:44 left.

    Two plays later, ACU’s Darrell Cantu-Harkless caught a 6-yard pass from Mitchell Gale for a TD. organ Lineberry's PAT evened the score at 7-7. The score was set up by a 53-yard pass from Gale to tight end Ben Gibbs.

    ACU's next drive began on its 49-yard line following a Javelina punt. Daryl Richardson scored 10 plays later on a 5-yard TD run, and Lineberry's PAT put the Wildcats on top, 14-7 with 6:04 remaining.

    Defensive end Aston Whiteside stripped Kingsville's Randal Toney of the ball and linebacker Derek Odelusi recovered at the Javelina 40-yard-line with 4:55 left.

    On a 49-yard Lineberry field goal attempt, the ball sailed through the holder's hands, and was recovered by A&M-Kingsville and returned to the ACU 26-yard line. Two plays later, Woodson ran 24 yards for a Javelina touchdown. Stoll's PAT evened the score at 14-14 with 2:27 remaining.