Saturday, November 10, 2012

Final: ACU 22, West Alabama 16 OT

West Alabama got on the scoreboard when backup quarterback Kyle Caldwell threw a 10-yard TD pass to wide receiver Malik Lofton with 12:34 left, cutting ACUs lead to 13-7.

ACU added another 3 points on Ryan Owens’ third field goal of the game, a 24-yarder with

Caldwell threw his second TD pass of the quarter a 34-yarder to Chad Toocheck with 6:06 remaining. However, linebacker Thor Woerner blocked the extra point attempt, leaving the new score 16-13.

UWA cashed in on its third scoring drive of the quarter when placekicker Ryne Smith booted a 30-yard field goal with 13 seconds left in regulation, tying the game at 16.

ACU's Darrell Cantu-Harkless returned the ensuing kickoff 46 yards to the Tigers’ 46-yard line, and Morgan Lineberry's 63-yard field goal attempt as time expired fell short.

ACU got the ball in the first overtime and scored when Cantu-Harkless caught a pass in the left flat and scored a 14-yard TD. The Wildcats held the Tigers on their possession, with defensive back Steven Ford breaking up a fourth-down pass to give the Wildcats the wild win.

First downs: ACU 22, UWA 16
Rushing: ACU 34 for 87 yards, UWA 41 for 155 yards
Passing: ACU 24 of 42 for 284 yards and 1 TD, UWA 21 of 30 for 240 yards
Total yards: ACU 371, UWA 395
Penalties: ACU 6 for 45 yards, UWA 4 for 28 yards
Time of possession: UWA 29:36, ACU 30:24
Third-down conversions: ACU 9 of 18, UWA 4 of 14

Fourth-down conversions: ACU 2 of 3, UWA 4 of 6

ACU passing: Mitchell Gale, ACU 24 of 42 for 284 yards and 1 TD
ACU rushing: Darrell Cantu-Harkless, 13 for 58 yards; Charcandrick West, 12 for 55 yards, Taylor Gabriel, 2 for 7 yards; and Eldon Crochran, 1 for 2 yards
ACU receiving: Darrell Cantu-Harkless, 9 for 113 yards and 1 TD; Taylor Gabriel, 5 for 71 yards; Darian Hogg, 5 for 46 yards; Demarcus Thompson, 2 for 31 yards; Drew Peters, 1 for 16 yards; Charcandrick West, 1 for 5; and Eldon Crochran, 1 for 2 yards
ACU tackles: Angel Lopez, 12 and 1 forced fumble; Mike Wallace, 11; L.B. Suggs, 9; Justin Stevens, 8 and 1 fumble recovery; and Thor Woerner, 7 and 1 blocked PAT

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