After a two-game home stand, ACU travels to Sam Houston State to take on the No. 2 FCS team in the nation.
The Wildcats are coming off a 38-10 loss to Lamar, who after the win last week moved to third place in the conference. The loss was ACU’s sixth-straight, but it will get its starting quarterback in sophomore Dallas Sealey back for Saturday’s game.
Meanwhile, SHSU enters the game on a roll, having not lost a game this season at 5-0. The Bearkats lead the conference offensively in almost every category including pass offense and rush offense at 354.2 passing yards per game and 257.6 rushing yards.
SHSU is also averaging twice as many points as it allows at just 28.2 points per game and averaging 56.2 points which is 17 more than the next closest in Central Arkansas. One of the reasons for the success has been quarterback Jeremiah Briscoe who leads the conference conference in total offense at 334.6 yards per game.
The Bearkats also have a very capable running back in Corey Avery. Avery ranks second to Kade Harrington who ran for 149 yards against the Wildcats last Saturday.
Like mentioned before ACU will have its starting quarterback returning in Sealey. Sealey after sitting out last week’s game with a concussion returns as the second leading offensive player in the Southland, just behind Briscoe.
Last season when ACU hosted SHSU, the Bearkats came away with a 49-21 victory on homecoming. SHSU jumped out to an early lead at 35-7, but the Wildcats matched SHSU’s scoring output in the second half at 14 points a piece.
ACU will try and return the favor from a year ago, as it travels to Huntsville to take on the Bearkats on their homecoming. The Bearkats enter the game looking to remain atop the Southland Conference after a 63-48 shootout against Incarnate Word.
A win for the Wildcats would end a seven-game losing streak dating back to last season.