Owen: It’s hard to say exactly how lopsided this matchup will be. Arizona Christian doesn’t even belong in the NCAA and are entering their fifth season as a football program. In the NAIA, Arizona Christian has been relatively successful winning the 2015 and 2016 CSFL championships. However, this will likely be the Firestorm’s toughest opponent to date. While ACU did struggle against UNT last week, they did manage to have success throughout the game running the ball. Senior running backs Billy McCrary and Tracy James showed promise running for a combined 189 yards and three touchdowns on just 24 carries. Junior quarterback Luke Anthony was also successful in his time last Saturday throwing for a touchdown and completing over 70 percent of his passes. I’d expect the Wildcats to push the run game early and wouldn’t be surprised if McCrary and James both exceed 100 rushing yards each. ACU grabs their first win of the season in this one.
Wildcats vs. Arizona Christian: ACU: 45 AC: 10
Tavian: To say that this could be a shootout is an understatement. Arizona Christian has only had a football program for five years and hasn’t played any competition like the Wildcats. This will most likely be Arizona Christian’s super bowl and will most likely run a lot of trick plays and different schemes. Although Abilene Christian couldn’t pull out the win against The Mean Green of North Texas, they did show a strong running game between Senior running backs Tracy James and Billy McCrary. Junior quarterback Luke Anthony showed some light throwing for 273 yards and connecting with nine different targets. The Wildcats defense did show out in the second half by only giving thirteen points, while Senior linebacker Jeremiah Chambers had a total of 11 tackles. The Wildcats will most likely showcase the run game early along with a balanced passing attack like recent years. Expect for this game to be over by halftime.
Wildcats vs. Arizona Christian: ACU:49 AC:13
Lexi: I think Saturday’s game will be a very exciting first home game. Well, maybe not super exciting because I think it’s going to be a blowout as they are going to beat the feathers off the Firestorm. I honestly feel really bad for them because the Wildcats are coming off of a really hard fought loss, so I definitely feel like their blood is pumping and are ready to show the ACU fans what they are actually about. With Jeremiah Chambers ready to hit the life out of people and Tracy James and Billy McCrary bulldozing through people, I really feel like this Arizona Christian team has no chance of even coming remotely close to winning this game. I really think our guys are going to have a great year this year, and I feel like it’s going to start on Saturday on Anthony Field at Wildcat Stadium.
Wildcats vs. Arizona Christian: ACU:49 AC:7
Jalen: Our first home game this season should be a breeze for the Wildcats. Struggling against UNT last week, ACU will bounce back into rhythm against Arizona Christian. Last year, Arizona Christian’s opponents scored more points than the Firestorm. Their opponents also had more total rushing yards, first downs, averaged more rushing yards per game and points off turnovers. I believe that our offense will be superior in Saturday’s matchup, and it won’t be close. Senior running backs Billy McCrary and Tracy James displayed their running abilities by combining for three touchdowns against UNT. ACU’s defense will need to make some improvements, allowing 456 yards of total offense. ACU will be dominant on both ends, and this will be a blowout game.
Wildcats vs. Arizona Christian: ACU:49 AC: 0
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