Owen: After going up against one of the best FCS defenses in the country last week, the Wildcats will have a golden opportunity to get back to its offensive dominance against Incarnate Word. Saturday, ACU was held to 17 points in their win over McNeese. It’s the first time they’ve scored under 30 points in a game. Meanwhile, the Cardinals are coming off an embarrassing loss to Sam Houston State, 45-6. UIW’s defense has been inconsistent at best, scoring seven points in the opener, 63 in the following week and then being shut down by the Bearkats. However their defense is a key weakness averaging 41.3 points allowed per game. Junior quarterback Luke Anthony and senior running back Tracy James should take full advantage of a subpar defense this week. This matchup will be a great gague of determining how much of a conference contender the Wildcats are this season. The Wildcats grab their second straight win and their first road win of the season.
Wildcats vs. Cardinals: ACU: 35 UIW: 24
Tavian: Last week the Wildcats were able to get back on track against one of the best defenses in the conference by taking down McNeese in the last few seconds of regulation. The passing game for the Wildcats still proved to be impressive as Luke Anthony threw for 313 yards and for 1 touchdown pass, but the running will need some work since running backs were only able to put up a little over 70 yards against McNeese. Even with only putting up less than their season averages of points the Wildcats look to belittle a UIW who’s coming off of a blowout loss to Sam Houston State. Expect the Wildcats to put up 30 plus points this week against a defense that gives up around 40 points per contest. Luke Anthony will throw for over 330 yards and expect Tracy James to put up major rushing yards this Saturday. The Wildcats will take this week’s game with ease on the road.
Wildcats vs. Cardinals: ACU:38 UIW:13
Lexi: I feel like the Wildcats are feeling better than ever right now after coming off their Saturday win against McNeese. That was the first time beating the McNeese Cowboys so I have a feeling the Wildcats are on a high right now. I think the game against UIW this weekend is going to be a huge blowout. The Cardinals are 0-1 in conference and it isn’t a pretty 0-1. They lost to Sam Houston 6-45 last week. So from the looks of it, it looks like there is really not going to be any competition this week. The Wildcats are starting to play like we all know they can and if they keep it up there is a good possibility they will continue to dominate the Southland Conference. I have a feeling the Wildcats will not disappoint this weekend.
Wildcats vs. Cardinals: ACU:42 UIW:7
Jalen: Coming off a nail biting win against Mcneese State, the Wildcats look to bounce back offensively as they travel to San Antonio to face Incarnate Word. Against Mcneese State on Saturday, ACU’s dominant running game was shut down as they were held to only 85 yards rushing as a team. However, junior quarterback Luke Anthony and senior wide receiver Josh Fink were in tune with each other all night, with Anthony throwing for over 300 yards and Fink grabbing nine receptions along with 123 receiving yards. UIW is coming into this game in the bottom three of the Southland Conference and allowing over 41 points per game from their opponents. They recently were humiliated by Sam Houston State, losing 45-6. I believe this game isn’t close and running back Tracy James will run all over UIW’s defense. ACU will win on the road and go above .500.
Wildcats vs. Cardinals: ACU: 42 UIW: 6
- Owen 4-0
- Tavian 4-0
- Jalen 3-1
- Lexi 2-2