Weekly Predictions Season Standings
- Owen 6-2
- Tavian 6-2
- Jalen 4-4
- Lexi 3-4
Owen: The Wildcats face their biggest opponent of the year this weekend, playing on the road. ACU is currently 0-4 away in 2019, compared to 4-0 at home. They have had plenty of opportunities to come out on top outside of Wildcat Stadium. The last three road games, ACU has lost by an average of under four points. On two occasions, the Wildcats led entering the fourth quarter on the road. Along with its road struggles, Nicholls currently sits tied for first in the Southland Conference. The Colonels are coming off its first loss in conference play at Sam Houston State, 17-0. Before that loss, Nicholls was ranked ninth in the FCS rankings. I have no doubt in my mind that this will be a close game. Some of the deciding factors will be how successful the offense will be on both the ground and in the air, especially in the first quarter. Another factor will be Nicholls’ ability to protect the ball after committing three last week. It should be a nailbiter most of the way, but I’m expecting Nicholls to bounce back after a tough loss a week ago.
Wildcats vs. Colonels: ACU: 21 Nicholls: 27
Tavian: Another huge Wildcat win at home as the Wildcats took down the Lumberjacks of SFA in a wild double overtime matchup. ACU took the win 31-24 and look to continue their momentum as they look for a FCS playoff spot. The Wildcats looked great all around, especially senior wideout Josh Fink who hauled in 12 receptions for 110 yards. Senior running back Tracy James also played his part by rushing for over 100 yards and running in a touchdown. The defense looked a little shaky late in the fourth, but overall had a good game. Now looking at this weeks opponent, the Wildcats take on the Colonels on Nicholls, who are 3-1 in conference, but are coming off a shutout loss to Sam Houston State. The Wildcats are going to need to carry this momentum from the past two home games in order to come out with another win. Wildcats lose on the road in a nail-biter.
Wildcats vs. Colonels: ACU:21 Nicholls:28
Lexi: The Wildcats take on Nicholls this weekend at Nicholls. The Colonels are currently 3-1 in conference and have beat some pretty good teams. Most people would probably say that Nicholls would have this one, but I think the way that the Wildcats have been playing, we have a shot at getting this win. We beat SFA last week for the first time in a long time, so I feel like with the momentum the Wildcats have going into the game, they have a shot at getting the win. I feel like it is going to be a pretty close game and will be a fight all the way to the end of the game, but I feel like we have a shot. Some players have really been stepping up for the Wildcats, so if they can keep producing and keep playing like they have been playing it will be another conference win. We have a two game winning streak and Nicholls lost its last game against Sam Houston, 0-17. So to say the least, the Wildcats have the momentum going into this game. If we can continue to play like we have been playing, I have no doubt that we will get this win.
Wildcats vs. Colonels: ACU: 27 Nicholls: 24
Jalen: After a nail biting win in double-overtime against Stephen F. Austin last weekend, the Wildcats will go back on the road to face the Colonels of Nicholls State. ACU and SFA went back and forth throughout the whole game, having very similar numbers in total yards, time of possession, and first downs. The Wildcats are now 4-0 at home, but they’ve yet to win a road game. There have been many cases where ACU has led late in away games and slipped with little time left in those matchups. The Colonels are currently third in the Southland Conference and rank in the top spots in rushing offense, pass defense and scoring defense. The key factor in this matchup will be Tracy James. He has been the offensive conductor of ACU’s offense, and I believe he will be fed the ball many times throughout the game. The Wildcats will capture their first road win of the season.
Wildcats vs. Colonels: ACU:28 Nicholls: 14