Weekly Prediction Season Standings:
- Owen 5-2
- Tavian 5-2
- Jalen 3-4
- Lexi 2-4
Owen: The Wildcats proved me wrong, playing a phenomenal game on both sides last week against Houston Baptist. After getting called out on Twitter by none other than senior running back Tracy James, I might have to think more carefully about my pick this week. The Lumberjacks are coming off a bye, and they needed it. After starting the season 1-5, Stephen F. Austin is looking to improve to .500 in conference play, but stopping offenses has been a problem lately. In all but one game this season, the Lumberjacks have surrendered at least 31 points. That’s asking for trouble after ACU dropped 45 in the previous matchup. The Wildcats executed an impressive balanced attack on offense against Houston Baptist with 303 rushing yards and 280 passing yards. In previous games, ACU’s offense struggled in the first quarter, but they put that bad habit to rest, scoring a touchdown on their first two drives. Wildcats win this one for the Homecoming crowd. Don’t disappoint me Tracy.
Wildcats vs. Lumberjacks: ACU: 30 SFA: 24
Tavian: The Wildcats are coming off a big win at home to keep their FCS Playoff hopes alive by defeating HBU 45-20. ACU was able to shut down the high powered Huskies offense by only allowing them to put up twenty points instead of their usual forty-nine points per game. Everyone for the Wildcats seemed to be in sync that night starting with junior quarterback Luke Anthony who went 30-43 and throwing for 280 yards and three touchdowns. Looking over at this weeks opponents, we see the Lumberjacks of Stephen F. Austin come into Anthony Field for homecoming. Stephen F. Austin is currently sitting at 1-2 in the conference and won’t be moving up this week either. SFA gives up 39 points a contest and if the Wildcats are able to put up numbers like last week, SFA is looking at another loss. Going into this week the Wildcats need to put up numbers similar from last week. Wildcats take this one and will improve to 3-3 in conference play.
Wildcats vs. Lumberjacks: ACU: 42 SFA: 17
Lexi: After the big win the Wildcats got against HBU last weekend, it looks like they are here and ready to play. The two losses they had before had no impact on the game against HBU, and I feel like it will be the same way this weekend when they take on the SFA Lumberjacks. SFA is currently 1-2 in conference and not looking like a very big threat this year. The only team they have played against that we have played against is Lamar. They beat lamar 24-17, but we lost to Lamar 24-31. I’d say this is a pretty evenly matched game. I feel like with the way the Wildcats played last weekend, they will come out and do the very same thing this weekend, if not better, considering it is homecoming. The stands should be packed. I have a lot of confidence in the guys that they can come out and get it done this weekend. They have a great team and showed a lot of leadership last weekend, so there is no doubt that Saturday’s game will end with a win.
Wildcats vs. Lumberjacks: ACU: 31 SFA: 28
Jalen: Coming off a dominating win against Houston Baptist last week, ACU will look to finish the season strong as they host the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks in this year’s homecoming game. The Wildcats played their best offensive game of the season, having possession of the ball for over 35 minutes. Junior quarterback Luke Anthony completed 69% of his passes, two players rushed for 100 yards each, and two players had 100 receiving yards. SFA, coming off a bye week, are currently ranked ninth in the Southland Conference and captured their first win against Lamar a couple of weeks. The Lumberjacks rank in the top spots in categories including time of possession and red-zone offense. I believe ACU will have another dominating offensive game and will put up similar numbers to last week’s game. This will be a win for the Wildcats for Homecoming week.
Wildcats vs. Lumberjacks: ACU:35 SFA: 14