The nationally ranked ACU Wildcats will try to improve to 6-0 for the first time since 1950 on Saturday when they host longtime rival Angelo State in a 2 p.m. Homecoming contest at Shotwell Stadium.
ACU - ranked No. 21 in the nation by the American Football Coaches' Association - improved to 5-0 Saturday with an impressive 45-20 win over Northeastern State in a Lone Star Conference crossover contest in Tahlequah, Okla. The Wildcats and West Texas A&M are tied atop the LSC standings with identical 4-0 marks after the Buffaloes' 29-27 come-from-behind win over Midwestern State on Saturday in Canyon.
In ACU's 45-20 win over the Redmen, quarterback Billy Malone completed 23 of 32 passes for 310 yards and two touchdowns as ACU scored on six straight possessions to start the game to take a 31-6 halftime lead and extend it to 38-6 on the first drive of the third quarter. Running back Chancy Campbell ran for 163 yards on 11 carries, while Taber Minner had 114 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries as ACU ran for 302 yards and threw for 310 for a total of 612 yards of offense.
Angelo State leads the all-time series over ACU, 27-15-1, including last year's come-from-behind 27-24 win in San Angelo. ACU, though, had won three straight over the Rams prior to last year.
Football tickets to Saturday's game will be available at Homecoming Central in the mall area near the Campus Center beginning at 5 p.m. Friday and again Saturday after Chapel. Purchasing in advance will help reduce long ticket lines on Saturday.