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New-found momentum leading ACU into ranked match-up with No. 22 McNeese

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ABILENE, Texas - It took ACU football one week to erase a poor showing against SFA, as the Wildcats notched its first road win since 2014 - crushing Incarnate Word 45-20, to improve their record to 2-3, 2-1 in Southland play.

It was a check in the box of goals for Adam Dorrel and his team this year, vowing to be "road dogs" in their quest for success away from their new home. They certainly proved that last weekend, with the offense scoring 5 TD's in the first half alone - after only scoring 4 in the first four games of the year.

"You got to have those small victories because those small victories start adding up and then guys really start drinking the juice so to speak," said head coach Adam Dorrel at Wednesday's press conference. "You do that, then they get a lot of confidence out of it so now it's about sustaining that."

ACU's new-found momentum certainly one they home to keep, as they return home on Saturday in the program's first of a few top 25 match-ups in the FCS national rankings. Thus, the focus turns to keeping what was arguably their best performance of the year going against No. 22 McNeese State at home on Saturday.

"You know, some point in time along the way, you've got to find a way to beat a top 25 team and that's something I've talked about with the guys about this week," said Dorrel.

"If you're ever going to get to a point where you are beating those people, you've got to be able to talk about it and try to use it in a positive way."

ACU and McNeese kickoff from Anthony Field at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

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