Wildcats come off bye week motivated to turn things around


ABILENE, Texas - ACU football suits back up against Northwestern State this Saturday following a much needed bye week.

Coach Adam Dorrel said Wednesday that he wasn't pleased the last few weeks, citing a lull within his program - especially in a home loss to Southeastern Louisiana. But it was back to the drawing board admist all the recruiting trips during the off week, and his focus now -- is his team's ability to focus on self-discipline.

"To win college football games, it takes a whole lot more than the things that take talent - going to class, going to the weight room," said Dorrel during Wednesday's press conference. "That is stuff we have to stop fighting within our football program or we're not going to take that next step."

That focus on detail begins Saturday, when ACU kicks-off its final three games of the season beginning at Northwestern State. It's arguably the toughest stretch of the season, with the year closing on senior day against Sam Houston State, and at Central Arkansas.

Making this week - more than just about winning, but starting a spark to begin a surge these last few weeks.

"I think this week is huge for our football program because we need to get on track," said Dorrel. "And yeah, I want to win but I also want to play good, I want to be unselfish -- I want to play hard. It starts with that stuff right there because you want to finish the season feeling good about where you're going, not on a down note."

ACU and Northwestern St. kick-off at 6 p.m.