Wildcats look to end season on a high note against UCA


ABILENE, Texas - It's the season finale for ACU football this weekend, as their stretch run of top conference opponents concludes with the top program in the Southland Conference - Central Arkansas.

Last week, the Wildcats put on one heck of a comeback in the home finale against Sam Houston State, the 4 th ranked team in the country. ACU took a 4 point lead in the 3 rd quarter after a 24-0 early deficit under the leadership of Luke Anthony who set school-records for pass attempts (63) and completions (35) in a single game. All that in just his second start as a Wildcat.

But nonetheless the only thing now to do is end the season on a high note to set the program in the right direction in the offseason.

"Can we back-to-back weeks play a great opponent and can we compete at a high level and be resilient, and will we fight for sixty minutes?" said head coach Adam Dorrel on Wednesday. "That's the thing we need to focus on coming off a great second half effort against Sam Houston."

ACU will conclude the season on the road against a Bears team that leads the Southland, and yes, they'd love to play spoiler too - with a chance to deny UCA's bid at an outright southland title.

"Absolutely we would," smiled coach Dorrel. "Obviously these guys are a great football program and they're battle tested and you know our guys are trying to prepare like that. This Saturday is a big barometer for me as a head football coach to find out where we're at."

The Wildcats are 2-8 and will kick-off its final game of the season in Conway AR, on Saturday at 3 p.m.

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