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LYNN GRADY LINEBACKER KILLEEN, TEXAS

PARKER McKENZIE QUARTERBACK SPRING BRANCH, TEXAS

DE ’ANDRE BROWN RUNNING BACK LEWISVILLE, TEXAS

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CEDRIC GILBERT WIDE RECEIVER LANCASTER, TEXAS

TRAVIS TARVER II LINEBACKER MCKINNEY, TEXAS

SAM DENMARK LINEBACKER LAS CRUCES, N.M.


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2015 Wildcat Football MEDIA GUIDE TABLE OF CONTENTS ACU Football Quick Facts............................... 2 Offensive Players to Watch........................... 3 Defensive Players to Watch........................... 4 2015 Season Outlook..................................... 5 Southland Polls............................................... 6 Pre-Season All Southland Conference.......... 6

2015 Season Preview Roster (Numerical / Alphabetical)................. 8 Pronunciation Guide...................................... 9 Depth Chart.................................................. 10 Offense...........................................................11 Defense..........................................................12 Special Teams.................................................13 ACU All-Time vs. 2015 Opponents...............14

ACU Coaches Head Coach Ken Collums..............................16 ACU Football Under Ken Collums............... 20 Defensive Coordinator / Safeties Darian Dulin............................................. 21 Offensive Coordinator / Tight Ends Nathan Young......................................... 21 Offensive Line Coach Scott Carey............... 22 Defensive Line Coach Cody Moore............. 23 Quarterbacks Coach John David Baker...... 23 Running Backs Coach Rodney Freeman ... 23 Defensive Assistant Trace Michaels............ 24 Linebackers / Special Teams Mark Ribaudo.......................................... 24 Cornerbacks Coach Nick Smith.................... 25 Wide Receivers Coach Steven Thrash.......................................... 25 Defensive Assistant Justin Stephens ...................................... 25 ACU Athletics Training Staff........................ 26 Strength Coach Jeff Bourque...................... 26

ACU Wildcats Returning Starters........................................ 28 Other Returning Lettermen........................ 34 Squadmen / Redshirts.................................. 44 Transfers........................................................ 50 2015 Freshmen.............................................. 52

2014 Season Review 2014 Game-by-Game Reviews..................... 58 Georgia State 38, ACU 37............................. 58 Northern Arizona 27, ACU 21....................... 59 ACU 38, Troy (Ala.) 35.................................. 60 ACU 21, Incarnate Word 0............................ 61 ACU 59, Houston Baptist 14.......................... 62 Lamar 24, ACU 21........................................ 63 ACU 55, Ave Maria (Fla.) 14.......................... 64 McNeese State 31, ACU 20............................ 65 Sam Houston State 38, ACU 21..................... 66 ACU 52, Central Arkansas 35........................ 67 Northwestern State 34, ACU 10.................... 68 ACU 37, Stephen F. Austin State 35............... 69 2014 Final Statistics....................................... 70 2014 Miscellaneous Statistics....................... 73 2014 Game-by-Game Statistics.................... 73 The Last Time.................................................74

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Athletics Media Relations

Fresno State / Houston Baptist.................... 78 S. F. Austin State / Central Arkansas........... 79 Lamar / Sam Houston State......................... 80 Incarnate Word / McNeese State................ 81 Northwestern State / SE Louisiana.............. 82 Northern Colorado....................................... 83 Southland Conference Mileage Map.......... 84

Lance Fleming (ACU, ‘92) Associate A.D. for Media Relations

Southland Conference This is the Southland Conference............... 86 2014 Southland Conference statistics......... 89

ACU Record Book Records (Game, Season, Career)................. 92 Longest Plays................................................ 93 ACU Top Offensive Games........................... 94 ACU 100-yard Rushing Games..................... 95 ACU 250-yard Passing Games...................... 96 ACU 100-yard Receiving Games.................. 98 ACU Single-Game Bests............................... 99 Opponents’ Single-Game Bests................. 100 Year-by-Year Leaders.................................. 102 Career Offensive Leaders.......................... 105 ACU All-Purpose Leaders .......................... 108 ACU Kicking Records.................................. 109 Career Defensive Leaders...........................110 ACU Points Scored Records......................... 111 ACU in the LSC Record Book......................112

ACU History ACU Football History...................................114 ACU Championship Teams..........................115 Wildcats in All-Star Games.........................115 ACU Award Winners...................................116 ACU Coaching Honors.................................117 Wildcats on Honor Teams...........................118 Year-by-Year Scores.....................................122 ACU Homecoming Record......................... 130 ACU Football Head Coaches.......................131 ACU School-by-School Scores.....................132 All-time vs. Opponents.............................. 138 ACU All-Century Team................................139 ACU All-Decade teams................................139 ACU in the Postseason............................... 140 ACU Postseason Records............................ 140 Wildcats in the NFL..................................... 142

This is ACU ACU at a Glance.......................................... 144 Director of Athletics Lee De Loén............. 146 ACU Athletics Administration....................147 Athletics Endowments................................153 Vision in Action ......................................... 154 ACU Athletics Facilities............................... 156 ACU and the Southland............................. 158 Academic Overview.....................................161 Academic Innovation................................. 162 Notable Alumni.......................................... 164 ACU Athletics Excellence........................... 166 This is Abilene............................................. 168

Football Contact ACU Box 27916, Abilene, 79699-7916 325-674-2693 (office) 325-665-3543 (cell) 325-674-6798 (office fax) flemingl@acu.edu

Chris Macaluso (Penn State, ‘99) Assistant Director of Media Relations Secondary Football Contact ACU Box 27916, Abilene, 79699-7916 325-674-6171 (office) 765-490-6988 (cell) 325-674-6798 (office fax) cjm11a@acu.edu

Seth Wilson (South Carolina, ‘14) Media Relations Video Intern ACU Box 27916, Abilene, 79699-7916 325-674-6171 (office) 336-580-0680 (cell) sethwilson44@yahoo.com

Football Stadium Shotwell Stadium (15,000 / FieldTurf) 325-671-4673 (press box) 325-671-4675 (press box) 325-665-3543 (press box) 325-674-4906 (home radio booth) 325-677-0293 (visitor radio booth)

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Press Information Requests for press seating, information, interviews and pictures should be directed to Lance Fleming. Permission to broadcast games at Shotwell Stadium on the radio must be obtained from the Office of Athletics Media Relations. Permission to shoot still photographs or video must also be obtained through the Office of Athletics Media Relations. Photographers will have access to the field during each home game.

2015 Media Guide The 2015 ACU football Media Guide was written and edited by Lance Fleming, who is entering his 18th year as the associate director of athletics for media relations at ACU. The layout and design was provided by ACU Creative Services. Primary photography was provided by Jeremy Enlow, Steve Butman, Gary Rhodes, Ephrain Villarreal and Gerald Ewing. The book was printed at Slate Group in Lubbock, Texas.

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2015

Team Overview 2014 Record: 6-6 2014 Southland Record: 4-4 (t-5th)

Wildcat Football

Offensive Formation: Multiple

University Information

Southland Conference Record: 4-4 second year Football Office Phone: 325-674-2353

President: Dr. Phil Schubert (ACU, ‘91) Location: Abilene, Texas Population: 120,000 Founded: 1906 Joined Southland: 1963 / Re-joined in 2013 Enrollment: 4,400 Nickname: Wildcats Colors: Purple and White Director of Athletics Lee De León (Notre Dame, ‘04) Faculty Athletics Representative Dr. Laura Phillips (ACU, ‘88) Senior Woman Administrator Lisa Gilmore (New Mexico, ‘03) Senior Associate Director of Athletics Cory Driskill (Texas Tech, ‘03) Director of Athletics Emeritus Wally Bullington (ACU, ‘53) Associate Director of Athletics for Media Relations Lance Fleming (ACU, ‘92) Associate Director of Athletics for External Operations Dave Kinard (UCLA, ‘03) Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance / Senior Woman Administrator Lisa Gilmore (New Mexico, ‘03)

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Assistant Director of Athletics for External Operations Grant Boone (ACU, ‘91) Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance James Feeney (Azusa Pacific, ‘12) Director of Academics Chris Ballard (ACU, ‘08) Assistant Director of Media Relations Chris Macaluso (Penn State, ‘99)

Football History First Year of Football: 1919 First Year of Southland Football: 1964-72 Re-joined in 2014 All-Time Record, Years: 481-394-32, 91 years All-Time Southland Record, Years: 15-30-1 10 seasons Southland Championships, Last: N/A NCAA I Playoff Appearances, Last: N/A

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Ken Collums Alma Mater, Year: Central Arkansas, 1995 Record at School: 9-15, fourth season Career Record: 19-15, fourth season

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Defensive Formation: 4-3 Lettermen Returning / Lost: 38 / 17 Starters Returning / Lost: 15 / 9 Season-Opener: Sept. 3 at Fresno State

Assistant Coaches Defensive Coordinator Darian Dulin (Southwestern, Kan., ‘97) Fourth season at ACU Offensive Coordinator Nathan Young (ACU, ‘98) Eighth season at ACU Offensive Line Scott Carey (Tarleton State, ‘98) Second season at ACU Linebackers Mark Ribaudo (Arizona, ‘88) Fourth season at ACU Defensive Line Cody Moore (Panhandle State, ‘04) Second season at ACU Wide Receivers Steven Thrash (Texas Lutheran, ‘10) Third season at ACU Cornerbacks Nick Smith (ACU, ‘12) Sixth season at ACU


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1 2014 Stats Catches: 38 Receiving Yds.: 494 Yards Per Catch: 13.0 Yards Per Game: 41.2 Receiving TDs: 5

43 2014 Stats Points: 88 PAT / Att.: 46-of-47 FGM / FGA: 14-of-17 Long FG: 42

Cade Stone

Parker McKenzie

De’Andre Brown

Sr. – Wide Receiver

Jr. – Quarterback

So. – Running Back

Recorded the first two 100-yard receiving days of his career in 2014: 121 yards and two TDs on seven catches against Houston Baptist on Sept. 27, and 121 yards and one TD on eight catches vs. Ave Maria (Fla.) on Oct. 11. ... Threw a TD pass in ACU’s 24-21 loss to Lamar on Oct. 4.

Surprise of the season with 3,084 yards passing and 22 TDs. ... Top returning QB in the Southland in several categories, including passing yards, passing TDs, completion percentage. and total offense. ... Opened season with 403 yards and four TDs in nationally televised game vs. Georgia State.

Proved to be one of the top offensive threats in the Southland in 2014, averaging 96.2 yards per game and rushing for 962 yards, despite missing two games. ... Had a conference-best 256 yards on Nov. 15 in ACU’s win over Stephen F. Austin State. ... Recorded five 100-yard games as a redshirt freshman.

14 2014 Stats Com.-Att.-Int.: 236-365-9 Yards: 3,084 Pct.: 64.7 TDs: 22 Yards Per Game: 280.4

22 2014 Stats Attempts: 137 Rushing Yds.: 962 Yards Per Carry: 7.0 Yards Per Game: 96.2 Rushing TDs: 9

Nik Grau

Cody Funk

Cedric Gilbert

Jr. – Placekicker

Sr. – Left Tackle

Sr. – Wide Receiver

Had another solid season kicking for the Wildcats, missing just four kicks all season (three FGs and one PAT). ... Kicked first game-winning FG in ACU’s 37-35 win over Stephen F. Austin in the Nov. 15 season-finale. ... Earned honorable mention all-Southland honors as a sophomore.

Started all 12 games at left tackle last season and had a superb year, earning second team all-Southland honors. ... Helped the Wildcats’ offense once again post solid numbers as ACU was among league leaders in almost every team offensive category, including scoring and total offense.

Started all 12 games in 2014 after sitting out as a redshirt in 2013. ... Earned second team all-Southland honors after a 38-catch season. ... Averaged 17.6 yards per catch, turning into one of the top bigplay threats at WR in the Southland. ... Caught at least one TD pass in each of the first six games.

77 2014 Stats Total Plays: 830 Rush Yds PG: 162.7 Pass Yds PG: 275.3 Total Yds PG: 438.0 Scoring PG: 32.7

82 2014 Stats Catches: 38 Receiving Yds.: 667 Yards Per Catch: 17.6 Yards Per Game: 55.6 Receiving TDs: 7

Quarterbacks John David Baker (ACU, ‘14) Second season at ACU Running backs Rodney Freeman (ACU, ‘09) First season at ACU

Linebacker (5)........ Lynn Grady, Travis Tarver II Sam Denmark, Bryson Gates Myles Solsberry Cornerback (2)....... Keith Barnett, Quinton Baker Safety (4) Damian Howard, Quentin Bryant, D.J. Arnold, Quantence Walker

Returning Lettermen (39)

Special Teams (3)

Offense (18)

Placekicker (1)........ Nik Grau Punter (1)............... Austin Kilcullen

Returning All-Southland Conference Selections (6)

Deep Snapper (1) Hayden Brodowsky

Second Team

Quarterback (2)..... Parker McKenzie, Kade Munden Running Back (4) De’Andre Brown, Herschel Sims Adrian Duncan, Randy Gober Wide Receiver (6) Cedric Gilbert, Jace Hudson Cade Stone, Monte Green-Avery Jonathan Epps, Hayden Smiley Tight End (1).......... Jamie Walker Offensive Line (5) Codey Funk, Chance Rieken Riley Mayfield, Austin Hisler Hayden Wall

Special Teams (1) Placekicker (1)........ Ben Hynds

• RB De’Andre Brown • WR Cedric Gilbert • LT Codey Funk • RS Jonathan Epps

Lettermen Lost (20) Offense (5) Wide Receiver (1) DeMarcus Thompson Tight End (2).......... Jonathan Parker, Noah Cheshier Offensive Line (2) Colton Carnes Logan Hoppenrath

Defense (18)

Defense (14)

End (4).................... William Moore, Rishaad Wimbley A.J. Tolbert, Dylan Douglass

End (4).................... Nick Richardson, Rob Boyd Cameron Briscoe Brandon Dornak Tackle (2)................ Damon Williams, Josh Finley

Tackle (3)................ LaMarcus Allen, Josh Bloom Travaughn Moore

Linebacker (4)........ Justin Stephens, Blake Rudd Chris Summers, Chuck Oputa Cornerback (2)....... Tyler Chapa, Terry Ausborne Safety (2)................ Justin Stewart, Angel Lopez

Honorable Mention • QB Parker McKenzie • PK Nik Grau

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7 2014 Stats Tackles: 52 (31 solo) TFL: 7.0-(-19) Sacks: 0 PBU: 2 Fumbles Rec.: 0

34 2014 Stats Tackles: 77 (36 solo) TFL: 4.0-(-26) Sacks: 2.0-(-17) Fumbles Forced: 0 Fumbles Rec.: 1-(0)

Lynn Grady

Travis Tarver II

Rishaad Wimbley

Sr. – Linebacker

Sr. – Linebacker

Sr. – Defensive End

Fifth-year senior will be one of the Wildcats’ defensive leaders in 2015. ... Had two games with double-digit tackle totals in 2014: 10 vs. Georgia State on Aug. 27, and 10 more against Incarnate Word on Sept. 20.

Started just one game in 2014 after sitting out the 2013 season because of academic issues. ... Will be counted on to start at one of the Wildcats’ OLB spots in 2015 after posting 23 tackles (20 solo) last year, including three TFLs and a pair of QB sacks.

Started three games last season and made an impact at DE after transferring to ACU from SMU where he was a running back. ... Had a big game in ACU’s 52-35 win over Central Arkansas on Nov. 1 with four tackles (all solo), two sacks and one forced fumble.

9 2014 Stats Tackles: 23 (20 solo) TFL: 3.0-(-19) Sacks: 2.0-(-17) PBU: 1 Fumbles Rec.: 0

2014 Stats Tackles: 21 (8 solo) TFL: 4.5-(-18) Sacks: 2.0-(-11) Fumbles Forced: 1 Fumbles Rec.: 1-(0)

Sam Denmark

Dylan Douglass

LaMarcus Allen

So. – Linebacker

Soph. – Defensive End

So. – Defensive Tackle

Moved into the starting lineup in the Wildcats’ second game and, except for missing two games because of injuries, stayed there. ... Had double-digit tackle totals in the last three games he played: 11 at McNeese State, 14 at Sam Houston State and 12 vs. Stephen F. Austin State.

Could play a big role on the Wildcats’ defense in 2015 after putting together a strong spring and then following that up with a strong summer. ... Last year as a freshman, he finished the season with four tackles in six games and one hurry. ... Moved to defensive end from linebacker.

Started three games and played in nine games as a freshman in 2014, finishing with 21 tackles (11 solo). ... He is ACU’s leading returning sack artist with 3.0 sacks for minus-15 yards in 2014. ... He had sacks against Incarnate Word, Central Arkansas and Northwestern State in 2014.

37 2014 Stats Tackles: 4 (2 solo) TFL: 0-0 Sacks: 0-0 Fumbles Forced: 0 Fumbles Rec.: 0

90 2014 Stats Tackles: 21 (11 solo) TFL: 4.0-(-17) Sacks: 3.0-(-15) Fumbles Forced: 2 Fumbles Rec.: 0

Starters Returning (14)

Defense (5):

(Number of 2014 starts in parentheses)

Offense (6):

CB Jonathan Epps (2); CB Quinton Baker (2); LB Bryson Gates (1); LB Travis Tarver II (1); DT Josh Bloom (1)

LT Codey Funk (12); RT Riley Mayfield (12); LG Chance Rieken (11); QB Parker McKenzie (11); WR Cedric Gilbert (9); RB De’Andre Brown (5)

Starters Lost (11)

Defense (5):

Offense (5):

MLB Sam Denmark (9); OLB Lynn Grady (9); CB Keith Barnett (8); NG LaMarcus Allen (3); DE Rishaad Wimbley (3)

RG Colton Carnes (12); C Logan Hoppenrath (12); FB / TE Noah Cheshier (9); WR DeMarcus Thompson (8); TE Jonathan Parker (8)

Specialists (3): PK Nik Grau (12); P Austin Kilcullen (12); DS Hayden Brodowsky (12)

Other Players Returning with Starting Experience (13) Offense (7): RB Herschel Sims (6); WR Cade Stone (3); WR Jace Hudson (3); TE Jamie Walker (3); WR Monte Green-Avery (2); RB Adrian Duncan (1); QB Kade Munden (1); OL Hayden Wall (1)

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Defense (6): DE Nick Richardson (12); S Justin Stewart (12); DT Damon Williams (12); LB Justin Stephens (11); S Angel Lopez (11); CB Terry Ausborne (7)

Other Players Lost With Starting Experience (6) (Number of 2014 starts in parentheses)

Defense (6): CB Tyler Chapa (5); LB Blake Rudd (4); DE Cameron Briscoe (2); LB Chris Summers (1)


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2015

Season Outlook 94th Season Of Wildcat Football ACU will be playing its 94th season of college

football in 2015. The Wildcats enter the season with an all-time record of 481-394-32 (.548 winning percentage). ACU should be playing its 97th season of football, but it didn’t field a team from 1943-45 because of World War II.

Fourteen Starters Are Back ACU returns 14 starters from the 2014 squad,

along with 12 other players who have made at least one start in their careers. Six starters are back on defense, five on defense and three specialists. The six starters returning offense started a combined 60 games last year, while the five on defense started a combined 32 games. The three returning special teams players started a combined 36 games in 2014. Those 14 returning starters have started a combined 150 games in their careers. The other returning players have started nine games combined giving the Wildcats 152 career starts among players who have starting experience.

39 Lettermen Return ACU returns 39 lettermen from last

season – 18 each on offense and defense, and three specialists.

The Wildcats have lost the services of 20 lettermen from the 2014 season – five on offense, 14 on defense and one specialist.

ACU will return six all-Southland Conference

selections from 2014, including four players who made second team: running back De’Andre Brown, offensive tackle Codey Funk, wide receiver Cedric Gilbert and return specialist Jonathan Epps. Quarterback Parker McKenzie and kicker Nik Grau each earned honorable mention honors.

Southeastern Louisiana on Nov. 14 – posted a combined 36-28 overall record and 24-16 Southland Conference record. Taking out the 2-9 (1-7) record that Houston Baptist posted in 2014, the opponents’ overall record goes to 34-21 (.618 winning percentage) and 23-9 in the Southland (.719 winning percentage). Stephen F. Austin State, Sam Houston State and Southeastern Louisiana each reached the playoffs in 2014 with Bearkats and Southeastern Louisiana sharing the league crown. Sam Houston State – which returns 21 starters in 2015 – reached the FCS semifinals last season.

70 Victories Since 2005

Homecoming Game

ACU has an impressive 80-36 record on the field

ACU will host Sam Houston State on Oct. 17 in

over the last 10 years (2005-14), which equates to a .690 winning percentage. The Wildcats, however, lost 10 games from the 2007 season, which were vacated because of NCAA violations, leaving the Wildcats’ official record over the last 10 years at 70-36 (.660 winning percentage).

its annual Homecoming game. The Wildcats are 53-33-1 at Homecoming, including 4-1 in the last five seasons. ACU has hosted Sam Houston State once before on Homecoming with the Wildcats winning 12-0 in 1929 in a game played at HardinSimmons University’s Parramore Field, which was serving as ACU’s home field at the time.

Wildcats Face Tough Home Slate

57th Season At Shotwell

ACU might well have one of the toughest home

The 2015 season will mark the 57th season at

Six Returning All-Southland Players

schedules in NCAA Division I FCS in 2015. The Wildcats’ five home opponents in 2015 – Houston Baptist on Sept. 19, Stephen F. Austin State on Sept. 26, Sam Houston State on Oct. 17, McNeese State on Oct. 31 and

Shotwell Stadium, which opened in 1959. The Wildcats are 173-101-3 (.630) in the previous 56 seasons, including 20-6 since 2010. ACU has posted six unbeaten seasons at home: 1963, 1973, 1974, 1978, 2011 and 2013.

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QUICKFACTS Southland Polls Sam Houston overwhelming favorite to take Southland title

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efending Southland Conference co-champion Sam Houston State is the overwhelming favorite in both the coaches’ and sports information directors’ polls to win the 2016 league championship, according to the pre-season voting done by league head coaches and sports information directors. Sam Houston State returns 21 starters and 54 lettermen from a 2-14 team that finished 11-5 overall and 7-1 in the Southland Conference. Under head coach K.C. Keeler, the Bearkats tied Southeastern Louisiana for the league title and went on to reach the NCAA Division I FCS semifinals before finally falling to eventual national champion North Dakota State. Now in their second season under Keeler's veteran leadership, the Bearkats were selected to finish first on eight of 11 head coaches' ballots cast and nine of 11 from the sports information directors. Other teams receiving first-place votes were Southeastern Louisiana (coaches' poll), McNeese State (both polls) and Central Arkansas (both polls). In the coaches' poll, the Bearkats racked up 98 points, well ahead of second-place selection Southeastern Louisiana, which finished with 86 points. McNeese State was next with 79 points, followed by Stephen F. Austin (73), Northwestern State, Central Arkansas, ACU, Lamar, Incarnate Word, Nicholls State and Houston Baptist. In the sports information directors’ poll, Sam Houston State was tagged with nine first-place votes and 99 total points, folllowed by 87 points for Stephen F. Austin State. Southeastern Louisiana was picked third, followed by McNeese State, Central Arkansas, Northwestern State, ACU, Lamar, Incarnate Word, Nicholls State and Houston Baptist. On the league's pre-season all-conference team, Sam Houston State led the way with 13 selections, including quarterback Jared Johnson on the first team offense and sophomore defensive end P.J. Hall on the first team defense. ACU and Southeastern Louisiana were tied with eight selections apiece, followed Central Arkansas and Northwestern State with six apiece, Lamar with five, McNeese State and Stephen F. Austin State with four apiece, Incarnate Word with two, and Nicholls State and Houston Baptist with one apiece. ACU’s first team selections are senior offensive tackle Codey Funk, senior wide receiver Cedric Gilbert and sophomore running back De’Andre Brown. On the second team offense, ACU has Jamie Walker at tight end / h-back, Riley Mayfield on the offensive line, and Nik Grau at placekicker. Senior multi-purpose threat Jonathan Epps is the second team punt return specialist, and sophomore middle linebacker Sam Denmark is also on the second team defensive unit. n

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Coaches’ Poll Pl. School

(First-place votes)

Pts.

1. Sam Houston State

(8)

98

2. Southeastern Louisiana

(1)

86

3. McNeese State

(1)

79

4. Stephen F. Austin State

73

5. Northwestern State

60

6. Central Arkansas

(1)

57

7. Abilene Christian

49

8. Lamar

46

9. Incarnate Word

26

10. Nicholls State

16

11. Houston Baptist

15

Sports Information Directors Poll Pl. School 1. Sam Houston State

(First-place votes) (9)

Pts. 99

2. Stephen F. Austin State

87

3. Southeastern Louisiana

77

4. McNeese State

(1)

75

5. Central Arkansas

(1)

66

6. Northwestern State

51

7. Abilene Christian

48

8. Lamar

41

9. Incarnate Word

25

10. Nicholls State

20

11. Houston Baptist

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SEASONPREVIEW 2015 Player Roster No. Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

Exp. Hometown

1

Cade Stone

WR

5-10

170

sr

3VL North Richland Hills, TX (FW Christian

2

Jonathan Epps

WR

5-9

170

sr

1VL

Fort Worth, TX (Boswell HS / Tyler JC)

3

Carl Whitley

WR

6-2

210

jr

Tr

San Antonio, TX (Roosevelt HS / Cisco)

4

Dallas Sealey

QB

6-1

205

fr

RS

Lawton, OK (Lawton HS)

5

Junior Henderson

S

6-2

180

fr

HS

Katy, TX (Seven Lakes HS)

6

William Moore

DE

6-1

230

sr

1VL

Houston, TX (Madison HS / Houston)

7 8

Lynn Grady Kade Munden

9

Travis Tarver II

12 13

LB

6-1

QB / WR 6-4

210

sr

LaMarcus Allen...............................DT

59

Andren Anderson......................... OL

66

Trent Andrews................................DT

31

D.J. Arnold........................................ S

80

Monte Green-Avery..................... WR

30

Quinton Baker............................... DB

24

Keith Barnett..................................CB

Bryson Gates

LB

6-5

215 soph 1VL

Fairfield, TX (Fairfield HS)

71

Cole Baughman............................. OL

Richard Griffin III

CB

6-1

175

jr

Converse, TX (judson HS / Cisco College)

94

Josh Bloom......................................DT

14

Parker McKenzie

QB

5-11

190

jr

73

Hayden Brodowsky........................DS

15

Cody Ennis

QB / TE

6-5

250

fr

22

De’Andre Brown.............................RB

16

Cedric Dale

CB

5-8

175 fr-RS

17

Jace Hudson

WR

6-4

205

sr

56

Gavin Burford................................. LB

18

Mike Richardson

WR

6-0

175

fr-rs

19

Chris LIde

WR

6-0

190

fr

20

Quentin Bryant

S

6-0

200 soph 1VL

21

Adrian Duncan

RB

5-10

200

23

Herschel Sims

RB RB

24

Keith Barnett

CB

25

Randy Gober

26 Damian Howard

5-9 5-8

jr

2VL McKinney, TX (McKinney HS)

Robert Alaniz................................. LB

90

6-0

De’Andre Brown

sr

Waco, TX (China Spring HS)

50

Pos.

LB

22

220

No. Name

3VL Killeen, TX (Ellison HS)

210 soph 1VL

Alphabetical Roster

Tr

2VL Canyon Lake, TX (Smithson Valley HS) RS

San Antonio, TX (Madison HS)

Tr

Dallas, TX (Hebron HS / Purdue)

3VL Bridgeport, TX (Bridgeport HS)

sr sr

Danny Burke...................................CB

20

Quentin Bryant................................. S

29

Jabari Butler...................................CB

53

Mitchell Cantwell........................... LB

Lewisville, TX (Lewisville HS)

16

Cedric Dale......................................CB

Abilene, TX (Abilene HS / Lamar)

Jollie DeLeon..................................DL

34

Sam Denmark................................. LB

Sqd Marble Falls, TX (Marble Falls HS / TX Tech) RS

Fairfield, TX (Fairfield HS) Riesel, TX (Mart HS)

2VL Cedar Park, TX (Vista Ridge HS)

190 soph 1VL 210

40

1VL

6-0

185

3VL Converse, TX (Judson HS)

RB

5-9

205 soph 1VL

Waco, TX (La Vega HS)

37

Dylan Douglass.............................. DE

S

5-11

205 soph 1VL

Broken Arrow, OK (Broken Arrow HS)

21

Adrian Duncan...............................RB

Potomac, MD (Las Vegas Biship Gorman HS)

46

Quincy Dunn................................ OLB

54

Dewan Edmonson..........................DT

15

Cody Ennis...............................QB / TE

2

Jonathan Epps.............................. WR

84

Liam Flowers............................ TE / FB

77

Codey Funk.................................... OL

12

Bryson Gates................................... LB

29

Jabari Butler

CB

5-11

180

fr

HS

30

Quinton Baker

DB

5-9

165

jr

2VL Manor, TX (Manor HS)

S

5-10

180

jr

2VL Wichita Falls, TX (Rider HS)

31 D.J. Arnold 32

Byron Proctor

WR

5-10

175

fr

RS

San Antonio, TX (Alamo Heights HS)

33

Rishaad Wimbley

DE

6-1

290

sr

1VL

Forney, TX (Forney HS / SMU)

34

Sam Denmark

LB

6-1

230 soph 1VL

Las Cruces, NM (Las Cruces HS)

35

Myles Solsberry

LB

6-0

230 soph 1VL

Plano, TX (Plano Senior HS)

36

Quantence Walker

S

6-0

205

37

Dylan Douglass

DE

6-4

jr

2VL Fort Worth, TX (Everman HS)

250 soph 1VL

Canyon, TX (Canyon HS)

82

Cedric Gilbert............................... WR Randy Gober...................................RB Lynn Grady...................................... LB

38

Jamar Mack

CB

5-10

185

fr

RS

Dallas, TX (Roosevelt HS)

25

39

Bolu Onifade

S

6-2

180

fr

HS

Oklahoma City, OK (Putnam City HS)

7

40

Danny Burke

CB

5-9

190

fr

RS

Tulsa, OK (Metro Christian Academy)

43

Nik Grau........................................ P/K

41

Brandon Richmond

S

5-10

190

fr

HS

Cypress, TX (Cy-Fair HS)

13

Richard Griffin III............................CB

42

Tryce Prince

S

5-11

200

fr

HS

Ada, Okla. (Ada HS)

86

Hunter Griffith............................... TE

43

Nik Grau

P/K

6-1

210

jr

2VL Grapevine, TX (Grapevine HS)

Reese Gwin.................................... DB

45

Sam Lawlis

FB

6-2

230 soph Sqd Round Rock, TX (Round Rock HS / MW St.)

46

Quincy Dunn

OLB

6-0

195

fr

HS

Lancaster, TX (Lancaster HS)

Chandler Hehr.............................. WR

47

Marcus Long

OLB

6-0

210

fr

HS

Irving, TX (MacArthur HS)

5

Junior Henderson............................ S

48

Will Weathers

FB

6-1

235

fr

RS

Tyler, TX (Brook Hill Academy)

51

Austin Hisler.................................. OL

49

Nathaniel Johnson

RB

5-9

195 soph Sqd Markham, Ontario (Crothers Secondary)

Mason Hite..................................... FB

50

Robert Alaniz

LB

5-9

200 soph Sqd Roma, TX (Roma HS)

26

Damian Howard............................... S

Cedar Park, TX (Cedar Park HS)

17

Jace Hudson.................................. WR

McKinney, TX (McKinney HS)

Tracy James.....................................RB

HS

Albuquerque, NM (La Cueva HS)

49

Nathaniel Johnson.........................RB

51 52

Austin Hisler Kennan Samuel

OL DE

53

Mitchell Cantwell

LB

54

Dewan Edmonson

56

Gavin Burford

57

6-3 6-1

295 soph 1VL 245

fr

6-1

225

DT

6-1

285 soph

Tr

Pearland, TX (Manvel HS / UTEP)

95

Frank Kee........................................DL

LB

6-0

225

fr

RS

Lewisville, TX (Hebron HS)

85

Austin Kilcullen............................ P/K

Brady Melde

OL

6-3

285

fr

RS

New Braunfels, TX (Canyon HS)

70

Colton King.................................... OL

59

Andren Anderson

OL

6-2

285

fr

HS

Lubbock, TX (Monterey HS)

Trey Kleffner...................................RB

64

Kris Thigpen

OL

6-2

275

fr

RS

Grand Prairie, TX (Arlington Bowie HS)

8

fr

RS

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Pos.

66

Trent Andrews

DT

6-2

280

fr

RS

70

Colton King

OL

6-6

295

fr

RS

Waco, TX (Bosqueville HS) Richardson, TX (J.J. Pearce HS)

71

Cole Baughman

OL

6-7

290

fr

RS

Cedar Park, TX (Cedar Park HS)

72

Hayden Wall

OL

6-4

285 soph 1VL

Longview, TX (Hallsville HS)

73

Hayden Brodowsky

DS

6-0

265

jr

1VL

Lancaster, CA (Antelope Valley CC)

74

Hanner Shipley

OL

6-5

300

fr-Tr

HS

Meadowlakes, TX(Marble Falls HS / LSU)

75

Chance Rieken

OL

6-5

310 soph 1VL

Comfort, TX (Comfort HS)

76

Dakota Laws

OL

6-3

320

fr

HS

Denton, TX (Ryan HS)

sr

1VL

Gridley, IL (El Paso-Gridley HS / W. Illinois)

45

Sam Lawlis...................................... FB

76

Dakota Laws.................................. OL

Josh Leaks....................................... FB

Hunter Lees................................... WR

Zach Lehr.........................................PK

77

Codey Funk

OL

6-6

325

19

Chris LIde....................................... WR

79

Riley Mayfield

OL

6-7

305 soph 1VL

47

Marcus Long................................ OLB

80

Monte Green-Avery

WR

6-1

185

14

Parker McKenzie........................... QB

81

Octavion Phelps

WR

6-2

195

fr

HS

Greenville, TX (Greenville HS)

38

Jamar Mack.....................................CB

82

Cedric Gilbert

WR

6-2

225

sr

1VL

Lancaster, TX (Lancaster HS / Cisco JC)

Bryson Martinez............................ OL

83

Kalin Sadler

WR

5-11

170

fr

HS

Lawton, OK (Lawton HS)

79

Riley Mayfield................................ OL

84

Liam Flowers

TE / FB

6-3

245

fr

RS

Grand Prairie, TX (Arlington Lamar HS)

89

Devondric Meadows......................DL

85

Austin Kilcullen

P/K

6-5

200

jr

2VL Clarksville, TN (Clarksville HS)

86

Hunter Griffith

TE

6-2

230

fr

HS

Flower Mound, TX (Liberty Christian HS)

87

Justin Miller

WR

5-8

165

fr

HS

Del Valle, TX (Austin Crockett HS)

TE

6-4

245

sr

3VL North Richland Hills , TX (FW Christian HS)

89 Devondric Meadows

DL

6-5

290

fr

90

LaMarcus Allen

DT

6-1

300 soph 1VL

Prosper, TX (Prosper HS)

92

A.J. Tolbert

DE

6-0

235 soph 1VL

Southlake, TX (Carroll HS)

DT

6-2

305

jr jr

sr

Cedar Park, TX (Cedar Park HS)

2VL Cuero, TX (Cuero HS)

57

Brady Melde.................................. OL

87

Justin Miller.................................. WR

Brad Mitchell..................................PK

Kyle Moore.................................... QB

6

William Moore............................... DE

99

Travaughn Moore..........................DT

94

Josh Bloom

Tanner Morris.................................DL

95

Frank Kee

DL

6-4

340

8

Kade Munden....................... QB / WR

99

Travaughn Moore

DT

6-3

320 soph 1VL

Tyler, TX (John Tyler HS)

Cameron Neef............................. OLB

Jollie DeLeon

DL

5-10

230

Ingleside, TX (Ingleside HS)

81

Octavion Phelps........................... WR

Reese Gwin

DB

6-1

190 soph Sqd Nashville, TN (Lipscomb HS)

42

Tryce Prince....................................... S

Chandler Hehr

WR

5-11

160

fr

HS

32

Byron Proctor............................... WR

Mason Hite

FB

5-9

240

fr

RS

Corinth, TX (Lake Dallas HS)

Tracy James

RB

5-11

220

fr

HS

Dallas, TX (Woodrow Wilson HS)

Trey Kleffner

RB

6-1

170

fr

HS

Abilene, TX (Abilene Wylie HS)

Josh Leaks

FB

5-10

225

fr

HS

Fort Worth, TX (Fort Worth Christian HS)

Hunter Lees

WR

5-11

180

fr

RS

Boerne, TX (Boerne HS)

fr

HS

Abilene, TX (Abilene Cooper HS)

Tr

Beaumont, TX (West Brook HS / McMurry)

18

Mike Richardson........................... WR

41

Brandon Richmond.......................... S

75

Chance Rieken............................... OL

83

Kalin Sadler................................... WR

52

Kennan Samuel............................. DE

4

88 Jamie Walker

fr

RS

Lubbock, TX (Coronado HS)

2VL Kingwood, TX (Kingwood Park HS) Tr HS

Arlington, TX (Timberview HS / Tyler JC / TCU)

Fontana, WI (Big Foot HS)

Zach Lehr

PK

5-11

145

Bryson Martinez

OL

5-10

245 fr-RS

Robert Sawler.................................CB

Brad Mitchell

PK

5-11

205

fr

HS

Kerrville, TX (Kerrville Tivy HS)

Dallas Sealey.................................. QB

Kyle Moore

QB

5-11

150

fr

HS

Santo, TX (Santo HS)

74

Hanner Shipley.............................. OL

Tanner Morris

DL

6-3

265

sr

Sqd Winnsboro, TX (Winnsboro HS)’

23

Herschel Sims..................................RB

Cameron Neef

OLB

6-0

205

fr

HS

Katy, TX (Seven Lakes HS)

35

Myles Solsberry.............................. LB

Robert Sawler

CB

6-3

180

fr

HS

Keller, TX (Keller HS)

1

Cade Stone.....................................WR

Patrick Tshituka

WR

5-11

190 soph Sqd Arlington, TX (Mansfield Summit HS)

9

Travis Tarver II................................. LB

Caleb Valentine

ILB

6-2

205

fr

HS

Fulshear, TX (Seven Lakes HS)

Andy Valladolid

OL

6-1

305

fr

RS

Somerset, TX (Somerset HS)

Josh Webber

FB

5-11

210

fr

HS

Round Rock, TX (Round Rock HS)

64

Kris Thigpen................................... OL

92

A.J. Tolbert.................................... DE

Patrick Tshituka............................ WR

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Caleb ValentineI............................. LB

Eddie Ngungutau

DT

6-2

320

fr

HS

Euless, TX (Trinity HS)

Andy Valladolid............................. OL

Moe Ngungutau

OL

6-2

310

fr

HS

Euless, TX (Trinity HS)

88

Jamie Walker.................................. TE

36

Quantence Walker........................... S

Pronunciation Guide

72

Hayden Wall.................................. OL

Robert Alaniz.......................................... AL-uh-neeze

Moe Ngungutau.................................... Noo-noo-tau

48

Will Weathers................................. FB

Hayden Brodowsky...............................Broh-dow-ski

Chance Rieken............................................. RHEE-ken

Josh Webber................................... FB

Devondric Meadows......................... Duh-VON-drick

Patrick Tshituka......................................Shi-TOO-kuh

3

Carl Whitley.................................. WR

Eddie Ngungutau.................................. Noo-noo-tau

Rishaad Wimbley.........................................Ri-SHAUD

33

Rishaad Wimbley.......................... DE

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SEASONPREVIEW 2015 Wildcat Depth Chart Offense

Defense

QB 14....................................................... Parker McKenzie 4.............................................................. Dallas Sealey

DE 37.......................................................... Dylan Douglass 89.............................................. Devondrick Meadows

RB 22....................................................... De’Andre Brown 23.............................................................Herschel Sims

DT 94.................................................................Josh Bloom 54..................................................... Dewan Edmonson

TE 88............................................................. Jamie Walker 84.............................................................. Liam Flowers

NG

LT 77................................................................ Codey Funk 75........................................................... Chance Rieken

DE 92............................................................... A.J. Tolbert 6.......................................................... William Moore

LG

WLB 9............................................................Travis Tarver II 35..........................................................Myles Solsberry

75........................................................... Chance Rieken 64...............................................................Kris Thigpen

90..........................................................LaMarcus Allen 95.................................................................. Frank Kee

C 51.............................................................. Austin Hisler 57.............................................................. Brady Melde

MLB

34............................................................ Sam Denmark 53...................................................... Mitchell Cantwell

RG 72.............................................................. Hayden Wall 76.............................................................. Dakota Laws

SLB 7................................................................ Lynn Grady 12..............................................................Bryson Gates

RT 70................................................................Colton King 71......................................................... Cole Baughman

LCB

WR

82............................................................ Cedric Gilbert 80.................................................. Monte Green-Avery

FS 20..........................................................Quentin Bryant 26........................................................ Damian Howard

WR 2........................................................... Jonathan Epps 3.............................................................. Carl Whitley

SS 31................................................................. D.J. Arnold 5......................................................Junior Henderson

WR 1.................................................................Cade Stone 17...............................................................Jace Hudson

RCB 30........................................................... Quinton Baker 40.............................................................. Danny Burke

29...............................................................Jabari Butler 16.................................................................Cedric Dale

Special Teams PK 43..................................................................... Nik Grau P 85......................................................... Austin Kilcullen DS 73.................................................. Hayden Brodowsky H

14........................................................Parker McKenzie

KR

1.................................................................Cade Stone 2........................................................... Jonathan Epps

PR

2........................................................... Jonathan Epps

Returning starters in bold

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2015 ACU Offense

T

he ACU Wildcats went into the 2014 season with numerous questions about the team’s offense. There were questions at the quarterback, running back, wide receiver and offensive line positions. The only position of real strength going into the year was the tight end / fullback spot. The complete opposite is true going into the 2015 season. The Wildcats return a trio of players in junior quarterback Parker McKenzie, sophomore running back De’Andre Brown and senior wide receiver Cedric Gilbert who combined for 4,713 yards and were responsible for 39 touchdowns. No team in the Southland Conference returns a trio of players responsible for more touchdows, and no team returns three different players responsible for more yards. Only pre-season league favorite Sam Houston State returns players who combined for more yards, but quarterback Jared Johnson is the Bearkats’ leading returning passer (3,054 yards) and rusher (999 yards). Coach Ken Collums: “We established ourselves as a good unit against really good defenses in 2014. The things you have to have to compete in this league are the things you don’t see on paper, but they’re very critical to winning. You’ve got to be disciplined and protect the football. We were one of the most disciplined offenses in the league last year in terms of penalties, and we turned the ball over fewer times (16) than any other team in the league. “Those two things will give you a chance to win a lot of games. Then it comes down to what kind of players you can run out on the field every Saturday. We’ve been able to put together a pretty solid unit, starting with the quarterback. We’re fortunate that we’ve got one in Parker that won a lot of games in a tough league.” n Quarterback For the first time since 2012, the Wildcats return their starting quarterback, and he proved himself in 2014 to be one of the top signal-callers in the Southland Conference. Despite not earning any post-season honors, Parker McKenzie had a sensational sophomore season, throwing for 3,084 yards and 22 touchdowns and the league’s leading returning quarterback in several categories. He threw for 403 yards and four touchdowns in the Wildcats’ season-opening loss at Georgia State and he never looked back after that performance. That 403-yard game was the second-best total by a quarterback in the league in 2014, and it was the top total by a quarterback in ACU history making his first start. Despite his gaudy numbers and 11 starts in 2014, McKenzie figures to be pushed by redshirt freshman Dallas Sealey and sophomore Kade Munden. Sealey – a threat both passing and running – ended the spring as the backup after a solid showing during those workouts. Munden – who beat Central Arkansas last year in his only start while McKenzie sat out with a concussion – did not go through spring training after surgery on his right (throwing) shoulder. He’s expected to be ready for two-a-days in August and will play a role in the offense in 2015. Redshirt freshman Cody Ennis could also see some time as a threat both running and passing. Coach Collums: “What we’ve been able to do is load the quarterback spot with high school kids instead of transfers. We’ve trusted our recruiting and coaching and its paid off for us.” Running Backs Sophomore running back De’Andre Brown returns as the Wildcats’ starter after rushing for 962 yards and nine touchdowns in a breakout redshirt freshman season. He’s already been tabbed as a pre-season first team all-Southland Conference performer, and he’ll be a big part of

the Wildcats’ offense in 2015. He could become the program’s first 1,000-yard rusher since Bernard Scott ran for 2,156 yards in 2008 when he won the Harlon Hill Trophy as the top player in NCAA Division II. His 256-yard effort in the season finale against Stephen F. Austin was the best rushing day by a Southland Conference back in 2014. Backing up Brown will be a trio of solid backs in senior Herschel Sims (555 yards in 2014), sophomore Randy Gober (138 yards) and Adrian Duncan (92 yards). Coach Collums: “De’Andre was one of the best in the country in yards per carry (7.0 ypc), and he proved he can do everything a running back needs to do – run with toughness, catch the ball and block – and do it for the long haul. We’ve got a very good running back situation in a league where you’d better have multiple running backs who can do the job. We’re fortunate we have that kind of situation.” Fullback / Tight End Jamie Walker is a second team pre-season all-Southland Conference selection at tight end, and he’ll play both tight end and fullback. For years, ACU has rotated players between those two positions, and 2015 will be no different. The Wildcats lost first team all-conference selection Noah Cheshier at tight end and team captain Jonathan Parker, so the Wildcats will need to fill some critical production. Redshirt freshman Liam Flowers is the backup tight end, but, like Walker, will also see time at fullback. Will Weathers, who came to ACU as a quarterback, has been moved to fullback and could see time there. Freshman Hunter Griffith and Ennis could also see time on the field at either tight end or fullback. Coach Collums: “We lost a good bit of production, so we’ve got some work to do there. Guys with those body types make our offense really click; they’re critical to what we want to do. Jamie

Junior TE Jamie Walker

Walker is a good player, but the others will have to step up and help us.” Wide Receivers One year after going into the season with a big question mark next to the receiving corps, the Wildcats enter 2015 knowing the position should be one of the best groups on the team. ACU returns seven of their top nine pass-catchers from 2015, led by Gilbert, who caught 38 passes for a team-best 667 yards and team-best seven touchdowns. Also returning are seniors Cade Stone, Jace Hudson and Monte Green-Avery. The Wildcats also figure to get some help from senior Jonathan Epps – who will continue to play both receiver and cornerback – as well as transfer Carl Whitley, redshirt freshmen Chris Lide and Byron Proctor and freshman Justin Miller. Coach Collums: “We’ve got some great experience coming back and those guys will help us win games. It’s always good to have a group of receivers that are experienced and have been in the offense.” Offensive Line

The Wildcats suffered a huge loss in June when last year’s starting right tackle, Riley Mayfield, was injured in an off-season workout. Redshirt freshman Colton King will get the first shot at replaceing Mayfield with redshirt freshman Cole Baughman perhaps moving into the lineup at right guard. The other two starters returning in 2015 – left tackle Codey Funk (12 starts) and left guard Chance Rieken (11 starts) – combined for 23 starts in 2014 and anchor the line. Sophomore Austin Hisler ended the spring as the starter at center. Coach Collums: “Funk is our main guy; he’s very talented. He proved he can play every week at this level, and he’s only gotten better. Colton King had a really good spring and is developing into a really good player.”

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SEASONPREVIEW 2015 ACU Defense

W

hile the ACU Wildcats’ offense has the star power on its side, the 2015 ACU defense is a lunch-pail, hard-working type without any superstars. But head coach Ken Collums and defensive coordinator Darian Dulin are just fine with that type of group. Despite returning less than half of last year’s starting defensive lineup (five players), the Wildcats have another five players who started games and almost 20 players who saw significajnt time on the field. Dulin and his other defensive coaches rotated players in and out of the lineup frequently last season in order to get young players ready to play, and they’re anxious to see if those game reps pay off in 2015 and beyond. Sophomore middle linebacker Sam Denmark is the team’s leading returning tackler, and he’ll be joined in a talented linebacking corps by senior outside linebackers Travis Tarver II and Lynn Grady. Up front, sophomore LaMarcus Allen is coming off a solid freshman season, and the Wildcats have added several transfers on the defensive side in order to shore up the front line and the secondary. Coach Collums: “This is a defense that plays really hard. Each year we’re getting more and more of the pieces it takes to play a full season at a high level in this league. It all starts with the defensive line. What we’ve learned is you can never have enough big bodies, and I think we’ve done a good job of developing a good bit of depth on the front line." n

Defensive Ends The Wildcats lost the program’s second all-time leading sack artist in history in Nick Richardson, but returns solid depth led by starters Rishaad Wimbley on one side and William Moore on the other. Sophomore Dylan Douglass – who signed with the Wildcats as a linebacker – is slated to back up Wimbley at one end spot, while sophomore A.J. Tolbert is scheduled to back up Moore at the other end spot. Redshirt freshmen Devondric Meadows and Keenan Samuel could also see playing time at end. Coach Collums: “We’ve got six guys who will all play during the season. We also have some guys at defensive tackle who can bump out to defensive end and help us out there if needed.” Defensive Tackles Collums and his defensive staff suffered a serious blow to the potential of this position when junior college transfer Hafoka (Junior) Olie decided to return to Tyler Junior College. Olie joined the Wildcats in January and earned a starting spot at defensive tackle with an impressive spring training effort. The Wildcats added Dewan Edmonson from UTEP in January and he figures to play a large role in 2015. Allen had a solid freshman season and bigger things are expected out of him in 2015. Meadows, junior Josh Bloom and sophomore Travaughn Moore will also see playing time on the defensive line. Coach Collums: “We had a really good situation at defensive tackle until (Junior) Olie told us he was going back to Tyler. That really hurt us becuase he was going to be able to help us plug up the running game, and also slip outside and play some defensive end if needed. Despite that, we’ve got to have guys who can compress space and put pressure on the quarterback, and we’re starting to put those pieces in place.” Linebackers Without question, the strongest position group on the defensive side of the ball, and one

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of the strongest position groups on the team, the Wildcats have noe less than five players returning who played last year, in addition to two redshirt freshmen the coaches feel good about and two true freshmen who could see playing time. Denmark had a spectacular freshman campaign and is the team’s leading returning tackler. He’s also already been voted a second team pre-season all-Southland Conference selection. He’ll be flanked in the starting lineup by Tarver and Grady, both returning for their senior seasons. Sophomore Bryson Gates is an explosive, athletic player who is slated to back up Grady, while sophomore Myles Solsberry is scheduled to back up Tarver after a very good spring. Redshirt freshmen Gavin Burford and Sam Lawliss are slated to back up Denmark. Freshmen Marcus Long and Quincy Dunn could also see playing time in 2015. Collums is high on Solsberry and Burford going into the season. Coach Collums: “We’re getting more and more talented at this position the deeper we get into the transition to Divison I football. Sam (Denmark) is a really, really good player. He’s very instinctive; he’s a good leader; and he gets us lined up correctly and makes plays. Tarver, Grady, Gates and Solsberry will be interchangeable on the outside and will all make plays for us. We’re going to be relying on a lot of young guys to come in and make plays for us at a key position.” Cornerbacks ACU suffered two huge setbacks during the off-season with the loss of both of the cornerbacks who ended the 2014 season as the starters at the position. In June, Terry Ausborne – who started seven games as a true freshman – informed Collums he was leaving ACU to transfer to Trinity Valley Community College. And in August, senior Keith Barnett – who has played in 27 games in his three years with 13 starts in those 27 games, including eight in nine games played last season – tore his left ACL and will miss the entire season. Those losses put a premium on the coaching staff finding cornerbacks who could step

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Senior CB Jonathan Epps

in and play right away. Instead of two, however, the coaching staff might have found three who will see significant playing time. Freshman Jabari Butler of USA Today national champion Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nev., was a late signee, and Cedric Dale and Richard Griffin III transferred to ACU from Purdue and Cisco College, respectively. Butler had an outstanding career for the Gaels, while Dale was an all-district performer at Hebron High School before signing with Purdie, and Griffin III was an alldistrict player at Converse Judson HIgh School. Butler and Dale each have four years left, while Griffin III will be a junior in 2015. Redshirt freshman Jamar Mack and Danny Burke ended the spring as the backups, but Jonathan Epps – who will play both ways in 2015 – will also see significant playing time as a senior. Coach Collums: “Epps will need to play both ways for us, and we saw last year that he can do that and excel. I’m anxious to see how the new guys we brought in fit in to our team and how they accept their roles. If they’ll fit in and play our scheme, I think they’ll be big-time players.” Safeties This position group has, perhaps, more question marks surrounding it than any other position group on the team. ACU lost senior starters in Justin Stewart and Angel Lopez and will rotate as many as eight players through the two positions to find the right combination in the middle of the field. Quentin Bryant and D.J. Arnold ended the spring as the starters, but Damian Howard and Quantence Walker will also see plenty of time. Freshmen Tryce Prince, Bolu Onifade and Junior Henderson should also see plenty of playing time, and Grady – who began his ACU career in the secondary – could also see time at safety. Coach Collums: “This is the spot where we’re the most inexperienced. We’ve got guys who can do the job; they just haven’t had to do it because we had older guys making all of the snaps and making all of the plays.”


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2015 ACU Special Teams

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nce again in 2015, ACU special teams coach Mark Ribaudo will have one of the best placekickers and one of the top return units in the Southland Conference. Junior placekicker Nik Grau was an honorable mention all-Southland Conference selection in 2014 and has already been selected as a second team pre-season all-conference performer. And senior punt return specialist Jonathan Epps was a second team all-conference performer last year and has been picked as a second team pre-season all-Southland Conference performer going into the season. Coach Collums: “Nik is obviously one of the best kickers in the league, and we have a tremendous amount of confidence in what he can do. Epps is a playmaker in the return game, and we need him to continue to make big plays as a return man." n Placekicker

Nik Grau has already established himself as one of the top placekickers in ACU history after just two seasons. He’s already in the top four in Wildcat football history in PATs made (102), PAT attempts (109) and career kicking points (fourth with 174). He’s also seventh in career field goals with 24. He hit on 46 of 47 PATs in 2014 with his only miss coming on his final PAT attempt of the season in ACU’s win over Stephen F. Austin State on Nov. 15, 2014. Prior to that miss, Grau had made 46 straight PATs on the season. Grau is on pace to finish his career as ACU’s all-time leader in career kicking points and in the top two in career field goals and PATs. Punter

The Wildcats need a bounce-back season from junior Austin Kilcullen, who averaged just 36.5 yards per punt in 2015 after setting an ACU single-season record for punting average (44.2 yards per punt) as a freshman in 2013. Kilcullen did drop 19 of his 54 punts inside the 20-yard line in 2014 (as opposed to just seven in 2013), and he forced 22 fair catches as opposed to just four in 2013.

Return Specialists

The Wildcats return one of the top punt-return specialists in the league in senior Jonathan Epps. He earned second team all-Southland Conference honors as a return specialist after averaging 14.8 yards per punt return and 22.3 yards per kickoff return. Epps could also be back on kickoff returns after averaging 22.3 yards per return in 2014. The Wildcats could also use Monte Green-Avery and, perhaps, Cedric Dale on kickoff returns. Deep Snapper / Holder ACU senior Hayden Brodowsky returns for his second and final season with the Wildcats. He didn’t have a bad snap last year and is one of the top deep snappers in the league. Quarterback Parker McKenzie is slated to be the holder for field goals and PATs.

2015 Schedule Date Opponent Site Time Thurs., Sept. 3 at Fresno State......................... Fresno, Calif. 9 p.m. Sat., Sept. 19 * vs. Houston Baptist................ Abilene 6 p.m. Sat., Sept. 26 * vs. Stephen F. Austin State...... Abilene 11 a.m. Sat., Oct. 3 * at Central Arkansas................ Conway, Ark. 6 p.m. Sat., Oct. 10 * at Lamar............................... Beaumont 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 17 ! * Sam Houston State............... Abilene 2 p.m. Sat., Oct. 24 * at Incarnate Word.................. San Antonio 2 p.m. Sat., Oct. 31 * McNeese State...................... Abilene 2 p.m. Sat., Nov. 7 * at Northwestern State............ Natchitoches, La. 6 p.m. Sat., Nov. 14 * Southeastern Louisiana .......... Abilene 2 p.m. Sat., Nov. 21 at Northern Colorado................ Greeley, Colo. 1 p.m. * – Southland Conference game

! – ACU Homecoming game

2014 Results Date Wed., Aug. 27 Sat., Sept. 6 Sat. Sept. 13 Sat., Sept. 20 Sat., Sept. 27 Sat., Oct. 4 Sat., Oct. 11 Sat., Oct. 18 Sat., Oct. 25 Sat., Nov. 1 Sat., Nov. 8 Sat., Nov. 15

Opponent Result Record at Georgia State........................... L, 38-37 0-1 vs. #25 Northern Arizona.............. L, 27-21 0-2 at Troy (Ala.)............................... W, 38-35 1-2 * vs. Incarnate Word.................... W, 21-0 2-2, 1-0 * at Houston Baptist..................... W, 59-14 3-2, 2-0 * vs. Lamar................................. L, 24-21 3-3, 2-1 ! vs. Ave Maria (Fla.).................... W, 55-14 4-3 * at McNeese State...................... L, 31-20 4-4, 2-2 * at Sam Houston State................. L, 38-21 4-5, 2-3 * vs. Central Arkansas (Plano).........W, 52-35 5-5, 3-3 * vs. Northwestern State............... L, 34-10 5-6, 3-4 * at Stephen F. Austin................... W, 37-35 6-6, 4-4

* – Southland Conference game

! – ACU Homecoming game

Returning Statistical Leaders RUSHING De’Andre Brown Herschel Sims

GP-GS Att. Yds. Avg. TD Long YPG 10-5 137 962 7.0 9 66 96.2 11-6 106 559 5.3 4 62 50.8

PASSING Parker McKenzie

GP-GS Att.-Comp.-Int. Pct. Yds. TD Long YPG 11-11 236-365-9 64.7 3084 22 70 280.4

RECEIVING Cedric Gilbert Cade Stone

GP-GS Att. Yds. Avg. TD Long YPG 12-9 38 667 17.6 7 70 55.6 12-3 38 494 13.0 5 45 41.2

TACKLES Sam Denmark Lynn Grady Terry Ausborne Travis Tarver LaMarcus Allen

GP-GS 10-9 9-9 12-7 10-1 9-3

UT 36 31 29 20 11

Solo 41 21 11 3 10

Total TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds 77 4.0-(-26) 2.0-(-17) 52 7.0-(-19) ---------40 1.5-(-4) ---------23 3.0-(-19) 2.0-(-17) 21 4.0-(-17) 3.0-(-15)

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SEASONPREVIEW ACU Record vs. 2015 Opponents at Fresno State Series tied 2-2 Date Oct. 8, 1960 Nov. 11, 1961 Oct. 6, 1962 Nov. 30, 1963

Site Score Fresno, Calif....................L 20-19 Fresno, Calif....................L 21-7 San Angelo, Texas.........W 26-14 Fresno, Calif...................W 32-29

at Lamar

vs. McNeese State

Lamar leads 10-7

McNeese State leads 2-0

Date Site Score Oct. 12, 2013 at Houston Baptist........W 69-12 Sept. 27, 2014 at Houston Baptist........W 59-14

Date Oct. 24, 1953 Oct. 30, 1954 Oct. 3, 1959 Oct. 1, 1960 Sept. 30, 1961 Sept. 29, 1962 Sept. 28, 1963 Sept. 26, 1964 Oct. 16, 1965 Oct. 15, 1966 Oct. 14, 1967 Oct. 19, 1968 Oct. 18, 1969 Oct. 17, 1970 Oct. 30, 1971 Oct. 14, 1972 Oct. 4, 2014

H: 0-0 / A: 2-0 Ken Collums vs. HBU: 2-0

H: 4-6 / A: 3-4 Ken Collums vs. Lamar: 0-1

H: 0-0 / A: 1-2 / N: 1-0 Ken Collums vs. Fresno State: First meeting

vs. Houston Baptist ACU leads 2-0

vs. Stephen F. Austin State

vs. Sam Houston State

SFA leads 9-6 Date Oct. 6, 1973 Oct. 12, 1974 Oct. 11, 1975 Oct. 9, 1976 Oct. 30, 1977 Oct. 28, 1978 Oct. 27, 1979 Nov. 1, 1980 Oct. 31, 1981 Oct. 30, 1982 Oct. 29, 1983 Sept. 29, 1984 Oct. 5, 1985 Sept. 4, 1999 Nov. 15, 2014

Site Score Abilene...........................W 57-50 Nacogdoches, Texas.......L 14-10 Abilene...........................W 24-3 Nacogdoches, Texas......W 51-14 Abilene...........................W 35-21 Nacogdoches, Texas.......L 28-21 Abilene............................L 27-21 Nacogdoches, Texas.......L 24-23 Abilene...........................W 31-0 Nacogdoches, Texas......W 24-17 Abilene...........................W 24-10 Abilene............................L 37-21 Nacogdoches, Texas......W 22-21 Nacogdoches, Texas.......L 51-34 Nacogdoches, Texas......W 37-35

H: 5-2 / A: 4-4 Ken Collums vs. Stephen F. Austin State: 1-0

at Central Arkansas UCA leads 5-1-1 Date Oct. 7, 1939 Oct. 3, 1940 Sept. 7, 1974 Sept. 1, 2001 Sept. 7, 2002 Sept. 4, 2003 Nov. 1, 2014

Site Score Conway, Ark....................T 0-0 Little Rock, Ark...............L 7-0 + Conway, Ark...............W 27-10 Conway, Ark....................L 65-16 Abilene............................L 31-17 Conway, Ark....................L 30-12 Plano, Texas...................W 52-35

+ Game forfeited to Central Arkansas H: 0-1 / A: 0-3-1 / N: 1-1 Ken Collums vs. UCA: 1-0

Site Score Abilene...........................W 26-21 Abilene...........................W 33-14 Abilene............................L 8-7 Beaumont, Texas...........W 20-7 Abilene............................L 25-10 Beaumont, Texas............L 13-6 Abilene...........................W 25-0 Beaumont, Texas............L 14-3 Abilene............................L 28-18 Beaumont, Texas............L 42-16 Abilene............................L 54-13 Beaumont, Texas...........W 38-14 Abilene...........................W 22-9 Beaumont, Texas...........W 42-27 Abilene............................L 30-28 Beaumont, Texas............L 31-10 Abilene............................L 24-21

ACU leads 12-8-1 Date Oct. 8, 1926 Oct. 7, 1927 Oct. 5, 1928 Oct. 26, 1929 Oct. 26, 1934 Sept. 20, 1935 Nov. 15, 1952 Nov. 11, 1972 Nov. 10, 1973 Nov. 16, 1974 Nov. 15, 1975 Nov. 13, 1976 Nov. 5, 1977 Nov. 4, 1978 Nov. 3, 1979 Nov. 8, 1980 Nov. 7, 1981 Nov. 6, 1982 Nov. 5, 1983 Nov. 3, 1984 Oct. 25, 2014

Site Score Huntsvile, Texas..............L 26-7 Sweetwater, Texas.........W 12-0 Huntsville, Texas............W 6-0 Abilene............................L 13-12 Huntsville, Texas.............L 13-0 Huntsville, Texas.............L 32-0 San Antonio, Texas.........T 21-21 Huntsville, Texas.............L 17-16 Abilene...........................W 46-23 Huntsville, Texas............W 33-24 Abilene...........................W 55-20 Huntsville, Texas............W 26-0 Huntsville, Texas............W 41-18 Abilene...........................W 34-10 Huntsville, Texas............W 31-14 Abilene............................L 17-14 Huntsville, Texas............W 27-13 Abilene...........................W 36-10 Huntsville, Texas............W 27-20 Abilene............................L 10-6 Huntsville, Texas.............L 38-21

H: 4-3 / A: 7-5 / N: 1-0-1 Ken Collums vs. SHSU: 0-1

at Incarnate Word ACU leads 5-1 Date Oct. 16, 2010 Nov. 12, 2011 Nov. 10, 2012 Oct. 19, 2013 Nov. 9, 2013 Sept. 20, 2014

Site Score San Antonio...................W 54-17 Abilene...........................W 61-16 San Antonio...................W 24-12 Abilene...........................W 40-6 San Antonio....................L 34-31 Abilene...........................W 21-0

H: 3-0 / A: 2-1 Ken Collums vs. UIW: 3-1

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Site Score Lake Charles, La..............L 22-0 Lake Charles, La..............L 31-20

H: 0-0 / A: 0-2 Ken Collums vs. McNeese State: 0-2

at Northwestern State ACU leads 5-4 Date Oct. 12, 1963 Oct. 10, 1964 Sept. 14, 1968 Sept. 6, 1980 Sept. 26, 1981 Sept. 25, 1982 Sept. 24, 1983 Sept. 22, 1984 Nov. 8, 2014

Site Score Abilene...........................W 28-18 Natchitoches, La............W 36-26 Natchitoches, La............. W 17-16 Natchitoches, La.............L 31-10 Abilene...........................W 41-38 Natchitoches, La.............L 35-30 Abilene...........................W 20-17 Natchitoches, La.............L 26-7 Abilene............................L 34-10

H: 3-1 / A: 2-3 Ken Collums vs. Northwestern State: 0-1

vs. Southeatern Louisiana Series tied 1-1 Date Site Score Nov. 6, 1971 Hammond, La................. W 28-7 Sept. 23, 1972 Abilene............................L 14-10 H: 0-1 / A: 1-0 Ken Collums vs. SE Louisiana: First meeting

at Northern Colorado ACU leads 10-4-1 Date Oct. 3, 1970 Oct. 2, 1971 Sept. 11, 1976 Sept. 10, 1977 Sept. 16, 1978 Sept. 22, 1979 Sept. 12, 1981 Sept. 11, 1982 Sept. 15, 1984 Sept. 14, 1985 Sept. 6, 1986 Sept. 12, 1987 Sept. 10, 1988 Sept. 8, 1990 Sept. 14, 1991

Site Score Greeley, Colo.................W 38-7 Abilene...........................W 14-7 Abilene...........................W 21-14 Greeley, Colo.................W 24-3 Abilene...........................W 16-14 Greeley, Colo.................W 21-18 Abilene...........................W 15-14 Greeley, Colo..................T 13-13 Abilene...........................W 27-7 Greeley, Colo.................W 45-23 Abilene...........................W 27-20 Greeley, Colo..................L 35-30 Abilene............................L 38-34 Abilene............................L 28-20 Greeley, Colo..................L 20-0

H: 6-2 / A: 4-2-1 Ken Collums vs. Northern Colorado: first meeting


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ACUCOACHES

Head Coach

FOURTH SEASON

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he 2015 season will mark Ken Collums’ fourth season as the 19th head football coach in ACU history. In 2014 – ACU’s first season as a full member of the Southland Conference at the NCAA Division I FCS level – Collums led ACU to a 6-6 overall record and a 4-4 conference mark. ACU finished tied for fifth in the league after a season-ending 37-35 road win over 24th-ranked Stephen F. Austin State. Collums coached sophomore quarterback Parker McKenzie to a spectacular season in his first year as the starter. McKenzie threw for 3,084 yards and 22 touchdowns, earning honorable mention all-conference honors and becoming the fourth ACU quarterback under Collums’ tutelage to throw for more than 3,000 yards in a season. The Wildcats were again one of the best teams in the conference and in the nation in turnover ratio as ACU was plus-9 in the category (16 turnovers and 25 takeaways). The Wildcats were among conference leaders in points per game (32.7), yards per game (438.0), passing yards per game (275.3) and rushing yards per game (162.7). ACU appeared on national television in its season-opener, dropping a 38-37 decision to Georgia State in the Georgia Dome that was broadcast on ESPNU. Two weeks later, the Wildcats went on the road to Troy, Ala., and knocked off the Troy Trojans, 38-35, recording their first win over an NCAA Division I FBS program since a win over UTEP in 1959. Under Collums’ direction, the Wildcats went on to beat Southland Conference foes Incarnate Word and Houston Baptist before a big neutral-site win over Central Arkansas in Plano. The Wildcats played the game without McKenzie (out with a concussion), but

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turned the game over to backup Kade Munden, who ran for 100 yards and threw three touchdowns in a 52-35 win over the Bears. The Wildcats ended the season two weeks later with McKenzie throwing for 267 yards and one score and redshirt freshman running back De’Andre Brown – a second team all-conference selection – rushing for a Southland season-best 256 yards and three scores in a win over the playoff-bound Lumberjacks. In his first season as the head coach (2012), he led the Wildcats to a 7-4 record in their final season as a member of NCAA Division II and the Lone Star Conference. In 2013 – ACU’s first season at the NCAA Division I FCS level – Collums’ offense was one of the nation’s most prolific. While he gave up play-calling duties to offensive coordinator Nathan Young in 2013, Collums still had an impact on the design and implementation of game plans and play calls each week. ACU’s 501 points scored were the fourth-most in a season in program history behind 2007 (639 points), 2008 (628) and 2010 (520). The Wildcats’ 84 points scored against Concordia (Ala.) in the season-opener are the second-most points scored in a game in program history behind the 93 scored on Nov. 22, 2008, in ACU’s 93-68 NCAA Division II playoff win over West Texas A&M. The Wildcats scored at least 60 points in four games during the season, hit the 50-point mark in one other game and the 40-point mark in another. The Wildcats posted a plus-17 turnover margin, one of the top marks in all of NCAA Division I football. And for the fifth time since 2007, the Wildcats posted at least 5,300 yards of total offense as ACU finished with 5,359 total yards for an average of 487.2 yards per game. As the quarterbacks coach, Collums continued to display his mastery over the position as he led senior starter John David Baker to one of the greatest seasons by a quarterback in ACU history. Baker finished his only season as the Wildcats’


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THE COLLUMS FILE Born:  Sept. 15, 1972 Hometown:  Vernon Family:  Wife, Robyn; a daughter, Anna; and a son, Layne Degrees: B.S. in kinesiology (Central Arkansas, 1995); master’s degree in kinesiology (UCA, 1998) Honors: • 2010 FootballScoop.com D2 Coordinator of the Year Playing Experience: • Starting quarterback at Central Arkansas, 1991-94 • As a freshman in 1991, led the Bears to the NAIA national chamiponship • In four seasons as the starter, Collums directed the Bears to a record of 30-8-3 • Played high school football at Vernon HS where he led the Lions to a 29-2-1 record as a junior and senior, and led the team to the 1990 Class 3A state championship as a senior Coaching Experience

We want to build championship teams while growing future husbands and fathers, creating a movement of men who will change society through their families.”

1995.....Student Assistant.......... Central Arkansas 1996.....Graduate Assistant....... Central Arkansas 1997.....Graduate Assistant....... Central Arkansas 1998.....QBs / WRs....................... Abilene Christian 1999.....QBs / WRs....................... Abilene Christian 2000.....Quarterbacks................. Central Arkansas 2001.....Quarterbacks................. Central Arkansas 2002.....Off. Coordinator........... Central Arkansas 2003.....Off. Coordinator........... Central Arkansas 2004.....Off. Coordinator........... Central Arkansas 2005.....Off. Coordinator........... Abilene Christian 2006.....Off. Coordinator........... Abilene Christian 2007.....Off. Coordinator........... Abilene Christian 2008.....Off. Coordinator........... Abilene Christian 2009.....Off. Coordinator........... Abilene Christian 2010.....Off. Coordinator........... Abilene Christian 2011......Off. Coordinator........... Abilene Christian 2012......Head coach.................... Abilene Christian 2013......Head coach.................... Abilene Christian 2014......Head coach.................... Abilene Christian 2015......Head coach.................... Abilene Christian

– Ken Collums

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ACUCOACHES starter with 3,376 passing yards in 2013, fourth-best single-season total in school history. His 247 completions are the fourth-most in a season, and his 369 attempts are tied for the 10th-most in a season. His 35 touchdowns are the fourth-most in a season in ACU history, and his 35-to-5 touchdown-to-interception ratio is the second-best behind the 38:3 ratio posted by Mitchell Gale in 2010. In ACU record books, his 3,632 yards of total offense are the fourth best, as are the 468 total offensive plays in which he took part. Baker posted two of the top eight single-game yardage totals in ACU history in 2013. His 485-yard effort in the season finale at Prairie View A&M is the third-best single-game total, while his 428-yard performance against New Mexico State is the eighth best. Baker accounted for five touchdowns against Prairie View A&M (four passing and one rushing) to give him 40 touchdowns accounted for in 2013 (35 passing and five rushing), a new single-season school record. Baker’s seven touchdown passes against Concordia broke the old ACU mark of six set by Clint Longley in 1973 and later tied by Billy Malone in 2006 and then again in 2008. And in the Wildcats’ 60-17 win over McMurry on Sept. 7, Baker ran for 102 yards and a touchdown to become the first Wildcat quarterback since Nov. 20, 1965, when Jacky Roland ran for 119 yards and one score on nine carries against Angelo State. Collums – the FootballScoop.com D2 Coordinator of the Year in 2010 – served as the offensive coordinator at ACU from 2005-11, directing some of the most exciting and dominant offensive units in NCAA Division II history. Collums’ two starting quarterbacks over the last eight seasons – Billy Malone (2005-08) and Mitchell Gale (2009-12) – are two of the most productive quarterbacks in both ACU and NCAA Division II history. The pair combined to throw for 24,121 yards

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(12,012 for Malone and 12,109 for Gale), and Gale left ACU as the all-time leader in yards, completions and attempts in ACU and LSC history, while Malone is the LSC and ACU career leader in touchdown passes. In 2012 when Gale topped the 12,000-yard mark, it made ACU just the fourth program in NCAA history to have back-to-back starting quarterbacks accomplish the feat, joining Hawaii (Timmy Chang and Cole Brennan), Houston (Kevin Kolb and Case Keenum) and Louisiana Tech (Tim Rattay and Luke McCown). During their seven seasons with Collums as the offensive coordinator, the Wildcats averaged 468.4 yards of offense and 39 points per game, while achieving near perfect balance in run-pass play selection. In the 82 games the Wildcats played from 2005-11, they ran the ball 2,874 times and threw it 2,857 times while gaining 38,412 yards in those games. Since he re-joined the ACU coaching staff prior to the 2005 season, Collums’ offenses have ranked among the best in the nation. The Wildcats ranked in the top seven in NCAA Division II in total offense five times in the last eight years, including first in 2008, second in 2007, third in 2011 and fourth in 2006. The pass offense has ranked third twice and sixth twice, and the rushing offense has ranked as high as ninth in the nation (2008). The Wildcats’ scoring offense under Collums has ranked first in both 2007 and 2008 (when ACU scored a combined 1,267 points in 25 games), second in 2010 and sixth in 2006. Under Collums, “ball security” became one of the catch phrases surrounding the program, and the Wildcats turned the ball over only 122 times from 2005-11, including just eight times in 2010 and nine in 2006. In his 82 games as the Wildcats’ offensive coordinator, ACU scored between 30 and 39 points in 18 games, between 40-49 points 22 times, between 50-59 points 14 times, between 60-69


acusports.com points three times, 70-79 points twice and hit 93 in a 2008 NCAA Division II playoff game against West Texas A&M. In 2007 and 208, Collums called the plays for one of the greatest offensive units in the history of college football. Under his guidance, ACU scored 1,267 points (50.7 ppg) and racked up 13,772 yards of total offense (550.9 ypg) in the 25 games covering those two seasons and ACU went 21-4 in those games, won the Lone Star Conference championship in 2008 and saw Bernard Scott win the Harlon Hill Trophy as the top player in NCAA Division II football and Sam Collins win the Gene Upshaw Award as the top lineman. In the greatest offensive game in LSC and ACU history, Collums led ACU to 93 points in a 93-68 win over West Texas A&M in the second round of the 2008 NCAA Division II playoffs. ACU posted a school-record 810 yards of total offense and scored touchdowns on 13 of 15 possessions on their way to a remarkable 25-point win over the Buffaloes. ACU’s offense set 29 NCAA Division II single-game, NCAA Division II playoff single-game, LSC and ACU records in the record-setting rout. In 2007, ACU became the first program in the history of NCAA football to boast a 3,500-yard passer (Billy Malone), 2,000-yard rusher (Bernard Scott) and two 1,000-yard receivers (Johnny Knox and Jerale Badon) in the same season. In fact, ACU’s offense in 2008 set or tied or was part of 78 NCAA, LSC or Wildcat single-game, season or career records. “When I look back at our offense over the last several years, the No. 1 thing I’m proud of is our consistency,” Collums said. “I tell our guys all the time that it doesn’t matter what we do – whether we’re throwing it or running it – we have to protect the ball. And at times over those seven years we have been the best at protecting the ball. And that comes from total buy-in from players, and that makes me proud because that lets me know that they’re buying into what we’re telling them.” While coaching at Central Arkansas, Collums led the Bears to some of the greatest offensive seasons in school history. Collums coached an offensive attack that averaged 300 yards passing per game in three of his last four seasons at UCA. The Bears were the nation’s top passing team in 2001, averaging 373 yards per game. UCA finished in the top 10 in total offense in four of the last six seasons. In 2002 – Collums’ first year as offensive coordinator – the Bears were No. 8 nationally in points per game (37.5), No. 3 in passing yards per game (310.5) and No. 9 in total offense (446 yards per game). In 2004, UCA featured a balanced attack that racked up 38 points per game (No. 14), 477.7 yards per game (No. 6), 269 passing yards per game (No. 19) and 208.5 rushing yards per game (No. 26). As a freshman at Central Arkansas, Collums led the Bears to the 1991 NAIA national championship. In four seasons as the starting quarterback, he directed his team to a combined record of 30-8-3. Collums graduated from Central Arkansas in 1995 with a B.S. in kinesiology. He received his master’s in kinesiology in 1998. A native of Vernon, Collums played for the Vernon Lions of former coach Leo Brittain, leading his team to a 29-2-1 record in his final two seasons as the starting quarterback. Collums led Vernon to the Class 3A state title in 1990. He and his wife, Robyn, have two children, a daughter, Anna, and a son, Layne. n

The one thing people must know about ACU football is that if you are looking for only football, you’re in the wrong place.

ACU helped me find my passion, and gave me the security and even permission to chase it, whereas before I didn’t really have a vision for what I wanted to do with my life. ACU made me ask questions about manhood that nobody else was asking, and instead of handing me the answers, the coaches made me find them on my own and build my own biblical foundation. Furthermore, it has given me a passion to train up more godly men.” – Kevin Washington, linebacker (2009-10)

First, ACU is the true definition of a Christian university. In my five years at ACU, I saw the university give guys second

chances. Second chances at life, second chances to live out a dream, second chances at success and second chances at becoming a real man. I love that at ACU the professors know your name, and the coaches know your parents. Each coach genuinely cares about you getting your degree, and will pop up in your class to make sure you are there. The coaching staff will talk to you about anything you want to talk about and no judgment will be passed on you. ACU is different from other programs because it is truly a family, not just a program built off the foundation of doing things right. The football coaches at ACU are pouring themselves into young men, and developing not only great football players but great men.” – Jonathan Ferguson, wide receiver (2004-08)

Anyone thinking about coming to play for ACU has to be willing to change. If you don’t believe in changing or growing while

at the same time playing high-intensity football, then you better not come here because these coaches will not tolerate an individual who has set goals apart from the team’s. But if you believe in changing, then the transformation will happen and down the road you will love what the Lord has done for you through ACU, and you will be in my shoes, advising the next recruiting class about the experience they can expect as a Wildcat.” – Obinna Ononobi, linebacker (2006-10)

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ACUCOACHES Ken Collums by the Numbers Year School 1991 Central Arkansas 1992 Central Arkansas 1993 Central Arkansas 1994 Central Arkansas 1995 Central Arkansas 1996 Central Arkansas 1997 Central Arkansas 1998 Abilene Christian 1999 Abilene Christian 2000 Central Arkansas 2001 Central Arkansas 2002 Central Arkansas 2003 Central Arkansas 2004 Central Arkansas 2005 Abilene Christian 2006 Abilene Christian 2007 Abilene Christian 2008 Abilene Christian 2009 Abilene Christian 2010 Abilene Christian 2011 Abilene Christian 2012 Abilene Christian 2013 Abilene Christian 2014 Abilene Christian

Position Starting Quarterback Starting Quarterback Starting Quarterback Starting Quarterback Student Assistant GA / Running Backs GA / Running Backs Quarterbacks / WRs Quarterbacks / WRs Quarterbacks Quarterbacks Offensive Coordinator Offensive Coordinator Offensive Coordinator Offensive Coordinator Offensive Coordinator Offensive Coordinator Offensive Coordinator Offensive Coordinator Offensive Coordinator Offensive Coordinator Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach

Head coaching record – 19-15, 3 seasons (.559 winning percentage)

Record Post-Season Notes 9-2-2 NAIA I Playoffs Won national championship 9-2-1 NAIA I Playoffs Won Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference title 6-4-1 8-2 7-4 6-5 6-4 4-6 18th in NCAA Division II in passing 4-6 3-8 9-3 Averaged 42.0 points per game 8-3 5-6 Led Gulf South Conference in rushing 8-3 Top 10 in NCAA II in points, yards per game 4-6 Top 35 in NCAA II in passing offense 8-3 NCAA II first round ACU’s first NCAA playoff appearance 0-3 * NCAA II second round ACU leads nation in scoring with 639 points 11-1 NCAA II quarterfinals ACU’s first outright LSC championship since 1973 9-4 NCAA II second round Reached No. 1 in nation in NCAA II for first time 11-1 NCAA II second round ACU’s first 11-win regular-season record 8-3 NCAA II first round Finished #3 in the nation in passing, total offense 7-4 Coached Gale to all-time LSC and ACU records 6-5 Offense averaged 487 yards, 45.5 points per game 6-6 Finished 4-4 (t-5th) in first season in Southland * 10 wins from ACU’s 2007 season vacated because of NCAA violations

ACU Under Collums 2012

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2013

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2014

Sept. 1 vs. McMurry............................... W 51-0 Sept. 8 * vs. A&M-Kingsville.................. L 13-16 Sept. 15 * # vs. Tarleton State................. W 34-31 Sept. 22 * at Angelo State........................ L 23-28 Sept. 27 at Delta State (Miss.)................ W 34-28 Oct. 6 * vs. Eastern N.M....................... W 59-17 Oct. 13 * at West Texas A&M................. L 0-36 Oct. 20 * ! vs. Midwestern State............ L 31-35 Oct. 27 * at A&M-Commerce................ W 24-17 Nov. 3 vs. West Alabama...................... W 22-16 (ot) Nov. 10 * at Incarnate Word.................. W 24-12 315-236 * Lone Star Conference game ! Homecoming # game played at AT&T Stadium, Arlington

Aug. 31 vs. Concordia (Ala.)................... W 84-6 Sept. 7 vs. McMurry............................... W 60-17 Sept. 14 vs. N.M. Highlands.................... W 52-28 Sept. 21 at Illinois State............................ L 17-13 Sept. 28 # vs. Tarleton State..................... L 34-41 (ot) Oct. 5 at Pittsburg State (Kan.)............ L 20-28 Oct. 12 at Houston Baptist.................... W 69-12 Oct. 19 ! vs. Incarnate Word.................. W 40-6 Oct. 26 at New Mexico State.................. L 29-34 Nov. 9 at Incarnate Word...................... L 31-34 Nov. 16 at Prairie View A&M................. W 65-45 501-282 # game played at Toyota Stadium, Frisco ! Homecoming

Collums vs. All Opponents

ACU Turnover Differential (SINCE 2005)

Opponent W L Angelo State...............................................................0 1 Ave Maria (Fla.)..........................................................1 0 Central Arkansas........................................................1 0 Concordia (Ala.).........................................................1 0 Delta State (Miss.)......................................................1 0 Eastern New Mexico..................................................1 0 Georgia State..............................................................0 1 Houston Baptist..........................................................2 0 Illinois State................................................................0 1 Incarnate Word..........................................................3 1 Lamar...........................................................................0 1 McMurry......................................................................2 0 McNeese State............................................................0 1 Midwestern State.......................................................0 1 New Mexico Highlands..............................................1 0 New Mexico State......................................................0 1 Northern Arizona.......................................................0 1 Northwestern State (La.)..........................................0 1 Pittsburg State............................................................0 1 Prairie View A&M.......................................................1 0 Sam Houston State.....................................................0 1 Stephen F. Austin State.............................................1 0 Tarleton State.............................................................1 1 Texas A&M-Commerce..............................................1 0 Texas A&M-Kingsville................................................0 1 Troy (Ala.)....................................................................1 0 West Alabama............................................................1 0 West Texas A&M........................................................0 1

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Aug. 27 at Georgia State......................... L 37-38 Sept. 6 vs. Northern Arizona................. L 21-27 Sept. 13 at Troy ........................................ W 38-35 Sept. 20 vs. Incarnate Word.................... W 21-0 Sept. 27 at Houston Baptist.................... W 59-14 Oct. 4 vs. Lamar..................................... L 21-24 Oct. 11 ! vs. Ave Maria........................... W 55-14 Oct. 18 at McNeese State........................ L 20-31 Oct. 25 at Sam Houston State................ L 21-38 Nov. 1 # vs. Central Arkansas............... W 52-35 Nov. 8 vs. Northwestern State.............. L 10-34 Nov. 15 vs. S. F. Austin State................... W 37-35 392-325 # game played at Clark Stadium, Plano ! Homecoming

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16-13 10 23 (-2) 17-10 10 20 +11 21-14 23 37 +17 36-21 17 38 +21 23-12 18 30 +7 17-11 11 22 +14 15-8 13 21 +1 21-9 12 21 +9 21-5 14 29 +17 26-13 12 25 +9 223-126 140 266 +104


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ACU Assistant Coaches DARIAN DULIN

Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Backs

Darian Dulin will be in his fourth season as the Wildcats’ defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach in 2015. Last season – the Wildcats’ first as a full member of the Southland Conference at the NCAA Division I FCS level – finished with 25 takeaways (12 interceptions and 13 fumble recoveries). The Wildcats were third in the league in scoring defense (27.1 ppg) and third in rushing defense (148.1 ypg). In 2012, Dulin’s unit led the Lone Star Conference in interceptions with 12, was second in the league in scoring defense (21.5 points per game), and was fourth in the league in scoring defense and sacks with 26. The Wildcats led the league in fewest points allowed (236) in 11 games. He coached senior safety L.B. Suggs, who was voted the LSC Defensive Back of the Year and was a first team all-LSC selection, as well as first team all-LSC cornerback Steven Ford. Before joining the ACU coaching staff, Dulin was the head coach at Coffeyville Junior College from 2008-11, directing the Red Ravens to a 22-19 record. Coffeyville was 6-5 in 2011 and lost to Hutchinson Junior College in the National Junior College Athletics Association Region VI semifinals. Dulin, who was the defensive coordinator at Butler Community College in 2004, returned to the Tarleton State University staff in 2005 after four years in Stephenville prior to his one-year hiatus. In 2006, the Tarleton State defense ranked second in the Lone Star Conference in scoring defense, allowing just 18.1 points per game. TSU was the number one rushing defense, allowing just 90.5 yards per game. In 2005, Tarleton State was No. 2 in scoring defense and No. 1 in pass defense efficiency. In 2004, his defense finished the regular season No. 1 in the Jayhawk Conference for total defense. Butler’s defense also led the NJCAA in scoring defense, sacks and passing efficiency defense. Before leaving for his one season at Butler, Dulin coached the defensive backs and secondary at TSU in 2002-03. A former Academic All-American at both the junior and senior college levels, Dulin went to Tarleton after serving two years at Sam Houston State University, first as a defensive assistant and then as secondary coach. Dulin and his wife, Tiffany, have two children: Brooke and Declan.

NATHAN YOUNG

Offensive Coordinator / Tight Ends

The 2015 season will mark Nathan Young’s eighth season on the staff as an assistant coach and his third as the Wildcats’ offensive coordinator. He also coaches the team’s tight ends / h-backs and fullbacks starting in 2015 after three seasons as the running backs coach and four seasons prior to that as the offensive line coach. Young was a four-year letterman at ACU (2004-07), earning all-America honors as an offensive lineman.

In 2014 – ACU’s first season as a full member of the Southland Conference at the NCAA Division I FCS level – Young’s play-calling helped lead the Wildcats to a 6-6 overall record and a 4-4 conference mark. ACU finished tied for fifth in the league after a season-ending 37-35 road win over 24th-ranked Stephen F. Austin State. Under Young’s direction, sophomore quarterback Parker McKenzie threw for 3,084 yards and 22 touchdowns, earning honorable mention all-conference honors and becoming the fourth consecutive ACU starting quarterback to throw for more than 3,000 yards in a season. The Wildcats were again one of the best teams in the conference and in the nation in turnover ratio as ACU was plus-9 in the category (16 turnovers and 25 takeaways). The Wildcats were among conference leaders in points per game (32.7), yards per game (438.0), passing yards per game (275.3) and rushing yards per game (162.7). In 2013 – ACU’s first at the NCAA Division I FCS level – the Wildcats put one of the nation’s top offensive units on the field. ACU’s 501 points scored were the fourth-most in a season in program history behind 2007 (639 points), 2008 (628 points) and 2010 (520 points). The Wildcats’ 84 points scored against Concordia (Ala.) in the season-opener are the second-most points scored in a game in program history behind the 93 scored on Nov. 22, 2008, in ACU’s 93-68 NCAA Division II playoff win over West Texas A&M. The Wildcats scored at least 60 points in four games during the season, hit the 50-point mark in one other game and the 40-point mark in another. The Wildcats posted a plus-17 turnover margin, one of the top marks in all of NCAA Division I football. And for the fifth time since 2007, the Wildcats posted at least 5,300 yards of total offense as ACU finished with 5,359 total yards for an average of 487.2 yards per game. As the running backs coach, Young coached Charcandrick West to one of the great careers in ACU history. West finished his quietly productive career as the only player in ACU football history to finish with at least 2,000 rushing yards, 1,000 receiving yards and 750 kickoff return yards in a career. West finished with 2,058 rushing yards (10th on ACU’s career list), 1,007 receiving yards and 758 kickoff return yards (none in 2013). His 3,823 career all-purpose yards are fifth on ACU’s all-time list. West finished his career with 35 touchdowns (fourth on the all-time touchdown list) and 210 career points scored. He is sixth on ACU’s career points list. West finished his career with seven 100-yard rushing games, including four in 2013. In 2011, the Wildcats’ offensive line led an offense that ranked in the top five in the nation in both total offense and passing offense. The line featured first team all-Lone Star Conference performers in center Matt Webber and left tackle Neal Tivis, as well as second team performer Josh Perez and honorable mention selections Blake Spears and Jerod Harrell. In 2010 the Wildcats’ offensive line led an offense that finished second in the nation in scoring offense, seventh in total offense and ninth in passing offense. The line paved the way for sophomore quarterback Mitchell Gale to throw a single-season school record 38 touchdowns and become one of eight national 2015 ACU WILDCAT FOOTBALL

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ACUCOACHES finalists for the Harlon Hill Trophy, given annually to the top player in NCAA Division II football. Also, senior guard Royland Tubbs was voted the co-Offensive Lineman of the Year in the Lone Star Conference South Division, and three-year starter at right tackle, Trevis Turner, signed a free-agent contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers in late July. In 2008, the Wildcats’ offensive line allowed just eight sacks in 12 games and finished second in the nation in sacks allowed per game (0.67). The ACU offensive line also paved the way for running back Bernard Scott to run for 2,156 yards on his way to winning the Harlon Hill. Young also coached his former teammate, Sam Collins, who won the Gene Upshaw Award as the top lineman in NCAA Division II and the Dave Rimington Award as the top center. Collins, Joseph Thompson and Tony Washington each earned first team all-Lone Star Conference South Division honors and were all named to an all-America team. Underclassmen Royland Tubbs and Trevis Turner each earned all-conference accolades. After his senior season (2007), Young was awarded an NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship, and he was an ESPN The Magazine first team academic all-America selection. Young was a two-time LSC South Division Offensive Lineman of the Year (2006 and 2007) and NCAA all-region and first team NCAA Division II all-America. Young was a two-time LSC Offensive Lineman of the Year (2006 and 2007), and was named first team all-LSC South Division, NCAA all-Southwest Region and NCAA Division II all-America. He was the key cog on an offensive line that allowed the fewest sacks in NCAA Division II (eight) and the fewest sacks per game (0.62) in the division. The Wildcats’ offensive line also opened holes for running back Bernard Scott, who set two NCAA Division II single-season records (234 points scored and 39 touchdowns) while rushing for an LSC and ACU single-season record 2,165 yards. Scott went on to finish as the runner-up for the Harlon Hill Trophy. Following his senior season, Young was selected to play in the Valero Cactus Bowl in Kingsville, an all-star showcase for NCAA Division II seniors prior to the NFL Draft. Young started 42 games in four years as a Wildcat and helped turn the program from an LSC also-ran to a back-to-back NCAA playoff team. Young graduated from ACU in May 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry. Young was a three-year starter on the offensive line at Plainview High School. He was team captain, first team all-district and Class 4A honorable mention all-state in 2001 and 2002. He was first team academic all-state in 2001 and 2002. Young also was named to the Amarillo Globe-News’ Super Team in both 2001 and 2002, and he was named to the Lubbock AvalancheJournal’s all-South Plains Team in 2002. He was an AvalancheJournal top-10 recruit in 2003. Young is married to former ACU women’s track and field athlete Alyson (David) Young and the couple have one child, a son, Slade, and another child on the way.

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SCOT T CAREY Offensive Line

Scott Carey is in his second season as the Wildcats’ offensive line coach after serving the previous three seasons as the running game coordinator / offensive line coach at Colorado School of Mines. Last season (2014) in his first season with the Wildcats, Carey’s offensive line helped clear the way for redshirt freshman running back De’Andre Brown to rush for 962 yards and nine touchdowns on his way to second team all-Southland Conference honors. The Wildcats rushed for 1,952 yards as a team, the seventh-best total in the league. Sophomore left tackle Codey Funk was a second team all-conference selection under Carey’s tutelage. Carey served as the offensive line at CSM from 2002-05. He then went on to coach five seasons at Tarleton State (2006-10) where he served as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. During his five seasons at Tarleton State, the Texans were 36-20, claimed a share of the 2009 Lone Star Conference title, earned an NCAA Division II playoff berth in 2009 and shared the LSC South Division title in 2006 and 2009. The 2009 season was one for the record books as the season was highlighted by a double-overtime NCAA Division II playoff victory at Texas A&M-Kingsville in the first round. Placekicker Garrett Lindholm nailed a division playoff record 64-yard field goal to tie the game as time expired, and Tarleton’s quarterback Scott Grantham scored from 20 yards out before punching in the two-point conversion for the victory in the second overtime period. Tarleton finished the season 10-3 and claimed a share of the LSC championship and the LSC South Division title. Tarleton advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the second time in the program’s history. During the last three seasons, the Orediggers are a combined 22-11 and have averaged 11,9.7 yards per game on the ground, although they averaged 175.1 yards per game on the ground in 2013. Last season the Orediggers averaged 494.1 yards per game and 36.2 points per game offensively as they finished 8-3 in the Rocky Mountain Athletics Conference (NCAA Division II). The 2012 version of the Orediggers finished 6-5 overall and 4-5 in the RMAC to finish fifth in the league’s standings. The squad spent the first four weeks of the season ranked in the AFCA Top-25 – rising to as high as No. 18 in the country. Carey’s offensive line paved the way for head coach Bob Stitt’s high-octane offense to average 455.7 yards and 39.3 points per game. Carey, a four-year letterman for the Texans (1994-97), graduated from TSU with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Sport Studies. After graduating from Tarleton State, Carey served as a graduate assistant at Northeastern State, Okla. (2000-02) while obtaining his master’s degree. Carey joined the Colorado School of Mines staff in 2002 and helped the Orediggers go undefeated in the RMAC and win the league title and reach the NCAA Division II playoffs in 2004. That season, Carey’s offensive line blocked for the Harlon Hill Trophy winner, Chad Friehauf, and the Mines offense was ranked as high as No. 1 in the nation in passing offense, No. 2 in total offense and sixth in scoring offense that season.


acusports.com Carey and his wife, Danielle, have two sons, Gabe and Eli.

CODY MOORE Defensive Line

Cody Moore is in his second season as the defensive line coach at ACU after spending the 2013 season as the assistant recruiting coordinator at the University of Arkansas. Moore has 10 years of collegiate coaching experience, including four years in the

SEC and Big XII. Last season in his first season at ACU, Moore coached a defensive line that produced a first team all-Southland Conference selection in senior defensive end Nick Richardson and an honorable mention all-conference pick in senior defensive tackle Damon Williams. Richardson finished the season with 9.0 sacks, which gave him 32.5 sacks his career, good for second on ACU’s all-time sacks list. Before spending the 2013 season on head coach Bret Bielema’s staff at Arkansas, Moore was the recruiting coordinator and interior defensive line coach at Central Arkansas for three seasons. He coordinated all recruiting efforts for the Bears, who reached the second round of the FCS playoffs in 2011 and 2012. The 2012 team won the Southland Conference and earned a first-round bye, reaching a final ranking of 10th nationally. In 2011, UCA, in just its second year of postseason eligibility, won its first-round game on the road and was ranked 14th in the country at the end of the year. Prior to his time at Central Arkansas, Moore was a defensive quality control coach at Texas A&M, where he worked with the Aggies defensive line in 2009. That season, he helped coach Von Miller, who led the NCAA with 17.5 sacks and was a first-team All-American as the Aggies were selected to play in the Advocare 100 Independence Bowl. During the 2007 and 2008 seasons, Moore was a defensive administration assistant coach at Auburn University with a focus on the defensive line. In those two years, the Tigers earned 14 wins, including a win over Clemson in the 2007 Chick-fil-A Bowl. Auburn ranked sixth in the country in total defense in 2007 and produced three NFL Draft picks from the defensive line during Moore’s time. He began his coaching career as a defensive graduate assistant coaching the interior defensive line at Hardin-Simmons, where he also assisted with video editing and in the strength and conditioning program, in 2005 and 2006. Moore coached three All-Southwest Conference selections at Hardin-Simmons and helped the Cowboys qualify for the Division III playoffs in 2006. Moore was a team captain, four-year starter and all-conference performer at Oklahoma Panhandle State University from 2001-04. He earned his bachelor’s degree in health and physical education in 2004 and graduated from Hardin-Simmons University with a Master’s in sports and recreation management in 2007. He and his wife, Kristen, have two children: a daughter, Bentley, and a son, Cooper.

JOHN DAVID BAKER Quarterbacks

John David Baker is in his second season as a graduate assistant coach with the ACU football program. He will be working with ACU quarterbacks. Last year he helped first-time starting quarterback Parker McKenzie earn honorable mention all-Southland Conference honors after throwing for 3,084 yards and 22 touchdowns on the season. In 2013, Baker authored one of the greatest seasons by a quarterback in ACU football history. He threw for 3,376 yards and 35 touchdowns against just five interceptions, and also ran for 256 yards and five touchdowns as he accounted for a single-season school record 40 touchdowns. He is fourth in ACU single-season history in passing yards (3,376), completions (247), touchdown passes (35), total offense (3,632), and total offensive plays (468). Baker also posted two of the top eight single-game passing yardage totals in ACU history in 2013. His 485-yard effort in the season finale at Prairie View A&M is the third-best total in program history, while his 428yard performance against New Mexico State is the eighth-best single-game performance in program history. In his first start as a college quarterback, Baker set a school-record with seven touchdowns in an 84-6 win over Concordia (Ala.) College on Aug. 31 at Shotwell Stadium. The 84 points is the second-high single-game output in ACU history. In the Wildcats’ second game of the season – a 60-17 win over McMurry on Sept. 7 – Baker ran for 102 yards and one touchdown to become the first Wildcat quarterback since Nov. 20, 1965, when Jacky Roland ran for 119 yards and one score on nine carries against Angelo State. Prior to his five years in the ACU football program, Baker was a standout at San Angelo Lake View High School. As a senior in 2008, Baker threw for 2,240 yards and 22 touchdowns and ran for 688 yards and 18 TDs. He was named the San Angelo Standard-Times all-West Texas MVP and was voted honorable mention Associated Press Class 4A all-state.

RODNEY FREEMAN Running Backs

Rodney Freeman is in his first season as the running backs coach at ACU after spending the previous two seasons on the staff at Missouri Southern University as the running backs coach. A native of Houston, Freeman graduated from ACU in 2009 after playing two seasons for the Wildcats (2007 and 2008). The Wildcats reached the NCAA Division II playoffs each of those seasons, and in 2008 he was part of an ACU team that turned in just the second perfect regular season in program history as the Wildcats went 11-0 in the regular season and won the Lone Star Conference championship. Prior to his two years at Missouri Southern, Freeman spent one season as the wide receivers and tight ends coach at Western State (Colo.). While there, Freeman was responsible for running and facilitating position meetings, while planning and scripting 2015 ACU WILDCAT FOOTBALL

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ACUCOACHES position segment practices. He also scripted plays for pass skill during practice and game planned and aided in film breakdown with offensive staff, while creating and aiding with the weekly scouting report. Prior to Western State, Freeman spent one season as the co-offensive coordinator at Lutheran North High School in Houston. He also was the head freshman coach and assistant varsity coach at Eisenhower High School where he led the freshman team to a 9-0-1 record and a district championship. Freeman was at Stephen F. Austin State in 2005 and 2006 before transferring to ACU. As a prep athlete at Klein Forest High School, Freeman quarterbacked his team to a district title and bi-district championship his senior season in 2004.

TRACE MICHAELS Defensive Assistant

Trace Michaels is in his second season working on the ACU staff in several capacities. He serves the team as a defensive and special teams assistant, and he also works as the team’s academic coach. Michaels – who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible from the Criswell College and a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary – assists defensive coordinator Darian Dulin with the defense and special teams coach Mark Ribaudo with ACU’s specialty units. Prior to joining the ACU staff, Michaels coached for two years in the Lone Star Football League (LSFL). He was the wide receivers coach and special teams coordinator for the San Angelo Bandits, who won the 2014 LSFL championship. He also coached with the Abilene Ruff Riders. After an all-district and all-state career as a quarterback at Lubbock Cooper High School, Michaels joined the McMurry football program in 1989. After his collegiate career ended, Michaels played semi-pro football for several years in the Texas Independent Football League. He then worked his way into radio, becoming the color commentator for Wylie High School football games. A well-known radio voice in Abilene and the surrounding area, Michaels has hosted several radio shows throughout his career. He kicked off his newest show – The Morning Sports Page with Trace Michaels on 98.1 FM The Ticket in Abilene – in June 2015. Michaels – who also serves as the lead preaching / teaching elder at South Pointe Church in Abilene – has one son, Koller, who is 11 years old.

MARK RIBAUDO Linebackers and Special Teams

Mark Ribaudo will be in his fourth season on the ACU football coaching staff in 2015, coaching linebackers and directing the Wildcats’ special teams units. Last season (2014), senior linebacker Justin Stephens earned honorable mention all-Southland Conference honors after leading the Wildcats in tackles with 100. Stephens – who played under Ribaudo for the final three years of his career – finished among the top 15 tacklers 24

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in ACU history with more than 300 career tackles. Ribaudo also worked true freshman middle linebacker Sam Denmark into the starting lineup, and Denmark responded with 77 tackles, four tackles for loss, two sacks and two interceptions. Ribaudo coached outside linebacker Mike Wallace and Thor Woerner to all-LSC honors in 2012. He also coached punter Spencer Covey to first team all-LSC honors and deep snapper Brent Schroeder to all-LSC honors. The Wildcats led the league in kickoff return average (24.1 yards per return), punt return average (25.2 yards per return) and kickoff coverage, and were second in the league in punting average (35.5 yards per punt). Ribaudo resigned as the head coach at Eastern New Mexico University shortly after the end of the 2011 season. He was the Greyhounds’ head coach for seven seasons, but was an assistant under head coach Bud Elliott for eight seasons, including seven seasons (1998-2004) as the team’s defensive coordinator. He was 25-51 in his seven seasons as the head coach, including 2-9 in 2011. His greatest success at ENMU, however, came as an assistant coach. Ribaudo was hired at ENMU in 1997 as linebackers coach. He was promoted to defensive coordinator the following year and helped the Hounds post seven consecutive winning seasons and a 49-26 overall record in that span, including LSC South Division co-championships in 1999 and 2000. He was promoted to head coach after Bud Elliott retired had one of the top defenses in the Lone Star Conference. The ENMU defense ranked ninth in NCAA Division II in total defense during the 1998 season, allowing just 254.8 yards per game. ENMU ranked 19th in the nation in 2003, after holding opponents to 288.2 yards per game. The Hounds allowed just 110 rushing yards per game in 2003 and gave up just 128.6 rushing yards per game in 2002. Ribaudo began his career at his alma mater, Sabino High School in Arizona. He was assistant coach for three years, and helped Sabino reach the playoffs in 1986. He was an assistant coach at powerful Amphitheater High School in Arizona in 1988 and 1989. In college, Ribaudo played cornerback and running back at Hastings College (Neb.). He received a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science from the University of Arizona in 1988. In 1991 and 1992, he was a graduate assistant at Midwestern State University. MSU won the TIAA title and earned a No. 10 ranking in the NAIA poll during his second year. Ribaudo earned a master’s degree in physical education from MSU in 1992. Ribaudo and his wife, Lisa, have one son, John, and one daughter, Mary.

NICK SMITH Cornerbacks and Equipment

The 2015 season will be the sixth season on the Wildcats’ coaching staff for Nick Smith, who serves as the cornerbacks coach and the team’s equipment manager. From 2010-13, Smith served as the assistant film coordinator / assistant video coordinator and

defensive assistant. Last year he began coaching the Wildcat cornerbacks, working


acusports.com with Keith Barnett, Terry Ausborne and Jonathan Epps. However, he’s also been on the field as a defensive assistant coach, helping coach senior safety L.B. Suggs to Lone Star Conference Defensive Back of the Year honors in 2012. He also assisted Mark Ribaudo coaching ACU special teams, which were some of the best units in the LSC in 2012. From 2011-13, he served as the varsity basketball assistant coach at Abilene Christian High School. In 2011-12, he helped the Panthers to the TAPPS state championship, and helped them to a return trip to the state tournament in 2012-13. Smith graduated from ACU in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

STEVEN THRASH Wide Receivers

Steven Thrash is in his third season as an assistant coach, and in 2015 he’ll take over as the Wildcats’ receivers coach after serving the last two seasons as the team’s tight ends coach. Last year he coached Noah Cheshier to first team all-Southland Conference honors at tight end. He also coached Jonathan Parker and Jamie Walker, who were key blockers in ACU’s offense. Before joining ACU prior to the 2013 season, Thrash spent the two previous seasons (2011-12) coaching the wide receivers at Texas A&M-Kingsville. In 2012, he helped Robert Armstrong tied the school’s single-season reception record with 67 catches for 849 yards and 11 scores as he earned all-Lone Star Conference honors. Kingsville wide receivers caught 25 TD passes in 2012 and averaged 12.4 yards per catch. His first season with the Javelinas (2011) was a very successful one statistically, in many areas. The single-season reception record was set at 67 catches. The receivers as a position group found the end zone 22 total times which was over half the total touchdowns. The wide receivers were also responsible for 54 percent of the total offense that the Javelinas gained in 2012. Thrash guided two receivers to all-LSC first team honors and the 2012 Kanza Bowl most valuable player. Prior to joining the

Kingsville coaching staff, Thrash was the wide receivers coach at Northeastern Oklahoma Junior College in 2011. He had a pair of freshmen earn All-SWJCFC honors. He joined the Northeastern Oklahoma staff immediately following his playing career. As a wide receiver at Texas Lutheran University he was four-year starter, three-time all-conference player and all-America player. Thrash – a Hubbard, Texas, native – graduated from Texas Lutheran in 2010 with a degree in kinesiology. He and his wife, Chanel, have one daughter, Tatum.

JUSTIN STEPHENS Defensive Assistant

Former ACU linebacker Justin Stephens is in his first season on the Wildcats’ coaching staff, serving as a defensive assistant coach while he works on his master’s degree. Stephens was a four-year letterman for the Wildcats who played in 41 games with 24 starts at linebacker. The Wildcats posted a 27-18 record during Stephens’ four seasons and reached the NCAA Division II playoffs during his freshman year in 2011. As a senior in 2014, Stephens led the Wildcats in tackles with 100, good enough for tied for fifth in the Southland Conference. He had four games of double-digit tackle totals: 12 in a win over Ave Maria (Fla.), 12 in a loss at Sam Houston State, 13 in a loss against Northwestern State and a career-best 16 stops in a season-ending win at Stephen F. Austin. His performance against Stephen F. Austin State might have been the finest of his career as he posted eight solo tackles in the Wildcats’ victory over the playoff-bound Lumberjacks. Stephens wore No. 20 throughout his career, but wore No. 17 in the final game of the season in tribute to his father, Stan Stephens, who wore No. 17 during his days as an ACU quarterbacks (1987-89). Stephens finished his career with 257 tackles, which is good for ninth on ACU’s all-time tackles list. He graduated from Argyle Liberty Christian High School in 2010 and spent the 2010 season as a redshirt at ACU. His parents, Stan and Sherri Stephens, are both ACU graduates.

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ACUCOACHES ACU Athletics Training Staff ADAM YBARRA Director of Sports Medicine

Adam Ybarra is in his fourth year as the director of sports medicine at Abilene Christian University. He was named to his current position in the summer of 2013. Ybarra came to ACU after spending three years as the head athletics trainer/instructor for the football, men’s basketball, cheer and rodeo programs at Missouri Valley College. His responsibilities there included supervising student athletics trainers and graduate assistants, making all return-to-play decisions, conducting mass physicals, and implementing all rehabilitation protocals. Ybarra began his career in sports medicine in January 2005 as a student athletics trainer for the Kansas State baseball, crew and football teams. After graduating from there in May 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training, Ybarra served the Missouri football program for three seasons as a graduate assistant athletic trainer. Ybarra earned his Master of Science degree in health education and promotion from Missouri in spring 2009, and soon afterward began a season-long internship with the Carolina Panthers. He also spent the summer of 2006 as an intern athletics trainer with the San Diego Chargers. Ybarra joined the staff at Missouri Valley College in July 2010. Ybarra is a regular certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association. He also is certified by the American Red Cross in adult, child and infant CPR/AED. He and his wife, Elise, have been married six years.

JENNY SCRUGGS

Assistant Director / Sports Medicine

Jenny Scruggs is in her seventh year with Abilene Christian’s athletics training staff. She first served the Wildcats for three years as a graduate assistant athletics trainer before being promoted to assistant director of sports medicine. In her current position, Scruggs’ responsibilities include evaluating injuries, developing treatment specific to sport and injury, and instructing athletics training students. Prior to her arrival in Abilene, Scruggs served the Kansas State equestrian and football teams as a student athletics trainer from August 2007 to July 2010. She also spent a year working as a physical therapy technician at the Maximum Performance Physical Therapy Clinic and Fitness Center. Scruggs received her Master of Education degree in kinesiology, sport and recreation from Hardin-Simmons University in December 2012. She earned a bachelor’s degree in athletics training from Kansas State University in 2009 and an Associate of Science degree in personal training from Allen County Community College in 2007. Scruggs is certified by the National Athletic Trainers and American Heart Associations, and is a State of Texas Licensed Athletic Trainer. 26

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BRIAN WELCH

Assistant Director / Sports Medicine

Brian Welch is in his fifth year working for the Abilene Christian athletics training staff. He began his tenure with the Wildcats in August 2011 as a graduate assistant athletics trainer, but was promoted to assistant director of sports medicine

in June 2013. In his current position, Welch is responsible for providing preventive and rehabilitative treatment, evaluating athletics injuries and illnesses, and the documenting of injuries and treatment. Welch is NATA (National Association of Athletic Trainers) certified and has been a licensed athletic trainer in both Missouri and Texas since 2011. He is also a licensed physical therapist assistant in Missouri and recognized as an American Red Cross professional responder. Welch received his Bachelor of Science degree in athletics training from Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo., in December 2010, and Associate of Applied Science degree from Linn State (Mo.) Technical College in August 2007. He is currently pursuing a Master of Education degree in kinesiology, sports and recreation from Hardin-Simmons University. Welch interned for the St. Louis Rams during the summer of 2013, and in the summer of 2012 he was the head athletics trainer for the San Angelo Colts of the independent United Baseball League. He and his wife, Myla, were married in June 2015.

JEFF BOURQUE

Director of Strength and Conditioning

Jeff Bourque is in his first year as ACU’s Director of Strength and Conditioning after serving the previous 18 months as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Washington. Bourque (pronounced Burke) has been a strength coach since August 2005, working at five different universities, for the Washington Nationals and for Cape Cod Rehabilitation. His most recent stop was at the University of Washington where he served from January 2014-August 2015, working mainly with football and men’s tennis. Prior to spending the last 18 months at Washington, Bourque was at Boise State University (August 2012-January 2014) working with football, softball and men’s and women’s tennis. He moved from Boise State to Washington State when Chris Peterson was hired away as the Huskies’ new head football coach. Bourque has also worked at the University of Nevada as well as the University of Arkansas. A 2005 graduate of East Central (Okla.) University, Bourque was the strength and conditioning coach for baseball and the Tigers’ assistant baseball coach from August 2005-March 2006. Bourque, his wife, Stacey, have two sons: Easton and Mason..


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ACUWILDCATS Returning Starters

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6-0, 310, SOPH, 1VL PROSPER, TEX AS (PROSPER HS)

Will start on the Wildcats’ defensive line again in 2015 after starting in three games and playing in nine games. He’s the team’s leading returning sack artist after recording 3.0 sacks in 2014. 2014 (Freshman): Allen had a solid freshman season for the Wildcats, finishing the season with 21 tackles (11 solo stops), including 4.0 tackles for loss (minus-17 yards in losses). He also came up with 3.0 sacks for minus-15 yards in losses, and he forced two fumbles. Played his best game of the season on Nov. 1 in ACU’s 52-35 win over Central Arkansas in Plano when he came up with seven tackles (six solo), one sack and two forced fumbles. He also had sacks against Incarnate Word (21-0 ACU win on Sept. 20) and against Northwestern State, La. (34-10 ACU loss on Nov. 8). High School: As a senior at Prosper HS, Allen compiled 57 tackles (35 solo), including 10 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks for minus-20 yards in losses. He was a team captain, academic all-district and first team all-District 9-4A selection. As a junior he had 48 tackles (16 solo) and 4.0 sacks. He was a third team all-Region II-4A selection, first team all-district pick while playing for a team that went 10-3 before losing to Lancaster in the third round of the state playoffs. Also lettered in basketball and track and field. Played at Prosper for head coach Kent Scott. Personal: Son of Shawn and Joi Allen. Brother, Davon Allen, played at Rice (2008-12) and has played the past two seasons in the Arena Football League (Arizona Rattlers and Portland Thunder). Another brother, quarterback Javellen Allen, played at Arizona in 2012 and 2013, and is now at Kilgore College. 2014 graduate of Prosper High School. Born 16 July 1996.

LaMarcus Allen Career Defensive Stats Season GP-GS UT-Solo-Ttl TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds Int.-Yds. 2014 9-3 11-10-21 4.0-(-17) 3.0-(-15) 0-0 Totals 9-3 11-10-21 4.0-(-17) 3.0-(-15) 0-0

State. In the Wildcats’ game at McNeese State on Oct. 18, he had a fumble return of 54 yards that led to ACU’s final touchdown in a 31-20 loss to the Cowboys. 2013 (Sophomore): Appeared in all 11 games with five starts, four of which were over the final five contests of the season. Made 35 tackles, 25 of which were solo. Credited with three fumble recoveries and one forced fumble vs. Tarleton State. Broke up a pass at Pittsburg State. Recorded a season-high six tackles at Houston Baptist, New Mexico State and Prairie View A&M. 2012 (Freshman): Appeared in seven games. Assisted on three tackles, two of which were vs. West Alabama. High School: Second team all-District 25-5A selection as a senior. Barnett finished the 2011 season with 36 tackles, one interception and two pass breakups. He was also on the track and field team at Judson where he helped the Rockets win the district title in the 4x100 relay in 42.03 (eighth at Class 5A state meet in 41.79). Played for head coach Sean McAuliffe. Personal: Son of Jerod and Ebony Douglas. His father is former Converse Judson HS star running back Jerod Douglas, who went on to play at Baylor. 2012 graduate of Converse Judson High School. Born March 20, 1994.

Keith Barnett Career Defensive Stats Season GP-GS UT-Solo-Ttl TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds Int.-Yds. 2012 7-0 0-3-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 2013 11-5 25-10-35 0-0 0-0 0-0 2014 9-8 15-6-21 0-0 0-0 0-0 Totals 27-13 40-19-59 0-0 0-0 0-0

Hayden Brodowsky • DS

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5-11, 270, JR, 1VL, LANCASTER, CALIF. (DESERT CHRISTIAN HS / ANTELOPE VALLEY CC)

(Sophomore): Started all 12 games as the Wildcats’ deep snapper and didn’t have a mis-snap on a punt or field goal in any game. Will return to that role in 2015. 2013 (Freshman): Was the deep snapper at Antelope Valley C.C.

Keith Barnett • CB

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5-0, 190, SR, 3VL CONVERSE, TEX AS (CONVERSE JUDSON HS)

Barnett was set to return to a starting spot at cornerback, but suffered a season-ending knee injury in the Wildcats’ Aug. 15 scrimmage. Played in nine games with eight starts in 2014 2014 (Junior): Barnett finished the season with 21 tackles (15 solo), including one forced fumble, one fumble return and one pass breakup. Had a season-high four tackles in the Wildcats’ Aug. 27 season-opener at Georgia State, and matched that with four more tackles in the Nov. 15 season-ending game at Stephen F. Austin

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High School: As a junior and senior at Desert Christian HS, Brodowsky was an all-league selection on the offensive line. He was also an all-Valley offensive line selection, and he was the all-Valley Defensive Player of the Year. He was a four-year letterman in football, and also lettered in baseball. Personal: Son of Jeff and Barbara Brodowsky. 2013 graduate of Desert Christian High School. Born 01 March 1995.


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5-9, 190, SOPH, 1VL LEWISVILLE, TEX AS (LEWISVILLE HS)

Career Honors • USA College Football second team pre-season all-America, 2015 • First team pre-season all-Southland Conference, 2015 • Second team all-Southland Conference, 2014 First team pre-season all-Southland Conference selection in 2015. Brown is the third-leading rusher returning to the Southland Conference in 2015 behind only Michael Henry of Nisholls (1,005 yards in 2014) and Sam Houston State quarterback Jared Johnson (999 yards in 2014). He’s already earned pre-season all-America accolades from USA College Football and is a first team pre-season all-Southland Conference selection. 2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Posted a sensational redshirt freshman season in 2014, rushing for 962 yards and nine touchdowns on just 137 carries. He averaged 7.0 yards per carry, which led the Southland Conference and was second in FCS. That average was ninth in all of NCAA Division I football. His total of 962 rushing yards was the third-highest total by a freshman at the FCS level, trailing only Chase Edmonds of Fordham (1,838 yards) and Alex Lakes of Mercer (1,107 yards). That total was also the 11th-best total by a freshman in all of NCAA Division I football. Brown was fourth in the league in total rushing yards, but was second in the league in yards per game (96.2 ypg). He posted two games with three rushing touchdowns: Oct. 11 at home against Ave Maria (Fla.) on Homecoming and Nov. 15 at Stephen F. Austin State. The 256 yards he rushed for in the Wildcats’ season-ending win at SFA was the top rushing effort in the Southland Conference in 2014 and is the fifth-best single-game rushing total in ACU history. Despite missing two games after suffering a knee injury in ACU’s 38-35 win at Troy, Brown still posted five 100-yard rushing games, including two big games in the Wildcats’ biggest Southland wins of the season. On Nov. 1 at Plano’s Clark Stadium, Brown led the Wildcats – playing without starting quarterback Parker McKenzie – to a 52-35 win over Central Arkansas by rushing for 171 yards on 28 carries. He also threw a 4-yard touchdown pass and caught one pass in the game. He saved his best for last, however, when he carried the ball 22 times for 256 yards and three touchdowns in ACU’s season-ending 37-35 win at Stephen F. Austin on Nov. 15. In that game he had touchdown runs of 66 yards (first quarter), 19 yards (second quarter) and 18 yards (third quarter). However, he saved one of his biggest runs of the season for the Wildcats’ final drive as they were trying to kill the clock. After SFA missed a potential go-ahead field goal with 1:19 to play, ACU took over on its own 20-yard line trying to run off the final 79 seconds of the game. On second-and-9, Brown broke around the right side for 24 yards to give ACU a new set of downs. ACU forced SFA to burn its final two timeouts before punting the ball with 11 seconds to play. ACU’s Nick Richardson sacked SFA quarterback Zach Conque on the game’s final play and the Wildcats had their biggest conference win of the season. He was voted the Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week after the win over SFA. The first 100-yard game of Brown’s career came on Sept. 6 as he went for 109 yards on 14 carries against Northern Arizona. Almost one month later – after missing games against Incarnate Word and Houston Baptist with a leg injury – Brown went for 106 yards on 13 carries against Lamar. Two weeks later he had 109 yards and one score on 13 tough carries against McNeese State. Brown also caught 12 passes for 91 yards on the season. After the season he was voted second team all-Southland Conference, the only freshman on the second

team offensive unit and one of only three freshman in the entire league to earn a spot on either the first or second teams. Was also on the Jerry Rice Award Watch List during the season. The Jerry Rice Award is given annually to the top first-year player in FCS football. 2013 (Freshman): Redshirt. High School: Brown signed with Wildcats after originally committing to New Mexico State. As a senior at Lewisville, Brown ran for 1,239 yards and 11 touchdowns and had a long run of 92 yards. A twotime first team all-District 5-5A selection, Brown ran for 523 yards and nine touchdowns on 81 carries as a junior and caught 24 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns. Finished his career with 2,107 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns on 317 carries and caught 45 passes for 471 yards and two scores. Personal: Son of Gina and Eric Brown. His father, Eric, played at ACU in the early 1990s. 2013 graduate of Lewisville High School. Born 10 October 1994.

De’Andre Brown 2014 Game-by-Game Rushing Stats Opp.

Date No. Yds. Avg. TD Long YPG

Ga. State 8/27 12 34 2.8 0 7 34.0 N. Arizona 9/6 14 109 7.8 0 24 71.5 Troy 9/13 8 72 9.0 1 47 71.7 Lamar 10/4 13 106 8.2 0 31 80.3 Ave Maria 10/11 10 58 5.8 3 32 75.8 McNeese 10/18 13 109 8.4 1 26 81.3 S. Houston 10/25 9 20 2.2 1 5 72.6 Cent. Ark. 11/1 28 171 6.1 0 56 84.9 NW State 11/8 8 27 3.4 0 7 78.4 SFA 11/15 22 256 11.6 3 66 96.2 Totals 137 962 7.0 9 66 96.2

Sam Denmark • MLB

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6-1, 225, SOPH, 1VL LAS CRUCES, N.M. (LAS CRUCES HS)

Career Honors • Second team pre-season all-Southland Conference, 2015 Expected to start at middle linebacker once again after playing in 10 games with nine starts in 2014. Denmark is the Wildcats’ leading returning tackler and the third-leading tackler returning in the Southland Conference. 2014 (Freshman): Denmark moved into the Wildcats’ starting lineup in the season’s second week of the season and remained there for the rest of the season, except for games he missed with injury against Central Arkansas (Nov. 1) and Northwestern State, La. (Nov. 8). Denmark finished the season with 77 tackles (39 solo), averaging 7.7 tackles per game (eighth in the Southland Conference). He also led all Southland Conference freshmen in both total tackles and tackles per game. Denmark had a big game at home against Incarnate Word on Sept. 20 in a game broadcast on the Southland Conference TV Network, finishing the game with six tackles (three solo) and two interceptions (18 yards in returns). One of those interceptions came on UIW’s first possession of the second half, cutting off a scoring opportunity inside the ACU 10-yard line with the Wildcats leading 14-0. ACU would go on to win the game 21-0 for the program’s first Southland Conference win since 1972.

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ACUWILDCATS Denmark had double-digit tackle totals in each of his final three games of the season: 11 at McNeese State on Oct. 18 (two solo), 14 at Sam Houston State on Oct. 25 (three solo), and 12 at Stephen F. Austin State on Nov. 15 (seven solo). Denmark finished with two sacks and four tackles for loss on the season, and he also had one fumble recovery (at Houston Baptist on September 27). High School: Denmark is an all-around athlete who won state championships in both football and basketball during his career. As a senior in 2013 at Las Cruces HS, he had 155 tackles, including 10 tackles for loss. He also recorded eight sacks and was the spearhead behind five goal-line stands. A two-way starter, he also caught 15 passes for 378 yards and six touchdowns from the tight end position. Led his team to back-to-back Class 5A state championships and a 23-2 record in two years as a starter. As a senior in 2013, he helped lead Las Cruces to a 27-26 win over bitter crosstown rival Mayfield in the state championship game. After his senior season he was voted the Defensive Player of the Year on the 2013 American Family Insurance All-USA New Mexico Football Team presented by USA Today. A first team all-district and all-state selection at linebacker after his junior and senior seasons, Denmark was also a second team all-state selection at tight end after his senior season. Demark was a first team all-district tight end and linebacker after his junior season. In the 2012 state championship win over Sandia, Denmark caught a 52-yard scoring pass and then had a key interception in the end zone with nine minutes to play to preserve the Bulldawgs’ 35-28 win. He was the NM Preps Combine Linebacker MVP and the top-ranked linebacker in the southern part of New Mexico. After his senior season, Denmark was the No. 1-ranked linebacker in New Mexico by NMPreps.com. Led Las Cruces to the Class 5A state championship in basketball in 2012-13. Played at Las Cruces for head coach Jim Miller. Personal: Son of Brian and Janet Denmark. 2014 graduate of Las Cruces High School. Born 11 September 1995.

Sam Denmark Career Defensive Stats Season GP-GS UT-Solo-Ttl TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds Int.-Yds. 2014 10-9 36-41-77 4.0-(-26) 2.0-(-17) 2-18 Totals 10-9 36-41-77 4.0-(-26) 2.0-(-17) 2-18

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6-5, 325, SR, 1VL GRIDLEY, ILL. (EL PASO-GRIDLEY HS / HEARTLAND CC)

Career Honors • USA College Football Second team pre-season all-America, 2015 • First team pre-season all-Southland Conference, 2015 • Second team all-Southland Conference, 2014 Codey Funk returns for what could be his final season as Wildcat, although ACU is appealing to the NCAA for another year of eligibility in 2016. Regardless, Funk should be one of the top offensive linemen in the Southland Conference in 2015. He’s already earned pre-season all-America accolades from USA College Football and is a first team pre-season all-Southland Conference selection. 2014 (Junior): Funk started all 12 games of the season at left tackle and performed well enough to earn second team all-Southland Conference honors in his first year in the league. Funk helped ACU finish sixth in the Southland Conference in scoring offense (32.8 points per game), sixth in total offense (437.2 yards per game),

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seventh in rushing offense (161.8 ypg), and third in pass offense (275.3 ypg). 2013 (Heartland CC): Played offensive tackle for HCC. High Sschool: While at El Paso-Gridley HS, Funk played both tight end and offensive tackle his senior year in high school, earning all-conference and all-area honors. That same season, he had a team-leading 80 tackles from his defensive tackle position, and he caught 19 passes for 497 yards in six games at tight end. He scored 11 touchdowns (8 receiving, 3 rushing) that season. He was also a standout basketball player, finishing his career with 1,934 points and 1,200 rebounds (he averaged 22 points/12 rebounds his junior year). He was a three-time first team all-conference selection in basketball. Funk was a third team all-state selection in basketball as a senior, and was an all-area pick as a freshman, sophomore and junior. Personal: Son of Mark Funk and Michelle Higgins. 2011 graduate of El Paso-Gridley High School. Born 08 August 1993.

Cedric Gilbert • WR

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6-2, 225, SR, 1VL LANCASTER, TEX AS (LANCASTER HS / CISCO JC)

Career Honors • USA College Football Second team pre-season all America, 2015 • First team pre-season all-Southland Conference, 2015 • Second team all-Southland Conference, 2014 Will start at wide receiver again in 2015 after playing in all 12 games in 2014 with nine starts. Has the ability to be one of the most dynamic, big-play wide receivers in the Southland Conference as a senior. He’s already earned pre-season all-America accolades from USA College Football and is a first team pre-season all-Southland Conference selection. 2014 (Junior): One of the top playmakers in the Southland Conference, he finished second in the league (and 20 th in the country at the FCS level) in yards per catch (17.6 ypc). Gilbert finished the season with 38 catches for 667 yards and seven touchdowns. The seven touchdowns ended up tied for third-most in the league as Gilbert earned second team all-Southland Conference honors. Gilbert did not post a 100-yard receiving game during the season, but he did have two games with at least 90 receiving yards and two others with at least 70 yards. He caught touchdown passes against Georgia State (60 yards), Northern Arizona (39 yards), Troy (63 yards), Incarnate Word (70 yards) and Lamar (38 yards), and two against Houston Baptist. 2011-12 (Cisco Junior College): As a freshman in 2011 at Cisco, Gilbert caught 36 passes for 658 yards and six touchdowns. He had his biggest game of his freshman season against eventual conference champion Navarro College when he caught 12 passes for 228 yards and three touchdowns. As a soph in 2012, he caught 27 passes for 278 yards and two touchdowns in only eight games. High School: Aside from being a top football recruit out of Lancaster High School, Gilbert was also part of Lancaster’s dominating Class 4A track and field teams. As a senior in 2011, he ran on the Tigers’ state championship teams in both the 4x100 and 4x400 relays, and as a junior anchored the 4x400 relay team to the state title. Personal: Son of Linda and Charles Gilbert. 2011 graduate of Lancaster High School. Born 25 December 1992.


acusports.com Cedric Gilbert Career Receiving Stats Season GP-GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Long YPG 2014 12-9 38 667 17.6 7 70 55.6 TOTAL 12-9 38 667 17.6 7 70 55.6

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Lynn Grady • LB

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6-1, 210, SR, 3VL KILLEEN, TEX AS (KILLEEN ELLISON HS)

2014 (Junior): Played and started in nine games as a junior, finishing the season with 52 tackles (31 solo). He also had 7.0 tackles for loss (minus-19 yards in losses), two passes broken up, two passes defended, two quarterback hurries and one forced fumble. Grady had a career-best 10 tackles in two separate games during the season: Aug. 27 in ACU’s loss at Georgia State and Sept. 20 in ACU’s 21-0 win over Incarnate Word. Grady missed ACU games against Ave Maria, McNeese State and Stephen F. Austin State because of various injuries. In the win over Incarnate Word, Grady had 10 tackles (seven solo), including two tackles for loss. 2013 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in 11 games with one start (Sept. 7 vs. McMurry), finishing the season with 25 tackles, including 20 solo stops. He also had two tackles for loss and two sacks to go along with one quarterback hurry and two pass breakups. His best game of the season came on Sept. 28 when he had six tackles (five solo) in a double-overtime loss to Tarleton State at Toyota Stadium in Frisco. He had one sacks against Houston Baptist and another against New Mexico State. 2012 (Sophomore): Played in two games before suffering a season-ending injury against Texas A&M-Kingsville on Sept. 8. He finished with eighth tackles (six solo stops) with four in each of his two games played. He had one tackle for loss against Texas A&M-Kingsville, as well as one pass breakup against the Javelinas. 2011 (Freshman): Grady played in 10 of 11 games for the Wildcats as a true freshman, finishing the season with 18 tackles, including one tackle for loss. His best game came Oct. 29 in the Wildcats’ win over Texas A&M-Commerce when he finished with six tackles (three solo). He also had four tackles – incuding one-half tackle for loss – in ACU’s Oct. 8 win over Eastern New Mexico. He also had one-half tackle for loss in ACU’s Nov. 5 win at Texas A&M-Kingsville. High School: Competed in football and track and field. Played defensive back in football with two varsity letters. For a 4-6 team as senior he had 70 tackles, 10 tackles behind LOS, 1 interception and 2 forced fumbles. Grady earned second team all-district honors. Had times of 14.2 and 39.4 as regional qualifier in hurdle events. Personal: Son of Lynn and Sandra Grady. 2011 graduate of Ellison High School. Born 21 January 1993.

Lynn Grady Career Defensive Stats Season GP-GS UT-Solo-Ttl TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds Int.-Yds. 2011 10-1 11-7-18 1.0-(-7) 0-0 0-0 2012 2-0 6-2-8 1.0-(-4) 0-0 0-0 2013 11-1 20-5-25 2.0-(-11) 2.0-(-11) 0-0 2014 9-9 31-21-52 7.0-(-19) 0-0 0-0 Totals 32-11 68-35-103 11.0-(-41) 2.0-(-11) 0-0

6-1, 210, JR, 2VL GRAPEVINE, TEX AS (GRAPEVINE HS)

Career Honors • Second team pre-season all-Southland Conference, 2015 • Honorable mention all-Southland Conference, 2014 Returns for a third season as the Wildcats’ placekicker, Grau is already among ACU’s all-time placekicking leaders in career field goals (seventh with 24), career PATs (third with 102), PAT attempts (third with 109), and career kicking points (fourth with 174). He’s already earned second team pre-season all-Southland Conference accolades. 2014 (Sophomore): Grau was very solid again as a sophomore, connecting on 14 of 17 field goals and 46 of 47 PATs. His only PAT miss of the season came in the season finale against Stephen F. Austin State on Nov. 15. Prior to that miss, Grau had made 46 straight PATs on the season (he missed his last PAT of the 2013 season against Prairie View A&M). Dating back to the Wildcats’ last two games of the 2013 season, Grau enters the 2015 season having hit 58 of his last 60 PATs. He had a career-best 13 kicking points in the Wildcats’ season-opening loss at Georgia State as he hit all three of his field goal attempts and all four PATs. One of his field goals that night in the Georgia Dome was a career-best 42 yards. He also scored 12 points against Ave Maria on Oct. 11 (6 for 6 on PATs and 2 for 2 on field goals). He scored 11 points against Stephen F. Austin, including kicking the first game-winning field goal of his career. Grau drilled a 31-yard field goal with 5:48 to play, and those three points were the deciding factor in ACU’s 37-35 win over the playoffbound Lumberjacks. He was voted the Southland Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the win over SFA. His 14 field goals in 2014 are the second-most in a season in ACU history behind the 21 field goals posted by Morgan Lineberry in 2010, and his 88 kicking points are the fourth-most in a single season in ACU history, just ahead of the 86 he scored last season. Grau also serves as the Wildcats’ kickoff specialist, finishing the season with 66 kickoffs, eight of which were touchbacks and one that went out of bounds. 2013 (Freshman): Scored 86 points on 10 field goals and 56 extra points. Recorded a season-high 11 points with a 29-yard field goal and eight PAT’s in season-finale victory at Prairie View A&M. Finished the year 10-for-11 on field goal attempts with a long of 38 yards vs. Incarnate Word. Made 56 of 62 PATs, including 10-of-12 in season-opening win vs. Concordia (Ala.). Didn’t miss another extra point until Oct. 19 game vs. UIW, during which he missed one of four. Missed another two extra points in five-point loss at New Mexico State. Lone field goal miss was against New Mexico Highlands. Didn’t have any kicks blocked. Recorded 82 kickoffs, 24 of which were touchbacks and two that went out of bounds. High School: As a senior in 2012, he hit 11 of 13 field goals, including a career-best 52-yarder against L.D. Bell in a late September game. As a senior he was a first team all-District 6-5A selection as both a punter and placekicker. As a junior in 2011, he hit 8 of 12 field goals, including a long kick of 45 yards. He was the first team all-District 6-5A placekicker. Also played soccer at Grapevine where he was a two-time all-district forward. He scored 15 goals as a junior in 2012. Personal: Son of Ray and Yvette Grau. 2013 graduate of Grapevine High School. Born 23 August 1994.

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ACUWILDCATS Nik Grau Career Placekicking Stats Season GP-GS FGM-FGA Long PATM-PATA Points 2013 11-11 10-11 38 56-62 86 2014 12-12 14-17 42 46-47 88 Totals 23-23 24-28 42 102-109 174

2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Mayfield started all 12 games of the season at right tackle and performed well as a redshirt freshman in his first year in the league. Mayfield helped ACU finish sixth in the Southland Conference in scoring offense (32.8 points per game), sixth in total offense (437.2 yards per game), seventh in rushing offense (161.8 ypg), and third in pass offense (275.3 ypg). 2013 (Freshman): Redshirt.

Austin Kilcullen • P

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6-5, 200, JR, 2VL CLARKSVILLE, TENN. (CLARKSVILLE HS)

2014 (Sophomore): Appeared in all 12 games for the Wildcats, punting 54 times for an average of 36.5 yards per punt. He had a long punt on the season of 57 yards against Lamar on Oct. 4, and had two other punts of at least 50 yards on the season: 54 yards at McNeese State (Oct. 18) and a 50-yarder in the season-opener at Georgia State (Aug. 27). He had 19 punts downed inside the 20 (an improvement of 12 punts over his freshman year), 22 fair catches and only two touchbacks. 2013 (Redshirt Freshman): Appeared in all 11 games. Punted 40 times for an averaged of 44.2 yards per kick. Eleven of his punts sailed over 50 yards, four were called touchbacks, four were fair caught, while seven dropped inside the 20-yard line. Punted a season-high seven times in consecutive games vs. New Mexico Highlands and Illinois State. Longest punt of year sailed 64 yards at Illinois State and had a 60-yard boot the following weekend vs. Tarleton State. 2012 (Freshman): Redshirt. High School: Two-time all-region punter in 2010 and 2011 at Clarksville HS. Was an all-area selection in 2010 and 2011 and Clarksville Special Teams Player of the Year in 2010 and 2011. Personal: Son of Jim and Dawn Kilcullen. 2012 graduate of Clarksville High School. Born 28 September 1993.

Austin Kilcullen Career Punting Stats Season GP-GS No. Yds. Avg. Long TB 2013 11-11 40 1768 44.2 64 4 2014 12-12 54 1970 36.5 57 2 Totals 23-23 94 3738 39.8 64 6

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Riley Mayfield • OL

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6-7, 305, SOPH, 1VL CEDAR PARK, TEX AS (CEDAR PARK HS)

Career Honors • Second team pre-season all-Southland Conference, 2015 Mayfield was to return to anchor the right side of the Wildcats’ offensive line in 2015, but he will miss the entire season after suffering an off-season right knee injury. He had surgery the first week of August and should be ready to return for the 2016 season.

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High School: Starter at offensive guard on Cedar Park’s Class 4A Division II state championship team in 2012. Voted first team all-District 25-4A and was named to second team all-Super CenTex. Also received interest from Baylor, Texas State and Central Arkansas and passed up offers from Central Arkansas and Texas State to sign with the Wildcats. Personal: Son of Ron and Peggy Mayfield. 2013 graduate of Cedar Park High School. Born 01 April 1995.

Parker McKenzie • QB

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5-11, 190, JR, 2VL SPRING BRANCH, TEX AS (SMITHSON VALLEY HS)

Career Honors • Honorable mention all-Southland Conference, 2014 Parker McKenzie in the ACU Record Book • 3,084 yards in 2014 (Eighth in ACU single-season history) • 236 completions in 2014 (Sixth in ACU single-season history) • 3,054 total offensive yards (Eighth in ACU single-season history) • Fourth straight ACU starting QB to throw for at least 3,000 yards in a season • His 3,084 yards also represent the seventh season in the last 10 Wildcat campaigns in which an ACU quarterback has thrown for at least 3,000 yards. McKenzie was perhaps the biggest surprise of the Wildcats’ season as he passed for 3,084 yards and 22 touchdowns in leading ACU to a 6-6 record and 4-4 mark in the Southland Conference. He is the top returning QB in the Southland in several categories, including passing yards (3,084), passing TDs (22), completion percentage (64.7 percent), passing yards per game (280.4 ypg), yards per attempt (8.44) and total offense (3,054 yards). 2014 (Sophomore): McKenzie earned the starting job in summer two-a-days in August and proved worthy of the assignment from the first snap of the season. On Wednesday, Aug. 27, against FBS member Georgia State at Georgia State and in front of a national TV audience watching on ESPNU, McKenzie completed 30 of 40 passes for 403 yards and four touchdowns as he almost led the Wildcats to a win over the Panthers. ACU fell to Georgia State, 38-37, but McKenzie proved himself worthy of the starting assignment. His numbers from the game – the attempts, completions, yards and touchdown passes – are the best numbers ever posted by an ACU quarterback in his first career start. The 403-yard effort was the second-best single-game passing game by a quarterback in the Southland Conference in 2014 and is tied for the 17th-best singlegame performance by a quarterback in ACU history. The 403 yards also made McKenzie the 10th quarterback in ACU history to throw for at least 400 yards in a single game, joining Jim Reese, Mitchell Gale, John David Baker, Loyal Proffitt, Clint Longley, Jim Lindsey, John Frank, Billy Malone and John Mayes on the list. He earned Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors, the


acusports.com first Wildcat football player to earn that distinction since the program moved up to the FCS level and returned to the Southland Conference. He would earn that distinction again two weeks later when he completed 25 of 34 passes for 312 yards and two touchdowns as he helped rally the Wildcats from a 21-7 halftime deficit to a 38-35 win at Troy on Sept. 13. That win was ACU’s first win over an FBS-level opponent since a 1959 win at Texas-El Paso (known at the time as Texas Western). That 312-yard game was the first of five games the rest of the season that saw McKenzie throw for at least 300 yards: 312 at Troy, 329 at home in a 21-0 win over Incarnate Word (Sept. 20), 359 on the road in a 59-14 win over Houston Baptist (Sept. 27), 304 at home in a 55-14 win over Ave Maria (Oct. 11), and 352 in a 38-21 loss at Sam Houston State (Oct. 25). McKenzie was knocked around in the Sam Houston game and missed the Wildcats’ Nov. 1 win over Central Arkansas and the next week when he returned (Nov. 8) he threw three interceptions in a 34-10 home loss to Northwestern State. However, he bounced back in a big way as he and redshirt freshman De’Andre Brown (256 rushing yards) led the Wildcats to a big season-ending 37-35 win over playoff-bound Stephen F. Austin State in Nacogdoches. McKenzie completed 19 of 29 passes (no interceptions) for 267 yards and one touchdown as ACU secured its ninth straight season with both at least six wins and at least a .500 record. In the game, McKenzie caught a 2-point conversion pass from Cade Stone that actually turned out to be the difference in the game. He finished his season among Southland Conference and FCS leaders in several categories. He led the league in completion percentage (64.7 percent) and was second in passing yards (3,084), passing yards per game (280.4), passing efficiency (150.6) and total offense per game (277.6 ypg), and was fourth in touchdown passes (22). He was ninth at the FCS level in yards per game, 12th in completion percentage, yards per attempt (8.44) and passing efficiency, 14th in passing yards, 19th in total offense per game, tied for 20th in touchdown passes, and 25th in yards per completions (13.1 ypc). 2013 (Redshirt Freshman): Appeared in five games for the Wildcats as a backup to John David Baker. Completed 3 of 3 passes for 33 yards, including a long pass of 16 yards on Sept. 7 against McMurry. He also ran the ball four times for minus-4 yards. 2012 (Freshman): Redshirt. High School: McKenzie is the first three-year starting quarterback in Smithson Valley HS history, leading the Rangers to a 24-7 record in 31 starts. Completed 320 of 538 passes in three seasons for 4,679 yards and 43 touchdowns while completing 59.4 percent of his passes. He set school records for career total yards (4,962) and career passing yards (4,679). He led the Rangers to back-to-back 10-2 records as both a junior and senior. He was an all-district performer in 2009, 2010 and 2010. He was also selected academic all-district in each of those seasons. He was an all-county first team quarterback in 2010 and 2011. Personal: Son of Doug and Teri McKenzie. 2012 graduate of Smithson Valley High School. Born 09 March 1994.

Parker McKenzie Game-by-Game Passing Stats 2013 Opp. Date Att.-Comp.-Int. Pct. Yds. TD Long YPG Concordia 8-31 0-0-0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 McMurry 9-7 1-1-0 100.0 16 0 16 8.0 NM High. 9-14 0-0-0 .000 0 0 0 5.3 HBU 10-12 2-2-0 100.0 17 0 11 8.3 UIW 10-19 0-0-0 .000 0 0 0 6.6 Totals 5-0 3-3-0 100.0 33 0 16 6.6

2014 Opp. Date Att.-Comp.-Int. Pct. Yds. TD Long YPG Ga. State 8-27 30-40-1 75.0 403 4 60 403.0 N. Ariz. 9-6 14-22-1 63.6 165 2 40 284.0 Troy 9-13 25-34-2 73.5 312 2 63 293.3 UIW 9-20 21-33-0 63.6 329 2 70 302.3 HBU 9-27 21-31-0 67.7 359 4 59 313.6 Lamar 10-4 20-35-0 57.1 182 2 38 291.7 Ave Maria 10-11 22-31-0 71.0 304 1 31 293.4 McNeese 10-18 15-30-1 50.0 141 1 32 274.4 SHSU 10-25 29-44-1 66.0 352 2 64 283.0 NW State 11-8 20-36-3 55.6 270 1 38 281.7 SFA 11-15 19-29-0 65.5 267 1 45 280.4 Totals 236-365-9 64.7 3084 22 70 280.4

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GP-GS Att.-Comp.-Int. Pct. Yds. TD Long YPG

2013 2014 Totals

5-0 3-3-0 100.0 33 0 16 6.6 11-11 236-365-9 64.7 3084 22 70 280.4 16-11 239-368-9 64.9 3117 22 70 194.8

Chance Rieken • OL

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6-5, 310, SOPH, 1VL COMFORT, TEX AS (COMFORT HS)

Rieken is slated to return to his starting spot at left guard where he played in all 12 games as a redshirt freshman with 11 starts. 2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Rieken played in all 12 games of the season at left guard (11 starts) and performed well as a redshirt freshman in his first year in the league. Rieken helped ACU finish sixth in the Southland Conference in scoring offense (32.8 points per game), sixth in total offense (437.2 yards per game), seventh in rushing offense (161.8 ypg), and third in pass offense (275.3 ypg). 2013 (Freshman): Redshirt. High School: Helped lead Comfort back from an 0- 4 non-district start to a 4-2 District 3-2A record and a berth in the Class 2A Division I state playoffs. After the season he was voted the District 3-2A Offensive Lineman of the Year and was a first team all-district selection. He was also the District 3-2A Defensive Lineman of the Year and was first team all-Hill Country. Personal: Son of Jay Rieken. 2013 graduate of Comfort High School. Born 07 June 1995.

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Rishaad Wimbley • DE

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6-1, 290, SR, 1VL FORNEY, TEX AS (FORNEY HS / SMU)

2014 (Redshirt Junior): Wimbley performed well in his first year as a Wildcat after transferring to ACU from SMU. Wimbley played in 11 games (three starts). He was starting at defensive end by the end of the season. Wimbley finished with 21 tackles (eight solo), including 4.5 tackles for loss (minus-18 yards in losses) and 2.0 sacks (minus-11 yards in losses). He also recovered one fumble and forced a fumble. Had perhaps his best game against Central Arkansas in ACU’s 52-35 win in Plano when he recorded four solo tackles with 2.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and one forced fumble.

2011 (Freshman): Wimbley played in five games and got the start in the BBVA Compass Bowl, scoring two touchdowns in the bowl victory. He had 178 yards and four touchdowns on 40 carries during the season. He rushed for a career-high 115 yards against Rice, scoring twice, including on one 39-yard TD run. High School: A three-star Rivals.com recruit out of Forney High School. He was selected to PrepStar Magazine’s All-Midlands Region Team. Voted first team all-district as a senior and was ranked No. 84 on the Dallas Morning-News’ all-area top 100 list. Also lettered in powerlifting. Personal: 2011 graduate of Forney High School. Born 16 June 1992.

Rishaad Wimbley Career Defensive Stats Season GP-GS UT-Solo-Ttl TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds Int.-Yds. 2014 11-3 8-13-21 4.5-(-18) 2.0-(-11) 0-0 Totals 11-3 8-13-21 4.5-(-18) 2.0-(-11) 0-0

2013 (Junior): Redshirt. 2012 (Sophomore): Played in 10 games for the Mustangs and had 10 rushes for 27 yards and one touchdown. He also had three catches for 38 yards. He ran for a touchdown in SMU’s win over Memphis.

Other Returning Lettermen D.J. Arnold Career Defensive Stats

D.J. Arnold • DB

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5-10, 180, JR, 2VL WICHITA FALLS, TEX AS (WICHITA FALLS RIDER HS)

Arnold ended spring training as the Wildcats’ starter at strong safety. 2014 (Sophomore): Arnold played in 11 games in 2014 with one start (Sept. 6 vs. Northern Arizona), finishing the season with 18 tackles (seven solo). Arnold’s best game of the season (and his career) came in the game against Northern Arizona when he finished with a career-best 13 tackles (six solo) and one quarterback hurry in ACU’s 27-21 loss to the nationally ranked Lumberjacks. 2013 (Freshman): Played in 10 games as a true freshman, finishing with 10 tackles (nine solo stops) and one sack. Arnold had a career-best three tackles in ACU’s 69-23 win over Houston Baptist on Oct. 12. Had his only sack of the season the next week in ACU’s 40-6 win over Incarnate Word. High School: As a senior in 2012, Arnold set the Rider single-season record with eight interceptions on his way to earning Defensive MVP honors on the Red River 22 team as selected by the Wichita Falls Times Record-News. A first team all-District 5-4A selection in 2012, Arnold finished with 92 tackles to go along with his eight interceptions. He also ran for 100 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries. He helped lead the Raiders to a Class 4A Division II state semifinal appearance in 2012. He was an honorable mention Class 4A all-state selection by both the Associated Press and the Texas Sports Writers Association. Also competed in track and field and is part of Rider’s 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams. Personal: Son of Tanesha Thompson. 2013 graduate of Wichita Falls Rider High School. Born 17 February 1995.

Season GP-GS UT-Solo-Ttl TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds Int.-Yds. 2013 10-0 9-1–10 1.0-(-1) 0-0 0-0 2014 11-1 7-11-18 0-0 0-0 0-0 Totals 21-1 16-12-28 1.0-(-1) 0-0 0-0

Monte Green-Avery • WR

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Green-Avery ended spring training as the backup at wide receiver to returning starter Cedric Gilbert. 2014 (Junior): Played in all 12 games with two starts (at Troy and at Houston Baptist) during the season, finishing with 15 catches for 251 yards and two touchdowns, including a 65-yard touchdown catch from wide receiver Cade Stone on Oct. 4 in ACU’s 24-21 loss to Lamar. Green-Avery’s other touchdown catch on the season was a 12-yard pass from Parker McKenzie at Troy (Sept. 13) that was the first score of the game. 2013 (Sophomore): Played in 10 games for the Wildcats, finishing the season with four catches for 97 yards and no touchdowns. His biggest play of the season came on Oct. 26 when he caught a 59-yard tipped pass from John David Baker against New Mexico State and then lateraled it off to Taylor Gabriel on the final play of the game. Gabriel was knocked out of bounds at the 6-yard line on the Wildcats’ last-gasp Hail Mary, falling to the Aggies, 34-29. 2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in one game (Oct. 6 vs. Eastern New Mexico), but didn’t compile any statistics. 2011 (Freshman): Redshirt.

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6-1, 185, SR, 2VL CUERO, TEX AS (CUERO HS)


acusports.com High School: Three-year letterman at wide receiver and defensive back for teams with records of 11-2 as soph, 13-1 as junior and 9-3 as senior last fall. Career statistics include 66 catches for 1,039 yards and 12 TDs along with 92 tackles, 11 pass breakups and three INTs. He was first team all-district at WR as senior and first team all-district at DB as junior. Also competed in basketball with all-district honors and track and field as sprinter with 10.6 in 100 meters. Freshman letterman on 2008 Class 3A state champs in track and field. Finished third at state meet in long jump in 2010 at 22-7.75. Personal: Son of Dawn Green. 2011 graduate of Cuero High School. Born 18 April 1993.

Monte Green-Avery Receiving Stats Season GP-GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Long YPG 2012 1-0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 2012 10-0 4 97 24.2 0 59 9.7 2013 12-2 15 251 16.7 2 65 20.9 Totals 23-2 19 348 18.3 2 65 15.1

Josh Bloom • DL

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6-2, 305, JR, 2VL KINGWOOD, TEX AS (KINGWOOD PARK HS)

Bloom is slated to start the season at defensive tackle.

Football 2014 (Sophomore): Played in all 12 games with one start (season-opener at Georgia State), finishing with seven tackles (three solo), including 2.5 tackles for loss. He also had three passes broken up and three passes defended, as well as a blocked kick (vs. Northern Arizona). 2013 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 10 games in 2013 with 6 tackles (5 solo), 1 tackle for loss, 3 pass breakups for 6-5 team in first season as NCAA FCS team in Southland Conference. 2012 (Freshman): Redshirt.

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Quinton Baker • DB

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5-9, 165, JR, 2VL MANOR, TEX AS (MANOR HS)

Baker ended spring training as the Wildcats’starter at right cornerback. 2014 (Sophomore): Played in eight games with two starts (vs. Ave Maria and Lamar), finishing the season with 10 tackles (five solo), including 1.0 tackles for loss. Baker had one interception, two passes broken up, three passes defended and one fumble recovery. He had a season-high five tackles in the Wildcats’ Oct. 4 loss to Lamar, and the next week against Ave Maria (Fla.), he h ad three tackles in a big ACU win.

2014 (Sophomore): During the indoor season, Bloom had the top three shot put marks for the Wildcats with a best of 50 feet, 9 inches on Jan. 25 at Oklahoma, which was good for third at the meet. He finished ninth at the Southland Conference indoor championship meet with a mark of 47-2.50. Bloom did not compete outdoors. 2013 (Freshman): Led Wildcats in shot put indoors with 45 feet, 7 inches (13.89) at Texas Tech and also threw 46-5 (14.15) in weight throw. Placed 7th in shot at LSC meet with 45-0.25 (13.72) for team champions. Improved outdoors to 50-2 (15.29) in shot put and placed 4th at LSC meet with 49-7 (15.11) for third-place team. Only 50-foot performance came at Oliver Jackson Classic in Abilene. Also threw 144-4 (44.00) in discus. High School: Two-time District 18-4A champ in discus and also won shot as senior. Bests of 54-8 and 165-9. Also competed in football and basketball with all-district honors in football with 7 QB sacks as defensive lineman.

2013 (Freshman): in 10 games for the Wildcats, finishing the season with 11 tackles (six solo stops), one pass breakup and one blocked kick. He had a career-high four tackles (two solo) in ACU’s season-opening 84-6 win over Concordia, Ala., on Aug. 31. He blocked a punt against Pittsburg State, Kan., on Oct. 5.

Personal: Son of Paul and Carrie Bloom. 2012 graduate of Park High School. Born 14 January 1994.

High School: Also received interest from Baylor, New Mexico, Texas State, Tulsa and UTEP. Finished his senior season with 55 tackles (34 solo), 10 passes defended and one interception for a 12-4 Manor team that went 6-1 in district play. He was a first team all-District 17-4A selection after the season. As a junior he had 50 tackles (21 solo) and one interception for a 5-6 squad. He was a second team all-District 17-4A selection after the season. As a sophomore he had 15 tackles (5 solo), one pass defended and one interception for a 4-6 team.

Season GP-GS UT-Solo–Ttl TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds Int.-Yds. 2013 10-2 5-1–-6 1.0-(-1) 0-0 0-0 2014 12-1 3-4—7 2.5-(-7) 0-0 0-0

Josh Bloom Career Defensive Stats

Totals 22-3 8-5—13 3.5-(-8)

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Personal: Son of Kaiya Schultz. 2013 graduate of Manor High School. Born 03 January 1995.

Quinton Baker Career Defensive Stats Season GP-GS UT-Solo–Ttl TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds Int.-Yds. 2013 10-0 6-5--11 0-0 0-0 0-0 2014 8-2 5-5--10 1.0-(-1) 0-0 1-0 Totals 18-2 11-10—21 1.0-(-1) 0-0 1-0

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Quentin Bryant • DB

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6-0, 200, SOPH, 1VL RIESEL, TEX AS (MART HS)

Bryant ended spring training as the Wildcats’ starter at free safety. 2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in nine games during the season (no starts), finishing the year with seven tackles (six solo) to go along with one blocked kick and one forced fumble. Bryant blocked a kick and had a forced fumble to go along with one tackle against Houston Baptist. 2013 (Freshman): Redshirt. High School: As a senior, Bryant helped Mart reach the state semifinals and was a first team all-Central Texas defensive back and second team all-Central Texas wide receiver. He was a second team Class A all-state defensive back by the Associated Press, but was a first team all-state selection by TheOldCoach.com. As a junior he led the Panthers to a district title and a spot in the state semifinals, earning Associated Press honorable mention all-state honors at defensive back. As a senior he had 63 tackles and 5 interceptions for 107 yards in returns. He also had 1 touchdowns, 9 pass breakups, and 3 fumble recoveries. He also carried the ball 33 times for 662 yards and 11 touchdowns and had 20 catches for 540 yards and 6 touchdowns. He was a first team all-district selection at both wide receiver and defensive back and a second team all-district selection at placekicker. As a sophomore he was a starter on Mart’s Class A Division I state championship team and was an honorable mention selection on the all-Super CenTex team. As a freshman in 2009, Bryant was part of a Mart team that reached the state quarterfinals. Personal: Son of Darnell and Jennifer Bryant. 2013 graduate of Mart High School. Born 07 February 1995.

Quentin Bryant Career Defensive Stats Season GP-GS UT-Solo-Ttl TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds Int.-Yds. 2013 10-0 6-5-11 0-0 0-0 0-0 2014 9-0 6-1-7 0-0 0-0 0-0 Totals 19-0 12-6-18 0-0 0-0 0-0

Dylan Douglass • DE

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6-4, 250, SOPH, 1VL CANYON, TEX AS (CANYON HS)

Douglass had a solid spring training and and fall camp and is scheduled to begin the season as one of the Wildcat’s starters at defensive end. 2014 (Freshman): Douglass moved from linebacker to defensive end and ended up playing in six games as a true freshman. Douglass finished with four tackles (two solo) and one quarterback hurry in his debut season. He had one tackle each against Ave Maria, Central Arkansas, Northwestern State and Stephen F. Austin State. High School: Douglass was a first team Class 4A all-state linebacker as a senior in 2013. He led the Eagles to a 12-1 record and area

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championship in 2013. He finished the season with 147 total tackles (77 solo), including 17 tackles for loss. He forced four fumbles and recorded four sacks on his way to earning first team all-District 3-4A honors. He was also the district’s Defensive MVP. As a junior in 2012, Douglass was a second team Associated Press and Texas High School Coaches’ Association all-state selection. He was the district Defensive MVP as a junior and senior. Played at Canyon for head coach Blake Bryant. Personal: Son of Dee Jon and Jennifer Douglass. Also lettered in basketball, earning first team all-Super Team honors by the Amarillo Globe-News in 2013-14. 2014 graduate of Canyon High School. Born 12 July 1996.

Dylan Douglass Career Defensive Stats Season GP-GS UT-Solo-Ttl TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds Int.-Yds. 2014 6-0 2-2-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 Totals 6-0 2-2-4 0-0 0-0 0-0

Adrian Duncan • RB

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5-10, 200, JR, 2VL CEDAR PARK, TEX AS ( VISTA RIDGE HS)

In a stacked backfield, Duncan is listed as the fourth running back, but he’ll get carries in head coach Ken Collums’ offense in 2014. 2014 (Sophomore): Sealed the Wildcats’ first win over an NCAA Division I FBS program in 55 years with a big fourth quarter series at Troy. He picked up a big first down as the Wildcats were trying to put one final touchdown on the board, and then scored on a 9-yard run with 1:17 to play to seal the Wildcats’ 38-35 win over the Trojans. Duncan was in the game after De’Andre Brown and Herschel Sims each went out with injuries. The next week against Incarnate Word, Duncan got the first start of his collegiate career and he finished with 54 yards on 20 carries in ACU’s 21-0 win over the Cardinals. Duncan finished the season with 28 carries for 92 yards and two touchdowns. His other TD came on a short run against Ave Maria (Fla.). 2013 (Freshman): Appeared in four games last season for the Wildcats, finishing with 156 yards and two touchdowns on 36 carries. Had a career-best night on Oct. 12 in ACU’s 69-12 win over Houston Baptist as he ran for 82 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries with a long run of 30 yards. He also had 40 yards on 16 carries in the season-opening win over Concordia, Ala., and another 27 yards on five carries in the Sept. 14 win over New Mexico Highlands High School: Two-time captain at Vista Ridge HS in 2011 and 2012. All-district performer who helped his team win three bi-district championships. Personal: Son of Kevin and Melanie Boates. 2013 graduate of Vista Ridge High School. Born 28 June 1995.

Adrian Duncan Career Rushing Stats Season GP-GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Long YPG 2013 4-0 36 156 4.3 2 30 39.0 2014 11-1 28 92 3.3 2 10 8.4 Totals 15-1 64 248 3.9 4 30 16.5


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Jonathan Epps • WR / CB

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5-9, 170, SR, 1VL BOSWELL, TEX AS (BOSWELL HS / T YLER JC)

Career Honors • Second USA College Football Second team pre-season all-America, 2015 (return specialist) • Second team pre-season all-Southland Conference, 2015 (return specialist) • Second team all-Southland Conference, 2014 (return specialist) Epps ended spring training listed as the Wildcats’ starter at a wide receiver position, but the talented senior will also play cornerback and figures to be one of the top punt-return specialists in the country. He’s already earned pre-season all-America accolades from USA College Football. 2014 (Junior): Epps played in all 12 games for the Wildcats, earning second team all-Southland Conference honors as a return specialist after averaging 14.8 yards per punt return and 22.3 yards per kickoff return. He averaged 77.8 all-purpose yards per game. He started two games at cornerback (vs. Central Arkansas and Northwestern State) and finished the season with 30 tackles (25 solo) on defense, while catching four passes for 97 yards and one touchdown. He also had six carries for 48 yards. He had a huge game at cornerback in the Wildcats’ 52-35 win over Central Arkansas on Nov. 1, finishing with four tackles, two interceptions and one pass broken up. He returned one of the interceptions 68 yards for a touchdown on his way to earning Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors. His only offensive touchdown on the season came on Oct. 25 in ACU’s loss at Sam Houston State when he caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from Parker McKenzie. 2012-13 (Tyler Junior College): Epps played defensive back as a freshman in 2012, finishing the season with five tackles (four solo). He moved to wide receiver before the 2013 season and finished the season with 26 catches for 322 yards and one TD. He helped the Apaches to a 47-21 win over Garden City (Kan.) C.C. in the Football Capital of Kansas Bowl. High School: Played at Boswell HS where he was a first team all-District 5-4A at running back as both a junior and senior and a first team all-district pick at defensive back as a junior. In 2009, he rushed for 176 yards and four touchdowns on 19 carries. As a junior in 2010, he had more than 400 yards rushing, returned two kickoffs for touchdowns and had four interceptions from his cornerback spot. He was a first team all-district pick at both RB and CB. He finished his career with 59 catches for 621 yards and 10 TDs and ran the ball 244 times for 1,465 yards and 18 TDs with a long touchdown run of 96 yards. Personal: 2012 graduate of Boswell High School.

Defense Season GP-GS UT-Solo–Ttl TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds Int.-Yds. 2014 12-2 25-5—30 2.0-(-2) 0-0 2-97 Totals 12-2 25-5—30 2.0-(-2) 0-0 2-97 Returns Season GP-GS PR Yds. Avg. KR Yds. Avg. 2014 12-2 15 222 14.8 21 469 22.3 Totals 12-2 15 222 14.8 21 469 22.3

Bryson Gates • LB

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6-5, 215, SOPH, 1VL FAIRFIELD, TEX AS (FAIRFIELD HS)

Gates ended spring training listed as the Wildcats’ backup to Travis Tarver II at strongside linebacker. In the Wildcats’ rotation, Gates figures to see plenty of snaps at linebacker in 2015. 2014 (Freshman): Gates played in nine games with one start (McNeese State) in his true freshman season. Gates finished with 11 tackles (seven solo) in those nine contests. Gates had a career-high three tackles against both Ave Maria (three solo stops on Oct. 11) and McNeese State (one solo). High School: Gates helped lead Fairfield to the Class 3A Division II state championship game in 2013 where the Eagles lost to Argyle in a thriller, 38-33, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Fairfield finished the season at 15-1. As a senior, while helping lead Fairfield to the first state title game in program history, Gates finished with 61 tackles (16 solo), including eight for loss. He also had three sacks, one pass defended, two fumble recoveries and four forced fumbles. He was a first team all-District 19-3A selection as a utility player on the offensive side of the ball and a first team all-district selection at outside linebacker on the defensive side of the ball. As a junior he had 38 tackles (23 solo), including eight tackles for loss. He also had three sacks, one pass defended, one fumble recovery and three forced fumbles. As a sophomore he had 54 tackles, eight tackles for loss, three sacks, one pass defended, two interceptions and one forced fumble. He was a high school teammate of fellow ACU signee Chris Lide. Played at Fairfield for head coach John Batchel. Personal: Son of Reshonda Gates. 2014 graduate of Fairfield High School. Born 11 April 1996.

Bryson Gates Career Defensive Stats Season GP-GS UT-Solo-Ttl TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds Int.-Yds. 2014 9-1 7-4-11 0-0 0-0 0-0 Totals 9-1 7-4-11 0-0 0-0 0-0

Jonathan Epps Career Stats Receiving Season GP-GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Long YPG 2014 12-2 4 97 24.2 1 59 8.1 Totals 12-2 4 97 24.2 1 59 8.1

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Randy Gober • RB

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5-9, 205, SOPH, 1VL WACO, TEX AS (WACO LAVEGA HS)

Gober ended spring training listed as the third string running back on the Wildcats’ crowded running back depth chart. 2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Gober – coming off an Achilles injury suffered on the first day of practice prior to his freshman season – played in five games, finishing the season with 138 yards and three touchdowns on 35 carries. He turned in the best game of his career on Sept. 27 when he carried the ball 16 times for 80 yards and one touchdown in ACU’s win over Houston Baptist. He also had touchdown runs against Incarnate Word and Ave Maria. 2013 (Freshman): Redshirt. High School: Signed with the Wildcats after also receiving interest from several schools, including Syracuse. As a senior he ran for 1,755 yards and 23 touchdowns, including a 7-touchdown game in a win over Connally in District 17-3A play. His play earned him District 17-3A Offensive MVP honors and a spot on the all-district first team. As a junior in 2011 he ran for 1,376 yards and 17 TDs and was the District 19-3A Offensive MVP. The Pirates finished 11-1 in 2011, losing to Tyler Chapel Hill in the second round, and finished 7-4 in 2012 with a loss to Taylor in the first round of the Class 3A Division I state playoffs. As a sophomore in 2010, Gober was a second team all-District 19-3A selection.

 Personal: Son of Randy Darnell Gober Sr. 2013 graduate of Waco La Vega High School. Born 03 April 1994.

Randy Gober Career Rushing Stats Season GP-GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Long YPG 2014 5-0 35 138 3.9 3 12 27.6 Totals 5-0 35 138 3.9 3 12 27.6

Austin Hisler • OL

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6-3, 295, SOPH, 1VL CEDAR PARK, TEX AS (CEDAR PARK HS)

Hisler ended spring training listed as the Wildcats’ starter at center. 2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Hisler played in three games on the ACU offensive line, seeing actions against Houston Baptist, Ave Maria and McNeese State. Hisler was part of an offensive line that helped ACU finish sixth in the Southland Conference in scoring offense (32.8 points per game), sixth in total offense (437.2 yards per game), seventh in rushing offense (161.8 ypg), and third in pass offense (275.3 ypg). 2013 (Freshman): Redshirt. High School: Starter at offensive guard on Cedar Park’s Class 4A Division II state championship team in 2012. Voted the District 25-4A Offensive Lineman of the Year and was a first team all-district lineman. He was a second team Class 4A all-state selection by the

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Associated Press and the Texas Sports Writers Association. First team all-state by TheOldCoach.com and first team all-Super CenTex. His father, George Hisler, played at ACU. Personal: Son of George and Charla Hisler. 2013 graduate of Cedar Park High School. Born 16 June 1994.

Damian Howard • S

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5-11, 205, SOPH, 1VL BROKEN ARROW, OKLA. (BROKEN ARROW HS)

Howard ended spring training listed as the Wildcats’ backup to Quentin Bryant at free safety. 2014 (Freshman): Howard played in all 12 games as a true freshman, finishing the season with seven tackles (three solo), one pass broken up and one pass defended. Howard had single tackles against Georgia State, Houston Baptist, Ave Maria, McNeese State, Sam Houston State, Northwestern State and Stephen F. Austin. He had one pass breakup against Ave Maria. High School: Helped lead Broken Arrow to a 10-3 and a spot in the state playoffs where the team lost to Oklahoma powerhouse Tulsa Union. After his senior season in 2013, Howard was selected first team all-District 6A-2 as a defensive back. Before the season he was a pre-season Class 6A all-state selection by the Daily Oklahoman. Also competed in track and field for Broken Arrow. Played at Broken Arrow for head coach Steve Spavital. Personal: Son of Damian and LaRhonda Howard. 2014 graduate of Broken Arrow High School. Born 20 September 1995.

Damian Howard Career Defensive Stats Season GP-GS UT-Solo-Ttl TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds Int.-Yds. 2014 12-0 3-4-7 0-0 0-0 0-0 Totals 12-0 3-4-7 0-0 0-0 0-0

Jace Hudson • WR

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6-4, 205, SR, 3VL FORT WORTH, TEX AS (BRIDGEPORT HS)

Hudson ended spring training as the backup to Cade Stone at one of the Wildcats’ wide receiver spots. 2014 (Junior): Hudson turned in the best season of his career in 2014, playing in all 12 games with three starts (Northern Arizona, Troy and Stephen F. Austin), finishing the year with 31 catches for 451 yards and three touchdowns. He turned in a pair of 100-yard games with six catches for 120 yards and one touchdown against Incarnate Word before ending the season with five catches for 105 yards and one touchdown in the Wildcats’ season-ending 37-35 win at Stephen F. Austin State (Nov. 15). He ranked fourth on the team in both catches and yards. 2013 (Sophomore): Played in 10 games last season for the Wildcats, finishing with four catches for 48 yards with a long catch of 21


acusports.com yards. That 21-yard catch came on his reception of the game against Incarnate Word on Nov. 9. Had two catches for 17 yards in ACU’s 69-12 win over Houston Baptist on Oct. 12. He also had three tackles and one forced fumble on special teams. 2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in seven games – mostly on special teams – finishing with two tackles. Didn’t record a catch as a redshirt freshman. 2011 (Freshman): Redshirt. High School: Four-sport letterman in football, baseball, track and field, and basketball. As a senior he was selected first team alldistrict at wide receiver for a 9-2. Also all-district as kick return specialist. Also selected all-county after setting school records for TDs in game, season and career. Hudson was a four-time regional qualifier in track and field, all-district pitcher in baseball. Top sprint times include 21.6 in 200 meters. Personal: Son of Ren and Dayna Hudson. Mother, Dayna, competed in track and field at TCU. 2011 graduate of Bridgeport High School. Born 09 September 1992.

Jace Hudson Career Receiving Stats Season GP-GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Long YPG 2012 7-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2013 10-0 4 48 12.0 0 21 4.8 2014 12-3 31 451 14.5 3 65 37.6 Totals 29-3 35 499 14.3 3 65 17.2

Travaughn Moore • DT

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6-3, 320, SOPH, 1VL T YLER, TEX AS (T YLER JOHN T YLER HS)

Moore ended spring training listed as the Wildcats’ third string nose guard behind LaMarcus Allen and Dewan Edmonson. 2014 (Freshman): Moore played in three games as a true freshman, but did not record a tackle as a freshman. Played in the season-opener against Georgia State and again against Incarnate Word and, finally, against Ave Maria. High School: Moore joins ACU as a defensive tackle after playing as an offensive lineman in 2012 and defensive tackle in 2013. As a senior in 2013, Moore finished with 23 total tackles (5 solo) and three quarterback hurries. He helped lead John Tyler HS to the district championship as a senior, and he was voted all-district. Played at Tyler John Tyler for head coach Ricklan Holmes.

William Moore • DE

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6-1, 230, SR, 1VL HOUSTON, TEX AS (MADISON HS / UNIVERSIT Y OF HOUSTON)

Moore ended spring training listed as the Wildcats’ starter at one defensive end spot. 2014 (Junior): Moore played in eight games (no starts) in his first season at ACU after transferring from Houston. He finished the season with 12 tackles (eight solo), including 3.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sacks. Had two tackles in games against Troy, Incarnate Word, Houston Baptist and Stephen F. Austin State. Played his best game of the season in his return to his hometown, helping the Wildcats to a 59-14 win at Houston Baptist. Moore finished the game with two tackles – both for loss – and one sack, as well as a forced fumble. 2013 (Redshirt Sophomore): Redshirt at Houston. 2012 (Sophomore): Moore saw action in nine games as a reserve defensive end and assisted in first career sack against Alabama-Birmingham. He recorded his first career solo sack UTEP. He also forced a fumble against the Miners. 2011 (Freshman): Moore played in eight games as a reserve linebacker and special teams performer, finishing with seven tackles, including a season-high three solo stops at Alabama-Birmingham. He opened his freshman season with assisted tackles in games against Georgia State, UTEP, East Carolina and Marshall. High School: Moore was a first team all-District 20-5A selection in 2009 and 2010. He was also the Touchdown Club of Houston Defensive Player of the Year finalist, and he was the district’s Most Valuable Defensive Player and Most Valuable Defensive Lineman in both 2009 and 2010. As a junior in 2009 he recorded 80 tackles and had eight sacks. He also ran the anchor leg on the 4x100 relay team. Personal: Son of Mae Moore. Younger brother of former ACU all-Lone Star Conference defensive tackle Donald Moore. 2011 graduate of Houston Madison High School. Born 27 February 1992.

William Moore Career Defensive Stats Season GP-GS UT-Solo-Ttl TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds Int.-Yds. 2013 10-0 6-5-11 0-0 0-0 0-0 2014 8-0 8-4-12 3.0-(-8) 1.0-(-4) 0-0 Totals 18-0 14-9-23 3,0-(-8) 1.0-(-4) 0-0

Personal: Son of Victor Moore and Tracey Daniels. 2014 graduate of Tyler John Tyler High School. Born 03 January 1996.

Travaughn Moore Career Defensive Stats Season GP-GS UT-Solo-Ttl TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds Int.-Yds. 2014 0-0 0-0-0 0-0 Totals 0-0 0-0-0 0-0

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Kade Munden • QB / WR

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6-4, 210, SOPH, 1VL WACO, TEX AS (CHINA SPRING HS)

Listed third on the Wildcats’ quarterback depth chart after undergoing off-season surgery on his right (throwing) shoulder. Did not participate in spring training, but should be ready to go through two-a-days and play the 2015 season. Because of the Wildcats’ depth at quarterback and Munden’s play-making ability, he will also see some time at wide receiver in 2015. 2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in six games in 2014 with one big starting assignment: Nov. 1 against Central Arkansas in Plano. Forced into the starting position because of a concussion suffered the week before by starting QB Parker McKenzie, Munden responded with his arms and legs, leading the Wildcats to a 52-35 win over the Bears. Munden carried the ball 20 times for 100 yards and two touchdowns with a long run of 31 yards. He threw the ball just eight times (completing six passes), but three of them went for touchdowns as ACU raced to a 21-0 lead and never looked back. He threw for 49 yards in the game. 2013 (Freshman): Redshirt High School: As a senior, Munden threw for 1,599 yards and ran for another 449 yards. He also averaged 38 yards per punt. He was an academic all-state honorable mention selection and was a second team all-District 17-3A selection. He was an all-Super CenTex honorable mention selection at quarterback. He helped lead the Cougars to the playoffs where they lost in the first round to top-ranked Navasota. As a junior he was academic all-district and an all-district honorable mention selection at quarterback. After his junior season he the MVP of the Texas Quarterback Showcase Combine. Munden also played baseball and was voted all-district each of his last two seasons. Personal: Son of Kent and Kim Munden. 2013 graduate of China Spring High School. Born 27 September 1994.

Kade Munden Career Stats Passing Season GP-GS Att.-Comp.-Int. Pct. Yds. TD Long YPG 2014 6-1 14-17-0 82.4 109 3 22 18.2 Totals 6-1 14-17-0 82.4 109 3 22 18.2 Rushing Season GP-GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Long YPG 2014 6-1 37 169 3.8 2 31 23.2 Totals 6-1 37 169 3.8 2 31 23.2

Herschel Sims • RB

5-8, 210, SR, 1VL ABILENE, TEX AS (ABILENE HS / LAMAR UNIVERSIT Y )

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Sims ended spring training listed as the backup running behind De’Andre Brown. 2014 (Junior): Sims had a productive first season as a Wildcat after sitting out the 2013 season because he transferred to ACU. Played in 11 games (six starts) and finished with 559 yards and four touchdowns on 106 carries. Turned in his best performance as a Wildcat on Sept. 27 in ACU’s 59-14 win at Houston Baptist when he ran for 128 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries and had another 66 yards on four receptions. In ACU’s Sept. 13 win at Troy, he had 20 carries for 96 yards before leaving the game with a knee injury. After the win at Houston Baptist, he followed up that 128-yard performance with 90 yards on 16 carries against Lamar (24-21 ACU loss on Oct. 4) and another 86 yards and one touchdown on 10 carries against Ave Maria (55-14 ACU win on Oct. 11). 2012 (Sophomore / Lamar): Played in seven games in 2012 before leaving the team in the midst of a 4-8 campaign. Still finished second on the team in rushing yards with 388 on 96 carries (4.0 yards per carry). Sims scored two touchdowns and had a long run of 25 yards on the season. He had a season-best 99 yards on 18 carries in his last game of his season, a 52-21 win over McMurry on Oct. 13 in Beaumont. He also ran for 83 yards and one touchdown in a 31-0 win over Prairie View A&M on Sept. 8. 2011 (Freshman / Oklahoma State): Played in nine games as a true freshman at Oklahoma State, finishing third on the team with 242 rushing yards. Helped the Cowboys to a 12-1 record, a Big 12 championship and a 41-38 win over Stanford in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. Posted 100-yard rushing efforts against Texas Tech (111) and Baylor (104), and averaged a robust 7.8 yards per carry on the season. Ripped off an 81-yard touchdown run against Baylor for OSU’s longest play of the year and the longest in the Big 12 in 2011. Scored on a 1-yard run against Kansas for his first collegiate touchdown. High School: Ran for 2,352 yards as a junior in 2009 and 709 during an injury-plagued senior campaign for Abilene HS. Led the Eagles to the 2009 Class 5A Division state championship as a junior, the program’s seventh state championship, but first since 1956. Ranked as the second-best all-purpose running back in the country as a senior by Rivals.com. A SuperPrep All-American, Sims was ranked as the No. 8 player in Texas and the No. 73 overall recruit in the nation by Rivals.com. First-team Associated Press all-state and was the Texas 5A Offensive Player of the Year as a junior. Ranked as the No. 5 running back in America and the No. 6 player in Texas by Scout. Placed fourth in the state meet as a sprinter.
 Personal: 2011 graduate of Abilene High School. Born 17 September 1991.

Herschel Sims Career Rushing Stats Season GP-GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Long YPG 2011 (Okla. St.) 9-0 31 242 7.8 2 81 26.9 2012 (Lamar) 7-0 96 388 4.0 2 25 55.4 2014 (ACU) 11-6 106 559 5.3 4 62 50.8 Totals 27-6 233 1,189 5.1 8 81 44.0

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Myles Solsberry • LB

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6-0, 230, SOPH, 1VL PLANO, TEX AS (PLANO SENIOR HS)

Solsberry ended spring training listed as the Wildcats’ backup weaksdie linebacker behind Travis Tarver II. 2014 (Freshman): Solsberry was forced onto the field midway through the season because of injuries at the linebacker position. He ended the season playing in five games (no starts) with one tackle. That tackle game against Ave Maria (Oct. 11) in his first game. High School: Led the Wildcats of Plano Senior HS to the playoffs in both 2012 and 2013. Solsberry was a first team all-District 10-5A selection at linebacker after his senior season. He was also a first team all-district selection by texasfootball.com and 5Atexasfootball. com. As a junior in 2012 he was an honorable mention all-district selection. Solsberry was a member of the National Merit Scholar Society who had perfect attendance throughout his school career. Played at Plano for head coach Jaydon McCullough. Personal: Son of David and Melissa Solsberry. 2014 graduate of Plano Senior High School. Born 09 August 1996.

Myles Solsberry Career Defensive Stats Season GP-GS UT-Solo-Ttl TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds Int.-Yds. 2014 5-0 0-1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 Totals 5-0 0-1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0

Cade Stone • WR

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5-10, 170, SR, 3VL NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEX AS (FORT WORTH CHRISTIAN HS)

14 carries. He scored the first offensive touchdown of his career with an 8-yard touchdown run against Houston Baptist on Oct. 12. In that game he had 10 carries for 53 yards as he ran the offense out of the “Wildcat” formation. He also returned three kickoffs for 84 yards with a long of 41 yards against Illiinois State (Sept. 21), and returned four punts for 45 yards with a long of 33 yards against Concordia, Ala., on Aug. 31. 2012 (Freshman): Stone played in eight games as a true freshman, making his most significant impact in the return game. He returned two kickoffs for 107 yards and one touchdown (92 yards vs. Eastern New Mexico on Oct. 6) and caught one pass for 12 yards. He also carried the ball four times for 29 yards with a long run of 15 yards against ENMU. He was named the Lone Star Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against the Greyhounds. High School: Prolific quarterback at Fort Worth Christian High School. He was a three-year starter who led the Cardinals to the TAPPS Division II state championship game in 2010 as a junior. In three seasons he passed for 2,949 yards and 33 touchdowns while running for 1,725 yards and 30 touchdowns. He also scored eight touchdowns on returns. As a sophomore he was voted all-district at quarterback and was the district’s Newcomer of the Year. As a senior he was first team all-district and second team all-state. Also competed in track and field with best times of 10.54 seconds in the 100 meters, 22.8 in the 200 meters and 49.0 in the 400 meters. As a sophomore he led the Cardinals to the state championship in the 4x400 relay, running the anchor leg on the title team. Personal: Both of his parents, father Craig (1985) and mother Kellye (1988) – graduated from ACU. 2012 graduate of Fort Worth Christian High School. Born 29 April 1994.

Cade Stone Career Receiving Stats Season GP-GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Long YPG 2012 8-0 1 12 12.0 0 12 1.5 2013 10-0 2 10 5.0 0 6 1.0 2014 12-3 38 494 13.0 5 45 41.2 TOTAL 30-3 41 516 12.6 5 45 17.2

Stone ended spring training listed as a starter at one of the Wildcats’ three wide receiver spots.

2014 (Junior): Stone had his best season in three years as a Wildcat, playing in 12 games (three starts). He caught 38 passes for 494 yards and five touchdowns, threw a 65-yard touchdown pass to Monte Green-Avery against Lamar, and threw a 2-point conversion pass to Parker McKenzie in ACU’s 37-35 season-ending win at Stephen F. Austin State. Stone, in fact, completed 2 of 3 passes on the season for 94 yards and the touchdown. Stone started games against Troy, Sam Houston State and Central Arkansas. He recorded the first 100-yard receiving day of his ACU career on Sept. 27 when he caught seven passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns in ACU’s 59-14 win at Houston Baptist. Two weeks later against Ave Maria (Oct. 11), he caught eight ore passes for another 121 yards and one touchdown. He also caught touchdown passes against Georgia State and Northern Arizona. Aside from the 65-yard touchdown against Lamar, he was 1 for 1 for 29 yards against Sam Houston State and 0 for 1 against Stephen F. Austin State. In the win over SFA, he caught five passes for 64 yards, including a career-long catch of 45 yards.

2013 (Sophomore): Played in 10 games for the Wildcats, finishing with two catches for 10 yards and 61 yards and one touchdown on

Travis Tarver II • LB

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6-0, 220, SR, 2VL MCKINNEY, TEX AS (MCKINNEY HS)

Tarver ended spring training as the Wildcats’ starter at weakside linebacker. 2014 (Junior): Tarver played in 10 games with one start (Aug. 27 at Georgia State) as a junior, finishing the season with 23 tackles (20 solo), including 3.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks. Played his best game of the season in the Wildcats’ season-ending 37-35 win at Stephen F. Austin State when he recorded five tackles (all solo), including 2.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks. The week before (Nov. 1) he had five tackles (all solo) in ACU’s loss to Northwestern Stae. 2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Started the season at running back, rushing for 112 yards and three touchdowns on 35 carries in five of ACU’s first six games of the season. In the season-opening win over McMurry, Tarver had 37 yards and two touchdown runs on just nine carries. However, because of injuries to the linebacker corps, Tarver moved to linebacker midway through the season and played there

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Travis Tarver II Career Stats Rushing Season GP-GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Long YPG 2012 10-2 35 112 3.2 3 19 11.2 Totals 10-2 35 112 3.2 3 19 11.2 Defensive Season GP-GS UT-Solo-Ttl TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds Int.-Yds. 2012 10-2 6-3-9 0.5-(0) 0-0 0-0 2014 10-1 20-3-23 3.0-(-19) 2.0-(-17) 0-0 Totals 20-3 26-6-32 3.5-(-19) 2.0-(-17) 0-0

A.J. Tolbert • DE

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6-0, 235, SOPH, 1VL SOUTHLAKE, TEX AS (SOUTHLAKE CARROLL HS)

Tolbert ended spring training listed as the Wildcats’ backup at one defensive spot behind William Moore. 2014 (Freshman): Tolbert played in all 12 games as a freshman (no starts), finishing the season with six tackles (four solo) to go along with one pass breakup and one pass defended. His best game came on Sept. 13 in ACU’s upset win at Troy when he finished with a pair of solo tackles. High School: Tolbert was a three-year letterman for the Dragons who was part of the 2011 Class 5A Division II state championship team. As a senior, he helped the Dragons to an 11-2 district championship season. He was a first team all-district and the team’s Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2013. Tolbert finished his senior season with 81 total tackles (33 solo) and two sacks. He was a second team all-district performer as a junior in 2012, finishing the season with 37 tackles (22 solo) and three sacks. Played at Carroll for former ACU letterman and Dragons’ head coach Hal Wasson. Personal: Son of Tony and Sasha Tolbert. His father, Tony Tolbert, was the Dallas Cowboys’ fourth-round draft pick out of UTEP in 1989. Tolbert was a nine-year starter, three-time Super Bowl champion, and NFL All-Pro selection (1996). A.J. was a 2014 graduate of Southlake Carroll High School. Born 20 September 1995.

A.J. Tolbert Career Defensive Stats Season GP-GS UT-Solo-Ttl TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds Int.-Yds. 2014 10-0 4-2-6 0-0 0-0 0-0 Totals 10-0 4-2-6 0-0 0-0 0-0

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Jamie Walker • TE

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6-4, 245, SR, 3VL NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEX AS (FORT WORTH CHRISTIAN HS)

Walker ended spring training as the Wildcats’ starter at tight end. He’ll play there and some at fullback as the Wildcats rotate several different players between those two positions. 2014 (Junior): Walker played in all 12 games in 2014 (three starts), finishing with 11 catches for 111 yards and three touchdowns. Walker started at tight end against Ave Maria, Northwestern State and Stephen F. Austin State. Had three catches for 41 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown catch. He caught three passes for 22 yards and two touchdowns in ACU’s 52-35 win over Central Arkansas on Nov. 1. 2013 (Sophomore): Played in 11 games with four starts, finishing the season with eight catches for 79 yards and six touchdowns. He was second on the team with six touchdown catches. He had two catches for 22 yards and two scores against Concordia, Ala., in the Wildcats’ 84-6 season-opening win on Aug. 31. He had one catch for three yards and one score against McMurry on Sept. 7 and an 18-yard touchdown reception in the Wildcats’ 40-6 Homecoming win over Incarnate Word on Oct. 19. He had two catches for 20 yards and two scores in the Wildcats’ 65-45 season-ending win over Prairie View A&M on Nov. 16. 2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in nine games, catching four passes for 35 yards and one score. He had a long reception of 11 yards in the Wildcats’ 34-28 road win over Delta State, Miss., on Sept. 27. He caught his only touchdown pass of the season on Oct. 20, a 5-yard scoring pass from Mitchell Gale in ACU’s 35-31 Homecoming loss to Midwestern State. 2011 (Freshman): Redshirt. High School: As senior for the Cardinals, Walker had 51 catches for 810 yards and 14 touchdowns and 53 tackles and 4 interceptions. All-district receiver as junior and senior, all-state in TAPPS as receiver as senior. Also competed in soccer. He was also a member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Son of Lori Walker. 2011 graduate of Fort Worth Christian High School. Born 20 October 1992.

Jamie Walker Career Receiving Stats Season GP-GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Long YPG 2012 9-0 4 35 8.8 1 11 3.9 2013 11-0 8 79 9.9 6 18 7.2 2014 12-3 11 111 10.1 3 23 9.2 TOTAL 32-3 23 225 10.2 10 23 7.0


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Quantence Walker • DB

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Hayden Wall • OL

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6-4, 285, SOPH, 1VL LONGVIEW, TEX AS (HALLSVILLE HS)

Walker ended spring training listed as the Wildcats’ backup at strong safety behind D.J. Arnold.

Wall ended spring training listed as the Wildcats’ backup at left guard behind Chance Rieken.

2014 (Sophomore): Appeared in nine games (no starts), but did not record a tackle. Played mostly on special teams.

2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Wall played in nine games along the Wildcats’ offensive line. Wall was part of an offensive line that helped ACU finish sixth in the Southland Conference in scoring offense (32.8 points per game), sixth in total offense (437.2 yards per game), seventh in rushing offense (161.8 ypg), and third in pass offense (275.3 ypg).

2013 (Redshirt Freshman): Appeared in four games for the Wildcats, recording a pair of tackles. Had one tackle against New Mexico Highlands (Sept. 14) and one more against Houston Baptist (Oct. 12).

 2012 (Freshman): Redshirt.

 High School: Played at Everman HS. As a senior in 2011 he recorded 60 tackles, two interceptions, three pass breakups and two sacks. As a receiver he caught two touchdown passes, including a 99-yard touchdown reception.

 Personal: Son of Quantence and Chastity Walker. 2012 graduate of Everman High School. Born 14 November 1993.

Quantence Walker Career Defensive Stats Season GP-GS UT-Solo–Ttl TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds Int.-Yds. 2013 4-0 2-0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 2014 9-0 0-0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 Totals 13-0 2-0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0

2013 (Freshman): Redshirt. High School: Hayden Wall, who played for former Wildcat assistant coaches Clayton and Cody Farrell at Hallsville, was a first team all-District 14-4A selection in both 2011 and 2012. As a senior he helped Hallsville to a 7-4 record, third-place district finish and a first-round playoff appearance. He was a two-time winner of Hallsville’s Offensive Lineman of the Year award. As the Hallsville left tackle, Wall graded out at 95 percent for the 2012 season, finishing with 75 pancake blocks and 56 knockdown blocks. He was a first team all-East Texas performer in 2012 and a second team all-East Texas performer in 2011. Wall also garnered interest from Central Arkansas, Sam Houston State, Louisiana Tech and Texas-San Antonio. Personal: Son of Ken and Denise Wall. 2013 graduate of Hallsville High School. Born 22 May 1995.

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Robert Alaniz • LB

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5-9, 200, SOPH, SQD ROMA, TEX AS (ROMA HS)

2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Did not see action for the Wildcats. 2013 (Freshman): Redshirt. High School: Graduated in top 25 percent of class. Three-year varsity letterwinner. All-district at both linebacker and fullback. Credited with 134 tackles, including 13 for a loss during senior season of 2012. Recorded two quarterback sacks and a forced fumble. As a senior fullback, he had 10 catches for 102 yards. Personal: Son of Roberto and Maribel Alaniz. 2012 graduate of Roma High School. Born 18 July 1995.

Cole Baughman • OL

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6-7, 290, FR, RS CEDAR PARK, TEX AS (CEDAR PARK HS)

Baughman ended spring training listed as the Wildcats’ backup right tackle behind Colton King. 2014 (Freshman): Redshirt. High School: As a two-year letterman, Baughman helped lead Cedar Park to a combined 27-4 record, the 2012 Class 4A Division II state championship and back-to-back district championships in 2012 and 2013. Baughman was a first team all-district selection as a senior in 2013, and he was also an academic all-district performer. Played at Cedar Park for head coach Joe Willis. Personal: Son of Peter and Kari Baughman. His brother, Andrew Baughman, played football at Midwestern State from 2007-09. 2014 graduate of Cedar Park High School. Born 28 March 1996.

Trent Andrews • DT

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6-2, 280, FR, RS WACO, TEX AS (BOSQUEVILLE HS)

2014 (Freshman): Redshirt. High School: A two-way starter along the offensive and defensive lines in high school, Andrews is slated to play on the defensive line for the Wildcats. During his career, he finished with 429 tackles, including 71 tackles for loss, 26.5 sacks, nine forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, two interceptions and 32 quarterback pressures. In three seasons on the offensive line, Andrews had 51 “pancake” blocks, 70 knockdowns and didn’t allow a sack. As a senior at Bosqueville HS, Andrews was a first team Class A all-state offensive lineman and honorable mention all-state defensive lineman. He was a Super CenTex first team selection to the offensive line and a first team all-Texas offensive line selection by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football. As a junior in 2012, Andrews was selected first team all-state defensive lineman by both the Associated Press and the Texas Sports Writers Association. He was also tabbed a second team all-state offensive lineman by both outlets in 2012. Andrews recorded 115 tackles (27 solo), including 21 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. Also as a junior, he was a first team Super CenTex selection at offensive guard. As a sophomore in 2011, he was a first team all-district selection at both offensive guard and nose guard. He was also a three-time regional qualifier in powerlifting. He qualified for the Texas state powerlifting meet as a junior in 2012. Played at Bosqueville for head coach Clint Zander. Personal: Son of Marcy Andrews. Member of National Honor Society. 2014 graduate of Bosqueville High School. Born 26 September 1995.

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Gavin Burford • LB

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6-0, 225, FR, RS LEWISVILLE, TEX AS (HEBRON HS)

Burford ended spring training listed as the Wildcats’ backup middle linebacker behind Sam Denmark. 2014 (Freshman): Redshirt. High School: As a senior in 2013, Burford – a three-year starter at LB for the Hawks of Hebron HS – finished with 126 tackles, including eight tackles for loss. He also had seven sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one interception. Burford was a unanimous first team all-District 5-5A selection after leading the Hawks to an 8-4 record and into the second round of the state playoffs. He was a first team Region I-5A selection at linebacker by texashighschoolfootball.com. In his first team all-district junior year, he totaled 127 tackles, including 10.0 tackles for loss. He also had three sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one interception. As a junior in 2012, Burford was a first team all-District 5-5A selection who was selected to the US National football team. As a sophomore in 2011 he was an all-District 8-5A honorable mention selection. Played at Hebron for head coach Brian Brazil. Also lettered in basketball and track and field. Personal: Son of Ernest and Bonita Burford. His grandfather, Ernest Burford, was a professional boxer at the middleweight level, fighting 65 times from 1956-70 and posting an all-time record of 37-24-4. 2014 graduate of Lewisville Hebron High School. Born 19 September 1995.

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5-9, 190, FR, RS TULSA, OKLA. (METRO CHRISTIAN ` ACADEMY )

2014 (Freshman): Redshirt.

Flowers ended spring training listed as the Wildcats’ backup tight end behind Jamie Walker.

High School: A standout three-sport letterman at Metro Christian Academy, Burke lettered four years in soccer and three years each in football and soccer. As a football player, he led his team to an undefeated regular season (10-0), catching 49 passes and scoring 16 touchdowns on offense, picking off four passes as a defensive back and returning two punts for touchdowns. He was a first team all-state selection as a senior. As a junior in 2012, he led the state of Oklahoma with 90 receptions, which went for 1,214 yards and 14 touchdowns. Burke scored 40 touchdowns during his high school career. First team all-state soccer selection as a senior. Burke was a member of the National Honor Society with a weighted GPA of 4.45. Oklahoma Scholar and Headmaster’s Honor Roll. Personal: Son of Robert and Kerry Burke. 2014 graduate of Metro Christian Academy. Born 28 June 1995.

Cody Ennis • QB / TE

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6-5, 250, FR, RS SAN ANTONIO, TEX AS (MADISON HS)

Ennis could figure into two positions as a redshirt freshman: quarterback and tight end. He ended spring training listed as the Wildcats’ third tight end, but he also had a solid spring at quarterback and his running ability and size could be utilized in short-yardage situations. 2014 (Freshman): Redshirt. High School: Ennis was one of the most productive quarterbacks in the state of Texas in 2013 as he accounted for 58 total touchdowns while leading Madison to an 11-4 record and a spot in the Class 5A Division I state semifinals. As a senior, Ennis completed 212 of 336 passes (64 percent) for 3,476 yards and 37 touchdowns while rushing for 961 yards and 21 TDS on 167 carries. He was a first team allDistrict 26-5A selection as the utility player and punter and second team all-District 26-5A selection at quarterback. He was a second team all-area selection, academic all-state pick and team Offensive MVP. He was also a two-time Time Warner Player of the Week in San Antonio. As a junior in 2012, he led Madison to an 11-3 record, an undefeated district championship season and a spot in the state quarterfinals. Ennis battled an injury during his junior season, but still completed 88 of 130 passes (68 percent) for 1,348 yards and 14 touchdowns while rushing for 249 yards and one touchdown on 29 carries. Also lettered in track and field. Played at Madison for head coach Jim Streety. Personal: Son of David and Diane Ennis. His father played basketball at Incarnate Word. Graduated in the top five percent of his high school class. 2014 graduate of San Antonio Madison High School. Born 11 January 1996.

6-3, 245, FR, RS ARLINGTON, TEX AS (LAMAR HS)

2014 (Freshman): Redshirt. High School: After his senior season in 2013, Flowers was a first team all-District 3-5A selection at tight end. He helped lead the Vikings to a 9-3 record and a spot in the Class 5A Division II state playoffs. Flowers has already played a game at Shotwell Stadium (ACU’s home field) and caught a 20-yard touchdown in the Vikings’ loss to Abilene Cooper High School in the second round of the 2013 state playoffs. Second team academic all-state selection. First team Region I-5A selection at tight end by texashighschoolfootball.com. Played at Arlington Lamar for head coach Trent Fuller. Personal: Son of William and Nona Flowers. Also lettered in baseball in high school. 2014 graduate of Arlington Lamar High School. Born 28 May 1996.

Reese Gwin • DB

6-1, 190, SOPH, SQD NASHVILLE, TENN. (LIPSCOMB HS)

2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Did not see action for the Wildcats. 2013 (Freshman): Redshirt. High School: Football and track varsity letterwinner. Played defensive back and wide receiver. Team captain. Recorded seven catches and made 70 tackles as a senior. Caught a touchdown pass and had one interception during his junior season. Two-time sectional champion and two-time state runner-up in track and field. Track team captain. Member of National Honor Society. Personal: Son of Kevin and Suzanne Gwin. 2013 graduate of Lipscomb Academy. Born 20 September 1994.

Mason Hite • FB 5-9, 240, FR, RS, CORINTH, TEX AS (LAKE DALLAS HS)

2014 (Freshman): Redshirt. High School: Three-year letterwinner in football and soccer and two-year letterwinner in track and field. Played for head coach Mike Young. Personal: Son of Dan and Miko Hite. 2014 graduate of Lake Dallas High School. Born 22 May 1995.

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Nathaniel Johnson • RB

Hunter Lees • WR

5-9, 195, SOPH, SQD MARKHAM, ONTARIO, CANADA (BILL CROTHERS SECONDARY SCHOOL)

5-11, 180, FR, RS BOERNE, TEX AS (BOERNE HS)

2014 (Redshirt freshman): Did not see actionfor the Wildcats.

2014 (Redshirt freshman): Did not see action for the Wildcats.

2013 (Freshman): Redshirt. High School: Running back at Bill Crothers Secondary. Rushed for more than 300 yards in a single game. Honor Student. Received York Region Student Alliances Award for Academic Excellence.

High school: Wide receiver in high school where he set the school’s single-game record for most receiving yards. As a senior in 2013, he was an all-district and all-region selection at wide receiver. Lees lettered in football, soccer and track and field. Played for head coach Mike Dormady.

Personal: Son of Ian and Nancy Johnson. 2013 graduate of Bill Crothers Secondary. Born 10 December 1995.

Personal: Son of Harry and Robin Lees. 2014 graduate of Boerne High School. Born 10 July 1995.

Colton King • OL

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6-6, 295, FR, RS RICHARDSON, TEX AS (J.J. PEARCE HS)

King could move into the starting spot at right tackle after a solid spring. With a strong summer camp, he could take over for the injured Riley Mayfield at right tackle. 2014 (Freshman): Redshirt. High School: Two years on the varsity at Pearce HS and one season as a starter. After his senior season in 2013, King earned second team all-district and first team all-city honors. He was an academic all-district selection. Played at Pearce for head coach Randy Robertson. Personal: Son of David King and Diana Bowles. 2014 graduate of Richardson Pearce High School. Born 21 February 1996.

Sam Lawlis • LB

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6-2, 230, SOPH, SQD ROUND ROCK, TEX AS (ROUND ROCK HS / MIDWESTERN STATE)

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2014 (Freshman): Redshirt. High School: Lide was a key figure for Fairfield both offensively and defensively in the Eagles’ run to the Class 3A Division II state championship game in 2013. Fairfield lost to Argyle in a thriller, 38-33, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington to finish the season at 15-1. Lide caught two passes for 99 yards in the state championship game, including a 69-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. In three seasons, Lide caught 81 passes for 1,229 yards and 16 TDs and had 1,392 total all-purpose yards in those three seasons. As a two-way player he had 62 tackles on defense (19 solo), four interceptions, five passes defended and six fumble recoveries in those three seasons. Last year as a senior he caught 48 passes for 856 yard and 10 touchdowns. First team all-District 19-3A selection at wide receiver. As a junior he caught 27 passes for 329 yards and five touchdowns, while as a sophomore he caught six passes for 44 yards and one score. He was a first team all-District 19-3A selection at wide receiver. Lide is a high school teammate of fellow ACU signee Bryson Gates. Played at Fairfield for head coach John Batchel. Personal: Son of Billy and Tammy Lide. Also lettered in basketball. 2014 graduate of Fairfield High School. Born 27 December 1995.

2013 (Freshman): Spent the season as a redshirt at Midwestern State.

Personal: Son of Jamie and Keith Lawlis. 2013 graduate of Round Rock High School. Born 04 September 1994.

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6-0, 190, FR, RS FAIRFIELD, TEX AS (FAIRFIELD HS)

Lide ended spring training listed as the backup at the “Z” wide receiver position for the Wildcats behind Jonathan Epps.

2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Did not see action for the Wildcats.

High School: Honorable mention selection to both the Associated Press and the Texas Sports Writers Association Class 5A all-state teams as a senior in 2012. Voted first team all-District 16-5A at linebacker and second team punter as a senior. Recorded 122 tackles as a senior to go along with seven sacks, 22 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and a punt block. Also honored as an academic all-district selection. Played for head coach Lanny Wilson.

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Jamar Mack • CB

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5-10, 185, FR, RS DALLAS, TEX AS (ROOSEVELT HS)

Mack ended spring training listed as the Wildcats’ backup at left cornerback behind Keith Barnett and should see plenty of action in the Wildcats’ secondary in 2015. 2014 (Freshman): Redshirt. High School: A two-way player (quarterback and defensive back), Mack is slated to play in the Wildcats’ secondary at cornerback. As a senior quarterback, Mack completed 55 of 127 passes for 539 yards while rushing for 206 yards and five touchdowns on 60 carries. In the secondary he had 38 total tackles (22 solo), two interceptions and nine passes defended. District 11-3A MVP after his senior season.Played at Roosevelt for head coach Tommy Bonds.

Brady Melde • OL

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6-3, 285, FR, RS NEW BRAUNFELS, TEX AS (CANYON HS)

Melde ended spring training listed as the Wildcats’ backup center behind Austin Hisler. 2014 (Freshman): Redshirt. High School: Melde was a three-year letterwinner at New Braunfels Canyon HS. Melde helped lead his team to the playoffs in both 2012 and 2013. He was a second team all-District 25-5A selection after his senior season. Melde was an honorable mention all-district selection as a junior and a second team all-district selection as a junior. Played at Canyon for head coach Matthew Elliott. Personal: Son of Stacy Morris. 2014 graduate of New Braunfels Canyon High School. Born 26 April 1996.

Personal: Son of Tonja Robinson. 2014 graduate of Dallas Roosevelt High School. Born 02 June 1996.

Devondrick Meadows • DE

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6-5, 290, FR, RS LUBBOCK, TEX AS (CORONADO HS)

Meadows ended spring training listed as a backup defense tackle (behind Junior Olie) and third-string defense end (behind Rishaad Wimbley and Dylan Douglass) and should see plenty of action on the Wildcats’ defensive line. 2014 (Freshman): Redshirt. High School: As a senior in 2013, Meadows was a force along the Mustangs’ front seven for the first part of the year, but missed most of the second half with a knee injury. Sat out his junior season after recording 26 tackles as a sophomore in 2011. Meadows was also a three-year basketball letterman for the Mustangs. Meadows was a three-time first team all-district selection in basketball. Played football at Coronado for head coach Kent Jackson. Personal: Son of Elwyn Meadows and Cora Ward. His uncle is former Washington Redskins’ cornerback Darrell Green, who is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. His cousin, Darrell’s son, Jared Green, plays for the Carolina Panthers. 2014 graduate of Lubbock Coronado High School. Born 14 December 1995.

Tanner Morris • OL

6-3, 265, JR, SQD WINNSBORO, TEX AS (WINNSBORO HS)

2014 (Sophomore): Did not see action for the Wildcats. 2013 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw limited playing time in mop-up duty in ACU blowouts of New Mexico Highlands (52-28 on Sept. 14) and Houston Baptist (69-12 on Oct. 12). 2012 (Freshman): Redshirt. High School: Two-year varsity letterwinner played along the offensive and defensive lines. Team captain. Morris was a irst team all-district defensive end. He was an honorable mention offensive lineman. Played varsity baseball and basketball. Personal: Son of Sam and Brandi Morris. Great uncle, Mike Fink, played for the New Orleans Saints. 2012 graduate of Winnsboro High School. Born 22 August 1993.

Byron Proctor • WR

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5-10, 175, FR, RS SAN ANTONIO, TEX AS (ALAMO HEIGHTS HS)

2014 (Freshman): Redshirt. High School: Proctor finished his career with 2,983 all-purpose yards and 36 career all-purpose touchdowns on 362 carries and 52 catches. As a senior in 2013 he was the district Offensive MVP, an all-area and honorable mention all-state honoree. He also lettered in track and field with best times of 10.37 in the 100 meters and 22.52 in the 200 meters. Played football at Alamo Heights for head coach Mike Norment.

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Mike Richardson • WR

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6-0, 175, FR, RS MARBLE FALLS, TEX AS (MARBLE FALLS HS / TEX AS TECH)

Richardson made the move from quarterback to wide receiver during spring training. 2014 (Freshman): Redshirt. 2013 (Grayshirt): Wasn’t on the Tech roster in the fall, but went through spring drills with the Red Raiders. High School: Holds the Texas state record for most passing yards in a game with 724 against Coerne Champion HS in a 62-55 win on Sept. 20, 2012, while playing at Marble Falls HS for former Southlake Carroll HS and North Texas head coach Todd Dodge. That passing yardage total also ranks second in national schoolboy history. As a junior he threw for 2,190 yards at Salado. As a senior at Marble Falls, Richardson completed 224 of 338 passes for 2,764 yards and 31 touchdowns against just four interceptions. As a senior he was the team MVP. Also voted first team all-District 25-3A and was second team all-area. Personal: Son of Paul and Tawny Richardson. 2013 graduate of Marble Falls High School. Born 18 November 1994.

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Sealey had an impressive spring training and ended spring training listed as the Wildcats’ backup quarterback to Parker McKenzie. 2014 (Freshman): Redshirt. High School: Sealey threw for 1,504 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior at Lawton HS while leading Lawton to the Class 6A quarterfinals. Sealey was incredibly efficient, completing 58 percent of his passes and not throwing an interception. Sealey was an honorable mention all-state selection by the Daily Oklahoman in 2013. Led Lawton to the District 6A-4 title and an unblezmished 10-0 regular season, the 11th perfect regular season in program history. He was the District 6A-4 Quarterback of the Year. Played at Lawton for head coach Randy Breeze. Personal: Son of John Lavender and Sandra Sealey. Also lettered in baseball and basketball. 2014 graduate of Lawton High School. Born 22 November 1995.

Kris Thigpen • OL

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Keenan Samuel • DE

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6-1, 245, FR, RS MCKINNEY, TEX AS (MCKINNEY HS)

Samuel ended spring training listed as a third-string defensive end behind William Moore and A.J. Tolbert. 2014 (Freshman): Redshirt. High School: Three-year letterman at McKinney HS where as a senior he had 14 tackles, three tackles for loss and five sacks. He suffered a season-ending knee injury during the fourth game of the season and was subsequently awarded the team’s Lion Heart Award. As a junior he had 54 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and nine sacks for the Skeeters and was second team all-district at defensive end. He was also voted the defensive line’s MVP as a junior. As a sophomore he had 25 tackles, six tackles for loss and three sacks. He also competed in powerlifting and track and field, and as a junior he finished third at the district powerlifting meet. He played at McKinney for head coach Jeff Smith. Personal: Son of Kenneth and Shasta Samuel. 2014 graduate of McKinney High School. Born 06 June 1996.

6-1, 205, FR, RS LAW TON, OKLA. (LAW TON HS)

6-2, 275, FR, RS ARLINGTON, TEX AS (ARLINGTON BOWIE HS)

Thigpen ended spring training listed as the Wildcats’ backup at right guard behind Riley Mayfield. 2014 (Freshman): Redshirt. High School: Thigpen was a three-year starter for Bowie at both guard and center. During his three seasons (2011-13), the Volunteers were a combined 30-9 with an 11-2 district championship season in 2012. Thigpen was a first team all-district performer in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and a first team all-region performer in 2013. He was the district’s Sophomore of the Year in 2011 and was on the Texas Rising Stars Team in 2011. Played at Bowie for head coach Danny Dearman. Personal: Son of Stacy and Nina Thigpen. He was a member of the National Latin Honors Society. 2014 graduate of Arlington Bowie High School. Born 04 March 1996.

Patrick Tshituka • WR

5-11, 190, SOPH, SQD ARLINGTON, TEX AS (MANSFIELD SUMMIT HS)

2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Did not see action for the Wildcats. 2013 (Freshman): Redshirt. High School: Football and basketball letterwinner. Played at wide

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Andy Valladolid • OL

6-1, 305, FR, RS SOMERSET, TEX AS (SOMERSET HS)

Valladolid will miss the 2015 season after suffering a knee injury during spring training. 2014 (Freshman): Redshirt. High School: Three-year letterman at Somerset HS, which he helped to the Class 3A state playoffs in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Valladolid was a three-time first team all-district selection and was also selected to play in the Blue-Grey All-American Game in 2014. He also competed in powerlifting, qualifying for the regional meet in 2013. Played football for head coach Sonny Detmer at Somerset High School.

Will Weathers • TE / FB

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6-1, 235, FR, RS T YLER, TEX AS (BROOK HILL ACADEMY )

Weathers will make the switch from quarterback – the position he played in high school – to the tight end / fullback position in 2015. 2014 (Freshman): Earned a medical redshirt. 2013 (Freshman): Redshirt. High School: A two-year starter at Brook Hill School, Weathers also had an offer from Air Force. Weathers completed 100 of 144 passes for 1,420 yards, 17 touchdowns and only two interceptions in 2012, while rushing for 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns on 123 carries. Weathers accounted for 2,562 total yards and 42 total touchdowns during Brook Hill’s 2011 TAPPS Division III state championship season. After moving up to TAPPS Division II for the 2012 season, Brook Hill finished 6-5 with a first-round playoff loss to Midland Christian. Personal: Son of Ginger Durst and Wayne Weathers. 2013 graduate of Brook Hill Academy. Born 06 August 1994.

Personal: Son of Joe and Linda Mata. 2014 graduate of Somerset High School. Born 09 February 1996.

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Cedric Dale • CB

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5-8, 175, FR-RS, TR DALLAS, TEX AS (HEBRON HS / PURDUE)

Dewan Edmonson • DT

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6-1, 285, SOPH, TR PEARLAND, TEX AS (MANVEL HS / UTEP)

Transferred to ACU from Purdue University and will immediately compete for a starting spot at cornerback. Could also be an explosive player in the return game, and see time at wide receiver.

Transferred to ACU in January after spending two seasons at Texas-El Paso. Edmonson ended spring training as the backup nose tackle behind LaMarcus Allen.

2014 (Freshman): Spent the season as a redshirt at Purdue.

2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Spent the season on the scout team at UTEP.

High School: Dale was a three-year letter winner at Hebron HS, three-star prospect by 247, ESPN and Scout, and three-time first team all-district at safety as sophomore, running back as a junior, and cornerback as a senior. He was a second team all-district as a running back as a senior and was MVP of team as a sophomore and junior. He was the captain of the team as a junior. Dale had 37 total tackles, one interception, and one forced fumble on defense as a senior. He averaged 34.5 yards on kickoff returns and 26 yards on punt returns as a senior. Dale also averaged 7.79 yards per rush and 13.8 yards per reception with five total touchdowns as a senior. He played at Hebron High School for head coach Brian Brazil. Personal: Son of Tamal Ticey. 2014 graduate of Hebron High School. Born 21 June 1995.

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2013 (Freshman): Redshirt. High School: As a senior at Manvel HS in 2012, Edmonson was a second team all-District 22-5A selection He was a Top-100 Houston-area player by the Houston Chronicle. As a senior he led Manvel to an 11-2 record, including a 7-0 mark in District 22-5A play. As a senior he had 43 tackles, three sacks, three QB hurries and a forced fumble. Played for head coach Kirk Martin at Manvel High School. Personal: Son of Dewan and LaGenia Edmonson. 2013 graduate of Manvel High School. Born 23 October 1994.


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Richard Griffin III • CB

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6-1, 175, JR, TR, CONVERSE, TEX AS (CONVERSE JUDSON HS BLINN COLLEGE CISCO COLLEGE)

Transfers to ACU from Cisco College and will immediately compete for a starting spot in the secondary. Offered by both UTEP and Tulsa before choosing to transfer to ACU. 2012-14 (Blinn College / Cisco College): Played as a freshman at Blinn College in 2012 before transferring to Cisco College. He sat out the 2013 season before playing 2014 with the Wranglers and he started at cornerback.

High School: Lettered in football, soccer and track and field at FW Christian HS. As a senior he was a first team all-district performer in both football and soccer. Played for head coach Kevin Flanigan. Personal: Son of Herbert and Novia Leaks. 2014 graduate of Fort Worth Christian High School. Born 28 November 1995.

Hanner Shipley • OL

6-5, 300, FR-TR, HS, MEADOWLAKES, TEX AS (MARBLE FALLS HS / LSU)

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High School: As a senior in 2010, Griffin helped Judson HS to a 7-5 record and another spot in the Class 5A state playoffs. As a junior at Converse Judson in 2009, Griffin had 51 tackles (17 solo), four passes broken up and scored one touchdown. He was voted first team all-District 27-5A and helped the Rockets to a 7-0 district mark and 9-3 overall record. He also competed in track and field at Judson and finished third in the triple jump as a senior at the District 27-5A championship meet, posting a mark of 46 feet, 9 inches. He went on to finish second at the Region IV-5A meet with a mark of 46-9 before finishing 14th at the Class 5A state championship meet with a mark of 45-5. Played football at Converse Judson for head coach Jim Rackley.

Shipley signed with Louisiana State University and enrolled in January, but transferred to ACU in mid-August. Could play along ACU’s offensive line as a true freshman.

Personal: Son of Jacquelyn Veal. 2011 graduate of Converse Judson High School. Born 02 March 1993.

Personal: Son of Stephen and Ashley Shipley. His uncle, Bob Shipley, is a former player and assistant coach at ACU, and his cousins, Jordan and Jaxon Shipley, played at Texas. His cousin, Shelby (Shipley) Nunez, played basketball at ACU. His family has a long history at ACU. 2015 graduate of Marble Falls High School. Born 12 December 1996.

High School: Enrolled early at LSU and took part in spring drills. He was ranked as a three-star prospect by Rivals, 247Sports, Scout and ESPN. Shipley was utilized more as a blocker during high school but was able to haul in four receptions for 78 yards and one touchdown as a senior. Shipley was rated as high as the No. 42 tight end in the nation. He earned an invitation to the Offense Defense All-American Bowl in Orlando, Fla. Played for head coach Matt Green.

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Transfers to ACU from TCU and should immediately compete for playing time and a starting spot on the defensive line. 2014 (Junior / TCU): Played in the opener versus Samford before seeing his season end due to injury. Received a medical redshirt and has two years of eligibility remaining. 2012 and 2013 (Tyler Junior College): Ranked by Scout.com as the nation’s No. 3 offensive guard. First-team all-conference selection in 2013. Chose TCU over Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech. High School: 2011 5-5A first team offensive guard as a senior. Second team all-state selection. Played for head coach Mark Walker. Personal: Son of Frank Kee. 2012 graduate of Mansfield Timberview. Born 11 May 1994.

Carl Whitley • WR

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6-2, 210, JR, TR SAN ANTONIO, TEX AS (ROOSEVELT HS / CISCO COLLEGE)

Transfers to ACU from Cisco College and will immediately compete for a starting spot at the wide receiver position. 2013-14 (Cisco College): As a sophomore at Cisco, Whitely caught 35 passes for 675 yards and six touchdowns. He also returned one kick for a touchdown. As a freshman in 2013, he caught passes for 315 yards and three touchdowns. High School: As a junior, he caught 21 passes for 321 yards and two touchdowns. As a senior he caught 45 passes for 945 yards and 11 touchdowns on his way to earning first team all-District 26-5A honors. Played at Roosevelt High School for head coach Neal Iahue. Personal: Son of Karen Brown. 2013 graduate of San Antonio Roosevelt High School. Born 19 August 1995.

Bryson Martinez, OL

5-10, 245, FR-RS, TR, BEAUMONT, TEX AS (WEST BROOK HS /MCMURRY)

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Andren Anderson • OL

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6-2, 285, FR, HS LUBBOCK, TEX AS (MONTEREY HS)

High School: Second team all-District 2-6A selection for the Plainsmen in 2014. Second team academic all-state in 2014. He helped his team to the Class 5A playoffs as a sophomore and the Class 6A playoffs as a senior. … Played for head coach Wayne Hutchinson at Monterey High School. Personal: Son of James and Helen Anderson. 2015 graduate of Lubbock Monterey High School. Born 04 September 1996.

Jabari Butler • DB

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5-11, 180, FR, HS POTOMAC, MD. (LAS VEGAS BISHOP GORMAN HS)

Should compete for a starting spot in the Wildcats’ secondary when two-a-days begin in August. High School: Played for one of the top prep programs in the country at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nev. Butler started at cornerback in 2013 and 2014, combining for 63 tackles in two seasons as he helped the Gaels stretch their state championship streak to six straight (2009-14). As a senior in 2014, Butler had 38 tackles and two interceptions as the Gaels won the Division 1 state championship and were named high school national champions by USA Today. As a junior he recorded 25 tackles and three interceptions and scored one touchdown on a Division 1 state championship team. A Rivals.com 3-star recruit, Butler was a teammate at Bishop Gorman with Cordell Broadus, the 26th-ranked wide receiver in the country who signed with UCLA in February. Broadus is best known as the son of rapper Snoop Dogg. In 2013, Butler was a teammate of Randall Cunningham Jr. – the son of former NFL All-Pro Randall Cunningham – who was the quarterback at Bishop Gorman. Also an outstanding track man, Butler has career bests of 10.85w in the 100 meters and 22.84w in the 200 meters. He also ran on the 4x100 and 4x200 relays at Bishop Gorman. Played football at Bishop Gorman HS for head coach Tony Sanchez, who in December was hired as the new head coach at UNLV. Personal: Son of Duane and Yvette Butler. 2015 graduate of Bishop Gorman High School. Born 12 April 1997.

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Mitchell Cantwell • LB

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6-1, 225, FR, HS, ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (LA CUEVA HS)

Ended fall camp as the Wildcat’s backup middle linebacker. High School: Three-year letterwinner at La Cueva HS. Two-time first team all-state selection at linebacker and two-time first team allmetro running back. Cantwell also played baseball. Played for head coach Brandon Back. Personal: Son of Kevin and Kathleen Cantwell. 2015 graduate of La Cueva High School. Born 12 December 1996.

Jollie DeLeon • DL

5-10, 230, FR, HS INGLESIDE, TEX AS (INGLESIDE HS)

True freshman who will likely redshirt in 2015. High School: Four-year letterwinner on the defensive line at Ingleside HS. Also competed in track and field. Played for head coach Graig Hesseltine. Personal: Son of Rollie and Maria De Leon. 2015 graduate of Ingleside High School. Born 09 July 1996.

Quincy Dunn • OLB

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6-0, 195, FR, HS LANCASTER, TEX AS (LANCASTER HS)

Could see time as a true freshman at outside linebacker. High School: Played both outside linebacker and strong safety in high school, but is listed as an outside linebacker for the Wildcats. Helped Lancaster finish as the Class 4A Division II runner-up in 2012, and helped the team to a playoff spot and 7-4 record as a senior in 2014. Second team all-district selection as a senior. Also competed in track and field, posting a personal-best time of 14.16 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles. Ranked in top 10 of his senior class of 377 students. Played for head coach Christopher Gilbert at Lancaster High School. Personal: Son of Cleda Thompson. 2015 graduate of Lancaster High School. Born 07 February 1997.

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6-2, 230, FR, HS, FLOWER MOUND, TEX AS (ARGYLE LIBERT Y CHRISTIAN HS)

Could see time as a true freshman at both tight end and fullback. High School: Played both linebacker and tight end in high school, but projects as a tight end for the Wildcats. Griffith was selected a Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) first team all-state selection at linebacker as a senior in 2014. He was an honorable mention all-state selection as an “athlete.” Was a first team all-district performer at two positions as a senior in 2014: linebacker and athlete. First team all-state linebacker and first team all-district linebacker as a junior in 2013. Second team all-district selection at tight end and linebacker as a sophomore in 2012. District Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore in 2012. Griffith also plays baseball and helped his team to a state championship as a sophomore in 2013, earning first team all-district honors. As a junior he was a first team all-state and first team all-district outfielder. He was the district’s Offensive MVP as a junior in 2014. He was a second team all-state outfielder and first team all-district selection as a sophomore in 2013. Played for head coach Barton Hundley at Argyle Liberty Christian High School. Personal: Son of Dan and Noelle Griffith. 2015 graduate of Argyle Liberty Christian High School. Born 19 May 1997.

Chandler Hehr • WR

5-11, 160, FR, HS FONTANA, WIS. (BIG FOOT HS)

True freshman who will likely redshirt in 2015. High School: Three-year letterwinner in baseball and football, and two-year letterwinner in basketball. As a football player, he started at cornerback for the state runner-team as a sophomore in 2012. As a junior in 2013, he recorded five total touchdowns and four interceptions. As a senior in 2014, he had eight touchdowns and led his conference in receiving yards. He was a two-time all-conference selection, and as a senior he was a first team all-area pick. As a baseball player he was a two-time second team all-conference outfielder. Personal: Son of Robert and Judy Hehr. 2015 graduate of Big Foot High School. Born 06 December 1996.

Junior Henderson • S

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6-2, 180, FR, HS K AT Y, TEX AS (SEVEN LAKES HS)

Should see playing time as a true freshman in the Wildcats’ secondary. High School: As a senior at Seven Lakes HS, Henderson was an Army All-America Top-500 prospect. He was a Texas Top 100 MVP. As a senior he was first team all-purpose and second team all-district at safety. As a junior in 2013, he was a first team all-district safety and first team all-district all-purpose selection. He was an honorable mention all-district choice as a sophomore in 2012. As a senior he had 58 tackles to go along with five interceptions and seven forced fumbles. As a junior he finished with 48 tackles, two interceptions and seven forced fumbles. He led his team to the first round of the playoffs and identical 8-3 records in both 2012 and 2014. Played for head coach Lydell Wilson at Seven Lakes High School. Personal: Son of Rocksann and Jeff Springer and William Henderson Sr. 2015 graduate of Seven Lakes High School. Born 29 February 1996.

Tracy James • RB

5-11, 220, FR, HS DALLAS, TEX AS (WOODROW WILSON HS)

High School: James led Woodrow Wilson to a 9-4 record as a senior and 10-2 and district championship as a junior. As a senior he was the district MVP and Offensive MVP. In two years at Woodrow Wilson, James ran for more than 3,400 yards and scored 44 touchdowns, averaging 9.7 yards per carry. He’s been clocked at 4.6 in the 40 and also runs on the track and field team. A member of the National Honor Society, he graduated with honors and a 3.5 grade-point average. Played for head coach Bobby Estes at Woodrow Wilson. Personal: Son of Angela Flaherty. 2015 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. Born 25 January 1997 in St. Paul, Minn.

Trey Kleffner • RB

6-1, 170, FR, HS, ABILENE, TEX AS (ABILENE W YLIE HS)

True freshman who will likely redshirt in 2015. High School: One of the top running backs in the Big Country before a shoulder injury cost him a big chunk of his senior season. Early in the season he ran for 357 yards and five touchdowns on 21 carries in Wylie’s win over Burnet. On the track, he went to the Class 4A state track meet in the 100 and 200 meters and as part of the 4x100 meter relay team. He was seventh in both the 100- and 200-meter finals and

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Dakota Laws • OL

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6-3, 320, FR, HS DENTON, TEX AS (DENTON RYAN HS)

Laws could see playing time along the Wildcats’ offensive line as a true freshman. High School: Standout offensive lineman for one of the top teams in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. As a senior in 2014 he was an honorable mention Class 6A all-state selection by the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) and first team all-District 5-6A pick. He recorded 58 pancake blocks and didn’t allow a sack. As a junior in 2013 he helped Ryan to an 11-3 record and was a first team all-District 5-5A selection, second team Texas APSE all-state pick and honorable mention all-state selection by the Texas Sports Writers Association. He was also an honorable mention academic all-state selection as a senior. Played for Joey Florence and Dave Henigan at Denton Ryan High School. Personal: His parents – Scott Laws and Kyna Sinclair – are both ACU graduates. His grandfather, Ken Sinclair, is a former missions coordinator for Asia in the Halbert Institute for Missions at ACU. 2015 graduate of Denton Ryan High School. Born 14 January 1997 in Abilene.

Josh Leaks • FB

5-10, 225, FR, HS FORT WORTH, TEX AS (FORT WORTH CHRISTIAN HS)

True freshman who will likely redshirt in 2015. High School: Lettered in football, soccer and track and field at Fort Worth Christian HS. As a senior in 2013-14, he was a first team all-district performer in both football and soccer. Played for head coach Scott Smiley. Personal: Son of Herbert and Novia Leaks. 2014 graduate of Fort Worth Christian High School. Born 28 November 1995.

Zach Lehr • PK

5-11, 145, FR, HS ABILENE, TEX AS (ABILENE COOPER HS)

High School: Lehr is one of the best kickers in the history of Cooper HS football. He left Cooper as the program’s all-time leader in career PATs (160), field goals (21) and kicking points (216). He also had the most PATs in a season with 72 in 2013. Lehr tied two others for the longest field goal in Cooper history with a 48-yarder against Cedar Hill in the third round of the Class 5A playoffs in 2013. Lehr was a two-time second team all-district selection, two-time first team all-area pick, two-time first team all-Super Team pick by the Abilene Reporter-News, and two-time honorable mention all-state selection. He also played soccer at Cooper and as a senior he scored five goals with seven assists. Personal: Son of Jamie Lehr. 2015 graduate of Abilene Cooper High School. Born 20 October 1996.

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6-0, 210, FR, HS IRVING, TEX AS (MACARTHUR HS)

High School: Played both outside linebacker and free safety in high school, but projects as an OLB for the Wildcats. As a junior he had 78 tackles and two interceptions. Helped his team to a 7-4 record as a senior. Team captain. Played for head coach Brian Basil at MacArthur High School. Personal: Son of Jody Long and Tyrone Haynes. 2015 graduate of Irving MacArthur High School in 2015. Born 28 May 1997.

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Kyle Moore • QB

5-11, 150, FR, HS SANTO, TEX AS (SANTO HS)

True freshman who will likely redshirt in 2015. High School: As a senior, Moore was a first team all-district quarterback and all-state selection by the Texas Sports Writers Association. He threw for 525 yards and ran for another 1,995 yards. As a junior he was a first team all-district performer after passing for 522 yards and rushing for 1,005 yards. In addition, Moore was a two-time all-district performer, a four-time regional finalist in track and field and a state finalist in track and field his senior year. He was the Santo HS Athlete of the Year his senior season. Played at Santo for head coach Randy Thornton. Personal: Son of Mike and Jill Moore. 2015 graduate of Santo High School. Born 24 January 1997.

5-8, 165, FR, HS DEL VALLE, TEX AS (AUSTIN CROCKET T HS)

Perhaps the most dynamic player in the 2015 signing class, Miller could play running back, wide receiver or cornerback for the Wildcats. High School: Finished his three-year career at Austin Crockett HS as the leading rusher in the history of the Austin ISD, finishing with more than 4,000 career rushing yards. He ended the 2014 season just shy of 2,000 rushing yards and scored more than 20 touchdowns. He helped his team to a district runner-up finish. He was a two-time first team all-district selection and was also an all-Central Texas selection. Played for head coach John Waugh at Crockett High School. Personal: Son of Raquel Miller. 2015 graduate of Austin Crockett High School. Born 16 October 1996.

Cameron Neef • OLB

6-0, 205, FR, HS K AT Y, TEX AS (SEVEN LAKES HS)

True freshman who could see playing time in 2015. High School: Second team all-district performer as a senior in 2014. Played for head coach Lydell Wilson. Personal: Son of Liesl McCallum. 2015 graduate of Seven Lakes High School. Born 16 August 1996.

Brad Mitchell • PK

5-11, 205, FR, HS KERRVILLE, TEX AS (KERRVILLE TIV Y HS)

True freshman who could redshirt in 2015. High School: Lettered in football, soccer and baseball at Kerrville Tivy HS. All-conference soccer player. Played for head coach David Jones.

Octavian Phelps • WR

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6-2, 195, FR, HS GREENVILLE, TEX AS (GREENVILLE HS)

High School: Second team all-district selection in 2014 at Greenville HS. Clocked at 4.49 in the 40. Also competed in track and field for Greenville. Played for head coach Darren Duke at Greenville High School. Personal: Son of Oliver and Natalie Phelps. 2015 graduate of Greenville High School. Born 05 February 1997.

Personal: Son of Donald and Marilyn Mitchell. 2014 graduate of Kerrville Tivy High School. Born 26 October 1995.

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5-11, 200, FR, HS ADA, OKLA. (ADA HS)

the Class 6A-II state championship game in 2014. He was an all-state, all-district and all-conference performer at Lawton High School. He also lettered in basketball and track and field and has been clocked at 4.4 seconds in the 40. Played for head coach Randy Breeze at Lawton. Personal: Son of Shannon Sadler. His cousin is former Texas Tech all-America and current San Francisco 49ers’ wide receiver Michael Crabtree. 2015 graduate of Lawton High School. Born 12 January 1997.

The first mid-year high school signee in ACU football program history, Prince arrived on campus in January. High School: At Ada HS, Prince played safety, wide receiver and quarterback, and also returned kicks and punts. A four-year letter winner in football, Prince also competed in basketball and track and field. As a senior he was the Class 4A District 2 Defensive Player of the Year, and he was an Oklahoma all-state selection. A member of the National Honor Society, Prince was the Student Council vice president. Played for head coach Matt Weberat Ada High School. Personal: Son of Calvin and Traci Prince. 2015 graduate of Ada High School. Born 12 May 1997.

Robert Sawler • CB

6-3, 180, FR, HS KELLER, TEX AS (KELLER HS)

True freshman who will likely redshirt in 2015. High School: Second team academic all-district performer as a senior in 2014. Played for head coach Bob DeJonge. Personal: Son of Bob and Kimberly Sawler. 2015 graduate of Keller High School. Born 01 August 1996.

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5-10, 190, FR, HS CYPRESS, TEX AS (CY-FAIR HS)

True freshman who could see playing time in 2015. High School: Three-year letterwinner in football and one year in track and field at Cy-Fair HS. As a senior he was a first team all-district performer after earning second team all-district honors as both a sophomore and junior. Helped his teams to 28 wins in three seasons. Played for head coach Ed Pustejovsky. Personal: Son of Robert and Charisse Richmond. 2015 graduate of Cy-Fair High School. Born 28 December 1996.

Caleb Valentine • ILB

6-2, 205, FR, HS FULSHEAR, TEX AS (SEVEN LAKES HS)

True freshman who will likely redshirt in 2015. High School: Lettered as a senior in 2014. First team all-district defensive end for a Seven Lakes team that finished 8-3. Played for head coach Lydell Wilson. Personal: Son of Ronda Valentine. 2015 graduate of Seven Lakes High School. Born 26 June 1997.

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Signed with the Wildcats where he will re-join high school teammate Dallas Sealey on the ACU roster. Sealey will enter the 2015 season as a redshirt freshman at quarterback for ACU. High School: While at Lawton, Sadler was a prolific receiver and helped his team compile a 28-7 record over three seasons and reach one state championship game. As a junior in 2013, he caught 27 passes for 455 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another 131 yards and two touchdown on 15 carries. As a senior in 2014 he caught 47 passes for 915 yards and 12 touchdowns and added another 252 yards rushing on 21 carries. He helped Lawton reach

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Josh Webber • FB

5-11, 210, FR, HS ROUND ROCK, TEX AS (ROUND ROCK HS)

True freshman who could redshirt in 2015. High School: Three-year letterwinner in football. As a senior, he ran for 950 yards and scored 13 touchdowns for a 12-2 team. First team all-district selection and runner-up for the district’s Offensive MVP honor. Played for head coach Lanny Wilson. Personal: Son of Octavia Webber. 2015 graduate of Round Rock High School. Born 13 May 1997.


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2014SEASON Game 1 vs. Georgia State Georgia State’s last-second field goal edges ACU 38-37 in Georgia Dome

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eorgia State University’s Wil Lutz kicked a 26-yard field goal with four seconds left to stun Abilene Christian University 38-37 in a thrilling season-opening game nationally telecast by ESPNU from the Georgia Dome. The Panthers overcame a nine-point fourth quarter deficit to end a 16-game losing streak dating back to 2012. They had to overcome a sterling effort by ACU quarterback Parker McKenzie, who completed 30 of 40 passes for 403 yards and four touchdowns. GSU junior transfer quarterback Nick Arbuckle barely bested the Wildcat sophomore by completing 31 of 47 passes for 414 yards and four TDs, two of them in the fourth quarter when the Panthers mounted their comeback. ACU, in its first official season in the FCS Southland Conference since 1972, lost its first season opener in seven years, while GSU, a member of the Sun Belt Conference, won for the first time since beating the University of Rhode Island two seasons ago. Until the last-second field goal, the Wildcats, who played most of the last three decades in NCAA Division II, looked to be on the way to their first win over a FBS opponent in 51 years. McKenzie, a Georgia native making his first collegiate start for ACU, completed 10 of his first 15 passes for 215 yards and a touchdown in the first half, and added three more scoring passes in the second half. Nine Wildcats caught McKenzie passes, led by senior wide receiver Demarcus Thompson, who had nine for 156 yards. ACU forced three Panther turnovers and standout defensive end Nick Richardson had two sacks. Sophomore Nik Grau kicked field goals of 25, 42 and 33 yards. GSU wide receiver Joel Ruiz caught seven passes for 111 yards and two TDs, none bigger than his 9-yarder with 4:31 left in the game. Lynquez Blair caught eight Arbuckle passes for 118 yards and one score. Krysten Hammon led the Panthers in rushing with 13 carries for 74 yards. Wildcat junior running back Herschel Sims, playing his first game for his hometown university, ran for 37 yards before leaving the game with an ankle injury early in the fourth quarter. n

Score By Quarter Abilene Christian Georgia State

1 2 3 4 ­ – Final 3 13 14 7 – 37 7 14 0 17 – 38

Scoring Summary 1st Quarter ACU – Grau, Nik 25 yd field goal.........................................................ACU 3, GSU 0 GSU – Ruiz, Joel 34 yd pass from Arbuckle, Nick (Lutz kick)....................ACU 3, GSU 7 2nd Quarter GSU – Lytle, Jonathan 2 yd run (Lutz kick).......................................... ACU 3, GSU 14 ACU – Grau, Nik 42 yd field goal.......................................................ACU 6, GSU 14 ACU – Gilbert, Cedric 60 yd pass from McKenzie, Parker (Grau kick).... ACU 13, GSU 14 ACU – Grau, Nik 33 yd field goal,.................................................... ACU 16, GSU 14 GSU – Sweeting, Avery 41 yd pass from Arbuckle, Nick (Lutz kick)....... ACU 16, GSU 21 3rd Quarter ACU – Walker, Jamie 23 yd pass from McKenzie, Parker (Grau kick)..... ACU 23, GSU 21 ACU – Hudson, Jace 24 yd pass from McKenzie, Parker (Grau kick)...... ACU 30, GSU 21 4th Quarter GSU – Blair, Lynquez 27 yd pass from Arbuckle, Nick (Lutz kick).......... ACU 30, GSU 28 ACU – Stone, Cade 7 yd pass from McKenzie, Parker (Grau kick)......... ACU 37, GSU 28 GSU – Ruiz, Joel 9 yd pass from Arbuckle, Nick (Lutz kick).................. ACU 37, GSU 35 GSU – Lutz, Wil 26 yd field goal,...................................................... ACU 37, GSU 38

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Game 2 vs. Northern Arizona NAU builds 24-7 lead, holds off ACU charge for 27-21 win

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yren Poe’s 293 yards of passing helped 25th-ranked Northern Arizona University build a 24-7 third-quarter lead and hold on to beat Abilene Christian University 27-21 Saturday night in the Wildcats’ 2014 home opener in Shotwell Stadium. Down 27-21 with 2:48 left in the game, ACU blocked a 37-yard field goal attempt by NAU’s Ryan Hawkins and marched downfield in an attempt to win the game. But ACU sophomore quarterback Parker McKenzie was stopped at the Lumberjack 28-yard line on a fourth-and-17 scramble with 48 seconds to play. NAU, which was 9-3 last year and qualified for the FCS playoffs from the Big Sky Conference, evened its record at 1-1 on the season. ACU’s loss – the second straight week it had a chance to win in the closing seconds – gave the Southland Conference member an 0-2 mark for the first time since 2002. “We’re close,” ACU head coach Ken Collums said after the game. “We’re right there with a chance to beat a top-25 team. But they played a cleaner game than we played. We’ve got to learn to win close games because we’ve got a chance to be a good team. But we’ve got to learn how to play down the stretch and come out on top in these types of games.” Both teams scored on their second drives of the game. NAU took a 3-0 lead at the end of the first quarter on a 27-yard field goal by Hawkins and ACU went on top 7-3 with 10:01 left in the second quarter when McKenzie scored on a 1-yard run to cap an 11-play, 75-yard drive. The Lumberjacks regained the lead with 3:54 left in the half when Poe connected with wide receiver Alex Holmes for a 24-yard touchdown pass to put NAU back on top, 10-7. Poe kept the drive alive when he completed a 15-yard pass to Hunter Burton, turning a fourth-and-14 play into a first down deep in ACU territory. Poe sprinted around left end for a 3-yard scoring run with 17 seconds remaining to give Northern Arizona a 17-7 halftime advantage. Parker McKenzie was intercepted at the ACU 45-yard line by Lumberjack safety Eddie Horn on the Wildcats’ second play of the second half, and NAU used the turnover to take a 24-7 lead five plays later when running back Corbin Jountti dove over the line for a 1-yard TD with 13:02 remaining. Wide receiver Cedric Gilbert drew ACU to within 10 points when he caught a pass from McKenzie and sprinted down the left sideline with a 39-yard TD pass at the 1:20 mark of the third quarter, narrowing NAU’s lead to 24-14. Gilbert has caught two passes on the season, both for touchdowns. He caught a 60-yarder in last week’s 38-37 loss at Georgia State and the 39-yard touchdown pass Saturday night against NAU. The Lumberjacks grew their lead to 27-14 with a 35-yard field goal by Hawkins with 9:48 left in the game, but ACU roared back to 27-21 with a three-play scoring drive punctuated by a 40-yard TD pass from McKenzie to junior wide receiver Cade Stone. ACU was led in rushing by freshman De’Andre Brown’s 109 yards on 14 carries. Junior Herschel Sims, playing before a hometown crowd at Shotwell Stadium for the first time since he starred at Abilene High School in 2010, added 54 yards on the ground.

Score By Quarter Northern Arizona Abilene Christian

1 2 3 4 ­ – Final 3 14 7 3 – 27 0 7 7 7 – 21

Scoring Summary 1st Quarter NAU – Ryan Hawkins 27 yd field goal................................................. ACU 0, NAU 3 2nd Quarter ACU – McKenzie, Parker 1 yd run (Grau kick)....................................... ACU 7, NAU 3 NAU – Alex Holmes 24 yd pass from Kyren Poe (Hawkins kick)..............ACU 7, NAU 10 NAU – Kyren Poe 3 yd run (Hawkins kick)...........................................ACU 7, NAU 17 3rd Quarter NAU – Corbin Jountti 1 yd run (Hawkins kick).....................................ACU 7, NAU 24 ACU – Gilbert, Cedric 39 yd pass from McKenzie, Parker (Grau kick)....ACU 14, NAU 24 4th Quarter NAU – Ryan Hawkins 35 yd field goal ACU 14, NAU 27 ACU – Stone, Cade 40 yd pass from McKenzie, Parker (Grau, Nik kick) ACU 21, NAU 27

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2014SEASON Game 3 vs. Troy ACU stuns FBS-member Troy with second-half comeback, 38-35

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CS member Abilene Christian University twice rallied from 14-point deficits and used a 27-yard field goal from Nik Grau to stun Troy University 38-35 Saturday night in Veterans Memorial Stadium, its first victory over an FBS-level opponent in 55 years. The Wildcats’ last win over a team that was at the time playing at the highest level of college football and is currently an FBS member was Nov. 14, 1959, when the Wildcats went to El Paso and knocked off UTEP, 28-22, at the Sun Bowl. ACU had a chance to knock off FBS member Georgia State two weeks ago in the season-opener, but couldn’t finish the game in a 38-37 loss. But Saturday night on a rainy, muggy night in the deep South, the Wildcats finished a huge win over a team that has made five bowl appearances in the last 10 full seasons. And they did it by overcoming a 21-7 halftime deficit and 28-14 third-quarter hole. “We’ve talked about finishing games, and we were able to put things together tonight to get it done,” said ACU head coach Ken Collums, the first ACU head coach since N.L. Nicholson to direct the Wildcats to a win over an FBS program. “We probably should have had one of these FBS wins last year (a 34-29 loss at New Mexico State) and let another one slip away at Georgia State. But this is a huge win because this team (Troy) has won a lot of games at this level.” The Trojans spotted ACU a 7-0 lead in the game, which started an hour late because of two lightning delays. The Wildcats gave up big third-down plays to help Troy log three straight touchdowns and take a 21-7 lead just before half. But ACU roared back, accumulating 237 yards of offense and three touchdowns in the third quarter, finally tying Troy with 1:49 left. Grau’s field goal with 6:10 remaining in the game proved the deciding points, and the Wildcats employed a fake 47-yard field goal to set up a 9-yard touchdown run by sophomore third-string running back Adrian Duncan with 1:17 left. On the fourth-down play, the Wildcats lined up for a field goal only to see the holder (quarterback Parker McKenzie) pick up the ball and roll right, firing for tight end Jonathan Parker beyond the first-down marker. The ball fell incomplete, but Troy was whistled for pass interference, giving the Wildcats an automatic first down. Duncan scored a few plays later to make it 38-28. Troy rallied for a touchdown with 25 seconds left to close the score to 38-35, but lost an onside kick and ACU ran out the clock. Duncan was forced into the game after fourth-quarter injuries to both Herschel Sims (20 carries for 96 yards) and De’Andre Brown (eight carries for 72 yards, including a 47-yard touchdown run). Duncan came into the game shortly after the fake field goal and ran for a big first down and then capped the Wildcats’ scoring with the 9-yard touchdown run. Despite the late touchdown by Troy, the Wildcats were able to walk out of the stadium with the biggest win of Collums’ three-year tenure and one of the biggest regular-season wins in the 93-year history of the program. The director of the comeback was McKenzie, who finished the game 25 of 34 for 312 yards and two scores, including going 13 for 18 for 218 yards and one touchdown in the second half.

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“I’m just proud of our guys for sticking with it and coming together in the second half,” McKenzie said. “We had some hiccups in the second quarter, but we just kept battling and finally finished a game.” The Wildcats (1-2) begin Southland Conference play next Saturday after three close games, including losses against Georgia State and Northern Arizona. The Trojans (0-3) lost to Alabama-Birmingham and Duke to open the season and had a 14-0 record over FCS teams since moving to FBS membership in 2001. ACU forced Troy to punt on its first drive, then marched 85 yards in 11 plays – largely behind the running of Sims – to take a 7-0 lead on a 12-yard touchdown pass McKenzie to wide receiver Monte Avery-Green with 8:26 left in the quarter. Troy evened the score at 7-7 just before the end of the first quarter when Brandon Silvers ran 5 yards on a quarterback keeper. A 53-yard pass play from Silvers to running back Brandon Burks was the key play in the 90-yard, eight-play drive. The Trojans converted a third-and-18 situation on their way to taking their first lead when Silvers ran for his second short-yardage touchdown of the night, a 1-yarder with 3:13 on the clock. Troy struck again with 1:39 left in the half, capitalizing on an interception deep in ACU territory when Silvers hit Burks for a 12-yard TD pass. ACU bounced back to start the second half, breaking out a bigplay offense and scoring on three of hits first four drives of the third quarter. The first was set up by a 49-yard pass play from McKenzie to Green-Avery and capped with Demarcus Thompson’s 3-yard reverse at the 12:25 mark. After Troy scored on an eight-play, 80-yard drive to go back up 28-14, the Wildcats struck again three plays later when wide receiver Cedrick Gilbert took a pass from McKenzie and raced 63 yards for his third TD of the season with 8:06 left in the third quarter. ACU finally evened the score at 28-28 when freshman running back De’Andre Brown raced 47 yards for a TD with 1:49 left in the third quarter. n Score By Quarter Abilene Christian Troy

1 2 3 4 ­ – Final 7 0 21 10 – 38 7 14 7 7 ­– 35

Scoring Summary 1st Quarter ACU – Green-Avery, Monte 12 yd pass from McKenzie, Parker (Grau kick)............................................................................ ACU 7, TROY 0 TROY – Silvers, B. 5 yd run (Kay kick)................................................ ACU 7, TROY 7 2nd Quarter TROY – Silvers, B. 1 yd run (Kay, Ryan kick).......................................ACU 7, TROY 14 TROY – Burks, Brandon 12 yd pass from Silvers, B. (Kay kick).............. ACU 7, TROY 21 3rd Quarter ACU – Thompson, Demarcus 3 yd run (Grau, Nik kick)......................ACU 14, TROY 21 TROY – Franklin, Khary 11 yd run (Kay, Ryan kick)........................... ACU 14, TROY 28 ACU – Gilbert, Cedric 63 yd pass from McKenzie, Parker (Grau kick) ACU 21, TROY 28 ACU – Brown, De’Andre 47 yd run (Grau kick)................................. ACU 28, TROY 28 4th Quarter ACU – Grau, Nik 27 yd field goal....................................................ACU 31, TROY 28 ACU – Duncan, Adrian 9 yd run (Grau kick)..................................... ACU 38, TROY 28 TROY – Burks, Brandon 1 yd run (Kay kick)..................................... ACU 38, TROY 35


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Game 4 vs. Incarnate Word ACU begins Southland play with 21-0 win over Incarnate Word

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ophomore quarterback Parker McKenzie threw for 329 yards and a stingy defense helped ACU blank the University of the Incarnate Word 21-0 Saturday afternoon in the two teams’ 2014 Southland Conference opener at rainy Shotwell Stadium, the Wildcats’ first shutout since a 51-0 win over McMurry in the 2012 season-opener. ACU outgained UIW 256-62 in total yards in the first half while building a 14-0 lead, and coasted the rest of the way while its top two running backs recover from injuries. Freshman linebacker Sam Denmark led the Wildcat defense with two interceptions. Abilene Christian outgained the Cardinals 415 yards to 133 in the game, and held them to nine first downs. The Wildcats (1-0 in the Southland) evened their overall record at 2-2 in the game, billed as the P4X Foundation Challenge to benefit pediatric cancer research. UIW fell to 0-4 and 0-1 in the Southland to continue a stretch of futility that has seen the Cardinals outscored 117-3 since a 49-13 season-opening loss to Sacramento State. ACU junior wide receiver Jace Hudson had big catches on his team’s first two drives, none larger than a 65-yarder on the second drive in which he broke tackles, reversed field and scored to put the Wildcats up 7-0 with 5:36 left in the first quarter. On the subsequent drive, Wildcat defensive end Nick Richardson blocked a 49-yard field goal try by Ramon Cato and three plays later, the Wildcats threw deep again with McKenzie hitting wide receiver Cedric Gilbert in stride on a 70-yard touchdown pass at the 1:18 mark. Gilbert, a junior, entered the game leading the nation in yards per catch at 36.6, and the touchdown was the fourth in his first seven catches this season. An interception by linebacker Sam Denmark set up the Wildcats at the UIW 33-yard line, but the Cardinal defense stiffened and ACU’s Nik Grau missed a 43-yard field goal with 11:51 remaining in the half after hitting his first 12 attempted field goals of the season. Grau missed another field goal attempt with 21 seconds left before halftime, this time a 25-yarder during a downpour. The Wildcats built a 21-0 lead with 10 seconds left in the third quarter when redshirt freshman runningback Randy Gober wrapped up a 14-play, 54-yard drive that chewed up more than six minutes of the clock. The 1-yard touchdown run was Gober’s first of his career after missing all of last year with an injury. ACU looked to be on its way to another score in the fourth quarter, thanks to a 49-yard catch and run by senior wide receiver Demarcus Thompson. The drive stalled when Hudson dropped a potential 27-yard scoring pass in the left corner of the end zone, and Grau missed his third field goal of the game, a 44-yarder. McKenzie completed 21 of 33 passes in the game. ACU’s top rusher was sophomore Adrian Duncan with 54 yards on 20 carries. Hudson had six catches for 120 yards, Gilbert caught five for 92 and Thompson had four for 67. UIW quarterback Brey McCollum completed eight of 24 passes for 73 yards and was intercepted once. The Cardinals managed 60 yards on the ground, led by Joseph Sadler’s 27 yards on three carries. n

Score By Quarter Incarnate Word Abilene Christian

1 2 3 4 ­ – Final 0 0 0 0 ­– 0 14 0 7 0 ­– 21

Scoring Summary 1st Quarter ACU – Hudson, Jace 65 yd pass from McKenzie, Parker (Grau kick)..........ACU 7, UIW 0 ACU – Gilbert, Cedric 70 yd pass from McKenzie, Parker (Grau kick)......ACU 14, UIW 0 3rd Quarter ACU – Gober, Randy 1 yd run (Grau kick)........................................... ACU 21, UIW 0

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2014SEASON Game 5 vs. Houston Baptist Sims leads ACU offensive explosion as Wildcats roll past HBU

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CU running back Herschel Sims had his first 100-yard rushing game as a Wildcat as he and a potent passing attack led the Wildcats to a dominating 59-14 win against Houston Baptist in a Southland Conference game at Husky Stadium. The Wildcats have now won three straight to run their record to 3-2 overall and 2-0 in league play, while HBU falls to 1-3 and 0-1. ACU will return to Shotwell Stadium next weekend for a conference game against Lamar. Kickoff between the Wildcats and Cardinals is set for 6 p.m. Sims — who ran for 96 yards on 20 carries against Troy before leaving the game with a concussion and then missed last week’s game against Incarnate Word — ran for 128 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries to lead an ACU offense that finished the game with 659 yards. He scored on touchdown runs of 3, 2 and 4 yards and had a long run of 62 yards on one of those touchdown drives. ACU sophomore quarterback Parker McKenzie had another spectacular night, completing 21 of 31 passes for 385 yards and four touchdowns, his fourth game with at least 300 yards passing on the season. McKenzie has now thrown for 1,594 yards and 14 touchdowns this season, both of which lead the Southland Conference. He hit nine different receivers — including himself for a 14-yard gain on a ball batted back toward him — in the game as he led the Wildcats to their first 50-point game of the season. McKenzie’s main target Saturday night was junior Cade Stone, who recorded the first 100-yard receiving game of his career with seven catches for 121 yards and a pair of scores in the game. ACU gave up a 46-yard touchdown pass on HBU’s second offensive play of the night, but then the Wildcats reeled off 31 straight points to take a 31-7 lead midway through the second quarter. McKenzie hit Cedric Gilbert with a 9-yard touchdown pass with 5:26 left in the first quarter to give ACU a 10-7 lead and then Sims scored each of ACU’s next two touchdowns before McKenzie hit Stone with a 20-yard touchdown pass with 6:15 left in the half to make it 31-7. After Houston Baptist scored on a 77-yard strike from Ka’Darius Baker to Darian Lazard to make it 31-14 with 4:48 left int he half, the Wildcats responded with a four-play, 73-yard drive that was capped by a 4-yard touchdown run from Sims to make it 38-14 at halftime. The key play in the drive was a 59-yard completion from McKenzie to Jonathan Epps to move the ball down to the HBU 14-yard line. ACU then salted the game away on the first two plays of the third quarter. After freshman linebacker Sam Denmark recovered a fumble by Taylor Thompson on the opening kickoff, McKenzie hit Stone on the ensuing play for a 19-yard touchdown just 16 seconds into the half to push the lead to 45-14. McKenzie finished his night with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Gilbert in the fourth quarter, and Randy Gober picked up his second rushing touchdown of the season with 5:30 to play to cap the scoring. While ACU was rolling up 659 yards of total offense, the Wildcat defense was busy limiting the Huskies to just 300 yards on 58 plays. Of those 300 yards, 187 of them came on four pass plays, giving the Huskies just 113 yards of total offense on their other 54 plays. n

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Score By Quarter Abilene Christian Houston Baptist

1 2 3 4 ­ – Final 10 28 7 14 ­– 59 7 7 0 0 ­– 14

Scoring Summary 1st Quarter HBU – Bibbins, Kennet 46 yd pass from Fleming, Jonath (Shinn kick)...... ACU 0, HBU 7 ACU – Grau, Nik 33 yd field goal........................................................ ACU 3, HBU 7 ACU – Gilbert, Cedric 9 yd pass from McKenzie, Parker (Grau kick)........ACU 10, HBU 7 2nd Quarter ACU – Sims, Herschel 3 yd run (Grau kick).......................................... ACU 17, HBU 7 ACU – Sims, Herschel 2 yd run (Grau kick)......................................... ACU 24,HBU 7 ACU – Stone, Cade 20 yd pass from McKenzie, Parker (Grau kick)..........ACU 31, HBU 7 HBU – Lazard, Darian 77 yd pass from Baker, Ka’Dariu (Shinn kick)..... ACU 31, HBU 14 ACU – Sims, Herschel 4 yd run (Grau kick)........................................ACU 38, HBU 14 3rd Quarter ACU – Stone, Cade 19 yd pass from McKenzie, Parker (Grau kick)........ ACU 45, HBU 14 4th Quarter ACU – Gilbert, Cedric 13 yd pass from McKenzie, Parker (Grau kick).... ACU 52, HBU 14 ACU – Gober, Randy 12 yd run (Hynds kick)...................................... ACU 59, HBU 14


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Game 6 vs. lamar Wildcats drop disappointing 24-21 decision to Lamar

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amar University quarterback Caleb Berry rallied his team with two fourth-quarter touchdown passes Saturday night, leading the Cardinals to a 24-21 Southland Conference win over Abilene Christian University at Shotwell Stadium. The Cardinals (4-2 overall and 1-1 in conference) held ACU’s Parker McKenzie -- the league’s top passer -- to just 182 yards and sacked him five times. McKenzie entered the game averaging better than 318 yards per game through the air. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for ACU (3-3 overall and 2-1 in the Southland), but also marked the resumption of a series between the two teams for the first time in 42 years. The Wildcats and Cardinals were founding members of the Southland in 1963, and Lamar has now won the last three games played between the teams (1971-72, 2014). Lamar began its fourth-quarter rally after ACU took a 21-10 lead with 10:29 to play, powered by a 43-yard run by Kade Harrington that took the Cardinals to the ACU 15-yard line. Berry threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to tight end Payden McVey at the 7:52 mark to pull Lamar to within 21-16, and a sucesssful 2-point conversion pass from Berry to wide receiver Mark Roberts made the score 21-18. The Cardinals forced ACU to punt, taking over at their 18-yard-line with 4:03 left. Lamar went back on top 24-21, thanks to a drive that started and ended on big pass plays. Wide receiver Reggie Begelton snagged a 35-yarder and Roberts leaped to catch a 14-yard scoring pass with 2:35 remaining in the game. The extra point attempt by Davis failed but Lamar had its hard-fought lead back. A last-chance drive for ACU began at its 31-yard line. On fourth-and-8 from the ACU 49, a pass on the left sideline sailed too high to wide receiver Demarcus Thompson, giving the ball back to Lamar with 1:28 remaining. The Wildcats forced the Cardinals to punt, taking over on their 10-yard-line with 38 seconds on the clock and no timeouts. But ACU could advance no farther than its 25 before time expired. ACU and Lamar played a mostly defensive first half, with the Cardinals maintaining only a three-point lead despite running nearly twice the number of plays. By game’s end, defensive end Nick Richardson had 1.5 of ACU’s three sacks of Berry, and 10 tackles overall. Lamar noseguard Omar Tebo made life miserable for McKenzie with seven tackles and two of his team’s five sacks. Junior wide receiver Cedric Gilbert opened the Wildcats’ scoring when he wrestled a pass away from a defender and caught his seventh touchdown pass of the season – on only 15 catches – a 38-yarder with 7:38 left in the first quarter. The play was set up by a 24-yard punt return and 9-yard pass reception by fullback Jonathan Parker. The Cardinals answered on their next drive, a 12-play, 75-yarder capped by Kade Harrington’s 3-yard run at the 2:26 mark. Lamar used a 41-yard drive to set up its next score, a 19-yard field goal by Josh Davis with 3:59 left in the first half. The short drive stalled when Berry overthrew wide receiver Deyonn Brown in the end zone on third down, but the field goal put Lamar back on top, 10-7. After Davis misfired on a 35-yard field goal with 9:37 left in the third quarter, ACU also missed a golden opportunity to forge ahead on the scoreboard. A 34-yard run by Sims, a late hit penalty on Lamar and a 20-yard pass play from McKenzie to wide receiver Jace Hudson

Score By Quarter Lamar Abilene Christian

1 2 3 4 ­ – Final 7 3 0 14 ­– 24 7 0 7 7 – 21

Scoring Summary 1st Quarter ACU – Gilbert, Cedric 38 yd pass from McKenzie, Parker (Grau kick).......... ACU 7, LU 0 LU – Harrington, Kad 3 yd run (Davis kick).............................................. ACU 7, LU 7 2nd Quarter LU – Davis, Josh 19 yd field goal...........................................................ACU 7, LU 10 3rd Quarter ACU – Green-Avery, Monte 65 yd pass from Stone, Cade (Grau kick)......ACU 14, LU 10 4th Quarter ACU – Cheshier, Noah 10 yd pass from McKenzie, Parker (Grau kick)......ACU 21, LU 10 LU – McVey, Payden 12 yd pass from Berry, Caleb (Roberts pass from Berry) ACU 21, LU 17 LU – Roberts, Mark 14 yd pass from Berry, Caleb (Davi kick failed).........ACU 21, LU 24

set up the Wildcats on the Cardinals’ 4-yard line. But Lamar’s defense stiffened and stopped Sims on a fourth-and-goal run from the LU 1-yard line at the 6:17 mark. The Wildcats redeemed themselves with some trickery on their next drive. On second-and-8 from his own 26-yard-line, McKenzie lateraled to wide receiver Cade Stone, who spun and completed a 65-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Monte Green-Avery. The play with 1:51 left in the quarter put ACU in the lead, 14-10. Stone was a high school quarterback at Fort Worth Christian. ACU padded its lead with 10:29 left in the game with a 10-yard touchdown pass from McKenzie to tight end Noah Cheshire. The Wildcats converted a big fourth-and-4 play on the 78-yard drive when Stone caught a 6-yard pass from McKenzie. De’Andre Brown rushed for 107 yards and Herschel Sims added 90 to headline an ACU ground game that totaled 202 yards. Green-Avery led the Wildcats with 72 yards in receptions. Berry completed 23 of 46 passes for 316 yards and the two late touchdowns. Harrington rushed 20 times for 147 yards and a TD. n 2015 ACU WILDCAT FOOTBALL

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2014SEASON Game 7 vs. Ave Maria Brown’s three TDs lead Wildcats to 55-14 Homecoming win

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e’Andre Brown ran for three touchdowns and Cade Stone caught eight passes for 121 yards and a score Saturday to help ACU to a 55-14 Homecoming afternoon win over Ave Maria University in a non-conference game in Shotwell Stadium. The Wildcats of the FCS Southland Conference rolled to 513 yards of total offense while the Gyrenes of The Sun Conference (NAIA) ran into a second-half brick wall in falling to 1-5. ACU quarterback Parker McKenzie completed 22 of 31 passes for 304 yards and a score in just three quarters of action. The Wildcats allowed the Gyrenes 315 yards of offense and two touchdowns in the first half, but no points, 39 yards of offense and two first downs in the final two quarters. The Wildcats got on the scoreboard at the 9:46 mark of the first quarter with a 36-yard field goal by Nik Grau after the Gyrenes, backed deep into their own territory, managed only an 18-yard punt to their own 31-yard line. Defensive back Angel Lopez intercepted Clayton Uecker on the first play of AMU’s next drive, and Brown ran 8 yards around left end on the Wildcats’ subsequent play, giving ACU a 10-0 lead just 18 seconds after their first score. AMU broke out a big play with 7:56 left in the quarter when Uecker hit wide receiver Travis Makauskas on a 48-yard touchdown pass, cutting ACU’s lead to 10-7. The Wildcats responded with a four-play, 85-yard drive capped by running back Herschel Sims bulling his way 39 yards up the middle with 11:19 remaining in the first half to put his team up 17-7. The score was Sims’ first touchdown in Shotwell Stadium since Oct. 8, 2010, when he led Abilene High School to a 49-21 win over Odessa High School. The Gyrenes used another big play – a 52-yard pass from Uecker to wide receiver Frank Garcia – to set up their next touchdown, a 22-yard pass from Uecker to wide receiver Brian Byrd with 8:37 left that cut the ACU lead to 17-14. ACU’s offense again rolled out its four-play-drive offense, moving 43 yards in 1:27 to set up Brown’s second touchdown of the afternoon, a 5-yard run that made the score 24-14. A bad snap caused AMU to fumble away a field goal try with 1:15 remaining in the half, giving ACU the ball at the Gyrene 33-yard line. Thirty-one seconds and five plays later – three of them passes to wide receiver Cade Stone – the Wildcats forged ahead 31-14 on Stone’s 15-yard reception. Uecker totaled 262 yards passing in the first half for AMU but ACU held him to 14 in the third quarter before Bob Orban replaced him. Grau’s second field goal of the game, a 28-yarder on ACU’s first drive of the third quarter, built the Wildcat lead to 34-14 at the 12:11 mark. After a 19-yard punt by the Gyrenes gave the Wildcats the ball at the AMU 41-yard line, Brown ran for his third touchdown of the game. The 32-yarder on fourth-and-2 put ACU up 41-14 with 2:53 left in the quarter. Running back Adrian Duncan padded the Wildcat fourth-quarter lead to 48-14 when he ran one yard for his second touchdown of the season with 11:38 remaining. 64

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Score By Quarter Ave Maria Abilene Christian

1 2 3 4 ­ – Final 7 7 0 0 – 14 10 21 10 14 – 55

Scoring Summary 1st Quarter ACU – Grau, Nik 36 yd field goal....................................................... ACU 3, AMU 0 ACU – Brown, De’Andre 8 yd run (Grau kick)........................................ACU 10, AMU 0 AMU – T. Makauskas 48 yd pass from Clayton Uecker (Leon kick)........ACU 10, AMU 7 2nd Quarter ACU – Sims, Herschel 39 yd run (Grau kick)....................................... ACU 17, AMU 7 AMU – Brian Byrd 22 yd pass from Clayton Uecker (Leon kick)........... ACU 17, AMU 14 ACU – Brown, De’Andre 5 yd run (Grau kick)................................... ACU 24, AMU 14 ACU – Stone, Cade 15 yd pass from McKenzie, Parker (Grau kick)....... ACU 31, AMU 14 3rd Quarter ACU – Grau, Nik 28 yd field goal....................................................ACU 34, AMU 14 ACU – Brown, De’Andre 32 yd run (Grau kick).................................. ACU 41, AMU 14 4th Quarter ACU – Duncan, Adrian 1 yd run (Grau kick)......................................ACU 48, AMU 14 ACU – Gober, Randy 8 yd run (Hynds kick)....................................... ACU 55, AMU 14

A little more than a minute later, linebacker Nick Richardson recovered a Gyrene fumble at the AMU 31-yard line. Running back Randy Gober’s 8-yard scoring run converted the turnover into the final 55-14 lead at the 5:47 mark. ACU rushed for 168 yards, led by Sims’ 86 yards on 10 carries and Brown’s 58 on 10 carries. Tight end Noah Cheshier caught five passes for 60 yards and linebacker Justin Stephens’ 12 tackles led the Wildcats’ suffocating second-half defense. Uecker also led AMU in rushing with six carries for 47 yards and O’Rourke caught six passes for 72 yards. n


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Game 8 vs. McNeese State McNeese State makes early lead stand up in 31-20 victory

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cNeese State jumped out to a 17-0 first-quarter lead Saturday night and held on to knock off Abilene Christian University, 31-20, in a Southland Conference contest in front of 14,464 fans at Cowboy Stadium. The Cowboys (4-2 overall and 2-1 in the Southland) dominated the opening 15 minutes of the contest as quarterback Daniel Sams passed for one score and ran for 25 yards in the first quarter to lead his team to the big first-quarter lead. McNeese added another touchdown in the second quarter and carried a 24-6 lead into halftime. But the Wildcats — in their first season as full members of the Southland Conference since 1972 — took advantage of six McNeese State turnovers to outscore the Cowboys 14-7 in the second half. The Wildcats drove for a touchdown on the legs of De’Andre Brown and then took advantage of a fumble return to the McNeese State 2-yard line to score again and cut the lead to 31-20 with 5:47 to play. ACU (4-4 and 2-2) got its first touchdown of the night after Justin Stewart forced a fumble by Ryan Ross and recovered it early in the fourth quarter. Four plays later, the Wildcats had the ball at the McNeese 49-yard line when Brown went 26 yards on first down and then finished off the drive on the next play with a 23-yard touchdown run to make it a 31-13 game with 10:28 to play. The Wildcats then forced another turnover when Keith Barnett stripped Jere McGilvery at the ACU 44-yard line, picked it up and returned it 54 yards to the McNeese State 2-yard line. After a loss of one on a carry by quarterback Parker McKenzie and a 5-yard penalty, McKenzie threw his only touchdown pass of the night on third-and-goal as he hit Demarcus Thompson for an 8-yard scoring pass to make it 31-19. ACU converted the two-point play, but it was called back for offensive pass interference and Nik Grau came in and booted home the extra point. The Wildcats went for the onside kick, but McNeese recovered the ball with 5:47 left in the contest. But the ACU defense — which played a solid second half — forced a punt from McNeese, giving the ball back to the Wildcat offense at the 20-yard line after Jean Breaux’s punt went into the end zone. McKenzie threw two incompletions on the ensuing drive before hitting Cade Stone with a 6-yard pass to bring up a fourth down play. McKenzie’s pass for Cedric Gilbert along the near sideline fell incomplete with 2:43 to play and McNeese took over on downs and was able to run out the clock. McNeese made things look easy in the first quarter as the Cowboys jumped out to that 17-0 lead. Alex Kjellsten got the Cowboys on the board with a 25-yard field goal with 9:07 left in the first quarter and then ACU’s offense went three-and-out to immediately turn the ball back over to Sams and the McNeese State offense. Sams — an honorable mention all-Big 12 quarterback at Kansas State last season — went 3 for 3 through the air on the ensuing drive, capping it with a 7-yard touchdown strike to David Bush to make it 10-0 with 4:39 left in the first quarter.

After ACU went three-and-out again, McNeese needed just four plays and 1:53 to travel 45 yards to make it a 17-0 game. Derrick Milton capped the scoring drive with a 33-yard touchdown run and McNeese looked well on its way to a blowout win in front of a large Homecoming crowd. ACU finally got on the board with 11:16 left in the second quarter when Grau capped a nine-play, 64-yard drive with a 37-yard field goal to make it a 17-3 game. On the second play after the kickoff, Justin Stephens pressured Tyler Bolfing into a bad throw and it was picked by Stewart and returned 32 yards to the McNeese State 34-yard line. The Wildcats moved the ball to the McNeese 20-yard line before the drive stalled and Grau banged home his second 37-yard field goal with eight minutes left in the first half. Khalil Thomas returned the ensuing kickoff 61 yards to the ACU 39 and after Sams was dropped for a loss of one yard he hit Jere McGilvery for a 40-yard touchdown pass and a 24-6 lead with 7:01 left in the first half. ACU got the ball to start the second half, but McKenzie’s pass on the fourth play of the second half was intercepted by Aaron Sam and returned to the McNeese 32-yard line. McNeese needed just six plays to move 68 yards as Sams ran for nine yards and one play later threw a 37-yard touchdown to Zach Hetrick to make it 31-6 with 10:45 left in the third quarter. The game stayed there until ACU was finally able to crack the end zone early in the fourth quarter and then again a few minutes later. Brown finished with 109 yards and one score, his third 100-yard rushing game of the season. McKenzie — the league leader in almost every meaningful passing category — completed just 15 of 30 passes for a season-low 141 yards and one touchdown against a stingy Cowboys’ defense. Sams finished the night 10 of 16 for 184 yards and three touchdowns through the air and another 112 yards rushing as he topped 100 yards on the ground for the third straight game. n Score By Quarter Abilene Christian McNeese State

1 2 3 4 ­ – Final 0 6 0 14 – 20 17 7 7 0 – 31

Scoring Summary 1st Quarter MSU – Kjellsten, Alex 25 yd field goal.................................................ACU 0, MSU 3 MSU – Bush, David 7 yd pass from Sams, Daniel (Kjellsten kick)........... ACU 0, MSU 10 MSU – Milton, Derrick 33 yd run (Kjellsten kick)................................. ACU 0, MSU 17 2nd Quarter ACU – Grau, Nik 37 yd field goal...................................................... ACU 3, MSU 17 ACU – Grau, Nik 37 yd field goal...................................................... ACU 6, MSU 17 MSU – McGilvery, Jere 40 yd pass from Sams, Daniel (Kjellsten kick).... ACU 6, MSU 24 3rd Quarter MSU – Hetrick, Zach 37 yd pass from Sams, Daniel (Kjellsten kick)....... ACU 6, MSU 31 4th Quarter ACU – Brown, De’Andre 23 yd run (Grau kick)...................................ACU 13, MSU 31 ACU – Thompson, Demarcus 8 yd pass from McKenzie, Parker (Grau kick) ACU 20, MSU 31

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2014SEASON Game 9 vs. Sam Houston State Four turnovers doom Wildcats in 38-21 loss

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CU’s offense turned the ball over four times Saturday afternoon and the Sam Houston State defense returned two of them for touchdowns as the Bearkats rolled to a 38-21 win over the Wildcats in a Southland Conference action at Bowers Stadium. The Wildcats hadn’t lost a fumble all season entering Saturday’s game, but lost three in the game – two by quarterback Parker McKenzie and one by Noah Cheshier – their first lost fumbles since John David Baker was sacked and fumbled on ACU’s final offensive play of the game in a Nov. 9, 2013, loss at Incarnate Word. The first turnover of the game – a Parker McKenzie pass that was intercepted by Eric Agbaroji – was returned 28 yards for a touchdown to give the Bearkats a 17-0 lead with 10 minutes left in the first half. ACU rallied for two late first-half touchdowns before Keshaw Hill scored on a 1-yard plunge with 1:34 left in the half to give Sam Houston a 24-14 lead at the break. ACU’s defense — which gave up 314 yards in the first half, including 227 passing yards by Jared Johnson – stiffened in the second half, allowing just 138 yards and five first downs. But two crucial fumbles proved to be ACU’s undoing. The Wildcats forced three straight three-and-outs, but the offense couldn’t answer with scoring drives. After the third three-and-out, ACU took over on its own 28-yard line with 3:45 left in the third and still trailing just 24-14. But on the first play of the drive, McKenzie was sacked by P.J. Hall, who knocked the ball loose on the sack. A.J. Davis scooped up the loose ball and returned it 27 yards for a score to push Sam Houston’s lead to 31-14. Then early in the fourth quarter — after ACU’s defense had forced another punt — the Wildcats were moving smartly from their own 9-yard line when McKenzie hit Noah Cheshier over the middle of the field. Cheshier — who caught a 64-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter — rumbled down to the Sam Houston 40-yard line where he was hit and fumbled. The ball was scooped up by Trenier Orr and returned 51 yards, and the Bearkats had thwarted yet another ACU drive. Two drives later, Sam Houston tacked on a 34-yard scoring strike from Johnson to Gerald Thomas to make it 38-14 with 4:38 to play. ACU answered with an eight-play, 74-yard drive that took 2:24 off the clock and ended with a 14-yard touchdown pass from McKenzie to Jonathan Epps, making the final 38-21. Sam Houston got on the board first as the Bearkats took the opening drive of the game and moved 75 yards on 10 plays to a 4-yard touchdown run by Hill to make it 7-0. ACU — which struggled to move the ball in the first half — couldn’t do much of anything offensively while the defense was starting to settle in a bit. The Bearkats tacked on a field goal to make it 10-0 with 10:07 to play in the first half, and on the first play after the kickoff, Agbaroji picked off McKenzie’s pass into the right flat and returned it for a touchdown. But the ACU offense answered with a seven-play, 64-yard drive that was capped by a 5-yard touchdown run by De’Andre Brown, cutting the Sam Houston lead to 17-7 with 6:21 left in the first half. After the ACU defense forced a punt, the Wildcats needed just one play for McKenzie to hit Cheshier for a 64-yard scoring pass to make 66

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Score By Quarter Abilene Christian Sam Houston State

1 2 3 4 ­ – Final 0 14 0 7 – 21 7 17 7 7 – 38

Scoring Summary 1st Quarter SHSU – Hill, Keshawn 4 yd run (Swimberghe kick)............................... ACU 7, SHSU 0 2nd Quarter SHSU – Swimberghe, Luc 20 yd field goal............................................. ACU 7, SHSU 7 SHSU – Agbaroji, Eric 28 yd interception return (Swimberghe kick)...... ACU 14, SHSU 7 ACU – Brown, De’Andre 5 yd run (Grau kick)...................................ACU 14, SHSU 10 ACU – Cheshier, Noah 64 yd pass from McKenzie, Parker (Grau kick).. ACU 21, SHSU 10 SHSU – Hill, Keshawn 1 yd run (Swimberghe kick)............................ACU 21, SHSU 10 3rd Quarter SHSU – Davis, A. J. 27 yd fumble recovery......................................... ACU 45, SHSU 31 4th Quarter SHSU – Thomas, Gerald 34 yd pass from Johnson, Jared (Swimberghe kick).............................................................ACU 52, SHSU 31 ACU – Epps, Jonathan 14 yd pass from McKenzie, Parker (Grau kick). ACU 65, SHSU 45

it a 17-14 game with 4:08 left in the first half. That set up Sam Houston State’s final drive of the first half, which resulted in the 1-yard run by Hill to give the Bearkats the 10-point halftime lead. McKenzie finished the game 29 of 44 for 385 yards and two touchdowns, but he was sacked five times by the Bearkats. Sam Houston State’s defense limited ACU to just 31 yards rushing and had the four takeaways. Cedric Gilbert caught eight passes for 98 yards for the Wildcats. Johnson, meanwhile, completed 26 of 34 passes for 277 yards and one score and ran for another 86 yards on 15 carries for the Bearkats. n


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Game 10 vs. Central Arkansas Ground game, defense pave way for 52-35 victory over UCA

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Redshirt freshman quarterback Kade Munden ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns and threw for three others in his first collegiate start to lead Abilene Christian University to a 52-35 upset win Saturday over the University of Central Arkansas in a neutral-site game in John Clark Stadium. ACU recorded its lowest passing total – 53 yards – in five years but rushed for 286 yards and rode a ball-hawking defense to even its record to 3-3 in the Southland Conference and 5-5 overall. The Bears came into the game as co-leaders of the conference but fell to 4-2 and 5-5 overall. De’Andre Brown rushed 28 times for 171 yards to lead the Wildcat ground attack, and he also threw a touchdown pass on a halfback option pass. Munden completed only 6 of 8 passes for 49 yards as ACU was held below 100 yards passing for the first time since a 19-14 win over Northwest Missouri State on Aug. 27, 2009. Defense, however, was the key to ACU’s game, with the Wildcats recording five sacks, four interceptions and recovering three of four UCA fumbles in building a first-half lead it never relinquished. The win was ACU’s first over UCA in seven tries, and marked a homecoming of sorts for Wildcat head coach Ken Collums, who was a former record-setting quarterback for the Bears from 1991-94 and led them to a NAIA national title as a freshman. He later served on UCA’s coaching staff. Collums left UCA for Abilene in 2005 and became its head coach in 2011. Munden’s first three scoring passes of this game went to tight ends as the Wildcats built a 21-7 first-quarter and 31-14 first-half lead. ACU forced turnovers on five of the Bears’ first seven drives and converted three of them into touchdowns. UCA running back Willie Matthews put the Bears on the scoreboard first, capping their 12-play, 73-yard opening-game drive with a 14-yard run up the middle at the 11:40 mark. Munden drove the Wildcats to a game-tying score, moving the Wildcats 75 yards with some clutch running and then a 2-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jonathan Parker with 8:01 left. Munden’s 31-yard sprint on third-and-1 from the UCA 41-yard line was the key. ACU defensive tackles stymied UCA on the ensuing drive when Rishaad Wimbley sacked quarterback Ryan Howard on first down and LaMarcus Allen forced Howard to fumble on third down, with linebacker Justin Stephens recovering the ball at the Bears’ 37-yard line. Five plays later, Munden threw his second scoring pass of the quarter on a 7-yarder to tight end Noah Chessier at the 4:48 mark. The Bears’ turnover problems continued on the next series when Terry Ausborne stripped the ball from UCA wide receiver Damien Watts and recovered it at the 42-yard line. Munden’s third scoring pass was a 19-yarder to Jamie Walker with 2:51 left. On UCA’s next drive, the Wildcats allowed Howard to move his team deep into ACU territory, but the turnover bug struck again when Stephens intercepted the ball in the end zone. The Bears’ defense finally stopped the Wildcats, forcing them to punt for the first time in the half. Central Arkansas pulled to within 21-14 on its next drive when running back Dominique Thomas caught a 2-yard touchdown pass from Howard at the 6:37 mark. Following an ACU punt, Wimbley recorded his second sack of the half, forcing a fumble that linebacker

Nick Richardson recovered at the Bears’ 19-yard line. Following a false-start penalty, Munden then ran for 21 yards to the Bears’ 3-yard line, and 2 yards for a touchdown to put the Wildcats up 28-14 with 2:31 remaining in the half. ACU defensive back Jonathan Epps intercepted quarterback Hayden Hildebrand on the ensuing drive, and his 29-yard return put the Wildcats in UCA territory. Munden advanced his team to the 21-yard line, where a pass interference call made it possible for Nik Grau’s 23-yard field goal with two seconds left to give ACU a 31-14 halftime lead. UCA needed just two plays to open its third quarter with a score when Dezmin Lewis caught a 45-yard touchdown pass from Howard at the 12:48 mark. But the Wildcats roared back to take a 38-21 lead six minutes later when De’Andre Brown took a pitch from Munden and tossed a four-yard touchdown pass to Walker. Brown set up the score with a 56-yard run as the centerpiece of ACU’s five-play, 73-yard drive. ACU committed its first turnover via a bad snap on an attempted punt, giving UCA possession at the Wildcat 36-yard line with 13:36 on the clock in the fourth quarter. The Bears converted the opportunity into points, pulling to within 10 points when Howard tossed his second touchdown pass of the game, a 3-yarder to Watts that made the score 38-28. But the Wildcat defense rose to the occasion again when Epps came up with ACU’s sixth turnover – and his second interception of the game – returning a Howard pick 68 yards for a touchdown with 7:50 left to give his team a 45-28 lead. Central Arkansas answered back with a quick five-play, 51-yard drive capped by Howard’s 31-yard touchdown pass to Lewis with 6:38 remaining that made the score 45-35. Munden sealed the win with a 10-yard scoring run, his second of the day, with 2:12 left to give ACU a 52-35 final margin. Ausborne recorded the Wildcats’ fourth interception of the game with 17 seconds left. n Score By Quarter Central Arkansas Abilene Christian

1 2 3 4 ­ – Final 7 7 7 14 – 35 21 10 7 14 – 52

Scoring Summary 1st Quarter UCA – Matthews, Willie 14 yd run (Camara kick).....................................ACU 0, UCA ACU – Parker, Jonathan 2 yd pass from Munden, Kade (Grau kick)............. ACU 7, UCA 7 ACU – Cheshier, Noah 7 yd pass from Munden, Kade (Grau kick)..........ACU 14, UCA 7 ACU – Walker, Jamie 19 yd pass from Munden, Kade (Grau kick)...........ACU 21, UCA 7 2nd Quarter UCA – Thomas, Dominique 2 yd pass from Howard, Ryan (Camara kick) ACU 21, UCA 14 ACU – Munden, Kade 1 yd run (Grau kick)........................................ACU 28, UCA 14 ACU – Grau, Nik 23 yd field goal..................................................... ACU 31, UCA 14 3rd Quarter UCA – Lewis, Dezmin 45 yd pass from Howard, Ryan (Camara kick)........ACU 31, UCA 21 ACU – Walker, Jamie 4 yd pass from Brown, De’Andre (Grau kick).......ACU 38, UCA 21 4th Quarter UCA – Watts, Damien 3 yd pass from Howard, Ryan (Camara kick).........ACU 38, UCA 28 ACU – Epps, Jonathan 68 yd interception return (Grau kick).....................ACU 45, UCA 28 UCA – Lewis, Dezmin 30 yd pass from Howard, Ryan (Camara kick)........ACU 45, UCA 35 ACU – Munden, Kade 10 yd run (Grau, Nik kick),...................................ACU 52, UCA 35

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2014SEASON Game 11 vs. North western State Demons capitalize on five ACU turnovers to roll to 34-10 win

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ach Adkins threw for 238 yards and Daniel Atzenweiler scored three touchdowns to lead Northwestern State University to a 34-10 win Saturday afternoon over Abilene Christian University in a Southland Conference game in Shotwell Stadium. After forcing seven turnovers last week, ACU (3-4 in the Southland and 5-6 overall) commited five of its own in its final home game of 2014. NSU evened its overall record to 5-5 and 3-3 in the league. The Demons’ win broke a 10-game Southland road losing streak that dates back to 2012 while the Wildcats turned in their most meager offensive performance in Shotwell in 11 years. Abilene Christian scored its fewest points at home since a 10-7 loss to Texas A&M-Kingsville and recorded its worst loss since a 41-7 defeat by Tarleton State – both in 2003. ACU committed four first-half turnovers in helping NSU build a 20-0 halftime lead, the Wildcats’ largest deficit after two quarters since a 70-28 loss to Midwestern State in 2011. After scoring 52 points last week against Southland co-leader Central Arkansas, ACU – alternating quarterbacks and employing running plays from the Wildcat formation – could only generate 29 yards of offense in the first quarter and 117 in the first half, and just seven first downs. Both opponents struggled early, combining for three turnovers in the first five minutes. ACU recovered its own opening onside kick but Parker McKenzie’s pass on the second play of the afternooon was intercepted by linebacker Tyler Roussel. Wildcat defensive tackle Damon Williams blocked a 39-yard field goal by Chris Moore at the 8:49 mark. Northwestern State opened the scoring when runningback Garrett Atzenweiler’s 2-yard run put the Demons on top 7-0 with 50 seconds left in the opening quarter. A 30-yard pass from Adkins to Eagen set the pace for the 80-yard, 11-play drive. Moore’s 38-yard field goal with 4:35 remaining in the second quarter upped the NSU lead to 10-0. The Demons converted an Adam Jones interception of McKenzie at the 3:43 mark into more points when Adkins ran 27 yards for a touchdown. NSU took only four plays to cover 52 yards and move to a 17-0 advantage over the Wildcats. ACU’s most productive drive of the half looked promising until McKenzie threw his third interception, a diving pick by Imoan Claiborne at the Demon 23-yard line with 1:24 left. Northwestern State moved quickly back down the field and extended its lead to 20-0 with Moore’s 24-yard field goal as time expired. The Wildcats posted their first points on the opening drive of the second half, using a Nik Grau 36-yard field goal at the 9:46 mark to cut the Demon lead to 20-3. After forcing NSU to punt on its first possession, ACU scored again with 4:26 left in the third. McKenzie hit wide receiver Demarcus Thompson with a 2-yard touchdown pass, capping a 78-yard drive on which the Wildcat quarterback completed passes to four different receivers. But the Wildcats couldn’t stop the Demons’ the rest of the half, while its sputtering offense returned to haunt. NSU allowed ACU only three possessions the rest of the way. 68

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1 2 3 4 ­ – Final 7 13 7 7 – 34 0 0 10 0 – 10

Scoring Summary 1st Quarter NWLA – Atzenweiler, Garrett 2 yd run (Moore kick)............................ACU 0, NWLA 7 2nd Quarter NWLA – Moore, Chris 38 yd field goal.............................................ACU 0, NWLA 10 NWLA – Adkins, Zach 27 yd run (Moore kick).................................. ACU 0, NWLA 17 NWLA – Moore, Chris 24 yd field goal.............................................ACU 0, NWLA 20 3rd Quarter ACU – Grau, Nik 36 yd field goal......................................................ACU 3, NWLA 20 ACU – Thompson, Demarcus 3 yd pass from McKenzie, Parker (Grau kick)....................................................................... ACU 10, NWLA 20 NWLA – Atzenweiler, Garrett 10 yd pass from Adkins, Zach (Moore kick).................................................................. ACU 10, NWLA 27 4th Quarter NWLA – Atzenweiler, Garrett 16 yd run (Moore kick)...................... ACU 10, NWLA 34

NSU answered on its next drive. Atzenweiler caught a swing pass from Adkins and ran 10 yards untouched for a touchdown with 11 seconds on the clock in the quarter, making the new score 27-10. McKenzie threw a 38-yard pass to wide receiver Jace Hudson and a 23-yarder to tight end Jamie Walker on the first two plays of its next drive, setting up a scoring opportunity for the Wildcats. But McKenzie fumbled before crossing the goal line on a 2-yard run, and Demon linebacker Marion Chapman recovered in the end zone. NSU ran its advantage to 34-10 with Atzenweiler’s third touchdown, a 16-yard run with 4:49 left in the game. Backup quarterback Kade Munden (35 yards) led ACU in rushing after the Wildcats rolled up 286 yards last week in the win over Central Arkansas. McKenzie bounced back from a rough first half to complete 20 of 36 passes for 270 yards, but was sacked three times and intercepted three times. Cedric Gilbert had six catches for 65 yards and Thompson added 70 yards. Atzenweiler led NSU with 52 yards rushing on 10 carries. Eagen caught 13 passes from Adkins for 126 yards, giving him 364 yards receiving in the last two games. NSU outgained ACU in total yardage, 425-373, and the two teams were whistled for only five penalties. n


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n its first season back in the Southland Conference in 40 years, the ACU Wildcats suffered their fair share of heartbreaking losses, including in the season-opener at Georgia State. So it was poetic justice for the Wildcats that they would end the 2014 season Saturday by breaking the collective hearts of their opponent. Stephen F. Austin State – playing with a chance to stay among the league leaders and still vying for an NCAA Division I FCS playoff spot — gave up 256 rushing yards to ACU redshirt freshman running back De’Andre Brown and saw Jordan Wiggs miss a potential gamewinning 27-yard field goal with 1:19 to play as the Wildcats knocked off the Lumberjacks, 37-35. The win washes away the sting of narrow losses to Georgia State (38-37 on a field goal as time expired), Northern Arizona (27-21) and Lamar (24-21 after ACU led 21-10 late in the fourth quarter). The victory also pushes ACU to 6-6 overall and 4-4 in the Southland Conference, securing the program’s record ninth straight season with at least a .500 record, breaking the record established from 1938-48 (missing three seasons because of World War II). “We’ve had some tough losses, but we’ve also had some unbelievable wins,” said ACU head coach Ken Collums, who improved to 19-15 in three seasons. “We’ve got a lot of guys who will fight and will compete for 60 minutes. We’ve still got a lot to prove in the Southland Conference, but this was a good way to end the season.” ACU had to rally twice in the second half to pick up arguably its biggest win of the season. The Lumberjacks (7-4 and 4-3) trailed 2621 at halftime, but came out on its first drive of the second half and put together a six-play, 66-yard touchdown drive that was capped by a 39-yard touchdown pass from Zach Conque to Tyler Boyd to put the ‘Jacks on top, 28-26. After the teams exchanged punts, the Wildcats had to start inside their own 1-yard line. But on second-and-9, Brown shook loose for a 53-yard run to get ACU out of trouble. One play later, Brown completed a 13-yard pass to Noah Cheshier out of the Wildcat formation, and then on third-and-2 from the SFA 23-yard line, Brown picked up a big first down with a 5-yard run. One play later, Brown scored from 18 yards out — again out of the Wildcat formation — to give ACU a 32-28 lead. The Wildcats then went with a little bit of razzle dazzle on the 2-point play as quarterback Parker McKenzie moved to behind right tackle Riley Mayfield as if to change the play. The ball was then snapped to Brown, who handed off to Cade Stone coming around the end. Stone then flipped it to McKenzie, who caught the ball for the two points to put ACU up 34-28. The Lumberjacks answered on their next drive as they pounded the ball down the field with the run, throwing only one pass on an eight-play, 76-yard drive that took the game into the fourth quarter. Gus Johnson — the league’s leading rusher with 1,282 yards going into the game — finished the drive with a 31-yard touchdown run to give SFA a 35-34 lead with 14:25 left in the fourth quarter. After ACU was forced to punt on its next possession, the ACU defense stood up and forced a three-and-out, thanks to a pair of tackles from Justin Stephens. The senior linebacker finished with a career-high 16 tackles and wore the No. 17 worn by his father, Stan Stephens, when he quarterbacked the Wildcats in the late 1980s.

SFA punter Nick Bruno only got off a 16-yard punt to the Lumberjacks’ 41-yard line to give ACU great field possession with 9:14 to play and only trailing by one point. The big play in the drive was a pass interference call against SFA cornerback Maurice Poulard on ACU receiver Cedric Gilbert. Nik Grau then capped the drive with his third field goal of the game, a 31-yarder that gave ACU a 37-35 lead with 5:48 left in the game. The Lumberjacks started their next drive on their own 10-yard line and were staring at second-and-21 after a Travis Tarver when Conque hit Boyd for a 26-yard pass play to get them out of a hole. SFA then methodically moved the ball down the field, milking the clock at the same time because ACU was down to one timeout. But on third-and-7 from the ACU 9-yard line, Conque was hurried by Nick Richardson and his thrown went out of the back of the end zone to stop the clock and force the field goal attempt. Wiggs pulled the ball wide left to leave the Wildcats ahead, 37-35. On ACU’s ensuing possession, Brown broke off a 24-yard run, but ran out of bounds to stop the clock. Armed with three timeouts, SFA was able to stop the clock three times, including one final time after a Brown run with 11 seconds to play. Austin Kilcullen got off his best punt of the day — a 42-harder angled toward the corner — to pin the Lumberjacks back at their own 8-yard line. Richardson — who had one sack in the game to finish second all-time at ACU in that category with 32.5 — put the cap on his great career by hurrying Conque into an incompletion on the game’s final play. Brown’s 256 yards are the seventh-best single-game total in ACU program history and make him only the third running back in school history to top 250 yards in a game, joining Bernard Scott and Don Harr in that exclusive club. He finished the season with 961 yards nine touchdowns after he rushed for three touchdowns in the win. McKenzie was efficient for the Wildcats, completing 19 of 29 passes for 267 yards and one touchdown as he became just the sixth quarterback in ACU to throw for at least 3,000 yards in a season. n Score By Quarter Abilene Christian Stephen F. Austin State

1 2 3 4 ­ – Final 10 16 8 3 – 37 7 14 7 7 – 35

Scoring Summary 1st Quarter SFA – Johnson, Gus 8 yd run (Wiggs kick)............................................. ACU 0, SFA 0 ACU – Brown, De’Andre 66 yd run (Grau kick)........................................ACU 7, SFA 7 ACU – Grau, Nik 35 yd field goal........................................................ACU 10, SFA 7 2nd Quarter SFA – Ward, DJ 39 yd pass from Conque, Zach (Wiggs kick)................. ACU 10, SFA 14 ACU – Hudson, Jace 36 yd pass from McKenzie, Parker (Grau kick)....... ACU 17, SFA 14 SFA – Conque, Zach 30 yd run (Wiggs kick)....................................... ACU 17, SFA 21 ACU – Brown, De’Andre 19 yd run (Grau kick failed)...........................ACU 23, SFA 21 ACU – Grau, Nik 27 yd field goal......................................................ACU 26, SFA 21 3rd Quarter SFA – Boyd, Tyler 39 yd pass from Conque, Zach (Wiggs kick)..............ACU 26, SFA 28 ACU – Brown, De’Andre 18 yd run (McKenzie, Parker pass from Stone, Cade).........................................................ACU 34, SFA 28 4th Quarter SFA – Johnson, Gus 31 yd run (Wiggs kick)........................................ACU 34, SFA 35 ACU – Grau, Nik 31 yd field goal...................................................... ACU 37, SFA 35

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2014SEASON 2014 ACU Statistics 2014 Results

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Team Statistics

Date Opponent Result Record Wed., Sept. 27 at Georgia State . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 38-37 0-1 Sat., Sept. 6 vs. Northern Arizona . . . . . . . . L, 27-21 0-2 Sat., Sept. 13 at Troy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 38-35 1-2 Sat., Sept. 20 * vs. Incarnate Word . . . . . . . . W, 21-0 2-2, 1-0 Sat., Sept. 27 * at Houston Baptist . . . . . . . . W, 59-14 3-2, 2-0 Sat., Oct. 4 * vs. Lamar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 24-21 3-3, 2-1 Sat., Oct. 11 ! vs. Ave Maria (Fla.) . . . . . . . . . W, 55-14 4-3 Sat., Oct. 18 * at McNeese State . . . . . . . . . . L, 31-20 4-4, 2-2 Sat., Oct. 25 * at Sam Houston State . . . . . . L, 38-21 4-5, 2-3 Sat., Nov. 1 * vs. Central Arkansas . . . . . . . W, 52-35 5-5, 3-3 Sat., Nov. 8 * vs. Northwestern State . . . . . L, 34-10 5-6, 3-4 Sat., Nov. 15 * at Stephen F. Austin State . . W, 37-35 6-6, 4-4 ! – ACU Homecoming game

Individual Statistics Rushing Name GP-GS Att. Gain Brown, De’Andre.......... 10-5 137 993 Sims, Herschel................11-6 106 574 Munden, Kade................6-1 37 169 Gober, Randy................. 5-0 35 138 Duncan, Adrian..............11-1 28 102 Thompson, Demarcus 12-9 5 49 Epps, Jonathan..............12-2 6 48 Parker, Jonathan............ 9-8 3 14 Johnson, Nathaniel....... 1-0 4 10 TEAM.............................. 6-0 10 0 McKenzie, Parker..........11-11 71 156 Total ................................ 12 442 2,253 Opponents...................... 12 435 2,138

Loss Yds 31 962 15 559 30 139 0 138 10 92 0 49 0 48 0 14 0 10 29 -29 186 -30 301 1,952 361 1,777

Avg TD Long YPG 7.0 9 66 96.2 5.3 4 62 50.8 3.8 2 31 23.2 3.9 3 12 27.6 3.3 2 10 8.4 9.8 1 16 4.1 8.0 0 15 4.0 4.7 0 5 1.6 2.5 0 4 10.0 -2.9 0 0 -4.8 -0.4 1 17 -2.7 4.4 22 66 162.7 4.1 18 43 148.1

Passing Name GP-GS Com.-Att.-Int. Pct Yds TD Long YPG McKenzie, Parker............ 11-11 236-365-9 64.7 3,084 22 70 280.4 Munden, Kade..................6-1 14-17-0 82.4 109 3 22 18.2 Stone, Cade......................12-3 2-3-0 66.7 94 1 65 7.8 Brown, De’Andre.............10-5 2-2-0 100.0 17 1 13 1.7 TEAM................................ 6-0 0-1-0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 Total................................... 12 254-388-9 65.5 3,304 27 70 275.3 Opponents........................ 12 271-445-12 60.9 3,278 23 77 273.2

Receiving Name GP-GS No. Yds Thompson, Demarcus........... 12-9 54 650 Gilbert, Cedric........................ 12-9 38 667 Stone, Cade............................ 12-3 38 494 Hudson, Jace.......................... 12-3 31 451 Cheshier, Noah...................... 12-9 27 298 Green-Avery, Monte............. 12-2 15 251 Sims, Herschel........................ 11-6 13 109 Brown, De’Andre................... 10-5 12 91 Walker, Jamie......................... 12-3 11 111 Parker, Jonathan..................... 9-8 9 63 Epps, Jonathan...................... 12-2 4 97 McKenzie, Parker...................11-11 1 14 Duncan, Adrian.......................11-1 1 8 Total.......................................... 12 254 3,304 Opponents............................... 12 271 3,278

Avg. TD Long YPG 12.0 2 49 54.2 17.6 7 70 55.6 13.0 5 45 41.2 14.5 3 65 37.6 11.0 3 64 24.8 16.7 2 65 20.9 8.4 0 34 9.9 7.6 0 29 9.1 10.1 3 23 9.2 7.0 1 12 7.0 24.2 1 59 8.1 14.0 0 14 1.3 8.0 0 8 0.7 13.0 27 70 275.3 12.1 23 77 273.2

Total Offense Name GP McKenzie, Parker............................. 11 Brown, De’Andre............................. 10 Sims, Herschel.................................. 11 Munden, Kade.................................. 6 Gober, Randy.................................... 5 Stone, Cade...................................... 12 Duncan, Adrian................................ 11 Thompson, Demarcus..................... 12 Epps, Jonathan................................ 12

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Plays Rush Pass Total AYPG 436 -30 3,084 3,054 277.6 139 962 17 979 97.9 106 559 0 559 50.8 54 139 109 248 41.3 35 138 0 138 27.6 3 0 94 94 7.8 28 92 0 92 8.4 5 49 0 49 4.1 6 48 0 48 4.0

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ACU OPP SCORING............................................................................... 392 325 Points Per Game.............................................................. 32.7 27.1 FIRST DOWNS...................................................................... 261 266 Rushing................................................................................ 92 111 Passing............................................................................... 146 139 Penalty................................................................................. 23 16 RUSHING YARDAGE.........................................................1,952 1,777 Yards gained rushing....................................................2,253 2,138 Yards lost rushing............................................................. 301 361 Rushing Attempts............................................................442 435 Average Per Rush..............................................................4.4 4.1 Average Per Game......................................................... 162.7 148.1 TDs Rushing........................................................................ 22 18 PASSING YARDAGE..........................................................3,304 3,278 Comp-Att-Int.........................................................254-388-9 271-445-12 Average Per Pass................................................................8.5 7.4 Average Per Catch........................................................... 13.0 12.1 Average Per Game.........................................................275.3 273.2 TDs Passing.......................................................................... 27 23 TOTAL OFFENSE................................................................5,256 5,055 Total Plays.........................................................................830 880 Average Per Play................................................................6.3 5.7 Average Per Game.........................................................438.0 421.2 KICK RETURNS: #-Yards................................................ 40-806 65-1,257 PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards.............................................. 19-234 16-112 INT RETURNS: #-Yards...................................................12-249 9-85 KICK RETURN AVERAGE.................................................... 20.1 19.3 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE...................................................12.3 7.0 INT RETURN AVERAGE.......................................................20.8 9.4 FUMBLES-LOST................................................................... 11-7 26-13 PENALTIES-Yards........................................................... 64-665 90-849 Average Per Game...........................................................55.4 70.8 PUNTS-Yards............................................................... 55-2,022 68-2767 Average Per Punt.............................................................36.8 40.7 Net punt average............................................................34.0 35.8 KICKOFFS-Yards.......................................................... 74-4,291 59-3,346 Average Per Kick.............................................................58.0 56.7 Net kick average..............................................................38.3 36.7 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game......................................... 30:26 29:33 3RD-DOWN Conversions.............................................. 63/162 78/184 3rd-Down Pct.................................................................. 39% 42% 4TH-DOWN Conversions...................................................7/18 12/19 4th-Down Pct.................................................................. 39% 63% SACKS BY-Yards..............................................................26-182 36-205 MISC YARDS............................................................................. 2 -13 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED....................................................... 50 43 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS.................................................14-17 8-13 ON-SIDE KICKS..................................................................... 1-1 1-3 RED-ZONE SCORES...............................................(46-49) 94% (30-42) 71% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS.................................. (32-49) 65% (23-42) 55% PAT-ATTEMPTS.....................................................(48-49) 98% (41-42) 98% ATTENDANCE..................................................................39,004 58,401 Games/Avg Per Game................................................5/7,801 6/9,734 Neutral Site Games................................................................. 1/8,435

Parker, Jonathan............................... 9 Johnson, Nathaniel.......................... 1 TEAM................................................. 6 Total.................................................. 12 Opponents....................................... 12

3 4 11 830 880

14 0 14 1.6 10 0 10 10.0 -29 0 -29 -4.8 1,952 3,304 5,256 438.0 1,777 3,278 5,055 421.2

All-Purpose Name G Rush Recv PR KR IntRet Total YPG Cantu-Harkless, Darr......... 11 376 484 29 475 0 1,364 124.0 Brown, De’Andre............... 10 962 91 0 185 0 1,238 123.8 Epps, Jonathan.................. 12 48 97 222 469 97 933 77.8 Thompson, Demarcus....... 12 49 650 0 0 0 699 58.2 Sims, Herschel.................... 11 559 109 0 0 0 668 60.7 Gilbert, Cedric.................... 12 0 667 0 0 0 667 55.6 Stone, Cade........................ 12 0 494 0 0 0 494 41.2 Hudson, Jace...................... 12 0 451 0 0 0 451 37.6 Green-Avery, Monte......... 12 0 251 0 54 0 305 25.4 Cheshier, Noah.................. 12 0 298 0 0 0 298 24.8 Duncan, Adrian.................. 11 92 8 0 56 0 156 14.2


acusports.com Munden, Kade.................... 6 139 0 0 0 Gober, Randy...................... 5 138 0 0 0 Walker, Jamie..................... 12 0 111 0 6 Parker, Jonathan................. 9 14 63 0 35 Ausborne, Terry................. 12 0 0 0 0 Stewart, Justin................... 12 0 0 0 0 Lopez, Angel...................... 11 0 0 0 0 Denmark, Sam................... 10 0 0 0 0 Chapa, Tyler........................ 6 0 0 12 0 Johnson, Nathaniel............ 1 10 0 0 0 Solsberry, Myles.................. 5 0 0 0 1 McKenzie, Parker............... 11 -30 14 0 0 TEAM................................... 6 -29 0 0 0 Total.................................... 12 1,952 3,304 234 806 Opponents......................... 12 1,777 3,278 112 1257

0 139 23.2 0 138 27.6 0 117 9.8 0 112 12.4 80 80 6.7 32 32 2.7 22 22 2.0 18 18 1.8 0 12 2.0 0 10 10.0 0 1 0.2 0 -16 -1.5 0 -29 -4.8 249 6,545 545.4 85 6,509 542.4

Scoring [---------- PAT ----------] Name TD FGs Kick Rush Rcf Pass DXP Grau, Nik............................. 0 14-17 46-47 0-0 0 0-0 0 Brown, De’Andre................ 9 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 Gilbert, Cedric..................... 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 Stone, Cade......................... 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1-1 0 Sims, Herschel..................... 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 Hudson, Jace....................... 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 Cheshier, Noah................... 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 Thompson, Demarcus........ 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 Walker, Jamie...................... 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 Gober, Randy...................... 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 Green-Avery, Monte.......... 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 Munden, Kade.................... 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 Duncan, Adrian................... 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 Epps, Jonathan................... 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 McKenzie, Parker................ 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0 Parker, Jonathan................. 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 Hynds, Ben.......................... 0 0-0 2-2 0-0 0 0-0 0 Total.................................... 50 14-17 48-49 0-0 1 1-1 0 Opponents......................... 43 8-13 41-42 0-0 1 1-1 0

Sft Pts 0 88 0 54 0 42 0 30 0 24 0 18 0 18 0 18 0 18 0 18 0 12 0 12 0 12 0 12 0 8 0 6 0 2 0 392 0 325

Punt Returns Name No. Epps, Jonathan........................................................15 Chapa, Tyler..............................................................3 Brown, De’Andre......................................................1 Total..........................................................................19 Opponents...............................................................16

Yds 222 12 0 234 112

Avg. TD Long 14.8 0 39 4.0 0 7 0.0 0 0 12.3 0 39 7.0 0 312

Kickoff Returns Name No. Yds Epps, Jonathan........................................................21 469 Brown, De’Andre......................................................7 185 Green-Avery, Monte................................................4 54 Duncan, Adrian.........................................................3 56 Walker, Jamie............................................................2 6 Parker, Jonathan.......................................................2 35 Solsberry, Myles........................................................1 1 Total..........................................................................40 806 Opponents...............................................................65 1,257

Avg. TD Long 22.3 0 42 26.4 0 41 13.5 0 31 18.7 0 28 3.0 0 6 17.5 0 19 1.0 0 1 20.1 0 42 19.3 0 61

Interceptions Name No. Lopez, Angel.............................................................2 Epps, Jonathan.........................................................2 Denmark, Sam..........................................................2 Stewart, Justin..........................................................2 Stephens, Justin........................................................2 Baker, Quinton.........................................................1 Ausborne, Terry........................................................1 Total..........................................................................12 Opponents................................................................9

Yds 22 97 18 32 0 0 80 249 85

Avg. TD Long 11.0 0 12 48.5 1 68 9.0 0 14 16.0 0 32 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 80.0 0 80 20.8 1 80 9.4 1 28

Score by Quarters 1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q OT – Total Abilene Christian................................... 82 115 98 97 0 – 392 Opponents............................................. 83 117 49 76 0 – 325

Field Goals Name M-A Pct. 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 Long Grau, Nik............14-17 82.4 0-0 5-6 8-8 1-3 0-0 42

Field Goal Sequence Game Abilene Christian Opponents Georgia State................................... (25),(42),(33) (26) Northern Ariz............................................. - (27),(35),27 Troy........................................................... (27) Incarnate Word.................................... 43,25,44 49 Houston Baptist....................................... (33) Lamar........................................................... - (19),35 Ave Maria............................................. (36),(28) McNeese............................................... (37),(37) (25) Sam Houston State..................................... - (20) Central Arkansas..................................... (23) NWLA....................................................... (36) 39,(38),(24) Stephen F. Austin State....................(35),(27),(31) 27 Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made.

Punting Name No. Yds Kilcullen, Austin................ 54 1,970 McKenzie, Parker................ 1 52 Total.................................... 55 2,022 Opponents......................... 68 2,767

Avg. 36.5 52.0 36.8 40.7

Long 57 52 57 61

TB 2 0 2 5

FC 22 0 22 11

I20 50+ BK 19 3 0 1 1 0 20 4 0 23 11 1

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20

Stephens, Justin

11-11

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Stewart, Justin

21

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Ast.

Total

TFL-Yds.

No.-Yds.

Int.-Yds.

53

47

100

7.0-28

3.0-23

2-0

2

12-12

63

32

95

3.0-4

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2-32

Lopez, Angel

11-11

61

25

86

2.5-19

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34

Denmark, Sam

10-9

36

41

77

4.0-26

5

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24

13

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29

4

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49

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45

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18

9

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20

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11

24

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15

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Miscellaneous Statistics Game-by-Game Starting Offense Georgia State Northern Arizona Troy (Ala.) Incarnate Word Houston Baptist Lamar Ave Maria McNeese State Sam Houston State Central Arkansas Northwestern State Stephen F. Austin State

QB FB RB TE McKenzie Cheshier Sims Parker McKenzie Cheshier Brown Parker McKenzie Sims Parker McKenzie Cheshier Duncan Parker McKenzie Sims Parker McKenzie Parker Sims Cheshier McKenzie Cheshier Sims Walker McKenzie Cheshier Sims Parker McKenzie Brown Munden Parker Brown Cheshier McKenzie Cheshier Brown Walker McKenzie Cheshier Brown Walker

LT Funk Funk Funk Funk Funk Funk Funk Funk Funk Funk Funk Funk

LG C RG Rieken Hoppenrath Carnes Rieken Hoppenrath Carnes Rieken Hoppenrath Carnes Rieken Hoppenrath Carnes Rieken Hoppenrath Carnes Rieken Hoppenrath Carnes Rieken Hoppenrath Carnes Rieken Hoppenrath Carnes Rieken Hoppenrath Carnes Rieken Hoppenrath Carnes Rieken Hoppenrath Carnes Rieken Hoppenrath Carnes

RT Mayfield Mayfield Mayfield Mayfield Mayfield Mayfield Mayfield Mayfield Mayfield Mayfield Mayfield Mayfield

WR WR WR WR / TE Gilbert Thompson Hudson Thompson Hudson Green-Avery Stone Gilbert Thompson Gilbert Thompson Green-Avery Gilbert Thompson Gilbert Thompson Gilbert Thompson Gilbert Thompson Stone Thompson Gilbert Stone Gilbert Parker Gilbert Thompson

Game-by-Game Starting Defense Georgia State Northern Arizona Troy (Ala.) Incarnate Word Houston Baptist Lamar Ave Maria McNeese State Sam Houston State Central Arkansas Northwestern State Stephen F. Austin State

DE DT NG DE OLB MLB OLB CB FS SS CB Richardson Williams Bloom Boyd Tarver Rudd Grady Barnett Stewart Lopez Chapa Richardson Williams Finley Boyd Stephens Denmark Grady Barnett Stewart Arnold Chapa Richardson Williams Finley Boyd Stephens Denmark Grady Barnett Stewart Lopez Chapa Richardson Williams Finley Boyd Stephens Denmark Grady Barnett Stewart Lopez Chapa Richardson Williams Finley Boyd Stephens Denmark Grady Barnett Stewart Lopez Chapa Richardson Williams Finley Boyd Stephens Denmark Grady Ausborne Stewart Lopez Baker Richardson Williams Finley Briscoe Stephens Denmark Rudd Ausborne Stewart Lopez Baker Richardson Williams Finley Briscoe Stephens Denmark Gates Barnett Stewart Lopez Ausborne Richardson Williams Finley Boyd Stephens Denmark Grady Barnett Stewart Lopez Ausborne Richardson Williams Allen Wimbley Stephens Rudd Grady Epps Stewart Lopez Ausborne Richardson Williams Allen Wimbley Stephens Rudd Grady Epps Stewart Lopez Ausborne Richards Williams Allen Wimbley Stephens Denmark Summers Barnett Stewart Lopez Ausborne

Game-by-Game Notables Game Captains Georgia State Stewart, Richardson, Parker, Lopez Northern Arizona Richardson, Parker, Stephens, Rudd Troy (Ala.) Richardson, Parker, Cheshier, Williams Incarnate Word Richardson, Parker, Stephens, Boyd Houston Baptist Stewart, Richardson, Parker, Stephens Lamar Richardson, Parker, Stephens, Boyd Ave Maria Stewart, Rudd, Summers, Cheshier McNeese State Richardson, Parker, Stephens, Lopez Sam Houston State Stewart, Parker, Boyd, Cheshier Central Arkansas Parker, Stephens, Lopez, Cheshier Northwestern State Richardson, Parker, Stephens, Lopez Stephen F. Austin State Stewart, Richardson, Stephens, Cheshier

Coin Toss GSU wins NAU wins ACU wins ACU wins HBU wins ACU wins ACU wins ACU wins ACU wins ACU wins ACU wins SFA wins

Kickoff / Receive ACU receives NAU receives Troy receives UIW receives ACU receives Lamar receives Ave Maria receives McNeese St. receives SHSU receives UCA receives NWLa. receives ACU receives

ACU 1st Poss. FG Punt TOUCHDOWN Punt Punt Punt Punt Punt Punt TOUCHDOWN Interception Fumble

Game Time 7:05 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 3:01 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 2 p.m. 6 p.m. 3 p.m. 2:05 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m.

Game Length 3:43 2:42 3:33 2:53 3:04 3:15 3:08 3:06 2:55 3:28 2:55 3:00

Jersey Combo White / White Black / Black White / White Purple / Black White / White Purple / White Purple / Black White / White White / White White / White Black / Black White / White

Result L, 38-37 L, 27-21 W, 38-35 W, 21-0 W, 59-14 L, 24-21 W, 55-14 L, 31-20 L, 38-21 W, 52-35 L, 34-10 W, 37-35

Turnovers = Points

Opening Acts

Here’s a game-by-game look at how many points ACU and its opponents scored off turnovers in 2014:

Here’s a look at how ACU and its opponents fared on their opening drives in each game of the 2014 season:

ACU TOs Opp. Pts. Opp. TOs ACU Pts. Georgia State 1 7 3 3 Northern Arizona 1 7 0 0 Troy (Ala.) 2 7 0 0 Incarnate Word 0 0 2 0 Houston Baptist 0 0 2 7 Lamar 0 0 1 0 Ave Maria 0 0 2 14 McNeese State 1 7 6 7 Sam Houston State 4 21 0 0 Central Arkansas 1 7 7 31 Northwestern State 5 10 1 0 Stephen F. Austin State 1 7 1 0 TOTAL 16 73 25 62

Georgia State Northern Arizona Troy (Ala.) Incarnate Word Houston Baptist Lamar Ave Maria McNeese State Sam Houston State Central Arkansas Northwestern State Stephen F. Austin State

ACU Opponent Field Goal Interception Punt Punt TOUCHDOWN Punt Punt Punt Punt TOUCHDOWN Punt Punt Punt Punt Punt Field Goal Punt TOUCHDOWN TOUCHDOWN TOUCHDOWN Interception Punt Fumble TOUCHDOWN

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2014SEASON The Last Time an ACU Team ‌ Miscellanous Played an overtime game: Sept. 28, 2013 (Tarleton State 41, ACU 34, 2 OT) Won an overtime game: Nov. 3, 2012 (ACU 22, #21 West Alabama 16) Lost an overtime game: Sept. 28, 2013 (Tarleton State 41, ACU 34, 2 OT) Played a tie game: Oct. 19, 1985 (ACU 24, NW Missouri State 24) Defeated a Top 25 Opponent: Nov. 15, 2014 (ACU 37, #24 S. F. Austin State 35) Defeated a Top 25 Opponent on the road: Nov. 15, 2014 (ACU 37, #24 Stephen F. Austin State 35) Defeated a Top 10 Opponent: Oct. 9, 2010 (#5 ACU 31, #8 Midwestern State 28) Defeated a Top 10 Opponent on the road: Oct. 2, 2010 (#5 ACU 31, #6 Texas A&M-Kingsville 24) Defeated a Top 5 Opponent: Aug. 27, 2009 (#8 ACU 19, #2 NW Missouri St. 14) Defeated a Top 5 Opponent on the road: Oct. 18, 2008 (#3 ACU 52, #4 West Texas A&M 35) Shut out an opponent: Sept. 20, 2014 (ACU 21, Incarnate Word 0) Shut out an opponent at Shotwell Stadium: Sept. 20, 2014 (ACU 21, Incarnate Word 0) Shut out a conference opponent at Shotwell Stadium: Sept. 20, 2014 (ACU 21, Incarnate Word 0) Shut out an opponent on the road: Sept. 30, 2006 (ACU 21, Eastern N.M. 0) Was shutout: Oct.13, 2012 (West Texas A&M 36, ACU 0) Was shut out at Shotwell Stadium: Sept. 20, 1997 (Central Oklahoma 28, ACU 0) Was shut out in a road game: Oct. 13, 2012 (at West Texas A&M 36, ACU 0) Shut out a non-conference opponent: Sept. 9, 1995 (ACU 35, Prairie View A&M 0) Shut out a non-conference opponent at Shotwell Stadium: Sept. 9, 1995 (ACU 35, Prairie View A&M 0) Shut out a non-conference opponent on the road: Sept. 27, 1980 (ACU 16, NW Oklahoma State 0) Was shut out by a non-conference opponent: Sept. 16, 1995 (Northern Arizona 62, ACU 0) Was shut out by a non-conference opponent at Shotwell Stadium: Sept. 15, 1962 (East Texas State 3, ACU 0) Was shut out by a non-conference opponent on the road: Sept. 16, 1995 (Northern Arizona 62, ACU 0)

Rushing Had 400 or more yards rushing in a game: * 427 yards vs. West Texas A&M (Nov. 22, 2008) Had 300-399 yards rushing in a game: 333 vs. McMurry (Sept. 7, 2013) Had negative rushing yards in game: Minus-40 yards vs. Texas A&M-Commerce (Oct. 31, 1992) Had six or more rushing touchdowns in a game: 6 TDs vs. Ave Maria (Oct. 11, 2014)

Passing Had 500 yards or more in a game: * Nov. 19, 2011 (506 at Washburn) Had 400-499 yards in a game: Aug. 27, 2014 (403 yards at Georgia State) Had 300-399 yards in a game: Oct. 25, 2014 (381 yards at Sam Houston State) Had 60 or more attempts in a game: Oct. 24, 1970 (65 attempts vs. Arkansas St.) Had 50-59 attempts in a game: Oct. 22, 2011 (56 attempts vs. Midwestern State) Had 40-49 attempts in a game: Oct. 25, 2014 (45 attempts at Sam Houston St.) Had six or more passing TDs in a game: Aug. 31, 2013 (7 vs vs. Concordia, Ala.) Had five passing TDs in a game: Sept. 14, 2013 (5 vs. New Mexico Highlands) Had four passing TDs in a game: Sept. 27, 2014 (4 at Houston Baptist)

Total Offense Had 30 or more first downs in a game: Nov. 16, 2013 vs. Prairie View A&M (30) Had 25-29 first downs in a game: Oct. 11, 2014, vs. Ave Maria (25) Had 700+ yards of offense in a game: * Nov. 22, 2008 (810 vs. West Texas A&M) Had 600-699 yards of offense in a game: Sept. 27, 2014 (659 vs. Houston Baptist) Had 500-599 yards of offense in a game: Nov. 15, 2014, at S. F. Austin State (532 total yards; 251 rushing, 281 passing)

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Former wide receiver Jerale Badon played for the Wildcats from 2004-07 and is the program’s all-time leader in both receptions and receiving yards.

Scoring Scored 90+ points: * Nov. 22, 2008 (#2 ACU 93, #9 West Texas A&M 68) Scored 80+ points: Aug.31,2013 (ACU 84,Concordia, Ala., 6) Scored 70+ points: * Nov. 24, 2007 (#2 Chadron State 76, #15 ACU 73, 3 OT) Scored 60-69 points: Nov. 16, 20113 (ACU 65, Prairie View A&M 45) Scored 50-59 points: Oct. 11, 2014 (ACU 55, Ave Maria 14) Scored 40-49 points: Oct. 19, 2013 (ACU 40, Incarnate Word 6) Consecutive games scored: 25 (121-game streak ended with 36-0 shutout at West Texas A&M on Oct. 13, 2012; prior to that game, last game shutout was Oct. 13, 2001; 31-0 at Angelo State) Scored an offensive 2-point conversion: Cade Stone pass to Parker McKenzie at Stephen F. Austin State, Nov. 15, 2014 Scored a defensive 2-point conversion: Jesse Harper vs. Concordia, Aug. 13, 2013 (blocked PAT return) Allowed an offensive 2-pt conversion: Mark Roberts pass from Caleb Berry, Lamar (Oct. 4, 2014) Allowed a defensive 2-pt conversion: Cody Moncure returned fumbled snap, Houston Baptist (Oct. 12, 2013) Recorded a safety: Oct. 31, 2009 vs. TexasA&M-Kingsville (Fred Thompson sack in end zone) Allowed a safety: Oct.13, 2012, vs. West Texas A&M (Shane Pennix sacks Mitchell Gale in end zone) Scored a defensive touchdown: Oct. 5, 2013, vs. Pittsburg State (Tyler Chapa 32 INT return); Sept. 14, 2013, vs. New Mexico Highlands (Nick Finney 18 fumble return); Aug. 31, 2013, vs. Concordia, Ala. (Tyler Chapa 31 INT return) Returned an interception for a touchdown: Oct. 5, 2013, vs. Pittsburg State (Tyler Chapa 32 INT return) Returned a fumble for a touchdown: Sept. 14, 2013, vs. New Mexico Highlands (Nick Finney 18-yard return) Allowed a defensive touchdown: Oct. 25, 2014, at Sam Houston State Opponent returned an interception for a touchdown: Oct. 25, 2014 (Eric Agbaroji, Sam Houston State, 28 yards) Opponent returned a fumble for a touchdown: Oct. 25, 2014 (A.J. Davis, Sam Houston State, 27 yards)


acusports.com Efficency, Turnovers Did not allow a sack in a game: Sept. 25, 2014, vs. Houston Baptist (last time previous was Oct. 12, 2013, vs. Houston Baptist) Did not allow a sack in consecutive games: Nov. 1, 2008, at Texas A&M-Kingsville and Nov. 8, 2008 vs. Midwestern State Had three or more fumbles in a game: Oct. 25, 2014, at Sam Houston State Lost three or more fumbles in a game: Oct. 25, 2015, at Sam Houston State (4 fumbles, 3 fumbles lost) Did not commit a turnover in a game: Oct. 11, 2014, vs. Ave Maria Did not commit a turnover in consecutive games: Oct. 11, 2014, vs. Ave Maria; Oct. 4, 2014, vs. Lamar; Sept. 27, 2014, vs. Houston Baptist; Sept. 20, 2014, vs. Incarnate Word Forced five or more turnovers in a game: Nov. 1, 2014, vs. Central Arkansas (4 INTs, 3 FR) Recovered three or more fumbles in a game: Nov. 1, 2014, vs. Central Arkansas (3 FR) Intercepted three or more passes in a game: Nov. 1, 2014, vs. Central Arkansas (4 INTs) Did not force a turnover in a game: Oct. 25, 2014, at Sam Houston State

Special Teams Blocked a PAT attempt: Nov. 9, 2013 vs. Incarnate Word (Damon Williams) Blocked a field goal: Sept. 20, 2014 (Nick Richardson vs. Incarnate Word) Blocked a punt: Sept. 27, 2014, vs. Houston Baptist (Quentin Bryant) Had a PAT blocked: Oct. 26, 2013, by New Mexico State (Darien Johnson) Had a field goal blocked: Oct. 20, 2012, vs. Midwestern State (Armonti Yharbrough) Had a punt blocked: Oct. 2, 2010 at Texas A&M-Kingsville (Roman Pula) Returned a punt for a touchdown: Oct. 1, 2011, Taylor Gabriel vs. W. Oregon (55 yds) Returned a blocked punt for a touchdown: Sept. 11, 2010 vs. NE State (Caleb Withrow recovered blocked punt in the end zone); Sept. 11, 2010 vs. NE State (Nate Bailey, 20 yards) Returned a kickoff for a touchdown: Oct. 6, 2012, vs. Eastern New Mexico (Cade Stone, 92 yards) Allowed a punt return for a touchdown: Sept. 21, 2013 at Illinois State (Anthony Warrum, 64 yards) Allowed a blocked punt to be returned for a TD: Oct. 31, 2009, vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville (Corey Robertson 22-yard return) Allowed a kickoff return for a TD: * Nov. 22, 2008 (85 yards by Wayne McKnight, West Texas A&M) Returned the opening kickoff for a TD: Oct. 6, 2012, vs. Eastern New Mexico (Cade Stone, 92 yards)

Allowed an opening kickoff for a touchdown: Sept. 1, 1990 (85 yards by Darron Johnson, Angelo St.) ACU recovered an onside kick: Sept. 13, 2014 (by Keith Barnett at Troy) Opponent recovered an onside kick: Sept. 20, 2014 (by Ramon Coto, UIW)

Total Defense Held an opponent to less than 10 first downs: Sept. 20, 2014, vs. Inc. Word (9) Held an opponent to 100-199 yards of offense: Sept. 20, 2014, vs. Incarnate Word (133 total yards) Held an opponent to less than 50 yards: Nov. 1, 2003, vs. Texas A&M-Commerce (49 total yards; minus-15 rushing, 64 passing) Recorded at least six quarterback sacks: Sept. 1, 2012, vs. McMurry (10 sacks, minus-74 yards) Allowed 70+ points in game: Oct. 22, 2011 (70-28 loss at Midwestern State) Allowed 50-69 points in game: * Nov. 19, 2011 vs. Washburn (lost 52-49) Allowed 40-49 points in game: Nov. 16, 2013, vs. Prairie View A&M (ACU 65, Prairie View A&M 45) Allowed 400+ rushing yards in a game: Oct. 22, 2007 (436 yards by Midwestern State) Allowed 300-399 rushing yards in a game: Oct. 18, 2014, at McNeese State (50 carries, 304 yards) Allowed 200-299 rushing yards in a game: Nov. 15, 2015, at Stephen F. Austin State (49 carries, 283 yards) Allowed 500+ passing yards in a game: * Nov. 22, 2008 vs. West Texas A&M (595 yards, 42-64-0) Allowed 400-499 passing yards in a game: Aug. 27, 2014, at Georgia State (30-40-1, 413 yards, 4 TDs) Allowed 300-399 passing yards in a game: Nov. 1, 2014, vs. Central Arkansas (37-512-4, 396 yards, 4 TDs) Allowed at least 100 offensive plays in a game: * Nov. 24, 2007, vs. Chadron State (116 plays) Allowed 90-99 offensive plays in a game: Nov. 16, 2013, vs. Prairie View A&M (92 plays) Allowed 80-89 offensive plays in a game: Nov. 15, 2015, at Stephen F. Austin (80 plays, 538 yards of total offense) Allowed 700+ yards of total offense in a game: Oct. 22, 2011 vs. Midwestern State (740 yards) Allowed 600-699 yards of total offense in a game: Nov. 10, 2007, vs. Midwestern State (654 yards) Allowed 500-599 yards of total offense in a game: Nov. 15, 2014, at Stephen F. Austin State (538 yards)

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2014SEASON The Last Time an ACU Player … Rushing Rushed for 300 or more yards: # * Nov. 24, 2007, Bernard Scott at Chadron State (22-303-5 TDs) Rushed for 200-299 yards in a game: Nov. 15, 2014 (De’Andre Brown at Stephen F. Austin State, 256 yards) Rushed for 150-199 yards in a game:; Nov. 1, 2014 (De’Andre Brown vs. Central Arkansas, 171 yards) Rushed for 100-149 yards in a game: Oct. 18, 2014 (De’Andre Brown at McNeese State, 109 yards) Rushed for 200+ yards in a road game: Oct. 18, 2008 (Bernard Scott vs. West Texas A&M, 275yards) Had at least 100 yards rushing and receiving in a game: * Nov. 19, 2011, (Daryl Richardson vs. Washburn, 16-132-1 rushing and 10-115-1 receiving) Scored 5+ rushing touchdowns in a game: * Nov. 22, 2008 Bernard Scott vs. West Texas A&M (6 TDs) Had an 80-yard touchdown run: Sept. 11, 2010, Darrell Cantu-Harkless vs. NE State (83 yards) Had a touchdown run of 70-79 yards: Nov. 12, 2011, Charcandrick West vs. Incarnate Word (71 yards) Had a touchdown run of 60-69 yards: Nov. 15, 2014, De’Andre Brown at Stephen F. Austin State (66 yards) Two Wildcats rush for more than 100 yards in the same game: Nov. 1, 2014, vs. Central Arkansas (De’Andre Brown, 28-171-0; Kade Munden, 20-100-2)

Passing Passed for 500 or more yards in a game: * Nov. 19, 2011, Mitchell Gale at Washburn (29-48-3, 506 yards, 4 TDs) Passed for 400 or more yards in a game: Aug. 27, 2014, Parker McKenzie at Georgia State (30-40-1, 403 yards, 4 TDs) Passed for 350-399 yards in a game: Oct. 25, 2014, Parker McKenzie at Sam Houston State (29-44-1, 352 yards, 2 TDs) Passed for 300-349 yards in a game: Oct. 11, 2014, Parker McKenzie vs. Ave Maria (22-31-0, 304 yards, 1 TD) Threw 5+ touchdown passes in a game: Sept. 14, 2013, John David Baker vs. New Mexico Highlands (5 TDs); Aug., 13, 2003, JD Baker vs. Concordia (7 TDs) Completed an 80-yard pass: Sept. 14, 2013, John David Baker to Darian Hogg vs. New Mexico Highlands (87 yards); Aug. 13, 2013, John David Baker to Darian Hogg vs. Concordia (88 yards) Completed a 70-yard pass: Sept. 20, 2014, Parker McKenzie to Cedric Gilbert (TD) vs. Incarnate Word (70 yards) Completed a 60-yard pass: Oct. 25, 2014, Parker McKenzie to Noah Cheshier (TD) at Sam Houston State (64 yards) Completed a 50-yard pass: Sept. 27, 2014, Parker McKenzie to Jonathan Epps (59 yards vs. Houston Baptist); Parker McKenzie to Herschel Sims (57 yards vs. Houston Baptist)

Receiving Caught 12 more passes in a game: Oct. 26, 2013, Taylor Gabriel at New Mexico State (15 catches, 188 yards, 0 TD) Caught 10 or more passes in a game: Oct. 5, 2013, Taylor Gabriel at Pittsburg State (10 catches, 117 yards, 1 TD); Aug. 13, 2013, Darian Hogg vs. Concordia (10 catches, 208 yards, 2 TDs) Had 200 yards receiving in a game: Aug. 13, 2013, Darian Hogg vs. Concordia (10 catches, 208 yards, 2 TDs) Had 150-199 yards receiving in a game: Oct. 26, 2013, Taylor Gabriel at New Mexico State (15 catches, 188 yards, 0 TD) Had 150 yards receiving in a half: Aug. 13, 2013, Darian Hogg vs. Concordia (9 catches, 191 yards, 1 TD in the first half) Caught three or more TD passes in a game: Oct. 12, 2013, at Houston Baptist (Taylor Gabriel, 3 TDs); Sept. 14, 2013, at N.M.Highlands (Taylor Gabriel, 3 TDs) Had two 100-yard receivers in the same game: * Nov. 19, 2011, vs. Washburn (Daryl Richardson, 10-115-1 TD; Taylor Gabriel, 6-119-2 and Darrell Cantu-Harkless, 5-117-0)

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Had one receiver with 200 yards and another with 100 yards: Oct. 18, 2008 at West Texas A&M (Johnny Knox, 10 catches, 203 yards, 2 TD; Bernard Scott (7 catches, 141 yards, 1 TD)

Special Teams Kicked a field goal of at least 50 yards: Nov. 12, 2011, Morgan Lineberry at Incarnate Word (54 yards) Kicked a field goal of 40-49 yards: Aug. 27, 2014, at Georgia State (Nik Grau, 42 yards) Kicked four or more field goals in a game: Nov. 8, 2008, Matt Adams vs. Midwestern State (4 FGs) Made a game-winning field goal: Nov. 15, 2014, Nik Grau at Stephen F. Austin State (31-yard field goal with 5:48 to play to give ACU A 37-35 lead) Made a game-winning field goal, game’s final play: Nov. 4, 2006, Matt Adams at Texas A&M-Kingsville (25-yard FG to win 41-38) Had a 70-yard punt: Oct. 6, 2001, Brad Raphelt vs. SE Oklahoma State (74 yards) Had a 60-yard punt: Sept. 28, 2013, Austin Kilcullen vs. Tarleton State (60 yards); Sept. 21, 2013, Austin Kilcullen at Illinois State (64 yards) * NCAA Division II playoff game # Statsistics voided by NCAA because of rules violations


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Fresno State Bulldogs

Houston Baptist Huskies

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 • 7 P.M. (PT) BULLDOG STADIUM • FRESNO, CALIF.

SATURDAY, SEP TEMBER 19 • 6 P.M. SHOT WELL STADIUM • ABILENE

Quick Facts

Quick Facts

Stadium: Bulldog Stadium (41,031 / FieldTurf) Press box phone: 559-287-3304 Nickname: Bulldogs Member: NCAA Division I-FCS (Mountain West Conference) Enrollment: 23,060 Location: Fresno, Calif. Colors: Red and Blue Coach: Tim DeRuyter (Air Force, 1985) Coach’s FSU record: 26-14 (4th season) Coach’s overall record: Same Coach’s phone: 559-278-3015 Sports Information football contact: Jason Clay SID office phone: 559-278-6577 SID cell phone: 559-287-3304 SID email: jaclay@csufresno.edu Athletics website: gobulldogs.com 2014 record: 6-8 (5-3, 1st in Moutain West, West Division) Series: Tied 2-2 Lettermen returning: 29 Starters returning: 14 (6 offense, 5 defense, 3 special teams)

Stadium: Husky Stadium (5,000 / FieldTurf) Press box phone: 291-923-0813 Nickname: Huskies Member: NCAA Division I-FCS (Southland Conference) Enrollment: 3,128 Location: Houston Colors: Royal Blue and Orange Coach: Vic Shealy (Richmond, 1984 Coach’s HBU record: 2-9 (3rd season) Coach’s overall record: 29-23-1 (7th season) Coach’s phone: 281-649-3870 Sports Information football contact: Russ Reneau SID office phone: 281-649-3098 SID cell phone: 291-923-0813 SID email: rreneau@hbu.edu Athletics website: hbuhuskies.com 2014 record: 2-9 (1-7, 10th in Southland Conference) Series: ACU leads 2-0 Lettermen returning: 55 Starters returning: 20 (9 offense, 9 defense, 2 special teams)

Returning Statistical Leaders

Returning Statistical Leaders

Passing: Zack Greenlee, 6-1, 200, soph (18-41-0, 213 yds, 1 TD) Rushing: Marteze Waller, 5-11, 210, sr (225 carries, 1,368 yds, 11 TDs) Receiving: Aaron Peck, 6-3, 215, sr (32 catches, 419 yds, 3 TDs) Tackles: Kyrie Wilson, LB, 5-2, 240, sr (90 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 1.0 sacks)

Passing: Jonathan Fleming, 6-2, 210, sr (93-176-10, 1,051 yds, 11 TDs) Rushing: B.J. Kelly, 5-9, 180, soph (150 carries, 735 yards, 3 TDs) Receiving: Wesley Lewis, 6-6, 210, soph (17 catches, 170 yards, 1 TD) Tackles: Garrett Dolan, LB, 6-2, 235, soph (82 tackles, 6.0 TFL, 2.5 sacks)

FRESNO STATE HEAD COACH

TIM DERUY TER

2015 Schedule Date Opponent Sept. 3 vs. Abilene Christian Sept. 12 at Ole Miss Sept. 19 vs. Utah Sept. 26 at San Jose State* Oct. 3 at San Diego State* Oct. 10 vs. Utah State* Oct. 16 vs. UNLV* Oct. 24 at Air Force* Nov. 5 vs. Nevada* Nov. 14 at Hawai’i* Nov. 21 at BYU* Nov. 28 vs. Colorado State*

VIC SHEALY

2015 Schedule Site Time Fresno, Calif. 7 p.m. (PT) Oxford, Miss. 2:30 p.m. Fresno, Calif. 7:30 p.m. San Jose, Calif. 7:30 p.m. San Diego, Calif. 7:30 p.m. Fresno, Calif. 7:30 p.m. Fresno, Calif. 7:30 p.m. Colo. Springs, Colo. TBA Fresno, Calif. 7:30 p.m. Honolulu, Hawaii TBA Provo, Utah TBA Fresno, Calif. 6 p.m.

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Date Opponent Sept. 5 vs. Bethany College Sept. 12 vs. Northern Colorado Sept. 19 at Abilene Christian* Sept. 26 at Sam Houston State* Oct. 3 vs. College of Faith Oct. 10 vs.Central Arkansas* Oct. 17 at Nicholls State* Oct. 24 vs. Southeastern La.* Oct. 31 vs. Lamar* Nov. 14 at Stephen F. Austin State* Nov. 21 vs. Incarnate Word* *Conference game

Site Houston Houston Abilene Huntsville Houston Houston Thibodaux, La. Houston Houston Nacogdoches Houston

Time 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. TBA 7 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 2 p.m.


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Game 4

S. F. Austin State Lumberjacks

Central Arkansas Bears

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 • 2:30 P.M. SHOT WELL STADIUM • ABILENE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 • 6 P.M. ESTES STADIUM • CONWAY, ARK.

Quick Facts

Quick Facts

Stadium: Homer Bryce Stadium (14,575 / Hellas Matrix) Press box phone: 936-468-2606 Nickname: Lumberjacks Member: NCAA Division I-FCS (Southland Conference) Enrollment: 12,955 Location: Nacogdoches, Texas Colors: Purple and White Coach: Clint Conque (Nicholls, 1983) Coach’s SFA record: 8-5 (2nd season) Coach’s overall record: 113-64 (15th season) Coach’s phone: 936-468-2606 Sports Information football contact: Rand Champion SID office phone: 936-468-2606 SID cell phone: 936-468-2606 SID email: championr@sfasu.edu Athletics website: sfajacks.com 2014 record: 8-5 (5-3, t-3rd in Southland Conference) Series: ACU leads 9-6 Lettermen returning: 41 Starters returning: 14 (7 offense, 5 defense, 2 special teams)

Stadium: First Security Field at Estes Stadium (9,000 / GeoTurf) Press box phone: 501-450-5743 Nickname: Bears Member: NCAA Division I-FCS (Southland Conference) Enrollment: 11,758 Location: Conway, Ark. Colors: Purple and Gray Coach: Steve Campbell (Troy, 1987) Coach’s UCA record: 6-6 (2nd season) Coach’s overall record: 44-14 (5th season) Coach’s phone: 501-450-3153 Sports Information football contact: Steve East SID office phone: 501-450-5743 SID cell phone: 501-450-5743 SID email: seast@uca.edu Athletics website: ucasports.com 2014 record: 6-6 (5-3, t-3rd in Southland Conference) Series: Central Arkansas leads 5-1-1 Lettermen returning: 56 Starters returning: 16 (5 offense, 8 defense, 3 special teams)

Returning Statistical Leaders

Returning Statistical Leaders

Passing: Zach Conque, 6-6, 235, jr (249-385-9, 2,733 yards, 15 TDs) Rushing: Zach Conque, 6-6, 235, jr (154 carries, 626 yards, 13 TDs) Receiving: Aaron Thomas, 6-1, 190l, sr (53 catches, 703 yards, 2 TDs) Tackles: Justin Owens, 6-1, 210, sr (80 tackles, 6.0 TFL, 2.0 sacks)

Passing: Taylor Reed, 6-3, 215, sr (75-116-2, 869 yards, 7 TDs) Rushing: Dom. Thomas, 5-10, 215, soph (54 rushes, 340 yds, 5 TDs) Receiving: Desmon Smith, 6-1, 200, jr (46 catches, 616 yards, 7 TDs) Tackles: George Odum, 6-2, 185, soph (77 tackles, 8.0 TFL)

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE HEAD COACH

CLINT CONQUE

2015 Schedule Date Opponent Sept. 5 vs. Northern Arizona Sept. 12 at TCU Sept. 19 vs. McNeese State* Sept. 26 at Abilene Christian* Oct. 3 vs. Sam Houston State* Oct. 10 vs. Nicholls State* Oct. 17 at Southeastern La.* Oct. 31 vs. Incarnate Word* Nov. 7 at Central Arkansas* Nov. 14 vs. Houston Baptist* Nov. 21 at Northwestern State* *Conference game

CENTRAL ARK ANSAS HEAD COACH

STEVE CAMPBELL

2015 Schedule Site Nacogdoches Fort Worth Nacogdoches Abilene Houston Nacogdoches Hammond, La. Nacogdoches Conway, Ark. Nacogdoches Natchitoches, La.

Time 6 p.m. TBA 6 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m. 3 p.m. 3 p.m. 3 p.m.

Date Opponent Site Time Sept. 3 at Samford Birmingham, Ala. TBA Sept. 12 at Oklahoma State Stillwater, Okla. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at Northwestern State* Natchitoches, La. 6 p.m. Oct. 3 vs. Abilene Christian* Conway, Ark. 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at Houston Baptist* Houston 7 p.m. Oct. 17 vs. McNeese State* Conway, Ark. 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at Lamar* Beaumont 6 p.m. Oct. 31 vs. Southeastern La.* Conway, Ark. 7 p.m. Nov. 7 vs. Stephen F. Austin State* Conway, Ark. 3 p.m. Nov. 14 at Nicholls State* Thibodaux, La. 3 p.m. Nov. 21 vs. Sam Houston State* Conway, Ark. 7 p.m. *Conference game

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Game 6

Lamar Cardinals

Sam Houston State Bearkats

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10 • 7 P.M. PROVOST UMPHREY STADIUM BEAUMONT

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 • 2 P.M. SHOT WELL STADIUM • ABILENE

Quick Facts

Quick Facts

Stadium: Provost Umphrey Stadium (16,000 / Matrix Turf) Press box phone: 409-880-7489 Nickname: Cardinals Member: NCAA Division I-FCS (Southland Conference) Enrollment: 14,052 Location: Beaumont, Texas Colors: Red and White Coach: Ray Woodard (Sam Houston State, 1988) Coach’s Lamar record: 26-32 (6th season) Coach’s overall record: Same Coach’s phone: 409-880-7157 Sports Information football contact: James Dixon SID office phone: 409-880-8329 SID cell phone: 936-552-1171 SID email: james.dixon@lamar.edu Athletics website: lamarcardinals.com 2014 record: 8-4 (5-3, t-3rd in Conference) Series: Lamar leads 10-7 Lettermen returning: 47 Starters returning: 16 (6 offense, 8 defense, 2 special teams)

Stadium: Elliott T. Bowers Stadium (12,975 / RealGrassPro) Press box phone: 936-294-1838 Nickname: Bearkats Member: NCAA Division I-FCS (Southland Conference) Enrollment: 19,719 Location: Huntsville, Texas Colors: Orange and White Coach: K.C. Keeler (Delaware, 1981) Coach’s SHSU record: 11-5 (2nd season) Coach’s overall record: 185-78-1 (22nd season) Coach’s phone: 936-294-1735 Sports Information football contact: Paul Ridings SID office phone: 936-294-1764 SID cell phone: 936-355-1059 SID email: ridings@shsu.edu Athletics website: gobearkats.com 2014 record: 11-5 (1st in Southland Conference, FCS semifinals) Series: ACU leads 12-8-1 Lettermen returning: 54 Starters returning: 21 (9 offense, 10 defense, 2 special teams)

Returning Statistical Leaders

Returning Statistical Leaders

Passing: N/A Rushing: Kade Harrington, 5-9, 180, jr (154 carries, 740 yards, 11 TDs) Receiving: Reggie Begelton, 6-2, 200, sr (67 catches, 860 yards, 6 TDs) Tackles: Ronnie Jones, 6-0, 235, sr (99 tackles, 11.5 TFL, 5.0 sacks)

Passing: Jared Johnson, 6-1, 215, sr (260-453-12, 3,054 yards, 21 TDs) Rushing: Jared Johnson, 6-1, 215, sr (214 carries, 999 yards, 6 TDs) Receiving: Yedidiah Louis, 5-8, 190, soph (71 catches, 803 yards, 1 TD) Tackles: Tristan Eche, 5-10, 200, sr (108 tackles, 16.0 TFL, 5.0 sacks)

LAMAR HEAD COACH

SAM HOUSTON STATE HEAD COACH

RAY WOODARD

K. C. KEELER

2015 Schedule Date Opponent Sept. 5 Bacone College Sept. 12 at Baylor Sept. 19 at Sam Houston State* Oct. 1 at Southeastern La.* Oct. 10 vs. Abilene Christian* Oct. 17 at Northwestern State* Oct. 24 vs. Central Arkansas* Oct. 31 at Houston Baptist* Nov. 7 vs. Nicholls State* Nov. 14 at Incarnate Word* Nov. 21 vs. McNeese State*

2015 Schedule Site Beaumont Waco Huntsville Hammond, La. Beaumont Natchitoches, La. Beaumont Houston Beaumont San Antonio Beaumont

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Time 7 p.m. TBA TBA 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 2 p.m. 6 p.m. TBA 6 p.m.

Date Opponent Site Sept. 5 at Texas Tech Lubbock Sept. 19 vs. Lamar* Huntsville Sept. 26 vs. Houston Baptist* Huntsville Oct. 3 vs. Stephen F. Austin State* Houston Oct. 10 vs. Incarnate Word* Huntsville Oct. 17 at Abilene Christian* Abilene Oct. 24 vs. Nicholls State* Huntsville Oct. 31 vs. Texas A&M-Commerce Huntsville Nov. 7 at McNeese State* Lake Charles, La. Nov. 14 vs. Northwestern State* Huntsville Nov. 21 at Central Arkansas* Conway, Ark. *Conference game

Time TBA TBA TBA 3 p.m. TBA 2 p.m. TBA TBA 6 p.m. TBA 7 p.m.


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Game 7

Game 8

Incarnate Word Cardinals

McNeese State Cowboys

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24 • 2 P.M. BENSON STADIUM • SAN ANTONIO

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 • 2 P.M. SHOT WELL STADIUM • ABILENE

Quick Facts

Quick Facts

Stadium: Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium (6,000 / Hellas Matrix) Press box phone: 210-283-6462 Nickname: Cardinals Member: NCAA Division I-FCS (Southland Conference) Enrollment: 9,940 Location: San Antonio, Texas Colors: Red, Black and White Coach: Larry Kennan (La Verne, 1966) Coach’s UIW record: 10-23 (4th season) Coach’s overall record: 34-41 (8th season) Coach’s phone: 210-829-2722 Sports Information football contact: Shane Meling SID office phone: 210-805-3071 SID cell phone: 903-399-0455 SID email: meling@uiwtx.edu Athletics website: uiwcardinals.com 2014 record: 2-9 (2-6, 9th in Southland Conference) Series: ACU leads 5-1 Lettermen returning: 49 Starters returning: 17 (7 offense, 7 defense, 3 special teams)

Stadium: Louis Bonnette Field at Cowboy Stadium (17,610 / Artificial) Press box phone: 337-475-5225 Nickname: Cowboys Member: NCAA Division I-FCS (Southland Conference) Enrollment: 8,900 Location: Lake Charles, La. Colors: Blue and Gold Coach: Matt Viator (McNeese State, 1986) Coach’s McNeese record: 68-32 (10th season) Coach’s overall record: Same Coach’s phone: 337-475-5214 Sports Information football contact: Matthew Bonnette SID office phone: 337-475-5207 SID cell phone: 337-263-48225 SID email: wbonnette@mcneese.edu Athletics website: mcneesesports.com 2014 record: 6-5 (4-4, t-6th in Southland) Series: McNeese State leads 2-0 Lettermen returning: 64 Starters returning: 16 (5 offense, 10 defense, 1 special team)

Returning Statistical Leaders

Returning Statistical Leaders

Passing: Jordan Scelfo, 5-10, 190, sr (74-157-9, 947 yards, 8 TDs) Rushing: Junior Sessions, 5-10, 215, jr (123 rushes, 462 yards, 4 TDs) Receiving: Daryl Brooks, 6-3, 195, jr (22 catches, 207 yards, 3 TDs) Tackles: Robert Johnson, 5-11, 195, sr (69 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 1.0 sacks)

Passing: Daniel Sams, 6-2, 210, sr (46-97-4, 624 yards, 7 TDs) Rushing: Daniel Sams, 6-2, 210, sr (104 carries, 711 yards, 2 TDs) Receiving: Khalil Thomas, 5-9, 185, jr (18 catches, 271 yards, 5 TDs) Tackles: Brent Spikes, 6-1, 195, sr (83 tackles, 4.5 TFL, 1.0 sacks)

McNEESE STATE HEAD COACH

INCARNATE WORD HEAD COACH

MAT T VIATOR

LARRY KENNAN

2015 Schedule Date Opponent Sept. 5 vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville Sept. 12 at McNeese State* Sept. 19 vs. Nicholls State* Sept. 26 at UTEP Oct. 3 vs. Northwestern State* Oct. 10 at Sam Houston State* Oct. 24 vs. Abilene Christian* Oct. 31 at Stephen F. Austin State Nov. 7 at Southeastern La.* Nov. 14 vs. Lamar Nov. 21 at Houston Baptist* *Conference game

2015 Schedule Site San Antonio Lake Charles, La. San Antonio El Paso San Antonio Huntsville San Antonio Nacogdoches Hammond, La. San Antonio Houston

Time 2 p.m. 6 p.m. 2 p.m. TBA 2 p.m. TBA 2 p.m. 3 p.m. TBA 2 p.m. 2 p.m.

Date Opponent Sept. 5 at LSU Sept. 12 vs. Incarnate Word* Sept. 19 at Stephen F. Austin State* Sept. 26 vs. Mississippi College Oct. 3 at Nicholls State* Oct. 10 vs. Southeastern La.* Oct. 17 at Central Arkansas* Oct. 24 vs. Northwestern State* Oct. 31 at Abilene Christian* Nov. 7 vs. Sam Houston State* Nov. 21 at Lamar*

Site Baton Rouge, La. Lake Charles, La. Nacogdoches Lake Charles Thibodaux, La. Lake Charles, La. Conway, Ark. Lake Charles, La. Abilene Lake Charles, La. Beaumont

Time TBA 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 3 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 2 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m.

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Game 10

Northwestern State Demons

Southeastern Louisiana Lions

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 • 6 P.M. TURPIN STADIUM • NATCHITOCHES, LA.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14 • 2 P.M. SHOT WELL STADIUM • ABILENE

Quick Facts

Quick Facts

Stadium: Turpin Stadium (15,971 / Artificial) Press box phone: 318-357-4529 Nickname: Demons Member: NCAA Division I-FCS (Southland Conference) Enrollment: 9,002 Location: Natchitoches, La. Colors: Purple, Orange and White Coach: Jay Thomas (Southern Mississippi, 1988) Coach’s NSU record: 12-12 (3rd season) Coach’s overall record: 39-47 (9th season) Coach’s phone: 318-357-5252 Sports Information football contact: Doug Ireland SID office phone: 318-357-6467 SID cell phone: 318-471-2086 SID email: ireland@nsula.edu Athletics website: hsudemons.com 2014 record: 6-6 (4-4, t-5th in Southland Conference) Series: ACU leads 5-4 Lettermen returning: 53 Starters returning: 15 (8 offense, 3 defense, 4 special teams)

Stadium: Strawberry Stadium (7,408 / UBU-Speed Series-S5-M) Press box phone: 985-549-2443 Nickname: Lions Member: NCAA Division I-FCS (Southland Conference) Enrollment: 15,802 Location: Hammond, La. Colors: Green and Gold Coach: Ron Roberts (Tennessee-Martin, 1990) Coach’s SELa. record: 24-13 (4th season) Coach’s overall record: 72-29 (9th season) Coach’s phone: 985-549-5550 Sports Information football contact: Kemmler Chapple SID office phone: 985-549-3221 SID cell phone: 985-974-5466 SID email: kemmler.chapple@selu.edu Athletics website: lionsports.net 2014 record: 9-4 (7-1, t-1st in Southland Conference) Series: Tied 1-1 Lettermen returning: 46 Starters returning: 13 (5 offense, 6 defense, 2 special teams)

Returning Statistical Leaders

Returning Statistical Leaders

Passing: Daniel Hazlewood (3-4-0, 31 yards, 0 TDs) Rushing: De’Mard Llorens, 5-9, 195, jr (87 carries, 429 yards, 3 TDs) Receiving: Ed Eagan, 5-10, 180, sr (73 catches, 908 yads, 6 TDs) Tackles: Adam Jones, S, 6-2, 195, jr (85 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 1.0 sacks)

Passing: D’Shaie Landor, 6-1, 195, jr (5-8-1, 151 yards, 0 TDs) Rushing: Kody Sutton, 5-8, 200, sr (142 carries, 640 yards, 6 TDs) Receiving: Jeff Smiley, 5-9, 175, sr (39 catches, 601 yards, 7 TDs) Tackles: Micah Eugene, DB, 5-10, 190, sr (65 tackles, 3.0 TFL)

NORTHWESTERN STATE HEAD COACH

JAY THOMAS

2015 Schedule Date Opponent Site Sept. 3 vs. Southeastern La.* Natchitoches, La. Sept. 12 at Louisiana-Lafayette Lafayette, La. Sept. 19 at Mississippi State Starkville, La. Sept. 26 vs. Central Arkansas* Natchitoches, La. Oct. 3 at Incarnate Word* San Antonio Oct. 17 vs. Lamar* Natchitoches, La. Oct. 24 at McNeese State* Lake Charles, La. Oct. 31 at Nicholls State* Thibodaux, La. Nov. 7 vs. Abilene Christian* Natchitoches, La. Nov. 14 at Sam Houston State* Huntsville Nov. 21 vs. Stephen F. Austin State* Natchitoches, La. *Conference game

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RON ROBERTS

2015 Schedule Time 6 p.m. 6 p.m 3 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 3 p.m. 6 p.m. TBA 3 p.m.

Date Opponent Site Sept. 3 at Northwestern State* Natchitoches, La. Sept. 12 Florida Tech Hammond, La. Sept. 19 at Ohio University Athens, Ohio Oct. 1 vs. Lamar* Hammond, La. Oct. 10 at McNeese State* Lake Charles, La. Oct. 17 vs. Stephen F. Austin State* Hammond, La. Oct. 24 at Houston Baptist* Houston Oct. 31 at Central Arkansas* Conway, Ark. Nov. 7 vs. Incarnate Word* Hammond, La. Nov. 14 at Abilene Christian* Abilene, Texas Nov. 19 vs. Nicholls State* Hammond, La. *Conference game

Time 6 p.m. TBA 1 p.m. 6 p.m. TBA TBA 2 p.m. 7 p.m. TBA 2 p.m. 6 p.m.


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Game 11 Northern Colorado Bears SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 • NOON (MT) NOT TINGHAM FIELD • GREELY, COLO.

Quick Facts Stadium: Nottingham Field (8,500 / FieldTurf) Press box phone: 970-673-3755 Nickname: Bears Member: NCAA Division I-FCS (Big Sky Conference) Enrollment: 12,000 Location: Greeley, Colo. Colors: Blue and Gold Coach: Earnest Collins Jr. (Northern Colorado, 1996) Coach’s Troy record: 9-25 (4th season) Coach’s overall record: Same Coach’s phone: 970-351-1733 Sports Information football contact: Kobee Stalder SID office phone: 970-351-1065 SID cell phone: 970-673-3755 SID email: kobee.stalder@unco.edu Athletics website: uncbears.com 2014 record: 3-8 (2-6, 10th in Big Sky Conference) Series: ACU leads 10-4-1 Lettermen returning: 23 Starters returning: 9 (5 offense, 4 defense)

Returning Statistical Leaders Passing: Jonathan Newsom, 6-2, 200, sr (54-93-2, 617 yards, 4 TDs) Rushing: Darius Graham, 6-1, 230, jr (75 carries, 248 yards, 3 TDs) Receiving: Stephen Miller, 6-3, 195, jr (45 catches, 586 yards, 3 TDs) Tackles: Brandon Lenoir, CB, 5-10, 170, jr (70 tackles, 1.5 TFL)

NORTHERN COLORADO HEAD COACH

EARNEST COLLINS JR.

2015 Schedule Date Opponent Sept. 5 vs. Western State Sept. 12 at Houston Baptist Sept. 19 at Southern Utah* Sept. 26 vs. Weber State* Oct. 3 at Sacramento State* Oct. 17 vs. Cal-Davis* Oct. 24 vs. Eastern Washington* Oct. 31 at Northern Arizona* Nov. 7 vs. Portland State* Nov. 14 at North Dakota* Nov. 21 vs. Abilene Christian

Site Time Greeley, Colo. 1:35 p.m. Houston 7 p.m. Cedar City, Utah 6 p.m. Greeley, Colo. 1:35 p.m. Sacramento, Calif. TBA Greeley, Colo. 1:35 p.m. Greeley, Colo. 1:35 p.m. Flagstaff, Ariz. TBA Greeley, Colo. Noon Grand Forks, N.D. TBA Greeley, Colo. Noon (MT)

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ACU

UCA

HBU

UIW

LU

MCN

UNO

NICH

NSU

SHSU

SLU

SFA

AMCC

Abilene Christian

— 523 409 245 461 526 702 670 436 341 669 364 390

Central Arkansas

523 — 464 624 430 464 473 589 310 415 500 321 754

Houston Baptist

409 464 —

198 88 144 348 316 229 70 314 142 219

Incarnate Word

245 624 198

— 284 340 544 512 424 226 510 324 143

Lamar

461 430 88 284 —

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261 231 157 112 226 124 307

McNeese State

526 464 144 340 60

206 171 121 172 166 161 363

New Orleans

702 473 348 544 261 206

65 272 392 58 388 566

Nicholls State

670 589 316 512 231 171

65

— 229 343 88 329 536

Northwestern State

436 310 229 424 157 121 272 229 — 180 208 109 488

Sam Houston State

341 415 70 226 112 172 392 343 180 — 338 94 290

SE Louisiana

669 500 314 510 226 166 58 88 208 338 — 311 535

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124 161

388 329

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ell into its sixth decade of service, the Southland Conference continues to be a model of innovation, stability and consistent achievement as it celebrates the academic and athletic accomplishments of its member institutions and approximately 4,200 student-athletes. Having commemorated its 50th anniversary in 2013, the Southland Conference has transformed itself into a dynamic and respected consortium of 13 member universities in three states. Beginning with a historic meeting of five institutions in Dallas on March 15, 1963, the Southland Conference set on an extraordinary course that has proven successful well into the 21st century. The successful transformation continues, as the Southland Conference welcomed four additional members in 2013: Abilene Christian University, Houston Baptist University, the University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio, and the University of New Orleans. In addition to its newest members, the Southland also consists of the University of Central Arkansas, Lamar University, McNeese State University, Nicholls State University, Northwestern State University, Sam Houston State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, Stephen F. Austin State University and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. An original Southland member from 1963-73, Abilene Christian rejoined the league as one of the most decorated athletics programs in NCAA history, and the addition of Houston Baptist, UIW and New Orleans gives the Southland a regular competitive presence in the key metropolitan areas of Houston, San Antonio and New Orleans. Southland cities encompass approximately 14 million people, and six of its television markets rank among the top 100 in the U.S. All told, the membership of the Southland encompasses nearly 140,000 current students and an alumni base of nearly 800,000. Famous alums from current Southland Conference schools include former CBS news anchor Dan Rather (Sam Houston State), NBA executive Joe Dumars (McNeese State), ABC news anchor Robin Roberts (Southeastern Louisiana), Major League Baseball star Wade Miley (Southeastern Louisiana), NBA legend Scottie Pippen (Central Arkansas), and track and field Olympians Kenta Bell (Northwestern State), and Bobby Morrow and Billy Olson (both Abilene Christian). Other notable alums from current members include Grammy Award-winning musicians Frank Ocean (New Orleans), Don Henley and Rodney Crowell (both Stephen F. Austin State), television personality and actress Ellen DeGeneres (New Orleans), current NFL standouts Lardarius Webb (Nicholls State) and Terrence McGee (Northwestern State), professional golfers Shawn Stefani and Chris Stroud (both Lamar) and Colin Montgomerie (HBU), award-winning filmmaker Richard Linklater (Sam Houston State), American Idol winner Kris Allen (Central Arkansas), NFL Hall of Famer Jackie Harris (Northwestern State), former NFL standouts Bobby Hebert (Northwestern State), Gary Barbaro (Nicholls State), Wilbert Montgomery (Abilene Christian) and Gary Reasons (Northwestern State), former MLB stars Darryl Hamilton (Nicholls State) and Kevin Millar (Lamar), NCAA football coach Charlie Strong (Central Arkansas), actors John Larroquette (New Orleans), Ricardo Chavira (UIW) and Jesse Borrego (UIW), 86

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the late NFL coaching legend O.A. “Bum” Phillips (Lamar and Stephen F. Austin State), and Ebola fighter Kent Brantly, M.D. (Abilene Christian), Time magazine’s 2014 Person of the Year. The Southland sponsors 17 full championship sports, all at the NCAA Division I level. The eight men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis, and indoor and outdoor track and field. The women compete for nine championships in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball. The conference earns automatic qualification to NCAA championships in baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, football, men’s and women’s golf, women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, and volleyball. The Southland Bowling League, an affiliated Conference sport, originated in 2015, and four of its members filled out half of the eight-team bracket, with Stephen F. Austin advancing to the national title match. Continuing its tradition of innovation, the league launched the Southland Conference Television Network in the fall of 2008 and has broadcast more than 160 events. The network has expanded its reach to roughly 13 million households throughout Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma in recent years, and has also gained national viewership through ESPN3 and Fox College Sports. In its first seven years, the network has received recognition for its work, earning numerous College Sports Media and Telly Awards. The Southland Conference, in conjunction with the city of Frisco, Texas, and Hunt Sports Group, also serves as the host to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Game in Frisco, which has been home to the conference headquarters since 2006. The game is played at Frisco’s Toyota Stadium, and after a successful three-year run, the partnership was rewarded with a three-year renewal to serve as the national championship host site through the 2015 season. Southland Conference football ranks among the best Football Championship Subdivision leagues in the nation, and enjoys an annual expectation of competing for the national championship with multiple teams advancing to the NCAA playoffs each year. In 2014, three Southland teams – Southeastern Louisiana, Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin State – all qualified for the NCAA Division I Football Championship, and in 2011 and 2012, Sam Houston advanced to the national championship game. Also, in 2002 and 2003, McNeese State finished the regular season ranked No. 1 in the nation, and advanced to the 2002 national championship contest. The conference has been represented in eight national championship games since the league joined the FCS (formerly I-AA) in 1982. All told, Southland teams have played in 115 Division I playoff games in 33 years, winning 56 of the contests. Historically, the Southland’s successful football heritage has sustained itself through numerous membership and classification changes. The Southland joined the NCAA College Division in 1964, and was designated as NCAA Division II in 1973 before joining Division I in 1975. The Southland was an NCAA Division I-A league from 1978-81, before joining the ranks of FCS in 1982, its home ever since. During its tenure as a Division I and I-A conference, the Southland initiated the startup of the Shreveport, La.-based


acusports.com Independence Bowl in 1976. The Southland representative served as the host team of the bowl until 1980, compiling a 2-3 record in those contests. The Conference can lay claim to five national championships, including College Division championships through former members Arkansas State (1970, UPI) and Louisiana Tech (1972, National Football Foundation). Louisiana Tech also won the first NCAA-sanctioned national title, winning the Division II playoffs in 1973. Tech followed that with the UPI’s Division II national championship in 1974. Louisiana-Monroe won the 1987 Division I-AA national championship. McNeese State, which has made 15 appearances in the NCAA Division I playoffs, played in the 1997 NCAA Championship game, while Sam Houston State has earned eight trips to the football playoffs, most recently advancing to the 2014 national semifinals. Stephen F. Austin played in the 1989 NCAA title contest and has seven total playoff appearances, including 2009, 2010 and 2014. Northwestern State has advanced to the NCAA playoffs six times, Nicholls State has participated three times in postseason, Southeastern Louisiana played in the 2013 and 2014 NCAA Championships, and Central Arkansas made consecutive playoff appearances in 2011 and 2012. On six occasions, the Southland has placed three teams in the NCAA playoffs. The Southland has produced 177 first-team football All-Americans during its history and in 2010, Stephen F. Austin State quarterback Jeremy Moses became the first player in Southland history to receive the Walter Payton Award, which is presented annually to the most outstanding football player at the FCS level. The Southland is one of five FCS conferences with at least 200 selections (208) in the National Football League draft. There have been 28 Southland players taken in the draft since 2000, including Southeastern Louisiana defensive back Robert Alford, who was picked as the first FCS player in the second round of the 2013 draft. There are more than 15 former Southland players on NFL rosters heading into the 2015 season. Southland Conference alums in the NFL include Cleveland’s Josh McCown (Sam Houston State), who has been in the league for the last 12 seasons, and Baltimore’s Lardarius Webb, who is currently the second-longest tenured player with six seasons of experience. Other recent NFL additions from the Southland include New England’s Kevin Hughes (Southeastern Louisiana) and Dax Swanson (Sam Houston State), Seattle’s Jeremy Lane (Northwestern State), Chicago’s Malcolm Bronson (McNeese State), Atlanta’s Robert Alford (Southeastern Louisiana) and Washington’s Chase Dixon (Central Arkansas). The Southland has seen former Nicholls State players win Super Bowl rings in recent seasons, as former Colonel Antonio Robinson was a member of the Green Bay Packers’ Super Bowl XLV champions. And, Nicholls-ex Webb was a member of the Super Bowl XLVII champion Baltimore Ravens. Among the former NFL stars from the Southland include Fred Dean, who was inducted to the Professional Football Hall of Fame in 2008 to become the first former Southland Conference player to earn induction in Canton. Other great NFL players from the Southland include Super Bowl XXIX quarterback Stan Humphries, Bill Bergey, Mike Barber, Fred Barnett, Bubby Brister, Ray Brown, Roger Carr, Larry Centers, Bruce Collie, Jackie Harris, Buford Jordan, Tim McKyer, Kavika Pittman, Billy Ryckman, Rickey Sanders, Eugene Seale, Rafael Septien, Terrance Shaw, Leonard Smith, Marcus Spears, Pat Tilley and Marvin Upshaw. Both Dean and Smith are recent inductees to the College Football Hall of Fame. The Southland Conference has also seen its share of great coaches during its history in Maxie Lambright, Ernie Duplechin, Sam Goodwin, Jack Doland, Bennie Ellender, Bobby Keasler, Larry Lacewell, Bill Davidson, Dennis Franchione, Pat Collins, and Ron Randleman.

In addition to football, the Southland Conference can point to a number of accomplishments in all sports. Men’s basketball has experienced a tremendous amount of success during the Southland’s 52 seasons. The league has sent four teams to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen, as well as a squad to the NIT Final Four. Basketball stars Karl Malone, Joe Dumars, Jeff Foster, Dwight “Bo” Lamar, Andrew Toney and Mike Oliver played in the Southland Conference. In 2013-14, Stephen F. Austin State set numerous Southland records, including marks for victories in a season (32) and consecutive wins overall (29 straight) and in Conference play (23 in a row), and playing as a 12th seed, knocked off fifth-seeded Virginia Commonwealth, 77-75, in the NCAA’s Second Round. In 2006, Northwestern State, playing as the No. 14 seed in the NCAA tournament, defeated No. 3 seed Iowa, 64-63, in first-round action. The league saw a record five men’s basketball teams reach the postseason in 2015. Coaches such as Billy Tubbs, Mike Vining, Scotty Robertson, Jack Martin, Andy Russo, Bob Marlin, Danny Kaspar, Mike McConathy, Bobby Paschal and Pat Foster have led very successful teams in the Southland. In women’s basketball, the Southland also has its share of tradition with former member Louisiana-Monroe advancing to the 1985 NCAA Women’s Final Four, and Stephen F. Austin State sustaining itself as one of the most successful programs in the history of the sport. In 2014, the Ladyjacks became the fifth program in NCAA Division I history to record more than 950 wins. In each of the last six seasons, at least three Southland teams reached the postseason, and in 2013, four women’s squads earned postseason berths. A Southland team has played in the WNIT 15 times, including each of the last nine years. Women’s basketball all-stars have included Eun Jung Lee, Lisa Ingram, Portia Hill, Deneen Parker, Katrina Price, and Joskeen Garner, and coaches such as Gary Blair, Linda Sharp, James Smith and Linda Harper. Baseball has emerged as a constant Southland Conference strength with the league earning numerous national rankings and NCAA tournament berths. The Southland consistently ranks among the top-10 conferences in the country. In 2011, 50 of the league’s 150 non-conference victories came against the Big 12, Conference USA, Sun Belt and SEC. Major leaguers such as Wade Miley, Paul Goldschmidt, Ben Sheets, Micah Hoffpauir, Hunter Pence, David Segui, Brian Lawrence, Ben Broussard, Chuck Finley, Jerald Clark, and Terry Matthews once played in the Southland. In 2012, Southeastern Louisiana’s Stefan Lopez became the league’s second winner of the national Stopper of the Year Award, which is selected by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers. Sam Houston State’s Luke Prihoda won the award in 2007. Only the Big 12 has had more players win this award. The Southland also fares well each year in the Major League Draft, but for the first time in conference history, two Southland players were selected in the first round of the 2013 draft. Stephen F. Austin shortstop Hunter Dozier was picked eighth by the Kansas City Royals making the Southland player and hitter of the year the league’s top draft pick in any sport. Later in the first round, the Texas Rangers selected Oral Roberts right-handed pitcher Alex Gonzalez, Southland pitcher of the year, with the 23rd overall pick. The Southland has had eight first-round picks in its history. In 2014, Lamar mentor Jim Gilligan became the first Southland coach to reach 1,300 career victories, ranking him sixth-best in the NCAA among active Division I coaches and 14th all-time. He leads an impressive list of coaches who have patrolled Southland Conference dugouts, including Mark Johnson, Mike Bianco, John Cohen, Mitch Gaspard, Smoke Laval, Butch McBroom, Pat Patterson, David Pierce, Tony Robichaux, Dave Van Horn and Jim Wells. Softball continues to enjoy success on a national level, beating nationally-ranked opponents every year since 1995, including McNeese State’s win at No. 1 Arizona State early in the 2012 season. 2015 ACU WILDCAT FOOTBALL

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#SOUTHLANDSTRONG In 2013, the league had six wins against ranked opponents, including wins by McNeese State at No. 7 Alabama and No. 8 Texas A&M. In NCAA tournament competition, the Southland has 15 wins. The Southland also has a proud history in volleyball with former member Texas-Arlington representing the conference numerous times in the NCAA tournament, including a run to the NCAA Volleyball Final Four in 1989. Track and field has also served as a proud asset for the Southland Conference as the league has produced numerous national champions and Olympic medalists. The Southland boasts 28 men and four women student-athletes who have won NCAA track and field national championships, including Stephen F. Austin State’s Demi Payne, who won the 2015 women’s pole vault, Northwestern State’s Trecey Rew, who won the women’s discus in 2011, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Shadrack Songok (men’s 10,000-meter run) in 2007 and 2008 and McNeese State’s Brad Gebauer (men’s pole vault) in 2007. The league has also produced U.S. Olympic track and field medalists Earl Bell, Thomas Hill, Al Joyner, Charles Austin, and Liudmila Litvinova, along with other Olympians. With the addition of 10 more All-Americans in 2012, the league continues to find national success in both indoor and outdoor track and field. In the indoor circuit, the Southland boasts 66 unique all-time All-Americans that have won a combined 11 national championships. Likewise, in the outdoor season, the league has seen 158 different All-Americans, including 128 men and 30 women, who have combined to win 21 national championships. Golf has traditionally been a strong sport as exemplified by Lamar men’s golfer Chris Stroud, who finished third individually at the 2003 NCAA national championship and has 21 top 10 PGA finishes since joining pro tour in 2007. Another Lamar alum, Shawn Stefani, had a pair of top seven finishes on the 2013 PGA tour. The league has sent multiple teams into postseason play on numerous occasions, including in 2012 when three Southland teams – Lamar, Southeastern Louisiana and Texas-Arlington – competed in the NCAA tournament. Additionally, during the past five seasons the Southland has sent 12 golfers to compete as individuals in regional play with five in 2009, three more in 2010, one each in 2011 and 2012 and two in 2013. Lamar won a pair of NCAA Division II national championships in 1967 and 1968. In 2005, Lamar’s Dawie Van Der Walt finished fourth individually and Lamar tied for 12th place at the men’s hampionship, before the Cardinals tied for ninth in 2006 and tied for third in 2007. In women’s tennis, Southeastern Louisiana won 46 consecutive conference matches during a four-year period that began in 2005, while in men’s tennis Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has played in the NCAA tournament seven times in the last nine years. The conference has increased sponsorship and championship opportunities for female student-athletes in recent years, adding women’s golf and soccer as league sports. In women’s soccer, Stephen F. Austin State midfielder Kylie Louw became the first player in conference history to earn All-America honors, when she earned third-team mention by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. A member of the South Africa Olympic team during the 2012 London Olympics, she also garnered first-team Academic All-America Honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America. Abilene Christian’s Brie Buschman was a first-team Academic All-American in 2013, and Stephen F. Austin State’s Megan Glick earned the same honor in 2014. In women’s golf, the Southland sent two teams to 2012 NCAA regional play for the first time since the league added the sport in 2002. Lamar has a league-best six Southland championships during that span. The Southland has repeatedly demonstrated its commitment to the academic and athletic success of its student-athletes. With the F.L. McDonald Postgraduate Scholarship Award, the league annually honors male and female scholar-athletes with a stipend for postgraduate study. The Scholar-Athlete Award is given to each 88

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institution’s male and female student-athlete with the highest grade-point average. The Steve McCarty Citizenship Award, initiated in 2005-06 and named after the former Stephen F. Austin State athletics director, properly recognizes accomplishments off the court for a male and female student-athlete. Also, student-athletes with grade-point averages above 3.0 are honored on the Southland’s annual All-Academic teams and Commissioner’s Honor Roll. A total of 856 student-athletes appeared on the honor roll following the 2013 spring semester, and total of 1,553 student-athletes earned a spot on the honor roll at the end of the fall and spring semesters during the 2012-13 academic year. While successful on the fields and courts, the Southland has repeatedly demonstrated its commitment to the academic and athletic success of its student-athletes. The conference continues to make great strides in the classroom. During the last decade, no other Division I conference has improved its Academic Progress Rate as well as the Southland Conference has. In fact, in 2009-10, the Southland ranked 10th among the 31 Division I leagues in men’s basketball APR. The academic progress the league has shown ultimately leads to higher graduation rates for our student-athletes. In addition to providing opportunities for student-athletes, the Southland Conference and its member institutions are very involved in various community outreach programs. Many of these programs provide positive life skills training such as academics, citizenship and leadership to school-aged students in Southland communities.

Southland Conference Football Champions * Indicates former Southland Conference member 

TEAM TITLES

13............... McNeese State 8................ * Louisiana Tech 7................ * Arkansas State 6................ Sam Houston State 4................ Lamar 4................ Northwestern State 4................ Stephen F. Austin State 4................ * Louisiana-Monroe

3................ * Texas-Arlington 3............... * Troy 2................ SE Louisiana 2................ * Texas State 2................ * North Texas 1................ Central Arkansas 1................ Nicholls State 1................ * Trinity

Southland Year-by-Year Champions  * Indicates former Southland Conference member 2014..........Sam Houston State SE Louisiana 2013...........SE Louisiana 2012...........Central Arkansas Sam Houston State 2011...........Sam Houston State 2010..........Stephen F. Austin State 2009..........McNeese State Stephen F. Austin State 2008..........Texas State 2007..........McNeese State 2006..........McNeese State 2005..........Nicholls State Texas State 2004..........Northwestern State Sam Houston State 2003..........McNeese State 2002..........McNeese State 2001..........Sam Houston State McNeese State 2000..........Troy 1999..........Troy Stephen F. Austin State 1998..........Northwestern State 1997..........McNeese State Northwestern State 1996..........Troy 1995..........McNeese State 1994..........North Texas 1993..........McNeese State 1992..........Louisiana-Monroe 1991..........McNeese State Sam Houston State

1990..........Louisana-Monroe 1989..........Stephen F. Austin State 1988..........Northwestern State 1987..........Louisiana-Monroe 1986..........Arkansas State 1985..........Arkansas State 1984..........Louisiana Tech 1983..........North Texas Louisiana-Monroe 1982..........Louisiana Tech 1981..........Texas-Arlington 1980..........McNeese State 1979..........McNeese State 1978..........Louisiana Tech Arkansas State 1977..........Louisiana Tech 1976...........McNeese State 1975..........Arkansas State 1974...........Louisiana Tech 1973..........Louisiana Tech 1972..........Louisiana Tech 1971...........Louisiana Tech Lamar Trinity 1970..........Arkansas State 1969..........Arkansas State 1968..........Arkansas State 1967..........Texas-Arlington 1966..........Texas-Arlington Lamar 1965..........Lamar 1964..........Lamar


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Conference Pct.

PF

PA

Overall

Pct.

PF

PA

Home

Away

Neutral

Streak

Southeastern La.

7-1 0.875 378 133

9-4 0.692 523 230

6-0 3-4 0-0

L1

Sam Houston State

7-1

11-5

5-1

L1

Lamar

5-3 0.625 302 247

8-4 0.667 475 357

5-2 3-2 0-0

Stephen F. Austin State

5-3

8-5

5-2

Central Arkansas

5-3 0.625 363 264

6-6 0.500 488 406

5-1 1-4 0-1

L1

McNeese State

4-4 0.500 223 196

6-5 0.545 356 250

4-2 2-3 0-0

L3

Abilene Christian *

4-4

6-6

2-3

Northwestern State

4-4 0.500 271 220

6-6 0.500 385 378

3-2 3-4 0-0

L1

Incarnate Word *

2-6

2-9

1-4

L2

Houston Baptist

1-7 0.125 101 464

2-9 0.182 210 524

1-4 1-5 0-0

L3

Nicholls State

0-8 0.000 127 381

0-12 0.000 163 602

0-5 0-7 0-0

L1

0.875 0.625

0.500 0.250

341 288

241 148

162 232

211 273

0.688 0.615

0.500 0.182

543 425

392 164

450 371

325 418

5-4 3-2

3-3 1-5

1-0 0-1

1-0 0-0

W2 L1

W1

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NCAA Division I-FCS Playoffs First Round • Nov. 29 Fordham 44, Sacred Heart 22 Indiana State 36, Eastern Kentucky 16 Northern Iowa 44, Stephen F. Austin State 10 Montana 52, San Diego 14 Sam Houston State 21, Southeastern Louisiana 17 Liberty 26, James Madison 21 Richmond 46, Morgan State 24 South Dakota State 47, Montana State 40

Second Round • Dec. 6 Sam Houston State 37, Jacksonville State 26 Villanova 29, Liberty 22 Coastal Carolina 36, Richmond 15 North Dakota State 27, South Dakota State 24 New Hampshire 44, Fordham 19 Tenn.-Chattanooga 35, Indiana State 14 Illinois State 41, Northern Iowa 21 Eastern Washington 37, Montana 20

Quarterfinals • Dec. 12-13 New Hampshire 35, Tenn.-Chattanooga 30 Illinois State 59, Eastern Washington 46 Sam Houston State 34, Villanova 31 North Dakota State 39, Coastal Carolina 32

Semifinals • Dec. 19-20 Illinois State 21, New Hampshire 18 North Dakota State 35, Sam Houston State 3

National Championship Game Saturday, Jan. 10 • Toyota Stadium • Frisco, Texas North Dakota State 29, Illinois State 27

2014 All-Southland Conference First Team Offense Pos. Name Ht. QB Bryan Bennett, SE La. 6-3 RB Gus Johnson, SFA 5-10 RB Keshawn Hill, SHSU 5-10 TE Noah Cheshier, ACU 6-3 WR Dezmin Lewis, UCA 6-4 WR Mark Roberts, Lamar 6-3 WR Ed Eagan, NW State 5-10 OL Cole Caruthers, UCA 6-4 OL Antoine Everett, McN State 6-3 OL Donald Jackson III, SHSU 6-2 OL Jonathan Braddock, SE La. 6-4 OL Byron Williams, SFA 6-4 AP Ed Eagan, NW State 5-10 PK Ryan Adams, SE La. 6-2

Wt. 215 224 200 240 212 190 181 292 325 277 285 302 181 205

Cl. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr.

Hometown Granada Hills, Calif. Gilmer, Texas Klein, Texas Farmersville, Texas Mesquite, Texas Orange, Texas New Orleans, La. Sugar Land, Texas Richmond, Texas Kilgore, Texas Ripley, Miss. Dickinson, Texas New Orleans, La. Dayton, Ohio

First Team Defense Pos. Name DL P.J. Hall, SHSU DL Jonathan Woodard, UCA DL Kevin Dorn, McN State DL Nick Richardson, ACU LB Isiah Corbett, SE La. LB Collin Garrett, SFA LB Marion Chapman, NW St. DB Imoan Claiborne, NW St. DB Aaron Sam, McN St. DB Trenier Orr, SHSU DB Michael Wade, SHSU DB Harlan Miller, SE La. P Lachlan Edwards, SHSU KR Jatavious Wilson, UCA PR Ed Eagan, NW State

Ht. 6-1 6-6 5-10 6-1 6-3 6-2 5-10 5-11 5-9 5-11 5-11 6-1 6-5 5-9 5-10

Wt. 270 271 263 240 250 214 205 187 182 180 195 180 214 171 181

Cl. Fr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. So. Jr.

Hometown Seguin, Texas Brentwood, Tenn. Pineville, La. Waco, Texas Belle Glade, Fla. Beaumont, Texas Waynesboro, Miss. Alexandria, La. Lake Charles, La. Orlando, Fla. Arp, Texas Kentwood, La. Victoria, Australia Bastrop, La. New Orleans, La.

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#SOUTHLANDSTRONG Second Team Offense Pos. Name QB Caleb Berry, Lamar RB De’Andre Brown, ACU RB Michael Henry, Nicholls TE Kenneth Bibbins, HBU WR Devante Scott, SE La. WR Reggie Begelton, Lamar WR Cedric Gilbert, ACU OL Pace Murphy, NW State OL Quentin Marsh, McN St. OL CJ Simon, UCA OL Codey Funk, ACU OL Brandon DeWitt, SHSU AP Xavier Roberson, SE La. PK Luc Swimberghe, SHSU

Ht. 6-2 5-9 6-2 6-5 5-11 6-2 6-2 6-6 6-3 6-3 6-5 6-3 5-9 6-0

Wt. 205 190 225 242 195 200 215 279 310 296 320 277 180 197

Cl. Sr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. So. Jr. So.

Hometown Needville, Texas Lewisville, Texas Baton Rouge, La. Sugar Land, Texas Ferriday, La. Beaumont, Texas Lancaster, Texas Houston, Texas Dickinson, Texas Kingwood, Texas Gridley, Ill. Lawton, Okla. Atlanta, Ga. Tyler, Texas

Second Team Defense Pos. Name Ht. DL Jacob Newman, SE La. 6-2 DL Leroy Armstrong, NW State 6-1 DL Corey Lee, UIW 6-0 DL Omar Tebo, Lamar 6-0 LB Wallace Scott, NcN State 6-1 LB Bo Brown, McN State 6-1 LB Myke Chatman, SHSU 6-2 DB Denzel Thompson, SE La. 6-3 DB Tyler Stoddard, SE La. 6-2 DB Brent Spikes, McN State 6-1 DB Adam Jones, NW State 6-2 DB Xavier Bethany, Lamar 6-1 P Christian Guzman, HBU 5-9 KR Xavier Roberson, SE La. 5-9 PR Jonathan Epps, ACU 5-10

Wt. 275 242 285 315 211 232 216 200 210 196 196 195 160 180 165

Cl. Sr. Jr. So. So. Jr. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. So. Fr. Jr. Jr.

Hometown Visalia, Calif. Natchitoches, La. Humble, Texas Liberty, Texas Weyanoke, La. Katy, Texas Sealy, Texas Tampa, Fla. Westlake, La. Newton, Texas Katy, Texas Burton, Texas Brookshire, Texas Atlanta, Ga. Fort Worth, Texas.

Honorable Mention • Quarterback: Zach Conque, Stephen F. Austin; Zach Adkins, Northwestern State; Parker McKenzie, Abilene Christian; Jared Johnson, Sam Houston State; Ryan Howard, Central Arkansas. • Running Back: Garrett Atzenweiler, Northwestern State; B.J. Kelly, Houston Baptist. • Tight End/H-Back: Cole Wick, UIW. • Wide Receiver: Tyler Boyd, Stephen F. Austin; Yedidiah Louis, Sam Houston State; Demarcus Thompson, Abilene Christian; Cody Jones, Northwestern State; Casey Jennings, UIW; Jereon McGilvery, McNeese State; Desmond Smith, Central Arkansas; Jeff Smiley, Southeastern La. • Offensive Linemen: Bret Treadway, Lamar; Terran Vaughn, Stephen F. Austin State; Joe Graves, Southeastern La.; Chris Bordelon, Nicholls; Tramon Shead, Lamar; Rafe Plaisance, Nicholls; Bridge Blount, Sam Houston State; Austin Douglas, Northwestern State; Kyle Stouffer, Central Arkansas; Chance McCormack, Lamar; Anthony Pullins, Stephen F. Austin State. • Offensive All-Purpose: Keenan Canty, Nicholls. • Defensive Linemen: Ishmiah Miles, Stephen F. Austin State; Everett Ellefsen, McNeese State; Joe Okafor, Lamar; Damon Williams, Abilene Christian; Damon Medcafe, Northwestern State; Lance Skyler, Stephen F. Austin State; Mouf Abedo, Sam Houston State; Brian Hine, McNeese State; Keith Curran, Lamar; A.J. Bowen, Southeastern La.; Jacobi Hunter, Sam Houston State; Donald Bryant, Stephen F. Austin State. • Linebackers: Davin Bovie, Nicholls; Ricky Wyatt, Central Arkansas; Drew Misita, Southeastern La.; Blake Childress, Central Arkansas; Garrett Dolan, Houston Baptist; Ronnie Jones, Lamar; Padyn Giebler, UIW; Justin Stephens, Abilene Christian; Tyler Roussel, Northwestern State.

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• Defensive Back: Jordan Batiste, Southeastern La.; Gabe Hamner, McNeese State; Bobby Watkins, Central Arkansas; Patrick Martin; Stephen F. Austin State; Keavon Madison, Stephen F. Austin State; Mikel Everette, Sam Houston State; Kobie Douglas, UIW; Justin Stewart, Abilene Christian; Micah Eugene, Southeastern Louisiana; Eric Amoako, Houston Baptist, Dominique Hill, McNeese State; Byron Cobb, Nicholls; B.T. Sanders, Nicholls. • Placekicker: Nik Grau, Abilene Christian. • Punter: Spencer Matthew, Central Arkansas. • Kick Return Specialist: Ed Eagan, Northwestern State. • Punt Return Specialist: Aaron Thomas, Stephen F. Austin State.

2014 Southland Conference Individual Award Winners Player of the Year Gus Johnson, Stephen F. Austin State (RB) Offensive Player of the Year Bryan Bennett, Southeastern Louisiana (QB) Defensive Player of the Year Jonathan Woodard, Central Arkansas (DE) Offensive Lineman of the Year Cole Carruthers, Central Arkansas (LT) Freshman of the Year P.J. Hall, Sam Houston State (DE) Newcomer of the Year Zach Conque, Stephen F. Austin State(QB) Coach of the Year Clint Conque, Stephen F. Austin State


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FOOTBALLRECORDS Individual Records

Longest Interception Return 99 , Stacy Brown vs. New Mexico Highlands, 1996 Mike Kern vs. SE Oklahoma State (TD), 2008

Most Total Yards Gained Career:.......12,177 Mitchell Gale, 2009-12 Season:....... 3,920 Mitchell Gale, 2011 Game:............ 526 Mitchell Gale vs. Washburn, 2011 Most Yards Gained Rushing Career:........ 3,047 Wilbert Montgomery, 1973-76 * 4,321 Bernard Scott, 2007-08 Season:....... 2,156 Bernard Scott, 2008 * 2,165 Bernard Scott, 2007 Game:............ 292 Bernard Scott vs. West Texas A&M, 2008 * 303 Bernard Scott vs. Chadron State, 2007

Longest Kickoff Return 100 (TD), Steve Parker vs. Angelo State, 1982 Longest Punt Return 99 (TD), Wilbert Montgomery vs. Sam Houston St., 1975

MITCHELL GALE

Longest Punt 75, Michael Freeman vs. Midwestern State, 1998 Longest Field Goal 69, Ove Johansson vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, 1976

Most Yards Gained Passing Career:...... 12,109 Mitchell Gale, 2009-12 Season:....... 3,914 Billy Malone, 2007 Game:............ 564 Jim Reese vs. Angelo State, 1976

Team Game Records

Most Passes Attempted Career:.........1,513 Mitchell Gale, 2009-12 Season:.......... 458 Mitchell Gale, 2011 Game:.............. 63 Jim Lindsey vs. Arkansas State, 1970

Most Points by Opponent 76, Chadron State, 2007 (Chadron State 76, ACU 73, 3 ot)

Most Passes Completed Career:........... 931 Mitchell Gale, 2009-12 Season:.......... 276 Mitchell Gale, 2010 and 2011 Game:.............. 35 Loyal Proffitt vs. S.F. Austin State, 1983

Most Points by ACU 93 vs. West Texas A&M  (93-68), 2008

Most Rushing Attempts 73 vs. Midwestern State, 1951

CLYDE GATES

Most Passes Attempted 65 vs. Arkansas State, 1970

Most TD Passes Thrown Career:............114 Billy Malone, 2005-08 Season:............ 38 Mitchell Gale, 2010 Game:................ 7 John David Baker vs. Concordia (Ala.), 2013 Most Passes Caught Career:............. 35 Season:............ 82 Game:.............. 15

Most Passes Completed 35 vs. S.F. Austin State, 1983 Most Yards Gained Passing 564 vs. Angelo State, 1976

Jerale Badon, 2004-07 Ronnie Vinson, 1969 Taylor Gabriel vs. New Mexico State, 2013

Most Yards Gained Pass Receiving Career:........ 3,311 Jerale Badon, 2004-07 Season:....... 1,241 Ronnie Vinson, 1969 Game:............ 232 Johnny Knox vs. West Texas A&M, 2008

Most Total Yards Gained 810 vs. West Texas A&M, 2008

DANIEAL MANNING

Most TD Passes Caught Career:............. 27 Arthur Culpepper, 1983-86 27 Edmond Gates, 2007-10 * 30 Johnny Knox, 2007-08 Season:............ 14 Arthur Culpepper, 1986 * 17 Johnny Knox, 2007 Game:................ 4 Scooter Phillips vs. Northern Colorado, 1985; Johnny Knox vs. Angelo State, 2008 Most Interceptions Career:............. 21 Season:............ 10 Game:................ 4

Mark Wilson, 1981-84 Victor Burke, 1997 David Fuller vs. McMurry, 1966 Mark Wilson vs. Angelo State, 1983

V.T. SMITH

Longest Run from Scrimmage 98 (TD) Dennis Hagaman vs. Texas-Arlington, 1963 Longest Run-Pass Play 92 (TD), Clint Longley to Richard Williams vs. Arkansas State, 1973 92 (TD), Billy Malone to Robb Spells vs. Central Okla., 2005

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Longest Winning Streak: 11, 1950 (11-0), 1973 (11-1), 2008 (11-1) Longest Losing Streak: 10, 1936-37 Most Consecutive Shutouts by ACU: 5, 1933 (5-3-2) Most Consecutive Shutouts by Opponents: 5, 1936 (1-7-1)

Most Wins: 11, 1950 (11-0), 1973 (11-1), 1977 (11-1-1), 2008 (11-1), 2010 (11-1) Most Losses: 9, 1937 (0-9), 1990 (1-9), 1991 (1-9), 2000 (1-9) Most Shutouts by ACU: 7, 1933 (5-3-2) Most Losses: 9, 1937 (0-9), 1990 (1-9), 1991 (1-9), 2000 (1-9) Most Shutouts by ACU: 7, 1933 (5-3-2) Most Shutouts by Opponents: 6, 1934 (1-7-2) Most Points by ACU: 639 (13 games), 2007 Most Points by Opponents: 409, 2002 (3-8) Fewest Points by ACU: 37, 1932 (2-6-1) Fewest Points by Opponents: 10, 1920 (4-0-1) Most Interceptions: 29, 1950 (11-0) * Record vacated because of NCAA violations

Wilbert Montgomery, 1973-76 Bernard Scott, 2008 Bernard Scott, 2007 Bernard Scott vs. West Texas A&M, 2008

Most Touchdowns Scored Career:............. 76 Wilbert Montgomery,1973-76 Season:............ 34 Bernard Scott, 2008 * 39 Bernard Scott, 2007 Game:................ 7 Bernard Scott vs. West Texas A&M, 2008

Team Records

Team Season Records

Best Punting Average Career:.......... 40.4 Spencer Covey, 2011-12 Season:.........44.2 Austin Kilcullen, 2013 Most Points Scored Career:........... 458 Season: ......... 204 * 234 Game:.............. 42

Most Yards Rushing 444 vs. Texas-Arlington, 1963

JIM REESE


acusports.com Longest Plays in ACU History Longest Runs from Scrimmage 98 (TD) Dennis Hagaman vs. Texas-Arlington, 1963 94 (TD) Jimmy Hirth vs. McMurry, 1957 * 90 (TD) Bernard Scott vs. Chadron State, 2007 88 (TD) Kelly Kent vs. Howard Payne, 1977 88 (TD) Cleotha Montgomery vs. East Texas State, 1974 88 (TD) V.T. Smith vs. Western Colorado, 1948 88 (TD) Elbert Anderson vs. Daniel Baker, 1932 85 (TD) Bailey Woods vs. Austin College, 1950 85 (TD) V.T. Smith vs. Southwest Texas State, 1947 83 (TD) Darrell Cantu-Harkless vs. Northeastern State, 2010 83 (TD) Tommy Hinson vs. Howard Payne, 1951 81 Don Harr vs. Trinity, 1970 80 (TD) Bernard Scott vs. SE Oklahoma State, 2008 * 80 (TD) Bernard Scott vs. Angelo State, 2007 80 (TD) Richard Whitaker vs. Fort Lewis, 2003 80 (TD) Don Harr vs. McMurry, 1970 79 (TD) Jimmy Hirth vs. Arkansas State, 1954 78 (TD) Daryl Richardson vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, 2011 77 (TD) Rodney Mathis vs. West Texas A&M, 1983 77 (TD) Jimmy Hirth vs Austin College, 1952 76 (TD) Bernard Scott vs. Eastern New Mexico, 2008 76 (TD) Taber Minner vs. West Texas A&M, 2006 76 (TD) Alex Davis vs. Stephen F. Austin State, 1976 76 Shane Freels vs. Tarleton State, 1995 75 (TD) Lembia Kinsler vs. Northwest Louisiana, 1982 75 (TD) Gene Boyd vs. Florida State, 1953 75 (TD) Trent Lancaster vs. Howard Payne, 1968 74 (TD) Taber Minner vs. Central Oklahoma, 2006 74 (TD) Eric Polk vs. SE Oklahoma, 2001 * 73 (TD) Bernard Scott vs. Tarleton State, 2007 73 (TD) Edmund Gates vs. Tarleton State, 2007 73 (TD) Leondous Fry vs. Lamar, 1954 73 (TD) Ted Sitton vs. Howard Payne, 1950 73 (TD) Mick Mason vs. Austin College, 1948 72 (TD) Glenn Brock vs. Austin College, 1942 72 (TD) V.T. Smith vs. Southwest Oklahoma, 1946 71 (TD) Charcandrick West vs. Incarnate Word, 2011 71 (TD) Wilbert Montgomery vs. Langston, 1973 71 (TD) V.T. Smith vs. Southwestern Oklahoma, 1946 71 Johnnie Connel vs. North Texas, 1935

Longest Pass Plays 92 (TD) Billy Malone to Robb Spells vs. Central Oklahoma, 2005 92 (TD) Clint Longley to Richard Williams vs. Arkansas State, 1973 91 (TD) Colby Freeman to Don Hooks vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville, 2002 88 (TD) John David Baker to Darian Hogg vs. Concordia, 2013 88 (TD) Jim Reese to Johnny Perkins vs. East Texas State, 1975 88 (TD) Don Davis to Gary Cohn vs. Trinity, 1961 87 (TD) John David Baker to Darian Hogg vs. New Mexico Highlands, 2013 87 (TD) Mitchel Gale to Charcandrick West vs. Incarnate Word, 2012 85 (TD) Mitchell Gale to Darian Hogg vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, 2012 84 (TD) Billy Malone to John Brock vs. West Texas A&M, 2006 84 (TD) Jim Reese to Johnny Perkins vs. Cameron, 1976 82 (TD) Aaron Birdwell to Rodney Vanduren vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville, 2000 82 (TD) Jim Reese to Johnny Perkins vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville, 1975 82 (TD) Don Davis to Gary Cohn vs. Trinity, 1961 81 (TD) Colby Freeman to Lawrence Hardman vs. Eastern New Mexico, 2003 81 Cody Cox to M.C. Walker vs. A&M-Kingsville, 1998 80 (TD) Mitchell Gale to Darian Hogg vs. Incarnate Word, 2012 80 (TD) Stan Stephens to Randy Arnold vs. Tenn. Tech, 1987 80 (TD) Rex Lamberti to Reggie McGowan vs. Stephen F. Austin State, 1985 80 (TD) Jim Lindsey to Ronnie Vinson vs. N. Colorado, 1970 77 (TD) Aaron Birdwell to Rodney Vanduren vs. West Texas A&M, 2000 77 (TD) Jim Reese to Wilbert Montgomery vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 1974 76 John Paul Webber to Sean Grady vs. East Texas State 1988 76 (TD) John Mayes to Cleotha Montgomery vs. NW Oklahoma,1977 76 (TD) Greg Wiggins to Warren Rogers vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville, 2004 76 (TD) David Fuller to V.T. Smith III vs. Arkansas State, 1967 75 Mitchell Gale to Ben Gibbs vs. West Texas A&M, 2011 * 75 (TD) Billy Malone to Johnny Knox vs. Mesa State, 2007 75 (TD) Billy Malone to Kebron Lampkin vs. Northeastern State, 2007 75 (TD) Colby Freeman to Lawrence Hardman vs. Fort Lewis, 2003 75 (TD) John Mayes to Johnny Perkins vs. Howard Payne, 1976 74 (TD) Billy Malone to Edmund Gates vs. Eastern New Mexico, 2008 74 (TD) Loyal Proffitt to Boo Jones vs. Texas A&I, 1983

74 (TD) E.H. Cheves to Garland Keyes vs. Texas Tech, 1929 74 (TD) Mike Fuller to Darius Jones vs. East Texas State, 1992 73 (TD) Mitchell Gale to Demarcus Thompson vs. Washburn, 2011 73 (TD) Colby Freeman to Danieal Manning vs. West Texas A&M, 2003 73 (TD) Josh Rabe to Cody Walton vs. A&M-Kingsville, 1997 73, Colby Freeman to Dillon Cobb vs. West Texas A&M, 2002 72 (TD) Mitchell Gale to Edmund Gates vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville, 2009 72 (TD) Loyal Proffitt to Boo Jones vs. Sam Houston, 1982 72 (TD) Clint Longley to Toby York vs. Tarleton State, 1973 71 (TD) John David Baker to Taylor Gabriel vs. Houston Baptist, 2013 71 (TD) Mitchell Gale to Taylor Gabriel vs. Washburn, 2011 71 Jerale Badon to Andrew Hansen vs. SE Okla. State, 2005 71 (TD) Jim Reese to Johnny Perkins vs. Tarleton State, 1975 71 (TD) Ted Sitton to Jimmy Hirth vs. Sam Houston State, 1952 71 (TD) Charles Reynolds to Trent Lancaster vs. Angelo State, 1966 71 Jim Lindsey to Ronnie Vinson vs. Arkansas State, 1969 70 (TD) Parker McKenzie to Cedric Gilbert vs. Incarnate Word, 2014 70 (TD) Clint Longley to Richard Williams vs. Stephen F. Austin State, 1973 70 (TD) Russell Coffee to J.D. Brown vs. Austin College, 1948

Longest Interception Returns 99 (TD) Mike Kern vs. SE Oklahoma State, 2008 99 Stacy Brown vs. New Mexico Highlands, 1996 98 (TD) Jan Brown vs. Howard Payne, 1973 97 (TD) Jasper Davis vs. Southwest Texas State, 1986 95 (TD) Victor Burke vs. A&M-Commerce, 1997 92 (TD) Glenn Labhart vs. Northwestern Oklahoma, 1976 92 (TD) Von Morgan vs. Austin College, 1953 86 (TD) Mark Jackson vs. S.F. Austin State, 1982 85 (TD) Drew Cuffee vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, 2009 83 (TD) Robert Cain vs. East Texas State, 1970 80 Terry Ausborne vs. Central Arkansas, 2014 76 (TD) Corey Jordan vs. SW Oklahoma State, 2006 75 (TD) Von Morgan vs. East Texas State, 1954 75 (TD) Bernard Erickson vs. Northwest Louisiana, 1964 70 (TD) Mike Funderburg vs. Stephen F. Austin State, 1982 70 (TD) Harold Nutall vs. Sam Houston State, 1977 70 Jake Gray vs. Tarleton State, 1933 68 (TD) Jonathan Epps vs. Central Arkansas, 2014 66 Don Harber vs. Southern Mississippi, 1953 65 Hayden Pyeatt vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville, 1933 65 (TD) James Burton vs. Lubbock Army School, 1942 64 Mark Wilson vs. Northwest Oklahoma, 1981 60 Dezmond Powers vs. Concordia (Ala.), 2013 60 (TD) Chuck Sitton vs. Cameron, 1976 59 (TD) Eddy Mendl vs. East Texas State, 1970 58 (TD) Aston Whiteside vs. Tarleton State, 2010 56 (TD) Quintin Wilson vs. Angelo State, 2008 55 (TD) Jody Clayton vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, 1998 53 (TD) Nate Bailey vs. Incarnate Word, 2011 51 Josh Henry vs. Angelo State, 2008 50 Craig Harris vs. Fort Lewis, 2009 50 (TD) Johnnie Connel vs. North Texas, 1933 50 Bill Ayers vs. Eastern New Mexico, 1950

Longest Punt Returns 99 (TD) Wilbert Montgomery vs. Sam Houston State, 1975 92 (TD) Leondous Fry vs. Arkansas State, 1954 91 (TD) Von Morgan vs. Youngstown, 1954 90 (TD) Chuck Sitton vs. Sul Ross State, 1975 88 (TD) M.C. Walker vs. Southwestern Oklahoma State, 1998 80 (TD) Taylor Gabriel vs. Tarleton State, 2010 80 (TD) Kendrick Johnson vs. Northeastern State, 2010 79 (TD) Dennis Hagaman vs. Lamar, 1963 78 (TD) Dennis Hagaman vs. Northwest Louisiana, 1964 78 (TD) Eddy Mendl vs. Eastern New Mexico, 1970 77 (TD) Jasper Davis vs. Eastern New Mexico, 1986 74 (TD) Jimmy Hirth vs. Southwest Texas State, 1953 74 (TD) Jan Brown vs. Southwest Louisiana, 1971 73 (TD) Kendrick Johnson vs. Fort Lewis, 2009 73 (TD) Dawon Gentry vs. Angelo State, 2004 73 (TD) Danieal Manning vs. Tarleton State, 2004 73 (TD) Chuck Sitton vs. Western New Mexico, 1977 72 Taylor Gabriel vs. McMurry, 2013 72 (TD) Jimmy Thomas vs. East Texas State, 1956 71 (TD) V.T. Smith vs. Arkansas, 1948 70 (TD) Bernard Shelansky vs. Southwestern, 1936 70 (TD) V.T. Smith vs. Southwestern, 1948

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FOOTBALLRECORDS 68 (TD) Denson Moody vs. Fresno State, 1960 67 (TD) Kendrick Walker vs. Midwestern State, 2002 65 (TD) Leondous Fry vs. Arkansas State, 1953 64 Cleotha Montgomery vs. Central Arkansas, 1974 64 (TD) Jimmy Hirth vs. Arkansas State, 1954 60 (TD) Goober Keyes vs. Southwest Texas State, 1928 60 (TD) Jimmy Thomas vs. Howard Payne, 1957

Longest Kickoff Returns 100 (TD) Justin Johnson vs. Eastern New Mexico, 2009 100 (TD) Steve Parker vs. Angelo State, 1982 100 (TD) John Hooper vs. East Texas State, 1994 99 (TD) Dennis Hagaman-Bubba Brown vs. Texas-Arlington, 1964 98 (TD) Arthur Williams vs. Northern Colorado, 1985 97 (TD) Dennis Campbell vs. Midwestern State, 2009 97 (TD) Danieal Manning vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, 2003 96 (TD) Pat Nichols vs. West Texas A&M, 1994 96 (TD) Eugene Sykes vs. Southwestern Oklahoma, 1999 95 (TD) DaRay Sims vs. Central Arkansas, 2002 93 Darrell Cantu-Harkless vs. Washburn, 2010 93 (TD) Dennis Hagaman vs. North Texas, 1963 92 (TD) Cade Stone vs. Eastern New Mexico, 2012 91 (TD) Danieal Manning vs. Angelo State, 2004 91 (TD) Thayne McKnight vs. McMurry, 1961 90 (TD) V.T. Smith vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville, 1946 90 (TD) Johnny Hughes vs. Lamar, 1966 90 (TD) Nicky Pruitt vs. Eastern New Mexico, 1969 89 (TD) Thayne McKnight vs. Fresno State, 1963 88 (TD) V.T. Smith vs. Southwest Texas State, 1947 86 (TD) Jerry Mullins vs. Austin College, 1950 85 (TD) V.T. Smith vs. Southwest Texas State, 1947 84 (TD) Steve Parker vs. Northern Colorado, 1981 79 Jimmy Hirth vs. East Texas State, 1953 78 (TD) Danieal Manning vs. Central Oklahoma, 2005 77 Caleb Withrow vs. West Texas A&M, 2010 76 Jan Brown vs. Arkansas State, 1971 75 Pat Holder vs. East Texas State, 1969 75 Pat Holder-Nicky Pruitt vs. Howard Payne, 1970 72 (TD) David Wallace vs. Lamar, 1968 70 V.T. Smith III vs. Northwest Louisiana, 1968

Longest Scoring Plays 100 Justin Johnson (kickoff return) vs. Eastern New Mexico, 2009 100 Steve Parker (kickoff return) vs. Angelo State, 1982 100 John Hooper (kickoff return) vs. East Texas State, 1994 99 Mike Kern (interception return) vs. SE Oklahoma State, 2008 99 Wilbert Montgomery (punt return) vs. Sam Houston State, 1975 99 Dennis Hagaman-Bubba Brown (kickoff return) vs. UTA, 1964 98 Aurthur Williams (kickoff return) vs. Northern Colorado, 1985 98 Jan Brown (interception return) vs. Howard Payne, 1973 98 Dennis Hagaman (rush) vs. Texas-Arlington, 1963 97 Dennis Campbell (kickoff return) vs. Midwestern State, 2009 97 Danieal Manning (kickoff return) vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, 2003 97 Jasper Davis (interception return) vs. Southwest Texas State, 1986 96 Pat Nichols (kickoff return) vs. West Texas A&M, 1994 95 DaRay Sims (kickoff return) vs. Central Arkansas, 2002 96 Eugene Sykes (kickoff return) vs. Southwestern Oklahoma State, 1999 95 Victor Burke (INT return) vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, 1997 94 Jimmy Hirth (rush) vs. McMurry, 1957 93 Dennis Hagaman (kickoff return) vs. North Texas, 1963 92 Cade Stone (kickoff return) vs. Eastern New Mexico, 2012 92 Billy Malone to Robb Spells (pass) vs. Central Oklahoma, 2005 92 Von Morgan (interception return) vs. Austin College, 1953 92 Leondous Fry (punt return) vs. Arkansas State, 1954 92 Clint Longley to Richard Williams (pass) vs. Arkansas State, 1973 92 Glenn Labhart (interception return) vs. Northwestern Oklahoma, 1976 91 Danieal Manning (kickoff return) vs. Angelo State, 2004 91 Colby Freeman to Don Hooks (pass) vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville, 2002 91 Von Morgan (punt return) vs. Youngstown, 1954 91 Thayne McKnight (kickoff return) vs. McMurry, 1961 * 90 Bernard Scott (run) vs. Chadron State, 2007 90 Chuck Sitton (punt return) vs. Sul Ross State, 1975 90 V.T. Smith (kickoff return) vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville, 1946 90 Johnny Hughes (kickoff return) vs. Lamar, 1966 90 Nicky Pruitt (kickoff return) vs. Eastern New Mexico, 1969

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Yards Opponent Date ^ 810...... West Texas A&M...............Nov. 22, 2008 740......... Howard Payne...................Nov. 27, 1952 715.......... Tarleton State....................Oct. 27, 2007 707......... Angelo State.....................Oct. 13, 2007 692......... Prairie View A&M.............Nov. 16, 2013 ^ 688...... Washburn..........................Nov. 19, 2011 687......... West Texas A&M...............Oct. 18, 2008 677......... Tarleton State....................Nov. 8, 1975 675......... Texas A&M-Kingsville.......Nov. 3, 2007 671......... Eastern New Mexico.........Oct. 10, 1970 ^ 653...... Chadron State...................Nov. 24, 2007 637......... Sam Houston State...........Nov. 4, 1978 633......... Houston Baptist................Sept. 27, 2014 633......... Lamar Tech........................Oct. 17, 1970 620......... Fort Lewis..........................Sept. 13, 2003 620......... SE Oklahoma State...........Oct. 6, 2001 616.......... Stephen F. Austin State....Oct. 22, 1983 612.......... Concordia (Ala.)................Aug. 31, 2013 612.......... Northeastern State...........Oct. 7, 2006 ** 605.... Elon College......................Dec. 8, 1973 601......... SW Oklahoma State..........Sept. 22, 2007 600......... Texas-Arlington.................Nov. 8, 1963 598......... Texas A&M-Kingsville.......Nov. 5, 2011 595......... East Central.......................Oct. 4, 2008 595......... Tarleton State....................Nov. 3, 1973 594......... Incarnate Word.................Nov. 12, 2011 589......... Houston Baptist................Oct. 12, 2013 589......... Eastern New Mexico.........Sept. 26, 2009 585......... Angelo State.....................Oct. 30, 1976 581......... SE Oklahoma State...........Sept. 20, 2008 575......... Eastern New Mexico.........Oct. 23, 2010 574.......... New Mexico State.............Oct. 26, 2013 573......... Arkansas State..................Sept. 8, 1973 571......... Midwestern State.............Nov. 8, 2008 567......... McMurry............................Sept. 7, 2013 563......... SE Oklahoma State...........Oct. 1, 2005 562......... Howard Payne...................Sept. 27, 1969 560......... TX A&M-Commerce.........Sept. 13, 2008 559......... East Central.......................Sept. 18, 2010 558......... West Texas A&M...............Nov. 14, 1988 555......... Angelo State.....................Nov. 23, 1968 554......... Texas A&M-Kingsville.......Nov. 4, 2006 553......... Drake..................................Oct. 31, 1970 551.......... Eastern New Mexico.........Sept. 29, 2007 548......... Howard Payne...................Nov. 19,1977 547......... Midwestern State.............Oct. 22, 2011 543......... East Texas State.................Oct. 23, 1982 540......... SW Texas State..................Sept. 29, 1973 538......... East Central.......................Oct. 3, 2009 537......... Fort Lewis..........................Sept. 5, 2009 537......... Troy State...........................Sept. 13, 1975 536......... Stephen F. Austin State....Oct. 6, 1973 535......... Northeastern State...........Sept, 15, 2001 532......... Stephen F. Austin State....Nov. 15, 2014 532......... Northern Colorado...........Oct. 3, 1970 527......... West Texas A&M...............Nov. 6, 2010 526......... Incarnate Word.................Oct. 16, 2010 526......... Tarleton State....................Sept. 25, 2010 522......... Texas A&M-Kingsville.......Nov. 1, 2008 519.......... Northwest Louisiana........Sept. 26, 1981 518.......... Howard Payne...................Nov. 1, 1986 517.......... Sul Ross State.....................Oct. 20, 1973 516.......... NW Missouri State............Aug. 30, 2008 515.......... Howard Payne...................Nov. 18, 1978 515.......... Midwestern State.............Oct. 27, 1951 515.......... Austin College...................Nov. 10, 1951 513.......... Ave Maria (Fla.).................Oct. 11, 2014 513.......... Sam Houston State...........Nov. 7, 1981 ^ 511....... Mesa State ........................Nov. 17, 2007 508......... New Mexico Highlands....Sept. 14, 2013 508......... West Texas A&M...............Nov. 11, 1989 507......... West Texas A&M...............Nov. 16, 2002 504......... Southwest Texas State.....Nov. 12, 1977 503......... Western Oregon...............Oct. 1, 2011 503......... McMurry............................Oct. 20, 1951 501......... Montana............................Sept. 8, 1984 500......... Howard Payne...................Nov. 23, 1950

Result Pass Rush W, 93-68 383 427 W, 62-6 442 298 W, 70-63 345 370 W, 52-28 383 324 W, 65-45 485 207 L, 52-49 506 182 W, 52-35 386 301 W, 35-21 292 385 W, 59-31 370 305 W, 61-7 273 398 L, 76-73 (3ot) 361 292 W, 34-10 427 210 W, 59-14 377 256 W, 42-27 372 261 W, 46-7 296 324 L, 52-38 387 233 W, 24-10 466 150 W, 84-6 322 290 W, 45-20 310 302 W, 42-14 341 264 W, 50-14 320 281 W, 55-14 156 444 W, 42-34 408 190 W, 66-7 383 212 W, 49-7 356 239 W, 61-16 342 252 W, 69-12 306 283 W, 44-33 227 362 W, 26-0 564 21 W, 59-10 336 245 W, 53-14 362 213 L, 34-29 428 146 L, 56-46 433 140 W, 47-17 293 278 W, 60-17 234 333 L, 42-24 488 75 W, 36-27 342 220 W, 45-14 397 163 W, 47-7 308 251 W, 36-29 401 157 W, 60-14 379 176 W, 41-38 404 150 W, 33-13 402 151 W, 45-20 270 281 W, 42-24 232 316 L, 70-28 413 134 L, 26-25 423 120 W, 41-7 437 103 W, 43-6 300 238 W, 58-10 310 227 W, 34-7 355 18 W, 57-50 375 161 W, 31-21 303 232 W, 37-35 281 251 W, 38-7 376 156 W, 41-34 296 231 W, 54-17 419 107 W, 65-3 357 169 W, 42-17 350 172 W, 18-3 333 186 W, 41-22 382 136 W, 29-0 224 293 W, 44-27 293 223 W, 38-7 286 229 W, 21-13 107 408 W, 50-33 180 335 W, 55-14 345 168 W, 27-13 282 231 W, 56-12 312 199 W, 52-28 397 111 W, 38-20 280 228 W, 35-31 378 129 W, 36-30 403 101 W, 51-35 356 147 L, 58-13 116 387 L, 42-28 213 288 W, 27-6 165 335


acusports.com ACU 100-Yard Rushing Games  Date Player and Opponent Att Yds TDs ^* Nov. 24, 2007....Bernard Scott vs. Chadron State........................ 22 303 5 ^ Nov. 22, 2008......Bernard Scott vs. West Texas A&M.................... 19 292 6 * Oct. 27, 2007.......Bernard Scott vs. Tarleton State........................ 29 283 6 Nov. 30, 1970..........Don Harr vs. McMurry.........................................29 275 5 Oct. 18, 2008..........Bernard Scott vs. West Texas A&M....................27 268 2 Oct. 25, 2008..........Bernard Scott vs. Tarleton State.........................27 259 3 Nov. 15, 2014..........De’Andre Brown at Stephen F. Austin State.....22 256 3 Sept. 25, 1999........Adrian Rascon vs. SW Oklahoma State..............32 246 2 Sept. 26, 2009........Reggie Brown vs. Eastern New Mexico..............26 235 3 * Oct. 13, 2007.......Bernard Scott vs. Angelo State...........................18 231 3 Nov. 10, 1951..........Tommy Hinson vs. Austin College......................21 230 2 Oct. 16, 2004..........Rashon Myles vs. West Texas A&M....................32 220 1 Nov. 15, 2003..........Richard Whitaker vs. West Texas A&M..............32 216 3 Nov. 8, 1975............Wilbert Montgomery vs. Tarleton State............27 213 2 Oct. 6, 2001............Eric Polk vs. SE Oklahoma State..........................24 206 2 Oct. 16, 1948..........V.T. Smith vs. Western Colorado......................... 15 205 3 Oct. 9, 1982............Anthony Thomas vs. Texas A&M........................35 203 3 Nov. 8, 2008...........Bernard Scott vs. Midwestern State...................27 201 1 Oct. 22, 1994..........Marquies Lewis vs. West Texas A&M.................31 200 2 ** Dec. 3, 1977.......Kelly Kent vs. Wisconsin-Stevens Point..............22 200 3 Oct. 23, 1954..........Paul Goad vs. Youngstown State........................21 198 2 * Nov. 3, 2007........Bernard Scott vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville............18 194 2 Sept. 8, 1984..........Anthony Thomas vs. Montana........................... 19 191 1 Nov. 16, 1946..........V.T. Smith vs. Austin College...............................22 189 1 Sept. 13, 2003........Richard Whitaker vs. Fort Lewis College...........21 188 1 Nov. 19, 1977..........Kelly Kent vs. Howard Payne..............................24 188 2 Nov. 6, 1982............Anthony Thomas vs. Sam Houston State...........27 184 0 Nov. 22, 1951..........Tommy Hinson vs. Howard Payne......................27 181 3 Oct. 14, 1949..........Alton Green vs. Tampa........................................25 180 3 * Sept. 29, 2007.....Bernard Scott vs. Eastern New Mexico..............23 179 1 * Nov. 10, 2007......Bernard Scott vs. Midwestern State...................27 178 3 Aug. 30, 2008.........Bernard Scott vs. NW Missouri State..................29 177 2 Sept. 15, 2001........Eric Polk vs. Northeastern State.........................32 175 1 Sept. 28, 1965........Trent Lancaster vs. Howard Payne.....................21 175 3 Nov. 9, 1963............Dennis Hagaman vs. Texas-Arlington................ 12 175 2 Oct. 18, 2003..........Willie Williams vs. Angelo State.........................24 172 1 Nov. 17, 1984..........Anthony Thomas vs. East Texas State................35 172 2 Nov. 1, 2014............De’Andre Brown vs. Central Arkansas...............28 171 0 Nov. 14, 1970..........Don Harr vs. Trinity..............................................25 171 2 Oct. 29, 2011..........Daryl Richardson vs. Texas A&M-Commerce.....18 170 2 Oct. 5, 1996............David Bennett vs. Eastern New Mexico.............28 170 0 Nov. 29, 2008.........Bernard Scott vs. NW Missouri State..................26 169 2 Sept. 4, 1999..........George Fisher vs. Stephen F. Austin State......... 17 168 2 ** Dec. 1, 1973.......Wilbert Montgomery vs. Langston....................24 168 4 Nov. 3, 1973............Wilbert Montgomery vs. Tarleton State............21 168 4 Nov. 8, 1952............Jimmy Hirth vs. Austin College........................... 14 167 1 * Sept. 15, 2007.....Bernard Scott vs. SE Oklahoma State.................20 165 2

Oct. 27, 1973..........Wilbert Montgomery vs. Angelo State.............22 165 Oct. 19, 1956..........Eddie Campbell vs. Tenn.-Chattanooga ...........20 164 Oct. 7, 2006............Chancy Campbell vs. Northeastern State.......... 11 163 Oct. 19, 1996..........David Bennett vs. Angelo State..........................40 163 Sept. 20, 2008........Bernard Scott vs. SE Oklahoma State................. 14 161 Nov. 14, 1998..........Cody Walton vs. West Texas A&M......................37 161 Sept. 8, 2001..........Eric Polk vs. California-Davis...............................27 159 ** Dec. 8, 1973.......Wilbert Montgomery vs. Elon College..............21 159 Oct. 22, 2005..........Taber Minner vs. Tarleton State.........................31 158 ** Dec. 10, 1977.....Kelly Kent vs. SW Oklahoma State ....................27 158 Oct. 27, 2001..........Eric Polk vs. Texas A&M-Commerce...................37 154 Sept. 25, 1982........Lembia Kinsler vs. Northwestern Louisiana...... 15 154 Oct. 4, 2003............Richard Whitaker vs. Eastern New Mexico........27 153 Nov. 16, 2013..........Charcandrick West vs. Prairie View A&M.......... 13 151 Nov. 1, 1952............Don Smith vs. Texas A&I......................................21 151 Oct. 27, 1997..........David Bennett vs. East Central...........................29 149 Oct. 30, 2004..........Rashon Myles vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville............32 148 Sept. 15, 1984........Anthony Thomas vs. Northern Colorado..........26 148 Sept. 27, 2008........Bernard Scott vs. Eastern New Mexico.............. 17 147 Nov. 7, 1981............Anthony Thomas vs. Sam Houston ...................30 147 Oct. 26, 1973..........Wilbert Montgomery vs. S. F. Austin State....... 17 146 Oct. 7, 2000............Adrian Rascon vs. SE Oklahoma State ............... 19 144 Oct. 5, 1957............Jimmy Hirth vs. McMurry......................................9 144 Oct. 3, 2009............Daryl Richardson vs. East Central.......................18 143 Sept. 26, 2009........Daryl Richardson vs. Eastern New Mexico.........21 143 Oct. 23, 2004..........Rashon Myles vs. Texas A&M-Commerce..........21 143 Oct. 22, 1983..........Bob Shipley vs. East Texas State..........................23 141 Nov. 2, 2002...........Eric Polk vs. Texas A&M-Commerce...................23 140 Sept. 12, 1987.........Gerald Todd vs. Northern Colorado...................25 140 Sept. 7, 2013...........Charcandrick West vs. McMurry.........................20 139 Sept. 22, 1973.........Hubert Pickett vs. Texas A&I............................... 15 139 Oct. 23, 1965..........Jacky Roland vs. Arkansas State......................... 14 139 Nov. 7, 1987............Gerald Todd vs. East Texas State........................ 17 138 Nov. 7, 1987............Gerald Todd vs. East Texas State........................ 17 138 Oct. 6, 1962............Owen Morrison vs. Fresno State......................... 11 138 Oct. 29, 2005..........Taber Minner vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville............27 137 Sept. 18, 1999........Trent Lancaster vs. Lamar Tech...........................23 137 Oct. 9, 1976............Wilbert Montgomery vs. S. F. Austin State.......10 137 Oct. 23, 1948..........V.T. Smith vs. McMurry........................................18 137 Sept. 11, 2004.........Mark Gaines vs. Northeastern State..................28 136 Sept. 19, 1987.........Gerald Todd vs. Tennessee Tech......................... 19 136 Nov. 16, 1974..........Ron McMullin vs. Sam Houston State................22 136 * Sept. 8, 2007.......Bernard Scott vs. Texas State..............................22 135 Oct. 12, 1957..........Bill Lovelace vs. North Texas...............................21 135 Oct. 25, 1980..........Willie Kerley vs. East Texas State........................16 134 Oct. 21, 1995..........Sammie Overton vs. Tarleton State.................... 19 133 * Sept. 22, 2007.....Bernard Scott vs. SW Oklahoma State...............20 132 Sept. 24, 1988........Gerald Todd vs. Alcorn State...............................28 132 Sept. 17, 1949.........Alton Green vs. SW Oklahoma State................. 14 132

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Former ACU running back Bernard Scott set the school record for 100-yard rushing games with 23 in 25 career games as a Wildcat from 2007-08.

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FOOTBALLRECORDS Nov. 12, 1949..........Alton Green vs. Austin College..........................32 132 1 Oct. 24, 1981..........Lembia Kinsler vs. East Texas State................... 27 131 1 Sept. 24, 1977.........Alex Davis vs. Cameron.......................................21 131 1 Oct. 27, 1956..........Jimmy Thomas vs. Southwest Texas State.........10 131 0 Nov. 12, 2011..........Charcandrick West vs. Incarnate Word.............. 12 130 2 Sept. 18, 1999........George Fisher vs. SE Oklahoma State................24 130 1 Sept. 7, 2002...........Eric Polk vs. Central Arkansas.............................24 129 0 Sept. 27, 2014.........Herschel Sims at Houston Baptist....................... 15 128 3 Oct. 4, 2008...........Bernard Scott vs. East Central............................. 17 128 1 Oct. 18, 1997..........Cody Walton vs. Angelo State............................10 128 1 Sept. 9, 1995...........Sammie Overton vs. Prairie View A&M.............16 128 0 Oct. 19, 2002..........Eric Polk vs. Angelo State....................................30 127 1 Nov. 17, 1973..........Wilbert Montgomery vs. Howard Payne...........26 127 3 Oct. 30, 1954..........Jimmy Hirth vs. Lamar Tech................................ 15 127 3 Oct. 4, 1952............Jimmy Hirth vs. Midwestern State..................... 14 127 2 Oct. 18, 1997..........Cody Walton vs. Angelo State............................10 126 1 Sept. 10, 1988........Gerald Todd vs. Northern Colorado...................21 126 1 Sept. 4, 1982..........Anthony Thomas vs. West Texas State...............21 126 0 Sept. 19, 1964........Dennis Hagaman vs. East Texas State................16 126 1 Aug. 31, 2013.........Charcandrick West vs. Concordia (Ala.)............. 12 125 1 ^ * Nov. 17, 2007....Bernard Scott vs. Mesa State.............................. 12 125 3 Sept. 29, 1990........Darrell Ridge vs. Eastern New Mexico...............20 125 0 Nov. 2, 1974............Cleotha Montgomery vs. Angelo State............. 17 125 1 Oct. 18, 1952..........Jimmy Hirth vs. McMurry.................................... 13 125 2 Nov. 16, 2002.........Eric Polk vs. West Texas A&M.............................20 124 2 Nov. 3, 1951............Tommy Hinson vs. Texas A&I...............................22 124 1 ^ Nov. 18, 2006......Taber Minner vs. West Texas A&M.....................18 123 1 Oct. 6, 1997............Rodney Lauderdale vs. SW Oklahoma State..... 15 123 0 Sept. 13, 2008........Bernard Scott vs. Texas A&M-Commerce.......... 17 121 2 Nov. 17, 1979..........Steve Worthey vs. Howard Payne.......................24 121 2 Oct. 29, 1955..........Paul Goad vs. Southwest Texas State................. 15 121 2 Oct. 21, 1950..........Alton Green vs. McMurry....................................23 121 1 * Sept. 1, 2007.......Bernard Scott vs. Central Oklahoma.................. 13 120 0 Nov. 1, 1975............Hubert Pickett vs. Angelo State......................... 17 120 1 Oct. 16, 1975..........Wilbert Montgomery vs. East Texas State.........21 120 1 Oct. 7, 1949............Alton Green vs. Southwestern............................ 14 120 0 Oct. 25, 1986..........Freddie Powers vs. Angelo State........................ 14 119 0 Sept. 21, 1978.........Kelly Kent vs. East Texas State............................31 119 3 Nov. 20, 1965..........Jacky Roland vs. Angelo State..............................9 119 1 Sept. 7, 2006...........Taber Minner vs. Central Oklahoma.................. 12 118 1 Sept. 2, 1995...........Sammie Overton vs. N.M. Highlands.................24 118 2 Oct. 25, 1952..........Jimmy Hirth vs. West Texas State....................... 14 118 1 Oct. 9, 2010............Darrell Cantu-Harkless vs. Midwestern State... 17 117 1 Oct. 11, 2008..........Bernard Scott vs. Angelo State...........................22 117 1 Nov. 3, 1984...........Anthony Thomas vs. Sam Houston State...........28 117 0 Nov. 27, 1952..........Jerry Mullins vs. Howard Payne..........................18 117 1 ^ Nov. 14, 2009......Reggie Brown vs. Midwestern State..................21 116 0 Nov. 1, 2008...........Bernard Scott vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville............24 116 3 Sept. 10, 1983........Anthony Thomas vs. West Texas State...............18 116 0 Nov. 20, 1982.........Anthony Thomas vs. Howard Payne..................20 116 0 Sept. 19, 1981.........Larry Henderson vs. NW Oklahoma .................. 11 115 1 Oct. 25, 1975..........Hubert Pickett vs. Sul Ross State........................ 19 115 2 Oct. 6, 1951............Jerry Mullins vs. Texas Western..........................27 115 0 Oct. 25, 1952..........Red Rushing vs. West Texas State.......................20 115 0 Oct. 7, 2006............Taber Minner vs. Northeastern State................. 14 114 2 Sept. 1, 2001...........Eric Polk vs. Central Arkansas.............................20 114 2 Nov. 8, 1975............Hubert Pickett vs. Tarleton State.......................24 114 0 Nov. 13, 2010..........Charcandrick West vs. SW Oklahoma State...... 11 113 2 Nov. 16, 1974..........Cle Montgomery vs. Sam Houston State...........16 113 1 Oct. 26, 1946..........Buster Dixon vs. McMurry...................................20 113 3 Nov. 11, 1989..........Jimmy Hays vs. West Texas A&M........................26 112 0 Oct. 17, 1970...........Don Harr vs. Lamar..............................................16 112 1 Oct. 30, 1954..........Leondus Fry vs. Lamar Tech...................................9 112 1 Sept. 18, 2010.........Charcandrick West vs. East Central ...................10 111 0 Oct. 12, 2002..........Eric Polk vs. Central Oklahoma...........................28 111 0 Nov. 11, 1989..........Eric Brown vs. West Texas A&M..........................24 111 0 Nov. 3, 2001...........Eric Polk vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville.....................27 110 1 Nov. 7, 1959............Veon Scott vs. Southwestern Louisiana............. 17 110 0 Oct. 18, 2014..........De’Andre Brown at McNeese State.................... 13 109 1 Sept. 6, 2014...........De’Andre Brown vs. Northern Arizona.............. 14 109 0 Nov. 5, 2011............Daryl Richardson vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville......23 109 2 Nov. 4, 2006...........Taber Minner vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville............ 17 109 2 Sept. 2, 1978...........Kelly Kent vs. East Central...................................22 109 0 Sept. 21, 1974.........Wilbert Montgomery vs. Nebraska-Omaha...... 17 109 2 Nov. 10, 1973..........Wilbert Montgomery vs. Sam Houston ............16 109 4 Sept. 27, 1957.........Jimmy Thomas vs. Tenn.-Chattanooga ............. 13 108 0 Nov. 20, 1954.........Jimmy Hirth vs. Arkansas State.............................5 108 2 Oct. 30, 1954..........Gene Boyd vs. Lamar Tech.....................................9 108 0 Oct. 11, 1951...........Tommy Hinson vs. Carswell AFB......................... 19 108 0

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Oct. 14, 2006..........Chancy Campbell vs. Angelo State..................... 12 107 Nov. 11, 1997..........Ryan Benn vs. West Texas A&M..........................23 107 Nov. 18, 1961..........Duane Hale vs. Trinity..........................................10 107 Nov. 16, 1957..........Jimmy Hirth vs. Trinity......................................... 13 107 Oct. 6, 1951............Tommy Hinson vs. Texas Western.......................22 107 Oct. 4, 2014............De’Andre Brown vs. Lamar.................................. 13 106 Oct. 31, 2009..........Reggie Brown vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville...........24 106 Oct. 28 ,1995..........Sammie Overton vs. East Texas State.................26 106 Nov. 10, 1984..........Anthony Thomas vs. Texas A&I...........................26 106 Oct. 13, 1984..........Anthony Thomas vs. West Texas State...............22 106 Nov. 4, 1978............Kelly Kent vs. Sam Houston State.......................22 106 Nov. 4, 1978............Steve Worthey vs. Sam Houston State...............16 106 Sept. 10, 2005........Rashon Myles vs. Northeastern State................16 105 Oct. 14, 2000..........Adrian Rascon vs. Angelo State..........................18 105 Sept. 30, 2000........Adrian Rascon vs. Eastern New Mexico............. 17 105 Nov. 19, 1983..........Lembia Kinsler vs. Howard Payne...................... 14 105 Oct. 27, 1956..........Eddie Campbell vs. Southwest Texas State....... 15 105 Oct. 14, 1968..........Trent Lancaster vs. Northwestern Louisiana.....21 105 Oct. 27, 1951...........Red Rushing vs. Midwestern State..................... 14 105 Nov. 7, 2009............Reggie Brown vs. Midwestern State.................. 11 104 Oct. 2, 1999............George Fisher vs. Eastern New Mexico..............24 104 Sept. 27, 1980.........Willie Kerley vs. Northwestern Oklahoma........ 17 104 Nov. 12, 1977..........Kelly Kent vs. Southwest Texas State................. 14 103 Nov. 24, 1955..........Paul Goad vs. Howard Payne..............................20 103 Oct. 3, 1953............Leondus Fry vs. Midwestern State .....................10 103 Sept. 7, 2013...........John David Baker vs. McMurry...........................10 102 Oct. 26, 2013..........Charcandrick West vs. New Mexico State.......... 15 102 Sept. 18, 2004........Rashon Myles vs. Tarleton State......................... 14 102 Sept. 29, 2001........Eric Polk vs. Eastern New Mexico.......................28 102 Nov. 23, 1985.........Leo Stallworth vs. East Texas State....................16 102 Oct. 19, 1974..........Wilbert Montgomery vs. East Texas State.........23 102 Oct. 1, 2011.............Daryl Richardson vs. Western Oregon............... 15 101 Oct. 29, 1983..........Bob Shipley vs. Stephen F. Austin State.............21 101 Nov. 11, 1978..........Kelly Kent vs. Southwest Texas State.................21 101 Sept. 13, 1975.........Wilbert Montgomery vs. Troy State................... 14 101 Oct. 5, 1974............Wilbert Montgomery vs. SW Texas State.......... 19 101 Oct. 14, 1950..........Alton Green vs. East Texas State........................24 101 Nov. 1, 2014............Kade Munden vs. Central Arkansas...................20 100 Oct. 17, 2009..........Daryl Richardson vs. West Texas A&M...............22 100

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ACU 250-Yard Passing Games  Date Player and Opponent A-C-I Yds. TD Oct. 30, 1976..........Jim Reese vs. Angelo State......................... 26-39-1 564 2 ^ Nov. 19, 2011.......Mitchell Gale vs. Washburn.......................29-48-3 506 4 Nov. 16, 2013..........John David Baker vs. Prairie View A&M... 31-42-0 485 4 Oct. 29, 1983..........Loyal Proffitt vs. S. F. Austin State............ 35-49-3 466 3 Sept. 29, 1973.........Clint Longley vs. SW Texas State................ 19-28-1 434 4 Sept. 8, 1973...........Clint Longley vs. Arkansas State................22-40-2 433 6 Nov. 14, 1981..........Loyal Proffitt vs. SW Texas State.............. 23-44-2 431 4 Oct. 26, 2013..........John David Baker vs. New Mexico State... 33-49-1 428 3 Oct. 23, 1982..........Loyal Proffitt vs. East Texas State............. 25-45-2 423 2 Oct. 2, 2010............Mitchell Gale vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville.... 34-51-0 417 3 Oct. 24, 1970..........Jim Lindsey vs. Arkansas State................... 33-63-1 414 3 Oct. 22, 2011..........Mitchell Gale vs. Midwestern State.......... 32-55-1 413 3 Oct. 24, 1998..........John Frank vs. Tarleton State..................... 31-53-1 410 3 Nov. 10, 2012..........Mitchell Gale vs. Incarnate Word.............. 25-36-1 408 2 Nov. 5, 2011............Mitchell Gale vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville....30-42-0 408 3 Nov. 4, 2006...........Billy Malone vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville.....18-35-0 404 2 Aug. 27, 2014..........Parker McKenzie at Georgia State............30-40-1 403 4 Nov. 12, 1977..........John Mayes vs. Southwest Texas State.....21-40-3 403 3 Oct. 31, 1970..........Jim Lindsey vs. Drake.................................. 27-57-3 402 2 Sept. 14, 2013.........John David Baker vs. N.M. Highlands.......25-36-0 392 5 Sept. 17, 2011.........Mitchell Gale vs. North Alabama.............. 33-59-2 390 2 Sept. 13, 2008........Billy Malone vs. Texas A&M-Commerce...24-39-2 390 2 Oct. 5, 1985............Rex Lamberti vs. S. F. Austin State............. 20-35-1 390 3 Oct. 19, 2006..........Billy Malone vs. West Texas A&M.............. 23-36-1 388 6 Oct. 6, 2001............Greg Wiggins vs. SE Oklahoma ................. 29-52-2 387 2 Oct. 18, 2008..........Billy Malone vs. West Texas A&M..............24-41-0 386 3 Nov. 9, 1968............Jim Lindsey vs. Texas-Arlington.................29-56-4 384 2 ^ Nov. 22, 2008......Billy Malone vs. West Texas A&M..............16-25-0 383 6 Oct. 13, 2007..........Billy Malone vs. Angelo State....................27-38-0 383 2 Nov. 1, 1986............Rex Lamberti vs. Howard Payne................23-38-2 382 5 Oct. 16, 2010..........Mitchell Gale vs. Incarnate Word...............17-26-1 379 5 Nov. 16, 2002.........Colby Freeman vs. West Texas A&M......... 19-41-3 378 2 Oct. 30, 2010..........Mitchell Gale vs. Angelo State................... 27-41-0 377 4 Oct. 6, 1973............Clint Longley vs. S. F. Austin Satet.............26-38-2 375 2 Sept. 13, 1986.........Rex Lamberti vs. Southwest Texas State.... 19-29-2 373 4 Oct. 12, 1985..........Rex Lamberti vs. SE Missouri State............23-43-2 373 2


acusports.com Oct. 17, 1970...........Jim Lindsey vs. Lamar..................................25-42-3 372 4 Sept. 20, 1969........Jim Lindsey vs. East Texas State................. 28-47-1 372 2 Oct. 23, 2010..........Mitchell Gale vs. Eastern New Mexico......23-41-0 362 5 Nov. 3, 2007...........Billy Malone vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville..... 20-31-2 362 3 Oct. 2, 1993............Rex Lamberti vs. ENMU.............................. 19-38-2 362 4 ^ Nov. 24, 2007......Billy Malone vs. Chadron State.................. 23-38-1 361 5 Sept. 27, 2014.........Parker McKenzie at Houston Baptist........ 21-31-0 359 4 ^ Nov. 27, 2010.......Mitchell Gale vs. Central Missouri..............27-51-1 358 5 Nov. 23, 1968.........Jim Lindsey vs. Angelo State...................... 23-37-1 358 5 Oct. 4, 2008............Billy Malone vs. East Central...................... 17-23-0 357 5 Oct. 3, 1970............Jim Lindsey vs. Northern Colorado........... 17-33-4 357 1 Oct. 1, 2011.............Mitchell Gale vs. Western Oregon............29-43-0 356 2 Sept. 11, 1982.........Loyal Proffitt vs. Northern Colorado........ 26-55-2 356 2 Oct. 8, 2005............Billy Malone vs. Angelo State....................23-38-2 354 2 Oct. 28, 2006..........Billy Malone vs. Tarleton State.................. 32-41-1 353 4 Oct. 25, 2014..........Parker McKenzie at Sam Houston State...29-44-1 352 2 Nov. 1, 2008...........Zach Stewart vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville....24-34-0 350 3 Oct. 19, 1985..........Rex Lamberti vs. NW Missouri State.........29-53-2 346 3 Oct. 18, 1975..........Jim Reese vs. East Texas State.................... 19-38-3 346 3 Oct. 20, 2007..........Billy Malone vs. West Texas A&M............. 28-49-0 345 1 Sept. 25, 2010.........Mitchell Gale vs. Tarleton State.................25-38-0 344 2 Oct. 6, 2007............Billy Malone vs. Northeastern State.......... 17-24-0 343 4 Oct. 1, 2005............Billy Malone vs. SE Oklahoma State..........24-36-0 343 3 Sept. 27, 1969.........Jim Lindsey vs. Howard Payne...................20-50-4 342 1 Sept. 13, 1975.........Jim Reese vs. Troy State.............................. 19-25-1 341 2 ** Dec. 8, 1973.......Clint Longley vs. Elon College.................... 20-38-1 341 4 Nov. 2, 1968............Jim Lindsey vs. Eastern New Mexico.........19-40-1 339 2 Sept. 23, 1978.........John Mayes vs. Cameron ........................... 24-41-1 338 0 Nov. 11, 2000..........Aaron Birdwell vs. West Texas A&M......... 24-31-1 336 1 Oct. 20, 2012..........Mitchell Gale vs. Midwestern State..........26-38-0 335 3 Sept. 1, 2011...........Mitchell Gale vs. Tarleton State.................26-49-2 335 3 Oct. 26, 1981..........Loyal Proffitt vs. NW Louisiana................. 19-38-2 333 4 Nov. 23, 1985.........Rex Lamberti vs. East Texas State..............23-38-2 332 3 Sept. 20, 2014.........Parker McKenzie vs. Incarnate Word........ 21-33-0 329 2 Nov. 10, 1990..........Mike Fuller vs. West Texas State................ 15-26-1 328 0 Nov. 15, 1986..........Rex Lamberti vs. Texas A&I........................ 21-41-2 328 2 Oct. 26, 1968..........Jim Lindsey vs. Arkansas State...................21-44-3 328 1 Nov. 16, 1968..........Jim Lindsey vs. Trinity................................. 24-47-5 328 1 Nov. 12, 2011..........Mitchell Gale vs. Incarnate Word..............29-48-3 327 2 Sept. 24, 1977.........John Mayes vs. Cameron............................ 13-26-3 327 2 Oct. 25, 1969..........Jim Lindsey vs. Arkansas State................... 21-37-4 327 1 Oct. 19, 2002..........Colby Freeman vs. Angelo State................ 23-30-1 325 2 Aug. 31, 2013.........John David Baker vs. Concordia (Ala.)...... 17-20-0 322 7 Sept. 3, 1977...........John Mayes vs. Northwestern Okla.......... 14-21-0 321 2 Sept. 22, 2007........Billy Malone vs. SW Oklahoma State........ 22-27-0 320 4 Oct. 11, 2008..........Billy Malone vs. Angelo State.................... 13-23-1 319 5 Sept. 16, 2006........Billy Malone vs. SE Oklahoma State.......... 26-34-1 319 3 Sept. 20, 2008........Billy Malone vs. SE Oklahoma State...........17-19-1 317 3 Nov. 1, 1969............Jim Lindsey vs. Eastern New Mexico........ 23-40-0 315 5 Sept. 8, 1990..........Mike Fuller vs. Northern Colorado............21-40-2 313 0

Nov. 12, 1988..........Stan Stephens vs. West Texas A&M........... 17-27-0 313 Sept. 19, 1987.........Stan Stephens vs. Tennessee Tech............ 23-44-0 313 Nov. 22, 1975..........Jim Reese vs. Howard Payne...................... 19-37-3 313 Sept. 13, 2014.........Parker McKenzie at Troy.............................25-34-2 312 Nov. 7, 1998............John Frank vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville........ 18-35-1 311 Dec. 4, 1976............Jim Reese vs. Harding.................................26-36-2 311 Oct. 7, 2006............Billy Malone vs. Northeastern State.......... 23-32-1 310 Sept. 22, 2012.........Mitchell Gale vs. Angelo State................... 17-42-1 308 Nov. 8, 1969............Jim Lindsey vs. Texas-Arlington................ 24-45-4 308 Oct. 2, 1993............Rex Lamberti vs. Central Oklahoma.......... 19-37-0 307 Oct. 8, 1983............Loyal Proffitt vs. Texas A&I........................ 19-36-1 306 Oct. 15, 2011..........Mitchell Gale vs. West Texas A&M............ 18-31-0 305 Oct. 11, 2014...........Parker McKenzie vs. Ave Maria (Fla.)........ 22-31-0 304 Nov. 10, 2007.........Billy Malone vs. Midwestern State............ 21-30-3 304 Oct. 2, 1976............Jim Reese vs. Southwest Texas State......... 22-35-2 304 Sept. 15, 2001........Colby Freeman vs. Northeastern State.... 20-29-0 303 Nov. 3, 1973............Clint Longley vs. Tarleton State.................15-29-0 302 Oct. 3, 2009............Mitchell Gale vs. East Central.................... 20-28-1 300 Sept. 6, 1986..........Rex Lamberti vs. N. Colorado....................23-41-0 300 Oct. 17, 1998..........John Frank vs. Angelo State.......................20-30-2 299 Sept. 10, 1977.........John Mayes vs. Northern Colorado........... 12-27-0 299 Nov. 6, 2010............Mitchell Gale vs. West Texas A&M............ 22-36-1 296 Oct. 8, 2011............Mitchell Gale vs. Eastern New Mexico......23-39-0 295 Nov. 14, 1998..........Cody Cox vs. West Texas A&M................... 16-29-1 295 Sept. 3, 2005..........Billy Malone vs. Central Oklahoma...........15-34-4 294 Sept. 1, 1979...........John Mayes vs. East Central....................... 18-25-3 294 Aug. 30, 208...........Billy Malone vs. NW Missouri State...........18-25-0 293 Sept. 1, 2012...........Mitchell Gale vs. McMurry......................... 19-28-1 290 Oct. 31, 2009..........Mitchell Gale vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville....24-34-0 289 Nov. 18, 1978..........John Mayes vs. Howard Payne................... 22-38-2 286 Sept. 22, 1979.........John Mayes vs. Northern Colorado........... 19-35-3 285 Nov. 3, 2012............Mitchell Gale vs. West Alabama................24-42-0 284 Oct. 29, 1988..........Stan Stephens vs. East Texas State............ 21-33-1 284 Sept. 18, 1999........John Frank vs. SE Oklahoma State.............17-32-1 283 Nov. 7, 1981............Loyal Proffitt vs. Sam Houston State........ 16-28-2 282 Sept. 19, 1970.........Jim Lindsey vs. East Texas State................. 25-41-2 282 Nov. 4, 1989............Stan Stephens vs. Texas A&I.......................15-38-0 280 Nov. 9, 2013............John David Baker vs. Incarnate Word....... 19-27-2 279 Sept. 15, 2012.........Mitchell Gale vs. Tarleton State................. 27-42-0 279 Oct. 27, 2007..........Billy Malone vs. Tarleton State.................. 17-33-3 279 Oct. 25, 1997..........Josh Rabe vs. Tarleton State.......................20-30-2 279 Oct. 21, 1978..........John Mayes vs. East Texas State................. 18-33-1 278 Nov. 11, 1972..........Clint Longley vs. Sam Houston State......... 22-34-1 275 Oct. 7, 1989............Stan Stephens vs. Central Oklahoma........16-30-2 274 Nov. 8, 1986...........Rex Lamberti vs. East Texas State..............23-45-2 274 Oct. 12, 2013..........John David Baker vs. Houston Baptist......16-20-0 273 Nov. 17, 1973..........Clint Longley vs. Howard Payne................ 17-28-1 273 Oct. 12, 2002..........Colby Freeman vs. Angelo State................ 18-28-2 278 Sept. 29, 2007........Billy Malone vs. Eastern New Mexico........ 18-27-1 272 Sept. 4, 1982..........Loyal Proffitt vs. West Texas State............ 18-52-4 272

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Former ACU quarterback Rex Lamberti threw for a career-high 382 yards in a 1986 game against Howard Payne.

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FOOTBALLRECORDS ^ Nov. 17, 2007.......Billy Malone vs. Mesa State........................ 18-22-1 271 Nov. 8, 2014............Parker McKenzie vs. NW State (La.)..........20-36-3 270 Nov. 10, 1979..........John Mayes vs. Southwest Texas State..... 21-42-1 270 Oct. 26, 1985..........Rex Lamberti vs. Howard Payne................ 24-41-1 269 ^ Nov. 29, 2008......Billy Malone vs. NW Missouri State........... 21-45-2 269 Oct. 27, 1979..........John Mayes vs. Stephen F. Austin State....20-38-2 269 Oct. 28, 1978..........John Mayes vs. Stephen F. Austin State....19-40-3 269 Nov. 15, 2014..........Parker McKenzie at Stephen F. Austin......19-29-0 267 Nov. 11, 1978..........John Mayes vs. Southwest Texas State..... 16-35-2 267 Sept. 2, 1978...........John Mayes vs. East Central....................... 15-23-2 267 Oct. 25, 1986..........Rex Lamberti vs. Angelo State................... 20-36-1 265 Sept. 30, 1972.........Clint Longley vs. Louisiana Tech................16-30-3 265 Nov. 8, 1975............Jim Reese vs. Tarleton State....................... 15-29-2 264 Oct. 19, 2013..........John David Baker vs. Incarnate Word....... 20-31-0 263 Oct. 9, 2010............Mitchell Gale vs. Midwestern State.......... 27-39-0 263 Sept. 18, 2010.........Mitchell Gale vs. East Central.................... 23-32-0 263 Nov. 11, 2006..........Billy Malone vs. Midwestern State............ 25-47-1 263 Oct. 6, 1990............Lance Landry vs. Central Oklahoma ........ 15-31-3 263 Nov. 5, 1977............David Hanson vs. Sam Houston State....... 15-33-1 263 Nov. 8, 2008...........Billy Malone vs. Midwestern State............ 19-32-1 262 Sept. 13, 2003........Colby Freeman vs. Fort Lewis College....... 18-32-1 261 Nov. 2, 1985............Rex Lamberti vs. Angelo State................... 20-33-1 261 Oct. 5, 2013............John David Baker vs. Pittsburg State........ 25-42-1 260 Sept. 4, 2004..........Greg Wiggins vs. Central Oklahoma......... 19-42-2 260 Sept. 28, 1968........Jim Lindsey vs. Howard Payne................... 22-38-1 260 Sept. 1, 2007..........Billy Malone vs. Central Oklahoma........... 17-34-1 258 Nov. 7, 1970............Jim Lindsey vs. Texas-Arlington................. 21-36-2 256 Sept. 30, 2006........Billy Malone vs. Eastern New Mexico........19-29-0 255 Nov. 9, 2002...........Colby Freeman vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville.15-28-1 255 Oct. 2, 1999............Steve Brenan vs. Eastern New Mexico......16-33-0 255 Nov. 3, 1979............John Mayes vs. Sam Houston State............12-22-1 255 Sept. 21, 1968.........Jim Lindsey vs. East Texas State................ 21-41-0 255 Oct. 29, 2011..........Mitchell Gale vs. Texas A&M-Commerce...19-31-1 254 Sept. 20, 1986........Rex Lamberti vs. Central Oklahoma.......... 19-38-2 253 Oct. 10, 1992..........Lance Landry vs. Central Oklahoma......... 16-34-2 253 Oct. 6, 2012............Mitchell Gale vs. Eastern New Mexico......18-28-0 252 Oct. 5, 1991............Mike Fuller vs. Eastern New Mexico.......... 25-39-2 250

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ACU 100-Yard Receiving Games  Date Player and Opponent No. Yds. TD Oct. 11, 2008..........Johnny Knox vs. Angelo State..............................6 232 4 Oct. 5, 1985............Reggie McGowan vs. Stephen F. Austin State.....9 228 3 Nov. 14, 1981..........Quinton Smith vs. Southwest Texas State......... 11 221 1 Nov. 7, 1981............Quinton Smith vs. Sam Houston State............... 11 220 1 Oct. 18, 1975..........Johnny Perkins vs. East Texas State......................8 217 2 Nov. 12, 1977..........Cle Montgomery vs. Southwest Texas State.....10 210 2 Aug. 31, 2013.........Darian Hogg vs. Concordia (Ala.).......................10 208 2 Oct. 1, 2005............Jerale Badon vs. SE Oklahoma State.................. 13 205 1 Oct. 18, 2008..........Johnny Knox vs. West Texas A&M......................10 203 2 Nov. 5, 2005...........Robb Spells vs. Midwestern State........................7 203 3 Oct. 23, 1976..........Greg Stirman vs. Angelo State..............................9 202 0 Oct. 3, 1970............Ronnie Vinson vs. Northern Colorado.................6 194 1 Sept. 20, 1969........Ronnie Vinson vs. East Texas State.....................10 194 1 Nov. 2, 1968............Bill Lockey vs. Eastern New Mexico......................8 194 2 Oct. 24, 1970..........Ronnie Vinson vs. Arkansas State....................... 13 193 3 Oct. 26, 2013..........Taylor Gabriel vs. New Mexico State.................. 15 188 0 Oct. 26, 1968..........Bill Lockey vs. Arkansas State..............................10 187 1 Sept. 8, 1973...........Richard Williams vs. Arkansas State.....................6 186 2 Sept. 24, 1977.........Kirby Jones vs. Cameron........................................6 185 1 Nov. 22, 1975..........Johnny Perkins vs. Howard Payne......................10 185 3 * Oct. 20, 2007.......Johnny Knox vs. West Texas A&M........................8 183 1 Sept. 3, 2005..........Robb Spells vs. Central Oklahoma........................3 183 2 Oct. 17, 1970...........Ronnie Vinson vs. Lamar..................................... 11 183 2 Nov. 20, 1976..........Johnny Perkins vs. Howard Payne........................6 180 2 Nov. 15, 1986..........Reggie McGowan vs. Texas A&I............................8 179 1 ^ Nov. 24, 2007......Jerale Badon vs. Chadron State..........................10 178 1 Nov. 27, 1952..........Stanley Staples vs. Howard Payne........................6 178 2 Oct. 25, 1975..........Johnny Perkins vs. Sul Ross State..........................4 176 2 Oct. 12, 2013..........Taylor Gabriel vs. Houston Baptist.......................7 174 3 Oct. 4, 2008............Bernard Scott vs. East Central...............................7 173 3 * Nov. 3, 2007........Johnny Knox vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville...............5 173 2 Oct. 31, 1970..........Ronnie Vinson vs. Drake........................................9 173 0 Nov. 1, 1986............Arthur Culpepper vs. Howard Payne...................8 172 3 Oct. 6, 2001............Jacob Pruitt vs. Southeastern Oklahoma..........10 167 1 Oct. 29, 1988..........Sean Grady vs. East Texas State............................7 166 1 Nov. 4, 2006...........Jerale Badon vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville...............4 165 1 Sept. 27, 2008........Edmund Gates vs. Eastern New Mexico...............8 164 2 * Sept. 8, 2007.......Johnny Knox vs. Texas State..................................8 164 2

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Oct. 2, 1993............Angel Alvarez vs. Eastern New Mexico................7 164 2 Sept. 14, 2013.........Taylor Gabriel vs. New Mexico Highlands...........9 160 3 Oct. 19, 2006..........John Brock vs. West Texas A&M...........................4 160 3 Nov. 17, 1979..........Odis Dolton vs. Howard Payne.............................8 160 2 Sept. 8, 1990..........Sean Grady vs. Northern Colorado......................6 159 0 Nov. 8, 1969............Ronnie Vinson vs. Texas-Arlington..................... 12 159 1 Aug. 27, 2014..........DeMarcus Thompson at Georgia State................9 156 0 Nov. 5, 2011............Darian Hogg vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville................9 156 1 Nov. 7, 1998............M.C. Walker vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville.................3 156 0 Dec. 4, 1976............Johnny Perkins vs. Harding................................. 11 156 1 Nov. 4, 1978............Steve Worthey vs. Sam Houston State.................7 155 0 Oct. 31, 1992..........Darius Jones vs. East Texas State..........................5 151 1 Oct. 25, 1986..........Reggie McGowan vs. Angelo State......................8 151 2 Oct. 25, 1969..........Ronnie Vinson vs. Arkansas State.........................7 151 0 Nov. 16, 1968..........Bill Lockey vs. Trinity............................................ 13 151 0 Nov. 5, 1988...........Sean Grady vs. Texas A&I.......................................5 150 1 Oct. 13, 2007..........Jerale Badon vs. Angelo State..............................9 149 1 Sept. 30, 2006........Jerale Badon vs. Eastern New Mexico..................7 148 0 Oct. 28, 2006..........Jerale Badon vs. Tarleton State.......................... 14 147 1 Oct. 23, 1976..........Johnny Perkins vs. Angelo State...........................5 147 1 Sept. 13, 1969.........Ronnie Vinson vs. Arkansas Tech..........................6 146 2 Oct. 29, 1983..........Boo Jones vs. Stephen F. Austin State..................8 145 1 Oct. 21, 1978..........Kirby Jones vs. East Texas State............................9 143 0 Sept. 3, 1977...........Cle Montgomery vs. NW Oklahoma....................3 143 2 Oct. 14, 1978..........Tim Purnell vs. Angelo State.................................4 142 0 Oct. 30, 1976..........Johnny Perkins vs. Cameron.................................4 142 1 Oct. 18, 2008..........Bernard Scott vs. West Texas A&M......................7 141 1 Sept. 20, 2008........Johnny Knox vs. SE Oklahoma State....................6 140 1 Oct. 22, 2011..........Taylor Gabriel vs. Midwestern State..................10 138 3 Sept. 4, 2010...........Edmond Gates vs. Washburn................................5 138 2 Sept. 2, 1978...........Tim Purnell vs. East Central...................................6 138 2 Nov. 15, 1975..........Ike O’Bryant vs. Sam Houston State.....................5 136 2 Sept. 17, 2011.........Taylor Gabriel vs. North Alabama........................8 135 2 Oct. 2, 2010............Edmond Gates vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville.......... 11 135 1 Oct. 23, 1976..........Wilbert Montgomery vs. Stephen F. Austin........8 135 1 Nov. 10, 1990..........Sean Grady vs. West Texas State...........................6 133 0 Oct. 28, 1989..........Sean Grady vs. East Texas State............................5 133 1 Oct. 28, 1972..........Richard Williams vs. Eastern New Mexico...........9 133 1 Sept. 27, 1969.........Pat Holder vs. Howard Payne................................6 133 1 Nov. 23, 1985.........Reggie McGowan vs. East Texas State.................8 132 2 Nov. 16, 2013..........Darrell Cantu-Harkless vs. Prairie View A&M.....6 131 0 Sept. 22, 2012.........DeMarcus Thompson vs. Angelo State................5 131 1 Sept. 13, 2008........Bernard Scott vs. Texas A&M-Commerce............6 131 1 Nov. 5, 2005...........Jerale Badon vs. Midwestern State....................10 131 1 Oct. 17, 1959...........Robert McLeod vs. Howard Payne.......................9 131 3 Sept. 1, 2007..........Jerale Badon vs. Central Oklahoma.....................7 130 1 Oct. 12, 1985..........Reggie McGowan vs. SE Missouri State...............6 130 1 Nov. 16, 2002.........Dillon Cobb vs. West Texas A&M..........................5 129 0 Oct. 9, 1983............Angel Alvarez vs. Central Oklahoma...................6 129 2 Nov. 3, 1973............Greg Stirman vs. Tarleton State............................5 129 0 Nov. 22, 1969..........Ronnie Vinson vs. Angelo State......................... 13 129 0 Nov. 17, 1973..........Richard Williams vs. Howard Payne.....................7 128 1 Nov. 1, 1969............Ronnie Vinson vs. Eastern New Mexico.............10 128 3 Nov. 3, 1979............Steve Thomas vs. Sam Houston State..................4 127 0 Sept 13, 1975..........Greg Stirman vs. Troy State...................................5 127 1 Oct. 26, 1973..........Richard Williams vs. Stephen F. Austin State......5 127 2 Nov. 9, 1968............Ronnie Vinson vs. Texas-Arlington..................... 11 127 0 Sept. 26, 2009........Edmund Gates vs. Eastern New Mexico...............6 126 1 Oct. 8, 2005............Robb Spells vs. Angelo State.................................5 126 2 Nov. 15, 2003..........Danieal Manning vs. West Texas A&M................3 126 1 Nov. 11, 2000..........Rodney Vanduren vs. West Texas A&M...............6 126 1 ^ Nov. 22, 2008......Johnny Knox vs. West Texas A&M........................5 125 1 Oct. 11, 1975...........Johnny Perkins vs. Stephen F. Austin State.........6 125 1 Oct. 30, 2010..........Edmond Gates vs. Angelo State...........................6 124 1 Oct. 23, 2010..........Edmond Gates vs. Eastern New Mexico...............7 124 3 Aug. 30, 2008.........Edmund Gates vs. NW Missouri State..................5 122 0 Nov. 4, 2006...........Chris Morris vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville.................7 122 1 Oct. 12, 1991..........Ethan Sheffield vs. Central Oklahoma.................6 122 1 Oct. 29, 1983..........Arthur Culpepper vs. Stephen F. Austin State....7 122 0 Nov. 3, 1973............Toby York vs. Tarleton State.................................4 122 2 Sept. 27, 2014.........Cade Stone at Houston Baptist.............................7 121 2 Oct. 16, 2010..........Edmond Gates vs. Incarnate Word.......................3 121 2 Nov. 9, 2002...........Don Hooks vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville...................4 121 1 Sept. 23, 1978.........Tim Purnell vs. Cameron........................................6 121 0 Oct. 11, 2014...........Cade Stone vs. Ave Maria (Fla.)............................8 121 1 Sept. 20, 2014.........Jace Hudson vs. Incarnate Word..........................6 120 1 Sept. 20, 1975.........Johnny Perkins vs. Texas A&I................................4 120 1 ^ Nov. 19, 2011.......Taylor Gabriel vs. Washburn.................................6 119 2


acusports.com Oct. 8, 2005............Jerale Badon vs. Angelo State..............................8 119 0 Oct. 14, 2000..........Jacob Pruitt vs. Angelo State................................5 119 0 Sept, 19, 1981.........Quinton Smith vs. Northwest Oklahoma............4 119 2 Dec. 8, 1973............Richard Williams vs. Elon College.........................5 119 1 Sept. 8, 1973...........Wilbert Montgomery vs. Arkansas State............5 119 2 Nov. 27, 1952..........Ray Hansen vs. Howard Payne..............................3 119 2 ^ * Nov. 17, 2007....Johnny Knox vs. Mesa State..................................5 118 3 Oct. 5, 2013............Taylor Gabriel vs. Pittsburg State.......................10 117 1 Oct. 27, 2012...........Darian Hogg vs. Texas A&M-Commerce..............4 117 2 Nov. 19, 2011..........Darrell Cantu-Harkless vs. Washburn..................5 117 0 ^ Nov. 27, 2010.......Edmond Gates vs. Central Missouri......................6 117 1 Nov. 11, 2006..........Jerale Badon vs. Midwestern State......................8 117 2 Nov. 4, 2000...........Rodney Vanduren vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville.......3 117 1 Nov. 11, 1978..........Robbie Tindol vs. Southwest Texas State............5 117 1 Oct. 20, 2012..........Taylor Gabriel vs. Midwestern State....................9 116 2 Nov. 8, 1975............Johnny Perkins vs. Tarleton State.........................4 116 1 Nov. 26, 1959..........David Rucker vs. McMurry................................... 12 116 1 Oct. 17, 1998..........Casey Whittle vs. Angelo State.............................6 115 0 Sept. 17, 1977.........Cle Montgomery vs. Western New Mexico.........4 115 1 Oct. 25, 1997..........Craig Cole vs. Tarleton State.................................5 114 2 Sept. 19, 1970.........Pat Holder vs. East Texas State.............................7 114 2 Nov. 3, 2012............Darrell Cantu-Harkless vs. West Alabama...........9 113 1 Nov. 7, 1998............Mike McCullough vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville.......6 113 2 Oct. 10, 1970..........Ronnie Vinson vs. Eastern New Mexico...............6 113 0 Oct. 6, 2012............Taylor Gabriel vs. Eastern New Mexico................8 112 0 Oct. 3, 2009............Edmond Gates vs. East Central.............................5 112 1 Oct. 27, 1990..........Sean Grady vs. East Texas State............................6 112 1 Oct. 25, 1985..........Reggie McGowan vs. Howard Payne...................8 112 2 Nov. 12, 2011..........Taylor Gabriel vs. Incarnate Word........................5 111 1 Oct. 31, 2009..........Edmond Gates vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville............5 111 1 Sept. 18, 1999........Casey Whittle vs. Southeastern Oklahoma.........5 111 2 Nov. 14, 1959..........Robert McLeod vs. Texas Western........................4 111 2 Oct. 25, 1969..........Pat Holder vs. Arkansas State...............................7 110 1 Nov. 10, 2012..........Charcandrick West vs. Incarnate Word................4 109 1 Nov. 5, 2011............Taylor Gabriel vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville.............7 109 1 Oct. 9, 1999............Eugene Sykes vs. Midwestern State.....................5 109 1 Oct. 15, 1977..........Cle Montgomery vs. Angelo State.......................6 109 1 Oct. 2, 1965............Mike Hubbard vs. McMurry..................................3 109 1 Sept. 1, 2012...........Taylor Gabriel vs. McMurry...................................7 108 1 Sept. 16, 2006........John Brock vs. SE Oklahoma State.......................8 108 1 Sept. 7, 2006...........Jerale Badon vs. Central Oklahoma.....................6 108 0 Oct. 4, 2003............Lawrence Hardman vs. Eastern New Mexico......3 108 1 Nov. 11, 1989..........Sean Grady vs. West Texas State...........................6 108 2 Sept. 29, 2007........Jerale Badon vs. Eastern New Mexico..................6 107 0 Oct. 13, 1987..........Roderick Johnson vs. Texas Lutheran..................7 107 2 Sept. 19, 1987.........Roderick Johnson vs. Tennessee Tech..................4 107 0 Oct. 10, 1970..........Pat Holder vs. Eastern New Mexico......................7 107 2 Nov. 11, 2006..........Chris Morris vs. Midwestern State........................8 106 0 Sept. 15, 2001........Rodney Vanduren vs. Northeastern State...........5 106 1 Oct. 10, 1987..........Randy Arnold vs. Eastern New Mexico................8 106 0 Oct. 2, 1976............Ricky Felts vs. Southwest Texas State...................5 106 1 Sept. 11, 1976.........Johnny Perkins vs. Northern Colorado................5 106 0 Nov. 15, 2014..........Jace Hudson at Stephen F. Austin State...............5 105 1 Oct. 8, 2011............Darrell Cantu-Harkless vs. E. New Mexico...........8 105 1 Oct. 24, 1987..........Roderick Johnson vs. Angelo State......................6 105 2 Oct. 23, 1982..........Steve Parker vs. East Texas State..........................5 105 0 Sept. 21, 1974.........Wilbert Montgomery vs. Nebraska-Omaha........3 105 3 Nov. 26, 1953..........Leondus Fry vs. Howard Payne.............................4 105 0 Oct. 9, 2010............Edmond Gates vs. Midwestern State...................8 104 1 Oct. 19, 1987..........Randy Arnold vs. Tennessee Tech.........................3 103 1 Sept. 13, 1975.........Cle Montgomery vs. Troy State............................7 103 1 Nov. 10, 2012..........Darrell Cantu-Harkless vs. Incarnate Word.........9 102 0 ^ Nov. 21, 2009......Edmond Gates vs. NW Missouri State..................8 102 0 Oct. 2, 1976............Cle Montgomery vs. Southwest Texas State.......7 102 0 Nov. 15, 1975..........Greg Stirman vs. Sam Houston State...................5 102 1 Nov. 1, 2008...........Johnny Knox vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville...............6 101 2 Oct. 16, 1982..........Steve Parker vs. Angelo State...............................7 101 0 Oct. 27, 1979..........Steve Thomas vs. Stephen F. Austin State...........6 101 0 Oct. 16, 1976..........Johnny Perkins vs. East Texas State......................6 101 0 Sept. 8, 1973...........Reggie Hunter vs. Arkansas State........................3 100 2 Nov. 15, 1969..........Pat Holder vs. Trinity..............................................9 100 1 Nov. 1, 1969............Nicky Pruitt vs. Eastern New Mexico....................4 100 1 ** NAIA Division I playoff games ^ NCAA Division II playoff game * Record vacated because of NCAA violations

ACU Single-Game Bests

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Offense Total Offense Yards Opponent Date ^ 810...... West Texas A&M.................. Nov. 22, 2008 740......... Howard Payne...................... Nov. 27, 1952 715.......... Tarleton State....................... Oct. 27, 2007 707......... Angelo State........................ Oct. 13, 2007 692......... Prairie View A&M................ Nov. 16, 2013 ^ 688...... Washburn............................. Nov. 19, 2011 687......... West Texas A&M.................. Oct. 18, 2008 677......... Tarleton State....................... Nov. 8, 1975 675......... Texas A&M-Kingsville.......... Nov. 3, 2007 671......... Eastern New Mexico............ Oct. 10, 1970 ^ 653...... Chadron State...................... Nov. 24, 2007

Result Pass Rush W, 93-68 383 427 W, 62-6 442 298 W, 70-63 345 370 W, 52-28 383 324 W, 65-45 485 207 L, 52-49 506 182 W, 52-35 386 301 W, 35-21 292 385 W, 59-31 370 305 W, 61-7 273 398 L, 76-73 (3ot) 361 292

Pass Offense Date Opponent C-A-I TDs Yards Oct. 30, 1976.......... Angelo State............................................ 26-39-1 2 564 ^ Nov. 19, 2011....... Washburn.................................................29-49-3 4 506 Oct. 1, 2005............ Southeastern Oklahoma State...............24-36-0 3 488 Nov. 16, 2013.......... Prairie View A&M....................................31-42-0 4 485 Oct. 22, 1983.......... Stephen F. Austin State.......................... 35-49-3 3 466 Nov. 27, 1952.......... Howard Payne...........................................17-27-1 6 442 Sept. 29, 1973......... Southwest Texas State............................20-34-1 4 437 Sept. 8, 1973........... Arkansas State......................................... 22-41-2 6 433 Nov. 14, 1981.......... Southwest Texas State........................... 23-44-2 4 431 Nov. 7, 1999............ Texas A&M-Kingsville............................. 21-43-2 3 430 Oct. 26, 2013.......... New Mexico State....................................33-49-1 3 428 Nov. 4, 1978............ Sam Houston State..................................23-39-0 3 427 Oct. 24, 1998.......... Tarleton State...........................................33-59-2 3 424 Oct. 23, 1982.......... East Texas State........................................25-46-2 2 423 Oct. 16, 2010.......... Incarnate Word ....................................... 22-32-1 5 419 Oct. 2, 2010............ Texas A&M-Kingsville ............................34-51-0 3 417 Oct. 29, 1988.......... East Texas State........................................27-45-3 3 417 Oct. 24, 1970.......... Arkansas State.........................................33-65-2 3 414 Oct. 22, 2011.......... Midwestern State.................................... 32-56-1 3 413 Nov. 10, 2012.......... Incarnate Word........................................ 25-36-1 2 408 Nov. 5, 2011............ Texas A&M-Kingsville............................ 30-42-0 3 408 Nov. 4, 2006........... Texas A&M-Kingsville.............................18-36-0 2 404 Aug. 27, 2014.......... Georgia State........................................... 30-41-1 4 403 Most attempts in one game: 65 vs. Arkansas State (Oct. 24, 1970) Most completions in one game: 35 vs. Stephen F. Austin (Oct. 22, 1983) Most TDs in one game: 7 vs. Concordia, Ala. (Aug. 31, 2013) Most INTs thrown in one game: 6 vs. Southwest Texas State (Nov. 12, 1983)

Rush Offense Date Opponent Yards Nov. 9, 1963............ Texas-Arlington.....................................................................444 ^ Nov. 22, 2008...... West Texas A&M.................................................................... 427 Nov. 1, 1952............ Texas A&I................................................................................ 419 Oct. 27, 1951........... Midwestern State..................................................................408 Oct. 30, 1954.......... Lamar Tech.............................................................................405 Nov. 20, 1954......... Arkansas State....................................................................... 401 Oct. 10, 1970.......... Eastern New Mexico..............................................................398 Nov. 8, 1975............ Tarleton State.........................................................................385 Oct. 25, 1958.......... Southwest Texas State.......................................................... 381 Sept. 23, 1950........ Sul Ross State College........................................................... 376 Oct. 27, 2007.......... Tarleton State......................................................................... 370 Sept. 26, 2009........ Eastern New Mexico.............................................................. 362 Oct. 18, 1952.......... McMurry................................................................................. 358 Oct. 21, 1995.......... Tarleton State......................................................................... 353 Nov. 22, 1951.......... Howard Payne........................................................................ 353 Most carries in one game: 82 for 313 yards vs. Texas Western (Oct. 6, 1951)

First Down Offense Date Opponent First Downs Nov. 8, 1975............ Tarleton State........................................................................... 33 Nov. 8, 2008........... Midwestern State.................................................................... 32 Sept. 22, 2007........ SW Oklahoma State................................................................ 32 Sept. 7, 2013........... McMurry................................................................................... 31 Oct. 22, 2011.......... Midwestern State.................................................................... 31 Sept. 12, 1987......... Northern Colorado.................................................................. 31 Nov. 19, 1977.......... Howard Payne.......................................................................... 31 Oct. 10. 1970.......... Eastern New Mexico................................................................ 31

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FOOTBALLRECORDS Nov. 16, 2013.......... Prairie View A&M.................................................................... 30 Aug. 31, 2013......... Concordia (Ala.)....................................................................... 30 Nov. 5, 2011............ Texas A&M-Kingsville............................................................. 30 ^ Nov. 22, 2008...... West Texas A&M...................................................................... 30 Oct. 6, 2001............ Southeastern Oklahoma State............................................... 30 Nov. 14, 1998.......... West Texas A&M...................................................................... 30 Nov. 11, 1989.......... West Texas A&M...................................................................... 30 Nov. 18, 1978.......... Howard Payne.......................................................................... 30 Sept. 8, 1973........... Arkansas State......................................................................... 30

Defense Total Defense Yards Opponent Date 26........... Howard Payne......................Nov. 9, 1946 44........... Trinity....................................Oct. 26, 1963 44........... Howard Payne......................Nov. 23, 1950 48........... Howard Payne......................Nov. 22, 1980 49........... Texas A&M-Commerce........Nov. 1, 2003 54........... Southwest Texas State........Oct. 26, 1957 61............ Sul Ross State........................Oct. 29, 1973 63........... NW Oklahoma......................Sept. 27, 1980 65........... Howard Payne......................Sept. 12, 1964 72........... East Central..........................Sept. 2, 1978

Result W, 19-0 W, 41-6 W, 27-6 W, 20-0 W, 21-7 W, 47-0 W, 29-0 W, 16-0 W, 24-6 W, 14-3

Rush Pass 8 18 (-17) 61 (-33) 77 18 30 (-15) 64 35 19 (-11) 72 50 13 (-2) 67 3 69

Pass Defense Date Opponent C-A-I Yards Sept. 29, 2007........ Eastern New Mexico............................................. 0-1-0 0 Oct. 30, 1971.......... Lamar..................................................................... 0-3-0 0 Nov. 9, 1957............ West Texas State................................................... 0-4-1 0 Nov. 4, 1950............ Texas A&I............................................................... 0-5-0 0 Oct. 21, 1950.......... McMurry................................................................0-8-4 0 Oct. 22, 1949.......... McMurry................................................................ 0-3-0 0 Nov. 6, 1948........... Hardin College ..................................................... 0-4-1 0 Oct. 16, 1948.......... Western Colorado................................................0-8-0 0 Oct. 4, 1947............ Arizona State........................................................ 0-6-1 0 Oct. 4, 1997............ Eastern New Mexico..............................................1-7-3 3 Oct. 3, 1959............ Lamar Tech............................................................ 1-6-0 5

Rush Defense Date Opponent Yards Oct. 30, 1993.......... Texas A&M-Commerce........................................................ (-52) Nov. 23, 1950.......... Howard Payne...................................................................... (-33) Oct. 24, 2009.......... Tarleton State....................................................................... (-27) Oct. 30, 2010.......... Angelo State........................................................................ (-23) Oct. 26, 1963.......... Trinity.....................................................................................(-17) Sept. 16, 1986........ Northern Colorado.............................................................. (-16) Nov. 1, 2003............ Texas A&M-Commerce........................................................ (-15) Sept. 18, 2010......... East Central.......................................................................... (-12) Sept. 26, 2009........ Eastern New Mexico.............................................................(-11) Oct. 29, 1973.......... Sul Ross State........................................................................(-11) Oct. 4, 2008............ East Central............................................................................ (-9) Nov. 30, 1963......... Fresno State ........................................................................... (-7) Sept. 17, 1994......... Adams State (Colo.) .............................................................. (-3) Oct. 22, 1977.......... East Texas State ..................................................................... (-3)

First Down Defense Date Opponent First Downs Sept. 12, 1964......... Howard Payne............................................................................ 2 Nov. 20, 1954......... Arkansas State........................................................................... 2 Nov. 9, 1946............ Howard Payne............................................................................ 2 Oct. 26, 1957.......... Southwest Texas State.............................................................. 3 Oct. 2, 1948............ Pensacola Naval Air Station...................................................... 3 Nov. 1, 2003............ Texas A&M-Commerce.............................................................. 4 Oct. 29, 1973.......... Sul Ross State............................................................................. 4 Nov. 4, 1950............ Texas A&I.................................................................................... 4 Oct. 7, 1950............ Southwestern............................................................................. 4 Nov. 22, 1980......... Howard Payne............................................................................ 5 Sept. 27, 1980......... Northwestern Oklahoma.......................................................... 5 Sept. 25, 1965........ Howard Payne............................................................................ 5

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Offense Total Offense Yards Opponent Date Rush Pass 740......... Oct. 22, 2011.............................. Midwestern State 436 304 721......... ^ Nov. 22, 2008.......................... West Texas A&M 126 595 716.......... ^ Nov. 24, 2007.......................... Chadron State 273 443 681......... Sept. 1, 2001.............................. Central Arkansas 261 420 654......... Nov. 10, 2007............................. Midwestern State 467 187 602......... Oct. 27, 2007.............................. Tarleton State 163 439 586......... Nov. 7, 1998............................... Texas A&M-Kingsville 375 211 572......... Nov.16, 2013.............................. Prairie View A&M 282 290 556......... Aug. 27, 2014............................. Georgia State 153 413 556......... Sept. 15, 2012............................ Tarleton State 179 377 553......... ^ Nov. 27, 2010.......................... Central Missouri 76 477 548......... ^ Nov. 19, 2011.......................... Washburn 124 424 545......... Oct. 14, 1989............................. Angelo State 396 149 542......... Nov. 4, 1989............................... Texas A&I 354 188 542......... Sept. 28, 1974............................ Texas A&I 413 129 541......... Sept. 8, 1973.............................. Arkansas State 488 53 540......... Sept. 25, 1976............................ Texas A&I 396 144 538......... Nov. 15, 2014............................. Stephen F. Austin State 283 255 534......... Nov. 5, 2005............................... Midwestern State 379 155 533......... Oct. 6, 2001............................... SE Oklahoma State 242 292 531......... Nov. 5, 2011............................... Texas A&M-Kingsville 278 253 530......... Sept. 20, 1986............................ Central Oklahoma 398 132 530......... Sept. 8, 1984.............................. Montana 165 365 526......... Oct. 19, 1994.............................. Texas A&M-Commerce 378 148 525......... Oct. 6, 1979................................ Texas A&I 303 222 528......... Nov. 15, 1986............................. Texas A&I 388 140 528......... Sept. 28, 1968............................ Howard Payne 310 218 527......... Oct. 13, 2007............................. Angelo State 212 315 527......... Nov. 5, 1988............................... Texas A&I 324 203 526......... Nov. 16, 2002............................. West Texas A&M 227 299 521......... Sept. 27, 1969............................ Howard Payne 470 51 513.......... Nov. 5, 1960............................... Memphis State 374 139 512.......... Sept. 2, 1989.............................. Northern Arizona 293 219 511.......... Oct. 20, 2007............................. West Texas A&M 151 360 510.......... Oct. 20, 2012.............................. Midwestern State 389 121 509......... Nov. 11, 2000............................. West Texas A&M 173 336 508......... Sept. 14, 1968............................ Northwestern Louisiana 283 225 507......... Oct. 18, 2014.............................. McNeese State 304 203 504......... Sept. 1, 1994.............................. North Texas 297 207 503......... Sept. 24, 2011............................ Angelo State 57 446 503......... Sept. 21, 1968............................ East Texas State 370 133 502......... Oct. 16, 2004............................. West Texas A&M 72 430 502......... Oct. 22, 1949............................. McMurry 502 0

Pass Offense Date Opponent C-A-I Yards ^ Nov. 22, 2008......West Texas A&M...............................................42-64-0 595 ^ Nov. 27, 2010.......Central Missouri................................................ 29-46-1 477 Sept. 24, 2011.........Angelo State...................................................... 39-67-2 446 Nov. 6, 2010............West Texas A&M...............................................39-60-3 446 ^ Nov. 24, 2007......Chadron State.................................................... 37-62-3 443 Oct. 27, 2007..........Tarleton State.................................................... 32-50-2 439 Oct. 16, 2004..........West Texas A&M............................................... 41-59-0 430 Sept. 19, 1987.........Tennessee Tech.................................................. 14-38-0 436 ^ Nov. 19, 2011.......Washburn........................................................... 23-39-0 424 Sept. 1, 2001...........Central Arkansas...............................................26-49-0 420 Oct. 18, 2008..........West Texas A&M............................................... 33-50-3 415 Aug. 27, 2014..........Georgia State..................................................... 31-49-2 413 Oct. 19, 2006..........West Texas A&M............................................... 35-55-1 405 Sept. 11, 1982.........West Texas State................................................21-41-3 401 Nov. 1, 2014............Central Arkansas................................................37-51-4 396 Oct. 22, 1994..........West Texas A&M............................................... 26-47-4 396 Oct. 1, 2011.............Western Oregon................................................ 22-39-0 387 Oct. 13, 2012..........West Texas A&M...............................................33-48-0 383 Nov. 3, 2007...........Texas A&M-Kingsville....................................... 29-45-2 383 Sept. 14, 2013.........New Mexico Highlands......................................37-52-1 381 Sept. 15, 2012.........Tarleton State.................................................... 39-52-1 377 Sept. 8, 2012...........Texas A&M-Kingsville.......................................33-50-0 372 Nov. 8, 1986...........East Texas State................................................. 25-61-3 367 Sept. 8, 1984..........Montana............................................................ 25-38-0 365 Nov. 22, 1986.........West Texas State............................................... 37-54-2 362 Oct. 17, 2009..........West Texas A&M ..............................................34-48-0 358


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Most Attempts in one game: 67 by Angelo State (Sept. 24, 2011) Most Completions in one game: 42 by West Texas A&M (Nov. 22, 2008) Most TDs in one game: 7 by West Texas A&M (Nov. 22, 2008) Most INTs thrown in one game: 6 by Angelo State (Sept. 3, 1983)

72........... Texas A&M-Commerce............................Sept. 15, 1962 74............ Texas A&M-Commerce............................Sept. 19, 1952 84........... Eastern New Mexico................................Oct. 3, 1992 88........... Tenn.-Chattanooga.................................Sept. 26, 1952 89........... Southern Mississippi................................Nov. 5, 1955 91............ Texas A&M-Commerce............................Sept. 19, 1959 95........... North Texas..............................................Sept. 5, 1992

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Date Opponent Yards Oct. 22, 1949.......... McMurry................................................................................. 502 Sept. 8, 1973........... Arkansas State.......................................................................488 Sept. 27, 1969......... Howard Payne ....................................................................... 470 Nov. 10, 2007......... Midwestern State..................................................................467 Oct. 22, 2011.......... Midwestern State.................................................................. 436 Sept. 28, 1974......... Texas A&I................................................................................ 413 Nov. 3, 1990............ Texas A&M-Kingsville........................................................... 411 Sept. 20, 1986........ Central Oklahoma.................................................................398 Oct. 23, 1965.......... Arkansas State....................................................................... 397 Oct. 14, 1989.......... Angelo State..........................................................................396 Sept. 25, 1976......... Texas A&I................................................................................396 Nov. 15, 1986.......... Texas A&I................................................................................388

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Nov. 10, 1951..........Austin College................................................... 18-30-2 355 Oct. 31, 1992..........Texas A&M-Commerce..................................... 23-35-2 354 Aug. 31, 1996.........New Mexico Highlands..................................... 23-49-1 352

First Down Offense Date Opponent First Downs ^ Nov. 24, 2007...... Chadron State.......................................................................... 41 ^ Nov. 22, 2008...... West Texas A&M...................................................................... 34 Aug. 27, 2014.......... Georgia State........................................................................... 33 Nov. 16, 2013.......... Prairie View A&M.................................................................... 33 Nov. 15, 2014.......... Stephen F. Austin State........................................................... 32 Sept. 24, 2011......... Angelo State............................................................................ 32 Nov. 10, 2007......... Midwestern State.................................................................... 32 Oct. 27, 2007.......... Tarleton State .......................................................................... 32 Oct. 20, 2012.......... Midwestern State.................................................................... 30 Sept. 15, 2012......... Tarleton State........................................................................... 30 Nov. 6, 2010............ West Texas A&M...................................................................... 30 ^ Nov. 29, 2008...... Northwest Missouri State....................................................... 30 Oct. 22, 2011.......... Midwestern State.................................................................... 29 Oct. 29, 1994.......... Texas A&M-Commerce............................................................ 29 Oct. 31, 1992.......... Texas A&M-Commerce............................................................ 29

Defense Total Offense Yards Opponent Date 37........... Arkansas...................................................Sept. 18, 1948 49........... Texas A&M-Commerce............................Nov. 1, 2003 64........... Angelo State............................................Oct. 15, 1994 65........... Texas A&M-Kingsville..............................Nov. 5, 1994

Rush Pass 23 14 (-15 )64 (-4) 68 49 16

59 35 (-56) 76 54 79 (-6)

13 39 140 12 35 12 101

Date Opponent C-A-I Yards Oct. 24, 1964.......... Arkansas State...................................................... 0-5-1 0 Oct. 31, 1959.......... Trinity..................................................................... 0-8-1 0 Nov. 9, 1957............ West Texas State...................................................0-8-4 0 Oct. 3, 1953............ Midwestern State.................................................0-4-0 0 Oct. 6, 1951............ Texas Western....................................................... 0-7-0 0 Oct. 3, 1959............ Lamar..................................................................... 1-2-0 6 Sept. 1, 1994........... North Texas........................................................... 1-8-0 7 Oct. 11, 1947.......... Southwestern......................................................... 2-7-1 8 Oct. 15, 1960.......... Howard Payne........................................................1-5-1 9 Nov. 1, 1952............ Texas A&I................................................................1-9-1 11 Date Opponent Yards Oct. 5, 1968............ McMurry............................................................................... (-77) Oct. 3, 1992............ Eastern New Mexico............................................................ (-56) Nov. 4, 1989............ Texas A&I..............................................................................(-44) Oct. 31, 1992.......... Texas A&M-Commerce........................................................(-40) Nov. 9, 1985............ Eastern New Mexico............................................................ (-37) Nov. 6, 1993............ Texas A&M-Kingsville......................................................... (-36) Nov. 16, 1968.......... Trinity.................................................................................... (-27) Sept. 1, 1990........... Angelo State........................................................................ (-22) Oct. 14, 1978.......... Angelo State........................................................................ (-17)

First Down Defense Date Opponent First Downs Nov. 15, 1947.......... Austin College............................................................................ 2 Nov. 1, 2003............ Texas A&M-Commerce ............................................................. 4 Nov. 5, 1994............ Texas A&M-Kingsville............................................................... 4 Oct. 27, 1962.......... Southern Mississippi.................................................................. 4 Sept. 19, 1952......... East Texas State.......................................................................... 4 Sept. 18, 1948........ Arkansas..................................................................................... 4 Oct. 23, 1999.......... Tarleton State............................................................................. 5 Sept. 15, 1962......... East Texas State.......................................................................... 5 Sept. 19, 1959......... East Texas State.......................................................................... 5 Nov. 8, 1997............ Texas A&M-Kingsville............................................................... 6 Oct. 10, 1953.......... Florida State............................................................................... 6 Oct. 3, 1953............ Midwestern State...................................................................... 6 Sept. 26, 1952........ Tennessee-Chattanooga........................................................... 6

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Rushing Leaders

Year Player Plays Rush Pass Total * Record vacated because of NCAA violations 1946......V.T. Smith, hb.........................................121 956 0 956 Year Player Attempts Yards Avg 1947......V.T. Smith, hb......................................... 110 628 0 628 1946......V.T. Smith...................................................................121 956 7.9 1948......V.T. Smith, hb.........................................132 951 121 1,072 1949......Alton Green, fb.....................................170 833 0 833 1947......V.T. Smith...................................................................110 628 5.7 1948......V.T. Smith.................................................................. 129 951 7.4 1950......Alton Green, fb.....................................195 949 0 949 1949......Alton Green..............................................................170 833 4.9 1951.......Tommy Hinson, fb.................................185 1,083 0 1,083 1950......Alton Green............................................................. 195 949 4.9 1952......Jimmy Hirth, hb..................................... 117 727 57 784 1951.......Tommy Hinson......................................................... 185 1,083 5.9 1953......Leondous Fry, qb...................................169 418 622 1,040 1952......Jimmy Hirth...............................................................114 727 6.4 1954......Paul Goad, fb......................................... 118 684 0 684 1953......Gene Boyd................................................................ 105 541 5.2 1955......Paul Goad, fb.........................................107 579 0 579 1954......Paul Goad..................................................................118 684 5.8 1956......Eddie Campbell, hb...............................126 800 0 800 1955......Paul Goad................................................................. 107 579 5.4 1957......Bill Lovelace, fb...................................... 117 599 0 599 1956......Eddie Campbell....................................................... 126 800 6.4 1958......Bill Lovelace, fb...................................... 111 496 0 496 1957......Bill Lovelace..............................................................117 599 5.1 1959......Veon Scott, hb.........................................86 436 0 436 1958......Bill Lovelace..............................................................111 496 4.5 1960......Don Davis, qb ........................................161 115 519 634 1959......Veon Scott.................................................................. 85 436 5.1 1961.......Don Davis, qb.........................................141 118 867 985 1960......Denson Moody.......................................................... 69 345 5.0 1962......Owen Morrison, tb..................................91 532 0 532 1961.......Duane Hale................................................................ 71 315 4.4 1963......Dennis Hagaman, tb...............................74 459 0 459 1962......Owen Morrison......................................................... 91 532 5.8 1964......Charles Reynolds, qb ............................156 210 497 707 1963......Dennis Hagaman........................................................74 459 6.2 1965......Jacky Roland, qb....................................198 598 635 1,233 1964......Dennis Hagaman......................................................111 487 4.4 1966......Jacky Roland, qb....................................207 138 503 641 1965......Jacky Roland.............................................................111 598 5.4 1967......David Fuller, qb .....................................239 139 1,003 1,142 1966......Kenneth Smith........................................................... 84 531 6.3 1968......Jim Lindsey, qb......................................515 23 2,717 2,740 1967......Kenneth Smith........................................................... 99 629 5.3 1969......Jim Lindsey, qb......................................450 -40 2,686 2,646 1968......Trent Lancaster.........................................................118 629 5.3 1970.......Jim Lindsey, qb..................................... 440 -53 2,707 2,654 1969......Jim Lee Williams...................................................... 103 452 4.4 1971.......Ron Lauterbach, qb...............................241 92 962 1,054 1970.......Don Harr................................................................... 182 1,106 6.1 1972......Clint Longley, qb.................................. 409 160 2,062 2,222 1971.......Nicky Pruitt................................................................ 81 363 4.5 1973.......Clint Longley, qb.................................. 444 251 3,167 3,418 1972......Dan Cobb................................................................. 107 375 3.5 1974.......Jim Reese, qb.........................................172 3 949 952 1973.......Wilbert Montgomery............................................. 181 1,181 6.5 1975.......Jim Reese, qb........................................ 298 118 2,355 2,473 1974.......Wilbert Montgomery............................................. 143 657 4.6 1976.......Jim Reese, qb.........................................358 -140 2,620 2,480 1975.......Hubert Pickett..........................................................112 629 5.6 1977......John Mayes, qb..................................... 360 -61 2,539 2,478 1976.......Wilbert Montgomery............................................. 108 597 5.5 1978......John Mayes, qb..................................... 408 -110 2,535 2,424 1977......Kelly Kent................................................................. 232 1,184 5.1 1979......John Mayes, qb......................................395 -63 2,415 2,352 1978......Kelly Kent................................................................. 194 743 3.8 1980......Baylor Brown, qb...................................166 95 664 759 1979......Steve Worthy........................................................... 192 653 3.4 1981......Loyal Proffitt, qb.................................. 344 -107 2,306 2,119 1980......Willie Kerley............................................................. 128 532 4.2 1982......Loyal Proffitt, qb...................................430 -151 2,243 2,092 1981......Anthony Thomas..................................................... 125 575 4.6 1983......Loyal Proffitt, qb...................................330 -92 1,696 1,604 1982......Anthony Thomas..................................................... 195 1,014 5.2 1984......Loyal Proffitt, qb...................................314 -137 1,579 1,442 1983......Bob Shipley.............................................................. 132 649 4.9 1985......Rex Lamberti, qb...................................427 -206 3,010 2,804 1984......Anthony Thomas..................................................... 230 1,096 4.8 1986......Rex Lamberti, qb...................................422 -75 2,790 2,715 1985......Rodney Mathis........................................................... 89 346 3.9 1987......Gerald Todd, fb......................................191 0 855 855 1986......Gerald Todd............................................................... 94 414 4.4 1988......Stan Stephens, qb..................................324 -93 1,663 1,570 1987......Gerald Todd..............................................................191 855 4.5 1989......Stan Stephens, qb..................................337 -59 1,961 1,902 1988......Gerald Todd............................................................. 190 805 4.2 1990......Lance Landry, qb...................................240 51 1,038 1,089 1989......Eric Brown.................................................................115 384 3.3 1991......Mike Fuller, qb.......................................253 -137 1,070 933 1990......Darrell Ridge ........................................................... 140 479 3.4 1992......Lance Landry, qb...................................220 -49 831 782 1991......Ethan Sheffield.......................................................... 96 353 3.7 1993......Rex Lamberti, qb.................................. 344 -115 2,052 1,937 1992......Rickie Harris............................................................. 106 274 2.6 1994......Andy Newberry, qb...............................205 -17 1,133 1,116 1993......Keven Green.............................................................. 96 557 5.8 1995......Sammie Overton, rb..............................186 811 0 811 1994......Sergio Gomez.......................................................... 147 494 3.4 1996......Misael Alvarado, qb..............................269 83 1,324 1,407 1995......Sammie Overton...................................................... 186 811 4.4 1997......Josh Rabe, qb...........................................99 -1 589 588 1996......David Bennett...........................................................211 879 4.2 1998......John Frank, qb.......................................289 -99 1,768 1,669 1997......David Bennett...........................................................116 502 4.3 1999......Steve Brenan, qb...................................258 -64 1,251 1,187 1998......Cody Walton............................................................ 134 553 4.1 2000......Aaron Birdwell, qb................................335 11 1,705 1,716 1999......Adrian Rascon.......................................................... 143 697 4.9 2001......Greg Wiggins, qb..................................236 -31 1,342 1,311 2000......Adrian Rascon.......................................................... 130 648 5.0 2002......Colby Freeman, qb............................... 308 39 2,093 2,132 2001......Eric Polk.................................................................... 257 1,211 4.7 2003......Colby Freeman, qb................................251 105 1,294 1,399 2002......Eric Polk.................................................................... 201 898 4.5 2004......Greg Wiggins, qb................................. 300 -44 1,396 1,352 2003......Richard Whitaker.................................................... 143 747 5.2 2005......Billy Malone, qb.................................... 280 90 1,749 1,839 2004......Rashon Myles........................................................... 169 865 5.1 2006......Billy Malone, qb.....................................412 -29 3,136 3,107 2005......Taber Minner........................................................... 120 577 4.8 2007......Billy Malone, qb.....................................435 -42 3,914 3,872 2006......Taber Minner........................................................... 136 818 6.0 2008......Billy Malone, qb.....................................312 49 3,213 3,262 2007......Taber Minner............................................................. 57 299 5.2 2009......Mitchell Gale, qb...................................303 -35 1,709 1,674 * Bernard Scott........................................................ 251 2,165 8.6 2010......Mitchell Gale, qb...................................479 62 3,595 3,657 2008......Bernard Scott........................................................... 266 2,156 8.1 2011.......Mitchell Gale, qb...................................524 97 3,823 3,920 2009......Daryl Richardson..................................................... 199 961 4.8 2012.......Mitchell Gale, qb.................................. 449 -56 2,982 2,926 Reggie Brown.......................................................... 182 955 5.2 2013.......John David Baker, qb.......................... 468 256 3,376 3,632 2010......Darrell Cantu-Harkless.............................................. 88 539 6.1 2014.......Parker McKenzie, qb.............................436 -30 3,084 3,054 Daryl Richardson......................................................115 517 4.5 2011.......Daryl Richardson..................................................... 139 825 5.9 2012.......Charcandrick West.................................................... 98 422 4.3 2013.......Charcandrick West.................................................. 145 906 6.2 2014.......De’Andre Brown...................................................... 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Yards TD 1949......Bill Ayers.......................................... 107 42 9 481 2 1950......Ted Sitton.......................................... 51 25 7 482 5 1951.......Ted Sitton.......................................... 70 25 7 464 6 1952......Bobby Campbell............................... 47 22 3 335 4 1953......Leondous Fry....................................83 41 6 622 7 1954......Leondous Fry................................... 55 29 6 351 4 1955......Ed Cheek...........................................39 16 4 273 2 1956......Don Harber....................................... 70 38 7 471 0 1957......Don Harber.......................................72 32 8 563 7 1958......Don Harber.......................................79 37 7 435 4 1959......Bobby Powell.................................... 51 27 2 327 2 1960......Don Davis........................................100 39 7 519 2 1961.......Don Davis..........................................98 50 4 867 3 1962......Jerry Gibson......................................38 23 1 342 1 1963......Charles Reynolds..............................45 24 3 374 3 1964......Charles Reynolds..............................86 39 9 497 1 1965......Jacky Roland.....................................87 40 8 635 4 1966......Jacky Roland................................... 119 42 12 503 5 1967......David Fuller..................................... 159 73 15 1,003 6 1968......Jim Lindsey......................................396 204 19 2,717 18 1969......Jim Lindsey......................................391 207 19 2,686 19 1970 ......Jim Lindsey......................................369 198 20 2,707 22 1971 ......Ron Lauterbach.............................. 150 59 12 962 4 1972 .....Clint Longley...................................332 161 21 2,062 9 1973 ......Clint Longley...................................360 195 18 3,167 28 1974 ......Jim Reese......................................... 134 65 9 949 7 1975 ......Jim Reese.........................................255 135 17 2,355 17 1976 ......Jim Reese.........................................282 163 22 2,620 13 1977 .....John Mayes.....................................272 138 12 2,539 15 1978 .....John Mayes..................................... 317 164 16 2,535 14 1979 .....John Mayes.....................................326 173 17 2,415 13 1980......Baylor Brown..................................106 39 9 664 4 1981......Loyal Proffitt...................................272 139 18 2,306 16 1982......Loyal Proffitt...................................358 149 27 2,243 7 1983......Loyal Proffitt...................................265 139 19 1,696 12 1984......Loyal Proffitt...................................262 123 16 1,579 9 1985......Rex Lamberti...................................427 228 17 3,010 24 1986......Rex Lamberti...................................378 206 12 2,790 32 1987......John Paul Webber..........................164 74 6 804 7 1988......Stan Stephens.................................269 127 11 1,663 14 1989......Stan Stephens.................................278 142 14 1,961 17 1990......Lance Landry................................... 181 79 12 1,038 4 1991......Mike Fuller......................................209 103 17 1,070 4 1992......Mike Fuller...................................... 172 88 14 882 2 1993......Rex Lamberti...................................304 156 15 2,052 28 1994......Andy Newberry..............................168 68 11 1,133 11 1995......Andy Newberry.............................. 116 47 6 605 3 1996......Misael Alvarado..............................227 102 9 1,324 12 1997......Josh Rabe..........................................83 43 5 589 5 1998......John Frank.......................................234 128 8 1,768 12 1999......Steve Brenan................................... 217 92 7 1,251 8 2000......Aaron Birdwell................................244 137 10 1,705 10 2001......Greg Wiggins.................................. 213 106 17 1,342 6 2002......Colby Freeman................................250 138 10 2,093 12 2003......Colby Freeman................................ 213 94 9 1,294 6 2004......Greg Wiggins..................................259 117 10 1,396 15 2005......Billy Malone....................................230 126 11 1,749 14 2006......Billy Malone....................................386 245 6 3,136 27 2007......Billy Malone.................................... 411 264 14 3,914 37 2008......Billy Malone....................................293 183 8 3,213 36 2009......Mitchell Gale...................................250 151 7 1,709 10 2010......Mitchell Gale...................................425 276 3 3,595 38 2011.......Mitchell Gale...................................458 276 9 3,823 28 2012.......Mitchell Gale...................................380 228 7 2,982 21 2013.......John David Baker............................369 247 5 3,376 35 2014.......Parker McKenzie.............................365 236 9 3,084 22

Receiving Leaders Year Player Catches 1949......Pete Ragus.................................................................. 18 1950......Pete Ragus.................................................................. 16 1951.......Ray Hansen................................................................. 19 1952......Ray Hansen................................................................. 24 1953......Von Morgan............................................................... 28 1954......Von Morgan............................................................... 16

Yards TDs 189 1 340 2 384 5 407 6 566 10 207 0

1955......Charles Smith............................................................. 20 222 1 1956......Robert Nickerson........................................................17 234 0 1957......Robert Nickerson........................................................11 185 3 1958......Robert McLeod.......................................................... 26 355 3 1959......Robert McLeod.......................................................... 32 422 6 1960......Robert McLeod.......................................................... 20 197 1 1961.......A.M. Dycus................................................................. 22 327 0 1962......A.M. Dycus................................................................. 23 364 2 1963......Bubba Brown............................................................... 7 170 2 1964......Jacky Roland...............................................................11 208 0 1965......Mike Hubbard.............................................................12 244 3 1966......Trent Lancaster.......................................................... 19 321 5 1967......Riley Dunn.................................................................. 27 418 3 1968......Bill Lockey................................................................... 66 982 9 1969......Ronnie Vinson............................................................ 82 1,214 9 1970.......Ronnie Vinson............................................................ 60 1,042 9 1971.......Stan Williams............................................................. 31 421 1 1972......Richard Williams........................................................ 34 514 3 1973.......Richard Williams........................................................ 50 1,054 14 1974.......Greg Stirman.............................................................. 25 330 1 1975.......Johnny Perkins........................................................... 50 1,195 12 1976.......Johnny Perkins........................................................... 48 995 6 1977......Cleotha Montgomery............................................... 57 1,168 10 1978......Kirby Jones................................................................. 37 561 1 1979......Steve Thomas............................................................. 39 638 1 1980......Bobby Scheihing........................................................ 23 355 2 1981......Quinton Smith........................................................... 49 863 7 1982......Steve Parker............................................................... 37 711 6 1983......Arthur Culpepper...................................................... 30 429 5 1984......Arthur Culpepper...................................................... 32 530 2 1985......Reggie McGowan...................................................... 54 957 11 1986......Arthur Culpepper...................................................... 55 931 14 Reggie McGowan...................................................... 55 825 10 1987......Roderick Johnson...................................................... 42 624 6 1988......Gerald Todd............................................................... 34 288 1 1989......Roderick Johnson...................................................... 41 626 10 1990......Sean Grady................................................................. 45 801 1 1991......Ethan Sheffield.......................................................... 44 384 1 1992......Ethan Sheffield.......................................................... 48 363 1 1993......Chris Thomsen........................................................... 34 426 8 1994......Angel Alvarez............................................................ 23 499 11 Pat Nichols.................................................................. 23 467 5 1995......John Hooper...............................................................17 206 3 1996......Craig Cole................................................................... 23 344 3 1997......Craig Cole................................................................... 38 456 5 1998......Casey Whittle............................................................. 43 579 3 1999......Casey Whittle............................................................. 28 506 4 2000......Eugene Sykes............................................................. 38 364 2 Jacob Pruitt................................................................ 37 484 3 Rodney Vanduren...................................................... 22 459 4 2001......Jacob Pruitt................................................................ 39 551 3 Rodney Vanduren...................................................... 38 609 3 2002......DaRay Sims................................................................. 27 447 2 Don Hooks................................................................. 25 459 4 Dillon Cobb................................................................ 23 430 1 2003......Lawrence Hardman................................................... 15 280 2 Dillon Cobb................................................................ 18 265 1 Danieal Manning......................................................... 6 191 2 2004......Jerale Badon.............................................................. 40 521 3 Dillon Cobb................................................................ 30 353 5 2005......Jerale Badon.............................................................. 59 783 4 Robb Spells................................................................. 27 705 8 2006......Jerale Badon.............................................................. 63 973 5 Chris Morris................................................................ 42 539 3 John Brock.................................................................. 38 530 9 2007......Jerale Badon.............................................................. 73 1,034 7 * Johnny Knox........................................................... 62 1,158 17 2008......Johnny Knox.............................................................. 56 1,069 13 Bernard Scott............................................................. 47 826 6 Jonathan Ferguson................................................... 35 573 3 Edmond Gates........................................................... 31 716 8 2009......Edmond Gates........................................................... 49 702 5 Dennis Campbell....................................................... 30 355 0 Kendrick Johnson...................................................... 26 264 2 2010......Edmond Gates........................................................... 66 1,182 13 2011.......Taylor Gabriel............................................................ 64 988 10 2012.......Darrell Cantu-Harkless.............................................. 56 651 2

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FOOTBALLRECORDS Taylor Gabriel............................................................ 52 684 7 Darian Hogg............................................................... 37 578 5 DeMarcus Thompson................................................ 34 451 2 2013.......Taylor Gabriel............................................................ 73 1,060 10 Darian Hogg............................................................... 48 747 6 Darrell Cantu-Harkless.............................................. 37 484 4 2014.......Demarcus Thompson................................................ 54 650 2 Cedric Gilbert............................................................. 38 667 7 Cade Stone................................................................. 38 494 5 Jace Hudson............................................................... 31 451 3

2010......Darien Williams.....................................................................4 11 2011.......L.B. Suggs, Nate Bailey, Mike Wallace,...............................2 13 Derek Drummond 2012.......Mike Wallace..........................................................................5 12 2013.......Angel Lopez, Blake Rudd.....................................................2 14 Thor Woerner, Tyler Chapa 2014.......Angel Lopez, Jonathan Epps, Sam Denmark.....................2 12 Justin Stewart, Justin Stephens

Interception Leaders

Year Player Punts Yards Avg. 1949......Wally Bullington........................................................ 24 899 37.4 1950......Wally Bullington........................................................ 44 1,474 34.0 1951.......Jerry Mullins............................................................... 42 1,241 29.5 1952......Jerry Mullins............................................................... 24 858 35.7 1953......Leondous Fry............................................................. 33 1,184 35.8 1954......Leondous Fry............................................................. 41 1,514 36.9 1955......Leondous Fry ............................................................ 33 1,243 37.7 1956......Leondous Fry............................................................. 34 1,399 41.1 1957......Bill Lovelace............................................................... 25 889 35.6 1958......Bill Lovelace............................................................... 23 854 37.1 1959......Thurman Neill............................................................ 32 1,241 38.8 1960......Thurman Neill............................................................ 58 2,027 34.9 1961.......Charles Bottoms........................................................ 28 1,004 5.9 1962......Gary Cohn.................................................................. 32 1,199 7.5 1963......Cramer Adams........................................................... 40 1,489 37.2 1964......Mike Love .................................................................. 24 806 33.7 1965......Johnny Hughes.......................................................... 14 531 37.9 1966......Johnny Hughes ......................................................... 44 1,651 37.5 1967......Johnny Hughes.......................................................... 53 2,151 30.6 1968......John Thompson......................................................... 50 1,761 35.2 1969......Pat Holder.................................................................. 48 1,627 34.0 1970.......Pat Holder.................................................................. 45 1,675 37.2 1971.......Todd Walker.............................................................. 57 2,157 37.8 1972 .....Todd Walker................................................................61 2,295 37.6 1973.......Gary Stirman.............................................................. 57 2,009 35.2 1974.......Johnny Perkins........................................................... 33 1,299 39.4 1975.......Johnny Perki.............................................................. 30 1,174 39.1 1976.......Johnny Perkins .......................................................... 16 609 38.1 1977......Kelly Davidson........................................................... 72 2,558 35.5 1978......Hal Wasson ................................................................ 44 1,658 38.3 1979......Hal Wasson................................................................. 55 2,090 38.0 1980......Bryan Bailey............................................................... 60 2,454 40.9 1981......Bryan Bailey............................................................... 32 1,167 36.5 1982......Loyal Proffitt............................................................. 62 2,363 38.1 1983......Loyal Proffitt ............................................................. 62 2,299 37.1 1984......Loyal Proffitt.............................................................. 65 2,416 37.2 1985......Mark Turner............................................................... 76 2,859 37.6 1986......Mark Turner............................................................... 57 2,083 36.5 1987......Bobby Coulson........................................................... 84 2,945 35.1 1988......Kevin Kaufman.......................................................... 42 1,394 33.2 1989......Darren Mooneyham.................................................. 39 1,398 35.8 1990......Oscar Shorten............................................................ 55 1,903 34.6 1991......Barry Reese................................................................ 53 1,820 34.3 1992......Barry Reese................................................................ 67 2,407 35.9 1993......Barry Reese................................................................ 58 2,340 40.3 1994......Barry Reese.................................................................. 5 1,229 35.1 1995......Andy Newberry..........................................................51 1,663 32.6 1996......Michael Freeman....................................................... 39 1,381 35.4 1997......Todd Fitzgerald......................................................... 75 2,485 33.1 1998......Michael Freeman........................................................61 2,183 35.8 1999......Brad Raphelt.............................................................. 67 2,423 36.2 2000......Brad Raphelt.............................................................. 48 1,940 40.4 2001......Brad Raphelt.............................................................. 56 2,469 44.1 2002......Chase Fishback............................................................51 1,847 36.2 2003......Chase Fishback........................................................... 57 2,194 38.5 2004......Chase Fishhback.........................................................61 2,306 37.8 2005......Chase Fishback........................................................... 43 1,672 38.9 2006......Brock Pierce............................................................... 45 1,562 37.2 2007......Mark Kelley................................................................ 46 1,604 34.9 2008......Sean McGlothlin........................................................ 32 1,136 35.5 2009......Mark Sprague.............................................................61 2,425 39.8 2010......Mark Sprague............................................................ 43 1,739 40.4 2011.......Spencer Covey............................................................ 36 1,426 39.6 2012.......Spencer Covey............................................................ 38 1,560 41.1 2013.......Austin Kilcullen......................................................... 40 1,768 44.2 2014.......Austin Kilcullen......................................................... 54 1,970 36.5

Year Player INTs Team Total 1950......Ayres, Smith, Mier.................................................................6 27 1951.......Joe Powell..............................................................................5 14 1952......James Muns............................................................................4 19 1953......Von Morgan...........................................................................3 17 1954......Morgan, Hirth, Powell, Boyd...............................................2 11 1955......Fry, Horne...............................................................................3 15 1956......Green, Campbell, Thomas....................................................1 3 1957......Bobby Powell.........................................................................3 13 1958......Harber, Lovelace....................................................................3 16 1959......Bill Locke................................................................................3 10 1960......Davis, Colwell.........................................................................3 15 1961.......Charles McCook.....................................................................3 9 1962......Rawls, Welch, Owen.............................................................2 7 1963......Larry Parker............................................................................5 24 1964......Erickson, Anderson, Roland, Honey....................................1 4 1965......Jim Breckenridge.................................................................15 1966......David Fuller............................................................................8 17 1967......Mack Scoggins.......................................................................3 8 1968......Ronnie Green.........................................................................4 13 1969......Travis Horne...........................................................................7 24 1970.......Travis Horne...........................................................................6 22 1971.......Travis Horne...........................................................................5 13 1972......Laminack, Lepard, Tuttle......................................................2 10 1973.......Jan Brown..............................................................................6 24 1974.......Monty Tuttle..........................................................................5 20 1975.......Bob Strader............................................................................5 17 1976.......Chuck Sitton...........................................................................5 19 1977......Harold Nutall.........................................................................6 20 1978......Scott Guyer, Tim Simpson.....................................................2 11 1979......Freeman, Ford, Harmon.......................................................2 12 1980......Mark Jackson.........................................................................3 9 1981......Mark Wilson...........................................................................6 19 1982......Mark Wilson...........................................................................5 18 1983......Mark Wilson...........................................................................7 17 1984......Thomas Wilson, Terry Barrington........................................3 10 1985......Todd Williams........................................................................5 21 1986......Jason Watson, Theoplis Hickman........................................5 22 1987......Jesse Bonner..........................................................................4 12 1988......Richard Meister ....................................................................2 7 1989......Brian Thompson, Randy Arnold..........................................2 10 1990......Jay Jones.................................................................................3 14 1991......Davis, Wright, Gunn, Whitt..................................................2 12 1992......Rusty Whitt, Tyrone Davis, Joseph Crook...........................3 17 1993......Selwyn Dews..........................................................................4 9 1994......Selwyn Dews..........................................................................5 13 1995......Stacy Brown, Rickie Harris....................................................3 11 1996......Victor Burke...........................................................................4 9 1997......Victor Burke.........................................................................10 17 1998......Brandon Bonds, Jody Clayton Troy McLaurin, Justin Lucas..................................................2 10 1999......DaQuan Davis, Duane Hosea, Raylon Horn........................2 10 2000......Casey Hummel, Troy McLaurin.............................................2 8 2001......Jody Clayton..........................................................................4 12 2002......Steven Riddley.......................................................................3 10 2003......Danieal Manning...................................................................6 11 2004......Danieal Manning...................................................................2 12 Doug Barnett.........................................................................2 12 2005......Danieal Manning...................................................................3 47 2006......Corey Jordan..........................................................................4 93 2007......E.J. Whitley............................................................................6 23 2008......Craig Harris, Drew Cuffee....................................................3 17 2009......Major Culbert........................................................................3 18 Tony Harp, Drew Cuffee..............................................2 each 18 Craig Harris, Reggie Mathis

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ACU Offensive Leaders CAREER, Passing Yards 1. Mitchell Gale (2009-12)................................. 12,109 2. Billy Malone (2005-2008)............................. 12,012 3. Jim Lindsey (1967-70)......................................8,521 4. Rex Lamberti (1984-86, 1993)........................7,934 5. Loyal Proffitt (1981-84)..................................7,824 6. John Mayes (1976-79)..................................... 7,810 7. Clint Longley (1971-73)....................................6,037 8. Jim Reese (1973-76)........................................ 5,946 9. Stan Stephens (1987-89)................................ 4,484 10. Colby Freeman (2001-2003)......................... 4,132 Completions 1. Mitchell Gale (2009-12)......................................931 2. Billy Malone (2005-08)......................................818 3. Jim Lindsey (1967-70).........................................642 4. Rex Lamberti (1984-86, 1993)...........................595 5. Loyal Proffitt (1981-84).....................................550 6. John Mayes (1976-79)........................................494 7. Clint Longley (1971-73)....................................... 412 8. Jim Reese (1973-76)............................................364 9. Stan Stephens (1987-89)....................................346 10. Colby Freeman (2001-2003)............................292 Attempts 1. Mitchell Gale (2009-12)................................... 1,513 2. Billy Malone (2005-08)...................................1,320 3. Jim Lindsey (1967-70)......................................1,237 4. Loyal Proffitt (1981-84).................................. 1,157 (tie) Rex Lamberti (1984-86, 1993).................... 1,133 6. John Mayes (1976-79)........................................948 7. Clint Longley (1971-73) ......................................814 8. Stan Stephens (1987-89)....................................706 9. Jim Reese (1973-76)............................................679 10. Colby Freeman (2001-2003)............................567 Touchdowns 1. Billy Malone (2005-08)...................................... 114 2. Mitchell Gale (2009-12).......................................97 3. Rex Lamberti (1984-86, 1993).............................84 4. Jim Lindsey (1967-70)...........................................61 5. John Mayes (1976-79)..........................................44 (tie) Loyal Proffitt (1981-84)...................................44 7. Clint Longley (1971-73).........................................43 8. Jim Reese (1973-76)..............................................37 9. Stan Stephens (1987-89)......................................32 10. Greg Wiggins (2001-04)....................................23 Interceptions 1. Loyal Proffitt (1981-84)........................................80 2. Jim Lindsey (1967-70)...........................................69 3. Clint Longley (1971-73)........................................50 4. Jim Reese (1973-76)..............................................48 5. John Mayes (1976-79)..........................................45 6. Rex Lamberti (1984-86, 1993).............................44 7. Mike Fuller (1989-92)...........................................41 8. Billy Malone (2005-08)........................................39 9. Lance Landry (1990-92).......................................33 10. Stan Stephens (1987-89)....................................30

CAREER, Rushing Yards * 1. Bernard Scott (2007-08)..............................4,321 2. Wilbert Montgomery (1973-76).....................3,047 3. Anthony Thomas (1981-84)........................... 2,845 4. V.T. Smith Jr. (1946-48)...................................2,656

Total Offense Leaders CAREER Plays * 1. Mitchell Gale, qb (2009-2012)......................................................... 1,755 * 2. Billy Malone, qb (2005-08).............................................................. 1,439 3. Jim Lindsey, qb (1967-70)....................................................................1,460 4. Rex Lamberti, qb (1984-86, 93)......................................................... 1,223 * 5. John Mayes, qb (1976-79)................................................................1,204 6. Loyal Proffitt, qb (1981-84)................................................................ 1,418 * 7. Clint Longley, qb (1971-73).............................................................. 1,011 * 8. Jim Reese, qb (1973-76)......................................................................840 9. Colby Freeman, qb (2001-2003)............................................................ 714 * # 10. Bernard Scott, rb (2007-08)........................................................... 519

Rush Pass *Total 68 12,109 12,177 53 12,012 12,065 -182 8,521 8,359 -388 7,934 7,546 -362 7,810 7,448 -487 7,824 7,337 382 6,037 6,419 8 5,946 5,954 326 4,132 4,458 4,321 66 4,387

SEASON Plays Rush Pass *Total * 1. Mitchell Gale (2011)............................................................................. 524 97 3,823 3,920 * 2. Billy Malone, qb (2007)........................................................................ 435 -57 3,914 3,857 * 3. Mitchell Gale, qb (2010)....................................................................... 479 62 3,595 3,657 4. John David Baker, qb (2013)................................................................... 468 256 3,376 3,632 * 5. Clint Longley, qb (1973)....................................................................... 444 251 3,167 3,418 * 6. Billy Malone, qb (2008)........................................................................ 312 49 3,213 3,262 * 7. Billy Malone, qb (2006)........................................................................ 412 -29 3,136 3,107 8. Parker McKenzie, qb (2014).................................................................... 436 -30 3,084 3,054 9. Mitchell Gale, qb (2012).......................................................................... 449 -56 2,982 2,926 10. Rex Lamberti, qb (1985)........................................................................ 427 -206 3,010 2,804 * Includes playoff / bowl games

5. Daryl Richardson (2009-11)........................... 2,303 6. Gerald Todd (1985-88)................................... 2,294 7. Jimmy Hirth (1952-54, 57)............................... 2,139 8. Kelly Kent (1976-78)........................................ 2,124 9. Eric Polk (2001-02)...........................................2,109 10. Charcandrick West (2010-13)...................... 2,058 Carries 1. Anthony Thomas (1981-84)...............................579 2. Gerald Todd (1985-88).......................................550 3. Wilbert Montgomery (1973-76)........................546 * 4. Bernard Scott (2007-08)................................. 517 5. Kelly Kent (1976-78)...........................................467 6. Erkc Polk (2001-02).............................................458 7. Daryl Richardson (2009-11)................................453 8. Mike Love (1963-66)...........................................447 9. David Bennett (1995-98)...................................427 10. Alton Green (1948-50).....................................365 Touchdowns 1. Wilbert Montgomery (1973-76)..........................66 * 2. Bernard Scott (2007-2008)...............................63 3. Daryl Richardson (2009-11).................................34 4. Charcandrick West (2010-13)..............................28 5. V.T. Smith Jr. (1946-48)........................................27 6. Gerald Todd (1985-88).........................................23 (tie) Mike Love (1963-66).........................................23 8. Kelly Kent (1976-78).............................................22 (tie) Jimmy Hirth (1952-54, 57)...............................22 (tie) Taber Minner (2005-08)..................................22

CAREER, Receiving Yards 1. Jerale Badon (2004-07)...................................3,311 2. Taylor Gabriel (2010-13).................................3,027 3. Edmond Gates (2007-10)............................... 2,885 4. Johnny Perkins (1974-76)................................2,529 5. Arthur Culpepper (1983-86)..........................2,451 6. Ronnie Vinson (1969-71).................................2,431 * 7. Johnny Knox (2007-08)............................... 2,227

8. Cle Montgomery (1974-77)............................ 2,158 9. Sean Grady (1987-90)...................................... 2,122 10. Richard Williams (1971-73)...........................1,946 Catches 1. Jerale Badon (2004-07)......................................235 2. Taylor Gabriel (2010-13).................................... 215 3. Arthur Culpepper (1983-86).............................166 4. Edmond Gates (2007-10)...................................158 5. Pat Holder (1968-70)..........................................155 6. Ronnie Vinson (1969-71)....................................153 7. Darrell Cantu-Harkles (2010-13) .......................147 8. Darian Hogg (2010-13) ......................................128 9. Greg Stirman (1972-75)......................................125 10. Demarcus Thompson (2011-14).......................120 Touchdowns * 1. Johnny Knox (2007-08).....................................30 2. Taylor Gabriel (2010-13) .....................................27 (tie) Edmond Gates (2007-10).................................27 (tie) Arthur Culpepper (1983-86)...........................27 5. Angel Alvarez (1993-95)......................................24 6. Johnny Perkins (1974-76).....................................22 7. Reggie McGowan (1985-86)................................21 8. Jerale Badon (2004-07).......................................19 (tie) Ronnie Vinson (1969-71)..................................19 (tie) Richard Williams (1971-73)..............................19

CAREER, Scoring Points * 1. Bernard Scott, rb (2007-08)............................438 # 2. Wilbert Montgomery, rb (1973-76)...............422 3. Matt Adams, pk (2005-08)................................339 4. Morgan Lineberry, pk (2009-12).......................290 5. Daryl Richardson, rb (2009-11) .........................228 6. Eben Nelson, pk (2001-04)................................225 7. Charcandrick West, rb (2010-13).......................210 8. Edmond Gates, wr (2007-10).............................194 9. Taylor Gabriel, wr (2010-13)..............................186 (tie) Johnny Knox, wr (2007-08)...........................186

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FOOTBALLRECORDS 11. Nik Grau (2013-present)................................... 174 12. Martin Perry, pk (1978-81)..............................163 13. V.T. Smith, rb (1946-48)...................................162 (tie) Arthur Culpepper, wr (1983-86)...................162

Touchdowns 1. Wilbert Montgomery (1973-76)..........................76 2. Bernard Scott (2007-2008)..................................73 3. Daryl Richardson (2009-11).................................38 4. Charcandrick West (2010-13)..............................35 5. Edmond Gates (2007-10).....................................32 6. Taylor Gabriel (2010-13)......................................31 (tie) Johnny Knox (2007-2008)................................31 8. Arthur Culpepper (1983-86)...............................27 (tie) V.T. Smith Jr. (1946-48)....................................27 10. Taber Minner (2005-08)....................................26 (tie) Alex Davis (1976-77).........................................26 (tie) Kelly Kent (1976-78).........................................26

SEASON, Passing Yards 1. Billy Malone (2007).........................................3,914 2. Mitchell Gale (2011)....................................... 3,823 3. Mitchell Gale (2010)........................................3,595 4. John David Baker (2013).................................3,376 5. Billy Malone (2008).........................................3,213 6. Clint Longley (1973)........................................3,167 7. Billy Malone (2006)......................................... 3,136 8. Parker McKenzie (2014)................................. 3,084 9. Rex Lamberti (1985)........................................3,010 10. Mitchell Gale (2012)..................................... 2,982

Completions 1. Mitchell Gale (2011)...........................................276 (tie) Mitchell Gale (2010).......................................276 3. Billy Malone (2007)............................................264 4. John David Baker (2013)....................................247 5. Billy Malone (2006)............................................245 6. Parker McKenzie (2014).....................................236 7. Mitchell Gale (2012)...........................................228 (tie) Rex Lamberti (1985).......................................228 9. Jim Lindsey (1969)..............................................207 10. Rex Lamberti (1986).........................................206

Attempts 1. Mitchell Gale (2011)...........................................458 2. Rex Lamberti (1985)...........................................427 3. Mitchell Gale (2010)...........................................425 4. Billy Malone (2007)............................................ 411 5. Jim Lindsey (1968)..............................................396 6. Jim Lindsey (1969)..............................................391 7. Billy Malone (2006)............................................386 8. Mitchell Gale (2012)...........................................380 9. Rex Lamberti (1986)..........................................378 10. John David Baker (2013)..................................369 (tie) Jim Lindsey (1970)..........................................369

Touchdowns 1. Mitchell Gale (2010).............................................38 2. Billy Malone (2007)..............................................37 3. Billy Malone (2008)..............................................36

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4. John David Baker (2013)......................................35 5. Rex Lamberti (1986).............................................32 6. Mitchell Gale (2011).............................................28 (tie) Rex Lamberti (1993).........................................28 (tie) Clint Longley (1973).........................................28 9. Billy Malone (2006)..............................................27 10. Rex Lamberti (1985)...........................................24

Interceptions 1. Loyal Proffitt (1982).............................................27 2. Jim Reese (1976)...................................................22 3. Clint Longley (1972).............................................21 4. Jim Lindsey (1970)................................................20 5. Jim Lindsey (1968)................................................19 (tie) Jim Lindsey (1969)............................................19 7. Clint Longley (1973)..............................................18 (tie) Loyal Proffitt (1981).........................................18 9. Jim Reese (1975)................................................... 17 (tie) John Mayes (1979)............................................ 17 (tie) Rex Lamberti (1985)......................................... 17 (tie) Mike Fuller (1991)............................................. 17 (tie) Greg Wiggins (2001)........................................ 17

SEASON, Rushing Yards * 1. Bernard Scott (2007).................................... 2,165 2. Bernard Scott (2008)....................................... 2,156 3. Eric Polk (2001)................................................ 1,211 4. Kelly Kent (1977)............................................. 1,184 5. Wilbert Montgomery (1973).......................... 1,181 6. Don Harr (1970)............................................... 1,106 7. Anthony Thomas (1984).................................1,096 8. Tommy Hinson (1951)......................................1,083 9. V.T. Smith Jr. (1948) ........................................1,072 10. Antony Thomas (1982)..................................1,014

Carries 1. Bernard Scott (2008)..........................................266 2. Eric Polk (2001)...................................................257 * 3. Bernard Scott (2007).......................................251 4. Kelly Kent (1976)................................................232 5. Anthony Thomas (1984)....................................230 6. David Bennett (1996)......................................... 211 7. Eric Polk (2002)...................................................201 8. Anthony Thomas (1982)....................................195 (tie) Alton Green (1950)........................................195 10. Kelly Kent (1978)..............................................194

Touchdowns * 1. Bernard Scott (2007).........................................35 2. Wilbert Montgomery (1973)...............................31 3. Bernard Scott (2008)............................................28 4. Daryl Richardson (2009)......................................16 (tie) Wilbert Montgomery (1974)...........................16 5. Charcandrick West (2013)....................................14 (tie) Kelly Kent (1977)..............................................14 7. Steve Worthey (1979)........................................... 13 (tie) Don Harr (1970)................................................ 13 9. Wilbert Montgomery (1975)...............................12 (tie) Eric Polk (2001).................................................12 (tie) Taber Minner (2006)........................................12

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SEASON, Receiving Catches 1. Ronnie Vinson (1969)...........................................82 2. Taylor Gabriel (2013)............................................73 (tie) Jerale Badon (2007).........................................73 4. Edmond Gates (2010)...........................................66 (tie) Bill Lockey (1968)..............................................66 6. Taylor Gabriel (2011)............................................64 7. Jerale Badon (2006).............................................63 8. Johnny Knox (2007).............................................62 9. Pat Holder (1968).................................................61 10. Ronnie Vinson (1970).........................................60

Yards 1. Ronnie Vinson (1969)......................................1,214 2. Johnny Perkins (1975)..................................... 1,195 3. Edmond Gates (2010)...................................... 1,182 4. Cle Montgomery (1977).................................. 1,168 5. Johnny Knox (2007)........................................ 1,158 6. Johnny Knox (2008)........................................1,069 7. Taylor Gabriel (2013).......................................1,060 8. Richard Williams (1973)..................................1,054 9. Ronnie Vinson (1970)......................................1,042 10. Jerale Badon (2007)......................................1,033

Touchdowns * 1. Johnny Knox (2007)........................................... 17 2. Arthur Culpepper (1986).....................................14 (tie) Richard Williams (1973)...................................14 4. Edmond Gates (2010)........................................... 13 (tie) Johnny Knox (2008)......................................... 13 6. Johnny Perkins (1975)..........................................12 7. Reggie McGowan (1985)...................................... 11 (tie) Angel Alvarez (1994)....................................... 11 9. Taylor Gabriel (2013)............................................10 (tie) Taylor Gabriel (2011)........................................10 (tie) Reggie McGowan (1986).................................10 (tie) Angel Alvarez (1993).......................................10 (tie) Cle Montgomery (1977)...................................10

SEASON, Scoring Points * 1. Bernard Scott, rb (2007).................................234 2. Wilbert Montgomery, rb (1973).......................224 3. Bernard Scott, rb (2008)....................................204 4. Alex Davis, rb (1977).......................................... 118 5. Matt Adams, pk (2008)...................................... 117 6. Matt Adams, pk (2007)...................................... 115 7. Morgan Lineberry, pk (2010)............................ 111 * 7. Johnny Knox, wr (2007)..................................108 8. Daryl Richardson, rb (2009).............................102 (tie) Wilbert Montgomery, rb (1974)...................102 10. Kelly Kent, rb (1977)...........................................98

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GAME, Passing Yards 1. Jim Reese vs. Angelo State (1976).....................564 ^ 2. Mitchell Gale vs. Washburn (2011)................506 3. John David Baker vs. PV A&M (2013) ..............485 4. Loyal Proffitt vs. S. F. Austin State (1983)........466 5. Clint Longley vs. SW Texas State (1973)...........434 6. Clint Longley vs. Arkansas State (1973)...........433 7. Loyal Proffitt vs. SW Texas State (1981)...........431 8. John David Baker vs. NM State (2013) .............428 9. Loyal Proffitt vs. East Texas State (1982).........423 10. Mitchell Gale vs. A&M-Kingsville (2010)....... 417

Completions 1. Loyal Proffitt vs. S. F. Austin State(1983)...........35 2. Mitchell Gale vs. A&M-Kingsville (2010)...........34 3. John David Baker vs. NM State (2013) ...............33 4. Mitchell Gale vs. North Alabama (2011)............33 (tie) Jim Lindsey vs. Arkansas State (1970)............33 6. Mitchell Gale vs. Midwestern State (2011)........32 (tie) Billy Malone vs. Tarleton State (2006)...........32 8. John David Baker vs. PV A&M (2013) ................31 (tie) John Frank vs. Tarleton State (1998)..............31 10. Parker McKenzie at Georgia State (2014)........30 (tie) Mitchell Gale vs. A&M-Kingsville (2011)........30

Attempts 1. Jim Lindsey vs. Arkansas State (1970).................63 2. Mitchell Gale vs. North Alabama (2011)............59 3. Jim Lindsey vs. Drake (1970)................................57 4. Mitchell Gale vs. Midwestern State (2011)........55 5. John Frank vs. Tarleton State (1998)..................53 (tie) Rex Lamberti vs. NW Mo. State (1985)..........53 7. Greg Wiggins vs. SE Okla. State (2001)..............52 8. Mitchell Gale vs. Central Missouri (2010)..........51 (tie) Mitchell Gale vs. A&M-Kingsville (2010).......51 10. Jim Lindsey vs. Howard Payne (1969)...............50

Touchdowns 1. John David Baker vs. Concordia (2013)................7 ^ 2. Billy Malone vs. West Texas A&M (2008).........6 (tie) Billy Malone vs. West Texas A&M (2006).........6 (tie) Clint Longley vs. Arkansas State (1973)...........6 5. John David Baker vs. N.M. Highlands (2013).......5 ^ (tie) Mitchell Gale vs. Central Mo. (2010).............5 (tie) Mitchell Gale vs. Incarnate Word (2010).........5 (tie) Mitchell Gale vs. E. New Mexico (2010)...........5 (tie) Billy Malone vs. Angelo State (2008)...............5 (tie) Billy Malone vs. East Central (2008).................5 ^ (tie)  Billy Malone vs. Chadron State (2007).........5 (tie) Rex Lamberti vs. Howard Payne (1986)...........5 (tie) Jim Lindsey vs. E. New Mexico (1969)..............5 (tie) Jim Lindsey vs. Angelo State (1968).................5

GAME, Rushing Yards * Bernard Scott vs. Chadron State (2007)........... 303 ^ 1. Bernard Scott vs. West Texas A&M (292)..... 292 * Bernard Scott vs. Tarleton State (2007)........... 283 2. Don Harr vs. McMurry (1970)........................... 275 3. Bernard Scott vs. West Texas A&M (2008)..... 268 4. Bernard Scott vs. Tarleton State (2008).......... 259 5. De’Andre Brown vs. Stephen F. Austin (2014)....................................256 6. Adrian Rascon vs. SW Okla. State (1999)........ 246 7. Reggie Brown vs. E. New Mexico (2009)......... 235 * 8. Bernard Scott vs. Angelo State (2007)......... 231 9. Tommy Hinson vs. Austin College (1951)........ 230 10. Rashon Myles vs. West Texas A&M (2004)... 220

Carries 1. David Bennett vs. Angelo State (1996)............. 40 2. Eric Polk vs. A&M-Commerce (2001)................. 37 (tie) Cody Walton vs. West Texas A&M (1998)..... 37 4. Anthony Thomas vs. East Texas State (1984)... 35 (tie) Anthony Thomas vs. A&M-Kingsville (1982) ................................... 35 6. Rashon Myles vs. West Texas A&M (2004)....... 32 (tie) Rashon Myes vs. A&M-Kingsville (2004)...... 32 (tie) Richard Whitaker vs. WTAM (2003).............. 32 (tie) Eric Polk vs. NE State (2001)........................... 32 (tie) Adrian Rascon vs. SW Okla. State (1999)...... 32 (tie) Alton Green vs. Austin College (1949).......... 32

Touchdowns ^ 1. Bernard Scott vs. West Texas A&M (2008)...... (tie) Wilbert Montgomery vs. SFA (1973)............... (tie) * Bernard Scott vs. Tarleton State (2007)....... 4. * Bernard Scott vs. Chadron State (2007)........... (tie) Don Harr vs. McMurry (1970)........................... 6. Charcandrick West vs. PV A&M (2013) ............... (tie) Charcandrick West vs. McMurry (2013) ......... (tie) Wilbert Montgomery vs. Langston (1973)..... (tie) Wilbert Montgomery vs. SHSU (1973)............ (tie) Wilbert Montgomery vs. Tarleton (1973).......

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(tie) Quinton Smith vs. Sam Houston (1981)......... 11 (tie) Johnny Perkins vs. Harding (1976).................. 11 (tie) Ronnie Vinson vs. Lamar (1970)...................... 11 (tie) Ronnie Vinson vs. Texas-Arllngton (1968)..... 11

Touchdowns 1. Johnny Knox vs. Angelo State (2008)..................4 2. Scooter Phillips vs. Northern Colo. (1985)...........4 3. Taylor Gabriel vs. Houston Baptist (2013)............3 (tie) Taylor Gabriel vs. N.M. Highlands (2013).........3 (tie) Taylor Gabriel vs. Midwestern State (2011).....3 (tie) Edmond Gates vs. E. New Mexico (2010).........3 (tie) Bernard Scott vs. East Central (2008)...............3 * ^ (tie) Johnny Knox vs. Mesa State (2007)............3 (tie) John Brock vs. West Texas A&M (2006)...........3 (tie) Robb Spells vs. Midwestern State (2005).........3 (tie) Arthur Culpepper vs. Howard Payne (1986).........................................3 (tie) Reggie McGowan vs. SFA (1985).......................3 (tie) Johnny Perkins vs. Howard Payne (1975).........3 (tie) Wil. Montgomery vs. Neb.-Omaha (1974).......3 (tie) Ronnie Vinson vs. Arkansas State (1970).........3 (tie) Ronnie Vinson vs. E. New Mexico (1969).........3

GAME, Scoring Points ^ 1. Bernard Scott vs. West Texas A&M (2008).....42 * ^ 2.  Bernard Scott vs. Chadron St. (2007)..........36 * (tie) Bernard Scott vs. Tarleton State (2007)......36 4. Wilbert Montgomery vs. SFA (1973)..................36 5. Wilbert Montgomery vs. Sam Houston (1973).............................................30 (tie) Don Harr vs. McMurry (1970)..........................30 7. Charcandrick West vs. PV A&M (2013)...............24 (tie) Charcandrick West vs. McMurry (2013).........24 (tie) Johnny Knox vs. Angelo State (2008)............24 (tie) Scooter Phillips vs. Northern Colo. (1985).....24 (tie) Wilbert Montgomery vs. Langston (1973)................................................24 (tie) Wilbert Montgomery vs. SHSU (1973)...........24 (tie) Wilbert Montgomery vs. Tarleton (1973)......24

Touchdowns

GAME, Receiving Yards 1. Johnny Knox vs. Angelo State (2008)..............232 2. Reggie McGowan vs. Stephen F. Austin State(1985)...........................228 3. Quinton Smith vs. SW Texas State (1991).........221 4. Quinton Smith vs. Sam Houston State (1981).................................220 5. Johnny Perkins vs. East Texas State (1975)....... 217 6. Cle Montgomery vs. SW Texas State (1977).....210 7. Darian Hogg vs. Concordia (2013)....................208 8. Jerale Badon vs. SE Okla. State (2005).............205 9. Johnny Knox vs. West Texas A&M (2008)........203 (tie) Robb Spells vs. Midwestern State (2005)..............................203

Catches 1. Taylor Gabriel vs. N..M. State (2013) .................15 2. Jerale Badon vs. Tarleton State (2006)..............14 3. Jerale Badon vs. SE Okla. State (2005)............... 13 (tie) Ronnie Vinson vs. Arkansas State (1970)....... 13 (tie) Ronnie Vinson vs. Angelo State (1969).......... 13 (tie) Bill Lockey vs. Trinity (1968)............................ 13 7. Ronnie Vinson vs. Texas-Arlington (1969).........12 (tie) David Rucker vs. McMurry (1959)...................12 9. Edmond Gates vs. A&M-Kingsville (2010)......... 11 (tie) Quinton Smith vs. SW Texas State ( 1981)..... 11

^ 1. Bernard Scott vs. West Texas A&M (2008).......7 * ^ 2. Bernard Scott vs. Chadron State (2007).........6 * (tie) Bernard Scott vs. Tarleton State (2007)........6 4. Wilbert Montgomery vs. SFA (1973)....................5 (tie) Wilbert Montgomery vs. Sam Houston (1973)...........................................5 (tie) Don Harr vs. McMurry (1970)............................5 7. Charcandrick West vs. PV A&M (2013) ................4 (tie) Charcandrick West vs. McMurry (2013)...........4 Johnny Knox vs. Angelo State (2008)......................4 (tie) Scooter Phillips vs. Northern Colo. (1985).......4 (tie) Wilbert Montgomery vs. Langston (1973)......4 (tie) Wilbert Montgomery vs. SHSU (1973).............4 (tie) Wilbert Montgomery vs. Tarleton (1973)........4 * Records / statistics from 2007 season vacated because of NCAA violations # Wilbert Montgomery scored six touchdowns (36 points) in the 1973 NAIA Division I playoffs. The NCAA does not recognize those six touchdowns or 36 points as part of his career total. He scored 458 points during his career. ^ NCAA Division II playoff game u NAIA Division I playoff game

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FOOTBALLRECORDS ACU All-Purpose Leaders Career 1. BERNARD SCOTT, RB Year Rush Receive KOR PR Int Ret * 2007.................... 2,165 565 0 0 0 2008....................... 2,156 826 0 0 0 Total.......................4,321 1,391 0 0 0

Total 2,730 2,982 5,712

2. WILBERT MONTGOMERY, RB Year Rush Receive KOR PR Int Ret Total 1973........................ 1,181 497 249 0 0 1,927 1974........................... 657 138 36 0 0 831 1975........................... 612 127 24 143 0 906 1976........................... 597 308 0 0 0 905 Total.......................3,047 1,070 309 143 0 4,569 3. DARRELL CANTU-HARKLESS, WR/RB Year Rush Receive KOR PR Int Ret 2010.......................... 539 259 397 63 0 2011.............................40 551 0 32 0 2012........................... 175 651 273 88 0 2013........................... 376 484 475 29 0 Total....................... 1,130 1,945 1,145 212 0

10. V.T. SMITH, RB Year Rush Receive KOR PR Int Ret Total 1946..........................956 --- --- --- --- 956 1947..........................628 --- --- --- --- 628 1948....................... 1,072 --- 162 272 --- 1,506 Total.......................2,656 --- 162 272 --- 3,090

WILBERT MONTGOMERY

Total 1,258 623 1,187 1,364 4,432

4. CLYDE GATES, WR Year Rush Receive KOR PR Int Ret Total 2007.......................... 189 285 402 0 0 876 2008............................94 716 105 0 0 915 2009............................46 702 13 0 0 761 2010.............................. 7 1,182 0 0 0 1,189 Total..........................336 2,885 520 0 0 3,741 5. TAYLOR GABRIEL, WR Year Rush Receive KOR PR Int Ret 2010............................ 33 295 14 100 0 2011........................... 104 988 0 136 0 2012............................. 85 684 0 132 0 2013.............................40 1,060 0 209 0 Total..........................262 3,027 14 577 0

Total 442 1,228 901 1,309 3,880

6. CHARCANDRICK WEST, RB Year Rush Receive KOR PR Int Ret 2010..........................350 130 102 0 0 2011...........................380 200 614 0 0 2012...........................422 234 42 0 0 2013...........................906 443 0 0 0 Total.......................2,058 1,007 758 0 0

Total 582 1,194 698 1,349 3,823

7. JERALE BADON, WR Year Rush Receive KOR PR Int Ret Total 2004.............................. 0 521 125 0 0 646 2005............................ 12 783 23 0 0 818 2006............................. -7 973 13 0 0 979 2007............................ 18 1,034 0 0 0 1,052 Total............................ 23 3,311 161 0 0 3,495 8. ANTHONY THOMAS, RB Year Rush Receive KOR PR Int Ret 1981.......................... 575 171 0 0 0 1982....................... 1,014 211 0 0 0 1983.......................... 160 -1 0 0 0 1984.......................1,096 92 0 0 0 Total.......................2,845 473 0 0 0

Total 746 1,225 159 1,188 3,318

9. CLE MONTGOMERY, WR Year Rush Receive KOR PR Int Ret 1974...........................547 198 306 103 0 1975............................. 28 187 111 37 0 1976............................. 26 605 0 0 0 1977............................ 17 1,168 0 0 0 Total.......................... 618 2,158 417 140 0

Total 1,154 363 605 1,185 3,307

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11. DARYL RICHARDSON, RB Year Rush Receive KOR PR Int Ret 2009.......................... 961 209 0 0 0 2010.......................... 517 199 0 0 0 2011...........................825 371 0 0 0 Total.......................2,303 779 0 0 0

Total 1,170 716 1,196 3,082

12. GERALD TODD, RB Year Rush Receive KOR PR Int Ret 1985..........................220 11 0 0 0 1986.......................... 414 236 0 0 0 1987.......................... 855 168 0 0 0 1988..........................805 288 0 0 0 Total.......................2,294 703 0 0 0

Total 231 650 1,023 1,093 2,997

13. KELLY KENT, RB Year Rush Receive KOR PR Int Ret Total 1976........................... 197 0 33 0 0 230 1977....................... 1,184 443 0 0 0 1,627 1978.......................... 743 187 0 0 0 930 Total....................... 2,124 630 33 0 0 2,787 14. JOHNNY PERKINS, WR Year Rush Receive KOR PR Int Ret Total 1974............................... 0 339 118 0 0 457 1975............................-28 1,195 56 0 0 1,223 1976............................... 0 995 0 0 0 995 Total...........................-28 2,529 174 0 0 2,675

JOHNNY PERKINS

15. SEAN GRADY, WR Year Rush Receive KOR PR Int Ret Total 1987.............................. 0 28 0 0 0 28 1988.............................. 0 534 21 0 0 555 1989.............................. 0 759 0 0 0 759 1990............................. -1 801 490 0 0 1,290 Total............................. -1 2,122 511 0 0 2,632

Top 10 Season Performances

ANTHONY THOMAS

Player Year Total 1. Bernard Scott...............................................................2008 2,982 * 2. Bernard Scott............................................................ 2007 2,730 3. Wilbert Montgomery................................................. 1973 1,927 4. Kelly Kent..................................................................... 1977 1,627 5. V.T. Smith...................................................................... 1948 1,506 6. Darrell Cantu-Harkless................................................ 2013 1,364 7. Charcandrick West....................................................... 2013 1,349 8. Taylor Gabriel.............................................................. 2013 1,309 9. Sean Grady................................................................... 1990 1,290 10. Darrell Cantu-Harkless.............................................. 2010 1,258 11. De’Andre Brown........................................................ 2014 1,238

Single-Game Performances

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Player, Opponent Rush Pass Ret Total 1. Bernard Scott (2008 vs. West Texas A&M)...................... 368 141 0 409 ^ * 2. Bernard Scott (2007 vs. Chadron State).......................... 303 80 0 383 ^ 3. Bernard Scott (2008 vs. West Texas A&M)...................... 292 61 0 353 4. Bernard Scott (2007 vs. Tarleton State)........................... 283 54 0 337 ^ NCAA Division II playoff game * Records / statistics from 2007 season vacated because of NCAA violations

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Longest Field Goals 69..............................Ove Johansson vs. East Texas State, 1976 58..............................Bob Bearden vs. Angelo State, 1969 56..............................Morgan Lineberry vs. Midwestern State, 2009 54..............................Morgan Lineberry vs. Incarnate Word, 2011 Dennis Brown vs. West Texas A&M, 1987 53..............................Matt Adams vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville, 2005 Eben Nelson vs. Midwestern State, 2003 52..............................Spencer Covey vs. Eastern New Mexico, 2010 Morgan Lineberry vs. East Central, 2009 Matt Adams vs. SE Oklahoma State, 2006 Barry Reese vs. Tarleton State, 1993 Jim Gash vs. Cameron, 1989 Jay Reeves vs. East Texas State, 1974 51...............................Morgan Lineberry vs. Midwestern State, 2009 Eben Nelson vs. Angelo State, 2002 Michael Freeman vs. West Texas A&M, 1999 Dennis Brown vs. Texas A&M, 1990 50..............................Eben Nelson vs. California-Davis, 2002 Mark Turner vs. West Texas A&M, 1984

Field Goals – Career Player FGs 1. Morgan Lineberry (2009-12).......................................................... 50 2. Eben Nelson (2001-04)................................................................... 43 3. Matt Adams (2005-08)................................................................... 42 4. Mark Turner (1984-86)................................................................... 27 5. Barry Reese (1991-94)..................................................................... 26 6. Dennis Brown (1987-88, 1990)....................................................... 31 7. Nik Grau (2013-present)................................................................. 24 8. Martin Perry (1978-81).................................................................... 23 9. Michael Freeman (1998-2000)....................................................... 20 10. Boo Jones (1982-83)...................................................................... 12 (tie) Jim Gash (1988-89)...................................................................... 12

PATs – Career Player PATM-Att. 1. Matt Adams (2005-08).......................................................... 213-222 2. Morgan Lineberry (2009-12)................................................. 140-154 3. Nik Grau (2013-present)........................................................ 102-109 4. Eben Nelson (2001-04)............................................................96-105 5. Martin Perry (1978-81).............................................................94-104 6. Barry Reese (1991-94)................................................................78-82 7. Sonny Kennedy (1970-72)..........................................................78-91 8. Mark Turner (1984-86)..............................................................74-82 9. Jay Reeves (1974-75)................................................................... 72-78 10. Dennis Brown (1987-88, 1990)................................................58-58 (tie) Michael Freeman (1998-2000)..............................................56-68

OVE JOHANSSON

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MORGAN LINEBERRY

Field Goals – Season Player FGM-FGA 1. Morgan Lineberry (2010)........................................................... 21-30 2. Nik Grau (2014)........................................................................... 14-17 (tie) Dennis Brown (1987)..............................................................14-23 4. Morgan Lineberry (2011)........................................................... 13-16 (tie) Matt Adams ( 2008)............................................................... 13-16 6. Eben Nelson (2004).................................................................... 13-18 7. Eben Nelson (2002).................................................................... 12-18 (tie) Mark Turner (1985)................................................................ 12-18 9. Matt Adams (2007).....................................................................11-13 (tie) Eben Nelson (2003)................................................................ 11-20

Player Points 1. Matt Adams (2008)........................................................................117 2. Matt Adams (2007)........................................................................115 3. Morgan Lineberry (2010)..............................................................111 4. Nik Grau (2014)............................................................................... 88 5. Nik Grau (2013)............................................................................... 86 (tie) Morgan Lineberry (2011)........................................................... 86 7. Dennis Brown (1987)...................................................................... 75 8. Matt Adams (2006)........................................................................ 70 9. Boo Jones (1983)............................................................................ 68 10. Eben Nelson (2004)...................................................................... 62 (tie) Mark Turner (1985).................................................................... 62

Field Goals – Single Game 4................................Matt Adams vs. Midwestern State, 2008 Matt Adams vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville, 2005 Eben Nelson vs. Midwestern State, 2003 Mark Turner vs. Angelo State, 1986 Dennis Brown vs. Tennessee Tech, 1987

PATs – Single Game BARRY REESE

DENNIS BROWN

Kicking Points – Career Player Points 1. Matt Adams (2005-08)................................................................. 339 2. Morgan Lineberry (2009-12)........................................................ 290 3. Eben Nelson (2001-04................................................................... 225 4. Nik Grau (2013-present)................................................................174 5. Martin Perry (1978-81).................................................................. 163 (tie) Barry Reese (1991-94)............................................................... 156 7. Mark Turner (1984-86).................................................................. 155 8. Dennis Brown (1987-88, 1990)......................................................151 9. Sonny Kennedy (1970-72)............................................................. 123 10. Michael Freeman (1998-2000)....................................................116

Player PATM-Att. 1. Matt Adams (2007)....................................................................82-86 2. Matt Adams (2008)....................................................................78-81 3. Nik Grau (2013)...........................................................................56-62 4. Morgan Lineberry (2010)..........................................................48-53 5. Morgan Linebery (2011)............................................................ 47-51 6. Nik Grau (2014).......................................................................... 46-47 7. Richard Lepard (1973)................................................................46-54 8. Matt Adams (2006)....................................................................43-45 9. Jay Reeves (1974)....................................................................... 39-40 10. Sonny Kennedy (1970).............................................................38-43

MARTIN PERRY

11-11..........................Matt Adams vs. West Texas A&M, 2008 10-10.........................Matt Adams vs. Chadron State, 2007 10-12.........................Nik Grau vs. Concordia, 2013 8-8.............................Matt Adams vs. SE Oklahoma State, 2008 Matt Adams vs. Eastern New Mexico, 2008 Matt Adams vs. East Central, 2008 Matt Adams vs. Mesa State, 2007 Matt Adams vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville, 2007 8-8.............................Morgan Lineberry vs. Eastern New Mexico, 2012 Morgan Lineberry vs. Tarleton State, 2010 Martin Perry vs. Howard Payne, 1981 Jay Reeves vs. Tarleton State, 1974 8-9 Nik Grau vs. Prairie View A&M, 2013 Matt Adams vs. Tarleton State, 2007 7-7.............................Nik Grau vs. Central Arkansas, 2014 Nik Grau at Houston Baptist, 2014 Nik Grau at Houston Baptist, 2013 Nik Grau vs. New Mexico Highlands, 2013 Nik Grau vs. McMurry, 2013 Matt Adams vs. West Texas A&M, 2008 Matt Adams vs. Angelo State, 2007 Matt Adams vs. West Texas A&M, 2006 Barry Reese vs. Eastern New Mexico, 1993 Richard Lepard vs. Tarleton State, 1973 Jay Reeves vs. Sul Ross State, 1975

Kicking Points – Single Game 17...............................Morgan Lineberry vs. Tarleton State, 2010 Matt Adams vs. Midwestern State, 2008 16...............................Dennis Brown vs. Tennessee Tech, 1987 15...............................Morgan Linberry vs. Incarnate Word, 2011 Morgan Lineberry vs. Western Oregon, 2011 Mark Turner vs. Angelo State, 1986 14...............................Ryan Owens vs. Eastern New Mexico, 2009 13...............................Nik Grau at Georgia State, 2014 Morgan Lineberry vs. Northeastern State, 2010 Matt Adams vs. Chadron State, 2007 Matt Adams vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville, 2005 Barry Reese vs. Tarleton State, 1993

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FOOTBALLRECORDS ACU Defensive Leaders Tackles – Career Player Tackles 1. Ryan Boozer (1998-2001).........................................388 2. Jody Brown (1995-1998)..........................................385 3. Ray Nunez (1975-77)................................................384 4. Chip Bennett (1967-69)............................................ 374 5. Cody Stutts (2004-07).............................................. 352 6. Bill Clayton (1986-89).............................................. 351 7. David Wright (1989-92)............................................320 8. Angel Lopez (2011-14)............................................. 312 9. Justin Stephens (2011-14)........................................ 257 10. Victor Randolph (1992-95)....................................248 (tie) Richard Meister (1985-88)...............................248 12. John Usrey (1975-77).............................................. 242 13. Mike Funderburg (1980-82).................................. 241 14. Justin Stewart (2011-14).........................................228 15. Clayton Farrell (2002-05)....................................... 227 (tie) Kenny Davidson (1977-80)............................. 227

RYAN BOOZER

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Tackles – Game 27.................... Chip Bennett vs. Howard Payne, 1968 26.................... Chip Bennett vs. East Texas State, 1968 25.................... Jay Jones vs. Eastern New Mexico, 1991 Chip Bennett vs. Arkansas State, 1968 23.................... Chip Bennett vs. Texas-Arlington, 1968

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No. Game 13............... vs. Adams State, Sept. 17, 1994 10............... vs. McMurry, Sept. 1, 2012 vs. Northwestern Oklahoma, Sept. 18, 1982 vs. Central Oklahoma, Oct. 8, 1994 vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, Nov. 1, 1997 9................ vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, Nov. 1, 2003 vs. Central Oklahoma, Oct. 12, 1996 vs. New Haven, Sept. 24, 1993 vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, Oct. 30, 1993 vs. Howard Payne, Nov. 1, 1986 vs. Stephen F. Austin State, Oct. 31, 1981 8................ vs. Tarleton State, Sept. 1, 2011 * vs. Midwestern State, Nov. 14, 2009 vs. Prairie View A&M, Sept. 6, 1996 vs. Adams State, Sept. 18, 1993 vs. Cameron, Oct. 26, 1991 vs. Texas Lutheran, Oct. 31, 1987 vs. West Texas State, Sept. 7, 1985 vs. Cameron, Nov. 6, 1976 vs. Texas A&I, Oct. 8, 1976

NICK RICHARDSON

ASTON WHITESIDE

Individual Sacks – Career

Team Sacks and Tackles For Loss – Season Year Sacks TFL Sack Leader 1975 27......................................Raymond Crosier, 7 1976 43......................................Reuben Mason, 10 1977 49......................................Reuben Mason, 13 1978 32......................................Reuben Mason, 11 1979 37......................................Randy Morris, 9 1980 24......................................Kenny Davidson, 9 1981 34......................................Kurt Freytag, 7 1982 34......................................Billy Stiggers, 9 1983 32......................................Scott Reedy, 5 1984 21......................................Mark Courville, 5 1985 37 52.........................Mark McIntyre, 11 1986 40 58.........................Mark McIntyre, 11 1987 36 62.........................Steve Ates, 6 1988 20 55.........................Tim Mullican, 6 1989 25 66.........................Jon Bos, 6 Bill Clayton, 6 1990 10 40.........................10 with 1 each 1991 31 59.........................Oscar Shorten, 14 1992 27 51..........................Oscar Shorten, 10 1993 48 91.........................John Douglass, 24 1994 41 98.........................Victor Randolph, 13 1995 28 82.........................Victor Randolph, 5 James Henderson, 5 1996 38 88.........................Matt Shane, 8 1997 45 104.......................James Henderson, 15 1998 27 78.........................Jose Nonalaya, 5.5 1999 22 78.........................Derek Lyons, 5.5 2000 20 95.........................Derek Lyons, 5

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Team Sacks – Game

Tackles – Season Player Tackles 1. Chip Bennett (1968).................................................184 2. Chip Bennett (1969)................................................. 161 3. Jay Jones (1991)........................................................ 137 4. Cody Stutts (2007).................................................... 132 5. Ryan Boozer (1999).................................................. 123 6. Jody Brown (1997).................................................... 120 7. Ray Nunez (1977)...................................................... 118 8. Scott Reedy (1985)................................................... 114 9. John Usrey (1977)..................................................... 113 (tie) Richard Meister (1988).................................... 113

2001 16 81.........................Ryan Boozer, 4; Nick Gray, 4 2002 32 102.......................Jayme Jackson 7 2003 31 84.........................Brad Walton, 9 2004 15 72.........................Clayton Farrell, 4.5 2005 25 61..........................Clayton Farrell, 10.5 2006 27 83.........................Travis Carpenter, 9.0 2007 25 103.......................Joe Edwards, 4.0 2008 38 97.........................Aston Whiteside, 9.0 2009 43 103.......................Aston Whiteside, 9.5 2010 31 98.........................Aston Whiteside, 7.0 2011 37 86.........................Aston Whiteside, 6.0 2012 26 74..........................Nick Richardson, 9.5 2013 22 42.........................Nick Richardson, 11.0 2014 26 77.........................Nick Richardson, 9.0

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Player Sacks 1. Reuben Mason (1976-78)...........................................34 2. Nick Richardson (2011-14)......................................32.5 3. Aston Whiteside (2008-11)..................................... 31.5 4. James Henderson (1995-98)...................................... 30 5. Clayton Farrell (2002-05)........................................... 28 6. Victor Randolph (1992-95)........................................ 26 (tie) Mark McIntyre (1985-87)....................................... 26 8. John Douglass ( 1993)................................................ 24 (tie) Oscar Shorten (1989-92)........................................ 24 10. Fred Thompson (2007-10)..................................... 21.5

JAMES HENDERSON

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Player Sacks 1. John Douglass (1993)................................................. 24 2. James Henderson (1997)............................................ 15 3. Oscar Shorten (1991).................................................. 14 4. Victor Randolph (1994)............................................. 13 5. Reuben Mason (1977)................................................ 13 6. Nick Richardson (2013).............................................. 11 (tie) Mark McIntyre (1986)............................................ 11 (tie) Mark McIntyre (1985)............................................ 11 (tie) Reuben Mason (1978)............................................ 11 10. Clayton Farrell (2005)...........................................10.5

Individual Sacks – Game 6............ Nick Richardson vs. McMurry, Sept. 1, 2012 James Henderson vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, Nov. 1, 1997 5............ John Douglass vs. Central Oklahoma, Oct, 9, 1993

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Most Points Allowed by ACU – Single Game

Score Opponent * 93-68......................................West Texas A&M (Nov. 22, 2008) 84-6...................................................... Concordia (Aug. 31, 2013) 81-0.................................................. Daniel Baker (Nov. 25, 1920) * 73-76 (3 ot)................................ Chadron State (Nov. 24, 2007) 70-63...............................................Tarleton State (Oct. 27, 2007) 70-0................................................ Randolph AFB (Oct. 14, 1922) 69-12........................................... Houston Baptist (Oct. 12, 2013) 66-7..................................................... East Central (Oct. 4, 2008) 65-45........................................Prairie View A&M (Nov. 16, 2013) 65-3...............................................Tarleton State (Sept. 25, 2010) 62-6............................................... Howard Payne (Nov. 27, 1952) 61-16............................................ Incarnate Word (Nov. 12, 2011) 61-7.......................................Eastern New Mexico (Oct. 10, 1970) 60-17........................................................McMurry (Sept. 7, 2013) 60-14 ............................................. Angelo State (Nov. 23, 1968) 59-14..........................................Houston Baptist (Sept. 27, 2014) 59-17.......................................Eastern New Mexico (Oct. 6, 2012) 59-10................. Southeastern Oklahoma State (Sept. 20, 2008) 59-31...................................Texas A&M-Kingsville (Nov. 3, 2007) 58-10...................................................... Fort Lewis (Sep. 5, 2009) 58-7..........................................Northeastern State (Oct. 6, 2007) 58-13.......................................................McMurry (Oct. 20, 1951) 57-15............................................... Tarleton State (Oct. 23, 1993) 57-50................................. Stephen F. Austin State (Oct. 6, 1973) 56-11................................... Eastern New Mexico (Sept. 27, 2008) 56-12................................................... Mesa State (Nov. 17, 2007) 56-7............................................... Howard Payne (Nov. 21, 1981) 56-14................................................ Tarleton State (Nov. 9, 1974) 55-14..................................................... Ave Maria (Oct. 11, 2014) 55-20......................................Sam Houston State (Nov. 15, 1975) 55-14 ............................................Texas-Arlington (Nov. 9, 1963) 54-17............................................Incarnate Word (Oct. 23, 2010) 53-20......................................................McMurry (Sept. 11, 1971) 53-0.............................................. Arkansas State (Nov. 20, 1954) 53-0............................................... Austin College (Nov. 21, 1942) 52-35........................................... Central Arkansas (Nov. 1, 2014) 52-28..............................New Mexico Highlands (Sept. 14, 2013) 52-35......................................... West Texas A&M (Oct. 18, 2008) 52-28................................................ Angelo State (Oct. 13, 2007) 52-36......................................Eastern New Mexico (Oct. 2, 1993) 51-0......................................................... McMurry (Sept. 1, 2012) 51-35............................................ Western Oregon (Oct. 1, 2011) 51-7................................................... Angelo State (Oct. 11, 2008) 51-14.................. Southeastern Oklahoma State (Sept. 16, 2006) 51-50......................................... West Texas A&M (Oct. 22, 1994) 51-37.......................................... West Texas A&M (Nov. 12, 1988) 51-14.................................. Stephen F. Austin State (Oct. 9, 1976) 51-19................................................ Angelo State (Nov. 22, 1969) 50-14............... Southwestern Oklahoma State (Sept. 22, 2007) 50-49............................................Howard Payne (Sept. 29, 1968) 50-33............................................. Austin College (Nov. 10, 1951)

Score Opponent * 76 (L, 76-73, 3 ot)...................... Chadron State (Nov. 24, 2007) 70 (L, 70-28)............................ Midwestern State (Oct. 22, 2011) * 68 (W, 93-68).........................West Texas A&M (Nov. 22, 2008) 68 (L, 68-3).............................................Greenville Wesley (1919) 66 (L, 66-23)....................................Texas A&M-Kingsville (1988) 65 (L, 65-16).............................................Central Arkansas (2001) 63 (W, 70-63)................................. Tarleton State (Oct. 27, 2007) 63 (L, 63-34)..................................Texas A&M-Commerce (1990) 62 (L, 62-0)............................................ Northern Arizona (1995) 62 (L, 62-0)................................................. Texas Christian (1930) 57 (L, 57-9)....................................... Cal State-Sacramento (1992) 56 (L, 56-28)....................................Texas A&M-Kingsville (1998) 56 (L, 56-46)................................................Arkansas State (1973) 56 (L, 56-0).................................................. Howard Payne (1921) * 55 (L, 55-41)........................................... Central Missouri (2011) 54 (L, 54-7)....................................... Texas A&M-Kingsivlle (1997) 54 (L, 54-7).......................................Texas A&M-Kingsville (1995) 53 (L, 53-7)..........................................................Texas Tech (1930) * 52 (L, 52-49).................................................... Washburn (2011) 52 (L, 52-38)...................... Southeastern Oklahoma State (2001) 52 (L, 52-10)................................... Texas A&M-Commerce (1992) 52 (L, 52-7)......................................... Southern Methodist (1925) 51 (L, 51-34).................................. Stephen F. Austin State (1999) 50 (W, 51-50)............................ West Texas A&M (Oct. 22, 1994) 50 (L, 50-14)................................................... Angelo State (1989) 50 (W, 57-50).................... Stephen F. Austin State (Oct. 6, 1973) 50 (L, 50-13).....................................Texas A&M-Kingsville (1949) * NCAA Division II playoff game

Wilbert Montgomery (28) is still the all-time leader in touchdowns scored with 76 from 1973-76.

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* Record vacated because of NCAA violations

1975........... Johnny Perkins, Abilene Christian split end 1993.......... Keith Wagner, ot, Abilene Christian; Moke Simon, dt, TAMK 2004.......... Pat McCoy, ol, West Texas A&M (south division) Clayton Farrell, de, Abilene Christian (south division) Wilbert Martin, dt, Texas A&M-Kingsville (south division) 2005.......... Sam Skidmore, olf, Tarleton State (south division) Clayton Farrell, de, Abilene Christian (south division) 2006.......... Nathan Young, ol, Abilene Christian (south division) Tywain Miles, dl, Tarleton State (south division) 2007.......... Nathan Young, ol, Abilene Christian (south division) Brandon Swain, dl, West Texas A&M (south division) 2008.......... Tony Washington, ol, Abilene Christian (south division) Aston Whiteside, dl, Abilene Christian (south division) Jimmy Saddler-McQueen, dl, Texas A&M-Kingsville (south division) Eugene Sims, dl, West Texas A&M (south division) 2009.......... Tony Washington, ol, Abilene Christian (south division) Eugene Sims, dl, West Texas A&M (south division) Luke Sapolu, ol, Central Oklahoma (north division) R.J. Briston, ol, Texas A&M-Commerce (north division) Willie Green, dl, Texas A&M-Commerce 2010.......... Aston Whiteside, dl, Abilene Christian (south division) Royland Tubbs, ol, Abilene Christian (south division) Amini Silatolu, ol, Midwestern State (south division) Carlos  Savala, ol, East Central (north division) Armonty Bryant, dl, East Central (north division) 2011........... Amini Silatolu, ol, Midwestern State Aston Whiteside, dl, Abilene Christian

Team Offense Season Total Yards – 7,082, Abilene Christian, 2007 Points Per Game – 52.3, Abilene Christian, 2008

Single Game Total yards – 810, Abilene Christian (vs. West Texas A&M), 2008 Points – 93, Abilene Christian (vs. West Texas A&M), 2008 Touchdowns – 13, Abilene Christian (vs. West Texas A&M), 2008 PATs – 11, West Texas A&M (vs. New Mexico Highlands), 2005; Abilene Christian (vs. West Texas A&M), 2008; West Texas A&M vs. SW Oklahoma State, 2010 PAT Attempts – 13, Abilene Christian (vs. West Texas A&M), 2008 Interception Return yards – 188, Abilene Christian vs. Stephen F. Austin (1982)

Team Defense Single Game Fewest Pass Completions Allowed – 0, Abilene Christian (vs. Eastern NM), 2007 Fewest Yards Allowing Passing – 0 Abilene Christian (vs. Eastern NM), 2007

Individual Career Average Per Rush – 7.3, Larry Collins, Texas A&M-Kingsville (1974-77) (* 8.4, Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian, 2007-08) Average Per Game – 162.1, Johnny Bailey, Texas A&M-Kingsville (1986-89)  (* 172.8, Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian, 2007-08) Passes Attempted ­– 1,320, Billy Malone, Abilene Christian, 2005-08 Passes Completed – 818, Billy Malone, Abilene Christian, 2005-08 Yards Passing – 12,012, Billy Malone, Abilene Christian, 2005-08 TD Passes Thrown – 114, Billy Malone, Abilene Christian, 2005-08 Total Plays – 1,439, Billy Malone, Abilene Christian, 2005-08 Total Yards – 12,080, Billy Malone, Abilene Christian, 2005-08 Points – 438, Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian, 2007-08 Touchdowns – 73, Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian, 2007-08 PATs – 213, Matt Adams, Abilene Christian, 2005-08 PAT Attempts – 222, Matt Adams, Abilene Christian, 2005-08

Season Yards Rushing – 2,156, Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian (2008) (* 2,165, Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian, 2007) Touchdowns Rushing – 28, Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian (2008) (* 35, Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian, 2007) Most 100-Yard Rushing Games – 12, Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian, 2008 Points Scored – 204, Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian (2008) (* 34, Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian, 2007) Touchdowns Scored – 34, Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian (2008) (* 39, Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian, 2007) PATs – 82, Matt Adams, Abilene Christian, 2007 PAT Attempts – 86, Matt Adams, Abilene Christian, 2007 Field Goals – 21, Morgan Lineberry, Abilene Christian, 2010 FG Attempts – 30, Jared Homer, Northeastern State, 2008; Morgan Lineberry, Abilene Christian, 2010 Kicking Points – 117, Matt Adams, Abilene Christian, 2008 All-Purpose Yards – 2,982, Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian, 2008 Single Game All-Purpose Yards – 409, Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian (at West Texas A&M), 2008 Points scored – 42, Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian vs. West Texas A&M (2008) Touchdowns scored – 7, Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian vs. West Texas A&M (2008) PATs – 11, Matt Adams, Abilene Christian vs. West Texas A&M (2008); Todd Phillips, West Texas A&M at SW Oklahoma State, 2010 PAT Attempts – 11, Matt Adams, Abilene Christian vs. West Texas A&M (2008); Todd Phillips, West Texas A&M at SW Oklahoma State, 2010

Longest Plays Kickoff Return – 100, Steve Parker, ACU (vs. Angelo), 1982; Justin Johnson, ACU (vs. ENMU), 2009 Field Goal – 69, Ove Johansson, ACU (vs. Texas A&M-Commerce), 1976

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LSC Outstanding Back  1973........... Wilbert Montgomery, Abilene Christian tailback 1984.......... Anthony Thomas, Abilene Christian fullback 1993.......... Rex Lamberti, qb, ACU; Anthony Phillips, db, TAMK 2004.......... Daniel Taylor, qb, Texas A&M-Kingsville (south division) Danieal Manning, db, Abilene Christian (south division) 2007.......... Bernard Scott, rb, Abilene Christian (south division) Ranardrick Phillips, db. Tarleton State (south division) 2008.......... Bernard Scott, rb, Abilene Christian (south division) Jabir Perkins, db,  Texas A&M-Kingsville (south division) 2010.......... Mitchell Gale, qb, Abilene Christian (south division) Wesley Wood, qb, Eastern New Mexico (north division) 2011........... Mitchell Gale, qb, Abilene Christian

LSC Coach of the Year  1973........... Wally Bullington, Abilene Christian 1981.......... Ted Sitton, Abilene Christian 1993.......... Dr. Bob Strader, Abilene Christian 2006.......... Chris Thomsen, Abilene Christian (south division) 2007.......... Chris Thomsen, Abilene Christian (south division) 2008.......... Chris Thomsen, Abilene Christian (south division) 2010.......... Chris Thomsen, Abilene Christian (south division)

LSC Freshman of the Year  1973........... Wilbert Montgomery, Abilene Christian tailback 1980.......... Willie Kerley, Abilene Christian tailback 1981.......... Loyal Proffitt, Abilene Christian quarterback 1991.......... Ethan Sheffield, Abilene Christian running back 1994.......... Richard Wooten, Abilene Christian defensive tackle 2003.......... Danieal Manning, Abilene Christian, defensive back (south division) 2006.......... Tony Harp, Abilene Christian, defensive back (south division) 2008.......... Aston Whiteside, Abilene Christian, defensive end (south division) 2010.......... Darrell Cantu-Harkless, Abilene Christian, running back (south divison)

LSC 1,000-Yard Runners  Yards Name Team Year * 2,165.............................................Bernard Scott Abilene Christian 2007 2,156................................................Bernard Scott Abilene Christian 2008 1,211................................................Eric Polk Abilene Christian 2001 1,096...............................................Anthony Thomas Abilene Christian 1984 1,014................................................Anthony Thomas Abilene Christian 1982


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FOOTBALLHISTORY ACU Football History at a Glance Overall Conference Year Head Coach Conference W L T W L T Post-Season Result 1919 Vernon McCasland independent 2 2 0 0 0 0 1920 Sewell Jones independent 4 0 1 0 0 0 1921 Russell Lewis independent 2 5 0 0 0 0 1922 Victor Payne independent 6 2 0 0 0 0 1923 Victor Payne independent 6 1 0 0 0 0 1924 A.B. Morris TIAA 3 4 2 1 3 1 1925 A.B. Morris TIAA 2 5 2 2 1 1 1926 A.B. Morris TIAA 4 4 0 2 3 0 1927 A.B. Morris TIAA 6 1 1 4 1 1 1928 A.B. Morris TIAA 5 4 0 4 4 0 1929 A.B. Morris TIAA 6 1 1 3 1 1 1930 A.B. Morris TIAA 2 7 1 2 2 1 1931 A.B. Morris TIAA 4 5 0 4 2 0 1932 A.B. Morris TIAA 2 60 1 1 5 1 1933 A.B. Morris Texas 5 3 2 3 1 2 1934 A.B. Morris Texas 1 7 2 1 5 2 1935 A.B. Morris Texas 1 6 3 1 5 1 1936 A.B. Morris Texas 1 7 1 1 5 1 1937 A.B. Morris Texas 0 9 0 0 7 0 1938 A.B. Morris Texas 6 2 1 5 1 1 1939 A.B. Morris Texas 6 2 1 6 1 0 Texas Conference co-champions 1940 A.B. Morris Texas 7 2 0 5 1 0 Texas Conference tri-champions 1941 A.B. Morris Texas 6 3 0 5 0 0 1942 Tonto Coleman Texas 6 2 0 3 1 0 (No team fielded from 1943-45 because of World War II) 1946 Tonto Coleman Texas 8 1 1 5 0 1 1947 Tonto Coleman Texas 6 3 0 2 2 0 1948 Tonto Coleman Texas 5 3 1 3 1 1 Texas Conference co-champions 1949 Tonto Coleman Texas 3 6 0 1 4 0 1950 Garvin Beauchamp Texas 11 0 0 5 0 0 Texas Conference champions Refrigerator Bowl champions 1951 Garvin Beauchamp Texas 6 4 0 4 1 0 Texas Conference champions 1952 Garvin Beauchamp Texas 6 3 1 4 1 0 Texas Conference champions 1953 Garvin Beauchamp Texas 7 3 0 3 1 0 Texas Conference champions 1954 Garvin Beauchamp independent 6 3 1 0 0 0 1955 Garvin Beauchamp Gulf Coast 3 5 2 2 2 0 Gulf Coast Conference co-champions 1956 N.L. Nicholson Gulf Coast 4 6 0 1 2 1 1957 N.L. Nicholson independent 5 3 1 0 0 0 1958 N.L. Nicholson independent 5 5 0 0 0 0 1959 N.L. Nicholson independent 5 5 0 0 0 0 1960 N.L. Nicholson independent 5 5 0 0 0 0 1961 N.L. Nicholson independent 4 6 0 0 0 0 1962 Les Wheeler independent 6 4 0 0 0 0 1963 Les Wheeler independent 8 1 0 0 0 0 1964 Les Wheeler Southland 5 5 0 1 3 0 1965 Les Wheeler Southland 4 5 0 2 2 0 1966 Les Wheeler Southland 4 6 0 0 4 0 1967 Les Wheeler Southland 3 6 0 0 4 0 1968 Wally Bullington Southland 4 5 1 1 2 1 1969 Wally Bullington Southland 8 2 0 2 2 0 1970 Wally Bullington Southland 9 2 0 3 1 0 1971 Wally Bullington Southland 5 5 0 1 4 0 1972 Wally Bullington Southland 3 8 0 1 4 0 1973 Wally Bullington Lone Star 11 1 0 9 0 0 Lone Star Conference champions NAIA Division I national champions 1974 Wally Bullington Lone Star 7 4 0 6 3 0 1975 Wally Bullington Lone Star 6 3 1 5 3 0 1976 Wally Bullington Lone Star 9 2 0 5 2 0 Shrine Bowl champions 1977 Dewitt Jones Lone Star 11 1 1 5 1 1 Lone Star Conference champions NAIA Division I national champions 1978 Dewitt Jones Lone Star 7 3 0 5 2 0 1979 Ted Sitton Lone Star 7 4 0 5 1 1 1980 Ted Sitton Lone Star 2 8 0 1 6 0 1981 Ted Sitton Lone Star 8 2 0 5 2 0 1982 Ted Sitton Lone Star 6 4 1 4 3 0 1983 Ted Sitton Lone Star 7 3 0 4 3 0 1984 Ted Sitton Lone Star 3 7 0 2 2 0 1985 John Payne Lone Star 5 4 2 2 3 0 1986 John Payne Lone Star 7 3 0 4 2 0

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acusports.com Overall Conference Year Head Coach Conference W L T W L T Post-Season Result 1987 John Payne Lone Star 5 6 0 2 3 0 1988 John Payne Lone Star 3 7 0 3 4 0 1989 John Payne Lone Star 5 5 0 5 2 0 1990 John Payne Lone Star 1 9 0 1 6 0 1991 Ronnie Peacock Lone Star 1 9 0 1 5 0 1992 Ronnie Peacock Lone Star 3 6 0 2 4 0 1993 Dr. Bob Strader Lone Star 7 3 0 3 2 0 1994 Dr. Bob Strader Lone Star 3 7 0 0 5 0 1995 Dr. Bob Strader Lone Star 4 7 0 2 5 0 1996 Jack Kiser Lone Star 6 4 0 4 3 0 1997 Jack Kiser Lone Star 7 4 0 5 4 0 1998 Jack Kiser Lone Star 4 6 0 3 6 0 1999 Jack Kiser Lone Star 4 6 0 4 5 0 2000 Gary Gaines Lone Star 1 9 0 1 7 0 2001 Gary Gaines Lone Star 3 8 0 3 6 0 2002 Gary Gaines Lone Star 6 4 0 6 2 0 Lone Star Conference South Division champions 2003 Gary Gaines Lone Star 6 4 0 5 3 0 2004 Gary Gaines Lone Star 5 5 0 5 4 0 2005 Chris Thomsen Lone Star 4 6 0 4 5 0 2006 Chris Thomsen Lone Star 8 3 0 7 2 0 Lost, first round of NCAA Division II playoffs * 2007 Chris Thomsen Lone Star 0 3 0 0 1 0 Lost, second round of NCAA Division II playoffs 2008 Chris Thomsen Lone Star 11 1 0 9 0 0 Lone Star Conference champions Lost, quarterfinals of NCAA Division II playoffs 2009 Chris Thomsen Lone Star 9 4 0 6 3 0 Lost, second round of NCAA Division II playoffs 2010 Chris Thomsen Lone Star 11 1 0 10 0 0 Lone Star Conference champions Lost, second round of NCAA Division II playoffs 2011 Chris Thomsen Lone Star 8 3 0 7 1 0 Lost, first round of NCAA Division II playoffs 2012 Ken Collums Lone Star 7 4 0 4 4 0 2013 Ken Collums independent 6 5 0 0 0 0 2014 Ken Collums Southland 6 6 0 4 4 0 Totals 481 394 32 260 226 18 * 10 wins from season (including 8 in Lone Star Conference play) vacated because of NCAA violations

All-Time Conference Records W L T Texas.................................................................................... 57 42 8 Lone Star........................................................................... 162 128 2 TIAA.................................................................................... 23 22 6 Gulf Coast ............................................................................. 3 4 1 Southland............................................................................ 15 30 2 TOTAL.................................................................................260 226 18

Pct. .570 .560 .510 .438 .432 .534

ACU Head Football Coaches  Name Seasons Years W L T Pct. Sewell Jones...................................... 1 1920 4 0 1 .900 Dewitt Jones..................................... 2 1977-78 18 4 1 .804 Victor Payne...................................... 2 1922-23 12 3 0 .800 * Chris Thomsen............................... 7 2005-11 51 21 0 .708 Garvin Beauchamp........................... 6 1950-55 39 18 4 .672 Wally Bullington............................... 9 1968-76 62 32 2 .656 A.M. (Tonto) Coleman..................... 5 1942, 46-49 28 15 2 .644 Ken Collums...................................... 3 2012-present 19 15 0 .559 Ted Sitton.......................................... 6 1979-84 33 28 1 .540 Les Wheeler...................................... 6 1962-67 30 27 0 .526 Jack Kiser........................................... 4 1996-99 21 20 0 .512 Vernon McCasland........................... 1 1919 2 2 0 .500 N.L. Nicholson................................... 6 1956-61 28 30 1 .483 A.B. Morris....................................... 18 1924-41 67 78 18 .469 Dr. Bob Strader................................. 3 1993-95 14 17 0 .452 John Payne........................................ 6 1985-90 26 34 2 .435 Gary Gaines....................................... 5 2000-2004 21 30 0 .412 Russell Lewis..................................... 1 1921 2 5 0 .286 Ronnie Peacock................................. 2 1991-92 4 15 0 .211 TOTALS............................................. 93 1919-2014 481 394 32 .549 * 10 wins from 2007 season vacated from both Thomsen’s individual record and school’s all-time record because of NCAA violations

ACU Championship Teams Year Championships 1939.......................................Texas Conference co-champions 1940.......................................Texas Conference tri-champions

1948.......................................Texas Conference co-champions 1950.......................................Texas Conference champions Refrigerator Bowl champions 1951........................................Texas Conference tri-champions 1952.......................................Texas Conference champions 1953.......................................Texas Conference champions 1955.......................................Gulf Coast Conference co-champions 1973........................................Lone Star Conference champions NAIA Division I national champions 1976........................................Shrine Bowl champions 1977.......................................Lone Star Conference champions NAIA Division I national champions 2002.......................................Lone Star Conference South Division co-champions 2008.......................................Lone Star Conference champions Lone Star Conference South Division champions 2010.......................................Lone Star Conference champions Lone Star Conference South Division champions

ACU Wildcats in All-Star Games AFCA All-America Game, Lubbock, Texas 1974 – Richard Williams, wr 1977 – Chuck Sitton, db Senior Bowl, Mobile, Ala. 1977 – Johnny Perkins, wr 2011 – Edmond Gates, wr Valero Cactus Bowl, Kingsville 2002 – Brad Raphelt, P 2004 – Colby Freeman, qb Britt Lively, ot 2005 – Dawon Gentry, db 2006 – Clayton Farrell, de 2008 – Jerale Badon, wr Chris Johnson, te Nathan Young, og 2009 – Jonathan Ferguson, wr Joseph Thompson, ot 2010 – Tony Harp, db Major Culbert, db 2011 – Trevis Turner, ol

Blue Gray Game, Montgomery, Ala. 1976 – Johnny Perkins, wr 1979 – Greg Feasel, ol Shrine North-South Game, Miami, Fla. 1970 – Jim Lindsey, qb East-West Shrine Game, San Antonio 2006 – Danieal Manning, db Texas vs. The Nation Game, El Paso 2009 – Bernard Scott, rb Johnny Knox, wr 2013 – Mitchell Gale, qb Morgan Lineberry, pk Players All-Star Classic Little Rock, Ark. 2012 – Aston Whiteside, dl Daryl Richardson, rb Medal of Honor Bowl, Charlotte, N.C. 2014 – Taylor Gabriel, wr Charcandrick West, rb

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FOOTBALLHISTORY ACU Award Winners Most Valuable Players 1972 – Phil Martin, lb 1973 – Clint Longley, qb; Wilbert Montgomery, rb 1974 – Chip Martin, dg 1975 – Johnny Perkins, se 1976 – Jim Reese, qb 1977 – Ray Nunez, lb; Kelly Kent, fb 1978 – John Mayes, qb; Glenn Labhart, db 1979 – John Mayes, qb 1980 – Steve Freeman, lb; Steve Thomas, te 1981 – Richard Flores, dt; Quinton Smith, se 1982 – Grant Feasel, c; Richard Flores, dt 1983 – Mark Wilson, db; Dan Remsberg, ot 1984 – Anthony Thomas, fb; Paul Frye, lb 1985 – Eddie DeShong, og; Scott Reedy, lb 1986 – Rex Lamberti, qb; Jasper Davis, db 1987 – Gerald Todd, fb; John Buesing, de 1988 – Gerald Todd, fb; Richard Meister, lb 1989 – Stan Stephens, qb; Bill Clayton, dt 1990 – Jay Jones, lb; Sean Grady, wr 1991 – Jay Jones, lb; Hurley Miller, te 1992 – John Phillips, ot; Oscar Shorten, de 1993 – Rex Lamberti, qb; John Douglass, de 1994 – Victor Randolph, de; Angel Alvarez, wr; Pat Nichols, wr 1995 – Victor Randolph, de; Sammie Overton, rb 1996 – Shay Favors, lb; David Bennett, rb 1997 – Junior Filikitonga, dl; Victor Burke, db; Craig Cole, wr; and James Hill, te 1998 – John Frank, qb; Jody Brown, lb 1999 – Adrian Rascon, rb; Ryan Boozer, lb 2000 – Adrian Rascon, rb; Ryan Boozer, lb 2001 – Eric Polk, rb; Ryan Boozer, lb 2002 – Eric Polk, rb; Barrett Allen, dt 2003 – Richard Whitaker, rb Brad Walton, de 2004 – Rashon Myles, rb Danieal Manning, db 2005 – Jerale Badon, wr Clayton Farrell, de 2006 – Billy Malone, qb Travis Carptenter, de Cody Stutts, mlb 2007 – Bernard Scott, rb Cody Stutts, lb 2008 – Bernard Scott, rb Johnny Knox, wr Fred Thompson, lb Aston Whiteside, de

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Coaches’ Purple and White Award (spirit-leadership) 1968 – Pat Holder, wb 1969 – Kenny Roberts, de 1970 – Pat Holder, wb; Jerry Wilson, lb 1971 – Nicky Pruitt, wb 1972 – Sonny Moyers, dt 1973 – David Haynes, fb; Ken Laminack,lb 1974 – Leroy Polnick, lb; Clint Owens, c 1975 – Leroy Polnick, lb 1976 – John Usrey, lb; Hubert Pickett, fb 1977 – John Usrey, lb 1978 – Kirby Jones, te    1979 – Randy Morris, lb 1980 – Bobby Scheihing, wb 1981 – Scot Goen, de 1982 – Dan Niederhofer, dt 1983 – Bob Shipley, fb 1984 – Loyal Proffitt, qb 1985 – Archie Green, dt 1986 – Monte Richburg, lb 1987 – Theoplis Hickman, db 1988 – Darin Cook, og 1989 – Joey Nanus, ot 1990 – David Wright, lb 1991 – Hurley Miller, te 1992 – David Wright, lb 1993 – Chris Thomsen, te; Keith Graham, db 1994 – Richard Wooten, dt 1995 – Bud Norris, de 1996 – Mike Breckenridge, wr 1997 – Jody Brown, lb 1998 – Ryan Benn, rb 1999 – Marcus Jackson, rb 2000 – Marcus Jackson, rb 2001 – Marcus Jackson, rb 2002 – Cameron Rosser, ol 2003 – Blake Lewis, c 2004 – Craig Howard, rb 2005 – Clinton Farrell, te Nick Anthony, te 2006 – Sam Collins, c Landon Kinchen, s John Brock, wr 2007 – Sam Collins, ol; Travis Carpenter, dl 2008 – Sam Collins, c Billy Malone, qb Mike Kern, lb Eric Edwards, lb 2009 – Tony Harp, db Trey Simeone, te 2010 – Bryson Lewis, lb Eric Edwards, lb 2011 – Matt Webber, c 2012 – Reid Ware, c

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Best Blocker 1968 – Bob Rash, t 1969 – Bob Keyes, c 1970 – David Smalley, g 1971 – Sonny Kennedy, c 1972 – Sonny Kennedy, c 1973 – Don Harrison, t 1974 – Don Harrison, t 1975 – Clint Owens, c 1976 – Mark McCurley, t 1977 – Jim Flannery, c 1978 – Jim Flannery, c, and Greg Newman, g 1979 – Ken Hill, t 1980 – Travis Wells, g 1981 – Kris Hansen, t 1982 – Scott McCall, g 1983 – Dan Remsberg, t 1984 – Dan Remsberg, t 1985 – Craig Huff, t 1986 – Eddie DeShong, g 1987 – Richard Van Druten, t 1988 – John Layfield, g 1989 – John Layfield, t 1990 – John Phillips, t 1991 – Lee Thompson, c 1992 – Hurley Miller, te 1993 – Keith Wagner, t 1994 – Victor Diaz, g 1995 – Brandon Avants, g, and Adrian Eaglin, t 1996 – Brandon Avants, t, and Adrian Eaglin, g 1997 – Brandon Avants, t 1998 – Brandon Avants, t 1999 – Ricqui Blanco, g 2000 – Clark Miller, c 2001 – Britt Lively, t 2002 – Britt Lively, t 2003 – Britt Lively, t 2004 – Charles Mock, ot 2005 – Nathan Young, og 2006 – Nathan Young, og 2007 – Nathan Young, og 2008 – Joseph Thompson, og 2009 – Matt Webber, c 2010 – Royland Tubbs, og 2011 – Neal Tivis, ot 2012 – Josh Perez, og 2013 – Josh Perez, og 2014 – Codey Funk, ot

Best Tackler 1968 – Chip Bennett, lb 1969 – Chip Bennett, lb 1970 – Phil Martin, lb 1971 – Phil Martin, lb 1972 – Phil Martin, lb 1973 – Charles Hinson, lb 1974 – Chip Martin, g 1975 – Ray Nunez, lb 1976 – Ray Nunez, lb 1977 – Ray Nunez, lb 1978 – Harold Renninger, lb 1979 – Kenny Davidson, e 1980 – Kenny Davidson, t 1981 – Mike Funderburg, lb 1982 – Mike Funderburg, lb 1983 – Mark Wilson, db 1984 – Jasper Davis, db 1985 – Scott Reedy, lb 1986 – Bill Clayton, dt

1987 – Bill Clayton, dt 1988 – Richard Meister, lb 1989 – Bill Clayton, dt 1990 – Keith Gunn, db 1991 – Jay Jones, lb 1992 – David Wright, lb 1993 – Jeff Milward, lb 1994 – Keith Graham, db 1995 – Jody Brown, lb 1996 – Jody Brown, lb 1997 – Jody Brown, lb 1998 – Justin Lucas, db 1999 – Ryan Boozer, lb 2000 – Ryan Boozer, lb 2001 – Ryan Boozer, lb 2002 – Shawn Taylor, lb 2003 – Cliff Compton, lb 2004 – Clayton Farrell, dl 2005 – Danieal Manning, db 2006 – Brandon Henry, lb 2007 – Jacob Passmore, dl 2008 – Tony Harp, db 2009 – Kevin Washington, lb 2010 – Fred Thompson, de 2011 – Richard Havins, db 2012 – Thor Woerner, lb 2013 – Angel Lopez, db 2014 – Justin Stewart, db

Team Captains 1919 – Ogle Jones, hb 1920 – Vic Payne, hb 1921 – Eldon Sanders, c 1922 – Will Scott, g 1923 – Matt Dillingham, hb 1924 – George Brown, t 1925 – Bennie Beall, hb 1926 – Dalton Hill, c 1927 – Byron Roger, t 1928 – Roy Bullock, t 1929 – C.B. Hendrick, e 1930 – Frank Wortham, c 1931 – Brit Pippen, e 1932 – Lee Powell, t 1933 – Jack Gray, c 1934 – R.V. Hardegree, e 1935 – Hayden Pyeatt, t 1936 – Robert Carruthers, c 1937 – Forrest Orr, c 1938 – Earl Dunham, t Earl McCaleb, hb 1939 – Graham Orr, c; Wesley Cox, g 1940 – Garvin Beauchamp, g 1946 – Gladstone McLennan Buster  Dixon, fb 1947 – Bill McClure, qb Willard Paine, t 1948 – V.T. Smith, hb 1949 – Dub Orr, c 1950 – Pete Ragus, e; Alton Green, fb 1951 – Les Wheeler, t Jerry Mullins, hb 1952 – Wally Bullington, c Don Smith, fb 1953 – Sonny Cleere, g Bobby Campbell, qb 1954 – Joe Powell, qb Bill Womack Fuzzy Lunsford, e 1955 – Paul Goad, fb Lanny Henninger, c 1956 – Eddie Campbell, hb Leon Morgan, e 1957 – Mac Starnes, c; Pete Dean, t 1958 – Standley Scott, t


acusports.com Bill Lovelace, hb 1959 – Veon Scott, hb Robert Nickerson, e 1960 – Thurman Neill, c Henry Colwell, hb Herman Phillips, t 1961 – Denson Moody, hb Bill Bryant, hb 1962 – Eddie Anderson, c Jerry Turner, t 1963 – Martin Burgess, t Duane Hale, fb 1964 – Owen Morrison, tb Dewitt Jones, e 1965 – Ron Anders, g Joe Paty, hb Charles Reynolds, qb 1966 – Mike Love, fb Jacky Roland, qb 1967 – Courtney King, lb Joel Foster, dg 1968 – Trent Lancaster, tb Courtney King, lb 1969 – Jim Lindsey, qb Bob Keyes, c Chip Bennett, lb 1970 – Jim Lindsey, qb Jack Kiser, dt Ronnie Tiner, og 1971 – Ronnie Vinson, wr Ron Lauterbach, qb Phil Martin, lb Travis Horne, db 1972 – Phil Martin, lb Sonny Kennedy, c-pk 1973 – Mike Layfield, og Steve Ricks, dt Clint Longley, qb 1974 – Greg Stirman, te Charles Hinson, lb Dub Stocker, dt 1975 – Jim Reese, qb John Isom, lb Clint Owens, c Leroy Polnick, lb 1976 – Wilbert Montgomery, rb Jim Reese, qb Ray Nunez, lb John Usrey, lb 1977 – Cle Montgomery, wr John Mayes, qb Ray Nunez, lb John Usrey, lb Chuck Sitton, db 1978 – John Mayes, qb Reuben Mason, lb Kirby Jones, te James McCoy, dt 1979 – John Mayes, qb Greg Feasel, ot Randy Morris, lb Jimmy Harmon, db 1980 – Steve Freeman, lb Steve Thomas, te Travis Wells, og Kenny Davidson, dt Bobby Scheihing, wr 1981 – Kris Hansen, ot Scot Goen, dt 1982 – Scott McCall, og Grant Feasel, c Jim Tuttle, lb Dan Niederhofer, dt

1983 – Mark Wilson, db Lembia Kinsler, tb Gary Fleet, c Mark Jackson, db Mike Funderburg, lb Bob Shipley, fb Dan Remsberg, ot 1984 – Dan Remsberg, ot Loyal Proffitt, qb Archie Green, de Steve Jacobson, dt 1985 – Scott Reedy, lb Craig Huff, ot Thomas Wilson, db 1986 – Jasper Wilson, db Eddie DeShong, og John Skoro, db 1987 – Gerald Todd, fb John Buesing, de Theoplis Hickman, db 1988 – Gerald Todd, fb John Skoro, db Richard Meister, lb 1989 – Bill Clayton, dt Russell Moore, wr Stan Stephens, qb 1990 – Sean Grady, wr Jimmie Hays, fb-de Todd Johnson, db Brian Thompson, db 1991 – Jay Jones, lb Hurley Miller, te Keith Gunn, db John Phillips, ot 1992 – David Wright, lb John Phillips, ot Oscar Shorten, de Hurley Miller, te 1993 – Rex Lamberti, qb Keith Graham, db Bud Norris, de Jeff Milward, lb Keith Wagner, ot 1994 – Keith Graham, db Selwyn Dews, db Victor Randolph, de Rodney Gober, c 1995 – Rickie Harris, db Victor Diaz, og Victor Randolph, de Angel Alvarez, wr 1996 – Shay Favors, lb Misael Alvarado, qb 1997 – Richard Bogdon, c Jody Brown, lb Victor Burke, db Rodney Lauderdale, tb 1998 – James Henderson, de Cody Walton, rb Jody Brown, lb Brandon Avants, ol Adrian Eaglin, ol 1999 – John Frank, qb Casey Whittle, wr Jose Nonalaya, de Brandon Bonds, db 2000 – Ryan Boozer, lb Warring Vital, lb Clark Miller, c George Fisher, rb 2001 – Ryan Boozer, lb Jody Clayton, db

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Mike Kern, lb

NAIA Division Dallas Howard, ol of the Year I Coach 1973.......Wally Bullington 1977......Dewitt Jones AFCA District VII Coach of the Year 1963......Les Wheeler 1973.......Wally Bullington 1977......Dewitt Jones AFCA Region IV Coach of the Year 2006......Chris Thomsen 2008......Chris Thomsen Lone Star Conference Coach of the Year 1973.......Wally Bullington 1981......Ted Sitton 1993......Dr. Bob Strader (south division) 2006......Chris Thomsen (south division) 2007......Chris Thomsen (south division) 2008......Chris Thomsen (south division) 2010......Chris Thomsen (south division)

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FootballScoop.com d2Coordinator of the Year 2010......Ken Collums (offensive coordinator)

ACU Division II  Award Winners Harlon Hill Trophy (top overall player) 2008......Bernard Scott, rb Gene Upshaw Award (top lineman) 2008......Sam Collins, c

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Dave Rimington Award (top center) 2008......Sam Collins, c 2011.......Matt Webber, c 2002 – Cameron Rosser, ol Colby Freeman, qb Steven Riddley, db Chad Crady, ol Eric Polk, rb Barrett Allen, dl 2003 – Colby Freeman, qb Blake Lewis, c Danieal Manning, db Cliff Compton, lb Brad Walton, lb 2004 – Rashon Myles, rb Danieal Manning, db Charles Mock, ol Greg Yeldell, lb Clayton Farrell, dl 2005 – Clayton F arrell, de Danieal Manning, db 2006 – Landon Kinchen, s Jerale Badon, wr Billy Malone, qb John Brock, wr 2007 – Jerale Badon, wr Billy Malone, qb Bernard Scott, rb Nathan Young, ol Cody Stutts, lb 2008 – Sam Collins, c Billy Malone, qb Bernard Scott, rb Tony Harp, db

2009 – Eric Edwards, lb Tony Harp, db Kevin Washington, lb Trey Simeone, te 2010 – Eric Edwards, lb Kevin Washington, lb Emery Dudensing, fb Mitchell Gale, qb 2011 – Mitchell Gale, qb Matt Webber, c Aston Whiteside, de Neal Tivis, ol Ben Gibbs, te 2012 – Mitchell Gale, qb Darrell Cantu-Harkless, wr/rb Thor Woerner, lb L.B. Suggs, db 2013 – John David Baker, qb Darrell Cantu-Harkless, wr Thor Woerner, lb Josh Perez, og 2014 – Jonathan Parker, te Angel Lopez, db Justin Stephens, lb Nick Richardson, de

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FOOTBALLHISTORY Wildcats on Honor Teams All-America Since 1933, more than 90 ACU  Wildcats have been named to all-America teams selected by Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association, Football News and other organizations. First Team 1948 – V.T. Smith, hb 1951 – Les Wheeler, t 1952 – Wally Bullington, c 1953 – Von Morgan, e 1954 – Von Morgan, e 1959 – Robert McLeod,e 1965 – Larry Cox, t 1969 – Chip Bennett, lb 1970 – Jim Lindsey, qb 1973 – Wilbert Montgomery, rb 1974 – Chip Martin, dt 1977 – Chuck Sitton, db 1982 – Grant Feasel, c 1983 – Mark Wilson, db 1984 – Dan Remsberg, ot 1987 – Richard Van Druten, ot 1989 – John Layfield, ot 1990 – Dennis Brown, pk 1991 – Jay Jones, lb 1997 – Victor Burke, db Junior Filikitonga, dl 2002 – Brad Raphelt, p 2003 – Britt Lively, ot 2004 – Danieal Manning, kr 2005 – Danieal Manning, db Clayton Farrell, de 2006 – Nathan Young, ol 2007 – Bernard Scott, rb Nathan Young, ol 2008 – Bernard Scott, rb Tony Washington, ol Sam Collins, c 2009 – Tony Washginton, ol 2010 – Edmond Gates, wr Trevis Turner, ol 2011 – Aston Whiteside, dl Second Team 1940 – Tugboat Jones, fb 1950 – Alton Green, fb 1957 – Jimmy Hirth, hb 1966 – Mike Love, hb 1973 – Clint Longley, qb 1975 – Johnny Perkins, se 1978 – Kirby Jones, te 1982 – Richard Flores, dt 1983 – Dan Remsberg, ot 1986 – Arthur Culpepper, wr 1987 – Bill Clayton, dt 1988 – Bill Clayton, dt; John Layfield, ot 1993 – Chris Thomsen, te; Keith Wagner, ot 1994 – Victor Randolph, de 1995 – Victor Randolph, de 2004 – Danieal Manning, kr 2005 – Danieal Manning, db / kr 2006 – Travis Carpenter, de 2007 – Bernard Scott, rb Nathan Young, ol Sam Collins, c Johnny Knox, wr Cody Stutts, lb 2008 – Billy Malone, qb Johnny Knox, wr Joseph Thompson, ot Tony Washington, ol 2009 – Aston Whiteside, de 2010 – Edmond Gates, wr Matt Webber, ol

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Aston Whiteside, de 2011 – Matt Webber, c Third Team 1939 – Red Stromquist, e 1940 – Tugboat Jones, fb 1950 – Bailey Woods, hb 1952 – Wally Bullington, c 1953 – Von Morgan, e 1954 – Von Morgan, e 1955 – Paul Goad, fb 1957 – Jimmy Hirth, hb 1960 – Robert McLeod, e 1989 – Bill Clayton, dt 1990 – Jay Jones, lb 1993 – Rex Lamberti, qb; John Douglass, de 1994 – Angel Alvarez, wr 2003 – Danieal Manning, db 2004 – Clayton Farrell, de 2005 – Danieal Manning, db 2006 – Nathan Young, ol 2007 – Matt Adams, pk 2008 – Matt Adams, pk 2009 – Aston Whiteside, de 2010 – Trevis Turner, ol Aston Whiteside, de Honorable Mention 1933 – Bill Maxwell, hb 1938 – Red Stromquist, e 1948 – Dub Orr, c 1950 – E.J. (Tiny) Moore, g Alton Green, hb Pete Ragus, e 1951 – Stanley Staples, e Ted Sitton, qb 1952 – Jerry Mullins, hb Ray Hansen, e Stanley Staples, e 1954 – Paul Goad, fb 1955 – Paul Goad, fb 1956 – Eddie Campbell, hb Leon Morgan, t 1957 – Mac Starnes, c Don Harber, qb 1958 – Robert McLeod, e Bill Lovelace, fb 1959 – Robert McLeod, e 1960 – Robert McLeod, e Thurman, Neill, c 1961 – Don Davis, qb 1962 – Owen Morrison, tb A.M. Dycus, e 1963 – Dennis Hagaman, tb Larry Parker, fb-lb 1968 – Jim Lindsey, qb Bob Rash, ot Bill Lockey, e 1969 – Jim Lindsey, qb Ronnie Vinson, se 1970 – Ronnie Vinson, se Wayne Walton, ot David Smalley, g Jack Kiser, dt Phil Martin, lb Chip Marcum, de 1973 – Richard Williams, wr 1976 – Wilbert Montgomery, rb Johnny Perkins, wr Jim Reese, qb Chuck Lawson, de Ray Nunez, lb Chuck Sitton, db 1977 – Cleotha Montgomery, wr Harold Nutall, db Kirby Jones, te 1978 – John Mayes, qb Greg Newman, og

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All-Southland Conference First Team 1964 – Dennis Hagaman, tb Mike Love, fb Larry Cox, t Ron Anders, g 1965 – Tommy Young, db Larry Cox, dt Wade McLeod, og Mike Love, fb 1966 – Bernard Erickson, lb 1967 – Dean Bagley, lb Bob Rash, ot 1968 – Chip Bennett, lb Bob Rash, ot Jim Lindsey, qb Pat Holder, fl Bill Lockey, wr 1969 – Ken Roberts, de Jack Kiser, dt Chip Bennett, lb Jim Lindsey, qb Ronnie Vinson, se Pat Holder, fl 1970 – Jim Lindsey, qb Ronnie Vinson, se Wayne Walton, ot David Smalley, og Don Harr, tb Chip Marcum, de Jack Kiser, dt Jack Stites, dt

Phil Martin, lb Eddy Mendl, db 1971 – Stan Williams, te Sonny Kennedy, c-pk Phil Martin, lb Eddy Mendl, db 1972 – Sonny Kennedy, c-pk Greg Stirman, te 2014 – Noah Cheshier, te / fb Nick Richardson, de Second Team 2014 – De’Andre Brown, rb Cedric Gilbert, wr Codey Funk, ol Jonathan Epps, pr Honorable Mention 2014 – Parker McKenzie, qb Demarcus Thompson, wr Damon Williams, dl Justin Stephens, lb Justin Stewart, db Nik Grau, pk

NAIA Division I All-America First Team 1973 – Wilbert Montgomery, rb Clint Longley, qb 1975 – Johnny Perkins, se 1976 – Johnny Perkins, se 1979 – Greg Feasel, ot 1980 – Kenny Davidson, dt Second Team 1976 – Ove Johansson, pk 1978 – John Mayes, qb Kirby Jones, te Honorable Mention 1973 – Jan Brown, db Richard Williams, wr 1974 – Chip Martin, dg 1976 – Wilbert Montgomery, rb 1978 – Greg Newman, og Jim Flannery, c 1980 – Steve Thomas, te 1981 – Kris Hansen, ot Quinton Smith, se

NCAA II All-Region First Team 1999 – Ryan Boozer, lb 2001 – Brad Raphelt, p 2002 – DaRay Sims, kr 2003 – Britt Lively, ot Danieal Manning, db 2004 – Danieal Manning, db Clayton Farrell, de 2005 – Danieal Manning, db Clayton Farrell, de 2006 – Billy Malone, qb Travis Carpenter, de 2007 – Johnny Knox, wr Jerale Badon, wr Matt Adams, pk Sam Collins, c Nathan Young, og Bernard Scott, rb Cody Stutts, lb 2008 – Billy Malone, qb Bernard Scott, rb Emery Dudensing, fb Johnny Knox, wr Sam Collins, c Tony Washington, ot Matt Adams, pk


acusports.com Joseph Thompson, ol 2009 – Tony Washington, ot Justin Andrews, fb Aston Whiteside, de 2010 – Aston Whiteside, de Edmond Gates, wr Emery Dudensing, fb Trevis Turner, ol Matt Webber, ol Kevin Washington, lb 2011 – Aston Whiteside, dl Matt Webber, ol Second Team 2000 – Ryan Boozer, lb 2001 – Ryan Boozer, lb Eric Polk, rb 2004 – Danieal Manning, kr 2005 – Marcus Brown, lb 2006 – Chris Conklin, fb Nathan Young, ol Corey Jordan, de Jerale Badon, wr Billy Malone, qb 2007 – Billy Malone, qb Matt Adams, pk Emery Dudensing, fb Johnny Knox, wr Sam Collins, c Nathan Young, og Cody Stutts, lb 2008 – EdmOnd Gates, wr Joseph Thompson, og Billy Malone, qb Aston Whiteside, de Mike Kern, lb 2009 – Royland Tubbs, ol Tony Harp, db Kevin Washington, lb 2010 – Matt Webber, ol Kevin Washington, lb Fred Thompson, de Marvin Jones, dt Ben Gibbs, te Mitchell Gale, qb Royland Tubbs, ol Morgan Lineberry, pk Courtney Lane, lb 2011 – Neal Tivis, ol Matt Webber, ol Third Team 2002 – Barrett Allen, dt Eben Nelson, pk 2004 – Clayton Farrell, de 2006 – Jerale Badon, wr 2007 – Joseph Thompson, ot 2008 – Aston Whiteside, de Mike Kern, lb 2009 – Kevin Washington, lb Tony Harp, db Kendrick Johnson, rs

All-Texas Intercollegiate Conference 1926 – Dalton Hill, c Byron Rogers, t Theo Powell, fb 1929 – Price Sanders, g Roy Bullock, t 1929 – Goober Keyes, hb 1930 – Brit Pippen, e 1931 – Brit Pippen, e 1932 – J.C. Gray, c

All-Texas Conference 1933 – Bill Maxwell, hb J.C. Gray, c 1935 – Squib Carruthers, c 1936 – Louis Parker, e 1937 – Red Stromquist, e

1938 – Red Stromquist, e Tyson Cox, t 1940 – Tugboat Jones, fb Tyson Cox, t Garvin Beauchamp, g 1941 – Johnny Owens, hb 1946 – Buster Dixon, fb V.T. Smith, hb Dick Stovall, c Charles Floyd, g Willard Paine, t 1947 – Billy Joe McKeever, e Willard Paine, t V.T. Smith, hb 1948 – V.T. Smith, hb Sonny Cleere, og Wally Bullington, c Ray Hansen, e Ted Sitton, qb Jimmy Hirth, hb James Cobb, dt 1949 – Pete Ragus, e Dub Orr, c Alton Green, fb 1950 – Harry House, dt Stanley Staples, de Wally Bullington, lb Pete Ragus, e Les Wheeler, ot Bob Bailey, og Alton Green, rb 1951 – Ray Hansen, e Les Wheeler, ot Bob Bailey, og Rob Orr, c Tommy Hinson, fb Ted Sitton, qb Stanley Staples, de Wally Bullington, lb Don Smith, db 1952 – Stanley Staples, e Bill Wilkinson, ot Haskell Sinclair, dl James Lyda, de Jerry Mullins, db 1953 – Bill Womack, c Von Morgan, e

All-Gulf Coast Conference 1955 – John Phillips, t 1956 – Leon Morgan, t Mac Starnes, c Eddie Campbell, hb

All-Lone Star Conference First Team 1973 – Clint Longley, qb Wilbert Montgomery, rb Richard Williams, wr Greg Stirman, te Jan Brown, db 1974 – Cleotha Montgomery, wr Johnny Perkins, p Chip Martin, dg 1975 – Johnny Perkins, se 1976 – Wilbert Montgomery, rb Johnny Perkins, se Ove Johansson, pk Chuck Lawson, de Ray Nunez, lb Chuck Sitton, db 1977 – Cleotha Montgomery, wr Harold Nutall, db Kirby Jones, te 1978 – John Mayes, qb Kirby Jones, te Greg Newman, og Jim Flannery, c 1979 - Steve Thomas, te Greg Feasel, ot Martin Perry, pk 1980 – Steve Thomas, te

Kenny Davidson, dt 1981 – Richard Flores, dt Kris Hansen, ot Grant Feasel, c Scott McCall, og Quinton Smith, se 1982 – Grant Feasel, c Dan Remsberg, ot Anthony Thomas, fb Scott McCall, og Mike Funderburg, lb Richard Flores, dt 1983 – Mark Wilson, db Dan Remsberg, ot 1984 – Dan Remsberg, ot Paul Frye, lb Anthony Thomas, fb 1986 – Arthur Culpepper, wr Rex Snell, c Steven Ates, lb 1987 – Richard Van Druten, ot Roderick Johnson, wr Bill Clayton, dt Jesse Bonner, db 1988 – Bill Clayton, dt John Layfield, ot 1989 – Bill Clayton, dt John Layfield, ot 1990 – Jay Jones, lb 1993 – Keith Wagner, ot Chris Thomsen, te Rex Lamberti, qb Angel Alvarez, wr Barry Reese, pk Jeff Milward, lb John Douglass, de Shay Favors, db 1994 – Victor Randolph, de Angel Alvarez, wr 1995 – Victor Randolph, de 1996 – Junior Filikitonga, de Shay Favors, lb 1997 – Brandon Avants, ot Junior Filikitonga, dt James Henderson, de Victor Burke, db 1998 – James Henderson, de 1999 – Ricqui Blanco, og Michael Freeman, p Steve Toto, dl 2000 – Ryan Boozer, lb Warring Vital, lb Brad Raphelt, p 2001 – Brad Raphelt, p Ryan Boozer, lb Eric Polk, rb 2002 – Eric Polk, rb Doug Ginapp, te Eben Nelson, pk Barrett Allen, dt 2003 – Brad Walton, de Devian Mims, dt Cliff Compton, lb Danieal Manning, db Richard Whitaker, rb Britt Lively, ot 2004 – Danieal Manning, db Clayton Farrell, de 2005 – Jerale Badon, wr Clayton Farrell, de Marcus Brown, lb Danieal Manning, db 2006 – Billy Malone, qb Taber Minner, rb Chris Conklin, fb Jerale Badon, wr Trey Simeone, te Nathan Young, ol Travis Carpenter, de Marcus Brown, lb Corey Jordan, cb Mark Gaines, cb Landon Kinchen, db

2007 – Bernard Scott, rb Emery Dudensing, fb Johnny Knox, wr Jerale Badon, wr Nathan Young, og Joseph Thompson, ot Sam Collins, c Matt Adams, pk Jacob Passmore, dt Cody Stutts, lb 2008 – Billy Malone, qb Bernard Scott, rb Emery Dudensing, fb Johnny Knox, wr Edmund Gates, wr Trey Simeone, te Kendrick Holloway, te Joseph Thompson, og Tony Washington, ot Sam Collins, c Matt Adams, pk Aston Whiteside, de Vantrise Studivant, de Mike Kern, lb Fred Thompson, lb Tony Harp, db 2009 – Justin Andrews, fb Edmund Gates, wr Royland Tubbs, ol Tony Washington, ol Kendrick Johnson, rs Marvin Jones, dt Aston Whiteside, de Kevin Washington, lb Courtney Lane, lb Tony Harp, s 2010 – Mitchell Gale, qb Emery Dudensing, fb Edmond Gates, wr Ben Gibbs, te Royland Tubbs, ol Trevis Turner, ol Matt Webber, ol Aston Whiteside, de Marvin Jones, dt Fred Thompson, de Kevin Washington, lb Courtney Lane, lb 2011 – Justin Andrews, fb Ben Gibbs, te Neal Tivis, ol Morgan Lineberry, pk Aston Whiteside, dl Nathan Baggs, lb Darien Williams, db Brent Schroeder, ds 2012 – Taylor Gabriel, wr Steven Ford, cb L.B. Suggs, s Spencer Covey, p Second Team 1973 – Charles Hinson, lb Chip Martin, dg Reggie Hunter, db 1974 – Greg Stirman, te Jay Reeves, pk Reggie Hunter, db 1975 – Jim Reese, qb Greg Stirman, te Raymond Crosier, dt 1976 – Jim Reese, qb Gary Stirman, te Cleotha Montgomery, wr Johnny Perkins, p Roy Carroll, og 1977 – John Mayes, qb Mike Lively, dt Ray Nunez, lb John Usrey, lb Chuck Sitton, db 1978 – Reuben Mason, lb Kelly Kent, fb Hal Wasson, p

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FOOTBALLHISTORY Martin Perry, pk 1979 – Ken Hill, ot John Mayes, qb Kenny Davidson, dt Randy Morris, lb 1980 – Travis Wells, og Steve Freeman, lb Bryan Bailey, p 1981 – Anthony Thomas, fb Jim Tuttle, lb Mark Jackson, db 1982 – Dan Niederhofer, dt 1983 – Bob Shipley, fb Paul Pinson, ot Mark Jackson, db Scott Reedy, lb 1984 – Bill Lamkin, og Robert Fiore, dt Mark McIntyre, de Monte Richburg, lb Paul Frye, lb Thomas Wilson, db Richard Meister, lb Terry Don Barrington, db 1985 – Eddie De Shong, og Greg Porter, ot Reggie McGowan, wr Theoplis Hickman, db 1986 – Rex Lamberti, qb Reggie McGowan, wr Eddie DeShong, og Mark McIntyre, de Edward Bane, db Jasper Davis, db 1987 – Lewis Myers, c Gerald Todd, rb Dennis Brown, pk Steve Ates, lb 1988 – Gerald Todd, fb Darin Cook, og 1989 – Roderick Johnson, wr Brian Thompson, db 1990 – Dennis Brown, pk Nils Almgren, c 1991 – Jay Jones, lb Hurley Miller, te Oscar Shorten, de 1992 – Hurley Miller, te Ethan Sheffield, wr 1993 – Bud Norris, de Keith Graham, db 1994 – Victor Diaz, og Selwyn Dews, db Keith Graham, db 1995 – Shay Favors, lb 1996 – Adrian Eaglin, og Matt Shane, de 1997 – Clark Miller, og Adrian Eaglin, ot Jody Brown, lb 1998 – Jody Brown, lb Casey Whittle, wr 1999 – Casey Whittle, wr Daniel Kelley, ot Ryan Boozer, lb Brandon Bonds, db 2000 – Aaron Birdwell, qb Adrian Rascon, rb Rodney Vanduren, wr 2002 – DaRay Sims, wr Don Hooks, wr Britt Lively, ot Shawn Taylor, lb Kendrick Walker, db David Jones, db 2003 – Blake Lewis, c Joe Edwards, dt Dawon Gentry, db 2004 – Rashon Myles, rb Jerale Badon, wr Joe Edwards, dl Greg Yeldell, lb Dawon Gentry, db 2005 – Taber Minner, rb

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Robert Spells, wr Alonzo Wines, dt Corey Jordan, db Chase Fishback, p 2006 – Chancy Campbell, rb John Brock, wr Cody Savage, ol Devorias Jackson, ol Isaac Morales, ol Cody Stutts, lb Brandon Henry, lb 2007 – Billy Malone, qb Kendrick Holloway, te Chris Johnson, te Cody Savage, og Matt Raesner, ot E.J. Whitley, cb Corey Jordan, cb 2008 – Jonathan Ferguson, wr Royland Tubbs, og Trevis Turner, ot Bryson Lewis, lb Alex Harbison, cb Craig Harris, cb Nick Fellows, s 2009 – Reggie Brown, rb Daryl Richardson, rb Trey Simeone, te Matt Webber, c Fred Thompson, lb Mark Sprague, p Cody Brown, ds 2010 – Kendrick Johnson, wr / rs Neal Tivis, ol Donald Moore, de James Williams, db Darien Williams, db Mark Sprague, p 2011 – Mitchell Gale, QB Daryl Richardson, RB Taylor Gabriel, WR Josh Perez, ol Donald Moore, dl 2012 – Darrell Cantu-Harkless, wr Elton Crochran, fb Taylor Gabriel, rs Honorable Mention 1973 – Hubert Pickett, rb Don Harrison, ot Garry Moore, ot Clint Owens, c Mike Mayfield, og Dub Stocker, dt Chuck Lawson, dt Richard Lepard, db Ken Laminack, de David Henson, wr Monty Tuttle, db 1974 – Wilbert Montgomery, rb Johnny Perkins, wr Don Harrison, ot Garry Moore, ot Clint Owens, c Raymond Crosier, de Kevin McLeod, de Charles Hinson, lb Monty Tuttle, db 1975 – Wilbert Montgomery, rb Hubert Pickett, fb Don Harrison, ot Clint Owens, c Kevin McLeod, de Chuck Lawson, de Ray Nunez, lb Leroy Polnick, lb Harold Nutall, db Chuck Sitton, db 1976 – Larry Norris, dg Mike Belew, db Harold Nutall, db Mike Lively, dt 1977 – Kelly Kent, fb Jim Flannery, c

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Bill Tydings, dg Reuben Mason, lb 1978 – Glenn Labhart, db James McCoy, de Harold Renninger, lb 1980 – Lyle Long, wr Richard Flores, dt Kris Hansen, ot Jim Tuttle, lb Martin Perry, pk 1981 – Loyal Proffitt, qb Martin Perry, pk Dan Niederhofer, dt Mike Funderburg, lb Mark Wilson, db 1982 – Steve Parker, se Paul Pinson, ot Joe Hardin, og Mark Jackson, db Jim Tuttle, lb Mark Wilson, db 1983 – Loyal Proffitt, qb-p Boo Jones, pk Lembia Kinsler, rb Gary Fleet, c Kirk Freytag, de 1984 – Craig Huff, ot Loyal Proffitt, qb-p Arthur Culpepper, wr Steve Jacobson, dt 1985 – Craig Huff, ot Scooter Phillips, wr Rex Lamberti, qb Archie Green, de Mark McIntyre, de Steven Ates, lb Scott Reedy, lb Monte Richburg, lb Edward Bane, db 1986 – Bill Clayton, dt 1987 – Mark Davis, og Randy Arnold, wr John Buesing, de Edward Bane, db Jason Watson, db 1988 – Sean Grady, wr Richard Meister, lb John Skoro, db 1989 – Stan Stephens, qb Jim Gash, pk Keith Lang, lb Troy Solari, db 1990 – Sean Grady, wr John Phillips, ot Jon Bos, dl David Wright, lb Keith Gunn, db 1991 – Reggie Roland, db Ethan Sheffield, rb 1992 – Oscar Shorten, de David Wright, lb Reggie Roland, db 1993 – Keven Green, fb Barry Reese, p Lee Thompson, c Victor Randolph, lb 1994 – Richard Wooten, dt Jeff Milward, lb 1995 – Angel Alvarez, wr Sammie Overton, rb Stacy Brown, db Victor Burke, db Rickie Harris, db 1996 – Craig Cole, wr Mike Breckenridge, wr David Bennett, rb Brandon Avants, ot Derek Delk, ot Trey Beeson, c Brandon Baker, pk Michael Freeman, p James Henderson, dt Jody Brown, lb Stacy Brown, db

Rashard Tinnon, db Victor Burke, db 1997 – Craig Cole, wr David Bennett, rb James Hill, te Richard Bogdon, c Todd Fitzgerald, pk Matt Shane, de Richard Wooten, dt Robert Lewis, lb Justin Lucas, db Ra’Shard Tinnon, db 1998 – John Frank, qb James Hill, te Adrian Eaglin, ol Brandon Avants, ol Brandon Bonds, db Justin Lucas, db Carnell Green, db 1999 – Steve Brenan, qb Adrian Rascon, rb Brad Raphelt, p Raylon Horn, db 2000 – Nick Gray, dl Casey Hummel, db 2001 – John Stratton, ol Britt Lively, ol Brad Walton, dl Jacob Pruitt, wr 2002 – Colby Freeman, qb Devian Mims, dt Brad Walton, de 2003 – Colby Freeman, qb Eben Nelson, pk Clayton Farrell, de Kendrick Walker, cb 2004 – Charles Mock, ol Eben Nelson, pk  2005 – Joseph Thompson, ol Nathan Young, ol Charles Mock, ol Cody Stutts, lb 2006 – Willis Hogan, dt 2007 – Edmund Gates, wr Travis Carpenter, de Julian Humble, de Tony Harp, s 2008 – Eric Edwards, lb Drew Cuffee, cb 2009 – Levi Wolfe, ol Trevis Turner, ol Drew Cuffee, db Major Culbert, db 2010 – Daryl Richardson, rb Darrell Cantu-Harkless, rb Josh Perez, ol Morgan Lineberry, pk Spencer Covey, pk Eric Edwards,lb Bryson Lewis, lb L.B. Suggs, db Richard Havins, db Brent Schroeder, ds 2011 – Blake Spears, ol Jerrod Harrell, ol Charcandrick West, rb Thor Woerner, ilb L.B. Suggs, db Nate Bailey, db Spencer Covey, p 2012 – Josh Perez, ol Mitchell Gale, qb Darrell Cantu-Harkless, rs Melvin Shead, dt Nick Richardson, de Thor Woerner, lb Angel Lopez, s Brent Schroeder, ds

Academic All-America First Team 1963 – Jack Griggs, lb 1970 – Jim Lindsey, qb


acusports.com 1974 – Greg Stirman, te 1976 – Billy Curbo, ot 1977 – Billy Curbo, ot 1987 – Bill Clayton, dt 1988 – Bill Clayton, dt 1989 – Bill Clayton, dt 1990 ­– Sean Grady, wr 2007 – Nathan Young, ol Second Team 1973 – Greg Stirman, te Don Harrison, ot 1974 – Don Harrison, ot 1975 – Greg Stirman, te Don Harrison, ot 1978 – Kelly Kent, fb 1982 – Grant Feasel, c 1984 – Dan Remsberg, ot Paul Wells, dt 1985 – Paul Wells, dt 1989 – Sean Grady, wr 2008 – Matt Adams, pk

Academic All-LSC 1973 – Greg Stirman, te Dub Stocker, dt Don Harrison, ot 1974 – Greg Stirman, te Dub Stocker, dt Don Harrison, ot 1975 – Greg Stirman, te Don Harrison, ot Jim Reese, qb 1976 – Jim Reese, qb Billy Curbo, ot 1977 – Billy Curbo, ot Kelly Kent, rb 1978 – Kelly Kent, rb Kirby Jones, te 1979 – Scott Guyer, db Bobb Scheihing, wr 1980 – Bobby Scheihing, wr Grant Feasel, c 1981 – Grant Feasel, c Scot Goen, de 1982 – Grant Feasel, c Dan Remsberg, ot 1983 – Dan Remsberg, ot Roy Brumbaugh, lb Mike Funderburg, lb Paul Wells, og

1984 – Roy Brumbaugh, lb Robert Fiore, dt Craig Huff, og Dan Remsberg, ot Paul Wells, og 1985 – Paul Wells, og Jason Embry, og Robert Fiore, dt Craig Huff, og Mark McIntyre, de Scott Reedy, lb 1986 – Eddie DeShong, og Jake Guarino, lb John Skoro, db 1987 – Bill Clayton, dt Mark McIntyre, de 1988 – Bill Clayton, dt Jim Gash, qb Sean Grady, wr Richard Bartel, de 1989 – Jon Bos, dt Bill Clayton, dt Jaf Fielder, og Jim Gash, qb Sean Grady, wr 1990 – Sean Grady, wr Craig Jones, og 1991 – Keith Gunn, db John Phillips, ot 1992 – Mike Fuller, qb John Phillips, ot Barry Reese, pk-p Ethan Sheffield, rb 1993 – Bud Norris, de Craig Jones, og 1994 – Travis Bass, lb Andy Newberry, qb 1996 – Jody Brown, lb Brandon Avants, ot 1997 – Richard Bogdon, c Jody Brown, lb Cody Walton, fb 1998 – Jody Brown, db Cody Walton, rb Justin Lucas, db 1999 – Kyle Dempsey, de 2000 – Kyle Dempsey, de Adrian Rascon, rb 2001 – Alfredo Parra, dl Jody Clayton, db David Jones, db John Stratton, ol

Kurt Poe, db Brad Walton, dl 2002 – Shay Ratliff, wr Brad Walton, dl 2003 – Greg Wiggins, qb Brad Walton, dl 2004 – Greg Wiggins, qb David Jones, db Brett Unger, fb Craig Howard, fb 2005 – Travis Carpenter, lb Craig Howard, fb Cody Stutts, lb Nathan Young, ol John Brock, wr Marion Harris, lb Cade Ogilvie, wr 2006 – * John Brock, wr Nathan Young, ol Sam Collins, ol Travis Carpenter, dl Cody Stutts, lb Matt Adams, pk Marion Harris, lb Daniel Oppong, wr Jody Walker, lb 2007 – Nathan Young, ol Mike Kern, lb Matt Adams, pk Travis Carpenter, de Cody Stutts, lb Sam Collins, ol Donovan Plummer, wr Travis Walding, db Cole Kiser, te Adam Myer, ol Jody Walker, lb 2008 – Matt Adams, pk Sam Collins, c Emery Dudensing, fb Alan Copeland, fb Adam Myer, ol Jody Walker, lb Eric Edwards, lb 2009 – Eric Edwards, lb Emery Dudensing, fb Derek Odelusi, lb Adam Myer, ol 2010 – Emery Dudensing, fb Samuel Ewalefo Christopher Rhoten Hayden Nauert

Alexander Muddiman John David Baker, qb Eric Edwdards, lb Thor Woerner, lb Josh Hall Blake Rudd, lb Bryce Mueller Ben Gibbs, te Austin Harrison Luke Luttrell Hutton Lunsford, db Conner Moore Aaron Bynum Ryan Smith, de Austin Lindsey Chris Summers Andrew Peters 2011 – Thor Woerner, lb Samuel Ewalefo Andrew Richards, wr Temi Ogunleye Andrew Peters Blake Spears, ol Ryan Owens, pk James Walker, wr John David Baker, qb Max Priestley Mike Wallace, db 2012 – John David Baker, qb Bryton Fernandez, ol Mitchell Gale, qb Lynn Grady, lb Darrell Cantu-Harkless, wr Garrett Langthorp, ol Morgan Lineberry, pk Angelo Lopez, db Derek Morrow, lb Temi Ogunleye, wr Christian Rodriguez, ol Hayden Smiley, wr Blake Spears, ol Justin Stewart, db Cade Stone, wr Jamie Walker, te Cy Wilson, lb Thor Woerner, lb * LSC Academic Player of the Year

John Mayes (17) quarterbacked the Wildcats to the 1977 NAIA Division I national championship.

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FOOTBALLHISTORY ACU Year-by-Year Scores 1919

1924

1928

(2-2)

(3-4-2)

(5-4, 4-4 TIAA)

Head Coach: Vernon McCasland Home: 1-0 • Road: 1-1 • Neutral: 0-1 Points scored: 76 • Points allowed: 88

Head Coach: A.B. Morris Independent Home: 1-1-1 • Road: 2-2-1 • Neutral: 0-1 Points scored: 82 • Points allowed: 66

Head Coach: A.B. Morris Texas Intercollegiate Athletics Association Home: 3-1 • Road: 2-2 • Neutral: 0-1 Points scored: 88 • Points allowed: 99

Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 18

at Midland College................... W 46-0 at Daniel Baker.......................... L 13-6 vs. Daniel Baker......................... W 21-7 # vs. Wesley College.................. L 68-3

# Game played in Greenville, Texas

1920 (4-0-1) Head Coach: Sewell Jones Home: 2-0-1 • Road: 2-0 Points scored: 130 • Points allowed: 10 Oct. 16 Oct. 25 Oct. 30 Nov. 18 Nov. 25

vs. Clarendon............................ W 29-7 vs. Tarleton State....................... T 0-0 at Howard Payne...................... W 7-3 at Tarleton State....................... W 13-0 vs. Daniel Baker......................... W 81-0

1921 (2-5)

Head Coach: Russefll Lewis Home: 1-1 • Road: 1-4 Points scored: 44 • Points allowed: 173 Oct. 8 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 29 Nov. 11 Nov. 18 Nov. 24

vs. Dallas University................... L 20-0 vs. Midland College.................. W 7-0 at West Texas A&M................... L 35-0 at Howard Payne....................... L 56-0 at Meridian................................ W 37-0 at Clarendon.............................. L 7-0 at Daniel Baker.......................... L 55-0

1922 ( 6-2)

Head Coach: Victor Payne Home: 3-2 • Road: 2-0 • Neutral: 1-0 Points scored: 170 • Points allowed: 35

Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 11 Nov. 24 Nov. 30

vs. Clarendon............................. L 14-12 vs. Stamford Am. Legion.......... W7-0 # at Randolph AFB.................... W 70-0 vs. West Texas A&M................. W 13-7 vs. Wayland Baptist................... L 9-7 at Wayland Baptist................... W 6-3 vs. Segal All-Stars...................... W 16-0 at Texas A&M-Commerce........ W 30-2

Sept. 26 Oct. 10 Oct. 13 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 11 Nov. 21 Nov. 27

# Game played in Waxahachie, Texas

( 6-1)

Head Coach: Victor Payne Home: 5-0 • Road: 1-1 Points scored: 113 • Points allowed: 13 Sept. 27 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 26 Nov. 12 Nov. 16 Nov. 29

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vs. Meridian............................... W 35-0 vs. Texas Military ...................... W 28-0 vs. Wayland Baptist.................. W 18-6 at Clarendon............................. W 3-0 vs. Wayland Baptist.................. W 7-0 vs. Dallas University.................. W 19-0 at Tarleton State........................ L 7-3

Sept. 29 Oct. 5 Oct. 9 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 10 Nov. 17 Nov. 29

at Tarleton State........................ L 12-6 * at Sam Houston State............ W 6-0 # vs. Austin University............... L 36-0 * vs. Texas State........................ W 20-0 vs. Texas A&M-Commerce....... W 17-6 at Sul Ross................................... L 19-13 at Texas Tech............................. W 7-0 vs. West Texas A&M................. W 19-12 vs. Daniel Baker.......................... L 14-0

# Game played in Dallas

1925

1929

(2-5-2, 2-1-1 TIAA)

(6-1-1, 3-1-1 TIAA)

Head Coach: A.B. Morris Texas Intercollegiate Athletics Association Home: 2-2 • Road: 0-3-2 Points scored: 55 • Points allowed: 121

Head Coach: A.B. Morris Texas Intercollegiate Athletics Association Home: 2-1 • Road: 4-0-1 Points scored: 104 • Points allowed: 48

Sept. 24 Oct. 3 Oct. 9 Oct. 19 Oct. 23 Oct. 31 Nov. 6 Nov. 11 Nov. 26

vs. Howard Payne...................... L 18-0 at SMU........................................ L 52-7 vs. West Texas A&M................. W 13-0 vs. Texas A&M-Commerce....... W 19-0 at Dallas University.................... L 13-3 at TCU......................................... L 21-9 at Clarendon.............................. T 0-0 vs. Texas Tech............................. L 10-7 at Daniel Baker.......................... T 7-7

Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 11 Nov. 19 Nov. 28

(4-4, 2-3 TIAA) Head Coach: A.B. Morris Texas Intercollegiate Athletics Association Home: 2-2 • Road: 1-2 • Neutral: 1-0 Points scored: 82 • Points allowed: 113 Sept. 23 Oct. 2 Oct. 8 Oct. 23 Nov. 5 Nov. 11 Nov. 18 Nov. 25

vs. Howard Payne...................... L 22-0 # vs. Sul Ross.............................. W 3-0 * at Sam Houston State............. L 26-7 * vs. North Texas....................... W 13-10 vs. Clarendon............................ W 28-7 at Texas Tech.............................. L 29-6 at West Texas A&M.................. W 19-6 vs. Daniel Baker.......................... L 13-6

# Game played in San Angelo, Texas

(2-7-1, 2-2-1 TIAA) Head Coach: A.B. Morris Texas Intercollegiate Athletics Association Home: 1-3-1 • Road: 1-4 Points scored: 94 • Points allowed: 217 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 3 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 24 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 11 Nov. 27

(6-1-1, 4-1-1 TIAA)

Sept. 24 Sept. 29 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 29 Nov. 11 Nov. 24

at Tarleton State........................ T 6-6 vs. Sul Ross................................. W 12-0 * # vs. Sam Houston State........ W 12-0 at Texas A&M-Commerce........ W 20-0 * at North Texas........................ W 33-0 at West Texas A&M................... L 13-6 vs. Texas Tech............................ W 6-3 at Daniel Baker......................... W 6-3

# Game played in Sweetwater, Texas

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at Oklahoma City....................... L 40-14 vs. McMurry............................... W 24-0 at Tarleton State....................... W 18-0 at West Texas A&M................... L 16-7 * vs. Texas State......................... T 6-6 * vs. North Texas........................ L 20-12 at TCU......................................... L 62-0 vs. SW Oklahoma State............. L 13-0 at Texas Tech.............................. L 53-7 vs. Daniel Baker.......................... L 7-6

1931

1927 Head Coach: A.B. Morris Texas Intercollegiate Athletics Association Home: 2-0 • Road: 3-1-1 • Neutral: 1-0 Points scored: 101 • Points allowed: 25

vs. Tarleton State...................... W 19-0 vs. West Texas A&M................. W 15-0 * at Texas State.......................... T 12-12 * vs. Sam Houston State............ L 13-12 at SE Oklahoma State............... W 7-6 at Texas Tech............................. W 7-3 at SW Oklahoma State............. W 25-14 at Daniel Baker......................... W 6-0

1930

1926

# Game played in Cisco, Texas

1923

vs. Clarendon............................. L 3-0 at Breckenridge Elks ................ W 13-0 at Stamford Am. Legion.......... W 24-0 vs. UT-Arlington......................... T 7-7 at Texas A&M-Commerce......... L 17-7 at West Texas A&M................... L 23-13 at Wayland Baptist.................... T 13-13 # vs. Waxahachie....................... L 3-2 vs. Daniel Baker......................... W 3-0

(4-5, 4-2 TIAA) Head Coach: A.B. Morris Texas Intercollegiate Athletics Association Home: 3-0 • Road: 1-5 Points scored: 97 • Points allowed: 83 Oct. 2 Oct. 7 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Nov. 6 Nov. 14 Nov. 26 Nov. 30

at Tarleton State....................... W 13-0 vs. McMurry............................... W 13-7 vs. Sul Ross................................. W 13-6 at North Texas............................ L 6-0 vs. West Texas A&M................. W 41-0 at Texas Tech.............................. L 26-6 at East Central............................ L 28-13 at Daniel Baker.......................... L 7-0 at Daniel Baker.......................... L 3-0


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1936

(2-6-1, 1-5-1 TIAA)

(1-7-1, 1-5-1 Texas Conference)

Head Coach: A.B. Morris Texas Intercollegiate Athletics Association Home: 2-2 • Road: 0-4-1 Points scored: 37 • Points allowed: 86

Head Coach: A.B. Morris Texas Conference Home: 1-1-1 • Road: 0-5 • Neutral: 0-1 Points scored: 39 • Points allowed: 176

Sept. 23 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 24

at Tarleton State........................ T 6-6 vs. Texas Military....................... W 12-7 vs. McMurry................................ L 3-0 at North Texas............................ L 13-0 vs. Sul Ross.................................. L 14-7 at West Texas A&M................... L 12-0 at Howard Payne....................... L 6-0 at Texas A&M-Kingsville........... L 25-0 vs. Daniel Baker......................... W 12-0

1933

Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Nov. 6 Nov. 13 Nov. 21

at Sul Ross................................... L 12-0 # vs. Saint Mary’s....................... L 14-0 at North Texas............................ L 18-0 vs. Trinity.................................... T 0-0 at Southwestern........................ L 8-6 at Howard Payne....................... L 26-0 at Austin College....................... L 58-14 vs. Daniel Baker......................... W 13-7 vs. McMurry................................ L 33-6

# Game played in San Marcos, Texas

(5-3-2, 3-1-2 Texas Conference)

1937

Head Coach: A.B. Morris Texas Conference Home: 2-1-1 • Road: 3-1-1 • Neutral: 0-1 Points scored: 62 • Points allowed: 57 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 16 Nov. 25

at Dixie College.......................... L 6-0 at Amarillo College................... W 14-0 # vs. Texas Military..................... L 12-7 at Daniel Baker.......................... T 0-0 at North Texas........................... W 6-0 at Tarleton State....................... W 19-0 vs. Howard Payne...................... T 0-0 vs. Austin College..................... W 13-0 vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville.......... L 39-0 vs. McMurry............................... W 3-0

# Game played in Terrell, Texas

1934

Head Coach: A.B. Morris Texas Conference Home: 0-4 • Road: 0-3 • Neutral: 0-2 Points scored: 39 • Points allowed: 118 # vs. Saint Mary’s....................... L 38-0 at North Texas............................ L 22-14 $ vs. Trinity................................. L 6-0 vs. Southwestern....................... L 9-6 vs. Howard Payne...................... L 14-6 vs. Austin College...................... L 6-0 at Daniel Baker.......................... L 3-0 vs. McMurry................................ L 13-7 at Tarleton State........................ L 7-6

# Game played in San Marcos, Texas $ Game played in Waxahachie, Texas

(1-7-2, 1-5-2 Texas Conference)

1938

Head Coach: A.B. Morris Texas Conference Home: 1-2-1 • Road: 0-5-1 Points scored: 39 • Points allowed: 123 Sept. 21 Sept. 27 Oct. 5 Oct. 15 Oct. 20 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 12 Nov. 17 Nov. 29

at Tarleton State........................ T 6-6 vs. Texas Military........................ L 13-0 at Sul Ross................................... L 13-0 at North Texas............................ L 6-0 vs. Trinity................................... W 27-0 at Sam Houston State................ L 13-0 at Howard Payne....................... L 12-0 at Austin College....................... L 27-6 vs. Daniel Baker.......................... T 6-6 vs. McMurry................................ L 27-0

1935

(6-2-1, 5-1-1 Texas Conference) Head Coach: A.B. Morris Texas Conference Home: 3-1 • Road: 2-1-1 • Neutral: 1-0 Points scored: 102 • Points allowed: 31 Sept. 23 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 12 Nov. 19

at Tarleton State....................... W 21-6 vs. Sul Ross................................. W 14-0 # vs. North Texas....................... W 6-0 vs. Trinity.................................... L 6-0 at Southwestern....................... W 13-0 at Howard Payne....................... T 0-0 at Austin College....................... L 12-8 vs. Daniel Baker......................... W 21-0 vs. McMurry............................... W 19-7

# Game played in San Angelo, Texas

(1-6-3, 1-5-1 Texas Conference) Head Coach: A.B. Morris Texas Conference Home: 1-2 • Road: 0-3-2 • Neutral: 0-1-1 Points scored: 52 • Points allowed: 143 Sept. 20 Sept. 26 Oct. 5 Oct. 11 Oct. 19 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 23

at Sam Houston State................ L 32-0 # vs. Saint Mary’s....................... T 0-0 at Sul Ross................................... L 27-7 at North Texas............................ T 13-13 $ vs. Trinity................................. L 7-6 vs. Southwestern...................... W 7-0 vs. Howard Payne...................... L 20-0 at Austin College....................... T 6-6 at Daniel Baker.......................... L 7-6 vs. McMurry................................ L 31-7

# Game played in Fredericksburg, Texas $ Game played in Waxahachie, Texas

1939

(6-2-1, 6-1 Texas Conference) Head Coach: A.B. Morris Texas Conference Texas Conference Champion Home: 2-2 • Road: 2-0-1 • Neutral: 2-0 Points scored: 106 • Points allowed: 50

Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 13 Oct. 21 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18 Nov. 25

vs. North Texas....................L 9-0 at Sul Ross...........................W 7-0 at Central Arkansas............T 0-0 # vs. Trinity.........................W 14-7 vs. Southwestern ...............L 26-7 $ vs. Austin College...........W 32-6 at Daniel Baker..................W 6-2 vs. Howard Payne..............W 14-0 vs. McMurry.......................W 26-0

# Game played in Waxahachie, Texas $ Game played in San Angelo, Texas

Head Coach: A.B. Morris Texas Conference Texas Conference Champion Home: 4-0 • Road: 3-1 • Neutral: 0-1 Conference – Points scored: 112 • Points allowed: 44

Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 3 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Nov. 1 Nov. 9 Nov. 15 Nov. 22

at North Texas....................W 19-13 vs. A&M-Commerce.............W 14-7 # vs. Central Arkansas........L 7-0 vs. Trinity............................W 20-10 at Southwestern ...............W 21-0 at Austin College................L 7-6 vs. Daniel Baker.................W 20-0 at Howard Payne...............W 6-0 vs. McMurry.......................W 6-0

# Game played in Little Rock, Ark.

(0-9, 0-7 Texas Conference)

Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 23 Oct. 29 Nov. 4 Nov. 12 Nov. 20 Date N/A

1940

(7-2, 5-1 Texas Conference)

1941

(6-3, 5-1 Texas Conference) Head Coach: A.B. Morris Texas Conference Home: 3-1 • Road: 2-2 • Neutral: 1-0 Points scored: 102 • Points allowed: 31 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 10 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 15 Nov. 22

at Texas Tech.............................. L 34-0 at Texas A&M-Commerce......... L 35-0 vs. McMurry............................... W 20-6 at Trinity.................................... W 20-6 vs. Southwestern...................... W 14-0 at Daniel Baker......................... W 48-0 vs. Austin College..................... W 19-0 vs. Howard Payne...................... L 13-0 # vs. Saint Mary’s...................... W 18-14

# Game played in San Marcos, Texas

1942

(6-2, 3-1 Texas Conference) Head Coach: Tonto Coleman Texas Conference Home: 4-1 • Road: 2-1 Points scored: 169 • Points allowed: 36 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 30 Nov. 13 Nov. 20

vs. Texas A&M-Commerce....... W 13-7 vs. Lubbock Army Air Base...... W 12-0 at Texas-El Paso.......................... L 20-14 at Southwestern ...................... W 18-0 vs. Texas State........................... W 26-0 vs. McMurry............................... W 33-0 vs. Howard Payne...................... L 9-0 at Austin College...................... W 53-0

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1946

(8-1-1, 5-0-1 Texas Conference) Head Coach: Tonto Coleman Texas Conference Home: 4-0-1 • Road: 4-1 Points scored: 228 • Points allowed: 53 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 4 Oct. 12 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23

at Texas A&M-Commerce........ W 26-7 at Sul Ross.................................. W 32-7 vs. North Texas.......................... W 6-0 vs. SW Oklahoma State............ W 28-0 vs. Southwestern....................... T 12-12 at Texas State............................. L 18-0 vs. McMurry............................... W 27-0 vs. Howard Payne..................... W 19-0 at Austin College...................... W 46-2 at Texas A&M-Kingsville.......... W 32-7

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(6-3, 2-2 Texas Conference) Head Coach: Tonto Coleman Texas Conference Home: 3-1 • Road: 3-2 Points scored: 143 • Points allowed: 96 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 10 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 22

vs. Texas State........................... W 19-13 vs. West Texas A&M................. W 13-7 at Arizona State........................ W 13-7 at Southwestern....................... W 14-0 at Wichita State......................... L 7-0 vs. McMurry................................ L 20-7 at Midwestern State................. W 28-0 vs. Austin College..................... W 42-7 at Howard Payne....................... L 35-7

1948

(5-3-1, 3-1-1 Texas Conference) Head Coach: Tonto Coleman Texas Conference Texas Conference co-champion Home: 3-1 • Road: 2-2-1 Points scored: 185 • Points allowed: 128

Sept. 18 Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Nov. 6 Nov. 13 Nov. 25

at Arkansas..........................L 40-6 at West Texas A&M............L 41-19 at Pensacola Naval AS.......W 21-0 vs. Southwestern...............W 27-0 vs. Western St. (Colo.).......W 39-14 vs. McMurry........................L 13-9 at Midwestern State...........T 7-7 at Austin College...............W 45-6 vs. Howard Payne..............W 27-7

1949

(3-6, 1-4 Texas Conference) Head Coach: Tonto Coleman Texas Conference Home: 1-2 • Road: 1-4 • Neutral: 1-0 Points scored: 119 • Points allowed: 181 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 22 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 24

at Texas Tech.............................. L 20-0 # vs. SW Oklahoma State......... W 34-7 at Tenn.-Chattanooga............... L 14-7 vs. Southwestern...................... W 13-10 at Tampa, Fla............................. W 38-12 vs. McMurry................................ L 21-0 at Texas A&M-Kingsville........... L 50-13 vs. Austin College...................... L 27-14 at Howard Payne....................... L 20-0

# Game played in Stamford, Texas

1950

(11-0, 5-0 Texas Conference)

Head Coach: Garvin Beauchamp Texas Conference Texas Conference champion Refrigerator Bowl Champion Only undefeated, untied team in ACU football history Home: 4-0 • Road: 4-0 • Neutral: 3-0 Points scored: 244 • Points allowed: 57

Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 29 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 23

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vs. Eastern New Mexico....W 39-0 # vs. Sul Ross.......................W 34-0 at Tenn.-Chattanooga......W 13-7 at Southwestern................W 7-6 $ vs. Texas A&M-Commerce.W 19-0 vs. McMurry.......................W 26-14 at Midwestern State..........W 13-0 vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville...W 20-3 at Austin College...............W 33-14 vs. Howard Payne..............W 27-6

Refrigerator Bowl Evansville, Ind. Dec. 2...... def. Gustavus Adolphus....W 13-7 # Game played in Midland, Texas $ Game played in Stamford, Texas

Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Nov. 13 Nov. 20 Nov. 25

vs. McMurry................................ L 13-6 at Youngstown State................ W 26-20 vs. Lamar.................................... W 33-14 at Midwestern State................. W 33-13 vs. Arkansas State..................... W 53-0 vs. Howard Payne...................... L 26-13

1951

1955

(6-4, 4-1 Texas Conference) Head Coach: Garvin Beauchamp Texas Conference Texas Conference tri-champion Home: 2-1 • Road: 3-3 • Neutral: 1-0 Points scored: 242 • Points allowed: 205 Sept. 14 at Drake...............................L 19-7 Sept. 22 at Texas A&M-Commerce...W 14-6 Sept. 28 at Tenn.-Chattanooga.......L 33-7 Oct. 6 # vs. Texas-El Paso..............W 20-13 Oct. 11 vs. Carswell AFB..................L 47-18 Oct. 20 vs. McMurry.......................W 58-13 Oct. 27 at Midwestern State..........W 21-13 Nov. 3 at Texas A&M-Kingsville....L 14-13 Nov. 10 vs. Austin College..............W 50-33 Nov. 26 vs. Howard Payne..............W 34-14

(3-5-2, 2-2 Gulf Coast) Head Coach: Tonto Coleman Gulf Coast Conference Gulf Coast Conference co-champion Home: 2-2 • Road: 1-3-2 Points scored: 116 • Points allowed: 174 Sept. 17 vs. Trinity.............................W 14-13 Sept. 24 at A&M-Commerce.............T 7-7 Oct. 1 at Louisiana Tech.................L 21-7 Oct. 15 vs. McMurry.........................L 13-6 Oct. 21 at Tenn.-Chattanooga.........L 7-6 Oct. 29 at Texas State.......................T 19-19 Nov. 5 vs. Southern Mississippi......L 40-0 Nov. 12 at Midwestern State..........W 26-21 Nov. 19 vs. Youngstown State........W 25-12 Nov. 24 at Howard Payne.................L 21-6

# Game played in Midland, Texas

1956

1952

(6-3-1, 4-1 Texas Conference) Head Coach: Garvin Beauchamp Texas Conference Texas Conference champion Home: 4-1 • Road: 1-2 • Neutral: 1-0-1 Points scored: 254 • Points allowed: 129 Sept. 13 vs. Texas State....................W 20-7 Sept. 19 vs. Texas A&M-Commerce...L 21-0 Sept. 26 at Tenn.-Chattanooga.......L 28-0 Oct. 4 # vs. Midwestern State......W 21-0 Oct. 18 vs. McMurry.......................W 26-0 Oct. 25 at West Texas A&M............L 20-18 Nov. 1 vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville....W 48-13 Nov. 8 at Austin College...............W 38-13 Nov. 15 $ vs. Sam Houston State....T 21-21 Nov. 27 vs. Howard Payne..............W 62-6

(4-6, 1-2-1 Gulf Coast) Head Coach: N.L. Nicholson Gulf Coast Conference Home: 4-1 • Road: 0-5 Points scored: 116 • Points allowed: 174

Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 19 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17 Nov. 24

1953

Head Coach: Tonto Coleman Texas Conference Home: 4-0 • Road: 3-3 Points scored: 220 • Points allowed: 151 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 26

vs. Texas State........................... W 26-19 at Texas A&M-Commerce......... L 28-27 at Arkansas State....................... L 19-7 at Midwestern State................. W 13-7 at Florida State.......................... W 20-7 vs. McMurry............................... W 28-8 vs. Lamar.................................... W 26-21 at Texas A&M-Kingsville........... L 25-14 vs. Austin College..................... W 25-13 at Howard Payne...................... W 34-6

1954 (6-3-1)

Head Coach: Tonto Coleman Independent Home: 3-2 • Road: 3-1-1 Points scored: 231 • Points allowed: 134 Sept. 18 vs. Texas A&M-Commerce....... W 41-19 Sept. 25 at Florida State.......................... W 13-0 Oct. 2 at Memphis................................ T 6-6 Oct. 9 at Southern Mississippi............. L 23-7

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vs. McMurry............................... W 26-23 vs. Texas A&M-Commerce....... W 13-7 at Texas-El Paso.......................... L 20-0 at Trinity..................................... L 40-0 at Tenn.-Chattanooga............... L 28-20 vs. Texas State........................... W 26-0 at Southern Mississippi............. L 36-6 vs. Midwestern State................ W 13-7 at North Texas............................ L 20-7 vs. Howard Payne...................... L 20-12

1957

# Game played in Stamford, Texas $ Game played in San Antonio, Texas

(7-3, 3-1 Texas Conference)

(5-3-1)

Head Coach: N.L. Nicholson Independent Home: 3-0 • Road: 2-3-1 Conference – Home: • Road: Points scored: 183 • Points allowed: 103 Sept. 27 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23

at Tenn.-Chattanooga............... T 6-6 vs. McMury................................ W 20-6 vs. North Texas.......................... W 28-20 at Florida State........................... L 34-7 at Texas State............................ W 47-0 at Southern Mississippi............. L 7-0 at West Texas A&M................... L 12-2 vs. Trinity................................... W 40-12 at Howard Payne...................... W 33-6

1958 (5-5)

Head Coach: N.L. Nicholson Independent Home: 2-3 • Road: 3-2 Points scored: 202 • Points allowed: 200 Sept. 20 Sept. 26 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8

vs. Texas A&M-Commerce........ L 27-6 at Tenn.-Chattanooga............... L 22-12 at Texas-El Paso......................... W 14-6 vs. McMurry................................ L 20-7 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette............ W 27-8 at Texas State............................ W 44-18 vs. Southern Mississippi............ L 22-0 at West Texas A&M.................. W 28-21


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1959 (5-5)

Head Coach: N.L. Nicholson Independent Home: 1-2 • Road: 4-3 Points scored: 109 • Points allowed: 147 Sept. 19 Sept. 25 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 26

at Texas A&M-Commerce......... L 21-0 at Tenn.-Chattanooga.............. W 3-0 vs. Lamar..................................... L 8-7 at Memphis................................ L 13-7 at Howard Payne...................... W 20-15 at Southern Mississippi............. L 30-10 vs. Trinity................................... W 13-12 at Louisiana-Lafayette............. W 14-12 at Texas-El Paso......................... W 28-22 vs. McMurry................................ L 14-7

1960 (5-5) Head Coach: N.L. Nicholson Independent Home: 3-1 • Road: 2-4 Points scored: 134 • Points allowed: 178 Sept. 23 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 17 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 19 Nov. 24

at Tenn.-Chattanooga............... L 21-0 at Lamar..................................... W 20-7 at Fresno State........................... L 20-19 vs. Howard Payne..................... W 6-0 vs. Texas A&M-Commerce....... W 9-7 at Texas-Arlington..................... L 29-6 vs. Southern Mississippi............ L 34-8 at Memphis................................ L 55-6 at Trinity.................................... W 34-6 vs. McMurry............................... W 26-0

1961 (4-6)

Head Coach: N.L. Nicholson Independent Home: 2-2 • Road: 2-4 Points scored: 153 • Points allowed: 200 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18 Nov. 25

at Texas A&M-Commerce......... L 16-14 at Howard Payne...................... W 11-7 vs. Lamar..................................... L 25-10 vs. Hardin-Simmons.................. W 27-0 at Memphis................................ L 35-0 at Southern Mississippi............. L 33-6 at Texas-Arlington.................... W 17-15 at Fresno State........................... L 21-7 vs. Trinity................................... W 33-15 vs. McMurry................................ L 33-28

1962 (6-4)

Head Coach: Les Wheeler Independent Home: 3-1 • Road: 2-3 • Neutral: 1-0 Points scored: 150 • Points allowed: 162 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

1963

at Trinity..................................... L 26-15 vs. Howard Payne..................... W 49-30

vs. Texas A&M-Commerce........ L 3-0 at Howard Payne...................... W 29-28 at Lamar...................................... L 13-6 # vs. Fresno State...................... W26-14 vs. Hardin-Simmons.................. W 14-6 at New Mexico Highlands......... L 26-20 at Southern Mississippi............. L 30-0 vs. Texas-Arlington................... W 28-18 vs. McMurry............................... W 14-12 at Trinity.................................... W 13-12

1967

(8-1)

(3-6, 0-4 Southland)

Head Coach: Les Wheeler Independent Home: 5-0 • Road: 3-1 Points scored: 243 • Points allowed: 94

Head Coach: Les Wheeler Southland Conference Home: 3-2 • Road: 0-4 Conference – Home: 0-2 • Road: 0-2 Points scored: 130 • Points allowed: 201 Sept. 16 vs. Texas A&M-Commerce....... W 24-16 Sept. 23 at Howard Payne....................... L 23-19 Sept. 30 vs. McMurry............................... W 13-10 Oct. 14 * vs. Lamar.................................. L 54-13 Oct. 21 * at Arkansas State.................... L 24-14 Oct. 28 vs. Eastern New Mexico........... W 27-3 Nov. 4 * at Texas-Arlington.................. L 34-7 Nov. 11 * vs. Trinity................................. L 20-7 Nov. 18 at Angelo State.......................... L 17-6

Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 30

at Texas A&M-Commerce......... L 17-0 vs. Lamar.................................... W 25-0 vs. Hardin-Simmons.................. W 21-7 vs. Northwestern State............ W 28-18 vs. Trinity................................... W 41-6 at North Texas........................... W 20-6 at Texas-Arlington.................... W 55-14 vs. McMurry............................... W 21-3 at Fresno State.......................... W 32-29

1964

1968

(5-5, 1-3 Southland) Head Coach: Les Wheeler Southland Conference Home: 3-1 • Road: 2-4 Conference – Home: 1-1 • Road: 0-2 Points scored: 170 • Points allowed: 168 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14

at Howard Payne...................... W 24-6 vs. Texas A&M-Commerce....... W 17-11 * at Lamar................................... L 14-3 vs. McMurry............................... W 22-15 at Northwestern State............. W 36-26 at Dayton.................................... L 21-14 * vs. Arkansas State................... L 21-7 * at Trinity.................................. L 26-7 * vs. Texas-Arlington................ W 37-14 at Drake...................................... L 14-3

(4-5-1, 1-2-1 Southland) Head Coach: Wally Bullington Southland Conference Home: 2-3-1 • Road: 2-2 Conference – Home: 0-1-1 • Road: 1-1 Points scored: 248 • Points allowed: 224 Sept. 14 at Northwestern State...............W 17-16 Sept. 21 vs. Texas A&M-Commerce.........L 29-22 Sept. 28 vs. Howard Payne........................W 50-49 Oct. 5 vs. McMurry...................................L 16-3 Oct. 19 * at Lamar.....................................W 38-14 Oct. 26 * vs. Arkansas State.....................T 17-17 Nov. 2 at Eastern New Mexico...............L 24-14 Nov. 9 * vs. Texas-Arlington...................L 30-20 Nov. 16 * at Trinity.....................................L 13-7 Nov. 23 vs. Angelo State..........................W 60-14

1965

1969

(4-5, 2-2 Southland) Head Coach: Les Wheeler Southland Conference Home: 1-3 • Road: 3-2 Conference – Home: 1-1 • Road: 1-1 Points scored: 196 • Points allowed: 168 Sept. 18 Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Nov. 6 Nov. 13 Nov. 20

at Texas A&M-Commerce......... L 21-20 at Howard Payne...................... W 45-0 vs. McMurry................................ L 9-8 * vs. Lamar.................................. L 28-18 * at Arkansas State.................... L 35-13 vs. Drake..................................... L 24-7 * at Texas-Arlington................. W 14-12 * vs. Trinity................................ W 30-27 at Angelo State......................... W 41-12

1966

(4-6, 0-4 Southland) Head Coach: Les Wheeler Southland Conference Home: 4-2 • Road: 0-4 Conference – Home: 0-2 • Road: 0-2 Points scored: 160 • Points allowed: 237 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19

vs. Texas A&M-Commerce....... W 7-0 vs. Howard Payne..................... W 17-9 vs. McMurry............................... W 28-7 at Tenn.-Chattanooga............... L 45-8 * at Lamar................................... L 42-16 * vs. Arkansas State................... L 33-22 at Cal State-Los Angeles.......... L 23-7 * vs. Texas-Arlington................. L 23-0 * at Trinity.................................. L 37-27 vs. Angelo State........................ W 28-18

(8-2, 2-2 Southland) Head Coach: Wally Bullington Southland Conference Home: 5-1 • Road: 3-1 Conference – Home: 1-1 • Road: 1-1 Points scored: 317 • Points allowed: 193 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 22

vs. Arkansas Tech........................W 35-17 at Texas A&M-Commerce.........W 38-32 at Howard Payne.........................W 36-27 vs. McMurry..................................W 30-2 * vs. Lamar....................................W 22-9 * at Arkansas State......................L 34-22 vs. Eastern New Mexico.............W 42-13 * at Texas-Arlington...................W 28-24 * vs. Trinity....................................L 16-13 vs. Angelo State..........................W 51-19

1970

(9-2, 3-1 Southland) Head Coach: Wally Bullington Southland Conference Home: 4-2 • Road: 5-0 Conference – Home: 1-1 • Road: 1-1 Points scored: 366 • Points allowed: 199 Sept. 12 vs. Howard Payne.........................L 35-27 Sept. 19 vs. Texas A&M-Commerce........W 41-21 Sept. 26 at Angelo State...........................W 17-13 Oct. 3 at Northern Colorado................W 38-7 Oct. 10 vs. Eastern New Mexico.............W 61-7 Oct. 17 * at Lamar.....................................W 42-27 Oct. 24 * vs. Arkansas State.....................L 28-23 Oct. 31 at Drake.........................................W 33-13 Nov. 7 * vs. Texas-Arlington..................W 21-7 Nov. 14 * at Trinity....................................W 20-15 Nov. 30 vs. McMurry..................................W 43-26

# Game played in San Angelo, Texas

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1974

(5-5, 1-4 Southland)

(7-4, 6-3 LSC)

Head Coach: Wally Bullington Southland Conference Home: 2-3 • Road: 3-2 Conference – Home: 0-2 • Road: 1-1 • Neutral: 0-1 Points scored: 225 • Points allowed: 187 Sept. 11 vs. McMurry..................................W 53-20 Sept. 18 at Drake..........................................L 34-17 Sept. 25 at Nebraska-Omaha...................W 29-6 Oct. 2 vs. Northern Colorado...............W 14-7 Oct. 9 at Eastern New Mexico..............W 16-0 Oct. 23 * # vs. Arkansas State..................L 35-9 Oct. 30 * vs. Lamar.....................................L 30-28 Nov. 6 * at SE Louisiana .......................W 28-7 Nov. 13 * vs. Trinity....................................L 27-14 Nov. 27 * at Texas-Arlington....................L 21-17

Head Coach: Wally Bullington Lone Star Conference Home: 5-0 • Road: 3-3 (2-4 with forfeit) Conference – Home: 4-0 • Road: 2-3 Points scored: 322 • Points allowed: 211

# Game played in Little Rock, Ark.

Sept. 7 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Oct. 26 Nov. 16 Nov. 23

+ at Central Arkansas............... W 27-10 vs. Nebraska-Omaha................ W 35-9 * at Texas A&M-Kingsville........ L 46-14 * vs. Texas State........................ W 42-9 * at Stephen F. Austin State..... L 14-10 * vs. Texas A&M-Commerce.... W 31-13 * vs. Angelo State..................... W 33-21 * vs. Tarleton State................... W 56-14 * at Sul Ross............................... W 21-9 * at Sam Houston State............ W 33-24 * at Howard Payne.................... L 42-21

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1972

1975

(3-8, 1-4 Southland) Head Coach: Wally Bullington Southland Conference Home: 2-2 • Road: 1-6 Conference – Home: 1-1 • Road: 0-3 Points scored: 162 • Points allowed: 247 Sept. 9 vs. Texas A&M-Commerce....... W 14-12 Sept. 16 at Angelo State.......................... L 35-27 Sept. 23 vs. SE Louisiana ......................... L 14-10 Sept. 30 * at Louisiana Tech................... L 35-12 Oct. 7 * at La.-Lafayette..................... L 35-14 Oct. 14 * at Lamar................................... L 31-10 Oct. 21 * vs. Arkansas State.................. W 3-0 Oct. 28 at Eastern New Mexico............ W 34-10 Nov. 4 * vs. Texas-Arlington................. L 36-22 Nov. 11 at Sam Houston State................ L 17-16 Nov. 18 at McNeese State....................... L 22-0

(6-3-1, LSC) Head Coach: Wally Bullington Lone Star Conference Home: 4-1 • Road: 2-2-1 Conference – Home: 4-1 • Road: 1-2-1 Points scored: 314 • Points allowed: 161

Sept. 13 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 22

at Troy........................................ W 34-7 * vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville....... L 24-21 * at Texas State.......................... L 21-16 * vs. Stephen F. Austin State.... W 24-3 * at Texas A&M-Commerce...... L 20-18 * vs. Sul Ross.............................. W 49-14 * at Angelo State....................... T 17-17 * at Tarleton State.................... W 35-21 * vs. Sam Houston State........... W 55-20 * vs. Howard Payne.................. W 45-14

1976

1973

(9-2, 5-2 LSC)

(11-1, 9-0 LSC) Head Coach: Wally Bullington Lone Star Conference NAIA Division I national champion Lone Star Conference champion Home: 6-0 • Road: 4-1 • Neutral: 1-0 Conference – Home: 5-0 • Road: 4-0 Points scored: 466 • Points allowed: 206

Sept. 8 at Arkansas State................. L 56-46 Sept. 22 * vs. A&M-Kingsville........... W 35-14 Sept. 29 * at Texas State................... W 41-7 Oct. 6 * vs. S. F. Austin St.............. W 57-50 Oct. 13 * at A&M-Commerce.........W 18-15 Oct. 20 * vs. Sul Ross........................ W 29-0 Oct. 27 * at Angelo State................ W 27-0 Nov. 3 * at Tarleton State.............. W 49-7 Nov. 10 * vs. Sam Houston State.... W 46-23 Nov. 17 * vs. Howard Payne............ W 42-14 NAIA Division I National Semifinals Abilene, Texas Dec. 1 vs. Langston......................... W 34-6 NAIA Division I Champions Bowl Shreveport, La. Dec. 8 vs. Elon.................................. W 42-14

Head Coach: Wally Bullington Lone Star Conference NAIA Shrine Bowl champion Home: 5-1 • Road: 3-1 • Neutral: 1-0 Conference – Home: 2-1 • Road: 3-1 Points scored: 313 • Points allowed: 126

Sept. 4 Sept. 11 Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 30 Nov. 6 Nov. 13 Nov. 20

Dec. 4

NAIA Shrine Bowl Pasadena, Texas vs. Harding.........................W 22-12

1977

(11-1-1, 5-1-1 LSC) Head Coach: Dewitt Jones Lone Star Conference NAIA Division I national champion Lone Star Conference champion Home: 7-1 • Road: 3-0-1 • Neutral: 1-0 Conference – Home: 3-1 • Road: 2-0-1 Points scored: 405 • Points allowed: 210

126

vs. NW Oklahoma State....W 48-14 vs. Northern Colorado......W 21-14 * at A&M-Kingsville............L 38-10 * vs. Texas State..................L 21-16 * at S. F. Austin St..............W 51-14 * vs. A&M-Commerce........W 17-0 * vs. Angelo State..............W 26-0 vs. Cameron........................W 42-0 * at Sam Houston State....W 26-0 * at Howard Payne............W 34-13

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vs. NW Oklahoma State....W 34-14 at Northern Colorado.......W 24-3 vs. Western NM..................W 46-13 vs. Cameron........................W 21-14 * at A&M-Kingsville.............T 25-25

Oct. 16 * vs. Angelo State...............L 21-14 Oct. 23 * at A&M-Commerce.........W 28-13 Oct. 30 * vs. S. F. Austin St. W 35-21 Nov. 5 * at Sam Houston State....W 41-18 Nov. 12 * vs. Texas State.................W 36-30 Nov. 19 * vs. Howard Payne...........W 42-24 NAIA Division I National Semifinals Abilene, Texas Dec. 3 vs. Wisconsin-Stevens Point.W 35-7

NAIA Division I Apple Bowl Seattle, Wash. Dec. 10 vs. SW Oklahoma State.....W 24-7

1978

(7-3, 5-2 LSC) Head Coach: Dewitt Jones Lone Star Conference Home: 5-0 • Road: 2-3 Conference – Home: 4-0 • Road: 1-2 Points scored: 210 • Points allowed: 159

Sept. 2 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18

at East Central, Okla................. W 14-3 vs. Northern Colorado............. W 16-14 at Cameron................................. L 17-13 * vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville...... W 28-13 * at Angelo State....................... L 33-8 * vs. Texas A&M-Commerce.... W 28-27 * at Stephen F. Austin State..... L 28-21 * vs. Sam Houston State........... W 34-10 * at Texas State......................... W 10-7 * vs. Howard Payne.................. W 38-7

1979

(7-4, 3-4 LSC) Head Coach: Ted Sitton Lone Star Conference Home: 3-2 • Road: 4-2 Conference – Home: 1-2 • Road: 2-2 Points scored: 285 • Points allowed: 212

Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

vs. East Central, Okla................ W 35-7 vs. Western New Mexico.......... W 45-6 at NW Oklahoma State............ W 26-10 at Northern Colorado.............. W 21-18 * at Texas A&M-Kingsville........ L 37-21 * vs. Angelo State...................... L 20-7 * at Texas A&M-Commerce...... L 31-16 * vs. Stephen F. Austin State..... L 27-21 * at Sam Houston State............ W 31-14 * vs. Texas State........................ W 28-24 * at Howard Payne................... W 34-18

1980

(2-8, 1-6 LSC) Head Coach: Ted Sitton Lone Star Conference Home: 2-3 • Road: 0-5 Conference – Home: 1-3 • Road: 0-3 Points scored: 132 • Points allowed: 163

Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 27 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 22

at Northwestern State.............. L 31-10 at Hawai’i................................... L 41-0 vs. NW Oklahoma State........... W 16-0 * vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville....... L 46-13 * at Angelo State....................... L 38-20 * vs. Texas A&M-Commerce..... L 24-14 * at Stephen F. Austin State..... L 24-23 * vs. Sam Houston State............ L 17-14 * at Texas State.......................... L 42-2 * vs. Howard Payne.................. W 20-0


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1989

(8-2, 5-2 LSC)

(5-4-2, 2-3 LSC)

(5-5, 5-2 LSC)

Head Coach: Ted Sitton Lone Star Conference Home: 4-1 • Road: 4-1 Conference – Home: 2-1 • Road: 3-1 Points scored: 293 • Points allowed: 187

Head Coach: John Payne Lone Star Conference Home: 1-3-2 • Road: 4-1 Conference – Home: 0-3 • Road: 2-0 Points scored: 260 • Points allowed: 231

Head Coach: John Payne Lone Star Conference Home: 3-1 • Road: 2-4 Conference – Home: 3-1 • Road: 2-1 Points scored: 231 • Points allowed: 264

Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21

vs. Northern Colorado............. W 15-14 at NW Oklahoma State............ W 18-3 vs. Northwestern State............ W 41-38 * at Texas A&M-Kingsville........ L 37-27 * vs. Angelo State..................... W 28-26 * at Texas A&M-Commerce..... W 19-14 * vs. Stephen F. Austin State.... W 31-0 * at Sam Houston State............ W 27-13 * vs. Texas State......................... L 38-31 * at Howard Payne................... W 56-7

1982

Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23

Sept. 4 Sept. 11 Sept. 18 Sept. 25 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Nov. 6 Nov. 13 Oct. 20

at West Texas A&M.................. W 33-29 at Northern Colorado............... T 13-13 vs. NW Oklahoma State........... W 38-6 at Northwestern State.............. L 35-30 * vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville...... W 34-18 * at Angelo State....................... L 24-14 * vs. Texas A&M-Commerce..... L 26-25 * at Stephen F. Austin State.... W 24-17 * vs. Sam Houston State........... W 36-10 * at Texas State.......................... L 14-13 * vs. Howard Payne.................. W 21-14

1983

Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 24 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19

at Angelo State......................... W 23-9 at West Texas A&M.................. W 28-3 vs. Northwestern State............ W 20-17 * at Texas A&M-Kingsville....... W 38-24 * vs. Angelo State...................... L 26-20 * at Texas A&M-Commerce...... L 31-28 * vs. Stephen F. Austin State.... W 24-10 * at Sam Houston State............ W 27-20 * vs. Texas State......................... L 54-13 * at Howard Payne................... W 35-6

1984

(3-7, 2-2 LSC) Head Coach: Ted Sitton Lone Star Conference Home: 3-2 • Road: 0-5 Conference – Home: 2-0 • Road: 0-2 Points scored: 173 • Points allowed: 208 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 12 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

at Montana................................ L 42-28 vs. Northern Colorado............. W 27-7 at Northwestern State.............. L 26-7 vs. Stephen F. Austin State........ L 37-21 at West Texas A&M................... L 14-10 * vs. Howard Payne.................. W 30-0 * at Angelo State....................... L 30-7 vs. Sam Houston State............... L 10-6 * at Texas A&M-Kingsville........ L 28-13 * vs. Texas A&M-Commerce.... W 24-14

1990

Head Coach: John Payne Lone Star Conference Home: 4-1 • Road: 3-2 Conference – Home: 2-1 • Road: 2-1 Points scored: 310 • Points allowed: 213 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 22

vs. Northern Colorado............. W 27-20 at Texas State............................ W 38-24 at Central Oklahoma................. L 41-28 vs. SE Missouri State................. W 30-3 * at Eastern New Mexico......... W 34-10 * vs. Angelo State..................... W 45-13 * at Howard Payne................... W 41-22 * vs. Texas A&M-Commerce.... W 20-12 * at Texas A&M-Kingsville........ L 36-19 * vs. West Texas A&M............... L 32-28

(1-9, 1-6 LSC) Head Coach: John Payne Lone Star Conference Home: 1-3 • Road: 0-6 Conference – Home: 1-2 • Road: 0-4 Points scored: 133 • Points allowed: 322 Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10

1987

Head Coach: John Payne Lone Star Conference Home: 3-2 • Road: 2-3 • Neutral: 0-1 Conference – Home: 1-3 • Road: 1-2 Points scored: 281 • Points allowed: 270 at Northern Colorado............... L 35-30 vs. Tennessee Tech.................... W 40-31 # vs. Cameron............................. L 13-3 at North Texas............................ L 26-3 * vs. Eastern New Mexico......... L 17-13 * vs. Central Oklahoma............ W 38-14 * at Angelo State....................... L 45-24 vs. Texas Lutheran.................... W 37-22 * at Texas A&M-Commerce..... W 38-10 * vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville....... L 35-28 * at West Texas A&M............... W 27-17

(1-9, 1-5 LSC) Head Coach: Ronnie Peacock Lone Star Conference Home: 1-4 • Road: 0-5 Conference – Home: 1-3 • Road: 0-2 Points scored: 73 • Points allowed: 259 Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9

# Game played in Arlington, Texas

vs. Angelo State......................... L 28-7 at North Texas............................ L 24-0 at Northern Colorado............... L 20-0 at Sacramento State.................. L 45-7 * vs. Eastern New Mexico......... L 32-20 * vs. Central Oklahoma............ W 24-7 * at Angelo State....................... L 36-9 * vs. Cameron............................. L 10-3 * at Texas A&M-Commerce...... L 37-3 * vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville....... L 20-0

1992

(3-6 2-4 LSC)

1988

(3-7, 3-4 LSC) Head Coach: John Payne Lone Star Conference Home: 1-4 • Road: 2-2 • Neutral: 0-1 Conference – Home: 1-2 • Road: 2-2 Points scored: 245 • Points allowed: 348 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12

at Angelo State.......................... L 45-14 vs. Northern Colorado.............. L 28-20 at North Texas............................ L 38-6 * at Eastern New Mexico.......... L 21-11 * at Central Oklahoma.............. L 12-9 * vs. Angelo State...................... L 41-6 * at Cameron.............................. L 10-6 * vs. Texas A&M-Commerce..... L 63-34 * at Texas A&M-Kingsville........ L 42-3 * vs. West Texas A&M.............. W 24-22

1991

(5-6, 2-4 LSC)

Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21

at Northern Arizona.................. L 42-13 at North Texas............................ L 35-19 at Alcorn State........................... L 31-21 * vs. Eastern New Mexico........ W 23-13 * vs. Central Oklahoma............ W 28-9 * at Angelo State....................... L 50-14 * vs. Cameron............................ W 38-10 * at Texas A&M-Commerce..... W 34-21 * vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville....... L 33-13 * at West Texas A&M............... W 38-20

# Game played in Arlington, Texas

(7-3, 4-2 LSC)

(7-3, 4-3 LSC) Head Coach: Ted Sitton Lone Star Conference Home: 2-2 • Road: 5-1 Conference – Home: 1-2 • Road: 3-1 Points scored: 281 • Points allowed: 206

Sept. 2 Sept. 9 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11

1986

(6-4-1, 4-3 LSC) Head Coach: Ted Sitton Lone Star Conference Home: 2-3-1 • Road: 4-1 Conference – Home: 3-1 • Road: 1-2 Points scored: 281 • Points allowed: 206

vs. West Texas A&M................. W 25-19 at Northern Colorado.............. W 45-23 vs. Central Oklahoma................ T 24-24 at Stephen F. Austin State....... W 22-21 at SE Missouri State................... L 44-30 vs. NW Missouri State................ T 24-24 * at Howard Payne................... W 30-0 * vs. Angelo State...................... L 35-18 * vs. Eastern New Mexico......... L 23-9 * vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville....... L 10-3 * at Texas A&M-Commerce..... W 30-9

vs. Northern Colorado.............. L 38-34 # vs. East Central, Okla.............. L 31-24 vs. Alcorn State.......................... L 34-13 * at Eastern New Mexico......... W 21-17 * at Central Oklahoma............. W 24-23 * vs. Angelo State...................... L 49-21 * at Cameron.............................. L 14-10 * vs. Texas A&M-Commerce..... L 39-24 * at Texas A&M-Kingsville........ L 66-23 * vs. West Texas A&M.............. W 51-37

Head Coach: Ronnie Peacock Lone Star Conference Home: 1-2 • Road: 2-4 Conference – Home: 0-2 • Road: 2-2 Points scored: 117 • Points allowed: 314 Sept. 5 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7

at North Texas............................ L 41-0 at Sacramento State.................. L 57-9 vs. Midwestern State................ W 24-10 * at Eastern New Mexico.......... L 30-6 * at Central Oklahoma............. W 35-31 * vs. Angelo State...................... L 48-7 * at Cameron............................. W 12-7 * vs. Texas A&M-Commerce..... L 52-10 * at Texas A&M-Kingsville........ L 38-14

# Game played in Arlington, Texas

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1997

(7-3, 3-2 LSC)

(7-4, 5-4 LSC / 4-3 LSC-South)

Head Coach: Dr. Bob Strader Lone Star Conference Home: 4-1 • Road: 2-2 • Neutral: 1-0 Conference – Home: 2-1 • Road: 1-1 Points scored: 297 • Points allowed: 195

Head Coach: Jack Kiser Lone Star Conference Home: 3-2 • Road: 3-2 • Neutral: 1-0 Conference – Home: 2-2 • Road: 3-2 Points scored: 204 • Points allowed: 225

Sept. 4 Sept. 11 Sept. 18 Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Nov. 6

# vs. Western New Mexico....... W 24-10 at Midwestern State................. W 43-10 vs. Adams State, Colo............... W 33-0 at North Texas............................ L 33-13 * vs. Eastern New Mexico........ W 52-36 * vs. Central Oklahoma............ W 28-10 * at Angelo State....................... L 45-20 vs. Tarleton State...................... W 57-15 * at Texas A&M-Commerce..... W 17-10 * vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville....... L 26-10

# Game played in Odessa, Texas

Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15

vs. SW Oklahoma State............ W 25-17 # vs. Texas A&M-Commerce.... W 26-10 u vs. Central Oklahoma............ L 28-0 u at East Central, Okla............. W 20-7 * at Eastern New Mexico......... W 40-7 * vs. Midwestern State............. W 34-14 * at Angelo State....................... L 42-10 * vs. Tarleton State................... W 23-17 * at Texas A&M-Commerce..... W 19-9 * vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville....... L 54-7 * at West Texas A&M................ L 20-0

# Game played in Bedford, Texas

1994

1998

(3-7, 0-5 LSC) Head Coach: Dr. Bob Strader Lone Star Conference Home: 2-3 • Road: 1-4 Conference – Home: 0-2 • Road: 0-3 Points scored: 207 • Points allowed: 300 Sept. 1 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5

at North Texas............................ L 48-0 vs. Mississippi College............... L 21-7 at Adams State, Colo................ W 40-7 vs. New Haven, Conn................ W 27-16 * at Eastern New Mexico.......... L 20-9 * at Central Oklahoma.............. L 36-33 * vs. Angelo State...................... L 12-5 vs. West Texas A&M................. W 51-50 * vs. Texas A&M-Commerce..... L 42-35 * at Texas A&M-Kingsville........ L 48-0

1995

Sept. 2 Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11

vs. New Mexico Highlands....... W 31-6 vs. Prairie View A&M................ W 35-0 at Northern Arizona.................. L 62-0 at New Haven, Conn................. L 33-7 * at Eastern New Mexico.......... L 17-7 * vs. Central Oklahoma............. L 13-7 * at Angelo State....................... L 24-0 * vs. Tarleton State................... W 38-18 * at Texas A&M-Commerce...... L 31-24 * vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville....... L 54-7 * at West Texas A&M............... W 21-14

1996

Aug. 31 vs. New Mexico Highlands........ L 32-20 Sept. 7 at Prairie View A&M................. W 30-14 Sept. 21 vs. Midwestern State................ W 17-14 (ot) Oct. 5 * vs. Eastern New Mexico........ W 25-6 Oct. 12 * at Central Oklahoma.............. L 24-6 Oct. 19 * vs. Angelo State..................... W 17-14 Oct. 26 * at Tarleton State.................... W 20-10 Nov. 2 * vs. Texas A&M-Commerce..... L 17-0 Nov. 9 * at Texas A&M-Kingsville........ L 38-0 Nov. 16 * vs. West Texas A&M.............. W 26-3

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2001

(3-8, 3-6 LSC / 2-4 LSC-South) Head Coach: Gary Gaines Lone Star Conference Home: 2-3 • Road: 1-5 Conference – Home: 2-2 • Road: 1-4 Points scored: 223 • Points allowed: 409 Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10

Head Coach: Jack Kiser Lone Star Conference Home: 3-2 • Road: 1-4 Conference – Home: 3-2 • Road: 0-4 Points scored: 235 • Points allowed: 259 Sept. 5 at SW Oklahoma State............. W 31-13 Sept. 19 u at Central Oklahoma............ L 30-0 Sept. 26 u vs. East Central, Okla........... W 35-7 Oct. 3 * vs. Eastern New Mexico......... L 35-21 Oct. 10 * at Midwestern State............... L 23-15 Oct. 17 * vs. Angelo State...................... L 18-16 Oct. 24 * at Tarleton State..................... L 33-31 Oct. 31 * vs. Texas A&M-Commerce.... W 22-15 Nov. 7 * at Texas A&M-Kingsville........ L 56-28 Nov. 14 * vs. West Texas A&M W 36-29 (2ot)

1999

(4-6, 4-5 LSC / 3-4 LSC-South) Head Coach: Jack Kiser Lone Star Conference Home: 2-2 • Road: 2-3 • Neutral: 0-1 Conference – Home: 2-2 • Road: 2-2 • Neutral: 0-1 Points scored: 208 • Points allowed: 276 Sept. 4 Sept. 11 Sept. 18 Oct. 2 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Nov. 6 Nov. 13

at Stephen F. Austin.................. L 51-34 # vs. SE Oklahoma State........ L 43-30 u vs. SW Oklahoma State........ W 28-18 * at Eastern New Mexico......... W 31-28 * vs. Midwestern State............. W 26-16 * at Angelo State....................... L 28-6 * vs. Tarleton State.................... L 14-9 * at Texas A&M-Commerce..... W 21-17 * vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville....... L 40-14 * at West Texas A&M................ L 21-9 u

# Game played in Birdville, Texas

(6-4, 4-3 LSC) Head Coach: Jack Kiser Lone Star Conference Home: 4-2 • Road: 2-2 Conference – Home: 3-1 • Road: 1-2 Points scored: 161 • Points allowed: 172

* vs. West Texas A&M............... L 31-30

# Game played in Birdville, Texas

at Central Arkansas................... L 65-16 vs. California-Davis.................... L 41-28 u vs. Northeastern State.......... W 31-21 u at East Central, Okla.............. L 37-17 * vs. Eastern New Mexico........ W 35-21 u at SE Oklahoma State............ L 52-38 * at Angelo State....................... L 31-0 * vs. Tarleton State.................... L 52-7 * at Texas A&M-Commerce...... L 23-10 * vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville....... L 35-7 * at West Texas A&M............... W 34-31

(4-6, 3-6 LSC / 2-5 LSC-South)

(4-7, 2-5 LSC) Head Coach: Dr. Bob Strader Lone Star Conference Home: 3-2 • Road: 1-5 Conference – Home: 1-2 • Road: 1-3 Points scored: 177 • Points allowed: 272

Nov. 11

2000

(1-9, 1-7 LSC / 1-5 LSC-South) Head Coach: Gary Gaines Lone Star Conference Home: 0-5 • Road: 1-3 • Neutral: 0-1 Conference – Home: 0-5 • Road: 1-2 Points scored: 176 • Points allowed: 243 Sept. 2 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4

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# vs. Texas A&M-Commerce..... L 34-10 at Northeastern State............... L 48-28 u vs. East Central, Okla............. L 19-18 * at Eastern New Mexico......... W 23-21 u vs. SE Oklahoma State........... L 14-13 * vs. Angelo State...................... L 27-25 * at Tarleton State..................... L 15-13 * vs. Texas A&M-Commerce..... L 10-9 * at Texas A&M-Kingsville........ L 24-7

2002

(6-4, 6-2 LSC / 5-1 LSC-South) Head Coach: Gary Gaines Lone Star Conference LSC South Division co-champion Home: 4-1 • Road: 2-3 Conference – Home: 4-0 • Road: 2-2 Points scored: 234 • Points allowed: 224

Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16

vs. Central Arkansas...........L 31-17 at California-Davis..............L 34-17 , at Tarleton State..............L 12-9 * at Eastern N.M..................W 20-19 , vs. Central Okla...............W 22-20 * vs. Angelo State..............W 30-29 * at Midwestern State.......W 21-20 * vs. A&M-Commerce........W 47-6 * at A&M-Kingsville...........L 22-16 * vs. West Texas A&M.......W 35-31

2003

(6-4, 5-3 LSC / 5-1 LSC-South) Head Coach: Gary Gaines Lone Star Conference Home: 3-2 • Road: 3-2 Conference – Home: 2-2 • Road: 3-1 Points scored: 222 • Points allowed: 190 Sept. 4 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15

at Central Arkansas................... L 30-12 vs. Fort Lewis, Colo................... W 46-7 u vs. Tarleton State.................... L 41-7 * vs. Eastern New Mexico........ W 24-14 u at Central Oklahoma............. L 17-14 * at Angelo State...................... W 39-23 * vs. Midwestern State............. W 18-14 * at Texas A&M-Commerce..... W 21-7 * vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville....... L 10-7 * at West Texas A&M............... W 34-27

2004

(5-5, 5-4 LSC / 3-3 LSC-South) Head Coach: Gary Gaines Lone Star Conference Home: 2-3 • Road: 3-2 Conference – Home: 2-3 • Road: 3-1 Points scored: 222 • Points allowed: 26 Sept. 4 Sept. 11 Sept. 18 Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 9 Oct. 16

at Central Oklahoma................. L 49-24 vs. Northeastern State.......... W 23-14 u at Tarleton State.................... W 31-14 * at Eastern New Mexico.......... L 28-21 u vs. SE Oklahoma State........... L 35-14 * vs. Angelo State..................... W 29-25 * at West Texas A&M............... W 27-24 u


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2008

(11-1, 9-0 LSC / 6-0 LSC-South) Head Coach: Chris Thomsen Lone Star Conference Lone Star Conference champion Home: 6-1 • Road: 5-0 Conference – Home: 5-0 • Road: 4-0 Points scored: 628 • Points allowed: 275

2005

(4-6, 4-5 LSC / 2-4 LSC-South) Head Coach: Chris Thomsen Lone Star Conference Home: 2-3 • Road: 2-3 Conference – Home: 2-2 • Road: 2-3 Points scored: 253 • Points allowed: 268 Sept. 3 vs. Central Oklahoma................ L 49-37 Sept. 10 u at Northeastern State........... W 20-14 (ot) Sept. 17 u vs. Texas A&M-Commerce.... W 27-18 Sept. 24 * vs. Eastern New Mexico......... L 33-30 Oct. 1 u at SE Oklahoma State............ L 42-24 Oct. 8 * at Angelo State....................... L 27-24 Oct. 15 * vs. West Texas A&M............... L 40-24 Oct. 22 * at Tarleton State.................... W 18-7 Oct. 29 * vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville...... W 19-3 Nov. 5 * at Midwestern State............... L 35-30

2006

Aug. 30 at NW Missouri State........W 44-27 Sept. 13 u vs. A&M-Commerce W 45-14 Sept. 20 u at SE Oklahoma State....W 59-10 Sept. 27 * at Eastern N.M. W 56-11 Oct. 4 u vs. East Central, Okla.....W 66-7 Oct. 11 * vs. Angelo State..............W 51-7 Oct. 18 * at West Texas A&M........W 52-35 Oct. 25 * vs. Tarleton State............W 37-17 Nov. 1 * at A&M-Kingsville...........W 42-17 Nov. 8 * vs. Midwestern State......W 47-17 NCAA Division II Playoffs – First Round Abilene, Texas Nov. 22 vs. West Texas A&M..........W 93-68 NCAA Division II Playoffs – Second Round Abilene, Texas Nov. 29 vs. NW Missouri State.........L 45-36

2009

Head Coach: Chris Thomsen Lone Star Conference Home: 3-2 • Road: 5-1 Conference – Home: 2-2 • Road: 5-0 Points scored: 390 • Points allowed: 243

(9-4, 6-3 LSC / 3-3 LSC-South) Head Coach: Chris Thomsen Lone Star Conference Team reached #1 in the nation after win over Angelo State Home: 5-1 • Road: 3-3 • Neutral: 1-0 Conference – Home: 3-1 • Road: 2-2 • Neutral: 1-0 Points scored: 376 • Points allowed: 256

Sept. 7 vs. Central Oklahoma........W 24-18 Sept. 16 u at SE Oklahoma State....W 51-14 Sept. 23 u vs. SW Oklahoma St. W 31-0 Sept. 30 * at Eastern N.M. W 21-0 Oct. 7 u at Northeastern St. W 45-20 Oct. 14 * vs. Angelo State..............W 35-7 Oct. 19 * at West Texas A&M........W 49-33 Oct. 28 * vs. Tarleton State.............L 37-36 Nov. 4 * at A&M-Kingsville...........W 41-38 Nov. 11 * vs. MIdwestern State.......L 46-30 NCAA Division II Playoffs – First Round Abilene, Texas Nov. 18 at West Texas A&M............L 30-27 (ot)

2007

• (10-3, 8-1 LSC / 5-1 LSC-South) Head Coach: Chris Thomsen Lone Star Conference Home: 5-1 • Road: 5-2 Conference – Home: 4-1 • Road: 4-0 Points scored: 639 • Points allowed: 390

Sept. 1 at Central Oklahoma..........L 27-17 Sept. 8 at Texas State.....................W 45-27 Sept. 15 u vs. SE Oklahoma St. W 41-3 Sept. 22 u at SW Oklahoma St. W 50-14 Sept. 29 * vs. Eastern N.M. W 45-20 Oct. 6 u vs. Northeastern St. W 58-7 Oct. 13 * at Angelo State...............W 52-28 Oct. 20 * vs. West Texas A&M........L 41-31 Oct. 27 * at Tarleton State.............W 70-63 Nov. 3 * vs. A&M-Kingsville...........W 59-31 Nov. 10 * at Midwestern State.......W 42-41 NCAA Division II Playoffs – First Round Abilene, Texas Nov. 17 vs. Mesa State....................W 56-12 NCAA Division II Playoffs – Second Round Chadron, Neb. Nov. 24 at Chadron State, Neb.......L 76-73 (3ot) • All wins from 2007 season vacated because of NCAA violations, leaving ACU with an official record of 0-3 in 2007

2011

(8-3, 7-1 LSC) Head Coach: Chris Thomsen Lone Star Conference Lone Star Conference champion Home: 6-1 • Road: 5-0 Conference – Home: 5-0 • Road: 5-0 Points scored: 520 • Points allowed: 258

(8-3, 7-2 LSC / 4-2 LSC-South)

NCAA Division II Playoffs – Second Round Abilene, Texas Nov. 27 vs. Central Missouri............L 55-41

Aug. 27 vs. NW Missouri State........W 19-14 Sept. 5 vs. Fort Lewis, Colo............W 58-10 Sept. 12 # u vs. A&M-Commerce.....W 20-14 (ot) Sept. 19 u vs. SE Oklahoma St. W 33-14 Sept. 26 * vs. Eastern N.M...............W 44-33 Oct. 3 u at East Central, Okla......W 43-6 Oct. 10 * at Angelo State...............W 38-14 Oct. 17 * vs. West Texas A&M........L 32-21 Oct. 24 * at Tarleton State..............L 13-6 Oct. 31 * vs. A&M-Kingsville...........W 47-35 Nov. 7 * at Midwestern State........L 15-13 NCAA Division II Playoffs – First Round Wichita Falls, Texas Nov. 14 at Midwestern State..........W 24-21 NCAA Division II Playoffs – Second Round Maryville, Mo. Nov. 21 at NW Missouri State.........L 35-10 # Game played at Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas

2010

(11-1, 10-LSC / 8-0 LSC-South) Head Coach: Chris Thomsen Lone Star Conference Lone Star Conference champion Home: 6-1 • Road: 5-0 Conference – Home: 5-0 • Road: 5-0 Points scored: 520 • Points allowed: 258

Sept. 4 Sept. 11 Sept. 18 Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Nov. 6 Nov. 13

at Washburn.......................W 34-26 at Northeastern St.........W 43-13 u vs. East Central, Okla.....W 47-7 * vs. Tarleton State............W 65-3 * at A&M-Kingsville..........W 31-24 * ! vs. Midwestern St.........W 31-28 * at Incarnate Word..........W 54-17 * at Eastern N.M. W 53-14 * vs. Angelo State..............W 33-20 * at West Texas A&M........W 41-34 * vs. SW Okla. State...........W 47-17 u

Sept. 1 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12

* at Tarleton State.............W 27-24 # vs. North Alabama...........L 23-17 * vs. Angelo State..............W 31-17 vs. Western Oregon...........W 51-35 * at Eastern N.M. W 36-7 * ! vs. West Texas A&M.....W 28-18 * at Midwestern State........L 70-28 * vs. A&M-Commerce..........W 40-28 * at A&M-Kingsville.............W 42-34 * vs. Incarnate Word.........W 61-16

NCAA Division II Playoffs – First Round Topeka, Kan. Nov. 19 at Washburn........................L 52-49 # Game played at AT&T Stadium, Arlington

2012 (7-4, 4-4 in LSC) Head Coach: Ken Collums Lone Star Conference Points scored: 315 • Points allowed: 236 Sept. 1 vs. McMurry............................... W 51-0 Sept. 8 * vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville....... L 16-13 Sept. 15 * # vs. Tarleton State................ W 34-31 Sept. 22 * at Angelo State....................... L 28-23 Sept. 27 at Delta State (Miss.)................ W 34-28 Oct. 6 * vs. Eastern New Mexico........ W 59-17 Oct. 13 * at West Texas A&M................ L 36-0 Oct. 20 * ! vs. Midwestern State........... L 35-31 Oct. 27 * at Texas A&M-Commerce..... W 24-17 Nov. 3 vs. West Alabama..................... W 22-16 (ot) Nov. 10 * at Incarnate Word................. W 24-12 # game played at AT&T Stadium, Arlington

2013 (6-5) Head Coach: Ken Collums NCAA Division I-FCS Independent Points scored: 501 • Points allowed: 282 Aug. 31 vs. Concordia (Ala.).................. W 84-6 Sept. 7 vs. McMurry............................... W 60-17 Sept. 14 vs. New Mexico Highlands....... W 52-28 Sept. 21 at Illinois State........................... L 31-17 Sept. 28 # vs. Tarleton State.................... L 41-34 (ot) Oct. 5 at Pittsburg State (Kan.) L 28-20 Oct. 12 at Houston Baptist.................... W 69-12 Oct. 19 ! vs. Incarnate Word................. W 40-6 Oct. 26 at New Mexico State................. L 34-29 Nov. 9 at Incarnate Word..................... L 34-31 Nov. 16 at Prairie View A&M................. W 65-45 # Game played at Toyota Stadium, Frisco

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(6-6, 4-4 Southland) Head Coach: Ken Collums Southland Conference Points scored: 392 • Points allowed: 325 Aug. 27 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15

at Georgia State......................... L 38-37 vs. Northern Arizona................. L 27-21 at Troy........................................ W 38-35 * vs. Incarnate Word................ W 21-0 * at Houston Baptist................. W 59-14 * vs. Lamar.................................. L 24-21 ! vs. Ave Maria.......................... W 55-14 * at #10 McNeese State............. L 31-20 * at Sam Houston State............. L 38-21 * # vs. Central Arkansas........... W 52-35 * vs. Northwestern State.......... L 34-10 * at #24 S. F. Austin State......... W 37-35

# game played at Clark Stadium, Plano * Signifies conference game u

Signifies Lone Star Conference crossover game

! Homecoming Unless marked, all home games were played in Abilene and all road games played in city where opponent is located. Officially, the 1922 ACU-West Texas A&M game was forfeited in favor of ACU. However, three quarters of the game was played in Abilene with the WT captain calling his teammates off the field in a protest over a failure of the officials to call what the WT players considered to be interference with a receiver. ACU was ahead 13-7 at the time the WT players left the field.

ACU in Overtime All-Time Record: 5-3 Sept. 21, 1995 Nov. 14, 1998 Sept. 10, 2005 Nov. 18, 2006 Nov. 24, 2007 Sept. 12, 2009 Nov. 3, 2012 Sept. 28, 2013

vs. Midwestern State, ot . . . . . . . W, 17-14 vs. West Texas A&M, 2 ot . . . . . . W, 36-29 at Northeastern State, ot . . . . . . W, 20-14 *at West Texas A&M, ot . . . . . . . . L, 30-27 ** at Chadron State, 3 ot . . . . . . . L, 76-73 # vs. A&M-Commerce, ot . . . . . . W, 20-14 vs. West Alabama, ot . . . . . . . . . W, 22-16 ^ vs. Tarleton State, 2 ot . . . . . . . L, 41-34

* NCAA Division II first-round playoff game ** NCAA Division II second-round playoff game # Game played at Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas ^ Game played at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas

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All-Time Record: 53-33-1 1920................................ACU 81, Daniel Baker, 0 1926................................Daniel Baker, 13, ACU 6 1927................................ACU 6, Texas Tech 3 1928................................Daniel Baker 14, ACU 0 1929................................ACU 12, Sam Houston State 0 1930................................Daniel Baker 7, ACU 6 1931.................................ACU 41, West Texas A&M 0 1932................................ACU 12, Daniel Baker 0 1933................................ACU 3, McMurry 0 1934................................McMurry 27, ACU 0 1935................................McMurry 31, ACU 7 1936................................McMurry 33, ACU 6 1937................................ACU 13, McMurry 7 1938................................ACU 21, Daniel Baker 0 1939................................ACU 26, McMurry 0 1940................................ACU 20, Daniel Baker 0 1941................................ACU 19, Austin College 0 1942................................ACU 53, Austin College 0 1946................................ACU 19, Howard Payne 0 1947................................ACU 42, Austin College 7 1948................................ACU 27, Howard Payne 7 1949................................Austin College 27, ACU 14 1950................................ACU 27, Howard Payne 6 1951.................................ACU 50, Austin College 33 1952................................ACU 48, A&M-Kingsville 13 1953................................ACU 28, McMurry 8 1954................................ACU 33, Lamar 14 1955................................Southern Miss. 40, ACU 0 1956................................ACU 13, Midwestern State7 1957................................ACU 40, Trinity 12 1958................................Southern Miss. 22, ACU 0 1959................................ACU 13, Trinity 12 1960................................Southern Miss. 34, ACU 8 1961.................................McMurry 33, ACU 28 1962................................ACU 28, Texas-Arlington 18 1963................................ACU 41, Trinity 0 1964................................ACU 37, Texas-Arlington 14 1965................................ACU 30, Trinity 27 1966................................Texas-Arlington 23, ACU 0 1967................................Trinity 20, ACU 7 1968................................Texas-Arlington 30, ACU 20 1969................................ACU 42, Eastern NM 13 1970................................ACU 21, Texas-Arlington 7 1971.................................Trinity 27, ACU 14 1972................................ACU 3, Arkansas State 0 1973................................ACU 29, Sul Ross State 0

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1974.................................ACU 31, East Texas State 13 1975................................ACU 49, Sul Ross State 14 1976.................................ACU 17, East Texas State 0 1977................................Angelo State 21, ACU 14 1978................................ACU 28, East Texas State 27 1979................................S.F. Austin State 27, ACU 21 1980................................East Texas State 24, ACU 14 1981................................ACU 31, S.F. Austin State 0 1982................................East Texas State 26, ACU 25 1983 ...............................ACU 24, S.F. Austin State 10 1984................................ACU 30, Howard Payne 0 1985................................ACU 24, NW Missouri 24 (tie) 1986................................ACU 45, Angelo State 13 1987................................ACU 37, Texas Lutheran 22 1988................................East Texas State 39, ACU 24 1989................................ACU 38, Cameron 10 1990................................East Texas State 63, ACU 34 1991................................Cameron 10, ACU 3 1992................................East Texas State 52, ACU 10 1993................................ACU 57, Tarleton State 15 1994................................East Texas State 42, ACU 35 1995................................ACU 38, Tarleton State 18 1996................................ACU 17, Angelo State 14 1997................................ACU 23, Tarleton State 17 1998................................Angelo State 18, ACU 16 1999................................Tarleton State 14, ACU 9 2000................................Angelo State 27, ACU 25 2001................................Tarleton State 52, ACU 7 2002................................ACU 30, Angelo State 29 2003................................ACU 18, Midwestern State 14 2004................................A&M-Commerce 37, ACU 17 2005................................West Texas A&M 40, ACU 24 2006................................ACU 35, Angelo State 7 2007................................West Texas A&M 41, ACU 31 2008................................ACU 37, Tarleton State 17 2009................................West Texas A&M 32, ACU 21 2010................................ACU 31, Midwestern State 28 2011.................................ACU 28, West Texas A&M 18 2012.................................Midwestern State 35, ACU 31 2013.................................ACU 40, Incarnate Word 6 2014................................ACU 55, Ave Maria (Fla.) 14


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ACU Head Football Coaches

VERNON MCCASLAND 1919 (1 season) 2-2

SEWELL JONES 1920 (1 season) 4-0-1

RUSSELL LEWIS 1921 (1 season) 2-5

VICTOR PAYNE 1922-23 (2 seasons) 12-3

A.B. MORRIS 1924-41 (18 seasons) 67-78-18

TONTO COLEMAN 1942, 46-49 (5 seasons) 28-15-2

GARVIN BEAUCHAMP 1950-55 (6 seasons) 39-18-4

N.L. NICHOLSON 1956-61 (6 seasons) 28-30-1

LES WHEELER 1962-67 (6 seasons) 30-27-0

WALLY BULLINGTON 1968-76 (9 seasons) 62-32-2

DEWIT T JONES 1977-78 (2 seasons) 18-4-1

TED SIT TON 1979-84 (6 seasons) 33-28-1

JOHN PAYNE 1985-90 (6 seasons) 26-34-2

RONNIE PEACOCK 1991-92 (2 seasons) 4-15

DR. BOB STRADER 1993-95 (3 seasons) 14-17

JACK KISER 1996-99 (4 seasons) 21-20

GARY GAINES 2000-04 (5 seasons) 21-30

CHRIS THOMSEN 2005-11 (7 seasons) * 51-21

KEN COLLUMS 2012-present 19-15

* 10 wins vacated in 2007

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Arkansas (0-1)

Carswell Air Force Base (0-1)

H: 1-0 / A: 1-0 Sept. 18, 1993 Abilene...........................W 33-0 Sept. 17, 1994 Alamosa, Colo................W 40-7

H: 0-0 / A: 0-1 Sept. 18, 1948 Fayetteville, Ark.............L 40-6

H: 0-0 / A: 0-1 Oct. 11, 1951

Arkansas State (2-9-1)

Central Arkansas (1-5-1)

H: 2-3-1 / A: 0-5 / N: 0-1 Sept. 26, 1953 Jonesboro, Ark...............L 19-7 Nov. 20, 1954 Abilene...........................W 53-0 Oct. 24, 1964 Abilene............................L 21-7 Oct. 23, 1965 Jonesboro, Ark...............L 35-13 Oct. 22, 1966 Abilene............................L 33-22 Oct. 21, 1967 Jonesboro, Ark...............L 24-14 Oct. 26, 1968 Abilene............................T 17-17 Oct. 25, 1969 Jonesboro, Ark...............L 34-22 Oct. 24, 1970 Abilene............................L 28-23 Oct. 23, 1971 Little Rock, Ark...............L 35-9 Oct. 21, 1972 Abilene...........................W 3-0 Sept. 8, 1973 Jonesboro, Ark...............L 56-46

H: 0-1 / A: 0-3-1 / N: 1-1 Oct. 7, 1939 Conway, Ark....................T 0-0 Oct. 3, 1940 Little Rock, Ark...............L 7-0 Sept. 7, 1974 + Conway, Ark...............W 27-10 Sept. 1, 2001 Conway, Ark....................L 65-16 Sept. 7, 2002 Abilene............................L 31-17 Sept. 4, 2003 Conway, Ark....................L 30-12 Nov. 1, 2014 Plano, Texas...................W 52-35

Alcorn State (0-2) H: 0-1 / A: 0-1 Sept. 24, 1988 Abilene............................L 34-13 Sept. 23, 1989 Lorman, Miss...................L 31-21

Amarillo College (1-0) H: 0-0 / A: 1-0 Sept. 23, 1933 Amarillo, Texas..............W 14-0

Angelo State (20-28-1) H: 14-11 / A: 6-17-1 Nov. 20, 1965 San Angelo, Texas.........W 41-12 Nov. 19, 1966 Abilene...........................W 28-18 Nov. 18, 1967 San Angelo, Texas..........L 17-6 Nov. 23, 1968 Abilene...........................W 60-14 Nov. 22, 1969 Abilene...........................W 51-19 Sept. 26, 1970 San Angelo, Texas.........W 17-13 Sept. 16, 1972 San Angelo, Texas..........L 35-27 Oct. 27, 1973 San Angelo, Texas.........W 27-0 Nov. 2, 1974 Abilene...........................W 33-21 Nov. 1, 1975 San Angelo, Texas..........T 17-17 Oct. 30, 1976 Abilene...........................W 26-0 Oct. 16, 1977 Abilene............................L 21-14 Oct. 14, 1978 San Angelo, Texas..........L 33-8 Oct. 13, 1979 Abilene............................L 20-7 Oct. 18, 1980 San Angelo, Texas..........L 38-20 Oct. 17, 1981 Abilene...........................W 28-26 Oct. 16, 1982 San Angelo, Texas..........L 24-14 Sept. 3, 1983 San Angelo, Texas.........W 23-9 Oct. 15, 1983 Abilene............................L 26-20 Oct. 27, 1984 San Angelo, Texas..........L 30-7 Nov. 2, 1985 Abilene............................L 35-18 Oct. 25, 1986 Abilene...........................W 45-13 Oct. 24, 1987 San Angelo, Texas..........L 45-24 Oct. 15, 1988 Abilene............................L 49-21 Oct. 14, 1989 San Angelo, Texas..........L 50-14 Sept. 1, 1990 San Angelo, Texas..........L 45-14 Oct. 13, 1990 Abilene............................L 41-6 Aug. 31, 1991 Abilene............................L 28-7 Oct. 19, 1991 San Angelo, Texas..........L 36-9 Oct. 17, 1992 Abilene............................L 48-7 Oct. 16, 1993 San Angelo, Texas..........L 45-20 Oct. 15, 1994 Abilene............................L 12-5 Oct. 14, 1995 San Angelo, Texas..........L 24-0 Oct. 19, 1996 Abilene..........................W 17-14 Oct. 18, 1997 San Angelo, Texas..........L 42-10 Oct. 17, 1998 Abilene............................L 18-16 Oct. 16, 1999 San Angelo, Texas..........L 28-6 Oct. 14, 2000 Abilene............................L 27-25 Oct. 13, 2001 San Angelo, Texas..........L 31-0 Oct. 19, 2002 Abilene...........................W 30-29 Oct. 18, 2003 San Angelo, Texas.........W 39-23 Oct. 9, 2004 Abilene...........................W 29-25 Oct. 8, 2005 San Angelo, Texas..........L 27-24 Oct. 14, 2006 Abilene...........................W 35-7 Oct. 13, 2007 ^ San Angelo, Texas......W 52-28 Oct. 11, 2008 Abilene...........................W 51-7 Oct. 10, 2009 San Angelo, Texas.........W 38-14 Oct. 30, 2010 Abilene...........................W 33-20 Sept. 24, 2011 Abilene...........................W 31-17 Sept. 22, 2012 San Angelo, Texas..........L 28-23 ^ Victory vacated because of NCAA violations

Arizona State (1-0) H: 0-0 / A: 1-0 Oct. 4, 1947

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Arkansas Tech (1-0)

Fort Worth, Texas...........L 47-18

+ Game forfeited to Central Arkansas

Central Missouri (0-1) H: 0-0 / A: 0-1 Nov. 27, 2010

*Abilene..........................L 55-41

H: 1-0 / A: 0-0 Sept. 13, 1969 Abilene...........................W 35-17

* NCAA II second-round playoff game / Abilene

Austin College (11-7-1) H: 5-2 / A: 5-4-1 / N: 1-1 Oct. 9, 1928 Dallas, Texas....................L 36-0 Nov. 10, 1933 Abilene...........................W 13-0 Nov. 12, 1934 Sherman, Texas...............L 27-6 Nov. 8, 1935 Sherman, Texas...............T 6-6 Nov. 6, 1936 Sherman, Texas...............L 58-14 Nov. 4, 1937 Abilene............................L 6-0 Nov. 4, 1938 Sherman, Texas...............L 12-8 Nov. 4, 1939 San Angelo, Texas.........W 32-6 Nov. 1, 1940 Sherman, Texas...............L 7-6 Nov. 1, 1941 Abilene...........................W 19-0 Nov. 20, 1942 Sherman, Texas..............W 53-0 Nov. 16, 1946 Sherman, Texas..............W 46-2 Nov. 15, 1947 Abilene...........................W 42-7 Nov. 13, 1948 Sherman, Texas..............W 45-6 Nov. 12, 1949 Abilene............................L 27-14 Nov. 11, 1950 Sherman, Texas..............W 33-14 Nov. 10, 1951 Abilene...........................W 50-33 Nov. 8, 1952 Sherman, Texas..............W 38-13 Nov. 7, 1953 Abilene...........................W 25-13

H: 6-3-1 / A: 2-8 Sept. 21, 1985 Abilene............................T 24-24 Sept. 20, 1986 Edmond, Okla.................L 41-28 Oct. 17, 1987 Abilene...........................W 38-14 Oct. 8, 1988 Edmond, Okla................W 24-23 Oct. 7, 1989 Abilene...........................W 28-9 Oct. 6, 1990 Edmond, Okla.................L 12-9 Oct. 12, 1991 Abilene...........................W 24-7 Oct. 10, 1992 Edmond, Okla................W 35-31 Oct. 9, 1993 Abilene...........................W 28-10 Oct. 8, 1994 Edmond, Okla. ...............L 36-33 Oct. 7, 1995 Abilene............................L 13-7 Oct. 12, 1996 Edmond, Okla.................L 24-6 Sept. 20, 1997 Abilene............................L 28-0 Sept. 19, 1998 Edmond, Okla.................L 30-0 Oct. 12, 2002 Abilene...........................W 22-20 Oct. 11, 2003 Edmond, Okla.................L 17-14 Sept. 4, 2004 Edmond, Okla.................L 49-24 Sept. 3, 2005 Abilene............................L 49-37 Sept. 7, 2006 Abilene...........................W 24-18 Sept. 1, 2007 Edmond, Okla.................L 27-17

Ave Maria, Fla. (1-0)

Chadron State, Neb. (0-1)

H: 1-0 / A: 0-0 Oct. 11, 2014

H: 0-0 / A: 0-1 Nov. 24, 2007 * Chadron, Neb..............L 76-73 (3ot) * NCAA II second-round playoff game

Abilene...........................W 55-14

Breckenridge Elks (1-0) H: 0-0 / A: 1-0 Oct. 10, 1924

Breckenridge, Texas......W 13-0

California-Davis (0-2) H: 0-1 / A: 0-1 Sept. 8, 2001 Abilene............................L 41-28 Sept. 14, 2002 Davis, Calif.......................L 34-17

Cal State-Los Angeles (0-1) H: 0-0 / A: 0-1 Oct. 29, 1966

Los Angeles, Calif...........L 23-7

Cameron (4-5) H: 3-1 / A: 1-3 / N: 0-1 Nov. 6, 1976 Abilene...........................W 42-0 Sept. 24, 1977 Abilene...........................W 21-14 Sept. 23, 1978 Lawton, Okla..................L 17-13 Sept. 26, 1987 Arlington, Texas.............L 13-3 Oct. 22, 1988 Lawton, Okla..................L 14-10 Oct. 21, 1989 Abilene...........................W 38-10 Oct. 20, 1990 Lawton, Okla..................L 10-6 Oct. 26, 1991 Abilene............................L 10-3 Oct. 24, 1992 Lawton, Okla.................W 12-7

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Clarendon (3-3-1) H: 1-0 / A: 0-0 Oct. 16, 1920 Nov. 18, 1921 Sept. 30, 1922 Oct. 26, 1923 Sept. 26, 1924 Nov. 6, 1925 Nov. 5, 1926

Abilene...........................W 29-7 Clarendon, Texas............L 7-0 Abilene............................L 14-12 Clarendon, Texas...........W 3-0 Abilene............................L 3-0 Clarendon, Texas............T 0-0 Abilene...........................W 28-7

Colorado Mesa (0-0) H: 0-0 / A: 0-0 Nov. 17, 2007

* ^ Abilene.....................W 56-12

* NCAA II first-round playoff game / Abilene ^ Victory vacated because of NCAA violations

Concordia, Ala. (1-0) H: 1-0 / A: 0-0 Aug. 31, 2012

Abilene...........................W 84-6


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Abilene............................L 20-0 Abilene...........................W 19-0 Dallas, Texas....................L 13-3

Daniel Baker (11-9-3) H: 7-3-1 / A: 4-6-2 Oct. 25, 1919 Brownwood, Texas.........L 13-6 Nov. 1, 1919 Abilene...........................W 21-7 Nov. 25, 1920 Abilene...........................W 81-0 Nov. 24, 1921 Brownwood, Texas.........L 55-0 Nov. 27, 1924 Abilene...........................W 3-0 Nov. 26, 1925 Brownwood, Texas.........T 7-7 Nov. 25, 1926 Abilene............................L 13-6 Nov. 24, 1927 Brownwood, Texas........W 6-3 Nov. 29, 1928 Abilene............................L 14-0 Nov. 28, 1929 Brownwood, Texas........W 6-0 Nov. 27, 1930 Abilene............................L 7-6 Nov. 26, 1931 Brownwood, Texas.........L 7-0 Nov. 30, 1931 Brownwood, Texas.........L 3-0 Nov. 24, 1932 Abilene...........................W 12-0 Oct. 6, 1933 Brownwood, Texas.........T 0-0 Nov. 17, 1934 Abilene............................T 6-6 Nov. 15, 1935 Brownwood, Texas.........L 7-6 Nov. 13, 1936 Abilene...........................W 13-7 Nov. 12, 1937 Brownwood, Texas.........L 3-0 Nov. 12, 1938 Abilene...........................W 21-0 Nov. 11, 1939 Brownwood, Texas........W 6-2 Nov. 9, 1940 Abilene...........................W 20-0 Oct. 25, 1941 Brownwood, Texas........W 48-0

Dayton (0-1) H: 0-0 / A: 0-1 Oct. 17, 1964

Portales, N.M.................W 21-17 Abilene...........................W 23-13 Portales, N.M..................L 21-11 Abilene............................L 32-20 Portales, N.M..................L 30-6 Abilene...........................W 52-36 Portales, N.M..................L 20-9 Portales, N.M..................L 17-7 Abilene...........................W 25-6 Portales, N.M.................W 40-7 Abilene............................L 35-21 Portales, N.M.................W 31-28 Portales, N.M.................W 23-21 Abilene...........................W 35-21 Portales, N.M.................W 20-19 Abilene...........................W 24-14 Portales, N.M..................L 28-21 Abilene............................L 33-30 Portales, N.M.................W 21-0 ^ Abilene........................W 45-20 Portales, N.M.................W 56-11 Abilene...........................W 44-33 Portales, N.M.................W 53-14 Portales, N.M.................W 36-7 Abilene...........................W 59-17

^ Victory vacated because of NCAA violations

Elon, N.C. (1-0) NAIA Division I Champions Bowl H: 0-0 / A: 0-0 / N: 1-0 Dec. 8, 1973 Shreveport, La...............W 42-14

Florida State (2-1) Dayton, Ohio..................L 21-14

Delta State, Miss. (1-0) H: 0-0 / A: 1-0 Sept. 27, 2012 Cleveland, Miss..............W 34-28

Dixie College (0-1) H: 0-0 / A: 0-1 Sept. 16, 1933 at Dixie College..............L 6-0

Drake (1-4) H: 0-1 / A: 1-3 Sept. 14, 1951 Nov. 14, 1964 Oct. 30, 1965 Oct. 31, 1970 Sept. 18, 1971

Oct. 1, 1988 Sept. 30, 1989 Sept. 29, 1990 Oct. 5, 1991 Oct. 3, 1992 Oct. 2, 1993 Oct. 1, 1994 Sept. 30, 1995 Oct. 5, 1996 Oct. 4, 1997 Oct. 3, 1998 Oct. 2, 1999 Sept. 30, 2000 Sept. 29, 2001 Oct. 5, 2002 Oct. 4, 2003 Sept. 25, 2004 Sept. 24, 2005 Sept. 30, 2006 Sept. 29, 2007 Sept. 27, 2008 Sept. 26, 2009 Oct. 23, 2010 Oct. 8, 2011 Oct. 6, 2012

Des Moines, Iowa...........L 19-7 Des Moines, Iowa...........L 14-3 Abilene............................L 24-7 Des Moines, Iowa..........W 33-13 Des Moines, Iowa...........L 34-17

East Central, Okla. (7-4) H: 4-1 / A: 3-2 / N: 0-1 Nov. 14, 1931 Ada, Okla........................L 28-13 Sept. 2, 1978 Ada, Okla.......................W 14-3 Sept. 1, 1979 Abilene...........................W 35-7 Sept. 17, 1988 Arlington, Texas.............L 31-24 Sept. 27, 1997 Abilene...........................W 20-7 Sept. 26, 1998 Abilene...........................W 35-7 Sept. 23, 2000 Abilene............................L 19-18 Sept. 22, 2001 Ada, Okla........................L 37-17 Oct. 4, 2008 Ada, Okla.......................W 66-7 Oct. 3, 2009 Abilene...........................W 43-6 Sept. 18, 2010 Adal, Okla......................W 47-7

Eastern New Mexico (23-11) H: 11-5 / A: 12-6 Sept. 16, 1950 Abilene...........................W 39-0 Oct. 28, 1967 Abilene...........................W 27-3 Nov. 2, 1968 Portales, N.M..................L 24-14 Nov. 1, 1969 Abilene...........................W 42-13 Oct. 10, 1970 Abilene...........................W 61-7 Oct. 9, 1971 Portales, N.M.................W 16-0 Oct. 28, 1972 Portales, N.M.................W 34-10 Nov. 9, 1985 Abilene............................L 23-9 Oct. 11, 1986 Portales, N.M.................W 34-10 Oct. 10, 1987 Abilene............................L 17-13

H: 0-0 / A: 2-1 Oct. 10, 1953 Tallahassee, Fla..............W 20-7 Sept. 25, 1954 Tallahassee, Fla..............W 13-0 Oct. 19, 1957 Tallahassee, Fla...............L 34-7

Fort Lewis, Colo. (2-0) H: 2-0 / A: 0-0 Sept. 13, 2003 Abilene...........................W 46-7 Sept. 5, 2009 Abilene...........................W 58-10

Fresno State (2-2) H: 0-0 / A: 1-2 / N: 1-0 Oct. 8, 1960 Fresno, Calif....................L 20-19 Nov. 11, 1961 Fresno, Calif....................L 21-7 Oct. 6, 1962 San Angelo, Texas.........W 26-14 Nov. 30, 1963 Fresno, Calif...................W 32-29

Georgia State (0-1) H: 0-0 / A: 0-1 Aug. 27, 2014

Atlanta, Ga......................L 38-37

Greenville Wesley College (0-1) H: 1-0 / A: 0-0 Nov. 18, 1919

Greenville, Texas.............L 68-3

Gustavus Adolphus (1-0) Refrigerator Bowl H: 0-0 / A: 0-0 / N: 1-0 Dec. 2, 1950 Evansville, Ind................W 13-7

H: 0-0 / A: 0-1 Sept. 13, 1980 Honolulu, Hawai’i..........L 41-0

Houston Baptist (2-0) H: 0-0 / A: 2-0 Oct. 12, 2013 at Houston Baptist........W 69-12 Sept. 27, 2014 at Houston Baptist........W 59-14

Howard Payne (33-18-2) H: 16-9-1 / A: 17-9-1 Oct. 30, 1920 Brownwood, Texas........W 7-3 Oct. 29, 1921 Brownwood, Texas.........L 56-0 Sept. 24, 1925 Abilene............................L 18-0 Sept. 23, 1926 Abilene............................L 22-0 Nov. 4, 1932 Brownwood, Texas.........L 6-0 Nov. 3, 1933 Abilene............................T 0-0 Nov. 2, 1934 Brownwood, Texas.........L 12-0 Nov. 1, 1935 Abilene............................L 20-0 Oct. 30, 1936 Brownwood, Texas.........L 26-0 Oct. 29, 1937 Abilene............................L 14-6 Oct. 28, 1938 Brownwood, Texas.........T 0-0 Nov. 18, 1939 Abilene...........................W 14-0 Nov. 15, 1940 Brownwood, Texas........W 6-0 Nov. 15, 1941 Abilene............................L 13-0 Nov. 13, 1942 Abilene............................L 9-0 Nov. 9, 1946 Abilene...........................W 19-0 Nov. 22, 1947 Brownwood, Texas.........L 35-7 Nov. 25, 1948 Abilene...........................W 27-7 Nov. 24, 1949 Brownwood, Texas.........L 20-0 Nov. 23, 1950 Abilene...........................W 27-6 Nov. 22, 1951 Brownwood, Texas........W 34-14 Nov. 27, 1952 Abilene...........................W 62-6 Nov. 26, 1953 Brownwood, Texas........W 34-6 Nov. 25, 1954 Abilene............................L 26-13 Nov. 24, 1955 Brownwood, Texas.........L 21-6 Nov. 24, 1956 Abilene............................L 20-12 Nov. 23, 1957 Brownwood, Texas........W 33-6 Nov. 27, 1958 Abilene...........................W 49-30 Oct. 17, 1959 Brownwood, Texas........W 20-15 Oct. 15, 1960 Abilene...........................W 6-0 Sept. 23, 1961 Brownwood, Texas........W 11-7 Sept. 22, 1962 Brownwood, Texas........W 29-28 Sept. 12, 1964 Brownwood, Texas........W 24-6 Sept. 25, 1965 Brownwood, Texas........W 45-0 Sept. 24, 1966 Abilene...........................W 17-9 Sept. 23, 1967 Brownwood, Texas.........L 23-19 Sept. 28, 1968 Abilene...........................W 50-49 Sept. 27, 1969 Brownwood, Texas........W 36-27 Sept. 12, 1970 Abilene............................L 35-27 Nov. 17, 1973 Abilene...........................W 42-14 Nov. 23, 1974 Brownwood, Texas.........L 42-21 Nov. 22, 1975 Abilene...........................W 45-14 Nov. 20, 1976 Brownwood, Texas........W 34-13 Nov. 19, 1977 Abilene...........................W 42-24 Nov. 18, 1978 Abilene...........................W 38-7 Nov. 17, 1979 Brownwood, Texas........W 34-18 Nov. 22, 1980 Abilene...........................W 20-0 Nov. 21, 1981 Brownwood, Texas........W 56-7 Oct. 20, 1982 Abilene...........................W 21-14 Nov. 19, 1983 Brownwood, Texas........W 35-6 Oct. 20, 1984 Abilene...........................W 30-0 Oct. 26, 1985 Brownwood, Texas........W 30-0 Nov. 1, 1986 Brownwood, Texas........W 41-22

Illinois State (0-1) H: 0-0 / A: 0-1 Sept. 21, 2013 Normal, Ill.......................L 31-17

Harding (1-0) NAIA Shrine Bowl H: 0-0 / A: 0-0 / N: 1-0 Dec. 4, 1976 Pasadena, Texas.............W 22-12

Hardin-Simmons (3-0) H: 3-0 / A: 0-0 Oct. 14, 1961 Oct. 13, 1962 Oct. 5, 1963

Hawai’i (0-1)

Abilene (h).....................W 27-0 Abilene (h).....................W 14-6 Abilene (h).....................W 21-7

Incarnate Word (5-1) H: 3-0 / A: 2-1 Oct. 16, 2010 Nov. 12, 2011 Nov. 10, 2012 Oct. 19, 2013 Nov. 9, 2013 Sept. 20, 2014

San Antonio...................W 54-17 Abilene...........................W 61-16 San Antonio...................W 24-12 Abilene...........................W 40-6 San Antonio....................L 34-31 Abilene...........................W 21-0

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FOOTBALLHISTORY Lamar (7-10) H: 4-6 / A: 3-4 Oct. 24, 1953 Oct. 30, 1954 Oct. 3, 1959 Oct. 1, 1960 Sept. 30, 1961 Sept. 29, 1962 Sept. 28, 1963 Sept. 26, 1964 Oct. 16, 1965 Oct. 15, 1966 Oct. 14, 1967 Oct. 19, 1968 Oct. 18, 1969 Oct. 17, 1970 Oct. 30, 1971 Oct. 14, 1972 Oct. 4, 2014

Abilene...........................W 26-21 Abilene...........................W 33-14 Abilene............................L 8-7 Beaumont, Texas...........W 20-7 Abilene............................L 25-10 Beaumont, Texas............L 13-6 Abilene...........................W 25-0 Beaumont, Texas............L 14-3 Abilene............................L 28-18 Beaumont, Texas............L 42-16 Abilene............................L 54-13 Beaumont, Texas...........W 38-14 Abilene...........................W 22-9 Beaumont, Texas...........W 42-27 Abilene............................L 30-28 Beaumont, Texas............L 31-10 Abilene............................L 24-21

Nov. 30, 1970 Sept. 11, 1971 Sept. 1, 2012 Sept. 7, 2013

vs. McMurry...................W 43-26 vs. McMurry...................W 53-20 vs. McMurry...................W 51-0 vs. McMurry...................W 60-17

McNeese State (0-2) H: 1-0 / A: 0-0 Nov. 18, 1972 Oct. 18, 2014

Lake Charles, La..............L 22-0 Lake Charles, La..............L 31-20

Memphis (0-3-1) H: 1-0 / A: 0-0 Oct. 2, 1954 Oct. 10, 1959 Nov. 5, 1960 Oct. 21, 1961

Memphis, Tenn...............T 6-6 Memphis, Tenn...............L 13-7 Memphis, Tenn...............L 55-6 Memphis, Tenn...............L 35-0

New Haven, Conn. (1-1) H: 1-0 / A: 0-1 Sept. 24, 1994 Abilene ..........................W 27-16 Sept. 23, 1995 New Haven, Conn ..........L 33-7

New Mexico Highlands (2-2) H: 2-1 / A: 0-1 Oct. 20, 1962 Sept. 2, 1995 Aug. 31, 1996 Sept. 14, 2012

Las Vegas, N.M...............L 26-20 Abilene...........................W 31-6 Abilene............................L 32-20 Abilene...........................W 52-28

New Mexico State (0-1) H: 0-0 / A: 0-1 Oct. 26, 2013

Las Cruces, N.M..............L 34-29

Meridian College (2-0)

North Alabama (0-1)

NAIA Division I National Semifinals

H: 1-0 / A: 1-0 Nov. 11, 1921 at Meridian....................W 37-0 Sept. 27, 1923 Abilene...........................W 35-0

H: 0-0 / A: 0-0 / N: 0-1 Sept. 17, 2011 Arlington, Texas.............L 23-17

H: 1-0 / A: 0-0 Dec. 1, 1973

Midland College (2-0)

Langston, Okla. (1-0)

Abilene...........................W 34-6

Louisiana-Lafayette (2-1) H: 1-0 / A: 1-1 Oct. 18, 1958 Nov. 7, 1959 Oct. 7, 1972

Abilene...........................W 27-8 Lafayette, La..................W 14-12 Lafayette, La...................L 35-14

Louisiana Tech (0-2) H: 1-0 / A: 0-2 Oct. 1, 1955 Ruston, La.......................L 21-7 Sept. 30, 1972 Ruston, La.......................L 35-12

Lubbock Army Air Base (1-0) H: 0-0 / A: 1-0 Sept. 26, 1942 Lubbock, Texas..............W 12-0

McMurry (26-15) H: 0-0 / A: 0-0 Sept. 27, 1930 Oct. 7, 1931 Oct. 6, 1932 Nov. 25, 1933 Nov. 29, 1934 Nov. 23, 1935 Nov. 21, 1936 Nov. 20, 1937 Nov. 19, 1938 Nov. 25, 1939 Nov. 22, 1940 Oct. 4, 1941 Oct. 30, 1942 Oct. 26, 1946 Oct. 25, 1947 Oct. 23, 1948 Oct. 22, 1949 Oct. 21, 1950 Oct. 20, 1951 Oct. 18, 1952 Oct. 17, 1953 Oct. 16, 1954 Oct. 15, 1955 Sept. 15, 1956 Oct. 5, 1957 Oct. 11, 1958 Nov. 26, 1959 Nov. 24, 1960 Nov. 25, 1961 Nov. 10, 1962 Nov. 16, 1963 Oct. 3, 1964 Oct. 2, 1965 Oct. 1, 1966 Sept. 30, 1967 Oct. 5, 1968 Oct. 4, 1969

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vs. McMurry...................W 24-0 vs. McMurry...................W 13-7 vs. McMurry....................L 3-0 vs. McMurry...................W 3-0 vs. McMurry....................L 27-0 vs. McMurry....................L 31-7 vs. McMurry....................L 33-6 vs. McMurry....................L 13-7 vs. McMurry...................W 19-7 vs. McMurry...................W 26-0 vs. McMurry...................W 6-0 vs. McMurry...................W 20-6 vs. McMurry...................W 33-0 vs. McMurry...................W 27-0 vs. McMurry....................L 20-7 vs. McMurry....................L 13-9 vs. McMurry....................L 21-0 vs. McMurry...................W 26-14 vs. McMurry...................W 58-13 vs. McMurry...................W 26-0 vs. McMurry...................W 28-8 vs. McMurry....................L 13-6 vs. McMurry....................L 13-6 vs. McMurry...................W 26-23 vs. McMury.....................W 20-6 vs. McMurry....................L 20-7 vs. McMurry....................L 14-7 vs. McMurry...................W 26-0 vs. McMurry....................L 33-28 vs. McMurry...................W 14-12 vs. McMurry...................W 21-3 vs. McMurry...................W 22-15 vs. McMurry....................L 9-8 vs. McMurry...................W 28-7 vs. McMurry...................W 13-10 vs. McMurry....................L 16-3 vs. McMurry...................W 30-2

H: 1-0 / A: 1-0 Oct. 18, 1919 Oct. 14, 1921

Midland, Texas...............W 46-0 Abilene...........................W 7-0

Midwestern State (18-7-1) H: 8-3 / A: 9-4-1 / N: 1-0 Nov. 8, 1947 Wichita Falls, Texas.......W 28-0 Nov. 6, 1948 Wichita Falls, Texas........T 7-7 Oct. 28, 1950 Wichita Falls, Texas.......W 13-0 Oct. 27, 1951 Wichita Falls, Texas.......W 21-13 Oct. 4, 1952 Stamford, Texas.............W 21-0 Oct. 3l, 1953 Wichita Falls, Texas.......W 13-7 Nov. 13, 1954 Wichita Falls, Texas.......W 33-13 Nov. 12, 1955 Wichita Falls, Texas.......W 26-21 Nov. 10, 1956 Abilene...........................W 13-7 Sept. 26, 1992 Abilene...........................W 24-10 Sept. 11, 1993 Wichita Falls, Texas.......W 43-10 Sept. 21, 1996 Abilene...........................W 17-14 (ot) Oct. 11, 1997 Abilene W 34-14 Oct. 10, 1998 Wichita Falls, Texas........L 23-15 Oct. 9, 1999 Abilene...........................W 26-16 Oct. 26, 2002 Wichita Falls, Texas.......W 21-20 Oct. 25, 2003 Abilene...........................W 18-14 Nov. 6, 2004 Abilene............................L 29-19 Nov. 5, 2005 Wichita Falls, Texas........L 35-30 Nov. 11, 2006 Abilene............................L 46-30 Nov. 10, 2007 ^ Wichita Falls, Texas....W 42-41 Nov. 8, 2008 Abilene...........................W 47-17 Nov. 7, 2009 Wichita Falls, Texas........L 15-13 Nov. 14, 2009 * Wichita Falls, Texas....W 24-21 Oct. 9, 2010 Abilene...........................W 31-28 Oct. 22, 2011 Wichita Falls, Texas........L 70-28 Oct. 20, 2012 Abilene............................L 35-31 # Game played in Stamford, Texas * NCAA II first-round playoff game / Wichita Falls ^ Victory vacated because of NCAA violations

Mississippi College (0-1) H: 0-0 / A: 0-1 Sept. 10, 1994 Abilene............................L 21-7

Montana (0-1) H: 0-0 / A: 0-1 Sept. 8, 1984

Missoula, Mont...............L 42-28

Nebraska-Omaha (2-0) H: 1-0 / A: 1-0 Sept. 25, 1971 Omaha, Neb...................W 29-6 Sept. 21, 1974 Abilene...........................W 35-9

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North Texas (8-15-1) H: 3-2 / A: 4-13-1 / N: 1-0 Oct. 23, 1926 Abilene...........................W 13-10 Oct. 21, 1927 Denton...........................W 33-0 Oct. 24, 1930 Abilene............................L 20-12 Oct. 23, 1931 Denton............................L 6-0 Oct. 14, 1932 Denton............................L 13-0 Oct. 13, 1933 Denton...........................W 6-0 Oct. 15, 1934 Denton............................L 6-0 Oct. 11, 1935 Denton............................T 13-13 Oct. 9, 1936 Denton............................L 18-0 Oct. 8, 1937 Denton............................L 22-14 Oct. 8, 1938 San Angelo, Texas.........W 6-0 Sept. 23, 1939 Abilene............................L 9-0 Sept. 21, 1940 Denton...........................W 19-13 Oct. 4, 1946 Abilene...........................W 6-0 Nov. 17, 1956 Denton............................L 20-7 Oct. 12, 1957 Abilene...........................W 28-20 Nov. 2, 1963 Denton...........................W 20-6 Oct. 3, 1987 Denton............................L 26-3 Sept. 9, 1989 Denton............................L 35-19 Sept. 15, 1990 Denton............................L 38-6 Sept. 7, 1991 Denton............................L 24-0 Sept. 5, 1992 Denton............................L 41-0 Sept. 25, 1993 Denton............................L 33-13 Sept. 1, 1994 Denton............................L 48-0

Northern Arizona (0-3) H: 0-1 / A: 0-2 Sept. 2, 1989 Flagstaff, Ariz.................L 42-13 Sept. 16, 1995 Flagstaff, Ariz.................L 62-0 Sept. 6, 2014 Abilene............................L 27-21

Northern Colorado (10-4-1) H: 6-2 / A: 4-2-1 Oct. 3, 1970 Greeley, Colo.................W 38-7 Oct. 2, 1971 Abilene...........................W 14-7 Sept. 11, 1976 Abilene...........................W 21-14 Sept. 10, 1977 Greeley, Colo.................W 24-3 Sept. 16, 1978 Abilene...........................W 16-14 Sept. 22, 1979 Greeley, Colo.................W 21-18 Sept. 12, 1981 Abilene...........................W 15-14 Sept. 11, 1982 Greeley, Colo..................T 13-13 Sept. 15, 1984 Abilene...........................W 27-7 Sept. 14, 1985 Greeley, Colo.................W 45-23 Sept. 6, 1986 Abilene...........................W 27-20 Sept. 12, 1987 Greeley, Colo..................L 35-30 Sept. 10, 1988 Abilene............................L 38-34 Sept. 8, 1990 Abilene............................L 28-20 Sept. 14, 1991 Greeley, Colo..................L 20-0

Northeastern State, Okla. (5-1) H: 2-0 / A: 3-1 Sept. 16, 2000 Tahlequah, Okla.............L 48-28 Sept. 15, 2001 Abilene...........................W 31-21 Sept. 11, 2004 Abilene...........................W 23-14


acusports.com Sept. 10, 2005 Tahlequah, Okla............W 20-14 (ot) Oct. 7, 2006 Tahlequah, Okla............W 45-20 Oct. 6, 2007 ^ Abilene........................W 58-7 Sept. 11, 2010 Tahlequah, Okla............W 43-13 ^ Victory vacated because of NCAA violations

Northwest Missouri State (2-2-1) H: 1-1-1 / A: 1-1 Oct. 19, 1985 Aug. 30, 2008 Nov. 29, 2008 Aug. 27, 2009 Nov. 21, 2009

Abilene............................T 24-24 Maryville, Mo.................W 44-27 * Abilene.........................L 45-36 Abilene...........................W 19-14 ** Maryville, Mo............L 35-10

* NCAA II quarterfinal playoff game / Abilene ** NCAA II second-round game / Maryville, Mo.

Northwestern Oklahoma (6-0) H: 4-0 / A: 2-0 Sept. 4, 1976 Sept. 3, 1977 Sept. 15, 1979 Sept. 27, 1980 Sept. 19, 1981 Sept. 18, 1982

Abilene...........................W 48-14 Abilene...........................W 34-14 Alva, Okla.......................W 26-10 Abilene...........................W 16-0 Alva, Okla.......................W 18-3 Abilene...........................W 38-6

Sam Houston State (12-8-1) H: 4-3 / A: 7-5 / N: 1-0-1 Oct. 8, 1926 Huntsvile, Texas..............L 26-7 Oct. 7, 1927 Sweetwater, Texas.........W 12-0 Oct. 5, 1928 Huntsville, Texas............W 6-0 Oct. 26, 1929 Abilene............................L 13-12 Oct. 26, 1934 Huntsville, Texas.............L 13-0 Sept. 20, 1935 Huntsville, Texas.............L 32-0 Nov. 15, 1952 San Antonio, Texas.........T 21-21 Nov. 11, 1972 Huntsville, Texas.............L 17-16 Nov. 10, 1973 Abilene...........................W 46-23 Nov. 16, 1974 Huntsville, Texas............W 33-24 Nov. 15, 1975 Abilene...........................W 55-20 Nov. 13, 1976 Huntsville, Texas............W 26-0 Nov. 5, 1977 Huntsville, Texas............W 41-18 Nov. 4, 1978 Abilene...........................W 34-10 Nov. 3, 1979 Huntsville, Texas............W 31-14 Nov. 8, 1980 Abilene............................L 17-14 Nov. 7, 1981 Huntsville, Texas............W 27-13 Nov. 6, 1982 Abilene...........................W 36-10 Nov. 5, 1983 Huntsville, Texas............W 27-20 Nov. 3, 1984 Abilene............................L 10-6 Oct. 25, 2014 Huntsville, Texas.............L 38-21

Segal All-Stars (1-0) H: 1-0 / A: 0-0 Nov. 24, 1922

Southeasten Lousisiana (1-1)

H: 3-1 / A: 2-3 Oct. 12, 1963 Oct. 10, 1964 Sept. 14, 1968 Sept. 6, 1980 Sept. 26, 1981 Sept. 25, 1982 Sept. 24, 1983 Sept. 22, 1984 Nov. 8, 2014

H: 0-1 / A: 1-0 Nov. 6, 1971 Hammond, La................W 28-7 Sept. 23, 1972 Abilene............................L 14-10

Oklahoma City (0-1) H: 0-1 / A: 0-0 Sept. 20, 1930 Oklahoma City................L 40-14

Pensacola Naval Air Station (1-0) H: 0-0 / A: 1-0 Oct. 2, 1948

Pensacola, Fla................W 21-0

Pittsburg State, Kan. (0-1) H: 0-0 / A: 0-1 Oct. 5, 2013

Pittsburg, Kan.................L 28-20

Southeast Missouri State (1-1) H: 1-0 / A: 0-1 Oct. 12, 1985 Oct. 4, 1986

Cape Girardeau, Mo.......L 44-30 Abilene...........................W 30-3

Southeastern Oklahoma State (4-5) H: 1-2 / A: 3-2 / N: 0-1) Nov. 2, 1929 Durant, Okla..................W 7-6 Sept. 11, 1999 Birdville, Texas................L 43-30 Oct. 7, 2000 Abilene............................L 14-13 Oct. 6, 2001 Durant, Okla...................L 52-38 Oct. 2, 2004 Abilene............................L 35-14 Oct. 1, 2005 Durant, Okla...................L 42-24 Sept. 16, 2006 Durant, Okla..................W 51-14 Sept. 15, 2007 ^ Durant, Okla...............W 41-3 Sept. 20, 2008 Durant, Okla..................W 59-10 Sept. 19, 2009 Abilene...........................W 33-14 ^ Victory vacated because of NCAA violations

Prairie View A&M (3-0)

Southern Methodist (0-1)

H: 1-0 / A: 2-0 Sept. 9, 1995 Sept. 7, 1996 Nov. 16, 2013

H: 1-0 / A: 0-1 Oct. 3, 1925

Abilene...........................W 35-0 Prairie View, Texas........W 30-14 Prairie View, Texas........W 65-45

Randolph Air Force Base (1-0) H: 1-0 / A: 0-0 Oct. 14, 1922

Cisco, Texas ...................W

70-0

Saint Mary’s (1-2-1) H: 0-0 / A: 0-0 / N: 1-2-1 Sept. 26, 1935 Fredericksburg, Texas....T 0-0 Oct. 3, 1936 San Marcos, Texas..........L 14-0 Oct. 1, 1937 San Marcos, Texas..........L 38-0 Nov. 22, 1941 San Marcos, Texas.........W 18-14

Sacramento State (0-2) H: 0-0 / A: 0-2 Sept. 21, 1991 Sacramento, Calif...........L 45-7 Sept. 19, 1992 Sacramento, Calif...........L 57-9

Dallas, Texas....................L 52-7

Southern Mississippi (0-9) H: 0-3 / A: 0-6 Oct. 9, 1954 Nov. 5, 1955 Nov. 3, 1956 Nov. 2, 1957 Nov. 1, 1958 Oct. 24, 1959 Oct. 29, 1960 Oct. 28, 1961 Oct. 27, 1962

Abilene...........................W 14-0 Georgetown, Texas.......W 18-0 Abilene............................T 12-12 Georgetown, Texas.......W 14-0 Abilene...........................W 27-0 Abilene...........................W 13-10 Georgetown, Texas.......W 7-6

Southwestern Oklahoma State (9-1) H: 5-1 / A: 2-0 / N: 2-0 Nov. 19, 1929 Weatherford, Okla........W 25-14 Nov. 8, 1930 Abilene............................L 13-0 Oct. 12, 1946 Abilene...........................W 28-0 Sept. 17, 1949 Stamford, Texas.............W 34-7 Dec. 10, 1977 * Seattle, Wash..............W 24-7 Sept. 6, 1997 Abilene...........................W 25-17 Sept. 5, 1998 Weatherford, Okla........W 31-13 Sept. 18, 1999 Abilene...........................W 28-18 Sept. 23, 2006 Abilene...........................W 31-0 Sept. 22, 2007 ^ Weatherford, Okla.....W 50-14 Nov. 13, 2010 Abilene...........................W 47-17 * NAIA Division I Apple Bowl / Seattle, Wash. ^ Victory vacated because of NCAA violations

Stamford American Legion (2-0) Abilene...........................W 16-0

Northwestern State, La. (5-4) Abilene...........................W 28-18 Natchitoches, La............W 36-26 Natchitoches, La............W 17-16 Natchitoches, La.............L 31-10 Abilene...........................W 41-38 Natchitoches, La.............L 35-30 Abilene...........................W 20-17 Natchitoches, La.............L 26-7 Abilene............................L 34-10

Oct. 18, 1941 Oct. 17, 1942 Oct. 12, 1946 Oct. 10, 1947 Oct. 9, 1948 Oct. 7, 1949 Oct. 7, 1950

Hattiesburg, Miss...........L 23-7 Abilene............................L 40-0 Hattiesburg, Miss...........L 36-6 Hattiesburg, Miss...........L 7-0 Abilene............................L 22-0 Hattiesburg, Miss...........L 30-10 Abilene............................L 34-8 Hattiesburg, Miss...........L 33-6 Hattiesburg, Miss...........L 30-0

H: 1-0 / A: 1-0 Oct. 7, 1922 Oct. 13, 1924

Abilene...........................W 7-0 Stamford, Texas.............W 24-0

Stephen F. Austin State (9-6) H: 5-2 / A: 4-4 Oct. 6, 1973 Oct. 12, 1974 Oct. 11, 1975 Oct. 9, 1976 Oct. 30, 1977 Oct. 28, 1978 Oct. 27, 1979 Nov. 1, 1980 Oct. 31, 1981 Oct. 30, 1982 Oct. 29, 1983 Sept. 29, 1984 Oct. 5, 1985 Sept. 4, 1999 Nov. 15, 2014

Abilene...........................W 57-50 Nacogdoches, Texas.......L 14-10 Abilene...........................W 24-3 Nacogdoches, Texas......W 51-14 Abilene...........................W 35-21 Nacogdoches, Texas.......L 28-21 Abilene............................L 27-21 Nacogdoches, Texas.......L 24-23 Abilene...........................W 31-0 Nacogdoches, Texas......W 24-17 Abilene...........................W 24-10 Abilene............................L 37-21 Nacogdoches, Texas......W 22-21 Nacogdoches, Texas.......L 51-34 Nacogdoches, Texas......W 37-35

Sul Ross (10-5) H: 5-1 / A: 3-4 / N: 2-0 Oct. 2, 1926 San Angelo, Texas.........W 3-0 Sept. 29, 1927 Abilene...........................W 12-0 Oct. 27, 1928 Alpine, Texas...................L 19-13 Oct. 16, 1931 Abilene...........................W 13-6 Oct. 21, 1932 Abilene............................L 14-7 Oct. 5, 1934 Alpine, Texas...................L 13-0 Oct. 5, 1935 Alpine, Texas...................L 27-7 Sept. 26, 1936 Alpine, Texas...................L 12-0 Oct. 1, 1938 Abilene...........................W 14-0 Sept. 30, 1939 Alpine, Texas..................W 7-0 Sept. 28, 1946 Alpine, Texas..................W 32-7 Sept. 23, 1950 Midland, Texas...............W 34-0 Oct. 20, 1973 Abilene...........................W 29-0 Oct. 26, 1974 Alpine, Texas..................W 21-9 Oct. 25, 1975 Abilene...........................W 49-14

Tampa, Fla. (1-0) H: 0-0 / A: 1-0 Oct. 14, 1949

Tampa, Fla......................W 38-12

Southwestern (9-3-1)

Tarleton State (19-12-4)

H: 4-2-1 / A: 5-1 Oct. 25, 1935 Abilene...........................W 7-0 Oct. 23, 1936 Georgetown, Texas........L 8-6 Oct. 23, 1937 Abilene............................L 9-6 Oct. 22, 1938 Georgetown, Texas.......W 13-0 Oct. 21, 1939 Abilene............................L 26-7 Oct. 19, 1940 Georgetown, Texas.......W 21-0

H: 7-4-1 / A: 11-7-3 / N: 1-1 Oct. 25, 1920 Abilene............................T 0-0 Nov. 18, 1920 Stephenville, Texas........W 13-0 Nov. 29, 1923 Stephenville, Texas.........L 7-3 Sept. 24, 1927 Stephenville, Texas.........T 6-6 Sept. 29, 1928 Stephenville, Texas.........L 12-6 Oct. 5, 1929 Abilene...........................W 19-0 Oct. 3, 1930 Stephenville, Texas........W 18-0

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FOOTBALLHISTORY Oct. 2, 1931 Stephenville, Texas........W 13-0 Sept. 23, 1932 Stephenville, Texas.........T 6-6 Oct. 20, 1933 Stephenville, Texas........W 19-0 Sept. 21, 1934 Stephenville, Texas.........T 6-6 Date N/A, 1937 Stephenville, Texas.........L 7-6 Sept. 23, 1938 Stephenville, Texas........W 21-6 Nov. 3, 1973 Stephenville, Texas........W 49-7 Nov. 9, 1974 Abilene...........................W 56-14 Nov. 8, 1975 Stephenville, Texas........W 35-21 Oct. 23, 1993 Abilene...........................W 57-15 Oct. 21, 1995 Abilene...........................W 38-18 Oct. 26, 1996 Stephenville, Texas........W 20-10 Oct. 25, 1997 Abilene...........................W 23-17 Oct. 24, 1998 Stephenville, Texas.........L 33-31 Oct. 23, 1999 Abilene............................L 14-9 Oct. 21, 2000 Stephenville, Texas.........L 15-13 Oct. 20, 2001 Abilene............................L 52-7 Sept. 21, 2002 Stephenville, Texas.........L 12-9 Sept. 20, 2003 Abilene............................L 41-7 Sept. 18, 2004 Stephenville, Texas........W 31-14 Oct. 22, 2005 Stephenville, Texas........W 18-7 Oct. 28, 2006 Abilene............................L 37-36 Oct. 27, 2007 ^ Stephenville, Texas.....W 70-63 Oct. 25, 2008 Abilene...........................W 37-17 Oct. 24, 2009 Stephenville, Texas.........L 13-6 Sept. 25, 2010 Abilene...........................W 65-3 Sept. 1, 2011 Stephenville, Texas........W 27-24 Sept. 15, 2012 Arlington, Texas............W 34-31 Sept. 28, 2013 Frisco, Texas....................L 41-34 (ot) ^ Victory vacated because of NCAA violations

Tennessee-Chattanooga (2-8-1) H: 0-0 / A: 2-8-1 Sept. 30, 1949 Chattanooga, Tenn........L 14-7 Sept. 29, 1950 Chattanooga, Tenn.......W 13-7 Sept. 28, 1951 Chattanooga, Tenn........L 33-7 Sept. 26, 1952 Chattanooga, Tenn........L 28-0 Oct. 21, 1955 Chattanooga, Tenn........L 7-6 Oct. 19, 1956 Chattanooga, Tenn........L 28-20 Sept. 27, 1957 Chattanooga, Tenn........T 6-6 Sept. 26, 1958 Chattanooga, Tenn........L 22-12 Sept. 25, 1959 Chattanooga, Tenn.......W 3-0 Sept. 23, 1960 Chattanooga, Tenn........L 21-0 Oct. 8, 1966 Chattanooga, Tenn........L 45-8

Tennessee Tech (1-0) H: 1-0 / A: 0-0 Sept. 19, 1987 Abilene...........................W 40-31

Texas A&M-Commerce (40-27-1) H: 22-13 / A: 14-13-1 / N: 3-1 Nov. 30, 1922 Commerce, Texas...........W 30-2 Oct. 24, 1924 Commerce, Texas............L 17-7 Oct. 19, 1925 Abilene...........................W 19-0 Oct. 14, 1927 Commerce, Texas...........W 20-0 Oct. 20, 1928 Abilene...........................W 17-6 Sept. 28, 1940 Abilene...........................W 14-7 Sept. 27, 1941 Commerce, Texas............L 35-0 Sept. 19, 1942 Abilene...........................W 13-7 Sept. 21, 1946 Commerce, Texas...........W 26-7 Oct. 14, 1950 Stamford, Texas.............W 19-0 Sept. 22, 1951 Commerce, Texas...........W 14-6 Sept. 19, 1952 Abilene............................L 21-0 Sept. 19, 1953 Commerce, Texas............L 28-27 Sept. 18, 1954 Abilene...........................W 41-19 Sept. 24, 1955 Commerce, Texas............T 7-7 Sept. 22, 1956 Abilene...........................W 13-7 Sept. 20, 1958 Abilene............................L 27-6 Sept. 19, 1959 Commerce, Texas............L 21-0 Oct. 17, 1960 Abilene...........................W 9-7 Sept. 16, 1961 Commerce, Texas............L 16-14 Sept. 15, 1962 Abilene............................L 3-0 Sept. 21, 1963 Commerce, Texas............L 17-0 Sept. 19, 1964 Abilene...........................W 17-11 Sept. 18, 1965 Commerce, Texas............L 21-20 Sept. 17, 1966 Abilene...........................W 7-0 Sept. 16, 1967 Abilene...........................W 24-16 Sept. 21, 1968 Abilene............................L 29-22 Sept. 20, 1969 Commerce, Texas...........W 38-32 Sept. 19, 1970 Abilene...........................W 41-21

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Sept. 9, 1972 Abilene...........................W 14-12 Oct. 13, 1973 Commerce, Texas...........W 18-15 Oct. 19, 1974 Abilene...........................W 31-13 Oct. 18, 1975 Commerce, Texas............L 20-18 Oct. 16, 1976 Abilene...........................W 17-0 Oct. 23, 1977 Commerce, Texas...........W 28-13 Oct. 21, 1978 Abilene...........................W 28-27 Oct. 20, 1979 Commerce, Texas............L 31-16 Oct. 25, 1980 Abilene............................L 24-14 Oct. 24, 1981 Commerce, Texas...........W 19-14 Oct. 23, 1982 Abilene............................L 26-25 Oct. 22, 1983 Commerce, Texas............L 31-28 Nov. 17, 1984 Abilene...........................W 24-14 Nov. 23, 1985 Commerce, Texas...........W 30-9 Nov. 8, 1986 Abilene...........................W 20-12 Nov. 7, 1987 Commerce, Texas...........W 38-10 Oct. 29, 1988 Abilene............................L 39-24 Oct. 28, 1989 Commerce, Texas...........W 34-21 Oct. 27, 1990 Abilene............................L 63-34 Nov. 2, 1991 Commerce, Texas............L 37-3 Oct. 31, 1992 Abilene............................L 52-10 Oct. 30, 1993 Commerce, Texas...........W 17-10 Oct. 29, 1994 Abilene............................L 42-35 Oct. 28, 1995 Commerce, Texas............L 31-24 Nov. 2, 1996 Abilene............................L 17-0 Sept. 13, 1997 Bedford, Texas...............W 26-10 Nov. 1, 1997 Abilene...........................W 19-9 Oct. 31, 1998 Abilene...........................W 22-15 Sept. 2, 2000 Birdville, Texas................L 34-10 Oct. 28, 2000 Abilene............................L 10-9 Oct. 27, 2001 Commerce, Texas............L 23-10 Nov. 2, 2002 Abilene...........................W 47-6 Nov. 1, 2003 Commerce, Texas...........W 21-7 Oct. 23, 2004 Abilene............................L 37-17 Sept. 17, 2005 Abilene...........................W 27-18 Sept. 13, 2008 Abilene...........................W 45-14 Sept. 12, 2009 Dallas (Cotton Bowl).....W 20-14 (ot) Oct. 29, 2011 Abilene...........................W 40-28 Oct. 27, 2012 Commerce, Texas...........W 24-17

Texas A&M-Kingsville (14-32-1) H: 8-14 / A: 6-18-1 Nov. 11, 1932 Kingsville, Texas.............L 25-0 Nov. 16, 1933 Abilene............................L 39-0 Nov. 23, 1946 Kingsville, Texas............W 32-7 Nov. 5, 1949 Kingsville, Texas.............L 50-13 Nov. 4, 1950 Abilene...........................W 20-3 Nov. 3, 1951 Kingsville, Texas.............L 14-13 Nov. 1, 1952 Abilene...........................W 48-13 Oct. 31, 1953 Kingsville, Texas.............L 25-14 Sept. 22, 1973 Abilene...........................W 35-14 Sept. 28, 1974 Kingsville, Texas.............L 46-14 Sept. 27, 1975 Abilene............................L 24-21 Sept. 25, 1976 Kingsville, Texas.............L 38-10 Oct. 9, 1977 Kingsville, Texas.............T 25-25 Oct. 7, 1978 Abilene...........................W 28-13 Oct. 6, 1979 Kingsville, Texas.............L 37-21 Oct. 11, 1980 Abilene............................L 46-13 Oct. 10, 1981 Kingsville, Texas.............L 37-27 Oct. 9, 1982 Abilene...........................W 34-18 Oct. 8, 1983 Kingsville, Texas............W 38-24 Nov. 10, 1984 Kingsville, Texas.............L 28-13 Nov. 1, 1985 Abilene............................L 10-3 Nov. 15, 1986 Kingsville, Texas.............L 36-19 Nov. 14, 1987 Abilene............................L 35-28 Nov. 5, 1988 Kingsville, Texas ............L 66-23 Nov. 4, 1989 Abilene............................L 33-13 Nov. 3, 1990 Kingsville, Texas.............L 42-3 Nov. 9, 1991 Abilene............................L 20-0 Nov. 7, 1992 Kingsville, Texas.............L 38-14 Nov. 6, 1993 Abilene............................L 26-10 Nov. 5, 1994 Kingsville, Texas.............L 48-0 Nov. 4, 1995 Abilene............................L 54-7 Nov. 9, 1996 Kingsville, Texas.............L 38-0 Nov. 8, 1997 Abilene............................L 54-7 Nov. 7, 1998 Kingsville, Texas.............L 56-28 Nov. 6, 1999 Abilene............................L 40-14 Nov. 4, 2000 Kingsville, Texas.............L 24-7 Nov. 3, 2001 Abilene............................L 35-7 Nov. 9, 2002 Kingsville, Texas.............L 22-16 Nov. 8, 2003 Abilene............................L 10-7

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Kingsville, Texas............W 17-10 Abilene...........................W 19-3 Kingsville, Texas............W 41-38 ^ Abilene........................W 59-31 Kingsville, Texas............W 42-17 Abilene...........................W 47-35 Kingsville, Texas............W 31-24 Kingsville, Texas............W 42-34 Abilene............................L 16-13

^ Victory vacated because of NCAA violations

Texas-Arlington (7-6-1) H: 3-3-1 / A: 4-3 Oct. 17, 1924 Abilene............................T 7-7 Oct. 22, 1960 Arlington, Texas.............L 29-6 Nov. 4, 1961 Arlington, Texas............W 17-15 Nov. 3, 1962 Abilene...........................W 28-18 Nov. 9, 1963 Arlington, Texas............W 55-14 Nov. 7, 1964 Abilene...........................W 37-14 Nov. 6, 1965 Arlington, Texas............W 14-12 Nov. 5, 1966 Abilene............................L 23-0 Nov. 4, 1967 Arlington, Texas.............L 34-7 Nov. 9, 1968 Abilene............................L 30-20 Nov. 8, 1969 Arlington, Texas............W 28-24 Nov. 7, 1970 Abilene...........................W 21-7 Nov. 27, 1971 Arlington, Texas.............L 21-17 Nov. 4, 1972 Abilene............................L 36-22

Texas Christian (0-2) H: 0-0 / A: 0-2 Oct. 31, 1925 Nov. 1, 1930

Fort Worth, Texas...........L 21-9 Fort Worth, Texas...........L 62-0

Texas-El Paso (3-2) H: 0-0 / A: 2-2 / N: 1-0 Oct. 10, 1942 El Paso, Texas..................L 20-14 Oct. 6, 1951 Midland, Texas...............W 20-13 Sept. 29, 1956 El Paso, Texas..................L 20-0 Oct. 4, 1958 El Paso, Texas.................W 14-6 Nov. 14, 1959 El Paso, Texas.................W 28-22

Texas Lutheran (1-0) H: 1-0 / A: 0-0 Oct. 31, 1987

Abilene...........................W 37-22

Texas Military (2-2) H: 2-1 / A: 0-0 / N: 0-1 Oct. 5, 1923 Abilene...........................W 28-0 Sept. 29, 1932 Abilene...........................W 12-7 Sept. 29, 1933 Terrell, Texas...................L 12-7 Sept. 27, 1934 Abilene............................L 13-0

Texas State (14-7-3) H: 9-3-1 / A: 5-4-2 Oct. 13, 1928 Abilene...........................W 20-0 Oct. 19, 1929 San Marcos, Texas..........T 12-12 Oct. 18, 1930 Abilene............................T 6-6 Oct. 24, 1942 Abilene...........................W 26-0 Oct. 19, 1946 San Marcos, Texas..........L 18-0 Sept. 20, 1947 Abilene...........................W 19-13 Sept. 13, 1952 Abilene...........................W 20-7 Sept. 12, 1953 Abilene...........................W 26-19 Oct. 29, 1955 San Marcos, Texas..........T 19-19 Oct. 27, 1956 Abilene...........................W 26-0 Oct. 26, 1957 San Marcos, Texas.........W 47-0 Oct. 25, 1958 San Marcos, Texas.........W 44-18 Sept. 29, 1973 San Marcos, Texas.........W 41-7 Oct. 5, 1974 Abilene...........................W 42-9 Oct. 4, 1975 San Marcos, Texas..........L 21-16 Oct. 2, 1976 Abilene............................L 21-16 Nov. 12, 1977 Abilene...........................W 36-30 Nov. 11, 1978 San Marcos, Texas.........W 10-7 Nov. 10, 1979 Abilene...........................W 28-24 Nov. 15, 1980 San Marcos, Texas..........L 42-2 Nov. 14, 1981 Abilene............................L 38-31 Nov. 13, 1982 San Marcos, Texas..........L 14-13 Nov. 12, 1983 Abilene............................L 54-13


acusports.com Sept. 13, 1986 San Marcos, Texas.........W 38-24 Sept. 8, 2007 ^ San Marcos, Texas......W 45-27 ^ Victory vacated because of NCAA violations

Texas Tech (3-6) H: 1-1 / A: 2-5 Nov. 11, 1925 Nov. 11, 1926 Nov. 11, 1927 Nov. 10, 1928 Nov. 11, 1929 Nov. 11, 1930 Nov. 6, 1931 Sept. 20, 1941 Sept. 10, 1949

Abilene............................L 10-7 Lubbock, Texas...............L 29-6 Abilene...........................W 6-3 Lubbock, Texas..............W 7-0 Lubbock, Texas..............W 7-3 Lubbock, Texas...............L 53-7 Lubbock, Texas...............L 26-6 Lubbock, Texas...............L 34-0 Lubbock, Texas...............L 20-0

Trinity (13-11-1) H: 8-4-1 / A: 4-5 / N: 1-2 Oct. 20, 1934 Abilene...........................W 27-0 Oct. 19, 1935 Waxahachie, Texas.........L 7-6 Oct. 16, 1936 Abilene............................T 0-0 Oct. 15, 1937 Waxahachie, Texas.........L 6-0 Oct. 15, 1938 Abilene............................L 6-0 Oct. 13, 1939 Waxahachie, Texas........W 14-7 Oct. 12, 1940 Abilene...........................W 20-10 Oct. 10, 1941 San Antonio, Texas........W 20-6 Sept. 17, 1955 Abilene...........................W 14-13 Oct. 6, 1956 San Antonio, Texas.........L 40-0 Nov. 16, 1957 Abilene...........................W 40-12 Nov. 15, 1958 San Antonio, Texas.........L 26-15 Oct. 31, 1959 Abilene...........................W 13-12 Nov. 19, 1960 San Antonio, Texas........W 34-6 Nov. 18, 1961 Abilene...........................W 33-15 Nov. 17, 1962 San Antonio, Texas........W 13-12 Oct. 26, 1963 Abilene...........................W 41-6 Oct. 31, 1964 San Antonio, Texas.........L 26-7 Nov. 13, 1965 Abilene...........................W 30-27 Nov. 12, 1966 San Antonio, Texas.........L 37-27 Nov. 11, 1967 Abilene............................L 20-7 Nov. 16, 1968 San Antonio, Texas.........L 13-7 Nov. 15, 1969 Abilene............................L 16-13 Nov. 14, 1970 San Antonio, Texas........W 20-15 Nov. 13, 1971 Abilene............................L 27-14

Troy, Ala. (2-0) H: 0-0 / A: 2-0 Sept. 13, 1975 Troy, Ala.........................W 34-7 Sept. 13, 2014 Troy, Ala.........................W 38-35

Washburn, Kan. (1-1) H: 0-0 / A: 1-1 Sept. 4, 2010 Nov. 19, 2011

Topeka, Kan...................W 34-26 * Topeka, Kan.................L 52-49

* NCAA II first-round playoff game

Waxahachie College (0-1) H: 0-0 / A: 0-1 Nov. 21, 1924

Waxahachie, Texas.........L 3-2

Wayland Baptist (3-1-1) H: 2-1 / A: 1-0-1 Oct. 28, 1922 Abilene............................L 9-7 Nov. 11, 1922 Plainview, Texas.............W 6-3 Oct. 12, 1923 Abilene...........................W 18-6 Nov. 12, 1923 Abilene...........................W 7-0 Nov. 11, 1924 Plainview, Texas..............T 13-13

West Alabama (1-0) H: 1-0 / A: 0-0 Nov. 3, 2012 Abilene...........................W 22-16 (ot)

Western New Mexico (3-0)

H: 2-0 / A: 0-0 / N: 1-0 Sept. 17, 1977 Abilene...........................W 46-13 Sept. 8, 1979 Abilene...........................W 45-6 Sept. 4, 1993 Odessa, Texas.................W 24-10

West Texas A&M (28-18) H: 15-5 / A: 13-13 Oct. 21, 1921 Canyon, Texas.................L 35-0 Oct. 21, 1922 Abilene...........................W 13-7 Oct. 31, 1924 Canyon, Texas.................L 23-13 Oct. 9, 1925 Abilene...........................W 13-0 Nov. 18, 1926 Canyon, Texas................W 19-6 Oct. 29, 1927 Canyon, Texas.................L 13-6 Nov. 17, 1928 Abilene...........................W 19-12 Oct. 12, 1929 Abilene...........................W 15-0 Oct. 11, 1930 Canyon, Texas.................L 16-7 Oct. 30, 1931 Abilene...........................W 41-0 Oct. 28, 1932 Canyon, Texas.................L 12-0 Sept. 27, 1947 Abilene...........................W 13-7 Sept. 25, 1948 Canyon, Texas.................L 41-19 Oct. 25, 1952 Canyon, Texas.................L 20-18 Nov. 9, 1957 Canyon, Texas.................L 12-2 Nov. 8, 1958 Canyon, Texas................W 28-21 Sept. 4, 1982 Canyon, Texas................W 33-29 Sept. 10, 1983 Canyon, Texas................W 28-3 Oct. 12, 1984 Canyon, Texas.................L 14-10 Sept. 7, 1985 Abilene...........................W 25-19 Nov. 22, 1986 Abilene............................L 32-28

Nov. 21, 1987 Canyon, Texas................W 27-17 Nov. 12, 1988 Abilene...........................W 51-37 Nov. 11, 1989 Canyon, Texas................W 38-20 Nov. 10, 1990 Abilene...........................W 24-22 Oct. 22, 1994 Abilene...........................W 51-50 Nov. 11, 1995 Canyon, Texas................W 21-14 Nov. 16, 1996 Abilene...........................W 26-3 Nov. 15, 1997 Canyon, Texas.................L 20-0 Nov. 14, 1998 Abilene...........................W 36-29 (2ot) Nov. 13, 1999 Canyon, Texas.................L 21-9 Nov. 11, 2000 Abilene............................L 31-30 Nov. 10, 2001 Canyon, Texas................W 34-31 Nov. 16, 2002 Abilene...........................W 35-31 Nov. 15, 2003 Canyon, Texas................W 34-27 Oct. 16, 2004 Canyon, Texas................W 27-24 Oct. 15, 2005 Abilene............................L 40-24 Oct. 19, 2006 Canyon, Texas................W 49-33 Nov. 18, 2006 * Canyon, Texas..............L 30-27 (ot) Oct. 20, 2007 Abilene L 41-31 Oct. 18, 2008 Canyon, Texas................W 52-35 Nov. 22, 2008 ** Abilene......................W 93-68 Oct. 17, 2009 Abilene............................L 32-21 Nov. 6, 2010 Canyon, Texas................W 41-34 Oct. 15, 2011 Abilene...........................W 28-18 Oct. 13, 2012 Canyon, Texas.................L 36-0 * NCAA II first-round playoff game ** NCAA II second-round playoff game

Western Oregon (1-0) H: 1-0 / A: 0-0 Oct. 1, 2011

Abilene...........................W 51-35

Western State, Colo. (1-0) H: 1-0 / A: 0-0 Oct. 16, 1948

Abilene...........................W 39-14

Wichita State, Kan. (0-1) H: 0-0 / A: 0-1 Oct. 18, 1947

Wichita, Kan...................L 7-0

Wisconsin-Stevens Point (1-0) NAIA Division I National Semifinals H: 1-0 / A: 0-0 Dec. 3, 1977

Abilene...........................W 35-7

Youngstown State (2-0) H: 1-0 / A: 1-0 Oct. 23, 1954 Nov. 19, 1955

Youngstown, Ohio........W 26-20 Abilene...........................W 25-12

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FOOTBALLHISTORY ACU All-Time Series Records NCAA Division I-FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) Opponent W L T Arizona State...........................1 0 0 Arkansas...................................0 1 0 Arkansas State.........................2 9 1 Florida State.............................2 1 0 Fresno State.............................2 2 0 Georgia State...........................0 1 0 Hawaii.......................................0 1 0 Louisiana-Lafayette................2 1 0 Louisiana Tech.........................0 2 0 Memphis...................................0 3 1 New Mexico State...................0 1 0 North Texas..............................8 15 1 Southern Methodist...............0 1 0 Southern Mississippi...............0 9 0 Texas Christian.........................0 2 0 Texas-El Paso............................3 2 0 # Texas State.......................... 14 7 3 Texas Tech................................3 6 0 Troy (Ala.).................................2 0 0

Streak Last ACU Win Last Opp. Win ACUw1 1947 (13-7) UAw1 1948 (40-6) ASUw1 1972 (3-0) 1973 (56-46) FSUw1 1957 (34-7) 1954 (13-0) ACUw2 1963 (32-29) 1961 (21-7) GaStw1 2014 (38-37) HUw1 1980 (41-0) SLUw1 1959 (14-12) 1972 (35-14) LTw2 1972 (35-12) MSUw3 1961 (35-0) NMSUw1 2013 (34-29) UNTw7 1963 (20-6) 1994 (48-0) SMUw1 1925 (52-7) USMw9 1962 (30-0) TCU w2 1930 (62-0) ACU w2 1959 (28-22) 1956 (20-0) ACUw1 1986 (38-24) 1983 (54-13) TTU w4 1929 (7-3) 1949 (20-0) ACU w2 2014 (38-35)

NCAA Division I-FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) Opponent W L T Alcorn State.............................0 2 0 California-Davis.......................0 2 0 Dayton......................................0 1 0 Drake .......................................1 4 0 Elon College.............................1 0 0 Illinois State.............................0 1 0 Montana...................................0 1 0 Northern Arizona....................0 3 0 Northern Colorado...............10 4 1 Prairie View A&M....................3 0 0 Sacramento State....................0 2 0 Southeast Missouri.................1 1 0 Tennessee-Chattanooga........2 8 1 Tennessee Tech........................1 0 0 Youngstown State...................2 0 0

Streak Last ACU Win Last Opp. Win ASUw2 1989 (31-21) UCDw2 2002 (34-17) Daytonw1 1964 (21-14) Drakew1 1970 (33-13) 1971 (34-17) ACUw1 1973 (42-14) ISUw1 2013 (31-17) UMw1 1984 (42-28) NAUw3 2014 (27-21) UNCw4 1986 (27-20) 1991 (20-0) ACUw3 2013 (65-45) CS-Sacw2 1992 (57-9) ACUw1 1986 (30-3) 1985 (44-30) TC w6 1959 (3-0) 1966 (45-8) ACU w1 1987 (40-31) ACU w2 1955 (25-12)

Southland Conference Opponent W L T *Central Arkansas...................2 5 1 Houston Baptist.......................2 0 0 Incarnate Word.......................5 1 0 Lamar........................................7 10 0 McNeese State.........................0 2 0 Northwestern State (La.) ......5 4 0 Sam Houston State................ 12 8 1 Stephen F. Austin....................9 6 0 Southeastern Louisiana..........1 1 0

Streak Last ACU Win Last Opp. Win ACUw1 2014 (52-35) 2003 (30-12) ACUw2 2014 (59-14) ACUw1 2014 (21-0) 2013 (34-31) Lamarw3 1970 (42-27) 2014 (24-21) McNw2 2014 (31-20) NWStw2 1983 (20-17) 2014 (34-10) SHSUw2 1983 (27-20) 2014 (38-21) ACUw1 2014 (37-35) 1999 (51-34) SELAw1 1971 (28-7) 1972 (14-10)

NCAA Division II Opponent W L T Adams State.............................2 0 0 # Angelo State.......................20 28 1 Arkansas Tech..........................1 0 0 Cal State-Los Angeles.............0 1 0 Cameron...................................4 5 0 Central Missouri......................0 1 0 Central Oklahoma...................8 11 1 Chadron State..........................0 1 0 Delta State (Miss.)...................1 0 0 East Central Okla.....................7 4 0 # Eastern New Mexico..........23 11 0 Fort Lewis, Colo.......................2 0 0 Harding....................................1 0 0 # Mesa State............................0 0 0 # Midwestern State...............18 7 1 New Haven...............................1 1 0 New Mexico Highlands...........2 2 0

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Streak Last ACU Win Last Opp. Win ACUw2 1994 (40-7) ASUw1 2011 (31-17) 2012 (28-23) ACUw1 1969 (35-17) CS-LAw1 1966 (23-7) ACUw1 1992 (12-7) 1991 (10-3) UCMw1 ! 2010 (55-41) UCOw1 2006 (24-18) 2007 (27-17) CSCw1 ! 2007 (76-73) ACUw1 2012 (34-28) ACUw3 2010 (47-7) 2001 (37-17) ACUw5 2012 (59-17) 2005 (33-30) ACUw2 2009 (58-10) ACUw1 1976 (22-12) ACUw1 ! # 2007 (56-12) MSUw2 2010 (31-28) 2012 (35-31) NHw1 1994 (27-16) 1995 (33-7) ACUw1 2013 (52-28) 1996 (32-20)

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North Alabama........................0 1 0 # Northeastern State..............5 1 0 Northwest Missouri St............2 2 1 Northwest Oklahoma.............6 0 0 Pittsburg State.........................0 1 0 # Southeastern Oklahoma.....4 5 0 # Southwestern Oklahoma....9 1 0 # Tarleton State..................... 19 12 4 TX A&M-Commerce..............40 27 1 # TX A&M-Kingsville............. 14 32 1 Washburn.................................1 1 0 West Alabama.........................1 0 0 West Texas A&M...................28 18 0 Western New Mexico..............3 0 0 Western Oregon......................1 0 0 Western State (Colo.).............1 0 0

UNAw1 2011 (23-17) ACUw5 2010 (43-13) 2000 (48-28) NWw1 2009 (19-14) ! 2009 (35-10) ACUw6 1982 (38-6) PSUw1 2013 (28-20) ACUw2 2009 (33-14) 2005 (42-24) ACUw1 2010 (47-17) 1930 (13-0) TSUw1 2012 (34-31) 2013 (41-34, 2ot) ACUw5 2012 (24-17) 2004 (37-17) TAMKw1 2011 (42-34) 2012 (16-13) WUw1 2010 (34-26) ! 2011 (52-49) ACUw1 2012 (22-16, ot) WTAMw1 2011 (28-18) 2012 (36-0) ACU w3 1993 (24-10) ACUw1 2011 (52-35) ACU w1 1948 (39-14)

NCAA Division III Opponent W L T Austin College....................... 11 7 1 Dallas........................................1 2 0 Gustavus Adolphus.................1 0 0 Hardin-Simmons......................3 0 0 Howard Payne.......................33 18 2 McMurry.................................26 15 0 Mississippi College..................0 1 0 Southwestern..........................9 3 1 Sul Ross...................................10 5 0 Texas Lutheran........................1 0 0 Trinity..................................... 13 11 1

Streak Last ACU Win Last Opp. Win ACUw4 1953 (25-13) 1949 (27-14) DUw1 1923 (19-0) 1925 (13-3) ACUw1 1950 (13-7) ACUw3 1963 (21-7) ACUw12 1986 (41-22) 1974 (42-21) ACUw5 2013 (60-17) 1968 (16-3) MCw1 1994 (21-7) ACUw4 1950 (7-6) 1939 (26-7) ACU w7 1975 (49-14) 1936 (12-0) ACU w1 1987 (37-22) TU w1 1970 (20-15) 1971 (27-14)

NAIA Opponent W L T Streak Last ACU Win Langston..................................1 0 0 ACUw1 1973 (34-6) Wisconsin-Stevens Pt..............1 0 0 ACU w1 1977 (35-7)

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Other Opponent W L T Amarillo....................................1 0 0 Ave Maria (Fla.).......................1 0 0 Breckenridge Elks....................1 0 0 Carswell AFB............................0 1 0 Clarendon................................3 3 1 Concordia (Ala.)......................1 0 0 Daniel Baker........................... 11 9 3 Dixie..........................................0 1 0 Greenville Wesley....................0 1 0 Lubbock Flyers.........................1 0 0 Meridian...................................2 0 0 Midland College......................2 0 0 Nebraska-Omaha....................2 0 0 Oklahoma City.........................0 1 0 Pensacola Naval.......................1 0 0 Randolph AFB..........................1 0 0 Saint Mary’s.............................1 2 1 Segal All-Stars..........................1 0 0 Stamford American Legion....2 0 0 Tampa.......................................1 0 0 Texas-Arlington.......................7 6 1 Texas Military...........................2 2 0 Waxahachie College...............0 1 0 Wayland Baptist......................3 1 1 Wichita State...........................0 1 0 * forfeit to Central Arkansas

Streak Last ACU Win Last Opp. Win ACUw1 1933 (14-0) ACUw1 2014 (55-14) ACUw1 1924 (13-0) CAFBw1 1951 (47-18) ACU w1 1926 (28-7) 1924 (3-0) ACUw1 2013 (84-6) ACUw4 1941 (48-0) 1937 (3-0) Dixiew1 1933 (6-0) GWw1 1919 (68-3) ACUw1 1942 (12-0) ACUw2 1923 (35-0) ACUw2 1921 (7-0) ACUw2 1974 (35-9) OCUw1 1930 (40-14) ACUw1 1948 (21-0) ACUw1 1922 (70-0) ACUw1 1941 (18-14) 1937 (38-0) ACUw1 1922 (16-0) ACUw2 1924 (24-0) ACUw1 1949 (38-12) UTA w2 1970 (21-7) 1972 (36-22) TM w2 1932 (12-7) 1934 (13-0) WCw1 1924 (3-2) ACU w3 1923 (7-0) 1922 (9-7) WSU w1 1947 (7-0)

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Wildcat All-Century Team Special Awards Co-Head Coaches – Garvin Beauchamp and Wally Bullington Defensive MVP – Chip Bennett, lb Offensive MVP – Wilbert Montgomery, rb

Offense First Team QB – Jim Lindsey (1967-70) RB – Wilbert Montgomery (1973-76) RB – V.T. Smith (1946-48) WR – Johnny Perkins (1974-76) WR – Cle Montgomery (1974-77) WR – Ronnie Vinson (1969-71) TE – Robert McLeod (1957-60) OL – Dan Remsberg (1981-84) OL – Grant Feasel (1979-82) OL – Greg Feasel (1977-79) OL – Wayne Walton (1967-70) OL – Wally Bullington (1949-52) OL – John Layfield (1986-89)

Second Team

RB – Dennis Hagaman WR – Arthur Culpepper WR Pat Holder TE – Greg Stirman OL – Keith Wagner OL – Don Harrison OL – Bob Keyes OL – Les Wheeler OL – Robert “Squib” Carruthers

DT – Chip Martin DE – Mike Capshaw LB – Ryan Boozer LB – Jay Jones LB – Mike Funderburg DB – Victor Burke DB – Justin Lucas DB – Glenn Labhart DB – Travis Horne

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Specialists

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First Team

DE – James Henderson (1995-98) DT – Junior Filikitonga (1996-97) DT – Bill Clayton (1986-89) DE – Larry Cox (1962-65) LB – Chip Bennett (1966-68) LB – Bernard Erickson (1964-66) LB – Ray Nunez (1974-77) DB – Chuck Sitton (1974-77) DB – Mark Wilson (1980-83) DB – Danieal Manning (2003-05) DB – Mark Jackson (1980-83)

PK – Eben Nelson (2001-014) P – Leondus Fry (1953-56) Return Specialist – Danieal Manning (2003-05) Utility – Theo Powell (1924-27) Utility – Clint Longley (1971-73)

Second Team PK – Ove Johansson P – Johnny Perkins Return Specialist – V.T. Smith Utility – Alton Green Utility – E.J. “Tiny” Moore

Second Team

QB – Ted Sitton RB – Kelly Kent RB – Mike Love

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DE – Victor Randolph DT – Kenny Davidson

Wildcat All-Decade Teams 2000s (2000-09) Offense

Billy Malone, QB Bernard Scott, RB Eric Polk, RB Johnny Knox, WR Jerale Badon, WR Edmond Gates, WR Kendrick Holloway, TE Tony Washington, OL Nathan Young, OL Sam Collins, OL Britt Lively, OL Joseph Thompson, OL Trevis Turner, OL Royland Tubbs, OL Matt Adams, PK

Defense

Clayton Farrell, DE Devian Mims, DT Barrett Allen, DT Aston Whiteside, DE Ryan Boozer, LB Cody Stutts, LB Fred Thompson, LB Danieal Manning, DB Dawon Gentry, DB Kendrick Walker, DB Tony Harp, DB Brad Raphelt, P

1990s (1990-99) Offense

John Frank, QB David Bennett, RB Cody Walton, RB Angel Alvarez, WR Sean Grady, WR Chris Thomsen, TE Keith Wagner, OL

Adrian Eaglin, OL Brandon Avants, OL Victor Diaz, OL Ricqui Blanco, OL Michael Freeman, PK

Defense

James Henderson, DE Junior Filikitonga, DT Richard Wooten, DT Victor Randolph, DE Ryan Boozer, LB Jody Brown, LB Jay Jones, LB Victor Burke, DB Keith Graham, DB Justin Lucas, DB Selwyn Dews, DB

1980s (1980-89) Offense

Loyal Proffitt, QB Anthony Thomas, TB Gerald Todd, FB Arthur Culpepper, WR Quinton Smith, WR Steve Thomas, TE Grant Feasel, C Scott McCall, OG Travis Wells, OG Eddie DeShong, OG Dan Remsberg, OT John Layfield, OT Martin Perry, PK

Defense

Bill Clayton, DL Mark McIntyre, DL Kenny Davidson, DL Richard Flores, DL Dan Niederhofer, DL Mike Funderburg, LB Steve Freeman, LB

Jim Tuttle, LB Jesse Bonner, DB Mark Wilson, DB Jasper Davis, DB Loyal Proffitt, P

1970s (1970-79) Offense

Clint Longley, QB John Mayes, QB Wilbert Montgomery, TB Kelly Kent, FB Johnny Perkins, WR Cle Montgomery, WR Greg Stirman, TE Jim Flannery, OL Mike Layfield, OL Bob Harmon, OL Don Harrison, OL Greg Feasel, OL

Defense

Mike Lively, DL Chip Martin, DL Raymond Crosier, DL Chuck Lawson, DL Ray Nunez, LB Phil Martin, LB Reuben Mason, LB Chuck Sitton, DB Glenn Labhart, DB Travis Horn, DB Mike Belew, DB

1960s (1960-69) Offense

Jim Lindsey, QB Dennis Hagaman, RB Pat Holder, WB Mike Love, FB

Ronnie Vinson, WR Bill Lockey, WR Bob Rash, OL Wayne Walton, OL Larry Curtis, OL Wade McLeod, OL Bob Keyes, OL

Defense

Larry Cox, DL Ron Anders, DL Jerry Turner, DL Mike Capshaw, DL Jack Kiser, DL Larry Parker, LB Bernard Erickson, LB Chip Bennett, LB Tommy Young, DB Buddy Rawls, DB Eddy Mendl, DB

1950s (1950-59) Ted Sitton, QB Paul Goad, FB Jerry Mullins, RB Jimmy Hirth, RB Wally Bullington, C Bob Bailey, G “Sonny” Cleere, G Les Wheeler, T Johnny Phillips, T Ray Hansen, E Stanley Staples, E Von Morgan, E Robert McLeod, E

Milford Mason, RB Dick Stovall, C Charles Floyd, G E.J. “Tiny” Moore, G Willard Paine, T Harry House, T Pete Ragus, E L.G. Wilson, E

1930s (1930-39) “Goober” Keyes, QB “Tugboat” Jones, RB Bill Maxwell, HB Johnny Owens, HB “Squib” Carruthers, C Garvin Beauchamp, G Wesley Cox, G Tyson Cox, T George Bech, T “Red” Stromquist, E Gene Sosebee, E

1920s (1920-29) Ogle Jones , QB Leslie Cranfill, FB Victor Payne, RB Theo Powell, RB Dalton Hill, C “Sad” Sanders, G George Brown, G Buck Bailey, T Alfred Collins, T Virgil Smith, E Brit Pippen, E

1940s (1940-49) “Buster” Dixon, QB Alton Green, FB V.T. Smith, RB Bert Brewer, RB

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FOOTBALLHISTORY ACU in the Postseason 1950 Refrigerator Bowl • Evansville, Ind. December 2 Abilene Christian 13, Gustavus Adolphus 7

1973 NAIA Division I Playoffs Semifinals • Abilene December 1 Abilene Christian 34, Langston (Okla.) 6 Championship • Shreveport, La. December 8 Abilene Christian 42, Elon 14

1976 Shrine Bowl Pasadena, Texas December 4 Abilene Christian 22, Harding 12

Championship • Seattle, Wash. December 10 Abilene Christian 24, SW Oklahoma State 7

2006 NCAA Division II Playoffs First Round • Canyon, Texas November 18 West Texas A&M 30, Abilene Christian 27 (ot)

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NCAA Division II Playoffs Second Round • Maryville, Mo. November 21 NW Missouri State 35, Abilene Christian 10

NCAA Division II Playoffs First Round •  Abilene November 17 * Abilene Christian 56, Mesa State (Colo.) 12 Second Round • Chadron, Neb. November 24 Chadron State 76, Abilene Christian 73 (3 ot)

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1977 NAIA Division I Playoffs Semifinals • Abilene December 3 Abilene Christian 35, Wisconsin-Stevens Point 7

NCAA Division II Playoffs Quarterfinals • Abilene November 29 Northwest  Missouri State 45, Abilene Christian 36

NCAA Division II Playoffs Second Round • Abilene November 22 Abilene Christian 93, West Texas A&M 68

NCAA Division II Playoffs First Round • Wichita Falls November 14 Abilene Christian 24, Midwestern State 21

2010 NCAA Division II Playoffs Second Round • Abilene November 27 Central Missouri 55, Abilene Christian 41

2011 NCAA Division II Playoffs First Round • Topeka, Kan. November 19 Washburn 52, Abilene Christian 49 * Victory vacated because of NCAA violations

Abilene Christian University Offense Single Game First Downs – 30 vs. West Texas A&M (2008) Rushes – 33 vs. Central Missouri (2010) Yards Rushing – 427 vs. West Texas A&M (2008) Passes Attempted – 51 vs. Central Missouri (2010) Passes Completed – 29 vs. Washburn (2011) Yards Passing – 506 vs. Washburn (2011) Touchdown Passes – 6 vs. West Texas A&M (2008) Total Plays – 84 vs. Central Missouri (2010) Total yards – 810 vs. West Texas A&M (2008) Points – 93 vs. West Texas A&M (2008) Kicking Points – 11 vs. West Texas A&M (2008) Touchdowns – 13 vs. West Texas A&M (2008) PATs – 11 vs. West Texas A&M (2008) PAT Attempts – 11 vs. West Texas A&M (2008) Field Goals – 2 vs. vs. Central Missouri (2010); Northwest Missouri State (2008); vs. West Texas A&M (2006); FG Attempts – 3 vs. West Texas A&M (2006) Interceptions – 2 vs. Northwest Missouri State (2008) Single Game – Individual Rushes – 26, Bernard Scott vs. Northwest Missouri State (2008) Yards Rushing – 292, Bernard Scott vs. West Texas A&M (2008) Passes Attempted – 51, Mitchell Gale vs. Central Missouri (2010) Passes Completed – 29, Mitchell Gale vs. Washburn (2011)

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Yards Passing – 506, Mitchell Gale vs. Washburn (2011) TD Passes Thrown – 6, Billy Malone vs. West Texas A&M (2008) Passes Caught – 10, Daryl Richardson vs. Washburn (2011) Yards Receiving – 125, Johnny Knox vs. West Texas A&M (2008) TD Passes Caught – 2, Taylor Gabriel vs. Washburn (2011); Johnny Knox vs. Northwest Missouri State (2008) All-Purpose Yards – 353, Bernard Scott vs. West Texas A&M (2008) Touchdowns scored – 7, Bernard Scott vs. West Texas A&M (2008) Points scored – 42, Bernard Scott vs. West Texas A&M (2008) PATs – 11, Matt Adams vs. West Texas A&M (2008) PAT Attempts – 11, Matt Adams vs. West Texas A&M (2008) Field Goals – 2, Morgan Lineberry vs. Central Missouri (2010); Matt Adams vs. Northwest Missouri State (2008); Matt Adams vs. West Texas A&M (2006) FG Attempts – 3, Matt Adams vs. West Texas A&M (2006) Points scored kicking – 11, Matt Adams vs. West Texas A&M (2008) Longest Plays – Individual Rush – 76 yards (TD), Taber Minner vs. West Texas A&M (2006) Pass – 73 yards (TD), Mitchell Gale to Demarcus Thompson vs. Washburn (2011) Punt Return – 18 yards, Darien Williams vs. Washburn (2011); Kendrick Johnson vs. Central Missouri (2010); Chris Morris vs. West Texas A&M (2006) Kickoff Return – 97 yards, Dennis Campbell vs. Midwestern State (2009) Interception Return – 42 yards, Drew Cuffee vs. Central Missouri (2010) Punt – 69 yards, Mark Sprague vs. Midwestern State (2009) Field Goal – 47 yards, Matt Adams vs. Northwest Missouri State (2008)


acusports.com Defense Single Game – Team Fewest First Downs Allowed – 14 vs. Mesa State (2007); vs. SW Oklahoma State (1977); vs. Harding (1976) Fewest Rushes Allowed – 16 vs. Wisconsin-Stevens Point (1977) Fewest Rushing Yards Allowed – 33 vs. West Texas A&M (2006) Fewest Pass Completions Allowed – 7 vs. SW Oklahoma State (1977) Fewest Yards Allowing Passing – 97 vs. SW Oklahoma State (1977) Fewest Total Plays Allowed – 55, vs. Wisconsin-Stevens Point (1977) Fewest Total Yards Allowed – 218, vs. Wisconsin-Stevens Point (1977) Sacks – 8, vs. Midwestern State (2008) Tackles for Loss – 12, vs. Mesa State College (2007) Single Game – Individual Interceptions – 2, Tony Harp vs. Chadron State (2007); E.J. Whitley vs. Mesa State (2007); Harold Nutall vs. SW Oklahoma State (1977); Richard Lepard vs. Langston (1973) Tackles – 15, Cody Stutts vs. Chadron State (2007) Sacks – 2.5, Travis Carpenter vs. West Texas A&M (2006) Tackles for Loss – 3, Thor Woerner vs. Washburn (2011); Travis Carpenter vs. West Texas A&M (2006)

Opponent Offense Single Game – Team First Downs – 41, Chadron State (2007) Rushes – 54, Chadron State (2007) Yards Rushing – 273, Chadron State (2007) Passes Attempted – 64, West Texas A&M (2008) Passes Completed – 42, West Texas A&M (2008) Yards Passing – 595, West Texas A&M (2008) Touchdown Passes – 7, West Texas A&M (2008) Total Plays – 116, Chadron State (2007) Total yards – 721, West Texas A&M (2008) Points – 76, Chadron State (2007) Kicking Points – 14, West Texas A&M (2008) Touchdowns – 9, West Texas A&M (2008) PATs – 8, Chadron State (2007) PAT Attempts – 9, West Texas A&M (2008) Field Goals – 2, West Texas A&M (2008) FG Attempts – 2, West Texas A&M (2008) Interceptions – 3, Chadron State (2007)

PAT Attempts – 9, James Chadler, West Texas A&M (2008) Field Goals – 2, James Chandler, West Texas A&M (2008) FG Attempts – 2, James Chandler, West Texas A&M (2008) Points scored kicking – 14, James Chandler, West Texas A&M (2008) Longest Plays Rush – 42 yards, Anthony Stewart, Central Missouri (2010); Fred Hurd, SW Oklahoma State (1977) Pass – 67 yards (TD), Dane Simoneau to Matt Kobbeman, Washburn (2011) Punt Return – 20 yards, Jed Herbian, Chadron State (2007) Kickoff Return – 85 yards (TD), Wayne McKnight, West Texas A&M (2008) Interception Return – 43 yards, DeJuan Beard, Washburn (2011) Punt – 56 yards, Joe Peot, Wisconsin-Stevens Point (1977) Field Goal – 36 yards, James Chandler, West Texas A&M (2008)

Defense Single Game – Team Fewest First Downs Allowed – 12, Midwestern State (2009) Fewest Rushes Allowed – 27, West Texas A&M (2006) Fewest Rushing Yards Allowed – 89, Harding (1976) Fewest Pass Completions Allowed – 8, Langston (1973) Fewest Yards Allowing Passing – 107, Langston (1973) Fewest Total Plays Allowed – 51, Midwestern State (2009) Fewest Total Yards Allowed – 252, Midwestern State (2009) Sacks – 7, by Washburn (2011) Tackles for Loss – 7.0, by Washburn (2011); by West Texas A&M (2006) Note: Records for 2007 playoff games for Bernard Scott and Johnny Knox are not included in the statistical totals because of NCAA infractions.

Single Game – Individual Rushes – 39, Danny Woodhead, Chadron State (2007) Yards Rushing – 188, Danny Woodhead, Chadron State (2007) Rushing Touchdowns – 4, Justin Cooper, Washburn (2011) Passes Attempted – 63, Keith Null, West Texas A&M (2008) Passes Completed – 42, Keith Null, West Texas A&M (2008) Yards Passing – 595, Keith Null, West Texas A&M (2008) TD Passes Thrown – 7, Keith Null, West Texas A&M (2008) Passes Caught – 14, Charly Martin, West Texas A&M (2008) Yards Receiving – 323, Charly Martin, West Texas A&M (2008) TD Passes Caught – 5, Charly Martin, West Texas A&M (2008) Points scored – 30, Charly Martin, West Texas A&M (2008) Touchdowns scored – 5, Charly Martin, West Texas A&M (2008) PATs – 9, James Chandler, West Texas A&M (2008)

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FOOTBALLHISTORY Wildcats in the NFL

NFL TEAMS AND THE WILDCATS WHO HAVE PLAYED FOR THEM* Atlanta Falcons • OT Tom Humphrey (1975) • OL Richard Van Druten (1989)

Los Angeles / St. Louis Rams • RB V.T. Smith Jr. (1949-53) • OT Mike Capshaw (1966) • DB Justin Lucas (2004) • RB Daryl Richardson (2012-13) • WR Raymond Radway (2012)

Baltimore / Indianapolis Colts • OL Grant Feasel (1983) Baltimore Ravens • RB Bernard Scott (2013)

Miami Dolphins • DL Steve Jacobson (1987) • WR Clyde Gates (2011-12)

Chicago Bears • RB Tipp Mooney (1942-46) • DB Danieal Manning (2006-10) • WR Johnny Knox (2009-12) • DE Aston Whiteside (2012) • WR Raymond Radway (2012) Cincinnati Bengals • LB Bernard Erickson (1969) • LB Chip Bennett (1970-71) • WR Richard Williams (1974) • WR Cleotha Montgomery (1980) • RB Bernard Scott (2009-12)

Minnesota Vikings • OL Grant Feasel (1984-86) • DE Chris Reed (1998) New England Patriots • WR Richard Williams (1975-76) TAYLOR GABRIEL CLEVEL AND BROWNS (2014-PRESENT )

New York Giants • OT Wayne Walton (1971-72) • WR Johnny Perkins (1977-83) • WR Reggie McGowan (1987)

Cleveland Browns • DT Bob Oliver (1969-70) • OT Tom Humphrey (1973) • WR Taylor Gabriel (2014-present)

New York Jets • WR Clyde Gates (2012-14) • RB Daryl Richardson (2014-present)

Dallas Cowboys • OT Byron Bradfute (1960-61) • QB Clint Longley (1974-75) • OT Keith Wagner (1994) • WR Raymond Radway (2011-12) Denver Broncos • DT Larry Cox (1966-68) • OT Tom Humphrey (1973) • OL Dan Remsberg (1986-87) Detroit Lions • C Moose Stovall (1947-48) • RB Wilbert Montgomery (1985)

Philadelphia Eagles • RB Wilbert Montgomery (1977-84) • PK Ove Johansson (1977) Pittsburgh Steelers • OL Trevis Turner (2010)

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Green Bay Packers • OT Greg Feasel (1986-87) • DE Chris Reed (1999)

Houston Texans • DB Danieal Manning (2011-14)

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San Diego Chargers • LB Bernard Erickson (1967-68) • QB Clint Longley (1976) • OL Dan Remsberg (1985) • OT Greg Feasel (1988)

Seattle Seahawks • OL Grant Feasel (1987-93) • TE James Hill (1999-2001)

Kansas City Chiefs • OT Wayne Walton (1973-74) • OT Tom Humphrey (1974) • OL Richard Van Druten (1988) • RB Charcandrick West (2014-present)

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St. Louis / Arizona Cardinals • DB Mark Jackson (1987) • DB Justin Lucas (1999-2003)

San Francisco 49ers • WR Charles Smith (1956) • FB Paul Goad (1956-57)

Houston Oilers • TE Robert McLeod (1961-66)

Los Angeles Raiders • WR Cleotha Montgomery (1981-85)

New Orleans Saints • OT Mike Capshaw (1967) • WR Ronnie Vinson (1972)

Washington Redskins • OL Moose Stovall (1949) * On an active or practice roster for a full season

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Glance The University: A selective four-year private Christian university, ACU is the best at providing exceptional academics in a Christ-centered community. It includes the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Biblical Studies, Business Administration, Education and Human Services, and Honors; the Graduate School; the Graduate School of Theology; the School of Information Technology and Computing; the School of Social Work; and the School of Nursing. ACU is affiliated with the Churches of Christ and is one of the largest private universities in the Southwest.

Academic Programs*: Students may choose from 70 baccalaureate majors that include more than 135 areas of study, 25 master’s degree programs and one doctoral program. Accreditation: Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ACU. Students: About 4,400 students, including approximately 3,650 undergraduates and 650 graduate students, generally from 51 states and territories, and 37 nations. Location: ACU is in Abilene, Texas, an award-winning city of nearly 120,000 150 miles west of the Dallas and Fort Worth area. Faculty: 247 full-time faculty members with 91 percent of tenure-track faculty holding terminal degrees. ACU has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. 144

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Financial Aid*: The average first-year student’s financial aid package for 2013-14 was $24,000, which included a combination of scholarships, grants, work-study and loans. ACU offered more than 2,450 scholarships and grants valued at more than $17.5 million to the entering class of 2014. Graduate Success: Of 2013 graduates, 91 percent were employed or enrolled in graduate or professional school within six months. Specific programs saw even higher employment success, such as teacher education (100 percent) and business (98 percent). The average starting salary for School of Information Technology graduates was $58,250. All 2013 graduates who applied to medical, dental and veterinary schools were accepted, continuing a historical trend for ACU science graduates to achieve placement success at rates nearly double the national average.

Athletics: NCAA Division I, Southland Conference. Football (FCS), men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s tennis, women’s softball, and women’s soccer. Only four colleges and universities – including UCLA, Stanford and USC – have won more NCAA national team championships than the Wildcats.

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International Study: ACU’s Study Abroad programs take students to study in places such as Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa. Nearly 25 percent of graduating seniors have studied abroad. Campus Technology: ACU is one of the few in the nation to be named an Apple Distinguished School, thanks to its award-winning mobile-learning initiative that helps ensure cutting-edge technology is an integral part of each student’s education. iPads are required of every freshman. The university’s AT&T Learning Studio and Learning Commons, both in Brown Library, provide innovative spaces for students to collaborate and acquire skills to use the latest technology. The campus has full wireless Internet access. Student Organizations: There are about 100 campus organizations in which students can become involved, including social clubs; government; and service, honor and special-interest groups. Health, Wellness and Recreation: The $21 million Royce and Pam Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center is a focal point on campus. Designed to encourage wellness of the whole individual – body, mind and spirit – it includes the Weber Medical and Counseling Care Center and is the home of a dynamic intramural program with championship and recreational leagues for students of all interests and abilities. 2015 ACU WILDCAT FOOTBALL

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ee De León was hired as the eighth director of athletics in ACU history on Nov. 13, 2014, taking over the Wildcats’ program after Jared Mosley resigned after a 10-year run to become the president and CEO of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. “After an extensive national search, I believe we’ve found a leader whose commitment to faith influences all aspects of his life and who he is,” ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert said of De León. “Lee also has broad experience in intercollegiate athletics and has been a part of several highly successful NCAA Division I programs. I believe that experience will give him great perspective as we continue to navigate our transition to Division I. De León becomes the third person to lead Wildcat athletics who didn’t attend Abilene Christian, joining the first director of athletics, A.B. “Bugs” Morris, who served from 1927-69; and Shanon Hays, who served from 2002-03. But the native of Houston is excited to be back in Texas and specifically at ACU. “I feel so blessed and honored to serve as the director of athletics here,” De León said. “As soon as I set foot on campus, I knew it was a special place. As a Christian university in my home state that recently joined the NCAA Division I ranks, it’s the perfect fit – spiritually, academically and athletically – for my family and me.” Prior to this new role at ACU, De León was the associate director of athletics for development and executive director of the Lobo Club at the University of New Mexico. While there he was in charge of UNM’s development office for athletics – the Lobo Club – which raises funds for all Lobo teams, programs and student-athletes. In 2013-14, the club enrolled 4,500 members, the largest total in its 82-year history. De León also managed all facets of a $75 million capital campaign for athletics. In 2013, he led the Lobo Club to its second-highest giving total ever at UNM. Prior to joining the staff at New Mexico, De León served three years at the University of Arizona, first as the director of annual giving before being promoted to assistant athletics director for major gifts and annual giving. He was involved in all facets of its Wildcat Club, including major gifts and annual fund, while helping the ATHLETICS organization enroll a then-record 9,500 members in 2011. Before his stop in Tucson, Ariz., Lee spent three years at the University of Houston as the assistant director of marketing and later, director of marketing. He led marketing and promotions work for ticketed sports, and managed marketing for football and men’s basketball. De León also worked at Louisiana State University in 2005 as a marketing assistant for women’s soccer. After graduating from Notre Dame in 2004, De León earned his master’s degree in sports management from Texas A&M University in 2005. He met his wife, Lacey, at Texas A&M and they have been married seven years and have two sons: Landon and Luke. n

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Senior Associate Director of Athletics

Cory Driskill is in his eighth year at ACU and in December 2014 was promoted to senior associate director of athletics. He was hired in May 2008 as head athletics trainer and was named associate director of athletics for operations in July 2013. Driskill – who served as the interim director of athletics for a couple of months in 2014 – will take on oversight of the athletics budget, as well as daily operations and overall management in the absence of the director of athletics. He’ll still have a hand in development and fundraising, as well as facility and event management. He is part of several key campus committees and is in charge of game day operations and event management as well as facilities and facility usage requests and approvals. Football, baseball and men’s and women’s track and field and cross country report to Driskill. He is a certified and licensed athletics trainer by both the National and Southwest Athletic Trainers Association. At ACU, Driskill is responsible for overseeing sports medicine and the strength and conditioning program, which includes the evaluations, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries as well as the implementation of drug testing and nutrition programs. Driskill communicates with all team physicians and facilitates a pre-hab program with strength coach Eric Overland. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise and sports sciences from Texas Tech University and a master’s degree in kinesiology from Kansas State University. He worked at KSU from 2003-08 as an assistant and graduate assistant athletics trainer prior to his arrival in Abilene. Driskill and his wife, Megan, have a son, Cooper, and a daughter, Addison.

LANCE FLEMING

Associate Director of Athletics for Media Relations

Lance Fleming is in his 18th year on the Wildcats’ staff where he serves as the associate director of athletics for media relations. At ACU, Fleming is responsible for all aspects of media relations, including stories and videos appearing on acusports.com. He also is responsible for all event statistics, publications, event broadcasts and webcasts, and logo management. Men’s basketball and women’s volleyball report to Fleming. A native of Abilene, he is a 1987 graduate of Abilene High School. A 1992 graduate of Abilene Christian, Fleming received a B.A. in mass communication from ACU and was a copy editor, sports writer and news writer for both the Abilene Reporter-News and the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. While at ACU, Fleming has been honored by the College Sports Information Directors (CoSIDA) and the Council for

Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). In May 2008 he was awarded the Scoop Hudgins Sports Information Director of the Year Award for the NCAA Southwest Region by the All-American Football Foundation. In 2010, he wrote and edited the ACU baseball media guide, which earned Best in the Nation accolades in the CoSIDA publication contest. The Wildcats’ 2008 track and field media guide also earned Best Cover accolades in the CoSIDA Publications contest. The media guide finished third in the CoSIDA national publications contest. In 2006-07, Fleming wrote and edited the baseball media guide, which finished second in the CoSIDA contest, and he collaborated with graphic artist Ben Hernandez on the baseball media guide cover, which was voted best in the nation. The 2007 track and field media guide finished second in the nation in the CoSIDA Publication Contest. He also wrote and edited the ACU football media guide, which finished seventh. Fleming has earned several other awards and citations from CoSIDA in both the organization’s publications and writing contests. The 2002 ACU football media guide was voted Best in the Nation, while the 2003 baseball media guide finished second. In 2005, Fleming won the Grant Burger Media Award from the American Volleyball Coaches’ Association as the top volleyball SID in the NCAA Division II Southwest Region. As a newspaper writer, Fleming won several awards as a reporter in Abilene from the Associated Press Sports Editors Association and the Texas Sports Writer’s Association. He covered Super Bowl XXX in January 1996 between the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers. Fleming is a member of CoSIDA, NACDA, the Football Writers Association of America, the Basketball Writers Association of America, and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and is a voting member of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame and Big Country Sports Hall of Fame. He also is a member of the Leadership Abilene Class of 2008 and was on the advisory board for the Leadership Abilene Class of 2010. He has served as the president of Cedar Creek Little League and Eastern Little League in Abilene. He and his wife, Jill, are also the co-founders of the P4X Foundation, which honors the life of their son, Rex, who passed away in November 2012 at the age of 10 after a two-year battle with brain cancer. The P4X Foundation’s goals are to impact the lives of pediatric cancer patients and their families in a positive way, and be a beacon of hope to people in our community. The first goal of the foundation is to provide iTouches and Apple iTunes gift cards to pediatric cancer patients at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. As the foundation progresses and raises more money, it wants to be a resource of help – financially and in other ways – for pediatric cancer patients and their families, as well as others who are struggling with life-altering diseases. He and his wife, Jill, have been married 18 years and have two other children: a daughter, Ashley, and a son, Ryan.

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Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance and Academics / Senior Woman Administrator

Lisa Gilmore is in her first year as ACU’s associate director of athletics for compliance and academics. She joined the athletics staff in early June 2015 after working the previous 10 years as the University of New Mexico. At ACU, Gilmore also will serve as the university’s senior woman administrator, and she will be the sport supervisor over women’s basketball, women’s soccer and men’s and women’s tennis. In her role at ACU, she will be in charge of certification of eligibility, Title IX and gender equity issues, internal auditing, ACU’s NCAA annual report, advisor to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), and fifth-year scholarships. Gilmore was at UNM for the last 10 years and in Lobo Athletics for the last seven. She started in the Lobo Center for Student-Athlete Success in 2008 as the academic advisor for soccer, softball, ski and tennis teams. Her duties included assisting with event planning, class scheduling, monitoring NCAA progress reports, providing tutor referrals, and developing and implementing study development plans. In 2013, she made the switch into compliance where she assisted in the monitoring, interpretation, documenting and investigation of all NCAA, Mountain West, and university rules and regulations. Gilmore, a Houston native, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and philosophy in 2003 and an MBA in marketing in 2013, both from UNM.

DAVE KINARD

Associate Director of Athletics for External Operations

Dave Kinard joined the ACU Athletics in February 2015 as the program’s first associate director of athletics for external operations. Kinard oversees all aspects of Abilene Christian athletics marketing, development, ticketing, licensing and branding, and concessions. He also serves as the liaison between ACU Athletics and Peak Sports Management, ACU University Advancement, and business services. Softball and men’s golf also report to Kinard. Kinard was Boise State University’s associate athletics director and executive director of the Bronco Athletic Association from 2012-14. He supervised and coordinated the activities of the BAA and ticket office, including its staff, 40-person Board of Directors, and all fundraising, sales and donor/customer experience. He created strategic plans for the BAA and ticket office, and managed $12 million budgets for both development and the ticket office, which accounted for 60 percent of all athletics revenue. He also implemented a new priority point system, annual donor benefits, communication plan and donor software system for the BAA. Kinard set an annual fundraising record of $12.4 million

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and 4,537 members in 2013, an increase from $10.7 million and 3,900 members, not including a seven-figure planned gift. He also helped Boise State increase annual giving 10 percent without increasing ticket contributions. Prior to his tenure at Boise State, Kinard worked at Arizona State University where he served as director of the Sun Devil Club Annual Fund. Through identifying, cultivating and soliciting members of the Sun Devil Club, he helped the athletics department reach more than 12,000 members who donated more than $8.6 million in annual fund revenue. He supervised the annual fund development staff, and was the liaison to the ticket service staff to help craft donor communication strategies. With Kinard’s help, Sun Devil Athletics completed a $32.4 million capital campaign, including practice facilities for football and men’s and women’s basketball, as well as a new sports performance center. He also oversaw the budget and operations of the Student Sun Devil Club, increasing membership from 417 to 4,000. Prior to his time with the Sun Devils, Kinard worked as manager of sponsorship sales and operations for IMG College-Big Blue Sports Marketing at the University of Kentucky. He was the head liaison between Big Blue Sports Marketing and the Kentucky athletics staff, and developed and managed a comprehensive inventory fulfillment program that included all multimedia rights and media and corporate partners. Kinard personally managed nearly $1 million in corporate sponsorships, in addition to new client revenue and media partners. Prior to IMG, Kinard began his collegiate career in sports medicine at UCLA, working with the NCAA champion women’s gymnastics team. Originally from Tulare, Calif., he graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in physiological science in 2003 and went on to earn his master’s in sport management from Kentucky in 2006. He is working on a doctorate in business administration with an emphasis in organizational leadership from the University of Phoenix, and expects to complete the program in August. He and his wife, Chelsea, were married in February 2014.

JAMES FEENEY

Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance

James Feeney is in his first year as assistant director of athletics for compliance, joining the ACU staff in May 2015 after two years as the compliance coordinator at Cal State-East Bay He is responsible for coordinating eligibility (initial, transfer, continuing), NLI and conference letters-of-intent. Feeney was a recipient of the California Collegiate Athletics Association’s 2013-14 Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA) grant. He previously worked as a compliance intern at Cal Poly Pomona for the 2012-13 academic year. He is a native of Modesto, Calif., who attended Big Valley Christian High School. He graduated from Azusa Pacific University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature.


acusports.com He earned his M.A. in coaching and athletic ddministration from Concordia University, Irvine in 2014. As a student-athlete at Azusa Pacific, Feeney competed in the triple jump for four years on the men’s track and field team. He stayed on a jump coach for the 2012-13 season and coached three NCCAA national championship teams and the individual women’s national triple jump champion.

CHRIS MACALUSO

Assistant Director of Media Relations

Chris Macaluso is in his fifth year as the assistant director of media relations. Prior to his arrival in Abilene, he served in similar capacties at Pepperdine University, Purdue University and the United States Military Academy at West Point. Macaluso began his media relations career in 2000 with the Cincinnati Reds after graduating from Penn State University with a degree in journalism. He and his wife, Dr. Suzie Macaluso, have been married seven years. She is an assistant professor and director of the ACU sociology program Chris and Suzie have a daughter, Caroline, and reside in Abilene.

CHRIS BALLARD Director of Academics

Former graduate assistant football coach Chris Ballard in his first year as director of academics for Wildcat athletics. Ballard – who recently served as transfer admissions counselor and student-recruiting manager in ACU’s Office of Admissions – began his new duties March 2. He is responsible for developing, coordinating and carrying out academic success programs and services offered to ACU student-athletes, as well as all academic counseling and advising services. Ballard coordinates with the ACU registrar and Garvin on the eligibility of certification for Wildcat student-athletes. He also works on the collection and analysis of student-athlete academic data and other departmental and university-wide projects and initiatives. He served as a graduate assistant for the Wildcat football team in 2011 and 2012 while working on his master’s degree. Ballard graduated from ACU in December 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in exercise science and then earned his master’s in education and recreation management from Hardin-Simmons University in May 2013. He and his wife, Aubrey, have one daughter, Landry.

RANDY CARTER

General Manager / Wildcat Sports Properties

Randy Carter is in his first year at ACU as the general manager of Wildcat Sports Properties. Carter is employed by Peak Sports Management, but works on the Abilene Christian campus. Carter, a native of Georgetown, Ky., graduated from Union College in 2010 with a degree in marketing, business administration and business management, and then earned his master’s degree in business administration from Holy Names University in 2012. After finishing his playing career, he served as an assistant coach on the men’s basketball team at Holy Names from 2010-13. He worked as recruiting coordinator, along with coordinating strength and conditioning workouts and player development workouts. Carter left Holy Names following the 2012-13 season and joined the coaching staff at Northwest Nazarene University in Boise, Idaho, where he served as an assistant coach for the 2013-14 season. He began work for Peak Sports MGMT following that season and made the jump to the administrative side of collegiate athletics, moving to Conway, Ark., to become Peak’s account executive working with the University of Central Arkansas. After that eight-month assignment, Carter was promoted to general manager of corporate sales and acquired ACU as a new client. Carter moved to Abilene in late 2014 and serves as the contact for all ACU corporate sales.

LINDSEY MORILLE

Sponsorship Coordinator / Wildcat Sports Properties

Lindsey Morille is in her first year as sponsorship coordinator of Wildcat Sports Properties. She is employed by Peak Sports Management but works on the ACU campus. Morille’s responsibilities include the sales, development and fulfillment/activation of corporate sponsorships. She previously worked in the Louisiana State University Athletics Ticket Office and on the LSU Athletics event management team. A native of Katy, Morille graduated from LSU in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in sports administration. She is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Woman Athletics Administrators and received a scholarship to attend the NACWAA Women’s Leadership Symposium in 2015.

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THISISACU SCOT T HADDING External Operations Assistant

Scott Hadding is in his first year for athletics, as an assistant in external operations. Part of Hadding’s duties include marketing for ACU athletics, coordinating Game Day events for all Wildcat sports teams Before joining the staff at ACU in June, he served 13 months as a senior athletics marketing and promotions intern at East Carolina University: for six sports: women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and softball. From May 2008 to August 2013, Hadding was assistant athletics director for the Clayton (N.C.) Parks and Recration. He was responsible for the supervision and management of six camp counselors and also assisted the camps with financial and business planning. Hadding earned his Bachelor of Science degree in exercise physiology from East Carolina University in 2014, graduating magna cum laude after earning a 3.85 cumulative gradepoint average. He then earned a Master of Science in sports management degree from ECU in 2015. He and his wife, Brandie, were married in June 2015.

TORI CUMMINGS Assistant Academic Advisor

A native of Boise, Idaho, Tori Cummings is in her first year as the assistant academic advisor to director of academics, Chris Ballard. Cumming graduated from TCU in May 2014 with a B.A. in journalism. She posted a 3.9 grade-point average and earned University honors. While at TCU, Cummings worked for the TCU athletics media relations office, as well as the campus TV show and the student-media website. She also was a resident assistant for three semesters. Cummings spent the 2014-15 year working for the Graham (Texas) newspaper covering Graham High School athletics.

WALLY BULLINGTON Director of Athletics Emeritus

Former ACU director of athletics Wally Bullington re-joined ACUathletics in September 2001 as director of athletics emeritus, and then became the director of athletics in March 2002 when Stan Lambert announced his resignation.He serves the athletics program in a fundraising capacity. Bullington, elected to the Lone Star Conference Hall of Honor in 1999, served ACU for 39 years as a football player, assistant football coach, head football coach and athletics director before he retired from the university’s athletics staff in 1988.

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After graduating from Athens, Ala., High School in 1949, Bullington came to Abilene to play. He was a four-year letterman at then Abilene Christian College, helping to lead the Wildcats to the only undefeated, untied season (11-0 in 1950) in school history. He was named all-Texas Conference in 1950, 1951 and 1952, and received first team all-America honors at center in 1952. While Bullington was an assistant coach at Abilene High School, the Eagles won three state championships in football. When he took over the helm at Abilene High, he led his team to an outstanding record of 40-19-1 in six years (1960-65). And in nine years as the head football coach at Abilene Christian (1968-76), his teams had a 62-32-2 record. Four of his nine teams were nationally ranked, he coached ACU to its first NAIA Division I national championship, and coached six first team all-America players, including eventual all-pro running back Wilbert Montgomery. In 1969, Bullington became the school’s athletics director and presided over the Wildcats’ transition from NAIA to NCAA Division II. While Bullington was the athletics director, ACU won 17 national titles, including another football championship in 1977, and 41 Lone Star Conference titles. The former Wildcat was inducted to the ACU Sports Hall of Fame in 1993 for his service to the university.

GRANT BOONE Voice of the Wildcats

Grant Boone is in his eighth full season as the “Voice of the Wildcats,” a role he’s had on a full-time basis since 2008. However, he first started calling ACU games as a student in 1991. Aside from continuing to broadcast ACU athletics events, Boone writes “Grant Me This,” an athletics column for the ACU Today magazine blog, promotes all ACU social media platforms, serves as the host of the Ken Collums Show on TV and the ACU Coaches’ Show on radio, and serves as the emcee for all major athletics events. Since graduating from ACU in 1991 with a degree in journalism and mass communication, Boone has covered the world’s biggest sporting events for a variety of national networks, including CBS Sports, ESPN, Turner Sports, Golf Channel, Fox Sports, PGA Tour Radio, and other national TV and radio networks. In 2012, he was the play-by-play voice for Naval Academy home football games on CBS College Sports Network. Since 2009, he has anchored online coverage of the Masters and PGA Championship for CBS Sports. Boone’s career in network television and radio earned him the 2001 Gutenberg Award for excellence in journalism, the highest honor given by ACU’s JMC department. And in 2013, he was named outstanding broadcaster of the year by the Lone Star Conference. He and his wife, Amy, a 1992 ACU graduate, have three children: Andrew, Nick and Anna Claire.


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ACU Head Coaches

KEITH BARNIER

JASON BIBLER

BRIT T BONNEAU

KEN COLLUMS

JOE GOLDING

Track and Field and Cross Country 3rd season at ACU

Volleyball 5th season at ACU (2nd as head coach)

Baseball 21st season at ACU (20th as head coach)

Football 13th season at ACU (4th as head coach)

Men’s Basketball 8th season at ACU (5th as head coach)

JULIE GOODENOUGH

HUT TON JONES

BOBBY REEVES

TOM SHAW

CASEY WILSON

Women’s Basketball 4th season at ACU

Men’s and Women’s Tennis 22nd season at ACU (20th as head coach)

Softball 6th season at ACU

Men’s Golf 2nd season at ACU

Women’s Soccer 15th season at ACU (9th as head coach)

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Endowments Football (24) • Football (General) • Football Endowment • Lance and Melissa Barrow Football Scholarship • Chip Bennett Football Endowment • Don Cobb Football Scholarship • Ann and A.M. “Tonto” Coleman Scholarship • Bob and Myrt Davidson Lineman Scholarship • Grant Feasel Scholarship • Pat Holder Football Scholarship • Jerry Jones Football Scholarship • Kelly Kent Memorial Athletic Scholarship • Courtney and Elaine King Football Scholarship • Jack Kiser Football Scholarship • Jim Lindsey Football Scholarship • Wilbert Montgomery Football Scholarship • Garry Don Moore Football Scholarship • N.L. “Nick” and Helen Nicholson Endowed Football Scholarship • Robert Orr Football Scholarship • Steve Paxton Football Scholarship • Chuck Sitton Football Scholarship • Jack Stites Football Scholarship • Everett Treadway Football Scholarship • Wayne Walton Football Scholarship • Jerry Wilson Football Scholarship General Athletics (11) • Paul Goad Scholarship • A.B. Morris Coaching Scholarship • Gene and Ruth Stallings Coaching Excellence Scholarship • Wally Bullington Scholarship • Eck Curtis and Maurine Agnes Curtis Scholarship • Dee and Lila Nutt Scholarship • Ruth Shipp Beaver Scholarship • Rex and Irene Klepper Scholarship • Jon Harlow Memorial Scholarship • Barbara and Randy Nicholson Scholarship • Rex Fleming Scholarship Baseball (12) • Gary and Sylvia McCaleb Baseball Scholarship • Sisco Family Scholarship • Roy Douglas Churchill Scholarship • Lonestar Baseball Scholarship

• Britt Paty Baseball Scholarship • J.E. Shipp Jr. Memorial Scholarship • Nolan Ryan Encouragement Scholarship • Justin Boot Company Scholarship • Sam Carpenter Scholarship • Bobby Murcer Scholarship • O’Dell-Knight-Hooker Glove Man Scholarship • Al and Dottie Scott Memorial Scholarship Men’s Basketball (6) • 1963-64 Men’s Basketball Scholarship • Basketball (General) • William J. Teague Point Guard Scholarship • Raby and James E. “Jim” Womack Basketball Scholarship • Tommy and Martha Morris Basketball Scholarship • Stone Family Basketball Scholarship Golf (7) • Golf (General) • Buddy Colston Memorial Golf Scholarship • Vince Jarrett Golf Scholarship • Larry Nichols Golf Scholarship • John Franklin Memorial Golf Scholarship • John T.L. Jones Scholarship • Byron and Louise Nelson Scholarship Tennis (7) • Judy Kniffen Clardy Scholarship (women only) • Richard and Lois Fuller Scholarship • Janice and John T.L. Jones Scholarship • Tennis Foundation Scholarship • Bill and Nancy McMinn Scholarship • Amelia Newlen Scholarship • Larry Fatheree Tennis Endowment Women’s Basketball (2) • Rebecca Morris Scholarship • Glenn L. Wallace Scholarship Track and Field (1) • Oliver Jackson Scholarship Softball (1) • Owen T. “Skipper” Shipp Scholarship

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he recent exciting announcement at ACU of record-setting individual ($30 million) and collective ($55 million) gifts to the $75 million “Vision in Action” initiative will improve our students’ experience in dynamic, memorable ways. Our respected programs in the sciences and humanities will soar even higher in the new Halbert-Walling Research Center and the Onstead Science Center, and in a renovation of Bennett Gymnasium as labs and classrooms for our engineering and physics program. ACU graduates already are accepted to medical and dental school at a rate double the national average, so we anticipate even greater success preparing the next generation of scientists and healthcare professionals. Our legendary track and field and fast-rising women’s soccer programs will prosper in the new Elmer Gray Stadium. And fans will enjoy new Wildcat Stadium, where ACU will play NCAA Division I football on Anthony Field, dramatically expanding opportunities for building community. The Wildcats are scheduled to begin playing in their new stadium in 2017, pending the completion of fundraising. We are grateful to thoughtful donors who believe in our mission and invest in tomorrow’s leaders. And we look forward to a brightfuture of serving churches by sending them talented graduates, anchored in their faith and ready to make a real difference in the world. n

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Royce and Pam Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center Powell Fitness Center

Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center – One of ACU’s newest buildings is the 113,000-square-foot, $21 million Royce and Pam Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center, which opened in September 2011. A renovation and expansion of the previous Gibson Health and Physical Education Center, the Money Center is adjacent to Moody Coliseum and is the home of the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition, the intramurals program, and a fitness center to meet the needs of ACU’s students, faculty and staff. It includes four gymnasiums, a six-lane, Olympic-style lap pool and a leisure pool, bouldering wall, racquetball courts, exercise studios, an eighth-mile track, a Human Performance Lab, classrooms, and counseling and medical clinics. Powell Fitness Center – Wildcat student-athletes train in the Powell Fitness Center, which opened in 1993 and was renovated in the spring and summer of 2007, when the size of the facility doubled to more than 8,000 square feet. Included in the center are free weights, cable weights, hammer strength equipment, cardio exercise machines, and other equipment. Teague Special Events Center – The Teague Special Events Center was dedicated in February 1999 and houses the football offices, locker room, training room facilities, and a large room with three indoor tennis courts. The football locker room, refurbished before the 2006 season with new flooring and lockers, also is in the Teague Center. The facility can seat up to 1,000 people for banquets, and has been the host to luncheons featuring former UCLA head basketball coach John Wooden and the late former PGA legend Byron Nelson.

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Moody Coliseum – Moody Coliseum is in its 46th year of hosting basketball at ACU, with the first men’s game there on Feb. 27, 1968. The women’s team began playing in Moody in 1971. The coliseum seats 4,000 for basketball and volleyball.


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Shotwell Stadium – The Wildcats began playing football at Shotwell Stadium in 1960, and the 2015 season will be their 56th season in the facility, which is owned and operated by the Abilene Independent School District. The stadium has undergone some major renovation in the last several years, including the addition before the 2012 season of a SafePlay turf field. In July 2007, a new scoreboard with digital video capabilities was added to the north end of the stadium. New dressing facilities on the south end and new restrooms on the north end were added to the stadium prior to the 2005 season. The first nationally televised game in Shotwell was Aug. 27, 2009, when CBS College Sports broadcast a showdown the Wildcats hosted with Northwest Missouri State in each team’s season opener.

Wes Kittley Invitational. The new Elmer Gray Stadium was completed in late March 2015 and hosted its first meet a few weeks later. The purple track will be the new home to one of the most storied track and field programs in collegiate history. It also will serve as the new home to ACU’s burgeoning women’s soccer program. The Wildcats have finished above .500 in each of their first two seasons in the Southland Conference and would have qualified for the conference’s post-season tournament if they had been eligible for the postseason. n Shotwell Stadium

Crutcher Scott Field – When Abilene Christian made the decision to bring baseball back to campus in February 1990, the administration made a commitment to construct a first-class playing facility. What ACU built is one of the finest facilities in college baseball. The 4,000-seat, lighted Crutcher Scott Field is home to the Wildcats. Bleachers and lights were added before the 1992 season, and prior to the 1995 season the seating capacity was increased to 4,000, and the press box was added. The home clubhouse was added before the 1997 season. The dimensions of the field are 335 feet down the lines, 380 feet to the power alleys and 400 to center field. Wells Field – Wells Field will serve as the Wildcats’ softball home for the 19th season in 2015. It was officially dedicated March 29, 1997, as A.E. “Poly” and Zieta Wells Field. The lighted stadium seats approximately 600 fans. A ground-level press box on the first base side was added before the 2012 season.

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Eager Tennis Center – ACU has one of the finest tennis facilities in NCAA Division I in the Eager Tennis Center. The facility features 10 courts, which have played host to numerous Lone Star Conference, NCAA Division II regional and high school tournaments. In August 2001, the university announced that a new pavilion would be named for the most successful tennis coach in school history and his wife. Construction on the Judi and Cecil Eager Tennis Pavilion began in Fall 2001 and was completed in time for the Fall 2002 season. Eager served as the ACU men’s and women’s tennis coach for 12 years (1977-83 and 1986-90). The pavilion has covered seating (approximately 175 seats, including some chairback seating) and is located west of the four championship courts and east of the Teague Special Events Center. Elmer Gray Stadium – In April 2015, the legendary ACU track and field program christened its new home by hosting Texas Tech and TCU in the second

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hen ACU made the move from the Texas Conference to the Southland Conference in 1963, it did so as a founding member, along with Arkansas State University, Lamar University, The University of Texas-Arlington and Trinity University. ACU enjoyed great success in the league, most notably in men’s basketball, men’s track and field and cross country, and football. In 1972 – ACU’s last year in the league – the Southland was composed of ACU, Arkansas State, Lamar, Louisiana Tech University, Texas-Arlington, Trinity, and the University of Southwestern Louisiana.

Chip Bennett was the 1969 college division Player of the Year and a third-round NFL draft choice of the Cincinnati Bengals in 1970.

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espite not being a member of the Southland Conference for almost four decades, Wildcats still appear in the league’s football, men’s basketball, cross country, and track and field record books. Prior to the 2011 season, former ACU quarterback Jim Lindsey still ranked fifth in Southland history with 8,521 career passing yards and ninth in total offense with 8,385 yards. Lindsey was a three-time first team all-Southland quarterback, and at the end of the 1972 season, the most prolific passer in NCAA history. Prior to the 2011 season, former ACU wide receiver Pat Holder still ranked 10th in Southland history with 155 receptions. In football, six student-athletes who played for ACU during its Southland history were drafted into the NFL, 15 were named first team all-Southland and three were named first team all-America. The ACU men’s basketball team won Southland championships in 1964-65, 1965-66 and 1967-68. Former Wildcats John Ray Godfrey and Ronnie Hearne are two of only 17 players in Southland history to be voted first team all-conference three times. Former Wildcat Andrew Prince still ranks third in Southland history in career rebounding average at 12.1 rebounds per game. ACU still holds the Southland record for field goal percentage (53.7 percent in 1964-65). The ACU men’s cross country team won seven straight Southland titles from 1964-70, which is still tied for the second-most titles in league history. The Wildcat men’s cross country team set the Southland record for lowest winning score at the league championship meet with 19 points in 1965. Four different Wildcats won the individual championship between 1964 and 1970. The ACU men’s track and field team won seven straight Southland team titles from 1964-70. n


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cademically, ACU incudes the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Biblical Studies, Business Administration, Education and Human Services, and Honors; the Graduate School; the Graduate School of Theology; the School of Information Technology and Computing; the School of Social Work; and the School of Nursing. Students may choose from 70 baccalaureate majors that include more than 135 areas of study, 25 master’s degree programs and two doctoral programs. There are more than 247 full-time faculty members with 91 percent of tenure-track faculty holding terminal degrees. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. Because of ACU’s strong sense of mission and outstanding academic programs, it attracts high-quality faculty members from around the world. They believe their Christian commitment requires them to excel in their fields of study and to focus on teaching and mentoring students. Experienced and talented professors teach freshmen and conduct research and hands-on learning projects with undergraduate students. Some of the best minds in the world choose to teach at ACU. ACU students are encouraged to share their time and talents as Christian leaders and volunteers through various service-learning opportunities on the campus, in the community and in other countries. Graduates of ACU are in high demand by employers and graduate programs because they gain knowledge and experience in their majors, and they learn to apply Christian values to their everyday decisions.

Among its top academic programs are: • arguably the top undergraduate physics program in the world, with unprecedented research opportunities at the nation’s best nuclear physics laboratories in roles typically reserved only for graduate students and physicists with Ph.D.s; • a business college accredited by AACSB International, with graduates whose first-time pass rate on the CPA exam is more than double the national average; • one of only five accredited journalism schools affiliated with a private university (others include Baylor and Brigham Young); • a teacher education program whose graduates are in high demand for their hands-on expertise in bringing mobile-learning technology to the classroom; • an ATS-accredited Graduate School of Theology and an undergraduate Bible, missions and ministry program that has produced more youth ministers than any other U.S. university; and • a well-respected sciences program that prepares graduates who are accepted to medical schools at a rate double the national average. Abilene Christian is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Its professional schools and academic departments/programs have achieved a variety of top accreditations, including the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), American Chemical Society (ACS), and others. ACU also is affiliated with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, and the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts. n 2015 ACU WILDCAT FOOTBALL

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CU’s application of technology to learning has been acclaimed by industry and higher education experts around the world as an example of forward-thinking institutions and organizations. Its Adams Center for Teaching and Learning opened in 1992 in Brown Library, spurring opportunities for innovation, focus and leadership within the community of leaders and emerging leaders among ACU faculty members. The library’s main floor features the Learning Commons, which supports the creation of academic work in a warm, bright and inviting atmosphere. It features multiple computer stations set up for individual and group work, a Writing Center and a Speaking Center. In Fall 2008, ACU’s mobile-learning initiative made it the first university to provide an Apple iPhone or iPod touch to all incoming freshmen. All faculty and full-time undergraduate students were provided these mobile devices in Fall 2011, integrating technology and learning in and out of the classroom. Today, iPads are required of freshmen. In March 2011, the AT&T Learning Studio, on the top floor of Brown Library, began providing a curricular laboratory to support student, faculty and staff experiments with new media tools. In Summer 2011, ACU’s K-12 Learning Institute began to help facilitate the training of primary and secondary teachers around the world in using new media and mobile technology for teaching and learning. It includes a prototype classroom overseen by two full-time professionals in ACU’s Department of Teacher Education. n 162

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raduates of ACU have become best-selling Christian authors, ministers, members of Congress, state judges, big-city mayors, researchers, Hollywood movie producers, teachers and superintendents, top Nashville musicians and music producers, distinguished university professors, business owners, internationally renowned physicians, Pulitzer Prize winners, and winners of Emmy, Telly, Dove, Grammy, Inventor of the Year and Teacher of the Year awards. • Kent Brantly, M.D., a family medicine physician working as a medical missionary for Samaritan’s Purse, became the first American to survive the Ebola virus disease in 2014 when he contacted it while serving in Monrovia, Liberia. He was later named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2014 and one of three Texans of the Year for 2014 by the Dallas Morning News. •

For more than 25 years, Max Lucado has been a best-selling Christian author and minister of the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas.

• In the last six years, seven ACU alumni have served as university presidents or chancellors. Among them, Dr. Jack Scott is a former chancellor of the California Community College System, which serves 2.6 million students in 109 colleges. Max Lucado is a minister and best-selling Christian author.

• Two ACU alumni are members of Congress: U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (Houston) and U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn (Los Angeles, Calif.). • Jack Pope is a former chief justice and Jeffrey Boyd is a current justice of the Texas Supreme Court. • B. David Vanderpool, M.D., is former president of the Texas Medical Association.

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Janice Massey, M.D., is a neurologist who serves on the faculty of Duke University Medical School and is vice chair of the Board of Directors for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

• David Dean Halbert is an entrepreneur who owns Caris, Ltd., a privately held investment partnership. He previously was co-founder, chair, president and CEO of Advance PCS, a highly successful pharmacy benefit management service company. • Tobie Hatfield is director of Nike’s Innovation Kitchen think tank. Prominent alumni in the coaching profession Each year, Abilene Christian graduates are coaches of many of the top high school teams in Texas. In December 2011, three alumni led teams to state football titles: Hal Wasson (Class 5A Division I champion Southlake Carroll High School), Kade Burns (Class 1A Division 1 champion Mason High School) and Mark Coley (TAPPS Six-Man Division 1 Abilene Christian High School). Bob Shipley, whose sons, Jordan and Jaxon have starred at wide receiver at the University of Texas, is the head coach at Belton High School after previous roles at Rotan, Burnet and Brownwood. Wylie High School’s highly successful Hugh Sandifer is former president of the Texas High School Football Coaches Association. Allen Wilson, who recently retired from Dallas Carter High School, won state titles at Paris High School in 1988 and Tyler John Tyler in 1994 during his career. Sam Harrell was the head coach at Ennis High School for 16 seasons, winning Class 4A state titles in 2000, 2001 and 2004. Wes Kittley, whose teams won 29 NCAA Division II national titles while he was at ACU, is the head track and field coach at Texas Tech University.


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Former ACU running back Wilbert Montgomery (left) and former ACU offensive lineman Lance Barrow share a laugh before a recent NFL game. Montgomery has coached running backs for the St. Louis Rams, Baltimore Ravens and is now coaching with the Cleveland Browns. Barrow is the Emmy Award-winning executive producer for football and golf at CBS Sports.

Notable athletics alumni • Lance Barrow is the Emmy Award-winning coordinating producer of golf and football for CBS Sports. • Dr. James Womack is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology at Texas A&M University who discovered the genome for cattle and won the prestigious Wolf Prize in Agriculture. • Bobby Morrow won three gold medals in the Olympics and was named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year for 1956. In 2005 he was named ACU’s “Athlete of the Century.” Earl Young is an international business entrepreneur who won a gold medal in the 4x400 relay at the 1960 Olympic Games. •

Wilbert Montgomery is an assistant coach for the NFL’s Cleveland Browns and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. Prior to joing the Browns he was an assistant coach for the Baltimore Ravens and the St. Louis Rams. He is a former all-pro running back for the Philadelphia Eagles and was that team’s all-time leader in rushing attempts, rushing yards and rushing touchdowns.

• Jeev Milkha Singh is a member of the PGA Tour and European Tour, and a former winner of the Asian Order of Merit. n

Bobby Morrow won three gold medals in the 1956 Olympics and won the James E. Sullivan Award in 1957 as the nation’s top amateur athlete.

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he remarkable success of ACU Wildcat student-athletes through the years is a tribute to the student-athletes, the coaches and the tradition of winning permeating the program. ACU recruits its student-athletes for their academic and spiritual qualities, as well as their abilities in athletics. ACU’s intercollegiate athletics program began in 1919 when the football and men’s basketball teams were started. Former director of athletics A.B. Morris served as the head football and head men’s basketball coach during his long tenure at ACU. Former football coach A.M. “Tonto” Coleman went on to serve as the commissioner of the famed Southeastern Conference, and former track and field mentor Oliver Jackson coached three-time Olympic gold medalist Bobby Morrow – still called by some the greatest sprinter who ever lived. Wildcat student-athletes have been blessed by a wealth of some of the top coaches in collegiate athletics, including Bill McClure (track and field), Wally Bullington (football), Dee Nutt (men’s basketball), Burl McCoy (women’s basketball), Wes Kittley (track and field), Don W. Hood (track and field), Don D. Hood (track and field), Brek Horn

(volleyball), Vince Jarrett (men’s golf), and Chris Thomsen (football). Current coaches such as Julie Goodenough (women’s basketball) and Hutton Jones (men’s and women’s tennis), Ken Collums (football), Tom Shaw (men’s golf), and Britt Bonneau (baseball) are at the top of their profession. No intercollegiate athletics program in the state of Texas – at any level – can claim as many national championships as ACU, which has won 64 team titles since 1952. Of them, 57 have come at the NCAA Division II level, the fifth-most NCAA national championships in history behind only UCLA, Stanford, USC and swimming powerhouse Kenyon College. ACU’s 54 national titles in track and field are the most in one sport by any university in the country. The Wildcats won 163 Lone Star Conference championships from 1973-2013 and enjoyed some remarkable championship winning streaks. The men’s track and field team won 18 straight LSC championships (27 overall), and the women’s track and field team won each of the first 20 LSC titles before its streak ended in 2004. The men’s cross country team saw its LSC championship streak ended in November 2011 at 20 straight. ACU student-athletes also have been awarded some of their sports highest individual honors, the most recent in 2008 when running back Bernard Wes Kittley (’81) and the Wildcat track and field program collected plenty of hardware during the 1990s. Before he left to become the head coach at Texas Tech University in 1997, Kittley’s teams won 29 NCAA Division II track and field championships, the second most in NCAA history.

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Scott won the Harlon Hill Trophy as the top player in NCAA Division II football. That same year, offensive center Sam Collins won the Gene Upshaw Award as the top lineman in NCAA Division II. In 2007, cross country standout Nicodemus Naimadu became the first athlete in NCAA history – male or female, any level – to win four consecutive individual national championships. In 2009, decathlete Camille Vandendriessche became the first athlete in NCAA history to win three straight individual national championships in the decathlon. One year later, Linda Brivule became the first female in NCAA Division II history to win the individual national championship in the javelin. ACU’s internationally recognized track and field program has produced world-record holders, more than 20 Olympians, several hundred all-America performers and two Olympic gold medalists. In addition, the program was named the Texas Sports Dynasty of the Century by Texas Monthly magazine in November 1999. Wildcat teams won 163 Lone Star Conference titles from 1973-2013, more than twice its closest competitor. Also, ACU has produced 32 NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship honorees since 1966. The Wildcats also are heavily represented in Halls of Fame across the country, the most recent in June 2015 when Jackson and Morrow were elected to the Texas Track and Field Coaches’ Association Hall of Fame. Morrow is in six different halls of fame: ACU, Drake Relays, U.S. Olympic, U.S. Track and Field, Texas Sports, and Texas Track and Field. Jackson is a member of the Texas Sports and U.S. Track Coaches halls of fame, and more than 50 other former Wildcats are recognized by other such organizations around the nation. Abilene Christian was the only university in NCAA Division II to have been ranked in the top 15 in each of the first 16 Learfield Directors’ Cup final standings, including second in 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, and 2005-06. The Wildcats finished in the top four in four other seasons. n

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bilene is a dynamic city of nearly 120,000 people who value higher education and the difference it makes in the life of the community. Three private universities call it home (ACU, Hardin-Simmons and McMurry), as well as Cisco College, Texas State Technical College, professional schools from Texas Tech, and the Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing. Because of its central location in our region, Abilene is the destination city for people from many small towns across what we call the “Big Country” for shopping, nice dining, healthcare, entertainment and cultural events. Abilene Regional Airport serves passengers on connecting flights on American Eagle via Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, as well as private charters. Interstate 20 and state highways 83, 84, 277 and 36 each intersect Abilene. Abilene enjoys a bustling convention and special event environment, and is the annual site of numerous state and national rodeo and cutting horse events, plus the West Texas Fair and Rodeo. More than 40 hotels and motels – including Residence Inn by Marriott, Hampton Inn and Suites (2), Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites (3), Comfort Suites, Courtyard by Mariott, Hilton Garden Inn, LaQuinta Inn and Suites (2), Wingate by Wyndham, MCM Eleganté Suites, and Fairfield Inn by Marriott – offer more than 3,100 rooms each night. Most major chains of restaurants are nearby, including Olive Garden, Abuelo’s Mexican Food Embassy, Chili’s (2), Cracker Barrel, Cotton Patch Cafe, Logan’s Roadhouse, Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Rosa’s Cafe 168

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and Tortilla Factory (2), and Texas Roadhouse; along with most major fast food restaurants and numerous locally and regionally acclaimed eateries featuring barbeque, steaks, Mexican and Chinese menus. Abilene is 150 miles from Fort Worth, 180 miles from Dallas, 245 miles from San Antonio, 253 miles from Austin, and 368 miles from Houston. The driving distance, in miles, between Abilene and current SLC member institutions: • 702 – University of New Orleans (New Orleans, La.) • 669 – Southeastern Louisiana State University (Hammond, La.) • 670 – Nicholls State University (Thibodaux, La.) • 526 – McNeese State (Lake Charles, La.) • 523 – Central Arkansas (Conway, Ark.) • 461 – Lamar University (Beaumont) • 436 – Northwestern State University (Natchitoches, La.) • 409 – Houston Baptist University (Houston) • 390 – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (Corpus Christi) • 363 – Stephen F. Austin State State University (Nacogdoches) • 341 – Sam Houston State University (Huntsville) • 245 – University of the Incarnate Word (San Antonio) n


Historic Paramount Theatre in downtown Abilene

Everman Park and The Grace Museum in downtown Abilene Annual Big Country Ballon Fest held on the last weekend of every September in Abilene

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n 2012, senior quarterback Mitchell Gale became the all-time leading passer in Lone Star Conference and ACU history as he finished his career with 12,109 yards, passing former teammate Billy Malone (12,012 yards from 2005-08) atop both lists. In the process, Gale also made ACU only the fourth university in NCAA history to have back-to-back starting quarterbacks throw for at least 12,000 yards in a career. The first to do it was Louisiana Tech University with Tim Rattay and Luke McCown from 1997-2003. They were followed by the University of Hawaii with Timmy Chang and Colt Brennan from 2001-07, and the University of Houston with Kevin Kolb and Case Keenum from 2003-11. Malone and Gale from 2005-12 make ACU the latest entrant into the select club. During his four years as the Wildcats’ starting quarterback, Gale led ACU to 30 victories, three trips to the NCAA Division II playoffs and one LSC title. He currently plays for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.

I’m thankful for how I’ve grown in football and out of football while I’ve been at ACU. It’s helped me become the person I’ve become. I couldn’t have done that without coach Collums or my parents and grandparents or the people around me who have invested themselves in me and poured love into me.” – Mitchell Gale

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