At 12:30 P.M. Saturday , the SFA Lumberjacks (2-3) will look to continue their winning ways at Globe Life Park in Arlington against the Abilene Christian Wildcats (0-2) .
The Lumberjacks come into this weekend’s matchup on their first two-game winning streak since 2017, following their 31-12 home victory against the (1-1) Angelo State Rams (1-1) last Saturday.
It was a tight battle going midway into the 3rd quarter as Angelo State trailed 17-12 when they punched in their second touchdown, following a 38-yard scamper from Rams’ sophomore running back Alfred Grear to make it a one possession game.
However, the Rams failed to score for the remainder of the game as the Lumberjacks went on to score 14 unanswered points, including a 76-yard touchdown reception late in the 3rd from sophomore wide receiver Xavier Gipson. Da’Leon Ward, senior running back, scored the last touchdown for SFA.
Gipson’s 76-yard touchdown reception wasn't his biggest play of the game. Toward the end of 1st quarter, SFA got on the board first as a result of Gipson’s score on a 90-yard reception. He posted five receptions with 177 yards and two touchdowns along with a 37-yard punt return for a touchdown.
The ACU Wildcats head into Saturday’s matchup having only played two games this year and will be looking to earn their first win of the season following a 55-23 road loss against the Army Black Knights on October 3.
As of today, this game being played will be the first and only time this season in which both teams will be playing at a neutral site. Furthermore, both squads will be looking to earn their first road win of their respective seasons.
ACU will look to put an end to a certain losing trend that has pestered them for the past six seasons. For every season since 2014, ACU has gone on at least one three-game losing streak.
On the other hand, an SFA win will not only match their win total from last season, but they may also go on their first three-game winning streak since 2016.
This will be the 20th all-time matchup between the two squads. The Lumberjacks will be looking to avenge last season’s 31-24 double overtime loss at Wildcat Stadium in which Gipson, then a freshman, eclipsed the 100-yard receiving for the first time in his collegiate career.
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