The Abilene Christian Wildcats raised their season record to 4-3 and showed they are ready to join the Southland Conference in 2014 by downing Houston Baptist University by the score of 69-12 on Saturday evening, October 12, 2013 at Houston’s BBVA Compass Stadium.
The Wildcats wasted little time getting on the score board; advancing down the field on their first three possessions to take the score to 20-3 at the end of 15 minutes play.
HBU scored two points on a recovered fumble when the Wildcats fumbled the conversion and Cody Moncure picked up the ball and returned it 97-yards for a defensive conversion.
The Huskies also scored with a 22-yard field goal by Travis Shin at the 7:01 mark in the first quarter and added to their score at the five minute mark in the second quarter with a Chris Bell 32-yard touchdown run.
ACU scored three more touchdowns in the second quarter to make the score 41-12 at the half.
In the second half, the Wildcats scored four additional touchdowns to round out their scoring.
The Huskies tallied a total of 220 yards on offense with 123 rushing and 97 passing yards.
HBU starting quarterback Ka’Darius Baker completed 15 passes on 22 attempts for 80 yards and one interception.
Craig Bell carried the ball 12 times for 77 yards, averaging 6-4 yards per carry. and scored one touchdown.
B.J. Kelly added 11 carries for 50 yards.
The Huskies will have two weeks to prepare before they face the Incarnate Word Cardinals on Oct. 26 in San Antonio, Texas.
They will return to Houston for their final two games in 2013; facing Texas College on Nov. 2 and Texas A&M-Commerce on Nov. 9.
Both games will be played at Strake Jesuit Preparatory School in Houston.