Friday, July 18, 2008

Mark Oct. 18 on your planner

By Greg Jaklewicz
Amarillo Globe-News

Three months from today, the center of the NCAA Division II football universe will be Kimbrough Memorial Stadium outside of Canyon.

Oct. 18 is when West Texas A&M and Abilene Christian meet. It'll be the eighth game for WT, seventh for ACU. It's possible both teams will be unbeaten, though ACU faces the biggest hurdle by playing at Northwest Missouri State to open the season.

The Wildcats will win that game, by the way.

Already, the WT-ACU drama is building. The hype, too.

WT wound up No. 8 in the final American Football Coaches Association poll last fall while ACU was No. 15. Both teams are solid top 20 picks in preseason polls, the Wildcats ranked highest at No. 5 by The Sporting News and WT No. 10 by Lindy's magazine. Players from both teams have been projected as All-Americans, including record-setting ACU running back Bernard Scott, who could be the best player in the D2 nation.

Both teams have been building to this kind of game.

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