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Undefeated Wildcats earn No. 1 seed

By Will Moore Media Relations Dept. ACU



The Abilene Christian University Wildcats clinched the first 11-0 regular-season record in program history and their second Lone Star Conference championship in the last three seasons with a 47-17 victory over Southwestern Oklahoma State University last Saturday. The Wildcats have earned a spot in the NCAA Division II football playoffs for five straight seasons, and this is the second time in the last three seasons the Wildcats will be the No. 1 seed in the Super Region Four bracket.{{more}} “It’s tough enough to get through the Lone Star Conference with all the great teams we have to play, and the region is extremely tough as well,” says Chris Thomsen, ACU head coach. “We’ve been down this road before and understand how hard this thing is, but we have to continue to improve and take the lessons we’ve learned to try and get past the regional level.”The ACU offense totaled 492 yards in the game, with quarterback Mitchell Gale – a regional finalist for the Harlon Hill Award as the nation’s top player – directing the offense to 301 yards and five touchdowns in the first half. The Wildcats finished the season 11-0 and 6-0 in the Lone Star Conference South Division and have a bye week in the first round of the playoffs. In the second round, they will play Nov. 27 against the winner of the upcoming West Texas A&M University and University of Central Missouri game. For more information about ACU athletics, visit

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