luke anthony

Abilene Christian quarterback Luke Anthony completed 65.9 percent of his passes last season. 

Game day: Nov. 23 at Davis Wade Stadium (61,337) in Starkville.

Series: First meeting

Head coach: Adam Dorrel, 8-14 in two years at ACU, 84-22 in nine years overall.

2018 Record: 6-5, 5-4 (4th, Southland Conference)

L at Baylor 55-27

W Angelo State 41-24

W at Houston Baptist 38-13

L at Stephen F. Austin 24-21

L Incarnate Word 44-34

L at McNeese State 24-21

W Nicholls 28-12

W at Southeastern Louisiana 48-27

W Northwestern State 49-47

W at Sam Houston State 17-10

L Central Arkansas 16-7

Returning starters:

Offense (5)

QB Luke Anthony, 6-0, 203, Jr., 319 of 484 passes, 3,019 yards, 23 TD, 9 INT; 43 carries, minus-37 yards, 3 TD

OL Jon Crisp, 6-5, 296, Jr.

WR Josh Fink, 6-0, 189, Sr., 55 catches, 644 yards, 4 TD

RB Tracy James, 6-0, 222, Sr., 176 carries, 764 yards, 6 TD; 31 catches, 249 yards, 2 TD

OL Kade Parmelly, 6-3, 308, Jr.

Defense (7)

LB Jeremiah Chambers, 6-2, 224, Sr., 113 tackles, 14.5 TFL, 3 sacks, PBU, FF, 2 FR

CB Adonis Davis, 5-10, 181, Sr., 42 tackles, 4 INT, 11 PBU

LB Jack Gibbins, 6-4, 240, Jr., 78 tackles, 9.5 TFL, 2.5 sacks, INT, 6 PBU, FF

S Bolu Oinfade, 6-1, 193, Sr., 59 tackles, 2.5 TFL, INT, 6 PBU

DT Makoni Pole, 6-0, 287, Sr., 11 tackles, 2.5 TFL, sack

CB Koy Richardson, 5-10, 174, Jr., 31 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 3 INT, 3 PBU

DE Corey Smith, 6-1, 248, Sr., 21 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 5 sacks, FR

Specialists (2)

K Oscar Hernandez, 5-10, 201, Jr., 9 of 11 field goals, long 46

P Simon Laryea, 6-2, 203, Sr., 70 punts, 2,797 yards (40.0 avg.), long 63

2019 Schedule

Aug. 31 at North Texas

Sept. 7 Arizona Christian

Sept. 14 at Central Arkansas

Sept. 21 McNeese

Sept. 28 at Incarnate Word

Oct. 5 at Lamar

Oct. 12 Houston Baptist

Oct. 19 Stephen F. Austin

Oct. 26 at Nicholls

Nov. 9 Sam Houston State

Nov. 16 Southeastern Louisiana

Nov. 23 at Mississippi State

logan.lowery@journalinc.com

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