Freshmen were the stars of ACU's next scoring drive. A 46-yard run by RB Charcandrick West helped set up Gale's fifth TD pass of the half, a 34-yarder to speedy Cantu-Harkless. Lineberry's PAT upped the Wildcat advantage to 37-7 with 6:12 remaining.
ACU's scoring parade continued when senior DE Bryson Lewis recovered an ECU fumble in the end zone at 2:17, and another Lineberry PAT made the score 44-7.
ACU's offensive leaders at the half included QB Gale (19 of 27 for 216 yards and 5 TDs), RB Charcandrick West (2 rushes for 51 yards), RB Cantu-Harkless (4 catches for 90 yards and 2 TDs). The Wildcats have held ECU to zero rushing yards on the evening, and have 14 first downs to the Tigers' 5. Senior LB Courtney Lane leads the ACU defense with four tackles.