Lineberry added his third field goal of the game – a 27-yarder – at 10:07 of the third quarter, upping ACU's lead to 37-3.
ACU QB Mitchell Gale found TE Ben Gibbs in the back of the north end zone with 2:55 left, and a Lineberry PAT made the score 44-3. It was the second time the two combined for a TD pass play on the evening.
An interception by Wildcat safety Darien Williams stopped the Texans' next drive, and his 26-yard return gave ACU the ball on the TSU 14. Charcandrick West ran around left end for a TD on the ensuing play, and Lineberry's PAT gave the Wildcats a 51-3 lead with 1:49 left in the third quarter. The scoring play marked the first appearance in the game of ACU backup QB Clark Harrell.