ACU wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, marching crisply down the field. Less than three minutes after taking the opening kickoff, freshman RB Darrell Cantu-Harkless ran untouched up the middle for a 6-yard TD. Morgan Lineberry's PAT made the score 7-0.
After one quarter, the Wildcats led in total yards, 116-54. ACU limited the Javelinas to 5 yards rushing and 49 yards passing. Wildcat QB Mitchell Gale completed 10 of 12 passes for 96 yards, three of them to WR Edmund Gates (for 31 yards).