PK Morgan Lineberry missed a 21-yard field goal at the 7:56 mark of the quarter.
Gale redeemed himself with 4:38 left in the second quarter when he hit RB Charcandrick West on a screen pass, and the freshman from Austin sprinted downfield for a 67-yard TD. Lineberry's PAT made the scoreboard read 31-7.
ACU marched quickly down the field on its last drive of the quarter, scoring again when WR Raymond Radway caught a 9-yard pass from Gale, and Lineberry's PAT made the score 37-7.
Besides the score, ACU leads the Cardinals in first downs (8 to 6), passing (248 yards to 86) and total offense (297 yards to 128). UIW has outrushed the Wildcats, 42 yards (on 21 carries) to 13 yards (on 8 carries). Mitchell Gale has completed 13 of 21 passes for 284 yards and 3 TDs. Radway has 3 catches for 57 yards and a 1 TD, and two Wildcats have 80 yards of catches each (Edmund Gates and Charcandrick West on 2 catches each). RB Daryl Richardson has 18 yards on 3 carries. On defense, L.B. Suggs has 7 tackles and Eric Edwards has 6.
UIW has had the ball nearly twice as long as ACU (19:27 to 10:33), but the Wildcats' quick-scoring drives have the visitors dominating the scoreboard.