ACU responded with its own scoring drive, capped by a 7-yard TD pass from Mitchell Gale to Emery Dudensing with 5:07 left. Morgan Lineberry's PAT made the new score 23-13. Gale's 44-yard pass to WR Raymond Radway on second down and 8 from the ACU 46 was the big play in the drive.
The ensuing Wildcat kickoff sailed out of bounds, giving the Rams the ball on the 40-yard line. ASU marched right back down the field, aided as well by a pass interference call in the end zone. ACU's defense stiffened and then DE Fred Thompson blocked an attempted 44-yard field goal by Angelo State's Jacob Decker with 3:12 remaining.
Five plays later, Gale hit Edmund Gates in the right flat, and the senior WR sprinted 55 yards for a TD. The PAT by Lineberry at 1:58 made the new score 30-13.