MSU answered when QB Zack Eskridge found WR David Little on a 35-yard scoring pass. Jose Martinez' PAT gave the Mustangs the lead again at 28-24 with 8:05 left.
ACU would not be denied, however. Gale found RB Daryl Richardson on a 10-yard scoring pass with 2:04 remaining, and another Lineberry PAT made the score 31-28.
The Wildcats endured two MSU offensive possessions in the final two minutes, but stood tall to move to 6-0 on the season, 4-0 in the LSC and 3-0 in the LSC South.