The Wildcats stopped the Bulldogs' first drive on downs at the ACU 47-yard line. Two plays later, sophomore QB Mitchell Gale found Justin Andrews over the middle with a pass, and the junior fullback ran in for a 16-yard TD. Lineberry's PAT made the score 14-0 with 5:06 remaining. The first play of the drive was a 37-yard pass from Gale to senior WR Kendrick Johnson.
After the Bulldogs went four-and-out on their next drive, ACU took eight plays to move 43 yards, with Richardson scoring again on a 25-yard run. Lineberry's PAT made the new score 21-0 with 1:08 on the clock.
ACU rolled up 178 yards of offense in the quarter, and held SWO to 50. Gale was 7 of 10 for 90 yards, and Richardson rushed nine times for 65 yards and two TDs.