ACU stormed right back when DB Caleb Withrow returned the ensuing kickoff 77 yards to the WT 10-yard line. However, WT's defense stiffened, and ACU's QB Morgan Lineberry booted a 28-yard field goal at the 8:20 mark, cutting WT's lead to 7-3.
ACU DB James Williams intercepted a tipped pass at the WT 49-yard line and returned it to the 22 with 7:38 left in the quarter. ACU advanced as close as the Buffs' 1-yard line, but the WT defense stopped ACU RB Daryl Richardson on three straight runs near the goal line, taking over on downs.
Williams intercepted another WT pass at the :35 mark when he caught a deep ball thrown by Taylor Harris and stepped out of bounds at the ACU 7-yard line.
After one quarter of play, WT leads in total yards, 133-24. Mitchell Gale has completed 2 of 5 passes for 18 yards, and is under heavy pressure by the Buffs' defense.