UCM scored its first TD of the second half when Czerniewski threw a 61-yard TD pass to Jamorris Warren. ACU blocked the PAT kick, however, making the new score 41-34 with 13:59 remaining in the fourth quarter.
The Mules scored again when Czerniewski threw his sixth TD pass of the game, a 5-yarder to Morris with 4:53 left, growing UCM's lead to 48-34.
ACU answered back when Gale hit WR Edmund Gates with a 32-yard TD pass with 2:23 left. Lineberry's PAT made it 48-41.
UCM recovered the ensuing onside kick, and two plays later, Stewart bolted off right tackle for 42 yards and a Mules TD. The PAT gave his team the lead, 55-41, with 2:10 left.
That was the final score, ending the Wildcats' most successful season in 33 years at 11-1. UCM (11-2) advanced to play rival Northwest Missouri State, which rallied to beat LSC runner-up Texas A&M-Kingsville, 35-31.