ACU RB Charcandrick West caught a swing pass in the right flat from Mitchell Gale, and ran untouched, 41 yards, for a Wildcat TD. Morgan Lineberry's PAT attempt was good, putting ACU back on top, 17-14. That's the quick-strike offense fans have come to expect from the Wildcats.
Tarleton took advantage of good field position to march down and score again, with RB Brandon Lowery running 2 yards for a TD with 5:30 left. A successful PAT attempt by Jose Serrano helped the Texans regain the lead, 21-17.
TSU padded its lead with 54 seconds left in the quarter when Serrano booted a 27-yard field goal, making the new score 24-17.