ACU tight end Ben Gibbs caught a 2-yard TD pass from Mitchell Gale with 12:16 remaining in the first half. Morgan Lineberry's PAT made the score 14-7. One of the penalties on the 12-play, 87-yard drive negated a TD run by Darrell Cantu-Harkless.
ENMU used its short-range passing game to move deep into ACU territory, but the drive stalled and then ended when Taylor Cannon missed a 26-yard field goal with 7:30 remaining.
ACU scored again when senior running back Daryl Richardson dove into the end zone from the 1-yard line at the 4:47 mark. The drive featured a 48-yard catch and run from Taylor Gabriel, who caught a pass over the middle from Gale and nearly scored before he was knocked out of bounds just short of the ENMU goal line. Lineberry's PAT gave the Wildcats a 21-7 lead.
Both quarterbacks had a productive first half. Gale completed 15 of 23 passes for 200 yards and 2 TDs, and Wesley Wood completed 18 of 26 for 156 yards and 1 TD. ENMU is having a hard time covering Cantu-Harkless (six catches for 79 yards) and Taylor Gabriel (four receptions for 74 yards and a TD).