ACU freshman linebacker Justin Stephens intercepted a pass from Wesley Wood at the Greyhound 18-yard line and returned it to the 14. Three plays later, Mitchell hit a wide-open Darrell Cantu-Harkless over the middle with a 13-yard TD pass that gave the Wildcats a 27-7 lead with 12:19 left in the third quarter. The PAT by Morgan Lineberry was wide left.
Reggie Brown was the workhorse on ACU's next scoring drive with his 43 yards of rushing. The offense stalled at the ENMU 7, but Lineberry kicked a 24-yard field goal to push ACU's lead to 30-7 with 1:34 remaining.