After a 23-yard punt return by Taylor Gabriel, ACU began the second half the same way it began the first half, with a Mitchell Gale touchdown pass to Gabriel. This one was for 24 yards, ending a 5-play, 59-yard drive in only 1 minute. The PAT by Morgan Lineberry was good, making the new score 35-14.
Not a good sign: MSU regained its advantage quickly, moving 80 yards in six plays, capped by a 1-yard run by Keidrick Jackson at the 9:18 mark. Saladino's kick was good, making the new score 42-14.
ACU advanced to the MSU 9 on the ensuing drive, but Gale was sacked on fourth down, turning the ball over to the Mustangs.
MSU's Jimmy Pipkins scored his second TD of the game on a 28-yard run with 38 seconds left in the quarter. The 91-yard drive consumed 5:33 and took 11 plays. Another Saladino kick put the Mustangs further ahead, 49-14.