Texas A&M-Kingsville fumbled on its first drive of the game, turning the ball over to ACU on the Wildcat 46-yard line.
After ACU’s first drive resulted in a punt, Kingsville’s Jonathan Woodson ran 86 yards almost untouched to score a touchdown. Matt Stoll's successful PAT give the Javelinas a 7-0 lead with 11:53 remaining.
On the ensuing play, the Javelinas recovered an onside kick at their 43-yard line. ACU got the ball back when Wildcat defensive back Nathan Baggs intercepted a pass by Daniel Ramirez at the ACU 25-yard line and returned it 16 yards with 10:44 left.
Two plays later, ACU’s Darrell Cantu-Harkless caught a 6-yard pass from Mitchell Gale for a TD. organ Lineberry's PAT evened the score at 7-7. The score was set up by a 53-yard pass from Gale to tight end Ben Gibbs.
ACU's next drive began on its 49-yard line following a Javelina punt. Daryl Richardson scored 10 plays later on a 5-yard TD run, and Lineberry's PAT put the Wildcats on top, 14-7 with 6:04 remaining.
Defensive end Aston Whiteside stripped Kingsville's Randal Toney of the ball and linebacker Derek Odelusi recovered at the Javelina 40-yard-line with 4:55 left.
On a 49-yard Lineberry field goal attempt, the ball sailed through the holder's hands, and was recovered by A&M-Kingsville and returned to the ACU 26-yard line. Two plays later, Woodson ran 24 yards for a Javelina touchdown. Stoll's PAT evened the score at 14-14 with 2:27 remaining.