ACU continued its drive from the end of the first quarter, but it stalled on the Cardinal 5-yard line. Morgan Lineberry preceded to kick a 22-yard field goal to give his team a 10-3 lead with 13:03 remaining in the quarter.
Lineberry kicked his second field goal of the game, a 25-yarder with 6:07 remaining to grow ACU's lead to 13-3.
Wildcat quarterback Mitchell Gale connected with wide-open wide receiver Andrew Richards on a 35-yard TD pass with 3:27 left. Lineberry's PAT made the new score 20-3 with 3:27 left.
Gale threw a 31-yard pass over the middle to wide receiver Taylor Gabriel with 30 seconds remaining, and Lineberry's PAT gave ACU a 27-3 advantage on the scoreboard. The big play in the five-play, 65-yard drive took place when running back Charcandrick West caught a screen pass from Gale and ran 38 yards to put the Wildcats in scoring position once more.
At the half, ACU is just as dominating in the stats as on the scoreboard, leading in first downs (16-7), passing yards (293-11), total yards (337-82), and average yards per play (8.6-2.4). Gale has completed 16 of 23 passes for 293 yards and two TDs; Daryl Richardson has 50 yards on 8 carries (6.3-yard average); and two wide receivers are having big days (Darian Hogg, 5 catches for 92 yards, and Tony Gabriel, 4 catches for 94 yards and 1 TD).