Three plays into ACU's next drive, Mitchell Gale threw a 73-yard TD pass to freshman Demarcus Thompson. Morgan Lineberry's PAT evened the score at 21-21. There have been more than 400 yards of offense, combined, by these two teams with a little more than a quarter played in this game.
With 9:04 left, a 35-yard field goal by Linn represented ACU's first stop on defense today. New score: 24-21.
Washburn comes up with its first defensive stop on ACU's next drive. However, Morgan Lineberry's punt was blocked by the Ichabods and recovered by Willie Williams. Washburn took over on the Wildcat 41-yard line with 7:39 left.
The Ichabods took advantage of the ACU mistake when Cooper scored his third touchdown of the day, a 9-yard run with 5:27 remaining. Linn's PAT gave his team a 31-21 lead.
After ACU punted on its next possession, Washburn went on an 8-play 50-yard drive, capped by a 4-yard TD run by Sean McPherson. Linn's fifth PAT of the day was good, and the new score became 38-21 with 1:07 left in the first half.