ACU recovered a fumble when Justin Stewart took the ball away from UIW's Tahje Canyon, giving the Wildcats the ball at the Cardinals' 35-yard line.
Charcandrick West scored his first TD of the game with 12:42 left, running around left end for 3 yards. Morgan Lineberry's PAT gave the Wildcats a 34-3 lead.
Lineberry kicked his third field goal of the game, a 54-yarder with 9:36 remaining to up ACU's lead to 37-3.
Cornerback Nate Bailey intercepted UIW quarterback Eric Massoni's pass with 8:17 left and returned it 53 yards for a TD. Lineberry's PAT made the new score 44-3.
Because ACU has scored 44 points, for the next 2 hours, fans with a ticket stub from today's game or an ACU I.D. can buy an extra-large pizza for $4.44 from the Little Caesar's on North 12th Street and Mockingbird.
IWU scored on a 10-yard run by Trent Rios with 4:24 left in the quarter. A successful PAT by Tomas Rebold cut ACU's lead to 44-10. The TD was set up by a 62-yard interception return by Juan Asencio of a pass by new Wildcat quarterback John David Baker.
On ACU's second play of the ensuring drive, a fumble by West gave the Cardinals the ball at the Wildcat 35-yard line. Four plays later, Rios ran in from 2 yards to give UIW another TD. With 2:23 left in the quarter, ACU's lead was cut to 44-16. Wildcat defensive end Aston Whiteside blocked the PAT.
Thirteen seconds later, West accounted for his fumble on the first play after the ensuing kickoff, bouncing off a logjam of would-be tacklers and sprinting 71 yards for a TD. Lineberry's PAT gave ACU a new lead, 51-6.
On UIW's second play of the next drive, linebacker Thor Woerner intercepted a pass by Massoni and returned it 26 yards for another ACU TD. A successful PAT by Ryan Owens gave the Wildcats a 58-16 lead with 1:22 left in the quarter.