Daryl Richardson ran 2 yards for a TD with 13:12 left, and Morgan Lineberry's PAT put ACU back on top, 35-34, ending a 14-play, 80-yard drive.
ACU pushed further ahead on its next drive, a four-play, 68-yard drive topped off by a 39-yard TD pass from Mitchell Gale to Tony Gabriel at the 9:42 mark. New score: ACU 42-34.
The Javelinas went on a 13-play, 89-yard march to the ACU 2-yard line, but a pass from Daniel Ramirez to Jack Willingham on fourth down and goal was dropped in the end zone, giving the ball back to the Wildcats on downs.
Daryl Richardson came up with a clutch 9-yard run on third and 6 from the Wildcat 6-yard line, giving ACU the opportunity to keep A&M-Kingsville on defense. Gabriel ran for 12 yards on an end-around for another first down, and Charcandrick West picked up another on the subsequent play, allowing the Wildcats to watch the clock wind down for the win.