ACU’s first drive of the game ended when Javelina defensive back Quincy Williams intercepted a tipped Mitchell Gale pass, taking over on the Kingsville 24-yard line with 12 minutes remaining.
Kingsville’s first drive ended in a turnover when quarterback Nate Poppell was hit by fumbled at the 8:33 mark, and the ball was recovered by cornerback L.B. Suggs on the ACU 28-yard line.
Javelina punter Angel Millan muffed a kick with 2:21 left in the quarter, the ball only traveling 10 yards to the Kingsville 43-yard line.
As time expired in the quarter, wide receiver Taylor Gabriel scored on a 7-yard end-around run. Morgan Lineberry's PAT missed, leaving ACU's lead at 6-0.