ACU’s offense came to life on the first drive of the second quarter, but quarterbackMitchell Gale's pass was intercepted in the end zone by McMurry defensive back Ryan Williams with 12:20 left in the quarter.
McMurry's fourth drive of the game ended when defensive lineman Nick Finney recovered a fumble by Chris Simpson at the ACU 19-yard-line.
Gale drove ACU to its first score on the ensuing drive, with Charcandrick West scampering in from 13 yards out for the touchdown. Morgan Lineberry's PAT was good, giving the Wildcats a 7- 0 lead with 7:20 left.
ACU stayed on the ground for its second score, with redshirt freshman Travis Tarver II diving 2 yards for TD with 2:30 left. Lineberry's PAT made the new score 14-0.
The Wildcats scored again with 48 seconds left when Gale threw a 9-yard pass to wide receiver Taylor Gabriel. Lineberry upped ACU's lead to 21-0 with the successful PAT.
McMurry’s Josh King missed a 44-yard field goal with 1 second left.
At the half, ACU led in first downs (16 to 12), total yards (271 to 197), passing yards (197 to 185), rushing yards (74 to 12) and time of possession (15:58 to 14:02). The ACU defense sacked Jake McMullin four times, three of them by defensive end Nick Richardson. Gale was 14 of 20 for 197 passing yards and 1 TD. ACU's leading rusher was West with 38 yards.