Cade Stone returned the opening kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown, and Morgan Lineberry's successful PAT gave the Wildcats about as early a 7-0 lead as possible. Consumed time: 12 seconds.
DeMarcus Johnson fumbled the Greyhoundss' opening-drive punt and ENMU took over at the Wildcat 6-yard line. Three plays later, quarterback Wesley Wood ran 4 yards for a TD at the 11:13 mark. A PAT by Dylan Baca was good, tying the score at 7-7.
Mitchell Gale threw a 39-yard TD pass to Darrell Cantu-Harkless with 3:51 left in the quarter. The speedy back broke out of an attempted tackle at the Greyhound 20-yard line and scampered into the end zone. Lineberry's PAT was good, making the new score 14-7 in favor of ACU.