ACU kept the ball on the ground for much of its opening drive, and opened the scoring when Mitchell Gale hit Taylor Gabriel with a 10-yard TD pass at the 10:08 mark. Morgan Linebery's successful PAT put ACU on top, 7-0.
Midwestern answered with a touchdown on its first drive. Quarterback Brandon Kelsey kept the ball and ran 2 yards for the score, pulling the Mustangs even at 7-7 with 6:10 left.
A third-down, 46-yard pass from Gale to Gabriel keyed the Wildcats' second drive. Charcandrick West ran 3 yards for a TD on the next play, and Lineberry's PAT made the new score 14-7 with 2:49 remaining.
It only took the Mustangs five plays to move 75 yards, with Kelsey knotting the score at 14-14 when he scampered 30 yards for a TD with 33 seconds left in the quarter.