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Central ArkansasBearsUCA
7-2, 3-1 Conf
17
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NICH1430320
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Nicholls StateColonelsNICH
2-4, 2-2 Conf

Nicholls St. 20, Cent. Arkansas 17

THIBODAUX, La. -- Ross Schexnayder kicked a 38-yard field goal with no time remaining to lift Nicholls State to a 20-17 win against Central Arkansas on Saturday.

Central Arkansas (7-2, 3-1 Southland Conference) capped a 14-point fourth-quarter rally with a 16-yard pass from Nathan Brown to Eric Ware to tie the game at 17-17 with 44 seconds to play. But the Colonels (2-4, 2-2) took advantage of good field position on the next drive to set up the game-winning field goal.

Chris Bunch was 4 of 8 for 102 yards, and also rushed 72 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries for Nicholls State.

Brown was 23 of 42 with 224 yards and two touchdowns for Central Arkansas.

Bunch scored on a 22-yard run and Marlin Meeks ran it in from 1 yard out for the Colonels, who had a 17-0 lead at halftime.

Brown's two touchdown passes evened the game late in the fourth.

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2015 Southland Conference Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
McNeese State9-010-1
Sam Houston State7-211-4
Central Arkansas7-27-4
Incarnate Word5-46-5
Lamar4-55-6
Northwestern State4-54-7
Stephen F Austin4-54-7
Southeastern Louisiana3-5-14-6-1
Abilene Christian3-63-8
Nicholls State2-6-12-8-1
Houston Baptist0-82-9