Scores

Final

Northwestern St 6

(6-4, 3-2 Southland)

Cent Arkansas 42

(8-2, 4-1 Southland)

5:00 PM ET, November 8, 2008

Estes Stadium, Conway, AR

1 2 3 4 T
NWST 3 3 0 06
CARK 14 14 14 042

Top Performers

Passing: N. Brown (CARK) - 348 YDS, 4 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: B. Grimes (CARK) - 4 CAR, 49 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: E. Ware (CARK) - 5 REC, 174 YDS, 1 TD

Cent. Arkansas 42, Northwestern St. 6

Associated Press

CONWAY, Ark. -- Nathan Brown threw for 348 yards and four touchdowns to lead Central Arkansas over Northwestern State 42-6 Saturday night.

Brown went 19-of-35 and was intercepted twice. Each team had four turnovers.

Brown threw three touchdown passes in the first half as the Bears (8-2, 4-1 Southland Conference) built a 28-6 lead. Eric Ware caught five passes for 174 yards, including a 71-yard scoring reception from Brown in the second quarter.

Northwestern State (6-4, 3-2) fell out of a first-place tie with the Bears.

Brent Grimes scored the final two touchdowns for Central Arkansas, on a 50-yard catch-and-run from Brown and a 9-yard run.

Brown has thrown for 9,970 yards and 96 touchdowns in his career. The coaching staff was hoping he'd reach 10,000 yards at home, and the Bears play on the road next weekend.

Brown could have passed the milestone with a deep pass on fourth down late in the third quarter, but it fell incomplete. Central Arkansas was ahead 42-6, and Brown came out of the game after that.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NWST
CARK
1st Downs1822
Total Yards319495
Passing199348
Rushing120147
Penalties11-1336-65
3rd Down Conversions10-214-7
4th Down Conversions1-20-1
Turnovers44
Possession39:0220:58

Passing Leaders

Northwestern StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Branch13/271405.202
Central ArkansasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown19/353489.942

Rushing Leaders

Northwestern StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Griffin12675.6018
Lawrence19562.9012
Central ArkansasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Grimes44912.3136
Ware22311.5024

Receiving Leaders

Northwestern StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Varnado35217.3028
Griffin44310.8018
Central ArkansasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ware517434.8171
Grimes48320.8150

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNWSTCARK
FG07:26Robert Weeks 41 Yd 30
TD06:15Marquez Branson 18 Yd Pass From Nathan Brown (Eddie Carmona Kick) 37
TD04:37Pieri Feazell 54 Yd Interception Return (Eddie Carmona Kick) 314
SECOND QUARTERNWSTCARK
TD10:03Marquez Branson 7 Yd Pass From Nathan Brown (Eddie Carmona Kick) 321
FG05:23Robert Weeks 45 Yd 621
TD04:18Eric Ware 71 Yd Pass From Nathan Brown (Eddie Carmona Kick) 628
THIRD QUARTERNWSTCARK
TD14:24Brent Grimes 50 Yd Pass From Nathan Brown (Eddie Carmona Kick) 635
TD09:29Brent Grimes 9 Yd Run (Eddie Carmona Kick) 642