Scores

Final

Cent Arkansas 45

(7-3, 6-1 Southland)

Northwestern St 20

(5-4, 3-2 Southland)

4:00 PM ET, November 5, 2011

Turpin Stadium, Natchitoches, LA

1 2 3 4 T
CARK 7 7 21 1045
NWST 10 10 0 020

Top Performers

Passing: N. Dick (CARK) - 217 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: J. Hinton (CARK) - 20 CAR, 74 YDS

Receiving: L. Hollier Jr. (NWST) - 4 REC, 47 YDS, 1 TD

Cent. Arkansas 45, Northwestern St. 20

Associated Press

NATCHITOCHES, La. -- Nathan Dick threw three touchdown passes and Central Arkansas rallied in the second half to beat Northwestern State 45-20 on Saturday.

The Bears (7-3, 6-1 Southland Conference) trailed 20-14 at halftime, but scored 31 unanswered points in the second half. Dick, who passed for 217 yards, threw two touchdown passes in the second half -- 25 yards to Dominique Croom and 1 yard to Thomas Hart.

Central Arkansas' defense converted two turnovers into second-half touchdowns. Al Lasker recovered a fumble and returned it 20 yards as the Bears took the lead for good at 21-20 with 13:46 remaining in the third quarter. A 55-yard interception return for a touchdown by Marcus Peters as time expired provided the final margin for the Bears, who have won six in a row.

Brad Henderson passed for 248 yards and a touchdown for Northwestern State (5-4, 3-2), which had a three-game winning streak snapped.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CARK
NWST
1st Downs1824
Total Yards340335
Passing217248
Rushing12387
Penalties6-605-47
3rd Down Conversions9-177-16
4th Down Conversions1-20-2
Turnovers03
Possession30:0030:00

Passing Leaders

Central ArkansasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dick18/342176.430
Northwestern StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Henderson22/362486.911

Rushing Leaders

Central ArkansasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hinton20743.7022
Bobo5234.618
Northwestern StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Morris9333.7118
Palmer7284.0014

Receiving Leaders

Central ArkansasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bobo35719.0039
Lewis34414.7024
Northwestern StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Palmer66811.3031
Henry46215.5038

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCARKNWST
TD11:51Terence Bobo 8 Yd Run (Eduardo Camara Kick) 70
TD09:02Rumeall Morris 18 Yd Run (John Shaughnessy Kick) 77
FG04:20John Shaughnessy 29 Yd 710
SECOND QUARTERCARKNWST
TD14:19Brett Soft 29 Yd Pass From Nathan Dick (Eduardo Camara Kick) 1410
TD10:07Louis Hollier 12 Yd Pass From Brad Henderson (John Shaughnessy Kick) 1417
FG00:27John Shaughnessy 28 Yd 1420
THIRD QUARTERCARKNWST
TD14:46Al Lasker 20 Yd Fumble Return (Eduardo Camara Kick) 2120
TD09:23Dominique Croom 25 Yd Pass From Nathan Dick (Eduardo Camara Kick) 2820
TD02:40Thomas Hart 1 Yd Pass From Nathan Dick (Eduardo Camara Kick) 3520
FOURTH QUARTERCARKNWST
FG13:13Eduardo Camara 25 Yd 3820
TD00:42Marcus Peters 55 Yd Interception Return (Eduardo Camara Kick) 4520