Scores

Final

Texas State 22

(6-5, 2-4 away)

Cent Arkansas 23

(8-3, 6-1 Southland)

5:00 PM ET, November 12, 2011

Estes Stadium, Conway, AR

1 2 3 4 T
TXST 13 0 0 922
CARK 0 7 7 923

Top Performers

Passing: N. Dick (CARK) - 457 YDS, 3 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: T. Franks (TXST) - 13 CAR, 28 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Grandy (CARK) - 5 REC, 79 YDS, 1 TD

Cent. Arkansas 23, Texas St. 22

Associated Press

CONWAY, Ark. -- Eddie Camara's 19-yard field goal with 1:02 to play gave Central Arkansas a 23-22 victory over Texas State on Saturday.

It was the seventh consecutive win for the Bears (8-3). Central Arkansas, guaranteed a second-place finish in the Southland Conference, is idle next week and will wait to see if they qualify for the FCS playoffs which begin in two weeks.

Texas State (6-5) led 13-0 after the first quarter on Terrence Franks' 1-yard run -- following Michael Gilmore's 81-yard kickoff return -- and a 63-yard fumble return by Michael Ebbitt.

Nathan Dick threw three touchdown passes, the last one to Thomas Hart with 6:26 remaining to put the Bears ahead 20-19. A 2-point conversion try failed, and Texas State went ahead 22-20 on Will Johnson's 48-yard field goal with 4:16 to go.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TXST
CARK
1st Downs1028
Total Yards208556
Passing138457
Rushing7099
Penalties4-308-70
3rd Down Conversions4-147-19
4th Down Conversions0-02-5
Turnovers15
Possession28:2031:40

Passing Leaders

Texas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Arndt10/181427.911
Central ArkansasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dick35/644577.133

Rushing Leaders

Texas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Curry8364.5013
Franks13282.2110
Central ArkansasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hinton14564.0021
Dick10313.1017

Receiving Leaders

Texas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bolden25829.0046
Battle4348.5020
Central ArkansasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jackson78211.7025
Grandy57915.8144

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTXSTCARK
TD13:13Terrence Franks 1 Yd Run (Will Johnson Kick) 70
TD02:51Michael Ebbitt 63 Yd Fumble Return (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 130
SECOND QUARTERTXSTCARK
TD04:29Derrick Steele 14 Yd Pass From Nathan Dick (Eduardo Camara Kick) 137
THIRD QUARTERTXSTCARK
TD00:00Jesse Grandy 44 Yd Pass From Nathan Dick (Eduardo Camara Kick) 1314
FOURTH QUARTERTXSTCARK
TD11:34Cody Matthews 15 Yd Pass From Tyler Arndt (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 1914
TD06:26Thomas Hart 12 Yd Pass From Nathan Dick (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 1920
FG04:16Will Johnson 48 Yd 2220
FG01:02Eduardo Camara 19 Yd 2223