CONWAY, Ark. -- Jackie Hinton had 18 carries for 106 yards and a touchdown to lead Central Arkansas to a 34-14 victory Saturday over Nicholls State.
The win for Central Arkansas (4-2, 2-1 Southland Conference) extends their winning streak over Nicholls State (1-3, 0-1) to four dating back to the 2009 season.
Wynri Smothers completed 31 of 43 pass attempts for 289 yards and a touchdown with Jesse Grande catching 13 of those passes for 111 yards. Dominiqu Croom caught the only touchdown pass of the night from Smothers on a 13-yard strike with 6:15 to go in the third quarter, part of the 21 unanswered points for the Bears in the second half.
Jacoby Walker sealed the deal for Central Arkansas on a 2-yard touchdown run with 9 seconds to go in the game.
Colonels Landry Klann was 12 of 18 for 269 yards, a touchdown and an interception in the loss.
Experience along the defensive line and talent in the secondary should help the Utes offset the questions among the linebackers and the offense.
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Sophomore linebacker Malik Jefferson is critical to the Longhorns' success on defense.
NCAA's Division I Council implemented a rule that all bowl-eligible teams with 6-6 records must be chosen for a bowl game before any teams with a 5-7 mark can be considered.
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Which Big 12 defenses are best at buckling down in red zone? There's little surprise that TCU is No. 1, but the conference's order might be a surprise.
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