Scores

Final

Sam Houston 46

(2-2, 0-1 Southland)

Cent Arkansas 48

(5-1, 1-0 Southland)

7:00 PM ET, October 11, 2008

Estes Stadium, Conway, AR

1 2 3 4 T
SHSU 13 14 10 946
CARK 20 14 0 1448

Top Performers

Passing: R. Bomar (SHSU) - 361 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Aston (SHSU) - 16 CAR, 136 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: W. Landers (CARK) - 5 REC, 108 YDS, 2 TD

Cent. Arkansas 48, Sam Houston St. 46

Associated Press

CONWAY, Ark. -- Nathan Brown threw three touchdown passes to help Central Arkansas to a 48-46 victory Saturday night over Sam Houston State, and the Bears got a key defensive stop on a two-point conversion attempt by the Bearkats with less than two minutes to play.

Central Arkansas (5-1, 1-0 Southland Conference) built a 34-27 lead at the half but Sam Houston scored 10 unanswered points in the third quarter to lead 37-34.

The Bears took a 48-40 lead on a 60-yard pass from Brown to Willie Landers with 5:51 remaining. The Bearkats (2-2, 0-1) took over on their own 20 and drove to the UCA 3. Wide receiver Catron Houston rushed for the TD to close the gap to 48-46 with 1:40 remaining.

On the two-point conversion attempt, Rhett Bomar threw to Chris Lucas over the middle but free safety Derrick Boyd broke up the pass.

Brown finished 20 of 28 passing for 269 yards, with the three touchdowns and one interception. The pick was Brown's first this season and came after 178 consecutive passes without an interception. He set the school record with 235 consecutive passes last season.

Bomar completed 29 of 47 attempts for 361 yards and three touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed for a touchdown. UCA finished with 413 yards of total offense while Sam Houston had 575.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SHSU
CARK
1st Downs2816
Total Yards575413
Passing361269
Rushing214144
Penalties6-4212-128
3rd Down Conversions9-165-11
4th Down Conversions2-20-0
Turnovers31
Possession33:4126:19

Passing Leaders

Sam Houston StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bomar29/473617.731
Central ArkansasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown20/282699.631

Rushing Leaders

Sam Houston StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Aston161368.5173
Bomar15644.3144
Central ArkansasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ware25929.5061
Grimes10535.3212

Receiving Leaders

Sam Houston StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wells610116.8046
Houston59619.2240
Central ArkansasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Landers510821.6260
Branson36321.0149

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSHSUCARK
TD13:02Catron Houston 31 Yd Pass From Rhett Bomar (Taylor Wilkins Kick) 70
TD11:28Willie Landers 10 Yd Pass From Nathan Brown (Eddie Carmona Kick) 77
FG09:08Eddie Carmona 19 Yd 710
FG06:48Eddie Carmona 37 Yd 713
TD04:51Rhett Bomar 4 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 1313
TD00:31Leonard Ceaser 4 Yd Run (Eddie Carmona Kick) 1320
SECOND QUARTERSHSUCARK
TD12:16James Aston 4 Yd Run (Taylor Wilkins Kick) 2020
TD09:53Brent Grimes 10 Yd Run (Eddie Carmona Kick) 2027
TD06:15Chris Lucas 6 Yd Pass From Rhett Bomar (Taylor Wilkins Kick) 2727
TD01:30Marquez Branson 49 Yd Pass From Nathan Brown (Eddie Carmona Kick) 2734
THIRD QUARTERSHSUCARK
TD10:51Catron Houston 9 Yd Pass From Rhett Bomar (Taylor Wilkins Kick) 3434
FG01:43Taylor Wilkins 37 Yd 3734
FOURTH QUARTERSHSUCARK
TD12:34Brent Grimes 12 Yd Run (Eddie Carmona Kick) 3741
FG07:33Taylor Wilkins 30 Yd 4041
TD05:51Willie Landers 60 Yd Pass From Nathan Brown (Eddie Carmona Kick) 4048
TD01:40Catron Houston 3 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 4648