Scores

Final

Cent Arkansas 37

(3-3, 2-1 Southland)

Nicholls State 31

(1-5, 0-2 Southland)

3:00 PM ET, October 8, 2011

John L. Guidry Stadium, Thibodaux, LA

1 2 3 4 T
CARK 3 13 15 637
NICH 7 17 7 031

Top Performers

Passing: N. Dick (CARK) - 306 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: M. Washington (NICH) - 15 CAR, 101 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Croom (CARK) - 5 REC, 82 YDS, 1 TD

Cent. Arkansas 37, Nicholls 31

Associated Press

THIBODAUX, La. -- Nathan Dick threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as Central Arkansas rallied to beat Nicholls State 37-31 on Saturday.

Dick scored Central Arkansas' first touchdown on a 15-yard run, reducing the Nicholls State (1-5, 0-2 Southland Conference) lead to 14-10 in the second quarter. Then, with the Bears trailing 31-24 late in the third, Dick threw a 20-yard touchdown to Dezmin Lewis to tie the game

Central Arkansas (3-3, 2-1) claimed a 37-31 lead when Dick connected on a 16-yard pass to Dominique Croom to put the Bears ahead for good.

Dick finished with 306 yards through the air, completing 25-of-33 passes. He added 35 yards rushing, while Croom caught five passes for 82 yards.

Landry Klann was efficient for Nicholls State, completing 15 of his 21 passes, but was intercepted once and sacked four times.

The win was Central Arkansas' third consecutive win over Nicholls State.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CARK
NICH
1st Downs2120
Total Yards482375
Passing306237
Rushing176138
Penalties6-425-35
3rd Down Conversions6-124-10
4th Down Conversions2-31-2
Turnovers21
Possession30:0030:00

Passing Leaders

Central ArkansasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dick25/333069.331
Nicholls StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Klann19/262379.111

Rushing Leaders

Central ArkansasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hinton15785.2023
Blackmon45814.5149
Nicholls StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Washington151016.7254
Klann18351.9113

Receiving Leaders

Central ArkansasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Croom58216.4130
Grandy66611.0021
Nicholls StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Blair48020.0147
Scelfo6559.2020

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCARKNICH
TD12:10Marcus Washington 1 Yd Run (Andrew Dolan Kick) 07
FG07:04Eduardo Camara 19 Yd 37
SECOND QUARTERCARKNICH
TD12:48Landry Klann 1 Yd Run (Andrew Dolan Kick) 314
TD09:19Nathan Dick 15 Yd Run (Eduardo Camara Kick) 1014
TD04:59Marcus Washington 5 Yd Run (Andrew Dolan Kick) 1021
TD03:51Anthony Blackmon 49 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 1621
FG00:11Andrew Dolan 39 Yd 1624
THIRD QUARTERCARKNICH
TD07:00Tj Adams 0 Yd Pass From Nathan Dick (Nathan Dick Pass To Brennan Rushing For Two-Point Conversion) 2424
TD04:34Kenyad Blair 47 Yd Pass From Landry Klann (Andrew Dolan Kick) 2431
TD00:07Dezmin Lewis 20 Yd Pass From Nathan Dick (Eduardo Camara Kick) 3131
FOURTH QUARTERCARKNICH
TD10:06Dominique Croom 16 Yd Pass From Nathan Dick (Pat Blocked) 3731