Scores

Final

McNeese State 18

(3-3, 2-1 Southland)

Cent Arkansas 21

(4-3, 3-1 Southland)

4:00 PM ET, October 15, 2011

Estes Stadium, Conway, AR

1 2 3 4 T
MCNS 7 0 3 818
CARK 14 7 0 021

Top Performers

Passing: N. Dick (CARK) - 201 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: J. Murray (MCNS) - 5 CAR, 24 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Croom (CARK) - 6 REC, 116 YDS, 1 TD

Cent. Arkansas 21, McNeese St. 18

Associated Press

CONWAY, Ark. -- Nathan Dick threw for 201 yards and two touchdowns as Central Arkansas held on for a 21-18 victory over McNeese State on Saturday.

The Bears (4-3, 3-1 Southland) scored all of their points in the first half. The first touchdown came when Dick connected with Dominque Croom on an 81-yard pass early in the first quarter. The second came later that quarter when he found Brett Soft for 25 yards.

The biggest play for Central Arkansas was early in the second quarter when linebacker Frank Newsome picked up a fumble and ran it 98 yards for the touchdown.

Javaris Murray ran for the Cowboys' (3-3, 2-1) only first-half touchdown. They trailed 21-7 at halftime.

In the second half, the Cowboys' Josh Lewis kicked a field goal and Cody Stroud threw a touchdown pass to DeVio Edmonson, with Andre Anderson running in for a two-point conversion. But it was not enough.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MCNS
CARK
1st Downs2311
Total Yards422256
Passing313201
Rushing10955
Penalties6-6011-80
3rd Down Conversions8-183-13
4th Down Conversions0-21-1
Turnovers51
Possession33:4826:12

Passing Leaders

McNeese StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Stroud24/383128.212
Central ArkansasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dick15/252018.020

Rushing Leaders

McNeese StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Carey6477.8036
Anderson14352.509
Central ArkansasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hinton12352.9011
Blackmon8253.1012

Receiving Leaders

McNeese StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Briscoe39030.0057
Murray44912.3019
Central ArkansasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Croom611619.3181
Lewis12929.0029

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMCNSCARK
TD11:06Javaris Murray 13 Yd Run (Josh Lewis Kick) 70
TD10:46Dominique Croom 81 Yd Pass From Nathan Dick (Eduardo Camara Kick) 77
TD00:52Brett Soft 25 Yd Pass From Nathan Dick (Eduardo Camara Kick) 714
SECOND QUARTERMCNSCARK
TD13:00Frank Newsome 98 Yd Fumble Return (Eduardo Camara Kick) 721
THIRD QUARTERMCNSCARK
FG08:10Josh Lewis 27 Yd 1021
FOURTH QUARTERMCNSCARK
TD03:43DeVionte Edmonson 4 Yd Pass From Cody Stroud (Andre Anderson Run For Two-Point Conversion) 1821