CONWAY, Ark. -- Wynrick Smothers completed 22 passes for 177 yards and added a rushing touchdown as Central Arkansas routed Nebraska-Kearney 31-0 on Saturday.
A balanced offensive attack paced the Bears (3-3), while the defense forced two turnovers and held Nebraska-Kearney (1-5) to just 169 yards of total offense.
No player scored more than one touchdown for Bears, who used three quarterbacks, seven different rushers and twelve players caught a pass.
A field goal followed by a rushing touchdown from Smothers built an early 10-0 lead for Central Arkansas, and a pair of third-quarter touchdowns extended the lead to 24-0.
Courtney Whitehead led the Bears' receivers with five receptions for 83 yards.
The Bears earned their first shutout since 1992 with the victory, while Nebraska-Kearney faced off against a Division I opponent for the third time in school history.
South Carolina has decided to give up Saturday's home game against No. 7 LSU because of devastating floods that have hit the state, moving the game to Baton Rouge.
Texas says longhorn steer mascot Bevo XIV has a "life-threatening condition" and won't travel to Dallas for the team's rivalry game Saturday against No. 10 Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl.
West Virginia All-Big 12 safety Karl Joseph is out for the remainder of the season after injuring his knee during a non-contact drill in Tuesday's practice.
Rutgers has reinstated senior wide receiver Leonte Carroo a day after an assault charge against him was dropped.
Ole Miss cornerback Tee Shepard, who missed all of last season with a toe injury, has decided to give up football and focus on completing his college degree.
UCLA junior linebacker Myles Jack has withdrawn from school and will enter the NFL draft, making the decision just weeks after suffering a season-ending knee injury.
|Northwest Missouri State||5-0||5-0|
|Fort Hays State||4-1||4-1|
|Central Missouri State||3-2||3-2|
|Missouri Southern State||1-4||1-4|