NACOGDOCHES, Texas -- Gus Johnson rushed for 215 yards and four touchdowns to lead Stephen F. Austin to a soggy 42-37 victory against Central Arkansas on Saturday night.
Johnson, a sophomore, scored on 2-, 66-, 3- and 1-yard runs for the Lumberjacks (2-3, 1-0 Southland Conference). Brady Attaway passed for 296 yards and two TDs, both in the second quarter as Stephen F. Austin took control by outscoring Central Arkansas 20-0.
The Bears (3-2, 1-1) had just 217 total yards and were held to 16 in the second quarter. The Lumberjacks led 35-21 at halftime.
On the water-logged artificial turf, the teams combined for 13 fumbles, eight of them lost. Jonath Woodard returned a fumble 72 yards for a touchdown to get Central Arkansas within 42-35 with 4:29 remaining, but the Bears netted a combined 6 yards on their last three possessions, and Stephen F. Austin gave up a safety in the final seconds.
Western Kentucky commit Jared Nash launches this snap from the bleachers and successfully sinks it in the garbage can.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
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