Scores

Final

Cent Arkansas 37

(3-2, 1-1 Southland)

SF Austin 42

(2-3, 1-0 Southland)

7:00 PM ET, September 29, 2012

Homer Bryce Stadium, NACOGDOCHES, TX

1 2 3 4 T
CARK 21 0 7 937
SFA 15 20 0 742

Top Performers

Passing: B. Attaway (SFA) - 296 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: G. Johnson (SFA) - 32 CAR, 215 YDS, 4 TD

Receiving: C. Roberson (SFA) - 9 REC, 149 YDS, 1 TD

Stephen F. Austin 42, Cent. Arkansas 37

Associated Press

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CARK
SFA
1st Downs1227
Total Yards217467
Passing115296
Rushing102171
Penalties11-1227-75
3rd Down Conversions4-196-16
4th Down Conversions2-30-2
Turnovers47
Possession33:4726:13

Passing Leaders

Central ArkansasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smothers14/331153.522
Stephen F. AustinC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Attaway22/432966.921

Rushing Leaders

Central ArkansasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hinton9424.7021
Bobo13322.5112
Stephen F. AustinCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson322156.7466
Gentry8384.8012

Receiving Leaders

Central ArkansasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Grandy55210.4018
Croom3279.0116
Stephen F. AustinRECYDSAVGTDLG
Roberson914916.6140
Ward36321.0041

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCARKSFA
TD14:02Gus Johnson 2 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 06
TD08:18Terence Bobo 3 Yd Run (Eddie Camara Kick) 76
TD08:02Markeith Gaines 0 Yd Fumble Return (Eddie Camara Kick) 146
FG04:18Jordan Wiggs 23 Yd 149
TD02:58Gus Johnson 66 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 1415
TD00:52Dominique Croom 16 Yd Pass From Wynrick Smothers (Eddie Camara Kick) 2115
SECOND QUARTERCARKSFA
TD11:04Mike Brooks 15 Yd Pass From Brady Attaway (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 2121
TD04:17Gus Johnson 3 Yd Run (Mason Juhl Kick) 2128
TD00:36Cordell Roberson 2 Yd Pass From Brady Attaway (Mason Juhl Kick) 2135
THIRD QUARTERCARKSFA
TD03:20Chase Dixon 15 Yd Pass From Wynrick Smothers (Eddie Camara Kick) 2835
FOURTH QUARTERCARKSFA
TD12:03Gus Johnson 1 Yd Run (Mason Juhl Kick) 2842
TD04:29Jonathan Woodard 72 Yd Fumble Return (Eddie Camara Kick) 3542
SF00:04Nick Bruno Tackled By Dezmin Lewis In End Zone 3742