Scores

Final

Cent Arkansas 27

(5-2, 3-1 Southland)

McNeese State 26

(4-2, 1-2 Southland)

8:00 PM ET, October 13, 2012

Cowboy Stadium (LA), Lake Charles, LA

1 2 3 4 T
CARK 7 3 0 1727
MCNS 3 9 0 1426

Top Performers

Passing: W. Smothers (CARK) - 254 YDS, 3 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: M. Wiltz (MCNS) - 18 CAR, 104 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Grandy (CARK) - 4 REC, 93 YDS, 2 TD

Cent. Arkansas 27, McNeese St. 26

Associated Press

LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Eddie Camara kicked a 47-yard field goal with 23 seconds to play for Central Arkansas, capping a 10-point rally in the game's final 1:10 as the Bears stunned McNeese State 27-26 on Saturday night.

Marcus Wiltz had a 29-yard rushing touchdown to push McNeese State's lead to 26-17 with 3:28 to play in the game. That's when things got interesting.

On the ensuing possession, the Bears (5-2, 3-1 Southland Conference) drove 72 yards in 2:18 and capped the march with a 19-yard touchdown connection between quarterback Wynrick Smothers and Dezmin Lewis to pull within 26-24.

Central Arkansas then successfully converted and onside kick, taking over for another offensive possession at the 38-yard line of McNeese State (4-2, 1-2) with just over a minute left. The Bears rushed three straight times, setting up Camara's game-winning kick.

Smothers finished with 254 passing yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CARK
MCNS
1st Downs2025
Total Yards351335
Passing254160
Rushing97175
Penalties7-603-20
3rd Down Conversions6-146-13
4th Down Conversions2-20-0
Turnovers21
Possession27:0232:58

Passing Leaders

Central ArkansasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smothers26/412546.232
McNeese StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Stroud18/251606.400

Rushing Leaders

Central ArkansasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smothers8334.1012
Hinton14312.209
McNeese StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Wiltz181045.8229
Murray9485.3015

Receiving Leaders

Central ArkansasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Grandy49323.3236
Croom7426.008
McNeese StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Carey45614.0021
Celestie4328.0021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCARKMCNS
TD10:25Jesse Grandy 36 Yd Pass From Wynrick Smothers (Eddie Camara Kick) 70
FG04:15Josh Lewis 20 Yd 73
SECOND QUARTERCARKMCNS
FG14:14Eddie Camara 41 Yd 103
TD07:46Cody Stroud 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 109
FG00:00Josh Lewis 31 Yd 1012
FOURTH QUARTERCARKMCNS
TD10:16Marcus Wiltz 12 Yd Run (Josh Lewis Kick) 1019
TD08:14Jesse Grandy 33 Yd Pass From Wynrick Smothers (Eddie Camara Kick) 1719
TD03:28Marcus Wiltz 29 Yd Run (Josh Lewis Kick) 1726
TD01:10Dezmin Lewis 19 Yd Pass From Wynrick Smothers (Eddie Camara Kick) 2426
FG00:23Eddie Camara 47 Yd 2726