MARTIN, Tenn. -- J'vontez Blackmon blocked Eddie Camara's 42-yard field goal attempt as time expired to preserve Tennessee-Martin's 24-23 win over Central Arkansas on Saturday night.
UTM (2-1) extended its lead to 24-14 when Dylan Favre hit Jeremy Butler for a 24-yard touchdown with 6:53 to play but Central Arkansas responded just 1:20 later, as Wynrick Smothers found Damien Watts on a 42-yard touchdown to pull within 3.
Following a three-and-out by the Skyhawks' offense, Central Arkansas (1-2) drove to the UTM 37 before Leon Carlton III intercepted a pass from Smothers at the 8. A personal foul moved the Skyhawks back to their 4.
Three plays later, UTM took an intentional safety in an effort to kill the clock.
The Bears, however, took just 28 seconds to move the ball to the UTM 25 where they lined up for the field goal.
Favre threw for three touchdowns and rushed for 107 yards.
After surviving the Les Miles telenovela, which landed LSU's big cigars at No. 5, we're left to ponder who can claim the Bottom 10 title.
Western Kentucky quarterback Brandon Doughty has put up big numbers for the Hilltoppers, but he still faces doubters about his NFL readiness.
The drama is over after the Sooners took care of business in the Big 12. The only anticipation remaining is who their opponent will be in the playoff?
The Cardinal remain within striking distance of a playoff berth if circumstances fall their way. But it remains a long shot.
The Tar Heels still have a lot of ground to cover in the rankings, but the committee has shown an affinity for conference champions in the past.
On Tuesday, Missouri interviewed Cal football coach Sonny Dykes for the team's head-coaching vacancy, sources confirmed to ESPN.com.
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