Smothers, with 280 yards passing, also found Chase Dixon in the second quarter for an 8-yard touchdown, which followed an earlier field goal by Jace Denker. Central Arkansas (2-2) was looking to snap a two-game losing streak against Missouri State (0-4) and its lead held through a scoreless second half.
Missouri State mounted a late fourth-quarter comeback that was set up by a Dylan Cole interception. The drive stalled on the 12-yard line and Central Arkansas ground out the clock. Kierra Harris was held to 183 yards passing but found Dorian Buford for an 8-yard touchdown in the first quarter; the extra point missed. Vernon Scott rushed for a 3-yard touchdown in the second quarter.
Wisconsin gets LSU at Lambeau Field and a win would provide a big leap for the Badgers; the West is wide open and will come down to the final week.
In 2006, coach Gary Pinkel and QB Chase Daniel were beginning a run that would see the Tigers win Big 12 North Division titles in 2007 and 2008.
Marcell Ateman credits his mental approach and work ethic for his breakout junior season.
ESPN's Edward Aschoff joins The Paul Finebaum Show to discuss the benefits of eliminating divisions for the conference.
After trying to stop the practice, SEC coaches now are ready to start participating in satellite camps after the NCAA rescinded its ban on them.
UCLA's Ishmael Adams has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery over a fight he had with an Uber driver.
|Sam Houston State||7-2||11-4|
|Stephen F Austin||4-5||4-7|
|North Dakota State||7-1||13-2|
|South Dakota State||5-3||8-4|