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.
Mississippi's football program has been cited for 13 of the 28 NCAA rules infractions included in the notice of allegations that the Rebels received in January.
ESPN Big Ten reporter Brian Bennett discusses why the SEC is upset about Michigan's spring break trip and what the NCAA might do about it.
Stanford and Notre Dame split their last two meetings in dramatic contests, and their 2016 matchup will be highly anticipated.
A lawsuit alleges that the University of Tennessee has violated Title IX policies and created a "hostile sexual environment" through indifference toward sexual assaults by student-athletes.
Ian O'Connor, senior writer at ESPN.com, joins The Paul Finebaum Show to discuss Roger Goodell's response to safety concerns in the NFL.
Stanford defensive line coach Randy Hart is retiring after 46 years as a college coach.
|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|